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  • Head Teacher: Mr S Compton
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Parkside Primary School, Parkside - Welcome to our school website! Please take the time to explore the website. Should you require a paper copy of any of the information on the website, please contact the school and a copy will be provided free of charge. The office hours are from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please do not call into the office if you are displaying any Covid-19 related symptoms. If your child tests positive for Covid-19 in the days immediately following the end of term, please email us at: with the following details and call 07927643262


Autumn news

Wow! What a busy first half term we have had. We started September off by reading Goldilocks and the Three Bears and retold the story using teddies and using different voices for the different bears. We made Bear masks talking about the 3 different sizes of the bears and tasted some yummy porridge, which we all helped to make. As it turned colder we went on an Autumn walk to see what happens to the leaves and trees as the seasons change. Next we moved onto our current book Hairy Maclary where we looked at rhyming and making different sounds using instruments for each dog and of course our dress up day where we all came dressed as our favourite character from the Hairy Maclary stories. We also had a special visitor, Tango the guide dog came to visit us with his owners Margaret and Adrian. They spent a lot of time sharing with us the sorts of things Tango likes to do and how he helps Margaret. Margaret also shared with us some special equipment that helps her on a day to day basis.

We are so proud of how well the children have settled into Nursery and look forward to another exciting term when they return. Have a lovely break and thank you for your continued support.


Mrs Lunn, Mrs Fullegario and Mrs Insull



Christmas news

Dear parents,

Well what busy term this has been, its been fantastic to see how well the children have all settled into nursery life. Here are a few of this terms highlights:

The children had a great time in September when we read Goldilocks and the three bears, the children had fun using role play to pretend to be bears or goldilocks and they made some fabulous porridge. Then it was on to Hairy Maclary, the children loved pretending to be the dogs in these stories and we spent lots of time comparing the similarities and differences, size etc in the dogs. The children especially liked the part where Scarface claw chased all the dogs away! We have been on hunts for signs of autumn, shape hunts in our environment as well as number hunts. The mud kitchen has been a great way to explore the outside environment and the children have certainly enjoyed getting muddy and making magic potions.

A wonderful time was had by all on our Christmas experience day where the children had the opportunity to watch and participate in a magic show. Then they had a disco and party games before going outside into the winter wonderland to meet out very special visitor- Father Christmas. In the Christmas production of ‘A Miracle in Town’ the children excelled in their performance and they all sang their socks off on stage. We hope now that you all have a well-deserved rest, a very happy Christmas and come back in January ready to start again.

Over the holidays we would like you to continue to celebrate all the wonderful ways your children care and help in their family. Instead of stars we have attached a leaf for you to record their achievements on and then send them back in to nursery for our Care to Learn, Learn to Care display.  A copy of the green leaf template can be found on this webpage  under the "letters" link.

We hope that you have found this information useful and would like to thank you in anticipation of the support you will give to your child over this next school year. If you wish to talk about any aspect of your child’s learning, our door is always open. We will ensure that we ‘Care to Learn and Learn to Care’ together.


Many thanks

Mrs Lunn, Mrs Fullegario and Mrs Insull