New year, new start! We are all so excited to be back at Parkside for the start of the new school year. It has been a fantastic week, our children’s behaviour and eagerness to learn has been awesome this week and everyone has made a brilliant start! We are very lucky to have welcomed two new teachers this week, Miss Hopkinson in Year 1 and Miss Drake who is Year 6 teacher and leader of Key Stage 2. The highlight of my week as always was our Rewards Assembly this afternoon. It was fantastic to see our new pupils of the week and our outstanding writers. Their pictures will appear on class blogs early next week when our ICT technician swaps our blogs over!
2016-17 was a fantastic year for Parkside. Together we got some of the best results in the whole of Barnsley and our children’s progress is amongst the best in the country! We are so proud of all our children and their parents who work really hard. Together I know we can make 2017-18 an even better year!
Yesterday our Year 6 SATs results were published and I could not be more proud of our Year 6 class! They have worked so hard and I knew they would do brilliantly. Together they have outperformed other schools in our area and are above the National Average for all children in the country! I know that this is all down to the hard work of Year 6, Mrs Cook, Mrs Goodwin and all of our staff at Parkside who have worked with the children not just this year, but every year. It is also because of the support our children get from their parents, you should all be very proud. I feel it is important to also say that these tests only measure reading, writing and maths. There are many things that they do not measure. So whatever children achieve in these tests I also know that they are all kind, honest, respectful and talented in lots of other different ways. I am so humbled that we have a fantastic group of young men and women who are ready for secondary school. They make their parents and school proud of them every day. Well done, Year 6!
Well done to all our children who have worked really hard during this term. Especially Year 6 and Year 2 who have done their SATs. We are very proud of you all! A big thank you to all our parents who support us in helping their children learn. It was lovely to see you all at reward assembly this afternoon, I especially enjoyed the ‘keys controversy’! Mrs Cook did a great job! We said a sad goodbye to James in Y2 and a happy hello to Ella and Maya in Years 1 & 2 who will join us next term. I wish you all a happy half term and look forward to seeing you all back at school safely on Monday 5th June. Enjoy your holiday.