Junior Maths Challenge

A selected few of our Year 6 children participated in the Junior Maths Challenge recently, a nationally recognised competition for children in Year 8 and below.
Our pupils performed brilliantly, with 9 bronze, 4 silver and 5 gold certificates achieved on a very difficult paper. Three of our children have also qualified for the next round.
A fantastic effort by all!

IAPS Victory for our Year 6 Girls Cricket Team

Our Year 6 girls cricket team won the IAPS competition at Rugby School last week. The girls won their
group and then the final, going unbeaten at the Festival and displaying excellent batting, bowling and fielding skills. They played a range of schools including The Manor, The Blue Coats School, Spratton and Winchester House.

This was the first group of girls who played cricket in the school four years ago and this is the first time MKPS have won this competition – so it has been thrilling to see the progress the group has made.

Huge congratulations to the girls!

Year 6 Caythorpe Trip

This morning, our Year 6 children set off on their final residential trip with us as they headed off to Caythorpe for a few fun days. They cheerfully compared packing techniques in the sunshine whilst waiting to board their coach and have already enjoyed a picnic style lunch at their destination. The forecast looks fair – sunny days ahead! 😎😎😎

Jubilee Fun!

Today, everyone is enjoying a full day of Jubilee Celebration excitement! The children have been looking forward all week to dressing in red, white and blue and enjoying fairground rides, games and ice-creams in the beautiful May sunshine. Lessons have been re-imagined to incorporate the theme and Her Majesty is (virtually) enjoying the fun along with the children.
The first street party lunch of many is now being served. What a glorious way to end the half term! 👑👑👑

Cricket Squads Visit Lord’s

Friday 13th May has been a lucky day at Lord’s for our senior cricket squads! They had a morning in the nets with specialist coaching, followed by a tour of the ground and museum, then a chance to watch Middlesex vs Nottinghamshire in the sunshine.

Then, to top off a brilliant afternoon, a perfect photo opportunity with Eoin Morgan.

Retirement Home Musical Performance

This morning, our wonderful musicians performed brilliantly for the residents of Devon Lodge Retirement Home. The children, from Years 1-6, played pieces that they had been learning with their peripatetic teachers, accompanied by our Head of Performing Arts, Mr Sohal. Their efforts were very well received by an appreciative audience and the musicians look forward to visiting again later in the year to perform Christmas songs and carols.

ISFA National Football Tournament

On Tuesday our Year 6 boys played in the ISFA National Football Tournament at St George’s Park in Staffordshire. The boys performed brilliantly throughout the day, drawing against Shrewsbury and Highgate (who were the eventual runners up) and gaining wins agains Manchester Grammar and Gatehouse. Although not quite enough to qualify for the quarter finals, the boys demonstrated huge passion, competitiveness and determination throughout and performed with a very impressive attitude. A great team effort; we are all very proud of them at MKPS. Well done boys!

First Cricket Fixture of the Summer Season 2022

On 27th April, our U11 boys played in their first cricket fixture of the summer term. Our opposition was a very strong Bedford School side. Batting first, Bedford posted a competitive score of 100 from their 20 overs. Rushil returned figures of 3-14 from his 4 allotted overs. The run chase did not quite start as planned as we lost our first 3 wickets for just 26 runs.

However, the boys turned this around with some strong middle order batting, some brave running between the wickets and ended up reaching the required 101 with only 3 balls remaining, eventually winning the game by 3 wickets! Finlay was the top scoring player with 32. An excellent all round team performance and a fantastic start to the cricket season.

Easter Musical Showcase

The end of March saw the welcome return of our ‘Easter Showcase’, an opportunity for parents to see first hand what their children have achieved through their peripatetic music lessons. Accompanied by our Head of Performing Arts, Mr Sohal, a small group of children from Years 1-6 performed to an invited audience of proud parents for the first time in two years. Well done children!

Netball Success

A huge congratulations to the Year 4 Girls’ Netball Team who won the Bedford Modern School tournament on Friday 25th March! A great display of teamwork saw the girls win 7 out of 7 games.