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Mi Pueblo Milton Keynes

Look at the MFL blog to enjoy two amazing presentations about Milton Keynes made by Shamiso Hatchard  and Rachel Thorpe to promote MK in Spain. Well done girls!

Horse Gets Last Laugh!

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WIS Christmas Disco!

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Remember this Friday is our school disco again! You can still buy your ticket from Mrs Molnar-Smith and Mrs Pearman for £3 or pay £5 on the door.

Bring spending money for refreshments and snacks. Show off your best Christmas party wear and your moves!

See you on the dance floor!

Year 12 Boring Objects ...not so boring now

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How do you make a drawing pin, a key and a hook look interesting? Well the AS level students have managed to do it. They made first hand studies of an everyday object in a variety of different media and their outcomes were painted final pieces. Here are some examples of the work by our Year 12 students.


New Websites on Our MFL Blog

Visit the MFL blog to check out some new websites for Spanish and French.

Christmas Fayre and Open Day Programme

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Christmas Fayre Latest - World War One and Two History Reminder

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Just a quick reminder that you can bring any World War One and Two family documents or memorabilia to the Dining Hall tomorrow to discuss with our experts.

Also in the Dining Hall there will be our Second World War living history group with equipment and uniforms (which you can try on)  and lots of WW2 infantry equipment including a large Vickers Machine Gun (they were used in both world wars). They will also be pleased to share their knowledge.

The WW1 cavalry will be outside in their own WW1 encampment over by the Sports Hall and will also be pleased to talk about WW1 and the life of the men and women on the Western Front. The Cavalry will put on shows at 12.00 and 3.00 pm. The last show will include audience participation.

Lastly if you are interested in Eighteenth Century Redcoats (soldiers armed with muskets) they will also be in the Dining Hall.

Swimming Gala

The lower school swimming gala takes place on Wednesday 28th November. The children will need two towels for the morning as there is some sitting around time in between races.

Year 11 Artists Visit The Tate Modern

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On Tuesday 20th November, Year 11 GCSE Art students went on a study visit to The Tate Modern.  Whilst there, they made first hand studies of modern and contemporary art to fuel ideas for their mock exam based upon the theme of Ordinary and/or Extraordinary. Students have approximately eight weeks to prepare for a 10 hour timed test to be be completed next January. Watch this space for the students' personal outcomes in early 2013!

Mi Habitacion, Alice Bailey

Visit our MFL blog to read an amazing piece of writing about her bedroom from Year 11 student, Alice Bailey for her Spanish GCSE. See how good you can become at Spanish!

Years 1 & 2 Sing About Fab Food in French

Year 1 and Year 2 have been having fun singing about fab food in French.
You can also find the clip in the videos section of the main WIS blog. Watch this space for the International Cafe at the WIS Christmas Fayre on December 1st!

New Classroom Displays in Room 2

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Mr Johnson's students from Nursery to Year 13 have all contributed to classroom displays showing how they progress in both French and Spanish throughout the 3-18 age range here at WIS.

Family Christmas Fayre Saturday 1st December 10am-4pm

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Come and enjoy Christmas crafts and cakes, Santa’s Grotto, Thomas the Tank Engine, face painting. Meet karting star the future of Formula One™ Samuel Oram Jones with his team, 18th century redcoats, WW1 cavalry and nurses, WW2 military living history and cavalry displays. See equipment from WW1 and WW2, try on uniforms and find out about family connections to the wars. Also Christmas themed educational workshops and music throughout the day.
Please feel free to bring in wartime photos, medals and other family related wartime documents, we may be able to help!
10am-4pm, admission free.

WIS Christmas School Disco!

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Remember this Friday is our school disco again! You can still buy your ticket from Mrs Molnar-Smith and Mrs Pearman for £3 or pay £5 on the door.

Bring spending money for refreshments and snacks. Show off your best Christmas party wear and your moves!
See you on the dance floor!

Jan Wright's Art Work Displayed at GEMS Head Office

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Jan Wright is currently studying GCSE Art and Design in Year 11. His self portrait painting is the first piece of art work chosen to be exhibited at GEMS head office in London. Jan produced this painting when he was in Year 10 as part of the Faces and Features project. Well done Jan!

Each term a piece of art work will be selected to be displayed, so watch this space as your fantastic work of art could be the next to be on show at GEMS, London.

Pink Week Finale

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The last Friday before half term saw the final day of 'Pink Week'. The week finished with an assembly which included a talk from guest speaker, Lizzie Melvin, Area Manager from Cancer Research UK. During the assembly a big cheque for Cancer Research UK was presented to Lizzie by the student's who organised the fundraising activities. Over £400 was raised during the week. The event was also covered by MKWeb, you can read their report here.

Think Pink Day

Students are invited to wear a pink accessory to school tomorrow (Friday 26 October) to support Cancer Research UK.
Students choosing to wear a pink accessory to school are encouraging to bring a donation for Cancer Research UK. Donations will be collected during morning registration.

Pink Week Update

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An update on pink week from the sixth form...

French Presentation by Danyal Khan

Have a look at the MFL blog to see the presentation about pollution in Linfen, China by Danyal Khan, A level French.

La Santé (Year 9 Doctor's Surgery Role Plays)

La Santé (Year 9 Doctor's Surgery Role Plays)

La Santé (Year 9 Doctor's Surgery Role Plays)

English Awards Presented in Assembly

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Year 9 students were asked to complete an assessment task on "Rewards in School". Lola De Gorter and Laurie Allen both produced outstanding essays, writing with great maturity, flair and expression. Tyrone Erasmus, Mona Masarournia and Katie Haynes demonstrated a fantastic improvement in their work. All students received certificates in the reward assembly for outstanding effort and attainment. Congratulations!

Hanson Centre Trip

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Hanson Centre trip. Write up to follow but thought you'd like to see some pictures.

Die Medien von Klasse 10

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On the Topic of Media, the year 10 students have written about their music interests and about favourite films. The work included is by Georgia Hay and Amelia Winterson.

In der Freizeit von Hatim Sachak

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The year 8s are working on the topic of Free Time at the moment. This is a piece of Level 5a work. It contains 2 tenses and advanced vocabulary and phrases.

Parents' Evenings

Dates for your diary: Wednesday 24th October Thursday 25th October Parents' evening appointment forms have been sent home today with the children.

Football Result

Congratulations to Year 5/6 boys who drew 3-3 with MK Prep on Wednesday 10th!

Hanson Centre Trip

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Hanson Centre trip is on Tuesday October 16th. Remember: PE kit, wellies, coats and packed lunches!

Years 3 and 4 Creative Writing

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Ever wondered what really happened between the Three Little Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf? Do Princesses always marry Knights in Shiny Armour and live happily ever after?  What actually happens when a Princess kisses a Prince? These are some of the questions that Years 3 and 4 will answer when we read and write stories with unexpected endings.

London Art Trip to the V&A and Natural History Museum

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Key Stage 4 and 5 students went on a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Natural History Museum on 2nd October 2012.

Students were able to make first hand studies of jewellery by Art Nouveau artists and designers and get up close to bugs and butterflies in the Natural History Museum. Students made super drawings in a range of media. All the students, Mr Staerck and myself had a very enjoyable day.

Sixth Form Open Evening

Tomorrow we have an open evening for prospective sixth formers and their parents. We invite students and parents to come along and see what our sixth form has to offer.

The open evening is this Tuesday and we are open to visitors from 18:00 to 20:00 in the evening.

Amazing PowerPoints from Year 9 in Spanish

Dear all, go to the MFL blog to enjoy the amazing PowerPoints that some Year 9 students have created about movies (Las peliculas).

Open Morning

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Tomorrow is our first Saturday open morning of the new academic year, we are open to visitors from 10:00 until 12:00.

We invite all parents to come along with friends and family to see what an excellent learning environment we offer. The open morning will be a great opportunity to see the improvements made to the building over the summer holidays.

New MFL Display

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Apps Learning Centre

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The Apps Learning Centre is now open to staff and students! Learn how you can use Google Apps to support your teaching and learning.

Queen's Jubilee, Awards Ceremony, Leavers Party

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Our Chinese Students Talk About Webber

New School Uniform

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A sample of the new school uniform is now available for students to try on in school. Uniform may be tried on before or after school until the end of term and during the summer holidays families are welcome to visit on weekdays between 9am and 4pm. Please contact the school office in advance to let us know you are coming.
The new uniform can be ordered from DJ Uniforms. All orders must be placed on the DJ Uniforms website or in their shop, no orders can be taken by school. Please ensure you select the option to have your uniform delivered to school to obtain free delivery. The school office will call you when your uniform is ready for collection.

Uniform Booklet

Year 7 Great Linford Trip

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Last Friday, 29th June, Year 7 went to the City Discovery Centre (CDC) and Great Linford village

At the Discovery Centre they were introduced by the education officer Kim Davies to the history and geography of the village and the City of Milton Keynes. 
Among other interesting facts we learnt from our talk at the CDC was that Milton Keynes already had a population of 60,000 in the towns and villages before the new town. Many visitors from China come to the City Discovery Centre to learn from Milton Keynes experience in building their new towns and cities. Great to think that Milton Keynes is having an influence on the world's second biggest economy!
We were then were given privileged access by an archaeologist from Buckinghamshire County Museum to the ancient past of Milton Keynes and Great Linford.

Secondary Sports Day

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Yesterday was Sports Day for the secondary school, with field events held at school in the morning and track events at Stantonbury Stadium in the afternoon. Despite the very hot and humid weather, the competing students pressed on and enjoyed the day of athletics.
The winner of the Victor Ludorum was Jan Wright in Year 10, while for the girls Penny Dunn in Year 8 won the Victrix Ludorum. The school hurdles record was broken by George Dyson, Year 8.
The house with most points, which are awarded for participation as well as results, was Shakespeare.
Congratulations to all those who took part!

Shamiso's Golfing Success

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Year 10 student and promising golfer Shamiso Hatchard was featured in an MK News article this week after clinching the Woburn Ladies Championship net event over the weekend and grabbing a hole-in-one in the process.
Congratulations Shamiso!

Education Blog Awards 2012

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Nominate and vote for your favourite blogs here.

Introducing the MFL Blog

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Watch students' role plays and presentations on the school's new MFL blog.
On the blog you will also find an overview of the topics currently being taught in modern languages at the Webber Independent School.

Non-School Uniform Day

Tomorrow is a non-school uniform day to raise money for the Prom and Willen Hospice.
Students are allowed to wear smart causal clothes, instead of school uniform, for a minimum donation of £1. Proceeds will go to the Prom Committee and Willen Hospice.
Donations will be collected during morning registration.

Introducing the Art Blog

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Take a look at some of the brilliant work on show in the school's new Art blog!

Wear a Hat Day

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Tomorrow, in addition to normal school uniform, students are encouraged to wear a hat to school for a minimum £1 donation in support of Brain Tumour Research's annual 'Wear a Hat Day'.