Norfolk House
Norfolk House 31 January 2014
Writers’ Corner:
Form 5’s Seriously Sensational Sentence Structure

Seriously sensational sentence structure has been the key topic of discussion in Form 5 this term. While focussing on story writing, pupils are taking a closer look at how to structure sentences in order to improve the quality of their work. 

Watch videos of pupils demonstrating how to change simple sentences into compound or complex sentences and reading the opening to their story, which uses an interesting opener and ambitious vocabulary to hook readers. Read a range of sample sentences from Form 5's writing.

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Ms Habgood's Blog:
Developing a
Growth Mindset
Form 5 Demonstrate Maths Methods & Strategies to Parents


Developing a Growth Mindset was the topic of a leadership day on Tuesday, when we brought in one of our governors, Jerry Goddard, to work with our senior leadership team. Jerry, an experienced Ofsted inspector and a really inspirational speaker, worked closely with us to see where we are now in ensuring our pupils make the best growth in their learning and where we can still go further to improve it.
On the evening of Thursday 23 January, the Form 5 parents attended a maths evening at Norfolk House, which provided them with an insight into the mathematical methods and strategies used by the children as they journey from Form 5 into Form 6 and commence the Senior School process.

Find out more and watch a video of the Form 5 pupils demonstrating a variety of mathematical methods and strategies at at their Parents Maths Evening.

Norfolk House
Alumni Guest Blog: 
Nina Rimsky
Alex in 3C
Becomes a Published
Book Critic!


Nina Rimsky attended Norfolk House School from 2004 - 2011. She currently attends City of London School for Girls in Year 9. Read her Alumni guest blog:

"If I could summarise secondary education in a nutshell, it would be a time when you acquire much more freedom alongside many more responsibilities. The lively and challenging City of London School for Girls now seems very normal to me. I come in every school day, the building is familiar, the faces instantly recognisable. But it wasn't always this way. At the beginning, every day was full of surprises..."
To extend his passion for reading, Alex from 3C has been reviewing books for the Guardian, which he is thoroughly enjoying. Read his recount to find out what he enjoys most about this new venture:

"Over the last two months, I have been writing book reviews for the Guardian website.  My teacher, Mrs. Cannon, said it might be a good idea to write book reviews to make homework more interesting and because I am crazy about reading.  At first I wasn’t sure about it but once I had a look at the website I wanted to join..."

Chess Update:
Norfolk House are Through to the Final!
Form of the Week:
Pre-Prep Learn About
‘Houses & Homes’


On Saturday 25 January, our chess team played in the North London League, hosted by Norfolk House. We have played five games in total over two sessions, and we finished in second place, just behind Fitzjohn's school. There are 18 schools involved, from four different London Boroughs and our team have made it through to the Final, which will be played on Sunday 23 March.

Our team is: Samuel, Charlotte, Oliver, Jaymin, Jack and Maria. Congratulations and we wish them luck in the final. 

Lastly a big thank you to Kirsty Mardell who kindly assisted in the running of the event.

John Fleetwood
The children in Pre-Prep have enjoyed working on their cross-curricular topic about houses and homes and have learnt all about the different types of homes which people might live in. The children have enjoyed collaborating and have been working very hard together.

See photos from Pre-Prep's Houses and Homes topic and find out more about what they have been learning.

Excellent Effort
in ISA Football
Pupil Recounts:
“Why We Love Music & Drama”


Congratulations to the school football team on their performance in the annual ISA Football tournament held last week. The tournament consisted of 28 teams from London and Hertfordshire. The team finished third in their group, winning three matches, losing two and drawing one.

The team consisted of Poppy D, Huey M, Matthew B, Byron R and Jacob H.

I was thrilled to watch the children perform so well with such enthusiasm and commitment. Well Done Team!

Tony Holt
At Norfolk House, we see the creative arts as a vital means of encouraging individual self-expression. We encourage our pupils to think creatively and to apply this approach to their general academic studies. We wish to ensure our pupils prosper both academically and creatively.  

A number of pupils at Norfolk House take part in music, dance or drama lessons. Read recounts by some of these pupils to find out what they enjoy most about these creative activities.

Dates for your diary
  Dates for your Diary

F4 Visit Science Museum

F5 Parent Consultations

4.30 – 8.00pm

F3 & F5 Parent Consultations

4.30 – 8.00pm

F5 visit Soup Kitchen

Football: NH vs Belmont (away) 

Netball: NH vs Maple Walk (home)

Reception Dinosaur Workshop (tbc)


Reception & KS1 Parent Consultations
4.00 – 7.00pm

F4 Parent Consultations
4.30 – 8.00pm

F6 Parent Clinics

1.00 – 4.00pm

F5 visit Soup Kitchen

Reception Dinosaur Day

Football: NH vs Maple Walk (home)

Interhouse Netball Competition

Reception Paleontology Museum for Parents morning

Mon 17 – Fri 21 FEBRUARY

Wednesday 12 March,
NOT Wednesday 5 March 2014
Breakfast club Ms Habgood's Blog News
Message from the office
    From the Office
May I remind you that girls must have their hair tied back where length allows. Not only it is essential for sports, it keeps a neat and tidy appearance and helps prevent the spread of head lice.

After School clubs
Another reminder that there will be no After School Clubs on Tuesday 11 February due to Parent Consultations. Please note clubs will run as usual next week (week commencing Monday 3 February).

Bug Busting Day - Friday 31 January
We all know that having head lice is not a serious health problem; however, it can be irritating and time-consuming. There is a national programme to try to reduce the numbers of head lice within our communities. It's a simple concept. Everyone checks their hair on the same day and treats if there are any live lice found. It is thought that if we all participate three times per year (once a term) then we can eventually reduce the spread of lice.

The next Bug Busting day is Friday 31 January, and I would like to encourage you and your family to take part. You do not need to buy any special equipment. Use your normal shampoo to wash your hair and then apply conditioner generously. Section your hair and use a fine-toothed metal nit comb to thoroughly comb and check your hair, before rinsing. Do not use any chemical treatments unless you find live lice.

For further information please see: Thank you and good luck.

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