On Tuesday afternoon the Choir were invited to sing at Pizza Express at The Hub in Milton Keynes.
The children sang a selection of Christmas carols beautifully, providing lovely music for the restaurant while others ate.
Afterwards, the children were given some pizza as a thank you for their hard work and dedication for practising and singing so well! The public really enjoyed the Carols and it was lovely to see some family and friends of the children also come along to watch.
They are still to sing at Fulwell Court and the In:tu centre - so stay tuned for more carols!
As part of our project on WWII, Year 6 visited Duxford Air Museum in Cambridgeshire.
We are continuing with our Superhero project; and have been creating our own stories and comic strips in English. In addition to this we have been learning about 'our world' and have this week looked at the cold areas and what animals may live there.
Our maths has been looking at taking a 2 digit number from another 2 digit number, this is something we will be continuing to unpick with the children and develop their confidence.
When we are not saving the world with our imaginations, we have been rehearsing for our nativity. However, this does mean that currently our indoor PE slot has now become an 'on the stage' rehearsal. Thank you to all the parents that have been supporting the children learning their lines, we are not Oscar ready yet, but practice makes perfect!
A polite reminder, please can we ask parents to bring in NAMED costumes in a NAMED bag by Monday 27th November.
We look forward to seeing our parent volunteers on Thursday 23rd November from 1.30pm. We will be making headbands for the nativity and you will be treated to a sneak preview of our singing!
Today in science, Year 5 used some fruits, balls and a tiny black peppercorn to understand the relative sizes of the planets in our solar system. Can you work out which of the objects in the picture represent which planets? We were also surprised to learn that if the volleyball represents the largest planet, then the Sun would barely fit inside our classroom!
Once we had learnt about the sizes of the planets, we created a distance scale on the playground using our measuring skills, where the distance from the Sun to the Earth was 1 metre. At this scale, the furthest planet from the sun (Neptune) was 30 metres away! We noticed during our investigation that the 4 closest planets to the Sun were small, rocky planets. The gassy planets were the 4 that were larger and further away.
We are very pleased with the amount of donations we have already received. Your donations are really important as they will go to families who don't have access to the food they require.
Remember we are looking for non-perishable food such as tinned food, UHT milk, dried pasta and baby food. These items will go along way to help local families this Christmas.
We will keep you updated on the progress of our house competition.
Lolade and Liam (Head Girl and Boy).
A huge congratulations to our latest Aspire Trophy Winners, who have excelled tremendously over the last fortnight.
Each child has put maximum effort into their learning and will be rewarded not only with the trophy but with a special aspire Tea with Miss Lovelock.
Well done all!
Firstly, we would love to thank all of you that sorted out costumes for the day! We had an amazing array of Superheroes for the day.
We started our day by sharing Superhero stories and learning all about their secret powers. We then got to work, thinking of our very own hero's and creating a passport for them. This meant deciding on there costumes and who their arch enemies would be!
Our next activity was learning to move like a Superhero. We played lots of different Superhero tracks and the children showed us some amazing dance moves, flying like Superman or stealthy moving across the room like Batman. Below is a link to one of the tracks we listened to, share it with your child (or children) and let them show you just how a Superhero moves.
We then created some 'big art' in groups. We drew around one person in our group on larger paper and then added lots of different art materials to create our very own Superheroes. Just like the one below:
Thank you to all students and families who have already donated items to our Christmas Food Bank Appeal. Remember, the House that raises the most will win 100 points towards the House Cup. The Foodbank currently needs support with the following items:
All of the items we receive will be donated to the MK Food Bank and directly help those in need in our local area. Information about their activities can be found at: http://mkfoodbank.org.uk/
This week 81 children from different year groups enjoyed an afternoon at Milton Keynes Theatre watching Awful Auntie. We were fascinated by the theatre itself – learning that people sit on different levels – even directly above us! Puppets were used in parts of the play and so many props revolved. For those of you who have not read the book we have posted an overview below. Our children were extremely well behaved and Miss Lovelock was proud of them. Thank you to our volunteers who joined the trip. What will we go and see next...?
Awful Auntie Overview
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!
The Owls and Hedgehogs have been working extremely hard over the last two weeks learning all about space and the planets. We want to share this amazing learning, so Owls and Hedgehogs have gone home today with exciting new stickers on. These stickers say what we have been learning about and to ask them all about it!
Ask them about the planets and hear all the amazing facts they have learnt!