Stoke Goldington CE First School update

The enchanting tales of children’s author Nick Butterworth are inspiring learning for all 27 children at the School this Autumn term. Butterworth’s famous character ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ is the springboard for work across all 3 year groups from the Busy Bees in Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) through to Year 2.

The Busy Bees kicked off this topic with an engaging ramble around Stoke Goldington village, taking a look at seasonal changes on trees and plants just as Percy does in his park in the Autumn. They collected leaves and items to make some creative pictures and displays back in School. Their literacy and numeracy work focuses on this topic and child-initiated activities take the children’s learning off in many different directions both inside and outdoors in the course of a School day! The 6 Busy Bees are also enjoying their first explorations of science, observing the weather and natural changes during the seasons, as well as finding out how things move and grow.

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The 21 ‘Learning Ladybirds‘ across Years 1 and 2 are combining mini projects within the ‘Percy the Park Keeper’ topic with reading, writing, arithmetic and exciting new computer work based on the new curriculum recently introduced. They are making their own ‘Percy’ storybooks, writing poetry inspired by the stories, creating a new School weather station and keeping weather diaries, and looking at changes in the environment due to the effects of weather.

The Learning Ladybirds are really looking forward to their own ‘park-keeping’ activities when they take part in a fantastic ‘Forest School’ event for a day in Salcey Forest. The Forest School gives pupils a brilliant chance to get really hands-on and mucky in the forest, den-building, using hacksaws and making their own campfire for toast under the woodland canopy! A wonderful opportunity to extend all the childrens’ outside learning at School in the extensive forest environment at Salcey.

Weekly music lessons continue with Mrs. Rose from MK Music Service and children in Year 2 are very excited to have the chance to learn the violin this term. The after-school Sports Club run by Premier Sport remains really popular on a Thursday afternoon. Plus, every Friday morning there is a chance for parents and carers to share a library book with their children for 15 minutes at the beginning of the day which is a lovely way to share a quiet read with your child and help them to explore the School’s extensive library collection of story and fact books.

Happily the new hot School meals, which were introduced to all infant Schools at the beginning of the Autumn term, are a resounding success so far! The children all enjoy sharing a hot meal with their friends, taking time to sit down together to enjoy their food and hone their table skills before relishing outdoor play on either the playground or the School’s large field area.

*If you are looking for an ‘Outstanding’ School for your child for entry in September 2015, visit the Open Morning on Thursday 9th October, 9.30am-10.30am. Please telephone 01908 551253 or email office@stokegoldington.milton-keynes.sch.uk to confirm your attendance. See their website www.stokegoldington.milton-keynes.sch.uk for information about the village First School.

Town Council Press Release

P R E S S   R E L E A S E

Newport Pagnell Town Council is delighted that the town has once more managed to achieve a Silver Gilt award in this year’s Britain in Bloom, despite the fact that the rules have changed and we have now been placed in a category with much larger towns than our own, most of whom also have much larger budgets with significant numbers of grounds staff working on their project.  A great deal of the work undertaken in Newport is done by a small group of volunteers who dedicate their time to ensuring that this project goes ahead, and huge thanks must go to John Smith and the Partnership Gardening Group for their efforts in achieving this prestigious result.

However, commendations must also go to the schools for their contributions, particularly Ousedale School for their outstanding eco-centre, and to Councillor Sidebottom and Simon Baines who manage the all-important horticultural show.

In presenting the award the judges commented as follows: “A real sense of pride was displayed by our hosts. This was clearly well placed with residents doing their bit to add to an already well cared for and welcoming town.”  They added that the baskets and tubs provided by the Town Council are magnificent this year, and do much to enhance the High Street, and they were pleased to see that individual contributions from residents and businesses go towards extending these each year.

HULA Animal Rescue FETE & FUN DOG SHOW Sunday 14th SEPTEMBER

HULA Animal Rescue
FETE & FUN DOG SHOW
Sunday 14th SEPTEMBER
12noon-4:30pm
at South Midlands Animal Sanctuary
Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise MK17 8HZ
Between M1 Junction 13 & Woburn Sands (Nr. Aspley Guise Rail Station)

Dog Classes for all
Doggie Games & Scurry
Fun Photo Competition
(bring your pet photos)
Assorted Stalls
Fun & Games for Children
Bazaar & Book Store Bargains
Delicious Refreshments
Meet the Resident Farm Animals

Dogs welcome & please invite your friends

Admission only £2 adults & Children £1
FREE Parking

ALL PROCEEDS FOR THE CARE & WELFARE OF HULA’S ANIMALS

Enquiries: 01908 584000 Registered Charity 1094115
Website: www.hularescue.org Email: hularescue@tiscali.co.uk

HULA Animal Rescue SUMMER OPEN DAY Sunday 10th AUGUST 1-4pm

HULA Animal Rescue SUMMER OPEN DAY Sunday 10th AUGUST 1-4pm

at South Midlands Animal Sanctuary Glebe Farm, Salford Road, Aspley Guise MK17 8HZ Between M1 Junction 13 & Woburn Sands (Nr. Aspley Guise Rail Station)

American & Classic Car Display (weather permitting) Free entry if you arrive in your own classic car! Help Feed the Farm Animals @ 1:30 Fun & Games for the Children CAR BOOT SALE Bazaar & Book Store Bargains HULA Dog Parade @ 2:30 Delicious Refreshments Dogs welcome & please invite your friends Admission only £2 adults & Children FREE FREE Parking ALL PROCEEDS FOR THE CARE & WELFARE OF HULA’S ANIMALS Enquiries: 01908 584000 Registered Charity 1094115 Website: www.hularescue.org Email: hularescue@tiscali.co.uk

Hula Animal Rescue

Hula Animal Rescue

Stoke Goldington CE First School August update

Stoke Goldington CE First School August update

All the children and staff are currently enjoying a very well-deserved Summer break! The run-up to the end of term featured a flurry of outings, special assemblies, sports day and a memorable Leavers’ Service as we said our fond farewells to Magnus, Thomas, Georgia, Ruby, Sebastian and Jesse.IMG_0363 IMG_7087

This year for the first time Sports Day was held in conjunction with our partner School North Crawley CE First School, which enabled all 51 children to enjoy a full day of sporting activities and competitions together. The day started off at Stoke Goldington School with Mr. Mangan from Premier Sports running a fun morning of PE sessions for all the pupils. Then after lunch everyone walked across the High Street to Stoke’s playing field for a brilliant afternoon of competitions in the sunshine. With a ‘World Cup’ theme to boot, different teams excitedly moved around the field doing shotput, ‘beat the goalie’ competitions and many more, culminating in the traditional hotly-contested running races – both for pupils and Mums & Dads of course! Overall team ‘Italy’ emerged as triumphant winners, with ‘England’ and ‘Brazil’ in joint second place.

IMG_7091It was a fantastic day for both Schools and adds to the range of events and visits the Schools both currently enjoy together.

Stoke Goldington pupils also enjoyed a fascinating visit to three different churches in Olney, plus The Cowper and Newton Museum, as part of their ‘Reflection Week.’ The whole School admired the amazing stained glass in St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, explored the 250-year old font in the Baptist Church and found out more about the work of the United Reformed Church too. The children also walked to the Catholic Church to admire it from the outside. At The Cowper and Newton Museum they were able to enjoy the beautiful gardens

IMG_7223and had great fun dressing up as characters from the Georgian era during a very much ‘hands-on’ tour from the Museum curator. It was a packed day with the perfect opportunity to see so many different places of worship which are so often unexplored and right on our doorstep.IMG_7141 IMG_7162 IMG_7213

* For further information about our Ofsted rated ‘Outstanding’ School please telephone Headteacher Mrs. Kathryn Crompton on 01908-551253 or visit the School website at www.stokegoldington.milton-keynes.sch.uk

 

Drugs worth £1 Million seized in Newport Pagnell

Drugs worth £1 Million seized in Newport Pagnell

POLICE have seized drugs worth £1million from a business in Howard Way, Newport Pagnell.

At 2am on Monday morning officers raided a business premises in Howard Way Newport Pagnell and seized a significant quantity of cannabis with an estimated street value of £1 million pounds.

Detective Inspector Ian Jarvis reportedly said “This is a fantastic seizure of a large amount of drugs, taken directly off the streets of Milton Keynes. Criminals will not be allowed to profits from this kind of illegal activity, which harms our local communities. We will do everything we can to stop them”

Were you in the area at the time? Did you see the raid or the build up to it? If you have any pictures of the raid or further information about it please use the contact page of this website to send us your information.

If you have any information about the drugs at the premises please contact Thames valley police or you can provide information anonymously via crimestoppers on 0800 555 111