Headteacher’s Newsletter – Thursday 20th December 2018

And so we arrive at the end of another term. The last week of the Autumn term is a very special place in schools up and down the country and this week proved to be no different. The children from Year 3 and 4 belted out renditions of a number of popular Christmas songs and carols for parents and carers on Tuesday,  and Wednesday’s Christmas dinner was a great success. Children looked resplendent in their Christmas jumpers on Wednesday and over £250 was raised for Save the Children Charity.  You also managed to raise £110 for the charity MIND which was collected from the retiring collections after the Christmas performances. Thank you.

Thanks must be given to all staff for helping to prepare the children over the past few weeks for the many festive events that took place. They have been a huge success.  May I take this opportunity of wishing you all a happy and peaceful Christmas and a wonderful New Year.

School resumes for the Spring Term on TUESDAY 8th JANUARY 2019 at 9:00am. 


The word of the week is JOY – a feeling of great pleasure and happiness. During this season of goodwill to all let us all share a little joy in to each others’ lives.


PARKING – I have received a number of complaints from local residents about the way parents and carers park when dropping off and collecting. We have a duty to park sensibly and have respect for our neighbours. Please ensure that you have consideration for everyone during these  busy times of the day. Thank you.


ATTENDANCE – Congratulations to the children from Year 1 Lime Class who had the best attendance this week with 97.1%



Reception Fir


Reception Pine


Year 1 Lime


Year 1 Maple


Year 2 Alder


Year 2 Willow


Year 3 Birch


Year 3 Elm


Year 4 Aspen


Year 4 Rowan


Year 5 Ash


Year 5 Cedar


Year 6 Cherry


Year 6 Oak


Total 91.7%
National Average 96%


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.





Event Time
07th January 2019


·         7.1.19 Staff INSET


9.00am  – 3.15pm


·         9.1.19 Cats Protection Assembly EYFS + KS1




·         10.1.19 Tour for Prospective Reception Parents


9.00am -10.00am


·         10.1.19 Open session – TAPESTRY – EYFS 2.00pm


14th January 2019


·14.1.19 TEAM GB OLYMPIC Athlete in to school ALL MORNING


·15.1.19 Coffee morning with Head 9.00am – 9.00am


·15.1.19 Junior Journalists Borehamwood FC 12.30pm – 1.00pm


·17.1.19 Arsenal Ladies in – Coaching sessions for Girls’ Football Team after school 3.15pm – 4.15pm


21st January 2019


·22.1.19 Coffee morning with the Head 9.00am – 9.30am


·25. 1.19 Parkside Talent Show


5.00pm – 8.00pm


28th January 2019


·29.1.19 Coffee morning with the Head 9.00am – 9.30am
·30.1.19Attendence officer surgery 3.15pm onwards



·1.2.19 Parkside Talent Show KS2 5.00pm – 8.00pm
4th February 2019


·4.2.19 Internet safety Year 5 & 6 11.00am – 12.00am


·4.2.19 Coffee morning with the Head 9.00am – 9.30am


·8.2.19 PFA Valentine’s disco KS2


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 NSPCC assembly


9.00am – 10.00am
18th February 2019 ·14.2.19 Year 1 trip to the Museum of Childhood


All day
25th February 2019 ·NSPCC workshops Year 5&6


All day


THE CHRISTMAS ALBUM – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6pVon5xDARc


Thank you for your kindness and generosity at this most exciting time; the staff were very pleased to receive your gifts and cards. HAVE A WONDERFUL HOLIDAY AND SEE YOU ALL ON TUESDAY 8TH JANUARY 2019.