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13
March
2015

Solar Eclipse 2015

On Friday 20th March parts of the northern hemisphere will be privileged to witness a rare solar eclipse.This will not be a total eclipse for us (approximately 93% in Billingham) however we should still observe some exciting effects. People in the Faroe Islands will be in a total eclipse.The science department are prepared to make the most of this infrequent event and will be guiding students through the science of an eclipse and what can be expected on the day.Students can go to https://frog.northfieldssc.org/eclipse to get resources and comment on the forum.The timetable of the eclipse: Event UTC Time Time...

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11
March
2015

Accelerated Reader - Word Count Milestone

Today, 11 March 2015, our Year 7 and Year 8 students reached a milestone figure for the amount of words read this school year, on Accelerated Reader.The Accelerated Reader system counts every word, from every book that students read and quiz on. This is then all added together to give us a combined total for Year 7 and Year 8.This total, today reached an astonishing 100,000,000 words!A massive well done to all our students for contributing to this total, it is a fantastic achievement.

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10
March
2015

World Book Day Quiz 2015 – Thursday 5th March – Stockton Central Library

Two teams of Northfield students took up the challenge of Stockton Libraries second annual World Book Day Quiz. They competed in the quiz on World Book Day against teams from other local Secondary Schools. The quiz was made up of 5 rounds with all questions relating to popular children’s and young adult books including a picture round, TV and film, heroes and villains, general knowledge and a bonus round! Our teams were:Year 7 - Samantha Edon, Emily Caborn, Megan Fewsdale and Max Wilson.Year 8 - Katie Cooke, Holly Cuthbert, James Deakin and Lewis Roe. Both teams did really well with...

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9
March
2015

World Book Day 5th March 2015

Northfield celebrated World Book Day in style this year with many events occurring across the whole of the school.The Year 7s and 8s created their own fairy stories; we also asked students to identify books that had made them laugh, made them think, and stories that had taken them on an adventure.  After lunch all Year 7 and 8 students read a book of their choice to encourage reading for pleasure.Our Librarian, Mrs Cady, took a group of Year 8s to see the Teen author Teri Terry for an exciting question and answer conference. We also sent two teams of...

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6
March
2015

Teri Terry Book launch

On Thursday 5th March, as part of Northfield’s World Book Day celebrations, 30 Y8s joined students from other secondaries at Conyers School for an author led session with Teri Terry, who was launching her latest book Mind Games.Teri Terry is the author of futuristic young adult thrillers and her trilogy 'Slated' books have become bestsellers. She talked about her work, how she became a writer and answered lots of questions. She also read excerpts from her latest book which had students gripped; you could hear a pin drop in the room as all students listened attentively. I am sure it...

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