Read the latest reports and view photos from the children’s school trips below.
As we prepare for our journey home from this year’s Ski Trip we can’t help but reflect on what a wonderful week we have had. The resort has been fantastic, the weather beautiful and the snow plentiful, but most of all, the children have been amazing. Everyday they have impressed us with their progress and we are extremely proud of how they have represented Broughton Manor this week!
A wonderful day skiing, in perfect conditions, followed by a lot of fun and laughter on “Speed Mountain”! This is such a fantastic opportunity for the children and they are achieving so much, at all levels.
Our Broughton Manor skiers had another great day on the slopes. The weather was perfect and the 20cm of fresh snow made the conditions excellent. Today we are particularly proud of our beginners; it was their first time on the chair lift and first time to the top of the mountain! Another action packed day.
On day 2 of the BMPS Ski Trip, everyone took advantage of the excellent conditions and enjoyed the fresh powder. It was a little windy at the top of the mountain but everyone did amazingly well. Their day on the slopes concluded with a well deserved milkshake and tonight they are looking forward to fun in the local swimming pool!
After an early start and a very smooth journey, the Broughton Manor ski trip party have reached their French ski resort.
This half term, the children in Class 6 (Year 1) have been learning about toys, past and present, different toys and games played with around the world and materials used to make toys. Yesterday, in support of their topic, the children visited The Higgins Museum in Bedford. They took part in a workshop about toys from the past; they looked at many different toys, learnt how they worked and what they were made out of and ultimately had great fun playing with them all. In addition, they explored the museum and they learnt about the different ways Bedford has changed over the years. The children were extremely well behaved and a credit to the school. A fantastic day was had by all!
the pupils in Class 11 (Year 6) had a very busy day at Holdenby House.
They travelled back in time to 1891 and experienced first-hand what it
was like to be a Victorian servant. They spent the day following
instructions given by the fierce housekeeper, Mrs Bumbridge.
children caught a glimpse of the different types of jobs they would have
been expected to do to perfection, for example, baking bread, cleaning
tack, dusting books, washing clothes, ironing and emptying the chamber
pots (this dignified job was given to our history teacher, Mrs Boughton,
much to the children’s delight!).
They all had a wonderful day and a great experience!
On Tuesday, the children in Class 5 (Reception) visited Dunstable Downs in support of their current topic, Weather. The children spent the morning doing winter weather activities, which included flying their own decorated kites. It was very windy, which made flying the kites a challenge but very exciting. We travelled back with a coach full of rosy cheeks, ready for lunch.
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!”.
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!