How to log in to Wonde

By now your child should have received their Wonde log in details.  Wonde is a dashboard that stores the children’s passwords for different websites.  You can use the magic badge code with a camera or the emoji code.  Wonde may ask you to enable a chrome extension you should allow this. You may notice an icon for google on the dashboard this has not yet been enabled for the children.

Here is a shortcut to the school Wonde log in.

https://edu.wonde.com/login/A23570669

If you experience trouble logging in please inform the class teacher or Mrs Weinstein

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 18th September – Autumn 3

The warm weather has been a  welcome blessing this week and the children have produced some fantastic pieces of work. Please go to our school twitter account – @headparkside – to see the children’s work.  Routines continue to be established and the children have adaped to them incredibly well. Mrs Taylor and myself will drop in to classes this week to see how well the children and staff are doing.  The school photographer comes to school this week on Thursday to take the children’s individual photographs. Please make sure that your child comes to school in full school uniform. This week’s attendance was 94.1% and national average is 95%. During these very difficult times it is more important then ever to send your child to school every day.

 

The word of the week is – CRUM-A-GRACKLE – Any awkward or difficult situation. (SW England)

 

SOCIAL  MEDIA – Mr Wanless works incredibly hard to keep the commuinty up to date with the latest news and going ons at school. Please follow the school on Twitter at the handle @headparkside and on Facebook.

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY – Congratulations to children from Nursery, Reception Pine, 3 Birch adn 5 Ash who all had 100% attendance this week. Thank you children, parents and carers of these 4 classes for upholding one of our Parkside values.

Nursery Hazel – 100%

Reception Fir – 88.2%
Reception Pine – 100%

1 Lime – 93.3%
1 Maple – 96.7%

2 Alder – 95%
2 Willow – 90%

3 Birch – 100%
4 Aspen – 93.9%

5 Ash – 100%
5 Cedar – 95.8%

6 Cherry – 95.5%
6 Oak – 95.5%

School Total – 94.1%
National Average – 95.6%

There were 23 occasions children turned up late to school this week. We are doing everything we can to support fmailies during this most difficult of times. Please make sure that you do everything you can to be on time for school. PLEASE REMEMBER THAT GATES ARE OPEN FROM 8:30am EVERYDAY AND SPACES ARE AVAILABLE AT BREAKFAST CLUB.

 

Diary Dates – Monday 21st September – Watford FC in to school to work with Year 3 and 4
Thursday 24th September – School photographer in to school to take individual photographs

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKENDhttps://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=richard+hawley+ride+the+long+black+train

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Xqj3tL_eYw

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9Zm07aaXsE

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!

COVID – 19 UPDATE

The school has received a high volume of calls since we retuned on September 4th. NHS guidance makes it very clear that if your child shows symptoms of ANY ONE OF THE FOLLOWING you need to take them for a test as soon as possible.

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
  • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you’ve noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal

Most people with coronavirus have at least 1 of these symptoms.

What to do if you have symptoms

If you have any of the main symptoms of coronavirus:

  • get a test to check if you have coronavirus as soon as possible
  • stay at home and do not have any visitors until you get your test result – ONLY LEAVE YOUR HOME TO HAVE A TEST

ANYONE YOU LIVE WITH, AND ANYONE IN YOUR SUPPORT BUBBLE, MUST ALSO STAY AT HOME UNTIL YOU GET YOURSELF A RESULT

 

HOW TO BOOK A TEST

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing-and-tracing/get-a-test-to-check-if-you-have-coronavirus/

 

PLEASE FOLLOW THE GUIDANCE VERY CAREFULLY TO ENSURE THAT WE KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

A very warm welcome to Nursery Hazel!

Please have a look at our curriculum letter to see what we will be learning about this term. Please note that nursery children should come to school with a named water bottle every day

Below is the homework grid for this term based on the learning we are doing in class. We expect the children to complete at least 3 pieces of homework each half term. We would love to see any completed homework and you can upload this via Tapestry.

Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs Harrison

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 11th September 2020 – Autumn 2

The first full week of term has been very challenging adapting to new systems and protocols but everyone has coped very well. The children have adapted very quickly to the changes and we are all very proud of them. The system for collecting your child at the end of the day has changed quite a lot since we have returned and we are confident that the one that we have in place currently is working well. It is vital that you collect your child and leave with them as soon as they have been returned to you to keep the flow of people moving. If you stand around and by the gates it stops others from collecting their child. Please support the school with this very important issue. We hope to invite you to our assemblies over the coming weeks via ZOOM. Further details to follow.

 

The word of the week is – YAWMAGORP – A yawm is a yawn, and a gorp is a mouth. So a yawmagorp is  someone who seems constantly to be yawning and stretching wearily. (Yorkshire)

 

 

COLLECTION AT THE END OF THE DAY – We have been impressed as a school by the large numbers of parents and carers who are maintaining social distancing and waiting patiently (in line) to collect their child after school. There have been a number of changes to the procedures since we returned last week but the system we have in place will remain for the foreseeable future. I want to draw your attention to the following:

 

NURSERY
Nursery parents and carers must line up on the white dots to the right of the main gate that leads up to the school office. Your child should  be dropped off and collected at this gate.

RECEPTION
Reception parents and carers must line up on the white dots to the right of the main gate that leads up to the school office. Your child should be dropped off and collected at this gate.

YEAR 1
Year 1 parents and carers must line up on the path that leads to the outdoor area in Year 1 at the end of the day and enter and exit via the pedestrian gate next to the double gates that lead in to the car park.

PLEASE NOTE FROM MONDAY 14th SEPTEMBER ALL PARENTS AND CARERS MUST WEAR MASKS WHEN THEY ENTER THE SCHOOL SITE. THIS IS FOR ONLY YEAR 1 PARENTS AND CARERS

YEAR 2
Year 2 parents and carers must wait on the white dots to the left of the double gates that lead in to the playground on Aycliffe Road.

 

ALLERTON ROAD – COLLECTION POINTS FOR YEARS 3 – 6
Parents and carers in Year 3 to 6 must wait on the white dots that lead to the gate on Allerton Road at their respsective times.

  • PLEASE NOTE THAT CHILDREN WILL NOT BE RELEASED TO PARENTS / CARERS UNLESS THEY ARE IN THE QUEUE ON AYCLIFFE AND ALLERTON ROAD AT THE CORRECT TIMES. 
  • ONCE YOU HAVE COLLECTED YOU CHILD PLEASE VACATE THE AREA AROUND THE GATES ON AYCLIFFE AND ALLERTON ROAD AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO AVOID ANY UNNECESSARY HEALTH AND SAFETY ISSUES. 
  • STAFF WILL NO LONGER DROP CHILDREN TO FAMILY MEMBERS WHETHER THEY ARE WAITING ON PAVEMENTS OR IN CARS.

Thank you for your support over this very important matter.

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – If your child develops symptoms of Coronavirus and are unsure what to do please follow the guidance from the NHS at the following link. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/symptoms/

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 14 occasions where children were late to school this week. This is far too many children coming to school late. We open the gates to the school from 8:30am to give parents / carers enough time to get their child to school on time. Thank you to those of you who do bring your child to school on time.

1 Lime – 94.6%
1 Maple – 88.7%

2 Willow – 88.7%
2 Alder – 89.5%

3 Birch – 99.1%
4 Aspen – 86.1%

5 Ash – 99.3%
5 Cedar – 95%

6 Cherry – 99.1%
6 Oak – 93.6%

TOTAL – 93.7%

NATIONAL AVERAGE95%

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE – Congratulations to Oscar, Sorin, Freddie and Callum who earned their wings this week for demonstrating our and living out our school values. Congratulations children.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKENDhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-D3sNczINh0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ATFdgVjXw7g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQdMAzsj7Xc

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

Secondary School Transfer Process 2020-2021

Please click on the link to access the slides which guides you through the secondary school transfer process. Please remember to make an appointment through the office if you would like to speak to Mr Soyka about the application process.

Secondary-Transfer-Meeting-2020

Welcome to Reception

A very warm welcome to Reception Fir and Pine!

Please have a look at our curriculum letter to see what we will be learning about this term.  Please note that this year the Reception children will need to come to school in their PE kit on Tuesdays. This should be a white t-shirt, plain black joggers, plimsolls and a school jumper. They will also need to make sure they bring a named bottle of water to school each day

Below is the homework grid for this term based on the learning we are doing in class.  We expect the children to complete at least 3 pieces of homework each half term.  We would love to see any completed homework and you can upload this via Tapestry.

Thank you for your continued support,

Ms Chandler and Miss Hemsworth

Year 1 Curriculum class letter

Year 1 Parents

Please have a look at our curriculum class letter, it will show you what your child will be learning this term.

 

Year 1 Class Letter

 

If you have any questions, please email your class teacher who will be happy to answer these for you.

Lime class – carla.laughton@parkside.sch.herts.uk

Maple class – michaela.koss@parkside.herts.sch.uk

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 4th September 2020 – Autumn 1

It has been a very different start to the beginning of new academic year, one which has brought about many changes for everyone. I hope that you all had a good summer and feel rested. The children and staff have returned to school and made the transition very smoothly. Our main focus through the year will centre on supporting the children and staff with their well – being. In order for everyone to have a positive year we must make sure that we are supportive and discuss any concerns and worries openly. There are so many changes that have been imposed on us over the past six months that we must  continue to follow guidance to keep us all safe. Please read the rest of this newsletter very carefully because there is a lot of information for you to consider and be familiar with. We look forward to working closely with you once again this year and if for any reason you need to speak with a member of staff please call the office or send an email to your child’s classteacher.

 

The word of the week is – NAWPY – a new pen.

 

 

COLLECTION AND DROP OFF – We received a complaint from a local resident on Thursday afternoon about the number of parents/ carers who congregated at the gate on Allerton Road. An email was sent out to all parents/carers on Wednesday evening that reminded everyone of the times children would be dismissed from school. It also asked for everyone to follow their civic duty and adhere to government guidelines regarding social distancing. We have allowed families who have two or three children (at the school) to leave together at the end of the day. They should be collected at the double gate that leads onto Aycliffe Road. This will alleviates the pressure for those parents/carers who have to be on time to collect more than one child at two different gates. I urge you all to collect your child at the specified times and adhere to the strict guidance that remains in place. It will take time for new routines to become familiar so please continue to support the school with this very important matter.

 

 

BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – These ever popular clubs start again on Monday 7th September. If you would like your child to attend either club please use the School Gateway app to register a place. Payment must be made at the time of booking. The cost of a place at Breakfast Club is £3 per day which includes breakfast and the cost of a place at After School Club ranges from £6 – £8.50 per day and includes a snack. Children will have to maintain social distancing at all times and will remain in their year group bubbles when they attend Breakfast and After School Club for the freseeable future. If you experience any difficulties booking a place please contact the staff in the office at:
admin@parkside.herts.sch.uk
PLEASE NOTE THAT CHILDREN IN THE NURSERY CAN ATTEND BREAKFAST CLUB BUT NOT AFTER SCHOOL CLUB.

WHEREVER POSSIBLE PAYMENTS FOR BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB SHOULD BE MADE ELECTRONICALLY

 

 

PE – On days that children have PE we expect them to come to school in their PE Kits. Sending your child into school in full kit will save time and ensures kit can be cleaned ready for the following week.  Please make a note of day that your child has PE:

Year 1 – THURSDAY
Year 2 – TUESDAY
Year 3 – FRIDAY
Year 4 – THURSDAY
Year 5 – FRIDAY
Year 6 – MONDAY

 

 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS – After school clubs will resume on the week beginning 14th September. They will run according to year group bubbles and will possibly run on a half term basis based on demand. Further information will be sent out next week. Please bear with us as we try and work out the best way of delivering after school clubs.

 

 

YEAR 6 SECONDARY TRANSFER – We would usually hold this very important meeting in the second or third week of the autumn term but due to Corona virus restrictions the Power Point slides with all the information you need about the process will be sent to parents/carers on THURSDAY 10th SEPTEMBER. I will be available to meet with parents / carers at scheduled appointments from MONDAY 14th SEPTEMBER THROUGH TO FRIDAY 2nd OCTOBER. We want to help you as much as possible during this very challenging time so please make sure that you book an appointment if you need any support regarding your child’s application for a place at secondary school.  The key date that you should all remember is that your application needs to be submitted by OCTOBER 31ST 2020.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOFu6b3w6c0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKUWL_Ij8ts

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

 

 

 

Welcome to Year 2

Welcome to Year 2!

Please have a look at our curriculum letter to see what we will be learning about this term.  Please note that this year the Year 2 Alder will need to come to school in their PE kit on Tuesdays and Year 2 Willow on Wednesdays.  This should be a white t-shirt, plain black joggers, plimsolls and a school jumper. They will also need to make sure they bring a bottle of water to school each day.

Year 2 Class Letter

Below is the homework grid for this term based on the learning we are doing in class.  We expect the children to complete at least 3 pieces of homework each half term.  They may do more if they like!

Year 2 Autumn 1 homework

Thank you

Year 2