Welcome back after the summer holiday. We hope that you had a fantastic break and a good rest. It is now time for Year 6! This is the final year at Parkdale for your child...and what an exciting year it will be! Our first topic is World War Two. We will jump straight into this topic and also prepare your child for secondary school. To help this process, we will expect your child to try their best, work neatly and be super organised. PE kit needs to be in school everyday, as does their reading diary. We expect your child to read, at home, at least five times a week. We hope that your child has a great time in Year 6 - working hard and having a fun time in the process.
We can't wait to get to know all of the children and are excited about the year ahead.
Please feel free to say hello in the playground and introduce yourself.
Mr Pattison and Miss Thompson
Hello, it's us again! We would just like to say that the first eight days have been fantastic. The behaviour and attitude of the children has been first class. We were really impressed with the autobiography homework and with the standard of the School Council letter applications. Mr Hillier was equally impressed.
We are currently promoting the enjoyment of reading. Key Stage Two are all reading Pax. Beech also have their own class reading book, titled A Place Called Perfect. Cedar have already read The Iron Man and are currently reading Skellig. We have lots of new banded books in class and would like each child to read, at home, at least five times a week. We will be checking diaries every Tuesday. These reads will allow the children to progress through a version of Reading For Miles. The children will be spoken to about this, in the near future.
This year, the children have a lot to look forward to, including: DARE, Bikeability, the Church Christmas performance and the Year 6 Residential. More information to follow about all of these... in the future.
Lastly, if you wish, you can always pop in and have a look at our Residential display from last year. There are some amazing photos and it will give you a chance to see what the Residential is all about. It is situated in the Year 6 corridor.
Bye for now and feel free to catch us for a quick chat, if you have anything you wish to discuss.
One week to go before half-term. It's been a great half term so far and we can't wait to meet all of the parents in order to tell them how well their children are doing. Please look out for the residential photos from last year that will be on the wall in the Year 6 corridor. It will give you a flavour of things to come.
Well done to Sonny and Evie for being the Star Writer of the half term, for Year 6.
Well done to all of the children who have received Head Teacher's Awards. Indeed, Moses received a super-rare Gold award today. His postcard, celebrating his attitude and writing, will be sent home soon.
Well done to all who have received a Star Assembly Award this half-term. It's been really hard choosing from such a wealth of options.
Finally, keep on reading five times at home. We also look forward to collecting in all of the fantastic homework. The homework handed in so far has been very good.
Welcome back everybody. We hope you all had a great week to rest, recover and read lots and lots! There is a lot to look forward to this half term, even though the clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in. Hello from Mrs James, who is now back after maternity, and will now be teaching Cedar for part of the week.
Just a few points to remember: 1) read at home five times a week please 2) make sure you don't leave your homework until the last minute and 3) please wear your full winter uniform (shirt and Parkdale tie).
It should be a great half term. Feel free to say hello at the start and end of each day. Thanks for your continued support.