We have had such a fantastic first half term and Parks Class have very much enjoyed welcoming Curie Class to the Kents Hill Park Family. The children have all settled into life at Kents Hill Park incredibly well and represent our school with pride.

Curie Class had a Super Start to their topic when Willy Wonka snuck into the school and hid golden tickets everywhere. They managed to crack his code and find hidden chocolates! The children were convinced they saw him in his van and some even wanted to come back at night to see if they could spot him! The whole class have been captured by ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and their fantastic writing has evidenced their enthusiasm.

Parks Class became Greek Gods and Goddesses for their Super Start, inspired by their class text ‘Who let the Gods out?’. They all discovered skills they never knew they had during their day at the Caldecotte Xperience. From bridge building to canoeing, the children demonstrated excellent teamwork skills and determination. The class have also been very busy learning how to play the violin and we have enjoyed seeing their skills develop over the half term.

We have loved our weekly visits from Year 7 and 8 and have worked on our reading skills this half term. We had a great Maths link-lesson with Year 7 and we look forward to working with both year groups throughout the year. Earlier on in the term we were visited by the NSPCC and learnt how to ‘speak out’ and ‘stay safe’. The children have approached our Manners Curriculum with real enthusiasm and maturity. We strive to be the politest school in Milton Keynes (if not the country!) and we are very proud of how the children demonstrate excellent manners when interacting with adults and their peers.

The Multi Skills festival was a great opportunity for everyone to try new things in a friendly competitive environment. We were so pleased to see nearly the whole primary school attend and can’t wait for the next festival!

Both classes thought their Marvellous Middle was a real highlight, when we welcomed parents into our classrooms. The green screen chocolate factory photographs proved a real hit with Curie Class and Parks Class created fantastic mythical dragon eyes with clay. Thank you to everybody who was able to join us!

We had lots of candidates put themselves forward for our School Council positions and they all read their speeches with confidence and showed fantastic forward-thinking. Well done to our new representatives!

Our after school clubs have been very popular this half term and we were even visited by an MK Dons footballer at Football Club! We are looking forward to our new Rugby Club, run by Northampton Saints, and Multi Skills Club, run by MK Dons SET, starting up next half term. Mrs Maddocks and Mrs Tough have lots of fun activities planned for their club members too.

Homework projects this half term have been of an outstanding standard and we all enjoyed our joint Homework Gallery where we celebrated everyone’s hard work.

Parks Class brought their topic to a close with a ‘Greek Olympic’ Fabulous Finish. Multiple events were held in the Secondary Sports Hall and lots of fun was had by thirty mini Olympians. Curie Class will enjoy their Fabulous Finish on Friday when they will be visited by a chocolatier for the morning.

The children definitely deserve a rest after such a busy first half term and we look forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday 4th November.

Reminders for next half term:

School Uniform

– Plain black tights or white socks with skirts / Plain black socks with trousers
– Hair bands should be black, white or maroon
– Please check PE Kits contain the following items ready next half term:
● Black plimsolls or suitable trainers
● Maroon shadow stripe shorts
● Round necked plain white T shirt
● A plain navy or black tracksuit (for outdoor sports)
● Plain white / black socks
● Shin pads with knee length black socks

Water bottles to be brought into school each day – water only please
Healthy snacks for break times – e.g. fruit, cereal bar

How you can help at home over half term:
• Remember to keep reading regularly at home. Visiting your local library can be a fun family activity during half term.
• Keep practising times tables to strengthen recall.
• Revisit words found tricky during the half term and revise word lists (in reading journals / on website)

Thank you for your continued support.
Have a wonderful half term break!