Headteacher’s Newsletter – Friday 8th February 2019

After the snow last week we have endured a week of driving rain and dark clouds but I have noticed on my journey to work that the sun has begun to creep over the horizon a little earlier each morning. Spring is on the way! Tonight sees the children from Key Stage 2 take to the stage to display their talents. We look forward to welcoming the children and their families to the event. There are still a few tickets left so if you would like to attend please make every effort to join us. They cost £3 and can be purchased on the door. We had a visit from the county early Years Adviser earlier in the week and she was very pleased with the standards of learning in our early Years. Please let your friends and family know just how hard the staff are working to make sure the children make progress and enjoy their learning. Mrs Taylor and myself have had the privilege of observing lessons this week. We have been very pleased with what we have seen. Teachers and support staff are working very hard to stimulate the children through well planned and exciting lessons. We have seen letter writing and poster writing in Year 1, the complicated procedure of turning a play script in to a piece of narrative in Year 4 and sentence writing in Reception using their phonic sounds. Keep working hard children.

 

The word of the week is EFFICACIOUS – Producing a desired effect. The children have been very efficacious this week producing work of a very good standard. Where have you been efficacious in the things that you have done?

 

The BIG Question – ” If both hands fall off a clock, is it still a clock?”

 

 OPEN TAPESTRY SESSION – Thank you to those parents who came to the open TAPESTRY session in Reception on Wednesday; it was lovely to work with you. Tapestry is a formative way of capturing how out children in the Early Years make progress. It is an online system where parents and staff can upload evidence of their child’s work which acts as a formal way of recording how we assess their progress. Please make every effort to come to the next open session on THURSDAY 7TH MARCH at 3:30pm.

 

YEAR 3 ASSEMBLY – We were transported back to Ancient Rome on Friday morning  as Year 3 reminded us of the power and majesty of this very influential group of people. They reminded us of the mark they left on society through their inventions and how they conquered most of the known ancient world. The children spoke with clarity and sang with good voice. Thank you children for sharing your learning with us.

 

WORKSHOPS – It was good to see many of you at our workshops this week. Please make a note of the time and date when you child’s workshop is taking place. The focus will be – Reading and Spelling.

 

YEAR GROUP DATE
3 THURSDAY 28TH FEBRUARY
2 THURSDAY 7TH MARCH
1 THURSDAY 14TH MARCH
RECEPTION THURSDAY 21ST MARCH

 

SAFEGUARDING – Please make sure that are accompanied by a member of the school staff should you wish to enter any of the school buildings. It is important that the school is secure at all times. Thank you for your continued support with this important aspect of safeguarding.

 

PASTORAL SUPPORT – The school works very hard to nurture and care for the children. There are a lot of tips and advice we offer families through the website which can be found by clicking on the following link.If you do have any worries or concerns please make an appointment to speak with Mrs Toms our pastoral support lead.

https://parkside.herts.sch.uk/send-pastoral-support-and-advice/

 

DINNER MONEY – Please make sure that your school dinner account is kept up to date and or in credit.

 

SMILES NOT MOBILES – Please remember finish your call by the time you enter the school premises. Thank you for your support with this important aspect of school life.

 

TEDDY BEAR AND RED NOSE SALE – There will be a Teddy Bear sale after school on Monday which will be organised by Summer and Sophie Quinn. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to the school which is a wonderful gesture of generosity.  They will cost between £1 and £3 and will be on sale after school in the playground. If it rains the sale will take place in the school hall.

Red Noses will also be on sale from Monday and will cost £1.25 each. They can be bought through the school office and on the playground.

 

ATTENDANCE – Congratulations to the children from 4 ROWAN who had the best attendance this week with 98.6% !

There has been a lot of sickness this week which has affected the overall attendance. Please make sure that your child remains in good health and comes to school.

CLASS

 

% ATTENDANCE
Reception Fir

 

77.8
Reception Pine

 

88.9
Year 1 Lime

 

77.2
Year 1 Maple

 

88.1
Year 2 Alder

 

93.8
Year 2 Willow

 

93.3
Year 3 Birch

 

92.9
Year 3 Elm

 

93.2
Year 4 Aspen

 

88.3
Year 4 Rowan

 

98.6
Year 5 Ash

 

91.8
Year 5 Cedar

 

95.0
Year 6 Cherry

 

93.2
Year 6 Oak

 

90.4
Total 90.5
National Average 96%

PUNCTUALITY – There were 30 times children arrived late to school this week. Please make sure that you make every effort to bring you child to school on time.

 

FUTURE DATES

Week Beginning

11th February 2019

11.2.19 Year 3 trip to Dell Farm.

 

All day

 

12.2.19 Coffee morning with the Head

 

9.00am – 9.30am

 

12.2.19 Junior Journalists Borehamwood FC 12.30pm – 1pm
12.2.19 NSPCC assembly

 

9.00am – 10.00am
13.2.19 Parents/Carers evening 3.30pm-7pm
14.2.19 Parents/Carers evening 3.30pm – 5.30pm

HALF TERM

Week Beginning

25th February 2019

28.2.19 Year 3 reading and spelling workshops. 9am-10.15am
Week Beginning

4th March 2019

4.3.19 Words in the Wood project begins All week
7.3.19 World Book day All day
7.3.19 Year 2 reading and spelling workshops. 9am-10.15am
Week Beginning

11th March 2019

13.3.19 New parents Nursery visit 9.30am
14.3.19 Year 1 reading and spelling workshops 9am-10.15am
15.3.19 Quiz night PFA TBC

THE WEEKEND TUNEShttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOFvJVroAJE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfYkhQblYjY

 

HAVE A LOVELY WEEKEND!!

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