This week has seen the first away rugby and hockey fixtures of the new term, against Akeley Wood. A lovely sunny afternoon and some great matchplay led to four great wins for MKPS. Thanks to Akeley Wood for hosting us – and here’s to plenty more fixtures ahead!
The Autumn term is well underway at MKPS and yesterday was the big reveal for our Year 6 children; the new Year 6 Common Room, the Wellbeing Room and Library were officially launched, much to the utter delight of the thrilled children! Games were very quickly unpacked and the children settled down to play, both inside in the comfy areas and outside on the terrace.
Please click play to watch our Year 6 2021 Leavers Artworks
Every year, our Year 6 children spend some of their art lessons working hard on their final pieces of art ready for the summer term, when they proudly reveal their resulting artworks. The pieces are always displayed in school during the last few weeks of term for everyone to enjoy and the departing Year 6 children take them home on their last day.
The artworks are always exceptionally colourful and creative and we are delighted to share them here with you.
As our summer playscheme begins, so another term comes to an end! What a busy one it was, with all the big events happening in our last two weeks – Speech Days, Sports Days and end of term assemblies – plus a last lunch together and an afternoon tea send-off for our Year 6 leavers.
We wish the children all the very best in their future schools in September and we look forward to seeing everyone else back for a brand new year in the autumn.
As our departing Year 6 children head into the end of their last week at MKPS, they hand their responsibilities on to the Year 5 children who will be stepping up for September. Here you can see our new Head Girl, Head Boy, House Captains, House Vice Captains and Prefects.
We would like to thank the children that have worked hard and held the posts for the past year and we congratulate those that will take them up in the Autumn.
Last week, while the sun was still shining, our Year 5 boys and girls played in a cricket fixture against Wellingborough School at Campbell Park. A wonderful afternoon was had by all and some excellent cricket and wonderful sportsmanship was on show at this fantastic facility. Well done to all involved!
The rain didn’t stop our Reception children having a lovely trip to Maulden Woods today. They began with a walk, exploring what they could see and hear in the woods. Then they enjoyed an outside story with their favourite character, the Gruffalo! Although they didn’t spot him today, the children had lots of fun discovering the different characters hidden around and brought back a selection of things collected from the woods, to create their own woodland crowns tomorrow.
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!