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Issue 24

  1. 1. Norwood News Issue 24 11th March 2011 Arts Festival Countdown Menu 2 18 weeks to go Week TERM DATES Spring Term 2011 Yr 6 Private Peaceful Term Ends: On Tuesday 1st March Year 6 travelled to Crosby Civic Friday 1st April. School closes at 2pm Hall to watch a play called Private Peaceful. The play is based on a book, of the same name, by Michael Summer Term 2011 Morpugo. The story is told through flashbacks and was Children return to school skilfully acted out by a single actor! Tuesday 19th April at 8.55am School closed: The play tells the story of Private Tommo Peaceful as Good Friday 22nd April Easter Monday 25th April he remembers his life so far. He recalls such events as his first day a school; the day his father died while Children return to school saving Tommo from a falling tree; his first job; his Tuesday 26th April at 8.55am brother marrying Mollie, who Tommo also loved; lying School closed: about his age to join the army to fight during World Bank Holiday Friday 29th War I and being posted to the treacherous trenches of April France with his elder brother Charlie! School closed: Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Very little in the way of props were used and there was no scenery, except for a pale Half Term: blue and white backdrop. However this did not detract from the story as Morpurgo’s Mon 30th May-Fri 3rd June vivid description coupled with the occasional sound effect and the dramatic use of School closed: stage lighting really brought the story to life. Friday 1st July (Staff training day) Watch out for the release of the film version of Private Peaceful, due in cinemas later Term Ends: this year! Friday 22nd July. School closes at 2pm Autumn Term 2011 School Closed Thursday 1st September Bag Packing at Morrisons Friday 2nd September (Staff training days) Children return to school Wow what a turn out! More children turned up than last time and this really made a Monday 5th September Half Term difference. Some children were having that much fun that they asked could they stay Mon 24th-Fri 28th October longer to help! They packed and smiled their way through the day and made a grand Term Ends: total of over £700 to go towards our Arts Festival! We are all really proud of our children Friday 16th December at 2pm at Norwood, several people commented how pleasant, polite and well turned out the Spring Term: children were. rd Tuesday 3 January 2012 (Staff training day) Thank you to everyone that helped and of course to Morrisons for allowing the event to take place.Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email:
  2. 2. Dress Funny for Money Friday 18th March Bring a £1 Dress funny for Money Day P.T. A. RED NOSE DAY! Friday 18th March Next week’s clubs (w/b 7.3.11) Disco Time! Letters have been sent homeMonday KS2 Cross Country practice (lunchtime) with details of the Discos that Y4 Sports Aerobics in the hall till 4.20 pm the PTA have arranged for the Swimming Gala Practice (No Y5 class swimming) children to enjoy in the Y5 Concert Southport Theatre 7 pm afternoon and early evening.Tuesday School Council meeting (lunchtime) Eco Committee meeting (lunchtime) Library (lunchtime) Star of the Week Band Club in 1D till 4.15 pm Y4/5/6 Netball till 4.15 pm Yr6 SATS Booster class till 4.30 RJT: Abbie Young YR Wally Cain Dance Club Hall till 4 pm RJT: Ruby Zeqo Y1 Science in 4M till 4.15 pm RT: Nathan Richards B Team Football Match Home to St Patricks till 4.45 pm RT: Niamh Mills 1B: Lucy FowlerWednesday Library (lunchtime) 1D: Naomi Hall Y1 Filmclub in YR till 4.10 pm 2W: Sean Cairns Y2-4 Southport Football Club till 4.20 pm 2M: Eliot King Yr6 Cookery Club till 5 pm 2M: Pascal Saleta Silver Yr3 Art Invaders till 4.15 pm 3H: Morgan McFord Silver Yr5/6 Cross Country Competition Formby 3H: Emma Gregson Silver 3K: Jakob Young SilverThursday KS2 Singing Club (lunchtime) 3K: Sean Gowers Silver Library (lunchtime) 4M: Sam Davies Y2 Art Club in Y2 till 4.15 pm 4P: Heather Weights Y5 History detectives in Y5 till 4.15 pm 5B: Georgia Bradshaw-Hampson Netball N Team Home to Larkfield till 4.20 pm 5B: Kane Baggaley Silver Y4 Planet Dance Workshop (Hall) till 4.20 pm 5M: Daniel Lawrence 5M: Luke Jackson 5M: Lucas Thaw SilverFriday Netball Team practice till 4.15 pm 6P: Melissa Heyes B Team Football Match Away to Churchtown till 4.45 pm 6C: Jake HawkingsPlease collect the children from the playground and do not wait for them by 6C: Joe Edmunds Silver 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. Getting to Know Our Governors Two of our reporters, Katie and Jamie, hijacked Mrs Fletcher on her way to lunch to ‘grill’ her for our article. Shinewaves Competition Time Last week’s competition was to create a maths puzzle for World Maths Day. And the winner was… Ruby Fellowes from 6C (again!) who created a mathematical wordsearch. Well done Ruby! This week’s competition is to support No Smoking Day (9th March). As we are a no smoking site and a Healthy School we encourage the children and their families to make healthy lifestyle choices. This week’s competition is to design a poster or flyer about smoking, which encourages good choices. Find more information at HYPERLINK Q. Which aspect of your role do you enjoy the most? "" A. I really enjoy being with the children. (Jamie Russell) Pop your entries in the competition post box, outside the hall, by Tues 15th March with your Q. How long does it take to become a governor? name and class on the back. A. I had to write a letter to the parents and they voted for me. I was very pleased because I have been a pupil, student and teacher at Norwood. (Katy Watkinson) Cake Sale Q. How long have you been a governor? A. I have been a governor for about a year. I am on the committees for Staffing and Premises. (Jamie Russell) On 7th March there was another cake sale. Thank you Q. What do you like to do in your spare time? from the School Council as we raised £48.07 Great! A. I like to act and teach drama. I am directing ‘Tom’s Thank you everyone who baked and those that bought Midnight Garden’ at the Little Theatre in Southport at the cakes as well. The two cakes sales have made a grand moment. total of £88.07. WOW! (Katy Watkinson) By Jamie Russell 4P Advertising Our Local BusinessesAdverts are placed independently and we are grateful for the donations towards the cost. However we are not otherwise linked directly with the businesses. Please see Mrs Gregson for more information about placing an advert. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  4. 4. Topic Work Around the SchoolBelow is a chance to see some of the work that the children complete on ‘Topics’ across the different year groups. Reception-Topic Shops and Shopping! Salt dough bakery products to ‘sell’ in their shop. Wow! Yr 2 Spring-making sure all the new shoots are woven into the willow sun shades on the field. Their topic is Recycling and here they are starting their collage using recycled newspapers. They are going to reproduce the picture below from a famous artist. Yr 1 Topic-Dinosaurs. Yr 4 Topic-Walk on the Yr 3 Topic-Rocks and Soils. Wildside-Habitats! Yr 6 Topic-World War 2 Yr 5 Topic-Out of This World-Space News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  5. 5. Check This Out! Next Screening: 16th March The Very Hungry Caterpillar The Big Brew Leyland Road Methodist Church Saturday 12th March 10-12 noon Delicious Fairtrade products. Hear the stories of lives transformed and help spread the trade justice message. Forthcoming EventsWednesday 9th March Y5/6 Tag Rugby Tournament at Kew Woods thMonday 14 March Y5 Wider Opportunities Concert at Southport TheatreWednesday 16th March Y5 Royal Philharmonic Concert thFriday 18 March PTA Comic Relief Discos See PTA letterFriday 18th March Dress Funny for Money £1 donationWednesday 16th March Y5/6 Sefton Junior Schools Cross Country Championships in FormbyTuesday 22 nd March Parents Interviews Appointments from 3.30-6.00 pmWednesday 23rd March Swimming Gala Dunes Leisure CentreThursday 24th March Parents Interviews Appointments from 5-8 pm thFriday 25 March Y5 Wider Opportunities Concert with Halle Orchestra at Southport Theatre thFriday 6 -8 May th Y4 Residential to Robinwood thMonday 9 -13 May th Y6 SATSTuesday 14th-17th June Y6 Residential to LlangollenSaturday 25 June th Summer Fair 12-3 pmWednesday 29 June th Sports Day Juniors am Infants pm thMonday 4 -16 July th Arts Festival News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  6. 6. Children in the Spotlight Henry has achieved a Robert has passed Blue belt in his 25m Rainbow Taekwondo, Dragon Swimming Award. Cerys & Katy have achieved certificate. Terrific! Fabulous! their Green Tag in Taekwondo, Grade 7th Kup. Congratulations!Lucy was awarded 1st place, Lauren has achieved Distinction Rosette of the Month. in her TVU Music Performance Excellent! Pianoforte Morgan has passed his Step 1. Wonderful! 100m Rainbow Swimming Award. Brilliant! Brooke has passed her 100m Rainbow Swimming Award. Super!. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack