Welcome to this week’s bulletin and round-up

Year 6 Breakfast Café- SATs week – the Y6 team would like to invite all Y6 pupils to a ‘Breakfast Café’ throughout SATs week, which commences on Tuesday 9th May until Friday 12th May. Your child’s class teacher will be sharing with them some more information about the café very soon! Y6 SATs Breakfast Café – Parkdale Primary School (parkdale-primary.co.uk)

Year 6 Residential Meeting –  we’d like to welcome all parents and carers to a meeting which will include more information about the upcoming Y6 residential. It’ll be a good opportunity to ask any questions you may have. The meeting will take place on Tuesday 23rd May, 3:45pm in the Y6 Cedar classroom. https://parkdale-primary.co.uk/year-6-residential-meeting-for-parents/

A Green Clean World in Year 5 – a huge thanks for the donations towards Y5’s work towards adopting an orangutan. We are now proud adopters of the orang-Utah’s of Bukit Piton Forest. WWF Orang-utan Adoption – Parkdale Primary School (parkdale-primary.co.uk)

Year 1 Phonics Meeting – we’d like to welcome all Y1 parents and carers to a Phonics Meeting on Thursday 4th May at 3:45pm. This meeting will include an opportunity to ask any general questions about the Phonics Screening Test. Phonics-Meeting-Letter-May-2023.pdf (parkdale-primary.co.uk)

Year 5 had a brilliant residential – we’ve received some lovely feedback on the behaviour and engagement of the Year 5 pupils during their residential. From speaking to the staff who helped to lead the residential, it sounds like everyone had lots of fun and created some new special memories. We hope your child had a wonderful time if they attended.

Friday 5th May ‘The King’s Coronation Big Picnic Lunch – we’re looking forward to the picnic on Friday and we hope you’ve managed to access the Aspens food menu. The King’s Coronation Big Picnic Lunch – Parkdale Primary School (parkdale-primary.co.uk)

Everyone is to wear their usual school uniform on Friday 5th May. We apologise for any confusion which may have been caused.

Our staff team enjoyed a visit to the Baitul Hafeez Mosque last week. A special thank you to one of our Governors and Parents, Atif, for warmly welcoming everyone to the Mosque and providing a really interesting tour.

Apple Distinguished School Status – a while back we shared that we had been nominated for ‘Apple Distinguished School Status’. The process incorporates 3 parts. We’ve completed part 1 of the process which included a meeting with Apple to share our vision and the impact of the 1:1 iPad integration so far. We’ll wait to hear if we’ve reached part 2 of the process and will keep you updated, as and when we find out.