Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 24th May 2019

May Mile

Well done to all of the pupils who took part in the May Mile on Sunday. It was fantastic to see so many children out enjoying the day.

Primary Engineering

Yesterday four year 6 pupils and Mrs Hughes took part in the Primary Engineering festival held at Boscombe Down. The aim of the festival was to interest and excite children about engineering.

The two teams of Molly & Rosa and Jessica & Alex had created projects and fully working model, which they took with them to display at the festival. Rosa and Molly were awarded the 'Best Themed project'. Well Done.

Achievement Awards

Congratulations in week 5 to: Madeleine Martinsen, Riley James, George Alvis, Chloe Burns, Isla-Mae Snoddy, Ava Riddell, Joshua Neale and Hannah Nelson

Work of the Week

KS1 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Ethan from Otters' Class

KS2 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Patricia from Owls' Class

Badgers' visit to Hooke Court

Badgers Class will be going on their residential trip to Hooke Court on 12th June 2019. The total cost for the trip is £181.00. The remaining balances are due by 31st May. Payments can be made using Parent Pay or by cash or cheque to the school office.

If your child has ever been in receipt of free school meals, there may be some financial help available towards the cost of this trip. Please contact the school office for further information. If you are not sure if this applies to you please ask at the school office.

Wiltshire Kwik Cricket Festival

Congratulations to our 2 cricket teams who played at Chippenham Cricket club last week. Both teams played brilliantly and were a credit to the school. The red team progressed to the semi-finals where they met a very strong ByBrook Valley team who went on to win the competition overall. Thanks to all involved for a great day

Young Leaders

Our Y6 Young leaders are busy again this term running a Netball lunchtime club for Y4. It is great to see them passing on their skills to the younger pupils whilst also developing their own leadership and organisiation skills.

Taster Days

Y5 have had 2 taster days this term at Sheldon and Hardenhuish Schools. Staff at both schools praised the children’s behaviour and attitude to learning and gave lots of positive feedback to the teachers after each lesson.

Well done Year 5.

Year 5 Orienteering Festival

Year 5 will be taking part in the orienteering festival on 3rd June 2019 (first day back) We shall be walking to Sheldon and have to arrive by 9.15. Please can you send your child to school in their PE kit by 8.30 to ensure we can leave promptly.

If you wish to take your child directly to Sheldon, please let us know via email. You can drop them no earlier than 9.00am at reception We will be back to school in time for lunch.


There have been a number of cases of Nits throughout the school. Please can you use half term to check your child's hair and treat if necessary. Thank you

Chippenham Borough Lands Charity Tree sculpture competition

Chippenham Borough Lands are pleased to announce a new Tree Sculpture Competition for local Primary aged children in Chippenham. They are creating a Tree Sculpture trail on their land at Westmead Open Space and need local children to help.

They already have the first sculpture, a beautiful owl. The owl was created by Ollie Adams. Ollie has kindly agreed to carve more wooden creatures to create the sculpture trail through the woodland.

CBLC would like local children to provide the designs for the new tree sculptures. Please see below the detail of how to apply and the prizes that are on offer below. The competition deadline is Friday 7th June.

Further details are available on the CBLC website.

Lunch Menu

Thank you to all of the parents who came along to the food tasting in the hall on Wednesday. We hope you enjoyed the meals on offer.

Below is the menu for the Spring/Summer Term. Paper copies are available at the school office.

Bookings can be made using 'School Kitchen' you can order daily, weekly, monthly and termly.


FOMPS Meeting

There will be a FOMPS meeting on Friday 7th June, 3pm at school, all are welcome. The main topic for discussion will be Monkfest.


10 Raffle tickets (2 books) have been sent out with your eldest child at the school this week - please use any opportunities over half term to sell the tickets to friends and relatives. Prizes are: 1st Prize - 3 night weekend caravan stay in North Cornwall for six; 2nd Prize - Chippenham Football Club adult season ticket (1 child goes free); 3rd Prize - Bath Attractions Family ticket. The draw will take place at Monkfest on Saturday 22nd June.

There will be a Mufti (non-uniform) Day on 7th June, for which FOMPS would appreciate a donation of 'fun in the sun' themed gifts towards the Monkfest tombola.


It has been a FOMPS tradition for a long time to display the school bunting at the summer fair. This has been made over the years by the addition of a piece of bunting made specifically by, with or for your child. Please use the attached template to make one for your child if you have not already done so and hand them into the office by June 20th. Cloth bunting is preferred as it will last a lot longer if the weather is inclement (which of course will not be the case this year!).

Half Term Activities

View our What's On? page

Activities at the Library
Activities at Chippenham Museum
Keep active in the holidays

Senior Schools Fair

Dates for your Diary

School Calendar

Week Beginning 3rd June

School re-opens for term 6 at 8.45am .

Monday 3rd June

Badgers' Bikeability Group 1

Year 5 Orienteering Festival - Sheldon

Badminton Club

Summer Sports Club

Tuesday 4th June

Badgers' Bikeability Group 2

Foxes' Library Visit

Lego Club

Outdoor Fun Club

Netball Club

Wednesday 5th June

Year 4 Swimming Lessons

Yr 3 Short Golf


Summer Sports

Thursday 6th June

Class and Group Photos



Friday 7th June

FOMPS Non Uniform Day

Running Club

Yr 4 Tri Golf Festival- Sheldon School

Tyrone Mings Academy

Week Beginning 10th June

Monday 10th June

Team Talent

Badminton Club

Summer Sports Club

Tuesday 11th June

Lego Club

Outdoor Fun Club

Netball Club

Wednesday 12th June

Badgers - Hooke Court

Year 4 Swimming Lessons

Yr 3 Short Golf


Summer Sports

Thursday 13th June

Badgers - Hooke Court



Friday 14th June

Badgers - Hooke Court

Running Club

Yr 4 Scootability

Walk Safely

Tyrone Mings Academy

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