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Issue 17

  1. 1. Norwood News Issue 17 14th January 2011 Arts Festival Countdown 26 weeks to go Book Author Makes Suprise Visit! TERM DATES Spring Term 2011 NEW DATE School closed: Friday 11th February (Staff training day) Half Term: Monday 14th-Friday 18th February Term Ends: Friday 1st April. School closes at 2pm Summer Term 2011 Children return to school Tuesday 19th April at 8.55am On Tuesday 11th January, Norwood were lucky enough to have the author Eamonn Reilly School closed: in to talk to Years 2 to 6. He was really entertaining, sharing some of his story ideas with Good Friday 22nd April the children. He explained how he begins writing stories and how long the whole Easter Monday 25th April process takes from beginning to end. One of his published books is also being made into a film! How exciting is that! Let’s hope he visits again soon! Children return to school Tuesday 26th April at 8.55am You can read some of his stories on here: If you would like to purchase one of his books, an order form has gone out-Please check School closed: your child’s bookbag. Bank Holiday Friday 29th April School closed: Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Are you the next Half Term: Mon 30th May-Fri 3rd June Leona Lewis? Can you dance like School closed: Friday 1st July Diversity (Staff training day) or do you simply have the ‘S Factor’ ? Term Ends: Then enter today for Friday 22nd July. School Sefton’s Got Talent 2011 closes at 2pm Auditions in Jan/Feb 2011 Autumn Term 2011 Grand Final-6th March 2011 School Closed Registration is just £3 Thursday 1st September Forms available from the Plaza Cinema, for Friday 2nd September more information and to download a form (Staff training days) visit Children return to school Monday 5th September Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email:
  2. 2. Getting to know our Governors This week our reporters put their questions to Q. What do you like to do in your spare time? Russell Watkinson one of our Governors. A. I enjoy Tae Kwon Do and help to run our local club, we did a demonstration at last year’s Summer Fair (Taylor McKenzie Y3) Q. What made you want to be a Governor of Norwood? A. I have two children at Norwood, Katy in Year 4 and Henry in Year 2, and I wanted the chance to be involved in their school to make sure that they get the best possible start in education (Molly Glinn Y6) Q. How much of your time is taken up by being a Governor? A. We have a number of set meetings each term but there are other times when we might wish to attend school. School events and sometimes visiting classes to see how you are enjoying learning, you will have to look out for me and say hello. (Finn Cromack Y3) Thank you for all of your questions. Russell Watkinson Pram Club’s Back! Next week’s clubs Monday KS2 Cross Country practice (lunchtime) Pram club is making a welcome return next Y4 Sports Aerobics in the hall till 4.20 pm Friday at the usual time. (9.15 am) Remember that you don’t actually need to Tuesday School Council meeting (lunchtime) Eco Committee meeting (lunchtime) have a pram just a pre school child! Band Club in 1D till 4.15 pm B Football Team practice till 4.30 pm Y4/5/6 Netball till 4.15 pm Recycling Christmas! Y1 Science till 4.15 pm Wednesday Library (lunchtime) Thank you all for your wrapping paper, Y6 Cookery Club in the hall till 5.00 pm decorations and cards to go towards next Y2 Filmclub in YR till 4.30 pm years craft day. Due to the fantastic response Y6 Lights Camera Action till 4.15 pm we now have enough. Please don’t send Thursday KS2 Singing Club (lunchtime) anymore into school. Thank you. Library (lunchtime) Y2 Art Club in Y2 till 4.15 pm Y3 History Detectives in Y3 till 4.15 pm Coats! Y5 & Y6 Sports Hall Athletics till 4.20 pm Please ensure your child has a coat with them Friday Netball Team practice at Meols Cop till 4.45 pm throughout the winter months, as it can be Y5 Badminton Club in the hall till 4.30 pm KS2 Chess Challenge in 3K till 4 pm very cold at break-times. Thank you! Please collect the children from the playground and do not wait for them by the office. 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
  3. 3. Dog Fouling! We always seem to Dog owners are allowing dogs to their MUGA have a problem on the business and they are The School Council have drawn up a footpath in the crescent not clearing it up. new rota for the Multi Utility Goal with dog dirt. It is a public offence, Area (MUGA) The council are regularly so if you see this Week contacted about it but at the moment it seems happening please encourage the owner Week commencing 10th Jan 2 to be so much to be responsible. Week commencing 17th Jan 3 worse. Week commencing 24th Jan 4 Week commencing 31st Jan 1 Remember to get your child to check their shoes before either coming into Week commencing 7th Feb 2 school or going into your home. Contamimation can cause blindness - be vigilant. ASSEMBLY THEMES Lost Property Appeal Assemblies are held on Monday by Mr. Dumbell, Tuesday by Mrs. Bennet or Rev. There are lots of items unclaimed in the Knight, Wednesday is hymn practice, on Thursday there are year group or school lost property box. Please check whether council assemblies and Friday afternoon is when the whole school come together your child has lost anything and remind for Star of the Week Assembly. them to check in the box. It is situated This term's assembly themes are: under the stairs near First Aid. Monday 10th Jan Rules for Life - It’s Not Fair Monday 17th Jan Going for Goals (SEAL) Lost property will be available for collection on the play ground next week Monday 24th Jan Rules for Life - Doing What’s Right after school (weather permitting). Monday 31st Jan Chinese New Year After next week, all items which are still Monday 7th Feb People Who Care for Us unclaimed will be recycled. Monday 21st Feb Giving Thanks Please see Mrs Topping in Year R with Monday 28th Feb Fairtrade any lost property enquiries. Monday 7th Mar Rights and Freedom Thank you. Monday 14th Mar Music Monday 21st Mar Getting on and Falling Out (SEAL) Monday 28th Mar Easter Shinewaves Competition Time Welcome back to competition time. There were lots of films on television over the break. So this week’s competition is to write a film review about one of your favourite films. You need to persuade me that your choice is worth watching. Tell me about the characters, your favourite part and why you are recommending it. Pop your entries in the competition post box, outside the hall, by the morning of Wednesday 19th January with your name and class on the back. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  4. 4. Children in the Spotlight Abi received a Silver Charlie has passed medal in a recent her Grade 2 gymnastics Duckling award. competition. Wonderful! Elise was awarded Ruby has passed Fabulous! the Progress award her Stage 4 for tennis & was National Runner Up in the Swimming Plan mixed doubles U10's award. Super! by Argyle Lawn Tennis Club. Fantastic! Tom received a Grace has passed Certificate of Merit in a her Level 5 recent gymnastics Swimming award. competition. Terrific! Marvellous! Young People Get Moving! Working to get young people fit and healthy, the snow is not the only thing falling this Winter as a brand new healthy lifestyle programme helps families drop the pounds. Funded by NHS Sefton and delivered through the Sefton Leisure and Tourism Department’s Active Lifestyles team, the six week healthy lifestyle programme targets young people aged between seven and sixteen years of age and their families. Working on the principle that learning through fun activities provides an increased likelihood of adaptation; the programme combines interactive learning with physical games to help attendees lose weight. The MOVE IT programme has witnessed six courses being run throughout the borough since it commenced at the end of the Summer months with a number of families already witnessing the benefits of attending the programme as one young mum noted from Netherton, “Trying to get the kids to eat healthy food can be quite difficult and it’s often easier to give them foods that you know they will eat in their packed lunch and for their tea as it’s less trouble but it’s no good for them. It was because of this that we decided to join in MOVE IT as it’s not just the kids who learn about healthy eating but us adults too. After joining together we’ve become a healthier and active family it’s great!" With current courses proving popular, a new range of sessions will be commencing in January at leisure centres in Sefton including Dunes Splash World, Litherland Sports Park and Bootle Leisure Centre. If you would like more information or would like to register your interest, call 0151 934 2352 or contact Active Lifestyles by News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack