Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 27th January 2023 – Spring 4

It has felt like a very long week but we have arrived at the end of January with the promise of longer days to come. I sent you all a letter yesterday regarding next week’s industrial action, please click on the link below to read the letter in full if you haven’t done so. May I ask that if your child is in receipt of a benefit free school meal, that you inform the office if you would like them to have a packed lunch on Wednesday 1st February no later than MONDAY 30th JANUARY. They can be collected from the school office from 11:30am on the day of the strike. Our boys and girls football teams took part in the Borehamwood FC schools tournament on Wednesday and acquitted themselves well. They were knocked out of the tournament towards the latter half of the tournament but both teams gave a good account of themselves. Well done to those of you who took part and were good ambassadors for our school.

https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/01/Strike-letter-1.pdf

 

 

The word of the week is – TIDSOPTIMIST – the time optimist who is forever confident they’ll be on time but never is.

 

 

THE POEM OF THE WEEK – In celebration of Burns day

 

 

PLEASE CAN YOU RETURN ANY SCHOOL UNIFORM THAT HAS BEEN LENT TO YOU AS A MATTER OF URGENCY. CLASSES ARE RUNNING LOW ON SPARE ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN LOANED OUT. THANK YOU.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

GOODBYE MRS DEVONSHIRE – Today, we say goodbye to Mrs Devonshire. She has worked at the school for nearly 15 years and has held a number of different roles during this time. She has been a member of staff who has supported her colleagues with great care but more importantly the children and their families. She takes up a new post in Hatfield as a Thrive practitioner and I am sure that you will all join me in wishing her every success in her new role. Good luck Mrs Devonshire, you will be missed.

 

 

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

 

 

LEAVING SCHOOL BEFORE THE END OF THE DAY – From time to time children will need to leave school before the end of the school day. In order for us to release your child we ask that you provide documentation to the school office to verify all appointments. Thank you.

 

 

ASSEMBLIES AND WORKSHOPS – Parents and Carers are invited to come into school to watch their children perform at their forthcoming class assembly. The assemblies will start at 9.15am and should last no longer than 15 minutes. After the assembly there will be a parent workshop which will focus on developing children’s and parents’ confidence in reading and spelling. Parents and Carers are invited to come into school to watch their children perform their assembly.

The assemblies will start at 9.15am and should last no longer than 15 minutes. The workshop us intended for families for families to learn together in a fun and exciting way and to share time in a relaxed environment.  Your child’s class teacher will lead the session which will last 45 minutes.  Many of the activities will have a practical element to them and will help you understand the different methods ways the children are taught and how they apply the different ways they are taught.

Please see below for each year groups assembly and workshop date;
Year 6 – Thursday 2nd February
Year 2 – Wednesday 8th February
Year 4 – Tuesday 7th March
Year 1 – Wednesday 8th March
Year 5 – Tuesday 14th March
Reception – Wednesday 22nd March
Year 3 – Wednesday 29th March

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 14 children from 10 families who were late to school on 21 occasions this week. Many children who come to school late are often from the same families. 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 91.5% 2.0 kgs    1.650 kgs – Y
1 Maple 87.2% 1.5 kgs    1.3 kgs – Y
2 Alder 92.9% 1.5 kgs   1.3 kgs – Y
2 Willow 94.0% 1.5 kgs    1.1 kgs – Y
3 Birch 93.8% 1.0 kgs     1.5 kgs – N
4 Rowan 95.7% 1.0 kgs    0.900 kgs  – Y
4 Aspen 95.7% 1.0 kgs  0.650 kgs – Y
5 Cedar  96.4% 2.0kgs  2.3 kgs – N
6 Cherry 91.5% 1.5 kgs   0.750 kgs – Y
 Weekly Totals   94.0%  13.0 kgs  11.450 kgs – Y
15.8 grammes per child
PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Paul, Eshaal, Patrick, Leonardo, Holly, David, Button, Nyla, Saffya and Elisa who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.
 
Congratulations to Noah, Elizabetta, Alby, Lutfi, Paul, Karen, Poppy, Denilson and K’Asia 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.
HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 20th January 2023 – Spring 3

The cold weather has once again returned and the long winter evenings are still with us. Yet that said sunset in six weeks time sunset will be nearing 6pm! It is incredibly important that your child comes to school in the correct school uniform during the cold winter months. Please ensure that their coats, hats and gloves are labelled and encourage them to put their gloves and hats in the sleeves of their jackets so that they wont get lost. Our class assemblies commence once again this term and you are all cordially invited to attend. A rota will be sent out to families early next week with the dates and we look forward to welcoming you.  I wrote to you all earlier in the week about the forthcoming industrial action that is scheduled to take place across the country in the coming weeks. Further details will be sent out to families once I have further information about this. Please keep abreast of your emails and thank you for your continued support.

 

 

The word of the week is – FILIPENDULOUS – hanging by a thread.

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
Winter Poems

 

 

DROPPING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IN THE MORNING SECOND WEEK – I wrote to you all last Wednesday about dropping your child to school and the rules associated with this important part of the school day. Whilst we understand that for many young children this can be a difficult part of the day,  it is a vitally important step in their development. Parents and carers in Nursery and Reception ONLY are allowed on site to ensure that their child arrive safely to their class but children in Years 1 – 6 must come on to the site on their own. We will of course allow you to accompany your child to their class if they experience distress. Only family members will be permitted on site at this time. Please remember to follow these simple but necessary rules. If you are spoken to about coming on to site when it is not permitted, please remember that we are working together for the good of the school community and for the safety of the children and we do not expect to be challenged because of this. Thank you for your continued support with this matter.

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 19 children from 17 families who were late to school on 28 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 94.1% 2.0 kgs   1.5 kgs – Y
1 Maple 90.1% 1.5 kgs   1.25 kgs – Y
2 Alder 94.9% 1.5 kgs    1.6 kgs – N
2 Willow 97.2% 1.5 kgs   1.05 kgs – Y
3 Birch 91.3% 1.0 kgs   0.8 kgs – Y
4 Rowan 95.1% 1.0 kgs   1.2 kgs  – N
4 Aspen 95.7% 1.0 kgs  0.25 kgs – Y
5 Cedar  95.7% 2.0kgs   1.55 kgs – Y
6 Cherry 94.3% 1.5 kgs    0.450 kgs – Y
 Weekly Totals   94.1%  13.0 kgs 9.650 kgs – Y
13.7 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to  Gabriel, Harshil, Skye, Ainoa, Kevin, Harry, Runyia, Fadil and Skye who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.

    

 

 

Congratulations to Maia, David, Zakaria, Rebecca, David, Eunice, Kwadjo and Alexis who will 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=aT9EKqXDl68
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjOy7-BJusY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBwZ-LkA_Jg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QpCjR1NVBhY

 

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND AND STAY WARM!!

 

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 13th January 2023 – Spring 2

Well what a week it has been it has been at Parkside. After a week of torrential rain with very few hours of sunlight we arrive at the end of the week waiting for the good weather to come. The children have really enjoyed their learning this week despite the challenge of the weather and there has been much to celebrate already. January is often a quiet month but this year we seemed to have bucked the trend. Please make sure that your child comes to school in the correct uniform and stays as healthy as possible during the winter months.

 

 

The word of the week is – GROWLERY – a place you retreat to for purposes of growling, muttering and letting off steam.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
Kids Poems for the Month of January | Woo! Jr. Kids Activities : Children's Publishing

 

 

THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

DROPPING YOUR CHILD TO SCHOOL IN THE MORNING – I wrote to you all on Wednesday about dropping your child to school and the rules associated with this important part of the school day. Whilst we understand that for many young children this can be a difficult part of the day,  it is a vitally important step in their development. Parents and carers in Nursery and Reception ONLY are allowed on site to ensure that their child arrive safely to their class but children in Years 1 – 6 must come on to the site on their own. We will of course allow you to accompany your child to their class if they experience distress. Only family members will be permitted on site at this time. Please remember to follow these simple but necessary rules. If you are spoken to about coming on to site when it is not permitted, please remember that we are working together for the good of the school community and for the safety of the children and we do not expect to be challenged because of this. Thank you for your continued support with this matter.

 

 

PLEASE CAN YOU RETURN ANY SCHOOL UNIFORM THAT HAS BEEN LENT TO YOU AS A MATTER OF URGENCY. CLASSES ARE RUNNING LOW ON SPARE ITEMS THAT HAVE BEEN LOANED OUT. THANK YOU. 

 

 

PARENT / CARER SURGERYParent/Carer Mini Advice Surgery Thursday, 19 January 2023 at Parkside

The Family Support Team are offering parents and carers of Parkside the opportunity to book a 15 minute session to answer questions and to offer guidance, support and signposting on any parenting/family concern or questions you may have. To book please contact Jacqui Mattholie, Pastoral Support Officer – 0208 387 3000 Opt 3 or email jacqueline.mattholie@parkside.herts.sch.uk
Please note that the SEND Surgery will be held on Wednesday, 1 March 2023.

 

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

 

 

LEAVING SCHOOL BEFORE THE END OF THE DAY – From time to time children will need to leave school before the end of the school day. In order for us to release your child we ask that you provide documentation to the school office to verify all appointments. Thank you.

 

 

CLASS ASSEMBLIES –  Class assemblies will once again become a feature of the school year after a break of nearly three years. Teachers will prepare their classes in the coming weeks for a weekly class assembly to which parents and carers will be invited. We look forward not only to welcoming you but watching the children perform and showcasing their talents. Further details to follow.

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 26 children from 22 families who were late to school on 37 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 100% 2.0 kgs   2.45 kgs – N
1 Maple 85.7% 1.5 kgs   1.70 kgs – N
2 Alder 98.3% 1.5 kgs   1.25 kgs – Y
2 Willow 92.6% 1.5 kgs    1.55 kgs – N
3 Birch 91.7% 1.0 kgs    1.90 kgs – N
4 Rowan 92.6% 1.0 kgs   0.300 kgs  – Y
4 Aspen 93.8% 1.0 kgs  0.550 kgs – Y
5 Cedar  99.3% 2.0kgs  1.95 kgs – Y
6 Cherry 96.6% 1.5 kgs   0.700 kgs – Y
 Weekly Totals   94.6%  13.0 kgs  12.4 kgs – Y
12.400 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Emma, George, William, Frankie, Ava, Holly and Alby  who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.

Congratulations to Mark, Halil, Andriana, Wesley, Lexie-May, Lorita, Anastasia and Finley 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=atIHwVrz05Q
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O2rK4twByg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KSYBW8JlijM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gx3JUZ_bbRE

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 6th January 2022 – Spring 1

A happy new year to you all and on behalf of all of the staff we would like to send you our sincere thanks and gratitude for the generosity you showed at the end of term. We enjoyed the gifts enormously. The children returned to school yesterday and have settled back in to their routines. Next week we welcome the children and staff from the Windsor Pre School to Parkside as they take up residency in the Nursery. Our own Nursery children have transitioned in to the classroom next door to Reception Pine and will become their own Early Years unit. We hope our new relationship with the Little Angels will be fruitful for many years to come. Please remember to send you child to school on time everyday. I cannot stress the importance of being punctual and on time for school everyday. Please get up that little earlier and organise your child’s bag every night before leaving it by the front door. Little things like this help to make everyone’s morning run more smoothly and relieves the difficulty for everyone. Please continue to support the school with this important life skill.

 

 

The word of the week is  – GRUNTLED – at ease and content.

 

 

CHILDMINDING – I have received a number of enquiries from families who are looking for a childminder to take care of children after school. Please send your details to the school office if you are able to offer a service to families and we will be able to put you in touch with them.

 

 

UNIFORM – Whilst many of you send your child to school in the correct uniform there are a small number of you who don’t always do this. Please can you make sure that during the cold winter months your child comes to school in trousers, dress, school shoes, shirt / polo shirt and a warm coat and school jumper. ALL ITEMS OF CLOTHING MUST HAVE THEIR NAMES ON. If for any reason you are experiencing any difficulties please do speak with Mrs Mattholie or Mrs Davis in the school office. We will do everything we can to help you with this important school matter. Thank you for your continued support.

 

 

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

 

 

TUNES FOR THE WEEKEND
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-86UKTLbwio
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IweVcgEExKY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24HtFEslkZI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KabaT6pMO8I

 

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

 

 

Friday 16th December – Headteacher’s Newsletter – Autumn 9

With only three days left of term the spirit of Christmas is alive and well. The children from our foundation stage gave a wonderful performance of the nativity story on Thursday afternoon and again on Friday morning. It was lovely and incredibly heartening to see so many of you in attendance. Our thanks must be given to the children for displaying such confidence but also to the staff for preparing them so well. The extreme challenges we have all had to face this week because of the weather hasn’t dampened spirits. The annual Christmas dinner was a great success and our thanks must go to Lindsey and her team for making the experience so enjoyable for everyone. Please remember that school closes on Wednesday 21st December at 1:30pm for the Christmas holidays. This is the last newsletter of the term and for the year. I would like to take this opportunity of wishing you all a happy and blessed Christmas and on behalf of the staff and governors we look forward to seeing you all again in the spring term.

 

 

The word of the week is – GIGGELMUG – 19th century – one who is permanently cheery.

 

 

POEM OF THE WEEK
9 Best Christmas Poems for Kids - Christmas Poems 2022

 

 

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

 

 

CHRISTMAS LUNCH AND CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY

 

 

YOUR CHILD MAY WEAR THEIR CHRISTMAS JUMPER TO SCHOOL NEXT WEEK INSTEAD OF THEIR SCHOOL SWEATSHIRT

 

 

GOODBYE MRS CONWAY – At the end of term we say goodbye to Mrs Conway (Lisa) in the school office. She is going to take up a place in a school closer to home. I think we can safely say that Lisa has been a truly welcome addition to the team and been instrumental in helping the school with the ongoing issue with attendance. She has also been fantastic in carrying out other administration duties that we are so very thankful for on a daily basis. We wish her all the very best in her new role and a say a huge THANK YOU for everything she has done for the children  and the families at Parkside over the past four years. Good luck Lisa.

 

 

WINDSOR HALL PRESCHOOL COMES TO PARKSIDE –  The final preparations for the staff and children of Windsor Hall preschool to take up residency at Parkside are almost complete. Our own Nursery children will move in to the classroom next door to Reception from the beginning of next term. It is a very exciting venture for the school to be involved with and we look forward to working closely with Jessica and her team in the months and years to come. Please make every effort to make them feel welcome.

THE NURSERY WILL BE CLOSED FOR ALL CHILDREN NEXT 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

 

 

ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 21 children from 18 families who were late to school on 29 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 94.0% 2.0 kgs   1.2 kgs – Y
1 Maple 85.7% 1.5 kgs   0.800 kgs – Y
2 Alder 83.6% 1.5 kgs   0.450 kgs – Y
2 Willow 78.9% 1.5 kgs   0.100 kgs – Y
3 Birch 93.5% 1.0 kgs    0.650 kgs – Y
4 Rowan 87.3% 1.0 kgs   0.700 kgs  – Y
4 Aspen 79.4% 1.0 kgs  0.105 kgs – Y
5 Cedar  89.4% 2.0kgs   1.050 kgs – N
6 Cherry 83.5% 1.5 kgs  0.400 kgs – Y
 Weekly Totals   86.6%  13.0 kgs  5.455 kgs – Y
13.2 grammes per child

 

 

PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Nelia, Skye,Jack, Jeremy, Mollie, Eden, Maks, Aila, Stefan, Leo, Shannon, Nitay, Farouk, Charlie, Bentleigh, Lavinia, Cristian and Arian who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.

   

Congratulations to George, Maya, Frankie, Rayhela, Skylar, Patrick, Fadil, Leah, Eldon, Jaliyah, Melanie, Iulia, Elisa and Haiyder 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 CHRISTMAS
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sx3APMO6hB8&list=PLXpQCRhZw2lb4G6O0qZH7OV2J2FRW7PW3&index=2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBPM8sQuXLI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCvz7uflMIU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e874vKfYfuU

 

 

WISHING YOU ALL A MERRY CHRISTMAS  AND A PEACEFUL NEW YEAR.
SCHOOL REOPENS TO THE CHILDREN ON THURSDAY 5th JANUARY 2023.

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!!