Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 15th December 2023

Christmas Performances

A huge well done to our Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6 children who performed brilliantly at the Neeld Hall yesterday afternoon and evening. It was amazing to see the children perform so confidently on stage and we hope you enjoyed the show!

A Christmas Carol

On Monday, Year 5 were kindly invited along to Sheldon School to see a performance of A Christmas Carol. Not only did Year 5 seem to enjoy the long walk there and back they thoroughly enjoyed the production and even got to meet the cast after the show, over some refreshments. Mr Prosser, Mrs Davies, Mrs Watts and Mrs Pick were all very proud of Year 5 because they represented the school very well. A big thank you to Sheldon school for their excellent performance!

Sheldon School performance of A Christmas Carol

Police visit

'As part of our topic this term, Pine Martens and Badgers had a visit from the Police this week to learn more about crime and punishment in the modern era. The children had a chance to ask their own questions, look at equipment and try on Police hats. We all found the answers very interesting and learnt a lot about life as a Police officer.' Leonardo

Police visit

Food bank collection

Thank you for all your donations to the food bank, they were thrilled to receive so many lovely items. The Salvation Army are busy making food boxes and special Christmas boxes. If you ever find yourself in need of support please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Marshall at

Salvation Army donation point

Poppy Appeal

A great big thank you to all of those who supported the Poppy Appeal this year, you raised a fantastic £330.18! Thank you.

Thank you


Foxes class would like you to collect sweet/snack wrappers that they may have ready to bring in after Christmas. Not individual sweet wrappers but actual packets e.g. the packet from a bag of Haribos or the packet from a bag of crisps or skittles etc. Thank you.

There have been a few cases of nits in school, please can you regularly check and treat if required.

Weekly Achievement Awards

Achievement certificates

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

Congratulations in week 14 to: Colby, Rosa, Hugh, Poppy, Lyla, Arthur, Ray, Annabella & Nefeli

Hot Chocolate Friday

Congratulations to this weeks hot chocolate winners.

This weeks achievers are: Ava, Emmy, Luna, Martha M, Bea, Jacob B, Taeya, George A & Jennifer

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Lily - Faye, Matilda, Aahana, Isaac, Leona, Anja, Oscar, Penny L & Quique

Christmas Dates

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.

Winter reading challenge

Keep reading over the holidays with the Winter Mini Challenge. Join online

Winter reading challenge

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.


Christmas Colouring

FOMPS are running a free colouring competition, there will be colouring sheets at the fair and were emailed home this week. If you can return them by Monday ready for judging!


It's Christmas Fair day! We're looking forward to seeing everyone at the fair tonight. Please enter the fair via the KS2 playground doors. Doors open at 5.30pm. Please bring your small change for your child to spend at the fair: they love spending it, and it avoids the card transaction fees too. And if you can spare an hour during the fair to run a stall or activity, please offer to help. It's never too late to get involved!

Our deepest gratitude goes out to our dedicated crew of elves who have helped with the preparation for the fair. It takes a lot of effort to put the fair together and you've all been amazing.

And finally, a big thank you to the Tenth Hole Tea Room for sponsoring the crackers for the children's Christmas Lunch today.

Merry Christmas everyone!

Layout for tonight's Christmas Fair


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

Follow FOMPS on Facebook for information and reminders on events.

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Term Dates 2023/24