Welcome to this week’s bulletin…

…the last of this half-term. Where does the time go?

A reminder then that we are closed for half-term next week.

Monday 5th June is an INSET Day and school is closed to pupils.


Eco Committee

We have 2 requests from the Eco Committee

  1. If anyone has any unwanted uniform please could we have it by the 19th of June as we hope to have a stall selling pre-loved uniform at the school fair.
  2. If anyone has any spare seedlings or plants please could we have them as we are planning some new planting areas for the classrooms.


From the Office

Uniform Orders – Please order any school uniform/PE kit by  1st August 2023 if you want items delivering before the new school year. Please order via https://price-buckland.co.uk/. You can purchase school badges and ties from school via https://www.parentpay.com/.

You can find the Price-Buckland Brochure here: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/Primary-Leaflet-Brochure-CUT-OFF-003.pdf

Football News

Congratulations to our ‘a’ team who came runners-up in this week’s Transform Trust Championship. 18 schools battled this out at the Powerleague in Lenton and our squad came though their qualifying group unbeaten and looking very strong. A relatively comfortable 3-0  quarter-final win followed by a tense, protracted semi-final penalty shoot-out took us into the final where we faced Highbank (Clifton). Here, we ‘ran out of steam’ a little bit against another strong side and went down to a 3-0 defeat. An early goal left us chasing the game and exposed in defence. Not to worry – the squad represented us brilliantly, showed great skill, teamwork and sportsmanship, came home with lots of credit and fantastic, ‘blingy’ runners-up trophies. We took two teams to this. A mention too for our ‘b’ team, who put in some great performances. While they did not qualify from a tough group for the cup finals, they represented us with great skill, teamwork and sporting behavour throughout. Well done to everyone.

A reminder that Y5/6 football club features its annual ‘swap-around’ of days from the first week back. The Year 6 boys move to Tuesday with Canoville Coaching, The Y5 boys’ session moves to WednesdayNo change for the girls, who all continue on Wednesday.

Y5/6 Cricket continues on Tuesdays, so some Y6 boys  – those currently doing both cricket and football – will need to make a choice there!

News here of a pilot of a new area of study for Year 6 – Money Matters: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/money-matters/

Look out for lots of activities and events around Transform Trust Community Action Week when we return. We’re expanding our CAW into the first week back and then into the following week too. Our children will be doing lots to support Hope Nottingham. As a precursor to this, some of our Y6 have been volunteering with Hope collections at Morrisons this week. They have done a brilliant job, prompting lots of lovely feedback from the public and Morrisons staff, including this:

Good Morning,

My name is Lauren and I am the community champion at Morrisons Netherfield. I would love to say how pleasant the students from your school have been in store. They are truly an asset to your school.

Mrs Niaz is also a lovely teacher and it has been lovely to meet her and the students that have been so far.

Another reminder that we still have a few, rare, free places for Reception from September. If you know of anyone who has a child due to start school and think they would enjoy Parkdale, please feel free to mention this to them! Full classes are good for our overall budget and therefore benefit us all: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/reception-places-available/

News of changes to uniform policy affecting (only, as in the current Reception cohort) Year One from September: https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/year-one-uniform-changes-from-september/

Wishing everyone a lovely half-term week!