We're keeping our fingers crossed for good weather this weekend as it is our annual Scarecrow Trail! A huge thank you to FOMPS for the work that has gone into getting the event ready and to those who have made the scarecrows. We look forward to seeing lots of you on Saturday and Sunday.
We will be running another Parent Forum on Tuesday 21st May (9am and 6.30pm). This gives a chance for you to hear about plans for the future, discuss any whole school issues or ask any questions.
Congratulations in week 3 to: Lola Keogh, Ellie Byford, Stanley Hibberd, Evie Stratton, Syannah Weare, Harrison Reeves, Cerys Warren, Oliver King, Daisy Everett
Work of the Week
KS1 Work of the Week
Congratulations to Julliette from Hedgehogs Class
KS2 Work of the Week
Congratulations to Nustrate from Owls Class
Badgers' visit to Hooke Court
Badgers Class will be going on their residential trip to Hooke Court on 12th June 2019. The total cost for the trip is £181.00. The remaining balances are due by 31st May. Payments can be made using Parent Pay or by cash or cheque to the school office.
If your child has ever been in receipt of free school meals, there may be some financial help available towards the cost of this trip. Please contact the school office for further information. If you are not sure if this applies to you please ask at the school office.
Please can all remaining forms and payments be handed to Mrs Hughes by Friday 17th May.
Fieldmice Class Outdooor Learning
Fieldmice will be taking part in Outdoor Learning on Friday mornings. Please can they come to school dressed in clothing suitable for outdoor activities. They will also need welly boots or something similar. Please can they bring their school uniform in a named bag ready to change into after their session
Open Classroom and Menu Tasting
We will be welcoming families into school on Wednesday 22nd May for our Open Classroom event. The children's classrooms will be open between 3.00 and 4.00 for you to come in and see what they have been learning this term. Our new school caterer Dolce, will also be providing a selection of food from their menu in a 'taster session' in the school hall. All are welcome.
Hedgehogs' class look forward to welcoming family and friends to their class assembly on Thursday 23rd May. The assembly start at 9.15 and is followed by tea and coffee.
We were very pleased to receive a visit from Perform a few weeks ago. The KS1 children had a wonderfully energetic time exploring the theme of Peter Pan and using drama, dance and singing to help develop their confidence, concentration and social skills.
Perform run regular weekly classes in the local area and they are offering a special introductory discount to all parents of Monkton Park Primary School if they come along for a free trial session before Thursday 16th May - i.e. just over one week's time!
The nearest venues are:
Perform Chippenham - Thursdays at 4pm Chippenham Sports Club, Hardenhuish Park, SN15 1NH
Perform Larkhall - Mondays at 4.00pm New Oriel Hall, Brookleaze Buildings, BA1 6RA
There are others too. Click to find all the nearest here or view a list of all areas.
To claim your discount, just call Perform on 020 7255 9120 quoting MNPP160519 or visit perform.org.uk to find out more.
The May Mile
The May Mile is back and celebrating its 10th Birthday. This is a fantasic event and is always popular with the pupils from Monkton Park School. You can register online or on the day. We look forward to see lots of you taking part.
FOMPS would really welcome donations of cakes for the Scarecrow trail refreshment stalls to the school office on both Friday and Saturday this week. It looks like there will be some sunshine so we anticipate another busy weekend! Big cakes that can be sliced up will go down especially well at the Trail, but do consider the potential for warmer weather melting your creation.
As a way of reducing our waste impact, this year we are offering a discount on tea and coffee to those bringing their own cup for refills. There will also be a deposit system in place to encourage returns of beer cups at the bar. Please help us to do our bit for the environment!
Scarecrow trail sheets will be on sale in the KS1 playground this afternoon at 3pm. Trail sheets are £3.