Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 10th February 2023 – Spring 6
The cold weather has returned once again but that hasn’t deterred the children from having a fantastic week. Schools across the country have celebrated Children’s Mental Health week and if you follow the school on our social media platforms you will have seen just how active they have been. Mr Wanless and Mrs Knowles have created an excellent display in the hall of the children’s work, so next time you are in the building why not pop in to the hall to look at the work? Year 2 celebrated their learning at a wonderful assembly on Wednesday morning where we learnt about the different properties of material, the life of sharks and how to be in a band! It was so lovely to see so many family members present and we hope that you enjoyed your workshop too. Our sports team have been in action again this week. The cricket team are through to the next round of their competition and the girls’ team took part in a local competition at Watford FC’s indoor training facility during the week and acquitted themselves very well. Have a lovely half term and see you all again on MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY.
The word of the week is – BAYARD – one who shuts their eyes to reality and had all the confidence of ignorance.
POEM FOR HALF TERM –
THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK –
CHILDREN’S MENTAL HEALTH WEEK PHOTOS & ARTWORK –
SHARING THE CHILDREN’S WORK – I met with Alexis, Roman, Taylor, Louie, Lorita and Aliysha, on Thursday afternoon to look through their books and discuss their learning. They spoke confidently about the following and it was a pleasure to hear all about: expanded methods of long multiplication, how to tell the time, the 4 times table, how to double a number, the importance of symmetry, persuasive speech writing, an independently written story, magnetic materials and what life is like in St Lucia.
Thank you children
GOODBYE MRS LAUGHTON – We say good bye to Mrs Laughton today and thank her for the many years of service she has given to the children of Parkside. During her time at the school Mrs Laughton has led a number of subjects and taught all the way through Nursery to Year 2. We wish her well in her new role.
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
ASSEMBLIES – Please make a note of your child’s assemblies time and date and we look forward to welcoming you. PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A WORKSHOP ON GUIDED READING DIRECTLY AFTER YOUR CHILD’S ASSEMBLY IN THEIR CLASSROOM.
ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY – There were 23 children from 18 families who were late to school on 26 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
|Reception Pine||93.2 %||2.0 kgs||2.2 kgs – N|
|1 Maple||96.0 %||1.5 kgs||2.0 kgs – N|
|2 Alder||97.8 %||1.5 kgs||0.950 kgs – Y|
|2 Willow||99.5 %||1.5 kgs||1.00 kgs – Y|
|3 Birch||94.0 %||1.0 kgs||1.200 kgs – N|
|4 Rowan||99.4 %||1.0 kgs||1.3oo kgs – N|
|4 Aspen||99.3 %||1.0 kgs||1.200 kgs – N|
|5 Cedar||95.7 %||2.0kgs||2.100 kgs – N|
|6 Cherry||99.1 %||1.5 kgs||1.050 kgs – Y|
|Weekly Totals||96.8 %||13.0 kgs|| 13.0 kgs – Y
17.6 grammes per child
It was great to share a cup of hot chocolate with Zala, Jaliyah, Annabelle, Jeremy, Habibulla, Stefan, Abdi, Harry, on Friday afternoon. They were rewarded with this nice little activity in recognition for all of the hard work they had shown their teachers through the week. Thank you children.
TUNES FOR THE HALF TERM –
HAVE A WONDERFUL HALF TERM BREAK AND SEE YOU ALL ON MONDAY 20th FEBRUARY