Author: SarahPacker

February Update

PARKLAND SCHOOL HAS WON £10 000 funding from AVIVA!

Thank you to everyone for helping us with the bid – we cannot wait to use this money to transform the quads in KS1. We intend to use it to create exciting new areas of learning for our pupils.

An extra big thank you goes to Louise Brown, Lydia Fasham, Louise Rengozzi and Samuel Dredge. Without your ideas, hard-work and enthusiasm we would never ever have got this far.

Please check out our video to see everyone’s excitement at the news!

Thank you to our wonderful PPA for all their hard work.


Dyslexia training

Sarah Davies is running a Dyslexia training course for parents at Parkland Primary school every Wednesday evening 6-8pm. Staff who also attended found the first session extremely informative and will be sharing their learning with colleagues across the school. If you wish to attend please contact Mrs Alison Hughes at Parkland Primary for more information.

Autumn Update

Dear All,


The new teachers employed to work flexibly across the years 1 & 2, 3 & 4 and 5 & 6 have settled into Parkland well. The children seem to thoroughly be enjoying their time working independently within the indie rooms, planning their learning and selecting their tasks to embed and develop their learning. This enables the children to work in smaller groups and the teachers are enjoying this aspect also!



The Parents’ Association held a disco on Friday 28th September. It was extremely well attended and raised £537.24.  A very big thank you to everyone who helped and gave up their time to make the event such a success. Our Christmas Fayre is planned for Friday, December 7th. Please come and enjoy the atmosphere and some refreshments.

A big thank you to Swansea Uplands Rugby Club who have raised and donated £78 towards new rubgy kit and equipment for the school and also to Mr Fan who raised £445.71 over the last two years, which we plan to use to purchase outdoor play equipment, following consultation with the children.



The children will be preparing for their Christmas concerts during the coming weeks. We hope you are able to come and enjoy their performances. Look on the school website for dates if you have not seen these on the Dojo messenger system.


Christmas dinner is planned for Thursday, December 20th. We will soon be asking for clarification regarding numbers for the celebration.


Visits and Visitors

Year 4 have visited and participated in Bikability at Dunvant Rugby Club in September and year 6 have been undertaking their Cycling Proficiency this week. Years 5 and 6 visited Swansea Museum and watched a production by Theatre Na’Nog, reception visited the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery in October. Year 3 and 4 are visiting the Grand Theatre over the next two weeks. Year 3 are going to watch the Awful Aunty production and both year groups are having a theatre tour. On December 5th we are having a whole school pantomime in school, as part of the Christmas term topic and as part of our Christmas celebrations. Children from key stage two are participating in the Urdd swimming galas today, good luck to all the pupils participating, we hope they enjoy the experience. I will update you on progress regarding this in my next entry.


The Year 6 children returned from a week in Carreg Adventure, Gower just before half term. It proved to be busy week, enjoyed by children and staff alike. Many thanks to all the staff who gave up their time and well done to the children who took part in the activities with gusto.



The new rooms attached to the reception and year 1 classes are proving extremely useful in enhancing the learning environment; providing quiet areas for the children.  Over the half term holidays new fencing was erected by the side entrance to the school and a new gate was erected to replace the smaller gate at the side of the nursery building. These measures have further improved school security.


School Dinners

Please take care not to allow your school dinner payments to fall into arrears. The school meals service is run by the local authority and they now have a no debts policy. There must be sufficient funds within your child’s account to purchase meals.  If anyone is experiencing ay difficulties, please do not hesitate to contact me, we are here to help, whenever we can.


Flu Vaccinations

On Thursday, November 15th flu vaccinations will take place in school for all children for whom we have received parental consent.






Summer update

Dear all,

Welcome to my first blog! It’s out with the old and in with the new; out with the newsletters and in with the blog!

I will update my blog on a regular basis and the notifications which I used to put on my newsletters will be stored on this new website instead.


We say goodbye to a number of special people this year. Our wonderful Year 6 pupils leave to begin the next phase of their school careers in secondary schools. Mrs Fender is leaving to pursue a more relaxed approach to life. Mrs Evans has left to develop her own business. Mr Lloyd has left to undertake a Master’s Degree in Psychology.


During the summer holidays Miss Davies will be returning to school in September as Mrs Hellier, as she is getting married. We wish Miss Davies the very best of luck and look forward to greeting Mrs Hellier next term.


The link to the questionnaires to gather parents’ and carers’ views has been sent out on dojo. It will close on July 31st, please take ten minutes to complete this, your views are used to help us improve the school. The link is https:/

Fund Raising

The Parents’ Association has once again been working very hard to raise funds to develop the quads which the infant children use for their learning. Thanks to their hard work this term over £4,000.00 has been raised. What an amazing achievement. A big thanks to everyone who helped and supported in all the events.

Mrs Bewley-Taylor braved the shave this afternoon and looked as beautiful with cropped hair as she did with long hair. Well done to Mrs Bewley Taylor for being so brave. She has raised over £2,000.00 for MacMillan Cancer and has donated her hair to the The Little Princess Trust for it to be made into a wig.


Once again this summer we will be having building work undertaken within the school and the grounds. A ramp for push chair and disables access is being placed between the junior and infant areas. The path outside the junior classrooms, as you come down the steps, is being widened. The reception and year one toilets are being refurbished and remodeled to create additional teaching and learning spaces. We are continuing with the window replacement and the nursery window is being replaced. The computer suite and library s being remodeled to provide an additional teaching and learning space in the junior area. The additional teaching and learning areas will be used as creative teaching and learning areas for classes to use for independent learning, focusing on challenges

I would like to thank you all for your continued support, which is always received very gratefully. I wish you all a very happy summer break and hope you are able to have some wonderful family time and look forward to seeing you on Tuesday September 4th 2018.