School Council Election

The children in each class gave speeches this week to explain why they would make good School Council representatives. Each class then voted for their new School Council members by putting their votes into a ballet box. The votes were then counted and the new members were announced.



School Jumper Consultation

The school council members met with Mrs Olsen, one of our school governors, to talk about the possibility of changing the colour of our school jumpers in the future to purple. We put lots of good ideas across to Mrs Olsen and she said that the school will consult the parents to find out what they think. We can’t wait to find out what the outcome is!

South Tyneside Food Bank

The school council members decided to have an ‘American Independence Day’ themed lunch on 4th July to raise money for Hope and Hospitality Food Bank. As a school we raised £60 in total. The school council members received a lovely certificate for their efforts.

School Council Meeting 02.07.18

The school council members have been discussing our school uniform and thought that it might be nice to change it to purple to fit in with our school’s colour scheme. They wrote a lovely letter to the governors, asking them to consider their views.

Running Track

The School Council members and some of the other children in school helped to create a brilliant display in our school corridor to tell visitors all about our running track. Our school also featured in the local newspaper this week. Read all about it here:

Finding the Total

We have been using dice to help us find the total. We have enjoyed using the dice on the interactive whiteboard to count the spots, mark the number and then count how many altogether.

Colour Mixing

We have been experimenting with colour this week. We used the rollers outside for large scale mark making and colour mixing.


We have been playing lots of rhyming games this week. Here we are playing our favourite game ‘Cake Bake’.

Running Track

The children at Monkton Infants School have been celebrating the installation of a brand new running track. The running track was launched by the School Council members who initiated the project after collecting the views of the children in school to find out how we could improve our school and become even more of a ‘healthy school’. Two school members from each class collected data from surveys and questionnaires regarding the design and implementation of the running track. They decided to allocate a specific time each day for each class to complete a ‘daily run’. The children can run at their own pace and will be encouraged to complete one mile over course of the week

    The aim of running track is not just to support the children’s physical fitness, but to improve concentration levels, mood, behaviour and general wellbeing of the pupils. All of the children are thrilled with the running track and are really looking forward to using it everyday!