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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!

Monkston's epic day at Stadium MK

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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.

 

  • Monkston won their first game 2-1 against Broughton with goals from Neve and Michelle.
  • A fine effort from distance meant Megan scored the winner, 1-0 against Rickley Park.
  • Despite several great efforts, Monkston could not breakdown a formidable Giles Brook defence, ending in a goalless draw. Evie had done a wonderful job in goal in all three games, but then brought her focus outfield. 
  • Oxley Park were another great team, but they were undone by a super cross from Michelle and a smart finish from captain Freya. New keeper Sophie made a fine save near the end meaning Monkston came away with another 1-0 win.
  • The final match was watched by everyone and it was thrilling. A lovely finish from Freya put Monkston ahead, but an unfortunate ricochet allowed Long Meadow to equalise. With both teams looking for a winner, Neve cut in from the right and fired a super shot into the net. Resolute defending from Ruby, Cara and Grace meant that the girls would not be denied in their final game. 2-1! 
  • While the performances were universally excellent, a special mention has to go to vice-captain Katie who covered every blade of grass and almost scored an audacious volley from the halfway line (search Gus Poyet vs Sunderland for what could've been).

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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

 

Never, never, never give up! Cross Country success has meant a great start to the 2017-18 academic year for Monkston's athletes.

Never, never, never give up! Cross Country success has meant a great start to the 2017-18 academic year for Monkston's athletes. 1
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