It is lovely to see everyone so settled into the term and the children enjoying all of the learning activities planned for them. We are really pleased with how the new children have settled into their classes and how well they have already made friends.
A few very important reminders!
If your child is too unwell to attend School please inform the school office via the new school app or by telephone on the first day of absence. If we do not hear from you then we have to keep calling until we speak to someone or Mrs Hutchinson has to carry out a ‘Safe and Well’ check at the family home to ensure all is well. To save us the worry, please be sure to make that call or to send the message via Schoolzine at the start of day one of the absence.
- Please remember that all children need to be in school and settled to start the day in class by 9 am at the latest.
- If your child is going to be late, please ensure that you escort them to the school office after 9 am. Children should not be coming into school alone after 9 am.
- Please be sure to make doctor and dental appointments out of school hours unless it is an emergency. All appointments in school time should be accompanied by a medical appointment card or letter.
- Holidays should not be taken in school term time.
Many thanks for your co-operation in these matters.
Our Year 6 children were evacuated to Holdenby House as part of their topic on WWII. They experienced a taster of how children lived during the war and had a thoroughly educational and enjoyable time.
Year 2 have experienced a very exciting Africa Day; they took part in a role play activity, presenting their “passports” at the Airport, “watched an inflight movie” and in the afternoon were visited by the Animal Man who brought along a selection of animals ranging from meerkats to snakes!! Remember to come along on 23rd October at 9.15am. to help celebrate this topic with your child.
You may have seen the launch of the new National Health Service Every Mind Matters programme which has been set up to provide ready access to support members of the community to manage and maintain good mental health. As we know, positive mental health makes such a difference; we are better able to relax, to achieve more and to get more enjoyment from life.
All the information and advice in Every Mind Matters has been developed with experts and is approved by the NHS. Every Mind Matters has been endorsed by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
For further information about this new source of help and support, just follow the link below.
Year 4 visited Brandon Marsh on one of the wettest days imaginable. Despite the weather the children took part in a range of activities, such as pond dipping, bug hunting and classifying minibeasts which helped develop their scientific knowledge and skills.
Over the next few weeks children will be taking part in age appropriate Bikeability Workshops.
If your child is in Reception, Year 1 or Year 2 you will already have received the information and all equipment will be provided.
If your child is in either Year 3 and 4 you will be receiving details shortly for the workshops due to take place on Tuesday 22nd and Wednesday 23rd October respectively. Children will need to bring their own bike and helmet.
Year 5 Workshops are week beginning 23rd March and again, children will need to bring their own bike and helmet.
May we suggest that in preparation for these workshops you encourage your child to become more proficient on their bicycles over the coming weeks.
On Wednesday 16th October and Thursday 17th October the book fair will be in school to coincide with the parent and child consultations. It will be open from 3.30 to 6.30pm each evening. All sales from the fair enable us to purchase much needed books in school to provide the children with wonderful reading experiences. This is something that I’m sure you will already know, but good readers become great writers.
Unlike previous years the book fair will only be in school for the October consultations, so this is an excellent opportunity to pop along and pick up a bargain ready for Christmas.
Thank you for your continued support by purchasing from the book fair, you really do make a difference.
Book fair coordinator
Please find below the Special Menus planned for November:
Bonfireworks Special Menu.pdf - Tuesday 5th November 2019
National Roast Dinner Day.pdf - Wednesday 13th November 2019
These details will also appear on the School Dinners Tile.
We do hope your child will take part in one or both of these special meals.
At Monkspath School we make the Emotional Health and Well Being of our pupils, parents and staff a priority.
Please follow the link to enable you to view how we ensure the Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Provision is supported here at school.
Details will also be available on the Well-being tile.
A reminder that the PTA will be holding a Spooky Disco on 11th October
Foundation & KS1 6.00 - 7.00 pm.
KS2 7.15 - 8.15 pm.
Fast-track tickets on sale after school in the playground or available on the door.
Fancy Dress competition - Spooky costumes welcome but NO scary masks.
Solihull Council’s fostering service is looking for people to provide a stable home for children across the Borough. If you think you could help or would like to find out more, please pop along to an information evening on Tuesday 15 October, 6.30 – 8pm at the Civic Suite, behind the Council House, Manor Square, Solihull, B91 3PX.
For more information, please sign up to Solihull Council’s Stay Connected fostering bulletins by following this link www.solihull.gov.uk/stayconnected or call 0121 788 4253.