Years 4, 5 and 6 were treated to a forensic investigation workshop last week in celebration of 'British Science Week'. We had a great time being forensic investigators who were tasked with solving a crime. We had to seal off the crime scene, gather evidence without contaminating it and explore different finger prints and DNA to work out who the suspect was. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed getting involved and solving the crime.
Well done to Oak class who spent last Friday afternoon working with the Parish Council to have a big tidy up around Great Linford. The children got kitted up in their hi-vis vests and gloves and used grabbers to collect the rubbish- They looked very professional! After just over an hour we were very surprised to have filled 8 bags with litter just from our local area. Oak class should be very proud for helping to make a change in our local community.
As part of our topic 'The Romans' we have been learning about catapults in art. We talked about various materials and why they would/wouldn't be suitable for a catapult and then got designing. We got to use saws to cut our shape so had to be very careful. Check back here in a few weeks to see the final models and see whether they were successful or not.
Our trip to the pig farm (Curly Tails) was amazing! We got to feed them and pet them - It was so much fun!
One of the pigs is blind and he is called Big Boy Boris. There were two pigs wandering around near the front and they were called Maud and Ethel. We got to feed them some apples. It was very muddy and Lissie got splashed with mud by a pig called Humphry.
We learnt that if a pig smelt you and you came back to Curly Tails it would remember you.
Polly and Hayley walked through a giant puddle and the pig just walked away from them.
A pig scared the life out of Mia because she was not paying attention.
By Mia and Polly
We had a brilliant time today dressing up as a favourite book characters! We saw many different people, Where's Wally, Harry Potter characters, The Queen of Hearts, Mr Stink and many more. Each child could clearly express who they had dressed up as and why that character is their favourite. We have been thinking about different books all week and are looking forward to completing the creating of our own books and our next buddy reading swap.
Year 3 came in to a shocking discovery of a crime scene. Outlined on our classroom carpet was Tutankamun but the big question was... how did he die? Using a range of primary sources (from x-rays to artefacts) Year 3 became Egyptian detectives investigating the evidence available. Theories ranged from a chariot crash to murder by one of three suspects! We then created some Egyptian sunset art by mixing different shades of colours. Finally, we built a working model of a shaduf (which was used to lift a bucket of water from the Nile for farming) and chose to create 3D pyramids, 3D mummies and design our own death masks for a sarcophagus. The children looked fantastic in their Ancient Egyptian outfits!
Well done to all the Year 5's and Year 6's who have participated in basketball sessions with Bobby. The children learnt lots of different passing and dribbling skills and they had to use these skills in a competitive way. One trial they had was when in pairs to pass the ball to each other and seeing how many passes they could make in 20 seconds then this was made more difficult when they had to start using two balls. Well done to everyone involved again and a big thanks to Bobby from MK Scorpions.
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Following the successful participation of all classes from Years 1 to 6 in the qualifying rounds of Great Linford's Great Big General Knowledge Quiz, the top three children from each class progressed into the finals. Again, questions ranged from English and Geography to History and Sport.
Years 1, 2 and 3 competed in the downstairs final which was hotly contested with the winning margin only 200 points and a score of 19,738. All children did a fantastic job and enjoyed themselves greatly which was fantastic to see. In third place was Jake, in second place was Stefan and the downstairs champion who lifted the trophy for his class was Nicholas.
Years 4, 5 and 6 competed in the upstairs final. The lead continued to switch between year 4, 5 and 6 children throughout the final with all enjoying the roller-coaster this created! In third place was Eli, in second place was Mishael and in first place (by only 1 correct answer) lifting the trophy for his class was Jamie. Congratulations to all who took part!
We have been studying Ancient Egypt in Year 3 Project lessons and this week we tried to put our learning into good use. In groups, we decided to mummify each other. We talked about how they would have done this in Ancient Egyptian times and what positions they would have been put into. Although it looks easy, it was harder than we thought to cover up all of the legs, arms and body! If our dead pharaohs moved, it made it even more tricky for us! Did you know it took Ancient Egyptians 70 days to properly mummify a dead body? We sped this up and tried to do it in just 7 minutes... how do you think we did?