Stoke Goldington CE First School update – March Update

A short 5-week half term sees School with a packed programme of activities this month to ensure everything fits in before a well-deserved Easter break!

The ‘Space’ topic across all 27 pupils from Early Years Foundation Stage (the Busy Bees) through to Year 2’s Learning Ladybirds continues in earnest with an emphasis on developing fantasy stories and welcoming a special ‘alien landing’ to the playground.

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Attentions then turn to ‘Healthy Week’ with a particular focus on sports. The children will be trying their hand at as many different sports as possible across 5 days, one example being indoor bowling which they’ll be exploring at the Village Hall with a local bowling group.

The religious festival of Easter also prompts many special activities, from a special Easter assembly to arts, crafts, makes & bakes galore all with an Easter theme.

Amongst all of that, World Book Day inspires a whole ‘Book Week’ of special activities, as one day alone doesn’t seem enough to explore all the opportunities this fantastic literacy-based event provides.

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The whole School will be dressing-up to celebrate World Book Day itself, all themed towards a chosen writer who is yet to be announced – watch this space! The book extravaganza continues with a trip to Olney Library during which the children can explore the Library’s extensive range of children’s’ books and resources and also get the chance to listen to a special ‘reading’ by one of the children’s’ librarians.

All 27 pupils will also be visiting the Oxfam Books & Music Shop in Olney. Here they’ll listen to another special ‘reading’ in the kids’ corner and also venture upstairs to discover how the hundreds of books which are donated to the bookshop every month are sorted and logged before being sold. The pupils will be able to see how very old, historical books are researched before going on the shop floor, with all book sales raising funds for Oxfam projects around the world.

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School is currently very pleased to have an extra pair of hands for 10-weeks with Phillipa joining the setting on a placement from Sponne School in Towcester. Phillipa is helping out with all the classes across different year groups.

Don’t forget the Friends of Stoke Goldington CE First School’s next fundraising event which is their popular annual Quiz on Saturday 21st March at Stoke Goldington Village Hall. Tickets are £10 per head and include a hot supper – book yours from Abby White on 07974-216902. The prize for first place at the Quiz is always hotly-contested and highly sought-after!

* If you are looking for an ‘Outstanding’ School for your child for entry in September 2015, please telephone Headteacher Mrs. Kathryn Crompton on 01908 551253 or see the School website www.stokegoldington.milton-keynes.sch.uk.