Year 5 had a great trip to Holdenby House to learn all about how Victorian servants lived and worked. When we arrived we were separated into boys and girls and set to work many different jobs by Mrs Bumbridge!
We learnt lots of new facts about the Victorians, but most of all we thought they were very strict!
Have a look at some of our photos from the trip.
Last Wednesday year one visited Milton Keynes Museum to investigate different kinds of transport used in the past. We saw some amazing vehicles including a huge steam tram that took people to work from Stony Stratford to Wolverton- we even got to sit in it! We also saw part of a canal boat and lots of different carriages that were pulled by horses. We had a wonderful and informative time.
Since returning back from our Christmas break our new Live Kitchen system has got well under way and is proving so far to be a huge success with our children. With plenty of empty plates at the end of lunch time we are positive this alteration to our lunchtime routine will continue work in favour of our children.
With this in mind our new kitchen partner Dolce Ltd would like to invite parents to a taster session at 14.45pm on the 25th of January. This will give the opportunity to see the Live Kitchen system from your pupils point of view, to sample some of the dishes on offer and to ask any questions you may have to their company representatives.
If you would like to come and be a part of the session you can come straight to the school office for 2.45pm on the 25th and a member of staff from the school office will direct you to the food tasting.
We look forward to seeing you all!
Calling all Year 6 budding reporters! We want you to help report the local news in our school! Mrs Pantziarka is on the look out for journalists to help her analyse the weekly stories in First News and use those creative techniques we see to write our own news stories. If you believe that this job is for you then write down why you think you would make an excellent reporter and hand in your application by 9am Monday 15th January! Good Luck!
Tony's Reptile show visited Great Linford this week and amazed us with some rainforest animals. We were able to get up close and personal to some of these rainforest dwellers and also learn some interesting facts about the animals. We saw boa constrictors, royal pythons, a red-footed tortoise and a tarantula to name but a few. Some of us were very scared to begin with but overcame challenges when asked if we wanted to touch the animals.
Parents and carers of Year 6 students are warmly invited to an information session regarding the KS2 tests on Thursday 11th January. The first session will commence at 3:15pm and will be repeated again at 5:30pm for parents who cannot make the earlier meeting. The session will focus on:
The Year 6 Team
Year 3 have had a special visit today from ‘Portals to the Past’! The children were transported back in time by Mark the historian and got to experience a variety of exciting activities. One of the things the children did first was examine some Ancient Egyptian artefacts and discuss how they were used in everyday life back then. After that, the children had the fantastic opportunity to play an Egyptian game in the class room and compete to reach the top of the board first. As well as this, the children took part in an investigation quiz and used their reasoning skills to decipher sources of evidence to answer a quiz! The children then took part in some drama in the afternoon and heard the story of Mark Anthony and Cleopatra. Overall, it was a spectacular day and all of the children and adults learned a lot about Ancient Egypt as well as having lots of fun!
A brilliant time was had by all at our Christmas Market this year (14th Dec).
It was a great opportunity to come together as a community and enjoy the festivities.
Well done and thank you to everyone who was involved.
On Tuesday the choir went to sing at the INTU centre in Milton Keynes shopping centre with an invitation from the Cornerstone Appeal. The children sang their hearts out in the freezing cold and did us all proud! Well Done! A big thank you also to the parents who came to support and also siblings - they were a great crowd! Here are some pictures from the event: