A huge thank you to Super Star Sport for coming in today and teaching KS2 all about Women in Sport.
We started the day with an assembly learning about equality in sport and the current issues for athletes relating to gender. We then challenged the stereotypes of 'girls' and 'boys' sports.
We then had workshops throughout the day to promote women's participation in sport. The girls had workshops in football- and learnt that girls are good at football! The boys learnt about the 'She Believes Cup' and learnt about what the England Ladies managed to achieve.
We had a great day... take a look...
We were so excited to welcome back Andy and to look at what had happened to our pottery since the last time we had seen it and since it has been in the kiln.
Our creations are amazing! This afternoon we looked at Egyptian colours and decorations and then painted our canopic jars. One more trip to the kiln and they will be ready!
Have a look...
During Science Week, Year 6 were lucky to have a visit from an engineer who works for Primary Engineers. The children were tasked with designing an electrically powered vehicle that will be able to move in a straight line forwards and in reverse.
The children loved the opportunity to use woodwork skills in order to create a car chassis and set of axles. Their problem solving skills were challenged when they were told they could not glue the four main pieces of wood to create the chassis but were amazed to discover that some well placed triangular pieces of card were enough to create a sturdy base!
They are now eagerly anticipating finishing their creations.
At Great Linford Primary School, we have a tradition of celebrating World Book Day. On World Book Day we dress up as our favourite book characters. We had BFG sized fun dressing up as characters such as Matilda, Harry Potter and Willy Wonka. A student in Year 5 said, “I enjoyed designing book tokens and reading to the Year 3s where everyone picks a book to share with other children.” Another child also told us “I loved doing stop, drop and read. Lots of children all around the school have been doing a lot of reading and have been enjoying it. We also held a competition called Ready steady read!” In this competition, you have to collect sponsors from people and you must read for as long as you want of your favourite books. Miss Green picks out tickets every term and you can get these tickets by reading every day up to Friday and signing your journal. One child said “World book day was very fun and we enjoyed it a lot.”
Written by Roving Reporters Ruby,Thadshana, Molly, Dillys and Jake
We have had so much fun with our science this week for our science week!
We started off our week by having an excellent whole school assembly which helped us to see how life processes have changed over million of years. We found it a bit funny that we are compared to apes and asked lots of good questions about adaptation.
As our science learning this half term is all about plants, we then started the week by learning all about what bees do. We looked at the different parts of the plants (which we had learnt last week) and learnt all about pollination and how important bees are. We then acted this out with our own bee, stigma and stamen headdresses! We practised travelling from flower to flower collecting pollen on our legs and then carrying it to a new plat and we loved it!
We then finished the day by having our workshop where we learnt about the 7 life processes and got to produce a freeze frame to show what these looked like.
Later in the week, we set up an experiment to test whether plants would grow in a dark cupboard. We discussed variables and predicted what we thought would happen. Over the next week we will keep a diary of the plant growth to see what we can see.
What a great week!
As part of British Science Week, we were learning about plants and the importance of bees for pollination. First, we dissected daffodils so that we could see all of the different parts. Then, we learnt about bees and the important role they play in pollinating these plants. We wore antennas and role-played the job that bees carry out, carrying pollen pom-poms from one flower to another. We did all of this, of course, while listening to 'The Flight of the Bumblebees' by the composer Rimsky-Korsakov.
On Monday Year 2 had a visit from a scientist! We were learning about how animals have evolved over time and had the chance to take part in a quiz! Year 2 were able to act out being part of the evolution time line and pretend to be different species along the way. We have also taken part in some extra Science Week activities such as growing our own plants and going on a nature walk! Year 2 had to work collaboratively in groups this week during their nature walk to identify different types of habitat around school.
This week was Science week and we were lucky enough to start the week with an amazing assembly about Evolution and then we had a lesson from a real life scientist! Who talked to us about animals and we learnt about the types of different animals and the names they have for their babies.
Throughout the week we have had different science activities but we particularly enjoyed wearing the brain hat and learning what was inside our heads. As well as looking at a skeleton and trying to piece together the jigsaw to match. We started with some funny options like arms from the leg sockets but we soon worked as a team to get the skeleton correct. We even gave him a name- Bob!
As part of science week, year one embarked upon a nature walk around the school grounds. We collected a variety of natural objects and made a nature table. We then, in small groups, made nature sticks using wool to represent the sky and the sun and cotton wool for clouds. We then added some of the natural objects we had found. We had a great time in spite of the inclement weather !
Year 4 have been investigating solids, liquids and gases as part of our new science unit. We spent an exciting afternoon discovering for ourselves what happens when different things are heated, cooled or introduced to different materials and surfaces. We weren't at all expecting the reaction we got when we put ice cubes on a metal baking tray and on a wooden block! Nor were we expecting the violent reaction of adding mints to a bottle of cola! We also calculated the amount of air held in a sponge as well as the viscosity of different liquids. It was a messy but fun afternoon!