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Monkton Park Newsletter 7th December 2018

A huge well done to our Reception children this week, who produced a brilliant nativity performance. They spoke clearly, sang wonderfully and knew their parts really well. Thank you to all the staff who put so much into making it such a huge success.

As many of you will have seen, work has begun on our outdoor classroom. It should be finished by the end of the term and we're looking to forward to the grand opening in the new year.

Christmas Fair tonight..........

Christmas Ticket Allocations

On Monday we will be sending home tickets in book bags for our KS1 Christmas performances. This year we will be allocating seat numbers which will be shown on your ticket. If you would prefer to pick up your ticket from the school office please do let us know.

New Hall TV!

We were delighted to have installed a new 75" TV in our hall this week. The TV replaces our old interactive whiteboard and projector and will be used in assemblies (whole school and our class performances), PE lessons & after school club. Alongside this we've also replaced the speakers so we have a far better sound for music and videos that are played.

Balance Bikes

We now have 10 balance bikes to use with some of the younger children in the school and looking forward to using them after Christmas!

Achievement Awards

Congratulations in week 5 to: Charlie Rowe, Megan Little, Rosa Bailey, Sophie Hughes, Skye Hilman, Daisy-Mae Griffin, Oscar Parsons, Evie Wills

Work of the Week

KS1 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Tilly Parsons from Hedgehogs' class

KS2 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Amber Rawlings from Squirrels' class

Christmas Cross Country

Sadly, the Christmas Cross Country was cancelled today due to the weather. However once the sun came out, Y4 took the opportunity to get into the festive spirit and had their own mini event in our school grounds followed by hot chocolate and marshmallows.

Lost Property

These coats have still not been claimed! This is your last chance to reclaim them and any other items. We will be donating all remaining lost property to charity on Friday.

Have you lost a coat?

Christmas Information

Christmas Performances

How to book

We are using the same system used for our parents evening appointments. If there are any problems we are happy to arrange bookings over the phone or by email.

Please click here to access the booking system

KS1 (Y1 & Y2)

Children arrive: 5.30pm in Rabbits class please

Doors open: Wednesday 12th December at 1.45pm & 5.45pm

Performance starts: 2pm & 6pm

Tickets: 2 per family per performance (siblings require tickets). Tickets will be sent home with your child on Monday 10th December. Could we please ask that younger children are brought to the afternoon performance.

Extra tickets may be available – please speak to the office

KS2 (Y3-Y6)

Children arrive: 5.30pm to their classrooms please

Doors open: Wednesday 19th December at 1.15pm & 5.45pm

Performance starts: 1.30pm & 6pm

Tickets: 2 per family per performance (siblings require tickets). Tickets will be sent home with your child on Monday 17th December. Could we please ask that younger children are brought to the afternoon performance.

Extra tickets may be available – please speak to the office

IF YOUR CHILD CANNOT ATTEND THE EVENING PERFORMANCE PLEASE LET THEIR TEACHER KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

Christmas Lunch: Tuesday 18th December

Roast Turkey with Sausage and Stuffing

OR

Quorn Fillet

Served with Roast Potatoes, Fresh Seasonal Vegetables, Gravy

If you would like your child to have a Christmas Lunch you must book in advance on ParentPay by MONDAY 10th DECEMBER . Lunch is free for all children in KS1 (YR, Y1 & Y2) and all children entitled to free school meals. The cost for children in KS2 is £2.30. In all cases please book on ParentPay. If you are not registered with ParentPay and your child would like a school Christmas lunch please bring your order and payment to the school office. WE CANNOT TAKE ORDERS ON THE DAY

If you had booked for 18th December before the menu changed to Christmas lunch, that booking will have been deleted. Please check and re-book if necessary.

If your child will be having a packed lunch that day please let us the school office know by email.

Christmas lunch must be paid for in advance.

Carol Service

The Carol Service will take place on Friday 21st December at St Andrew’s Church at 2pm families and friends are welcome to join us.

Children can be collected from St Andrews Church after the service at 2.30 pm. Could you please let the school office know if your child will be coming back to school.

Foundation Stage children are not directly involved in the Carol service and a separate letter will be sent to Foundation Stage parents about this.

Children should not bring bags into school on this day. Packed lunches need to be put into disposable bags, rather than lunchboxes. This is to ensure that children are not carrying anything with them to the church as space is limited.

Christmas Trees

Are you looking to buy a real Christmas Tree this year? You can help raise money for the school by renting a Christmas tree from Draycot Stores. See below for more details and a voucher.

Lions Club - Santa Float

The Lions Club - Santa float will be touring Chippenham again this year. They will be on Monkton Park on Monday 10th December from 5.30pm. A map of the Monkton Park route and details of the other days can be found here.

Healthy Me

For more details, see attached leaflet

Dates for your Diary

Week Beginning 10th December

Monday 10th December

Tuesday 11th December

Judo Club

Wednesday 12th December

KS1 Christmas Play 2pm

KS1 Christmas Play 6pm

Thursday 13th December

Friday 14th December

Rabbits Library Visit

Week Beginning 17th December

Monday 17th December

Yr 5 & Y6 to Sheldon for the Christmas Performance

Tuesday 18th December

Judo Club

Christmas Lunch

Wednesday 19th December

KS2 Christmas Play 1.30pm

KS2 Christmas Play 6pm

Thursday 20th December

KS1 Christmas Parties

KS2 Christmas Cinema Experience

Friday 21st December

Christmas Carol Service, St Andrews Church 2.00 - 2.30

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