We are planning to be open as usual today but the surrounding roads are quite icy and the junctions at Shepley are very precarious. Please allow a little extra time to get here safely and in one piece!
The pathways are icy too and although we have endeavoured to clear and grit, the very low temperatures have made this a difficult, and in parts, redundant job.
Please take every care walking in to school and remind the children not to make slides on the pathways or to pick up and throw snow as by now it will be impacted with ice.
Staff will be on hand to see everyone in.
We are closed today, Wednesday 30th January. Although the snow seems to be slowing and as I write we have a light flurry, the surrounding roads are still difficult and our fantastic team have had difficulty getting in to school this morning.
We will do our best to keep you informed as to plans for tomorrow. Text messages will pop up throughout the afternoon and a final decision as to whether we open or close will be made by 8am tomorrow morning.
Have fun in the snow but keep safe.
Year 2 produced this fitting tribute to all those who sacrificed their lives in World War 1. The children have been taking time right across school to understand the poppy as a symbol for gratitude and peace.
We will all be thinking of those who fought and died this weekend as we mark the centenary of the end of WW1.
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.
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.
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.
Due to hazardous conditions preventing staff from getting in to school. We are closed today. I will post further information throughout the day.
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.
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.
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.