Read the latest reports and view photos from the children’s school trips below.
Just a brief email to say it was a pleasure having your boys visit yesterday and I hope they all had a fun morning.
As always, they were all extremely polite and well behaved and I think they all left at the end of the day with a smile on their faces.
I hope they had a successful tournament during the afternoon; they were all very much looking forward to it when they left us.
Mrs Terri Heeley
On Wednesday 21st September our Class 10 girls visited Bedford Girls School for the morning. We were hosted by their teaching staff and shared break time cakes with their Year 5 pupils. The girls were treated to a Chemistry workshop where they made scented bath bombs, and created PH paintings. They then went out onto the sports field and learnt how to play lacrosse and finally went on the trampoline, learning how to bounce and stop, and how to do various jumps. We had a very enjoyable morning.
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Trip Report by Emily Martin-Redding and Seren Smith
On Thursday the 26th of May we went to Sky TV studios. It took an hour and 30 minutes to get there, but was definitely worth it.
When we arrived we had lunch and watched Sky T.V. Then we had a tour around the studio, where they control the adverts, the pitch and the scheduling of shows.
We then went to a room with four different filming studios leading off it, where there was one discussing the subject, one with an eyewitness report and another questioning the subject. We sorted out the different jobs and groups, then went off to rehearse. We also sorted out costumes for the reporters and interviewee.
Lastly we had a final tour of the Sky Sports Studio and its gallery (where they do all the editing) then we watched the news report we made.
Overall, this trip was amazing and our favourite one so far.
On Monday 16th May, the pupils in class 7 visited The National Space Centre in support of their current topic, Journeys.
When we arrived, we followed the astronaut footprints. We went inside to explore the Universe and played games about how to be an astronaut.
Then we went to the Sir Patrick Moore Planetarium where we learnt about astronauts going into space an at the end of it the astronaut was dancing!
We went to the Rocket Tower and saw a button on a table marked do not touch. Mrs Norman pressed the button and then we were standing under the rocket smoke and we thought it was going to take off but it didn’t. Then we went in a lift to see the rocket launch and there was a little cinema. We went even higher, and we drew rockets and then we went down to the Tranquility Base and we went on a machine where we needed to put the laser in the target.
Trip Report by Hirah Umar Khalil
In support of class 5’s current topic, Homes, we visited Waddeson Manor on Wednesday 18th May 2016.
The children and staff were determined to make the most of our visit, despite the fact that it rained for most of the day.
In true British style, we embraced the weather and had a wonderful day.
The children enjoyed exploring the grounds of Waddesdon Manor; we even managed to introduced maths into our day by jumping over the narrowest part of a puddle. Read more »
On Thursday 5th May the pupils in class 10 visited Stowe School on an Explore Learning trip.
They studies portraits of the original owners painted in Georgian times. They learnt about the personalities of the people in the portraits and the kind of lives they led.
The children made their own tempura paint made from egg yolk and colour pigment and created a self portrait. They especially enjoyed drawing silhouettes of each other using a torch light in a darkened room.
This half term class 3 are looking at ‘Transport’. On Wednesday 11th May, the children in class 3J went on a minibus ride to Howe Park Wood, where they enjoyed a muddy walk and a picnic.
On Monday 25th April, the pupils class 6 visited Buckingham Garden Centre in support of their topic this half term, Plants and Growth. The children used their senses when looking at different plants, we planted seeds, which we brought back to school to watch them grow, and discussed the life cycle of a fish and a chicken. and planted some seeds, which we bought back to school with us to watch them grow. The children throughly enjoyed the trip, two of their favourite elements of the morning being smelling the cola plant and feeding the chickens!
The Managing Director of 360 Play MK, Mr Phillips, kindly invited the children in Class 9 to visit 360 and see first hand what is involved in the process of refurbishing an indoor play park. He talked to the children about all the work that has to take place, before the actual work inside the building can be undertaken. We looked at the drawings that are used during the work by the building contractors, as well as the smaller scale drawings, working back to the original brain storming sessions. The children found the visit very interesting and were eager to ask questions. Our visit perfectly supported their current Design & Technology topic of creating their own room inside a shoebox.
At the end of the spring term, pupils in class 8 visited the Grendon Outdoor Learning Centre in Northamptonshire for an over night visit. For many it was their first time away from home and they all coped extremely well.
The two days were spent on exciting activities such as team building, archery, a zip wire and The Swamp ( crossing a green pond by various means, most of which resulted in getting rather wet!).
Their evening was occupied by the Hot Chocolate Challenge, which was an orienteering style clue hunt that all the children were successful. An early morning Easter egg hunt, which led them to conclude that the pupils were very skilled at locating chocolate!