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                 9th July 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 1D for great attendance

in Key Stage 1 last week and well done to 3C

 for super attendance too. 






Year 1D


Year 1K


Year 2S


Year 2D


Year 3P


Year 3C


Year 4


Year 5


Year 6

85%(low because of secondary school visits)

Whole School Average




We all enjoyed a brilliant Spelling Bee competition last week. It was very tense and exciting! The finalists were all fantastic spellers and should all ‘bee’ proud of themselves. Well done to our Spelling Bee champions:

Key Stage 1 Champion: Eesha

Lower Key Stage 2 Champion: Rachel

Upper Key Stage 2 Champion: Andrea

Each child received a 2018 Spelling Bee trophy to keep.




If your child has attended Code Club this year and you would like to come along and see what they have done and have a go yourself, then come along at 8am on Wednesday 11th July.  It will be our last session of the year. 


HOLA!-Meet and greet session for ‘Speak like a Native’ Spanish lessons


After-school Spanish lessons will be starting in September with ‘Speak like a Native’.  The team are having a ‘meet and greet’ on Thursday 12th July at 3pm in the classroom next to year 5, so parents can meet them. Please enter the room via the door on the top playground opposite our allotment area.



Please can you check parent pay and pay all outstanding by next week.  Thank you

Price Increase – After School Club

£5 Short stay

£8 Full session

Starting September 2018.

Join our Speak Like a Native club this Autumn – and discover a love of Spanish

 Our Speak Like a Native clubs offer a fun, stress-free way of exploring a foreign language. We have clubs in 15 schools across London, with 90% of our students returning each term.  The children enjoy activities, play games and perform tasks - in Spanish. The focus is on building confidence and encouraging children to use their problem-solving skills to work out what they’re being asked to do. Most importantly the children have fun – all the while building their knowledge and love of Spanish! Our clubs are split into:

Explorers – activities and games aimed at Reception – Year 2.  We nurture and develop the children’s love of language, building their confidence.

Pathfinders – tasks and activities aimed at Years 3-6, to prepare for secondary school and life beyond.

 Key information for Monkfrith: Mondays, 15:15 (KS1) or 15:30 (KS2). Club dates: Monday 17th September – Monday 3rd December (no club during half term 22nd October). £110 for the term (11 weeks).BOOK NOW at

Please don’t hesitate to email us on if you have any questions or come to our

MEET/GREET in the class room next to year 5  top playground  on Thursday 12th July at :3:10pm

All welcome.

We look forward to seeing you

The Speak Like a Native team


New Chess Club starting – SEP 18

Chess Club MONDAYS

For more detail or to book place please email


Reception  - Miss Cooper and Ms Czuprynska

Year 1 (RR)– Mrs Kotwani

Year 1 (RL) – Mrs Bullard

Year 2 (1D) – Miss Siekkeris

Year 2 (1K) – Miss Kontos

Year 3 (2D) – Miss Michaels

Year 3 (2S) – Miss Pierides

Year 4 (3P) – Mr Filby

Year 4 (3C) – Mr Powell

Year 5 – Miss Donaghy

Year 6 – Mrs Ditchburn

WELCOME TO MONKFRITH-new teaching staff in September



Miss Cooper


My name is Lauren Cooper. I am a passionate and enthusiastic teacher, specialising in the Early Years Foundation Stage. I have been working in schools within the Borough of Barnet for the past 6 years and I am very excited to be joining such a wonderful school. I look forward to meeting you and working with your children in September.







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Ms Czuprynska


I have worked as a Teacher since 2002 and am highly experienced in developing learning in the Foundation Stage. As a person, I am a very energetic, bubbly, chatty and humorous. As a parent, I have a deeper understanding of how children develop and what expectations parents have of schools. I have also worked as a teacher in Poland, and this experience will enable me to support as well as understand children with additional language and traditions. I am incredibly proud to join the Monkfrith team and work with the children to enhance their learning journey in partnership with the parents



Mrs Bullard


Hello Monkfrith School - I am Sarah Bullard and I can’t wait to meet Year 1 children and be part of your school. I have recently qualified as a teacher but have been working in schools and education for 14 years. I will always make time for parents to talk to me about your children and I will make sure your children have a really fun time at school and find their voice. See you soon!

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Miss Kontos


I have just finished my PGCE at UCL and I’m ready to start my teaching journey at Monkfrith in September. My personal interests include geography, current affairs and world culture. I think these are important topics that contribute to an encouraging and diverse classroom. I love to travel and I have spent part of my PGCE at a school in Brooklyn, New York. I have always heard fantastic things about the children and staff at Monkfrith and I’m looking forward to meeting you all and joining the team.


Miss Michaels


I am very excited to be teaching Year 3 at Monkfrith in September! I have been working at the school since January 2017 and have really loved getting to know the children at Monkfrith and becoming a part of the wonderful school community.  I am originally from Canada and have been living in London for the past 5 years. I love to keep active and am an advocate for healthy eating and physical activity, especially amongst children. In the past, I have delivered healthy eating and physical activity programmes to children and families living in the London Borough of Camden and have also taught in Canada and the UK. I am very much looking forward to September and wish you all a lovely summer break!



Mr Powell


I have been working at Monkfrith in Year 2 since September and have loved it.  I am really happy to be getting my own class next year. I have lived in Enfield for my entire life and have a degree in Sports Journalism. I love sports and have experience coaching children so this is something I'd love to get into and do more of at Monkfrith. I can't wait to get started and be a part of the Monkfrith teaching team. 



Woodwind: Wednesday 11th July at 9.00 a.m.

Recorders: Wednesday 11th July at 2.30 p.m.

Both concerts are in the hall. Parents/families are very welcome.



If you have been coming along all year, please make sure you come along to the last session for this year and my last session ever! Any newbies are still welcome to come along too.



Mon 9th July:                     Gymnastics display for Bev’s students: 1.30 p.m. in the hall.


Tuesday 10th July:            Miss Porzi’s last teaching session for this year


Wed 11th July:                  Woodwind concert at 9.00 a.m. Families welcome.

                                            Recorders: Wednesday at 2.30 p.m. Families welcome

Thursday 12th July ……….Meet and greet -speak like a native Spanish lesson  Class room next to year 5-Top play ground@ 3:10pm

Friday 13th July:                Reports out to parents.

                                            Last Elite Feet Football club for the year


Monday 16th July:            Last GymJams session for the year


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


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.