Our newly elected captains have been busy collating the weekly house point totals. The results are top secret and will be released later today. Who will be setting the benchmark in these early few weeks? Check back later to find out!
Yesterday, we presented our lucky Great Linford Bake Off (GLBO) winners with some fantastic prizes! Each winner received a lovely book from Usborne Books for them to take home and enjoy. We celebrated all our winners and everybody who took part in yesterday's assembly. A big well done to everybody who took part! We were amazed by the wonderful entries and the judging was very tricky!
Check out the winners below!
Great Linford were fortunate enough to be visited by a theatre company last week. Here we worked with a professional who showed up some warm-up techniques to get us into the swing of things. Then, to celebrate Roald Dahl Day we were given scenes from the novel 'The BFG' and had to act a freeze frame before then acting out the scene. We were taught to play not only human beings but also parts of the furniture, the room and even animals. We finished off the session by working as a whole class to act out a scene where Sophie escapes the giants. We had a lot of fun and learnt some new drama skills.
A massive well done and thank you to all those families that took part in the Great Linford Bake Off last Friday to celebrate Roald Dahl Day! We were amazed by the amount of families that took part and the brilliant cakes that came in. Miss Lovelock and Miss Scoggins found it very tricky to judge all the fantastic entries. Everybody who took part will receive 2 house points and winners/runners up will receive 3 house points. Miss Scoggins went round to each classroom on Friday afternoon and announced all the winners/ runners up. We were extremely impressed with all the entries and want to say a massive thank you to all those who took part!!
Well Done Great Linford!
We are very excited in Year 4 to have the opportunity this year to learn to play the flute! We will be learning to play the Tooty Flute, which is a special type of flute which is a little bit smaller and easier to play. We each have our own flutes and will be taught to play each week by Mrs Creed. We are hoping that as we learn these skills we will be able to put on a performance later in the year for the rest of the school and for parents! Keep an eye on the school newsletters for upcoming performances!
We welcomed our new Foundation children into school this week and what a week it has been! The children settled into their new classes Owls and Hedgehogs really well. We have been so busy getting to know each other and making new friends. The children enjoyed using the bee bots in the technology area, creating dinners in the role play area, balancing on the beams outside as well as reading in our new tents. They also ate their lunch in the hall with the other school children. On Friday they also enjoyed their first reading morning with their parents and carers as well as their first PE lesson with Mr Lines. They have been amazing and we cannot wait for all the exciting learning they will do this year. Well done Owls and Hedgehogs.
This term in year 3 we are learning all about volcanoes. This week we have looked at the features of a volcano and have created explosive pictures of them! We have also looked at an animation of the terrible event that changed the lives of the people of Pompeii in 79 AD. This was the catastrophic eruption of Mount Vesuvius which destroyed the ancient city.
Year One had an exciting launch party to ignite their topic of Kipper's Birthday. To make sure special guest Mrs Gardner, could attend the party, all the children wrote their own invitations addressed to her. After finishing the invitations, all that was left to be done was get ready for the party. The children did this by decorating biscuits with icing and sprinkles. With all the preparations complete, the party could start with its special invited guest. The children enjoyed dancing, party games and of course chocolate cake.
Year 2 have had an exciting start to the year with a brilliant ignite day for their topic, the Great Fire of London. We were lucky enough to be joined for the day by Mistress Victoria and Master Ian who brought with them plenty of activities and knowledge! We started the day by getting into role and imagined that we were in London in 1666 and the fire had just broken out. Throughout the day we had regular updates about how the fire was spreading and also learnt lots of new skills by making apothecary bags, writing with quills and learning all about medicine at the time.
After lunch we became archaeologists and carefully dug in soil to see what was left after the fire and how we could tell who the items belonged to. We found pots, cups and shells! Finally, the children were able to watch Victoria make a button out of pewter. Next week we will be continuing our learning by writing recounts of the day and using our items that we made to help us. When we have finished this the children will be able to take them home to show their families.
Year 5 have had a great time learning about space. We have watched videos, made predictions and started our class text 'Cosmic' by Frank Cottrell Boyce. We particularly enjoyed our art from the moon lesson where we had to imagine we had landed on the moon and draw what we thought the view might look like. We used oil pastels to create our pictures. We blended the oil pastels together with our fingers to show any shadows.