No. 16 January 2009
A Word from Mr. Dumbell
You will now be aware Mrs. Lesley Lawson died last week after a long battle with
Spring Term 2009
cancer. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the many expressions of
Parents’ Evening: Tuesday 10th sympathy and support at what is a very difficult time for all those connected with
February 3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. Norwood.
Thursday 12th February Many of you will know Lesley was as a much loved, respected and valued teacher at
Norwood for seventeen years and undoubtedly she touched the lives of so many
6 pm to 9 pm.
children and parents as well as being a true friend to all her colleagues past and pre-
School closes for half term: sent. Her death has been a great shock to everyone in school and we join together in
Thursday 12th February sending our love and sympathy to her family.
at 3.15 pm. Due to a staff training Her funeral will take place at St. Cuthbert’s Church in Churchtown village at 12.30 pm
day on Friday 13th. on Monday, 12 January. As a mark of love and respect the governors have decided to
Half Term: Monday 16th – Friday close the school at 12 noon on Monday to enable all her colleagues, governors and
friends to attend the funeral and share in the celebration of her life.
20th February inc.
We will also be having a special assembly on Monday morning for Key Stage 2 children
School closes for the Easter
at Leyland Road Methodist Church at 9.30 a.m. to celebrate and give thanks for all
holiday: Friday 3rd April at 2pm. Mrs Lawson has given to Norwood Primary School, which parents are invited to attend.
-oOo- Please make arrangements to collect your children from school at 12 noon on Monday.
Summer Term 2009
Children return to school:
Monday 20th April 2009. Dinner Money for Week Commencing Stamps
School closed for Bank Don’t forget to bring all
Holiday: Monday 4th May. The correct amount should be sent in on
the stamps saved from
Monday morning as usual. This will be £6.20.
SAT’s: Monday 11th – those Christmas cards for
For children in Year 6 it will be £4.65 as they
Friday 15th May 2009 the Guide Dogs for the Blind. The collection
will be going on a school trip during this week.
box is in the foyer.
School closes for half term:
Friday 22nd May at 3.15 pm.
Mrs. Baron’s Year Five book group were presented with book bags, pencils and book
Monday 25th - Friday 29th May
marks as part of Sefton’s “Reading is Fun” scheme. If you’ve got some Christmas
money left and fancy a good read, then here are some recommendations from the
Children return to school: group.
Monday 1st June. Abigail Knapton - The Deadly Dare by Mallory Blackman
Summer Fair: Saturday 20th June Callum Rougley - Horrible Histories, The Angry Aztecs by Terry Deary
School closed: Staff training day Zak Gayther - Silverfin by Charlie Higson
Monday 13th July.
Nikita Harris - Kiss of Death by
School closes for Summer Malcolm Rose (for mature readers
Tuesday 21st July at 2.00 pm. James Ashton - The Hobbit by
Red Roses Darbyshire - Seriously
Autumn Term 2009
Silly Stories by Laurence Anholt /
Children return to school: Arthur Robbins
Thursday 3rd September 2009. Luke Dempster - How To Train
School closes for half term: Your Parents by Pete Johnson
Friday 23rd October at 3.15 pm. Ben Halsall - Night Rise by
Half Term: Monday 26th - Friday
30th October (inc.) Joseph Hagan - Beaver Towers by
Nigel Hinton and
Virtual Friend by Mary Hoffman
Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell Norwood Crescent Tel: 01704 211960
email:firstname.lastname@example.org Southport PR9 7DU FAX: 01704 232712
The Shinewaves Competition
Mrs Bennet would like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year and let you know how Dinner Money
your child can enter this weeks competition.
Each Key Stage has a separate competition so there will be two winners. Ready Reckoner
KS1 - How many words can your child make out of the phrase ‘Happy New Year’.
KS2 - How many words can your make out of the words ‘Old Lang Syne’. 1day = £1.55
They will also need to find out
a) What this phrase means. b) Where it comes from. c) Where you might hear it. 2 days = £3.10
These are fun activities where you can help your child at home to enter the 3 days = £4.65
competition to have the chance of winning a prize.
Please ensure that the entry form is clearly marked with your child’s name and class 4 days = £6.20
and is placed into the competition box which can be found outside the office.
5 Days = £7.75
Helpful Hints: Communication
It is really important to check your child’s book bag
each night after school. Newsletters are sent home on
a weekly basis and we do send other letters and
communication as well. Staff are concerned at the
amount of what appears to be unread information left
in children’s bookbags each day!
The Breakfast Club starts at 7.50 am. Children must be brought
into the club by an adult and a member of staff must be made
are aware of each child’s arrival.
Fees should be paid on the first day of the booked sessions.
If your child is going to be absent, please ring tel: 211959 to let
us know. Fees can only be carried forward to the next
Pictured here are some of our Key Stage 2 children session if you let us know before 8am.
who really enjoyed singing Christmas Carols at Tesco There are still some places available.
before Christmas and raised £33 for the ‘Alex Fund’.
Well done children! Assembly Themes
The themes for this term's assemblies are:
Primary Maths Challenge Week beginning Theme
Every year the Mathematical Association run their Primary Maths Monday 5th January New Year, New Beginnings
Challenge aimed at Y5 and Y6 children.
Monday 12th Martin Luther King
39 children took part in this year's challenge in school and had
to answer a range of mathematical problems. Gandhi
All the children were awarded certificates for entering but the Monday 19th Going for Goals
main winners were: January
Monday 26th Chinese New Year
Gold - Charlotte Fitzgerald and Conor Baggaley January
Silver - Luke Dempster Monday 2nd February Forgiveness
Bronze - Lewis Harwood, Daniel Edwards and Hannah Bushell
Monday 9th February Getting It Wrong and
Gold - Jake Rigby and Katy Rigby
Monday 23rd Shrove Tuesday
Silver - Matty Aitkenhead
Bronze - Gabrielle Langridge and Alex Miller Monday 2nd March Conflict/Anti-Bullying
Monday 9th March Famous People
Can you answer one of the problems from last year's challenge?
If the day before yesterday was Sunday, what will the day after Monday 16th March Music
a) Wednesday b) Thursday c) Friday Monday 23rd March Easter Stories
d) Saturday e) Sunday
Both netball teams have enjoyed extra coaching sessions at
Meols Cop High School with some sports leaders, (who
actually played for Norwood many years ago!) The teams are
looking forward to continuing their league matches later
Seen here in the pictures are Skye Shotton, Megan Seath,
Georgina Walkerdine, Katie Linaker, Helena Fletcher-Hill,
Lucy Dutton, Katy Rigby, Janina Nadin-Durnin,
Hannah Jolly and Rachel Elston.
Parents’ evening will take place on
Tuesday10th February All the staff would like to take this
3.30 pm to 5.30 pm. opportunity to thank the children and their
and parents for the cards, good wishes and very
Thursday12th February generous gifts which they received for
6 pm to 9 pm. Christmas.
Letters will be sent out shortly with more information.
Please ensure that the reply slips are returned as soon
as possible so that staff can allocated appointment Staff have taken great pleasure for staff to
times accordingly. hear all about the wonderful time the
children have had over Christmas.
We are hoping to introduce a chess club for
children, who know the rules and can play the
So thank you once again and a very
game. We are looking for parent helpers to Happy New Year to you all.
support this club. The exact day and time is
flexible and dependent on finding any
volunteers. Maybe there is a grandparent who
may be interested in joining us. Please see next year’s holiday dates which can
Please contact Mrs. Kenrick if you
can help in anyway. be found on the back of this sheet.
We are looking to organise an ice skating event which we hope will take place on Friday 13th March. If you would
be willing to help, please see Mr Dumbell as soon as possible. Remember the success of each event is dependent
on the amount of volunteers we have to help.
You are always more than welcome to come along to any of the PTA meetings. The next
meeting will take place on Wednesday 14th January at 7.30 pm prompt at Southport
Football Club. We are always looking to share new ideas and see new faces!
Holiday Dates 2009 – 2010
Autumn Term 2009
Children return to school: Thursday 3rd September at 8.55am
Half Term: Monday 26th - Friday 30th October
School reopens: Tuesday 3rd November
Term ends: Friday 18th December at 2pm
Spring Term 2010
Children return to school: Tuesday 5th January at 8.55am
Half Term: Monday 15th – Friday 19th February
Term ends: Friday 26th March at 2pm
Summer Term 2010
Children return to school: Tuesday 13th April at 8.55am
Bank Holiday: Monday 3rd May
Half Term: Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June
Inset day: Monday 5th July
Term ends: Wednesday 21st July at 2pm