Parents and Community

As part of our commitment to being run democratically, Parklands Educate Together are always looking for ways to collaborate and share our experiences with families and the local community.

Prior to the recent COVID 19 pandemic, we welcomed parents and carers into school often and were supported by a cohort of invaluable volunteers who helped around the school with tasks from governance to reading.

We look forward to times ahead when we will begin this work again but in the meantime if you have any suggestions for new ways to be involved, or would like to talk about activities for the future, please get in touch by calling the office on 01934 404 555 or emailing


Reception Class Admissions 2021 now closed.

Applications for entry to reception 2021 closed on the 15th January 2021.

Parents and carers who have missed the deadline should contact their relevant, home Local Authority. Applications can still be made but will be classified as ‘Late’ and will be allocated in the second round of allocations.

If the reception class is oversubscribed, places at the school will be allocated following our admissions policy.

Please contact the council Admission Team or call us on 0117 379 0888 if you have any further questions.

Please see here for:

Admissions 2021-22

ETAT Admissions Appeals procedure Admissions 2021-22

North Somerset Admission web page

In Year Admissions

As a new school, we do still have limited spaces in other year groups, up to year 3.

Please contact Sherry, our School Administrator to enquire about a space. Where spaces are not available your child’s name will be placed on a waiting list, which operates in accordance with our admissions policy over-subscription criteria.

In 2020/2021 Educate Together Academy Trust held a public consultation about its schools Admissions Policies, with the intention of standardising and clarifying across all of our sites. This consultation has now concluded with the new policy due to begin for the 2022 academic year. You can find a copy of the policy on the policies page. The Consultation Report can be viewed here.


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At Educate Together we actively encourage the involvement of parents in the education of your children. Research shows that children do better in school if parents take an active part in their child’s education.

How can you support your child?

  • Come into the classroom for ‘activity mornings’ every day
  • Share books with your child and enjoy talking about them
  • Hear them read their school reading book regularly – at least five times a week
  • Find out and learn with your child about the topics they are doing
  • Visit the school often, talk to the teachers and spend time in the classroom – there will be plenty of opportunities to do this throughout the year
  • Shopping and cooking with your child is an excellent way to use maths in an everyday context
  • Attend open days, parent workshops and open evenings
  • Talk to the children about their time in school

Get Involved at Parklands ET Primary:

  • Attend parent forums and parent information afternoon/evenings
  • Become a reading volunteer
  • Helping on school trips and visits to the local area
  • Use your skills and talents to help us – let us know if you have any interests or hobbies that could be incorporated into our school
  • Become a parent Council Member
  • Respond to questionnaires and surveys
  • Talk to the teachers and the Headteacher


Join us a volunteer reader on a regular basis, visit for an hour to show us a special skill or stop by to help with the gardening. There are many ways you can help at our school and we are always happy to hear new suggestions!

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Term dates can be downloaded here:

ETAT Term Dates 2020.2021

Key Dates to note are:

Children return to school: Monday 22nd February 2021

End of term: Wednesday 31st March  2021

INSET DAY: Thursday 1st April 2021


Children return to school – Monday 19th April 2021

Bank Holiday Monday – Monday 3rd May 2021

HALF TERM: Monday 31st May – Friday 4th June 2021

INSET DAY : Monday 7th June 2021

Children return to school: Tuesday 8th June 2021

End of term : Wednesday 21st July 2021

Other events throughout the year will be listed in the events section.

Term dates for 2021-2022 can be found here:

ETAT term dates 21-22

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A venue at the heart of the community

Parklands ET Primary has several spaces available for hire, outside of school times. We are committed to using the school as a community asset and look forward to welcoming members of the community into our lovely building.

At present we are limiting bookings but please let us know your plans and if we can accommodate you safely we will do so.

Spaces available are the school hall, playground and our community meeting room.

Please see our Lettings policy below for price and terms and conditions, or contact Sherry on to find out more.

Booking forms – please submit completed booking forms to

Please call us on 01934 404 555 with any questions.


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Phone away, how was your day?

Your child’s days at school are very busy and exciting. As we want all children to have a positive school experience it is critical that the language used at home highlights an d focuses on the positive. Here are some ideas of ways to engage in conversation about your child’s day:

  • Tell me about the best part of your day…
  • Tell me one thing you learnt today….
  • I wonder what you did today that made you proud?
  • Tell me something you did that made you smile…
  • Tell me someone you played with today…
  • Tell me something that made you happy today…
  • I wonder what you had for lunch today…
  • Tell me everything you would like to do this evening…


  • Make time to read together – this should be a calm time for you both to enjoy!

  • Share books, comics, magazines, catalogues – reading is everywhere and isn’t just your child’s reading book!

  • If your child is tired, you read the book and get them to spot tricky words in the book, help you with sounding out words etc.

  • Make mistakes as you read – children love to be the teacher and will correct you!

  • Use bug club – see your child’s reading record for log in details

  • Spend time each day reading – this can be reading signs of shops, practising tricky words, sharing a book, reading labels on items in the cupboard etc.

  • Talk about the book – can the children predict what may happen? can thy find their favourite part?

  • Enjoy reading together!

  • Let your child see you reading at home.

  • Have fun with reading!Reading link


  • Using mathematical vocabulary – add, take away, more, less half, full, big, little

  • Encourage and enthuse

  • Value their mathematical mark making

  • Make maths everyday and every moment, maths is everywhere!

  • Ask children to show you. Prove it, Explain it, Draw it! The answer is only the beginning.

  • Allow them time to explore mathematical concepts.

  • Be positive about maths around your child.

  • Build their confidence in their abilities to achieve in maths.

  • Make time in your week to play games, cook, go to the shops and let them buy an item.

  • Spot the maths in their environment.

Have fun with MATHS!

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