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Caldecotte Xperience

Wow, what a day!

We had an absolutely amazing time at the Caldecotte Xperience! Our children had the incredible opportunity to drive a boat, go sailing, and participate in a variety of fantastic activities. We cannot rave enough about the wonderful staff and how perfectly everything was catered to our needs. The entire experience was simply unforgettable!

 

Rounders Win!

A huge congratulations to our Rainbow class! You've worked so hard this year, practicing tirelessly, and it all paid off in the big game against our mainstream peers at Jubilee Wood. We won! There were some amazing moments and breathtaking catches from our children. We're incredibly proud of each and every one of you!

Well done, team!

Helping the community at the Fishermead Breakfast Club!

Moonbeam Sensory Story

The Moonbeam class love their weekly sensory story and this week was The Snail and the Whale, which was not only read to them but through engaging table activities they squirted water, touches the sand and went on an adventure with out two favourite characters.

Starlight Yoga

A Day Out to the Houses of Parliament in London!

The Rainbow Class embarked on an exciting day out to the Houses of Parliament in London, filled with wonder and discovery. Guided by enthusiastic teachers, they explored the historic halls where laws are made, marveling at the grand architecture and rich history around every corner. From the iconic Big Ben to the lively debates in the Commons, the children were captivated by the workings of British democracy firsthand. It was a great day of learning and inspiration, leaving each student with memories to cherish and stories to share with their classmates back at school.

Starlight's Any Chance to Read Moments

Let me introduce you to the incredible Starlight Class and their cherished "Any Chance to Read Moments" . Led by the nurturing guidance of Miss Rezon, these young learners have woven the magic of storytelling into every corner of our school day.  Through messy play activities and the amazing sensory stories guided through Miss Rezon's amazingly interactive telling.

The Starlight Class embodies the joy of reading as a shared treasure, nurturing connections, sparking creativity, and nurturing a lifelong passion for learning that resonates throughout our school community.

The New Bradwell Windmill

 

The Rainbow Class had a delightful adventure exploring the charming windmill in New Bradwell, Milton Keynes! Mr. Grove captivated the children with fascinating explanations of how the windmill worked and its significance to village life. The little ones also enjoyed drawing the windmill and had a fantastic time exploring the lovely surroundings. It was a joyful and enriching experience for everyone!

Bikeability

Another year, another successful Bikeability course for our wonderful students! Every single child earned a certificate, meeting all the criteria for their level. We are incredibly proud of each one of them.

A big well done to all our amazing kids!

Litter Picking in the Local Community

This is not a one-off event. We believe it’s incredibly important to teach our children the value of caring for our natural world and the places we call home.

The children enthusiastically participated in this community event, guided by Ruth, our wonderful lead from the Fishermead Community Centre. Ruth has been amazing in keeping us informed about local opportunities, ensuring our kids always get the best experiences. We are so grateful for her dedication and the joy she brings to our community!

Starlight's Trip to Evenly Park

Walking the plank at Evenly Woods Trip out, Beautiful woods not far from Milton Keynes and worth the trip. We saw had a picnic, saw the amazing bluebells and best off all got to splash in a small stream!

Campbell Park Kite Flying 

Sikh temple, Gurdwara.

The Rainbow children were amazed by the beautiful architecture of the temple and the children were fascinated by this religion and all asked very good questions.

We were shown around by one of the temple’s volunteers who was very kind and helpful throughout, explaining the process of how we enter the temple to taking our shoes off and the reasons why we must do this in their religion.

Roald Dahl Museum

It was an amazing day out for the Rainbow class who went to the Roald Dahl museum, where we took part in their amazingly interactive floors after a tour of the museum and the children took part in dressing up as their favourite characters.

Train Journey

The Rainbow children went on the train to Bletchley, where they all paid for their own ticket and learnt about the etiquette on a train, which they all thoroughly enjoyed doing.

Pancake Day!

The children at the department enjoyed their cooking lesson this week, where they all made their own pancakes using different coloured batters and thoroughly enjoyed creating different shapes and colours.

Local News

It was lovely to see that the children's hard work and volunteering at the trinity community centre was recognised in the local magazine, 'Homeground'. They were overjoyed to see themselves in the paper and that volunteering had had a positive impact on the community and this was shared via the magazine to our local residents.

Department Sensory Afternoon

Thank you to all who were able to attend this afternoon. We had an amazing sensory afternoon, where parents were encouraged to take part in and learn about all  the therapies that we use in the department to help our children regulate and learn. Over the years, we have found amazing benefits from using these therapies : reflexology, Tacpac and sensory stories.

We hope you enjoyed yourselves and hope to see you all at the next one. 

Exploring Wolverton

Last week the Rainbow class went on adventure, exploring the local sites around Wolverton.

Music 

What an amazing morning it has been. We were very lucky to have a small folk group join us sharing welsh songs with our children, where the children were encouraged to get up and dance and sing along at prompted points. 

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Gruffalo Collage

The Moonbeam children worked very hard on making their own collage of the Gruffalo this week in class. While making these they were able to explore different sensory items and enjoyed the process very much all engaging for a long period of time, a major improvement and well done.

The Hindu Temple in Watford

When visiting the Hindu Temple in Watford, our Rainbow class went to see the cows, a sacred Hindu animal and learnt about the importance of prayer and reflection in the temple. The staff and volunteers were so very kind and generous to our children, they showed us around and allowed the children time to ask questions. 

The Gruffalo Sensory Story

Today, the Moonbeam children had an amazing sensory story, where they all engaged, listened and watched, as the story unfolded. We are so very proud of our children and how well they are all doing.

Art Exhibition: Beyond the Page

The Rainbow children were amazed at this beautifully colourful and interactive Art exhibition, showing a mix of miniature artwork drawn form major exhibitions to showcase the traditions of South Asian miniature paintings, that have been reclaimed and reinvented by modern and contemporary artists.

This exhibition is local to Milton Keynes, at MK Gallery and can still be viewed until the 28th of January.

Please use this link for more information

Happy New Year 2024!

As we step into the new year, our Starlight class are exploring Into the Woods this half term and have made a wonderful start creating this tree and learning about all the life and things you can find in the woods.

Moonbeam's Christmas Tree

This afternoon the Moonbeam class decorated their Christmas art work tree. The use of visuals and language was amazing during this activity and we are so pleased to see them communicating and helping each other more.

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Starlight's Work This Week

Planets! This half term the children have been learning about the solar system and our planets. This is amazing work and such fun had while learning.

End of Week Assembly

Please see some photos from our school assembly this week, where we regularly use techniques from the Gina Davies training for attention autism and find they really do help bring focus on topics for each week.

Moonbeam Park Trip

Mainstream English Theme Day

 

 

Parent Play and Stay Afternoon

Friday Breakfast Bake Sale

What a busy week it has been. Our Rainbow class prepared and sold goods they had made during the week for the local bake sale in Fishermead and they all did so well. Each child had their specific role to play to make this happen and they all did us proud, organising, baking and selling. Well done!

Tiggywinkles

The Rainbow children had a great time visiting Tiggywinkles to learn about all of the animals that are looked after in this sanctuary.

Bike Week

Well done to all of those who took part in our Bike Session at the department after school. They all practiced navigating obstacles, braking and taking off.

Job Applications

Thank you to all of those who applied for some vacancies we have for Tuesday to help in the kitchen at our Christmas breakfast. Interviews will be commencing soon and we look forward to welcoming all successful applicants.

Fishermead Community Breakfast

Our Rainbow children were so lucky today, to go and help out at the community breakfast in Fishermead. They helped serve all of the local residents their breakfast and were treated to a breakfast themselves as a thank you for all of their hard work.

Shopping Trip

Rainbow children went to the local shops to get groceries for their bake sale on Friday. They all followed the shopping list, found the items and paid at the till. The carrying of bags back was fun!

Autonomous Bus Ride

Last week, the Rainbow children went on an autonomous bus ride in Milton Keynes, which they thoroughly enjoyed taking part in. This was one of many trials that are happening across the world to see whether self driving busses will be a part of our future and from what we were told, it has been rather successful. 

Moonbeam Class Trip

We are so pleased with our Moonbeam trips and how well the children have progressed, learning how to play and bond with each other, developing beautiful friendships. With the understanding they have gained and expressive language with visuals and words, its great to see them always learning.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department.

Starlight's Work This Week

The Starlight class had such fun painting with different kinds of textures and shapes using vegetables. The art work they produced is beautiful and we are always so proud of them.

Diwali!

This week's assembly has been about Diwali, the festival of light. The children have enjoyed all of the assemblies surrounding this beautiful festival and we have a treat in store for Thursday's assembly with the Head of Inclusion.

Conductive Music

The children in our department had a two day workshop with conductive music and we cannot recommend them enough! The children learnt the magic of science, finding out what is conductive and what isn't using vegetables, their hands creating a connection for the instrument to work, which they all loved! Thank you for coming in and showing our children the joy of music through a very interactive workshop.

Food Museum

The children had an amazing time at the Food museum, where they learnt about where our food comes from, the processing of food and how it has changed throughout history to today. From farm to fork and the advancements of where food is going.

Visit to Stowe Gardens 

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department.

MK Patch Cancelled!

Even thought the MK Patch was cancelled that didn't stop our staff and children. We set up an afternoon activity to go and find all of our pumpkins that our children had grown from seed, which they all took part in carving and making beautiful lanterns.

Drum Lesson

Drum lessons are the starlight's favourite time.

The Space Centre in Leicester

What an amazing day out for our Rainbow children who thoroughly enjoyed their very interactive visit to the space centre, where they learnt about the exploration of space, comets and the latest tech.

MK Waste Management Centre 

We had an amazing opportunity to visit our local waste management centre, where the children learnt how recycling works in our City. 

Grove Farm

Last week our Rainbow children visited the Grove Farm and picked their own vegetables. It was good to see them all so inquisitive about what each crop was and learn what vegetables look like before they are picked. We would highly recommend this farm as a good place to get well priced vegetables and for learning experiences. We will most certainly be visiting again.

Hellfire Caves

The Rainbow children went to the Hellfire caves in High Wycombe on Friday. Even though they were a little scared they all overcame their fears and learnt all about how important these caves were to the local village at the time. The stone inside that was cultivated and used for many buildings in the area, and the temple was used by many to worship in. The children did really well and had a great time but were all exhausted at the end, as this was their first full day on a trip this academic year.

From Seed To Table

Well done to all of our children who have been a part of nurturing our pumpkins and squash plants. We are now seeing them grow beautifully in time for October harvest. We cant wait to go and pick these for our cooking lessons.

Mainstream ICT

The Rainbow class started back at their weekly ICT lessons where they learnt this week how to use the internet and internet safety.

Drumming Assembly

Today we had our drum assembly to show our children the fun you can have with drums. We are so proud that our bucket sessions have been working, as all our children sat beautifully and watched with great interest during the performance and even had a go!

Bletchley Park (Government Code and Cypher School )

The children in Rainbow class learnt about the code breakers who worked in a top secret location in Milton Keynes to help decode messages during World War 2. They learnt through many platforms: films, recordings, letters and objects. They all showed great enthusiasm and interest in the subject and wanted to know more.

Welcome Back 2023!

Today we welcomes all of our children to the department and enjoyed hearing about all the wonderful stories of what they did this summer holiday. Everyone settled in very nicely and were soon into the swing of work and learning through intensive interactions, messy play and structured lessons. Well done to an amazing start of term!

 

Leaver's Assembly 2023!

We are so sad to see our leavers go this year but we wish them all well and the best of luck in their new schools and know that we made sure their last day here at the department was filled with laughter.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department.

Stanwyk Lakes

What a busy week and what a way to end it with a whole school trip to Stanwyk Lakes! The children had so much fun playing together and with other children. Again, showing us the amazing skills they have built interacting with children they weren't familiar with and turn taking, which is so lovely to see and just the engagement in each activity was wonderful to see. We are very proud of them all.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department.

Leighton Buzzard Splash park

This week our Rainbow children were treated to a visit to the splash park where they all played, taking turns with other children and showing us the strengths they have built this year in confidence and the ability to communicate and share through play.

Fishermead's 50th Year Celebrations

The children of Rainbow class made and decorated a show stopping masterpiece to be centre stage for the community's festival last weekend and didn't they do an amazing job!

It was such a fun day on Sunday and thank you all for showing your support and joining in on the fun.

Victoria & Albert Museum and the Princess Diana Fountain 2023

The Rainbow class went to visit the Victoria & Albert Museum and they were amazed to see real roman artefacts, aristocratic bedrooms and interactive recordings throughout time, which made what they have been learning all the more real and tangible. Afterwards, we walked to the Diana fountain, where the children were able to let loose and enjoy the water fountains with other schools and children. We are so immensely proud to see that our children played beautifully, taking turns and being very polite throughout the entirety of their trip. 

Dunstable Splash Park 

Our Moonbeam children had a day at the Dunstable splash park, interacting and taking turns with other children in the local splash park. Each child showed great interpersonal skills, taking turns and requesting for more. They all left beautifully and listened very well and we cant be more proud of them all.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department.

Warwick Castle

As part of Rainbow's topic on castles and history surrounding this. Our children were amazed at the visual sets and real-life jousting, showing these peoples day-to day lives , which really helped them learn more about the reality of castle life and the way of living at this time.

Elderflower Making

After picking Elderflowers, the children enjoyed making cordial from these amazing flowers to take home for their parents. Learning about nature and its many benefits and uses, encouraging and promoting organic natural products that they can make at home.

Stratford-Upon-Avon

Last week our Rainbow class children, as part of their topic got to visit Stratford- Upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. The children visited the theatre within this town that was designed and rebuilt in the style of the globe theatre in London and the tower attached to this theatre that looks out on all the famous landmarks that Stratford-Upon- Avon has to offer. The children used their orienteering skills to fins famous landmarks and while enjoying the sun enjoyed a friendly game of football and were welcomed by the locals.

 

Mainstream Science

Our Rainbow children went to the mainstream to join in on theme day, where they all learnt about history through objects and learnt about WW11 and forms of communication through writing throughout history. We are delighted that our children did so well and thoroughly enjoyed their visit to our mainstream school. We look forward to returning with them very soon. 

Department Bake Sale!

We had an amazing time with our Rainbow class children who all made bakes to sell the last week of half term to sell on the Friday. We are delighted to say the donations given made a whopping total £120.00! We are so proud of what everyone did and it was lovely that all classes got involved and joined the Rainbow Class with a visit to buy cakes.

Rainbow's Forest Visit

Our children have become quite the experts when it comes to orienteering and this week was no exception. 

Kiki's Cafe

The children in our Rainbow class went Kiki's Cafe this Friday and paid with their own money for cake, as a treat to the end of the week. They were all responsible for their own money and counting and they all did very well. 

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department.

Free Flow

After an amazing day of phonics and maths our children enjoyed the free flow between Starlight and Moonbeam class. They made some amazing steps towards play and communication through sharing, giving toys, receiving them and generally enjoying the sensory experience of bubbles and water.

Bikeability 2023!

This year at Bikeability the children did so well and all made huge improvements. As part of our 'get out and about' on a bike project at the department, we will be introducing bike weeks throughout the year to promote this and help with the importance of learning road safety to compliment our curriculum. Four children were identified as being able to work towards their level 2 Bikeability and we hope to complete this before the end of the year. 

Ruislip Park

Wow, what an amazing park for our Rainbow Trip on Friday! The children enjoyed some free play on the pirate ship playing captain and pirate. Afterwards, enjoying orienteering and wildlife in the water.

This place is one our list for recommendations to visit.

Reading

We believe that it is vital that we encourage all of our children to read every day and when they go home with their parents. Today Mrs T captured some of the children engrossed in their reading books from the Rainbow Class.

Rainbow and Starlight Tennis Lessons

Each week our two classes go to Wolverton for Tennis with our coach Peter. After the success of this last year, we have returned once again showing the signs that we are fast aproaching the hot sunny weather and the improvements seen already from last year are tremendous! 

Department Music Lessons

We are always delighted to see our children enjoying the benefits of Music with Kate at the department and today we learnt about sound without instruments and putting them together to make a song.

Rainbow Residential

The children in our Rainbow class had an amazing time on their school residential this year. We learnt all about fossils and rocks at the beach, orienteering around the local town of Shoreham-by-Sea and visited Butser farm as part of the children's topic. On our way home the children were treated to visit at Polesden Lacey House, where we learnt about the many visitors to this home, such as Queen Elizabeth and Prince Albert who had their honeymoon here.

Stanwyck Lakes

The Rainbow Class Children had great fun orienteering around Stanwyck Lakes to find the Zip Line park.

We strongly recommend visiting this park with its vast walks and many play parks for your children to enjoy.

Rainbow & Starlight Tennis lessons

We are delighted to once again be at Tennis this summer term through the amazing volunteering that our Tennis coach Peter does for us. We always see our children laughing and enjoying themselves when at Tennis and we are seeing some great progress.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department.

Starlight’s Story Book

Today through a sensory adventure, the Starlight class created a scene from the Snail and the Whale Story book. Each child helped break up the blue jelly for the sea, smashed each biscuit for the sand and mounded huge dollops of potato for the mountains. It was amazing to see each child engage and really enjoy the story through sensory building with Mrs Rezon.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department.

Mother's Day!

Starlight making very special  Mother’s day cards

Starlight Class

Just a few more seconds and we’ll have enough to make the ‘Tiger who came to tea’.. a cup of tea

Starlight Class

Come rain or shine the boys enjoying some water play!

Starlight Class

We are always finding new and exciting ways to share a book!

Chedworth Roman Villa

We visited the Roman Villa in Chedworth. Children experienced the Roman life, played old Roman games, saw different rooms in a Roman house and enjoyed the outdoors in between the Roman ruins.

Welcome Mr. Scarecrow

Today, the children in the Starlight class made a scarecrow. Listening to instructions they all took part in building him and learnt he has the very important job of keeping the birds away from our veg beds, so we can grow lots of vegetable and fruits this Summer.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. 

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for good choices, listening and being a superstar! Moving forward each week, because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year. 

Verulamium Museum In St Albans

Today the Rainbow children visited the Verulamium Museum in St Albans. Learning about what is was like to live as a Roman and what conditions they lived in through their interactive displays and artifacts.

Happy Holi!

Today the children had an assembly all about the Hindu festival of Holi. They all got to play with the famous colours associated with this celebration and all listened to a sensory story about this beautiful festival.

Happy Holi everyone!

Starlight Class Playing with friends

Starlight Music with Kate

Every week every class at the department has a music lesson with our lovely teacher Kate. Please see pictures from our starlight class.

Starlight Forest School Modelling

Rainbow Class Trip To the Hindu Temple in Watford.

Our children in the Rainbow class were privileged to visit the Hindu Temple in Watford, London this week. They went to the temple to watch everyone pray, sing songs where they were treated to all sorts of snacks to try, which were given freely and generously. They fed the cows, which they learnt are a sacred animal in the Hindu religion and went for a walk. What an amazing day out for our children and so insightful. We hope you will take a trip there yourselves with your child where everyone is welcome.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year. Our children this week achieved, excellent listening, completing their work and getting all their ticks.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year.

Invention Convention 17/01/23

There was an optional opportunity for pupils across the school to be inventors over the Christmas break. They needed to think of a problem that they could try to solve, or an invention that just made life easier or more fun. The results were amazing! The gallery below gives you an insight into the afternoon. Some pupils from Rainbow created amazing inventions with their parents. Not only did the group need to be powerful inventors, but confident presenters too.

On the 17th of January, students from Deanshanger Primary School and New Bradwell school came together  for a show and tell for their inventions. The children presented their inventions with real energy and enthusiasm - they also asked the other inventors lots of great questions. You can see some pictures in this gallery, that this was a very special event putting the children's practical, communication and creative skills to the test.   

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year.

Harry potter Tour 2022

The Rainbow class were very lucky this year and were able to go to the Harry Potter tour in Watford, London! It was amazing and the best trip they have ever had (so they told us). We got to see behind the scenes and how the movie-magic was created and why so many people love and still love the books and films.

Rainbow Christmas Lights in MK

The Rainbow class visited the Christmas lights in Milton Keynes last week and thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful sights, searching for penguins and Santa's elves.

The Department's First Christmas Performance 2022!

We are delighted at how well our children have done performing their first ever Christmas performance to a live audience! Songs were sung, parents cheered and a story was told in this magical mix of Christmas cheer. Well done to our students who were all the stars of the show.

Christmas Week!

Starlight started with decorating the tree this week in their classroom, listening to instructions and being able to carry them out while having some festive fun along the way.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year.

Museum of the Home

Rainbow went ot visit Museum of the Home in London to discover how households have changed throughout the years.

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Starlight Meet Santa!

The Starlight Class went to the centre of Milton Keynes, which was transformed into the snowman's playground where we got to meet Santa! 

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year.

Moonbeam at the Riverside Hub

On Thursday the Moonbeam class went to the Riverside Hub in Northampton. A large play area with many different types of sensory rooms on multiple floors. The children were engaging in such wonderful activities and communicating spontaneously with staff and others. This is certainly a place to go and enjoy with your children.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year.

Rainbow's Trip to the Garden Centre

On Friday the Rainbow class were able to visit a local garden centre and were most interested in the plants and animals. They all wanted to take the rabbits home and the odd snake or two.

Moonbeam Class Trip

This week the children in our Moonbeam class went to the sensory suite in Milton Keynes and thoroughly enjoyed their sensory room being fully engaged the whole time they were there. Miss Hooton, Class Lead thoroughly recommends this place to parents who may want to take their children out of school for a fun, relaxing afternoon.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year.

Breakfast at the Trinity Centre in Fishermead.

The children in our Rainbow class were able to go and support the local community by buying breakfast at the Trinity Centre today. 

This is open to anyone who would like to support, every Monday morning a breakfast (canteen style) is served at a small cost from 10:00am-12:00pm to raise funds towards helping the local area. The children thoroughly enjoyed their breakfast and got to meet some locals who volunteer there.

Rainbow Canal Visit

Today the Rainbow class went to the local canal Museum in Milton Keynes and learnt about the Grand Union Canal, its construction challenges and engineering feats, and how the canals fuelled the industrial revolution. Bringing to life the stories of the people, who lived and worked on the canals.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

 

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year.

Whole School Trip to The Pumpkin Patch MK

Today all three classes joined together and went on a hunt for their very own pumpkins at the Patch MK. There were lots of pumpkins and a maze to go through that our children thoroughly enjoyed.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year.

Diwali Celebrations 

Our Rainbow class have decorated their classroom for Diwali today. They learnt about the traditional rangoli patterns that feature in many of the celebratory designs and the traditional clothing that is worn at such celebrations. Wishing you all a Happy Diwali from the department.

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this award throughout the year.

Rainbow's School Trip to Canon Ashby

The children of the Rainbow class visited Canon Ashby and got to see the private bed chambers and armoury of the families previous relatives. They spent an hour walking the gardens enjoying the sites of this grand home and its rich history.

 

Department Dental Talk

This morning all of our classes were introduced to our dental nursing team, who very kindly came in to show the children the importance of brushing our teeth and what we eat to help keep our teeth healthy. Each class were most excited to have a go at brushing the big set of teeth and learnt how to brush.

Your child has been given a visual timetable for them to brush their teeth, which we thought would be a nice visual-tool to use. There is no obligation for you to complete this and return, it is simply for you to use at home.

Visual timetable link

If you would like any advice on oral hygiene, either contact your dentist or use the following link for advice on children's oral health.

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-teeth-and-gums/taking-care-of-childrens-teeth/

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this throughout the year.

Thrift Farm

The Starlight Class got to go to Thrift Farm this week, where they met the goats, touched and fed them and saw all the animals. After walking around the farm they observes the rabbits, cows and jumpy castle.

Trinity Community Centre Breakfast and Donations

Today some of the children from our department visited the Trinity Community Centre in Fishermead during their Community breakfast morning.

The breakfast is run to raise money in the local community and to make contacts. If you ever fancy a breakfast, which looked delicious! You are more than welcome to go along, every Monday morning, 10:00am-12:00pm.

Please see the menu below:

  • Sausages 35p
  • Bacon 35p
  • Hash browns 30p
  • beans 30p
  • Mushrooms 35p
  • Tomatoes 25p
  • Eggs: fried/ omelette 35p
  • Toast, brown/white 25p
  • Cake 35p
  • Tea/coffee FREE

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this throughout the year.

Rainbow Class go to Waddesdon Manor

Today the children of the Rainbow class visited Waddesdon Manor where they got to tour the great house and see all of the families antiquities, learning about the history this building holds. The gardens were extensive and they all enjoyed themselves wandering around and discovering mazes and different styles of garden on the property.

Harvest Festival 2022

A huge thank you to you all for your donations at the Harvest Festival assembly today.

Some of the children will be taking the donations to the Trinity Centre in Fishermead who run a food bank and provide breakfast every Monday for those in need.

When we called them to arrange this, they were so appreciative and wanted us to pass on their thanks to you, so once again, thank you. If you have any other donations, please bring these to the department next week on Monday morning.

Rainbow Class' Pizza Afternoon

Thursday afternoon, the Rainbow Class got to make Pizza during their cookery lesson with Mrs Rezon. They got to see that pizza dough is really easy to make and pizza is a great activity to do, because they got to choose their toppings and some learnt that too many topping make for a soggy pizza.

 

Congratulations to our Stars of The Week

Congratulations to our stars of the week at the New Bradwell Department. The teachers would have loved to give every child this award today but these three were chosen for meeting all of their targets. Moving forward each week because of our children's collective achievements we know that each child will be more than able to receive this throughout the year.

Visiting the Local Area in Milton Keynes

The children in our Rainbow Class this week went to see the local sites in Milton Keynes and were especially pleased and excited to be invited into MKdons stadium and Ouse Valley park to see the water mill. These were just a couple of the sites on their list for exploration.

Thank you West Ashland Fire Station 2022

Our children at the department from all three classes got to visit the West Ashland Fire Station in Milton Keynes. The children got to put on a fireman's uniform, sit in the fire engine and watch the largest rescue crane in Milton Keynes in operation and even get to go in it!

Many thanks to all of those who helped make this day wonderful and thank you to our firefighters for letting us in.

New Bradwell's Got Talent 2022!

The Rainbow class put on a performance for the end of year called New Bradwell's Got Talent. We found out we have some hidden talents amongst our students at the department with DJ Drew, Penguin dancing, keyboard playing and signing. Parents clapped and cheered in the celebration of our children and the amazing abilities they have, which really shone through.

New Bradwell Carnival 2022!

The New Bradwell Carnival was back this year and  we were delighted that some of the children from our department took part. Our children had a great time, playing on the tombola and enjoyed the slides and stalls. We hope to see you all and more next year!

The Victoria & Albert Museum in London 2022!

The Rainbow children have had an amazing trip today, visiting the Victoria & Albert museum in London. They have also had a mini-tour, seeing the sites of London, while enjoying the cooling paddling pool at Princess Diana's park, which was much needed on such a hot day.

Cranfield Museum July 2022

The Rainbow class had an amazing time at Cranfield airport, where we got to walk and stand inside the engines. The children asked our tour guide lots of very good and interesting questions and they understood very complicated physics, so well done Rainbow!

 

Summer Forest School 

Our Forest School’s is all about exploring, problem solving and adventure!! The, now, two merged classes (Starlight and Moonbeam) have wonderful opportunities to see the natural world, every week, and learn about the processes of life, and all forms of it, and the importance it has for our world.

Thrift Farm Summer 2022 

Our trip to Thrift Farm! As much as we enjoyed meeting the animals the park and inflatables were most certainly the favourite of the day.

The Queens Jubilee Celebrations

Our children were very creative with their artwork for the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee party in the Moonbeam Class.

Worms and Mud!

The Starlight children had great fun learning about worms and digging in the mud. 

Environmental Talk for the Rainbow Class

In June 2022 the Rainbow class had a visit from Milton Keynes recycling team who were more than happy to talk to us about the impact and importance of recycling and the environment. We were told that our children knew quite a bit already, which is an amazing thing to see that we are naturally bringing up a very eco-friendly generation of children.

Rainbow Forest School

The children learnt how to put up a tent in the forest school and thoroughly enjoyed this activity and cannot wait to tell stories around a fire.

Music 2022

This year we were given the opportunity, to have two very accomplished Music teachers attend the department and take part in a half-term of structured Music lessons for the children. Those who engaged have thoroughly enjoyed and flourished in this extra activity, so much so, that they performed in an end of year concert for parents to attend. With great success and parent's contribution we are now able to provide keyboard lessons to those who thoroughly enjoyed and engaged with this activity. 

Rainbow At Mk Springers

Children in the Rainbow and starlight class had a great chance this year to go to gymnastics at MK Springers, who were amazing and gave our children lots of opportunities to engage in structured and informal gymnastics.

Starlight & Moonbeam exploring Art!

Summer Forest School.

Our children adore their Forest School every week and this week was no exception with lots of smiles and loud voices of excitement. 

Free Flow

Our children enjoying their afternoon Free Flow as part of the CATHS curriculum, to promote use of language, through engaging activities. Well done to our children and team!

Rainbow Residential Trip March 2022!

We took the children to Coalport in Telford to see the Victorian and science Museum, where we learnt all about Victorian life in an immersive walk-around village, the magic of engineering and the history of it. Please see the following photos we captured of our children and some of the landmarks they saw along the way. 

 

Forest School 2022

Our Children's weekly forest school, lead by Mrs Penwell has been a great success. Currently our children have been learning about insects, bugs and how to grow their own plants from seeds. They are amazed by the natural world and this is something we wish to encourage not only at school but at home, as part of our 50 experiences and hope you have as much fun doing this, as we have so far this year. 

Parents- Don't forget to check out more photos and information on your child's progress on the 'Evidence for Learning Family' app. 

Spring Flowers 

It is a joy to see (pictured below) that we are nearing spring!

These flowers were planted by our Rainbow children last year and are finally flourishing. We couldn't ask for a more  beautiful welcome every morning to our main reception for staff and visitors. This is not only a beautiful welcome but a daily reminder of the wonderful children's hard work who who planted them.

World Book Day 2022!

The children at the Department have made an excellent effort dressing up as their favourite characters for World Book Day. We have uploaded some of the photos (above) for you to see the marvellous creations, costumes and even the teachers joining in on the fun. We hope to upload more for pictures for parents to see on our new and upgraded app, 'Evidence for Learning'.

2019-Moonbeam Messy play afternoon. 

2019-  Natural History Museum To London.

Wow, what an amazing trip! Our Rainbow Class were so lucky to venture out to London to the Natural History Museum. The children were amazed by the prehistoric age of dinosaurs.

2019- School trip to the Natural History Museum in London with the Rainbow Class
2019- School trip to the Natural History Museum in London with the Rainbow Class