Coronavirus Update
Parkside Middle School is now closed, with notable exceptions, in line with government guidelines

Our April Newsletter has been added to the Newsletters page, and for our latest news please visit our School News page.

We hope everyone is safe and well. For your information, there will be no Home Learning Letters for the Easter Holiday;
these will commence again on Monday 20th April. In the meantime, we have put together some Easter activities which are optional for you to try.

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Year 6 Events

SpringTerm 2020
The Heartstone Odyssey Project 
9th January 2020
KS2 watched this performance

 It was set to be an afternoon of magical dance and storytelling as Sitakumari, principal dancer for Heartstone, together with a supporting cast of Year 8 dancers drawn from Parkside Middle School present an excerpt from ‘The Heartstone Odyssey’ to mark the launch of the first Heartstone Story Circle in Worcester.

‘The Heartstone Odyssey’, the fantasy book which forms the foundation of this project, captures hearts and minds providing the inspiration for the Story Circle programme, a UK-wide and international programme to fight prejudice and intolerance, empower girls and young women and bring people together.

Sitakumari, Director of Heartstone and principal dancer/storyteller, said:
"The Heartstone Odyssey is a gripping epic adventure, about winning against the odds, but also a moral tale for our time. The books have been written to entertain, a story for children, that adults too, can enjoy and, as with all great timeless stories, will leave you seeing the world in a different way forever, to see past stereotypes and prejudice, to see a common humanity.”


Autumn Term 2019
Community Artwork

Year 6 Community Artwork

Jack and Lucas have spent over 11 hours creating this stunning piece of Parkside art which will be displayed in Bromsgrove for the community to admire.

They used their mastery of art skills to free hand the outline and then carefully colour within the lines to complete their masterpiece. 

Their Artwork will be enlarged onto boards surrounding the regeneration works at the junction of Birmingham road and All Saints Road.



Year 5 and 6 - Battle of the Bands - November

Well done to all the pupils that have taken part in the first ‘Battle of the Bands’ on TT Rock Stars for this academic year.  An overwhelming response from the pupils and some very competitive teachers/band managers! 

The winning bands were Sausage and Math, One Division, Rocktagons, Number Souls and Maroon 5 Squared.  With year 6 beating year 5.

See below for the full results and highest earners in each band (Rock Star avatar names!)

The next battles will commence in the Spring Term 2020.
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Year 6 Information Evening
Thank you to all the parents that attended the Year 6 Information Evening. All resources and handouts are attached for those parents that could not make the event. 

Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar Glossary     Guided Reading Questions     Literacy Parents Lesson 
Information for Parents     Year 6 Parents Meeting - Maths Presentation     SATS Booklet for Parents 2019

Year 6 Boys Win 7-a-Side Football Tournament
Year 6 excelled at the district 7-a-side football tournament on 16th October. Both of our teams progressed through the group stages with the Girls team finishing third overall, whilst the Boys team became Tournament Champions beating Witton 2-0 in the Final. Well done both teams.The Winning Team

Summer Term 2019
Trip to Pioneer Centre

103 Year 6 pupils headed to the Pioneer Centre where they participated in activities such as high ropes, raft building, zip wire, team building challenges and much more. Many pupils conquered their fears and were extremely resilient as well as kind and supportive to other pupils in their group. They were a credit to the school and it was a pleasure leading the trip.Pioneer 2019

 Trip to the British Motor Museum

On the 5th and 6th of June, Year 6 went to the Motor Museum to participate in a wide range of activities. We found out about the history of motoring and car design. We then made our own model cars. We look forward to putting what we have discovered into our Practical Maths lessons.BMM
The pupils were exceptionally well behaved, with the museum staff and members commenting on the excellent conduct of our pupils. Well done Year 6!

Spring Term 2019
Year 5 and 6 - Battle of the Bands - April

Well done to all the pupils that have taken part in the second ‘Battle of the Bands’ on TT Rock Stars. Well done to all the pupils who have battled! 

The winning bands were: Sausage and Math, Wild Adding Guppies, Maroon 5 Squared, Red Hot Chilli Numbers and Ninja Nuttalls.  With Year 5 beating Year 6 again!

See below for the full results and highest earners in each band (Rock Star Avatar names!)

Next battles to commence in the Summer term.  Watch this space!
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Keep practising and visit the ‘Studio’ as well as the ‘Garage’ – remember we are still battling against local schools and need to lower the Parkside School average.  Good luck everyone!

 Grecian Ceramic Project

Year 6 researched famous Ancient Greek artefacts and explored traditional making techniques.  They created a pattern and design for their own Greek styled pottery. hey then used the clay and a variety of tools and techniques to hand coli their pots, applying their pattern as a final detail.


Watch Out Sharks About!
On Friday 1st March, KS2 welcomed White Socks Theatre Company into school for a Theatre in Education performance.  Their show, ‘Watch Out Sharks About!’ explored the dangers of illegal money lending, in the format of a game show. Pupils were active participants during the performance and were challenged to use their numeracy skills whilst exploring this topic. The performance raised awareness of the importance of financial management and how to live within a budget. The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the performance and commented on how they learned more about managing money in the future.

Loan Sharks

Year 5 and 6 - Battle of the Bands
Well done to all the pupils that have taken part in the first ‘Battle of the Bands’ on TT Rock Stars.  An overwhelming response from the pupils with 250 of them making the leadership board and a few competitive teachers! 

The winning bands were Sausage and Math, One Division, Rocktagons, Number Souls and Ninja Nuttalls.  With Year 5 beating Year 6.
See below for the full results and highest earners in each band (Rock Star avatar names!)
The next battles commence on 20th March.

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 Homage to Henri Rousseau
In Year 6 Art our pupils are learning about world travel and adventure. We studied the artist Henri Rousseau. The pupils drew flowers from observation and used a range of mixed media. Here are some of our fantastic jungle artworks.