20 of our Year 6 pupils were recently entered into the Junior Maths Challenge. The challenge is designed for pupils in Year 8 and below, so those entered were competing against children up to two academic years ahead of them. Everyone who took part worked hard and the results were very impressive, with 1 gold award, 3 silver and 9 bronze awards being achieved. It was a fantastic effort by our Year 6 children!
As part of their topic on living things, the Reception children have been looking at life cycles and having carefully nurtured some very precious chrysalises, they were delighted to find at break time today some beautiful butterflies had emerged! The class have been recording the changes and next week, will be sequencing the photos they have been taking. When asked what they thought of the butterflies the children said they were “wonderful”, I think we can all agree.
Wellbeing Day on Friday 30th April was a big success with the children. Among the many activities on offer were singing, dancing and crafting – making stress balls, affirmation jars and bath bombs – there was Conga dancing on the Astroturf and following a picnic lunch on the playing field, plenty of running and jumping in the fresh air at the MKPS Olympics, including the presentation of the Olympic flame on the podium!
A busy first week of Summer term is almost over – the children have had a full week of lessons, learning and fun, including our first away fixture in such a long time – thank you to Bedford School for hosting our Senior boys at cricket. The rain just about stayed away and the boys relished the opportunity to be playing competitive sport once again!
It’s our second week of Playscheme and the children are busier than ever. The Pre-Prep children have been cooking, painting and creating, playing chase, playing with water, the mud kitchen, or just sitting chatting in the garden and spending as much time outside as possible on these sunny Spring days.
Playscheme is in full swing at MKPS – whether it’s coding club, cookie decorating, clay modelling or even playing cricket with the Headmaster – there’s plenty to keep us all busy until Summer term starts!
Following on from yesterday’s Year 5 Design & Technology challenge, Mr Cave had another round of competitors today! Whilst the record for the tallest hockey ball bearing structure remains 1.56 metres (well done Maia!), the tallest structure built today topped 2.25 metres! A thoroughly absorbing challenge and fabulous efforts from all the children.
Over in Design & Technology today, some of our Year 5 children were tasked with a teamwork memory challenge – how to build a structure using dowels and elastic bands – something they learned over 3 years ago.
The challenge set today was to see who could build the tallest structure strong enough to hold a hockey ball. The children had great fun working together in teams to see who could build the strongest and highest – so far, 1.56 metres!
There were plenty of jokes and jolliness around on Red Nose Day this year – and plenty of red noses too, which all helped to raise funds for this worthy cause. Meanwhile, one of our Year 4 children, Surani, spent some serious baking time this week making cupcakes which Mum then sold at her medical practice. Altogether Surani raised £87 for Comic Relief which earned her a well-deserved Headmaster’s Award today!