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.

Animal visits in the Nursery

This morning our Class 2 and 3 children in the Nursery were treated to a visit from Walter of Animal Edutainment, who brought with him a variety of unusual creatures to see and stroke! Most of the children enjoyed getting hands-on and even those that were more cautious loved seeing their peers play with the animals. There was an albino hare, a hedgehog, a snake, a spider and even a tiny tamarind – a miniscule creature actually related to an elephant!

Class 9 on an Art Expedition

A bit of rain and wind rarely stops children having fun on an outing at MKPS! Earlier this week the children went on an Art Expedition to Campbell Park. They found out about the sculptures on their walk and made some art in the outside spaces. Back at the gallery, they experimented with materials, creating colourful flags and making clay and paper creations with the artists in residence.

Celebration of Success – Netball Tournament

This afternoon here at MK Prep we hosted our first U11 Netball Tournament. Both our A and B teams played matches against Winchester House, Akeley Wood, Swanbourne and The Manor House. There were some exciting moments and lots of brilliant team effort was put in by all sides. We’re delighted to announce that The Manor House were worthy runners-up to the winning team – our very own MKPS A team!

Thank you to all that took part and well done to all the players, staff and spectators – an excellent afternoon of sport.

The MKPS A Team winners!
Worthy opponents and runners-up The Manor House
The scoring team

Class 8 Egyptian Day – Part 2!

Following on from yesterday’s Egyptian Day, Class 8 (Year 3) have now completed some of their creations. Their crown designs are colourful and imaginative, whilst their papyrus looks most authentic. Egyptian history brought to life through making and doing – the children have really enjoyed it.

Charity Cake Sale

It’s Cake Sale Day! Our tireless parent and teacher association, Friends of MKPS, have set out their stalls early to catch the little ones eagerly clutching their 50p pieces… there’s chocolate, vanilla, gluten free, egg free, large, small – so much choice to be had thanks to our clever, creative parents! With all proceeds are going to our nominated charity, Children’s Air Ambulance, it’s happy sticky faces all round 😋

Egyptian Day

This morning the children in our Year 3 classes have been busy creating pieces for their Egyptian Day today. Many pieces of work are drying out ready for use – pictures of the completed pieces will be up soon, but for now here are some sneak peeks of the works in progress…