The end of March saw the welcome return of our ‘Easter Showcase’, an opportunity for parents to see first hand what their children have achieved through their peripatetic music lessons. Accompanied by our Head of Performing Arts, Mr Sohal, a small group of children from Years 1-6 performed to an invited audience of proud parents for the first time in two years. Well done children!
Our ski trip children left on a Saturday morning in mid-March, arrived safely and went straight for a full day on the sunny slopes. With some stunning views and weather on the slopes, the children of all skill levels had a fabulous time.
On a sunny, cold February morning this week, our Year 6 children set off, well wrapped up, for a trip to Mary Arden’s Farm, in Shakespeare country. It was an exciting opportunity to learn more about Macbeth as part of their English studies. Participating in choreographed battle scenes, freeze frames and learning of lines, all interspersed with education about gruesome medical procedures and witches from the Tudor times, the children experienced a thrilling day of drama that they won’t forget in a hurry!
At MKPS on Wednesday, we held our 30th Annual U10 Indoor Boys Football Tournament. First held in 1992, this year we welcomed Swanbourne, Akeley Wood, Bedford Modern and Broughton Manor to compete. The boys had a very exciting afternoon of football with some very close matches and the tournament finished with Bedford Modern as runners-up, with Broughton Manor taking the winners’ trophy for 2022.
Thsi week the U11 Girls A & B teams played 7-aside netball against Bilton Grange at home. The games were very competitive and physical with some outstanding shooting and defending from both teams, with MKPS clinching convincing victories. A fabulous February afternoon of sport!
The children in Year 2 this half term are studying ‘People’ and in Art, they are investigating different artists and the theme of portraits. In this week’s lesson they had great fun learning about Frida Kahlo and dressing up to create their own ‘Frida’ style self-portrait photograph to be developed into a painting. Don’t they look amazing – we can’t wait to see the paintings!
Year 6 have been busy recycling and re-using materials whilst looking at ‘Renewable Energy Resources’ in Design & Technology this term. They have considered wind power and had a go at building their own versions – here is one very jolly design, as demonstrated by its proud inventor!
The Autumn term has come to a busy and festive end at Milton Keynes Preparatory School! Parties were held, pantos were enjoyed, Christmas lunch was eaten whilst wearing Christmas jumpers in aid of Save the Children and the postbox was filed to the brim with greetings cards from the children to each other and their teachers. Meanwhile, the Christmas performances were a big success – across several shows in one week, all the children from the Nursery to Year 6 took part by year groups in some form of Christmas production, which they proudly performed for their audiences. Even Santa paid us a visit – twice!
In the Autumn term there are quite a few fundraising initiatives taking place, and it is good to look back and assess just how much the children and parents have contributed to the various causes we’ve supported so far this year.
For Wear It Wild back in October, we raised £272.15 for the World Wildlife Fund, Odd Sock Day raised £102 for the Anti-Bullying Alliance, for the Poppy Appeal it was just shy of £300 and for last week’s Children in Need, selling ears and badges and taking part in the Mile Run with Mr Driver, a fantastic £532!
Thank you to all our parents, grandparents, families, friends – and of course, our children, who work so hard to highlight and celebrate these worthy causes.