Montpelier Primary School

at North Down Road, Plymouth, PL2 3HN United Kingdom

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Montpelier Primary School
North Down Road
Plymouth PL2 3HN
United Kingdom
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Heads News Meet the Teacher It was lovely to see so many parents attending our ‘Meet the Teacher’ events over the last couple of weeks. Hopefully those who came found it useful. I would really appreciate any feedback on what you found helpful and on any way we might improve them. I am aware that some year group meetings went on much longer than others, so knowing what was worth hearing and perhaps what could have been left out would be helpful for next time. Hopefully everyone knows where they can reach me by now! head@montpelier.plymouth.sch.uk After School I am aware that a couple of parents felt I was being unreasonable last week in expecting children and parents to leave the school site in a timely fashion following the end of the school day. I can completely appreciate that it’s a lovely opportunity to catch up with people and that it’s a safe environment for the children to play in. However, in addition to the need to lock the gates promptly so we can avoid having anyone coming onto the school grounds who shouldn’t be there, we also have to ask people to leave the school site for health and safety reasons. We cannot possibly supervise children playing in our playgrounds for extended periods of time after school. The obvious answer is that parents should be supervising their children of course. However, were an accident to happen within our grounds after school, we are still open to litigation – even if the parents are standing there supervising their children. I’d like to think that no-one would pursue such a course of action but, recently, a parent bystander to a minor accident before school vehemently reminded me of these facts and my obligations. Therefore, I cannot risk leaving the school open to such action.

Published on 2014-09-26 09:52:23 GMT

Gav the handy Gov! HUGE thanks to Gavin Davies (one of our multi-talented Governors) for giving up his entire Saturday to put up the new blue rabbit shed, HUGE THANKS also to Brian Davies who assisted him. This was no easy task and I'm sure you all agree it’s looking rather splendid! The rabbits are coming........ Its true we are rescuing two rabbits from Woodside Animal Sanctuary, they will be settling in over the weekend but are in great need of a fantastic name, hopefully you have all received an entry to our competition but if not you can obtain one from reception. Thank you to everyone for supporting this great opportunity for the children. Thank you also to Mrs Sullivan for donating a rabbit cocoon.

Published on 2014-09-26 09:51:59 GMT

BLAZE Blaze would like to invite children, aged 7 - 11 to their midweek club 'Blaze' on Wednesdays during school term time 6:15 - 7:30pm. Cost £1.20, which includes drinks and tuck. Great fun - games, crafts, discussions, parties, outings and more For further details email carol@mutleybaptist.co.uk or look at the 'Childrens' page on www.mutleybaptistchurch.co.uk

Published on 2014-09-26 09:49:35 GMT

HMS Heroes, Jam Band Just to let you know Jam Band will commence after the October break on Wednesdays from 3.15-4pm and will be open to all children from service families from foundation to year 6.

Published on 2014-09-26 08:48:24 GMT

Make a Difference Plymouth Drop in Support group for parents/carers in Devon and Cornwall of children with additional needs including Autistic Spectrum Conditions and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity disorders; either diagnosed or still going through the process Held every Monday and Saturday during term time at 10:30AM – 12:30PM All asked donation towards refreshments Tuckshop on Saturdays At The Virginia House Centre Peacock Lane, Bretonside PL1 2AY Open to any parent/carer that can get to us. Siblings are welcome. For further information please visit our group make a difference Plymouth on Facebook or call Kerry on 07599996389

Published on 2014-09-26 08:47:56 GMT

Plymouth Parent Partnership Plymouth Parent & Family Forum and co-host Your Child Your Voice are very pleased to invite you to attend a Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Conference on Tuesday 4th November 2014 from 9.30am until 2pm. A second identical session will be run from 6pm until 9.30pm on the same day. The conference will be held at The Guildhall in Plymouth city centre and will have speakers from a variety of services and information stalls from organisations and parent groups. The theme of this year’s conference will focus on the changes to the SEND legislation and Plymouth City Council’s ‘Local Offer’ and how it will help families in Plymouth. To book a place, complete the on line form http://www.plymouthparentpartnership.org.uk/index.php?p=5_9 Plymouth Parent Partnership provides the information, advice and support service, relating to Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), for young people, parents and carers within the Plymouth Local Authority area. Parent Partnership also provides support to parents and carers with meeting support and is able to provide support regarding choosing schools and the school admissions process. Information provided is impartial and confidential. Tel: 258933 / 0800 9531131 parentpartnership@plymouth.gov.uk Mon -Thurs 9am-5pm & Friday 9am -4:30pm

Published on 2014-09-26 08:47:32 GMT

MacMillan Coffee Afternoon Friday 26th September 2:00pm – 3:00pm you may collect your child from their classroom by signing them out (and back in again before 3pm). Enjoy refreshments together whilst raising money for a worthy cause. We urgently require help serving refreshments on the afternoon. Any offers would be gratefully received – please let Jane Gilbert know.

Published on 2014-09-25 17:21:47 GMT

MUFTI REMINDER - PTFA mufti day on Friday 26th September to raise funds for the PTFA to enable them to purchase additional school equipment for the children.

Published on 2014-09-25 17:20:46 GMT

Heads News PTFA: Can you imagine Montpelier without its PTFA? Can you imagine there being NO Christmas fair, NO Easter Bunny Bingo, NO Summer extravaganza? Not to mention the myriad smaller events and fundraising activities that go on throughout the year. The big events will usually see in excess of two hundred people coming through the door to take part. At this moment in time, we seriously risk losing all these great events. I ask you these questions . . . did you enjoy the Christmas Fair; the magic and opportunity of taking your child to see Father Christmas - enjoying the atmosphere and meeting with the school staff on a different level? Did you enjoy the Easter Bingo; the opportunity of joining together with other parents engaging in a relaxed atmosphere whilst being entertained by our talented steel pan players? Did you enjoy the Summer Fair; a chance to come together as a family and as a wider school family? I kid you not, NONE of these events will take place this year if we are not able to mobilise and recruit some additional support for our current PTFA group. All the events last year were a resounding success and raised a phenomenal amount of funds for the school. They all came about thanks to the dedication of a very small number of caring parents who are keen to support the school. Being a small group though, organising and staffing these events always proved to be a challenge and a lot of hard work. They do not feel able to commit the same amount of time again this year unless they were supported with some additional helping hands. The thing is, the more people who become involved, the more everything can be shared and the less each member will have to give of their time. One difficulty the PTFA have is that they organise these events and, because they are small in number, they rarely get to enjoy the event with their own children. More people means they could rotate what everyone was doing and everyone could enjoy the fruits of what they’ve managed to organise. And it’s not ‘all or nothing’. Any time that you can put towards the PTFA would be of great help. By being a part of the PTFA, you’re not signing your life away in blood, it’s merely a matter of standing up to be counted and saying “I can give a little bit of my time to help promote putting on great events and raising additional funds for the school”. The next meeting is on Friday 3rd October at 9:00am in the school staff room. Everyone is welcome to come along. NO commitment. Just come along and see what the PTFA is all about. PLEASE! It would be such a shame for us to lose out on all that they do for us. After school: I don’t wish to grumble so this is merely a ‘polite reminder’. Once the pupils have been dismissed at the end of the school day, it would be helpful if children and parents could then leave the school site in a timely fashion. We seem to have an increasing number of people ‘hanging around’ after hours (parents chatting, children playing). Our Site Supervisor needs to be able to close and lock the gates promptly so that we can avoid having anyone coming onto the school grounds who shouldn't be there. Many thanks for your co-operation.

Published on 2014-09-19 10:31:21 GMT

PE – Health & Safety Please ensure all clothing is clearly labelled. For Health & Safety reasons ear-rings must be removed for P.E. and swimming. When worn in school ear-rings should be small studs. If your child’s ears have been recently pierced (within the last six weeks) and their ear rings cannot be taken out then your child must wear plasters over their ear rings. Due to Health and Safety reasons children must bring in their own plasters from home and be able to apply them themselves, this cannot be carried out by a member of staff. Nose rings or other piercings are not deemed suitable. It is not desirable for children to wear other jewellery to school. Jewellery and watches are often lost and are the responsibility of the child and not the school.

Published on 2014-09-19 10:29:56 GMT

St Boniface Open Day This Tuesday our school is holding its annual Open Evening for parents and pupils in Year 4, 5 & 6. We would be grateful if you could share this with the parents at Montpelier Primary School. The evening begins at 6pm on Tuesday September 23rd with an address from our new Headmaster – Mr Frank Ashcroft. The event is open to all families interested in learning more about our school. St Boniface’s is an eclectic community that welcomes families from all faiths and backgrounds – we are not exclusively for Catholic children; all we ask is that our ethos is respected. With over 150 years of tradition, the College has a remarkable legacy to uphold and celebrate. St Boniface’s has high expectations and excellent opportunities for all.

Published on 2014-09-19 10:29:46 GMT

Mini Maths Moment Coin Confusion Mini maths moments are back! We hope you enjoy working as a family on these maths challenges. Can you move just 3 coins and flip this triangle upside down? Send your solutions to Mrs Green.

Published on 2014-09-19 10:29:36 GMT

Illness The school should be notified on the first day of absence, for whatever reason, for a child's absence. We are charged by legislation to show the number of absences from school for the preceding academic year and these will be included on your child's annual report. All absences must be accounted for by letter, telephone or in person. Please expect a call/text from one of our Administrators if we do not receive a call explaining the absence first thing on that first day. There is a dedicated absence answer-phone so messages can be left 24 hours a day. If your child has had diarrhoea or has been vomiting in the past 24 hours, please keep him/her at home until the child has been symptom-free for 48 hours. If your child is experiencing itchy, watery eyes (often symptoms of conjunctivitis), please keep your child home until the condition has improved (no pus or crusting) and treatment has begun. If your child exhibits an unexplained skin rash, again please keep your child home until the condition has been evaluated and treated. E.g. impetigo - lesions must be crusted or healed, no wetness or pus. For chickenpox – all blisters must be crusted; period of exclusion from school is a minimum of 5 days from the onset of the rash.

Published on 2014-09-19 10:29:29 GMT

Livewell Support & Advice for a Healthier Life Are you interested in healthy lifestyles for you and your family? If yes, we would like to hear from you! We want to talk to parents about the challenges of healthy eating and being active as a family – to help us design a new family healthy lifestyle programme in Plymouth next year. We are keen also keen to hear your views on the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) which takes place in primary schools each year. There will be a small discussion group taking place: Tuesday 23 September, 9.00am - 10.00am at Montpelier Primary School If you would like more information please call Rachel Humphries at Plymouth Community Healthcare on (07799) 071331

Published on 2014-09-19 10:29:20 GMT

Parent Support Group Our Parent Support Group will be meeting again this year; our first meeting will be on Thursday 2nd October at 9am. Refreshments and friendship will be available in a relaxed an informal group, welcoming parents, grandparents and carers who have a child with additional needs, regardless of whether or not they have a diagnosis. We hope you will gain support and ideas from each other as well as from professionals with specific expertise and knowledge who we will invite to join us along the way. During our initial meeting we would like you to help us decide the itinerary and meeting dates for the year ahead so that the group will best meet your expectations. We very much look forward to meeting past and new members alike.

Published on 2014-09-19 10:29:09 GMT

Children’s University Awards, Sparkle Event 2014 The children’s University 2014 Graduation ceremony will be held on Thursday23th October in the Theatre Royal Plymouth. This is an amazing evening to recognise the dedication to learning these children have. Children who have accumulated 100 hours of learning or more since last year’s ceremony will be invited. Therefore it is really important that our records are up to date and we know how many hours of learning have been completed by each child who has a Children’s University passport. To do this just bring the passport to Jane Gilbert before 22nd September, who will check the learning hours and pass the information to the organisers so those who are eligible will receive their invitation.

Published on 2014-09-19 10:29:00 GMT

PTFA MUFTI There will be a PTFA mufti day on Friday 26th September to raise funds for additional school equipment.

Published on 2014-09-19 10:28:23 GMT

MacMillan Coffee Afternoon Friday 26th September 2 – 3pm you may collect your child from their classroom by signing them out (and back in again before 3pm). Enjoy refreshments together whilst raising money for a worthy cause. We urgently require help serving refreshments on the afternoon. Any offers would be gratefully received – please let Jane Gilbert know.

Published on 2014-09-19 10:28:15 GMT

Morrison Vouchers We are collecting Morrison vouchers, please send in any you may have to the school office. Thank you

Published on 2014-09-19 10:28:06 GMT

PTFA News Unfortunately, due to lack of space, we are unable to take any more Thrift at the moment. Thank you for your generosity

Published on 2014-09-19 10:27:57 GMT

Heads News Website: So our new website has taken slightly longer than anticipated to get up and running but it is now live. The whole point of the change was to make it much more user-friendly for you. Our old website was full of some very useful information but finding that information was often quite tricky and our problem was that the old site was very difficult (and expensive) to modify and change. This new one is much more versatile and we are able to modify significant elements of it ourselves. It is therefore really important that you provide us with feedback on it; such as whether it is easy to navigate round, is there anything you found difficult to locate?, is there anything missing that you’d like to see on there?, etc. There are still a number of bits of ‘polishing’ we already have to do to it as some things weren’t transferred from the old one, some of it needs updating and some things we just haven’t had the opportunity to put on there yet. Please help us though to make this a much better resource for everyone to use. Being Punctual: You may have noticed that we are tightening up on arrival times to school. The official school day at Montpelier begins when registration opens at 8:45am. This means that all children need to be through the various doors and in their classrooms by 8:45am at the very latest in order to be there to register. Because we used to leave the outer doors open after this time, we were finding that pupils were still entering the school after 8:45am and disrupting and delaying either registration or the start of the first lesson. In order to ensure that morning lessons start on time and learning is not impacted upon, we will be closing the exterior doors by 8:45am. Children who are not there by that time will need to come to the main school entrance to register there and be marked in as a late arrival. I am aware this can sound strict and overly rigid as there can be many genuine reasons for being delayed in the morning but we feel it is the best way to crack down on the increasing number of pupils wandering into school late. It is unfair for the learning of a whole class of pupils to be disrupted due to the lateness of one or two children. Good News: OK, that sounded like a bit of a grumble so let’s finish on a really good note. The start of this school year has been extremely positive. All of the children have settled in very well and behaviour both in and around the school and also learning behaviours in the classroom have been absolutely superb. I’ve been really impressed with the upbeat and optimistic attitudes of the children. Well done to all of them! Perhaps the lovely September weather has helped? You may also have noticed Montpelier in The Herald, The Western Morning News, The Mail Online or BBC Spotlight this week. This is because we’ve had SIX sets of twins starting in Foundation this year. Quite amazing. It made for a very cheery news story!

Published on 2014-09-12 15:01:22 GMT

Morrison Vouchers Both the PTFA and The Garden Club are collecting the Morrison vouchers, please send in any you may have to the school office. Thank you

Published on 2014-09-12 14:59:20 GMT

Spelling Year groups 1 up to 6 will be sending children home with a set of spellings each week for the children to familiarise themselves with. The number of spellings and selection of words will depend on the child’s age and ability. KS1 spellings will be linked to the phase they’re currently learning where as KS2 will be more based upon a spelling rule/ pattern e.g. words ending in the suffix ‘cious’ or topic specific vocabulary. There will be exceptions where children who are involved with intervention groups, may be given a separate list of key words to focus on in line with their group’s current learning. There will be a range of approaches applied to the assessment of spelling across the school; not necessarily a ‘spelling test’. It may involve the children being asked to try their best to ensure the given words are spelt correctly within a piece of work, a dictation, spelling games etc. Foundation will be sharing their approach to the teaching of spelling separately with you at their ‘Meet the Teacher’ evening.

Published on 2014-09-12 14:58:40 GMT

Heads News Ofsted - You may remember (Issue 19: 30.01.15) that we were due to have a monitoring visit from Ofsted on Friday 6th Feb. Sue Frater (HMI) spent the day with us and has now sent me a letter regarding the outcomes from that visit. Her judgement is that; ‘Senior leaders and governors are taking effective action to tackle the areas requiring improvement identified at the recent section 5 inspection’. Although this statement may sound rather bland, in Ofsted terms this is great news and helps to acknowledge the efforts and progress that the staff and governors have made since the main inspection in July. The full letter should be available on the Ofsted website for everyone to read by now and we’ve also placed it on our website too. The Inspector paid tribute to the childrens’ positive behaviour and attitudes to learning and was impressed with how well they engaged in their work. Well done children! Charitable Fundraising - I am frequently canvassed by charities requesting school support for their fundraising efforts. Each cause naturally sounds very important and worthwhile and it becomes difficult because we cannot support all of them. We make every effort to balance our support between the high profile national charities that the majority of schools try to patronise and the local charities that have a particular connection or relevance to Montpelier. I also quite regularly get approached by pupils to ask if they can raise funds for various charities by running a school event (you may remember the recent cake sale in support of the Ebola Crisis). I think this sort of altruism – the thoughtful concern for the welfare of others – is a very special characteristic and I find it hard to say no to pupils who approach me with a worthwhile cause and a good plan to execute the fundraising. Olivia Williams (in class 6M) recently approached me, with about a dozen other girls, beseeching me to back their efforts to hold a book sale in support of Cystic Fibrosis. With World Book Day fast approaching it seemed as though their eagerness and resolve was well timed and so here is a message: Book Sale – A message from Olivia Williams (6M) - Dear Parents/Carers, I would like to inform you about a book sale that quite a few children and I are doing to raise money and awareness for a chronic disease called Cystic Fibrosis. This medical condition effects the lungs and digestive system. We have prepared a presentation about it to show to all of the other children. Since we're doing a book sale we will obviously need books. Unfortunately we don't have enough books, so we're asking all of the parents if they could donate some age 4-12 books if they have any. We'd like the books to be in on the 2nd and 3rd of March so we can sort them into age groups on the 4th. The book sale will then be on the 5th of March and we will sell bookmarks as well as books. The books will cost between 10p and 50p and the bookmarks will be either 10p or 20p. Thank you - Olivia Williams, 6M.

Published on 2015-02-27 00:59:34 GMT

Sport News Athletics - Congratulations to the indoor Athletics team who have earned their place in the Regional Final. The squad of 12 competed against 10 other schools at Marjons; winning the first round. Tough competition didn’t put our athletics off, finishing in 4th position overall with 342 points, only 46 points behind the winning school. With the girls winning both the relays, speed bounce, long jump and triple jump the gained an impressive 200 points. The boys won the 1+1 lap and speed bounce and came a very close 2nd in 6 laps and the up and over relay. Well done team you should be very proud!

Published on 2015-02-27 00:59:20 GMT

Heads News World Book Day was a great success. It was lovely to see the children dressed in such a colourful variety of book character costumes. Everyone had made such a great effort to take part – especially some of the staff! Much to the delight of parents and pupils who saw her, Mrs Sullivan (on reception) did actually sit in her penguin costume all day and, in fact, drove to and from school in it as well! The bedtime stories in the evening also seemed to go extremely well. All in all we had a great day celebrating books and reading. I implore every parent to encourage and nurture this love of literature as it truly makes an enormous difference to the potential for children to achieve well at school. Earlier in the week, and as part of our build-up to the World Book Day celebrations, we invited local author David Lawrence Jones into school. He led an extremely entertaining presentation detailing what inspired him to become an author and he also gave an insight into the series of books he has written, based around the characters Bradley Baker and also Jig and Saw. I think one of the highlights of the talk was one of David’s props; a bath tub which glowed green and ‘smoked’. Lots of children bought books in the school library following the event and were thrilled to have their books signed by the author. My thanks go out to all our staff who go the extra mile to organise these events and then to wholeheartedly launch themselves into each occasion to make them so much fun. It makes for a great atmosphere in school and really helps to inspire children in their learning – so, thanks to everyone. I’d also like to thank members of the PTFA who joined us yesterday evening to provide refreshments for the children. It all helped to make it such a special event. I know some parents have been asking about Montpelier supporting the city-wide efforts towards the Teenage and Young Adults with Cancer Project (TYAC) which is based at Derriford Hospital (to enhance the environment in the hospital for young people with chronic and life threatening illness). We chose not take part in the non-uniform fundraising day today because of the number of fundraising and non-uniform/dressing-up events that we’ve had recently (it’s Red Nose Day next Friday). We always try to fairly balance out our support of local and national fundraising efforts.

Published on 2015-03-06 11:29:04 GMT

Sport News Thursday 26th February - 16 schools from across Devon came together to compete in the Sainsbury’s School Games, Level 3 Indoor Athletics Championships, at the Plymouth Life Centre. The schools all came together as qualifiers from their School Games areas, Level 2 competitions, with many having competed in heats prior to the Level 2. In Plymouth 10 different heats were held before a citywide Level 2 final, which may give an idea of just how far these athletes have come to be able to compete. As the host, Plymouth were allowed four representatives whilst two schools represented Exeter, West Devon, East Devon, North Devon, Torbay and South Devon. There were some fantastic results in the field events and some extremely close races on the track. The preparation that the pupils and teachers have put in was evident in the standard of results coming in. Montpelier Girls team once again proved to be a team to beat by finishing 4th overall, only 48 points behind the winning school. Both boys and girls team upped their competitive side by achieving 4 personal best in the field events. On the track the girls won the obstacle relay and up and over relay, with the boys putting in a massive performance to gain more points. Congratulations team you are ranked 9th in Devon Indoor Athletics, thank you for your dedication and hard work.

Published on 2015-03-06 11:27:43 GMT

Bude Payments If you have not already done so then please log on and pay any outstanding monies for Bude. To date you should have paid a total of £300. Your child’s place is at risk if these deadlines are missed. Please contact Mrs Simpson if there is a problem with meeting any of our deadlines.

Published on 2015-03-06 11:27:32 GMT

Central Library Book Sale The Central Library is having a book sale on Saturday 14 March. Drop in for bargain books including fiction, non-fiction, children's and local interest, plus CDs and DVDs.

Published on 2015-03-06 11:27:07 GMT

Thomas Cook Easter Special Turkey, Saturday 28th March, 6 nights, 4 star Hotel. All Inclusive. Flying from Gatwick £725 per family Based on 2 adults and 1 child sharing. Don’t forget we offer up to 5% discount off your holiday when booking in Thomas Cook Plymouth Old Town Street, all you need to do is quote "Montpelier" when booking or enquiring! Call us or email us on 0844 335 7568, email thomascook-plymouth3@thomascook.com or pop into the store.

Published on 2015-03-06 11:26:57 GMT

Shine Plymouth Shine Plymouth is a free 12 week healthy lifestyle programme for 5-17 year olds and their families. It is specially designed to support young people who are above a healthy weight Fun and practical sessions on healthy eating and being more active • Choice of three programmes – for children aged 5-8, 9-12 and 13-17 • Games and activities to get you moving • Practical cooking and food tasting • Tips on how to make healthy choices a habit • Support to boost your confidence and self-esteem. To book a place Tel. 01752 435129 LivewellPlymouth @LivewellPlym.

Published on 2015-03-06 11:26:46 GMT

Music News All Miss JR's clubs start back from Monday 9th March. Y5 steel pan on Monday 3 15 -4 15 Y2/3 choir on Tuesday 3 15- 3 45 Y5 steel pan on Wednesday 3 15- 4 Y 4 5 6 choir on Thursday 3 15 -4 15 If your child no longer wishes have instrumental lessons after Easter, please let Miss JR know by Friday 13th March to avoid being charged for summer term lessons as we have to give the instrumental tutors notice of their hours being changed. If your child is in Year 2 – Year 6 and would like to learn an instrument contact Miss JR, jessrowe@mpsplymouth.net

Published on 2015-03-06 11:26:35 GMT

Lost Property A Pair of girls F&F Jeans aged 5 and a white sparkly cardigan have been found in school. We think they may be from our NT 50 things to do day before the half term. If these are yours speak to Jane Gilbert PSA asap. I have a strawberry shaped purse and a CK beige check purse awaiting collection. Also just to remind you the remaining lost property from Christmas and half term will be disposed of on Monday 9th march so if you have lost anything from this period come in and claim it before then. Two carrier bags, one containing Black rebel hoody and grey next tracksuit bottoms age 7 and another with a sky blue "no worries Newquay" hoodie and next jeans age 7, t-shirt, gloves and hat.

Published on 2015-03-06 11:25:42 GMT

******************************* Was it you? ******************************* Were you driving a white 4x4, Reg PE62 UVC, on Monday 2nd March? A lady was reportedly seen driving along Lyndhurst Road in this car; whilst talking on her mobile phone. She hit the wing mirror of another car and failed to stop. If you are this person then please leave your details at main reception so that they can be passed on to the other driver - before the owner goes to the Police.

Published on 2015-03-06 11:24:53 GMT

The History of Montpelier Mr Farr is updating a file on the history of the school. (Including the original 'Montpelier Infants School' If you have any old newspaper clippings (new or old), he would be grateful if you could bring them into school and he will make a copy of them. Also, if you have any digital images or information of the school, please email them to paulfarr[at]mpsplymouth.net (replace [at] with @) Your help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Published on 2015-03-05 10:17:26 GMT

Table Tennis Congratulations to Holly Smithson who took part in the Devon School table tennis competition, Holly is very talented and now ranked 12th in the country for her under-11 age group – she swept to victory without dropping a set throughout the tournament. Well done Holly, good luck in the Nationals.

Published on 2015-02-27 00:59:10 GMT

Afterschool Clubs Monday Athletics is having a well-earned rest, it is going to be replaced by tag-rugby for year 5 & 6. Netball will start on Wednesday for year 4 -6. Both clubs will finish at 4.15pm, please see Mrs Pearce for a letter if you are interested.

Published on 2015-02-27 00:59:02 GMT

HMS Heroes For information and activities here at Montpelier and across the city for service families please visit the Montpelier Website click information and then HMS Heroes. Latest information includes Plymouth Heroes link and the armed forces day Pin Badge competition details

Published on 2015-02-27 00:02:01 GMT

Competition Time Radio Plymouth and Otter Nurseries are on a mission to get Plymouth growing. They are running a competition with Primary schools to give away a raised bed with compost and plants so that schools can 'grow their own' this spring and summer. To enter the competition primary school children need to design a scarecrow. This is an opportunity to get very creative as long as it is on paper there are no limitations. Entry opens this Monday 2nd March and closes on March 29th.Please give all designs to Mrs Castles. GET CREATIVE

Published on 2015-02-27 00:01:38 GMT

World Book Day To celebrate this year's World Book Day, we have a variety of events taking place during the week starting Monday 2nd March 2015. Monday 2nd Local author visit from David Lawrence Jones (presenting an assembly showcase to years 1 - 6). The children will all receive an information leaflet/ order form to take home at the end of the day. Wednesday 4th Book purchasing/ signing event by David Lawrence Jones involving any children (from year 1 - 6) who return their order form on the day. Thursday 5th WORLD BOOK DAY! The following events will take place: Dressing up! All children (Foundation - year 6) are invited to come to school dressed as a children's book character for the day. Bed time stories KS1: 5.15pm - 6.15pm KS2: 5.30pm - 6.30pm Parent book swap (taking place in KS2 hall) 5.15pm - 6.30pm Parents are invited to bring along any books that they'd like to swap! Simply bring along your books and place on tables provided before selecting an alternative. Refreshments available. All children will also receive a £1 book token to take home and spend in a large selection of book shops (redeemable between 2nd and 29th March).

Published on 2015-02-27 00:01:26 GMT

50 Things February Half-Term Competition The competition deadline has been extended to Monday 2nd March to make sure everyone has had a chance to complete an entry form if they wish. Competition entry forms should go to class teachers. Good Luck!

Published on 2015-02-27 00:01:07 GMT

Lost Property There is a vast quantity of lost property remaining unclaimed including several winter coats. This process would be greatly helped if your child’s full name and class was placed clearly inside each garment. Apart from gloves, scarves and hats and the usual sweatshirts/cardigans there are some significant items. Hely Hanson sky blue coat. H&M brown/pink leopard pattern padded coat. Peter storm. George - girls black quilted coat. Authentic Garment Rebel girls padded black jacket. Marks and Spencer red girls coat. Slazenger boys black coat. Matelan boys navy blue coat. No Fear boys black waterproof coat. Slazenger tracksuit top with hood. To mention but a few. These items have now been removed from the lost property bins so if you recognise something or would like to have a look, please see Jane Gilbert PSA. We cannot keep these indefinitely, but they will be available for you to collect until Monday 9th March, after which time they will have to be disposed of.

Published on 2015-02-27 00:00:28 GMT

************************** GREEN TEAM MUFTI **************************** ************************** Friday 27th February ***************************** This terms winning team for the coveted 'MUFTI prize' goes to the GREEN team. ALL children (and staff) who are in the GREEN team are invited to wear MUFTI on Friday 27th February (No donation required for this mufti). Congratulations to all 'GREEN' members!