On Thursday 6th February, Y5 went for a walk in the local area to survey litter hot spots. We were lucky that it was a beautiful sunny afternoon. Children collected data on the way to Queens Park and in the park itself. Next week we will be looking carefully at our data and producing bar charts.
Just before the Christmas Holiday, both Y5 classes performed in a traditional Victorian Carol Concert. The children sang a selection of Victorian carols and also presented information about different Victorian traditions, that we still participate in today. One of the highlights was asking parents and Mr. Shaw to take part in a traditional Victorian parlour game, often played at Christmas. This game is called 'Ha,He,Ho' and is much harder than it looks !
What an amazing event full of great activities. The children did things from archery to blind fold leading, shuttle runs to bullseye launching. There were so many great activities ran by selected children from Parkside. All the children taken to the event represented the school brilliantly and even won 48 teamwork tokens! So proud. Well done everyone.
On Tuesday 7th January, the choir attended Sheffield Arena for the annual Young Voices Concert. It was an absolutely amazing night and we were proud of all the choir members. They sang beautifully and their behaviour was excellent. All the children had practised every week after school since September, and put in extra practice at home too ! Once the lights went down on the actual night, the magic began. Well done to all the choir members and also thank you to the staff, who gave up their time.
Our Year 6 Children hosted their own Winners Award Ceremony last Wednesday where they invited in local members of the public who had been nominated under one of three categories: ‘Helping heroes’, ‘Inspiration Idols’, ‘Overcoming Obstacles’.
Lily Hammond, a local artist who enjoys painting animals, won the inspirational idols award.
Roger Barrett, a charity fundraiser who has raised over £50,000 for Sheffield Children’s Hospital following the sad loss of his son, won the overcoming obstacles award.
Finally, Matt Fox, a children's doctor, won the helping heroes award.
The event was a huge success with a special appearance from Spire Radio and the Mayor of Chesterfield to present the awards.