Congratulations to all the children who won this half term's home learning challenge. Yesterday afternoon we held our science fair. A huge thank you to all the parents and families who attended. It was lovely to see the children use their confident voices and explain what they had learnt.
This term, all of the children in KS2 designed posters for a 'Fight Hate' poster competition which was organised by the Open University in association with Arriva buses. Five schools took part and four finalists were chosen from our school. Our lucky finalists attended an award ceremony yesterday at the Open University library, where their designs are currently being exhibited. Each of our finalists received a certificate for their artistic endeavours as well as a £20 book token! Out of the 20 finalists chosen for the competition, Frankie was chosen in 2nd place, and was thrilled to have won an iPad mini! Well done to all of our children who took part! Keep an eye on Arriva buses during October, who will be displaying some of the posters on the back of their buses.
Year 4 have been learning about local history. As part of our learning, we took a walk to the brick kilns in Nicholas Mead, Great Linford. We sketched observational drawings and found out about how they were used to make bricks which were then transported along the canal to build houses for Wolverton, New Bradwell and Castlethorpe.
After a long year of waiting, we finally managed to schedule our sports day on a sunny day!
Well done to all of the children, I was really impressed with the sportsmanship, competitiveness and passion shown by all of the children, from EYFS, KS1 and KS2.
Thank you to all of the parents who came to each, even some of you stayed or came to both days, so thank you for your support. It was lovely to have a crowd cheering all children on (even if it was not your child!) Also, thank you to all of the parents joining in the parent races, it was great fun and the children loved seeing you all getting so involved.
Now to the exciting part...
This year we had joint winners. In SECOND place, with 600 extra points for their house are...
Which means that in first place, with 800 points extra for their houses are...
THE YELLOWS AND THE GREENS!
A massive congratulations to the winners and the runner up.
Yesterday, Year 6 visited the impressive Stadium MK. This was to celebrate their achievements during the 6 week coaching unit, in which the students received top tips from the teams very own coaching staff. Year 6 learnt many impressive facts about the players, stadium complex and even their rather divisive history. Who knows, maybe we have another Dele Alli right here at Great Linford Primary School!
Years 4, 5 and 6 were very excited to have a visit from local children's writer: Jonathan White. He shared an extract from his latest book, 'The Secret on the Second Shelf', before answering questions from the students.
His book is all about a child (Tim) whose mother goes missing on bonfire night. Trying to find his mother becomes a personal mission, yet he faces many different monsters along the way.
His writing is mysterious, dark and emotional; he inspired many of us in the class to write our own stories.