Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 18th November 2022 – Autumn 8

A rather nasty virus has spread through the school this week which has left many children and staff  feeling quite unwell. Please make sure that you do everything you can to make sure that your child stays healthy and safe. They should drink plenty of liquids and take a lot of rest. Little things like this will help them to remain in good health. Our football and table tennis team were in action this week and represented the school incredibly well. Unfortunately they lost both matches but were good ambassadors for Parkside. Thank you children. Next week the stage goes up in the school hall which means it’s that time of year again when the sounds of Christmas fill the corridors once again. Please do every thing that you can to help the children learn their lines. Please continue to support the school in all that we do.

 

 

The word of the week is – RECRUDESCENCE – the return of something unpleasant after a period of relief.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
November - November Poem by Thomas Hood

 

 

MOBILE PHONES – every few months I have to remind parent and carers that we don’t allow mobile phones on site before or after school and that includes the use of ear phones to make or receive a call. The end of the school day is a very special time in a child’s daily life and for them to be able to share it with you is a lovely thing. So please remember to follow this simple but very important school rule. Thank you.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

ANTI-BULLYING WEEK – This week is Anti-bullying Week and the children were visited by Flip Theatre who delivered high energy, upbeat and creative awareness workshops from Reception to Year 6 with this year’s key theme, “Reach Out”. The main learning objectives included:
  • Recognising the power of kindness
  • Teaching the key skills to be able to deal with bullying in a non-aggressive way
  • Improving resilience – knowing what to do and how to deal with it

Children wearing their odd socks in support of Anti-Bullying week.

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – 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.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

 

 

THE CHILDREN’S WORK – Once again the children impressed me with quality of their work this week. They shared with me their learning about the use of imperative verbs, story planning, mythical creatures, persuasive writing, how to multiply by 10 and 100 and the methods needed to do this, bar modelling, composite numbers and how to use perspective when drawing. It was quite an afternoon! Thank you children for sharing with me your learning and I hope that you enjoyed the experience.

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 18 children from 16 families who were late to school on 22 occasions this week. Please make every effort to be on time for school, the effect it has on your child can have a lasting impact on their rates of progress.

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET  TARGET MET
Y/N
Reception Pine  90.6% 2.0 kgs   2.0 kgs – N
1 Maple  96.2% 1.5 kgs   0.660 kgs – N
2 Alder  84.4% 1.5 kgs  1.8 kgs – N
2 Willow  90.1% 1.5 kgs  0.650 kgs – Y
3 Birch  93.7% 1.0 kgs  0.990 kgs – Y
4 Rowan  90.7% 1.0 kgs   0.850 kgs  – N
4 Aspen  86.4% 1.0 kgs    0.650 kgs – Y
5 Cedar  94.6% 2.0kgs    2.5 kgs – Y
6 Cherry  85.3% 1.5 kgs  0.810 kgs – Y
 Weekly Totals   95.0%  13.0 kgs 10.910 kgs – Y
16.63 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Maya, Ayan, Holly, Ellie, Paul, Louis, Selena, and Dharun who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.

 

Congratulations to Hunter, Magdiel, Riyaad, Billy-Ray, Lyla, Leonardo, William, Fernanda and Charlie  who joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday to celebrate their efforts which were recognised by their teachers. Thank you children for upholding the standards we expect at our school.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iJuXfE1LXAc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hR9LYrCR_4I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CL4GWnWgNsQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re4aDJL3heA

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 11th November 2022 – Autumn 7

It has been a relatively quiet week at school but the children continue to impress with their hard work and excellent standards. I was very pleased to listen to how they had learnt about bar modelling, ordinal sets of numbers, factors and multiples in maths, diary entries, descriptive writing and descriptions of fireworks in their creative writing and some wonderful still life and Diwali artwork. We had a wonderful time on Thursday afternoon and spent over 40 minutes engaged in some very interesting and high quality discussion. Thank you children. Preparations are well underway for Christmas and families have already been asked to contribute costumes for different performances. Please help your child to learn their lines.

TODAY IS REMEMBRANCE DAY AND MARKS THE END OF THE FIRST WORLD WAR. WE REMEMBER THE FALLEN FROM THIS WAR AND ALL OTHERS  AND MARKED IT WITH 2 MINUTES SILENCE EARLIER TODAY AT 11 O’CLOCK

 

 

The word of the week is – HUFF-CAP (1600s) – a headstrong swaggerer; one who blusters into situations and frequently causes chaos.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

Remembrance Day - Pupil perspectives - BBC Teach

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – 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.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 20 children from 17 families who were late to school on 23 occasions this week. Please make every effort to be on time for school, the effect it has on your child can have a lasting impact on their rates of progress.

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET  TARGET MET
Y/N
Reception Pine 90.6 % 2.0 kgs   2.6 kgs – N
1 Maple 86.3 % 1.5 kgs   2.1 kgs – N
2 Alder 96.7 % 1.5 kgs  1.2 kgs – N
2 Willow 95.1 % 1.5 kgs 1.1  kgs – Y
3 Birch 98.4 % 1.0 kgs   0.600 kgs – Y
4 Rowan 97.5 % 1.0 kgs   1.5 kgs  – N
4 Aspen 100 % 1.0 kgs  0.5 kgs – Y
5 Cedar 95.3 % 2.0kgs  1.7 kgs – Y
6 Cherry 97.6 % 1.5 kgs  0.750 kgs – Y
 Weekly Totals   95.0%  13.0 kgs  11.550kgs – Y
17.3 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Aris, Jackson, Thalir, Mino, Lucas, Danny-James, Layton, Anita and Zino who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.

 

Congratulations to Leo, Marvin, Luke, Ellie, Millie, Farouk, Vinnie, Barney and Maya who joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday to celebrate their efforts which were recognised by their teachers. Thank you children for upholding the standards we expect at our school.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=reJhf6UmOes
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzQ3l8kNy0U
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-o2QTYRBzxg&list=RDGMEM6ijAnFTG9nX1G-kbWBUCJA&index=8

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 4th November 2022 – Autumn 6

It has been an incredibly busy first week back after the half term break. Our new school improvement partner made a visit on Wednesday for the first time where he inspected the teaching of maths across the school. As a serving Ofsted inspector, it was very heartening to hear his praise of the quality of teaching he observed, but also of the way the children were challenged in their thinking and application of skills and knowledge. At this stage in the year it was a very positive visit. Thank you to everyone who supported last night’s Firework Extravaganza. We didn’t let the wet weather affect our spirits and judging by the looks on everyone’s faces you certainly had a wonderful time. My thanks must go to Nick and Nadia once again and their small band of helpers who were amazing in serving as many of you as possible with hotdogs and teas and coffees. The staff were also brilliant and my thanks must also go to them too. As the half term progresses please keep abreast of future dates.

 

 

The word of the week is – HIBERNACLE (18th Century) – a retreat or refuge in which to sit out the winter and wait for sunnier days.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
Bonfire night poem – Crackle! Spit! – FREE Primary KS1 teaching resource - Scholastic

 

 

NURSERY OPPORTUNITY – As parents and carers,  you are aware that we are continuously looking for ways to improve the school and maximise the usage of our facilities. We would like to consider inviting a community based pre school to use our existing facilities in addition to continuing to provide our current nursery.  This will be of minimal disruption to the children however it will allow there to be onsite provision of child care from 18 months in a registered pre school setting. Please contact Carly Davis School Business Manager on 0208 387 3000 if you have any questions.

 

 

PICTURES FROM THE FIREWORK EXTRAVAGANZA

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – 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.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 12 children from 10 families who were late to school on 16 occasions this week. Please make every effort to be on time for school, the effect it has on your child can have a lasting impact on their rates of progress.

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET  TARGET MET
Y/N
Reception Pine 89.7 % 2.0kgs  2.9 kgs – N
1 Maple  87.6 % 1.5kgs   1.3 kgs – Y
2 Alder 97.8 % 1.5kgs   1.6 kgs – N
2 Willow 98.1 % 1.5kgs  o.900 kgs – Y
3 Birch 98.0 % 1.0kgs  0.700  kgs – Y
4 Rowan 98.1 % 1.0kgs  1.1 kgs  – N
4 Aspen 98.1 % 1.0kgs 0.400 kgs – Y
5 Cedar 91.8 % 2.0kgs 0.350 kgs – Y
6 Cherry 95.6 % 1.5kgs 0.400 kgs – Y
 Weekly Totals   94.3%  13.0 kgs 9.650 kgs – Y
13.3 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Annabelle, Theodora, Ediz, Riley, Amelia, Anastasia, Reyansh, Desara and Eimantas who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.

 

 

Congratulations to Iustin, Elisa, Eden, Alicja, Wiktoria, Karen, Zuhra, Naima and David who joined Mrs Taylor for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday to celebrate their efforts which were recognised by their teachers. Thank you children for upholding the standards we expect at our school.

 

 

SHARING OF LEARNING – It was lovely to welcome children from every year group to my office on Thursday afternoon where they shared with me their learning journey through the week. They spoke to me about the Islamic faith and what it meant personally to one particular child, why we have class rules, the importance of family, how to subtract single digit numbers, a long discussion about why  Stonehenge was a site of importance but more importantly how it was built, how to use a number line and the how to use intervals, the life cycle of a baby, letter writing and the mythical cycle. The children were very proud of their work and could tell me what they needed to do to improve. Thank you children!!

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ksESIWscHY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YJVr9bCrC0w&list=RDwQmy0pbrGXY&index=11
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SyNt5zm3U_M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZcuMsZaisdo

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL FIREWORKS WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 21st October 2022 – Autumn 5

As the first half term of the year draws to a close the dark nights begin to draw in but the quality of learning continues to impress. It was lovely to see so many of you at this week’s consultations and I’m sure you will agree, that the children have settled in to their new classes incredibly well and are making good progress. The key area for development for them this year is about their ability to articulate what they have learnt and how they apply this learning in class before learning any new skill. This is something teachers and senior leaders will concentrate on through the year. Our annual FIREWORK EXTRAVAGANZA takes place on THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER from 6:30pm – 7:30pm. Tickets  cost £4 and will be on sale right up until the evening. Please make every effort to attend for what promises to be a spectacular event. Please remember that clocks go back on SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER and school reopens on MONDAY 31st OCTOBER.

 

 

The word of the week – BLUTTERBUNGED – (19th Century) – dumbfounded, confounded and open mouthed in amazement.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

was it halloween? printable | Halloween poems for kids, Poetry for kids, Halloween poems

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

October is Black History Month and we have celebrated the work of a number of different black and brown people who have made a huge contribution to the culture of our country. The pictures below show how they have done this. We hope that you enjoy them and learn as much as the children did.

 

It was lovely to welcome children from every year group to my office on Thursday afternoon where they shared with me their learning journey through the week. They spoke to me about how and why capital letters are used, the importance of darkness as part of the day and night cycle, the reasons why the second World War started, myths and legends and the life and times of John Barnes the former black professional footballer. The children were very proud of their work and could tell me what they needed to do to improve. Thank you children!!

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – 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.
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

 

 

FIREWORK EXTRAVAGANZA – THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER – 6:30pm – 7:30pm – This very exciting annual event takes place once again on the first week back after half term. Tickets cost £4 per person and have been on sale for two weeks. They will continue to be on sale right up until the night of the event and can be bought from the entrance on Allerton Road. Please make every effort to attend. Click the link for further details.
Parkside016•Fireworks Poster 2022_v4

 

 

THANK YOU TO RED PEPPER PIZZA – Some of our year 6 children put their design and technology skills to the test on Friday afternoon by making pizzas. Mrs Lunniss put them through their paces and the children managed to produce a cheese and tomato, vegetarian and margherita pizzas. To quote Sorin:

“Today in year 6 we have made our very own pizza. we would love to thank Red Pepper Pizza on Leeming Road for their generous donation of pizza boxes. We are very thankful for the boxes. We had a lovely time making the pizzas.”

 

 

YEAR 6 SCHOOL JOURNEY TO PGL CENTRE MARCHANTS HILL – Our intrepid adventurers from Year 6 have had another wonderful week down in Marchants Hill. Judging by the photos and from spending time with the children on Tuesday they have had a wonderful time. If your child is in Year 5 please speak to other families who have enjoyed the experience. It is one of the most important weeks in the children’s time during their primary education and the memories live with them for a life time. https://www.pgl.co.uk/en-gb/adventure-holidays/centres/marchants-hill

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 10 children from 8 families who were late to school on 16 occasions this week. Please make every effort to be on time for school, the effect it has on your child can have a lasting impact on their rates of progress.

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET  TARGET MET
Y/N
Reception Pine 94.4% 2.0kgs 3.0 kgs – N
1 Maple  93.7% 1.5kgs  1.05 kgs – Y
2 Alder 94.0% 1.5kgs 1.850 kgs – N
2 Willow 92.8% 1.5kgs 0.950 kgs – Y
3 Birch 93.7% 1.0kgs  0.600 kgs – Y
4 Rowan 98.1% 1.0kgs 1.300 kgs  – N
4 Aspen 99% 1.0kgs 0.800 kgs – Y
5 Cedar 93.8% 2.0kgs 1.850 kgs – Y
6 Cherry 99.2% 1.5kgs 0.500 kgs – Y
 Weekly Totals   95.3%  13.0 kgs  11.9kgs – Y
18.0 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Mukilan, Mihail, Savannah, Alicja, Philip, Harvey, Zakai and Haiyder who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.

 

 

Congratulations to River, Jeremy, Kevin, Mino, Eshaal, Aayat, Christabel and Arain who joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday to celebrate their efforts which were recognised by their teachers. Thank you children for upholding the standards we expect at our school.

 

 

TUNES FOR HALF TERM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RiMkCZezo3s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8rumyup0Os
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnhBmHEEVTU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aVB3ELcuw-Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MnkP-5XevI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4hdWcxa0lQ

 

HAVE A GREAT HALF TERM AND DONT FORGET THAT THE CLOCKS GO BACK ON SUNDAY 30th OCTOBER!! 

SEE YOU ALL AGAIN ON MONDAY 31st OCTOBER

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 7th October – Autumn 4

There has definitely been a turn in the weather this week with the onset of cold mornings and slightly shorter days; winter is coming. The children continue to work hard and standards across the school are very good. On Monday I will be introducing a new initiative to the children at our weekly achievement assembly. Three children will be chosen to bring me their work on Thursday afternoon where we can celebrate their achievements together. Keep an eye on the newsletter to see if your child has been chosen. Please keep supporting the school in all that we do.

 

 

The word of the week is – LATIBULIZE – to find a hiding place or retreat for the winter (alternatively, to find a quiet corner and stay there)

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
Autumn Poems for Kids

 

 

PARENT/CARER TEACHER CONSULTATIONS SECOND WEEK – These very important meetings take place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October for Years Nursery to Year 5 and on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th October for Year 6 ONLY. Appointments can be made through the ARBOR app. All appointments will be held in the school hall for the first time in two years so please make every effort to attend. I cannot stress highly enough the importance of knowing how your child learns. The culture for learning we have at the school is one of nurture and inspiration so please come along and learn more about the way we do things at our school.

 

 

PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION – There was a very disappointing turn out at last night’s meeting. The association relies on your support and without it we won’t be in a position to host events like the forthcoming firework night, school discos, film nights and the summer fayre. It would be an incredible shame if we were not in a position to put on events for the children due to lack of support. If you are interested in supporting the PFA please speak to Mrs Weinstein or myself or email pfaparkside@outlook.com

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 10 children from 8 families who were late to school on 17 occasions this week. Please make every effort to be on time for school.

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET  TARGET MET
Y/N
Reception Pine 89.3% 2.0kgs  2.8kgs – N
1 Maple  83.7% 1.5kgs  2.250kgs – N
2 Alder 98.9% 1.5kgs 1.2kgs – Y
2 Willow 90% 1.5kgs 1.150kgs – Y
3 Birch 96.4% 1.0kgs  0.900kgs – Y
4 Rowan 97.6% 1.0kgs 0.750kgs  – Y
4 Aspen 98.8% 1.0kgs 1.okgs – Y
5 Cedar 96.5% 2.0kgs 1.850kgs – Y
6 Cherry 93.7% 1.5kgs 0.650kgs – Y
 Weekly Totals   9%  13.0 kgs  12.550kgs – Y
18.2 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Ugo, Rahela, Habibulla, Nihad, Deyan, Tada, Bentleigh, Denilson and Atai who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.

 

 

Congratulations to Rocco, Elliana, Taylah, Valentin, Frankie, Selena, Louie and Jack-Lee  joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday to celebrate their efforts which were recognised by their teachers. Thank you children for upholding the standards we expect at our school.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfNoGx7KJY4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldxQA9W2474
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6ejvbPE8_g

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 30th September 2022 – Autumn 3

The big ship sails on the ally ally oh on the last day of September so says the children song and I can hardly believe tomorrow is the start of October! There has been a real sense of calm and purpose around the school ever since term began and the children have really started to enjoy their work. Our school improvement partner paid us a visit today and she inspected the way children learn how to read. She was incredibly impressed with the way reading is taught across the school. She also felt that the children receive a very good standard of education too. This was a very pleasing report to receive at such an early stage of the academic year which bodes well for the rest of the academic year. Please make every effort to attend next week’s Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Parkside. Nick and Nadia who did such a wonderful job over the past few years have now left the school and we desperately need new volunteers to take over from them. Please see below for further details.

 

 

The word of the week is – BETHINK –  to take thought and reflect; to return to oneself for a moment.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
I'm but an #autumn leaf upon the ground...." #jamesmcinerney #poet #poem #author | Autumn poetry, Autumn poems, Poetry quotes

 

 

 

MOBILE PHONES – Ever since I have been headteacher of the school I introduced a rule that parents and carers were not to use their mobile phones on the school grounds. We want families to be reunited at the end of the day with a smile and warm welcome. So if you are challenged by a member of staff to finish your call before entering the grounds please do so with grace and try not to be offended. We are asking you to think of your child. Our motto is SMILES NOT MOBILES. Thank you.

 

 

PARENTS AND FRIENDS ASSOCIATION – Over the past four years the Parents and Friends Association have raised over £10,000 for the school through a number of different events, namely summer fayres, firework displays, talent show nights, film nights and discos. Now that Nick and Nadia have left the school we are in need of some new people to take over from them. Are you interested in helping to raise funds for the school? Do you have a special talent or excellent organisation skills? If so please make every effort to attend the Annual General Meeting for the PFA of Parkside on THURSDAY 6th OCTOBER IN OUR SPARE YEAR 1 CLASSROOM 3:30pm -4:15pm. We want to hear your ideas and help to raise even more funds for the children. 

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK – Our new corridor displays look amazing and we hope that you enjoy them as much as we do. Thank you children for producing such excellent work and thank you to the staff for making them look so brilliant.

 

Congratulations to Reyansh for completing the Taylor Trek in memory of the former Watford and England football manager.

 

 

PARENT/CARER TEACHER CONSULTATIONS – These very important meetings take place on Wednesday 19th and Thursday 20th October for Years Nursery to Year 5 and on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th October for Year 6 ONLY. Appointments can be made through the ARBOR app. All appointments will be held in the school hall for the first time in two years so please make every effort to attend. I cannot stress highly enough the importance of knowing how your child learns. The culture for learning we have at the school is one of nurture and inspiration so please come along and learn more about the way we do things at our school.

 

 

PREGNANT WOMEN WANTED! – Calling Third Trimester mums-to-be!!! I am looking for a third trimester mum-to-be (ideally due Oct/ Nov 2022) in the NW London area who would be willing to participate in an infant observation which forms part of my Child Psychotherapy Masters.
It would involve one-hour weekly visits to observe your baby at home over a two-year period. There is also lots of flexibility. All details of the observations will be kept strictly confidential.
I know it sounds like a bit commitment but studies show that mothers (and families) who participate find this experience  very rich and rewarding; providing one hour a week when they allow themselves to bond with their baby, without judgement and without distraction.
I am DBS checked and training with the Institute for Arts in Therapy & Education (www.artspsychotherapy.org). If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested, please do get in touch and I can give you more information.

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 18 children from 14 families who were late to school on 31 occasions this week. We really must make a good start to the term this year and set excellent standards, so please make every effort to be on time for school.

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET  TARGET MET
Y/N
Reception Pine 92.7% 2.0kgs 2.350 kgs – N
1 Maple  97.6% 1.5kgs 2.05 kgs – N
2 Alder 96.4%

 

1.5kgs 1.0kgs – Y
2 Willow 96.7%

 

1.5kgs 0.950gs – Y
3 Birch 95.2% 1.0kgs  0.750gs – Y
4 Rowan 88.3%

 

1.0kgs 0.90gs  – Y
4 Aspen 100%

 

1.0kgs 0.40gs – Y
5 Cedar 95.5%

 

2.0kgs 1.6kgs – Y
6 Cherry 97.1% 1.5kgs 0.450gs – Y
 Weekly Totals   95.5%  13.0 kgs  10.450kgs – Y
14.5 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Adriana, Denis, Ellie, Elliott, Valentin, Karen, Wesley, Georgey and Melchi who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.

 

Congratulations to Poppy, Jackson, Jack, Delilah, Lincoln, Kenzie, Katerina, Frankie and Layth joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday to celebrate their efforts which were recognised by their teachers. Thank you children for upholding the standards we expect at our school.

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lTGjFpjOIP8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnYe6hWqfI8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xvJtLgsPhdU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfL3qjvRmO0

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

 

 

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 23rd September 2022 – Autumn 2

The new academic year is well and truly underway and it was lovely to see so many of you at last week’s meet the teacher meetings. The slides from these meetings are on your child’s class webpage so please make sure that you review them. As the cold weather begins to draw in children must come to school in full school uniform. Can you please make sure that every item of clothing is labelled clearly. The mountain of lost property continues to grow every week and children must take care of their belongings. Tickets for the forthcoming firework display will go on sale from next week. This event has become something of a tradition and we look forward to our next display which takes place on THURSDAY 3rd NOVEMBER. I spent a couple of hours in classes on Wednesday and Friday morning to see how the children had settled in to their new classes. I was impressed by the standards that were in place and the quality of work they were producing at this stage in the year. We look forward to sharing more with you about their learning at our consultation evenings next month.

 

 

The word of the week is – DUMFUNGLED – wearied, befuddled, and just a little used up.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

PPT - Ode to Autumn PowerPoint Presentation, free download - ID:5318064

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

MOBILE PHONES – Ever since I have been headteacher of the school I introduced a rule that parents and carers were not to use their mobile phones on the school grounds. We want families to be reunited at the end of the day with a smile and warm welcome. So if you are challenged by a member of staff to finish your call before entering the grounds please do so with grace and try not to be offended. We are asking you to think of your child. Our motto is SMILES NOT MOBILES. Thank you.

 

 

DROPPING YOUR CHILD TO THEIR CLASSES IN THE MORNING – Now that we are three weeks in to the school year we expect your child to make their own way to their classes once you arrive at the school gate. It helps them with their independence and ensures a confident start to the day. The ONLY set of parents and carers that will be allowed on site are those families in Reception and Nursery. If your child does experience difficulties first thing in the morning then of course we will allow you to drop them to their class. Thank you for supporting us with this very important aspect of school life.

 

 

FOR YEAR 6 PARENTS AND CARERS – You can order your child’s hooded sweatshirt by clicking on the link below.
PGL MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE ON MONDAY 26th SEPTEMBER AT 9:00am IN THE SPARE YEAR 6 CLASSROOM. MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND

https://www.leavershoodies.com/parkside-community-primary-school-year-6-cherry-23

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 13 children from 10 families who were late to school on  14 occasions this week. We really must make a good start to the term this year and set excellent standards, so please make every effort to be on time for school.

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET  TARGET MET
Y/N
Reception Pine

 

96.2% 2.0kgs 3.45kgs – N
1 Maple

 

 97.4% 1.5kgs

 

1.05kgs – Y
2 Alder

 

 

100%

 

1.5kgs 1.55kgs – N
2 Willow

 

 

96.4%

 

1.5kgs 0.9kgs – Y
3 Birch

 

94.6% 1.0kgs 1.0 kgs – Y
4 Rowan

 

 

94.6%

 

1.0kgs 0.95kgs – Y
4 Aspen

 

 

94.1%

 

1.0kgs 0.75kgs – Y
5 Cedar

 

 

99.1%

 

2.0kgs 1.05kgs – Y
6 Cherry

 

95.2% 1.5kgs

 

1.00kgs – Y
 Weekly Totals

 

 97.0%  13.0 kgs  11.7kgs – Y
20.5 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Hunter, Charlotte, Sibella, Stefan, Lorita, Nitay, Abdi and Sorin who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.

Skye, Button, Maks, Riley, Shannon, Helena, Leo, Mollie, Holly, Charlie, Ralphie, Kaycee, Harry, Amelia, Frankie and Skye joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday to celebrate their efforts which were recognised by their teachers. Thank you children for upholding the standards we expect at our school.

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73lj5qJbrms
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGKwkYpB3fI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWlPIAxDAA0

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!!

 

 

 

Secondary Transfer slides

Please click the link below to take you to the slides which were used at the secondary transfer presentation. Please remember that the deadline for submitting your application is OCTOBER 31st 2022

Secondary-Transfer-Meeting-2022

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 9th September 2022 – Autumn 1

QUEEN ELIZABETH II – 21st April 1926 – 8th September 2022 RIP – Yesterday afternoon Queen Elizabeth II died peacefully at her residence in Balmoral. We stand alongside the rest of the country as we mourn her passing and think of her and her family during this most difficult time. May she rest in peace. GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.

 

 

Welcome back to the start of the new school year. It was lovely to see the children return to school on Monday full of enthusiasm and looking smart in their uniforms. They have settled incredibly well in to their new routines and have begun to establish relationships with their class teachers. Meet the teacher meetings take place on MONDAY and TUESDAY next week so please make every effort to attend. Tea and coffee will be served from 8:30am in the hall and we look forward to welcoming you.

 

The word of the week is – FINIFUGAL – regretting the end of something, such as a good book or the end of summer.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

Our first set of hard workers showing off their learning to the school at this morning’s assembly.

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
Joyful Learning In KC: September Poem | Kindergarten poems, English poems for kids, Joyful learning

 

 

MEET THE TEACHER MEEETINGSMonday 10th September – Year N R 2 3 4 5 6
Tuesday 11th September Year 1 – Time 8:30am (tea and coffee served in the school hall) through to 9:30am. Meetings take place in your child’s class from 9:00am.

 

 

VACANCIES AT PARKSIDE – We currently have a vacancy for for a midday supervisory assistant and a cleaner. If you are interested in either role, please click for further details.

MSA Role – https://www.teachinherts.com/find-a-job/view,midday-supervisory-assistant-msa_76647.htm

CLEANER – https://www.teachinherts.com/find-a-job/view,cleaner-10-hours-per-week_76648.htm

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 4 children from 4 families who were late to school on 4 occasions this week. We really must make a good start to the term this year and set excellent standards, so please make every effort to be on time for school.

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET

 

TARGET MET
Y/N
 

Reception Pine

 

 

98.2%

 

2.0kgs

 

2.6kgs – N

 

1 Maple

 

 

96.3%

 

1.5kgs

 

1.150kgs – Y
 

2 Alder

 

 

95.2%

 

1.5kgs

 

2.8kgs – N

 

2 Willow

 

 

89.4%

 

1.5kgs

 

1.3kgs -Y

 

3 Birch

 

 

92.9%

 

1.0kgs

 

0.950kgs – Y

 

4 Rowan

 

 

100%

 

1.0kgs

 

1.1kgs – N

 

4 Aspen

 

 

98.5%

 

1.0kgs

 

0.850kgs – Y

 

5 Cedar

 

 

96.5%

 

2.0kgs

 

1.250kgs – Y

 

6 Cherry

 

 

94.2%

 

1.5kgs

 

1.0kgs – Y
 

Weekly Totals

 

 95.6%  13.0 kgs  13.0kgs – Y
22.6kgs per child

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iy99BzElYtk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oGKWiaqOxc
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzrV_Mdtym4

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND AND STAY DRY!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 15th July – Summer 11

This is the last newsletter of the year. It was lovely to see our new families on Thursday morning and to meet the children who will join our Nursery and Reception classes in September. I am sure that they will be wonderful additions to the Parkside community and we look forward to working with them. Preparations for our Year 6 leavers’ assembly are well under way and the children will perform twice next week, once for the school and again for parents and carers. The weather for the early part of next week is forecast to be incredibly hot, so by holding the assembly over two days it eases the burden on the school and makes it comfortable for everyone. We look forward to seeing our year 6 families at 9:15am on Tuesday morning. All that is left to say is to have a wonderful summer holiday and to thank you for your continued support during the course of the year. School reopens for the children on MONDAY 5th SEPTEMBER. 

 

 

GOODBYE – We say goodbye to a number of staff this week and it is only fitting and appropriate that we mark their leaving in the newsletter. Many of them would have either taught your child or had a hand in their education during their time at Parkside. So, Ms Chandler, Miss Hemsworth, Mrs Bryson, Miss Castell, Miss Daglish, Mrs Taha, Mrs Salter, Mrs Quinn, Miss Dunn, Miss Burke, Miss Cattini and Mrs A Lunniss we wish you every happiness and success in future ventures and thank you for everything you have done for the children, staff and families. You wont be forgotten.

 

 

The word of the week is – SUSURRUS – (19th century): the low, soft whispering of the trees in a summer breeze.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

Summer Kids Poems

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

Over the past year Mrs Salter and a number of hardy and dedicated group of children from Year 4 and 5 have been busy in the KS2 playground growing vegetables! On Wednesday afternoon they were invited to the Vegfest presentation ceremony at St Theresa’s and were awarded with a number of prizes including the most improved vegetable patch. Our congratulations to the children for showing such dedication and commitment to the project and thank you to Mrs Salter for leading them. We look forward to seeing next year’s bounty.

Sharmila, Soham, Antoni and Demitris receiving their Service above Self certificate from the Rotary Club of Elstree and Borehamwood. Congratulations children.

 

 

DISCO – Once again Nick and Nadia organised another great event for the children last night, the third disco of the year. The children danced the night away and feasted on popcorn and juice. Thank you to everyone who bought a ticket in support of the event.

I CANNOT THANK NICK AND NADIA ENOUGH FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND TIME THEY HAVE GIVEN TO THE SCHOOL OVER THE PAST YEAR. THEY HAVE (PRACTICALLY) SINGLE HANDEDLY ORGANISED EVERY EVENT FOR THE CHILDREN. I THINK WE CAN AGREE THEY ARE ABSOUTELY AMAZING.

 

Next year we will looking for class representatives to join the Friends of Parkside to support the work and legacy that Nick and Nadia have created. The more people who can help the more events we can put on. I will write to you all again in early September with further information about the Friends of Parkside and how you can help to support them.

 

 

ATTENDANCE, PUNCTUALITY & FOOD WASTE –

CLASS WEEKLY ATTENDANCE WEEKLY WASTE TARGET TARGET MET
Y/N
Reception Pine 85.2% 1.8kgs 3.05kgs – N
1 Lime 90.9% 1.5kgs 1.65kgs – N
1 Maple 85.0% 1.6kgs 1.40kgs – Y
2 Willow 91.7% 1.9kgs 1.25kgs – Y
3 Birch 86.4% 1.0kgs 1.25kgs – N
3 Elm 99.4% 1.0kgs 0.900kgs – N
4 Aspen 94.6% 2.1kgs 2.85kgs – N
5 Cedar 92.7% 1.6kgs 1.10kgs – Y
6 Cherry 92.4% 1.7kgs 0.100kgs – Y
6 Oak 96.5% 1.4gs o.100kgs – Y
Weekly Totals 92% 15.600kgs 13.650kgs – YES

19.7 grammes / child

PUNCTUALITY – THERE WERE 24 CHILDREN FROM 18  FAMILIES WHO WERE LATE TO SCHOOL THIS WEEK ON 37 OCCASIONS. 

 

 

HOT CHOCOLATE & PARKSIDE FLYERS –   Congratulations and well done to Morade, Holly, Nihad, Kenzie, Harry, Ela, Finley, Chloe and Kia who this week’s Parkside Flyers;  your excellent attitude and progress have helped you to soar this week. Well done to you all.

THE COURAGE TO SOAR TO GREAT HEIGHTS IS IN ALL OF US

 

Alexis, Damian, Ellie, Danny-James, Selina, Desara, Charlie, Melissa and Darius joined Mr Soyka for a cup of hot chocolate on Friday afternoon to celebrate the good work they had completed in class and for being a wonderful member of our school community.

 

 

SONGS FOR THE SUMMER
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LiQzlOaZiRA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p0LpRJfH020
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GC_5VgMZU3E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAcdH2ZWOl8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01aCZWtGUU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=But2kgfdDk0

 

 

HAVE A TRULY WONDERFUL SUMMER AND DONT FORGET THAT SCHOOL REOPENS ON MONDAY 5TH SEPTEMBER FROM 8:30am