We had the highest attendance for this week and last week out of the Primary Schools in the Trust. Well done and let's keep it up!

Top level sport at MAPS:

This is Harrison, who is ranked number 31 in the UK in U11 Squash - a fantastic achievement! He recently played in the Junior British Open in Birmingham competing against the top ranking squash players in the world. He played the USA's top ranked player as well as two other higher ranked UK players. While the competition was tough it was a superb learning experience for him, and Harrison is keen to do better next time, and climb the world rankings. Well done - really showing our school virtue of perseverance!

Top level sport at MAPS:

This is a picture of Daniel who recently played soccer for Aston Villa's junior side on their tour of Germany. They played against some excellent international sides including Bayern Munich's junior side, Hertha Berlin, Hamburg and a really strong side from Japan. Daniel scored a screamer of a goal against the Japanese side. Aston Villa eventually came third in a really competitive tournament. Well done.

Top Level Sport: Chess

As Chess Club continues to prosper, 6 intrepid players took the journey to Wellingborough to participate in a countywide competition. All 6 players achieved a score of at least 3 out of 6. This included Scarlett Metcalfe and Iga Stanislawksa, participating for the very first time. Many congratulations go to Thomas McCarthy-Bonfield, Zac Piantin and Max Davey who have now been invited to represent Northamptonshire at a forthcoming tournament in Nottingham. Max, in Year 1 Squirrels class, will be competing against children 3 years older than him and is already in training on Chesskid ready for his big day!

Nuts: just a reminder that we have several children in school for whom ANY contact with nuts could be fatal. Please ensure that you don't bring in any nut snacks or peanut butter sandwiches etc. This really is vitally important. Thank you.

Spare Uniform

If anyone has any spare uniform (for all years), tights and socks that you no longer need, donations to the school will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you

Sensory Space Project

MAPS have a big ambition to build a new fantastic sensory space and creative classroom within the school grounds and we want to update you on the progress we have made.

What’s been happening?

A small project team has been formed to help to bring this vision to life. The team consists of MAPS children’s parents and staff.

Their first task has been to engage with and obtain quotes from builders to understand what our options are and how much it’s likely to cost. We have now discussed options with 3 local builders.

What’s next?

The next steps will be to understand the cost of building this space and where funding will come from. An amazing amount has already been fund-raised, however will be raising more through the PTA and other events to make this an extra special space for our children.

Watch this space for future fundraising events!

Please can pupils not ride scooters inside the school gates and in the car park. There is so much going on and we are keen to prevent any possible accidents.

Thank you

Book buddies

The children at MAPS have told us that they love reading at home! To celebrate this, one child per class will be taking home a book buddy bag each weekend. Inside will be a book of their choice (from our library) to share with someone at home, some hot chocolate to make it cosy and fun, a cuddly friend to read to and a book to share their thoughts about the book. This could be a book review, or a picture and a few words about your book buddy experience.

Back in class, we will be sharing these reviews with our classmates, then choosing another child to take home the book buddy bag the following weekend.

We can’t wait to hear all about your book buddy adventures!

Next week will be the Key Stage 1 assembly


Created with images by Josh Cris Gayle - "untitled image" • Olia Nayda - "Peanut butter with salt"