It has been another fantastic week at Parkside as we get closer to our half-term break.
Next week is an extremely busy week, with the main focus being Mental Health Week 2024, this year the theme is ‘My Voice Matters’ Also it is National Schools’ Football week and I know Miss Bowers has a lot of football sessions/matches planned for each class. Finally, next week sees the start of class assemblies returning with 2 Willow. Being the first class to showcase their wonderful learning.
- Reception Friday 26th April
- Year 1 Friday 22nd March
- Year 2 Friday 8th February
- Year 3 Friday 15th March
- Year 4 Friday 16th February
- Year 5 Friday 1st March
- Year 6 Friday 8th March
Times Table Rockstars:
It was great to see all the children in KS2 excited about their latest battle. During assembly this morning 6 Cherry was presented with the Battle of the Bands trophy as they finished top of all the classes.
We look forward to the battles happening next week which opens tomorrow (Saturday 3 rd February
2024) at 8:00am and will finish on Friday 9 th February 2024 at 9:00am.
- Year 5 vs Year 6
- Year 3 vs Year 4
Good luck everyone
I also must thank Miss Moon, Mrs Knowles and Miss Bowers for their efforts in creating a superb TT Rockstars display located in the Hall. We will be able to track battles and the fastest players across the school and in each class from Year 1 – Year 6.
Congratulations to Amira, Hunni, Georgey and Barney who are my first ever Parkside PE Ambassadors. Their role will be to support me in the observing and improving of PE across the school. They will join me for learning walks, they will speak to children regrading their lessons and they will ensure all our equipment is fit for purpose as well as offer suggestions as to what we can do to improve PE.
Girls commitment to Football:
This week members of our Girls’ football team – Christabel, Hunni, Amira, and Alexus shared a presentation with me all about how we can improve the provision of football for girls Their arguments were very persuasive and I do understand the need to provide more opportunities for them. Therefore, with the support of Miss Bowers, we will now run a lunch time training session for our girls after half term every Friday and I have also entered the girls into a whole day tournament on the 27 th February 2024 which will be held at Watford FC’s training ground – The Dome!
Girls, thank you for your dedication and effort to create and share this presentation in your own time, we are a school that takes equal opportunities very seriously and we hope you will see the benefits of your hard work on football for girls at Parkside.
29th January – 2nd February 2024
Thank you to everyone who shared their learning during Friday’s assembly, it was great to listen to examples of work from a range of curriculum subjects. I have also attached other photos from this week to showcase children’s learning.
High Flyers and Hot Chocolate
Congratulations to everyone who were awarded their wings and received Hot Chocolate this week for being true ambassadors of the school’s vision and mission.
Thank you, children, for being such a great example for others to follow.
Moki Health and Fitness
This week a big congratulations to 4 Aspen who achieved the highest AVERAGE of steps this week with a great score of 7,885.
Attendance: Congratulations to Year 2 Willow who had the best attendance this week. Overall it was a much better week with the average of the week for the school being 94.5%. Let’s finish this half
- Reception Pine: 93.1%
- Year 1 Maple: 97.9%
- Year 2 Willow: 98.6%
- Year 3 Birch: 93%
- Year 3 Elm: 90.5%
- Year 4 Aspen: 94.8%
- Year 5 Ash: 96%
- Year 5 Cedar: 93%
- Year 6 Cherry: 91.7%
Song of the Weekend: Extraordinary by Natalie Williams
Whether it’s being a musician, an athlete, an accountant, a teacher, a shop keeper or a stay-at-home parent. The people that give it that little bit extra will always stand out! So, let’s teach our children and the future generations to think BIG, be CONFIDENT and be EXTRAORDINARY in whatever they want to achieve!
Have a lovely weekend.