Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 6th October 2023

We're delighted to say that we have now installed a defibrillator on the outside of our bungalow. The DFE have given all schools a defibrillator and our former governor, Mrs Hearn, has very kindly funded the cabinet. We will be officially opening the bungalow next Friday and we may even have a visit from the mayor to cut the red ribbon.

Please note that our final day at school this term is Tuesday 17th October due to Wednesday 18th being a teacher training day.

We had lots of smiling faces in our assembly yesterday. We had a visit from 'Rocksteady' who played some live pop music to the children. Everyone certainly seemed to enjoy it and over the course of the year we will have a wide range of visitors and guests who we hope will inspire the children.

Weekly Achievement Awards

Achievement certificates

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

Congratulation in week 5 to: Sathu, Kian, Jessica, Martha, Jack, Anja, Tabi, Maddie, Jennifer & Tilly

Hot Chocolate Friday

Congratulations to this weeks hot chocolate winners.

This weeks achievers are:Max, Melody, Evie, Lila, Bea, Harry, Scarlett, Quique & George

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Seren, Agnes, Ayla, James, Harper, Constance, Josiah, Flynn & Katie

What's Happening Next Week........

Monday - Photos

Tuesday- Non Uniform Wear it Yellow - Parents Evening

Thursday - Flu Vaccinations - Parents Evening

Friday - Outdoor Day Non Uniform

Please remember there will be no Teacher Run Clubs next week due to Parents Evening. Tag Rugby with Up and Under Sports on Monday and Running Club on Tuesday morning will run as normal.

Parent Evenings

Parents evenings will be run online on Tuesday 10th and Thursday 12th October, appointments can be booked online by following the link https://monktonpark.schoolcloud.co.uk/ .

If you need any help getting logged on please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Photos - Monday 9th October

The photographers will be in school on Monday 9th October in the morning. They will be taking individual and school age sibling photos. If you do not wish your child's photo to be taken, please let the school office know.

World Mental Health Day - Non Uniform - Tuesday 10th October

Tuesday 10th October is World Mental Health Day and we will be taking part in HelloYellow by holding a "Non Uniform" day (if your child does not have any yellow to wear please do not worry - they can wear any clothes of their choice).

We can all struggle with how we’re feeling, but sometimes things get tough and it can be difficult to cope. For so many young people, when this happens, they don’t get the help they need, when they need it. But together, we can change this.

By wearing yellow this World Mental Health Day on 10 October, and donating what you can, you can show young people that you’re with them. Show them that they matter and deserve the support they need, when they need it, no matter what.

If you wish to donate please go to https://www.youngminds.org.uk/support-us/donate/

Annual Nasal Flu Vaccination- Thursday 12th October 2023

The annual Flu vaccinations are taking place on Thursday 12th October 2023. If you would like your child to have their vaccination, Please complete the consent form using the following link: https://schoolimms.hcrgcaregroup.com/flu/2023/wilts

If you have any queries, please contact the School Aged Immunisation Team on 0300 247 0082 or email vcl.immunisations@nhs.net

Outdoor Day - Friday 13th October

Please come to school in suitable outdoor clothes - warm jumper, trousers, wellies/boots, waterproof coat. You will need to take wellies off inside, so please bring a change of footwear for inside. (A spare pair of clothes could be handy)

We will be lighting the fire and keeping it going all day, so will be very grateful of any firewood or dry sticks that you have collected. (Please drop these off to the outdoor classroom from Wed 11th October)

If you are out and about and can collect some fallen leaves, please bring along to your classrooms on the day. They can be used in some of our art work.

Forest School Donations

Forest Schools are in need of the following items.

metal sieves

Plain cotton sheets/pillow cases


Tent Pegs


Cork Boards.

If you have any you could donate, please either bring them to Rabbits classroom or the school office.

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 online 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.


Christmas Cards

Today your child will be bringing home their Christmas Card Proofs. If you wish to order cards, wrapping paper etc, please follow the instructions on the card. All orders must be placed on the website and paid for by Wednesday 18th October. Deliveries will be made after half term.

We have an exciting term ahead in the run up to Christmas!

First we have our FOMPS/DOMPS Working Party on Sunday 22nd October at 11:00, with pre-briefing on Friday 20th October. We are looking to tidy up the garage area next to the bungalow and make it more accessible so please do come along if you can spare some time or even if you just fancy a drink/social on the Friday night.

Let us know if you able to come on our sign-up sheet: https://volunteersignup.org/H9EHX

7th November – It’s DISCO TIME

We have an exciting new feature for our discos – our parent chill out zone in the bungalow. Wait in the warm with a hot drink and a chat while you’re waiting for your child instead of heading home.

KS1 5pm until 6pm

KS2 6.15pm until 7.15pm

£2.50 entry (please sign up on parent pay by 5th November) plus bring some extra pennies for sweets/snacks.

We also need support to run this so if you are available please sign up here https://volunteersignup.org/WACER

15th December – Christmas Fair

We want to make the Christmas Fair one to remember but in order to do that we need some Christmas Elves to help us organise the event. If you can spare a small amount of time now to make crafts or find raffle prizes, please get in touch. We need lots of Elves to make this an amazing event for everyone!!

Please sign up on the volunteer sheet here https://volunteersignup.org/RYQDC

Upcoming FOMPS Meetings. Everyone is welcome!

Monday 30th October 8.15pm at The Three Crowns

Tuesday 28th November 3.15pm at The Bungalow

Girls Football

WhatsApp Information

Parenting Courses

Wiltshire Council Road Safety - Car Seat Check

TD Days

Friday 1st September 2023

Wednesday 18th October 2023

Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 23rd July

Wednesday 24th July

Term Dates 2023/24