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Issue 19

  1. 1. Norwood News Issue 19 28th January 2011 Arts Festival Countdown 24 weeks to go TERM DATES Year 6’s World War 2 Evacuation! 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 School closed: Good Friday 22nd April Easter Monday 25th April Children return to school Tuesday 26th April at 8.55am School closed: Bank Holiday Friday 29th April After hearing the air raid siren during a Maths lesson, Yr 6 children had to be quickly School closed: evacuated from their classrooms and were sent down to Norwood’s pretend Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May underground air raid shelter, whilst we waited for the all clear. Teachers and children sang old songs including ‘Run Rabbit’ and ‘Pack up your Troubles in your Old Kit Bag’, Half Term: had a snack of digestive biscuits and water and listened to tales of war-torn Britain. Mon 30th May-Fri 3rd June Luckily, it was a false alarm. Mrs Rimmer and Mrs Rigby, our ARP Wardens, ensured we School closed: were safe from harm and made sure we turned off our lamps when leaving the shelter. Friday 1st July (Staff training day) It was a great opportunity to learn what a child’s life would have been like in 1940! Term Ends: Friday 22nd July. School closes at 2pm Autumn Term 2011 Oh No! The Air Raid Siren, Quickly Children! School Closed Thursday 1st September Yr 6’s very own Mrs Rimmer looking suitably Friday 2nd September shocked when the siren went off. (Staff training days) (I do think the hat should be part of the uniform Children return to school from now on!) Monday 5th September Half Term Mon 24th-Fri 28th October Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email:
  2. 2. Shinewaves Competition Time Last week’s competition was to write a film review. I enjoyed BUILDING WORK UPDATE reading them all. The winner was Amina Guenini from 6C with a 5 star review of ‘Our First Christmas’. Congratulations Anima! We are delighted to inform parents that the Now to this week’s competition. Paul Cézanne, one of a group ofbuilding work on the kitchen and the new ‘After School Club’ is nearing completion. famous French painters called Post-Impressionists, was born on The kitchen will be up and running again 19 January 1839. serving hot food from Monday 7th February. The post-impressionists such as Cézanne, Vincent Van Gogh orThe After School Club should be opening up its Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec liked to use lots of colours and doors after half term. We would like to thank shadows in still life paintings. This week’s competition is to find parents, staff and children for their patience out what a ‘still life’ is and to produce one of your own. and support while the disruption to our Pop your entries in the competition post box, outside the hall, by lunchtime has occurred. However we are the morning of Wednesday 2nd February with your name and certain that the changes will prove superb class on the back. additions to our school. Star of the Week Next week’s clubs RJT:Charlie Grainger Monday KS2 Cross Country practice (lunchtime) Y4 Sports Aerobics in the hall till 4.20 pm RT:Abigail Hooton RT:Ben PomeroyTuesday School Council meeting (lunchtime) 1B:Nathan Livingstone Silver Eco Committee meeting (lunchtime) 1B:Louis Instone Band Club in 1D till 4.15 pm B Football Team practice till 4.20 pm 1D:Lucy Rijken-Storey Y4/5/6 Netball till 4.15 pm 2W:Billie Rodwell Y1 Science till 4.15 pm 2M:Selina Lloyd YR Wally Cain Dance Club Hall till 4 pm 2M:Cody RobinsonWednesday Library (lunchtime) 3H:Jasmine Hitchcock Y6 Cookery Club in the hall till 5.00 pm 3H:Finn Cromack Y2 Filmclub in YR till 4.30 pm 3K:Rosie Morgan Silver Y6 Lights Camera Action till 4.15 pm 4M:Owen Campbell Y2-4 Southport Football Club till 4.20 pm 4M:Katy Watkinson SilverThursday KS2 Singing Club (lunchtime) 4P:Stephanie Hendry Library (lunchtime) 4P:Declan Broadbent Silver Y5 & 6 Boys rugby MUGA 12.10 Y2 Art Club in Y2 till 4.15 pm 5B:Thomas Lawson Silver Y3 History Detectives in Y3 till 4.15 pm 5M:Ishbel Cooke Silver Y5 & Y6 Sports Hall Athletics till 4.20 pm 6P:Abbie Wilson Silver B team football home to Farnborough till 4.45 pm 6C:Amie BlundellFriday Y5 & 6 Boys rugby MUGA 12.10 6C:Darcy Iveson-Berkeley Netball Team practice at Meols Cop till 4.45 pm Y5 Badminton Club in the hall till 4.30 pm KS2 Chess Challenge in 3K till 4 pm Coats! Please ensure your child has a coat with themPlease collect the children from the playground and do not wait throughout the winter months, as it can be for them by the office. very cold at break-times.There will be notification if there are any changes to these clubs. Thank you! News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  3. 3. Getting to Know Our Governors This week our intrepid reporters, Finn and Taylor, put their questions to Mr Doupe, who as well as being a Governor is also a teacher at Norwood.Q. Is there anything you dislike about your role as a Governor and if so what is it?A. There’s lots of reading to do before and after the meetings! (Finn Cromack Y3)Q. What made you want to be a Governor of Norwood?A. Although being a teacher is a very important job I decided as a Governor it would give me the opportunity to bemore involved with important decisions that affect everyone. As a Governor I can help make Norwood an even betterplace for children to come to. (Molly Glinn Y6)Q. What do you like to do in your spare time?A. I’m a really big music fan and so spend a lot of time listening to all different types of music along with going toone or two live concerts! I also like getting out and about enjoying the many things to do in Southport. (Katy Watkinson Y4) Inspired by their topic work in Yr 2, Isabelle wrote this wonderful poem. Once I got a fright in the night. It was a very scary sight. LJ FINANCIAL PLANNING LIMITED It had big bright eyes that lit up the dark and gloomy skies, Chartered Financial Planners shining sharp teeth that shone like the moon Investments-Pensions-Protection-Wills-Mortgages-Asset I hope it goes away soon. Protection-Tax Planning Im shaking and quaking and scared to the bone, I wish I was in bed at home Richard Hawkings and LJ Financial Planning are Independent It roared like thunder through the sky, if it carries on Im sure to cry Financial Advisers and have access to all insurance If only I knew what this spooky thing is Companies and Lenders. for it’s getting me in a terrible tiz. If you would like a chat to discuss your finances, then please I closed my eyes and covered my ears contact me on: I hope this stops my falling tears. I hummed a song inside my head and suddenly I awoke in bed Mobile-07971 287517 by Isabelle Hopkins Lane 2W Advertising Our Local BusinessesIf you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the newsletter, an advert for your local business could be placed in our newsletter. Please contact Mrs Gregson in the school office for further details. Adverts are placed independently and we are grateful for the donations towards the cost. However we are not otherwise linked directly with the businesses. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  4. 4. Children in the Spotlight Niamh & Brooke took part in a Christmas Show for aerobic gymnastics. Fabulous! Rebecca has passed her Hannah, who plays for yellow belt in Taekwando. Hesketh Colts under Brilliant! tens football team, won man of the match. Jessica has passed Fantastic her level 6 Proficiency Award in Gymnastics. Lost Property Wonderful! Lost property was available for collection on the playground last Forthcoming Events week and a few items were returned to their owners. ThereSaturday 29th January Bag Packing at Asda are still many unnamed items inTuesday 1st February Y2 Stargazing trip to Hesketh Park the lost property box. Anything that is not collected by the endMonday 7th February Y2 The Owl Man visit of next week will be recycled.Wednesday 9th February Y6 World War 2 trip to Eden Camp, Malton YorkshireWednesday 9th February Y3 Roman trip to Chester This is the last chance to claim these items.Friday 11th February INSET DAYFriday 25th February PTA Family Bingo It is essential that school uniform/PE kits/ lunchboxes/Tuesday 1st March Y6 trip to watch Private Peaceful at Crosby Civic Hall coats etc. are named.Wednesday 2nd March Y4 Robinwood Parents meeting Items that are named canWednesday 9th March Y5/6 Tag Rugby tournament at Kew Woods easily be returned to their thMonday 14 March Y5 Wider Opportunities Concert at Southport Theatre owners and this should reduce the amount of lost property.Friday 18th March PTA Comic Relief DiscosTuesday 22nd March Parents Interviews Any enquires pleaseThursday 24th March Parents Interviews see Mrs Topping YR. Thank you.Friday 25th March Y5 Wider Opportunities Concert with Halle at Southport Theatre News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack