We are now having 'whole school' assemblies on Monday mornings. This means that our children from Year One through to Year 6 are meeting together. We are meeting in two halls (because we don't have the space to fit in one) but we are very much 'one school' meeting together.
This morning we were considering what it means to be ready, respectful, safe and kind, with a particular focus on kindness.
We watched this video clip as part of our time together...
Getting active can be difficult. But we're here to help.
Walking for Health is England’s largest network of health walk schemes with over 360 active walking schemes, helping people across the country lead a more active lifestyle.
The walks are short and over easy terrain, and are open to everyone but are especially aimed at those who are least active.
You can join health walks each week, starting here at Pinner Park Primary School!
Harrow Health Walks are FREE and provide local residents with an opportunity to walk regularly in a relaxed and friendly environment and enjoy some beautiful green spaces. The walks are led by qualified and insured volunteer walk leaders, who encourage you to walk at your own pace. Everyone is welcome, regardless of age and fitness level. Around 300 people every month are already walking their way to health in Harrow. Walking for Health is a great way to meet new like minded people and explore your local area without having to worry about getting lost or having to plan your route!
No need to book in advance - you can just turn up on the day. All you need are some comfy shoes!
Our walks take place every Wednesday and Friday, starting at 9am, meeting by the bicycle storage on the upper school playground. All are welcome!
For further information, please speak to Mrs Sachania.
For other weekly walks, visit https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/walkfinder/harrow-health-walks
We have two briefing evenings coming up, for parents of children in Reception and Year 1. These briefings will be an opportunity to focus on phonics and reading.
Come and hear all about how we will be helping your child to become a great reader and how you can help at home!
Learn all about phonemes, graphemes, blending and segmenting, sound buttons, reading levels, phonics games, reading schemes, real books and tricky words… in a fun, relaxed environment!
Please Book Using the Form Below
This week, some of our learning has focussed on the theme of ‘Ordinary and Extraordinary’. We have looked together at a book by Colin McNaughton, ‘Once Upon an Ordinary School Day’.
The story is about an ordinary boy who lives in an ordinary house, who goes to an ordinary school. His life becomes extraordinary when a teacher helps him to discover imaginative writing.
We’ve been thinking about turning the ordinary into the extraordinary, and about the school year ahead.
If you speak to your child about the book, he or she might be able to tell you all about it. Some of the children have been telling us about their vision for an extraordinary school – we have much to live up to!
Mr. Waldron was delighted to read Adil's poem about ordinary and extraordinary teachers...
We are using a new, online system for booking clubs. The system is simple to use (you will need to register to use the booking system but once you have registered, you will be able to log in again for future bookings).
Clubs will be available for booking from 1st September and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Just use this link www.clubbly.co.uk and follow the instructions on screen. Please speak to our office staff if you are unable to use the online system. We have a computer in school you can use.
The following after-school clubs are on the portal:
If your child is successful at the trials for upper school - gymnastics, cricket and indoor athletics you will receive an email invitation to sign up to these clubs. There will be auditions for keyboard club and the successful pupils will receive an email to invite them to sign up on the portal. You cannot sign up to these clubs if you have not received an invitation.
If your child is already doing Y5/6 football and Year 5/6 netball and they wish to continue please sign up on the same portal.
Bookings for Autumn term for Mother Nature Science Club (lower school), The Elms Gymnastics (lower school), Matchpro Tennis (sign up now) and Little Acorns (whole school) are already available direct with the clubs. These clubs will be on the portal for bookings for the spring term.
New clubs will be added throughout the year.
For the invited clubs (Y6 Fab House, Y5 Puzzle Club), invitations will be sent out via email.
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the School Games Gold Mark Award for the 2018/19 academic year.
The School Games Mark is a Government led award scheme launched in 2012, facilitated by the Youth Sport Trust to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community, and we are delighted to have been recognised for our success.
Our sporting achievements this year have been many and varied. Our Sports Newsletters have kept you informed of all the great participation and success across the school.
As part of our application we were asked to fulfil criteria in the areas of participation, competition, workforce and clubs, and we are pleased that the hard work of everyone at our school has been rewarded this year.
A special thanks to Mrs Lewis for her hard work in co-ordinating our application for the award!