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Thursday, 30 April 2015 14:00

Colts Cricket vs Quinton House

04 27 2015 The Grove Colts Cricket vs Quinton House School ArticleOn our first fixture of the year, we encountered Quinton House. Both sides were using this game as an easing into the season. We played soft ball cricket but with all the trimmings.

Quinton House batted first and although we had 3 or 4 good bowlers within our midst we didn’t manage to make consistent breakthroughs. Joseph Gwena bowled with good pace, but less accuracy, Anish Katechia also bowled well, but the pick of the bowlers was Elijah Muya, he varied the pace and loop of his bowling to keep the batsmen tied down, conceding only 10 off his three overs. A few too many wides from the other bowlers and byes from the keeper meant that they crept to 104 off their 22 overs. We came out to bat with plenty of enthusiasm, but sadly we lost Anish to the first ball. Jumping onto a short ball he only managed to hit it straight to the fielder and square leg. Prannav Mahesh, followed soon after leaving us 2 down with not a lot to show for it. Elijah and Khush Shah steadied the ship and batted well for the third wicket. Elijah stuck some excellent shorts on his way to a well-played 21 before being bowled. Khush batted for some time, looking strong at the crease and full of confidence. His technique looked sound, but he struggled with getting the short call to the boundary. Although we batted out the full 22 overs we didn’t quite manage to get to our target. Wickets fell at regular intervals and scoring was a little slow, but for a first game there were plenty of positives.​

Thursday, 30 April 2015 10:25

ISA National Skiing Championships

Charlotte Ingram, Vivek Rav and Georgia Millburn, headed off to Hemel Hempstead to compete in the ISA National Ski Competition. They were to ski 2 slalom runs within their ages groups, all of which the groups were a year out of age group. With their first run they eased themselves in slowly but still manage to produce some good times. Charlotte was the quickest with 18.61 seconds. The children had to wait patiently for their second run and we had chance to chat about the course and they would aim to attack the course more than before. At this point it was hard to work out what position the children were in, as there were another 156 children competing.

The second runs got going and Charlotte was 2nd up. She skied well but sadly couldn’t improve upon her time. Georgia was next and attacked the gates for the start and ended up taking 1 second off her initial time and when Vivek did the same in his run, we ended in a very pleasing manner.

The wait for the results ensued and the children once again behaved impeccably. An hour later they were in. Charlotte came in a fantastic 3rd spot for her U14 age group, gaining a bronze medal. Vivek came 25th out of 39 and Georgia came 21st out of 38. They can all be very pleased with their efforts and I am sure that with more race practise things for the school will only get better.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:12

LVAC

LVAC LogoLoughton Valley Arts Centre is a part of The Grove Independent School offering Dance, Music and Speech & Drama lessons. These lessons take place from 4.15pm and children are taken to the lessons as part of their after school activities. Lessons are also available to children who don’t attend The Grove Independent School.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:10

Prep School

Prep ArticleChildren enter the prep department at the beginning of the school year in which they become eight years of age.

Each group of no more than sixteen children has its own form tutor and is subject taught by specialist staff in all areas of the curriculum.

 Pupils are carefully grouped within their subject classes to ensure all pupils are stretched.

In the prep department our philosophy is to marry the best of traditional with modern teaching methods. To this end, one period a day is still devoted to the basic skills attained from the "three R's" whilst the expanded curriculum now includes the core subjects:

English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, French, Spanish, ICT, Art and Technology, Music, Sport, R.E, Study Skills and Current Affairs.



A typical Prep Day:

07:45 - 08:15
Children delivered to school hall
08:20
Registration and Form Time
09:00
First Lesson
10:20 - 10:50
Morning Break and Play
10:50-12:50
Lessons
12:50 - 13:50
Lunch
13:50
Registration
14:00 - 16:00
Lessons
16:00 - 16:15
Form Time
16:15
End of academic day, optional pick up time and re-register for house groups
17:00
High Tea
16:00 - 18:15
House Groups / Clubs / Extra-Curricular Activities
 

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:04

Pre-Prep

Pre Prep ArticleOur Pre-Prep curriculum has been developed to build a strong foundation of the basic skills, time is devoted each day to teaching reading, writing and mathematics.

In addition the full academic and physical curriculum is taught to develop healthy active minds and bodies.

Much of the work is cross-curricular which extends over several weeks and through all subject areas.

Children enter the Pre-Prep department at the beginning of the school year in which they become four years of age. Classes are small, each group of no more than 16 children, in the care of a qualified class teacher and class assistant.

Our policy of individual and small group teaching ensures that the children progress at their own rate, achieving competency and thus realising their full potential.

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A typical Pre-Prep Day:

07:45 - 08:15
Children delivered to school hall
08:20
Registration and Form Time
09:00
First Lesson
10:20 - 10:50
Morning Break and Play
10:50-12:10
Lessons
12:10 - 13:20
Lunch and Registration
13:20 - 16:00
Lessons
16:00 - 16:15
Form Time
16:15
End of academic day, optional pick up time and re-register for house groups
17:00
High Tea
16:00 - 18:15
House Groups / Clubs / Extra-Curricular Activities

 

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 08:03

Nursery

Nursery ArticleSince 1984 the Grove Day Nursery has been leading the way in the provision of care for the under fives in Milton Keynes.

Open: 7:45am - 6:15pm (47 Weeks a year)

Its ideally balanced programmes are unique and make attending the nursery an extension of the child's own home. From physical care needs to early recognition and communication skills the children’s individuality is encouraged, with the emphasis on fun and play. The nursery, with purpose built base rooms and stimulating amenities, is based on the school site in Loughton Valley park. Its close links to the school encourage the smooth transition between nursery and pre-prep.

To enquire about a place for your child, fees, or to book a visit please contact us today.

You can e-mail to request a prospectus or telephone 01908 690590.

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Tuesday, 28 April 2015 17:08

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Redland Drive, Loughton,
Milton Keynes, MK5 8HD

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Open 47 weeks a year including our residential trips and activity weeks, all part of our all-inclusive fee structure. (Parents may elect for our term time only fees when enrolling.)

Opening Hours

Monday: 7:45am - 6:15pm
Tuesday: 7:45am - 6:15pm
Wednesday: 7:45am - 6:15pm
Thursday: 7:45am - 6:15pm
Friday: 7:45am - 6:15pm

Saturday: Open for LVAC
Sunday: Closed

Location: Nestled in the idyllic Loughton Valley area of Milton Keynes, but a convinenent 5 minutes from Milton Keynes Central train station.

 
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