Summer Phonics Competition - KS1

We have decided to relaunch our phonics competition this summer to help keep phonics skills razor sharp. Every Monday a new video will be launched challenging you to try a phonics game at home. All you have to do is take a photo of you playing each of the games and bring them in with you when you return to school.


A winner will be announced at the end of September and you could win a voucher to spend on toys!

Go to our Summer Phonics Challenge page to take part.

Summer Reading Challenge

Join the Silly Squad for the West Berkshire Libraries Summer Reading Challenge! If you can't currently get to a library, simply join in online. Visit the West Berkshire Library Website to access children’s reading materials and resources including eBooks, audiobooks and comics completely free of charge.

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Take a look at the Summer Reading Challenge Website for more information on how to take part.


For inspiration on top summer reads, visit the Books For Topics Website.

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Parsons Down Partnership - Awarded The Green Flag By Eco-Schools

We are delighted to announce that we have been awarded the Green Flag by Eco-Schools. Thank you to all of the children, staff and parents who have worked so hard to make us an Eco-School. Together, we have recycled crisp packets and pens, turned off electrical appliances when not in use and taken part in Water Warrior Day - raising money for Water Aid in the process.

What a difference we can make as a community! We can't wait to get started with new eco ideas and actions in September! If anyone has any suggestions, please send them via the following email address - ecocoordinator@pdp.w-berks.sch.uk. - for the consideration of our Eco-Committee.

Parsons Down Partnership

Graded GOOD by Ofsted

Effectiveness of leadership and management      

Quality of teaching, learning and assessment       

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Parsons Down Infant School

Paynesdown Road, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3TE


Tel: 01635 862475

Email: office.pdi@pdp.w-berks.sch.uk

Parsons Down Junior School

Herons Way, Thatcham, Berkshire, RG19 3SR


Tel: 01635 866700

Email: office.pdj@pdp.w-berks.sch.uk