Last week, 58 of our Years 5 & 6 children were entered into the Primary Maths Challenge 2021. All pupils who participated worked hard on a difficult paper, with outstanding results – as a school, we achieved a fantastic outcome, including 20 bronze, 12 silver and 5 gold certificates.
This week, three of our pupils, who also happen to be sisters, were the well-deserved recipients of Headmaster’s Awards in assembly. Their Grandma had spent many hours crocheting poppies for the girls to sell at school. The beautiful poppies were so popular they had to ask her to make a second batch which sold out almost as fast as the first one! For selling the poppies, the girls raised a fantastic £300 for the Poppy Appeal. Well done girls – and Grandma of course!
Across our School and Nursery today, the children were all involved in some way in commemorating Remembrance Day. The Nursery children created poppies in sand, paint and paper and the Year 2 children made poppies for their Remembrance Day display board. Outside, at 11am, the Years 3-6 children stood patiently and solemnly listening to the Head Girl and Head Boy reading First World War poems and following the Last Post, stood with heads respectfully bowed for the minute’s silence.
The annual and much anticipated Sports Tour has resumed this year – albeit on home turf, but the children moved onto football and netball training on day two (after an action-packed day at Alton Towers yesterday!)
The children enjoyed coaching in netball at the Armitage Centre where the Manchester Thunder Superleague Netball Team play and football at Manchester City’s impressive training grounds. Currently touring the Etihad Stadium, with matches to be played by both the footballers and netballers this evening!
October already! Time flies when you are busy at school, as the children from our Nursery to Year 2 have been exploring. Here is their wall of clocks display, demonstrating the many different artistic talents of our 3 to 7 year olds!
The children at MKPS have started the year with wellbeing at the forefront of their minds. Following the success of our last Wellbeing Day, our focus this time around was ‘Inspirational People’. The children understand how achieving goals is an important part of maintaining a positive wellbeing. Our very own former professional cricketing international, Andrew Hall and MK Dons former professional footballer, Dean Bowditch, shared their inspirational stories with the children. Lessons all had an ‘inspirational theme’ and the children learnt about people such as Tim Peake, Paralympic athletes and Malala Yousafzai to name but a few.
A picnic lunch, music from Mr Sohal and some fun coaching by MK Dons was enjoyed by all to finish off the day. A truly inspirational start to another brilliant year!
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.