Year 5 stepped back in time last week and spent a day as a Victorian child at Holdenby House. Dressed fit for the occasion, they got to grips with some of the sorts of jobs children back then would have been expected to do. They learnt about the history of Holdenby House and its place in history and ended the entertaining her ladyship (which turned out to be Helen in disguise). Overall, the children learnt a lot about how difficult it was being a child in Victorian times and had a good time being in role for Mrs Bumbridge, Mr Rett and Mrs Crumpet.
A mobile planetarium came to Great Linford Primary School today. Here, year 5 had a unique, 360 degree learning experience from our very own school hall. We were immersed in all things space and learnt a lot, for example the brightest star in the universe is called Sirius and the Romans named the Milky Way after millk as they thought it looked like a milky patch of sky above the Earth at night. A very enjoyable and informative morning had by all.
Well done to children taking part in Come Dine With Me this week.
Students have worked hard planning and preparing a 3 course meal of vegetable skewers, pizza and smoothies. Miss Lovelock and Miss Kerrigan found it hard to judge winners for their delicious treats. Well done chefs, great job!
On Monday, the year 5 and 6 children took part in Primary Workout. They were visited by four members of the local community who all had very different jobs. First of all, they had to ask them closed questions to work out what their job was. Then once they had guessed they could then ask further questions about their jobs. This helped the children to think about different career paths that they might want to take, and how they could apply their skills in many different ways.
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)
The Girls football team finished their final matches at the Bushfield tournament with games against Two Mile Ash and Oxley Park. The girls played fantastically well. Due to a few missing team members, we borrowed some players from another team and the girls did well to work with their new team mates. Unfortunately the results did not go in our favour, with a loss against TMA and a draw against Oxley.
Well done to everyone who has taken part in the tournament. I hope you have had as much fun as I have.
The boy's football team managed a last minute victory over Emerson Valley School last week in a close fought game. After taking the early lead, the boy's let in a last minute goal to make it 2-2. Not deterred, they rallied together and went straight up the other end and scored a fantastic goal to finish the match 3-2 victors.
A huge congratulations to all of the team and particularly our man of the match, Betsaleel (Year 6).
Well done to Lucy and Molly for making and creating items to share with others in school. The items will be on sale each Friday lunchtime.
One day we might even see you on Dragons Den!!!
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
Today Year 5 went on a trip to the Synangogue to learn more about Judaism. We learn a lot about how Jewish people worship. It was very special as we got to see lots of religious artefacts first hand and even got up close to a very special Torah that was 90 years old! Each one is carefully written by hand with special ink in a private studio - we were very lucky to see one. We learnt a song in Hebrew and had a lot of questions answered about Judaism. We are very thankful to Stanley and Sheila for showing us around the synagogue and being so welcoming!
Here are a couple of pictures from our time at the synagogue.