Over in Design & Technology today, some of our Year 5 children were tasked with a teamwork memory challenge – how to build a structure using dowels and elastic bands – something they learned over 3 years ago.
The challenge set today was to see who could build the tallest structure strong enough to hold a hockey ball. The children had great fun working together in teams to see who could build the strongest and highest – so far, 1.56 metres!
There were plenty of jokes and jolliness around on Red Nose Day this year – and plenty of red noses too, which all helped to raise funds for this worthy cause. Meanwhile, one of our Year 4 children, Surani, spent some serious baking time this week making cupcakes which Mum then sold at her medical practice. Altogether Surani raised £87 for Comic Relief which earned her a well-deserved Headmaster’s Award today!
Our Year 1 children, as part of their topic on ‘Sound and Communication’, have been making musical instruments for their D&T task this week. They thoroughly enjoyed designing and creating an instrument of their own choice – here are some of their creations!
Our remote learning visitor in Year 6 this week has been Mr Richard J Williams. Mr Williams travelled aboard the RMS Titanic, in first class, on her maiden voyage. Luckily for him, he managed to escape the icy waters after the ship’s dreadful sinking and spent some time explaining to the children what happened on board ship, what life was a like as a member of the privileged classes and took questions from his audience. The children were enthralled by his story and asked him a great deal about his experiences.
Our Year 2 critical worker children created some fantastic Picasso style pictures – the task was to focus on his “blue period’ and create a picture. The children enjoyed this so much they decided to research and write some facts about Picasso and create another picture!
Today it was the turn of our Year 2 children at home and in school to have a virtual visit! ‘Animal Experience’ joined us online to show various animals and reptiles, explaining all about their habits and habitats and giving the children the chance to ask plenty of questions about each creature. The children really enjoyed the chance to ‘meet’ snakes, lizards, a meerkat and a chinchilla amongst others and it generated a great deal of lively discussion during and after the event.
It’s been a creative time at school and at home at MKPS.
Year 1 have been working on their ‘Castles’ topic in English, writing then following their own instructions for building their castles. Top marks to the children (and parents!) for these super creations
Meanwhile the Year 2 children have enjoyed ice painting in Art; freezing coloured water to make paint ice pops and using them to create pictures
This Christmas we are supporting the ‘MK Food Bank’ to help families in Milton Keynes. The food bank relies entirely on donations and we feel more than ever that it is important for us all to support our local community.
Our MKPS families turned out in force to drop off a huge amount of food for the donation boxes – absolutely amazing! The children were delighted and the Food Bank van left us heavily laden this morning.
The parcels will now be sorted and distributed to families in need around the city. Thank you to all the parents that have so generously contributed.
Last week, 40 pupils attempted this year’s Primary Maths Challenge. All of Class 11, and 6 children from Class 10, completed the challenge, which is a difficult mixture of multiple choice questions and tricky puzzles!
All of the children did extremely well, and 60% of our pupils achieved a certificate, which will be presented next week.