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  1. 1. No. 13 November 2008 Norwood News 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. Christmas Plays 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. School closes: 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:admin.norwood@schools.sefton.gov.uk Southport PR9 7DU FAX: 01704 232712 1
  2. 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 4CP:Luke Donelly 4JP: Josh Watkins 5P: Emma Martin 5M: Joseph Hagan 6C: Lilly Cockwill 6M: Charis Martin 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 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. Images 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. Midday Supervisor 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. 3
  4. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 3.15 pm. 6
  7. 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. on 511637. 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 Used Stamps Don’t forget to save all those stamps from the envelopes of your Christmas cards. 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