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Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 12th July 2019

Well done to our Year 6 children who did brilliantly in their Year 6 Leavers Assembly this week. They did a fantastic job of sharing their memories of their time at the school and we would like to wish them the very best of luck for next year.

We also received the Y6 children's end of year test results earlier this week. We pride ourselves on a broad curriculum at Monkton Park and SATs results only give part of a picture of how well a child has done. Our results, however, were excellent and the children can be really proud of how well they did.

Next week is our final week of the year and we break up for the summer on Friday. On Thursday afternoon pupils will have the opportunity to visit their new class. This is a great opportunity for children to get to know their new teacher and do some fun activities.

Please note that the children are back in school on Tuesday 3rd September.

Achievement Awards

Congratulation in week 6 to: Taeya Bull, Isabelle Satchell, Flynn Snoddy, Jonathan Kwarteng, Ethan Jefferies, Ethan Nash, Alistar Freeman, Noah Lovell and Badgers Class

Hot Chocolate Friday

Well done in week 6 to: Flynn, Thorben, Charlotte. Archie W, Annabella, Eddie, Finian, Toby, Zach

Chippenham Carnival

This weekend is Chippenham Carnival. Eddie Smart from Owls class has been chosen as this years Carnival King. Well done Eddie, have a great day.

Summer Reading Challenge

This summer holidays we are setting a challenge and running a competition!

We would like your child to see if he or she can read in the most unusual or imaginative place as possible or in as many different locations and settings as they can!

We would like you to photograph your children reading in their unusual places and send these in at the beginning of September. In the past we have had children reading on the beach, on a boat, on the swings at the park and even in a shopping trolley!

There will be prizes for the most unusual place and for the children who have read in the most interesting settings.

We look forward to seeing your ‘Reading Snaps’ in September!

Drum Lessons

My name is Tim Harding and I have been teaching drums around the local area in schools and privately for the past twelve years.

If your child is 7 years or older, they have the exciting opportunity to have drum lessons during school hours or I can teach out of school hours from your home or mine.

Along with learning music by their favourite bands, children will learn the basic skills and graded music that will aid them if they wish to partake in examination. Throughout the year, students will be given the chance to perform in assemblies which will give yourself the opportunity to see your child’s progression.

A 20 minute, one to one lesson will be £8. Lessons are paid for in full at the beginning of each term for each half term.

If you wish to find out further information or to register your child, please do not hesitate to contact me on the following:

Mobile: 07756543355

Email: drummingtim@hotmail.co.uk

For details of other musical instruments taught in school please see our website.

Vacancies

After School Club

We are seeking to appoint two highly motivated and enthusiastic after school club assistants to assist with the care of children in our after school club.

This would be an ideal opportunity for anyone wanting to further their experience of working with children alongside a supportive team. We are looking for someone who can quickly form good relationships with pupils, parents and staff.

Job sharing will be considered.

Hours of work: Job 1 - 9 hours Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 3.00 – 6.00 Term time only

Hours of work: Job 2 – 12 hours Monday – Thursday 3.00 – 6.00 Term time only

MDSA

We have 2 vacancies from September for MDSAs. (Mid Day Supervisor)

Job sharing will be considered.

Hours of work: Monday - Friday 11.45 - 1.00

For further information and an application packs, please contact the school office.

Summer Activities

Get Active

Wiltshire Music Centre

For details of WMC activities, click here

Chippenham Library

All Stars Have-A-Go Cricket

'All Stars Have-A-Go' is a free taster session of our popular All Stars programme, designed to give children aged five to eight a great first experience with cricket.

'Have-A-Go' session features:

• For all boys and girls aged five to eight

• Delivered nationwide at over 150 centres

• One free-of-charge 2-hour session

• Emphasis on fun and being active

• Focus on developing your child's movement skills

• Safe and fully accredited

• Valuable time with your kids – mums and dads are encouraged to take part too

• Easy online registration

• Includes a free bat and ball for all new participants

In Wiltshire, we currently have three Have-A-Go sessions scheduled for the summer holidays, as follows:

• Potterne CC - Tuesday 30th July, 5.30pm - 7pm - Book now

• Warminster CC - Tuesday 6th August, 5.30pm - 7pm - Book now

• Chippenham CC - Tuesday 13th August, 5.30pm - 7pm - Book now

FOMPS

Please join us in Rivo Lounge at 8pm on Wednesday 17th July for a drink to take stock of the year and wind down for the summer. If you are interested in joining the committee in September, this is a good opportunity to meet our existing volunteers and find out where you can help out. The committee will certainly be needing a new secretary, if this is a role you think you could fill?

In the first or second week of September, we will be holding a coffee morning for parents of children just starting the school, it is a great opportunity to get to know some new people and help new parents settle in. Please let us know if you hope to come.

Please drop us an email to FOMPSPTA@gmail.com if you have any comments or questions.

Thank you and best wishes for the summer.

FOMPS

Dates for your Diary

School Calendar

Walk Safely

Week Beginning 15th July

Monday 15th July

Year 6 Sheldon - Turn Around Week

Tuesday 16th July

Year 6 Sheldon - Turn Around Week

Fieldmice & Rabbits visit John Coles Park

Wednesday 17th July

Year 6 Sheldon - Turn Around Week

Year 6 Hardenhuish - Turn Around Day

Year 6 Abbeyfield - Turn Around Day

Year 3 to Chippenham Golf Club

New Starters Fieldmice and Rabbits visiting

Thursday 18th July

Year 6 Sheldon - Turn Around Week

Moving Up afternoon

Leavers BBQ

Friday 19th July

Awards Assembly

School Closes for the Summer Holidays

Have a great Summer, School reopens on Tuesday 3rd September at 8.45am

Term Dates 2019/2020

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