No. 9 November 2008
Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term 2008
Quiz Night: Friday 14th
November. Doors open
International Day: Thursday
We are now ready for the next half term and as you well know the build up to
Christmas Fair: Friday 28th Christmas can be a very busy one! Make sure you keep a note of dates for the various
November 6-8 pm. events which will be taking place, these are printed on the left hand side of this
newsletter. Cut them out and keep safe clipped to your fridge, in your purse or wallet
Junior Carol Concert: and make sure all family members who are involved picking your children up from
Tuesday 9th December Leyland school are made aware of what is happening.
Road Methodist Church 7pm. As you may know we are all very keen to improve communications here at Norwood but
Christmas Plays our weekly newsletter can only be effective and informative to parents and carers if you
read them. The information printed on these newsletters will keep you updated with
Reception: ‘The Nativity’ what is happening in and around our school and enable you as parents and carers to
2 pm Tuesday 9th December give support to your child’s learning. We have received some very positive comments
about the newsletter however, we need you to look out for them in your child’s book
Year 1: ’Born in a Barn’ bag and keep them safe for further reference. Remember to ask your child for the
2 pm Thursday 11th December newsletter and give them responsibility of passing them on to you.
Year 2: ‘The Little Angel’ ‘Tuck in to Win’
2 pm Friday 12th December During the summer term, Sefton Catering Services operated a reward scheme within 64
primary schools across Sefton, the objective being to encourage children to chose a
Quiz Night & Raffle for healthy school lunch. The campaign was called "Tuck in to Win" and the incentive for
‘The Alex Powderly Fund’ the children to choose a school lunch was a draw for the chance of winning a brand
at The Thatch Pub: Saturday new bike at the end of the promotion.
13th December 8 pm start. Every primary school child in the schools that Sefton Catering Services operated were
issued with a reward card and each time a child chose a school lunch during the
School closes: promotion period the dinner ladies stamped their reward card. The reward cards, once
Friday 19th December at 2pm. full of stamps, were then placed in a collection box for a final draw to win a bike.
-oOo- Our dinner ladies went into school assemblies to draw the winning cards, and in each
school the lucky card owner was presented with a brand new bike. The campaign was a
Spring Term 2009 resounding success; encouraging children who have previously brought packed lunches
from home to try our healthy school meals.
Children return to school:
Monday 5th January 2009 The success of the campaign is largely due to the hard work of the catering staff who
School closes: Thursday 12th are providing balanced and nutritious meals, encouraging children to try many new
February at 3.15 pm. Due to a things and have made the school lunch
experience a pleasurable and fun time.
staff training day on Friday
13th. The theme of the campaign was healthy
eating and the intention was to bring the
Half Term: Monday 16th– school meals service and the current
Friday 20th February inc. changes to Government legislation into
focus, convincing children and parents
School closes: Friday 3rd April
that the school lunch menu is a balanced
at 2pm for the Easter holiday. choice that they will enjoy.
-oOo- Pictured is our winner Georgia Healey
with our catering staff Mrs Marsden (who
has recently retired), Mrs Marshall and
Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell Norwood Crescent Tel: 01704 211960
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Poppy Appeal PTA Quiz Night
Dates for your Diary
Poppies will be on on Friday November 14th
sale in school. If Even if you are unable to come
Summer Term 2009
you would like your along on the night, a donation Children return to school:
child to purchase would be gratefully received for Monday 20th April 2009 at
one, please send in Children In Need.
School closed: Bank holiday
Monday 4th May.
After School Club
Response to the requests for an after school club School closes: Friday 22nd May
Questionnaires were sent out to the
parents in all year groups except for here at Norwood have been really good. at 3.15 pm.
parents of children the Reception Governors are now pursuing the matter and
Half Term: Monday 25th–
classes RP & RD. looking into various options. Obviously we need to
The questionnaires were given to Friday 29th May (inc.)
set up the club as soon as possible but this is a
parents to express their opinion and to
be able to comment directly to Mr Dum- complicated process. We have received a couple Children return to school:
bell. of enquiries from providers and we will have a Monday 1st June at 8.55 am.
The responses will be analysed and start date available for you soon.
considered and a report will be issued
School closed: Staff training day
soon, outlining some of the key areas Monday 13th July.
Reception parents will be canvassed in International Day School closes: Tuesday 21st
the New Year. July at 2.00 pm.
On Thursday 20th November, we will be
celebrating‘The World Around Us’.
We would love children to bring in anything
Cheerleading they have at home that could add to their
Mini Cheerleading sessions are knowledge about various continents,
taking place on Saturdays at the whether it is artwork, music, costumes, or
YMCA from 10-11 am, for children books.
aged 4-8 years. Please contact Reception – North America Medicines
538317 for further information. The No medicines should be
charge is £2.50 for non-members Year 1 – Europe
sent into school. If your
and £2 for members. Year 2 – Asia child needs to be given
The Active Sports Team are also Year 3 – Africa medicine
offering a free cheerleading during the
programme for children aged 7-10 Year 4 – Antarctica
day we ask
years on Fridays from 5-6 pm at Year 5 – Australasia
Stanley High School.
Year 6 – South America arrange to
Community Cheerleading will be call in at
Any parents who can speak other languages,
taking place for 8-14 year olds at lunchtime
who are free that day please contact
Meols Cop High School on
Miss McCarthy (Year 6). It would be great to to give the
Mondays 5-6 pm starting
be able to share your knowledge with the dose.
If you do not want images of your child
to appear on our website or local press,
please remember to return the reply slip
which was sent out on recent letter.
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 Bentley is delighted to present the members of her Art & Craft Club as Mrs Bennet. We would also be interested
they celebrate their success in making paper mache Willow Pattern plates. in hearing from anyone who would be
willing to do this on a casual basis just
covering for absences from time to time.
Handy Tips to Help Your Child Dinner Money
After a very busy day in school it is easy for any child It takes Mrs Milligan a lot of time recording the dinner
to forget where they should go at 3.15 pm and who money each week and even more time is
will be picking them up. being spent chasing up late money. Please,
please help her by making sure the correct
To encourage your child’s independence and develop
money is sent in on Monday morning in an
their life skills try to keep a little notebook in their
envelope clearly marked with your child’s
book bag and write down for them these daily arrange-
name and class. We do not keep change in
ments and encourage them to refer to the book.
Whilst this is helping your child to be able to help
them themselves, this would also serve as a reminder
for the class teacher. Headlice
After all, as adults we have developed strategies for If headlice are seen crawling across your child’s hair,
coping with our busy schedules by keeping reminders we will be contacting you to take your child home
and making lists. If your child has this bit of reassur- to treat the hair.
ance it will build their confidence and lead to a Remember you must check hair regularly paying particular
positive outcome which will benefit family life in the attention to the hair behind your child’s
long term. ears and in the nape of their neck - the
For children in the Infant Department, warmest areas - for live lice and eggs.
please write this information in a short Use conditioner and a fine toothed comb
note and encourage your child to give to dislodge the eggs and this will ensure
it to the class teacher at the beginning that the live lice cannot grip the hair.
of the day. See your chemist for further information
about using lotions.
Young Photographer Competition Shinewaves Radio Station
This is a competition organised by Southport Photo- As 5 November was ‘Bonfire Night’, this week’s
graphic Society for children aged up to 16 year olds. competition is to make a firework picture. Children can use
Please see the leaflet which is being sent out shortly. any materials such as: crayons, felt-tips, waxes, paints, glit-
ter or collage to make one big firework or lots of smaller
Closing date 19th January 2009. fireworks making a display. The picture can on A3 or A4
paper – you can get a piece of paper from the class teacher
if you don’t have these sizes at home. Mrs Bentley &
Mrs Bennet will look for a winning picture that captures the
Year 2 Dance Club
excitement of fireworks. Make sure your child’s name and
Norwood Disco Dance Club will be run by class is on the back of the picture, & post it in the
Miss McCarthy and Mrs Murray. This fun club, is competition post box outside the hall. The winner will be
where children can dance to their hearts announced at the next competition time broadcast and will
content as well as in front of the be able to collect their prize at the same time. Good luck.
mirror, singing into a hair brush!
The club will take place after
school every Tuesday for 5 Year 4 —The Romans
Tuesday 4th November to Tuesday 2nd This term the children in Year 4 are involved in a theme of
December. The club will finish at 4.15pm. work on ‘Invaders and Settlers’. In con-
nection with this work we have arranged
a visit to the City of Chester. To add to
School Improvements the experience we have arranged for the
children to be given a guided tour by a
Over the holiday, we have been updating the Roman Soldier, have the opportunity to
premises by having new sink units and storage study artefacts at the Grosvenor Museum
installed within the classrooms. A massive job, well and participate in workshops. This will take place on
done and a great improvement to the building. Wednesday 12th November. All children need to be in
Water fountains have also been installed in the their classroom at 8.15am, ready to leave at 8.45am
corridors for the children to use prompt. They will return to school at approximately
The outdoor play area at the back of the school
building and alongside the woodland is steadily
improving and now the children have space to play Operation Christmas Child
with outdoor equipment in a safe and secure The collection will be taking place before
environment. They have lots of new toys, tricycles, Christmas again this year so remember to
bikes, prams and scooters. This area will be have all those shoe boxes ready !
developed further watch and see.
Girls Football Training
Steph Roberts who is the School’s Community Coach will be holding football training sessions for girls this
half term. The sessions take place on Fridays commencing 7th November until 12th December.
As part of our SEAL ‘New Beginnings
assembly, the following children were
chosen as outstanding Norwood
We are all very proud of them.
Year R: Gabriella Niemen & Brooke McFord
Year 1: Millie Rimmer & Ryan Graham
Year 2: Kate Bishop & Oliver Green
Year 3: Bethany Hayes & Libby Spencer
Year 4: Lucy James & Thea Moore
Year 5: Nicole Ferrier & Jessica McNamara
Year 6: Lilly Cockwill & Bryoni Ashton
Mr Dumbell’s special citizenship awards went to
Callum Cross in Yr 6
and Ben Newport in Year 2.
Recycling of ink cartridges and old
Transport Planning Youth Consultation Event
Don’t forget to save all those old mobile phones
and ink cartridges for recycling.
Recently, some of our children were invited to take part in a review of Please send them in for the
transport issues in the Southport area. attention of Mrs Baron in a
This event took place at the Eco Centre in Southport. sealed bag. The school receives
a donation towards school funds
Mrs Kenrick and the children were invited to stay for lunch and be
shown some presentations concerning planning, road safety, public for any items we collect.
transport and the environment.
There was a session at the end where the children were given an
opportunity to ask questions and express their concerns. Carol Service
Pictured here Mrs Kenrick are Charlotte Fitzgerald, James Ashton, The Carol service will take place at
George Griffiths and Gabrielle Langridge. Leyland Road Methodist Church on
Tuesday December 9th. This will involve
all the children in the Juniors. All parents
are invited to join in the service which
starts at 7pm.
No dogs are allowed on the premises
This policy is to protect the children.
Remember it’s all about their safety!
The only exception to this rule is Guide
Dogs. Please remember to pass on this
information to family
members and friends who
may bring your child in the
mornings or collect them at
Voluntary Helpers Snacks
Any parent who would like to be a voluntary helper in
school and on school trips, needs to be police checked
(CRB cleared). This needs to be an up to date clear-
ance i.e. cleared within the last 12 months. If this has
not been done, please call in at the school office for a
We are also looking to update our record of the avail-
ability of parents, carers and grandparents and which
of their skills, hobbies and interests they are willing to
share with us. All the help we receive is very much
appreciated and the children benefit hugely! We very
much value and appreciate all the help given.
It is vital that staff in the school office are kept in-
formed of any house moves or changes of mobile
Year 6 Residential Trip to Llangollen phone contact numbers for all family members in case
We are fast approaching the Year 6 residential trip to of an emergency.
Llangollen and arrangements
have now been finalised. This will
be taking place the week of the
19th May. This will be a fantastic
opportunity for the children to
experience. We have organised
What is Sefton Children’s University?
SEFTO N Sefton Children’s University is a way to recognise and reward children’s voluntary
participation in learning activities and experiences outside the normal school curricu-
Children’s University acknowledges the impact study support activities can have on
children and the contribution made by staff in delivering this support.
Children’s University aims to raise children’s awareness of University and the key differences between school and
University, in particular the voluntary nature of higher education.
There is a relationship between attendance and attainment which is reinforced through an 80% attendance
How does it work?
Sefton Children’s University operates through Sefton primary schools. Schools accredit activities that meet the
Children’s University criteria and children attending those activities gain credits.
Children who gain sufficient credits by the end of a Key Stage (end of Year 6 or Year 2) will be invited to graduate
from Sefton Children’s University at a special ceremony held at a local university.
Attendance at Sefton Children’s University activities is voluntary and as such children must commit to at-
tend regularly in order to gain credits.
All Sefton Children’s University modules must operate an 80% attendance rule. This means that in order for a child to
bank any credits from a particular module, they must attend at least 80% of the sessions. Credits are awarded only for
attendance, not for achievement or performance.
Beauty and the Beast
Year 5 children have been invited to visit Meols Cop
High School on Wednesday 26th No-
vember to watch a performance of the pantomime,
Beauty and the Beast. We will be walking to and from
Meols Cop, and will be back at Nor-
wood in time for lunch. The children
will, of course be accompanied by staff
and other adults, and we would appre-
ciate offers of help to accompany the
children on this short walk.
Christmas Cards Eco Club
Our School Rules Please ensure
name of the
clearly on the
fron of the envelope. There
Parking in Staff Car Park
Used Stamps Some parents are dropping their chil-
Don’t forget to save all those stamps from dren off in the staff car park on their
We are gentle. the envelopes especially from your way into the breakfast club. This is
Christmas cards. There is a collection box causing a major concern, therefore we
in the foyer. ask parents not to use the staff car
We are kind and park at any time.
One-Way System & Parking
We listen. in the Crescent
The unofficial one
way system in the
We work hard. crescent is in op-
eration for the
protection of the
We look after
property. Please remember
its all about their
We are honest.
This system works extremely well
for both the schools and residents.
This system is much safer for the
children who are walking or who
travel to school on bicycles. Cars
come in at the bottom of Meols Cop
bridge and go out at the bottom of
Roe Lane bridge.
Books & Oxford Reading Tree Residents can get extremely cross
when cars are parked over their
drives preventing them access to
If you have a reading card/book or Staff News and from their homes. We pride
library book which you have found
at home, please return it to the Yr 5 – Greeks
school office. We are all guilty of The children in Year 5
losing things at times and eventu- are involved in a theme
of work on the Greeks and a visit to
ally finding them, we would be
the World Museum Liverpool has
very grateful if you been arranged. They will study vari-
could return them, ous artifacts. This will take place on
Power Station Thursday 4th December. The children
will be leaving school at 8.30 am.
asked! ‘Power Station’ is available as part and returning to school at around
of the Leyland Rd Methodist 3.15pm. Please make sure your
Church Youth Project for children child is in school for 8.15 am.
in Year’s 3-6. There are games,
craft, pool, table tennis, tuck shop
and much more. This takes place Used Stamp Collection
in the church hall every Tuesday
Yr 6 – Orienteering Don’t forget to save all those
6-7.30 pm, term time only at Ley-
stamps from the envelopes of your
The children in Year 6 have been in- land Rd Methodist Church. Subs
Christmas cards. There is a
vited to take part in and Inter-school 50p.
collection box in the foyer.
orienteering competition at Meols Cop
Healthy Sandwich Winner
Yr 3 - Egyptians
The children in Year 3 are involved in a theme
of work on the Egyptians and a visit to the
World Museum Liverpool has been arranged.
They will study artefacts and look for evidence
in the Egyptian Gallery and Conservation Cen-
This trip will take place on Tuesday 9th Decem-
ber. The children will be leaving school at 8.30
am. and returning to school at around 3.45pm.
Please make sure your child is in school for
Stars of the Week on Friday are: