Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 14th June 2024

Diabetes Awareness Week

This week has been diabetes awareness week. We would like to say a huge well done to Isla who was brave enough to stand up in assembly on Monday to talk about her diabetes in school. Well done Isla. Please click here to see more about the week.


As you may be aware each year we encourage children from Y5 to enter the Artbytes competition. This year we had some amazing entries which many of you will have seen when voting earlier in the year. We are delighted to say that Maddie won the south west regional prize for her lovely painting- well done Maddie - a magnificent achevement. As well as this Monkton Park was awarded the South West community engagement award due to the huge number of people that voted - thank you for your support! It is a fantastic achievement and as a result we will receive a free artist workshop next year. A huge thank you as well to Mrs Hamilton who has given so much time to helping children create their masterpieces for the competition.


Unfortunately we have had a few technical issues when sending emails this week but we hope this is now rectified. Thank you for your patience.

Summer Term Dates

Term 6 is always busy in school, with lots of exciting things going on. Please see below for some of the key dates.

Wednesday 19th June - Open Classrooms - 3.10pm -4.30pm

Friday 21st June - Non-Uniform day & Rainbow Raffle ( See FOMPS below for more information)

Tuesday 25th June - Sports Day - KS2 at 0930 & KS1 at 1330

Thursday 18th July - Leavers Assembly - 1400 (Y6 families only)

Friday 19th July - Leavers BBQ - 1630 (Y6 families only)

Wiltshire Council Wraparound Care Survey

Wiltshire Council has been allocated money to develop wraparound childcare (before and after school places) and parents should expect to see more availability from September 2024. To enable Wiltshire Council to build a picture of where wraparound childcare needs to be developed, they are running a parent/carer survey on what unmet demand for wraparound childcare exists.

Weekly Achievement Awards

Achievement certificates

Achievement certificates are awarded to one child per class every week in our celebration assembly.

Congratulations this week to: Lily-Faye, Emmy, Ayla, Martha B, Elsie, Patrick, Oscar, Henry & Penny

Hot Chocolate Friday

Congratulations to this weeks hot chocolate winners.

This weeks achievers are: Nylah, Rowan, Summer, Eddie, Bernie, Kaisei, Clara, Tilly & Eli

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Archie, Tommy, Ben, Aubrie, Chloe, Elodie, Huxley, Dayo & Jennifer


Mrs Marshall would like some picnic blankets for lunchtimes, so please bring to the office if you have any spare. Many thanks

Affordable Schools

At Monkton Park School, we have recently engaged with Wiltshire’s ‘Affordable Schools’ strategy because we understand it can be difficult to talk about money worries. People finding it hard to make ends meet often hang on and try and sort things out themselves; not seeking help until the situation has become very difficult. Whatever the issues you are facing, we would encourage you to ask for support. With guidance from the ‘Affordable Schools’ strategy, we have created a page on our website under the ‘Parents’ tab that signposts support and guidance. Alternatively, please feel free to get in touch with us here at school. You can contact our Family Link Worker, Jen Marshall or contact the office in school on

Wiltshire's Affordable Schools Strategy

Parent Resource - online safety

In a survey with pupils in Y3-Y6 we found that lots of children have very active online lives. Many use apps such as WhatsApp or Snapchat and we would recommend regular checks with your child to see which groups they are part of. Some groups can contain over 100 people and can lead to children being exposed to inappropriate language. This is always best done in a supportive way with your child and the recording below has lots of advice. Other children said that they use games which are not age appropriate e.g. Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.

Please see links below to the parent resources and recording of the Online Safety talk

Parents resource pack

Recording Link (please do NOT to share this link publicly online / social media etc)

Class Assemblies

Class assemblies will take place on Tuesday mornings at 9.05am. Family and friends are welcome, tea and coffee will be served after.

Fieldmice - 18th June 2024


Friends of Monkton Park Primary School PTA (FOMPS) Update

🌟 Scarecrow Trail Success! 🌟

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who contributed to our 2024 scarecrow trail. Your support helped raise an impressive £3917! These funds will go toward new outdoor play equipment for our school. 🎉

📅 Upcoming Events NEXT WEEK:

1. FOMPS Meeting 🗓️

o Join us for the FOMPS meeting on Monday, 17th at 3.15pm in the Bungalow. Your input matters, so come and get involved!

2. Summer Disco 💃🕺

o Date: Thursday, 20th

o Please sign up your child and pay for disco entry on Arbor by Wednesday evening.

o We’re also still seeking backstage volunteers—especially for the Key Stage 2 disco. Check out our Volunteer Signup page!

3. Non-Uniform Day & Rainbow Raffle 🌈

o Friday, 21st: Wear your own clothes to school for a non-uniform day and bring a raffle donation.

o Please bring a donation for our rainbow raffle in your year group’s allocated colour (year 6 red, year 5 orange, year 4 yellow, year 3 green, year 2 blue, year 1 purple, reception pink).

o Your donation can be anything in your year group's colour: snacks, drinks, toys, stationery, toiletries, games, crafting items, alcohol.

o We’ll create seven colour-coded hampers, with the raffle to be drawn at Monkfest on Sunday 30th.

4. Monkfest Crew Needed! 🎪

o Monkfest (our summer fair on Sunday, 30th June) promises fun and excitement! We need enthusiastic volunteers to join the crew and make it a smashing success. So, this week, please sign up on our Volunteer Signup page and be part of the magic:

💌 Contact Us:

• Email:

Spread the love and let’s make Monkton Park shine! 🌟

Peace, FOMPS Team 🌈

Summer disco
Chippenham Uniform Exchange
Police community event
Summer School


TD Days

Tuesday 23rd July

Wednesday 24th July

Term Dates 2023/24