Read more about our recent school trips, visits and special events below.
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.
On Thursday 10th October, it was the turn of our Year 6 children to spend the day at the Sky Studios in London.
They received a tour of the studios and were most impressed by Sky Sports!
The children made their own Sky News reports about how important the recycling of plastic is. Each child took on a different role from Editor to Camera Operator, Eye Witness, Producer and News Reader. Even the teachers had a go at presenting!
All in all they had a fantastic day and our thanks again must go to Sky Academy Studios for this great opportunity we were able to offer to the children at BMPS.
As part of their Science topic,
plants, the children in class 8 (Year 3) have been learning about where food
comes from, which group different food belong to and the important of food
hygiene in the kitchen.This morning the children visited Pizza Express, where they learnt
about the origin of pizza. They also learnt that to honour the Queen consort of
Italy, Margherita of Savoy, the Neapolitan pizzamaker Raffaele Esposito created
the “Pizza Margherita”, a pizza garnished with tomatoes, mozzarella,
and basil, to represent the national colours of Italy as on the Flag of Italy.
This was quickly
followed by pizza making! The children had fun creating their own masterpieces,
which they will enjoy at lunch time!
On Monday 7th October, the
children, parents and staff at Broughton Manor took part in a wonderful Harvest
Festival assembly. Reverend Matt Trendall spoke to the children and parents
about the ways we can be thankful, specifically by taking great care of our
planet and recycling plastic. The children sang some beautiful harvest songs;
from Conkers to Allotments, Controlling our Food Waste, to This Special Planet
– we clearly have a lot to be thankful for. A big thank you must go to our
families for the astonishing amount of food they donated. It took three people
carriers, the whole Student Council and Uncle Alan to deliver it to the MK Food
Bank later today. Well done to everyone for a brilliant effort!
On Friday 4th October, the whole school and Nursery were off around the world for our amazing International Day. We celebrated many countries and nationalities in a whole variety of activities including dance, cookery, music, arts and crafts workshops.
Our Class 11 (Year 6) children led their groups around the various activities, which included a super international market place, full of delicious foods and spectacular artefacts from around the world. These were provided by our kind and generous parents who really went the extra mile to provide first hand learning for all our lucky children. What an amazing day! A huge thank you to all of the parents and staff of Broughton Manor, who once again worked together to provide our children with a world class day of learning. A particular thank you must go to our Deputy Head, Rachel Smith, whose expert organisational skills once again ensured the smooth running of the day.
On Friday 27th September, we
hosted our annual Macmillan Coffee Morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer
Support. Our families kindly donated a wonderful selection of tantalizing cakes
which were displayed beautifully in the school reception area, by Mrs Ing and
Mrs Norman. What a greeting at the front of our school today! One of our
children said, ‘We should do this every morning!’.
Well done Mrs Ing and a big thank you to all our Broughton Manor
families for their generous support.
So far we have raised a fantastic
£458.70 .. yet another successful charity event in aid of an extremely worthy
On Wednesday 25th September, the
children in Year 2 enjoyed a trip to The Higgins Museum in Bedford. They took
part in various toy themed workshops, including playing with replica Victoria
Toys and making their own paper toys. Everyone had a lot of fun and some,
enjoyed a nap on the coach back to school!
On Thursday 26th September, the
boys in classes 10 and 11 visited Franklin Gardens, the home of the Northampton
Saints. The day began with a training session with a Northampton Saints coach,
which took place on the training pitches next to the Northampton Saints first
team squad, who were preparing for their upcoming fixture against the Wasps
After the session, some of the children were fortunate to meet
the Saints players, including the former England Captain Dylan Hartley and England international Teimana
eating lunch, we watched the first half of England’s second world cup match
against USA. In the afternoon, we were treated to a tour of the stadium and the
gentleman in charge of the Northampton Saints kit was at hand to explain the
schedule of the players during a normal match week.
We ended the day with a visit to the
community activity zone, where the children took part in 30 second passing and
kicking challenges and the ‘crash wall’ where the pupils (and teachers) had to run
towards and crash through a purpose build foam wall.
All in all, the day was extremely
informative and a lot of fun. Who knows, one day we may well be back at
Franklin Gardens to watch a former BMPS pupil play!
Mehta, from our Parents’ Association, the Friends of Broughton, kindly hosted
our ‘Starting Big School’ event for the parents and children in class 5
(Reception). This was a lovely opportunity for parents to meet other families
and to capture this important milestone.
On Thursday 19th September 2019,
our Year 5 pupils spent the day at the Sky Studios in London.
The children were
given the opportunity to make their own Sky News report based around the future
of technology. They were split into 4 different groups; each group contributed
their own segment to the news report and every child was given a role. The
children wrote their own scripts and made decisions about the scenery and
location for their reports. They even dressed up and had a go behind the news
desk. A fun filled; educational day was had by all.