Class 5 – Weather

It snowed in our Reception class today!

Class 5 were studying weather patterns and the animals that live in different climates as part of their Weather topic this term. Our Science teacher spent the afternoon helping the children recreate snow and identify weather types from photos, as well as spotting which animals live in the snow. The children were amazed to watch the snow change shape when they added water and enjoyed the feel of the mixture on their hands.

Celebration of success

Earlier this month, one of our Year 6 pupils had the amazing opportunity to take part in a mathematics competition in the US. She was selected from around 500 children internationally to take part and attended the competition at the Pacific Palm Resort in Los Angeles, where she had to sit several papers in order to succeed – which she did and was awarded second place! An absolutely super achievement.

Class 7 – ‘Clothes’ topic day

Our Year 2 children in Class 7 have had a busy day today working on their ‘Clothes’ topic – learning how clothes are used to protect us from heat and cold, how clothes have changed through history and what special types of clothes there are.

For today, they were encouraged to wear clothes that meant something special to them whilst they each took turns in their groups to create peg dolls wearing hats and clothing, decorate their own tote bags and even re-design the MKPS uniform!

Even the class teachers joined in with dressing-up and peg doll making

Class 7 – STEM lessons

M&Ms experiment - STEM

On Friday afternoons our Class 7 (Year 2) classes join together to experience STEM subjects in rotation. One of the groups did a scientific experiment to see what happens with colours when sweets are sprinkled with water. The children were thrilled to see rainbow patterns forming on their plates – a bright, jolly end to a grey and cold week!

Class 4 and Class 11 Play Together

Each week, some of our Year 6 children spend some time playing or reading with our Nursery children; this time around it was Lego and water play. Both sets of children really enjoy spending time together – the older children make lovely caregivers and the little ones relish the opportunity to play with the Big Children!

Class 5 Enjoy a Tea Party

This afternoon, as part of their ‘Clothing’ topic, our Reception pupils attended a tea party with Mr Driver, our Headmaster. Dressed up in their finery, the children sat down to cakes and squash from real teapots. They were also treated to a reading of Judith Kerr’s ‘The Crocodile Under the Bed’. A lovely way to spend a cold November afternoon!

Mr Driver reading a story to class 5 at their tea party
Mr Driver pouring tea (juice) at class 5 tea party

Year 6 visit MK Gallery to see the Stubbs Exhibition

This week our Year 6 children visited MK Gallery to see their current exhibition ‘Stubbs: All Done from Nature’ as part of their Art studies this term.

A learning scout took the children on a tour of the paintings where they viewed the magnificent ‘Whistlejacket’ and enjoyed learning about Stubbs the artist. They also took part in a workshop with an artist where they studied the structure and anatomy of a horse through charcoal drawing.

Friends of MKPS Logo Competition

All children were recently invited to enter a competition to design a new logo for our Parents’ Association. In today’s Prep School Assembly the overall winner was announced and all entrants were presented with gifts . Congratulations to Millie, one of our Year 4 pupils whose winning design can be seen below.

Class 7 Trip to Wicksteed Park

Class 7 on train at Wicksteed Park

Our Year 2 children had a lovely day at Wicksteed Park this week – all in the name of science of course!

They investigated which forces are used to move the playground equipment and were also tasked with creating a giant marble run using tubes and cardboard….everyone took the research very seriously and enjoyed themselves filling in worksheets on their clipboards as they played with their friends in the playground. The marble run challenge saw all of them helping, having ideas and getting involved to make their marble run a success.

A lovely day for the children to spend time outside learning, experiencing and playing, as well as getting to see the fun side of science!

Class 10 at MK Innovates, CMK

Class 10 visited the MK Innovates Exhibition in Middleton Hall on Friday afternoon.

The Nifty Lifts stand was a favourite with the model hydraulic arm challenge fitting in very neatly with their current D&T project.

Class 10 visiting the MK Innovates Exhibition in Middleton Hall (CMK)
Class 10 visiting the MK Innovates Exhibition in Middleton Hall (CMK)

The Sphero programmable robots on the RS stand were also popular, where challenge was to programme the robot to burst a balloon.