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SOME OF OUR EVENTS DURING ACADEMIC YEAR 2012-2013

CONGRATULATIONS

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To our amazing swimming team who are out right winners of the Sainsbury's School Games 2013.

You really Raised Your Game.

Northwick Manor qualified to represent Worcester City and Droitwich after beating eleven other local schools.

On the 25th June the following teams competed against each other at Bromsgrove School.

 

Finstall First School - representing North Worcestershire
Offenham First School - representing South Worcestershire
Webheath First School - representing Redditch
Northwick Manor Primary School - representing Worcester City and Droitwich
Malvern Wells Primary School - representing Worcestershire West
Franche Primary/Chaddesley Corbett Primary Schools - representing Wyre Forest


There were a variety of stroke races culminating in an 8 swimmer cannon race which Northwick won by a convincing 3 metres. Northwick won the competition with 72 points, 10 ahead of their nearest rivals to become Worcestershire Champions.



A BIG thanks to Mrs King, Mrs Davies and Mark Stowe (Chief Coach at Worcester Swimming Club) for supporting, training and organising our team.
 

INCLUSIVE SPORTS


 A small group of pupils were fortunate to be invited to the new University Arena to take part in an inclusive sport festival along with other school from Worcester.  They had an opportunity to try their hand at several activities such as wheelchair basketball, blind football, goalball and Tri golf.  Each person was able to collect points for their team.  Well done Northwick Manor for collecting more points than any other school and coming home with an array of certificates and medals.
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READING AFTERNOON
 
Thank you to all those parents who  were able to come into school and read with children.  The children have been talking about how much they enjoyed sharing books with you all.  There will be another opportunity to read with your children in the Autumn Term.
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ARTS WEEK

This week the whole school is involved in a fabulous array of art projects based on a multicultural theme. We are fortunate to have a number of artists in school who will be working with the children alongside their class teachers.

 

Reception - Multicultural
Yr 1 - Italy -
Yr 2 - Australia
Yr 3 - Australia
Yr 4 - India
Yr 5 - Greece
Yr 6 - Caribbean
 

 

Here is a glimpse of the fun everyone had and their brilliant art work

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POND CLEARANCE

 

Many thanks to the CSV Employee Volunteering


 

 www.csv.org.uk/volunteering/employee-volunteering 

 

who put us in touch with a marvellous team from NPower who kindly gave up their time to clear around our pond and Forest School area.  Children will now be able to enjoy pond dipping and investigating insect and plant life in these areas.

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IN THE PROCESS

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THANK YOU NPOWER WE LOVE OUR TIDY POND
 
KS1 SPORTS DAY

 

A fun filled morning for the KS1 children and sunshine!
Many thanks to Mrs Davies and Mrs Webber who organised the event and the army of helpers who supported them on the day and behind the scenes.

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KS2 SPORTS DAY
 

Sadly the weather was not as kind and only Year 4  were able take part in the activities.  We know children and parents are hoping we can find a date in the jam packed end of term diary to reschedule the event for Years 5 & 6.

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TRUCK AWARENESS


Many thanks to DHL who kindly brought one of their articulated lorries into school to promote truck awareness.  By the end of each session both children and staff were staggered to learn how many blind spots there are around a lorry.  From a pedestrians point of view, never stand in front of a lorry, the driver really cant see you!!!!  Be aware of the blind spots on a lorry when driving behind and beside them. 

We have included a couple of web site links below which you may want to visit with your children.

think.direct.gov.uk/education/early-years-and-primary/parents/7-to-11s/

talesoftheroad.direct.gov.uk/pdf/RoadSafetyMattersGuide.pdf

think.direct.gov.uk/education/early-years-and-primary/pupils/over-7s/read/tales-of-the-road/

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Look how big the tyres are!!

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Look how far the children are away from the lorry!!!!
 

 The teacher and a pupil sat in the lorry cab could not see their friends until they had walked back to here!!


 



CONGRATULATIONS - BRILLIANT PERFORMANCE

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On 13th March, 13 eager Year 6 pupils spent the day at Brickfields Park where they participated in a Tag Rugby Tournament. Sixteen schools from Worcester competed. During the group round, they played five matches against Gorse Hill, Saint Barnabus, Stanley Road, Dines Green and Red Hill Primary Schools. Northwick won all these games and topped their group! 

The semi-final match against Pitmaston was extremely close but we persevered to triumph 3-1. 

We faced Cherry Orchard Primary in the final match which was hard fought and both teams were evenly matched. Unfortunately, we lost this game 5-3. 

All team members were an absolute credit to the school – showing resilience and determination – and they should feel proud of what they achieved. The team now go on to represent Worcester at Sixways on 8th May. 

 

MUSICAL EXTRAVAGANZA

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During our music lessons the children suggested we raised funds by holding a musical extravaganza to buy some much needed glockenspiels. As we are increasing our opportunities for pupil voice we considered this to be a wonderful idea. Mrs Kainey and Mrs Wintle kindly gave up their time to support the children who took part either by playing an instrument or singing. Many thanks to all who attended the event. Our new glockenspiels are being ordered with immediate effect and will benefit every child in the school.

Great Green Week, Walk to School Week
and Reducing Lunchbox Waste

 

As a school we working towards our Green Flag Eco School Award. This week we are encouraging families to walk to school and think about reducing waste, all monies raised will contribute to the purchase of recycling bins for each classroom.

 

Fancy Dress competition £1 - Friday 27th October

Healthy Snack Recipe book £0.50p - On Sale at Lunchtimes

We have a Greening the Trees class competition and fancy dress competition whose theme is anything from nature or anti waste.

Healthy Snack recipe booklets are on sale in Hall 2 at lunchtime.

 

We are collecting lunchbox waste each day this week in the hope of seeing an improvement on our previous 'undercover' collection a couple of weeks ago.

Our Results

We were delighted to discover that the amount of rubbish collected at lunchtime had reduced considerably.  Well done everyone who is making a concerted effort to reduce waste.

 

The greening the trees competition was extremely successful and was incredibly difficult to decide the class winner in the year group but we did.  Each class who won received a 'Golden Leaf' award to display in the classroom. 

The healthy snacks and recipe booklet sale was very successful and we are able to purchase a number of recycling bins which will be placed round the school.  Thank you very much for all your support.

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Here are some interesting web links with child friendly activities.

http://www.mysusthouse.org

http://frontpage.woodland-trust.org.uk

http://www.jointhepod.org

We would encourage your child to register themselves on this site and our invitation code is TJQMEW

Click here to visit or Eco-School page on our website to read more about what our school is doing.




AMAZING COSTUMES
 

What a fabulous response to World Book Day.  A massive thank you to all parents and carers who have made this such a success.  It was incredibly hard to pick winners.  We hope you enjoy spending your vouchers, please remember they expire on the 25th March.  They can either be used to collect a free book or £1 discount from a book of your choice.

All donations will be used to buy new books for the school which will be chosen by the children

 
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We've spent the money!!!!!
 

A small group of costume winners joined Mr Harris at Waterstones to help select new books for the libraries and classroom book boxes.
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Books Recommended by Our Children

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This is an opportunity for children to see their published work.  When your child reads a book they have particularly enjoyed, please encourage them to write their own blurb and hand it to Mr Harris who will select ones to add to this page.

In accordance with our website policy children's names will not appear alongside their work.
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Christmas Party Day

What a lovely end to the term.  Everyone came in party clothes and enjoyed a day of discos, playing with toys brought in from home, party food at lunchtime, party games and guess who turned up with a some presents for each class............?!!!!!! AND it snowed! 

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We wish you all a Happy Christmas and Best Wishes for 2013, thank you for your support this year



WOW SCIENCE WEEK

 

This week is our WOW Science week. We have had a fabulous turn out of parents and carers who have shared lots of exciting investigations/experiments with the children.

Throughout the week children will be engaging in a range of stimulating science activities.

EYFS - Investigations (lots of mixing!)
YR1 - Sound
YR2 & 3 - Materials and their properties for Super Heroes
YR4 - Torches, Electrical Circuits, Magnets and Polymers
YR5 - Polymer Kit. Exploring and experimenting its properties and uses.
YR6 - A range of wacky experiments and trying to find out the science behind them.

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ROBINSON CRUSOE PANTOMIME

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The whole school will enjoy a trip to Birmingham Hippodrome on Friday 11th January to see Robinson Crusoe and the Caribbean Pirates starring Brian Conley and Lesley Joseph.  This trip has kindly been part funded by the Friends Association.  It is an opportunity for the whole school community to be together and experience one of our traditions - The Christmas Panto!  Oh yes it is!!!
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BOOK FAYRE

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Thank you to everyone who supported and purchased books from our annual book sale.  The total sales amounted to £700 which gave the school £370 to spend restocking our libraries and classroom reading books.


BISHOP PEROWNE FESTIVAL
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Bishop Perowne, each year, invites a small number of children from its feeder schools to take part in a mixture of activities.


Reception - Fun Day
Year 1 - Multi Skills
Year 2 - Gymnastics
Year 3 - Orienteering
Year 4 - Golf
Year 5 - Cross Country
Year 6 - Indoor Athletics 


HARVEST FESTIVAL

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On Friday 19th October the whole school visited St Stephen's church to join the The Revd Canon Dr Stuart Currie to give thanks with songs, prayer and lessons for the harvest and the food that has been brought in and stored for the winter months ahead. 

The food donations will be distributed to members of the community by some or our year 6 children


MATHS WORKSHOPS

Key Stage 1

 

Parents were invited into their child's class for a math's workshop. Everyone had great fun taking part in the various math's activities.

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SUPPORTING CHARITIES

Each year our children are encouraged to support national and local charities to raise their awareness of the needs of others. Money is raised in number of ways including non-uniform days (Red Nose, Jeans for Genes etc), stalls and various other initiatives.
 

This year you have raised an amazing £3356

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Nearly New Sale 

October 2012


From the profits raised at the Nearly New Sale we were able to make a donation of £675 to the Worcester Maggs Day Centre.
 

www.maggsdaycentre.co.uk/

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Jeans for Genes Day
October 2012

Read more about this charity by following the link below:
 

www.jeansforgenesday.org/aboutjeansforgenesday


We raised the magnificent sum of £450.02 towards this charity

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Click here to see our
Harvest Festival


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Children in Need
November 2012

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Thank you everyone you all looked splendid and raised £464.08

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Poppy Appeal
November 2012

www.britishlegion.org.uk/support-us/

We raised £88.85

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Operation Christmas Child
December 2012

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Thank you to all the children and parent/carers who donated the delightfully wrapped gift boxes which will be distributed overseas. Those who donated online will be able to see which country their box was sent to. Let Mrs Schofield know where yours went to and we will list the countries on this page.

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Acorns Children's Hospice
December 2012
http://www.acorns.org.uk/

Many thanks to familes and friends who collected their spare change over the Christmas holidays.

You raised £273.84

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Age UK
February 2013
http://www.ageuk.org.uk/bobbleday

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Warm up Britain on Bobble Day - helping to make winter a better season for older people.

You raised £467.61 - Amazing.  Thank You

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Red Nose Day
March 15th 2013

You raised £474.75 - Thank you.

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