Finn Allen from 11S researched different dinosaur characters, made specific design suggestions and sent in drawings as part of the design process for what has become Marks and Spencer’s best selling Easter Egg, selling more than Star Wars and trending on Facebook with thousands of hits.
Finn had seen an early prototype of the design and thought it was too cute and simply not fierce enough.
He sent in his drawings and suggestions to the design team who agreed with him. They also asked him to suggest some potential names.
Finn came up with a short list of names which were then checked for copyright and fed into the design process.
At the end of this SPIKETAIL was born. Read more »
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!
The pupils in class 7 (Year 2) have been looking at ‘People” this half term. They have learnt about different famous people; from artists and sportsmen to authors and explorers. The children took inspiration from Roald Dahl and become authors themselves, reinforced by a trip to The Roald Dahl Museum and the author’s hometown. To conclude this topic, it was ‘Famous People Day’ on Wednesday 23rd March, when the children came to school dressed as a famous person and told their classmates all about the person they had chosen.
It was ‘Space Day’ for the pupils in the Preparatory Department on Tuesday 22nd March. They enjoyed the Portable Planetarium from the Space Centre in Leicester and a fun filled day of space related activities and workshops.
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.
Congratulations to the U9 Netball A team who were runners up at the Bedford Modern Netball tournament. They beat Akeley Wood 4-2, beat Northampton High 7-0, won against BMS A 10-4 and beat the BMS B team 10-0. They narrowly lost to the overall winners, Witham Hall. Well played girls!
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.