It was lovely to see so many parents attend our two workshops today, to find out a little more about how Phonics and early reading is taught at Park Street and how best you can support your children at home.
We had lots of interested parents, which is great - THANK YOU! If you were unable to attend the 2pm or 6pm slots, then do not fear! Miss McGinnes will be sending her presentation out to all parents of children in Reception via School Comms and we will also be hosting future events in school.
Should you have any questions in the meantime, Miss McGinnes will be happy to support!
It was so lovely to see so many of our Nursery, Reception and Year 1 parents in school today, reading together with their child(ren)! Thank you for taking the time to support your child and our school.
Reading is Park Street's priority - every child a READER! Reading is so very important to our children, it will open the door for them to learn so much new information as they progress through school.
This week in our cultural significant person study whole school assembly, children learnt about Martin Luther King Jnr and what a significant character he was. They learnt about equality and fairness and how important this is. They learnt about his background and how that shaped his thinking and hopes and dreams for a better, more equal future.
Talk to your child about the importance of equality and fairness. What are their hopes and dreams for the future?
I had the pleasure of watching this academic year's first footballing event, which took place at Park Street, against High View PLC!
Both the girls and the boys teams did exceptionally well and played fairly and with determination, despite the deluge of rain!
We look forward to the next event! Thank you to Mr Smith for organising the event.
This week a selection of Year 5 children began their work with South Yorkshire Police, having being awarded with their title of Mini Police. The Police staff presented them with their caps and certificates and we look forward to seeing the work they do in our school and local community this year.
Well done Year 5! Wonderful to see children so eager to be actively involved in improving the safety of our local community.
Once again this year, we have had the pleasure of welcoming Mr Stephen Gates in to school, the Chairperson of Barnsley & District Schools FA, to present Jacob in our Year 6, with his red tie.
This marked a truly significant achievement for Jacob in his footballing journey. Mr Gates explained what an important occasion this was for Jacob, as 15 years ago he had presented the same tie to footballer John Stones, who as we know, has gone on to play for big football teams and represents England too in their national team.
Jacob is an outstanding footballer, but as he was presented with this tie, Mr Gates spoke about how this honour didn’t mean that Jacob should get a ‘big head’, moreover carry this title with pride and model the exact behaviours which footballers should model: hard work, dedication and above all, have a ‘big heart’.
As I watched Jacob be presented with the tie, I know he won’t ever let his squad down as he certainly does have a big heart and is such a hard-working boy. He is a true Park Streeter through and through!
We are so proud of our Park Streeter for making it this far!
I also want to express my congratulations to the other children at Park Street who went through the same trial; process as Jacob – your hard work and dedication does not go unnoticed!
This week in class, staff have been speaking to the children about the sad passing of Queen Elizabeth II. They have celebrated her life and the devotion she showed to our country, over what has been an epic reign. We will be making sure we celebrate the Queen's life again as a full school. In Friday's Golden Book celebration assembly, we looked at Team AC's Art Club Queen Wreaths, which helped us to discuss all the different facts about Queen Elizabeth and her life. They were wonderful pieces of Art work and I can't wait to see them up on display with Mrs Fitchett's Art group work too!
The children showed great respect for our Queen as we all held a one minute silence, to think reflectively about her life and all that she offered to our country and gave her a big round of applause in celebration of all she achieved.
This week in our cultural whole school assembly, children learnt about Nelson Mandela and what a significant character he was to South Africans. They learnt about what he believed in and why he did the things he did. They learnt about his background and how that shaped his future and that of South Africa.
Thank you to our Assembly Reporters for their summary report!
Miss Baxter met with this year's School Council for the first time today, to share the amount of money which they have to spend on improving our playgrounds further! They were pleased to hear of the '3 Peaks Money' which they have to spend, which our staff raised when they completed their summer term challenge this last year!
Mrs Lawson now has a BIG order to place, with all of their wonderful ideas! Get ready for: den building equipment; footballs; pogo balancing balls, target kits and musical playground equipment!
Thank you for your hard work School Council and Miss Baxter!
A HUGE well done to our new Playground Leaders this week, who have excelled in their new role. They have set up games incredibly efficiently and have taken god care of our younger children. We were really impressed - keep it up! So happy to see responsible children working hard for the benefit of others!
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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