Hooray – the Diamond Jubilee is here! June is a month of celebration at School with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee causing much excitement and a brilliant opportunity for some patriotic and fun historical learning.
We are marking the occasion with a very special Jubilee Afternoon Tea in the playground which children, families and members of the local community are invited to attend. Bunting, cakes and cucumber sandwiches will abound! Of course it will also be the perfect opportunity for parents and friends to admire the children’s work and fantastic displays about the Jubilee, right from the Busy Bees Foundation Stage through to the Learning Ladybirds in Years 1 & 2.
As a lasting memento to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee year each child will be presented with a commemorative coin, a lovely idea developed and funded by The Friends of Stoke Goldington First School.
Looking ahead, the Olympics is inspiring School’s very first Olympics Sports Day on 26th June during which children will be trying their hand at Olympic competitions such as shot-put and the javelin! The Learning Ladybirds will also be learning more about some of the countries taking part in the Games, with a special India Day featuring traditional Indian dress and cookery as well as learning more about the country’s spiritual and cultural pastimes.
And looking back slightly, Year 2 pupils discovered the fun way to prepare themselves for every type of emergency during a visit to the MK Safety Centre & Hazard Alley at Kiln Farm.
The Centre is full of replica scenes from everyday life where dangers can sometimes crop up. Guides took the Year 2 children around each scene where hazards were explored in a really hands-on, educational and fun way. The children were able to practice making 999 emergency calls too, as well as put each other into the recovery position in the event of an accident.
Acting Deputy Headteacher Mrs. Marie-Claire Parsons said: “There was a huge amount for all the children to take in and learn from the morning at the Safety Centre. I’d recommend it for a School visit!”
* For more details about School telephone Headteacher Mrs. Kathryn Crompton on 01908-551253. Visit the website at www.stokegoldington.milton-keynes.sch.uk