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Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 22nd March 2019

It was fantastic to see so many people at parents' evening this week (98% of families) and we hope you found it a useful way of hearing how your child is getting on.

Well done as well to Squirrels class this week who put together a very funny class assembly all about Henry VIII!

We also had a visit from Tomas Williams who represents parliament and is an outreach worker for the south west. It gave our KS2 children the chance to learn about democracy, parliament and the government.

Eastern Avenue Parking

It has been reported that when dropping off children in the morning some cars are blocking driveways or parking on double yellow lines. We're aware that parking can be very difficult in the morning but please ensure that cars are parked in designated spaces to ensure safety for all.

Badgers Bake Off

On Monday, Badgers had their very own bake off to support 'Stand Up 2 Cancer'. Everyone in the class baked, we had biscuits, cookies, cupcakes, cakes and even some delicious choux buns! The total amount raised was a phenomenal £161.

It was a tough decision for the judges to decide on the winning bake but Kiandra was voted as the star baker. She made an amazing chocolate orange sponge with fresh cream. Thank you to everyone who supported our fundraising by buying our cakes at the sale.

By Rosa & Molly

Laura James - Author Visit

On Thursday Laura James came into our school and told us about being an author.

She told us about Pug and Fabio the Famingo it was really interesting, Lady Miranda was a bit cheeky and fun.

Laura James made us wear different ‘Pug hats’ and made up a story with us and it was really, really fun. She also read us a bit of ‘Safari Pug’, we loved the story because it was silly and funny. We all laughed with enjoyment.

Laura James made a book shop in the hall, we collected the books we had ordered and Laura James signed them for us. There were seven books, two Fabio and five Pug ones.

Laura James is so funny and very silly.

Report by Penny and Rosa from Otters’ Class

Badgers' Bikeability

Badgers' class will be taking part in the 'Bikeability' scheme in the summer term. In preparation, please can the children bring their bikes (labeled with their name) into school on Monday 1st April? The bikes will be checked by the instructors to ensure they are road worthy. Further details with dates and costs will be sent out after Easter.

Netball and Football

Good Luck to our three Netball teams taking part in the Level 2 games this afternoon and to the Netball and Football teams representing Monkton Park in the Chippenham School games tomorrow.

Nits

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

Achievement Awards

Congratulations in week 4 to: Noah Claridge-Percival, Freya Needham, Alfie Chitson, Reuben Fry, Tiger-Joe Griffin, Daisy-Mae Griffin, Harrison Reeves, Gruff Evans and Evan Schorah.

Star Writers

Congratulations to this weeks Star Writers: Myles Blackmore, Maizie Smith, Tyler Day, Emily Brown, Hazel Freeman, Charlie Hodder, Cerys Warren, Lucas Clifford and Dylan Dawkins

Work of the Week

KS1 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Maria from Otters' Class

KS2 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Eddie from Owls' Class

Menu Change

There will be a change of menu on Thursday 4th April. the new choices will be:

Fish Fingers

Quorn Sausages

Jacket Potato

Live Kitchen - Booking Lunch

By now you should have received an activation email from 'Live Kitchen' giving details of how to set up your child's lunch account. If you have not received the email, please check your junk/spam folder first. If you still haven't received it, please contact Live Kitchen by email: support@live-kitchen.co.uk or telephone: 01506 300310. They will be able to help you. Children will only be able to have school lunches booked through the 'Live Kitchen' website. Please ensure you have set up your account before the start of next term.

Please can we remind parents with any outstanding dinner money payments on Parentpay, that all balances must be cleared by Thursday 4th April. If you are unsure if you have any debt, please see the school office.

Class Assembly

Owls' class will be welcoming Family and Friends on Thursday 28th March.

The class assembly starts at 9.15 and will be followed by tea and coffee. The children will be selling their 'Tusk Force' beads after the assembly.

Get Active Holiday Sport Programme

Please find below the details for the 2019 Get Active holiday sport offer here in Wiltshire. This year 50 sport camps will be delivered across Wiltshire to ensure young people can remain active during the holidays. The sport camps that are on offer are Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Dance, Dodgeball, Football, Gymnastics and Tennis – further details can be found on the Wiltshire Council website www.wiltshire.gov.uk/leisure-activities-for-young-people

T-Trak Club at Trainwest Model Railway Show

Thanks to our effort at the Calne show, the T-Trak Club layout has been invited to the “Trainwest” show in Corsham on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th April. More details about the show are available at http://trainwest.org.uk. There will be a free heritage bus service to the show from Chippenham railway station so hopefully pupils and parents will be interested in coming to see what T-Trak have been creating.

FOMPS

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There will be a FOMPS meeting in Otter's class at 3pm next Friday 29th March - everyone is welcome. Current requests for discussion topics are: Plastics and recycling at FOMPS events; Scarecrow trail weekend activities and rota; Monkfest ideas.

If any of you gardeners are out planting seeds over the next few weeks in anticipation of the arrival of Spring, please consider growing a few extra to donate to the school. FOMPS will be holding a plant sale at Monkfest in June, and the classes will be planting and growing in the raised beds. Donations of flower, fruit and vegetable plants are always gratefully received.

Dates for your Diary

School Calendar

Saturday 23rd March

Chippenham Schools Netball and Football Tournament - Sheldon

Week Beginning 25th March

Monday 25th March

Badminton Club

Tuesday 26th March

Judo Club

Sheldon Orchestra Day

Netball Club

TTrack Club

Family Funs

Wednesday 27th March

Swimming Lessons Group 2

Rugby Club

Multisports Club

Lego Club

Thursday 28th March

Owls Class Assembly

Football Club

KS1 Art Club

Friday 29th March

Running Club

Reception Class - Mothers Day

Tyrone Mings Football Club

Week Beginning 1st April

Monday 1st April

Bikeability Bike Checks

Level 3 Gymnastics

Badminton Club

Tuesday 2nd April

Judo Club

Badgers' Class Library Visit

Netball Club

TTrack Club

Wednesday 3rd April

Swimming Lessons Group 2

Year 2 Cricket Festival

Rugby Club

Multisports Club

Lego Club

Karl Hopwood - Online Safety Parents Meeting

Thursday 4th April

Football Club

KS1 Art Club

Friday 5th April

Teacher Training Day

Have a great Easter break

School re-opens on Tuesday 23rd April at 8.45am

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