April News from Stoke Goldington CE First School

World Book Day at the beginning of March inspired book sharing amongst the 19 pupils, a chance to dress up as their favourite book character plus a trip to the Roald Dahl Children’s Gallery at Bucks County Museum in Aylesbury for Year 1 & Year 2 children. The trip inspired their studies of Roald Dahl’s characters back in the classroom where they created their own Twits characters on a brilliant display board!

Hot on the heels of World Book Day, World Maths Day prompted a raft of fun maths-related activities for the Foundation Stage Busy Bees and the Year 1 & Year 2 Learning Ladybirds. They all took part in fun puzzles and problem solving using different resources such as coins, Numicon, fraction boards and cubes.


All the children were proud to share their work in a special ‘Sharing Assembly’ for parents and following that the School’s doors were open once more for a Community Art


Day. This event was inspired by a 17th century Willem Kalf painting which the children used as a prompt for their own art and craft-based project which parents, School governors and local residents were invited to take part in. The painting is a still life featuring, amongst other items, a lobster and a drinking-horn. The Busy Bees got involved by making their very own lobsters – quite a challenge! Years 1 & 2  recreated parts of the painting and some fantastic models were on display at School, from a hand-sewn horn to a papier-mache lobster, a wooden carved horn to a Lego lobster claw!


Moving to the outdoors, all the School children took part in the Sport Relief Mile and were able to experience a fun tennis taster session led by the Head Coach from Olney Tennis Club.


With a special Mother’s Day assembly, Easter church service at St. Peter’s and a regular after-school Church Club to add into the mix, the variety and extent of learning at Stoke Goldington is fantastic. Places are available for September 2012 intake. If you are worried about your child getting a place at your preferred School, you can come to see what Stoke Goldington has to offer at our Open Morning on Tuesday 22nd May, from 11.30am – 12.30pm. The School offers a very small Early Years Foundation Stage class with the emphasis on individual learning and development plus a family ethos. Children are welcome from surrounding villages and Milton Keynes – the best way to experience it is to see it in action!


ñ For more details about our Open Morning on Tuesday 22nd May telephone Headteacher Mrs. Kathryn Crompton on 01908-551253. Visit the website at www.stokegoldington.milton-keynes.sch.uk