Monkton Park Newsletter Wednesday 27th March 2024

Easter Break

What a busy term it has been and we hope you all enjoy a break over the Easter holidays. We've seen all sorts of activity at school over the term. The Y4 residential to Braeside, World Book Day, netball competition and class assemblies have been just some of the highlights. We're looking forward to our science week next term and we'll be seeing a planetarium early on in Term 5. Work has also been going on to improve the fabric of the building too and we've had LED lights installed across the whole site and our kitchen roof has been replaced. Thanks also to all volunteers who have helped add paths, cleared behind the bungalow and repaired the garage.

School has now finished for the term as tomorrow is a TD day. School will reopen on Monday 15th April at 0840.

Mid Year Reports

Mid year reports have been sent out today via email. For security the link will ask you to input your child's date of birth. We wanted to confirm this has been sent from school and is safe to click.

Monkton Mole Awards

A big congratulations to Term Four's Monkton Mole Winners

Fieldmice - Scarlett L

Rabbits - Tommy T

Hedgehogs - Dorothy

Otters - Martha S

Owls - Bobby L

Squirells - Isaac L

Foxes - Oliver Q

Badgers - Summer H

Pine Martens - Madeline M

Head Teachers - John D

Coffee Morning

After a successful first meeting, Mrs Marshall and FOMPS will be running the next coffee mornings on the 1st Monday back after our Easter break, Monday 15th April. Everyone is welcome including younger siblings for who we will have some toys laid out for them. We will also have all unamed lost property out for you to have a look at and take what you need. Please join us from drop off till 1000.

Coffee Morning

OPAL (Outdoor Play and Learning) Resources Plea!

We are getting ready to make sure our pupils have lots of resources for the Summer term during play and lunchtimes. If you have any of the following loose parts or old toys we would be very grateful:

Old lego or duplo, old toy cars/vehicles, farm yard animal toys, PVC pipes, old dressing up clothes, old pool noodles, tarpaulins, skipping ropes

We now have enough tyres so I'm afraid we can't take any of those off your hands at the moment.

Affordable Schools

At Monkton Park School, we have recently engaged with Wiltshire’s ‘Affordable Schools’ strategy because we understand it can be difficult to talk about money worries. People finding it hard to make ends meet often hang on and try and sort things out themselves; not seeking help until the situation has become very difficult. Whatever the issues you are facing we would encourage you to ask for support. With guidance from the ‘Affordable Schools’ strategy, we have created a page on our website under the ‘Parents’ tab that signposts support and guidance. Alternatively, please feel free to get in touch with us here at school. You can contact our Family Link Worker, Jen Marshall or contact the office in school on

Wiltshire's Affordable Schools Strategy

Parent Resource - online safety

In a recent survey with pupils in Y3-Y6 we found that lots of children have very active online lives. Many use apps such as WhatsApp or Snapchat and we would recommend regular checks with your child to see which groups they are part of. Some groups can contain over 100 people and can lead to children being exposed to inappropriate language. This is always best done in a supportive way with your child and the recording below has lots of advice. Other children said that they use games which are not age appropriate e.g. Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto.

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)

Class Assemblies

Thank you for coming to Hedgehogs class assembly this week, we hope you enjoyed seeing all their wonderful work.

Class assemblies will take place on Tuesday mornings at 9.05am. Family and friends are welcome, tea and coffee will be served after.

Squirrels - 30th April 2024

Owls - 11 June 2024

Fieldmice - 18th June 2024

World Autism Acceptance Week

During the Easter holidays it is World Autism Acceptance week. This week is aimed at developing peoples understanding of ASD to break down the barriers and discrimination people with Autism often face.

Please take the time to watch this video ‘Amazing things can happen’ which explains the experiences of neurodivergent pupils. - The Neuro Bears


Scarecrow trail 2024
School Avoidance
School Avoidance
Support with the transition to Secondary School


TD Days

Thursday 28th March (tomorrow)

Tuesday 23rd July

Wednesday 24th July

Term Dates 2023/24