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Music Enrichment Day!

On the last day of Spring term 1, every class at Park Grove enjoyed a fantastic musical treat: a whole day dedicated to exploring and celebrating music! Students from York University joined us for some music workshops each linked to the class’ topic. Through these...
Posted On 22 Feb 2018

Young Voices 2018!

For the third year in a row, Park Grove Academy has enjoyed being part of the fantastic Young Voices Choir at Sheffield arena. It is such a brilliant day for everybody involved…and here is a superb, descriptive report of the day by choir members Annabelle and Dinithi: Young...
Posted On 30 Jan 2018

York Theatre Royal VIPs

Throughout this half term, all classes at Park Grove have been lucky enough to visit the York Theatre Royal for an exclusive backstage look! Whilst the classes were there, they had a very informative tour of all the different parts of a theatre and learnt about the range of...
Posted On 23 Jan 2018

Feeling Festive

Our KS1 children wowed the crowds with their rendition of ‘Born in a Barn’, this years nativity play. We had sheep, cows, mice, dogs, cats and even a cockrel, all making room in their stable for a very special baby. While our Year 2 children took on the acting roles,...
Posted On 21 Dec 2017

Canada Enrichment Day

In Key Stage One and Early Years our current topic is ‘Winter Wonderland’ so we have been thinking about where the coldest places on earth are. One of the cold countries we have been investigating is Canada, so we had a topic Enrichment Day learning about lots of Canadian things....
Posted On 05 Dec 2017

Exploring Eboracum!

As part of our Romans topic, all of Key Stage 2 enjoyed a spectacular enrichment day, trekking around the remains of the Roman fortress of York – or as they called it, Eboracum – to find out all about the Roman history in our beautiful city. We explored the streets of Eboracum,...
Posted On 01 Dec 2017

Harvest Festival

At the end of our first half term all of the children in Early Years and Key Stage 1 thoroughly enjoyed celebrating our Harvest Festival at St Thomas’s church. Thank you to all of the parents that came to watch and support our celebration. We hope you enjoyed the singing,...
Posted On 08 Nov 2017

The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of York – at Park Grove!

This half term we had a very special visit from an important figure in York: the Mayor Barbara Boyce! Key Stage 2 found out that her full title was The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of York and were given the exciting opportunity to ask her different questions about her life, her...
Posted On 02 Nov 2017

Georgina Glaholm (Teacher)

  Hello, my name is Georgina Glaholm and I am the new class 2 teacher. I am excited to begin my teaching career at Park Grove and cannot wait to see what each day brings, as I know that no 2 days are ever the same within teaching! I am from York and have been living here all...
Posted On 04 Oct 2017

High Adventure!

As if starting a new school year isn’t exciting enough, the Year 6s at Park Grove always have the added excitement of their school residential to High Adventure in the second week…and this year we had a fantastic visit! We set off on a slightly soggy Monday, but we...
Posted On 21 Sep 2017

Welcome to the New Reception Children

All of the Early Years team are so impressed with the new starters in Class 1 and 2 who have settled into school fantastically. They have already been very busy exploring the classroom, investigating in the outdoor area and making lots of new friends.
Posted On 16 Sep 2017

Topic Plans Year A 2017-18

Topic plans Year A 2017-18
Posted On 14 Sep 2017


Our Year 5 children performed ‘Animals’ by Atiha Sen Gupta at York Theatre Royal. The children were supported in preparing for the play by Julian Ollive from the theatre as part of the nation wide Playhouse project. The actors were expertly directed by our very own Mr...
Posted On 20 Jul 2017

Trip to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park

Key Stage 1 and Early Years were very lucky to visit the Yorkshire Wildlife Park to support their current topic ‘In the Jungle’. We all had a fantastic day out, despite the wet weather! We saw many wild animals such as tigers, lions, polar bears and lemurs. Everyone was...
Posted On 05 Jul 2017

Topic Enrichment

As part of our whole school enrichment day, each class spent the day exploring our current topic: chocolate! Activities included using the Chromebooks to create informative, interactive presentations all about chocolate, tasting a range of different chocolates (and then creating...
Posted On 04 Jun 2017


As part of our topic enrichment day all of Early Years and Key Stage 1 visited the Castle Museum to learn even more about chocolate. All of the children walked there very sensibly with their rucksacks and sunhats in the glorious weather. When we arrived we followed the trail of...
Posted On 02 Jun 2017

Weekly Newsletter 12/2/16

Here is the newsletter for this week. Have a fantastic half term! February 12th
Posted On 12 Feb 2016

Class 7 Newsletter 22.1.16

Here is the newsletter for this week. Have a lovely weekend! Class 7 Newsletter 22.1.16
Posted On 22 Jan 2016

Class 7 Newsletter 8.1.16

Here is the newsletter for this week  08.01.16-Newsletter
Posted On 08 Jan 2016