Dear Parents and Carers,
Welcome back after half-term! I hope you all had a good holiday. We have had a good week back, and today managed our first Collective Worship with all classes together. It was lovely to hear the children singing ‘Lord of the Dance’! Hopefully, this will be a more normal half term; we have many trips and activities planned – please download and check the ‘Key Dates’ list on the home page of the website.
Next week will be busy with Parents’ Evenings/Learning Reviews happening, and World Book Week! Please could you sign up as soon as possible for Parents’ Evenings, using your Arbor Parent Portal. The meetings will continue to be on zoom. You will be sent a link on the day of the appointment. Here are some brief instructions for how to do this:
On the first page you need to look for the right year group and date/time window (e.g. 1st March: 1600-1800). When you click this, you get taken to another page, where you need to click on the time window again, and it gives you a drop.-down of times. Unfortunately the system does not confirm that you have done this successfully, but if you follow these steps, it should be fine.
On the day of the meeting, at the correct time, you will be admitted from the zoom waiting room. Please try to be on time for this, as it will not be possible for meetings to ‘run-over’. In Key Stage 2, the children will need to be present for the meetings as they will start by letting you know how they see their current learning. We are helping them to feel responsible for their own progress, by involving them in the consultations.
Please see my previous email regarding Book Week. Here are the main events:
- Book Sale: we will be holding a second-hand book sale for each Key Stage, during the week – KS1 on Wednesday and KS2 on Monday, after school in the playground. Please could children bring in books, on Monday, in good condition that they have finished reading, so that these can be sold. Please also bring some money to buy the books. We will raise money for a children’s book charity, to be chosen by Eagle Class.
- Caught in Cambridge Challenge: Read somewhere unique in Cambridge, and ask a parent to send take a picture of you! There will be a prize of a book token for the most interesting. Please send photographs to Office@parkstreet.cambs.sch.uk
- Dress up as your Favourite Book Character: please come to school dressed up, with the book, on World Book Day itself – Thursday 3rd March. Staff will be joining in with this too!