Read more about our recent school trips, visits and special events below.
term, the children in class 4 are learning about Bears as their topic;
they are looking at different types of bears around the world, famous
bears and bear stories. This week, in support of their topic, each
class 4 has visited Build a Bear in Central Milton Keynes.
children chose a bear and they watched and helped to make their teddy
bear. They each took a heart, made a wish and put their heart inside
their class bear. They chose a name for their bear and once their
wishes were sewn inside, they bought him or her back to school.
We are told, that “this was the best trip ever!”.
This morning, at the start of day, the pupils in Junior Prep spent time listening to our Year 2 children read.
Yesterday, the pupils in class 9 (Year 4) spent a wonderful day exploring the wonders of Kew Gardens!
To consolidate their learning in Geography, they took part in a workshop about the Rainforest, which gave them the opportunity to see the different types of trees and plants that would normally grow in the Rainforest, and to handle Cocoa pods that had been grown at Kew Gardens!
The children admired plants from around the world in the Princess of Wales Conservatory, a favourite area, which included Cacti from the desert!
They walked around and enjoyed the gardens, a favourite for all was the Children’s Garden, in which they were able to engage with nature in an interactive and playful way.
The lovely walks and abundance of fresh air resulted in a very quiet coach on our return to school!
Our Year 2 children are thinking about litter bugs this half term. Yesterday afternoon, the children walked around the school grounds picking up litter. They discussed where the litter comes from and how it can be prevented.
On Wednesday, the children in class 6 (Year 1) had a lovely afternoon in our beautiful Spinney, taking part in a scavenger hunt! They were hunting for insects, leaves, sticks, birds and some “special treasure”!
Mrs Smith kicked off the new spring term with an assembly on the importance of our theme for this term, being “polite”. The children were introduced to the catchy song, “Take Your Manners Wherever You Go” and asked to consider different ways of being polite around school. Some children mentioned covering your mouth when you sneeze or cough, some talked about showing gratitude when someone helps you or gives you something and some brought up the need to wait for your turn and share nicely with others. It was a great start to the new term and a super chance to get off on the right foot. Here is to a brilliant term filled with excellent manners and polite people!
During their first full day at the PGL Centre, the children had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed a range of activities including abseiling, orienteering and the infamous zip wire!
an evening of ‘Robot Wars’ and a good sleep, the children on the PGL Trip
tucked into a hearty breakfast before beginning a day packed with activities!
Monday 14th October, 62 very excited children and 62 suitcases set off from
Broughton Manor for a week of action and activities!
They arrived safely at Boreatton Park PGL Adventure Centre in
Shropshire .. and so their adventure began!
There is nothing better than a school event where the community comes together!
On Friday 11th October, we hosted the first annual U8 Mixed Tag Rugby Festival. Three local primary schools; Middleton Primary, Monkston Primary and Brooklands Farm Primary, joined us for an afternoon of rugby.
This was the perfect opportunity
for the children to develop their knowledge and game play at a fun and relaxed
event, in which all the schools had the opportunity to play one another, in a
round robin format.
Festival concluded with a presentation of the award for the Player of the
Festival; in recognition of fantastic effort and team spirit.
The event was greatly supported by
families from all four schools.
A huge thank you to
the children and staff at Middleton Primary, Monkston Primary and Brooklands
Farm Primary and to our Head of Boys’ Games, Mr Richardson.