Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 9th February 2024

End of term

Today was the final day of term 3, we hope you have a lovely break from school and we will welcome you back on Monday 19th February. We had a lovely finish to the term today and the children have had a fantastic (and slightly muddy) day spent outside. They have explored, made bird feeders and houses, done orienteering, toasted pancakes, made faces and hearts and much much more!

Outdoor PE Kit

Please can all pupils bring in their outdoor PE kit for after half term and make sure it can stay in school for all PE lessons.

Badgers and Pine Martens - Library Trip

Badgers and PM had fun listening to Tracy tell silly stories and share her latest recommendations. The children were so inspired to read some of the latest books that some came away with 4 books! A reminder that the children can have their library books for 3 weeks before they need to return.

Maizie - I always love it when Tracy reads silly stories and puts on brilliant voices because it brings the books to life and gives the characters, well, character.

Tracy also shared information on The Booksters, a book club for readers in year 5 and 6. Please see the poster below for further information.

Enjoying the Library

Dance Festival

We cannot be prouder of the year 6 pupils who performed in this year's dance festival on Monday night. They performed to a sellout Neeld Hall and all did so with such energy, enthusiasm and with such large smiles on their faces. An extra shout out to our amazing comperes Quique and Annabella who opened the festival on its opening night!

The whole experience was really fun because you get to see other people perform and you get to perform in front of an actual audience! - Nefeli

Thinking Day - 22nd February

Everyone involved in Girlguiding may come to School in their Guiding uniform to join in with all the others around the world celebrating World Thinking Day.

Parent Resource - online safety

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)


Foxes class would like you to collect sweet/snack wrappers that they may have ready to bring in over the next week. Not individual sweet wrappers but actual packets e.g. the packet from a bag of Haribos or the packet from a bag of crisps or skittles etc.

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

Please can Fieldmice Class have any shoes boxes you may have over the next couple of weeks.

Thank you

Monkton Mole Awards

A big congratulations to term 3's Monkton Mole Winners

Fieldmice - Amelia

Rabbits - Teddy

Hedgehogs - Isabella

Otters - Dion

Owls - Beren

Squirrels - Ruby

Foxes - Ethan

Badgers - Caelan

Pine Martens - Quique

Head teachers - Stanley

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.

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.

Online Art Gallery

Sarah Bond - Art visit

Foxes class had a visit from Sarah Bond for a Printing workshop this week. The children created prints inspired by Sarah’s own work on wind turbines, they produced fantastic pieces which will be displayed around school and in the Online gallery, a few were entered into the Year 5 Artbytes competition too.

Printing workshop



Dear Amazing Parents,

FOMPS is our Parent-Teacher Association (PTA): the heartbeat of our school community. Together, we make magic happen – from supporting educational initiatives to creating unforgettable memories for our kids. Now, it’s time to put our thinking caps on and brainstorm some fantastic fundraising events for 2024! Every pound we raise directly benefits our children’s education and experiences. Collaborating on fun events strengthens our bonds as a school family.

Which kinds of events would your family and friends attend? Do you have a unique idea? A quirky twist on a classic event? A passion project waiting to bloom?

Please email your fundraising ideas to by the 18th February - that's by the end of the half-term holiday.

What's On?

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

Follow FOMPS on Facebook for information and reminders on events.


The Library runs a monthly book club for year 5 and 6, please the flyer below for dates and more information.

Booksters book club

Pick up and play

If you have never played a musical instrument before, but fancy giving it a go, why not come along to Wiltshire Young Musicians' Pick Up and Play groups? You can choose to learn either a trumpet, trombone or horn (Brass) or what about a violin, cello or double bass (Strings). With WYM’s Pick Up and Play workshops, you don’t even need an instrument as one will be provided for you.

Wiltshire Young Musicians

Online Family Courses
Online Science
Support course
Support course
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Half term offers

TD Days

Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 23rd July

Wednesday 24th July

Term Dates 2023/24