NEWS FLASH

The Parents' booking system is available to parents with effect from 6pm on Monday 21st October.
Parkside has recently been awarded the School Games Platinum Mark Award
Music Mark granted to Parkside for its commitment to high quality music education.

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Year 6 Events

Autumn Term 2019
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!
Battle of the Bands April
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.

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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.

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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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Autumn Term 2018

Reindeer Run
Year 5 and Year 6 participated in a Reindeer Run on Friday 14th December to raise money for Mary Stevens hospice.  We raised over £400 for the hospice and all pupils were engaged and extremely enthusiastic about the event. Thank you to all parents and pupils who donated money to the hospice.


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.

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 Trip to the Natural History Museum in London
Last week as part of their Learning Journey, our entire Year 6 cohort went on an exciting expedition to the Natural History Museum in London. There they took part in a special show which taught them all about earthquakes and volcanoes. They witnessed tremors devastate a model town and watched how this was recorded on an actual seismometer. Volunteers helped measure the flow of lava as hot wax was poured down to destroy the model town.

In the museum itself the pupils had the opportunity to explore the dinosaurs, examining bones and fossils ensuring they took lots of photos to help them with their learning when they returned to school. Their behaviour was exemplary and they represented the school with pride. Well done Year 6! 

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