Emergency Notice

March 23, 2020

Dear Parents and carers

You will no doubt have heard the message from our government that the country is in lockdown and movement outside of your home is significantly restricted.

Parents and carers who work as ‘critical workers’ or those of vulnerable children will have already been in touch with school and requested reduced provision.

Those children can still access emergency childcare but I would ask those parents and carers to consider the following very seriously before sending their children into our emergency childcare tomorrow.

Reduced provision is only for vulnerable children and children of parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response.

Many parents whose work is critical to the COVID-19 response may be able to ensure their child is kept at home.

And every child who can be safely cared for at home should be.

I cannot stress enough that these are extraordinary times and that requires extraordinary measures.

As the Head Teacher of this school I need to do all I can to ensure that I can provide emergency childcare for the small minority of parents and carers who are currently playing a significant role in fighting CORVID-19. Please heed government advice and do not send children in unnecessarily.

Sending children into emergency childcare when it is not necessary will jeopardise our ability to support those parents who need it most.

The days, weeks and months ahead will be tricky and we need everyone to play their part.

Please support the staff at Parkhead to play our part and please do not send your child in if they can be safely cared for at home.

  • Stay at home
  • Protect the NHS
  • Save Lives

Thank you for your cooperation.

Stay safe.

Paula Bailey

 

Spring term dates 2020

January 17, 2020

Event/Activity Date Information
1st HALF TERM
NSPCC workshops for y5 and 6 20th January 2020 For pupils only
Holocaust Memorial day 27th January 2020  
KS2 SATS meetings Tuesday 28th January 2.45pm and 5pm KS2 in Mr Bee’s classroom
KS1 SATS meetings –Y2 Tuesday 4th February 2.45pm and 5pm KS1 in Mrs Leach’s classroom
Y6 residential meeting for Y5 parents Wednesday 5th February Y5 parents invited to Mr Bee’s classroom at 3.30pm
Year 6 Ambulance mini medics 7th February 2020 CPR training
Training Day Friday 14th February School closed to pupils
Half term Monday 17th February – Return Mon 24th Holidays
2nd HALF TERM
Year 1 visit to Castle Keep Wednesday 26th February Information to follow
Chinese teachers visiting Parkhead Begins 29th February until 14th March 2019 Information to follow
Book Week Thursday 5th March

Dress up day

Book swap

British science week Thursday 12th March Presentation to pupils by the National space academy
Parents Evening Tuesday 17th March and Thursday 26th March 3.30pm – 6pm
Down Syndrome day Friday 20th March Wear odd socks/bright socks
Nursery Induction Monday 23rd March All parents invited for 4pm in the nursery building
Year 3 and 4 visit to Housesteads Wednesday 25th March Information to follow
Nursery stay and Play Friday 27th March Stay and play for parents and new nursery starters – 12.30pm -1.30pm
Easter egg competition Tuesday 31st March KS1 and KS2 – please bring in a boiled egg
Dance Festival Tuesday 31st March Morning Session (10am-12pm).
Spring Term –Governors meeting Wednesday 1st April 5 p.m.
EY Easter Crafts Event for Parents Wednesday 1st April EY Parents 9.30am and 1.30pm sessions

Easter Performance Year 3 and 4

 

Thursday April 2nd Parents Invited – 9.30am

KS1 Church – Easter Service

 

Friday 3rd April -10am Parents invited to St Paul’s church
Easter Holidays Mon 6th April – Sunday 19th April Easter holidays

Autumn term diary dates 2019

September 6, 2019

Event/Activity Date Information
1st HALF TERM
Return from the Summer holidays Tuesday 3rd September 2019 All pupils
Year 3 and 4 trip to Segedunum Friday 13th September 2019 Year 3 and 4 letter to follow
Year 6 residential at Ford Castle Wednesday 18th September -20th September 2019 Depart 9.30am – return approx. 2.30pm
Pupil Photograph days Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th September 2019 Email will be sent confirming which classes and times for family photographs
Macmillan coffee afternoon Friday 27th September 2019 2.30pm in KS1 hall
Year 5 trip to the Discovery Museum Tuesday 1st October 2019 10am departure letter to follow
Year 1 trip to Kirkley Zoo Wednesday 2nd October 2019 Year 1 letter to follow
Flu immunisations Tuesday 8th October 2019 Letter will be sent out to all children
EYFS Harvest sing a long and crafts Wednesday 16th October 2019 9.30am and 1.30pm all families welcome
KS2 Harvest Church service at St Pauls Friday 18th October 2019 10am – all families welcome
KS1 Harvest celebration Friday 18th October 2019 2.30pm in KS1 hall
HALF TERM HOLIDAYS Monday 21st – Friday 25th October 2019 School closed
2nd HALF TERM
TEACHER TRAINING DAY Monday 28th October 2019 School closed to all pupils
KS1 Halloween disco Wednesday 30th October 2019 1.30PM in school time
KS2 Halloween disco Wednesday 30th October 2019 3.30pm – 4.30pm – tickets will be available
Parents Evening Wednesday 6th November and Thursday 7th November* 2019 (*Note Mr Bee Parents evening will be on Tues 5th and Weds 6th Nov.) 3.30pm – 6pm appointments
Anti-bullying week Wednesday 13th November 2019 Parent event – KS2 1.30pm -2.15pm and KS1 2.30pm – 3.15pm
Children in Need day Friday 15th November 2019 Cake sale – all cake donations welcome
Christmas crafts Wednesday 4th December 2019 EYFS – 9.30am and 1.30pm
Christmas crafts Thursday 5th December 2019 Family Christmas crafts for all- 3.30pm-4.30pm
Christmas Pantomime Tuesday 10th December 2019 Gateshead Stadium for Reception and KS1 children (am)
KS2 Christmas Performance Tuesday 10th December 2019 2pm in KS2 hall
KS2 Christmas Performance Wednesday 11th December 2019 9.30am in KS2 hall
Christmas dinner day Thursday 12th December 2019 Bookable on lunchshop
Christmas film night Thursday 12th December 2019 3pm – 5.30pm
KS1 Christmas Performance Friday 13th December 2019 9.30am and 1.30pm
Nursery and Reception Christmas party Monday 16th December 2019 1pm – 3pm
Year 5 and 6 Christmas Party Monday 16th December 2019 Afternoon
Nursery Christmas singing Tuesday 17th December 2019 10.30am and 2.30pm
Year 3 and 4 Christmas Party Tuesday 17th December 2019 Afternoon
Reception Nativity play Wednesday 18th December 2019 9.30am and 2pm
Year 1 and 2 Christmas Party Wednesday 18th December 2019 Afternoon
Carols around the tree Thursday 19th December 2019 KS1 Families – 2.30pm
Non Uniform day Friday 20th December 2019 Whole school
CHRISTMAS HOLIDAYS MONDAY 23rd December – Friday 3rd January 2019 School Closed
Spring term start Monday 6th January 2020 School open to all pupils

Summer term diary dates 2019

May 1, 2019

Event/Activity Date Information
1st HALF TERM
Return from the Easter break Tuesday 23rd April 2019 All pupils
Year 3 pedestrian training starts 25th April 2019 Parents should receive a letter to sign
5H Family assembly Friday 3rd May 2019 2.30pm start in KS2 hall for parents
KS2 SATS WEEK Monday 13th May 2019 Y6 pupils to arrive at 8.45am in KS2 hall Monday-Thursday
3 / 4 T Family assembly Friday 17th May 2019 2.30pm in KS2 hall
Year 6 Sailing meeting Wednesday 22nd May 2019 3.30pm in Mr Bee’s classroom
Y6 takeover the school day Friday 24th May 2019  
HALF TERM Monday 27th May 2019 HOLIDAYS
2nd HALF TERM
Reception Induction Meeting Wednesday 5th June 2019 5pm in KS1 hall
Y5 I ASPIRE lessons start Friday 7th June 2019 Thorp staff in school each week
Sailing residential Y6 Friday 7th – Sunday 9th June 2019 2 x 1 night residential
Phonics screening week Wk commc 10th June 2019 Year 1 and some Y2
Class Photographs Wednesday 12th June and Thursday 13th June 2019 All pupils
Class 3 4 Mr Black Family assembly Friday 14th June 2019 2.30pm in KS2 hall
Nursery Induction meeting Wednesday 12th June 2019 New nursery pupils for September 2019
Race for Life Wednesday 19th June 2019 Details to be confirmed
Thorp transition days for Y6 Tues 25th – Thurs 27th June 2019 To be confirmed
Year 1c Family assembly Friday 28th June 2019 2.30pm in KS1 hall
Occasional day Monday 1st July 2019 School closed to all pupils
Whickham transition days Y6 Monday 1st and Tuesday 2nd July Details to be confirmed
Ford Castle meeting Tuesday 2nd July 2019 3.30pm in Mr Bee’s room
St Thomas More transition Y6 Wednesday 3rd and Thurs 4th July 2019 Details to be confirmed
Kingsmeadow transition Y6 Thursday 4th and Friday 5th July 2019 Details to be confirmed
1s Family assembly Thursday 4th July 2019 2.30pm in KS1 hall
Y6 Fundraising day Friday 5th July 2019 Timetable to parents
Saturday summer Fair Saturday 6th July 2019 10am – 12pm
Reception and Nursery Sports day Monday 8th July 2019 9.30am and 1.30pm
Class swap day / meet the teacher Wednesday 10th July 2019 3.30pm for parents
New reception children stay and play including lunch Wednesday 10th July 2019 9.30am – 11.30am
Sports day KS1 and KS2 Thursday 11th July 2019 1pm – 3.30pm
Nursery stay and play for new starters Thursday 11th July 2019 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Parents Evening Monday 15th July 2019 3.30pm – 4.30pm
Winning house award Monday 15th July 2019 Details to be confirmed
Y6 Leavers assembly Thursday 18th July 2019 9.30am in KS2 hall
Reception graduation Thursday 18th July 2019 1.30pm in KS2 hall
LAST DAY OF TERM Friday 19th July 2019 Break up for 6 weeks holidays
TEACHER TRAINING DAY Monday 2nd September 2019 School Closed

Spring term dates 2019

January 14, 2019

Event/Activity Date Information
1st HALF TERM
Year 6 trip to Shipley art gallery Thursday 24th January Mr Bee’s class
2ML family assembly Friday 25th January 2.30pm in KS1 hall
Year 2 visit to ISKON temple Monday 28th January Lunch provided at the temple
KS2 SATS meetings Monday 28th January 2.45pm and 5pm KS2 in Mr Bee’s classroom
KS1 SATS meetings –Y2 Tuesday 29th January 2.45pm and 5pm KS1 in Mrs Leach’s classroom
Year 6 trip to Shipley art gallery Thursday 31st January Miss Brown’s class
Maths Open Week for Parents February Mon 4th – KS1

Tues 5th – Year 3

Wed 6th – Year 4

Thurs 7th – Year 5

Fri 8th – Year 6

9am-10am for parents
Mrs Miller 3/4HM family assembly Friday 8th February 2.30pm in KS2 hall
Year 6 visit to Newcastle University Monday 11th February Letter to follow
Fundraiser Film Night

 

Thursday 14th February – 3.30 – 5.15 Rec – Y6 – change into pyjamas at school
School Closed Training Day Friday 15th February  
Half term Monday 18th February – Return Mon 25th  
2nd HALF TERM
Year 5 visit to Gateshead central library for a Greek workshop Tuesday 26th February Information to follow
2G family assembly Friday 1st March 2.30pm in KS1 hall
Bikeability Begins 1st March Y5 – 5th April

 

Y5 Letter to follow
Book Week Monday 4th March  
Year 1 trip to Castle Keep Wednesday 6th March Letter to follow
World Book Day Thursday 7th March – Dress up day -Parent   – Book Breakfast Parents invited for Breakfast and to share stories – KS2 Hall 8.15am
Full Governing Body Meeting Tuesday 12th March 5pm  

 

5MB family assembly Wednesday 13th March 2.30pm in KS2 hall
Year 3 and 4 trip to Woodhorn Colliery Thursday 14th March Letter to follow
Comic Relief Fundraising Event Friday 15th March Information to be confirmed
Parents Evening Wednesday 20th March and Thursday 28th March 3.30pm – 6pm
Down Syndrome day Thursday 21st March Wear odd socks/bright socks
M and M productions – Lion, Witch and the Wardrobe Wednesday 27th March – pm Y1 – Y6
EY Easter Crafts Event for Parents Monday 1st April EY Parents 9.30am and 1.30pm sessions
In School Egg Decorating Competition

 

Tuesday 2nd April Bring in a boiled egg
Dance Festival at The Sage Tuesday 2nd April 10am-12pm
Y3/4 Easter Production

 

Thursday April 4th – 2.30pm Parents Invited – Y3/4
KS1 Church – Easter Service

 

Friday 5th April -2pm Parents invited back for tea and coffee at school
Easter Holidays Mon 8th April – Tuesday 23rd April  

Autumn 2018 - Dates for the diary

October 24, 2018

 

Date Who Activity
HALF TERM HOLIDAYS ALL 22ND – 26TH October
Tuesday 30th October 2018 KS2 Halloween Disco 3.30pm -4.30pm
Tuesday 30th October 2018 KS1 Halloween Disco 1.30pm -2.30pm
Friday 2nd November 2018 Year 3 and 4 Visit to Sunderland winter gardens – rainforest explorers animal workshop
12th-16th November  2018 ALL Anti- bullying week
Wednesday 14th November 2018 PARENTS Pm Anti bullying event for parents
Friday 16th November 2018 ALL Children in Need day (Details to follow)
Tuesday 20th November 2018 Year 5 Blitzed – world war 2 workshop – Discovery Museum
Wednesday 21st November 2018 ALL Parents evening
Monday 26th November 2018 KS2 choir club Angels of the North concert at The Sage
Wednesday 28th November 2018 ALL Parents evening
Wednesday 5th December EYFS Parents Christmas Crafts 9.30am and 1.30pm
Thursday 6th December 2018 ALL Parent Christmas craft event 3.20pm – 4.30pm (No homework club)
Monday 10th December 2018 KS2 Christmas Performance 2.15pm
Tuesday 11th December 2018 KS2 Christmas Performance 9.30am
Wednesday 12th December 2018 ALL School Christmas dinner
Thursday 13th December 2018 KS1 Christmas Performance 9.30am
Thursday 13th December 2018 KS1 Christmas Performance 2.15pm
Monday 17th December 2018 Early Years Christmas Party 1.30pm
Monday 17th December 2018 Year 5 and 6 Christmas Party 1.30pm
Tuesday 18th December 2018 Early Years Nativity Play 9.30am and 2.30pm
Wednesday 19th December 2018 KS1 and 3 / 4 pupils Christmas Party – 1.30pm
Thursday 20th December 2018 KS1 Carols around the tree 2.30pm
 Friday 21st December 2018 ALL LAST DAY OF TERM (Non Uniform day)