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Nightingale Academy

Minster Church of England Primary School

Nurturing Foundations, Flourishing With God


Daily Update - Thursday 14th November

INDEPENDENCE                   CHRISTIANITY                            ASPIRATION

                          RESILIENCE                              ENGAGEMENT

Thursday 14th November 2019  

REMINDER - CHILDREN IN NEED tomorrow.  Children are able to come to school in non-uniform (something spotty)! £1 donations to Children In Need in exchange for non-uniform.

This payment can be made via

We will also be holding a cake sale on Friday during break time.  Minimum donation of 50p per cake.  Donations of cakes would be very much appreciated.  These can be handed into the Office on Friday morning.  Please remember to label your cake tins/containers so that we can return them to you.


SECONDHAND UNIFORM SALE – we will be holding a secondhand uniform sale on Friday 15th November in the Garden Suite from 3.15pm.  All items can be purchased for a donation towards Children In Need.  If you have any old uniform you wish to donate, please bring into the Office.

GOVERNOR LETTER – please find attached a letter regarding Election of Parent Govenor.



In January a group from the church slept in tents in the churchyard to raise money to run shelters in the area to give homeless people a hot meal and bed for a night. The aim was also to raise awareness of the homeless crisis in the local community. The challenge is organised by the Church Urban Fund. We were appalled at the thought of people having to sleep rough every night, without the luxury we had of a hot meal and knowing that we could return to our comfortable beds the night after.


We are organising another sleepout on December 6th.


I would be really grateful to anyone who feels they could make a small donation to help this vital work.

My link to the fundraising page is:

Or the School Office will accept a donation in a labelled envelope.

Thank you.

Pat Hogben

Year 6 – BIOGRAPHIERS – we will be looking at biographies over the next 2 weeks. 

On Monday, please can Year 6 pupils bring in any suitable biographies to use and share for the next 2 weeks. Similarly, if any suitable biographies could be donated to the school, they would also be very much be appreciated.   

REMINDER – CHRISTMAS CARD ORDERS – children will have come home this week with their Christmas card designs.  If you would like to place an order, please complete the order form and return with correct monies (cash or cheque) by 20th November. 

MONDAY 18th NOVEMBER - school photographs are being taken on Monday.  Please ensure your child has their school jumper/cardigan with them to wear for their photos.

YEAR 2– PIRATE DAY – Tuesday 19th November – children are invited to come to school dressed as a pirate.

WEDNESDAY 27th NOVEMBER – NON UNIFORM in exchange for items for Christmas Fair.

YEAR 4 – FRIDAY 29th NOVEMBER – “Music Through the Decades” dress up day.  Children can choose any decade they like and dress in an outfit to match the music being listened to at that time.

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Willows Academy Trust

The Federation of Minster and Monkton Church of England Primary Schools

Monkton Church of England Primary School