July 2016 Newsletter

1st July 2016

School Dinners
The menu for September will stay the same as the summer term till October and when we come back to school on the 5th September we will start on Week 1.  The price of school dinners will have an increase to £2.10 and day - £10.50 a week.

Author Visit - David Gatward

On Wednesday 29th June we were fortunate to work with one of the UK’s leading fiction writers, David Gatward. David spent a considerable part of his life wondering what it would be like to be any one of the following (in no particular order): actor, musician, carpenter, army officer, writer, helicopter pilot and highwayman. Eventually writing took over thanks to a couple of ghost writing contracts and, to his own surprise, a book deal.

Children and parents from across the school took part in exciting activities linked to inspiring and motivating writing. The day began with an assembly sharing the importance of story structure and involved lots of audience participation. The rest of the morning saw David working with different age groups on storytelling, creating fun characters and using story cubes to inspire ideas and produce a story plan .

During the afternoon, children on the Achievement for All programme had the opportunity to work with David alongside their parents. An amazing amount of fun was had by all and it was great to have the opportunity to tell stories, share ideas and learn helpful tips and advice from the expert. Thank you to all those parents who were able to join us. “What a tremendous day;” “I didn’t realize it could be this much fun” and “I don’t want to go home” were just some of the comments made during the day.

Attendance Figures 02/09/2015 - 01/07/2016
 Year 1  Year 2  Year 3  Year 4  Year 5   Year 6
 95%  94.9%  95.9%  95%  95.3%  94.3%

Literacy Week 12th - 16th September 2016

Dear Parents/Carers

To celebrate the 100th Birthday of Roald Dahl we are having a Literacy Week.

The cost for this amazing week is £3.00 per child.

We have arranged for workshops for the children as follows:-

Monday – A Story Teller

Tuesday – Theatre Workshops

Wednesday – The Twits

Thursday – The Twits

Friday - Come to a school as a Roald Dahl character

Mrs K Jordan

Literacy Team


Mrs Zena Thomas
We want to share with you all that Mrs Zena Thomas left Milton Park Primary School at the end of June, after much appreciated service lasting almost 7 years. She has decided to pursue new career adventures elsewhere, and we wish her well for the future.