Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 16th July 2021 – Summer 13

SCHOOL RESTARTS  ON – THURSDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER FROM 8:30am

 

We reach the end of another academic year  and look forward to a well earned break. It has been a year like no other but despite the many challenges we have all had to face the school continues to go from strength to strength. I would like to thank the staff for their continued support and hard work, they have been nothing short of amazing during this COVID affected year. The biggest thanks must go to the children for remaining so resilient and resolute through a stop start year. I would like to thank you for your overwhelming generosity and wish you all a very peaceful and safe summer. We look forward to seeing you all again on THURSDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER from 8:30am.

 

 

GOODBYE MRS BARNETT – After 16 years of dedicated service as a school governor the last 5 of which as the Chair of Governors, we say a fond farewell to Mrs Miranda Barnett. She has been a wonderful supporter of the school and will be sorely missed. Thank you Miranda for everything you have done for the children and the community of Parkside Community Primary School. We hope that you enjoy your time in America!

 

 

The word of the week is – BOBBERSOME – eager, impatient and a little bit excitable.

 

 

POEM FOR THE HOLIDAY

 

 

GOODBYE AND THANK YOU – We say goodbye today to Mrs Harrsion our Nursery teacher, Miss Koss one of our Year 1 teachers and Mrs Banton one of our Year 2 teachers. We wish you all the very best in your new ventures and good luck for the future. Thank you for everything you have done for the children.

We also say goodbye to Beanie today after 16 and half years of service at the school. Beanie has known many of our families during her time at the school and it will be very hard to see her go. She brightens up everybody’s day with her warm welcome and infectious smile. We wish her every happiness in her retirement. The school just wont be the same without her. All the best Beanie!!

 

 

GOODBYE YEAR 6 – This week has all been about Year 6. They have all enjoyed their final week here at Parkside which saw them take a trip to the cinema courtesy of the Borehamwood and Elstree Rotary Club, spend an afternoon at Meadow Park and participate in one last workshop about developing a resilient mindset. We wish them all the very best for the future and we send our best wishes to all of them. Goodbye and good luck Year 6!

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 10 children from 4 families who came late to school last week on 12 occasions.

YEARLY ATTENDANCE FIGURES FOR EACH CLASS

Rec Pine –  91.9%
Rec Fir –  94.0%

1 Lime – 93.4%
1 Maple – 94.9%

2 Alder – 94%
2 Willow – 92.8%

3 Birch – 94.1%
4 Aspen – 92.9%

5 Ash – 94% 
5 Cedar – 93.1%

6 Cherry – 95.3%
6 Oak – 94.3%

YEARLY AVERAGE – 93.75 %
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

THIS WEEK’S ATTENDANCE MONOPOLY WINNERS WERE – 2 Alder and they had a free choice of prize! Thank you children for being the only class who had the best attendance last week.

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAYS ONLY through the summer holiday on the following dates:
21st July
28th July
4th August
11th August
18th August
25th August
FROM 3:15pm through to 5:30pm.  PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND.

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week the  food waste was   47.740kgs or 64 grammes per child.   Thank you children for making better choices and reducing the amount of waste.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE SUMMER HOLIDAY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d7vTtnevlO4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lhOyhK48lxs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVm3kYrGmLU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06jvmpKVSMw

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL AND SAFE SUMMER !!

 

SCHOOL RECOMMENCES ON THURSDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER FROM 8:30AM

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 9th July 2021 – Summer 12

The last week of the academic year is upon us and we look forward to the summer holiday knowing that when we return in September the guidelines surrounding education will be relaxed. Bubbles will close, families will be allowed back on to school grounds and children will be able to mix freely once more; something we are all looking forward too. You should have received your child’s annual report today. In line with statutory guidance if there is anything you would like to discuss about the content of the report, please can you make an appointment through the school office. The children have worked incredibly hard since they returned to full time education and should feel proud of their achievements. Year 5 families will receive their child’s reports on Monday when they return. It is important that children come to school every day next week. Teachers and support staff have planned many activities for the children and it is very important the children continue their education until 1:00pm on Friday 16th July. Please support the school with this very important matter.

 

 

The word of the week is – LATIBULATING – hiding in a corner until conditions improve

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK – including the entries to the annual Rotary Art Competition

 

PARKINGYESTERDAY EVENING THERE WAS A RATHER UNPLEASANT INCIDENT THAT TOOK PLACE BETWEEN PARENTS ON ALLERTON ROAD ABOUT GIVING WAY. PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL AND CONSIDERATE TO ALL ROAD USERS AND REMEMBER THAT WE HAVE A COLLECTIVE RESPONSIBILTY TO SHOW THE CHILDREN HOW TO BEHAVE AT ALL TIMES. 

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

SCHOOL DINNERS – From September the price of school dinners are increasing for Years 3-6 to £2.65 (currently £2.60)

 

 

YEAR 6 PRODUCTION – The traditional end of year production took place today minus an audience of families and friends. This year’s play was called:
Well What A Year!‘. The children were well prepared and delivered a fine performance despite the many challenges they faced including absent class mates!  The performance was recorded for posterity by a team from the local UTC college and will available for families to watch by the end of the month. We were sorely disappointed that our families couldn’t join us this year but by having a permanent recording of the show, we hope that is goes some way to making up for this. Congratulations children and thank you and well done to  Miss Wood, Mr Wanless, Mrs Knowles and Mrs Lunniss.

 

 

END OF TERM ARRANGEMENTS – Children will be dismissed next Friday from 1:00pm. Please make a note of the times to collect your child.

Nursery – 1:00pm
Reception – 1:00pm
Year 1 – 1:15pm
Year 2 – 1:15pm
Year 3 & 4 – 1:20pm
Year 5 & 6 – 1:30pm

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – https://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/19423387.wd6-food-support-group-open-residents-borehamwood/?fbclid=IwAR3Sx9G0QdK21CbebgyqG21nvBk2rXZ9ysLl1If_vmA3FKmqV-Rjx6l4Jf0

Please click to read a recent article about the new WD6 Food Support we are proud to have at our school.
The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:45pm – 5:15pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school. 
PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND.

 

 

CLOSURE OF THE AFTER SCHOOL CLUB – Next week see the closure of the After School Club after two and a half years. We have had to close the club because of falling numbers. Thank you to everyone who used the club during this time. Please remember that THURSDAY 15th JULY will be the very last day After School Club will be open.

BIG TOP at Meryfield School will be taking bookings from September.

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 17  children from 15 families who came late to school last week on 26  occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine –  92%
Rec Fir –  74%

1 Lime – 89%
1 Maple – 86%

2 Alder – 96.2%
2 Willow – 87.2%

3 Birch – 88.7%
4 Aspen – 95.1%

5 Ash – BUBBLE CLOSED
5 Cedar – BUBBLE CLOSED

6 Cherry – 91.8%
6 Oak – 93.4%

WEEKLY AVERAGE –  90%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

THIS WEEK’S ATTENDANCE MONOPOLY WINNERS WERE –   2 Alder

 

Last week’s winner enjoyed:

CLASS TREAT
Reception Fir Extra playtime
Reception Pine Hot chocolate
1 Lime MUGA
1 Maple Juice & biscuits
2 Willow MUGA
3 Birch Popcorn & Film
4 Aspen Cupcakes
6 Cherry Milkshake

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week the  food waste was  36.420 kgs or 55 grammes per child.   Thank you children for making better choices and reducing the amount of waste. Please talk to your child about the school menu and encourage them to make a choice they will enjoy.
WASTE WAS LOWER THAN LAST WEEK BECAUSE YEAR 5 HAVE BEEN ABSENT.

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to: Thalia, Stefan, Leo, Eldon, Charlie, Karen, Patrick, Erol Can, Theo and Rio  who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for displaying such a positive attitude and being such wonderful role models.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Re4aDJL3heA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqwu9wGPqJ8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hJGwkkdJLOU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzP8n2lIXkA

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND AND ENOY THE FOOTBALL ON SUNDAY!!

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 2nd July – Summer 11

THERE WAS 1 CONFIRMED CASE OF CORONAVIRUS REPORTED THIS WEEK – YEAR 5 BUBBLE CLOSED UNTIL MONDAY 12th JULY

It has been a very long week but once again there has been much to celebrate. We had our last moderation visit of the year this week  which once again proved to be very successful. The children in Reception Year 2 and Year 6 have worked incredibly hard since they returned to school in March and the standards against which they have been judged demonstrated just how far they have come. The children also enjoyed taking part in a Science workshop on Monday, a robotic workshop on Thursday and an Olympic themed dance workshop on Friday. We continue to provide the children with opportunities to experience the curriculum in a rich and diverse way.

We had to close the Year 5 bubble this week because we had our first confirmed case of a child contracting Coronavirus. We must remain vigilant in our fight against the disease. I urge you all to continue to follow the government guidance even if you have been double vaccinated.

 

 

STANDARDS – I wrote to you all yesterday regarding a series of complaints I received from a number of our neighbours and members of the public. I cannot stress highly enough the importance of setting a good example to your children through your behaviour and attitudes. Many of you are fantastic at adhering to the guidance set by the government and are very observant when it comes to parking, conducting yourself in the correct way and supporting the school. Yet there are some members of the school community who need to be reminded of the standards we expect here at Parkside. Please make sure that you are polite considerate and understanding in all that you do.

 

 

WORD OF THE WEEK – BETWITTERED –  overcome with eager but nervous excitement.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

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THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

NED WORKSHOP AND YO-YOS – The children were enthralled to buy their yo-yos from the school office yesterday. I spent over an hour untying knots from their strings before showing them how to do a number of tricks. They thoroughly enjoyed the NED workshop which asked them to think about Never giving up – Encouraging one other and to Do your best. Mastering the skills of a yo – yo encourage children to develop their resilience and persevere when faced with a challenge. Keep practising children!

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:45pm – 5:15pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school. PLEASE MAKE EVERY EFFORT TO ATTEND.

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 11  children from 12  families who came late to school last week on 22 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine –  95.3%
Rec Fir –  97.4%

1 Lime – 96.3%
1 Maple – 95.8%

2 Alder – 93.7%
2 Willow – 98.1%

3 Birch – 96.9%
4 Aspen – 97%

5 Ash – BUBBLE CLOSED
5 Cedar – BUBBLE CLOSED

6 Cherry – 95.7%
6 Oak – 94.6%

WEEKLY AVERAGE –  96.2%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

THIS WEEK’S ATTENDANCE MONOPOLY WINNERS WERE –   Reception Pine and Fir, 1 Lime and 1 Maple, 2 Willow, 3 Birch, 4 Aspen and 6 Cherry.

 

Last week’s winner enjoyed:

CLASS TREAT
Reception Fir Milkshake
1 Maple Computing Time
1 Lime Cupcakes
2 Willow Juice & Biscuits
2 Alder Milkshake
5 Cedar Extra playtime
6 Oak Extra playtime

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week the  food waste was  46.880 kgs or  60.358 grammes per child. A  HUGE decrease from last week.  Thank you children for making better choices and reducing the amount of waste. Please talk to your child about the school menu and encourage them to make a choice they will enjoy.

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to: Uriella, Billy-Ray, Paul, Triya, Lulia, Aayat, David, Eimantas, Matei, Harry, Joe and Ajla  who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for displaying such a positive attitude and being such wonderful role models.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aU4pyiB-kq0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bSQkz_6BKrw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0u2WuD_321E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=avv2IIdDnnk

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 25th June 2021 – Summer 10

There are three weeks left of the academic year and the number of events in the diary seems to be growing by the week! The children enjoyed a great week of sport and dance thanks to the excellent organisation of events by Mr Wanless and Miss Bowers. The school received a very good report from Kelly Moss our Hertfordshire Improvement Partner yesterday. She took a ‘deep dive’ in to the teaching of Science and was impressed with the overall quality of the standards she found across the school. To receive such a good report at this time of year and during a Covid affected year proves how well the school is doing. None of this would have been possible without the children the dedication and hard work of the staff and the support from our parent/carer body.

 

 

The word of the week is – GIGGLEMUG – one who is perpetually and annoyingly cheery.

 

 

THE POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

SPORTS WEEK PHOTOS & EXAMPLES OF CHILDREN’S WORK – We were very disappointed not to have parents and carers on site to watch the children take part in their individual sports days. I am sure that next year things will return to normal but in the mean time please enjoy some of the photos from the week. Thank you for your understanding.

Some examples of  homework in Year 6

 

SPORTS WEEK PHOTOS

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:45pm – 5:15pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.

 

 

PLEASE DO NOT PARK ON THE DROPPED KERBS OR IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL GATES AT DROP OFF AND COLLECTION TIME. MAKE  SURE THAT YOU LEAVE ENOUGH TIME TO PARK ON A SIDE ROAD AND WALK YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL. THANK YOU.

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 17 children from 14  families who came late to school last week on  27 occasions. This is a rise from last week. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine –  98.8%
Rec Fir –  97.9%

1 Lime – 95.2%
1 Maple – 98.6%

2 Alder – 98.2%
2 Willow – 95.6%

3 Birch – 94.1%
4 Aspen – 93.7%

5 Ash – 93.2%
5 Cedar – 100%

6 Cherry – 94.2%
6 Oak – 93.1%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 95.8 %
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

THIS WEEK’S ATTENDANCE MONOPOLY WINNERS WERE –   Reception Fir, Reception Pine, 1 Lime, 1 Maple, 2 Willow and 5 Cedar BECAUSE THEY ACHIEVED 95% AND OVER ATTENDANCE. I will roll the dice at Monday’s assembly to discover what prizes and treats are in store.

 

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week the  food waste was   93.11 kgs or  113 grammes per child. A  big decrease from last week.  Thank you children for making better choices and reducing the amount of waste. Please talk to your child about the school menu and encourage them to make a choice they will enjoy.

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to: Habibulla, Ayomide, Bobbly, Halle, Harvey, Harry , K’Asia, Dea, K’Asia, Soham, Shaiye and Jade who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for displaying such a positive attitude and being such wonderful role models.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ds26mr41524
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYycaN_ZvBw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bLBtSAoQqkw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-89MYvV9_Q

 

 

HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!!

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter Friday 18th June 2021 – Summer 9

After a glorious week of excellent weather it has ended with a number of downpours! The children have worked incredibly hard despite the challenging circumstances becuase of the heat and have produced some excellent work. There are four weeks left until the end of term and the end of the academic year but there is much to be done. Families will receive their child’s annual report on July 9th. The format will be the same as last year but the comments and attainment will reflect the curriculum the children have been taught during a Covid affected year. Further details about this will follow in the next couple of weeks. We welcome Year 6 back from School Journey today after an amazing week down at Marchants Hill PGL centre. You can catch up with all of their activities by clicking on the latest news section here – https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/latest-news/ Please can you make sure that your child comes to school in the correct uniform for the rest of the term.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE DURING THE WARM WEATHER CHILDREN MUST WEAR A HAT (WITH THEIR NAME EASILY IDENTIFIED ON THE INSIDE) TO SCHOOL AND BRING A BOTTLE OF WATER. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU APPLY SUNSCREEN BEFORE THEY COME TO SCHOOL BECUASE WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO APPLY IT.  Thank you

 

 

The word of the week is – SWULLOCKING –  an old East Anglian dialect meaning sweltering, sultry and sudiferous (sweat inducing).

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK – How Beautiful is the Rain – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“How Beautiful is the rain!
After the dust and heat,
In the broad and fiery street,
In the narrow lane,
How beautiful is the rain!

How it clatters along the roofs,
Like the tramp of hoofs!
How it gushes and struggles out
From the throat of the overflowing spout!

 

 

RECEPTION AND NURSERY PLACES (LAST TWO WEEKS) – We still have a few places available in our Nursery and Reception classes for September 2021. The school is performing very well and we have been recognised by the county and the government for the standards we set for the children. Please tell everyone you know about us!!

 

 

ABSENCES – IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU RING THE SCHOOL OFFICE ON THE DAYS WHEN YOUR CHILD IS ABSENT FROM SCHOOL EVEN IF YOU HAVE TOLD YOUR CHILD’S CLASS TEACHER. THANK YOU.

 

 

SPORTS WEEK – The current Covid restrictions are to remain in place until July 19th which means that for another year we are not in a position to allow parents and carers on to the school site for Sports Day. Despite this, children will complete against classes in their bubble across a number of activities. They will score points for their class and the winning team will be awarded trophies and medals. We look forward to the competition starting next week. Good luck children!!

 

 

PLEASE CAN YOU AVOID SMOKING OUTSIDE SCHOOL WHEN DROPPING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL AND COLLECTING AT THE END OF THE DAY. THANK YOU. 

 

 

WD6 FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:45pm – 5:15pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.

 

PLEASE BE MINDFUL OF WHERE YOU PARK AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE DAY. WE HAVE RECEIVED A NUMBER OF COMPLAINTS FROM NEIGHBOURS THIS WEEK REGARDING THIS MATTER. 

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 10  children from 9 families who came late to school last week 0n 10 occasions. This is a significant improvement from last week and thank you to everyone to helping to reduce this number. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine –  92.8%
Rec Fir –  91.4%

1 Lime – 93.2%
1 Maple – 93.1%

2 Alder – 97.8%
2 Willow – 93.3%

3 Birch – 93.6%
4 Aspen – 94.3%

5 Ash – 91.5%
5 Cedar – 91.8%

6 Cherry – 94.3%
6 Oak – 94.3%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 93.4%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to: Uriella Darius, Harley, Daisy, Layton, Anastasia, Patrick, Megan, Summer and Antoni and who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for displaying such a positive attitude and being such wonderful role models.

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week the  food waste was  42.2 kgs or 287 grammes per child. A slight increase from last week.  Thank you children for making better choices and reducing the amount of waste. Please talk to your child about the school menu and encourage them to make a choice they will enjoy.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJcv-FZcRsQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoK6Mb85Vr4
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPrJKUvom1s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_p0G3dLoI0w

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND EVERYONE!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 11th June 2021 – Summer 8

THERE HAVE BEEN O RECORDED

 

The new half term started where the last one finished off with another whole school event – CIRCUIT TRAINING! Mr Wanless arranged for the children to take part in an hour’s activity on Wednesday which they thoroughly enjoyed. It was great to see everybody so active on such a warm day. Healthy body and healthy minds – the key to long lasting fitness. The grand opening of the WD 6 Food Support was a tremendous success. We were blessed with fine weather and the children families and staff were joined by members of the local council including the mayor and a couple of trustees from the charity who support the venture. Over 30 families accessed the food bank and left with some lovely treats and even a bunch of flowers or two. Please tell everyone you know about the food bank and how to access it. Details can be found below. Do keep abreast of the events that are taking place this term. Mrs Conway updates the dates for the diary on a regular basis so please keep checking to see what has been uploaded.

PLEASE NOTE DURING THE WARM WEATHER CHILDREN MUST WEAR A HAT (WITH THEIR NAME EASILY IDENTIFIED ON THE INSIDE) TO SCHOOL AND BRING A BOTTLE OF WATER. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU APPLY SUNSCREEN BEFORE THEY COME TO SCHOOL BECUASE WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO APPLY IT.  Thank you

 

 

The word of the week is – SPUDDLE – an obscure and rather beautiful way to describe something as rubbish.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

JUNE

“Far up in the deep blue sky,
Great white clouds are floating by;
All the world is dressed in green;
Many happy birds are seen,
Roses bright and sunshine clear
Show that lovely June is here.”

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

ATTENDANCE MONOPOLY – We have worked incredibly hard as a school to improve our attendance on a regular basis. Another new initiative we will be introducing over the next couple of weeks is Attendance Monopoly. If classes have attendance of 95% or over they will be rewarded with a treat, similar to the ones on the picture below. It is everyone’s responsibility to ensure that children come to school on time everyday. We look forward to celebrating the children’s discipline and excellent attendance records.

 

 

RECEPTION AND NURSERY PLACES – We still have a few places available in our Nursery and Reception classes for September 2021. The school is performing very well and we have been recognised by the county and the government for the standards we set for the children. Please tell everyone you know about us!!

 

 

 

AMAZON – Register here to get free money for the school from Amazon! To get donations click the link  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/chpf/homepage?q=1186025Then press select.

 

 

 

WD FOOD SUPPORT – The WD6 Food support is open on WEDNESDAY & FRIDAYS from 3:45pm – 5:15pm. Parkside families can have access from 3:15pm directly after school.

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 22  children from 18  families who came late to school last week 0n 33 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number next week it is so important.

Rec Pine – 91.4 %
Rec Fir –  96.7%

1 Lime – 97.3%
1 Maple – 100%

2 Alder – 96.7%
2 Willow – 99.4%

3 Birch – 92%
4 Aspen – 94%

5 Ash – 95%
5 Cedar – 92.7%

6 Cherry – 95.7%
6 Oak – 98.1%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 95%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to: Mina, Lorik, Thomas, Zakaria, Wesley Jaliyah, Anita, Cristian, Jasiah, Naveed, Joe and Kieron and who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for displaying such a positive attitude and being such wonderful role models.

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week the  food waste was  54.9 kgs or 182.38 grammes per child. WOW! What a difference from the last week of last half term. Thank you children for making better choices and reducing the amount of waste. Please talk to your child about the school menu and encourage them to make a choice they will enjoy.

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8etPRcBccnc&list=RD8etPRcBccnc&start_radio=1
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0zf0rMfTeaI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GmNMDCZRQ_I

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND AND STAY SAFE IN THE SUN!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 28th May 2021 – Summer 7

What a wonderful time we have had here at Parkside this week. Farm Week has been a great success and the children have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They have taken part in a range of activities linked to the theme of Farms and produced some lovely work. If they haven’t been making models of farms or turning over the earth in the beds at the top of the KS2 playground, they have been line dancing, answering maths questions based on farms, making butter from scratch, completing amazing farming designs and baking salt dough models of farm animals. As if all of this wasn’t enough all many classes took part in a Quidditch tournament on Tuesday and Year 2 made the first off site visit of the year when they spent the day at St Albans Abbey/ Cathedral on Thursday. You can keep up to date with many of the activities that take place in school or off site on the school’s Twitter  and Instagram feed and on the school’s Facebook page. If you haven’t already done so please become a follower.

 

 

ATTENDANCE NEWS – I am very pleased to share with you that attendance this week has been the best we have had at school for a very long time – 96% We must continue to make sure attendance is in line with figure or even higher for the rest of the term!

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS RESPONDED TO THE MESSAGES AND WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT. 

 

 

RECEPTION AND NURSERY PLACES – We still have a few places available in our Nursery and Reception classes for September 2021. The school is performing very well and we have been recognised by the county and the government for the standards we set for the children. Please tell everyone you know about us!!

 

 

The word of the week is – SNUDGE – to nestle quietly and snugly with little attempt to move.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK 

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

ELETELEPHONY – by L Richards
Once there was an elephant,
Who tried to use the telephant—
No! No! I mean an elephone
Who tried to use the telephone—
(Dear me! I am not certain quite
That even now I’ve got it right.)
Howe’er it was, he got his trunk
Entangled in the telephunk;
The more he tried to get it free,
The louder buzzed the telephee—
(I fear I’d better drop the song
Of elephop and telephong!)

 

 

MODERATION VISIT – Andrew Boyes one of Herts for Learning Early Years Advisers came to school on Thursday to meet with our Reception teachers. Together they looked through the children’s work and discussed the challenges they have faced this year. He was very impressed by the quality of what he saw and commended the work Ms Chandler and Miss Hemsworth have done in developing the children’s education this year. Well done and thank you Kim and Ruby!

 

 

GOODBYE MISS HOPE AND KAREN FROM THE KITCHEN – After combined service of over 30 years between them we say goodbye to Viv and Karen today. We wish them all the very best for their futures and thank them for everything they have done for the children and their families during their time at Parkside.

 

 

FOOD WASTE – The school council have worked hard with Mrs Taylor and Vicky our cook to create a new menu which we hope will reduce the large amount of food waste we seem to be generating. Over the past three weeks the level of food the children have thrown away was as follows:

W/E 14th May – 476 grammes
W/E 21st May – 460 grammes
W/E 28th May – 576 grammes

 

 

WD 6 FOODBANK –  We are very excited to be able to host the WD6 Food Support from Wednesday 9th June. If you can share this important piece of news with as many people who may need access to this vital service I know Roz and the team will be extremely grateful. The GRAND OPENING commences at 3:15pm and we look forward to seeing many of you there.

 

 

AMAZON – Register here to get free money for the school from Amazon! To get donations click the link  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/chpf/homepage?q=1186025Then press select.

 

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY –  There were 19 children from 15  families who came late to school last week 0n 31 occasions. Please make every effort to reduce this number after half term.

Rec Pine – 92.7 %
Rec Fir –  96.2%

1 Lime – 96.0%
1 Maple – 96.3%

2 Alder – 100%
2 Willow – 98.9%

3 Birch – 90.6%
4 Aspen – 97.0%

5 Ash – 98.5%
5 Cedar – 93.2%

6 Cherry – 100%
6 Oak – 98.1%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 96%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to: Ediz, Ralphie, Kaycee, Debora, Lulia, Ainoa, Morgan, Skye, Finley, Ervis, Elijah and Diya and who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for displaying such a positive attitude and being such wonderful role models.

 

 

 

TUNES FOR THE HALF TERM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEWuAcMWDLY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX3rUFCo65I
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYpVGBSS65o
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DX8y0hebI9g

 

HAVE A LOVELY HALF TERM AND DONT FORGET SCHOOL RECOMMENCES ON MONDAY 7th JUNE!!

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 21st May 2021 – Summer 6

Not even the weather could stop the children from enjoying the visit from the animals from the Ark Farm on Friday. They were absolutely brilliant and enjoyed the experience immensely. Teachers have planned  an exciting week of activities linked to the visit and we are all looking forward to seeing the fruits of their labour. Our thanks must go to Mrs Conley who organised the event, it really was quite spectacular. Thank you to everyone for making a concerted effort to improve our overall punctuality this week. If we really try we can make a big difference, so let’s keep this going. We have recently entered in to a new  partnership with the WD6 Food Support. They will run this very important charitable service from our spare Year 3 classroom in the KS2 building from 9th June. If you know of anyone who needs access to this service please spread the word, further details below. We look forward to the children taking part in Quidditch sessions on Tuesday and to see how high they can fly on their broomsticks! Please keep supporting the school in all that we do.

 

 

The word of the week is – PARWHOBBLE – (19th Century English dialect) – to dominate a conversation by talking continuously, without listening to a word from anyone else.

 

 

PICTURES FROM FRIDAY’S VISIT – THE ANIMALS FROM ARK FARM

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

WD 6 FOODBANK –  We are very excited to be able to host the WD6 Food Support from Wednesday 9th June. If you can share this important piece of news with as many people who may need access to this vital service I know Roz and the team will be extremely grateful.

 

 

AMAZON – Register here to get free money for the school from Amazon! To get donations click the link  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/chpf/homepage?q=1186025Then press select.

 

 

 

ATTENDANCE & PUNCTUALITY – A much improved week – thank you to everyone who brought their child to school on time last week, we can do it if we really try and support one another. There were 9 children from 8 families who came late to school last week.

Rec Pine –  89.6%
Rec Fir –  97%

1 Lime – 99.3%
1 Maple – 95.6%

2 Alder – 97.8%
2 Willow – 93.6%

3 Birch – 87.8%
4 Aspen – 96.0%

5 Ash – 91.5%
5 Cedar – 97.3%

6 Cherry – 97.0%
6 Oak – 89.5%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 94%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS – Congratulations to: Lorik, Jack, Calli-Rose, Philip, Sofia, Christabel, Frankie, Hillary, Melisa and Danielle who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for displaying such a positive attitude and being such wonderful role models.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EbLlgKFk9c
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PjFoQxjgbrs

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 14th May – Summer 5

Whilst the weather may have been inclement  it certainly hasn’t dampened spirits this week. The children continue to be an inspiration to us all. They have produced some excellent pieces of work and we look forward to them producing more high quality work. Some examples can be seen below. Next week the Ark Farm pay us a visit and the children will have the opportunity to meet and handle a menagerie of animals. We are looking forward to welcoming: Billy, Wobble & Ollie, the sheep; Declan the Miniature Donkey; Penelope & Pippa, the Kune Kune Pigs; Charles, Sophie & Snowy the ducks; Speckles, Spot & Fluff, the chickens; Esme & Meggie, the pygmy goats and Gopa or Kiboko, the friendly farm dogs. We may even get to see some baby animals! Keep your eye on the school’s Facebook page, Twitter feed and Instagram page for updates through the day.

 

PUNCTUALITY – I am very concerned by the number of children who come to school late every day. I know this refers to a small number of families but the impact it has on the whole school is far reaching. 28 children were late on 46 occasions this week. I cannot stress highly enough the importance of coming to school on time. It is such an important life skill and teaches your child about the importance of organisation, discipline and preparation. The difficulty your child faces when they walk in to their class knowing that they are late, is not a position they should ever have to experience. They tell us that they feel shame and embarrassment. Please do everything you can to ensure that your child arrives at school on time. 

Please click to read an important document regarding PUNCTUALITY  that was sent to all families this week – https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/Punctuality-final.pdf

 

 

The word of the week is – MELORISM – the belief that the world can be made a better place through compromise and concerted human effort.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK 

 

 

AMAZON – Register here to get free money for the school from Amazon! To get donations click the link  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/chpf/homepage?q=1186025Then press select.

 

 

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week the  food waste was  73.450 kgs or  477 grammes per child. Whilst this was significantly less waste than last week (on average) it is still too high. Mrs Taylor and the school council have worked together to make amendments to the menu which should help to reduce the amount of waste the children throw away.

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 28 pupils who came to late school on 46 occasions this week. Thank you to everyone who makes sure that  they are on time for school everyday.

Rec Pine –  85.2%
Rec Fir –  85.0%

1 Lime – 79.3%
1 Maple – 96.3%

2 Alder – 92.6%
2 Willow – 90.5%

3 Birch – 94.1%
4 Aspen – 90.0%

5 Ash – 92.3%
5 Cedar – 90.9%

6 Cherry – 91.9%
6 Oak – 86.2%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 90%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS –  Congratulations to: Thalia, Lutfi, Ava, Charlie, Alexis, Loreta, Skye, Ashton, Abner, Daniella and Emma who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for displaying such a positive attitude and for being an inspiration to everyone.

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gn22YuZ-ne0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8oD9jlCFJw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB0ordd2nOI

 

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!

 

 

REMEMBER PLEASE BE ON TIME FOR MONDAY MORNING

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 7th May – Summer 4

We reached the half way point for the half term on Wednesday but it only seemed like last week that we returned to school after the Easter break, such is the passing of time. Mrs Taylor and myself have continued to be impressed by the overall quality of the teaching and learning we have observed this week. Some examples can be seen below, please spend some time looking through them, especially Daniella’s skirt! We are pleased to announce the school is now on AMAZON! Please read below for further details. Please remember to bring your child to school on time. Whilst the number of children arriving to school after the registers closed fell quite sharply this week, there were still a number of you who came late to school. Please make sure that you are organised, up in time and ready to bring your child to school everyday. With two weeks to go until the farm arrives at school teachers are busy planning activities for the children. It promises to be a spectacular event. Please keep supporting the school in all that we do.

 

 

PARKING – I received a complaint from a local neighbour last week regarding parking. Members of the school community park have parked on grass verges on the corner of Aycliffe and Allerton Roads which has upset one of our neighbours. We work incredibly hard with the local community to keep relations positive and communications open. Please be mindful of where you park and have consideration for our neighbours.

 

 

The word of the week is – PHILODOX – one who is entirely in love with their own opinion.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK

 

 

FOOD WASTE – This week the average food waste was 63 .140kgs or  383 grammes per child. Whilst this was significantly less waste than last week we were only at school 4 days this week.

 

 

AMAZON – Register here to get free money for the school from Amazon!

To get donations click the link  https://smile.amazon.co.uk/gp/chpf/homepage?q=1186025

Then press select.

Whenever you shop at Amazon go to smile.amazon.co.uk instead of www.amazon.co.uk

Amazon will donate 0.5% of the value of any qualifying purchase you make to the Parents and Friends of Parkside!

There is no additional cost to you and your Amazon shopping experience is exactly the same.

 Feel free to share with family and friends.

 

 

 THIS WEEK EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

This skirt was made from an old shirt by Daniella in Year 6 – they are worthy of a place on the Great British Sewing Bee!! Thank you Daniella for sharing your wonderful skills with us.

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 19 pupils who came to late school on 28 occasions this week. Thank you to everyone who makes sure that  they are on time for school everyday.

Rec Pine –  95.1%
Rec Fir –  96.4%

1 Lime – 93.0%
1 Maple – 98.4%

2 Alder – 96.1%
2 Willow – 91.1%

3 Birch – 95.2%
4 Aspen – 94.2%

5 Ash – 90.0%
5 Cedar – 98.3%

6 Cherry – 94.0%
6 Oak – 89.3%

WEEKLY AVERAGE – 94%
NATIONAL AVERAGE – 96%

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS –  Congratulations to: Eunice, Ellie, Lorita, Lyla, Cole, Aayat, Desara, Sorin, Summer, Logan, Owyn and Darius who were this week’s flyers. Thank you children for displaying such a positive attitude and being such wonderful role models.

 

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o-jgp0YFY_Y
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oIYgsqhwXzM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3s0TkufXA38
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juVxcbCS92c

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!