Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 8th December 2023

Christmas Performances

Congratulations to reception, year 1 and year 2 for their amazing Christmas performances this week! Next week is the turn of our Y3-Y6 children. We still have plenty of tickets available for the afternoon performance but our evening performance is now sold out. The Neeld Hall are very strict with numbers so please make sure your tickets are to hand when you come.

To order extra afternoon tickets please go to

Year 6 Christmas Fayre Volunteers

Each Christmas Fayre we have a number of Year 6 children who help out on the night. If your child would like to volunteer (and they are in Y6) please click here to let us know.

Foxes Fun Run

This morning, Foxes Class took part in the annual Christmas Fun Run on the Hardenhuish and Sheldon playing fields. The weather was very kind, although the grass was very muddy! Foxes did a great job of representing Monkton Park alongside all of the Chippenham primaries. There was some super Christmas singing as well as great participation in the Christmas trail round the field. It was also great to see lots of ex-Monkton pupils helping out.

Foxes Fun Run


Please can Fieldmice class have any old newspapers or magazines for next week, thank you.

Food Bank Collections

We are collecting any non perishable items for the food bank, please see below for some suggested items. Please bring an items into class on Monday. Thank you.

Weekly Achievement Awards

Achievement certificates

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

Congratulations in week 13 to: Fionn, Faye, Phoebe, Penny S, Ellie, Elodie, Clara, Tamzin & Flynn S

Hot Chocolate Friday

Congratulations to this weeks hot chocolate winners.

This weeks achievers are: Clara, Agnes, Evie B, Anika, Jacob L, Ruby, Hermione, Nia & Maddie B

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Max, Bettie, Isaac S, Molly, Louie M, Isabella, Ethan, John & Darius

Christmas Dates

Having a real Christmas tree?

Are you having a real Christmas tree this year? When you are finished with it Forest School would love to have it. We would love to use them for many things such as den building, weaving, whittiling, chopping and crafting!

Please bring your trees into school after Christmas and drop them off outside the wildlife area (next to the outdoor classroom). Thank you.

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.

Badgers - 23rd January 2024

Pine Martens - 30th January 2024

Foxes - 5th March 2024

Otters - 12th March 2024

Hedgehogs - 19th March 2024

Squirrels - 30th April 2024

Owls - 11 June 2024

Fieldmice - 18th June 2024


We are looking for people to join our lunchtime/play leader team. This would be Monday - Thursday 11.40am - 1.00pm. If you would like to apply or would just like to know a bit more about the role then please do email.

Primary School Applications

Applications for September 2024 primary school places must be made by 15th January 2024. Application can be made on online using the Wiltshire Council Website. If you would like to come and visit the school, please contact the office to make an appointment.



Thanks again to everyone who took part in the Advent Calendar raffle last week, which raised a superb £150. Also thank you to everyone who has donated teddies and chocolate this week, ready for the Christmas Fair.

When is the Fair? Friday 15th December, 5.30pm to 7.30pm.

All the Fair preparations are well underway, but we still need some more volunteers to help run the Christmas Fair on the night please. We particularly need volunteers to run the cafe stall, the bar, and activities (like the popular Guess the Units in the Basket of Booze stall) during the fair. We also need extra pairs of hands to help set everything up from 3.15pm to 5.15pm (you can bring your children with you). Please check out the list of roles at

We hope to see everyone at the Fair on Friday. We will have contactless payment available on some stalls, but, if possible, please support us by bringing cash to avoid the card transaction fees. The children always love spending small change at the Fair!

Finally, a reminder about raffle tickets. Books of raffle tickets were sent home with your child last Friday, 1st December. Please return the ticket stubs (fill out your contact details first) with the money for the tickets you want to buy in an envelope to the school office by Thursday 14th December. Please also return any unsold tickets to the office. We will have volunteers selling raffle tickets at the KS2 performances on Thursday, along with advance tickets for Santa's Grotto at the Christmas Fair.

Merry Christmas


Remember to donate to FOMPS by doing your Christmas shopping through The Giving Machine

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