Category Archives: Reception RN

Around our World!

This term in Reception we are learning more about our world and exploring different countries. Over the past couple of weeks we have been finding out facts about the Polar Regions. We discovered new facts about the lifestyle, weather and different animals that live there. We have had lots of fun in our polar role-play and small world and also building large scale Arctic models outside. We wrote our non-fiction books about information we had found out. We look forward to finding out about Brazil and the rainforest next!

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We need your help


Outdoor learning at Norbury Hall School needs your help.
The Winter, the rain and the mud are now here in force, and the children still love to go outside. The Gardening Club, Outdoor Learning and the Forest School are in desperate need for suitable footwear for the children. To save school shoes from getting too dirty we are looking for any donations off unused, unloved children’s wellies of any size. Starting on Monday 25th January we will have plastic bins clearly marked, and placed at all the school entrances, in to which you can place your old wellies.
You might be able to help further, if you have any suitable child size (age four to twelve) waterproof leggings or tops you don’t want any more these would be gratefully received, and could be placed in the same plastic bins.
Many Thanks
Mr Hulme-Duvall

Thank you for green day

Thank you to everybody, children and parents, visitors old and new who helped to make Green Day a massive success. In total we raised just over £700 of the £2000 target for our new all weather outdoor learning area, where as guardians of our future the children can start to discover and come to understand the wonders of natural science and our environment.
Once again we thank you on behalf of the children for your valued support, time, effort, and cake, without which none of this could happen.

We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. – Franklin D Roosevelt



Green day 2015

Potting on the Toms and Chilli's
Potting on the Toms and Chilli’s

Please don’t forget the School’s GREEN DAY on Tuesday the 24th of November where you as parents are welcome to join us in the school hall from 9:00 am where we will be selling coffee, cakes and juice for the toddlers to help raise £2000 for a new learning area within the school grounds. All the year groups will be displaying work related to outside learning and our environment. We will have plenty of activities for the younger children within a makeshift inside woodland shelter.


Potions day!

We have had lots of fun already this term. We have been learning and exploring potions and fireworks. We have been reading lots of different stories to help us think of our potions. We have been experimenting in our potions cave and in the mud kitchen. We have been using our counting skills to talk about the number of things that are needed for our potion and adding different ingredients together.

Thank you very much for your support on ‘Potions Day’, we all had a brilliant time. We listened carefully to different types of music and made patterns and marks to match the beat and pace of the tunes. We wrote brilliant pieces of writing about our costumes and had fun dancing together.

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