Issue 2 (2010-11)


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Issue 2 (2010-11)

  1. 1. Norwood News Issue 2 10th September 2010 Arts Festival Countdown Menu 3 Week 42 weeks to go TERM DATES Eco Day Autumn Term 2010 At the end of last term Year 3 were lucky to have Ann-Marie Clegg, who is a Recycling/ New to Reception Children Environmental Education Officer to show them how to make their own paper. Start part time from It was a rather messy process but fun to do! Monday 6th September and full time from Monday 20th September Half term: Monday 25th -Friday 29th October School closed: Monday 1st November (Staff training day) Term Ends: Friday 17th December. School closes at 2pm Lewis & Declan prepare the squeezed Poppy & Lucie place the paper pulp Spring Term 2011 paper for drying. into the frame. Children return to school Wednesday 5th January at 8.55am Half Term: Monday 14th-Friday 18th February Term Ends: Friday 1st April. School closes at 2pm Summer Term 2011 Children return to school Tuesday 19th April at 8.55am Adam, Joe, Oliver & Michael use the Jamie, Daniel, Lewis, Declan & Ben frame. discussing the process. School closed: Good Friday 22nd April Easter Monday 25th April Upcoming dates for your diary Due to parental requests, we are holding Year Group Information meetings in the Children return to school Tuesday 26th April at 8.55am evening. Here are the proposed times, as discussed: These meetings are for parents/carers only. School closed: Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Tuesday 14th September 6.00pm Year 2 Half Term: Tuesday 14th September 6.30pm Year 5 Mon 30th May-Fri 3rd June Wednesday 15th September 6.00pm Year 1 School closed: Wednesday 15th September 6.30pm Year 3 Friday 1st July Thursday 16th September 6.00pm Year 4 (Staff training day) Thursday 16th September 6.30pm Year 6 Term Ends: Thursday 16th September Reception 7.00pm Friday 22nd July. School closes More formal Parent’s Evenings will take place on Tues 23rd/Thurs 25th November at 2pm Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email: !
  2. 2. Children in the Spotlight Brooke, Niamh & Ellie took part in the 5th Heathrow International Gym Club Championships 2010 and received gold medals in their trio event. Brilliant! Tom became the Youth Champion in the SIS Joshua has passed Criterium League 2010. He his stage 3 National also came 3rd in the Moto Swim Plan Award. X 65 competition, Fantastic! organised by the Lancs Grass Track Junior Rider’s Club. Superb! Shinewaves Competition Time Welcome back to competition time. We have changed our broadcast day from Tuesday to Thursday to give you a bit more time to enter the competitions if you want to. Now, this year is an Arts Festival Year -YIPPEE!! Most of you will know that Norwood is renowned for its Arts Festivals. We have so much to look forward to: drawing, painting, music making, singing, authors, dancing and much, much more! The theme of the festival, this year, is ‘Once Upon A Time’ So, this week’s competition is to design a festival logo. It must be a black and white design, either drawn or computer generated. It must be enclosed in a shape around 8cm wide by 5cm high and can include an image if you wish. The following information MUST be included: The words ‘Arts Festival’ the date ‘4th - 15th July’ All Norwood pupils are invited to enter and there will be a prize for the winner. The winning logo will be incorporated into the t-shirt. There will be another competition, next year, to design the image for the t-shirt. SO... get designing! Pop your entries, with your name and class on the back, into the competition post box by the morning of Wed 15th September. Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email:
  3. 3. Behaviour Update A new term and we are finally ready to roll out the changes to our behaviour system. Next week we will be having the official launch in our assemblies. A leaflet for parents will follow, explaining how the system works. Staff will also talk about the changes at the Year Group Information Meetings next week. Our main goals are: *to recognise children who are consistently well behaved *to quickly address unacceptable standards of behaviour, involving parents at an earlier stage *to connect our current ‘Golden Time’ to a single system of rewards and sanctions We value your views and will be requesting your thoughts and comments on our new system when the leaflet goes out (look on the back!). The Behaviour Team’s next development will be to review and update the Anti-Bullying Policy. Cycle Training The majority of Year 5 and some of the children from Year 6 will undertake a Safe Cycling course which will last 4 weeks. The course starts Friday 10th of September and hopefully at the end of the course they will all be proficient on the roads. We wish all the children luck. Remember your helmet & cycle lock! Brownies Brownies are aged seven to ten, they have lots of fun. Do you want to find out more? Contact Jackie Sutton (Brown Owl) on 01704 231617 for more information. Local unit is at Victoria Methodist church Sussex Road Southport Or call 0800 1 69 59 01 Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email:
  4. 4. Year One Reading Fun Morning If you have a child in Year One then please feel free to come along to our fun reading sessions every Wednesday morning from 8:50 till 9:10. This is fantastic opportunity to share a story or two with your child and their friends. We look forward to seeing you from next week! The Hoot Hoot Mobile The Hoot Hoot Mobile was made out of scrap materials that we found. We have worked really hard on the Hoot Hoot Mobile . There were 6 members who helped to build it. They were Emily, Joseph and Errin Telford Age 10, from Norwood and Eric, George and Ruby. The machine has been a great success! They all had jobs; such as bosses (Joe & Eric) security etc. So far they have raised just over £400 for cancer research. They really enjoyed building this piece of machinery. Joe and Eric initially came up with the idea and they soon enlisted the help of their friends. They are also selling cancer research badges and have all received volunteer badges from the cancer research shop on Lord street. By Errin, Emily and Joseph Telford (6P & 6C) Library Book Amnesty Pram/Toddler Club Could you please check if your child still has a Don’t forget ‘Pram Club’ (you don’t really need a pram) is library book at home as there are quite a few back on a Friday morning. Extended time by popular overdue? demand, it’s now 9.00am-10.30am come along, have a coffee and a chat. Mrs Taylor Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email: