On Wednesday 31st January 2018, Mrs Phillips (a parent at the school) visited class 6 to talk about town planning as part of our ‘Buildings’ topic. We started by discussing all the different people who help to design a new
town and what we need to use from the land around it. We thought about the different types of buildings that are needed and where they need to be placed within the town.
The children were then divided into groups and they planned their own towns. We had some great ideas, such as making sure that there were enough houses, how many football stadiums to have and where would the roundabouts should go! Mrs
Phillips helped the children with their decisions.
Finally, we presented the towns we had designed to the other groups.
We would like to thank Mrs Phillips for giving up her time to visit class 6.
On Tuesday 30th January 2018, our annual House Song Competition took place and the results are in!! The children, in their houses, performed songs from well-known musicals, as follows:
Emerson performed It’s the Hard-Knock Life from Annie
Ravenstone sang Greased Lightnin’ from Grease
Walton performed Circle of Life from The Lion King
Simpson sang You Can’t Stop the Beat from Hairspray
This year’s winners were Emerson. The children worked very hard and, as always, thoroughly enjoyed the event. Well done everyone who took part!
On Tuesday 23rd January, The Hearing Dogs Charity visited the children in Class 5. Terry and his dog Dotty showed them the many clever things that Dotty can do; she was able to do tricks by simply following Terry’s hand movements, e.g. sit, lie down and stand on 2 legs. Terry also showed us how Dotty tells him when the telephone rings or when the fire alarm sounds. Towards the end of their visit Terry taught the children some sign language; he showed us how to say please, thank you and hello.
On Wednesday 10th January, the children in class 8 enjoyed the Pantomime ‘Cinderella’ at Milton Keynes Theatre. One of the children was even invited onto the stage! A good time was had by all!
At the end of the autumn term, children from the Preparatory Department visited the Milton Court Care Home in Kents Hill and Lathbury Care Home, where their performed Christmas carols for the residents.
In addition, our carol singers were chosen to perform at the Willen Hospice Christmas Carole Service at Willen Church.
“The girls were so talented, you must be very proud of them they are a credit to you and your staff. Thank you for making pre-Christmas celebrations in our home more special for our residents”. Wellbeing Coordinator, Milton Court Care Home
On Monday 11th December, the children in classes 3 to 7 enjoyed a day of Christmas parties. They had a lovely morning playing party games followed by a special party lunch. The highlight of the day was a visit from Father Christmas. Read more »
Every year the Rotary Club run a shoebox scheme; shoeboxes packed with gifts are sent to disadvantaged families in Eastern Europe. The boxes are filled with items for babies, teenagers, toys for children or household goods for the elderly or families in need. The scheme is run all year round but we thought that it would be lovely to send some boxes from Broughton Manor this Christmas. We have filled a fantastic 180 shoeboxes, which will be sent to countries such as Romania, Moldova and Albania. Thank you, as always, to our families at Broughton Manor.
On Friday 17th November, the children fundraised for Children in Need. They wore a spotty accessory to school for a donation of £1, there were colouring competitions and cover Pudsey Bear in pennies. We held a Children in Need Bake Off where the children sold cakes in their year groups. We were inundated with cakes and donations, thank you as always to the support of all our families.
On Thursday 23rd November, Class 11 visited Cadbury’s World. The trip was in support of their study of the Victorian period. At the factory, the children learned about the Cadbury brothers and the early history of the Company. They learned about the working conditions at the time and the way children lived in the Victorian era. There were opportunities to grind up some roasted cocoa beans and try chimney sweeping as a profession. The day was extremely enjoyable, full of hands on learning and chocolate treats! Read more »
On Wednesday 22nd November, in support of their current topic, Homes, the children in class 5 took a walk around Broughton Village to look at the different houses. The children were able to differentiate between the various buildings they saw and were able to describe the different houses using numbers and features.