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Armistice Day, 11th November 2019

posted 11 Nov 2019, 05:20 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 11 Nov 2019, 05:33 ]


This year to commemorate 100 years since the first Armistice Day, we have learned about the sacrifices made by brave young people, who risked and sometimes gave their lives in war, so that we may live in peace.

Today the whole school attended a short service at the village war memorial, along with members of the police force, governors and parents. Princess and Lennox, helping us to reflect on the significance of the poppy, read remembrance poems. Victor led the exhortation;

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning,
We will remember them.

Our head boy and head girl, Ben and Millie laid the school wreath of remembrance on the memorial and a 1 minute silence was observed as we paid our respects to all soldiers past and present, who have fought and are still fighting.


MacMillan Coffee Morning

posted 14 Oct 2019, 03:20 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 14 Oct 2019, 03:21 ]

Thank you to all the parents and visitors who supported our MacMillan Coffee Morning. It was lovely to see so many people enjoying a drink, cake and each other’s company whilst raising an amazing £510.80 for MacMillan Cancer Support.

Last week FOTS ‘Bow Fun’ event was a resounding success. After a trip down the rabbit-hole to get into school, the children enjoyed a Mad Hatters Tea Party, crafts and disco as well as face painting, nails and hair styling. A very happy event!

Rounders final - Wednesday 10th July

posted 11 Jul 2019, 01:45 by Anna Rust   [ updated 14 Oct 2019, 03:19 by Bow Brickhill ]

Yesterday, a team of ten children from years 4 and 5, took part in the rounders final against other schools which had also qualified from their local competitions. The children have shown dedication to the event by practising every lunchtime for the last week with Miss Baxendale. At the competition, the team won their first three matches. Towards the end of the competition, the children were understandably tired as we had also had sports day earlier in the afternoon, but managed to maintain their effort and finish in a fantastic third place. The team was delighted to receive a medal in recognition of their excellent achievement.  Well done Bow Brickhill! 

Rounders

posted 2 Jul 2019, 06:19 by Anna Rust   [ updated 2 Jul 2019, 07:31 ]

On 27th June, a team of 10 children from Cedars and Maples took part in a rounders competition against other local schools. They performance fantastically, winning 4 of their matches and drawing another. Their brilliant performance meant that they won the event and have qualified for the final competition against other schools in Milton Keynes next week.
This is what the children said about the event:
"Rounders was a great experience to have as we all had fun. We all enjoyed batting and fielding was especially fun. Even though it was a Year 5/6 competition, we entered some year 4s because the Y6s were at a residential. We came 1st place! This gets us through to the final and we will be competing against other schools."
 

Football friendly

posted 25 Jun 2019, 23:21 by Anna Rust

On Thursday 20th June, two Bow Brickhill Football Teams - a 7-a-side boys team and a five-a-side girls team - played their first matches against anther school. Football training began in the autumn term with many KS2 children showing enthusiasm for the sport. They have worked hard since then to develop their skills and team work and have shown commitment to training sessions both at lunchtimes and after-school with Miss Baxendale.

The teams were very excited about the prospect of playing against Long Meadow School. They played superbly and as a school, we are very proud of their achievements.

 The girls' team played two matches. The score was a draw at 2-2 after the first match and 0-2 after the second match.

The boys' team played 25 minutes each way, finishing of a score of 3-1 to LMS. 

Y3/4 tennis finals

posted 24 Jun 2019, 00:23 by Anna Rust   [ updated 24 Jun 2019, 05:43 by Bow Brickhill ]

A team of 4 children qualified for the MK tennis finals in May. The final event was held at MK tennis club on Tuesday 18th June. The children rose to the occasion and gave their best efforts throughout the event, despite heavy rain at times. They worked hard to maintain a positive attitude and finished in a credible 5th place. 

A quote from Bertha:

"Tennis was a lot harder than last time as it was the finals. We had to play 6 games in total. When we got here, we had to practise whilst waiting for Miss Baxendale and Miss Rust to arrive. Then, we finally started our matches. Our first match was against Priory Rise. They beat us. After five more games and one rest, we had finished all of the matches. By the end of the competition, it was pouring with rain.  Unfortunately we didn’t qualify for the next stage but it was still a great experience."


KS2 Athletics - 14th June

posted 24 Jun 2019, 00:19 by Anna Rust   [ updated 24 Jun 2019, 05:45 by Bow Brickhill ]

On Friday 14th June, 35 children from across KS2 took part in an athletics event against other schools in MK. For many children, it was the first time that they have participated in an athletics event competitively at a proper athletics track. The events ranged from sprints to endurance runs, throws, jumps and relays. All of the children show courage and determination to overcome their nerves and they agreed that it was an enjoyable experience that they would like to repeat. Of particular note, Samuel came second in his 200m heat and Princess won the 800m event. 

A few quotes from children in Cedars:

"We cheered people on when they were competing. I enjoyed relay the most because I could run fast." Janice

"When I got there, I had to do the vortex throw. To be honest, it was quite tricky, but I tried. After that, I did the 75m run. I did well. Lastly, I did the relay. We could improve for next time but overall we did well." Michael

"The athletics completion was challenging but I did it. The relay was hardest because there were a lot of really fast children." Dan

"On Friday we went to an athletics competition. I enjoyed the triple jump the most because we got to jump into a sand pit and I have never done that in a competition before. I also liked cheering other children on because it is fun." Kara

"At athletics I did the 150m run. It was hard and I had to wait a long time but it was worth it. I loved it." Jess


Year 3/4 tennis

posted 24 May 2019, 07:30 by Anna Rust   [ updated 24 Jun 2019, 05:45 by Bow Brickhill ]

On Thursday 23rd May, eight children from Cedars played tennis matches against children from other schools. One of our teams came second and therefore the children have qualified for the MK Schools' tennis finals.
Here is what some of the children thought of the event:

“It was a really fun experience and I loved it. The tennis courts were huge! There were six of them! We played 1 v 1 against other schools in our pools. Every school had two teams.”

“I really enjoyed the tennis because it was a good experience. Also, it was fun to play against other schools.”

“The tennis competition was a good mixture of challenge and fun. WE CAME SECOND!!!”

Fantastic fundraising efforts

posted 20 May 2019, 06:17 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 20 May 2019, 06:43 ]

Thanks to the support of our pupils and families at events organised by FOTS, we have been able to buy a new outdoor shed and lunchtime play equipment, as well as a sun canopy which has been erected on the the field just in time for the summer weather.  FOTS have also paid for a new playground canopy for our recently refurbished EYFS playground.



We have lots of other events planned in the coming months including our summer fete on Sunday 23rd June, 12:00 - 2:00pm.  We hope you will be able to join us on what promises to be a fun packed event.

Brass Instrument invasion !

posted 29 Apr 2019, 07:10 by Bow Brickhill   [ updated 29 Apr 2019, 07:11 ]

Last week, the children of Bow Brickhill Primary had the pleasure of a visit from the Milton Keynes Music Service who came in to school to introduce the children to the idea of playing a brass instrument.  A tuba, trumpet, french horn and trombone player made up the ensemble.  They got children up to play the "hosepipe" (a length of hosepipe, the same length as each instrument if its pipes were straightened) and showed them how the various instruments sounded individually and as an ensemble.  The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Information was sent home with the children with details regarding how they could learn to play any of the instruments.

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