Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 1st December 2023

Christmas Performances

For our reception nativity, tickets are not required (just a maximum of 4 people per family).

Tickets for our KS1 (Y1 and Y2) and KS2 (Y3, Y4, Y5 and Y6) performances are available . Please go to

KS1 (Year 1 and 2)

If you require extra tickets for either the afternoon or evening performance these can now be reserved.

KS2 (Y3 -Y6)

If you require extra tickets for the Key Stage 2 afternoon performance these can now be purchased.

If you require extra tickets for the Key Stage 2 evening performance please let us know and we will add you to our waiting list. You can do this by sending an email to

Extraordinary Project

Approximately 30 children from Years 2 - 5 took part in Voices for Life singing performance at the Wiltshire Music Centre last week. They had been rehearsing since September and we were so proud of them all. Well done super singers!

"My favorite song was Fernando because there was a big Ole! at the end. I thought it was going to be scary but I really enjoyed every minute."

"I really love performing and putting lots of expression into my singing. I learnt how to perform in front of lots of people without being scared."

"It was hard work but lots of fun and singing with the band was super cool!"

Reception & Year One - Multi skills at Abbeyfield

The children had a lovely chilly morning up at Abbeyfield School today taking part in a multi skills event. They all had lots of fun!

Frosty fun at multi skills!


All clubs have now finished for the term and new clubs will be sent out in the new year.


Please can Rabbits and Fieldmice class have some cereal sized boxes or smaller (no bigger) and some cardboard tubes (Kitchen Roll) for use in their class.

Weekly Achievement Awards

Achievement certificates

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

Congratulations in week 4 to: Joy, Sam, Zander, Constance, Becca, Reuben & Laurie

Hot Chocolate Friday

Congratulations to this weeks hot chocolate winners.

This weeks achievers are: Flossie, Ellis, Willow, Anya, Marcus, Isabelle S, Oliver, Annabel & Samuel

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Woody, Ezra, Elsie, Noah, Bobby, Tiarna, Flynn, Evie W & Leonardo

Christmas Dates

Christmas Lunch

If you would like your child to have a Christmas Lunch you must book in advance on School Grid by FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER . There is no charge for children in KS1 or those entitled to Free School Meals. For children in KS2 the cost will be £2.71. If you are not registered with School Grid and your child would like a school Christmas lunch please contact the school office.

Having a real Christmas tree?

Are you having a real Christmas tree this year? When you are finished with it Forest School would love to have it. We would love to use them for many things such as den building, weaving, whittiling, chopping and crafting!

Please bring your trees into school after Christmas and drop them off outside the wildlife area (next to the outdoor classroom). Thank you.

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.

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


We are looking for people to join our lunchtime/play leader team. This would be Monday - Thursday 11.40am - 1.00pm. If you would like to apply or would just like to know a bit more about the role then please do email.

Primary School Applications

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.



Thank you to everyone who took part in the Christmas Tombola mufti-day today, and everyone who bought tickets for the advent calendar raffle - as well as our generous calendar donor! Tickets for the grand raffle, to be drawn at the Christmas Fair on Friday 15th December, should be coming home with your child today. Please return ticket stubs and payment, or any unsold tickets, to the school office by Thursday 14th December. We will also be selling grand raffle tickets and Santa's Grotto tickets at the Christmas plays.

It is Chocombola Week next week, from 4th to 8th December. 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 Christmas 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. Please bag your teddies and bring them to the school office by Friday 8th December.

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

Lastly, FOMPS would really appreciate VOLUNTEERS! The Christmas Fair requires a little help from a lot of people to make it successful. We have lots of things to sell and games to play, but we can only run what we have volunteers for. At the time of writing, we have 46 people signed up on a list of up to 125 helpers. It's a great way to get involved in FOMPS and meet new people as part of a big team, so please look at the possible roles and sign up on, or e-mail FOMPS If you're not sure what to do, please sign up as a general helper elf and see where Santa sends you. Yo ho ho!

If you are able to help out for half an hour selling raffle tickets before your child's Christmas Performance, please sign up on

Thank you!

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

Follow FOMPS on Facebook for information and reminders on events.

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Term Dates 2023/24