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.
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.
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
and 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.
* 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
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
A candle vigil to commemorate the start of the Great War
Newport Pagnell Town Council, The Royal British Legion, and St Peter and St Paul’s Church have joined forces to bring you an extra-ordinary event to commemorate the start of World War I.
At 10.45 pm on 4th August 2014, residents are invited to gather at the War Memorial outside of St Peter and St Paul’s Church, where the names of those who gave their lives will be called out. Candles will be lit in commemoration. Everyone will then file into the Church, and at 11 pm,100 years after the exact moment World War I was declared, the candles will be blown out.
Do come along and join us for a never-to-be-forgotten experience of what it was like when the lights went out all over Britain. This is a real opportunity for adults and children alike to be involved in an historical moment of a time almost, but not quite, beyond living memory.
Bring your own candle, and if possible purchase them from Marks and Spencer because they will be donating funds from these to the Royal British Legion.
HULA Animal Rescue
CHILDREN’S OPEN DAY
Sunday 13th JULY 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)
Fun & Games for the Children
Children’s Toys, Books, Clothes
Bazaar & Book Store Bargains
HULA Dog Parade at 2pm
Meet the Resident Farm Animals
Dogs welcome & please invite your friends
Admission only £2 adults & Children FREE
ALL PROCEEDS FOR THE CARE & WELFARE OF HULA’S ANIMALS
Enquiries: 01908 584000 Registered Charity 1094115
Website: www.hularescue.org Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Newport Pagnell Carnival 2014
Don’t forget this weekend is carnival weekend in Newport Pagnell
The Newport Pagnell Carnival is a two day event this year so there are twice as many chances to enjoy yourself. There will be all the usual favourites with the parade through the high street the food stalls funfair and various other stall as well as displays a mascot race and of course the Dad’s favourite the beer tent will be their as well
The running order for the two days is:
Newport Pagnell Carnival Saturday 5th July
- Main parade (12pm)
- Petting Zoo
- Live music stage (1pm- 6pm)
- Parade Trophies given out (2.20pm)
- Lots of Stalls
- Mascot Race (3.15pm)
- Carni Croc
- Visiting Carnival Courts
Newport Pagnell Carnival Sunday 6th July
- Classic Car Rally (12pm)
- Motoring show
- Carboot Sale (12pm – 4pm)
- Duck Race (2.30pm)
- Lots of food options
- Licensed Bar
- Free Onsite parking (via Nene Close)
- Rodeo Bull
- Golf games
Saturday Entry to Riverside Meadow is £1 Adults and 50p for Kids & OAP’s
Sunday is FREE entry all day
Yaw comes to Sherington School (again).
Once again the arrival of multi-talented artist, story-teller and performer Yaw Asiyama heralds a lot of hard work,
fun and extraordinary outcomes. With our partnership school the children of Key Stage 1 had four days of busy work that just flew by. Thank you Yaw for such stimulating ideas.
“It was fun when we did the puppet show in front of the audience…it was different to a normal day at school. We made up our own stories and made puppets. I would like to do it again.” Polly Y2
“There is great buzz about the school when Yaw is working with the children. Polly really enjoyed having St Andrew’s children in to school also. I just hope Yaw will be back again for Otis to have the same wonderful experience. Yaw has a great presence!” Parent.
“Yaw is clever and he is good at telling stories. Yaw told us a very interesting story about the elephant and the monkey.” Youcef Y1
Not to be outdone by KS1 our Reception Class had their own creative project with students from Rushden College. This was a follow-up liaison activity resulting from the annual Fireworks and Lanterns Festival. We are very grateful to Paul Bocking (Asst Ht), Helen Hassan (Assistant Principal) and their students Alisha Bassi and Alice Pamplin for a lovely hard-working day.
A fine early summer day saw us take the cross-country route to Emberton to meet with many friends from Emberton School and to renew fraternal links. The walk gave us a good appetite for lunch in the park followed by some games and use of the recreational play-park. This geography field-trip was the beginning of our studies of the local area looking at human and natural geographical features.
Margaret Broadhurst (Governor) writes, “I am impressed with the art work the Reception children were developing. The children’s work was imaginative and all the children were motivated and engaged, working hard in their groups. The slide show shows* and ‘latest news’ presentation on the front page of the website was user friendly and riveting. These two projects have added great experiences for the children. Seeing the children in their yellow vests shows how the Emberton walk took on some of the suggestions from the last walk. I think it is so valuable for the children to look at the countryside through new eyes and to be immersed in it for a school day. I’m glad the children had the opportunity for the walk again. Amy highlighted what the children had learned about being safe on the roads and the science and geography input. I’m pleased that the children have a sense of what geography is about – the looking at landscape from this point of view”.
*to be found on our new website
Stoke Goldington CE First School July update
The children at Stoke have been out and about once again with a couple of really fun, engaging visits.
Pupils from Busy Bees Early Years Foundation Stage visited the Tesco store at Kingston as part of Tesco’s ‘Eat Happy Project’ which gives children the opportunity to fully explore where their food comes from. The 11 children loved exploring the grocery, bakery and deli departments, with the chance to taste lots of different types of foods and to learn all about where fresh food comes from and how it’s produced.
Meanwhile, as part of the theme ‘Keeping Safe and Moving On,’ Year 2 children had the perfect chance to brush up their safety awareness skills with a trip to the Hazard Alley Safety Centre at Kiln Farm. The Centre features all sorts of interactive areas which recreate potentially hazardous situations whether it’s in the home, on the road, near water or on a building site.
The children particularly enjoyed learning how to make an emergency 999 telephone call
The whole School came together to take part in the St. Peter’s Church Flower Festival in Stoke Goldington, which took the theme of ‘The Circle of Life.’ Every child joined in with a photography competition, each taking a photo to the topic of ‘All Things Bright and Beautiful, All Creatures Great and Small’ and all the photos were displayed at the weekend-long Church Festival.
The children also created their own fantastic flower and tree displays which were put up in Church and parents and families were able to visit to see their lively, colourful work.
Year 1 and 2 children are loving their science topic about mini-beasts and habitats with many enthusiastic mini-beast hunts in the School grounds and local area!
Of course at the end of the School year a special Leavers’ Service will enable all staff, children and families to wish a very fond farewell to our Year 2 pupils Magnus, Thomas, Georgia, Ruby, Sebastian and Jesse as they leave Stoke Goldington to move on to their next Schools.
* Has your child been allocated a place at a school which was not your first choice? Would you like your child to attend a school judged by Ofsted as ‘Outstanding’? Unexpectedly there are a few places available at both Stoke Goldington and North Crawley Schools for September 2014 – please telephone Stoke Goldington on 01908 551253 or North Crawley on 01234 391282 for further details.