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Friday News 7.10.16

Dear Parents/Carers,

Next week’s school target is; Please remember to eat fruit and drink milk on the bottom playground.

Please take time to talk about this week’s school values with your child.
We recognise, respect and encourage the use of imagination and creativity in learning, so that we nurture the individuality of every child and support the development of their unique identity and positive self-image.

We would like to remind parents about our ‘Parent Behaviour Policy’. We have attached a copy for your information.

Please remember to be considerate when parking around our school. We have been notified of several instances this term where parents and carers are parking inappropriately. The police are involved and will be making visits at the start and the end of the day. They are particularly keen to prevent drivers from parking opposite or within 10m of junctions, and any vehicles found in these positions are likely to attract a ticket.

We are delighted that our parent survey highlighted so many positive comments and support for our school. However, we do know that from time to time things go wrong. If you have a concern about any aspect of your child’s education, please raise the issue with your child’s class teacher in the first instance. Usually, they are able to provide more information and sort out issues quickly and effectively. In the rare instance that concerns can’t be satisfactorily resolved we do have a complaints procedure that is published on our website.

Thank you to everyone who has volunteered to help out at South Milford Bonfire, if you haven’t yet signed up and are available to help please let the office know asap as we need as many helpers as possible. Thank you!

We know that our Horse Chestnut trees have lovely conkers at this time of year, and children enjoy gathering them. Please remind children to be careful around these trees as they are old and have weak limbs; branches have fallen off in the past and we would not like any children to be involved in an accident.

We are delighted with the outcomes of our children last year. Governors are awaiting statistical information from the DFE before we can publish these results in full. We do know that the average results nationally for children meeting the expected KS2 standard in reading, writing and maths was 53%, and 83% of children at Monk Fryston met this expected standard. This is a huge 30% above other schools, showing that our children continue to progress extremely well in their learning. It is a fantastic achievement!

Don’t forget to buy tickets for the legendary Bingo evening next Friday. Tickets are only £6 on ParentPay and this includes your bingo tickets and a light supper. We’ve got some fantastic prizes from Xscape which will keep you entertained during half term. Certainly one not to miss. Please see the attached poster for more details.

Next Tuesday, 11th October, is a whole-school maths day. We have planned lots of brilliant lessons for our children throughout the day, including a workshop on Magic Maths run by Dr Mark. Children will work in different groupings for the day and we will change the timetable to enable us to run a range of maths activities. Please do talk to your child about their experiences and help us by following up the activities at home.

As you know, the STAR Alliance offers teacher training opportunities for graduates. If you know someone who might be interested in applying please encourage them to talk to us about the programme. Applications open on 18th October.

Quick reminder that consents need to be given for the pantomime trip for years 1 to 6 by Friday 14th October via ParentPay. Any problems please contact the office.

Children will be designing a Christmas picture next week which will be available for you to purchase at a later date. You will be able to order the design on greeting cards, gift tags, wrapping paper, mugs, water bottles and much more.

1. PTA Booze & Bingo Night 14.10.16
2.Parent Behaviour Policy

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