Monk Fryston Weekly News 26.2.21

Welcome Back!

We are absolutely delighted to be able to welcome all pupils back into school on Monday 8th March. Further information about this will be sent in due course. We have revised our risk assessment and it is important to note that our one-way system will change. From 8th March please enter the school site using the Vicarage Lane entrance only. Social distancing markers will be placed on the path to help maintain space. Please do not come onto the playground, as teachers will come up the slope to collect their class.

Open as usual 10th March.

Don’t forget that we no longer have a Learning Review day on 10th March. This will now be a normal school day and all pupils should attend as ususal.

World Book Day 4th March

Join with us to celebrate World Book Day Thursday 4th March 2021.

We are very excited about celebrating World Book Day next Thursday 4th March 2021! The theme is ‘Share A Story’ and this World Book Day we are inviting all our children to share their favourite book character by creating a potato character to feature in our World Book Day Potato Character Gallery. The children can be as creative as they like and let their imaginations run wild as they transform an ordinary potato into their favourite book character. All entries to our Potato Character Gallery will receive a World Book Day certificate. All the details, including how to enter potato characters into the gallery, will be shared by teachers on Thursday 4th March - via Email for EYFS and via Google Classrooms for Years 1-6.


World Book Day 2021 Free Books!!!

World Book Day changes lives through a love of books and shared reading. World Book Day’s mission is to promote reading for pleasure, offering every child and young person the opportunity to have a book of their own because reading for pleasure is the single biggest indicator of a child’s future success. Spending just 10 minutes a day reading and sharing stories with children can make a crucial difference to the life of every child and it’s fun for all involved. That’s why World Book Day continues to encourage children and young people to read for pleasure through its work with authors, illustrators, publishers, bookshops and libraries.


Every year a brand-new exclusive collection of children’s books is released for World Book Day. The £1 World Book Day book token can be swapped for any one of the new books that are available from participating book sellers. This year the World Book Day tokens are digital and we will email you this via Teachers2Parents shortly. (The book token is valid until Sunday 28th March 2021. The terms and conditions are printed on the voucher.) Please follow this link to see the fabulous line up of books available now for World Book Day 2021: https://www.worldbookday.com/books/

Comic Relief 19th March

Red Nose Day is back on Friday 19th March and this year it’s never felt more important to have some fun and raise money to support people living incredibly tough lives. Not only do we need to provide safety to families who need support, but also tackle mental health stigma and help to give children a brighter future.


The theme this year is ‘humour’ - we need the power of funny to turn laughs into lasting change. With this in mind, we plan to host a ‘Comedy Club’ style event in each class. The children can share their favourite jokes or a short comedy sketch and raise money at the same time.




We will also be having a non-uniform day, so the children may come into school wearing fancy dress if they would like. The red noses this year are 100% plastic-free and in the style of woodland creatures, so they may wish to choose an animal theme. Alternatively, Comic Relief are also promoting the ‘superhero’ theme, so that may prove attractive to some children. We have a limited number of red noses for sale via ParentPay on a first come first served basis,, any purchased will be given to the children w/c 8th March.



Please join us in these activities and make your donations on ParentPay in the usual way. Together, we can make a difference.

Reporting a positive Covid result

Should you believe your child to have Covid-19 symptoms and need to go into self-isolation, please notify the school office in the usual way via phone or email.

Should you receive a ‘test positive’ result for your child it is VITAL that you notify us as soon as possible: During school hours – directly to the school office via 01977 682388.

Out of hours send an email to covid@mf.starmat.uk (stating student’s full name and class, contact phone number, date and time of positive Covid test result – please use TEST POSITIVE in the title)

It is VITAL that you let us know as soon as you possibly can so that we can implement contingency planning.

Covid App

Don’t forget that our school has registered with the Covid Symptom Study to help monitor the spread of the virus. If you would like to participate, you will need to register with the school code A2JC644. For more information including full instructions on how to join and use the COVID Symptom Study app please head to: https://covid.joinzoe.com/schools

Shout out to a member of staff

This is to recognise staff who have done something great. We want to recognise the achievement of all our staff so please help up to pass on your nice comments and thanks.