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"Enjoy , Believe , Achieve"

Foundation Stage

We hope your child will be happy in Foundation Stage, have lots of fun, make friends and learn to do many new things. Our aim is to provide a secure foundation for all children to ensure they make excellent progress through school. We ensure that your child’s experience of school is broad, balanced and enriching whilst following their individual needs and interests. We work closely together to get to know your child so that we can support their play, development and learning. Your child will have a key person who is responsible for their well-being during their time in Foundation Stage. However, they will work with all members of the team during their time with us.

Your child will have a day packed full of fun activities and play both indoors and outdoors. Play will involve:

  • Children initiating their own play and activities
  • Adults initiating activities which are carried independently by the children
  • Adult led activities

We believe that every child is unique and we aim to support them to develop a positive sense of identity and culture. We work hard to build positive relationships that respond to your child’s needs, feelings and interests. In Foundation Stage, we believe in a strong partnership between the school and parents/carers. We provide rich learning opportunities through play and imaginative teaching, ensuring challenging, playful opportunities across the prime and specific areas of learning and development.

Below are links to a PDF version of FS1 and FS2 iBooks. If you would like one of the ibooks downloaded onto an apple iPad please speak to a member of Foundation Stage.

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  • "Nothing within teaching gives me greater pleasure than when a child exceeds their targets - seeing the pride in their face and setting the next challenge with them is extremely fulfilling. Within school, I look after 'Normanby University' which provides children with the opportunity to extend their learning outside of the school day."  

    Mr Drage, Year 6
  • "It's brilliant to see the children develop the confidence and skills needed for their next journey on to Secondary School."  

    Mrs Brallisford, Year 6
  • If you asked me what makes me proud about working in Year Six, I would say - the satisfaction of seeing how much confidence they have by the time we reach SATs ; going on and seeing how much they enjoy our specially designed 'Island ' residential with them in Summer term and the end of year show where I get to pretend to be a director!"  

    Mrs Pentney, Year 6
  • "Year Six is my second home! I enjoy the challenge of teaching our children in their last year of Primary School and making it their most memorable.  

    Mrs Pentney, Year 6
  • "It's brilliant to see the children develop the confidence and skills needed for their next journey on to Secondary School."  

    Mrs Brallisford, Year 6
  • "Working in Year 6 is a real privilege. I feel very lucky to be able to help the children leave Normanby Primary School having achieved their full potential and ready to start secondary school."  

    Mr Drage, Year 6
  • “Learning about World War 2 was great. We found out what it was like to be an evacuee and even had a World War 2 Christmas party where we flipped the kipper and rolled the potato!”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Our teachers get us ready for Secondary School”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “All the children take care of each other here. Words cannot describe how good this school is!”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Normanby Primary School is great – we have the best teachers in the world. One of our fantastic P.E. coaches was even a professional footballer!"  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “Year 6 is truly unique and fabulous – we use amazing technology like iPads to help us learn at home and in school”  

    Year 6 Pupil
  • “I got a sticker because I came in all by myself and that makes me happy!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I always want to be here; we build bat caves and learn letters and sounds.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I’m happy because I can play with my friends.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “It’s good because we have nice food and fresh water and some people in poor places don’t.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I like it because it’s fun. We read a book and grow plants and flowers.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I like my teachers; they play with me and learn me numbers.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “It’s the bestest place because we get to learn every day!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I’ve got my teachers. They’re nice and help me to learn.”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “You get to play every day… and build; I like building!”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “We go to Rainbow Room to learn to read letters”  

    FS2 Pupil
  • “I love working with our children in FS2! Seeing them excited to learn and succeed at new challenges is an experience I feel lucky to be part of every single day!”  

    Mrs Musgrave, FS2
  • “I enjoy having lots of fun with the children and staff in our Foundation Stage environment and visiting places like Build-a-Bear and Normanby. It’s fantastic to see how much the children grow in confidence and independence and are ready to start Y1”  

    Mrs May, FS2
  • “FS2 is so much fun! It is wonderful to watch the children flourish as we go through the year”  

    Mrs Tyerman, FS2
  • "At the fire station we got to sit in the fire engine and we learnt lots of things."  

    Emilia, Year 2
  • "I liked going to Grangetown Fire Station and learning about keeping safe. It was funny watching the fireman go down the pole."  

    Oliver, Year 2
  • "We learn about Pirates and how they stole ships. I made a pirate puppet too."  

    Ryan, Year 2
  • "I like Year 2 because Barnaby Bear tells us lots of information from different countries. He even went to Jamaica with Mrs Armstrong!"  

    Harriet, Year 2
  • "I have learnt that a 'ph' are really clever because they make a 'f' sound like in elephant."  

    Jack, Year 1
  • "Learning loads of new sounds helps me to read lots of new words."  

    Amalie, Year 1
  • "I love learning lots of facts about space, like Saturn has lots of rings"  

    Scarlet, Year 1
  • "Teaching has the rewards of inspiring the children to become independent learners."   

    Mrs Allamby, Year 1
  • "I love how every day is different and the children's continuing ability amazes. Truly rewarding."  

    Mrs Foden, Year 1
  • "I love the interaction and watching their faces light up when you share ideas and experiences or just from reading a favourite story."  

    Mrs Miller, Year 1
  • "The most rewarding aspect of teaching in year 2 is how much the children love to learn and seeing their amazing learning journey."  

    Mrs Willox, Year 2
  • "I love the varied curriculum that brings learning to life!"  

    Mrs Rutter, Year 2
  • "I love the challenge and excitement of Year 2. I enjoy inspiring the children and it’s so rewarding watching them make progress and achieve their best."  

    Mrs Armstrong, Year 2
  • "I like to come to Nursery to be with all of my friends' "  

    Matilda, FS1
  • "Our Nursery is good because we have lots of toys."  

    Jessica, FS1
  • "I like Nursery because it helped me to learn to listen."  

    Sonny, FS1
  • "Why do you enjoy coming to Nursery?" 'Playing on the computers is fun!'  

    Daniel, FS1
  • "I like using innovative technology to engage and enhance the children's learning experiences and build resilience."  

    Miss Herlingshaw, Year 5
  • "I like working with the upper key stage 2 team to develop the children's thirst for life-long learning in preparation for secondary school and beyond."  

    Mrs Greenmon, Year 5
  • "I like promoting links with and developing the children's awareness of the local area through our ironstone mining topic."  

    Miss Alderson, Year 5
  • "Music is unbelievable! Performing all over the UK, broadcasting on the radio, singing with a 60 piece orchestra are just a touch of what we do at Normanby! Music has helped me grow in confidence."  

    Lily Booth, Year 5
  • "In Year 5, we have lots of opportunitie to participate in exciting sporting activities. I've enhance by biking expertise with 'Bikeability' by learning how to take my hands off the handle bars, signal traffic behind me without falling off and learning how to be more aware of the road around me." 

    Adam Harvey - Year 5
  • "Y5 artwork is phenomenal because we got to use a range of different art materials and study lots of different artists."  

    Konnie, Year 5
  • "Being a new pupil in Normanby is so cool, especially in Year 5 because we have awesome teachers and interesting research topics which make us want to learn even more!"  

    Harry, Year 5
  • "In Year 5, we have lots of fun using our iPads like a second brain to help us learn."  

    Mille, Year 5.
  • "I have been practising my counting, I can count to 100 hundred and back without stopping."  

    Oliver, Year 1
  • "In Year 4, I particularly enjoy teaching French and also using iPads and Chromebooks to teach Computing across the year group. The Year 4 show in the Spring term is always a highlight for staff and children."  

    Mrs D'Inverno, Year 4
  • "I know when I write I have to use capital letters and read it to see if it makes sense, I have made a book so I am an author."  

    Andie, Year 1
  • "I enjoy teaching in Year 4 because of the wide curriculum we get to cover. We  research new areas such as The Anglo-Saxons and Rivers. I particularly enjoy teaching Maths and always look forward to the Year 4 Zenith residential to Osmotherly in the Summer term."  

    Mrs Gills, Year 4
  • "In Year 4, this term we are performing an Easter show. I am so excited because the whole year group will be performing together. We are all really curious to find out what the show is going to be about!"  

    Eve, Year 4
  • "All the children and staff have welcomed me into Year 3 after returning from my Maternity leave in January. It is lovely to be surrounded by smiley, hard-working children each day."  

    Mrs Wardill, Year 3
  • "In Year 4, we have enjoyed Zenith outdoor education classes and can’t wait to go on our residential to Osmotherley where we will be staying overnight. We are excited about mountain biking, canoeing and abseiling down a waterfall! Last year, the children made bows and arrows and built dens. I am looking forward to learning new skills and trying things I haven’t done before."  

    Ella, Year 4
  • "As I taught this cohort last year as Year 3's, I have found it very rewarding to see the progress the children have already made in Year 4. It has been very valuable as a team in terms of continuity and progression."  

    Mr Wood, Year 4
  • "There’s a lot I like about Year 3.I liked the sleepover the most because of the movie and the food. I like doing PE with Mr Robinson. The teams are good, I am in orange house. I like everything in school."  

    Isaac, Year 3
  • "I like going to some of the after school clubs in Year 3, I went to gym club and I have now been chosen for Normanby University. I made my own rainforest and called it ‘Parrot Paradise’  "  

    Ava, Year 3
  • "It’s a privilege to work alongside children who want to learn and work to the best of their ability. They not only work hard, they have lots of fun too. This is great to witness."  

    Mrs Tye, Year 3
  • "One of my favourite things we have done in Year 3 was our visit to Tesco to learn about ‘Farm to Fork’. We went into the bakery and saw bread buns being made. I also like Art, I made a Diva lamp."  

    Ratu, Year 3
  • "I loved the sleepover in Year 3, I enjoyed the film ‘Night at the Museum’. I liked our rainforest work, I made my own rainforest."  

    Keller, Year 3

Address

Normanby Primary School

Flatts Lane

Middlesbrough

TS6 0NP

Contact Details

Contact: Tina Hart

Tel: 01642 469529

Fax: 01642 467778

office@normanby.org.uk

Normanby Primary School is a part of the Ironstone Academy Trust (A Company Limited by Guarantee)
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