Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 17th November 2023

Mrs Kelly

We have been waving a sad farewell to our brilliant admin officer, Mrs Kelly today. Mrs Kelly has been at Monkton Park for 15 years and we would like to thank for the amazing job she has done over these years. Some of our pupils presented her some flowers and a voucher today and we would like to wish her the very best of luck in her new role.

Open Classrooms

On Monday 20th we have our first open classroom of the year. This is a chance to sit with your child in class (after school) and see some of the amazing they have done so far. We look forward to seeing you there.

Weekly Achievement Awards

Achievement certificates

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

Congratulation in week 3 to: Albie, Tommy, Charlotte, Aubrie, Jean, Arlo, Myles, Niamh, Sophie

Hot Chocolate Friday

Congratulations to this weeks hot chocolate winners.

This weeks achievers are: Nylah, Sebastian, Phoebe, Poppy, George, Sofia, Belle, Flynn & Vianne

KS1 & Reception

Now that the weather is getting wetter, KS1 are getting through lots of changes of Uniform, socks and tights. If you have an have spare, unwanted small size uniform (Age 4-5 & 5-6) and would like to donate it to the school, please either bring it to the office or Fieldmice Classroom. Many thanks.

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Oscar, Hattie, Maddie, Rosie, Leona, Freddie, Ray, Reuben & Henry

Christmas Dates

5/12/23 Reception - Christmas Performance - Whoops a Daisy Angel

7/12/23 KS1 Christmas performance

14/12/23 KS2 Christmas performance - Bah Humbug

15/12/23 Christmas dinner

Class Assemblies

Our class assemblies will be starting after half term, they will take place on a 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

Forest School Volunteer

Do you like being outdoors? Are you interested in Forest School? Are you free on Wednesday afternoons?

If so, Forest School needs you!

I am looking for a volunteer or two who could commit to helping out on Wednesday afternoons from 1-3pm.

To find out more or express an interest, please come and have a chat, (After school Thursday or Friday is best) or drop the office an email.


Mrs Rees

Primary School Application

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.



The Christmas Fair will be held on Friday 15th December

FOMPS would really appreciate parents’ help with the following:

Grand Raffle Prizes – Do you know of, or work for, a company that may be willing to donate a raffle prize? We have been given some wonderful donations in the past and the raffle always brings much excitement. All donors will be acknowledged in our programme and social media.

The ever popular Chocombola will be running again! As in previous years, classes will be running a competition for the one to collect the most chocolate in a week. Please send in chocolate donations with your child(ren) during the week commencing 4th December! Chocolate will be raffled on the Chocombola stall at the fair.

Nearly New Cuddly Toys – Yes, we all have them hidden away somewhere! Here’s your chance to donate them to the Nearly New Cuddly Toy Stall. Obviously don’t send in your child’s forever friend, but those that you’ve thinned out and hidden away can be donated to this stall.

Christmas Tombola – We are running a Non-uniform Day on Friday 1st December when we ask you to bring in a Christmas-themed prize or £1 for the Tombola stall!

Cakes / Biscuits – The café would like donations of cakes and biscuits please to be delivered to School office on the 15th December.

Lastly, VOLUNTEERS! We have a FOMPS committee, but the Christmas Fair requires a little help from a lot of people to make it successful. All we ask is for your support for part of the evening. We will provide a rota so you know where and when your help is most needed. Please sign up on volunteersignup.org/RYQDC OR e-mail FOMPS fompspta@gmail.com


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

Follow FOMPS on Facebook for information and reminders on events.

Young Carers

ASD Club

Parenting Courses

TD Days

Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 23rd July

Wednesday 24th July

Term Dates 2023/24