Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 8th September 2023

Welcome back

A very warm welcome back to you all and we hope your child has had a really positive start in their first week. We have been delighted to see our Year 6 buddies supporting the new reception children so well to settle in. Well done to them all!

We had our usual Friday celebration assembly today (reception children will come to this soon) and it was lovely to hear how well everyone has done so far. In our celebration assemblies we have star writers (one person from each class who has impressed their teacher with their writing), achievement awards (a certificate awarded to a child from each class who has demonstrated a school value) and hot chocolate Friday (one child from each class who has gone above and beyond). Well done to everyone who received an award today.

The newsletter will continue to come out each Friday. We try our best not to overload parents with too many letters and so we would recommend reading the newsletter each week to see any updates.

Vaping or smoking on or next to the school site

We ask parents to not vape or smoke on or next to the school premises. Thank you for your understanding.

Weekly Achievement Awards

Achievement certificates

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

Congratulation in week 1 to: Harper, Isaac, Isaac, Rytas, Harry, Ethan, Eli & Penny

Hot Chocolate Friday

We were delighted to continue our hot chocolate Friday. Teachers chose one child from each class who has gone over and above during week in helping others. The selected children then have a hot chocolate with Mr Rafferty and Mr Williams.

This weeks achievers are: Bettie, Jasmine, Dion, Skyla-Rose, Isaac, Ayla, Stanley & Samuel

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Max, Eva, Arthur, Elsie, Ruby, Hermione, Lorena & Saskia

Foxes Class - Tiny Forest Visit

Foxes class will be visiting the "Tiny Forest" in Monkton Park on 19th September. Please can the children ensure they have a rain coat and welly boots/suitable outdoor shoes in school on that day. Thank you

EYFS Curriculum Meeting

On 20th September at 9am, there will be a meeting in the school hall detailing the EYFS Curriculum. All parents of reception children are invited to attend.

MMR Vaccination

Data published by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) shows there has been a rise in measles cases.

The government is encouraging parents to see if their children are fully up to date with their measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccinations by checking their personal child health record, known as the red book, or by contacting their GP practice.

Secondary School Applications

If your child is currently in year 6, you have until 31st October to apply for a secondary school place. Application can be made on onlineĀ using the Wiltshire Council Website

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.

Secondary School Open Events

TD Days

Friday 1st September 2023

Wednesday 18th October 2023

Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 23rd July

Wednesday 24th July

Term Dates 2023/24