Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 19th January 2024

Multi Skills Trip

Owls really enjoyed their trip to Sheldon School Dome, where they took part in a multi-skills event. They had great fun and got involved in all of the activities. This included dancing, shooting into a hoop, balance skills and different races. It was lovely to see the class mixing with the other schools and making new friends. Much thanks to Mrs Porter and Chippenham Partnership for inviting us and organising such a good event.

Braeside Parents Meeting - Year 4 Residential

The Year 4 residential meeting for parents will be held on Tuesday 30th January at 5.30pm (via Teams). Children are welcome to be online too and a letter will be sent next week with a link to join.

River Walk

Badgers and Pine Martens had a wonderful time on their river walk on Friday to conclude their Geography unit on rivers. They spent time investigating the different signs of river pollution in our local area. Today they worked hard to write letters to the local council and MP to help tackle the problem! Mrs Schonfeld and Miss Murphy would like to congratulate the children on their exceptional behaviour and their courtesy to other members of the public. They were a real pleasure to take out and about.

'Badgers and Pine Martens set off for our river walk and walked to our first stop: The Blue Bridge. We looked for litter, oil and algae in or near the river. The next stop was The Green Bridge, we all got sticks and threw them off to see who won. After that we stopped at St George's Bridge. There was even a shopping trolley submerged in the river! Our last stop was the flood gates. The water was very oily and there was litter everywhere and even a smashed up bike in the mud. This was the most polluted area we went to. To finish off we got biscuits and then headed back to School.' By Penny

School I am Bus

'On Wednesday we went on the bus to talk about what we are thankful for, our likes and dislikes and what our qualities are. I really enjoyed listening to what my friends had to say. I felt safe to share my thoughts on the bus. We also made pizza, it was delicious and fun!' By Beren

School Clubs

School Clubs have now been sent out for this next term. Clubs will start from next week and run for 7 weeks excluding half term, concluding the week of the 11th March.

Parent Resource - online safety

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)


Please can Hedgehogs & Otters Class have any bits of card, fabric, plastic, wool, cotton etc for their materials unit starting on Monday 22nd January.

Foxes class would like you to collect sweet/snack wrappers that they may have ready to bring in over the next week. 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.

We have a large number of books outstanding on childrens accounts. Please can you check at home and return any library books or let us know if you no longer have any

Please can Fieldmice Class have any shoes boxes you may have over the next couple of weeks.

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 17 to: Seren, Albie, Katie, Florence, Josie, Oliver, Henry and Laurie

Hot Chocolate Friday

Congratulations to this weeks hot chocolate winners.

This weeks achievers are: Giovanna, Matilda, Ayla, Aubrie, Fearne, Constance, Ethan, Caelan and Saskia

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Amelia, Ellis, Amelia, Penny, Lucia, Wilbur, Maizie, George R and Chloe

School Nurse

Our School nurse will be holding a session on anxiety and separation on Monday 29th January at 1430. There will be a chance to speak to the nurse and have sign posting to services that can help. Everyone is welcome to attend.

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.



We are planning this year's FOMPS events this month. Please send your suggestions and offers of help to

What's On?

• Sunday 21st January: DOMPS DIYers Working Party. From 11:00 at the school.

• Monday 29th January: FOMPS Trustees meeting

• Tuesday 30th January: FOMPS members meeting. Meet at 20:15 at The Three Crowns.

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

Follow FOMPS on Facebook for information and reminders on events.

WPCC - SEND event


SEND strategy

SEND Strategy

Girls Cricket

TD Days

Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 23rd July

Wednesday 24th July

Term Dates 2023/24