Parkwood News 8th September 2017

Friday, September 8, 2017

Dear Parents and children,

I would like to welcome you all back and say how much I am looking forward to meeting you over the next few weeks. I hope you all enjoyed the summer break and had a chance to spend quality time relaxing either here in London or else where around the world.

As you can see we have a new look Newsflash, including a Chatterbox Challenge to encourage speaking and listening and some deeper thinking about different things each week. By now the children should have had chance to settle into their new classes, meet their new teachers and tell you all about their exciting first week. One of the things the children have been doing is thinking about the school values and how we can talk about these in terms of our learning.

Each class discussed these and as a school we have decided on our values as:

Respect Patience

Thoughtfulness Generosity

Confidence Leadership


These will feature in our Celebration Assemblies on Friday Mornings where all parents are invited. We hope you get a chance to speak with your children about these values and how they are able to show them in their learning.

 Weekly Attendance - Target 96%

Whole school attendance:  92.5%

Reception:  100.0%

Year 1:           76.3%

Year 2:           96.3%

Year 3:           94.2%

Year 4:           94.2%

Year 5:   93.5%

Year 6:   97.1%


Dates for the Diary

Monday 11th September

3.30 Secondary school and SATs meeting for all year 6 parents.

Thursday 14th September

8.45 Inclusion coffee morning  in the Garden Room- all welcome! See the office or Iolanda if you wish to attend.

9am Class assembly for year 2, 4, 6, all welcome.

Friday 15th September

9am Celebration assembly, all welcome.


Cycling League 2017/18

Ben Shaw and Tanya Addison are going to put a  grant application into Cycling Grants London for some bicycles and equipment to enable Parkwood children and adults to cycle more during and outside school hours. The application needs to in by 18th September.

If you think having access to bikes, equipment and some training and other activities at the school for you family would be something you would be interested in please let us know. If you can give us an idea of the sort of thing you would like to be able to do please tell us and we can include it in the application. Send your ideas to Ben on or 07845 470 330 or leave your name and number in the school office

 Friends of Parkwood

Welcome back and a big welcome to all new children and their families. 

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Halina, Liz and Laura