In Year 4 we have a lovely visitor come to our classrooms every Tuesday morning. Her name is Amy and she is only a few months old. Every week we watch her with her mummy. Sometimes she makes a lot of noise and sometimes she cries. But most of the time she just likes to relax and cuddle up with her mummy. This week she showed that she had learnt something new. Her mummy put her on her tummy and she was lifting her head and kicking her legs as though she wanted to crawl around. I wonder what she will do next week?
Yesterday, year 4 took a trip to Kidzania and got a fun and realistic insight into the adult world by taking part in a choice of ‘jobs’ which earnt them kidZos (KidZania currency). Here, they were able to develop important skills such as, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, problem solving and team work. Some children even opened a bank account and received their very own bank card, just like mum and dad! Overall it was a fab day and we all had lots of fun!
Next half term our home learning will be a whole school challenge. To mark the launch of our fantastic board game cafe, our competition will be for children to create their very own board game. See below for more details.
We can't wait to see all the fantastic entries come "rolling" in. (Sorry for the awful pun)
As part of our topic this term 'Magical Worlds', Year 4 took a magical trip to Harry Potter Studios in Watford. A short film introduced us to the tour featuring the main characters themselves. Then we were let loose to explore stage sets, prop displays, interactive special effects; all revealing the secrets behind the magic. We were able to take part in some activities involving broomsticks and there were plenty of photo opportunities. Then after lunch, we explored the animatronics and make-up designs within the Creature Effects workshop, which featured iconic Harry Potter film creatures. We were all amazed at the work that went into filming the movies and all had a brilliant day out.
Year 4 have been learning about the human body in Science and this lesson focussed on the skeleton. We have learnt that the skeleton plays a vital role in holding us upright, enabling us to move and most importantly it helps protect our vital organs. We were tasked with designing and building a skeletal-like structure that would protect our vital organs (in this case, a Tunnocks teacake). It was a great way of helping us learn just how important the skeleton is and we had lots of fun building and testing the structures.
Check out our first edition of the Roving Reporters news! It was really interesting coming round to interview you all. Keep watch for future editions published here!
Read Issue 1 Here
Great Linford were hosts to Aspire football this week entertaining three teams from schools around Milton Keynes. We were very excited to represent our school and this was the first time the team had played together. Although the scores didn’t reflect our hard work we certainly increased the pressure and by the last game, we fought hard until the end resulting in a 1-0 loss. Overall a great afternoon’s football and a long list of children eagerly awaiting the next fixture.
Tony's Reptile show visited Great Linford this week and amazed us with some rainforest animals. We were able to get up close and personal to some of these rainforest dwellers and also learn some interesting facts about the animals. We saw boa constrictors, royal pythons, a red-footed tortoise and a tarantula to name but a few. Some of us were very scared to begin with but overcame challenges when asked if we wanted to touch the animals.