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:
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HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!