Read more about our recent school trips, visits and special events below.

Class 4 in the Jungle

In September our Pre-Reception children enjoyed an exciting day at Woburn Safari Park looking at and learning about the animals and birds, in connection with their topic on The Jungle.

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Year 2 Pupils explore ‘Forces’ at Wicksteed Park

Our Year 2 pupils enjoyed a day at Wicksteed Park this week, investigating a range of playground equipment to find out which forces were required to make them move. They discovered that most required either a push or a pull, and that some needed both forces to be used, but at different times.

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They learned that a force can move things but can also make them stop. They carried out an investigation with Science Bears and ramps to find out how the height and surface of a ramp or slide can affect the distance an object can travel. They attended a workshop where they built and investigated model playground equipment. They talked about the forces being used and the impact they had on the equipment. They then had opportunities to improve the designs to make them look more interesting and exciting.

They also learned about the history of Wicksteed Park and even got to have a ride on the famous carousel!

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Year 1 Visit Thrift Farm

 

In September 2018, in connection with their topic on Food and Farming, Year 1 pupils enjoyed a rewarding and informative visit to Thrift Farm, in Mursley. They learned about how animals are farmed for their meat, milk, skin, or eggs and feathers.  They were also able to observe animal behaviour within the groups of mammals and birds.  They rounded off their visit by having fun playing in the adventure playground, including ‘driving’ a tractor.

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Class 4 Gets a Visit from the Police

On Monday morning our Class 4 children were visited by two members of Thames Valley Police, who were here to talk to the children about their jobs. The children (and the staff) even had a chance to sit in the police car, listening to the siren and watching the lights. They were also able to have a go at trying on some hats – and watch their teachers being handcuffed!

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Class 3 Rookery Farm Trip

Our Class 3 children had a lovely day last Friday on their first ever school trip to Rookery Farm, meeting and petting the animals and enjoying themselves pretending to drive tractors. After a picnic lunch in the barn they had a wonderful time making full use of the bouncy castles and slides.

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U11 Girls’ Cricket at Rugby School

This week our under 11 girls’ cricket team competed in their first tournament, which was held at Rugby School. They played impressively and were beaten just by 5 runs. Congratulations to them on a superb performance – and a fantastic start to girls’ cricket at MKPS!

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Renowned Bear Artist Visits MK Prep

MK Prep School children were highly entertained this week by a visit from Mr Kelly Dean, bear artist and toymaker from Narrowsburg, New York. He brought with him some of his handcrafted bears for the children to enjoy and spent the day answering questions and talking with the children about the bears.

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Under 8s Cricket vs BMPS

Our 8s boys played Broughton Manor on Friday 18th May in their first ever school cricket match. Both teams played the game in the right spirit and everyone had an enjoyable afternoon. After some excellent batting and bowling, MKPS came out on top winning by 65 runs. Well done boys!

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Royal Wedding Celebrations at MKPS

On Friday 18th May MKPS celebrated the Royal Wedding in style with balloons, bunting, party food and games and even a chance to be photographed with the happy couple!

The pre-prep children came in their best clothes and there was a real street party feel in the pre-prep playground thanks to the fantastic efforts of the teaching staff with the decorations. The prep children had fun too rising to the challenge of designing and creating a wedding cake and floral arrangements, amongst other things, plus enjoying the live music provided by some of the senior prep children.

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The weather was beautiful and everyone loved eating and playing outside. Congratulations to the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex – we enjoyed celebrating with you!

Weymouth 2018

The 8s and 9s enjoyed a fantastic few days away in Weymouth where the sun shone down on us. Sand World and the Sea Life Centre were
our first ports of call where the children enjoyed learning how to make sand sculptures and got to look at the wide variety of underwater animals!

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We were even lucky enough to walk along the promenade and have a great time enjoying the sandy beach. The children challenged themselves at
the PGL centre and conquered some fears. They zipped down the zipwire; traipsed through the tunnel trail and built sea monsters on the beach
to name but a few activities…

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Lots of new found friendships were developed and memories made on this wonderful Weymouth trip!