Read more about our recent school trips, visits and special events below.
On Wednesday 21st June, the children in classes 3, 4 and 5 took part in Sports Day on the lawn at Broughton Manor. Mr Jay organised the events superbly and all the races ran very smoothly. The children took part in running races, egg and spoon races, balancing a bean bag on the head races and sack races. On the hottest day of the year so far, every child performed very well in the heat and they all ran or hopped to the best of their ability.
Special thanks must go to the pupils in class 11 (Year 6) who helped the staff run the event by giving out award stickers at the end of each race, by moving equipment and most importantly by giving out cold water to the hot parent spectators. It was an excellent event enjoyed by many parents Grandparents and siblings. Well done to everyone! Read more »
On Wednesday 21st June 2017, the children in classes 3 – 11 invited their Grandparents to spend the morning in school with them. This is an annual event and, as always, it was a wonderful experience for both our visitors and the children. Read more »
Our annual Speech Day was, again, a huge success this year. Mr Pye, the Chairman of Governors welcomed the children, parents and staff. Mr Canwell then addressed the children and looked back at the events and successes of 2016/17. The personal success of every child in classes 7 – 11 was celebrated and awards were presented.
On Tuesday 13th June, we welcomed Kelly Dean, a toymaker, soft-sculpture artist and bearsmith from New York. Mr Dean is a craftsman in the old-world style – who makes one-of-kind soft-sculpture for the collectors’ market. His work has been featured in numerous magazines and trade journals and can be found in museums throughout the world. Completely hand made from original patterns, the pieces are complicated and poseable.
Mr Dean brought with him Woburn and Brianna and talked to the children about how his bears are constructed and the materials and techniques used. The children loved the teddy bears because they look like real bears! Read more »
The children in class 4 welcomed Dr Janet Sumner during the morning of Tuesday 23rd May. This half term, the children have been looking at the topic, Dinosaurs, and Dr Sumner talked to them about dinosaurs; they looked at carnivores and herbivores and she even had real Velociraptor claw to show them! Read more »
On Tuesday 23rd May, two members from the Two Villages Archive Trust, visited the children in Class 11 (Year 6) to take about how Broughton and Milton Keynes Village have changed since Medieval times. As part of their local history topic, the children gained an insight into how the land, roads and buildings have developed through the ages. Through paintings, photos, maps and artefacts, the children accessed a wealth of information to build a chronology of significant developments in the local area. The session culminated in a guided walk and a visit to the church of St Lawrence in Broughton.
On Thursday 18th May, the children at Broughton Manor took part in ‘Outdoor Classroom Day’, a GLOBAL campaign to celebrate and inspire outdoor play and learning at schools!
Anyone who has seen the impact that learning and playing outdoors has on children knows how powerful such experiences can be. Learning outdoors creates lasting memories, helps build a greater awareness of the environment, provides more opportunities to think independently, and gets children feeling challenged and excited by learning.
The aim of the day was to get children around the world learning and playing outside. For Broughton Manor, the day was a celebration of what we are already doing.
Congratulations to Jasmine Keshwara in the Pre-Preparatory Department and Kayla Wahome and Teji Jeothiz in the Preparatory Department for winning prizes in the annual Independent Association of Prep Schools Art Competition.
The IAPS has 650 of the world’s leading prep schools in its membership.
There will be a prize giving ceremony in June, to which the winners and their parents will be invited to attend, to view the winning pictures.
Please see attached the three winning entries. Read more »
On Thursday 4th May 2017, a dental nurse from Claydon Dental Practice visited the children to talk about how to look after their teeth. They learnt about how to brush their teeth in the correct way, how long for and when the best time for brushing is. She also demonstrated the effects that sugar has on their teeth using a dirty penny and some Coke. The children were very knowledgeable when exploring food they should avoid and what happens to their teeth if bacteria is allowed to grow.
All the children were given a ‘goody bag’ to help them to put into practice what they had learnt.
On Wednesday 5th April 2017, the Preparatory Department Choir and Orchestra showcased for parents their fantastic talents; the choir sang as an ensemble and as soloists, while members of the orchestra performed pieces of music on a variety of instruments.