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Issue 15 2010 printing


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Issue 15 2010 printing

  1. 1. Norwood News Issue 15 17th December 2010 Arts Festival Countdown No music sessions until week 30 weeks to go commencing 9th January 2011 TERM DATES Christmas Message Term Ends: Friday 17th December. So we reach the end of another term at Norwood and School closes at 2pm on looking back it has been a really exciting and busy Spring Term 2011 term again and I am delighted with the way the year has started out. The Reception children have settled Children return to school Wednesday 5th January into their new surroundings very smoothly, which at 8.55am reached a new high last week when they performed Half Term: their "Twelve Days of Christmas" in front of a packed Monday 14th-Friday 18th and enraptured audience. February Term Ends: All the Christmas performances were special with the Year 1s battling against chicken Friday 1st April. School closes pox and the Year 2 performance seeing some of the best dancing ever seen on stage at at 2pm Norwood. Once again the Key Stage 2 Carol Concert proved to be a lovely evening and Summer Term 2011 enjoyed by everyone as a terrific community event. I would like to thank Reverand Knight and everyone at Leyland Road Methodist Church for making us so welcome. Our Children return to school Tuesday 19th April at 8.55am Year 6 children are demonstrating real maturity and a great attitude, which was commented upon by one of our visitors who is training the children to be Lunchtime School closed: Play Leaders. She spoke very enthusiastically and with a lot of pride about their attitude Good Friday 22nd April Easter Monday 25th April and their enthusiasm, which she has not previously experienced in any other school she has worked in. I am also delighted with our new and much improved topics, which have Children return to school Tuesday 26th April at 8.55am been welcomed with much enthusiasm by the children and staff alike. it has also been wonderful to note how our focus on Maths this year has seen interest and energy for School closed: this subject grow and Mathletics does appear to be a welcome addition to our growing Bank Holiday Friday 29th resources. I would like to take the opportunity to thank all the staff for their hard work, April enthusiasm and support for the school, which goes beyond the 9 oclock to 3.15 School closed: Bank Holiday Monday 2nd schedule that everyone appears to think teachers do. Here at Norwood we are very May lucky to have such a hard-working and dedicated staff, which is clear to be seen from the number of activites that are run for the children, the number of extra special events Half Term: Mon 30th May-Fri 3rd June organised and their participation in the whole life of the school. Therefore I would like to wish them a relaxing Christmas and also to send our best wishes to Mrs. Baron, who School closed: Friday 1st July continues on the road to recovery after her treatment for cancer. We hope to have her (Staff training day) back before February half-term. My final wishes are that all the children and parents enjoy the time over the Christmas Term Ends: Friday 22nd July. School holidays together. May we get enough snow to enjoy and that it disappears as quickly closes at 2pm as it arrives. Autumn Term 2011 Happy Christmas! School Closed Thursday 1st Advertising Our Local Businesses September Friday 2nd September Did You Know? Children return to school If you would like to make a donation towards the cost of the newsletter, an advert for Monday 5th September your local business could be placed in our newsletter. Please contact Mrs Gregson in the school office for further details. Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email:
  2. 2. Leyland Road Carol Concert On Tuesday 7th December, KS2 delivered a fantastic carol service. Singing club opened the concert with two great songs getting everybody into the Christmas spirit. Yr 4 took to the stage next singing their hearts out to everyone. Before long,Years 5 and 6 did a fantastic rendition of A Christmas Carol starring, Scrooge, Jacob Marley, Mr. Fezziwig and Co. Next, Yr 3 told the story of Christmas through verse. It was a wonderful night and everyone enjoyed themselves. We hope the following years will be even better. By Lucy Cottier 6P and Ruby Fellowes 6C Reception Year 1 “Our Twelve Days of “The Wiggly Nativity” Christmas” Year 2 “Twas the Night Before Christmas”Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell.
  3. 3. Children in the Spotlight Anya has 3 gymnastics medals Alex has 4 gymnastics medals for individual pieces in a recent for individual pieces in a recent club competition, one of which club competition and one was GOLD on the beam. overall silver medal. She also received a silver for He also received 2 gold medals her floorwork in a North West for his floorwork and parallel competition. Anya has been bars. Awesome! selected for Lancashire U10s Girls Football Squad. Fantastic! Erin has passed her 25m Swimming award. Congratulations! Naomi received a certificate Brooke and Morgan have of merit in her clubs Annual passed their 25m Rainbow Gymnastics Championships Swimming award. and got a medal for 3rd place Wonderful! in a gymnastics competition. Marvellous! Isabelle has passed her Nathan has passedKatie has passed her 5m Rainbow Swimming his Level 4 Swimming 200m Rainbow award. Brilliant! award. Super! Swimming award. Wow! The Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal The School Council would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who supported this appeal, by buying poppies in school. We collected a grand total of £104.23 for such a worthy cause.CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE EXCITING PHOTOGRAPHS @
  4. 4. Getting to know our GovernorsQ. What made you want to be a Governor of Norwood? (Molly Glinn Y6) Our reporters have recently tracked down our veryA. There are so many new and exciting things going on at busy governors to ask them about their and I wanted to help to make them happen Pictured here is Mrs King who as well as being a Governor, also works in the school office.Q. Have any of your family ever been to this school and if so Mrs King being ‘grilled’ by Katy & Jamie, two of our reporters. did they enjoy it? (Taylor McKenzie Y3)A. My son is in year 2 and he loves coming to school.Q. What do you do as a Governor? (Hannah Tear)A.We talk with Mr Dumbell about what is going on in schooland help him to make plans so the school can be even morefun and exciting.Q. How much of your time is taken up by being a Governor? (Finn Cromack Y3)A. We meet 2 or 3 times a term, usually when the childrenhave gone home. We also like to visit school for specialevents such as Carol Concerts and Fairs and sometimesduring the school day to see what the children are doing inclass. Star of the WeekRJT:Taylor McNulty Silver Eamon RileyRJT:Whole ClassRT:Cuan Potts Eamon Riley, author, is coming to visit our school on Tuesday 11th January at 1pm. HeRT:Whole Class will read some of his stories to the children and talk about being an author. He will be in1B:Elise Hanks selling his books after school.1B:Jordan Potts1D:Grace Maciver Spring Term Topics2M:Josh Leddy2M:Jessica Laverty In order to support parents and enable children to start any research or fact finding on2W:Jessica Lakin-Ward their next topic, here are themes for Spring term.2W:Ruby Pearce Silver3K:Jessica Harrison Reception - Penguin Small (Winter)3K:Brooke Shotton3H:Liam Hefferan Year 1 - Tales Old and New (Fairy Stories and Traditional tales)3H:Bekki Hayes4M:Lauren Merryfield Year 2 - Night-time (The Owl Babies and other nocturnal events)4M:Jamie Marsh4P:Joanna Meyler Year 3 - Invasion! (Romans, Vikings and Saxons)5B:Freya Hanson Lewis5B:Lauren Rodwell Year 4 - Funny Bones - (Moving and Growing)5M:Maria Gowers5M:Laurence Fredricks Year 5 - Out of this World - (Earth and Space)6C:Lauryn Richards6C:Samantha Curry Year 6 - Your Country Needs You! - (World War 2)6C:Errin Telford6P:Harry O’Driscoll News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Megan Powderly, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  5. 5. Year 3 Diwali Day Year 3 have been learning about the Hindu Festival of Diwali as part of their Festivals & Celebrations topic. Rosie, Sian, Millie, Niamh & Star are enjoying tasting Bombay potato, naan bread, vegetable simosa & onion bhaji as part of their Diwali Day. ted crea have . phie mps & So iva la Ryan cl ay D own their Wow! Some of the finished Diva lamps. Don’t they look great with the candles lit? Take a look at these pictures on our website, they look fantastic in colour. Cameron, Joshua, Spencer, Natasha, Isobel & 3K lit up the room with their Diva lamps. Niamh in 3K have painted these beautifully.Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell.
  6. 6. Year 6 Diwali Day Last Thursday, Year 6 children celebrated the Hindu Festival ofDiwali by making lanterns out of recycled jars and tissue paper. Atthe end of the day, the children stayed in school until it had gonedark and took their lanterns in to the playground to light. We also set off some sky lanterns and watched them float off in to the distance. With all the lights gleaming in the distance, it was a magical and exciting night. Mrs Coleman and Mr Postlethwaitewould like to thank all parents and teachers that came to help. Wehad great fun. Children celebrated the Hindu Festival of Diwali by making lanterns out of recycled jars and tissue paper. Pictured here is the festival being celebrated in Thailand. Quite stunning when lots of lanterns are set off together. POGS Up to half term these children’s behaviour really stood out and they reached the pot of gold: Cody Nickeas RJT Kate Bishop 4M Daniel Williams RTT Matthew Vansprang-Rimmer 5M Elliot Unsworth RRT Nail-Emre Cakir 3K Emily James 3K Ruby Fellows 6C Finn Cromack 3K Ryan Graham 3H Hannah Gray 3H William Carroll 6C Isobel Mills 3K Zoe King 6C If your child reached the pot of gold last term but their name doesn’t appear on the list above please mention this to the class teacher.Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell.