Monkton Park Newsletter Friday 17th May 2019

It was great to see so many families attend the Scarecrow trail last weekend. Thank you again to FOMPs for organising such a successful event.

A huge well done to our Y6 pupils who completed their SATs tests this week. The attitude shown by all children was amazing to see and we're really proud of them! Well done to everyone!

Just a reminder that on Tuesday there will be another parent forum (9am and 6.30pm). It's a chance for Mr Rafferty to talk through some of our upcoming plans and answer any questions that you may have regarding whole school issues. If you have any particular questions that you would like answering then please email admin@monktonpark.wilts.sch.uk.

Mufti Day

On 7th June children can come into school in their own clothes. Please bring in donations for the Monkfest tombola!

Achievement Awards

Congratulations in week 4 to: Isabelle Blight, Patricia Martin Vargas-Machuca, Rilah Hackett, Archie McBarrons, Darius Hasaj, Charlotte Maclean, William Hibberd, Summer Hopkins and the whole of Badgers class!

Work of the Week

KS2 Work of the Week

Congratulations to Jamie from Squirrels' Class

Great Writing Jamie

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.

There will be a Parents Meeting in the school hall on Thursday 23rd May at 6pm.

Badgers Bikeability

Bikeability starts next week. Please make sure you wear suitable clothing and footwear for cycling and don't forget your bikes!

Any outstanding forms and payments must be handed in Monday morning.

Badgers' Folk Festival

Badgers' class will be taking part in the Folk Festival on Friday. They need to wear their school uniform and bring a packed lunch.

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.

The May Mile

The May Mile is back this weekend and celebrating its 10th Birthday. This is a fantasic event and is always popular with the pupils from Monkton Park School. You can register on the day. We look forward to see lots of you taking part.


Scarecrow Trail:

Thank you to everyone involved in the scarecrow trail last weekend it was a real success yet again and you helped to raise a total of over £2,900!

Whether you made a scarecrow, helped on one of the refreshment stalls, or just joined in and enjoyed the weekend walking the trail, everyone of you deserve credit. A special thanks should go to Janine Maclean and her team, Laura Thomas, Laura Blackett, Jo Parsons, Jo Reynolds, Penny Needham and Chris Parsons for their tried and tested coordination of the event.

The winning scarecrows were:

1st: Rapunzel with 53 votes

2nd: The Three Little Pigs with 31 votes.

There were 9 correct trail sheets, from which we drew the winner: Penny Lock (Fieldmice). The hamper was won by Vicki from Wooton Bassett.

For those of you still unsure, the scarecrows were:

A few of the amazing Scarecrows
and few more.....................


A list of stalls in now being circulated for this event on Saturday 22nd June so if you would like to put your name forwards for anything in particular, please get in touch with the Monkfest organisers or through FOMPSPTA@gmail.com.

Half Term Activities

Activities at Chippenham Museum

Dates for your Diary

School Calendar

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

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

Choir is cancelled due to Open Classrooms

Summer Sports

Open Classroom and Dolce Taster Session

Thursday 23rd May

Badgers' Bikeability Group 2

Hedgehogs' Class Assembly 9.15



Hooke Court Parents Meeting 6.30pm

Friday 24th May

Running Club

Badgers' at Chippenham Folk Festival

Tyrone Mings Academy

Last day of term 5

Week Beginning 3rd June

School re-opens for term 6 at 8.45am .

Monday 3rd June

Badgers' Bikeability Group 1

Year 5 Orienteering Festival - Sheldon

Badminton Club

Summer Sports Club

Tuesday 4th June

Badgers' Bikeability Group 2

Foxes' Library Visit

Lego Club

Outdoor Fun Club

Netball Club

Wednesday 5th June

Year 4 Swimming Lessons

Yr 3 Short Golf


Summer Sports

Thursday 6th June

Class and Group Photos



Friday 7th June

FOMPS Non Uniform Day

Running Club

Yr 4 Tri Golf Festival- Sheldon School

Tyrone Mings Academy

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