We were excited to welcome GB Athlete Tom Lancashire into school this afternoon to lead some energetic fitness circuits with the children and to host an assembly with a Q&A session to help inspire them into doing more sport and exercise.
There are two easy ways to sponsor the children who took part in the fitness circuits today: using paper sponsorship form that your child will have brought home (more spare copies in the office), or just as easy, it takes a few minutes to create an online fundraising page for your child at https://make-a-donation.org/campaign/parkfield-primary-school-athlete-event-m24-4af. Rewards will be given out to children who raise certain amounts of money - including wristbands and signed posters. Part of the money raised will allow the school to buy more sports equipment. The deadline for handing in your sponsorship money is next Wednesday, 16th March 2016.
The whole school enjoyed celebrating this year’s World Book Day and their love of reading by coming to school dressed up as their favourite character and by listening to extracts from books read to them by different members of staff.
Every child in school was also given a £1.00 World Book Day voucher. Theses can be exchanged for one of the eight £1.00 World Book Day books, (you can find out what these are online at www.worldbookday.com/books/ and which booksellers are participating in the scheme) or they can get £1.00 off any book in the Scholastic catalogue they took home tonight.
Our infant children celebrated Chinese New Year today by doing lots of exciting activities - tasting noodles with chopsticks, making Chinese lanterns, writing Chinese letters and learning traditional dances. They can even speak Mandarin now as well - "Kung Hei Fat Choy" - Happy Chinese New Year!
Well done to the 120 pupils that won a certificate today for having 100% attendance this half term - this is a fantastic achievement!
All these children were then placed into a prize draw with the opportunity to win either a £5 or £50 gift voucher, alongside a separate draw for all this half term's Merit Award winners. After all the excitement in a special achievement assembly, the children below won the vouchers. Congratulations to all!
Reception class parents enjoyed working alongside their children this afternoon whilst we introduced our online reading scheme to them - Bug Club, as well as reading instructions with them to help them decorate cakes.
Reception have been using the City Creator website (click here to play at home) in the ICT Suite to build snowy towns, linked with their topic work on cold lands and to develop their dragging-and-dropping skills using the mouse.
We have an event we'd love you to attend. You're welcome to join us on Friday 22nd January at 2.00pm in the school hall for a 'Bugs and Buns' afternoon.
This will give you the opportunity to work alongside your child whilst we introduce our online reading scheme to them - Bug Club. The reading scheme is used across the school and is used by all our children. It allows pupils to access e-books, read for pleasure, answer comprehension questions and earn rewards!
We'd love you to join us in the afternoon so that you can see what a fabulous resource your child will have access too.
If you'd like to attend, please sign up on the School Gateway so that we know how many people are coming - and for how many buns need to be bought!