Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 12th January 2024

African Dance workshops

To ignite our dance curriculum as part of PE, all pupils across the school took part in an African dance workshop delivered by Dance Days. Their sessions included warm-ups to recent trending music and learning a routine. The children performed their pieces to the whole school in assembly and they brought great energy and enthusiasm for learning. We look forward to seeing what the children create as part of their dance topic.

Preparations are also underway in Year 6 for the annual Dance Festival where they will be performing to Rockin' All Over the World by Status Quo. A reminder to all parents of the children who have opted to take part that tickets are now on sale and will need to be purchased by Wednesday 17th January.

Girls Football tournament

Monkton Park are incredibly proud of the girls' football team who took part in the Level 3 football competition this week having won the Level 2 competition. Despite the cold, the children showed how brilliant they were by winning their first game. The next few games were a lot tougher but the children demonstrated such integrity and resilience to keep pushing and trying harder.

Our girls football team

Wessex Water Visit

This week Badgers and PM took part in a workshop delivered by Wessex Water to coincide with their rivers topic. The interactive session included lots of practical activities such as filtering river water and recapping the water cycle. The children learned a lot of interesting facts that they have already begun to apply to their learning in class. We now look forward to our river walk next week!

Internet Safety workshop

Today the year 5 and 6 children in Foxes, Badgers and Pine Martens took part in a morning of Internet Safety and learning to develop digital citizenship. The children had a chance to be honest about their lives online, then talked through ways to stay safe and understand the online world.

Parent Resource - online safety

Please see links below to the parent resources and recording from this week's online safety presentation for parents.

Parents resource pack

Recording Link (please do NOT to share this link publicly online / social media etc)


Please can Hedgehogs & Otters Class have any bits of card, fabric, plastic, wool, cotton etc for their materials unit starting on Monday 22nd January.

We have a large number of books outstanding on childrens accounts. Please can you check at home and return any library books or let us know if you no longer have any

Weekly Achievement Awards

Achievement certificates

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

Congratulations in week 16 to: Oscar, Ben, Olivia, Arthur, Leona, Orianna, Hermione, Sammy & Jack

Hot Chocolate Friday

Congratulations to this weeks hot chocolate winners.

This weeks achievers are: Edie, Faye, Joey, Isaac, Zander, Finlay, Huxley, Hermes & Daniel

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Sathu, Melody, Sathvi, Advik, Chloe, Noah, Isla M, Summer & Maisie

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.



We are planning this year's FOMPS events this month. Please send your suggestions and offers of help to

Have you got a FOMPS t-shirt at home? If you have one of our "@fompsevents" red t-shirts, please can you wash and return it to FOMPS this month - either at one of our meetings or via the school office. An easy New Year's resolution!

What's On?

• Sunday 21st January: DOMPS DIYers Working Party. From 11:00 at the school.

• Tuesday 23rd January: FOMPS Trustees meeting

• Tuesday 30th January: FOMPS members meeting. Meet at 20:15 at The Three Crowns.

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

Follow FOMPS on Facebook for information and reminders on events.

SEND strategy

SEND Strategy

Girls Cricket

TD Days

Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 23rd July

Wednesday 24th July

Term Dates 2023/24