Read the latest reports and view photos from the children’s school trips below.
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!
On Wednesday 16th March, the pupils in class 7 (Year 2) visited The Roald Dahl Museum and the author’s home town. This half term their topic is People; they have been learning about different famous people; from artists and sportsmen to authors and explorers.
On Thursday 10th March Class 6 visited the Milton Keynes Museum as part of their ‘Communication and Sound topic. They looked at Victorian musical instruments and the history of communication. They all played the ‘Magic’ Pianola and talked to each other on the old fashioned telephones. Everyone had a brilliant day and learnt a lot.