Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 28th May 2021

What a brilliant end of term we have had. Today we had our end of term Monkton Mole award assembly and it was a real delight to celebrate so many achievements. This afternoon we created our own art gallery in the hall and the children loved seeing each others amazing Matisse artwork.

Next week, work starts on our running track. It will be built out of recycled tractor tyres but have a very natural bark chippings look. The track will span a full 200 metres and we look forward to having a run in our first week back.

We hope you have a wonderful half term break and see you on 7th June!

Helen Springthorpe

Good luck and congratulations to Miss Springthorpe who is getting married over the half term break. Her wedding was cancelled last year due to Covid restrictions so she has had a long wait for the big day! We hope you have an amazing day.

Monkton Mole Awards

Well done to our award winners this term:

Fieldmice - Bernie

Rabbits - Delilah May

Hedgehogs - Thorben

Otters - Niamh

Owls - Annabella

Squirrels - Zak

Foxes - Oliver

Pine Martens - Heidi

Badgers - Patricia

Headteacher Award - Darius

Art Gallery

We hope you enjoy our Matisse gallery. Congratulations to all our children on their amazing work during our whole school Art focus.


Foxes Anglo-Saxon Walk

This week Foxes met Elaine from Chippenham Museum for a ‘walk and talk’ about Anglo-Saxon Chippenham. It was lovely to be out and about after so long and Elaine was very impressed their knowledge and behaviour. We finished our visit in the park for with a well-deserved playtime.

Y5 Sheldon Visit

Y5 were visited by Mrs Collins from Sheldon School this week. Each group took part in a drama workshop followed by an opportunity to find out about life at secondary school. Mrs Collins was really pleased with their acting skills, behaviour and sensible questions.

MDSA Vacancy

Our MDSAs provide supervision in the dining hall as part of a team, support pupils in the playground and administer basic first aid as and when required. Full training will be provided.

Monkton Park is a happy, positive school and we are looking to recruit a person who would fit in well in this environment.

Hours of work: Wednesday - Friday - 11.40am – 1.00pm Term time only

Salary: £9.00 per hour

For further information and an application form please email the school office


Scarecrow Sponsors

If you know a local company who is looking to expand their reach in the community, they can sponsor a scarecrow for £25. In return we will advertise them during the build up to the event and over the trail weekend.

Please email your sponsorship interest to monktonparkscarecrow@outlook.com

Meet our Sponsors

Wiltshire Parent Career Council - Holiday Activities Bulletin

As the coronavirus pandemic continues, this has obviously had an impact on services’ abilities to run activities and clubs over the May Holidays. There are a few face-to-face activities taking place, however, we have also included in the bulletin extra Online Activities and Learning Resources & Information

Download your copy of the May 2021 Short Breaks Bulletin here

Chippenham Library

Looking for something to do over half-term?

Chippenham Library is open and has hundreds of new books!

They also have FREE e-books, e-audiobooks & e-magazines.

Their opening times are:

Mondays 2-6 (excluding bank holiday)

Tuesdays 10-1 and 2-4

Thursdays 10-1 and 2-6

Saturdays 10-1 and 2-4

It’s fun, safe, and FREE!

Dates for your diary

Teacher Training Day

Friday 25th June is a TD day. On this day teachers will be doing training sessions on Talk4Reading and outdoor play and learning (OPAL).

TD Days 2021/22

Wednesday 1st September 21

Friday 8th April 22

Friday 17 June 22

Friday 22 July 22

Monday 25th July 22

Term Dates 2020/2021

COVID 19 - What to do if your child has suspected symptoms

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