No. 14 December 2008
Dates for your Diary
Autumn Term 2008 Thank You! Our Sponsored Walk
has raised £2,606.95 so far.
Quiz Night & Raffle for ‘The Alex
Powderly Fund’ at The Thatch Pub:
Tomorrow night 8 pm start.
Wednesday 17th December.
Children to wear party clothes.
Friday 19th December at 2pm.
Spring Term 2009
Children return to school:
Monday 5th January 2009
Thursday 12th February
at 3.15 pm. Due to a staff training
day on Friday 13th.
Half Term: Monday 16th– Friday
20th February inc.
Jake, Alex and Friends in Year 6 who took part in the Sponsored Walk
School closes: Friday 3rd April at
2pm for the Easter holiday.
Jake Rigby was thrilled with the response and support from classmates when he
came up with the idea a sponsored walk to help raise some money for a holiday for
Summer Term 2009 their classmate Alex Powderly who has cancer.
Children return to school: The 10 mile sponsored walk took place on Sunday 30th November. A total of 34
Monday 20th April 2009. pupils, some parents and teachers took part. Mr. Dumbell went along to
Freshfield Railway Station for the start of the walk and wished everyone well. Alex
School closed: Bank holiday Mon- was able to walk different parts of the route with all his friends and they all met
day 4th May. back at Norwood. Fortunately the weather was very kind and the walk was
completed in a time of 5 hours and 25 minutes.
SAT’s: Monday 11th –
Friday15th May 2009 Jake’s dad reported that the children who took part behaved impeccably, they
walked with sheer determination to complete the walk so that they could help their
School closes: friend Alex, some of them walking for hours in pain with no question in their mind
Friday 22nd May at 3.15 pm. but to finish.
Half Term: The event was very well organised and Jake would like to take this opportunity to
Monday 25th - Friday 29th May thank Alex for being there to cheer them all on, his Mum and Dad, Angela & Darren
(inc.) Rigby with Alex and David Polansky who provided drinks and prizes. To Martin
Oakley for providing the First Aid and support vehicle and to Dick Hughes at
Children return to school:
Caterforce in association with Steve from Alacarte for providing refreshments at the
Monday 1st June. Lido Car Park and back at Norwood.
Summer Jake would like to finally thank everyone for taking part and for sending in their
School closed: Staff training day sponsor money before the end of term.
Monday 13th July.
Tuesday 21st July at 2.00 pm. Don’t forget it’s the Quiz Night and Raffle in aid of the
‘Alex Fund’ TOMORROW NIGHT at The Thatch Pub.
7.30 pm for an 8 pm start. Please come along!
Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell Norwood Crescent Tel: 01704 211960
email:email@example.com Southport PR9 7DU FAX: 01704 232712
Shinewaves Competition Time Christmas Dinner Dinner Money
Last week’s competition was to A total of 387 delicious Christmas Ready Reckoner
write a communication poem called 1day = £1.55
dinners were served on Wednesday.
‘Hello’. There were some great
2 days = £3.10
entries. Special mentions go to All the children thoroughly enjoyed
Hannah Brookfield from 2L, Hannah 3 days = £4.65
the festive atmosphere and ate their
Rose Taylor from 6M, Rachael Elston, 4 days = £6.20
Georgia Halcrow, Georgia Crawford & dinner with staff and governors.
5 Days = £7.75
Katie Linaker in 5M who worked A very special reindeer was available
together on their poem, and Nicole DINNER MONEY
Ferrier from 5M who managed to say to serve Christmas dinner to the
children. He is pictured here as he Mrs Milligan says a big ‘thank
hello in 12 languages. But there can
you’ to all those who paid
only be one winner, and from 3B, took time out to see if everyone had
their dinner money on time.
with a poem about a little boy she a good time!
knows, it was Hannah Diss. Don’t forget next week is our
We haven’t had a class competition Mr Dumbell would especially like to last week.
thank the catering staff for preparing Please can you help her again
for a while, so this week’s
by sending in the correct
competition is for the most polite the lunch and to everyone for their
dinner money on Monday
class. ‘Please’ and ‘thank-you’ are hard work on the day! morning.
simple words, but they are
sometimes forgotten. Mr Dumbell,
the teachers, TAs, Office Staff, Mid- Used Stamp Collection
day Supervisors and Kitchen Staff, in Don’t forget to save all those
fact any adult in school will be stamps from the envelopes
looking out to see which class has of your Christmas cards.
been the most polite. There is a collection box in
by Hannah Diss
I know a little boy who’s as lovely as can be,
He doesn’t always have the words
he’d like to say to me. Well done Ellie!
But I understand him very well, Last Saturday,
Ellie Homewood took
and I know just by his face We would like to congratulate the
part in Gymnastic
competition in Hull. She following children for being
what he wants and needs and likes was competing against Stars of the Week!
and also what he hates. girls 2 years her senior. RD: Jessica Marr
She did extremely well
I draw him little pictures, and gained a Silver RP: Jay Curran & Tia Howard
to show him what I mean. 1K: Morgan McFord & Joe Langford (Silver)
Pictured here is a very
Of swings and slides, proud Ellie with her 1B: Cameron Heyes
medal. 2L: Milly Rigby & Ellie Blundell (Silver)
the park and flowers,
2M: Callum Scutt & Jamie Russell (Silver)
or even a lovely stream.
3B Daniel Lawrence & Ishbel Cooke
I wave, I smile, I cheer for him
3R: Madeleine Jones (Silver)
when he does something good, 4CP:Ruby Fellowes
it makes him feel so happy 4JP: Lucy Cottier
being understood. 5P: Liam Campbell & Rachael Maiden (Silver)
5M: Simon Gradwell
What a fantastic poem!
6C: Sophie Lloyd & Jack Wilson (Silver)
Well done Hannah!
6M: Katy Rigby & Jake Rigby
Let’s Get Cooking Community Event
A Team Football
Norwood 0 Churchtown 4
This was a very close game until
the last period when Churchtown
scored 3 goals.
Team: Luke Dempster, Jack Rimmer,
Lewis Lankshear, Jack Spencer, Charlie Gray,
Daniel Edwards, Simon Gradwell,
Matthew Howard, Kallum Graham,
Joshua Young & Lewis Harwood.
N Team Netball
Churchtown 11 Norwood 0
During Parents evening we offered a choice of Vegetable or This was a disappointing result as all the
Pumpkin Soup and Chicken Biryani or Vegetable Curry
wonderful passing, catching and movement
that the girls normally show in practices
Oh well, better luck next time!
Team: Katy Rigby, Lucy Dutton,
Helena Fletcher-Hill, Hannah Bushell,
Georgina Walkerdine, Abigail Knapton,
Rachael Elston & Katie Linaker
Year 6 Orienteering
An Orienteering Camp took place
recently at Meols Cop High School.
Six children went along with
Miss Sawbridge on a chilly Friday
evening. It was a great experience
Mrs McCarthy & Miss Sawbridge would like to say a and fun was had by all.
huge ‘thank you’ to parents and children who helped to Well done to Alex Nolan, Jack Wilson,
make our community event a great success.
Zophie Elliot, Malraux Irvine,
Pictured is everyone eating together and enjoying
sharing recipes. Max Nevins and Ben Hirons.
Standardised School Year Key Stage 2 Carol Service
You will have already Parents and grandparents were
received a questionnaire treated to a wonderful celebration
regarding the proposals for of Christmas at Leyland Road
Methodist Church on Tuesday
standardising the school year.
evening. Children from Y3 through
Please take the time to read to Y6 entertained us with songs,
and complete the form and poems and drama. From the
ensure forms are Singing club's opening with "Winter
Wonderland" through each class's
returned to Sefton by Friday
interpretation of the commercial
19th December 2008. side to Christmas and finally to a tableaux of The Real Meaning of
This can also be done online at Christmas. The evening was a superb coming together of Norwood's
pupils, staff, parents and friends. We would like to thank Reverend
www.sefton.gov.uk Peter Knight for inviting us once again to his Church and being able to
celebrate Christmas together as a community. A total of £238.49 was
collected for our annual donation to ActionAid.