Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 6th December 2019

Tonight 5.30pm - 7.30pm

Weekly Achievement Awards

Congratulation in week 11 to: Hemi, Madeleine , Penny, Annabel, Jonathon, Chloe, Oliver, Mia and Frazer

Hot Chocolate Friday

This weeks achievers are: Coby, Noah, Riley, Leonardo, Amelia, Maria, Kamilla, Will and Charlie

Star Writers

This weeks Star Writers are: Isabella, Tamzin, Morgan, Tilly, Tyler, Oscar, Oscar, Oliver and Lily

Work of the Week

Congratulations to George from Pine Martens for KS2 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Jacob from Fieldmice for KS1 Work of the Week. A cold write is the piece of writing (orally for Reception children) that our pupils do at the start of a unit. The hot write is at the end of an English unit. Just look at how much progress Jacob has made!

Jacob's Cold Write
Jacob's Hot Write

School Christmas Events

KS1 Christmas Performance:

Wednesday 11th December - Doors open at 1.30pm & 5.30pm

Tickets now available

We have been able to allocate additional tickets for this performance. If you require additional tickets please let the office know.

Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below


KS1 children to be dropped back at school at 5.30pm at Rabbits classroom door for the evening performance.

Parents to queue for the performance at the main reception door.


KS2 Christmas Performance at the Neeld Hall:

Tuesday 17th December - Doors open at 1.15 pm & 5.30pm

Tickets now available

Due to number restrictions please only reserve 2 tickets per family across the two performances (not 2 for the afternoon and 2 for the evening).

More tickets may be available and we hope to let you know next week once we are more certain of numbers attending.

£2.20 cost per ticket to cover costs from hire of the Neeld Hall

Tickets can be purchased by clicking the link below


Arrangements for Day of KS2 Performance – Tuesday 17th December

• KS2 children will need a packed lunch as they will be eating at the Neeld Hall. If you would like the kitchen to provide a packed lunch please let the office know ASAP

• Parents to collect children from the Neeld Hall at 3.00pm OR children will walk back to school and can be collected as normal from school at the later time of 3.15pm

• KS1 siblings will be held at school until picked up

• Children who normally attend after school club will be walked back to school after the afternoon performance. Mr Rafferty will then walk these children back to the Neeld Hall for the evening performance

• All KS2 children need to be dropped off at the Neeld Hall at 5.30pm for the evening performance.


Christmas Lunch: Wednesday 18th December

Roast Turkey with Sausage and Stuffing


Quorn Fillet with Quorn Sausage and Stuffing

Served with Roast Potatoes, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, Gravy

If you would like your child to have a Christmas Lunch you must book in advance on Live Kitchen by FRIDAY 13th DECEMBER. There is no charge for children in KS1 or those entitled to Free School Meals. For children in KS2 the cost will be £2.30. If you are not registered with Live Kitchen and your child would like a school Christmas lunch please contact the school office.

WE CANNOT TAKE ORDERS ON THE DAY. Christmas lunch must be paid for in advance.

Carol Service

The Carol Service will take place on Friday 20th December at St Andrew’s Church at 2pm families and friends are welcome to join us.

Could you please reply to this email or speak to the office to let us know whether you will be collecting your child from St Andrew’s Church after the service at 2.30pm. Children not collected from St Andrew’s will be walked back to school and can be collected at 3.00pm as usual.

Foundation Stage children are not directly involved in the Carol service and a separate letter will be sent to Foundation Stage parents about this.

Children should not bring bags into school on this day. Packed lunches need to be put into disposable bags, rather than lunchboxes. This is to ensure that children are not carrying anything with them to the church as space is limited.

Sport England Survey (Parents of Pupils in Years 1 & 2 Only)

Last week we sent home letters detailing a Sport England survey pupils in years 1-6 would be taking part in. As part of the survey Sport England would like parents of pupils in years 1 & 2 to complete an online questionnaire which will take about 20 minutes. This will supplement the answers your child gives with more detailed information and will help to build a broader picture of activities done by children of this age. You can complete the survey at home, you may find it helpful to complete the survey with your child present.

You can access the survey by clicking on the link below. Surveys need to be completed by 12th December 2019. Thank you for your help.

Year 1 &2 Parents Survey

Knowledge Organisers

The Knowledge Organisers for term 2 Science, are now available to view on the school website.

Level 2 Football Play Offs

Huge congratulations to our girls and boys football teams, after their brilliant performances at last Fridays Level 2 play offs. Our girls team were undefeated in their tournament and finished 1st. Our boys, after some very close matches, came 2nd in their tournament.

Both teams will now go through to represent Monkton Park in the Level 3 County Games on 14th January. This is the first time we have progressed this far in the competition and is a huge achievement for both teams.

Our Brilliant Footballers


Christmas Fair

Tonight 5.30pm - 7.30pm

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all at the Christmas fair later this afternoon. The entrance will be on the KS2 playground and doors will open from 5:30pm.

Thank you again to all the donations of creativity, prizes, cakes and time that has been so generously given to help make the fair lots of fun. The grand raffle will be drawn on Friday night and the winners notified next week so make sure you return your ticket stubs and money today.

Additionally, for those of you who missed the deadline for buying a tea towel, there are still a few left, which we will be selling at the fair tonight for £4 each.

Dates for your Diary

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

Week Beginning 9th December

Monday 9th December

Tuesday 10th December

Badgers' Class Library visit

Wednesday 11th December

KS1 Christmas Play 1.45pm

KS1 Christmas Play 6.00pm

Thursday 12th December

Fieldmice and Rabbits Festive Reading

Friday 13th December

Week Beginning 16th December

Monday 16th December

KS2 Rehersal at The Neeld Hall

Tuesday 17th December

KS2 Christmas Performance 1.30pm

KS2 Christmas Performance 6.00pm

Wednesday 18th December

Christmas Lunch

Thursday 19th December

KS1 Christmas Parties

KS2 Movie Experience

Friday 20th December

School Carol Service - St Andrews Church

Term Dates 2019/2020

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