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53 (2009)

  1. 1. NORWOOD NEWS ISSUE NO 53 18TH DECEMBER 2009 News Team: Jamie Russell, Megan Powderly, Gabriel Angay, Charlotte Fitzgerald, Heather Weights, Thomas Lawson, Lucy Cottier & Luke Dempster TERM DATES Once again the term has flown by and after a frenetic week of Christmas celebrations with the Christmas Fair, the Spring Term infants plays, the Carol Concert, the Christmas dinner, the Children return to school: Pantomime, the Christmas Craft morning and the Christmas Tuesday 5th January 2010. Fun Day, it is amazing to look back at the term gone by Half Term: Monday 15th – and marvel at how quickly it has gone and how busy, Friday 19th February (inc). exciting and enjoyable it has been. School closes for Easter holiday: at 2pm on Friday To think our youngest children in Reception have completed their first term in Norwood 26th March. and they have settled in superbly well. We have been delighted that virtually every year group have been able to enjoy regular sessions of Forest School, and those year groups Summer Term that haven't will get a chance in the next term. We have had more outdoor visits Children return to school: particularly to the local community and we have been able to offer more clubs than ever Tuesday 13th April. before. For that I thank all the staff for their hard work in giving their time and going that extra Bank Holiday bit further to ensure our children at Norwood receive a wonderful educational journey. Monday 3rd May. Once again I have to remark that I feel proud of the children of Norwood for their hard Half Term: work and great enthusiasm for everything we do and it is always a great feeling, when Monday 31st May-Friday 4th we, as a school community, receive positive attention for the great things that go on. June (inc) I naturally hope everyone has some time to relax over the Christmas holiday and that School closed: they have a wonderful family time. Best wishes for a happy and healthy 2010! Staff Training day-Monday 5th July Christmas Dinner School closes for summer Christmas dinner was cooked and holiday: prepared by our fabulous catering staff on at 2pm on Wednesday 21st Wednesday. They worked extremely hard July. to ensure the children and staff enjoyed a delicious meal. Autumn Term 2010 Children were delighted to see Mr Dumbell and Mrs Bennet dressed as snowmen, Children return to school: serving the festive food! As you can Wednesday 1st imagine there was nearly a melt down as September 8.55am the two snowmen tried to keep up with the serving of 448 dinners! Half term: Monday 25th -Friday 29th The children thoroughly enjoyed the party atmosphere. So, thank you to all the staff October who helped on the day to make it such a seasonal success for all the children to enjoy. INSET Day: Monday 1st November Term Ends: Friday 17th December at 2pm Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email: admin.norwood@schools.sefton.gov.uk www.norwoodprimaryschool.com
  2. 2. T.A. Talk Star of the After being tracked down by our intrepid reporters, Mrs. Blundell, the T.A. being Week RT: Sam Clayton featured this week, surrendered to their questions. RP: David Tear She is seen here answering questions 1D: Cerys Burrows from Madeleine Jones, Joe Rimmer, Borys 1B: Elliot Howard Kurzeja-Ryan and Hannah Tear. 1B: Abbie King 2W: Niamh Edmunds 2M: Brandon Chadwick Boardman Q. Which country would you most like to visit? 3B: Cerys Valentine A. China 3B: Isaac Burns Q. Do you have a favourite musical? 3K: Callum Scutt Silver A. Oliver 3K: Holly McQuillan Q. If you were stranded in the jungle for 3 weeks what would be your luxury item? 4CP:Charlie Marshall A. Food! 4CP: Tom Mtchell Q. What period in history would you like to have lived? 4JP:Jack Redshaw A. The Victorian era. 5P: Emily Marshall Q. What football team do you support? A. England 5M: Elise Bond Q. What frightens you? 6C: Lucy Dutton A. Fire 6M: Ben Mills 6M: Ben Halsall Filmclub – a reflection After the very successful Behaviour Audit Update launch of Filmclub this term the Filmclub Crew have Following the behaviour audit at reflected on their the end of the summer term our experience. Every week, the Behaviour Team have been Filmclub helpers in Y6, make meeting to analyse the results and sure that Y3 + Y4 are build upon our behaviour policy. comfortable on the mats, The audit indicated some trends: take the register and award Golden time is valued as a reward: the children for their we are looking at ways to make it reviews or excellent even more golden. behaviour. The Filmclub Responses to whether sanctions Crew have risen to the worked were varied. We are challenge of organising film looking at simplifying the screenings for over 90 sanctions ladder, so we respond children, they have also more quickly to poor behaviour. decided that Bugsy Malone Parental views of ‘Star of the was the best film for all Week’ were mixed: the group have round entertainment. been focusing on extending the Special thanks go to: Mrs range of rewards we have to Bennet, Lucie Cresswell, celebrate good behaviour. Nefertiti Mitchell, Kieran Parents are keen on hearing good Davis, Liam Beirne, Jack news from class teachers: we Morrison Williams, Rachael have been looking at ways of Maiden, Red Roses doing this. Darbyshire, and James We will be introducing some of Ashton for their hard work. these developments in the New Year. Look out for details. By The Filmclub Crew
  3. 3. KS2 Carol Concert Parents, friends and children flocked to Leyland Road Methodist Church last week for our annual Carol Concert.With the church packed to the rafters and the aisles overflowing, the audience were treated to a wonderful celebration of Christmas from the KS2 children at their best. After Rev. Knight began the evening, the school Singing Club started the programme with two superb renditions of 'Christmas Calypso' and 'Winter Wonderland'. Following on from Mr. Dumbell's welcome, each year group delivered some reciting of famous Christmas poems or singing of some modern Christmas songs. Interspersed with excellent narration from the specially chosen Year 6 pupils and the congregation singing some traditional carols, the whole evening was a delight and one that everyone associated with Norwood should be proud of. We might have to find a bigger venue next year or even start charging! Children in the Spotlight Lewis has passed his Stage 5 National Swimming Award. Congratulations! Fraser has passed his Stage 4 National Swimming Award. Great! Bethany sang in the recent auditions for Britain's Got Talent in Manchester. Fingers crossed! Ruby has passed her Stage 1 National Swimming Award. Well Done! Twelve Days of Christmas Year 2 gave a fantastic performance of the Twelve Days of Christmas. The Scarecrow Year 1 gave a brilliant performance of The Scarecrow.
  4. 4. Reception Performance of ‘Jesus' Christmas Party’ Wow what a play! First Christmas performance and it was fantastic! Fantastic Music Performance The Year 4 pupils along with the windband from Year 5 + Year 6 put on a musical performance for the rest of the school. High School Musical What a fantastic night! A group of children and parents went to the Opera House in Manchester to see High School Musical 2, live on stage.We all had a fabulous time , lots of singing and clapping along.Watch this space for the next theatre trip. More ‘photo’s on Norwood website. Dinner Money Dinner money for the first week back is £6.20 payable on Tuesday 5th January. Shinewaves Competition Maths Challenge The winner is: What two letters of the alphabet do snowmen prefer? I C (Laurence Fredericks 4CP) Congratulations Laurence! Competition time will be back Recently children from Year 5 and Year 6 took part again in the NewYear. in a Mathematics challenge. Although some questions were very difficult, all the children who took part did brilliantly. Congratulations to our winners. Gold:Molly (Y5) and Luke D (Y6) Silver: Alice (Y5) Gabriel (Y5) and Lucy M (Y6) Bronze:Megan (Y5) Thomas (Y6) Lewis (Y6) and Charlotte (Y6) Norwood Crescent, Southport. PR9 7DU. Tel: 01704211960. Fax 01704 232712. Head Teacher: Mr Lee Dumbell. Email: admin.norwood@schools.sefton.gov.uk www.norwoodprimaryschool.com