As part of their topic, Year 5 have been finding out about foods and where our food comes from. Today they made their own bread rolls with poppy seeds, sultanas or cheese.
Year 5 have made a great start with our new school allotment. They have been growing vegetables and flowers in their classroom and some were ready to plant out this week. We have also had some donations of strawberry plants, sunflowers and dahlias. Thank you!
Exciting Easter Plans
During the Easter holidays exciting things are happening at school. With some help from FOMS, we are having a new school allotment built. Here are some of the photos of the work so far…it should be finished and ready for planting by the time you return from your holidays.
FOMS Maths Show
As an Easter treat for the children, FOMS organised for a theatre company to come and perform a show entitled The History of Maths. It was excellent – really fun, engaging and showed how important maths has been throughout history.
Our Spring Competition
The entries for the Spring Competition are amazing. There has been so much thought and consideration given to the topic – Minibeasts. Winners will be announced in assembly this week but here are some of the creations:
Children from Key Stage 1 and 2 spent time this afternoon reading with each other.
On Friday, the children all took part in our Sports Relief Run. A mile circuit of school was marked out and the children were epnoucraged to walk, run or skip as far as they could within half an hour. It was so much fun as you can see from our photographs.
The Week of Inspirational Maths
This week many of the classes are using maths lesson ideas from the https://www.youcubed.org website, which is run by Professor Jo Boaler. The activities are designed to get the children thinking about maths in a different, more creative, way. The children are encouraged to be more creative and work collaboratively to solve open ended investigations that use patterns or shape.
Monkfrith Football Team Update 14.03.18
On Wednesday, Monkfrith Football team played a league match against St Paul’s School. The first half was very even and both team battled from end to end. We were fighting against the wind and uphill, which made it very difficult for us to play our game, but our defence was extremely strong, not allowing our opponents score. Jack (our goalkeeper) made a great one on one save just before the half time whistle, to end the half 0-0. The second half was a different story. We went out positively and now had the wind and downhill advantage. Our attempts on goal finally went in and Mete scored our first goal with a very brave header, from Harry’s corner that bounced around the box. Our second goal came from Zain, just outside the box, who’s determination finally paid off. Our final goal was scored by Steven – very cool and confident shot across the goal. It wouldn’t have happened without Max’s crucial tackle, which was passed to Zain, who was then able to pass a great through ball to Steven.
Fantastic final score 3-0. Special mention to Jake and Sebastian – their energy and recovery on the wings helped us to defend some dangerous attacks from our opponents. Well done to Harry, for stepping into midfield and giving his best performance yet. Congratulations to Mete, who was voted players player for his strength and determination throughout the match. We are so proud of the way they worked as team and really showed how good our passing game can be.
Bodyguard visits Year 1!
The children in Year 1 were excited to meet a real life bodyguard! They were able to see some of the ‘tools of his trade’ and get to find out a little about his important role. Many thanks for coming in and inspiring the children!
The Pollution Solution
Year 4 and 5 were visited by the Big Top Theatre Company who performed their interactive play – The Pollution Solution. The message was serious but we had a really good time!
World Book Day
We are very excited to announce that we have just signed up for the 100 Million Minutes Reading Challenge 2018 – a national reading initiative from education charity Achievement for All.
Together with schools, early years settings and community groups up and down the country, children and young people will try to read for a collective 100 million minutes.
Why? Up to two in five children in disadvantaged communities across the UK have difficulties with literacy. We know that introducing all children and young people to the habit of reading in everyday life can improve communication skills and brighten future prospects.
The challenge will kick off on World Book Day (Thursday 1st March 2018) and run until Thursday 29th March. Each week we’ll be adding our reading minutes to our overall score, and doing our best to come out on top.
For more information, or to find out how to get involved, visit 100MillionMinutes.org, or follow @AfA_Education on Facebook and Twitter.
Year 5 have started their topic – Alchemy Island. It started with a complex riddle that needed to be decoded to find our starting point on the map. We have investigated samples from the Island to earn our next set of coordinates to find out the secret of the Island.
3P’s Trip to Oak Hill Park to engage them in their new topic Flow
Monkfrith Football Team Update 08.02.18
Monkfrith Football Team were drawn The Orion School in the Dick Bailey Cup. We knew it would be a tough match, as they are a large school. The first half was tough and despite our efforts, they took the lead 3 goals to nil. After reflection from the first half, the second half was much better. We had most the possession and had many chances. Unfortunately it wasn’t our day and the goals didn’t go in. We are proud that it was 0-0 second half and learnt from our mistakes in the first. We learnt how to defend their skilful players. Special mentions to Jack (our goalkeeper), who made some awesome saves and had his best match yet and to Max and Mete who were determined to stop the opposition from scoring. Congratulations to Jack who was voted players player. Well deserved Jack.
Safer Internet Day 6th February 2018
This week we celebrated Safer Internet Day. The theme this year is “Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you”. There was a whole school assembly which introduced the message and then each class explored their roles and responsibilities when using the internet. In the evening, Governors on the Resources Committee were presented with the different activities that had taken place throughout the day. Further information for parents can be found at: https://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2018/sid2018-education-packs/education-pack-parents-and-carers
Year 6 Football Tournament 24 .01.18
On Wednesday morning, year 6 boys travelled to Power League for their football tournament. First, we played Osidge and Max scored a cracking goal from outside the penalty area to win the match 1-0 but unfortunately Jake injured his knee and could not play on. Next, we played Church Hill and it was a very close match. Sebastian made many crucial saves to keep us in the game but despite our determination Church Hill struck a fantastic goal that was unstoppable – winning them the game 0-1. We knew our next match would be tough, against the unbeaten St Theresa’s and it was. Despite our efforts, they won 1-4 – Zain grabbing us a goal. Finally, we played Livingstone. Monkfrith went out fighting and won 3-1 with two goals from Zain and a goal from Sebastian. We had a great morning and we were lucky with the weather.
Monkfrith Football Team Update 17.01.18
On Wednesday, Monkfrith football team travelled down to Oakhill Park to play Church Hill School in their next league match. Church Hill scored the first goal with a long range shot but we came back in Monkfrith style with a goal from Alfie who received a pass from Sebastian down the line. Church Hill struck back to lead once again. Monkfrith were determined to get an equaliser. They hit the post and the cross bar more times than I remember. Church Hill scored once again, making it 3-1. Monkfrith didn’t give up and finally Alfie scored his second. Church Hill goalkeeper made some fantastic saves. Monkfrith continued to attack the goal but unfortunately it just wasn’t Monkfrith’s day. We were very proud of the boys’ spirit and determination despite the score and their shots not going their way. This was their first league defeat. 3-2 was the final score. Congratulations to Sebastian who was voted players player.
Safari Pete visits Year 1:
11.01.18 The children were amazed, delighted, excited and inspired by their workshops today. Safari Pete brought in a range of animals with Paws, Claws & Whiskers. They had an opportunity to hold animals that they would not normally come into close contact with. Their knowledge was questioned and furthered by an entertaining and engaging facilitator – did you know that some animals have claws that don’t retract and this allows them greater speed when running? Or that snakes have the remnants of claws?
This week at Monkfrith
We have only been back three days but a lot has happened.
Our INSET day was a chance to run training on Grammar, Punctuation and Spelling. We also had a visit from our School Nurse to talk through health care plans and run epi-pen training.
Year 5 have started their new topic, during which they are learning about the influence of technology. As part of this, they have been finding out about the work of influential inventors. Today they presented their findings to the class. Their efforts were very impressive!
Christmas Concerts School Concerts
Monkfrith Football Team Update 14.12.17
On Thursday, Monkfrith football team played against Moss Hall in the 2nd round of the Dick Bailey Cup. The players started very confidently and the large pitch suited our game perfectly. They played up hill in the first half and the match was quite even. After a quick half time refreshment break, the players were feeling confident. They made the most of playing down hill and the final score was 7-4. Goals from Harry, Zain, Sebastian and 4 from Alfie. Well done to the Moss Hall players who never gave up and came back from a 7-1 lead. Fantastic match boys. A special mention to Mete and Max our super strong defenders making it really hard for Moss Hall to score. Congratulations to Max who was voted players player.
Next league matches 11th January and 17th January.
Monkfrith Football Team Update 07.12.17
On Thursday, Monkfrith football team played their second league match against Hollickwood. The players did not let their last match get to them and they went into this match filled with confidence. Despite Hollickwood working really hard and their goalkeeper making many quality saves, we won a comfortable 8-1. Another win in the league taking us to 6 points. We are so proud of the way the boys are passing and moving together as a team and our teams sportsmanship towards the other team. Congratulations to Harry who was voted players player.
Next Thursday we face Moss Hall in the Dick Bailey Cup. Good luck
Monkfrith Football Team Update 30.11.17
This week we had what we knew would be a tough match against Akiva in the East Barnet cup. We had many chances with Alfie’s free kick hitting the bar, Zain hitting the side netting and many scrabbles in front of the goal. It just wasn’t our day. Although our team played great football and battled hard, they lost 5-0. This does not reflect how even the match was. Special mention for Max, who made many critical defensive challenges. A huge thank you to Steven for stepping into goal with Jacks absence. We are proud that they never gave up and they were still having shots in the last moments of the game. Congratulations to Max who was voted players player.
Next Thursday we face Hollickwood in the league. Good luck
Year 3P Class Assembly
We were treated to a fantastic class assembly this morning by 3P. They have learnt so much as part of their Heroes and Villains topics and were keen to share it with their parents and the rest of school. There was acting, gymnastic and singing – it was brilliant!
Monkfrith Football Team 23.11.17
On Thursday, Monkfrith football team played their first league match this week against St John’s N11. We started positively not knowing what to expect. In the first half both teams were even and attacks came from both sides with St John’s scoring the first goal, putting a lot of pressure on us. However, our heads didn’t drop and we came back when Alfie scored to make it 1-1. Our second goal came shortly after from a corner scored by Mete to make it 2-1 just before half time. We went into the second half feeling positive and our confidence was super high. Two more goals from Alfie and two from Zain made the final score 7-1. Congratulations to Alfie who was voted players player.
A fantastic final score for our first match. We are all very proud of the team and their determination to come back from a goal behind.
Next week we face Akiva in the East Barnet Cup. Good Luck team.
Reception Parents’ Coffee Morning
Thank you to all the parents that came to meet with our Reception Teachers for coffee on Wednesday. It was lovely to see you.
Year 5 Class Assembly
On Wednesday we had Year 5’s class assembly about what they have enjoyed learning so far this year. They worked so hard to write their own scripts, rehearse their lines and perform in front of Key Stage 2 and their parents. We are very proud of them!