1. No. 13 November 2008
Dates for your Diary
Norwood School Council are proud of the schools’ fantastic response to the
Autumn Term 2008 Samaritans Purse Appeal ‘Operation Christmas Child’.
Junior Carol Concert: Children collected 180 boxes to send to children around the world
Tuesday 9th December Leyland who are victims of war, famine, poverty and disease.
Road Methodist Church 7pm.
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
Thatch Pub: Saturday 13th
December 8 pm start.
Friday 19th December at 2pm.
Carol Service Year 6
The Carol service will take place at Leyland Road Sponsored Walk
Methodist Church on Tuesday December 9th.
It would be really great if
This will involve all the children in the Juniors. all the sponsored walk
All parents are invited to join in the service which money for the ‘Alex Fund’
Spring Term 2009 starts at 7pm.
could be returned to school
by Wednesday 10th
Children return to school: December so it can all be
No more phone calls home…………...
Monday 5th January 2009 counted and banked by the
………….In future we will not be ringing home if your child forgets to end of term.
School closes: Thursday 12th bring in their PE kit, musical instrument etc.
The responsibility must lie with your child to remember!
Thank you …..
February at 3.15 pm. Due to a
staff training day on Friday This is an ideal opportunity for you to encourage your child’s
independence so they can develop ‘life skills’.
13th. Maybe you could start by keeping a little notebook in the book bag Christmas Cards
and write down any information such as items needed each day and
Half Term: Monday 16th– any arrangements for after school. Before sending Christmas
Children can then check the book the night before. cards please ensure your child
Friday 20th February inc. writes the name of the
This is a great opportunity for you to help your child to be able to
recipient and the name of the
School closes: Friday 3rd April help them themselves!
class clearly on the front of the
at 2pm for the Easter holiday. envelope.
The ‘Alex Fund’ There will be a post-box
-oOo- Don’t forget the Quiz Night and Raffle will be held at The available in Year 2 for the
Thatch Pub on Saturday 13th December 7.30 pm for an children to
New dates are added to this list, please
8 pm start for the ‘Alex fund’. Raffle Tickets are on sale post their
remember to check you have included these cards into up
new dates in your diary! through the school office, please call in and purchase
one or two if you can, £1 each. until
For more information please call either Joanne on 549006, Friday 12th
Sue on 07752798585 or pass your contact details into the December
school office. only .
Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell Norwood Crescent Tel: 01704 211960
email:email@example.com Southport PR9 7DU FAX: 01704 232712
2. YEAR 4 VISITS CHESTER Internet Safety
Do you know what your child is doing Summer Term 2009
As part of their topic on The Romans,
Year 4 enjoyed a trip to Chester recently. on the internet?
Children return to school:
During the day they discovered lots of Here are some top tips for keeping
Monday 20th April 2009.
interesting facts about the day-to-day your child safe………..
lives of Roman citizens, had a ‘hands on’ School closed: Bank holiday
• Remember everyone you meet
session in the workshop and became Monday 4th May.
on line is a stranger.
part of a Roman legion which marched
through the streets of Chester. • Always use a nickname when you log SAT’s: Monday 11th –
on. Friday15th May 2009
Here are some of the children in the
workshop, learning how to prepare a • Never meet up with someone you
School closes: Friday 22nd May
Roman feast. make friends with online.
at 3.15 pm.
• Try to have your online
conversations around adults. Half Term: Monday 25th–
• Accepting emails opening files or
Friday 29th May (inc.)
using web pages from others can get Children return to school:
you in trouble.
Monday 1st June.
• Talk to an adult you know well if you
are warned about anything you’ve see School closed: Staff training day
or been sent online. Monday 13th July.
For further information about
keeping children safe why not visit School closes:
www.thinkuknow.co.uk Tuesday 21st July at 2.00 pm.
Christmas Fun Day
A Christmas Fun Day has been organised for the children and will Dinner Money
take place on Wednesday 17th December. We have arranged Ready Reckoner
various games and activities throughout the day including a disco.
The children are allowed to wear their party clothes. 1day = £1.55
To help us to fund the day, we are requesting contributions of £1.00 2 days = £3.10
per child towards the cost of entertainment, crisps, sweets and
drinks. Please send the money into school in a sealed, named 3 days = £4.65
envelope to your child’s class teacher by 4 days = £6.20
Wednesday 10th December.
5 Days = £7.75
Contact Details Shinewaves Competition
It is vital that staff in the school There will be no competition this
week however, watch out as
office are kept informed of any another is on its way!
house moves or changes of
Next week we will announce the
We would like to congratulate the
mobile phone contact numbers winner of our recent competition to following children for being
for all family members in case write a poem about different ways of
of an emergency. communicating. Stars of the Week!
RD: Tyler Scutt & Charlie Kearns
RP: Luke Kenyon & Owen McKenzie
Pictured are children from 1K
1K: Taylor McKenzie
during a recent radio broadcast.
They are seen here reminding everyone about 1B: Ben Sumner
keeping safe and being seen on dark nights. 2L: Sam Davies
2M: Holly McQuillan
3B Megan Powderley & Lucy Pettifer
3R: Zarin Kashem
4JP: Josh Watkins
5P: Emma Martin
5M: Joseph Hagan
6C: Lilly Cockwill
6M: Charis Martin
No medicines should be
sent into school. If your
child needs to be given
ing the day we
ask that par-
ents arrange to
call in at
Yr 5 – Greeks
The children in Year 5 are involved in a theme of work
on the Greeks and a visit to the World Museum Liverpool
has been arranged. They will study various artifacts.
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.
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 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.
4. Eco Club
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
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
‘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
collection box in the foyer.
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.
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 ears and in the
long term. nape of their neck - the warmest areas - for live lice and
For children in the Infant Department, eggs. Use conditioner and a fine toothed comb to dislodge
please write this information in a short the eggs and this will ensure that the live lice
note and encourage your child to give cannot grip the hair. See your chemist for fur-
it to the class teacher at the beginning ther information about using lotions.
of the day.
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
excitement of fireworks. Make sure your child’s name and
class is on the back of the picture, & post it in the
competition post box outside the hall. The winner will be
announced at the next competition time broadcast and will
be able to collect their prize at the same time. Good luck.
Year 4 —The Romans
This term the children in Year 4 are involved in a theme of
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
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.
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 us.
We very much value and appreciate all the help given and the children benefit hugely!
Yr 6 – Orienteering
The children in Year 6 have been invited to take part in
and Inter-school orienteering competition at Meols Cop
Recycling of ink cartridges and old
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
Year 6 Residential Trip to Llangollen sealed bag. The school receives
We are fast approaching the Year 6 residential trip to a donation towards school funds
for any items we collect.
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 various activities such SATs
as a walk to Dina’s Bran (the castle ruins), canoeing, 11th—15th May 2009
climbing, abseiling, BMX tracking and the high ropes Please remember we will not
authorise any family holidays
taken after the Easter break
and before the half term holi-
day in the Summer term.
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
7. Asthma Our School Rules
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 inhaler
you need to go back to your GP to
ask for another. If you have any
questions about asthma or any other
medical issue you can contact Hayley
We are gentle.
We are kind and
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
Don’t forget to save all those
stamps from the envelopes of
your Christmas cards.
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
8. Stars of the Week on Friday are: