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  • 1. Norwood News Issue 36 24TH JUNE 2011 School closed ARTS FESTIVAL Menu Friday 1st July 1 (Staff training day) ONLY 1 WEEK TO GO! Week Year 6 Residential TERM DATES Summer Term 2011 Last week Y6 went on a School closed: residential holiday to Llangollen, Friday 1st July Wales. We went on several (Staff training day) activities such as, canoeing, gorge walking, two castle walks and Term Ends: many more. These were all great Friday 22nd July. School closes at 2pm fun activities to do and we are very thankful to the helpers who Autumn Term 2011 worked extra hours for us. School Closed Thursday 1st September Friday 2nd September (Staff training days) Dinas Bran and Beeston were two castles that we walked through with everyone taking lots of pictures (we were surprised that the children had any pictures left). The castles Children return to school were on top of very steep mountains that everyone had to climb to see the ruins and Monday 5th September castles up close. Half Term Mon 24th-Fri 28th October Term Ends: On the very last night Y6 had an Friday 16th December at 2pm awesome disco, everyone was dancing and singing. There were a Spring Term: 2012 couple of songs from Grease Tuesday 3rd January where the boys had to find a girl (Staff training day) Children return to school to dance with, it was very funny Wednesday 4th January 2012 to watch. Most girls just danced with other girls. Half Term: Monday 13th-Friday 17th February It was very fun and nearly everyone went hyperactive including the teachers. Mr Postlethwaite and Mr Watson had a sherbet eating race which Mr Postlethwaite won. Term ends for Spring Break: Friday 30th March at Have a look at some of our pictures on the gallery section of the school website or 2pm follow us on Twitter @norwoody6 to read our blog. Good Friday & Easter Monday fall during Spring Break Everyone had a great time and when we came home they were very tired. Yr 6 hope that Y5 have a great time in Llangollen next year. Summer Term 2012 By Zoe King and Sally Murray Children return to school Monday 16th April at 8.55am School closed: Bank Holiday SUMMER FAIR! Monday 7th May Half Term: Monday 4th June 12-3 PM – Friday 8th June Come on down and enjoy all the fun of the fair!Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email:
  • 2. Dragons’ Den Throughout the last week, the children of Norwood have been learning all about enterprise skills, as part of our ‘Norwood’s Next Big Thing!’ The children have learnt all about products, marketing, planning etc. All this knowledge has lead to them designing a product that could be of use in the school. Once the product was designed the children had to write their pitch to present to their class and the winning pitch was to go to the Dragons’ Den on Friday. The panel of Dragons was Mrs Knight (Chair of Governors), Reverend Knight, Colin Lee (Business and Enterprise at Meols Cop) and Rob Owens, a local entrepreneur. The children completed their pitches in front of the Dragons and were then questioned about their product. Amazingly, the range of products was varied and there were some excellent ideas. The Dragons were simply blown away with the standard of both the product and presentations and decided that they couldn’t just pick one winner.From Years 2 and 3 the winners were Elliot Howard and Jamie Shaw, with the product named ‘Flower Wall of Facts’. This idea involved 2 greenhouses which would grow plants, flowers and vegetables that could be sold to parents etc. There would be a variety of facts on the pots to help educate the children. From Years 4 and 5 the winners were Alex Mackey, Cerys Valentine and Astrid Travis, with the product called ‘Super Jet Bag!. This was a streamline bag that would fit on the back of a chair. Inside the bag would be a pen, pencil, ruler, and whiteboard etc – everything you would need for a lesson. The winning children won a ‘Get Out of Class Free Card’, that entitles them to leave any lesson of their choice over the next few weeks. The Dragons said that the children were a credit to the school and they were phenomenally impressed to see a primary school involved in an enterprise project. Thank you to all those young entrepreneurs! You did us proud! SEAL Theme - Changes This week in assembly the children have been introduced to the theme of Changes/Moving On as a build up to the first visits to their new classes, teachers and in Y6 childrens case, their new school. We talked about change and the feelings it sometimes leads to - both good and bad. Please help us to try to support your child with this theme by sharing your experiences of “Change” and how they can manage the feelings as well as coping positively with them.Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email:
  • 3. Forthcoming EventsWednesday 29th June Sports Day KS2 (Juniors) STARTS 9.30 am EY/KS1 (Infants) STARTS 1.30 pmWednesday 29th June The Fiestaval’ Celebration of Spanish across Primary Schools-Greenbank High 6.30-7.30pm th thMonday 4 -15 July Arts FestivalThursday 14th July Arts Festival Extravaganza 6-9.30 pmFriday 15th July Arts Festival Parade 1.30 pm on fieldFriday 22nd July Leavers service 9.30 am Leyland Rd Methodist Church. Anyone for Tennis? Last Tuesday, four children from Year 4 attended a tennis tournament at The Argyle Tennis Club. They competed against nine other Southport schools, and even though they did not win, the children showed superb attitude and behaviour. They were a credit to Norwood! Here they are, pictured with their certificates. Robert, Oliver, Ellie and Holly proudly displaying their tennis certificates. Star of the Week RJT: Amanda Hallam GOLD Next Week’s Clubs (27/6/11) RJT: Tom Whiteside GOLD RT: Sophie Naughton GOLD Monday School Council meeting (lunchtime) RT: Lily Armitage Silver KS2 French Euro Club 3.15-4.15 pm 1B: Kara Bull Silver Judo KS2 hall till 4.35 pm 1B: Joshua Bunting Silver Y5 Hockey on MUGA till 4.30 pm Coach Bob Hale 1B: Charlie Green GOLD Tuesday Eco Meeting Y2 12.30 KS2 1D: Ruby Hardman Silver KS2 French Euro Club 3.15-4.15 pm 1D: Caitlin Luckett Silver Library (lunchtime) 2W: Billie Rodwell Silver Windband Y1 till 4.10 pm 2W: Carter Birch Silver Y5/6 Quadkidz Athletics till 4.15 pm 2M: Nicole Helsby Silver Y4 Rounders Tournament at Meols Cop till 5.15 pm 2M: Brooke McFord Silver ABC Netball Tournament 3.45-6 pm 2M: Rebecca Kilduff GOLD 3H: Jasmine Hitchcock Silver Wednesday Library (lunchtime) 3H: Liam Hefferan Silver Y4 Fun with Clay Family Learning till 5 pm 3K: Isobel Mills GOLD Y3/4 Quadkidz Athletics till 4.15 pm 3K: Finn Cromack GOLD Friday INSET DAY 4M: Jamie Marsh Silver 4M: Macy Mordey GOLD Quadkidz Athletics Competition at Stanley High 10-1 pm 4P: Oliver Green Silver 5B: Abbi Boardman SilverPlease collect the children from the playground and do not wait for 5B: Hannah Tear GOLD them by the office. 5M: Josh Partington Silver There will be notification if there are any changes to these clubs.News team Mrs A. Gore, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie, Megan Powderly & Finn Cromack
  • 4. Children in the Spotlight Eleanor received a Merit in her Grade 2 Ballet Examination. Fabulous! Joe received this trophy from Ormskirk Westend FC. Super! Emily has passed her Personal Survival Swimming Award Level 2. Fantastic! Jordan received the Excellent Behaviour & Hard Work award from his Boys Brigade. Brilliant! Grace has passed her Level 3 Gymnastics Proficiency award. Wonderful! Aaron has passed his 50m Rainbow Award. Fantastic! Tyler has passed his 5m Swimming award. Congratulations! Joshua has passed his 50m Rainbow Swimming award. Terrific! Industrial Action Dinner Money Thursday 30th June If your child’s class is involved in industrial action on the 30th June please adjust dinner money to £4.80. If your child’s class is in school on the 30th June Parents will have received a letter this week to please adjust dinner money to £6.40. inform them which classes will be open and Thank you. which classes are closed. Shinewaves Competition Time Last week’s competition was to make a tree from recycled materials. Again there were brilliant entries. A special mention goes to Joshua Bunting for his creative ‘Breakfast Tree’. But, this week’s winner is a team effort by Robert and Emily Watson, who even recycled their newsletter to make leaves for their tree. Congratulations! This week’s competition is a photography competition. You are looking for a great close-up photograph of an insect. For ideas and information take a look at HYPERLINK "http://" You will find previous competition winning photographs and ‘fun stuff’ to do. Pop your entry in the Shinewaves postbox, or hand in at the office if it is too big, with your name and class on the back by the morning of Tuesday 28th June.News team Mrs A. Gore, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie, Megan Powderly & Finn Cromack
  • 5. Girls Cricket Team shine in cloudy weather The threat of rain all afternoon did not spoil the big smiles and loud cheers as the girls cricket team won 4 out of 4 matches to reach the final of the Southport Primary Schools Cricket tournament at Southport and Birkdale Cricket Club. The rules: Each team has 8 players who bat for two overs in pairs. Each team starts with 200 points and gains points for runs they make and lose 5 points for every time they are out.After scoring 257 runs against Bishop David Sheppard with Natasha Leadbetter top scoring with 9 runs, the girls won by 43 runs as BDS only managed 214 runs. In game two against Kew Woods, our team scored 251 with Aimee Crawford hitting the best shot and being top scorer. However it was Caris Dixons catch and run out which kept Kew Woods at 222. The third game was to be the closest against Farnborough Road with our 236 runs just beating their 232 runs, thanks to wonderful batting by Lucy Berry with 10 and superb bowling and fielding by Abi Wright with 3 wickets. The final game was to be the most important as we met a Shoreside team who also had won 3 games out of 3. Our score of 232 was down to Natashas superb 12 but was our lowest score yet. Our fielding and catching had to be good to win and they were, with 2 catches by Anya Day and one each by Elise Bond, Natasha Leadbetter, Lucy Berry, Ria Milford and Georgia Lonsdale. Shoreside finished with a score of 181 runs. In the final we played an excellent St. Philips team whose bowling, catching and fielding were outstanding and our score was not enough to win the match, but the girls did superbly well to win four matches and had a wonderful afternoon out of school. Team: Elise Bond, Debra Wilson, Ria Milford, Georgia Lonsdale, Abi Wright, Anya Day, Lucy Berry, Caris Dixon, Aimee Crawford and Natasha Leadbetter. Player of the tournament-Natasha Leadbetter. Staffing News We are delighted to report that Mrs Baron will be returning to work next week after recovering from cancer. It will be superb to see her back at Norwood where she belongs and we are sure you will join us in wishing her a huge welcome back as she begins her phased return to work over the next few weeks, in preparation for taking her new class on in September. On another bright note, we will soon be welcoming back Mrs Brown and Mrs Norris, two of our smashing housekeeping team, who help keep our school so clean and tidy. Both are returning after illness and we are glad to see them back and wish them well.News team Mrs A. Gore, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie, Megan Powderly & Finn Cromack
  • 6. Y5 Visit to Greenbank High SchoolOn Wednesday 8th June, Norwood’s Y5 pupils went to Greenbank High School for an enterprise. Our topic was newspapers. We started off doing the team name, newspaper name, a logo and a slogan. After that we chose the jobs for the group. The jobs were two journalists, two photographers & designers and a sub editor and an editor. Then we got to have a break in the rain! When we came back in, the drama production performed a show. The journalists had to write down as much information as possible. The head line was, Bill Turner Keeps High School Kids Held Hostage and He Is Armed…Not long after that, we went to the ICT room to make the front page. We had an hour and a half to do so. Then the editor checked it. After that, we went back into the library for the presentation. The team that won was The Daily Ketchup! They each received a gift from the Head Mistress of Greenbank. Then we went back to our lovely school. Our favorite part was the ICT room. By Natasha & Libby 5B Brake’s Giant Walking Bus On Wednesday 15th June 2011 at 10am Norwood Primary School pupils took part in Brakes Giant Walking Bus. The aim is to raise awareness of road safety with a special emphasis on drivers lowering their speed around schools. Joe Morris from Seftons Road Safety team delivered a special assembly before the children set off and traffic control officer, Mike Abram and local community support officers ensured the children were safe as they took the protest to the streets of Southport. Getting ready... And we’re off! Making the message clear... Leading the way... Slow down... Years 3 & 4... Taking our protest to the streets... We even stopped traffic...News team Mrs A. Gore, Hannah Tear, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie, Megan Powderly & Finn Cromack