Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 29th March 2019

Class Structure 19/20

We have been working hard alongside governors to create a long term class structure which will be in place from 2019/20. We are currently have the largest number on roll that we have ever had and this will increase further from September (38 children in most year groups, including Y6).

From 19/20 the classes will be as follows: YR, YR/Y1, Y1/Y2 (2 classes), Y3/Y4 (2 classes), Y4/Y5, Y5/Y6 (2 classes)

A consistent classing structure will support long term curriculum planning for the children and will provide a far more predictable pathway for pupils as they progress through the school. It will also enable teachers to work together more easily so that they can plan the very best lessons for their pupils.

Term 5&6 Clubs

Please book all school run clubs using the Parents Evening booking site. Bookings open tonight at 4pm. It is not first come first served. You will be notified after Easter which clubs your child has a place on

Please book spaces for Badminton club using the Parents Evening system, this is first come first served. Letters with further information have been sent to the relevant children.

Tyron Mings Academy, please book via parent pay again this is first come first served.


Netball - Level 2 Games

The netball tournament took place on Friday 22nd March, it was a lively event. The tournament started with 3 pools with 5 teams in each one. Each team played 4 matches but only two would make it to the final. We played Stanton St Quinton, Kings Lodge, St Peters and St Marys. Our match against Stanton ended with us winning 6-0, with Gabriel, Alexa and Camille scoring the goals. Our next opponents were St Marys where we were winners again with a score of 6-3. Libby and Megan were our scorers this time. Our third match was against St Peters but would we keep our winning streak? Well we did, winning 5-1 with Alexa, Megan and Gruff finding the goal. Our final match was against Kings Lodge which we won again with a score of 2-0. Maria and Camille were the goal scorers. Unfortunately, we didn’t reach the final due to goal difference. We all had a fantastic time representing the school. Thank you Mrs Quarrell for coaching us during the matches.

Mrs Quarrell's Team .

We really enjoyed the netball, we had a great day. We won 3-0 against Kington Langley. We lost the other games but Mrs Hamilton was very proud of us. It was really fun and we got to play in all of the different positions. This was our first time playing and we were really nervous, especially as the other teams were all year 6, but we tried our best. We really want to play again soon.

Mrs Hamilton's Team

Chippenham School's Netball and Football Tournament.

The school football and netball teams were in action on Saturday at the Sheldon Primary Schools’ Tournament and both teams had a fantastic morning.

The football competition proved to be the closest fought for a number of years, with only a few points separating the top 5 teams. Monkton Park came 5th and Mr Slee was incredibly proud of the team and their positive attitude throughout.

Our netball team had to re-group following their disappointment at Friday’s netball festival when they lost out on a place in the final on goal difference. However, they certainly rose to the challenge, played brilliantly and were unbeaten in all 7 matches. Well done and congratulations to everyone involved.

Achievement Awards

Congratulations in week 5 to: Rebecca Sparks, Amrit Singh, Lorena Harker, Maria Martin Vargas-Machuca, Amber Roberts, Eva Palmer, Alfie Lennon, Phoebe Legg and Lily Lowe

Star Writers

Congratulations to this weeks Star Writers: Madeline, Chloe, Hermes, Rosa, Alvina, Eddie, Ethan, Euan and Sky

Menu Change

There will be a change of menu on Wednesday 3rd & Thursday 4th April. the new choices will be:

Wednesday 3rd April

BBQ Chicken Wrap

Cheesy Pasta Bake

Jacket Potato

Thursday 4th April

Fish Fingers

Quorn Sausages

Jacket Potato

If you had already pre-ordered for that day please check that your order is correct as it may have changed or been deleted.

School Library

The school library will be re-opening during term 5. If you have any overdue library books, please return them to the school office before the end of term. Reminders will be sent out after Easter.

School Lunch Booking

After the Easter Holidays our school lunch provider is changing to Dolce.

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.

The menus are now available for next terms lunch bookings. You can book daily, weekly, monthly and termly. Orders must be made by 8.55am to be included in the days lunch service.

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 if you wish your child to have a school dinner.

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.

Any credit balances you have in dinner money on ParentPay will not be transferred to Live Kitchen, they will need to be refunded. If you have a balance, please speak to the school office to arrange a refund.

Badger's 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.

Badgers' Library Visit

Badgers' class will be visiting the town library on Tuesday. Please can the children remember to bring in their library cards.

Dates for Badgers' diary

19th June Chippenham School Games

1st July Junior Good Citizen

11th July Leavers Assembly

18th July Leavers BBQ

Further information about all of the activities will be sent nearer the time.

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

Easter Tennis

Easter Squash

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.



The FOMPS meeting at 3pm after school today, Friday 29th, will be held in Squirrel's classroom off the top KS2 playground: all are welcome to attend. Agenda below:

1. Headteacher's update and planned purchases

2. Plastics and recycling at FOMPS events

3. Scarecrow trail weekend events and rota

4. Monkfest ideas and stall suggestions/allocations

5. Any other Business

6. Next meeting: Wednesday 1st May 8pm, Rivo Lounge

FOMPS Easter challenge.

We have filled a jar in each classroom with chocolate eggs for the children - In return we are challenging them to fill their class jar with any loose change / small coins they can save and collect over the Easter holidays. The challenge runs until Friday 26th April.

On behalf of FOMPS, I would like to thank you all for another successful and enjoyable term.


Dates for your Diary

School Calendar

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

KS1 Art Club

Friday 5th April

Teacher Training Day

Week Beginning 22nd April

Monday 22nd April

Easter Monday

Tuesday 23rd April

First day of Term 5

Tag Rugby Festival

Wednesday 24th April

Swimming Lessons Group 2

Thursday 25th April

Friday 26th April

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