Year 6 Football Club update 05/12/2018
A tremendous start in the first match and an inspired come-back in the second led Monkston to another two wins last night. A penalty save from Owen and a spilt shot from Dillon were highlights in an unusual top-of-the-table clash with Giles Brook. Bohan, alongside debutants Bodhi and Muhammad came on in the second half to add energy and help the team to a 3-2 win.
In the second match, Monkston had to dig deep and show their character. Jake could do little about either goal. After going 2-1 down to a pacey TMA side, the team fought back with two goals from Joe. Harry sealed a 4-2 victory cutting in on his left foot to score a sumptuous drive off the underside of the crossbar.
I'm hoping to see a replay on Match of the Day tonight!
Year 6 Football Club update 21/11/2018
Monkston remain unbeaten after a draw and a win in their latest fixtures. Paulina, Theo, Adi and Devon all played in their first fixtures for the school, acquitting themselves brilliantly. Joe got the goal he deserved from previous performances in a 1-1 draw against Loughton. Oliver, another school debutant, had a great game, but could do nothing to prevent the equaliser from an awkward cross.
The second game against Chestnuts saw some strong defending and two more goals for Joe in a 2-0 win. Dillon was captain this week, and he can rightly feel proud of the results produced by the squad. Well played.
Year 6 Football Club update 07/11/2018
Monkston opened their football season with a tremendous 4-0 win against Caroline Haslett. Goals from Nmesoma, Jack, an own goal and a sensational header from Harry secured the win. Alex and Bohan came on to add stability at the back and help Owen keep a clean sheet. In the second game, Monkston won a hard-fought game against Priory Rise 2-0. Both goals came from captain Hudson, but it was built on defensive grit epitomised by Dillon, Connor and Lewis, who playing his first ever football matches. Special mentions go to Joe, who did everything but score in a fine performance, and Christian, who went in goal following an injury to Owen. Great start!
Year 6 Football Club update 26/10/2018
Year 6 Football Club has begun and the league football fixtures have been released. The children have been given copies to take home and check their availability for fixtures. Please check your emails as children will be invited to play for particular games and consent can be given by email. The club at Monkston will also be cancelled on 7th November, 21st November, 5th December and 23rd January due to the league matches at Woughton.
Cross Country silverware 20/10/2018
The junior and senior cross country team had a fantastic afternoon at the MK Bowl on Saturday 20th October. The weather was kind to us (for once!) and all children in the team performed brilliantly. We were awarded first place in the large schools category, which means we get to hold onto the shield for another year. A huge thank you to all the parents who supported this event and well done to all the children who participated. - Miss Horler
Monkston's Community repairs the field 15/09/2018
A huge thanks to all the volunteers that came to Monkston Primary on Saturday to help repair the cracks on the field, deliver soil and even those who provided drinks and biscuits. I know the children and teachers are very appreciative. With Cross Country starting and Y6 Football on the horizon, a safe place to practise is extremely important.
Premier League Primary Stars Year 3 & 4 Cup 09/07/2018
World Cup fever continues at Monkston this week. A team of Year 3 and 4 boys enjoyed a fun-filled day at Villa Park in Birmingham. There was ‘Fantasy Football’ maths and a work out with team mascots. The football was tremendous fun too with Monkston scoring 8 excellent goals. Well done!
MK Athletics Finals 30/06/2018
The Key Stage 2 athletics team had a very busy week last week, as they competed in the Milton Keynes Outdoor Athletics event on Monday 25th June. All athletes competed well (especially considering the high temperatures) and 19 of our pupils qualified for the finals on Saturday 30th June. A huge well done to all finalists that competed on Saturday and congratulations to Eva for winning gold in the junior girls triple jump, Sarah for winning bronze in the junior girls 75m sprint and the junior girls relay team for winning bronze. A huge success for our Year 4 girls!
Year 2 Football Mentors Team 20/06/2018
The Year 2 'Football Mentors' club played their first ever match against Broughton Manor Prep, which featured a glut of great goals. Many of the Year 6 mentors stayed on to coach and support throughout the game and they were very proud of the effort and endeavour on show. Well done Year 2!
MK Dons SET Primary Stars Girls Cup 22/05/2018
What a day! Monkston's Year 3 and 4 girls went to Stadium MK to play in the MK Dons SET Primary Stars Girls Cup and played brilliantly. A series of fabulous performances meant the team left the competition unbeaten, also taking home the 'Inspiration' award for their skills and some wonderful memories.
Athletics training and squad 09/05/2018
Training for the athletics team has begun with the competition taking place after school on 18th June at Stantonbury. Training will usually take place on Wednesdays during the school day.
Trials took place meaning all the participants were picked based on their times and distances. Children who have received a letter with "reserve" next to their name will not compete as things stand. However, we pick the team closer to the event so "reserves" should not lose heart as their attitude or improved performances could mean they compete in June.
Gymnastics County Competition 23/04/2018
Monkston’s gymnasts (our ‘Rebel Girls’) went to the County Finals with hopes high. They wore unfamiliar light blue as they represented North MK. Following a series of great performances, the team finished second and took home silver medals. Great work team!
Swimming attainment 28/03/2018
Congratulations to Year 5 who matched the previous year group with 88% of children swimming 25 metres or more. Hopefully all of the children will continue to swim outside of school, further honing their water confidence! We are looking at further sessions to get that number closer to 100%. Watch this space.
Monkston Community Cup 16/03/2018
Following the fantastic community link with Broughton Manor Prep last year and a wonderful football friendly with Broughton Fields, Year 3 decided to host the inaugural Monkston Community Cup this Friday and the matches did not disappoint. The first Semi-final ended 1-0 to Monkston Grasshoppers. The second Semi-final saw Broughton Fields win 3-1 against Monkston Thistles. An end-to-end Plate Final saw no goals in open play. BMP edged out Thistles 2-1 on penalties. The Cup Final was an epic encounter with Broughton Fields defeating Grasshoppers 4-2 in a treat for football fans. Although some players went away disappointed, we were extremely proud of them all and the old cliché was true – ‘Football’ was the real winner!
Year 6 Reserve Team Football 14/03/2018
The Reserves played a series of thrilling matches against KET friends and rivals - Oakgrove Primary and Middleton. A narrow 1-0 defeat to Middleton was followed by a pulsating draw against Oakgrove. The goals came from captain Mark and Joseph Taylor. It was fun for the children to play against and meet a few children who might become classmates next year. Great effort Year 6!
EFL Cup Southern region 06/03/2018
After a series of 1-0 wins against Oxford, Bristol Rovers and Charlton Athletic, Monkston (MK Dons for the day) qualified from their group in the Southern region finals. In a hugely competitive Semi-Final, Monkston were finally stopped by Southend United, losing 1-0 and coming third. Although the team just missed out on a trip to Wembley, we’re enormously proud of their efforts and their bronze medals.
MK Schools Gymnastics 26/02/2018
Monkston's gymnasts, who have become know as our 'Rebel Girls' this week, secured 3rd place and bronze medals in the MK Schools event. Great performances were demonstrated across the Floor Routine, Body Management and Vault events. We're all very proud!
EFL Cup Regional Finals NEWS UPDATE 09/02/2018
I received an apologetic phone call from MK Dons this afternoon stating that the date for regional finals had been moved to Tuesday 6th March. Whilst this change was mildly inconvenient, it was the Any other information section of the synopsis which brought actual disappointment - only 3 members of staff with each school. A phone call to Oxford United confirmed that no parents would be able to attend.
I've emailed to see if any exceptions can be made as I know people were looking to get time off work. If anything changes, I will let parents know.
Year 3 Football Friendly at Broughton Fields Primary School 02/02/2018
The children who joined the 'Football Mentors' club whilst in Year 2 last year got a chance to try out the kit they designed in a friendly match. A thrilling 3-3 draw was played out with two goals from captain Tommy and an own goal. Musa and Jake went close too. Towering headers and super slide tackles were trademarks of Ellis and Jabir. Lewis offered pace and some great defence-splitting ball passes throughout the game. Grace showed composure at the back and Clement worked hard in his first ever match. Whilst not his favourite position, Oliver was excellent in goal with a string of saves in the second half.
We can't wait to see Broughton Fields back here for our tournament in March!
PE More Able and Motivated Trip 01/02/2018
Twenty children who've shown promise in PE were taken to Oakgrove Secondary School to enjoy the facilities and some high-quality teaching. The children experienced dodgeball, team-building and gymnastics. A fantastic afternoon!
Year 6 Football Update 31/01/2018
Monkston have finished the league season strongly with two wins. A 4-1 against Orchards was followed by a 2-1 win against Caroline Haslett. The team hope to have done enough to make it to the league finals. We will keep you posted.
English Football League Schools Cup 26/01/2018
Monkston returned to Woughton to take on the best schools in Milton Keynes for the next round. As a result of several superb performances, the team qualified top of their group without conceding a goal. In the semi final, William saved a late free kick, stopped a penalty and then scored the winner in the shootout. A scintillating final between Monkston and Middleton ebbed and flowed resulting in a 3-1 win. We go on to Regionals to represent the MK Dons at Oxford United in March. Great work!
Year 5 and 6 Indoor Athletics 23/01/2018
Oakgrove Sports Hall was a cacophony of noise as the Indoor Athletics team competed in a series of events including running, jumping, throwing and relay. The team missed out on finals by just two points, but can hold their heads up high thanks to some wonderful performances on the night. A special mention has to go to the girls who were truly magnificent with one of the Oakgrove PE teachers mentioning how excited she was to work with the girls next year . #thisgirlcan
English Football League Schools Cup 19/01/2018
Despite a high-quality group, Monkston have qualified for the next round of the EFL Cup. Two wins, two draws and a narrow defeat were enough to see the team through. We return for the MK section finals on Friday 26th January.
Upper Key Stage 2 Gymnastics 12/01/2018
Following a pleasing 4th place last year, Monkston will look to improve and aim for an MK Schools Gymnastics medal on 26th February. Class teachers are feeding back next week to help select the 7 squad members. Letters and routine guides will be issued to the children selected in the next two weeks.
Year 6 Football Update 10/01/2018
Monkston continued their run of good results with a draw against top-of-the-league Middleton and a win against Bushfield. With defences on top, Monkston and Middleton played out a high-quality stalemate ending 0-0. In the second match, a confident attacking performance saw just a single goal earn Monkston the win. Well played everyone!
We'll upload the league table when we have it.