Autumn Term 2018

Welcome back to school.

We are almost there… at the beginning of our brand new term. School opens as usual for the children on Wednesday 5th September. Our classroom doors will be open from 8:50am. Remember registration is at 9:00am.

Nursery and Reception children will be following an individual timetable, we look forward to welcoming new members of the Norbury Family as well as those who already know us very well.

We are excited about the learning opportunities planned and look forward to sharing our new themes with you shortly.

See you on Wednesday.

Water Issue Friday 6th July

Good Afternoon,

Following our text messages – just to confirm we have no water supply currently and so are requesting that parents pick up the children at 2:15pm today. We have plenty of water to drink but have limited toilet facilities.

If you cannot pick up your child early we will, of course, keep them safe until the usual school day finishes.

 

Friday March 2nd – OPEN

Morning Everyone,

It has been a very difficult decision but we have decided to open today as staff are making their way in to school and very little snow is due today. The main roads are passable but the side roads as you would imagine are icy so please take extra care if driving your child to school today. Parking could be hazardous right outside the school so please consider walking and allow extra time. We will extend our registration period this morning to accommodate late arrivals up to 9:30am.

With the very cold winds we are unlikely to be going out to play today. This may be reviewed if temperatures improve and the wind reduces this afternoon.

Entrances and pathways have been gritted but please take extra care coming in to school, there will undoubtedly be icy patches underfoot.

Let’s hope we can have a lovely Friday.

Jacqui

Recommend a Good Book…

Day Two of Book Week…

What a great start to our day, Reading Morning had lots of visitors and we welcomed some grown ups into the reading den too.  Now for some ‘read dating’. The children have a few short minutes to share and recommend their favourite reads to as many others in the class as possible. The classrooms are buzzing with chatter about stories and characters and there were even one or two non fiction references to share.

Book Week 2018 Has Arrived…

Well something magical happened in the holidays and our lovely library transformed into a magical reading space.  We have started this year’s dedicated week to reading and the love of books in style.

Where to start? Which books to choose?

Step inside the reading den and listen to the words lift from the pages of your favourite book.

Take a moment to record how the story makes you feel.

Magical moments, step inside the pages of another fantastic story.

Happy New Year

Well, 2018 has certainly started with lots to sort out and to do.  I hope all our families and friends had a lovely break and that the new year brings health and happiness to all.  We have started our new theme with another Disney focus, this time we are taking our learning to infinity and beyond….

We have already started by a special red carpet viewing of Toy Story and believe it or not, Woody has faced a trial over his behaviour towards Buzz!!!

It promises to be a very busy half term and I look forward to posting pictures and messages to share the learning that is taking place.

Many hands make light work….

We had a great time on Saturday morning planting out the 1,000 crocus crowns kindly donated by Hazel Grove Rotary Club as part of their recognition of National Polio Day.

We had lots of helpers to make what could have bee a difficult task quite an easy one.  Thank you to the mums and dads that helped and to Mr Marshall and Mr Winder who not only brought us the crocus seeds but also dug back the turf by hand.

We made some space to plant the crowns and carefully made sure they were the right way round.

Mr Marshall and Mr Winder dug the turf up for us in several patches on the lawn

When we had finished planting we covered them wit the turf. It was like a big jigsaw puzzle.

We shared the crocus crowns between us

We started from the outside and worked our way towards the middle of the hole.

We even arranged them in patterns!

It was fun!

I made sure my Dad was doing it right.

When we finished you couldn’t tell where we had planted them

 

Welcome Back –

“Do not be fooled by its commonplace appearance. Like so many things, it is not what outside, but what is inside that counts.” Aladdin, Aladdin

Welcome back to what I hope is going to be another Disneyfest of learning – if there is such a thing!  The classrooms will be hubs of imagination and creativity this half term as we explore the messages and themes from 1001 Arabian Nights including tales of Aladdin, magic lamps and carpets and adventures in far off places.

We hope to share some glimpses of our learning experiences through our class blogs starting this week. You can see what we’ve been up to and catch our latest posts in the next few days onwards.

Charity News

Our Year 4 Cakes went like the proverbial hot ones, so much so that I had to go to the shops to replenish stocks.  Thank you so much to everyone who gave so generously, Holly and her team raised £90 for Leukaemia Research and Brendan’s group matched that amount for the World Wildlife Fund.

We are looking forward to further fundraising fun on Friday for Children in Need.

Music Maestro Please….

What a fantastic start to our week of musical performances!  The children entertained us brilliantly with their musical skills on the keyboard, playing woodwind or brass instruments.  Great start to a very grey and drizzly day.  Thank you Mr Tinker for showing them how to do it.