Parkland Post – 14 May

Parkland Post – 14 May

This Week

It’s the end of another busy week at Parkland!  We have a real buzz around school at the moment as we’re over half way through our curriculum.  The pupils have been learning lots of new knowledge and have been keen to share this with Miss Connors and Mrs Wierzbianski – they really impressed us with their enthusiasm for learning.  Our teachers have been working hard behind the scenes working on a new curriculum for our pupils.  This week, the teachers were focusing on developing our Geography curriculum further which included choosing exciting places for next year’s educational visits!

Mental Health Week

It has been Mental Health Week this week which we’re rolling over into next week too.  Each class have been asked to take part in the 100 Challenge where they choose 100 things they can do such as 100 star jumps, do 100 cartwheels, 100 keepy-uppies in order to raise money for the charity Mind.  Sponsor sheets will be sent home early next week and we will post photographs of their challenges as they complete them!

We hope you enjoy the weekend, hopefully we will be able to enjoy more sun, less rain and no thunder and lightning!  We look forward to seeing everyone bright and early for another learning-packed week on Monday.

Meet our Staff

Hello, Miss Evans here! I work in Year 5 alongside Mrs Barkerwood. This is my first ever year teaching after finishing my training last July, and what a pleasure it has been to start my career in such a supportive and caring community here at Parkland! When I’m not at school, I spend my time tutoring other children of all ages online (can’t get enough of it, clearly!). When I’m not working, I absolutely live for the outdoors. Travelling, hiking, abseiling.. you name it and I’ll want to do it! Usually, I’ll drag my lazy and reluctant dog Dylan along for the adventure. Luckily, he’s very cute despite his grumpiness. My love of the outdoors led me to study Geography at University a few years ago and what better way to show my love for the subject than to teach it to the children of Parkland (alongside Maths and English of course). 

Thank you all for welcoming me into your school, especially in such difficult times. I can’t wait to meet more of you all in the future! 

Heating Work

Next week, we have an exciting project starting around school – we are having our heating replaced.  Our pupils have watched a video letting them know what will be happening around school as there may be some disruption but this will be kept to a minimum.  Letters to parents and local residents went home earlier in the week which explains what will be happening.  We can’t wait to have a toastie winter once it has all been installed.

Eid Mubarak

We hope all our families celebrating have had a happy and peaceful Eid; we can’t wait to hear all about it next week!

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Parkland Pride

Do what matters most
Be yourself, always
Show you care
Succeed together



For her great progress this week in Maths.



For being a great role model and friend to the other children.


For always being in the right place, at the right time, making the right choices. 

Year 1


Coming back to school with a positive attitude to learning and making fantastic progress in phonics!


Coming back to school with a positive attitude to learning and making fantastic progress in phonics!

Year 2


For her fantastic story writing.


For showing respect to others.

Year 3


Imroving your organisational skills and remembering your book!


Being a kind and helpful friend. You always offer your help.


Recognising strengths in others and involving them in group work.


Taking pride and showing you care, keep it up.

Year 4


Wrote a brilliant diary in role as Edward Tulane using fronted adverbials and good language choices.


Always listening and doing the right thing. A great role model.

Year 5


Jack is a delight to have in Year 5, every single week and every single day. He is a great friend to his classmates, teachers and is a perfect role model for our school. 


Grace has been working above and beyond in class this week in her lessons and showing an amazing attitude to learning. She is always the first to offer help to her classmates and teachers. Well done Grace, keep it up!

Year 6


For supporting his peers who were struggling in Maths.

Katie, Robert, Lexie

For their role-play work in English.