No. 11 November 2008
Dates for your Diary Reception's Rainbow Day
Autumn Term 2008 Last Friday children in Year R enjoyed a
RAINBOW DAY as an activity to finish their
Governor’s meeting: topic on Colours. The Children came to
Thursday 27th November school in brightly dressed clothes and had
a rainbow picnic. They were encouraged to
Christmas Fair: Friday 28th
try different coloured foods including red,
November 6-8 pm. yellow and green peppers, plums, a variety
of flavoured jellies and coloured cakes.
Junior Carol Concert:
The children enjoyed the day, it was lovely
Tuesday 9th December Leyland to see them dressed in so many different
Road Methodist Church 7pm. colours.
Christmas Plays Pictured here are some of the children
enjoying their day!
Reception: ‘The Nativity’
2 pm Tuesday 9th December
Year 1: ’Born in a Barn’
2 pm Thursday 11th December
Year 2: ‘The Little Angel’
2 pm Friday 12th December
Quiz Night & Raffle for ‘The
Alex Powderly Fund’ at The
Thatch Pub: Saturday 13th
December 8 pm start. This year our Christmas
Fair takes place on
School closes: Friday 28th November
Friday 19th December at 2pm. from 6-8pm.
-oOo- As well as all the usual stalls, seasonal Used Stamps
refreshments, raffle and, of course,
Spring Term 2009 Don’t forget to save all
Santa’s Grotto, this year sees some
those stamps from the
exciting new attractions – great new
Children return to school: envelopes of your
stalls, a tombola especially for
Monday 5th January 2009 Christmas cards.
chocoholics, and even reindeer racing!
The collection box is in the foyer.
School closes: Thursday 12th
February at 3.15 pm. Due to a International Day Christmas Dinner
staff training day on Friday
Christmas dinner will be served on
13th. Spanish food was on the Wednesday 10th December.
menu during lunchtime of
Half Term: Monday 16th– Please carefully read the letter which has
‘International Day’ which
Friday 20th February inc. been sent out this week with instructions
took place this week.
about how to pre-book your child’s
School closes: Friday 3rd April Tasty Spanish Omelette Christmas dinner.
at 2pm for the Easter holiday. Salsa Potato wedges Please be aware we will not accept an order
-oOo- Spanish Style Pizza after Friday 28th November.
New dates are added to this list, Chicken Paella
please remember to check you Warm crusty Bread topped with
have included these new dates in Cheese and Shredded Ham
your diary! Orange Rice Pudding
Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell Norwood Crescent Tel: 01704 211960
email:firstname.lastname@example.org Southport PR9 7DU FAX: 01704 232712
Sefton Children’s University at Norwood
Summer Term 2009
Sefton Children’s University is a way to recognise and SEFTO N
reward children’s voluntary participation in learning Children return to school:
activities and experiences outside the normal school
Monday 20th April 2009.
Children’s University acknowledges the impact study support activities can have on School closed: Bank holiday
children and the contribution made by staff in delivering this support. Monday 4th May.
Children’s University aims to raise children’s awareness of University and the key SAT’s: Monday 11th – Friday15th
differences between school and University, in particular the voluntary nature of May 2009
There is a relationship between attendance and attainment which is reinforced School closes: Friday 22nd May
through an 80% attendance requirement. at 3.15 pm.
How does it work? Half Term: Monday 25th–
Sefton Children’s University operates through Sefton primary schools. Schools ac- Friday 29th May (inc.)
credit activities that meet the Children’s University criteria and children attending
Children return to school:
those activities gain credits.
Monday 1st June.
Children who gain sufficient credits by the end of a Key Stage (end of Year 6 or Year
2) will be invited to graduate from Sefton Children’s University at a special ceremony School closed: Staff training day
held at a local university. Monday 13th July.
Attendance at Sefton Children’s University activities is voluntary and as such children
must commit to attend regularly in order to gain credits. Tuesday 21st July at 2.00 pm.
All Sefton Children’s University modules must operate an 80% attendance rule. This
means that in order for a child to bank any credits from a particular module, they
must attend at least 80% of the sessions. Credits are awarded only for attendance, Dinner Money
not for achievement or performance. Ready Reckoner
1day = £1.55
Shinewaves Competition Time Yr 3 - Egyptians
Last weeks competition was to take a photo or draw a
2 days = £3.10
The children in Year 3 are in-
picture of a poppy to capture the meaning of 3 days = £4.65
volved in a theme of work on
The winner was Alex Wainwright from 5P. the Egyptians and a visit to the
4 days = £6.20
Congratulations on a really well thought out World Museum Liverpool has
photograph, supported by meaningful text. been arranged. They will study 5 Days = £7.75
As this week is anti-bullying week, the latest
artifacts and look for evidence
competition is to design an anti-bullying poster for our in the Egyptian Gallery and
school. You can use pictures and words to get the Conservation Centre.
message clearly across. You can draw or use computer
graphics to design your poster. Mrs Baron will help me
This trip will take place on
pick the winning poster. Tuesday 9th December. The
The winner will be announced at the next competition children will be leaving school We would like to congratulate the
time broadcast at 3.05pm on Tuesday. at 8.30 am. and returning to following children for being
Post your entry into the Competition post box, with
school at around 3.45pm.
Please make sure your child is Stars of the Week!
your name and class on the back.
in school for 8.15am.
RD: Isabelle Hopkins Lane
RP: Olivia Logan & Cerys Burrows
Tom’s Success on the Speedway!
1K: Lucy Thompson
Recently, Tom Stewart and his older brother Sam who is an
ex-pupil of Norwood, took part in a weekend of motorbike 1B: Sophie Lawrence
racing at Scunthorpe Speedway track to end this seasons
championships. For each category there were 5 races per 2L: Jack Wilkinson
day and all the points are tallied up to create the overall
positions for the days racing. These are used to find the 2M: Chloe Wareing
overall position in the championship for the season. On
Saturday, Tom finished 3rd on his Auto KTM 50cc machine
3B: Joshua Partington
and 4th on his KX65cc.
3R: Freya Hanson Lewis
In very wet and extremely muddy conditions on Sunday,
Tom seemed to ride much better and finished in 2nd place 4CP:Emily Marshall & Samantha Curry
on his Auto bike and 3rd on his 65cc. Sam managed a
4JP: Ben Crellin & Nicholas Butterworth
credible 2nd place on both days.
Pictured here are both boys at the Lancashire Grasstrack 5P: Alex Wainwright
Junior Riders Club Presentation Evening with their trophies
5M: Conor Baggaley
and awards. Tom finished in 2nd place overall in the Cadet
championship and 3rd in the Auto Cadet championship. Tom and Sam also achieved 5th and 6C: Jack Wilson & Jack Rimmer
3rd place respectively in the ACU British National Championship.
6M: Molly Burns & Hannah Rose Taylor
Well done to both of the boys for their achievements and excellent results!
No medicines should be
sent into school. If your
child needs to be given
ing the day we
ask that par-
ents arrange to
call in at
Yr 5 – Greeks
The children in Year 5 are involved in a theme of work
11th—15th May 2009
on the Greeks and a visit to the World Museum Liverpool
No holidays will be authorised in the sum- has been arranged. They will study various artifacts.
mer term starting This will take place on Thursday 4th December. The chil-
dren will be leaving school at 8.30 am. and returning to
school at around 3.15pm. Please make sure your child
is in school for 8.15 am.
On Thursday 20th November, we will be
celebrating ‘The World Around Us’.
We would love children to bring in anything
they have at home that could add to their
knowledge about various continents, Images
whether it is artwork, music, costumes, or
If you do not want images of your child
books. to appear on our website or local press,
Reception – North America please remember to return the reply slip
which was sent out on recent letter.
Year 1 – Europe
Year 2 – Asia
Year 3 – Africa
Year 4 – Antarctica
If anyone is interested in becoming a
Year 5 – Australasia Midday Supervisor here at Norwood, we
Year 6 – South America do have vacancies. If you are available
Monday to Friday between 11.45 and
Any parents who can speak other languages, 1.15 pm and would like to work as part of
who are free that day please contact our team, please introduce yourself to
Miss McCarthy (Year 6). It would be great to Mrs Bennet. We would also be interested
be able to share your knowledge with the in hearing from anyone who would be
children. willing to do this on a casual basis just
covering for absences from time to time.
Christmas Cards Eco Club
name of the
clearly on the
front of the envelope. There
Parking in Staff Car Park
Used Stamps Some parents are dropping their chil-
Don’t forget to save all those stamps from dren off in the staff car park on their
the envelopes especially from your way into the breakfast club. This is
Christmas cards. There is a collection box causing a major concern, therefore we
in the foyer. ask parents not to use the staff car
park at any time.
One-Way System & Parking
in the Crescent
The ‘Alex Fund’
The unofficial one
A Quiz Night and Raffle will be held at The way system in the
Thatch Pub on Saturday 13th December
crescent is in opera-
7.30 pm for an 8 pm start. tion for the protec-
Alex Powderly (6M) is currently undergoing tion of the children.
treatment for cancer and it would be really
Please remember its
good to raise funds to help Alex, his mum
all about their
Gill and sister Megan to go on a holiday
This system works
If you would like to get involved please call
extremely well for both the schools
either Joanne on 549006, Sue on
and residents. This system is much
07752798585 or pass your contact details
safer for the children who are walk-
into the school office.
ing or who travel to school on bicy-
cles. Cars come in at the bottom of
Meols Cop bridge and go out at the
Books & Oxford Reading bottom of Roe Lane bridge.
Tree Card Amnesty Residents can get extremely cross
when cars are parked over their
If you have a reading card/ drives preventing them access to
book or library book which you and from their homes. We pride
have found at home, please Staff News ourselves on the good relationships
return it to the school office.
We are all guilty of losing
things at times and eventually
finding them, we would be
very grateful if you could re-
turn them, no questions
‘Power Station’ is available as part
of the Leyland Rd Methodist
Church Youth Project for children
in Year’s 3-6. There are games,
craft, pool, table tennis, tuck shop
and much more. This takes place Used Stamp Collection
in the church hall every Tuesday
Don’t forget to save all those
6-7.30 pm, term time only at Ley-
stamps from the envelopes of your
land Rd Methodist Church. Subs
Christmas cards. There is a
collection box in the foyer.
Handy Tips to Help Your Child Dinner Money
After a very busy day in school it is easy for any child It takes Mrs Milligan a lot of time recording the dinner
to forget where they should go at 3.15 pm and who money each week and even more time is
will be picking them up. being spent chasing up late money. Please,
please help her by making sure the correct
To encourage your child’s independence and develop
money is sent in on Monday morning in an
their life skills try to keep a little notebook in their
envelope clearly marked with your child’s
book bag and write down for them these daily arrange-
name and class. We do not keep change in
ments and encourage them to refer to the book.
Whilst this is helping your child to be able to help
them themselves, this would also serve as a reminder
for the class teacher. Headlice
After all, as adults we have developed strategies for If headlice are seen crawling across your child’s hair,
coping with our busy schedules by keeping reminders we will be contacting you to take your child home
and making lists. If your child has this bit of reassur- to treat the hair.
ance it will build their confidence and lead to a Remember you must check hair regularly paying particular
positive outcome which will benefit family life in the attention to the hair behind your child’s
long term. ears and in the nape of their neck - the
For children in the Infant Department, warmest areas - for live lice and eggs.
please write this information in a short Use conditioner and a fine toothed comb
note and encourage your child to give to dislodge the eggs and this will ensure
it to the class teacher at the beginning that the live lice cannot grip the hair.
of the day. See your chemist for further information
about using lotions.
Young Photographer Competition Shinewaves Radio Station
This is a competition organised by Southport Photo- As 5 November was ‘Bonfire Night’, this week’s
graphic Society for children aged up to 16 year olds. competition is to make a firework picture. Children can use
Please see the leaflet which is being sent out shortly. any materials such as: crayons, felt-tips, waxes, paints, glit-
ter or collage to make one big firework or lots of smaller
Closing date 19th January 2009. fireworks making a display. The picture can on A3 or A4
paper – you can get a piece of paper from the class teacher
if you don’t have these sizes at home. Mrs Bentley &
Mrs Bennet will look for a winning picture that captures the
Year 2 Dance Club
excitement of fireworks. Make sure your child’s name and
Norwood Disco Dance Club will be run by class is on the back of the picture, & post it in the
Miss McCarthy and Mrs Murray. This fun club, is competition post box outside the hall. The winner will be
where children can dance to their hearts announced at the next competition time broadcast and will
content as well as in front of the be able to collect their prize at the same time. Good luck.
mirror, singing into a hair brush!
The club will take place after
school every Tuesday for 5 Year 4 —The Romans
Tuesday 4th November to Tuesday 2nd This term the children in Year 4 are involved in a theme of
December. The club will finish at 4.15pm. work on ‘Invaders and Settlers’. In con-
nection with this work we have arranged
a visit to the City of Chester. To add to
School Improvements the experience we have arranged for the
children to be given a guided tour by a
Over the holiday, we have been updating the Roman Soldier, have the opportunity to
premises by having new sink units and storage study artifacts at the Grosvenor Museum
installed within the classrooms. A massive job, well and participate in workshops. This will take place on
done and a great improvement to the building. Wednesday 12th November. All children need to be in
Water fountains have also been installed in the their classroom at 8.15am, ready to leave at 8.45am
corridors for the children to use prompt. They will return to school at approximately
The outdoor play area at the back of the school
building and alongside the woodland is steadily
improving and now the children have space to play
with outdoor equipment in a safe and secure
environment. They have lots of new toys, tricycles,
bikes, prams and scooters. This area will be
developed further watch and see.
Girls Football Training
Steph Roberts who is the School’s Community Coach will be holding football training sessions for girls this
half term. The sessions take place on Fridays commencing 7th November until 12th December.
Voluntary Helpers Snacks
Any parent who would like to be a voluntary helper in
school and on school trips, needs to be police checked
(CRB cleared). This needs to be an up to date clearance i.e.
cleared within the last 12 months. If this has not been
done, please call in at the school office for a form.
We are also looking to update our record of the availability
of parents, carers and grandparents and which of their
skills, hobbies and interests they are willing to share with Carol Service
us. We very much value and appreciate all the help given
and the children benefit hugely!
It is vital that staff in the school office are kept in-
formed of any house moves or changes of mobile
phone contact numbers for all family members in case
of an emergency.
Yr 6 – Orienteering
The children in Year 6 have been invited to take part in
and Inter-school orienteering competition at Meols Cop
Recycling of ink cartridges and old
Don’t forget to save all those old mobile phones
and ink cartridges for recycling.
Please send them in for the
attention of Mrs Baron in a
sealed bag. The school receives
a donation towards school funds
for any items we collect.
The Carol service will take place at
Year 6 Residential Trip to Llangollen Leyland Road Methodist Church on
We are fast approaching the Year 6 Tuesday December 9th. This will involve
residential trip to Llangollen and all the children in the Juniors. All parents
arrangements have now been final- are invited to join in the service which
ised. This will be taking place the starts at 7pm.
week of the 19th May. This will be
a fantastic opportunity for the chil- No dogs are allowed on the premises
dren to experience. We have organised various activi- This policy is to protect the children.
Remember it’s all about their safety!
The only exception to this rule is Guide
Dogs. Please remember to pass on this
information to family
members and friends who
may bring your child in the
mornings or collect them at
Our School Rules
We are gentle.
We are kind and
There are up to 164 children receiving a
school dinner each day here at We work hard.
Norwood. As it takes a lot of time to record
and account for these meals it is very im-
We look after
portant that Mrs Milligan receives the cor-
rect dinner money on a Monday
morning. If your child has been absent for
any days the previous week, please We are honest.
deduct the appropriate amount. It takes up
a lot of unnecessary time chasing up late
money and trying to sort out change.
Cheques should be made payable to ‘Sefton
Healthy Sandwich Winner
Our latest staff meeting included an asthma update from
our school nurse Hayley Taylor. If your child has been
diagnosed with asthma and they have a brown ‘preventer’
inhaler at home it is essential that you send in a named
blue ‘reliever’ inhaler to school. If you only have one in-
haler you need to go back to your GP to ask for another.
If you have any questions about asthma or any other medi-
cal issue you can contact Hayley on 511637.
Choosing a menu. Talk to your child the night before
so that they are confident about what to choose
choices the following day. We are serving up to 164
meals per day and
Stars of the Week on Friday are: