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!
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!
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.
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!
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…
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.
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!
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.
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.