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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications for entry to reception 2021 are open until 15th January 2021.
Parents and carers should apply for a place by completing the online application form for their relevant, home Local Authority.
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.
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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.
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.
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!< less
Term dates can be downloaded here:
HALF TERM: Monday 26th October- Friday 30th 2020
INSET DAY: Monday 2nd November 2020
Children return to school- Tuesday 3rd November 2020
End of term: Friday 18th December 2020
INSET DAY: Monday 4th January 2021
Children return to school: Tuesday 5th January 2021
HALF TERM: Monday 15th February – Friday 19th February 2021
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.< less
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 email@example.com to find out more.
Booking forms – please submit completed booking forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please call us on 01934 404 555 with any questions.
Bed time reads: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/booklists/b/bath-book-bed-2018/
Bed, Book, Bath – reading and bedtime advice
Recommended books https://www.booktrust.org.uk/books-and-reading/our-recommendations/
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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:
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 https://www.activelearnprimary.co.uk/login?c=0 – 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!
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!< less