Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 10th May 2019

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.

Achievement Awards

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.

Badgers Bikeability

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.

Class Assembly

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.


Scarecrow Trail

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.

Easter Challenge

Thank you to all those filling their class jars with loose change - you raised a total of £49.51. Fieldmice came in as clear winners in both height (80 mm) and weight (a staggering 3.5kg of coins!), but were pipped at the post by Squirrels, who were the winners for the most value in their jar, raising £14.47. Pine Martens came in third with value with £11.79 but Foxes managed to beat both Squirrels and Pine Martens to come second in both height (18 mm) and weight (569g). It was great to see some good tactical saving going on in this challenge!

Thank you, as always, for your support and enjoy the weekend.


Thank you for sponsoring our Scarecrow Trail

Dates for your Diary

School Calendar

Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th May

The Scarecrow Trail

Week Beginning 13th May

KS2 SATs Week

Monday 13th May

Badminton Club

Summer Sports Club

Tuesday 14th May

Judo Club

Lego Club

Outdoor Fun Club

Wednesday 15th May

Year 4 Swimming Lessons

Yr 5 Foxes' visit to Sheldon


Summer Sports

Thursday 16th May



Friday 17th May

Running Club

Foxes' Library visit

Hedgehogs' Library visit

Kwik Cricket Festival

Tyrone Mings Academy

Sunday 19th May

The May Mile

Week Beginning 20th May

Monday 20th May

Badgers' Bikeability Group 1

Badminton Club

Summer Sports Club

Tuesday 21st May

Judo Club

Parent Forum - 9.00am

Badgers' Bikeability Group 1

Owls & Squirrels Library Visit

Pine Martens Library Visit

Lego Club

Outdoor Fun Club

Parent Forum - 6.30pm

Wednesday 22nd May

Year 4 Swimming Lessons

Badgers' Bikeability Group 2

Yr 5 Pine Martens' visit to Sheldon


Summer Sports

Open Classroom

Thursday 23rd May

Badgers' Bikeability Group 2

Hedgehogs' Class Assembly



Friday 24th May

Running Club

Badgers' at Chippenham Folk Festival

Tyrone Mings Academy

Last day of term 5

School re-opens for term 6 at 8.45am on Monday 3rd June.

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