Monkton Park Newsletter 5th October 2018

We have had a particularly sporty few days this week with children taking part in a netball festival, cross country and football. Well done to all the children involved.

I was delighted to hear how well our pupils did in the library's summer reading challenge this year too. An impressive 71 children completed the challenge which is nearly 30% of our total number on roll. Well done to all.

As you will see below we have Maz Evans in next week. This will also be the launch of our 'Year of Writing'. Our aim is to make writing as enjoyable and fun as possible and we have lots of plans for the year ahead. We'll let you know more soon.

Finally I am delighted to say that we were awarded £1500 by Ernest Cook Trust this week to purchase a range of books and cameras. Mrs Contardi has already started researching some of the exciting titles to buy that will hopefully inspire as many children as possible to read for pleasure.

Parent Forum

Parent Forum is an opportunity for Mr Rafferty to share future plans for the school, current developments and answer any questions from parents. There will be a parent forum on 8th October at 9am (hall) and 7pm (foxes classroom - please come around the building to the external classroom door). If you have any specific questions that you would like answered during the session then please email headteacher@monktonpark.wilts.sch.uk.

Author Visit

On Thursday 11th October we are delighted to welcome best selling author Maz Evans to school. There will be a whole school assembly with the author, then KS2 will take part in workshops.

The "Who let the Gods Out" series of books will be available to purchase and Maz Evans will be holding a book signing after school. You can pre order books here or buy on the day.

Individual & Family School Photos

These will be taken on Monday 15th October. If you have pre-school children and you would like to have a family photograph taken with them, please come to the school hall from 8.15—8.45.

1960's Day (dressing up!)

On Monday 22nd October, Monkton Park School celebrates its 50th Birthday. The children will taking part in crafts, plating bulbs, singing and dancing ending the day with a whole school celebration.

We would like the children to come to school dressed in 1960s costumes.

Secondary School Places

If your child is in Year 6 you must apply for a secondary school place. The deadline for applications is 31st October 2018.

You can apply online here

Curriculum Letters

The Autumn curriculum letters and maps were sent out by email on 14th September however, a small number of parents didn't receive their copies. All of the curriculum letters & maps can be viewed on the school website, on the Curriculum Letters page


There have been a few cases of nits in school, Please can you check your children's hair and treat if necessary. Thank you

Achievement Awards

Congratulations in week 5 to: Daisy-Starr Kite-Morris, Quique Martin Vargas-Machuca, Camille Guillon, Henry Shipsey, Hannah Nelson, Rory Woolcott, Joshua Ryan.

Work of the Week

KS1 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Tulisa Milan from Otters' class

KS2 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Oscar Doggett Squirrels' class


Christmas Cards

The children have designed their own Christmas cards, and a sample card was sent home yesterday, along with an order form. If you would like to order packs of Christmas cards, or other items, based on your child's design please fill in the order form and return to reception with the correct money by Friday 12th October.

Every item ordered raises funds for the school, so tick off your 'Christmas to do list' and get your Christmas cards, tags and grandparent gifts through us!!


Christmas Fair

We are looking for volunteers to join the sub-committee group to plan and organise this year’s school Christmas fair. We’d love to have some new faces and fresh new ideas! To get involved please email fompspta@gmail.com or speak to a member of the fomps team.

Dates for your Diary

Week Beginning 8th October

Monday 8th October

Parent Forum 9am

Multisports Club

Parent Forum 7pm

Tuesday 9th October

Judo Club

Art Club

Netball Club

T-Track club

Wednesday 10th October

Lego Club

Multisports Club

Thursday 11th October

Author Maz Evans Visit

Art Club

Badminton Club

Football Club (Mr Slee)

Science Club

Friday 12th October

Running Club

Multi-skills Festival

Foxes' Visit to the Water Recycling Center

Tyrone Mings Football

Week Beginning 15th October

Monday 15th October

School Photos

Multisports Club

Tuesday 16th October

Judo Club

Art Club

Netball Club

T-Track club

Wednesday 17th October

Lego Club

Multisports Club

Thursday 18th October

Badgers' class assembly.

Art Club

Badminton Club

Football Club (Mr Slee)

Science Club

School Disco

Friday 19th October

Running Club

Tyrone Mings Football

School Dates 2018-2019

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