This week year one had bikeability. This meant stabilisers off, helmets firmly on, knee and elbow pads fastened. Mr Shipton and Mrs Ashington were no where to be seen in fear of safety but luckily Sandy was there with her first aid kit fully stocked. Off they went. As the week progressed the instructors grew more and more impressed of how well the children coped without stabilisers. Even Mr Shipton and Mrs Ashington ventured out to see the progress and were both very impressed. Well done year one, you all did a fantastic job. Maybe there is a future Tour De France winner among you.
A group of Year 6 children composed their own song for Milton Keynes Citizens against hate crime. At the event were other schools also performing their songs as well as local police, network rail services, MK Dons and the Mayor. There were even some Hate Crime victims who share their stories with us.
They all made pledges to take action against Hate Crime in Milton Keynes. The children have been further invited by the police to sing at an award ceremony and also by the MK Dons to take part in the Hate Crime Parade in May.
Yesterday, Year 5 had a visit from The Dogs Trust. We were shown some information about what the organisation does and we did a mind map of all the things we thought a dog needs. It turns out there is a lot to consider before getting a dog which we hadn’t even thought about. We learnt that dogs need to be microchipped, need vaccinations and must, by law, have collars on that have specific details linked to the dog and owner. We were taught the correct manner in which to stroke a dog and general safety rules around animals. A very informative session.
Year 3 had a fantastic morning workshop learning all about the different styles of Indian Dancing. We learnt how to tell a story through our dancing. We loved it!
Year 3 had an exciting few days where they designed and made a kite with symmetrical features. Year 3 had the opportunity to work with skilled kite makers in order to perfect their skills! We loved it!
It was a lovely atmosphere in Foundation this Friday as the Owls and Hedgehogs enjoyed sharing books with their families before the school day started. We love to share stories and non fiction books and really enjoy our relaxed Friday mornings. All members of our Foundation families are welcome and we look forward to seeing more of you next Friday.
On Tuesday this week the Owls and Hedgehogs went on a walk through Great Linford to look for signs of Autumn. The children were really interested to look at the different colours of the leaves in the trees and we discussed that some trees will lose their leaves and some are evergreen. We went into the manor grounds and collected lots of autumn objects, such as conkers, twigs and leaves. We also had great fun seeing how many people it took to form a circle round the different sized trees. The Owls and Hedgehogs had a really great time and upheld the values of Great Linford Primary beautifully.
In Year 4 we have been learning about sound. We've been learning about how sound travels and have been carrying out experiments by measuring the decibel level of different areas of the school using a sound level meter. Last week we tested a range of different materials to see which insulated sound the best. We used our results to design and make our own ear defenders! We will be evaluating our ear defenders in our next science lesson and considering how they could have been improved, but we all agree that they are certainly stylish!
In addition to year ones' future computer geniuses, it appears we also have a new generation of botanists. Today the children got stuck in going through soil, digging out plants and ripping them apart all in the name of science. With their plants and flowers the children were tasked with taking them apart and placing the different parts of the flower in their relevant category. The children then had the challenge to assemble their own plant using a combination of lots of different plants and then labelling them. Well done year one.
Today in Foundation we started to learn the story of Elmer the patchwork elephant. We read all about how he is different to other elephants as he is all the colours of the rainbow rather than normal elephant colour. The children enjoyed making their own patchwork elephants as well as working together to paint a huge jungle. We were also busy creating playdoh animals such as elephants, tigers and cheetahs. Outside the children were creating a path through the jungle and building aeroplanes to fly to the jungle which is very far away.