Issue 39 - Friday 14th July 2023
SUMMER FAIR - TODAY FROM 3.15pm
Dear Parents and Carers,
The weather hasn't been kind to us this week with a cancelled sports day and a few indoor break and dinner times. Let's hope we get some dry weather at today's Summer Fair. Rain or shine I'm looking forward to seeing our families and I want to thank you in advance for your wonderful support. All monies raised will go towards equipment and resources to improve break and dinner times across the school.
Thank you to those families that were able to come along and watch the Y1 class assembly and the Y5 brass performance this week. It is great when our Parkfielders can perform and showcase their learning to others.
Have a wonderful weekend
EARLY BIRDS AND BUSY BEES BOOKING FOR SEPTEMBER 2023
The clubs are filling up quickly and if you would like to book a place for before and after school club from September please click here: https://forms.gle/WtbQ36wky2iB8XJh8
EXTRA CURRICULAR CLUBS
Please note that there are no after school sports clubs or Tech Team in the final week of term.
Parkfield will be having CCTV installed over the summer holidays both inside and outside the school. The intended purposes of the CCTV include: protecting the School buildings and school assets, both during and after school hours; promoting the health and safety of staff, pupils and visitors as well as for monitoring student behaviour; preventing bullying; reducing the incidence of crime and anti-social behaviour (including theft and vandalism) and ensuring that the School rules are respected so that the School can be properly managed.
The CCTV policy can be found on our polices page of the website here.
YEAR 6 END OF SCHOOL EVENTS
Year 6 have a busy week ahead of them with their leavers party on Monday (from 6.30pm), leavers trip on Tuesday and their leavers assembly on Friday (from 9.00am). We are certain they will have a fabulous last week at Parkfield and we look forward to sharing those special memories with their families.
Y5 BIKEABILITY LESSONS
Year 5 pupils will be taking place in lessons next week on how to ride their bike safely on the road. More information has been sent out to families in those classes.
YEAR 3 TRIP - MINING MUSEUM
Year 3's re-arranged trip to the Mining Museum will be taking place on Thursday. They will be setting off early to make sure they get a full day of events at the museum. Please check your emails for further details.
END OF TERM REPORTS
We hope to send all end of term reports out on Tuesday for children across the school. This will include phonics (Y1), multiplication check (Y4) and SATS results (Y6).
Please send your child in with a big carrier bag (or two!) to take home exercise books in the last week.
STAFFING FOR SEPTEMBER 2023 - REMINDER
We are now in a position where we can announce which class all our staff, including our brilliant SEND team, will be working in from September.
Reception: Mrs Taylor, Miss Dippnall and Mrs Shepherdson
Year 1: Mrs Hartley, Mrs Gully, Mrs Langan and Mrs Balfe
Year 2: Mrs Price, Mrs Mullane, Miss Hamilton and Miss Tarasova
Year 3: Mrs Gooding, Mrs Bardsley and Miss Wild
Year 4: Miss McCall, Mrs Naughton, Miss Rigby and Mrs Bradshaw
Year 5: Mrs Acil, Mrs Roworth, Miss Hall and Mrs Heyes
Year 6: Mr Robinson, Mrs Jeffrey and Mr Shearman
Please note that pupils with SEND will be supported by a number of members of staff within the class and for those pupils where there have been changes, work will take place to ensure the transition runs as smoothly as possible.
Mrs Howard will be our Deputy Headteacher and one of her roles will be SENDCO.
Mrs Whalen is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) supported by Mr Kemp and Miss Steele (Deputy DSL). If you have any concerns about the needs or welfare of a pupil, please don't hesitate to contact the school. We all share a responsibility to our pupils safety and wellbeing.
As a school our promise is: We will listen, we will support and we will take action.
ATTENDANCE and PUNCTUALITY
As you are all aware, school attendance and punctuality is one of Parkfields priorities and I have been thrilled with the support that parents have been giving with regards to improving their children’s attendance.
Our school target is 96% this year. We are currently below this target and we need your continued support to ensure that we meet this mark.
Persistent absence is defined by the Government as attendance below 90%. This equates to 19 days or more of absence a year or 100+ lessons missed. If a child’s attendance drops below 90% this could lead to them becoming a safeguarding concern. This could also result in the authority taking legal action against parents, resulting in a fine or court appearance. Over the next few weeks I will be making contact by letter with the families of children whose attendance is below 90% to invite you into school for a discussion about how we can support you to improve your child’s attendance.
Thank you so much to all the families who have been working hard to ensure children’s attendance and punctuality is high. Establishing early good habits really will make a positive difference to their lives. The link between attendance and achievement cannot be over stated. Your child will achieve better if they are in school every day. Only in very exceptional circumstances should a child be absent from school. Please ring the school office no later than 8.30am to report an absence.
Please get your child to school on time. Poor punctuality can lead to your child…
Feeling embarrassed in front of their friends
Missing the beginning of vital lessons making them fall behind
Missing important instructions for the rest of the school day
At Parkfield children are to line up before school and doors open at 8.45am. They close at 8.50am.
If you arrive after 8.50am you will have to come through the school office.
HEALTH and SAFETY
STAY SAFE EARLY BIRDS - REMINDER
If your child is attending Early Birds, please walk down the path and through the KS1 yard - it may take a few more seconds but it's much safer than walking through the busy car park. If the hall door is ever closed as we now get into the colder months, simply ring the bell for assistance.
Dogs are not permitted in the school playground.
MENTAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING
5 WAYS TO WELLBEING
At Parkfield we promote the 5 ways to Wellbeing which can help children and adults to achieve a more positive lifestyle.
#THRIVE offer a local service for children and young people aged up to 19 years who are experiencing health and wellbeing issues such as feeling stressed, worried or not enjoying things. #Thrive can also provide advice and support to parents, carers and anyone that works with a child or young person. You can find out more information about the service by clicking here: https://www.penninecare.nhs.uk/thrive