Monkton Park Newsletter 12th October 2018

Parent Forum

Apologies that parent forum had to be cancelled this week. The forum will now be held at 9am (computer suite) and 6.30pm (hall) on Tuesday 6th November.

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 be 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.

A day with Maz Evans

By Rosa Wallis and Jessica Crowe

On Thursday 11th of October, Maz Evans came to Monkton Park Primary School to spend a day with the students in school.

First of all she presented an assembly. She made Mrs Douglas and Mr Rafferty play a synonym game. The game was Mallett’s mallet. For those of you who have seen the 1980`s show Wacaday, you will know what this is! If you don’t know what this is it is a word association game. If you hesitated or repeated a word you would get bonked on the head by a black, inflatable hammer. Mrs Douglas won two rounds and Mr Rafferty only won one.

After assembly, Maz held workshops with key stage two. The workshops were extremely fun! We did story stews which is where you choose a character, a place and a plot then mix it all together to make a story! We also wrote diary entries as Elliot, Mr Boil or Call me Graham. Then Maz talked about how when she wrote her books, she had to edit them lots of times before being able to publish them.

At 2:30pm Maz was in the hall where she was signing and selling some of her books. Lots of children bought books on the day and Maz signed them all, some children already had her books and she was delighted that so many Monkton Park pupils enjoyed her them.

In February 2019, Maz Evans is releasing the final book in her series: Against All Gods! Everyone is so excited!

We love Maz.

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

Class Assembly

We are looking forward to welcoming the family and friends of Badgers' class, to their assembly on Thursday 18th October at 9.15 am.

Sheldon School

Every year Sheldon school runs a Primary Liaison Programme, which involves teachers from Sheldon coming to Monkton Park to teach and pupils attending 'Master Classes' at Sheldon. The lessons cover a wide range of subjects including PE, Science, English, Performing Arts, Maths and DT. Sheldon also runs a series of very popular After School Sessions in Dance and Science. The After School Sessions are aimed at pupils in years 5 & 6 and are on the following dates:


Tuesday 8th January 3.30 - 4.30

Tuesday 12th March 3.30 - 4.30

Tuesday 30th April 3.30 - 4.30

To book a space please contact Dr Aicken on faicken@sheldonschool.co.uk


The theme for the dance workshops is Harry Potter.

Tuesday 5th February 3.45 - 5.00

Tuesday 11th June 3.45 - 5.00

Wednesday 12th June 9.00 - 12.00

To book a space please contact Claire Tryner - ctryner@sheldonschool.co.uk

Reading Volunteers

We are look for volunteers to come into school and listen to children read. If you are interested in helping and happy to complete a DBS. Please come and see a member of office staff for more information.


Last Friday some of the children from Year 3 took part in a "Fun Netball Festival" at Sheldon. The children had great fun learning to play netball against other Chippenham schools.

Achievement Awards

Congratulations in week 6 to: Samuel Jukes, Elise Sankey, Hayley McComb, Eva Palmer, Freddy Green, Tilly Parsons.

Work of the Week

KS1 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Penny from Hedgehogs' class

KS2 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Noah from Badgers' class


Christmas Cards

Thank you so much to everyone who placed an order for Christmas cards this year, the response has been great! We will keep you updated on order times, and how much money your orders have managed to raise for the school.

If you didn't get the chance to place an order this week, we will do one final collection from the school office at 3pm on Monday. The office have spare order forms if you need them.


A reminder that the Jungle Beats disco is on Thursday 18th with great prizes to be won for budding jungle-friendly eco-warriors!

Dates for your Diary

Week Beginning 15th October

Monday 15th October

School Photos from 8.15am

Multisports Club

Braeside - Parents Meeting

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

Week Beginning 22nd October

Monday 15th October

Monkton Park 50th Birthday Party

Multisports Club

Tuesday 16th October

Judo Club

Foxes' class Library Visit

Art Club

Netball Club

T-Track club

Wednesday 17th October

Lego Club

Multisports Club

Last Day of 'Term 1' - Enjoy the holiday

School reopens for 'Term 2' on Monday 5th November at 8.45am

School Dates 2018-2019

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