Year 3 have been learning about bones and dental hygiene. We have been looking at different skeletons and what they look like in comparison to the animal’s body. We then started an investigation into what would happen if we never brushed our teeth. The results were very disgusting and all of us decided it was definitely best to brush our teeth twice a day to avoid the build up of plaque and prevent decay. We then wrote our own letters to the tooth fairy explaining why dental hygiene was so important!
Yew Class are delighted to have been shortlisted in the Action4Youth boat naming competition on partnership with the Caldecotte Xperience in Milton Keynes. Their entry of "The Wheel of Opportunity" has made the shortlist.
To vote, all your have to do is visit @action4youth on twitter and follow the instructions. The class are really excited about the prospect of winning. The winning entry will receive a free watersports session at the Caldecotte Xperience.
Please get voting!
Safer Internet Day comes to Great Linford Primary School!
Our school joined forces to tackle the topic of a safer internet for our children. Everyone got involved and throughout the day we did various activities related to e-safety. The children engaged in such activities as designing logos, making pledges and talking about staying safe using social media. By getting involved and celebrating Safer Internet Day the children and staff now further understand how to use online tools responsibly and also how to be safe, whilst remaining respectful to others.
We will continue to champion and reinforce these principles in our day to day schooling and encourage anyone interested to take a look at the following websites for helpful handy tips.
Year 5 had a great day Igniting their learning about the geographical impact of the Victorians within our local area. The children researched key areas of Milton Keynes and also took inspiration from Holdenby House visit. They then planned and designed their own model version before spending the rest of the day making them in groups - Have a look at some of the finished models. A great day's work!
Thank you to all the families who came to our annual Books at Bedtime event. It was great to see so many people in pyjamas with their favourite story books. The staff enjoyed reading stories and sharing books from when they were young.
Today the Owls and the Hedgehogs were joined by the children of St Andrews School and we were all very lucky to have a visit from some real owls. Hayley from the Owl Experience showed us three beautiful owls. She got the owls to fly around the hall so that we could hear how quietly they were able to creep up and swoop on their prey. We then had a go at being brave and letting the owls perch on our arms. We had to wear a special glove as their talons were very sharp. After the owls had let us hold them they then perched very still so that we could sketch out favourite owl. We had an amazing morning.
This week Year One have been finding out all about the value of two digit numbers. Today we showed with different apparatus how many tens and how many ones make up a number. We used base ten,Numicon,bead strings and cubes. We had so much fun!
In April, we have been given the opportunity to take part in the MK Girls Football League. In order to help select a team, we are asking for all girls (Years 4,5,6) who may be interested to register their interest. <---- Click here
I will organise training sessions with the children who have shown an interest and will pick a team to take part in the competition. The matches will take place on 11th April, 18th April, 2nd May and 9th May. Please only sign up if you are able to take part in the competition on these dates.
I look forward working with the girls and competing against other local schools.
This morning Owls and Hedgehogs tasted all the fruits featured in our text Handa's Surprise. The children tasted pineapple, orange, mango, passion fruit, banana and apple. We used our senses to think of adjectives to describe the different fruits. The children came up with fantastic words such 'delicious', 'crunchy' and 'tingly'. The children then created a fruit face each and had a go at sketching the different fruits. We also discussed how it was healthy to eat 5 pieces of fruit and vegetables each day. We had a very fruity and healthy morning.