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No. 8 October 2008
                                       Norwood News
                                   A message from M...
The Alex Fund
A group of mums are organising a few fundraising events to raise money for                    Dates for your...
Shinewaves Competition Time
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  1. 1. No. 8 October 2008 Norwood News A message from Mr Dumbell……. Dates for your Diary Well, the first half term has already flown by and I am still amazed and overwhelmed at Autumn Term 2008 the lovely welcome and the positive comments from children, parents and staff. You School closes: Thursday 23rd will be glad to know that I am still enjoying every aspect of Norwood and can really see how we can develop ourselves further. October at 3.15 pm. I hope everyone has found our attempt at producing the weekly newsletters useful and Please note: The children informative as we try to show everyone what a wonderfully rounded education we offer will not be in school on at Norwood. We are all very keen to develop communication with parents and offer you Friday 24th October and support with your child’s learning and the response to all the sessions offered has been pleasing. I was extremely impressed with the atmosphere at the recent Phonics Monday 3rd November Workshop for Reception parents, which really demonstrated how well school and home due to staff training days. can work in partnership. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank parents for their time and thoughtful comments in completing and returning their Questionnaires. Half Term: Monday 27th - Once a detailed analysis of these has been done, I will highlight some of the major Friday 31st October 2008. comments and outline how we are going to address these issues. Children return to school: I hope everyone enjoys their half-term holiday, gets a chance to re-charge their Tuesday 4th November at batteries and look forward to what will be an exciting and extremely hectic next half 8.55 am term. Quiz Night: Friday 14th November. Doors open 7.30 pm. Events taking place over Half Term Christmas Fair: Friday 28th David Campbell Soccer School will take place over half term at Greenbank High School contact 0151 474 8811 for further information. November 6-8 pm. GSS Soccer School will take place over half term at Birkdale High School, Stanley High School closes: School and KGV College contact 07950 458 458 for further information. Friday 19th December at 2pm. Planet Workshop Drama Day – Saturday 1st November – at Formby High Dance Studio -oOo- – please contact Micki 0795 157 8914 or Hollie 07852 403 655 for further information. Roald Dahl’s - ‘The Twits’ takes place at Botanic Gardens, Churchtown from Tuesday Spring Term 2009 28th – Thursday 30th October starting at 2pm. Admission £5 each. For tickets please Children return to school: contact 540011. Monday 5th January 2009 at Holiday Club - Leyland Road Methodist Church -10am -12 noon from Wednesday 8.55 am. 29th to Saturday 1st November, 5-11 years, 50p per day. Games, crafts, stories and much more! Call 536648 to book a place. School closes:Thursday 12th Bonfire & Grand Firework Display will take place on Saturday 1st November at February at 3.15 pm. Due to a Victoria Park in Southport. This event has been organised by Southport Hesketh Round staff training day on Friday Table in aid of Queenscourt Hospice and North West Air Ambulance. Ticket prices are 13th. £6 per adult £3 young person (5-14 years) Free for under 5’s. The bonfire will be lit at 6.30 pm and the fireworks display will be at 8.00 pm. There will also be a Roadshow, Half Term:Monday 16th– BBQ and fairground. Friday 20th February inc. General Reminders School closes: Friday 3rd April • Remember to adjust dinner money to £6.20 due to the INSET day on Monday at 2pm for the Easter holiday. 3rd when we return after half term on Tuesday 4th November. -oOo- • If you do not want images of your child to appear on our website or in the local press, please remember to return the reply slip which was sent out on the recent letter. • Mr Dumbell would appreciate any remaining questionnaires to be returned as soon as possible after the half term holiday. • All money must be sent into school in an envelope clearly marked with your child’s name and class including the money for Breakfast Club. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell Norwood Crescent Tel: 01704 211960 Southport PR9 7DU FAX: 01704 232712
  2. 2. The Alex Fund A group of mums are organising a few fundraising events to raise money for Dates for your Diary Alex Powderly (6M) who is currently undergoing treatment for cancer. We would like to raise in the region of £4,000 to help Alex, his mum Gill and sister Megan to Summer Term 2009 go on a holiday next summer. Children return to school: We are aware that others in the school have been through similar experiences and Monday 20th April 2009 at any excess will be donated to the excellent children’s cancer charity, CLIC 8.55 am. Sargent. Would you like to get involved? Then please call either Joanne on 549006, Sue on 07752798585 or pass your contact details into the school office School closed: Bank holiday and one of us will be in touch with you VERY soon! Monday 4th May. Lost Property School closes: Friday 22nd May If your child has lost any items please see Mrs Topping in Yr R who will be able to at 3.15 pm. direct you to the lost property box. It is worthwhile putting names in and on everything your child brings into school! Half Term: Monday 25th– Year 2 Visit by the Fire Brigade Friday 29th May (inc.) Year 2 had an exciting visit from the Fire Brigade. They were Children return to school: amazed at the length of the hoses and the size of the boots. Monday 1st June at 8.55 am. They learned all about keeping safe at home and how to prevent a fire starting. All the children had the chance to go School closed: Staff training day into the fire engine and look around. Monday 13th July. It was a great adventure! School closes: Tuesday 21st Power Station July at 2.00 pm. Children in Years 3-6 are invited to the ‘Power Station’ which is available as part of the Leyland Rd Methodist Church Youth Project. There are games, craft, pool, table -oOo- tennis, tuck shop and much more. This takes place in the church hall every Tuesday 6-7.30 pm, term time only at Leyland Rd Methodist Church. Subs 50p. Netball News At last, the Netball C Team have played some league matches. On Thursday they Don’t forget the Quiz night were away to Kew Woods and comfortably won by 9 goals to nil, despite pre-match nerves! The following night they were home to St Philips. It was an exciting match, on Friday November 14th but with quick, accurate passing they beat them 12-2. A superb start to the season. Well done everyone! Team: Alex Capp, Sophie Edwards, Hannah Jolly, Megan Seath, Bryoni Ashton, Francesca Vernon, Charis Martin and Skye Shotton. International Day On the 20th November, we will be celebrating ‘The World Around Us’. There will be various activities taking place based on various continents. If you are unable to come along On this day, we would love children to bring in anything they on the night, a donation would be have at home that could add to their knowledge about these gratefully received. continents, whether it is artwork, music, costumes, or books. Any parents who can speak other languages, who are free that day please contact Miss McCarthy (Year 6). It would be great to be able to share your knowledge with the children. Reception – North America, Year 1 – Europe, Year 2 – Asia, Year 3 – Africa, Year 4 – Antarctica, Year 5 – Australasia and Year 6 – South America Jolly Phonics Parents Workshop Parents of children in Year R came in, for a Jolly Phonics workshop last week. They were able to learn more about Jolly Phonics and try out some simple, fun, practical ideas to enable them to support their child at home with reading and writing. Midday Supervisor If anyone is interested in becoming a Midday Supervisor here at Norwood, we do have vacancies. If you are available Monday to Friday between 11.45 and 1.15 pm and would like to work as part of our team, please introduce yourself to Mrs Bennet. We would also be interested in hearing from anyone who would be willing to do this on a casual basis just covering for absences from time to time. Headlice Please check your child’s head for lice over the half term holiday. After half term, if headlice are seen crawling across your child’s hair, we WILL be contacting parents to take their child home to treat the hair. Remember to check the hair behind your child’s ears and in the nape of the neck - the warmest areas - for live lice and eggs. Use conditioner and a fine toothed comb to dislodge the eggs and this will ensure that the live lice cannot grip the hair. See your chemist for further info.
  3. 3. Shinewaves Competition Time Last weeks competition was for a joke that would make the office staff smile even more than usual. There were lots of entries and after some careful consideration, with a smile factor of 10, the winning joke was submitted by Hannah Tear from 3R. “How do you spell mouse trap in three letters - C, A, T”. Congratulations Hannah! Other contenders: Why did the teacher send Dracula’s son home? Because he was coffin so much. Katy Watkinson 2L How does a cow moo with no lips? Oooooooo. Camren Coulson 2L Why do seagulls fly over the sea? Because if they flew over the bay they would be bagels! Georgia Lonsdale 3R Why did the chicken cross the yellow brick road? Because, because, because, because !… Olivia Shaw 2M What do cats put in soft drinks? Mice cubes! Jessica McNamara 5P ‘A’ Team 7 A-Side Football Tournament at Stanley High School Results: Norwood 0 Farnborough 2 Norwood 1 St.Johns 0 Norwood 1 Larkfield 2 Mrs Rigby reports that after yet again being placed in the hardest group with Farnborough, Norwood battled hard, only allowing in two goals, in their first game against the 7 A-Side Champions, Farnborough. Norwood’s second game proved more positive with an excellent strike from defender, Jack Rimmer, to give Norwood a pleasing one nil win! The final game saw Larkfield take a two goal lead before Norwood’s Matthew Howard drove his fierce shot past the Larkfield keeper to score a stunner. The game ended 2 – 1 to Larkfield. Well done to the boys, who were a credit to our school. Man of the Tournament: Jack Rimmer Team: Jake Rigby, Jack Rimmer, Jack Ashworth, George Griffiths, Lewis Lankshear, Charlie Gray, Daniel Edwards, Simon Gradwell, Jack Spencer, Matthew Howard, Kallum Graham, Joshua Young, Lewis Harwood. ‘B’ Team Football Match Report Norwood ‘B’ 0 Kew Woods ‘B’ 5 The torrential rain of the previous night really made this game much more fun to watch than normal as both teams struggled to kick the ball out of the large puddles and thick mud. Kew Woods’ team - always one of the best in our league - played very well and despite some superb goalkeeping from David Gomersall and later Luke Dempster, the game was one sided. Our other highlight was a wonderful long mazy run from Josh Knight, who deserved a goal. Man of the Match: Josh Knight Team: David Gomersall, Luke Dempster, Tom Leddy, Matty Aitkenhead (capt.), Josh Knight, Josh Wright, Ben Hirons, Sam Travis, Ben Mills, Aaron Richards, Jake McMinn, Stephen Barker and Lewis Watkinson. Churchtown ‘B’ 2 Norwood ‘B’ 1 Mr. Dumbell’s return to his former school was not a happy one as we were unable to break down Churchtown’s strong defence, despite a lot of possession. After they went 2 goals up from a fine shot and an own goal, we fought back well. Ryan Ashall went on a super run from his own half to hit a powerful shot past the Churchtown keeper before Josh Knight’s right foot drive hit the bar and bounced down onto the line, which was so unlucky. Unfortunately not enough players showed the energy and enthusiasm to want to win the game and there will be a few changes for the next match at home against Kingswood on Thursday 6th November. Man of the Match: Ben Mills Team: David Gomersall, Luke Dempster, Tom Leddy, Matty Aitkenhead, Josh Knight (capt.), Josh Wright, Ben Hirons, Sam Travis, Ben Mills, Aaron Richards, Jake McMinn, Stephen Barker, Ryan Ashall and Reece Ashall. Walk to School Week Thank you to everyone who took part in Walk to School week. The award for the class with the most walkers went to 2L and 3R who both had a total of 125 walkers over the week. School Meals Menu Please see over the page for the new menu school meals menu which starts after half term. School meals are a popular choice. Have a look at the menu and maybe your child would like to try them. £7.75 per week.