No. 8 October 2008
A message from Mr Dumbell…….
Dates for your Diary
Well, the first half term has already flown by and I am still amazed and overwhelmed at
Autumn Term 2008 the lovely welcome and the positive comments from children, parents and staff. You
School closes: Thursday 23rd will be glad to know that I am still enjoying every aspect of Norwood and can really see
how we can develop ourselves further.
October at 3.15 pm.
I hope everyone has found our attempt at producing the weekly newsletters useful and
Please note: The children informative as we try to show everyone what a wonderfully rounded education we offer
will not be in school on at Norwood. We are all very keen to develop communication with parents and offer you
Friday 24th October and support with your child’s learning and the response to all the sessions offered has been
pleasing. I was extremely impressed with the atmosphere at the recent Phonics
Monday 3rd November
Workshop for Reception parents, which really demonstrated how well school and home
due to staff training days. can work in partnership. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank parents for
their time and thoughtful comments in completing and returning their Questionnaires.
Half Term: Monday 27th -
Once a detailed analysis of these has been done, I will highlight some of the major
Friday 31st October 2008. comments and outline how we are going to address these issues.
Children return to school: I hope everyone enjoys their half-term holiday, gets a chance to re-charge their
Tuesday 4th November at batteries and look forward to what will be an exciting and extremely hectic next half
8.55 am term.
Quiz Night: Friday 14th
November. Doors open
7.30 pm. Events taking place over Half Term
Christmas Fair: Friday 28th David Campbell Soccer School will take place over half term at Greenbank High
School contact 0151 474 8811 for further information.
November 6-8 pm.
GSS Soccer School will take place over half term at Birkdale High School, Stanley High
School closes: School and KGV College contact 07950 458 458 for further information.
Friday 19th December at 2pm. Planet Workshop Drama Day – Saturday 1st November – at Formby High Dance Studio
-oOo- – please contact Micki 0795 157 8914 or Hollie 07852 403 655 for further information.
Roald Dahl’s - ‘The Twits’ takes place at Botanic Gardens, Churchtown from Tuesday
Spring Term 2009
28th – Thursday 30th October starting at 2pm. Admission £5 each. For tickets please
Children return to school: contact 540011.
Monday 5th January 2009 at Holiday Club - Leyland Road Methodist Church -10am -12 noon from Wednesday
8.55 am. 29th to Saturday 1st November, 5-11 years, 50p per day. Games, crafts, stories and
much more! Call 536648 to book a place.
School closes:Thursday 12th
Bonfire & Grand Firework Display will take place on Saturday 1st November at
February at 3.15 pm. Due to a Victoria Park in Southport. This event has been organised by Southport Hesketh Round
staff training day on Friday Table in aid of Queenscourt Hospice and North West Air Ambulance. Ticket prices are
13th. £6 per adult £3 young person (5-14 years) Free for under 5’s. The bonfire will be lit at
6.30 pm and the fireworks display will be at 8.00 pm. There will also be a Roadshow,
Half Term:Monday 16th– BBQ and fairground.
Friday 20th February inc. General Reminders
School closes: Friday 3rd April • Remember to adjust dinner money to £6.20 due to the INSET day on Monday
at 2pm for the Easter holiday. 3rd when we return after half term on Tuesday 4th November.
-oOo- • If you do not want images of your child to appear on our website or in the
local press, please remember to return the reply slip which was sent out on the
• Mr Dumbell would appreciate any remaining questionnaires to be returned as
soon as possible after the half term holiday.
• All money must be sent into school in an envelope clearly marked with your
child’s name and class including the money for Breakfast Club.
Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell Norwood Crescent Tel: 01704 211960
email:email@example.com Southport PR9 7DU FAX: 01704 232712
The Alex Fund
A group of mums are organising a few fundraising events to raise money for Dates for your Diary
Alex Powderly (6M) who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. We would
like to raise in the region of £4,000 to help Alex, his mum Gill and sister Megan to Summer Term 2009
go on a holiday next summer.
Children return to school:
We are aware that others in the school have been through similar experiences and Monday 20th April 2009 at
any excess will be donated to the excellent children’s cancer charity, CLIC
Sargent. Would you like to get involved? Then please call either Joanne on
549006, Sue on 07752798585 or pass your contact details into the school office School closed: Bank holiday
and one of us will be in touch with you VERY soon!
Monday 4th May.
School closes: Friday 22nd May
If your child has lost any items please see Mrs Topping in Yr R who will be able to
at 3.15 pm.
direct you to the lost property box. It is worthwhile putting names in and on
everything your child brings into school! Half Term: Monday 25th–
Year 2 Visit by the Fire Brigade Friday 29th May (inc.)
Year 2 had an exciting visit from the Fire Brigade. They were Children return to school:
amazed at the length of the hoses and the size of the boots. Monday 1st June at 8.55 am.
They learned all about keeping safe at home and how to
prevent a fire starting. All the children had the chance to go School closed: Staff training day
into the fire engine and look around. Monday 13th July.
It was a great adventure!
School closes: Tuesday 21st
July at 2.00 pm.
Children in Years 3-6 are invited to the ‘Power Station’ which is available as part of
the Leyland Rd Methodist Church Youth Project. There are games, craft, pool, table -oOo-
tennis, tuck shop and much more. This takes place in the church hall every
Tuesday 6-7.30 pm, term time only at Leyland Rd Methodist Church. Subs 50p.
At last, the Netball C Team have played some league matches. On Thursday they
Don’t forget the Quiz night
were away to Kew Woods and comfortably won by 9 goals to nil, despite pre-match
nerves! The following night they were home to St Philips. It was an exciting match, on Friday November 14th
but with quick, accurate passing they beat them 12-2. A superb start to the season.
Well done everyone!
Team: Alex Capp, Sophie Edwards, Hannah Jolly, Megan Seath, Bryoni Ashton,
Francesca Vernon, Charis Martin and Skye Shotton.
On the 20th November, we will be celebrating ‘The World
Around Us’. There will be various activities taking place based
on various continents.
If you are unable to come along
On this day, we would love children to bring in anything they on the night, a donation would be
have at home that could add to their knowledge about these
continents, whether it is artwork, music, costumes, or books.
Any parents who can speak other languages, who are free that
day please contact Miss McCarthy (Year 6). It would be great to be able to share your knowledge
with the children.
Reception – North America, Year 1 – Europe, Year 2 – Asia, Year 3 – Africa, Year 4 – Antarctica,
Year 5 – Australasia and Year 6 – South America
Jolly Phonics Parents Workshop
Parents of children in Year R came in, for a Jolly Phonics workshop last week. They were able
to learn more about Jolly Phonics and try out some simple, fun, practical ideas to enable them
to support their child at home with reading and writing.
If anyone is interested in becoming a Midday Supervisor here at Norwood, we do have vacancies. If you are available
Monday to Friday between 11.45 and 1.15 pm and would like to work as part of our team, please introduce yourself
to Mrs Bennet. We would also be interested in hearing from anyone who would be willing to do this on a casual basis
just covering for absences from time to time.
Please check your child’s head for lice over the half term holiday. After half term, if headlice are
seen crawling across your child’s hair, we WILL be contacting parents to take their child
home to treat the hair. Remember to check the hair behind your child’s ears and in the nape of
the neck - the warmest areas - for live lice and eggs. Use conditioner and a fine toothed comb to
dislodge the eggs and this will ensure that the live lice cannot grip the hair. See your chemist
for further info.
Shinewaves Competition Time
Last weeks competition was for a joke that would make the office staff smile even more than usual. There were lots of
entries and after some careful consideration, with a smile factor of 10, the winning joke was submitted by Hannah
Tear from 3R.
“How do you spell mouse trap in three letters - C, A, T”. Congratulations Hannah!
Why did the teacher send Dracula’s son home? Because he was coffin so much. Katy Watkinson 2L
How does a cow moo with no lips? Oooooooo. Camren Coulson 2L
Why do seagulls fly over the sea? Because if they flew over the bay they would be bagels! Georgia Lonsdale 3R
Why did the chicken cross the yellow brick road? Because, because, because, because !… Olivia Shaw 2M
What do cats put in soft drinks? Mice cubes! Jessica McNamara 5P
‘A’ Team 7 A-Side Football Tournament at Stanley High School
Results: Norwood 0 Farnborough 2
Norwood 1 St.Johns 0
Norwood 1 Larkfield 2
Mrs Rigby reports that after yet again being placed in the hardest group with Farnborough, Norwood battled hard,
only allowing in two goals, in their first game against the 7 A-Side Champions, Farnborough. Norwood’s second
game proved more positive with an excellent strike from defender, Jack Rimmer, to give Norwood a pleasing one nil
win! The final game saw Larkfield take a two goal lead before Norwood’s Matthew Howard drove his fierce shot past
the Larkfield keeper to score a stunner. The game ended 2 – 1 to Larkfield.
Well done to the boys, who were a credit to our school.
Man of the Tournament: Jack Rimmer
Team: Jake Rigby, Jack Rimmer, Jack Ashworth, George Griffiths,
Lewis Lankshear, Charlie Gray, Daniel Edwards, Simon Gradwell, Jack Spencer, Matthew Howard, Kallum Graham,
Joshua Young, Lewis Harwood.
‘B’ Team Football Match Report
Norwood ‘B’ 0 Kew Woods ‘B’ 5
The torrential rain of the previous night really made this game much more fun to watch than normal as both teams
struggled to kick the ball out of the large puddles and thick mud. Kew Woods’ team - always one
of the best in our league - played very well and despite some superb goalkeeping from David
Gomersall and later Luke Dempster, the game was one sided. Our other highlight was a wonderful
long mazy run from Josh Knight, who deserved a goal.
Man of the Match: Josh Knight
Team: David Gomersall, Luke Dempster, Tom Leddy, Matty Aitkenhead (capt.), Josh Knight, Josh
Wright, Ben Hirons, Sam Travis, Ben Mills, Aaron Richards, Jake McMinn, Stephen Barker and Lewis
Churchtown ‘B’ 2 Norwood ‘B’ 1
Mr. Dumbell’s return to his former school was not a happy one as we were unable to break down Churchtown’s
strong defence, despite a lot of possession. After they went 2 goals up from a fine shot and an own goal, we fought
back well. Ryan Ashall went on a super run from his own half to hit a powerful shot past the Churchtown keeper
before Josh Knight’s right foot drive hit the bar and bounced down onto the line, which was so unlucky. Unfortunately
not enough players showed the energy and enthusiasm to want to win the game and there will be a few changes for
the next match at home against Kingswood on Thursday 6th November.
Man of the Match: Ben Mills
Team: David Gomersall, Luke Dempster, Tom Leddy, Matty Aitkenhead, Josh Knight (capt.), Josh Wright, Ben Hirons,
Sam Travis, Ben Mills, Aaron Richards, Jake McMinn, Stephen Barker, Ryan Ashall and Reece Ashall.
Walk to School Week
Thank you to everyone who took part in Walk to School week.
The award for the class with the most walkers went to 2L and 3R who both had a total of 125
walkers over the week.
School Meals Menu
Please see over the page for the new menu school meals menu which starts after half term. School meals are a
popular choice. Have a look at the menu and maybe your child would like to try them. £7.75 per week.