Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 24th February 2023 – Spring 7
As February gives way to March we begin to see the days getting longer and the nights becoming shorter. The first week back in any half term is a chance for us all to remind ourselves of the expectations around learning and this week has been no different. I have spent time in classes this week looking at the way the children are learning and on Thursday afternoon listening to what they have discovered because of this learning. It was a real pleasure to hear how they apply their new found knowledge across all subjects. Our sports teams have been in action once again and experienced mixed fortunes. It has been wonderful to see so many children representing the school through a number of different sports and having the opportunity of developing a range of skills.
INDUSTRIAL ACTION – At this moment in time the school will be closed on Wednesday 1st March because of industrial action. Whilst I apologise for the challenges and disruption this will cause you I have to respect the teachers’ decision to take industrial action. If the situation changes between now and Wednesday 1st March you will be updated immediately.
The word of the week is – RUTHFULNESS – compassion, pity and sharing in the sorrow of others.
POEM OF THE WEEK –
THIS WEEK’S EXAMPLES OF THE CHILDREN’S WORK –
SHARING THE CHILDREN’S WORK – I met with a group of children 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: estimating decimals, unit fractions, equivalent fractions, turning fractions to decimals, how to halve a number, fable, descriptive and poetry writing, cave paintings, the story of Moses, the water cycle, the works of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the basic tenets of Hinduism and the different properties of materials. 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
YEAR 5 AND 6 CYCLING WORKSHOP – It was wonderful to see so many children developing and embedding their cycling proficiency and skills on Wednesday. The children really enjoyed the workshops and gained a great deal of confidence from it. Keep cycling children.
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 19 children from 16 families who were late to school on 24 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||94.6 %||2.0 kgs||1.650 kgs – Y|
|1 Maple||96.0 %||1.5 kgs||1.350 kgs – Y|
|2 Alder||98.9 %||1.5 kgs||2.0 kgs – N|
|2 Willow||97.4 %||1.5 kgs||1.050 kgs – Y|
|3 Birch||95.6 %||1.0 kgs||0.850 kgs – Y|
|4 Rowan||97.5 %||1.0 kgs||1.00 kgs – Y|
|4 Aspen||95.7 %||1.0 kgs||0.750 kgs – Y|
|5 Cedar||95.7 %||2.0kgs||1.850 kgs – Y|
|6 Cherry||96.0 %||1.5 kgs||1.650 kgs – N|
|Weekly Totals||96.3 %||13.0 kgs|| 12.120 kgs – Y
16.3 grammes per child
PARKSIDE FLYERS AND HOT CHOCOLATE WINNERS – Congratulations to Ayan, Eunice, Riley, Harley, Ainoa, Sofia, Hunni-Marie, Ela and Iustin who were given their wings this week for soaring high and making great progress. Keep this going children.
It was great to share a cup of hot chocolate with Mikaela, Megan, Sibella, Harvey, Raul, Theo, Loreta, Wesley and Thomas 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 WEEKEND –
HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND