Parkside’s Weekly Newsletter – Friday 7th December 2023 – Autumn 13

This week has been truly magnificent as we start the run up to our Christmas Productions and Carol service. Lots of singing, dancing and acting are in full swing and I am very excited to see the children’s performances next week.

As we end this term without Mr Soyka, we wish him all the best as he takes time to recover from his Hip Surgery. If any children wish to make get well soon cards, I will do my best to make sure they get delivered to him. In the meantime, myself, Mrs Weinstein, Mrs Pereira, Mrs Mattholie and Mrs Smith are all on hand to support during this time.

 

The word of the week is – CORUSCATE – to emit vivid flashes of light; sparkle; scintillate; gleam.

 

UNIFORM (Reminder from Mr Soyka) – During the cold winter months it is very important that children come to school in full uniform. The school is always heated to make the children and staff feel comfortable. Sending your child to school in the correct uniform sends the right message; that you are proud to be a part of our school community and we belong together. If your child feels the cold then please make sure they wear a vest under their shirt / tshirt and a school jumper. Thank you for your continued support with this very important school matter.

 

Key Dates: 

There are a few important dates coming up over the next few weeks. Please see below for the list of activities
Tuesday 12th December – Nursery/Reception/Year 1/Year 2 Christmas show – 9.15am + 2pm. If you haven’t got your tickets yet please come to the office.
Wednesday 13th December – Christmas lunch – please fill in consent on Arbor if you haven’t already done so.
Wednesday 13th December – Christmas jumper day – Bring a £1 donation to buy party food for class parties the following week.
Friday 15th December – Year 3/Year 4 Carol concert – 2.15pm.
Friday 15th December – PFA cake sale – 3.15pm weather permitting will be on the KS1 playground otherwise in the dining hall.
Monday 18th December – Class parties – food will be provided using the donations from Christmas jumper day.
Tuesday 19th December – Nursery/Reception/Year 1/Year 2 trip to St Michaels and All Angels Church.
Wednesday 20th December – Last day of term, school finishes at 1.30pm.

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

Year 5/6 Football teams: Congratulations to both our girls and boys who took part in the local schools tournament at Borehamwood Football Club. Unfortunately, the boys finished third in their group, therefore did not make the semi-finals. However the girls, not only finished top of their group but they also defeated Saffron Green in the semi-finals, sadly though, they lost 2-0 in the final to Fair Field Primary.

A big thank you must also go to Mr Honour and Miss Bowers who both supported the children during this great local event.

Rotary Club Trip: They Year 6 children had a great morning at Reel Cinema watching the new Wonka movie courtesy of our local Rotary Club.

WD6 FOODBANK – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS  – Congratulations to Darius, Eric-Stefan, Anastasia, Riyaad, Kaycee, Layton, Frankie, Tyler and Amelia who were awarded their wings this week for being true acolytes of the school’s vision and mission. Thank you children for being such a great example for others to follow.

 

HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Mrs Smith shared a lovely cup of Hot Chocolate with this week’s Hot Chocolate Winners: Blossom, Flori, Lily, Halil, Johnny, Dina and Zakai

ATTENDANCE– Congratulations to the children from  who had the best attendance this week. Thank you children and please continue to be an inspiration to others.

Reception – 91.2%

Year 1 Maple – 97.9%

Year 2 Willow – 96.4%

Year 3 Birch – 89.5%

Year 3 Elm – 88.9%

Year 4 Aspen – 95.9%

Yeah 5 Ash – 91.5%

Year 5 Cedar – 93.3%

Year 6 Cherry – 93%

 

Songs for the weekend:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vCXjfrOpZfY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UHmQANFtNs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3mb_zU546c

 

Have a lovely weekend,

Mr Wanless

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 1st December 2023 – Autumn 12

The weather has certainly turned and as we begin December winter is well and truly with us. The biting cold means that it is the season of coats hats scarves and gloves. Please can you make sure that your child’s clothing is clearly labelled and easily identifiable, that way they won’t end up in the lost property bin. We are all very excited about the first disco of the year which takes place today. The PFA have worked in conjunction with the staff from the office and nearly every child in the school has bought a ticket. Please remember that children will be collected from their classrooms once the event has finished and everyone will leave via the Allerton Road gate. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket. Tickets for the Christmas Nativity performance are also available to collect from the school Office. Please make sure that you get your in good time for the performance which takes place on Tuesday 12th December at 9:15am and 2:00pm. Please keep warm and well during the cold months and take every precaution to keep your child well during the winter.

 

 

The word of the week is – GWENDERS – (Old Cornish dialect) – a disagreeable tingling in the extremities caused by the cold.

 

 

THE BIG QUESTIONWhat would happen if it never rained?
Try discussing this question with your child to help them think about developing their thinking skills.
THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK – Adam Scott photographer, took a large number of photos of the children over the past couple of weeks which we will use on the school website and hang around the building. We hope that you enjoy them as much as we have.

 

 

ONLINE SAFETY – There has been a number of online safety issues recently of  a varying degree of concern.  I cannot begin to tell you the amount of time it takes to resolve them not to mention the lost learning time. Many of the issues we deal with can be easily avoided with closer monitoring of your child’s device. If you are struggling with this important issue please contact Mrs Mattholie or myself through the school office where an appointment can be made for you. In an ever changing world we must remain vigilant to the harm and dangers posed by online activity.

 

 

WD6 FOODBANK – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.

A little while ago I wrote to you all regarding the possibility of the Citizens Advice Bureau supporting the families at Parkside. The good folk who run the foodbank are very hopeful that a couple of representatives will be available to meet with parents and carers in the new year which is great news. Even if you don’t access the food bank this service will be open to every family at our school. I will confirm the opening of the service once the final arrangements have been put in place.

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND FOOD WASTE – Congratulations to the children from 4 ASPEN  & 6 CHERRY who had the best attendance this week. Thank you children and please continue to be an inspiration to others.

 

Well done to the children from 3ELM and 5 ASH  who had the least amount of food waste this week. Thank you children for making good choices and enjoying your food.

CLASS WEEKLY TOTAL % FOOD WASTE kgs
Reception Pine 88.3 1.650
1 Maple 93.3 2.100
2 Willow 91.7 3.250
3 Birch 96.5 2.300
3 Elm 90.6 0.600
4 Aspen 98.4 2.100
5 Ash 96.1 1.500
5 Cedar 86.2 1.750
6 Cherry 96.7 3.000
Total 93.2 18.750 kgs
29.3 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS  – Congratulations to Iulia, Elisa, Andriana, Patrick, Damian, Bobby, Anika, Aris and Emma who were awarded their wings this week for being true acolytes of the school’s vision and mission. Thank you children for being such a great example for others to follow.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyhgTOEDNs8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3ZBmuevCOQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p5dM86R1brA

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 24th November – Autumn 11

Earlier this week Mr Honour put up the stage  in the hall which can only mean one thing – Christmas is coming. The children have started to learn their lines and words to the songs and carols they will sing and I am sure that it will be a wonderful retelling of the nativity. I have started to meet with teachers to  discuss and carry out a series of lesson observations which sound very exciting. I will give you an update later next week. Our first disco of the year takes place next Friday (1st December) to which everyone is invited. Further details can be found below but don’t forget to check the school’s social media platforms for updates. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT SCHOOL IS CLOSED TOMORROW.

 

 

The word of the week is – HIBERNACLE (18th Century)  – the winter quarters of a hibernating animal. In human terms a snug retreat for when life gets too cold.

 

 

THE BIG QUESTIONCan you name 10 different emotions and describe what colours they would be?
Try discussing this question with your child to help them think about developing their thinking skills.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

 

WD6 FOODBANK – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND FOOD WASTE – Congratulations to the children from 3 BIRCH  & 3 ELM who had the best attendance this week. Thank you children and please continue to be an inspiration to others.

 

Well done to the children from 3 BIRCH and 5 CEDAR  who had the least amount of food waste this week. Thank you children for making good choices and enjoying your food.

CLASS WEEKLY TOTAL % FOOD WASTE kgs
Reception Pine 83.1 1.150
1 Maple 90.9 3.000
2 Willow 91.1 2.750
3 Birch 97.4 0.600
3 Elm 97.4 1.800
4 Aspen 94.0 1.250
5 Ash 95.0 1.000
5 Cedar 84.5 0.900
6 Cherry 91.7 2.700
Total 91.5 15.150kgs = 31 grammes per child

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND –
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0860HZau3O8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NN6OazjQzjg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hV0F1fvviKQ

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND DONT FORGET SCHOOL IS CLOSED TOMORROW 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 17th November 2023 – Autumn 10

It has been Anti-Bullying week across the country this week. This year’s theme MAKE A NOISE ABOUT BULLYING was explored in classes and the work the children produced in lessons was shared at our weekly Friday morning celebration assembly. Flip Theatre visited school on Wednesday afternoon and their representatives worked with all classes, to think about how, as a school, we can develop positive relationships. It was a great experience for everyone. Everybody wore odd socks on Wednesday to support the theme of Anti-Bullying Week, a simple way of raising awareness of this important issue. Tickets for the Parents and Friends first disco of the year go on sale after school from Monday 20th November. Please give them as much support as you can. It has been a couple of years since they held their last one and we look forward to this one being a great success. The Year 6 Hockey team gave a great account of themselves at a tournament that was held at Hertswood Academy School earlier in the week and ended up being the runners up; congratulations children and incredibly well done. Further sporting updates can be read below. Please continue to support the children in all that we do for them as a school.
The word of the week is – BLUTTERBUNGED – (19th Century) – confounded, bemused, or totally overcome by surprise.
THE BIG QUESTIONWhich magical object would you choose to have and why – marauders map, time turner or invisibility cloak?
Try discussing this question with your child to help them think about developing their thinking skills.
THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

MR WANLESS WRITES WITH A SPORTING UPDATE:

Rapid Fire Cricket – Year 4

The children played superbly well as a team and narrowly missed out on reaching the county finals by 1 point.

Basketball – Year 6

A first Basketball competition for Parkside took place on Monday at Queens’ school, a sport which a lot of our children are very interested in, so it was a delight to hear the excitement and enjoyment on their return to school. Although they didn’t make the semi-finals, they should be proud of how well they linked up and communicated as a team.

Hockey – Year 6 

The Year 6 team showed some amazing skills at a sport which was quite new to them but as the games progressed you could see the children really growing in confidence, unfortunately the year 6 team lost 1-0 in the final.

Speed Stacking – Year 2

A sport which as a school we are becoming increasingly competitive at and for a second year in a row, we were the overall winners of the event at Hertswood.

Football vs Woodlands

The Year 3/4 team battled so courageously but were narrowly beaten 2-1. A team full of potential. Well done boys.

 

SHOW RACISM THE RED CARD –  Children from Year 6 joined a number of schools from across the area on Thursday afternoon at Vicarage Road the home of Watford Football Club to take part in the long established initiative – GIVE RACISM THE RED CARD. They were empowered to think about ways in which they could combat racism and took part in a number of interactive sessions which helped them to do this. They were fantastic ambassadors for the school and many people commented on how well behaved they were. Thank you children for being such a great example for others to follow.
FLIP THEATRE VISIT  – The Flip Theatre visited the children on Wednesday during Anti-Bullying week with a focus on ‘Positive Relationships’.
The children were taught how to use a range of  strategies to help deal them with situations in and out of school, which helped them to improve their confidence to speak out for themselves and others. They were also provided with an opportunity to role play scenarios and rework these and encourage to engage critical thinking to determine what went well and what didn’t to prevent escalation. Children were also given reminders how to create a positive atmosphere, spread happiness, compliment each other and focus on activities that make us happy.

 

WD6 FOODBANK – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND FOOD WASTE – Congratulations to the children from 5 CEDAR  & 3 ELM who had the best attendance this week. Thank you children and please continue to be an inspiration to others.

 

Well done to the children from 5 ASH and 3 ELM who had the least amount of food waste this week. Thank you children for making good choices and enjoying your food.

CLASS WEEKLY TOTAL % FOOD WASTE kgs
Reception Pine 84.6 2.00
1 Maple 85.2 3.40
2 Willow 75.4 2.00
3 Birch 88.3 1.45
3 Elm 94.2 1.1o
4 Aspen 88.9 2.30
5 Ash 91.1 0.40
5 Cedar 96.8 2.05
6 Cherry 87.6 2.95
Total 87.3 17.65kgs =30 grammes per child

THERE HAS BEEN AN OUTBREAK OF NOROVIRUS AT SCHOOL THIS WEEK WHICH HAS AFFECTED OUR ATTENDANCE. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CHILD WAHSES THEIR HANDS REGULARLY AND IF THEY EXPERIENCE VOMITING OR DIARRHOEA THEY REMAIN AT HOME FOR 48 HOURS. 

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Marvin, Rebecca, Deeksha, Maisie, Toby, Eliana, Elliott, Ahmed and Elisa who were awarded their wings this week for being true acolytes of the school’s vision and mission. Thank you children for being such a great example for others to follow.

 

I will share a cup of hot chocolate on Monday afternoon with Sabrina, Wesley, Max, Taylah, Tada and Abdullah. Thank you children for being an inspiration for others and I look forward to you continuing to uphold our school values through the rest of the year.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jKbIuG81NYo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DZEDWWztjKg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGYaP3Yy10s

 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 10th November 2023 – Autumn 9

This weekend sees the annual Armistice day service at the Cenotaph. We remember the many thousands of men and women who gave their lives in defence of the country. If your child hasn’t bought a poppy or one of the gifts that are on sale in the office next week will be the last time to do this. Mr Wanless met with a professional photographer on Friday to organise a forthcoming photo shoot which will take place in the next couple of weeks. He will take a number of pictures of the children at work and play which will be used as part of the new website. Watch this space. Many of our children have taken part in sporting action this week and thoroughly enjoyed taking part in their football and netball matches. Thank you children for representing the school so well. As the wet weather continues to be with us please remember to label your child’s clothing so that it is easily identifiable.

 

 

The word of the week is – NIKHEDONIA – the pleasure felt in anticipating success

 

 

THE BIG QUESTIONWould you rather live without the internet or television?
Try discussing this question with your child to help them think about developing their thinking skills.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

WD6 FOODBANK – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND FOOD WASTE – Congratulations to the children from 3 ELM & 4 ASPEN who had the best attendance this week. Thank you children and please continue to be an inspiration to others.

 

Well done to the children from 3 BIRCH and 5 ASH who had the least amount of food waste this week. Thank you children for making good choices and enjoying your food.

CLASS WEEKLY TOTAL % FOOD WASTE kgs
Reception Pine 93.0 2.45
1 Maple 94.2 2.9
2 Willow 93.7 2.8
3 Birch 97.1 1.3
3 Elm 98.8 1.8
4 Aspen 98.8 1.7
5 Ash 92.6 1.25
5 Cedar 95.8 2.0
6 Cherry 96.3 3.4
Total 95.5 19.6 kgs = 30 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Zakai, Ainoa, Lorita, Logan, Mino, Mikaela, Ugo Halil and Poppy who were awarded their wings this week for being true acolytes of the school’s vision and mission. Thank you children for being such a great example for others to follow.

 

 

I shared a cup of hot chocolate this afternoon with Leela, Skylar, Daisy, George, Angela, Aayat, Niamh, Anastasia and Magdiel. Thank you children for being an inspiration for others and I look forward to you continuing to uphold our school values through the rest of the year.

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbsOGE5Se2M&list=PLx_OwX8qVcouPJgE9lWhAkrtIImEjID5y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FDAIH-EqO7M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lw6RtgjTUCw

 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 3rd November 2023 – Autumn 8

The second half of the Michaelmas term is always one of fun and enjoyment because we know that Christmas is almost upon us. Plans have already been put in to place and we are all looking forward to a wonderful Nativity production and a good old sing song around the Christmas tree. Watch this space. We welcomed the county’s Special Needs Adviser to school on Tuesday who was very encouraged by the level of provision we give to the children. There are a few things we need to do to improve our offer to the children we serve and we will make sure this is done very quickly. Please remember the annual poppy appeal and where you can please give as generously as you can. The colder weather is upon us once gain so please remember to send your child in to school in full uniform – make sure that every item of clothing is CLEARLY LABELLED. We often find the use of a Sharpie pen on the inside of your child’s school jumper is a good way of labelling their clothing. It was good to see so many of at this week’s consultations and we hope that you learned a great deal about the way your child has settled in to their classes and how they are learning. Please keep supporting the school in all that we do.

 

 

The word of the week is – CIRCUMQUAQUE –  a roundabout process that never seems to get to the point.

 

 

THE BIG QUESTIONWhat can you see in the clouds?
Try discussing this question with your child to help them think about developing their thinking skills.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK –

 

 

WD6 FOODBANK – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.

 

 

ANNUAL POPPY APPEAL SECOND WEEK  – The Royal British Legion annual Poppy Appeal will take place when the children return after half term and will run until NOVEMBER 14th. As always there are a number of items that will be on sale in the school office and are priced as follows:
SNAP RULERS – £1.50
WRISTBANDS – £1.00
REFLECTORS – £1.00
ZIP PULLS – £0.50
POPPIES – Whatever you can afford to give

 

 

PARENTS AND CARERS CODE OF CONDUCT – Earlier in the week I sent out to every family a Code of Conduct which reminds you all of the expectations from each and every one of you when you are on the school site. Many of you are very supportive of the school and behave in a way that is in line with our expectations. But on occasion we have had to speak to families about their conduct which has caused the school difficulty and challenge. It is our hope that this document will support both the school  and the parent and carer body to ensure smooth working relationships for the good of your child.

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND FOOD WASTE – Congratulations to the children from 1 MAPLE & 2 WILLOW   who had the best attendance this week. Thank you children and please continue to be an inspiration to others.

 

Well done to the children from 3 BIRCH and 5 ASH who had the least amount of food waste this week. Thank you children for making good choices and enjoying your food.

CLASS WEEKLY TOTAL % FOOD WASTE kgs
Reception Pine 90.8 1.6
1 Maple 99.1 2.1
2 Willow 99.6 2.2
3 Birch 98.2 1.0
3 Elm 98.8 1.1
4 Aspen 93.8 2.3
5 Ash 95.8 1.0
5 Cedar 96.8 2.35
6 Cherry 97.4 2.8
Total 96.6 16.450 kgs = 24.2 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Nikita, Milania, Darcey-Rose, Saffya, David, Habibulla, Alfie, Blossom and Alexus who were awarded their wings this week for being true acolytes of the school’s vision and mission. Thank you children for being such a great example for others to follow.

 

 

Mrs Smith shared a cup of hot chocolate this afternoon morning with Emma, Sofia, Elisha, Reyansh, Aayat, Jack, Annabelle and Harshil. Thank you children for being an inspiration for others and I look forward to you continuing to uphold our school values through the rest of the year.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-YhOe5hnOmE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjmnibuGC80
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3s6VrRzJnw

 

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND 

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 20th October – Autumn 7

It has been a very busy half term and we are all looking forward to the half term break. Our School Effectiveness Adviser spent the morning working with subject leaders on Tuesday and he was impressed by their knowledge and understanding of the curriculum. There will always be areas to work on but the children’s books and teachers knowledge are in very good shape. After half term you will all be issued with a parent and carer code of conduct. This important document sets out the expectations we want from our parent and carer body. Many of you support the school in all that we do and are great advocates for the organisation. Yet, there are occasions where we have experienced behaviour that is aggressive, threatening and quite unnecessary. The purpose of the document will set out quite clearly the expectations around behaviour on the school grounds, appropriate use of social media and how to support the school. The relationship between the school and its parent / carer body is one of the fundamental aspects of a child’s education and by having this strategy in place it will help to strengthen that. The children wore a red item of clothing today to raise awareness of the Give Racism the Red Card a long standing football initiative. Talking about racism is a very important part of a child’s education and will do more work with them about this very sensitive but incredibly important subject over the rest of the academic year. I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a restful half term.

 

 

The word of the week is – SNERDLE – (18th Century) to wrap up cosily beneath the covers and hold off the day for a little longer.

 

 

THE BIG QUESTIONCan you have too many choices?
Try discussing this question with your child to help them think about developing their thinking skills.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

CHANGE TO THE START OF THE SCHOOL DAYWeek 8 – THE LAST WEEK – The government has issued a directive to all schools about 32.5 hours of teaching time every child in the country is entitled to. To meet this new directive we will open the school gates as normal at 8:30am BUT they will CLOSE at 8:45am from MONDAY 30th OCTOBER. Please make sure you make a note of this change. We will continue to put it in all of our newsletters from the start of the new academic year until FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER.

 

 

RECEPTION AND NURSERY PARENTS AND CARERS – The school gates on Aycliffe and Allerton Road will be open from 8:30am through to 8:45am every morning after the half term break. The gate to both Nursery and Reception classes will open at 8:40am. This is a tight window for all children to be in on time but we cannot open the gate any earlier because staff are not due to start work until 8:30am. This will give them 10 minutes to prepare to welcome the children. This arrangement will be under review.

 

 

WD6 FOODBANK – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:15pm – 4:30pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.

 

 

ANNUAL POPPY APPEAL – The Royal British Legion annual Poppy Appeal will take place when the children return after half term and will run until NOVEMBER 14th. As always there are a number of items that will be on sale in the school office and are priced as follows:
SNAP RULERS – £1.50
WRISTBANDS – £1.00
REFLECTORS – £1.00
ZIP PULLS – £0.50
POPPIES – Whatever you can afford to give

 

ATTENDANCE AND FOOD WASTE – Congratulations to the children from 6 CHERRY AND 5 ASH who had the best attendance this week. Thank you children and please continue to be an inspiration to others.

 

Well done to the children from 5 CEDAR and ALL OF YEAR 3 who had the least amount of food waste this week. Thank you children for making good choices and enjoying your food.

CLASS WEEKLY TOTAL % FOOD WASTE kgs
Reception Pine 85.9 2.00
1 Maple 97.5 2.10
2 Willow 98.0 1.40
3 Birch 95.3 0.95
3 Elm 95.3 0.95
4 Aspen 96.7 1.25
5 Ash 97.9 0.85
5 Cedar 87.3 0.90
6 Cherry 100 RESIDENTIAL TRIP
Total 95.1 10.40 = 17.7 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Thomas, Aayat, Gabriel, Patrick, Bailey, Ugo, Eden and Melanie who were awarded their wings this week for being true acolytes of the school’s vision and mission. Thank you children for being such a great example for others to follow.

 

It was lovely to share a cup of hot chocolate this afternoon morning with Roustum, Frankie, Denis, Emma, Jessica, Blossom and Cole. Thank you children for being an inspiration for others and I look forward to you continuing to uphold our school values through the rest of the year.

 

TUNES FOR THE HALF TERM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEQ0l_m3Xm0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CQjTowSspm0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hGBrhiqnaNk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZbbZ5hQLcc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6V3tvCXtoY

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL HALF TERM AND SEE YOU AGAIN ON MONDAY 30th OCTOBER 

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THE SCHOOL GATES WILL OPEN AT 8:30am AND CLOSE AT 8:45am FROM MONDAY 30th OCTOBER AND FROM THERE ON IN. 

 

PGL 6 Cherry 2023

Monday 16th October 2023:

It was great to see so many excited faces as the children of Year 6 began their journey to Marchants Hill PGL, The children seemed to settle in well, enjoyed their first dinner of the week and made themselves comfortable in their new accommodation.

Tuesday 17th October 2023:

They have all had a good nights sleep, eaten breakfast and are ready for a day of tunnelling, raft building, zip wire and the giant swing.

Wednesday 18th October 2023

Another great day of activities for 6 Cherry ending with a camp fire and songs.