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

Chamber Choir visit Stowe

On Tuesday 8th May Chamber Choir participated in Stowe School’s Choral Festival. An intensive but enjoyable day of rehearsals culminated in performances of musical theatre songs in the Ugland Auditorium and three sacred works in a compline service in Stowe’s beautiful chapel.

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An intensive but enjoyable day of rehearsals culminated in performances of musical theatre songs in the Ugland Auditorium and three sacred works in a compline service in Stowe’s beautiful chapel.

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Poetry Slam – 22nd March 2018

Our annual Poetry Slam took place on March 22nd, with Mr Mark Niel, the Poet Laureate of Milton Keynes, hosting the event.  Year 6 pupils were involved in a masterclass with him during the day and had the opportunity to write and perform their poems based on the theme ‘Heroes and Villains’.

The children voted on their favourite performances, with eight pupils chosen for the final in the afternoon, in front of the preparatory department.  The quality of the poems and performances was excellent. Very well done to all finalists!

Sport Relief – March 2018

The children took part in a variety of sports activities today in support of Sport Relief.

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The Prep Department had a fantastic day battling their way through the inflatable obstacle course, scoring on the penalty shoot out, playing Lacrosse for the first time, competing in the Sports Quiz, improving their fitness with Miss Arnold in an HIT session, playing darts and boules. They also learned about the Commonwealth Games and took part in the 1 Mile Sponsored Run.

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The Pre-Prep department also took part in the fun with the inflatable obstacle course, the Penalty Shoot Out and the sponsored run and learnt and performed the Sports Relief dance. Everyone had a thoroughly enjoyable and active day!

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Year 2 Trip to Hamerton Park Zoo

On Tuesday 20th March Year 2 visited Hamerton Zoo Park near Huntingdon. This half term Year 2 have been studying “Families” and learning about different animal families.

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During the visit the children took part in a workshop called ‘Fur, Feathers and Scales’, which helped them to learn about some of the different animal groups and how to recognise them, based on their features.  They met an African Pygmy Hedgehog called Harry, a Conure Parrot called Alfie and a Corn Snake called Bo, which they were allowed to hold.  They saw many exciting animals including Siberian tigers, cheetahs, Canadian lynx, hooded vultures, meerkats, a variety of lemurs, gibbons, several different owls and an anteater.

It was a fantastic and informative day!

Ark Farm visits Class 4

On 20th March our Pre-Reception children enjoyed an exciting visit from Ark Farm who brought all sorts of small farm animals to school. The children had a lovely time petting the animals and learning about how to care for them.

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Under 11 IAPS National Netball Finals: March 2018

We were delighted that our U11 Girls’ Netball Team qualified for the IAPS National Netball Finals for the 6th consecutive year. After some hard fought and well played matches, the girls came 2nd in their region and so qualified to go through to the finals in Basildon, where the 40 best teams in the country were competing for the winner’s trophy.

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There was some very stiff competition and we were proud to see our girls finish 8th in their group. Well done to them all!

Class 8 Egyptian Day

Today our Year 3 children enjoyed a fantastic cross curricular day, learning all about Ancient Egypt.

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D & T skills were put to good use making a shaduf and in History, the children used Drama to re-enact Tutankhamun’s last days.

The children were able to make some papyrus and an Egyptian Mummy. They also turned their own profile photo into an Egyptian King.

A fun morning was had by all!

Class 8 Trip to Howe Park Woods

The weather was kind to Year 3 on Friday 9th March as they enjoyed a fantastic day out in Howe Park Wood.

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The purpose of the trip was for the children to work together to improve their team building skills and there was certainly plenty of opportunity for that!IMG_7315 IMG_7306

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They split into groups; water was filtered, dens were built, fires were lit and they played team games.

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They had to work together to complete tasks and once those challenges were met, the numbers for a secret code for a treasure chest were earned!

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It was muddy, wet and squelchy ……and a great day was had by all!

 

Children’s Secondhand Book Sale

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The Parents’ Association organised a sale of 2nd hand children’s books for children of all ages in February 2018. They loved browsing and selecting something exciting to read and a total of £200 was raised for the Children’s Ward at Milton Keynes Hospital.

Teddy Bear Activity Morning January 2018

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All Pre-Reception age children enjoyed a morning packed with activities about Bears, their current topic. They brought their bears to school to join in the fun and to be part of their Teddy Bears’ Picnic.