Monkton Park Newsletter 16th November 2018

We were delighted to see so many attend Parents' Evening earlier this week. If you were unable to book an appointment please speak to your child's class teacher to arrange an alternative date.

It's been great to see so many children sent to my office this week for excellent learning. Children have been awarded our new shiny Headteacher Awards for a range of reasons and some of the work children produced for the Chippenham project homework really was amazing.

Next week our Y4 children are heading off to Braeside for 3 days (Weds-Fri). They will be accompanied by Mr Rafferty, Mrs Wild and Mrs Evans. We hope they have a great time!

School Nurse Drop in

The school nurse will be available for a drop in session on Wednesday 28th November from 8.45am. If you have any questions that you would like to ask or are looking for advice then you are more than welcome to come along. Appointments will be 1:1 although there is no need to book ahead.

Flu Vaccination

Children in years R to 5 will be having a nasal flu vaccination in school on Tuesday 4th December.

In order to provide electronic consent for your child’s Flu vaccination, please access the consent portal via the following link completing one consent form for each child.


Please can you complete the online form as soon as possible as the link closes 5 working days prior to the session in school on 4th December.

This link is secure and unique to the school. Full details and information to assist you in completing the consent is available on the website including full FAQ’s, patient information and contact details, should you wish to speak to a nurse regarding the nasal vaccination.

Achievement Awards

Congratulations in week 1 to: Annabel Lycett, Taeya Bull, Imogen Hopkins, Tyler Day, Oscar Reynolds, Olivia Bridges, Nellie Adamczuk & Albie Blake

Congratulations in week 2 to: Eloise, Jamie Day, Frazer James, Zak, Thea, Alfie Hackett, Molly Chandler & Chloe Blight

Work of the Week

KS1 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Maizie Smith from Rabbits' class

KS2 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Albie Blake from Foxes' class


Year 4 are due to visit Braeside on their 1st residential trip next week. The weather is due to get much colder, so can we remind the children to pack plenty of warm layers and make sure they bring gloves and a hat.

Year 3

On Wednesday morning, all year 3s will be visiting Baydon’s Wood, a short walk from school (near the blue bridge). Please ensure children have a warm coat and appropriate footwear , either wellies or outdoor shoes.

If any parents are willing to accompany us on this short visit (from 9.15 – 10.45) please let either the office or Mr Slee know

Lost Property

We have lots and lots of nameless lost property in the school office. If you have lost any items of clothing, please come and have a look.

Please can we remind everyone to put names in all pieces of school uniform, PE kits and coats to ensure that we can return them if lost.

Level 2 Football Stanley Park

A record number of 36 children from years 5 and 6 represented the school in the annual level 2 football tournament at Stanley Park on Wednesday. On an unexpectedly warm afternoon, there was plenty of high quality football, all played in a positive spirit by the 4 Monkton Park teams.

We were delighted to be able to field a girls team for the first time, and they battled hard to reach the final of their competition, where they were eventually defeated by Redland. Elsewhere, our mixed year 5/6 team missed out on a place in the final by just one goal, while our two other teams showed great battling qualities before being eliminated.

Thanks to the Sheldon 6th formers for helping with the coaching of our teams, and to Mrs Porter for organising the event.

Thank you to everyone who has already returned the washed football kit. Please can any outstanding kit be returned on Monday.


Mr Rafferty is away at Braeside next Friday, therefore there will be no running club on Friday 23rd November.


Miss Wilson is helping to run Christmas crafts at the Christmas fair, she need plain baubles. If you have any that you could donate, please bring them to Rabbits' classroom.


Quiz Night

Last call for parents that need a break! Bring food, drinks and come for few hours of fun! Tonight at the school hall is the International Food and Quiz night! Starting at 7pm. No need to have a team! All welcome! £2 per person! Prize money pot currently £46!

The more people who attend the bigger the cash prize!

The kitchen will be open tonight to heat food if you need it

Christmas Fair

If anyone else is able to help set up from 3pm or look after a stall from 5:30 or 6:30 on 7th December FOMPSPTA@gmail.com would love to hear from you. This is such an exciting event for the children, please help us put everything into place on the night! Any little bit you can do is much appreciated.

FOMPS Christmas Newsletter


From 19th to 23rd November children are asked to bring in donations of chocolate of any kind to their class. FOMPS will collect and count the donations from each class at the end of the week and the class with the most will win a chocolate prize! The chocolate donations will be raffled off at the 'ever popular' Chocombola stall at the FOMPS Christmas fair from 5:30pm. Get there early so you don't miss out!

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.

Dates for your Diary

Week Beginning 19th November

Monday 19th November

Multisports Club

Tuesday 20th November

Judo Club

Foxes' Class Library visit

Squirrles' Class Library visit

Netball Club

T-Track Club

Wednesday 21st November

Year 4 Braeside Residential

Year 3 Baydons Wood

Lego Club

Multisports Club

Thursday 22nd November

Year 4 Braeside Residential

Yr 5 Foxes to Sheldon for DT

Art Club

Badminton Club

Football Club (Mr Slee)

Science Club

Friday 23th November

Year 4 Braeside Residential

Hedgehogs' Class Library visit

Tyrone Mings Football

Week Beginning 26th November

Monday 26th November

Multisports Club

Tuesday 27th November

Judo Club

Netball Club

T Track Club

Wednesday 28th November

School Nurse drop in

Lego Club

Multisports Club

Thursday 29th November

Foxes Class Assembly

Year 5 Pine Martens to Sheldon for DT

Art Club

Badminton Club

Football Club (Mr Slee)

Science Club

Friday 30th November

Mufti Day - Christmas Tombola

Running Club

Tyrone Mings Football

Friday 7th December

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