At the end of the autumn term, Year 1 children received a visit from the crew at Bletchley Fire Station. This was arranged to support and enrich their learning alongside the topic ‘Machines.’
In the classroom they were shown the components of the ‘kit’ the firefighters wear to keep themselves safe from danger. They were then shown around the fire engine and learned about all the tools and machines used to put out fires and to rescue people and animals. They were able to handle some of the equipment, helped by the firefighters as everything was very heavy!
Last week the Parents’ Association held their much anticipated Christmas Fair, in aid of our nominated charity Medical Detection Dogs. Along with the regular favourites there were some new additions such as the hugely popular Slime Stall, plus Class 11 ran their own stalls for the first time this year and had great fun doing so.
What with Santa’s grotto, jugglers, cakes, reindeer food, Splat the Teacher and many prize-winning opportunities it was a busy, noisy, fun-filled afternoon and all in a good cause – the Parents’ Association have revealed that we raised a whopping £1800! Thanks to everyone who donated, shopped, took part or even splatted a teacher and helped us achieve such a fantastic result.
At The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park, Year 6 pupils had the opportunity to practise coding on the BBC Micro to create the snake game. They also used NotePad and Python the do the Turing test, a program designed to generate questions and answers – the purpose being to work out whether the responses were given by a machine or by a human.
They learnt about the evolution of technology by visiting the Colossus, the Tunny and the WITCH main frames.
They were amazed at the size and dimensions of the hard disks of the 1970s and 1980s and the amount of storage space they contained.
We congratulate our Year 3 boys on winning the Bedford Modern Tag Rugby Tournament last Friday! The boys played five matches, and came away with five wins – against Akeley Wood, Quinton House and Rushmoor School and two against Bedford Modern.
Well done to everyone involved on a superb start to life in prep sport.
The Under 9 Rugby team played their first match of the season against Broughton Manor Prep School in October. It was a well-contested match and the boys fought consistently hard throughout the game, to win 9-1. A very promising start to the season!
In October, Year 4 pupils visited Verulamium Museum in St Albans to support their Roman Britain topic. They learnt about everyday life during Roman times, were given a talk about the wonderful mosaics displayed in the museum and had an exciting opportunity to handle real Roman objects.
Jennifer Howells, Senior Community Events and Fundraiser at Milton Keynes Hospital, came to assembly today at MKPS to receive a cheque for the Children’s Ward for £5,100. The money was raised in 2017- 2018 through events organised in school and by the Parents’ Association such as the Christmas Fair, as well as various cake sales and raffles, retiring collections at school productions and refreshments at events.
Ms Howells gave a presentation to the pupils, showing them how the money might be spent, eg. to improve the wards aesthetically, to buy medical equipment and to purchase educational equipment for children who could not leave their beds.
Our photograph shows Ms Howells with 2 members of the Parents’ Association.