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Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the website. PLEASE NOTE: The school phone number has changed and is now 01785 450 145

Spring Term

Singers Hill Synagogue - Wednesday 18th March

Visiting Singers Hill Synagogue in Birmingham provided the children with a fantastic opportunity to link this year's learning with real experience and to extend their learning further. The children were impeccably well behaved - demonstrating fantastic respect for the beautiful building, the amazing artefacts and our wonderful tour guide. They learnt so much - a brilliant morning! 

Sir Graham Balfour 'Spinathon' - Friday 13th March

For the second year running, Year Six were invited to join in with Sir Graham Balfour's charity 'Spinathon'. The children raised sponsorship money and took part in this brilliant event! This year the money raised will go to Katherine House Hospice and Comic Relief. The children had a great time and the staff and children at SGB looked after us really well! A massive thank you to all the parents of Year Six for supporting this event - we raised just over £120! Awesome!

Crazy Hair Day - Friday 13th March

Wow! Don't we look cool - and all in the name of charity! Fabulous idea from Hannah Laming in our class!

TATTON PARK - WEDNESDAY 4TH FEBRUARY 2015

Despite the freezing cold weather, we had a brilliant - and very informative day - at Tatton Park. The children learnt lots about Tudor life and had the opportunity to take part in wattling and daubing as well as threshing and winnowing corn! As always their behaviour was absolutely exemplary and it was a pleasure to be out with them. The highlight of the day has to be seeing Hannah, Callum and Mrs Hier in the stock - accused of stealing - not really - all part of the fun!!! A massive thank you to Mrs McClymont and Mr Tams who both gave up their time to come with us. Thanks also to Mrs Lunn who we 'poached' from Year One to be with us for the day! I have put some photos on this class page for you to have a look at!

Mrs Farmer

MONDAY 2ND FEBRUARY 2015 - PARENT PROJECT

What a brilliant afternoon and evening we have had to day! Thank you so very much to all parents and grandparents who were able to give up their time to come along and support this project. The masks that were made are awesome and I will put some photos on over the next couple of days for you to see these for yourselves.

 

Many thanks as always

Mrs Farmer

TOPIC LAUNCH DAY -FRIDAY 9TH JANUARY 
Today we launched our Spring Term topic 'Love is in the Air'. The children engaged in a day of art by learning about Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918) and his famous painting 'The Kiss'. The children began by practising their skills in shape and line before trying to create their own interpretation of this famous painting. Not everyone has finished yet but I am sure you will be amazed by these masterpieces next time you have opportunity to look at their topic books!

We have had a great first week back in Year Six with all children showing excellent attitude to their learning. I, as always, remain extremely proud of them and would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support.

I look forward to seeing you (with your child) at our SATs information evening next Monday (12th) at 6.00pm.

Mrs Farmer
 

Spring Term 2015 - Love is in the Air
Welcome back! I hope that you have had a lovely Christmas and that your child is rested and ready to face the challenges of this next term!

Autumn Term was a great success, with particular highlights of mine being the wonderful poems the children wrote, based on their understanding of World War One trench warfare; their fantastic narrative writing linked to 'The Hunger Games' and not forgetting of course the amazing week we had at Laches Wood. Our 'Fabulous Finish' to mark the end of our Autumn Topic was also a great success: the Anglo Saxon/Viking battle was a brilliant afternoon as was our 'Survival Day'. Both events I am sure we will all remember for a very long time.

There is no doubt that this next term will be challenging and hard work. It is important that your child continues to embrace the journey that will take them to High School next September. I will be with them every step of the way to ensure that they are fully prepared for this important stage in their lives.

Please scroll down to see my Curriculum Overview for this next term. I am very much looking forward to our new topic 'Love is in the Air'. My curriculum overview shows how this topic will link to each area of the curriculum and we will have our topic Launch Day on Friday 9th January when the children will engage in a day of creativity! As you are already aware we are going on a trip to Tatton Park (on Wednesday 4th February 2015) for a Tudor Working History day which I am sure will be great fun and a valuable learning experience! The letter regarding this trip went out during the last week of term but I have attached a copy of it below.

I would also like to take this opportunity to remind you about the 'SATs Information Evening' which will take place on Monday 12th January at 6.00pm. This will provide important information about the forthcoming SATs and you will have opportunity to ask questions as well as find out more about the ways in which you can support your child at home.


Our school motto, "Care to Learn and Learn to Care" provides an on-going dialogue in school and I would like to thank you for your continued support.

Best wishes for a very happy new year!

Mrs Farmer
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