Year 1 trip to Thrift Farm

IIMG_5636n conjunction with their topic on Food & Farming, Year 1 pupils enjoyed a morning’s visit to this rural centre to learn more about animals on the farm.

They learned that farms keep animals for us to eat later as meat e.g. pigs, cows, sheep, goats, ducks and chickens. Cows and goats are also kept for milk, chickens and ducks for eggs, sheep for wool ( with dogs to herd them) and cats for catching mice. Years ago horses and donkeys were used for pulling carts and ploughs. Class 6 children saw all these animals there: they enjoyed observing their behaviours and seeing where they lived. Some of the children even sat on a tractor and everyone enjoyed having a break in the adventure playground.

Under 11 Hockey Tournament

image2image1The Under 11 girls took part in an IAPS regional tournament at Repton School in October.  They played well against 8 other schools.

 

Year 4 – Verulamium

IMG_3597IMG_3585Year 4 visit to Verulamium In October 2017 Year 4 visited Verulamium in connection with their studies of The Romans. They had a fascinating day visiting the Roman remains and learning more about life in Roman Britain.

U8 Rugby

rugbyU8On Friday 6th October, the Under 8A rugby team went to Bedford Modern School for their annual rugby tournament. The boys won 2 and drew 1, beating both Akeley Wood and Bedford Modern School to finish top of the table and subsequently win the tournament.

Well done boys, an outstanding performance!

U8 Rugby

rugbyU8On Friday 6th October, the Under 8A rugby team went to Bedford Modern School for their annual rugby tournament. The boys won 2 and drew 1, beating both Akeley Wood and Bedford Modern School to finish top of the table and subsequently win the tournament.

Well done boys, an outstanding performance!

Safety Centre also known as Hazard Alley

SC02 SC01Class 8 enjoyed a fantastic morning at the Safety Centre also known as Hazard Alley! Emergency phone calls were made, we learnt all about keeping safe near water and we were also taught about being safe near train stations, amongst other things. There was also a dark area where a spider crept down! It was a bit creepy! We all had a thoroughly interesting time!

MK Hospital Neo Natal Unit

MKHospitalChequeOn 9th October in assembly we presented a cheque for £2600 to a member of staff from the Neo-Natal Unit at MK Hospital. This money was raised through school and Parents’ Association events in 2016 – 2017 and will be used to buy specialised equipment for the Unit.

Woburn Safari Park

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In connection with their topic on The Jungle, Pre-Reception children enjoyed a day out at Woburn Safari Park, observing the large wild animals through the windows of the coach and then getting close to the small animals on foot and watching the Birds of Prey display.

Class 7 Trip to Cecil Higgins Museum

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Class 7 visited the Cecil Higgins Museum, Bedford, as part of their ‘In The Home’ topic. The children learnt about life as a servant in a Victorian household and took part in activities such as: washing and drying clothes; beating rugs and dusting; polishing shoes and cutlery; sewing buttons and laying the dining table correctly. They also compared Victorian household items with modern items and discussed the similarities and differences. Although it was hard work, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and realised how lucky we are to have many of today’s modern appliances in our homes!

Pre-Prep Sports Day

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Pre-Prep Sports Day took place on Tuesday 4th July 2017. Children from 2 ½ to 7 years old competed in their different year groups and enjoyed the fun of a range of races.
Years 1 and 2 competed for their Houses and the winning House was Ravenstone.