No. 11 November 2008
                                           Norwood News
        Dates for your Diary                 ...
Sefton Children’s University at Norwood
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Medicines
                                                     No medicines should be
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Christmas Cards                                   Eco Club
                                           Please ensure
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Handy Tips to Help Your Child                                          Dinner Money
 After a very busy day in school it is...
Voluntary Helpers                                                                      Snacks
Any parent who would like to...
Our School Rules




                                                                        We are gentle.

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Stars of the Week on Friday   are:
RD
RP
1K
1B
2L
2M
3B
3R
4CP
4JP
5P
5M
6C
6M
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  1. 1. No. 11 November 2008 Norwood News Dates for your Diary Reception's Rainbow Day Autumn Term 2008 Last Friday children in Year R enjoyed a RAINBOW DAY as an activity to finish their Governor’s meeting: topic on Colours. The Children came to Thursday 27th November school in brightly dressed clothes and had a rainbow picnic. They were encouraged to Christmas Fair: Friday 28th try different coloured foods including red, November 6-8 pm. yellow and green peppers, plums, a variety of flavoured jellies and coloured cakes. Junior Carol Concert: The children enjoyed the day, it was lovely Tuesday 9th December Leyland to see them dressed in so many different Road Methodist Church 7pm. colours. Christmas Plays Pictured here are some of the children enjoying their day! Reception: ‘The Nativity’ 2 pm Tuesday 9th December Year 1: ’Born in a Barn’ 2 pm Thursday 11th December Year 2: ‘The Little Angel’ 2 pm Friday 12th December Quiz Night & Raffle for ‘The Alex Powderly Fund’ at The Christmas Fair Thatch Pub: Saturday 13th December 8 pm start. This year our Christmas Fair takes place on School closes: Friday 28th November Friday 19th December at 2pm. from 6-8pm. -oOo- As well as all the usual stalls, seasonal Used Stamps refreshments, raffle and, of course, Spring Term 2009 Don’t forget to save all Santa’s Grotto, this year sees some those stamps from the exciting new attractions – great new Children return to school: envelopes of your stalls, a tombola especially for Monday 5th January 2009 Christmas cards. chocoholics, and even reindeer racing! The collection box is in the foyer. School closes: Thursday 12th February at 3.15 pm. Due to a International Day Christmas Dinner staff training day on Friday Christmas dinner will be served on 13th. Spanish food was on the Wednesday 10th December. menu during lunchtime of Half Term: Monday 16th– Please carefully read the letter which has ‘International Day’ which Friday 20th February inc. been sent out this week with instructions took place this week. about how to pre-book your child’s School closes: Friday 3rd April Tasty Spanish Omelette Christmas dinner. at 2pm for the Easter holiday. Salsa Potato wedges Please be aware we will not accept an order -oOo- Spanish Style Pizza after Friday 28th November. New dates are added to this list, Chicken Paella please remember to check you Warm crusty Bread topped with have included these new dates in Cheese and Shredded Ham your diary! Orange Rice Pudding Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell Norwood Crescent Tel: 01704 211960 email:admin.norwood@schools.sefton.gov.uk Southport PR9 7DU FAX: 01704 232712 1
  2. 2. Sefton Children’s University at Norwood Summer Term 2009 Sefton Children’s University is a way to recognise and SEFTO N reward children’s voluntary participation in learning Children return to school: activities and experiences outside the normal school Monday 20th April 2009. curriculum. Children’s University acknowledges the impact study support activities can have on School closed: Bank holiday children and the contribution made by staff in delivering this support. Monday 4th May. Children’s University aims to raise children’s awareness of University and the key SAT’s: Monday 11th – Friday15th differences between school and University, in particular the voluntary nature of May 2009 higher education. There is a relationship between attendance and attainment which is reinforced School closes: Friday 22nd May through an 80% attendance requirement. at 3.15 pm. How does it work? Half Term: Monday 25th– Sefton Children’s University operates through Sefton primary schools. Schools ac- Friday 29th May (inc.) credit activities that meet the Children’s University criteria and children attending Children return to school: those activities gain credits. Monday 1st June. 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 School closed: Staff training day held at a local university. Monday 13th July. Attendance School closes: Attendance at Sefton Children’s University activities is voluntary and as such children must commit to attend regularly in order to gain credits. Tuesday 21st July at 2.00 pm. 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, Dinner Money not for achievement or performance. Ready Reckoner 1day = £1.55 Shinewaves Competition Time Yr 3 - Egyptians Last weeks competition was to take a photo or draw a 2 days = £3.10 The children in Year 3 are in- picture of a poppy to capture the meaning of 3 days = £4.65 Remembrance Day. volved in a theme of work on The winner was Alex Wainwright from 5P. the Egyptians and a visit to the 4 days = £6.20 Congratulations on a really well thought out World Museum Liverpool has photograph, supported by meaningful text. been arranged. They will study 5 Days = £7.75 As this week is anti-bullying week, the latest artifacts and look for evidence competition is to design an anti-bullying poster for our in the Egyptian Gallery and school. You can use pictures and words to get the Conservation Centre. message clearly across. You can draw or use computer graphics to design your poster. Mrs Baron will help me This trip will take place on pick the winning poster. Tuesday 9th December. The The winner will be announced at the next competition children will be leaving school We would like to congratulate the time broadcast at 3.05pm on Tuesday. at 8.30 am. and returning to following children for being Post your entry into the Competition post box, with school at around 3.45pm. Please make sure your child is Stars of the Week! your name and class on the back. in school for 8.15am. RD: Isabelle Hopkins Lane RP: Olivia Logan & Cerys Burrows Tom’s Success on the Speedway! 1K: Lucy Thompson Recently, Tom Stewart and his older brother Sam who is an ex-pupil of Norwood, took part in a weekend of motorbike 1B: Sophie Lawrence racing at Scunthorpe Speedway track to end this seasons championships. For each category there were 5 races per 2L: Jack Wilkinson day and all the points are tallied up to create the overall positions for the days racing. These are used to find the 2M: Chloe Wareing overall position in the championship for the season. On Saturday, Tom finished 3rd on his Auto KTM 50cc machine 3B: Joshua Partington and 4th on his KX65cc. 3R: Freya Hanson Lewis In very wet and extremely muddy conditions on Sunday, Tom seemed to ride much better and finished in 2nd place 4CP:Emily Marshall & Samantha Curry on his Auto bike and 3rd on his 65cc. Sam managed a 4JP: Ben Crellin & Nicholas Butterworth credible 2nd place on both days. Pictured here are both boys at the Lancashire Grasstrack 5P: Alex Wainwright Junior Riders Club Presentation Evening with their trophies 5M: Conor Baggaley and awards. Tom finished in 2nd place overall in the Cadet championship and 3rd in the Auto Cadet championship. Tom and Sam also achieved 5th and 6C: Jack Wilson & Jack Rimmer 3rd place respectively in the ACU British National Championship. 6M: Molly Burns & Hannah Rose Taylor Well done to both of the boys for their achievements and excellent results! 2
  3. 3. Medicines No medicines should be sent into school. If your child needs to be given medicine dur- ing the day we ask that par- ents arrange to call in at lunchtime to give the Yr 5 – Greeks SATs The children in Year 5 are involved in a theme of work 11th—15th May 2009 on the Greeks and a visit to the World Museum Liverpool No holidays will be authorised in the sum- has been arranged. They will study various artifacts. mer term starting This will take place on Thursday 4th December. The chil- dren will be leaving school at 8.30 am. and returning to school at around 3.15pm. Please make sure your child is in school for 8.15 am. International Day On Thursday 20th November, we will be celebrating ‘The World Around Us’. We would love children to bring in anything they have at home that could add to their knowledge about various continents, Images whether it is artwork, music, costumes, or If you do not want images of your child books. to appear on our website or local press, Reception – North America please remember to return the reply slip which was sent out on recent letter. Year 1 – Europe Year 2 – Asia Year 3 – Africa Midday Supervisor Year 4 – Antarctica If anyone is interested in becoming a Year 5 – Australasia Midday Supervisor here at Norwood, we Year 6 – South America do have vacancies. If you are available Monday to Friday between 11.45 and Any parents who can speak other languages, 1.15 pm and would like to work as part of who are free that day please contact our team, please introduce yourself to Miss McCarthy (Year 6). It would be great to Mrs Bennet. We would also be interested be able to share your knowledge with the in hearing from anyone who would be children. willing to do this on a casual basis just covering for absences from time to time. 3
  4. 4. Christmas Cards Eco Club Please ensure your child writes the name of the recipient and their class clearly on the front 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 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 park at any time. One-Way System & Parking in the Crescent The ‘Alex Fund’ The unofficial one A Quiz Night and Raffle will be held at The way system in the Thatch Pub on Saturday 13th December crescent is in opera- 7.30 pm for an 8 pm start. tion for the protec- Alex Powderly (6M) is currently undergoing tion of the children. treatment for cancer and it would be really Please remember its good to raise funds to help Alex, his mum all about their Gill and sister Megan to go on a holiday safety! next summer. This system works If you would like to get involved please call extremely well for both the schools either Joanne on 549006, Sue on and residents. This system is much 07752798585 or pass your contact details safer for the children who are walk- into the school office. ing or who travel to school on bicy- cles. Cars come in at the bottom of Meols Cop bridge and go out at the Books & Oxford Reading bottom of Roe Lane bridge. Tree Card Amnesty Residents can get extremely cross when cars are parked over their If you have a reading card/ drives preventing them access to book or library book which you and from their homes. We pride have found at home, please Staff News ourselves on the good relationships return it to the school office. We are all guilty of losing things at times and eventually finding them, we would be very grateful if you could re- turn them, no questions asked! Power Station ‘Power Station’ is available as part of the Leyland Rd Methodist Church Youth Project for children 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 Don’t forget to save all those 6-7.30 pm, term time only at Ley- stamps from the envelopes of your land Rd Methodist Church. Subs Christmas cards. There is a 50p. collection box in the foyer. 4
  5. 5. 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. school. 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 th 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 weeks starting 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 artifacts 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 4.30pm. 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 with outdoor equipment in a safe and secure environment. They have lots of new toys, tricycles, bikes, prams and scooters. This area will be 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. 5
  6. 6. 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 clearance i.e. cleared within the last 12 months. If this has not been done, please call in at the school office for a form. We are also looking to update our record of the availability of parents, carers and grandparents and which of their skills, hobbies and interests they are willing to share with Carol Service us. We very much value and appreciate all the help given and the children benefit hugely! Contact Details It is vital that staff in the school office are kept in- formed of any house moves or changes of mobile phone contact numbers for all family members in case of an emergency. Yr 6 – Orienteering The children in Year 6 have been invited to take part in and Inter-school orienteering competition at Meols Cop High School. Recycling of ink cartridges and old mobile phones Don’t forget to save all those old mobile phones and ink cartridges for recycling. Please send them in for the attention of Mrs Baron in a sealed bag. The school receives a donation towards school funds for any items we collect. Carol Service The Carol service will take place at Year 6 Residential Trip to Llangollen Leyland Road Methodist Church on We are fast approaching the Year 6 Tuesday December 9th. This will involve residential trip to Llangollen and all the children in the Juniors. All parents arrangements have now been final- are invited to join in the service which ised. This will be taking place the starts at 7pm. week of the 19th May. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the chil- No dogs are allowed on the premises dren to experience. We have organised various activi- 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 3.15 pm. 6
  7. 7. Our School Rules We are gentle. We are kind and We listen. Dinner Money There are up to 164 children receiving a school dinner each day here at We work hard. Norwood. As it takes a lot of time to record and account for these meals it is very im- We look after portant that Mrs Milligan receives the cor- rect dinner money on a Monday morning. If your child has been absent for any days the previous week, please We are honest. deduct the appropriate amount. It takes up a lot of unnecessary time chasing up late money and trying to sort out change. Cheques should be made payable to ‘Sefton Healthy Sandwich Winner Staff focus Asthma Our latest staff meeting included an asthma update from our school nurse Hayley Taylor. If your child has been diagnosed with asthma and they have a brown ‘preventer’ inhaler at home it is essential that you send in a named blue ‘reliever’ inhaler to school. If you only have one in- haler you need to go back to your GP to ask for another. If you have any questions about asthma or any other medi- cal issue you can contact Hayley on 511637. Lunch times Choosing a menu. Talk to your child the night before so that they are confident about what to choose choices the following day. We are serving up to 164 meals per day and 7
  8. 8. Stars of the Week on Friday are: RD RP 1K 1B 2L 2M 3B 3R 4CP 4JP 5P 5M 6C 6M 8

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