Issue 3 - 17th September 2021
Dear Parents and Carers,
After only ten days back into the new school year, Parkfield feels like the vibrant, positive and bustling school that we all know.
Meet the teacher presentations, a year one mathletics workshop for parents and carers, the return of after school clubs, a first full week for our reception pupils and this weekend‘s residential to Robinwood for our Y5 and 6 Parkfielders are just some of the highlights during this past week.
Robinwood will be an incredible experience for our Y5 and Y6 pupils and if your child is attending, please keep an eye on our Twitter feed for the most up to date photographs. It’s going to be a weekend that those children will remember for many years.
Our pupil voice groups will return this academic year and I’m looking forward to seeing the positive impact they will have on the school. The groups provide our pupils with the opportunity to have a position of responsibility and it’s wonderful to see many of our Parkfielders flourish in these roles. Many have applied for the role of either sports leader or playground pal whilst a democratic election will take place in each class for the School and Eco Council. Good luck and thanks to those that have put their name forward.
Next Friday 24th September the school will celebrate its 40th year in the current school building by having a 1980s theme day. The staff and pupils are looking forward to a memorable experience.
Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for your continued support.
1980'S THEME DAY - FRIDAY 24TH SEPTEMBER
Next Friday, we’re inviting all pupils and staff to come to school in 1980s themed fancy dress. The staff have worked hard to plan a memorable party day for all pupils as they’ll take part in a range of fun activities across the day.
EX-PARKFIELDER? WE’D LIKE YOU TO SHARE YOUR MEMORIES
If you are an Ex-Parkfielder (pupil or staff) and would like to share some of your fond memories of Parkfield please let us know by completing this form. They may be shared with our current Parkfielders or placed on a celebratory display as part of our 40th birthday celebrations.
Thank you for ensuring your children are at school when the doors open at 8.45am and before doors close at 8.50am. The number of lates has significantly reduced this year and we want to thank you for your efforts. It means that classes are starting promptly and there is very little disruption to learning.
A reminder that arrivals after 8.50am will have to enter through the main entrance and pupils arriving after 9.00am will be recorded as late in the register.
MEET THE TEACHER THANKS
Thanks to those that were able to attend the virtual meetings - we hope they were useful.
TUCK SHOP RETURNS AND HEALTHY SNACKS
The KS2 tuck shop will be returned this week for our KS2 pupils. Our Parkfielders are able to purchase a healthy snack for 20p each breaktime.
As an alternative KS2 children are welcome to bring in their own healthy snack (e.g. cereal bar, cheese, fruit...etc.). - Please avoid crisps and chocolate.
In KS1 (Reception, Y1 and Y2) the children will be provided with a snack as per usual.
REMINDERS from previous Newsletters
From Monday, all Parkfielders will need to come to school dressed in their PE kit on their PE day. For those that don't have a royal blue hoody, a school jumper must be worn. No other hoodies are allowed. Click here for information on uniform and PE kit.
Monday - Year 3/4
Tuesday - Year 5/6
Wednesday - Reception
Thursday - Year 1/2
DATES FOR THE DIARY 2021-22
An updated list of events and holiday dates can be found here: https://www.parkfieldprimary.com/website/calendar-inc-holiday-lists.html . This is updated regularly and gives upto date information about what's happening at the school. Please note that the school will be closed to pupils for INSET on Friday 22nd October.
Our exciting, new school menu is now available. https://www.parkfieldprimary.com/website/dinner-menus.html . Please note that school dinners have increased in price in line with local authority guidelines and will cost £2.40 per day or £12.00 per week.
PARKFIELD SCHOOL LOTTERY
If you'd like the opportunity to win £25,000 each week and support the school you can do so by joining the school lottery. There is a winner from our school each week that wins a smaller prize but there is always the chance of winning the national prize of £25,000. More details and how to join can be found here: https://www.yourschoollottery.co.uk/lottery/school/parkfield-primary-school
Mrs Whalen is our Designated Safeguarding Lead (DSL) supported by 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.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
If driving, park further away from the school and walk to reduce congestion and the possiblity of any serious accidents.
Unfortunately, Parents and Carers are not allowed to drop off and pick up from the school car park at any time.
Children are not allowed on the play equipment before and after school. Please keep them off.