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Big Write

Monday, May 11, 2020

On Friday 15th May everyone is invited to take part in our whole school Big Write.

Your task is to write a poem about hope – our value of the month. You can write any type of poem you choose. You may want to write an acrostic poem, a list poem, a narrative poem, a rhyming poem, a haiku, a shape poem – the choice is yours! You can write your poem independently, with a sibling or as a whole family. You could even perform your poem and send a video of it to your teacher!


The supporting resources for the Big Write can be found below:

Swallowfield Lower School Big Write – Hope

Big Write Introduction Summer 2020 – Hope

Big Write Writing Frames

Happy Historians House Point Challenge

Monday, May 4, 2020

“Just because Milton Keynes is a new town does not mean it doesn’t have a rich history!”

All of May is Local and Community History month across the UK!

During this month, we want you all to become happy historians.  We would like you to read about, research and report on the history of Woburn Sands or Milton Keynes.

We have attached a small quiz about local history for you to complete to give you some ideas.  You can email your quiz answers and your historical facts to by the 22nd May.

House points will be awarded to those children who take part in the quiz and extra points will be given for teaching us exciting historical facts we did not already know.

Happy hunting

Happy Historians-House Point Challenge

Thank you to everybody that has taken part in the challenge so far.  I have had lots of children scoring 10/10 on the quiz and I have learnt lots of new facts about the history of the local community.  Below are some examples of work I have received.  The History Trail Question Sheet was created by The Scouts and completed by Eleanor Lycett-Parry.  It has some lovely historical video clips you might enjoy.

Currently Goldfinches are in the lead with 54 house points with Woodpeckers a close second with 50.  There are still 4 days to go, it could all change!

History Trail Question Sheet_Word version – Answers (1) Louis Pearce Poppy Pearce


75th Anniversary of VE Day

Friday, May 1, 2020

To recognise and help celebrate the 75th Anniversary of VE Day each year group has an activity to try as part of their home school learning next week.  If this is something that your child is particularly interested in they may wish to look the additional resources and ideas below too.  They include celebratory recipes, hairstyles, songs and decorations.

We would love to see some photos of your activities and celebrations please email them to

VE Day Colouring

VE Day Thoughts


VE-Day-Activity Pack

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