Castles and Ice Pops!

It’s been a creative time at school and at home at MKPS.

Year 1 have been working on their ‘Castles’ topic in English, writing then following their own instructions for building their castles. Top marks to the children (and parents!) for these super creations 🏰

Meanwhile the Year 2 children have enjoyed ice painting in Art; freezing coloured water to make paint ice pops and using them to create pictures

MKPS & the Food Bank – Christmas 2020

This Christmas we are supporting the ‘MK Food Bank’ to help families in Milton Keynes. The food bank relies entirely on donations and we feel more than ever that it is important for us all to support our local community.

Our MKPS families turned out in force to drop off a huge amount of food for the donation boxes – absolutely amazing! The children were delighted and the Food Bank van left us heavily laden this morning.

The parcels will now be sorted and distributed to families in need around the city. Thank you to all the parents that have so generously contributed.

Primary Maths Challenge 2020

Last week, 40 pupils attempted this year’s Primary Maths Challenge. All of Class 11, and 6 children from Class 10, completed the challenge, which is a difficult mixture of multiple choice questions and tricky puzzles!

All of the children did extremely well, and 60% of our pupils achieved a certificate, which will be presented next week.

A Glimpse of the Future…?

This week some of our children had the chance to try out an MR (mixed reality) headset, currently being trialed in the workplace for front line workers.

Could these children simply be trying out now what could be their everyday workplace tools in years to come…?

Harvest Time at the Farm

Over at the Farm, our Environmental Studies Centre, the children have been busy harvesting the season’s goodies, including carrots. Today they’ve brought back a bowl full of the gorgeous, tiny, round Parisian variety, as well as the more familiar shaped carrots. Chef’s already got his eye on them for carrot soup for lunch tomorrow!

Back to School for the Autumn!

First day of term today: the children as always adjusted effortlessly to the new changes and relished being back in the classroom with their teachers and friends. An autumn full of engaging and learning lies ahead!

Head’s Challenge: Nature Picture Competition

Over the Easter holidays the Headmaster set a challenge to the children to produce a picture of something in nature that caught their eye. We were absolutely amazed at the standards of entries – some painted, some photographed, some built – that were submitted. There has been some carefully considered creating going on!

Three winners were chosen: one from Pre-Prep, one from Prep and one overall winner. The winning entries are shown below.

Well done to all those that took part.

The winning submission for Pre-Prep from Daniel (Year 2)
The winning submission for Prep from Megan (Year 4)
The overall winning submission from Shravan (Year 5)

Jessica paints a rainbow!

There have been some amazing stories in the press in these unusual times and it’s lovely when one of our own pupils makes a headline. Jessica in Year 4 has displayed some creative talent and drawn a huge chalk rainbow on the family home’s driveway in support of the NHS. Her parents are very proud and we are delighted to present her with a Headteacher’s Award for her efforts. Well done Jessica!

World Book Day – March 2020

Yesterday was of course World Book Day and a great deal of our children came to school dressed as their favourite book characters. During the day various book-related activities were undertaken, including the ‘Six Word Challenge’ with children being tasked with writing a story using only six words (see examples below) and the afternoon culminated for the Prep department with a lively and highly entertaining poetry slam, where some of the children performed pieces alone or in pairs that they had penned themselves during the day. The two boys that won the trophy were worthy winners with their energetic performance.

Here are some of the brilliant and rather inventive ‘Six Word Challenge’ stories…

My world changed; the twins arrived!”

His parents never checked the well...”

Oh no…the cat got out!

The sun slept as she slept.

“The wind dashed through my fingers.”

She’s the one. I’m the never.”

Celebration of success: 5-a-side Football Tournament

Yesterday afternoon we hosted a 5-a-side Tournament here at MKPS. The visiting teams were Akeley Wood, Bedford Modern, Berkhamsted, Broughton Manor and Swanbourne. It was fast and furious with some brilliant manoeuvres and everyone played to their best advantage.

Following a thrilling semi-final between MKPS and Akeley Wood which ended in a sudden death finale, once again our very own MKPS U10 team were awarded the trophy!

Well done to all those who took part and thanks to all our visiting teams for joining us for this event.