Christmas Fair December 2017

The Christmas Fair was a memorable and enjoyable afternoon, with stalls, games, challenges and Santa’s Grotto.  It was a fantastic afternoon and thanks must go to the ladies of the Parents’ Association for its organisation and huge success.  £1400 was raised for the Children’s Ward at Milton Keynes Hospital.  Thank you to everyone else who helped and supported the occasion!

Christmas in the Pre-Prep Department, December 2017

image009 2 image008 2 image007 image006 image005 image004 image003 image002 image001 image014 image013 image012Christmas Nativities and plays were performed by all Pre-Prep children from age 3, to the delight of very appreciative audiences.  They sang and acted beautifully and with great gusto!

Jack and the Beanstalk

image008 image007 image001Pupils in Years 5 and 6 performed a traditional pantomime, Jack and the Beanstalk, to an eager audience, with great enthusiasm, vigour, audience participation and typical pantomime humour!

Chinese Dance Workshop for Year 1 December 2017

IMG_5860 IMG_5857 IMG_5855Year 1 enjoyed learning the movement and steps for the Chinese Umbrella Dance. They had to take extra care as these props were made out of delicate rice paper; however, no one tried to taste them!

Christmas Fair Reminder Friday 8th December

Donation boxes for gifts of tombola prizes (for adults and children) , filled jam jars, dressing-up clothes and wrapped presents labelled suitable for a grandmother, grandfather, mother, father, brother, sister, are in the entrance hall.

Signing-up sheets for offers of help on the day are also in the entrance hall, on the blackboard.
Please remember to bring in cakes for Miss Shooter’s cake stall on the morning of 8th December!

EYFS Children enjoy a Woodland Walk

20171109_110437 20171109_105611A second group of Pre-Reception children wrapped up warmly for a cold and sunny walk in the woods to experience how the seasons are changing.  A mug of hot chocolate warmed them up at the end before coming back to school.

Trip to The Victoria and Albert Museum

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On Thursday 16th November Class 11 went to The Victoria and Albert museum in London. They had a brilliant time at a workshop about the Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace and thoroughly enjoyed visiting the sculpture galleries and Cast Courts to see some examples of sculpture from all around the world, in particular a plaster cast of Michelanglo’s David. They visited the British Galleries to see examples of British design throughout the Victorian era and they were very excited to see ‘Tipu’s Tiger’ which was a favourite from a Design Technology project last year.

Autumnal Walk at Howe Park Woods

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Autumnal Walk at Howe Park Woods In early November 2017 our 4 year olds enjoyed a blustery morning’s walk at Howe Park Woods, collecting leaves and looking for signs of autumn and seasonal changes. To warm up at the end everyone enjoyed a drink of hot chocolate!

Inter-House Rugby Matches

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On Wednesday 8th November, the senior boys took part in the Inter-House Rugby competition. They performed with great skill, and all behaved in a very sporting and courageous way.

After a tightly contested group stage, Simpson and Ravenstone contested the final. After a hard fought first half, Simpson triumphed and were well deserved winners. Well done to all involved!