Norwood 8th May 2009 NEWS Issue No.30Term DatesSummer Term 2009PTA Meetings: 7.30pm - Wednesday 13th May Teacher Feature This week our reporters have visited Year 4. Mrs. Phelps was the teacher inSouthport Football Club the ‘hot seat’, but she wasn’t too difficult to track down- we just followed theSAT’s: Monday 11th - Friday 15th May 2009 sounds of the brass and woodwind instruments coming from her classroom.Car Boot Sale: Saturday 16th May 10am-12noonSchool closes for half term: Friday 22nd May at 3.15pm.Half Term: Monday 25th - Friday 29th May (inc.)Children return to school: Monday 1st June.Meeting for parents of children starting in September:7 pm - Wednesday 3rd June.Group & Classes Photographs: 9am Thursday 4th June.Summer Fair: Saturday 20th JuneTaster Day: Tuesday 23rd June- Year 6 invited to spend time at their chosen High SchoolResidential Trip to Llangollen:Monday 29th June 2009 returning Thursday 2nd July 2009American Theme Day: Friday 3rd JulySchool closed: Staff training day Monday 13th July.School closes for Summer holiday: Tuesday 21st July at 2.00 pm. Q. What did you want to be Q. What instrument do you play?Autumn Term 2009 when you were a child? A. The clarinet, I started to learnChildren return to school: Thursday 3rd September 2009. A. An air hostess, but at 10 years old last year with the children.Year R start part time: Monday 7th September I wanted to teach. Q. Do you have any pets?Year R start full time Monday 21st September Q. What do you do in your spare time? A. Not any more, but have in the pastHalf Term: Monday 26th - Friday 30th October (inc.) A. I go walking and read. had 2 dogs, gerbils (lots of them!!),School closed: Staff Training day - Monday 2nd November. Q. What is your favourite food? fish, mice and a hamster.Children return to school: Tuesday 3rd November A. Lasagne. Q. Where did you go for yourSchool closes for Christmas holiday: Friday 18th December at 2 pm. Q. Do you have a favourite musical? last holiday? Please update your diary with new dates which are added each week. A. Phantom of the Opera A. At Easter I went to Gran Canaria. Q. How long have you been involved Q. Where would your dream home be?Shinewaves Competition Time in Band? A. This is the first year, and already we A. In Southport, I really like living in Southport.Last week’s competition was to draw or paint a portrait in the style of Pablo have 10 Yr. 5 members and 12 Yr.Picasso. There were some really thoughtful entries. Special mentions going to: 4s, who are just beginning.Hannah Brookfield and Katy Watkinson in 2L who painted portraits of Picassohimself, and also to Tom Lawson from 3R who drew a mysterious portraitentitled ‘The Whisperer’. This week’s competition is a class competition for the tidiest class. I will beAs you know there can only be one winner, and from 4JP this week’s winner was asking our cleaning team, Mrs Twist, Mrs Norris and Mrs Brown to judge theEleanor Kilduff. Congratulations Eleanor! classrooms each day and to decide and overall winner. Children in the Spotlight Ryan Ashall came 1st in the MX School Boys Motor Cross Race held at Bleak Hall. Lewis Harwood was awarded the “Player of the Season” at Southport Trinity. Anya Day came 3rd in a presentation competition in gymnastics for working on the beam. David Regan achieved his Level 2 Swimming Award.Norwood Crescent, Southport, PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax: 01704 232712 Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email: email@example.com
NEWS from around and about NorwoodCross Country SUMMER FAIR The Summer Fair is due to take place on Saturday 20th June. In preparation for this event we usually have mufti days when we allow children to come in their home clothes in return for a donation towards one of the stalls. All these donations make for a very profitable day and we know you will all be as generous as you can be.Recently a selection of Norwood pupils took part in a Cross Country event atStanley High School. All the children that took part tried their very best and wewere very happy to discover that we had been placed 6th out of the 15 schoolsthat took part in the competition.Mrs Bentley and Mrs Kenrick were very proud of all the children that took part asthey behaved superbly and supported the other members of the team too. Theywere fantastic representatives of Norwood!Cross Country teams: • During the week beginning the 1st June children are asked to makeYear 3: Kane Baggaley, Luke Ashton, Ashley Gavan, Liam Healey, donations of soft toys such as teddies.Anya Day, Ishbel Cooke, Lucy Berry, Libby Spencer. • Friday 12th June is a mufti day and children are asked to donate itemsYear 4: Leon Booth, Jamie Hough, Tom Stewart, Josh Watkins, which can be used as prizes on the tombola stall.Elise Bond, Lucy Cottier, Emily Telford, Errin Telford. • During the week beginning the 15th June children are asked to makeYear 5: Lewis Harwood, Joshua Wright, Simon Gradwell, donations of bottles which can be anything from a bottle of wine to aMatthew Howard, Skye Shotton, Emma Martin, Lucy Dutton, bottle of bubble bath!Helena Fletcher-Hill. • Friday 19th June is a mufti day and children are asked to donate cakesYear 6: Alex Curran, George Griffiths, Jack Jolly, Jake Rigby, for the cake stall. We do like the homemade type but if that can’t beHannah-Rose Taylor, Bryoni Ashton, Sophie Lloyd, Charis Martin. then bought ones can be just as good. Collections Your Child’s Appearance We are still collecting Tesco and Sainsbury’s We would like to draw parent’s and children’s attention to the section vouchers, The Times Book Tokens and used on appearance in the school’s new prospectus. stamps. Collection boxes are available in the Children are encouraged to wear their hair in a suitable manner for school. foyer. Now we have added Flora tokens to Extremes of fashion, both in terms of clothing and personal appearance our list. We really appreciate all the tokens are not allowed in school. By drawing attention to themselves in this way you can save for us. children can open themselves to potential bullying and ridicule and distract other pupils from their work. In common with all other schools in the country, School Trips ADMISSIONS FOR YEAR R IN SEPTEMBER 2009 the Head Teacher reserves the right to make the final decision regarding matters of this nature. Places have now been allocated by All hair longer than shoulder length (regardless of gender) should be tied Sefton Admissions Section for the back. Reception classes this September. • Trainers and high heeled shoes are not school uniform. Letters will be sent out shortly giving • Jewellery (including necklaces, bracelets and rings) should not be worn in parents information regarding start school, with the exception of watches and stud earrings.If a payment cannot be made toward dates and taster sessions.the cost of a school trip parents need • Stud earrings must be removed during PE, Games and Swimming lessonsto speak with Mrs Gregson in theschool office as soon as possible. Car Boot Sale or if this is not possible, the children should cover these with plasters provided by home.Contributions are calculated on the total If you are not having a stall for yourself we • Nail varnish and makeup are not permitted.children in the year group. If we don’t will be having a Norwood Primary School I am sure you will all support us in ensuring that we have high expectationsreceive sufficient funds we may need to stall. We are interested in bric-a-brac and and high standards of appearance.cancel the trip. unwanted gifts – no clothes thank you.
Stars of the week Bring a Pound to Work DayWe would like to congratulate the following children for being Stars of the Week! On Thursday, Michael RD Aaron McLaughlin & Gemma from Real Radio came to collect the RD Charlie Kearns (silver) money we raised on Bring RP Tia Howard (silver) a Pound to Work Day. This year the radio station RP Eina Alom (silver) was supporting the North 1K Katie Badley (gold) West Children’s Hospital Appeal. The collection 1B Jessica Dewhurst was organised by Mrs 1B Sian Drummond (silver) Kenrick and she was able 2L Kate Bishop to collect a grand total of £55 from the staff! 2L Ella Thistlethwaite (silver) 2M Mia Feury 2M Patrick Kilduff (silver) 3B Abi Wright (silver) Judo Year 4 3R George Southern 3R Hannah Tear (silver) Education Rounders 4CP Ruby Fellowes (gold) Tournament 4JP Joe Davenport Congratulations to the Year 4 Rounders 4JP Amina Guenini (silver) Team who played at Meols Cop High School. After playing in a triangle tournament against 5P Aaron Richards two other Kew Wood’s teams, Norwood won 5M Alex Nevins by one rounder to become the Tournament Winners! Well done to the following children: 5M Matthew Howard (silver) Sam Morgan, Emily and Joe Telford, 6C Mathew Lancaster Children in Year 6 are invited to learn Judo Tom Stewart, Elise Bond, Sol Wilkinson, Fern Hughes, Sally Murray, Lauryn Richards and 6M Georgina Walkerdine (silver) during sessions which will be taking place after school from Monday 1st June. Places Sophie Wright. Gold and silver is awarded to children who are limited and will be allocated on a first Great fun was had by children and parents have previously received star of the week alike. come, first served basis. More P.E. KITS CHESS CLUB Charity News AND A KS2 chess club started on Tuesday 5th May at lunchtimes in the Activities Suite. All children have received a letter, PUMPS but if there is still anyone who knows the rules, can play to a reasonable standard and wants to take part, please contact Mr. Dumbell before Tuesday morning. In last week’s newsletter we reminded parents and children about the need to have the correct clothing for P.E. lessons and have ensured that the whole school is aware of this. A few concerns have been raised about where to find suitable sizes and types of pumps. In order to help parents we have Members of staff are taking part in the Ladies done our own research to identify where pumps can be Night Walk (7 mile) on Friday 15th May, to bought. raise money for Queenscourt Hospice. If you Asda sizes 11-4 would like to make a donation please send it in an envelope for the attention of Mrs Gregson Tesco sizes 1-6 in the school office or for more information BHS sizes 8-4 about volunteering to help at the event Marks and Spencer’s sizes 7-4 call 01704 544645 or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Rawcliffes sizes 7-7 Brantano sizes 6-6 Also available at www.schoolpumps.co.uk from sizes 6 (small) - 13 (adult) and in Southport Market.
ASSEMBLY THEMES Sefton’s Shining Stars Awards Monday 20th April School Rules Monday 27th April Forest Schools/Environment Tuesday 5th May Anti-bullying Monday 11th May Good to be Me (SEAL) Monday 18th May Walk to School Week Monday 1st June A World of Many People: challenging racism Monday 8th June Anti-bullying A couple of years ago Sefton’s Star Awards were introduced Monday 15th June Relationships (SEAL) to recognise and celebrate the Friday 19th June Celebration assembly achievements and contributions of Sefton’s children and young people Monday 22nd June Father’s Day outside of the usual curriculum Monday 29th June Being Healthy and Active areas and who may not normally gain recognition. If you are Monday 6th July Winning and Losing interested in nominating a Norwood Tuesday 14th July Here Comes the Sun pupil between the ages of 9 and 11, please contact Mr. Dumbell by Monday 20th July Moving On Friday 5th June 2009. Rev. Peter Knight from Leyland Road Methodist Church will be, as usual, Thank you to the Champion Newspa- leading two assemblies this term for the children. per for their support in developing our newsletter. SCHOOL DINNER MENU - WEEK ONE Week 1 Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday FridayMain Choice Quorn Bolognese Chicken & Veg Pie Cooks Choice Pizza Shepherds Pie Baked Chicken Fillet 1 Garlic Bread Veg of the Day Veg of the Day Veg of the Day Veg of the Day Mashed Potato Potato Wedges Potato WedgesMain Choice Breaded Fish Fingers Tuna & Egg Pasta Roast Turkey & Gravy Cheesy Vegetable Whirl Salmon Pasta 2 Veg of the Day Crusty Bread Veg of the Day Veg of the Day Pesto Sauce Chipped Potatoes Roast Potatoes Potato Rosti & Fresh BreadMain Choice Sandwich Selection Sandwich Selection Sandwich Selection Sandwich Selection Sandwich Selection 3 & Salad & Salad & Salad & Salad & SaladMain Choice Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato Filled Jacket Potato 4 & Salad & Salad & Salad & Salad & Salad Pudding Apple Sponge Lemon & Sultana Fresh Fruit Salad or Orange & Rice Pudding Choice 1 & Custard Muffin Home Made Biscuit Cinnamon Cake & Sultanas Pudding Low Fat Low Fat Low Fat Low Fat Low Fat Choice 2 Yoghurt Yoghurt Yoghurt Yoghurt Yoghurt Pudding Fresh Fresh Fresh Fresh Fresh Choice 3 Fruit Fruit Fruit Fruit Fruit Also available daily - Fresh Bread & Mixed Salad. Fresh Fruit Juice / Semi Skimmed Milk / Water • Vegetarian options will be available The menu may occasionally be subject to change