Over the next few weeks, we are supporting our school catering team with the ‘Big Grow initiative’. This starts on the 9th May and runs until the 20th May. Throughout the fortnight, they will serve a different guest salad bar dish each day.
There will also be some virtual events for classes to participate in as well the opportunity for classes to plant seed and grow salad ingredients.
Keeping on the theme of gardening. Next week is ‘National Gardening Week’ and to help promote this week and the wellbeing that outdoors and nature provides we held a Wear it Green Day on Friday 6th May. This was also the same day as our usual Feel Good Friday, So on this day children came to school wearing green or garden inspired clothes for a donation of £1, which will go towards planting around the school environment and class planting activities.
National Gardening week are also running a competition to win funding worth £700 as well as vouchers for school garden development. In order to be in with a chance of wining schools need to grow as many grass caterpillars as they can. The caterpillars must be decorated, at least 15cm long and must have sprouted grass. School can provide grass seed, but we will require each class to collect enough pairs of tights to enable the making of the caterpillars. Alternatively, you can make your caterpillar at home and then bring it to school to enter in the competition.
Good luck Park Street! So fantastic to work as a team in an attempt to win the funding! Go for it and let's make our environment the best it can be!
Thank you for organising Mrs Watson and Mrs Stevens!
I was very proud to watch our KS2 Eco-Reps, led by Miss Clementson, walk off in to the distance to help tidy up Park Street in Wombwell this last week! Twiggs came to school and along with Mrs Chavan, our School Governor, they litter picked all afternoon long! Twiggs were extremely grateful for all of their support and both Miss Clementson and Mrs Chavan said that the Eco-Reps represented school brilliantly, wearing their Park Street badge with pride! They all got stuck in to collecting rubbish and are eager to do it again! Thank you and well done for helping our local community...As a walker in the local area myself, I am always so grateful to the volunteers in Wombwell that help tidy our environment up! THANK YOU ECO-REPS! A huge thank you to Miss Clementson and Mrs Chavan for organising!
We were very proud and privileged to welcome the Mayor of Barnsley to Park Street this Friday afternoon! She visited to hand out 10 certificates for our Year 6 children, who were successful with their COVID memorial art work! 6 of the 10 children even managed to get their art work imprinted on to the sculpture which stands near the Glassworks in Barnsley town centre. The art work competition asked them to portray what a 'key worker' had meant to them during the pandemic. The art work was once again top quality, thanks to the careful guidance of one of our Art Leaders in school, Mrs Fitchett (who is an artist in her own right!). Well done Year 6s, an achievement to be incredibly proud of.
The Mayor of Barnsley thought the school was a lovely, welcoming and bright environment to learn and was impressed with the children's attentive natures - what a compliment Team Park Street!
Park Street's 'special jobs' have once again started this March in school, following a period of time where the school had to ensure the safety of children and staff and not allow the children to mix fully, due to COVID-19. We are now thrilled that we have the confidence to reintroduce these, for the children to continue to have that sense of responsibility and ownership. These really do encourage the children to be active citizens! Such jobs include:
Play ground Leaders - these children buddy up with SMSAs and support younger children in school by encouraging them to play positively with the equipment.
Eco-Reps - these children look after the school environment and will be doing regular litter picks in the locality!
School Council Reps - these will meet Miss Baxter and Mrs Firth on a regular basis and are the pupil voice for the school. They already have lots of fantastic ideas to further improve our lovely school!
Art Council Reps - these meet with Mrs Longden and Mrs Fitchett to look at ways in which our curriculum can be further enriched by Art and performance opportunities.
Digital Leaders - these work with Mrs Firth and Mr Fidment to ensure that the Computing equipment is well looked after and organise the i-pads for use through school.
Junior Reader Leaders - these work with Miss Baxter to look at ways in which they can encourage even more of a love of reading in children than we already have!
Prefects and Head boy / girl - these Y6 children are known as prefects because of their incredibly positive behaviour over their years at Park Street! They set the example for others to follow, show people around school and model outstanding attitudes towards the entire school community. They are practically perfect in every way!
Good luck with your 'special jobs' Park Street and well done on being elected by the staff and children of Park Street...what an honour!
The children and staff had an amazing day! We enjoyed lots of fun activities including:
In total we managed to raise a tremendous: £303.04
Thank you and well done Team Park Street!
The children and staff enjoyed a super day of fundraising for the Shine charity. This is a cause which is incredibly close to our hearts here at Park Street. Many of you will know, but for those new to our school, four years ago, Max in our Year 6 cohort had brain surgery to remove a tumour and then a year later further successful surgery to remove it once again. As a result of the massive surgery, he was diagnosed with Hydrocephalus. His parents asked if we could raise awareness of this condition and money to support the charity, which of course we jumped at the chance to!
We managed to raise a fabulous: £293.02 We had a fantastic donation from Max’s dad’s work (Rainworth Skoda, Sheffield) for £100 towards the successful day!
We enjoyed dressing up in our favourite head gear! We had rabbits, mad hatters, colourful wigs and all kinds of wonderful and creative bespoke gear! Each team had a winner and these were rewarded with a lovely Easter egg!
Thank you to all involved!
Today we have celebrated World Book Day in school - thank you for organsing this Miss McGinnes and Miss Baxter!
The children (and staff) all had a wonderful day, celebrating their favourite book character! All of the costumes were amazing and the children's love of reading was very evident!
We had book treasure hunts going off throughout the day also, as well as a story which each class built on called 'The totally random, completely unpredictable story of the year' - it certainly was!
We held an extreme reading competition, children wrote writes of passage about which books mean the world to them and each class created their own Super villain!
A fabulous day enjoyed by all! Well done Team Park Street!
Our Year 5 cohort have begun their swimming lessons recently! It was lovely to see children excited about going on their school trip, socialising with friends and working hard to achieve personal success. Well done and good luck Year 5...work hard and carry the school badge with pride as you represent Park Street in the community over the following weeks.
We have been really lucky today to have Imam Abdul Aziz, from Barnsley Mosque, in school to speak to Teams LF, DB and JD about the Islamic faith. He spent one hour in each of the Teams, talking all about the Islamic faith and what it means to Muslims.
The children listened so incredibly well and were really interested to learn from him. They asked interesting and thought provoking questions.
I was so proud to hear that Imam Abdul was so impressed with the children and how thirsty for learning the children were. Well done Years 4 and 5 and thank you to staff for organising such a wonderful opportunity for the children to learn more.
Thank you to Mrs Firth and Mr Fidment for organising this year’s Safer Internet Day at school. The children had a great day learning about how to keep themselves safe online, which I am sure you will agree, is very important!
‘All things fun and games?’ was the theme of the day and saw Teams working on bespoke sessions, which were age appropriate and helped the children to learn more about keeping safe on line and who to go to if they ever felt threatened or intimidated, by something they had seen online. The theme was ‘Exploring respect and relationships online’ and allowed for staff to emphasise the need for the children as individuals to always present themselves well on line and look after each other online.
This day is celebrated globally each year and is always a firm favourite with the children as it allows them to talk openly about their experiences online and allows for staff to monitor the children’s understanding of ‘online safety’. We teach the children to use technology responsibly, respectfully, critically and creatively.
Our Computing Leaders in school (Mr Fidment and Mrs Firth) have spent much of this term improving the infrastructure for Computing in school and as such we have purchased new equipment and a new scheme of work, to best support the children in their Computing learning.
Mrs C Lawson
I am the very proud Head teacher of Wombwell Park Street Primary School - read on down my blog to see how fantastic our school team is!
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