Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 3rd November 2023


Children will be able to buy poppies (and other related items) next week. All items are purchased through donations and if you would like your child to purchase one please put a pound or two in a small envelope.

Thank you!

During the half term break, six parents did some brilliant work in around the school and we would like to say a huge thank you. Works included adding new cladding above the bungalow garage, adding two new paths off the running track and moving lots of wood chip to our wildlife area.

Brilliant Reading!

We are delighted to say that we have recently won a bundle of books for taking part in the 'Youth Sport Trust, Ready Get Set, Summer Reading Challenge. We'll get these in the library ready for reading as soon as we can.

Safety around dogs

Wiltshire Police have a brilliant range of support for schools this year. On 13th November we have an assembly with a local PCSO all about safety around dogs and we are hoping to book further visits in later this academic year.

Weekly Achievement Awards

Achievement certificates

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

Congratulation in week 1 to: Gaia, Oscar, Amelia, Martha, Jacob, Finlay, Lydia, Niamh & Kaitlyn

Hot Chocolate Friday

Congratulations to this weeks hot chocolate winners.

This weeks achievers are: Jack, Florence, Sathvi, Millie, Lyla, Anja, Eira, Penny & Tamzin

Star Writer

Our Star Writers this week are: Ava, Ayla, Phoebe, Harry, Evie, Bianca, Jenson, Madeline & Henry

Christmas Dates

5/12/23 Reception - Christmas Performance - Whoops a Daisy Angel

7/12/23 KS1 Christmas performance

14/12/23 KS2 Christmas performance - Bah Humbug

15/12/23 Christmas dinner

Class Assemblies

Our class assemblies will be starting after half term, they will take place on a Tuesday mornings at 9.05am. Family and friends are welcome, tea and coffee will be served after.

Rabbits - 14th November 2023

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

Pupil Photos

The photos taken by Colorfoto should now be available to order online, using the codes given out on the day they were taken. Orders must be made by 12 November for free delivery back to school.


We have an opportunity to join the school office team. For details please see the school website https://www.monktonpark.wilts.sch.uk/work-for-us

FOMPS Christmas Cards

All orders were sent home during the week.

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.


7th November – It’s DISCO TIME

KS1 5pm until 6pm, KS2 6.15pm until 7.15pm.

We need extra helpers for the KS2 disco please. If you can help with serving drinks and snacks, or applying stick-on tattoos, please sign up here: https://volunteersignup.org/WACER

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

We will also have our new "parent chill-out zone" in the Bungalow during the disco. You can wait in the warm with tea or coffee and a chat before collecting your child.

15th December – Christmas Fair

We need lots of Christmas Elves to help us organise and run the event, in many different roles. If you have a small amount of time now to make crafts or find raffle prizes, or can spare an hour or two on the day to help set up or run a stall, please get in touch. Please sign up on the volunteer sheet here https://volunteersignup.org/RYQDC

19th November - DOMPS Working Party

We're planning another working party for the DIYers* Of Monkton Park School, at 11:00 on Sunday 19th November. Depending on the weather, we'll either be working inside the Bungalow or clearing more grass mats on the playing field. We'll have a Task Briefing Meeting again in the Three Crowns on Friday 17th November at 20:15, to consider the weather forecast and agree what to do. If you are able to come and help out in any way, please sign up at https://volunteersignup.org/DTFBW.

*Yes, we are flexible about what the D stands for, depending on the occasion.

Upcoming FOMPS Meetings. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday 28th November 3.15pm at The Bungalow


Junior Dodge Ball

Young Carers

ASD Club

Parenting Courses

TD Days

Friday 1st September 2023

Wednesday 18th October 2023

Thursday 28th March

Tuesday 23rd July

Wednesday 24th July

Term Dates 2023/24