1. Norwood News Issue 20 4th February 2011 Arts Festival Countdown 23 weeks to go TERM DATES Bag Packing at Asda 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 School closed: Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Half Term: Mon 30th May-Fri 3rd June School closed: Friday 1st July (Staff training day) Term Ends: Friday 22nd July. School closes at 2pm Autumn Term 2011 School Closed Thursday 1st September We would like to thank everybody that came and helped make the bag packing event at Friday 2nd September Asda the huge success it was and of course thanks to Asda for allowing us to raise the (Staff training days) funds. Parents, children and staff all gave up some of their Saturday to help us to raise funds for our Arts Festival. A grand total of £ 450.00 was collected. Well done! Children return to school We will be bag packing at Morrisons Saturday 5th March, notification of details will be Monday 5th September Half Term sent out. We would really appreciate even more helpers spread over the day. One little Mon 24th-Fri 28th October girl spent 5 hours helping. Well done you! Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email: email@example.com www.norwoodprimaryschool.com!
2. After School Club After half term the new building which is for the after school club will be opening and there will be more places available for children. If you would like a place for your child please feel free to contact Fran Taylor on her mobile no: 077 247 08015. It would be worth registering your child with her in case you ever needed child care in an emergency or for use of the holiday club. Call in for an informal chat. Safeguarding Parents or guardians who need to meet with a member of staff before or after school, should come in through the school office to find out if it is convenient first. They will then be given an authorised visitor badge. If your child is late they need to sign in at the office and a member of staff will be available to take your child along totheir classroom and pass on any messages to the class teacher on your behalf. We know this may not always be convenient for you but you will appreciate the safety of the children must come first. There are a lot of before and after school activities taking place each day and we need a system in place to ensure the children feel safe and are kept safe at all times.We would be very grateful if you can work with us on this issue and help us to ensure it is effective at all times. Star of the Week Next week’s clubs RJT: Isabel Ryan RJT: India Donnelly Monday KS2 Cross Country practice (lunchtime) RJT: Nicole Spencer Y4 Sports Aerobics in the hall till 4.20 pm RT: George Dodsworth RT: Isabella McLachlanTuesday School Council meeting (lunchtime) Eco Committee meeting (lunchtime) 1B: Taylor Dearnley-Davison Band Club in 1D till 4.15 pm 1B: Lucy Wright B Football Team practice till 4.20 pm 1D: Lewis Midgley Y4/5/6 Netball till 4.15 pm Y1 Science till 4.15 pm 2W: Carter Birch YR Wally Cain Dance Club Hall till 4 pm 2W: Tyler Scutt Silver Y5 & 6 Boys rugby MUGA 12.10 2M: Leyla Naile-Cakir Football A Team v Farnborough @ Carr Lane till 4.45 pm 2M: Olivia Logan SilverWednesday Library (lunchtime) 3H: Joe Langford Y2 Filmclub in YR till 4.30 pm 3K: Sian Drummond Silver Y2-4 Southport Football Club till 4.20 pm 4P: Patrick Kilduff 4P: Oliver GreenThursday KS2 Singing Club (lunchtime) Library (lunchtime) 4M: Natasha Polansky Silver Y5 & Y6 Girls Rugby on MUGA 12.10 pm 5B: Brandon Robson Y2 Art Club in Y2 till 4.15 pm 5M: Ashley Gavan 5M: Tom LangfordFriday ****SCHOOL CLOSED**** 6P: Jack Wallbank 6C: Ruby Fellowes Coats! Please ensure your child has a coat with them Please collect the children from the playground and do not wait for them by the office. throughout the winter months, as it can be 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. Getting to Know Our Governors Q. What do you do in your spare time? A. I love going on holiday especially to countries with lots of interesting things to do and see. Last year I went to Peru and had a brilliant time. I also like gardening and walking. (Taylor McKenzie Y3) This week our team of reporters put their questions to Mrs Silcox. Q. Is there anything you dislike about being a Governor? Some of you may recognise Mrs Silcock as she used to work in the A. Its got to be making sure Im on time for early morning meetings! school office. (Molly Glinn Y6) Q. Which aspect of your role do you enjoy most? A. The most enjoyable part of being a governor is being able to join in the many events that take place at Norwood and being invited to attend performances and special functions. (Finn Cromack Y3) Q. What made you want to be a Governor of Norwood? A. Way back in 1985 when Mr Milne became Headteacher at Norwood, I took over Mrs Taylors job in the school office and later became Bursar and Clerk to the Governors. At that time the school was on Norwood Road next to All Souls Church. We had a very exciting time planning the new school building and moved to the present site in 1988. After 20 happy years at Norwood I decided it was time to retire but I knew I would be sad to leave so when I was asked if I would like to join the Governing Body as a Community Governor I was delighted. (Molly Glinn Y6) (p.s. I think you and your team do a brilliant job on the newsletter.) Book AmnestyOn the 11th February 2011, Norwood is having an INSET day. Throughout that day we will be organising and colour coding all our HOME SCHOOL READING BOOKS. With this in mind, we need all home school reading books to be returned to school no later than the 9th February 2011. Teachers will not be giving new books out over the half term, in order to help us colour code all our books. The new system will involve your child being on a coloured level and there will need to be some adjusting time. Many thanks for your patience! 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. Children in the Spotlight Jamie was awarded Michael has passed J4K Keeper of the Erin has passed Charlie has passed his the Yellow Tag grade Week by his her Level 3 Grade 4 Duckling in Taekwando. football trainer Swimming Award. Award.Terrific! Fantastic! Scott. Wonderful! Congratulations!! MINI Art Schools Competition Forthcoming EventsMonday 7th February Y2 The Owl Man visitWedesday 9th February Y6 World War 2 visit to Eden Camp, Malton YorkshireWedesday 9th February Y3 Roman visit to Chester Halliwell Jones MINI are holdingFriday 11th February INSET DAY a MINI Art Competition. TheyFriday 25th February PTA Family Bingo are looking for a unique design for a MINI decal that they canTuesday 1st March Y6 visit to watch Private Peaceful at Crosby Civic Hall turn into a reality! The winning designer will not only see theirWednesday 2nd March Y4 Robinwood Parents meeting design come to life but will also receive either a Sony PSP,Wednesday 9th March Y5/6 Tag Rugby tournament at Kew Woods Playstation 3 or Nintendo DSi thMonday 14 March Y5 Wider Opportunities Concert at Southport Theatre Lite for their creative genius! The competition is absolutelyFriday 18th March PTA Comic Relief Discos free to enter. Please ask your class teacherTuesday 22nd March Parents Interviews for an entry form.Thursday 24th March Parents Interviews HALLIWELL JONESFriday 25th March Y5 Wider Opportunities Concert with Halle at Southport Theatre Southport Road, Southport PR8Monday 4th -16th July Arts Festival 5JF News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
5. 5 A-Side Football Tournament at Stanley High Norwood A Team The first game V Larkfield resulted in a 1-0 win to Norwood with Tom Langford scoring from a penalty. A great start! The second game against Ainsdale was a Norwood B Team 0-0 draw. The third game against Kings Meadow provided two goals. It was a 1-1 draw, again with Tom Norwoods first game against OLOL was a 0-0 Langford scoring Norwoods only goal. The final game draw. The second game against Kew Woods, the against Farnborough was a must win game in order to eventual other finalist, resulted in a 1-0 loss, reach the finals. Unfortunately, a strong Farnborough although it was a close match. The third game skilled passing team scored three to dash Norwoods against Farnborough B team again resulted in a chance to progress further. loss, 2-0. The final game was against St. Johns, Farnborough reached the final. A great effort none the Crossens which was goaless draw. less from Norwood A team. The boys are pictured wearing their new Norwood A Team: Aaron Rimmer, Tom Stewart, football strips, featuring the school crest, which Jaydon Lavelle, Tom Langford, Tom Mitchell, were kindly provided by Norwoods PTA. Thank Jack Wallbank & Jamie Hough. you. They look magnificent! B Team: Luke Ashton, Joe Edmunds, Lewis Hitchcock, Ashley Gavan, Matthew Van Sprang Rimmer, Daniel Lawrence Shinewaves Competition Time Changes To Our Behaviour System Last week’s competition was to produce a still life picture. Chinese New Year is coming up and it is the Year of the As Norwood is making some changes to our behaviour Rabbit. So this week’s competition is to design an unusual system, there will be a note going out at the end of rabbit for Chinese New Year. term. Parents will be informed if your child is misbehaving continuously. All members of the schoolPop your entries in the competition post box, outside the hall, council have agreed on these changes.by the morning of Wednesday 9th February with your name Thank you, for your support. and class on the back. From Mrs Bennet News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
6. Climbing in The Lake District The Wainwrights are 214 fells/mountains What an achievement! Congratulations boys! in The Lake District. Cameron, George and Morgan have climbed to the summit of 5. They reached the summit of Hellvellyn in four and a half hours, which is a 950m (3,209 ft) climb, in October 2010. Then in January 2011 they climbed four fells in six and a half hours, consisting of Lonscale Fell, which is 715m (2346 ft) climb, Skiddaw Little Man a 865m (2838 ft) climb, Skiddaw a 913m (3054 ft) climb and finally Carl Side a 746m (2,448 ft) climb, covering roughly Cameron, George & Morgan 11 milesThe boys climbed with their dad, and his peers who are all very accomplished climbers. George was carried and assisted alot of the way, as would be expected at 4 years old but Cameron and Morgan both persevered throughout and I am very proud of all 3 of them for such an amazing achievement, they will continue to climb (not all 214 just yet) over the forthcoming years. Vicki Hobson (Proud Mum) Your Child’s Appearance We would like to draw parent’s and children’s attention to the section on appearance in the school’s Check this out! prospectus.Children are encouraged to wear their hair in a suitable manner for school. Extremes of fashion, both in terms of clothing and personal appearance are not allowed in school. By drawing attention to themselves in this way children can open themselves to potential bullying and ridicule and distract other pupils from their work. All hair longer than shoulder length (regardless of gender) should be tied back. *Trainers and high heeled shoes are not school uniform. *Jewellery (including necklaces, bracelets and rings) should not be worn in school, with the exception of watches and stud earrings. * Stud earrings must be removed during PE, Games and Swimming lessons or if this is not possible, the children should cover these with plasters provided by home. *Nail varnish and makeup are not permitted. I am sure you will all support us in ensuring that we have high expectations and high standards of appearance. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack