Norwood News
                                               Issue 16                                              7th Janu...
PTA News                                       Getting to know our Governors
                 Next meeting                ...
Norwood’s Christmas Craft Morning

    After the wonderful
   success of the first
 Christmas Craft morning
    last year ...
Children in the Spotlight

Ben has passed                         Caitlan has                                 Elliot has
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Issue 16

  1. 1. Norwood News Issue 16 7th January 2011 Arts Festival Countdown 27 weeks to go HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYBODY TERM DATES I would like to take this opportunity to welcome everyone back to Spring Term 2011 Norwood after the Christmas holiday and I hope that everybody NEW DATE enjoyed the snow, which I promised in the last newsletter. The fact School closed: that it came on the the evening we broke up from school and Friday 11th February (Staff training day) disappeared before we came back was ideal for us as a school. I would like to thank everyone for their cards and warm wishes and trust 2011 Half Term: will be an exciting, rewarding and happy one for us all at Norwood. Monday 14th-Friday 18th I was delighted to see photographs of our infant Christmas performances in the local press over February the holiday and once again would like to thank all the children and staff for their tremendous hard Term Ends: work in putting on such wonderful events. The Spring term is always the most rewarding in Friday 1st April. School closes at 2pm terms of the progress children make, as they are firmly settled in their classes, understand the routines and know what is expected of them in each subject and their behaviour and attitude. Our Summer Term 2011 building work on the new After School Club extension and the kitchen continues to progress Children return to school extremely well and I will have more up-to-date news on the scheduled completion in the next Tuesday 19th April at 8.55am week or so. Finally I would like to wish everyone at Norwood a wonderful 2011 and hope that all School closed: New Year’s resolutions haven’t been broken yet. Good Friday 22nd April Easter Monday 25th April AWARD FOR NORWOOD Children return to school INSET DAY In recognition of the improvements we have made in the Tuesday 26th April at 8.55am The final INSET day for staff ‘basic skills’ of English and Maths, Norwood has recently training has been allocated been awarded the Quality Mark for Primary Schools. We School closed: as Friday 11th February, so received a visit from three external assessors, who Bank Holiday Friday 29th April school will close for February evaluated our provision, practice and performance and School closed: half-term on Thursday 10th assessed our recent improvements in ’basic skills’. The 10 Bank Holiday Monday 2nd February at 3.15 pm. key elements of the Quality Mark were analysed and May assessed after discussions with staff, pupils and parents Half Term: and we are delighted to report that they were very Mon 30th May-Fri 3rd June impressed with the school and the progress that has been Hot Dinners School closed: made. Congratulations to everybody on this special award! Due to the continuing building Friday 1st July (Staff training day) work in the kitchen, we are still unable to offer hot dinners to Excellent Attendance Term Ends: pupils or staff. We will keep you Congratulations to the 270 children who received excellent Friday 22nd July. School closes at 2pm updated with information and let attendance certificates for having attended school at least you know as soon as possible of 95% of the time in the Autumn term. We are pleased to Autumn Term 2011 the proposed date for the return report that 92 children have 100% attendance so far and School Closed are on their way to the special 100% badge awarded at the of hot dinners. Thursday 1st September end of the school year. Friday 2nd September (Staff training days) Advertising Our Local Businesses Did You Know? Children return to school If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the newsletter, an advert for your local Monday 5th September business could be placed in our newsletter. Please contact Mrs Gregson in the school office for further details. Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email: CLUBS
  2. 2. PTA News Getting to know our Governors Next meeting Our reporters have recently tracked down our very busy Wednesday 12th January 3.30 pm governors to ask them about their roles. Pictured here is Mrs in the school library. Cullum, who as well as being a Staff Governor, also works in Year 5. New members are always welcome so please come along to get involved in your PTA. Star of the Week RJT:Owen Ashton RJT:Ethan Owen Silver RJT:Alice Jones RT:Ben Watkins RT:Archie Singleton 1B:Lucy Mercer-Jones 1D:Lucy Wallbank 2M:Eva Bennet 2M:Rebecca Kilduff 2W:Jamie Martin Q. What do you do in your spare time? 2W:Lucy Peters A. I love to read, listen to music and spend time with my 3K:Jack Bilsborrow family. 3K:Spencer Leach-Jackson 3K:Rhys Fyles Q. What made you want to be a Governor at Norwood? 3K:Star Wilkinson Gold A. I was ready to challenge myself and do something I had 3H:Emily Murray never done before. 4M:Ellie Tutt 4M:Robert Watson Q. Has any of your family attended Norwood? 4P:Holly McQuillan A. Both my brothers attended Norwood, but it was before it 4P:Lucie Hawkings Silver moved to Norwood Crescent. 5B:Hannah Tear 5M:Bethany Heyes Q. How much time is taken up by being a Governor? 5M:Nia Paganga A. There are about 3 or 4 full meetings and smaller committee 6C:Sol Wilkinson Gold meetings per year, but there is a lot of reading to do before 6P:Lucy Cottier each meeting. Tissues Whenever possible please send your child to school with a packet of tissues. This will encourage good practice when they catch their sneeze in a tissue, and then bin the tissue when they have used it and so kill the germs. Thank you. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  3. 3. Norwood’s Christmas Craft Morning After the wonderful success of the first Christmas Craft morning last year we were delighted to run it again and it will now become an annual and anticipated event. Family members were able to join their children to create festive items from recycled materials. Thank you to everyone who made the morning the success it was. Some of the comments from the family members who joined their children were... “It was tremendous to see the children so engrossed in the activity.” “Fabulous time, gone home sticky and sweet.” “Very good morning, very relaxing, felt like a child again.” “Fantastic, as last year! My children loved it. Thank you for all your hard work.” Remember to save all your Christmas sweet wrappers, cards and wrapping paper and send them into school for next year’s event. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  4. 4. Children in the Spotlight Ben has passed Caitlan has Elliot has his Water Skills passed her passed his 10m Level 6 25m Rainbow Rainbow Swimming Swimming Swimming award. award. award. Brilliant! Terrific! Marvellous! Joshua has Erin has passed Jordan has passed his 50m her Level 1 & 2 passed his 10m Rainbow Solo Swimming Rainbow Swimming awards. Swimming award. Wonderful! award. Excellent! Fantastic! Nathan has passed his Kara has passed Level 7 her 5m Rainbow Gymnastics Swimming award. Proficiency Wow! Award. Congratulations Next weeks clubs Monday KS2 Cross Country practice (lunchtime) Y4 Sports Aerobics in the hall till 4.15pm Tuesday School Council meeting (lunchtime) Eco Committee meeting (lunchtime) Library (lunchtime) Band Club in 1D till 4.15pm B Football Team practice till 4.30pm Y4/5/6 Netball till 4.15pm Wednesday Library (lunchtime) Y6 Cookery Club in the hall till 5.00 pm Y2 Filmclub in YR till 4.30 pm Thursday KS2 Singing Club (lunchtime) Library (lunchtime) Y2 Art Club in Y2 till 4.15 pm Y3 History Detectives in Y3 till 4.15 pm Y5 & Y6 Sports Hall Athletics till 4.20pm Friday Netball Team practice at Meols Cop till 4.45pm Y5 Badminton Club in the hall till 4.30pm KS2 Chess Challenge in 3K till 4pm Please collect the children from the playground. There will be notification if there are any changes to these clubs. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack