At Parkside Community Primary School we want every child to feel valued and be given time and guidance to develop emotionally, physically and academically. We believe that every child has the right to learn in a caring, safe environment.
The establishment of a sound, positive and caring ethos is an essential prerequisite for whole child learning. It depends upon trusting relationships and a process of co-operative teamwork and the Governing Body and thus the school welcomes and encourages the involvement of the LEA, governors, parents and carers and others in the community.
At Parkside Community Primary School we aim to provide a safe, caring, supportive and stimulating environment with high quality teaching to achieve:
We aspire for Parkside Community Primary School to be the best place for our children to come to learn; where they are supported by adults who are positive and show a love for learning; where children respect each other and take responsibility for their own learning.
All who work at Parkside Community Primary School believe that it is vital that we are all responsible for improving the skills of all children and we are here to support the raising of standards for everyone.
At Parkside we want pupils to REACH for the stars through:
|Application for Reception places||Monday 5th November 2018 to
Tuesday 15th January 2019
|KCC Admissions notify parents what school their child has been offered||Tuesday 16th April 2019|
|Parents / Carers must accept or refuse school place offered||Monday 13th May 2019|
Tuesday 15th January 2019 is the deadline date for prospective 2019/2020 Year R parents to submit their child's application.
Please click on the Kent County Council link to apply for a school place.
If your child is already of school age and you need to find them a school please complete the In Year Casual Admission Form (IYCAF) by clicking here and select "Move to a different school" or alternatively you can request a copy of this form from the school office.
At Parkside Community Primary School we are always happy to help with any queries regarding admission applications and we can provide support with completing the online forms. Please come along and ask.
In Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 we deliver the Letters and Sounds programme. These lessons are taught daily and we look at the different sounds and how we can use these to spell words when reading and writing. There are six stages to this programme.
The first looks at environmental sounds to train the child to listen for different sounds in spoken word or around us. Stages two to five look at delivering the different phonemes needed to read and write. The final stage, phase six, consolidates all the previous learning to ensure the children are confident in using their sounds to segment and blend words when reading and writing.
There is a quick pace which allows the children to start reading words within their first few weeks in Reception.
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