Stoke Goldington CE First School update July 2013

A strange parcel dropped off on the School doorstep prompted some very exciting work for the Learning Ladybirds in Years 1 & 2 on their topic about pirates and the sea!
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A mystery visitor left the parcel which was opened by the Bursar in front of several astounded little faces and simply included a written message saying ‘Aha you land lubbers can’t catch me!’ signed from ‘Blackbeard’ along with a wore-torn red and white striped shirt….this was closely followed by a mystery telephone call to the Year 1 & 2 teacher, asking whether she and the children could help the caller to find Blackbeard because he had stolen some treasure from his ship!

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searching for blackbeard

The children threw themselves into the spirit of the topic, each designing a ‘Wanted’ poster for Blackbeard and writing some very imaginative stories about pirates and mermaids. The children are keeping their eyes peeled for further signs of Blackbeard and if anyone spots him in Milton Keynes please let School know immediately!

All 23 children at School have had their heads down over the past few weeks with annual phonics testing for Year 1 pupils and statutory SAT tests for Year 2 pupils, so everyone is now looking forward to a well-deserved break over the Summer holidays. The Year 2s managed to fit in a fun visit to the MK Safety Centre at Kiln Farm where emergency life skills are put into action in the Centre’s brilliant mock-display areas. The children were able to practice making a ‘999’ emergency telephone call, learn some life-saving first aid techniques and update their road safety awareness. They visited the Centre with their friends from North Crawley CE First School, which Stoke Goldington School is affiliated to under the Ouse Valley Partnership.

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life saving practice

Summer Term will come to a close with our annual Leaver’s Assembly which gives the Year 2 children a chance to reflect on their time at school, talk about their favourite activities, proudly present their work to parents and entertain everyone with special songs and performances. There is rarely a dry eye in the house!

Our very best wishes go to all our Year 2 children who are moving on to the next chapter of their learning journey – we will miss you and Good Luck! Also our thanks to all our fantastic staff, parents and school Governors for all their time, input and support over this last School year which has flown by so quickly and during which we have achieved so much! Enjoy the Summer holidays!

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