What a super sports day we have had! Well done Year One for all taking part and trying your best. Thank you to Mrs Unwin for all her hard work and we look forward to enjoying our ice lollies this afternoon.
Well Done Year One!
We would just like to say a huge ‘Well done’ to Year One for all their hard work with their phonic checks. They all gave it their best and tried really hard, we cannot fault the effort that they have put in during this year. Thank you for all your support, it really is invaluable.
Mrs Bell and Mrs Insull
We had a super launch day on Wednesday. The children worked in groups in the morning to make teepees out on the field. They then were challenged to make a teepee out of chocolate fingers and icing and then finished off by making mud huts out of clay. Please see the photographs below to see some of the excellent 'homes' that they produced.
I hope you have all had a well deserved break over the Easter holidays. We had a very exciting and successful spring term, the children worked hard and made some fantastic progress. I can assure you that we have another exciting term ahead with lots of hard work to be done. Our topic will be 'Homes from around the World' with our class text being 'Meerkat Mail'. I look forward to sharing your project with you, that you have been working on over Easter.
This term your child will also complete the phonics screening test, it is really important that any phonics work that is sent home is completed and that children are regularly accessing sites like phonics play and completing any practice materials sent home. When completing the phonics screening test your child must sound out the word, they then put the sounds together to read the word correctly. We encourage all children to sound out the words to ensure that they do not try to change a nonsense word into a real word. Your child will be able to self correct and we will take the last answer that they give. The screening check will be carried out on a 1:1 basis with myself during the week commencing the 16th June. It is imperative that you ensure your child is in school during this week unless there are any unforeseen circumstances. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask.
We look forward to working with you during the term,
Mrs Bell & Mrs Insull
We have had a lovely day celebrating the end to our topic. We had a Friendship Day which was linked to the work we have being doing around our Pen pals in Cornwall. We spent the morning making friendships bracelets and friendship chains and then as a treat we were invited to Year Two’s tea party in the afternoon. When we come back after Easter we will reply to our pen pals and hopefully set up a skype link with them.
Have a lovely Easter
Mrs Bell and Mrs Insull
All About Parkside
We have been busy in our topic lessons finding out all about Parkside. We have located Parkside on a map of Stafford, we have looked at the development at Parkside, researched the local amenities and located we live on detailed maps of the area. We then used our word processor skills to make posters so that we can share the information with others. We will upload the finished articles next week.
Class of the Week-13th March
Well done to Year One for being awarded Class of the Week this week. Yesterday in Literacy we created our own Harry Potter Cafe. We created rather gruesome menus, role played in the cafe and described what we could hear, smell and see. The children then went on to create fantastic setting descriptions of Harry Potter's Spooky Cafe.
World Book Day
On Friday the 7th March we celebrated World Book Day here at Parkside Primary. All the children in Year One looked fantastic, we had Harry Potter, Disney Princesses, Pirates and Knights to name but a few. Thank you to all the parents for your help creating the costumes. It was a super day with lots of activities, we created new library cards, well done to Sharla with the winning design for Year One and we also decorated our classroom door with a book theme. As a class we decided to focus on Harry Potter. Please have a look at the pictures below to see our finished door and photographs of all the wonderful costumes. Year One keep thinking about all of the books you read and be ready to share your favourite book with others.
We all had a fantastic time competing in the Speedmark challenge on Monday. Well done to all the children for taking part and well done to our class champions Jack and Lily. Thank you for all your support in raising money for this event.
Well done Year One for having the highest attendance in the school, we’ve had two weeks with 100% attendance! We also got the ‘Class of the Week’ award for our amazing maths results! Keep it up Year One.
Wizards and Wands Topic Launch
On Wednesday we had a very exciting morning. We were sat in our classroom when a very loud knock came at our door and in walked a rather confused wizard! She went by the name of Professor Flitwick. She cast a rather amazing spell, second time round anyway! She set us a challenge to make wands, cloaks, spell books and magical pets. We had a super day making all our things and have now got to write our applications to become trainee wizards!
Welcome Back Wonderful Ones!
I hope you have all had a lovely Christmas and wish you a happy and healthy and New Year. We look forward to working with you and your children during the spring term and thank you for your continued support. Please find attached the spring newsletter in the document section of our class page. I am excited about the learning that will take place this term around our topic of Wizards and Wands.
Thank you to all who attended the Christmas Craft afternoon on Thursday, I think a festive time was had by all and the children created some fantastic decorations! We are all still finding glitter all around school! A big thanks to the Year Six children and staff who helped with supporting the Year One children in making the crafts (and making a few for themselves) and for helping to clean up afterwards! We look forward to seeing you this week at our performances of ‘Born in a Barn’ on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening. I know I am bias, but you are in for a treat!
November 29th 2013
On Friday Year One enjoyed going out into our school woodland to experience walking through the woods. At times we had to almost crawl on our hands and knees to make it through the slightly overgrown path! When we were out in the woods the children thought of lots of descriptive words and phrases which they used in their writing, when they got back to the classroom. I was very impressed with their writing about the Gruffalo and in particular the detail they used to describe the setting. I think we could give Julia Donaldson a run for her money!
I would like to share some of their examples with you.
The roots were like snakes and the trees were tall like giants. No light could get through.
The dandelions danced in the breeze.
The autumn coloured leaves fell to the ground.
The leaves crunched under his feet with every step.
Most definitely authors in the making!
Welcome to the Wonderful Ones
We are the Wonderful Ones,
wonderful in every way,
Want to hear more about us,
then listen to what we have to say,
We keep the classroom tidy and always try our best,
Caring for each other,
whilst generally being wonderful sums up the rest,
We listen to each other and what we have to say,
it’s the only way we earn respect,
all of this we do each day,
Our best rule of all is to smile,
it makes us happy here at Parkside School,
We always go that extra mile,
the Wonderful Ones do it in style.