We’re all going on a summer holiday – no more working for a week or two…. or maybe a little longer for some of us.
We have had another fantastic year and another catalogue of events, achievements and milestones. The terrible rain didn’t dampen spirits as we said an emotional goodbye to our fabulous Year 6 Leavers. What a performance – so confident and funny – each and everyone of them entertained us in style. I have no doubt we will hear great things about them in their next chapter of learning.
We also say goodbye to some great members of the team, who have of course, made a great contribution to life at Norbury. I am sure they will be very happy in their new positions, their new ventures and their new found retirement.
Have a lovely, relaxing summer break and I look forward to welcoming our families and friends – new and old to school in September.
Goodness me what an eventful week! Starting bright and early at 6:30am the children in Y5 set off on a three day adventure. Trapeze, caving, kayaking and the scary sounding piranha pool were all on the early week menu. We then followed on with two days of Freddy Fit and to top it off Sports Morning this morning. I think we’ll sleep tonight!
The rain held off for us and then we were entertained by the Norbury Talent of KS2. Congratulations to all our acts who really got us smiling, cheering, laughing and watching with amazement.
Two days left to continue with – more racing to the finish line for our KS2 learners and then the excitement and emotion of the Leavers’ Assembly.
Following the wise words of Morecambe and Wise – we started the day with some musical appreciation before celebrating this week’s superstars. Wow – what a talented bunch we have in our school. Scientists, mathematicians, artist, writers and just in the space of three days back in the classroom.
We agreed that at our school we have fun, sunshine and love by the bucketful and it was evident when I managed to capture images at lunchtime today. The smiles, sunshine and collective calm reminded me what learning in the primary phase is all about. Memorable experiences. We strive each day to give each learner a golden nugget of learning that they will take away with them and use for future references. We pepper them with excitement and challenge, warmth and laughter and as a result ours is a happy school. Do we have learners with a thirst for learning – you bet we do!
I often wax lyrical about the virtues of creativity in the classroom but this week I’ve seen children engage in scientific concepts that were always kept in the science lab at secondary school. Our children have explored the human body and the digestive system with the aid of a pair of tights, a gooey mixture and much, much more. We have seen children sporting pink, purple and blue mouths whilst investigating healthy teeth and the harmony of Uptown Funk permeated the rooms as learners embraced health and fitness through exercise and diet.
What a wonderful way to start our half term…
Oh – and tonight we are having a disco!
What a gloriously sunny week it has been so far. The children have returned refreshed and ready for another fun packed term of learning and as you would expect the week has already been a hive of activity.
I think we have enjoyed the sunny playtimes and the early opportunity to polish up on the rules of rounders and enjoy a game or two in our games sessions at KS2.
Our fingers are firmly crossed that the warm and sunny ( and dry) weather will hold out for one more day so that our Y4 explorers are able to enjoy their educational expedition to Formby. This is the first of several excursions across school to investigate the coastal landscape and the geographical contrasts both within our country and beyond. This is the major focus of Our Think of a Number – 99 theme.
We are very much looking forward to the usual summer term events as well as one or two new ones perhaps. I will endeavour to update my blog with more information of events as the term moves forward.
In the meantime, let’s hope we can put those buckets and spades to use tomorrow!
We started the week with a focus on mathematics and had two very successful workshops for parents to share calculation methods and updates on our maths curriculum. Thank you to the children who came back to school to do ‘extra maths’ for the workshop and thank you to the many parents who attended.
I’m not sure where the time moves to but we are back at National Book Week – once again. Whilst everyone is brushing off the dust from their character costumes and thinking about Wednesday’s dress up day we have so many different book related activities to look forward to. I think it is safe to say that are some surprises in store next week.
Take a look at these…
Just some of the amazing potato characters that are on display around school in preparation for Book Week.
Lots for us to look forward to.
Have a lovely weekend.
Wow – what a day!!
We had a great day – enjoying the fresh white carpet of snow today. We really hope to be open as usual tomorrow but we will send a text message to parents at 8.00am to let everyone know whether we are open or not.
Enjoy a snowy evening.
Wow, what a busy first day back! So much seems to have been going on around school today. There has been a distinct buzz – and I don’t mean Lightyear!
The children are well refreshed and looking forward to a learning journey full of gusto. The activities on today’s menu varied from space exploration to gladiatoral combat (don’t worry – no one went to the lions!) to planning a red carpet event.
All this around our new termly theme of Think of a number 100 – to infinity and beyond.
Staff have planned some exciting events looking at inventors, their inventions and some amazing innovations that ensure our daily lives are easier more efficient and in some cases more fun.
It’s going to be a fantastic term ahead with lots to find out about….
Just a quick message to wish everyone a very Happy New Year. We are very excited about 2015 and the new challenges and learning opportunities it will bring for us. I hope that everyone has managed to have a peaceful and rested Christmas break and that everyone is ready to get back to school on Monday.
We open as usual on Monday morning – our doors will be open at 8.50am. The teachers have been busy in school planning a very active first week for our brand new year. This term we continue on our ‘Think of a number …’ theme but our focus this term is ‘To infinity and beyond.’ We shall be finding out about the inventors and their impact on our daily lives. Perhaps we have a future inventor or two amongst our learners and this term we will discover something wonderful….