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Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 14th February 2020

What an action packed term it has been for all our pupils this term! Willow weaving, county sports competitions, Young Voices, secondary school visits, charity cake sales and last night's school disco have all played their part in making life at Monkton Park as fun as ever! We celebrated some great achievements with our Monkton Mole awards today too. As ever none of these brilliant opportunities would be available without the commitment and dedication of our staff team. Thank you to all.

Over half term we hope to have some scooter storage added to our KS1 playground (cycle storage is on its way!). Our KS1 children can start to use this from their first day back on Monday 24th February.

We hope you have a wonderful half term!

Clubs

All clubs will continue after half term.

We are excited to offer 2 new lunchtime clubs after half term. If your child loves singing, or wants to try something new then their energy and enthusiasm are welcome!

Mini-Singers, for Years 1, 2 & 3 will take place on Tuesday Lunchtimes

KS2 Choir, for Years 4, 5 & 6 will take place on Thursday Lunchtimes

Please book a space using the Parents Evening booking site. Bookings open Friday 14th February 2020 at 3pm. It is not first come first served. You will be notified after half term if your child has a place.

Charity Cake Sale

Well done to Badgers' class who raised £93.80 at their cake sale for the charity Mind.

We are looking forward to Rabbits' bake sale on 12th March 2020

Class Assemblies

Well done to Owls' and Otters' who entertained the classes and their families & friends this week with their excellent class assemblies.

Kinetic Letters

On Wednesday 26th February we are hosting a session for parents to explain our new handwriting scheme, Kinetic Letters.

The session will start at 3.30pm and will be run by Margaret Williams, who is the founder of the programme.

Parents from all year groups are welcome to attend and a range of information will be provided to help you support your child at home with their handwriting.

World Book Day Information - Thursday 5th March 2020

Dressing Up

This year we would like the children to dress up as their favourite character or their favourite book. This can be any book and there is no class theme.

Ideas from last years World Book Day

Book Swap

For World Book Day we would also like the children to take part in a Book Exchange where they bring in an old book and swap it for another one. The children will be able to swap their books within their class and with other children in their year group. The teachers will ensure all children who bring in a book get the chance to swap theirs with a suitable alternative!

Reading Rocks Competition

Some Rocky ideas!

If you would like your child to take part they can paint a rock at home with their favourite book front cover or character (we will varnish them in school). We can then hide these around Monkton Park for a treasure hunt. There will be a prize for the best rock at FS, KS1 and KS2. Please do not put your name on your rock (initials only) as we will be hiding them for others to find.

Please bring these into school on Thursday 5th March.

Braeside and Hooke Court

Braeside

Year 4 are really looking forward to their Braeside trip after half term. Thank you for the deposits and payments already made . The cost of the trip is £161.00. Payment can be made in installments using ParentPay.

Hooke Court

The Year 6 residential trip will take place at The Grove in Llansteffan, Carmarthen in West Wales. We have booked the trip to run from Wednesday 10th June to Friday 12th June 2020.

The cost of the trip will be £178.00. A £10 deposit needs to paid to secure a place and to allow us to confirm numbers with Hooke Court. Payment can be made in installments using ParentPay.

FOMPS

Disco

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped make yesterday's disco such a success, plus a huge thank you to our resident DJ Stuart, and to Emma for leading on the event.

Scarecrow Trail

The trail will be taking place on the 16th and 17th May, and we are now open for scarecrow build entries. Please see the attached poster and send us an e-mail at monktonparkscarecrow@outlook.com if you are interested in making a scarecrow.

Party hire

If you're in the process of organising a birthday party, don't forget that you can hire our reusable party pack which saves you the hassle of buying kit whilst also being kinder to the environment.

Books

Please consider keeping any good quality, second hand books you no longer want, on one side over half term as we will be collecting these after half term ready for a FOMPS book sale on world book day, 5th march.

Dates for your Diary

Please see the School Calendar for all of the diary dates.

Our class charity cake sales.

Half Term Holiday Monday 17th February 2020 - Friday 21st February. School re-opens at 8.45am on Monday 24th February.

Week Beginning 24th February

Monday 24th February

Book Club Years 5 & 6

Tag Rugby Club Years 5 & 6

Badminton Club Years 1 - 3

Tuesday 25th February

Real Fun Family Funs Group 3

T-Trak Club Years 3 - 6

Lego Club Years 1 & 2

Creative Club Years 1 & 2

Netball Club Year 6

Wednesday 26th February

Kinetic Letters Talk 3.30

Year 4 Residential Trip to Braeside

Multisports Club Years 1 - 3

Thursday 27th February

Year 4 Residential Trip to Braeside

Running Club Years 4 - 6

Football Club Years 5 - 6

Lego Club Year 4

Friday 28th February

Year 4 Residential Trip to Braeside

All Active at Abbeyfield

Recorder Club

Tyrone Mings Football Club

Week Beginning 2nd March

Monday 2nd March

Book Club Years 5 & 6

Tag Rugby Club Years 5 & 6

Badminton Club Years 1 - 3

Tuesday 3rd March

Real Fun Family Funs Group 3

T-Trak Club Years 3 - 6

Lego Club Years 1 & 2

Creative Club Years 1 & 2

Netball Club Year 6

Wednesday 4th March

Year 4 Swimming and First Access Violins

Multisports Club Years 1 - 3

Thursday 5th March

World Book Day Activities

Running Club Years 4 - 6

Football Club Years 5 - 6

Lego Club Year 4

FOMPS World Book Day - Book Sale

Friday 6th March

Recorder Club

High Five Netball

Tyrone Mings Football Club

Term Dates 2019/2020

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