Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 10th May 2024

FOMPS PTA News: Get Involved and Rock On!

🌟 Mega Playlist Scarecrow Trail: 18th & 19th May Mark your calendars! Our Mega Playlist Scarecrow Trail is just around the corner. All scarecrow entries are in, and our dedicated team has worked out the route. It’s going to be a weekend filled with creativity, community spirit, and fun.

🙌 Volunteers Needed! We can’t pull off these fantastic events without your help. Here’s how you can get involved:

• Sewing Bunting: If you’re handy with a needle and thread, we’d love your help creating festive bunting.

• Bake Sale Stars: Calling all bakers! Whip up some delicious treats for our cafe stall. Your cookies, cupcakes, and brownies will keep everyone fueled.

• Weekend Warriors: Sign up to volunteer on the weekend. Whether it’s assisting with the arts and crafts stall on Saturday 18th or selling trail sheets and refreshments on Sunday 19th, your time makes a difference. Please sign up at

📧 Reach Out to Us! Ready to rock? Contact the FOMPS PTA at Let’s make this Scarecrow Trail unforgettable! 🎉

Remember, together we can create magic for our school community. See you at the Scarecrow Trail! 🌻🎨🍰 .

Staff changes

We are sad to say that Miss Collyer will be leaving Monkton Park at the end of this academic year. Miss Collyer has been at Monkton Park since first qualifying as a teacher and has made a huge contribution to life at Monkton Park. This has included her leading OPAL, French and Maths across the school. She will be much missed but we are delighted to see her get promoted to Key Stage 1 leader at a school in Swindon. I am sure you will join us in wishing her the very best of luck.

We are however pleased to say that Miss Love will be returning as a teacher from September. Many of you will have known Miss Love when she was a teaching assistant at the school and we are delighted to welcome her back to the staff team.

Home Learning Questionnaire:

We are currently reviewing our home learning policy. With this in mind, it would be really helpful if you could complete the following questionnaire to let us know what you think. There are only seven simple questions to complete. Please click here to fill in the questionnaire by next Friday. Thank you.

Weekly Achievement Awards

Achievement certificates

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

Congratulations this week to: Elfie, Florence, Eva, Oscar, Jean, Isabella, The Whole of Foxes Class, Nia & Amelie

Hot Chocolate Friday

Congratulations to this weeks hot chocolate winners.

This weeks achievers are: Seren, Teddy, Max, Brook, Jacob L, Isabelle, Maisie, Saskia & Sammy

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Gaia, Grayson, Olivia, Dion, Bea, Kaisei, Isabelle, Rose & Stanley


Forest School would like pairs of old tights for us in their sessions and any old plain white or pale colour sheets or pillow cases for use with some outdoor activities.

Pine Martens and Badgers need some shoe boxes and water bottles for their next science unit

Deaf Awareness Week

As it is deaf awareness week this week (6th - 12th May), join us as we celebrate Deaf Awareness Week and help us make everyday life more deaf-friendly for children and young people. National Deaf Children's Society have some great resources.

Below are some books with a theme of deafness which you can explore with your child.


Coffee Morning

Coffee Morning

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

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

Owls - 11 June 2024

Fieldmice - 18th June 2024


Friends of Monkton Park School (FOMPS) PTA Update

Scarecrow trail 2024
School Avoidance
May half term holiday club
May half term holiday club


TD Days

Tuesday 23rd July

Wednesday 24th July

Term Dates 2023/24