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Nightingale Academy

Minster Church of England Primary School

Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God


Daily Update - 19th October 2020 & Key Term Dates



PARENT CONSULTATIONS – these will be taking place this week via TEAMS.  If you haven’t done so already, please book your consultation ASAP. You will then receive a link from your child’s teacher in order to join the meeting.  Please remember meetings are 10 minutes long. 

KENT LIFE TRIP – YEAR 6 – payment is available for this trip via This trip is due to take place on the 13th November.  If we do not receive sufficient funds to cover the trip it will not be able to go ahead. 

UPDATING CONTACT DETAILS – please ensure you notify the Office as soon as possible should you change your contact details. 

KEY DATES – please find attached a Key Dates update.  Dates listed in red are additional ones! 

SECONDARY SCHOOL EVENTS – we have received notification from The Charles Dickens School that they will not be holding an Open Evening.  They do have a short film available should you wish to have a look – 

EARLY COLLECTION – gentle reminder children should only be collected early at the end of the day for medical appointments.  We would ask that should you need to collect your child early that you advise the Office as soon as possible. 

FOREST SCHOOL – YEAR 1 WHITE CLASS – tomorrow is White Class’s Forest School day.  Children will need to come to school wearing appropriate clothes eg jeans, sweatshirt, wellies and wet weather clothing.   

WATER BOTTLES – please ensure all children bring a water bottle to school daily. Water only please. 

ODD SOCKS DAY - 16TH NOVEMBER – WHOLE SCHOOL - Odd Socks Day takes place during Anti-Bullying Week (16th - 20th November) and is designed to be fun! It’s an opportunity for children to express themselves and celebrate their uniqueness. There is no pressure on the children to wear the latest fashion or for parents to buy expensive costumes. All they have to do to take part is wear odd socks to school, it couldn’t be simpler! 


ARBOR APP – if you haven’t done so already please register with the Arbor App.  If you do not log in you will be unable to book a parent consultation.  Should you have any problems logging in, please contact us. 


SCHOOL DINNERS – these are £2.24 per day or £11.20 per week.  Please ensure that these are paid prior to your child having a dinner.  If possible, please pay via  Should you have any problems logging in, please contact the Office and we can issue you will a reset password.  Alternatively, please send the monies in with your child in a sealed, clearly named envelope. Thank you. 



TERM 1  
19.10.2020-21.10.2020 Parent Consultations
23.10.2020 Last day of Term 1
TERM 2  
2.11.2020 First day of Term 2
13.11.2020 Year 6 - Kent Life Trip
16.11.2020-20.11.2020 Anti Bullying Week
8.12.2020 Flu vaccinations Reception - Year 6
11.12.2020 Christmas Jumper Day 
18.12.2020 Last day of Term 2
19.12.2020 - 1.1.2021 Christmas Holidays
TERM 3  
4.1.2021 First day of Term 3
12.2.2021 Last day of Term 3
15.2.21 - 19.2.2021 Half term
TERM 4  
22.2.2021 First day of Term 4
1.3.2021 Last day of Term 4
2.4.2021 - 16.4.2021 Easter holidays
TERM 5  
19.4.2021 First day of Term 5
3.5.2021 Bank holiday (School Closed)
29.5.2021 Last day of Term 5
31.5.2021 - 4.6.2021 Half term
TERM 6  
7.6.2021 First day of Term 6
15.7.20201 Last day of Term 6
16.7.2021 - 21.7.2021 Staff Development Days (no children in school)


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Willows Academy Trust

The Federation of Minster and Monkton Church of England Primary Schools

Monkton Church of England Primary School