Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 18th December 2020 – Autumn 14

THERE HAVE BEEN 2 CONFIRMED CASES OF CORONAVIRUS RECORDED AT PARKSIDE COMMUNITY PRIMARY SCHOOL THIS WEEK

And so we arrive at the end of another Autumn term and look forward to a much needed rest. Your kindness and generosity has been overwhelming and on behalf of the staff I would like to offer our  sincere thanks. The children have had a wonderful week and really enjoyed their Christmas parties and pantomime. We continue to be amazed at the quality of the work they produce, they really are a credit to you as parents and carers. May I take this opportunity to wish you all a happy Christmas and peaceful New Year.

 

 

SCHOOL RECOMMENCES FOR THE SPRING TERM ON TUESDAY 5TH JANUARY 2021

 

 

The word of the week is – BULL WEEKBull week is a Yorkshire word for Christmas, which in today’s world might sound a little odd. But during the 1800s, workers in Sheffield’s cutlery factories were rewarded with a whole roast bull if they finished all the additional pre-Christmas work on schedule for Christmas Day.

 

 

SOME OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK

 

 

PARKSIDE MAKES THE LOCAL NEWSPAPER – Mr Wanless has been instrumental in raising the school’s profile in the local area and has introduced a number of new initiatives across the school. He has even made it in to the latest copy of the Borehamwood and Elstree Times. Please click on the link to  read the full article.
https://www.borehamwoodtimes.co.uk/news/18952040.pe-teacher-going-extra-mile-get-parkside-pupils-active/

MOKI BAND REPORT

It has been wonderful to see how engaged the children have been with their Moki bands, the above link shows over the course of this term where we rank as a school and how active we are.
We have 168 Players using Moki to track physical activity levels.
Over the past 30 active days each Player has completed an average of 5,823 steps and been engaged in 25 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity. The UK Government advice on the other hand focuses specifically on Moderate to Vigorous intensity Physical Activity (MVPA). This is any physical activity that involves moving around more rapidly – and it will raise your heart rate and make you breathe faster (e.g., brisk walking or running). This type of activity is particularly important for cardiorespiratory fitness. The Government guidelines recommend that children should get 30 minutes of daily MVPA in school and 30 minutes outside school.
Therefore, the latest results have earned them a Moki Grade C and place them in the top 48% of the most active Moki schools.
I would also like to congratulate 5 Ash, who are the first winners of the Moki trophy as they averaged 6430 steps since receiving the bands.

 

TUNES FOR CHRISTMAS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rij41bXV6t8
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLy_-bYmg7M
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mf237dVhLyU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSynDh_K0EE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VYhkkkn_m0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3tT-ZQtsSs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCvz7uflMIU

 

 

A MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ONE AND ALL A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!