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Issue 5 2010-11


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Issue 5 2010-11

  1. 1. Norwood News Issue 5 1st October 2010 Arts Festival Countdown Menu 3 Week 39 weeks to go Healthy Eating with Year 3 TERM DATES Autumn Term 2010 On Thursday Year 3 were lucky to have Sharon and Sam from Asda who taught them Half term: about healthy eating. Every child was given a delicious fruit kebab to eat. Monday 25th -Friday 29th October School closed: Monday 1st November (Staff training day) Term Ends: Friday 17th December. School closes at 2pm Spring Term 2011 Children return to school Wednesday 5th January at 8.55am Half Term: Monday 14th-Friday 18th February Sharon from ASDA was teaching the children about different fruits. Term Ends: Friday 1st April. School closes at 2pm Summer Term 2011 Children return to school Tuesday 19th April at 8.55am School closed: Good Friday 22nd April Easter Monday 25th April Children return to school Sophie and Isobel with their fruit Casey, Liam, Jessica, Ryan & Morgan Tuesday 26th April at 8.55am kebabs. tasting some fresh pineapple. School closed: Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May Half Term: UP COMING DATES FOR YOUR DIARY Mon 30th May-Fri 3rd June Tuesday 5th October - Harvest/Giving assembly - Rev. Knight School closed: Friday 1st July (Staff training day) Wednesday 13th October SEAL celebration assembly KS2 1.30 pm Term Ends: Friday 22nd July. School closes EY/KS1 2.30 pm at 2pm Invited parents only. Invitations will follow shortly. Saturday 16th October Family Cooking Day PTA Quiz Night Friday 12th November 7-7.30pm (Hall) Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704 211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email: !
  2. 2. Children in the Spotlight Emily has achieved Bronze level for her Beam Award and Bronze for her Gym Proficiency Award for her work in pairs and groups. Wonderful! Joe has passed his Level 4 Swimming Award. Fantastic! Jamie received the Improvers medal from his team Hesketh Colts U7's. Terrific! Olivia has passed her 200m Swimming Award. Superb! All Souls Dramatic Club present Star of the Week their 2010 Costume Design Competition AMENDMENT 6C:Emily Marshall The competition in issue 3 stated that 6P:Erin Thornton the deadline for entries was Monday 6P:Alice Crook 18th October. Please have entries in 5M:Tyler Birch school by Friday 15th to allow time to 5M:Megan Powderly pass them onto All Souls Dramatic 5B:Liam Healey Club. Thank you 4M:Natasha Polansky 4M:Madison Heyes 4P:Ben Drummond 4P:Daniel Mercer-Jones 3K:Nail Cakir Dinner Money 3K:Emily James Cancer Research UK 3H:Bethany Southern 2W:Jordan Monahan A big thank you to everyone 2M:Luke Kenyon It takes Mrs Williams a lot of time recording the who bought the cards made 1B:Joshua Bunting by the children in years 5 and dinner money each week and even more time is 1B:Holly Watkins being spent chasing up late money. Please, 6 last term. We made almost 1D:Harvey Dawson-Ashworth please help her by making sure the correct money £100 for Cancer Research RRT:Sophie Naughton UK. Some cards were is sent in on Monday morning in an RRT:Louis Sumner envelope clearly marked with your child's name donated to the Macmillan RJT:Taylor McNulty and class. We do not keep change in coffee morning last week. RJT:Libby Simpson school. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Megan Powderly, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  3. 3. Free family events at Ainsdale NNR. Date Day/ Event Venue Description Booking? Time Name 26-28 Oct 2010 Tues to Thurs Let’s Go Wild Ainsdale Sand Fungi-themed Drop-in 11-3 each day -’Fantastic Fungi’ Dunes NNR crafts, activities and nature trails for all the family. 30th October 2010 Saturday Halloween Hunters Ainsdale Sand A spooky after-dark BOOKING 7-9pm Dunes NNR trek to discover the ESSENTIAL Site Office night life of Ainsdale Sand Dunes! Suitable for children and families. 18th December Saturday Christmas creations Ainsdale Sand Using nature’s gifts BOOKING 2010 11-3pm Dunes NNR- to make some ESSENTIAL Site office fabulous decorations! Natural England events booking line: 0300 060 4361 All events are completely FREE, all ages welcome, children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Ainsdale Sand Dunes NNR is NOT THE NATURE RESERVE NEAR Pontins-it can be found at the following address: 2 West End Lodge, Pinfold Lane, Ainsdale, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 3QW Telephone:01704 578 774 Coffee Morning As part of the World's Biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support, parents, toddlers and staff enjoyed a welcome coffee and cake. This event, which was a joint venture between Leyland Road Church and Norwood, was a huge success and we are proud to announce £160 was raised. A big thank you to all who helped, baked or donated tombola prizes. Mrs Perrett & Mrs Ashcroft enjoying a Mrs Taylor from the ‘Pram & Toddler Mrs Scutt & Mrs Houston from the coffee. Group’ enjoying the coffee break. ‘Pram & Toddler Group’ with their children. Walk to School Week 4th October-8th October is Walk to School Week! It’s healthy for you and good for the environment! News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Megan Powderly, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  4. 4. The children in Year 2 have been writing poetry using alliteration. In my super school, In my special school, I can hear talking teachers teaching children hard I can hear the whistling through the tall trees. work. I can smell the beautiful dinners in the hall. I can smell the toilets in the junior part. I can touch my soft jumper. I can touch the smooth floor in the hall. I can see the teachers writing on the wall. I can see children's bright pictures on the wall. I can taste my lunch, lovely lunch. I can taste hotdogs in my lunch box. This is my special school. This is my super school. This is Norwood. This is Norwood. Tyler Scutt Henry Watkinson In my Star of the Week school, I can hear clever Mrs Coleman shouting at the In my secret school, Year Sixes. I can hear the fun fire alarm going...ding dong! I can smell the delicious dinners coming down the I can smell blue bumble bee bandages. corridors. I can see teaching teachers watching the T.V. I can touch sticky sellotape that the children are I can taste lots of annoying air. working with. This is my secret school. I can see the terrific trees that are blocking the This is Norwood. sun. Rachel Hooton I can taste the fabulous fruit. This is my Star of the week school. This is Norwood. Jay Curran Shinewaves Competition Time Last week’s competition was to find the largest conker. After some precision measuring the winner was James Ward 1D Congratulations! This week’s competition is simply called ‘Autumn Colours’. Submit something which captures the feeling of Autumn. It could be a poem, a collage, a painting, a photograph – anything! Pop your entries, with your name and class on the back, in the competition post box by Wednesday 6th October. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Megan Powderly, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  5. 5. Year 6 Shadows! Over the last two weeks, Year 6 children in Mrs Coleman's class and Maths group have been taking advantage of the fabulous weather. Not only have they studied angles and shape properties on the playground, they have also been investigating how shadows are formed by drawing around themselves with chalk. We are having a brilliant time. Now this is my kind of maths! Friday Night at Sefton Music Centre Junior strings & Junior woodwind 3.50- 4.30 Junior brass 4.45- 5.30pm Senior strings & Senior woodwind 4.30- 5.15 Senior brass 5.45- 7.00pm String orchestra & Woodwind orchestra 6.00- 7.45 Brass orchestra 7.00- 7.45pm Sefton Schools Symphony Orchestra : 8.00- 8.45 Monday Night at Sefton Music Centre Guitar workshop 4.00- 4.40 Jazz ensemble 6.00- 7.00 Guitar ensemble 4.40- 5.30 Jazz orchestra 7.15- 9.30 Tuesday Night at Sefton Music Centre Sefton Voices 7.00-8.30 Junior (Grades 0-1) Senior (Grades 2-4) String Orchestra, Brass Band, Wind Orchestra & Brass Ensemble (Grades 4-8) News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Megan Powderly, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack
  6. 6. Parents Questionnaire We hope that everyone found the Parents Questionnaire summary useful and informative and the key action points from it for this coming year are: - Increasing the number of opportunities for working parents to be involved in school events/meetings - Regularly updating the website - Developing greater awareness of the role of the Governing Body and how they can be contacted. - Standardising homework so that all children feel it is interesting, useful and relevant. - Ensuring that all year groups have opportunities for after school clubs Your Child’s Appearance Building Works We would like to draw parent’s and children’s attention We are pleased to be able to tell you that grant funding has to the section on appearance in the school’s been awarded for an extension to be built onto our kitchen and prospectus. funding also awarded in conjunction with the After School Club Children are encouraged to wear their hair in a suitable for an extension to the Activites Suite. manner for school. Extremes of fashion, both in terms of clothing and personal appearance are not allowed in As work will be starting next week there will be: school. By drawing attention to themselves in this way * an increase in the traffic through the main gate with deliveries children can open themselves to potential bullying and etc. ridicule and distract other pupils from their work. * an issue with staff parking so there will be limited on street All hair longer than shoulder length (regardless of parking available. gender) should be tied back. Trainers and high heeled shoes are not school uniform. This work is likely to go on for a few months. As Holy Family Jewellery (including necklaces, bracelets and rings) School are in a similar situation, please be patient and should not be worn in school, with the exception of remember you may need to allow yourself a little more time watches and stud earrings. Stud earrings must be when coming to and from school and avoid parking over the removed during PE, Games and Swimming lessons or if driveways of our neighbours. this is not possible, the children should cover these with plasters provided by home. Nail varnish and makeup are not permitted. Harvest Festival I am sure you will all support us in ensuring that we have high expectations and high standards of appearance. Donations of flowers from KS1 children will be passed on to local residential homes. Support for Parents Tuesday 5th October - Kim Taylor, our Parent Support Adviser is on the Harvest/Giving assembly - playground every morning. If she can help in any way Rev. Knight she will do, so please drop by and say hello. Hayley Taylor, our school nurse, is available every Friday Donations of cash from KS2 children will be passed on to the for parents to drop in and discuss any health or medical school’s nominated charity, which will be chosen by the matters. No appointment needed. School Council very soon. Please be generous. Our new Education Welfare Officer, Annette Mullard can be contacted on 07812 967917 if parents have any question or require support with attendance or punctuality issues. News team Molly Glinn, Hannah Tear, Megan Powderly, Jamie Russell, Katy Watkinson, Taylor McKenzie & Finn Cromack