Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 8th March 2019

Parents' Evening

Our parents' evenings will be held on 20th and 21st March this term. As in previous meetings, we will be using our online booking system and we would recommend trying to log on beforehand. Bookings will open at 7pm on Tuesday evening but should you require any further help please do not hesitate to contact us.

World Book Day

Today we celebrated World Book Day. The children looked amazing in their costumes, thank you to all of our families for providing the wonderful costumes.

Many of the children decorated potatoes for the character competition. The standard was very high and the judges had a very hard time choosing the winners Congratulations to:

Reception - Josiah Burrows

Years 1 & 2 - Annabel Lycett

Years 3 & 4 - Amelia Blackett

Years 5 & 6 - Albie Blake

Our winning spuds!
A small selection of entries.

Hampton Court Palace

Our trip to Hampton Court Palace was amazing! We had an early start arriving at school for 7:15am! After a 2 hour journey we eventually arrived at the Palace at 10am. A quick stretch of our legs and we were ready to explore. As we walked through the gates we couldn’t believe how big Hampton Court Palace was. We were now ready for our Tudor adventure to begin. Our first stop was the kitchen, there was a roaring fire where they would have cooked the meat. There would have been over 100 people working in there during Henry VIII’s reign. They would have been boiling meat and making pies. Then we made our way to Henry VIII’s apartments, the first room we visited was the Great Hall where all the Lords and Ladies would have eaten their meals. Sometimes Henry VIII would have eaten there too. Then we visited the room where Henry married Katherine Parr, a replica of his crown was also on display. There were many paintings of Henry and his family along the corridor. It was amazing to see where Henry VIII lived. The whole of KS2 had a fantastic trip. We would give Hampton Court Palace 10/10.

Jessica, Daisy, Tom and Alfie.

Comic Relief

Next Friday (March 15th) is Comic Relief and to help raise money for this there will be a Mufti day (red noses can be worn!). Donations of £1 would be much appreciated and all money will go to Comic Relief.

Badgers Bake Off

On Monday 18th March Badgers class will be taking part in a 'Bake Off' for Stand up to Cancer. They will be selling their cakes after school from 3pm.


Most people take part in online activities and social media and we fully understand the advantages that it can bring. There is both a FOMPS and Monkton Park parents Facebook page (neither run by the school) which allows parents to receive and respond to messages about school events.

Within these spaces however we ask that care and thought is taken when discussing school life online. It is easy for issues, concerns or frustrations, that can easily be resolved by speaking to the school, to be blown out of proportion online.

If you do have any concerns or questions please do speak to us directly and we will always try our best to resolve any issues.

Cancellation of clubs - 20th & 21st March

Due to parents' evening on Wednesday 20th March, we will have to cancel Multi Skills club and Lego club and on and Thursday 21st March, we will have to cancel Football club, KS1 Art and 500 Words. We hope this does not cause too much inconvenience.

School Catering Provider

From Tuesday 23rd April school meals will be cooked and supplied by a new caterer - Dolce Schools Catering.

So that we can introduce them to you we will be holding a Parent Taster and Introduction Evening on Thursday 14th March at 6.30 in the school hall. Staff from Dolce will be there to speak to parents and samples of meals will be available for you to try. They will also be able to show you how their ordering system works.

Achievement Awards

Congratulations in week 2 to:Sophie Romain, Tamzin Gardner, Isabelle Unwin, Eleanor Barnett, Noah Lovell, Katy Contardi, Alice Mockler, Emilia Humphrey and Maria Williams

Star Writers

Congratulations to this weeks Star Writers: Noah Claridge-Percival, Charlie Whittaker, Zak, Tiger-Joe Griffin, Oscar Parsons, Danny Delahaye, Alistair Freeman, William Reynolds and Alfie Hand

Work of the Week

KS1 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Emily from Otters' class

Squirrels Class Assembly

Squirrels class look forward to welcoming family and friends to their class assembly on Thursday 21st March. The assembly starts at 9.15 and will be followed by tea and coffee..


Scarecrow trail entries have been coming in and plans are coming together for the weekend's event. We are still looking for scarecrow sponsors and helpers during the weekend to sell trail sheets and look after the BBQ. Please let FOMPS know if you are interested in helping.


Dates for your Diary

Week Beginning 11th March

Monday 11th March

Badminton Club

Multisports - Dome

Tuesday 12th March

Judo Club

Owls & Squirrels Library Visit

Football Club

Netball Club

TTrack Club

Football Match

Music for Schools Parent Presentation 6.30pm

Wednesday 13th March

Swimming Lessons Group 2

Rugby Club

Multisports Club

Lego Club

Thursday 14th March

KS1 Author Visit

KS1 Art Club

500 Words Club

Mr Slee Football Club

Dolce - Parents Taster evening 6.30pm

Friday 15th March

Running Club

Tag Rugby Festival - Chippenham Rugby Club

Tyrone Mings Football Club

Saturday 16th March

Chippenham Schools Netball and Football Tournament - Sheldon

Week Beginning 18th March

Monday 18th March

Badminton Club

Badgers''Bake Off' for Stand up to Cancer Cake Sale 3pm

Tuesday 19th March

Judo Club

Pine Martens Library Visit

Netball Club

TTrack Club

Wednesday 20th March

Swimming Lessons Group 2

Rugby Club

Parents Evening 3 - 5.30pm

Thursday 21st March

Squirrels Class Assembly 9.15am

Parents Evening 3 - 7.00pm

Friday 22nd March

Running Club

Tyrone Mings Football Club

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