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Friday News 23.11.18

Dear Parents/Carers,

Please take time to talk about our school values for next week with your child.

Governors are supportive, involved and well informed. They are key members of the team.

Next week’s school target is to remember to respect everyone.

We have noticed that there are a large number of children who do not come to school with the appropriate kit or clothing for the weather. This week, for example, many children did not have a coat in school despite the fact that it has got much colder and at times wetter this week. Please ensure that your child has the right clothing in school every day.

If you collect children from school in a car please ensure that you always park safely and sensitively towards others. Recently a number of residents have noticed inconsiderate parking (across driveways and on pavements) at the start and end of the day. The police have been alerted and will be patrolling the school gates periodically.

Thank you to everyone who attended Learning Review meetings this week. It is very important that all parents meet with their child’s class teacher, and so if you were not able to make or keep an appointment please arrange to meet with the teacher before the end of term.

Reading is a vital part of your child’s learning, and it is very important that all children read at home every night. This will help develop their fluency and word speed, and also their interpretation and understanding of different texts. Attached is a booklet that contains ideas and strategies for helping your child to read at home.

We have noticed that a number of children are showing a lack of respect towards each other and adults, and this has been our school target for two weeks. We expect our children to do this at all times and not, for example, answer back, or push each other, or take things that don’t belong to them. We are addressing it in school, and would appreciate your support in reinforcing messages at home.

Please remember that if your child brings something into school from home, it is up to them to look after it. School cannot accept responsibility for anything lost or damaged. We recommend that they don’t bring toys in for that reason.

At this time of the year children only play on the hard playground during breaktimes. We have play equipment for them to use, and the playground is ‘zoned’ with specific areas for different types of activities. There is very little space on the playground to play ball games, and so we advise children not to bring their own balls into school. These should only be brought in once we are back on the field in Spring.

Begin your festive season this year with a magical evening at Monk Fryston’s Winter Christmas Market. Wednesday 5th December 4 – 7pm for shopping, mulled wine, minced pies, and Christmas choir.

Shop local this Christmas!

We are offering a carefully selected range of thoughtful, bespoke Christmas gifts and products including… beautiful handmade Christmas decorations, embroidered bunting,  handmade bags, gemstone jewellery, books, sand art, scented candles, bake my day sweet treats, Italian knitwear, ladies scarves, hats and gloves, flowers, plants and planters, Christmas eve boxes, body shop gifts, hampers, handmade chocolates and much more.

We are pleased to inform you about some positive changes to our school meals that will be introduced from January 2019.


  1. Monk Fryston Reading booklet
  2. School meals Nov 18


Upcoming Diary Dates (these are subject to change so please check regularly)  Further dates also on calendar on the website.

1st December – Christmas Fayre  12pm – 2pm
5th December – 2pm Reception Class Nativity – open to parents to attend
5th December – 3.30pm – Open Classrooms – an opportunity for your child to show you their work
5th December – 4pm – 7pm PTA Winter Market – open for everyone to attend
12th December – 12.30pm Yrs 1 to 6 going to the Pantomime – expected back around 4pm
13th December – 2pm – Yr 1 & 2 Christmas Production – open to parents to attend
13th December – 9.30am KS1 Christingle in Church – parents welcome to attend
14th December – 2pm – Yr 1 & 2 Christmas Production – open to parents to attend
14th December – 9.30am KS2 carol service in Church – parents welcome to attend
19th December – Children’s Christmas dinner
20th December – pm class parties
21st December – 2pm Christmas singalong – everyone welcome to join us
7th January – Training day, school closed to pupils
8th January – school reopens to pupils

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