Read the latest reports and view photos from the children’s school trips below.
Our U11 Football and Hockey teams travelled to Arnhem on Monday 16th October for our annual Sports Tour.
They stayed in the National Sports Centre at the Papendal Hotel. All the children received top coaching at Vitesse Football Club and Upward Hockey Club. The boys played some impressive football and won all their games whilst the girls received a masterclass from the junior Dutch teams and fought back to win their last match. They also had a fantastic day at the Efteling Theme Park. A memorable week was had by everyone and we are now deciding where to go next year.
In conjunction with their topic on Food & Farming, Year 1 pupils enjoyed a morning’s visit to this rural centre to learn more about animals on the farm.
They learned that farms keep animals for us to eat later as meat e.g. pigs, cows, sheep, goats, ducks and chickens. Cows and goats are also kept for milk, chickens and ducks for eggs, sheep for wool ( with dogs to herd them) and cats for catching mice. Years ago horses and donkeys were used for pulling carts and ploughs. Class 6 children saw all these animals there: they enjoyed observing their behaviours and seeing where they lived. Some of the children even sat on a tractor and everyone enjoyed having a break in the adventure playground.
Year 4 visit to Verulamium In October 2017 Year 4 visited Verulamium in connection with their studies of The Romans. They had a fascinating day visiting the Roman remains and learning more about life in Roman Britain.
In connection with their topic on The Jungle, Pre-Reception children enjoyed a day out at Woburn Safari Park, observing the large wild animals through the windows of the coach and then getting close to the small animals on foot and watching the Birds of Prey display.
Class 7 visited the Cecil Higgins Museum, Bedford, as part of their ‘In The Home’ topic. The children learnt about life as a servant in a Victorian household and took part in activities such as: washing and drying clothes; beating rugs and dusting; polishing shoes and cutlery; sewing buttons and laying the dining table correctly. They also compared Victorian household items with modern items and discussed the similarities and differences. Although it was hard work, they all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and realised how lucky we are to have many of today’s modern appliances in our homes!
In conjunction with their study of Plants and Growth, Class 6 enjoyed a visit to Buckingham Garden Centre on Thursday, 11th May.
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In May 2017 the children in Reception Year visited Milton Keynes Museum to learn about former methods of transport.
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The children in Year 6 took their wellies to Hudnall Park Field Studies Centre to spend a day by the River Gade.
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