Issue 23 - Friday 1st May 2020

Headteacher's Welcome

Dear Parents and Carers,

As we enter our seventh week of lockdown I do hope you are all coping well and getting the opportunity to chat with friends and family. We understand how difficult things can be at this time and our priority would be for children to be keeping mentally well.

It has been wonderful to hear how successful the zoom video conference calls went for each class over the past week. The teacher really enjoyed seeing children from their classes and I'm sure it was nice for our Parkfielders to see their freinds. I do hope this helped and it's something we will plan in over the next couple of weeks.

Stay safe and thanks for your continued support

Mr Kemp


Teachers havecontinued to set tasks appropriate and manageable for their classes. Completing these tasks will support your child with their learning and are linked to what your child would have been learning if they were in school. For children in Y1-Y6 work is posted on Showbie for pupils to complete. A real positive of the Showbie online learning platform is that children accessing the site have the opportunity to interact with their friends and teachers which is vital in this period of lockdown. If there is anything that your child is doing at home that's fun and interesting, please feel free to take a photo/video and share it on Showbie or Tapestry for everyone to see.

For those parents in Reception, please continue to share what you are doing on Tapestry and access the links on our home learning page.

If you have any issues or questions around homelearning please email


Whilst school is closed, staff will be regularly calling all parents and carers to see how you are getting on and whether there is anything more we can do to support you or your child's learning. If recieving a call on your mobile, you may see a witheld number displayed. It is important that you answer these calls as we may have to follow up with a home visit for the small number of families that we have had no contact with since the school closed.


For those families entitled to Free School Meals it seems that many have recieved and redeemed their vouchers this past week. If an email hasn't yet arrived please check your spam/junk email folder. The most recent vouchers that have been sent to parents include three weeks worth of monies. If you are entitled and haven't recieved the email, please contact and we will do our best to help.

If your personal circumstances have recently changed you may be entitled to Free School Meals. If you feel this is the case you can apply online at


Parkfield remains closed and we are continuing to use Little Heaton as our base for a small number of Parkfield pupils. Parkfield staff are on site between 8.45am and 3.15pm to support the children attending Little Heaton. If your circumstances change and you no longer need to use the provision at Little Heaton please let us know at and we can plan our staffing appropriately.


If you need to contact school, then please email . Please do not come to the school site as it's closed and please don't contact Little Heaton, as there is a skeleton staff working and their school office isn't staffed. If it is an emergency, you can contact the school mobile number 07923421340.

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