5th June 2018


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Week ending:




Please note any children arriving in school

after 9.15 a.m. will be marked in the

register as an ‘unauthorised absence’.

This may then trigger a meeting with the school’s Educational Social Worker (ESW)

to discuss punctuality.


Well done to RR, 1D and 2D for great

attendance in the week before the half-term break.  Congratulations to Y6 for achieving

their 100% whilst in the sunny Isle of Wight!





Year 1D


Year 1K


Year 2S


Year 2D


Year 3P


Year 3C


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6


Whole School Average




As our Monkfrith Football team won their league, on 18th May, they travelled to Coppetts Wood School to play St Mary's EN4 in the Barnet Small School's league final. It was a great match and the boy's played with fantastic skills throughout. Both the referee and spectators commented on our teamwork and creative play.  At half time, the score was tied, 1-1 and we looked the stronger team. St Mary's scored to make it 1-2. We were confident to come back and the boys looked strong and determined to score. We hit the post twice and we hit the bar but unfortunately it wasn't our day and St Mary's won. Despite the loss, we are so proud of their achievement. Congratulations to Max, who strongly deserved ‘players' player’ in their final match with Monkfrith School. We wish all the players all the best in the future and hope they continue to play football.

Miss Pierides




Summer Fair – Saturday 16th June 12-3pm

Please see last page of the newsletter for ways you can help.

            The summer fair is fast approaching. As FOMS have agreed to match fund a £10,000 grant that was recently awarded to the school to build an incredible sensory trail for our children, the Summer Fair is a big push for FOMS to raise the money for the match funding. The FOMS committee are of course committed to organising a great event but we still need help from the wider parent and carer community now more than ever to make the Summer Fair a huge success. Below are some dates and call outs for help in the run up to the fair (THANK YOU!):

1.      There will be two ‘Working Coffee Mornings’ to prepare for the fair on Friday 8th June and Friday 15th June. We very much hope you can come along.

2.      Set up for the Fair – Friday Night 15th June, and early Saturday morning on the 16th. We will be at school from 8am to set up and need as many people as possible that morning.

3.      Fair clean up after 3pm on Saturday 16th June.

4.      We will need many people to run the stalls on the day. If you can set aside one hour of your time during the fair the run a stall, please do! Stall sign-up sheets will go out to each class of parents approximately 2 weeks before the fair, but we may have more stalls than there are classes so the more parents/carers/grandparents we have, the better!

Donations for Summer Fair

            FOMS will be looking for the following donations for the Summer Fair to help support a number of different stalls on the day. Please can you begin to gather these items now in preparation:

1.      Soft Toys for the Teddy Tombola

2.      Jars of pre-wrapped sweets for the Sweetie Tombola

3.      Toys for our Toy Sale Stall (no books please)

BBQ Donation Wanted!

            FOMS are looking for a BBQ for the Summer Fair. If anyone has an old one they are happy to part with, we would be very grateful! Please email if you can help.


BBQ Meat Wanted

            Last year, someone was able to donate the meat for our BBQ which otherwise would have been a big expense. Unfortunately, this has not been possible again this year. If anyone can help source meat and pittas for the BBQ at the Summer Fair at a discounted rate, please get in touch!


As always, if you would like to get in touch with FOMS for any reason, especially if you would like to find out ways to get more involved in planning the Summer Fair, please either talk to your class reps, or email



A huge ‘thank you’ to Irmak (3C) Sean W (3C) and Ege (1K) for having a stall outside of Irmak's house last weekend, selling homemade cookies, cakes and lemonade. They raised £175.50 to go towards the Summer Fair. How wonderful is that? We were all very moved by their gesture. 



Please check your Parentpay account to make sure that you are up to date with dinner money and Breakfast/Afterschool Club payments. Thank you.



There will be two rainbow days in June to support the summer fair:

Friday 8th June-bring £1 for the summer fair. Mrs Adak will collect the £1s on the gate in the morning.

Friday 15th June-bring a bottle for the Tombola stall. (Please make sure glass bottles are carried by parents)



If you have ordered a Dance festival DVD they should arrive this week. They will be sent home with the children as soon as they arrive.



Sorry for the delay, tickets are coming out today. Please check bookbags. I have 3 spare tickets available, please contact Evie in the office if you would like one.



Wed 13th June:     2.45 p.m. - 1D

Wed 20th June:     9.00 a.m. - Y6

                                2.45 p.m. - Reception L



On Friday 6th July we will be running a KS1 and a KS2 disco. Tickets are £3 per child and include a drink, snack and disco prizes. If your child would like to come along, please send £3 in an envelope labelled ‘Disco’ with your child’s name and class.

Children need to be dropped off at the TV area door, entering school via the gate on Monkfrith Way. They need to be collected from the playground at the end of the session. Please note: Key Stage 2 children will not be allowed to walk home by themselves.

Key Stage 1: 4.45-5.30 p.m.

Key Stage 2: 5.45-6.45 p.m.



Tues 5th June:                    6.45 p.m. New reception parents meeting 

…………………………………….8:30pm Adult fitness and dance club – one off back to 7-8pm next week

Fri 8th June:                        Elite Feet football starts after school.  

                                             Rainbow day-bring £1


Mon 11th June:                 Y3 trip to Wallace Collection

                                            Y5 to British Museum


Wed 13th June:                 Reception sports in bottom playground @ 9.30 a.m.

                                            Parents/families welcome to watch and cheer!


Wednesday 13th June:    Secondary Transfer/IOW meeting for Y5 parents. 7 p.m. in Y5 classroom.


Friday 15th June:               Rainbow day-bring a bottle


Saturday 16th June:          Monkfrith Summer Fair 12.00 p.m-3.00 p.m.


Mon 18th June:                 Class and team photos. Please make sure children have a sweatshirt or cardigan in school.


Tuesday 19th June:           KS2 choir to Barnet Music festival

                                             Barnet Sports Festival at Allianz Park


Friday 22nd June:              Football festival at Livingstone school (teams TBA) Noon-3.00 p.m.


Tues 26th June:                 6.00 p.m. Kingswood information meeting for Y4 parents.


Wed 27th June:                 Y1 and Y2 sports in bottom playground from 9.30 a.m. Families welcome to watch.


Thurs 28th June:                KS2 sports afternoon in Oakhill Park from 1.30 p.m. Families welcome to watch.


Friday 6th July:                   Disco mania! 4.45-5.30 p.m. KS1  5.45-6.45 KS2


Tuesday 17th July:             Mrs Ross and Mrs Adak’s Farewell tea party between 2.30 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.


Thurs 19th July:                  Y6 Leavers’ show 9.30 a.m. for Y6 families.

                                             School closes at 2.00 p.m. for the end of the school year.

                                             Y6 Leavers’ disco from 7.00 p.m.-9.00 p.m.



We have fought long and hard to get our zebra crossing, please make sure you use it with your child. Children need to learn the safest way to cross the road so that they can become confident and safe independent travellers now and in the futures, please don’t teach them bad habits. Thank you.

 you can help Monkfrith School’s Summer Fair

Our biggest fundraiser of the year is just a couple of weeks away. But it’s nothing without the support of our parents. Here are 8 ways you can help make a difference,

FOMS logoFor more info please email





Image result for clockIt’s only with the help of volunteers that the Summer Fair can take place. We need people to give us just a little of their time. Here’s when we need your help:

- Friday 8th & 15th June @ 9am, @ school – sorting, wrapping, sticking and other Fair preparations

- Friday 15th June @5pm-8pm  - Fair set-up begins

- Saturday 16th June:

   - 8am-12pm: Fair set-up – there will be heavy lifting to begin with, so Dads are handy first thing in the morning

   - 12pm – 3pm: Manning stalls - each class will be allocated a stall. Sign-up sheets go out this week

   - 3pm – 5pm: Tidy up after the fair



Food & Cakes


Image result for international foodWe have dishes from all over the world and every year our International Food Buffets sells out. Do you have a signature dish? A tried and tested favourite? Whether sweet or savoury, we would love you to make a dish for the international buffet and cake sale. Please note, we will not be able to heat up your dish, so we request your dishes are suitable to be served as is.


Please bring in your dishes and cakes  on either

Friday 15th or Saturday 16th June (in the morning)



Image result for teddy tombolaAnother favourite stall at the fete is the Teddy Tombola. We need any old (but still good condition) teddies for the tombola. You de-clutter and the teddies get a new home - Win Win!


Please hand in any pre-loved teddies to school by Friday 15th June

Sweet Jars


A sweet tombola always goes down a treat!

Image result for sweet tombolaWe ask each family to fill an empty jam-jar (or any container) with wrapped sweets for our tombola.


Please hand jars to the office by Friday 15th June


Please donate any unwanted toys to our toy stall. You de-clutter, toys get a new home and we raise money for the school. Perfect! No books, please


Please hand in unwanted toys to the office by Friday 15th JuneImage result for toy stall summer fair


Our bottle tombola is well known for attracting some great prizes, so please help us to keep a great tradition going. All donations will be gratefully received.

Bottles will be collected at the gate by either school staff or a FOMS rep on Image result for bottle tombolathe morning of Friday 15th June as part of Rainbow Day.


Face Painters

Face-painting is very popular at the Summer Fair and we need your help.


If you are good at face-painting and can dedicate an hour or so to decorating our kiddies’ faces, please Image result for Face painteremail us at



Image result for toddler ride onPlease donate any old ride-on toys (that are in good condition) you might have to help us create a play are for the under 4s at the fair.


Please drop off ride-ons to the office before Friday 15th June.