Great Linford Parish Council have launched a Breakfast Club on the first Tuesday of every month at the parish office, 9am-11.30am.
It's an opportunity for free brekkie and access to advice organisations, CAB drop in clinic, foodbank, money / debt advice, health & welfare and much more. Leaflets will be going home before the end of half term.
If you haven't done already, why not pop in and have a chat.
This term's science topic about plants and photosynthesis has really grabbed the attention of our Year 5 budding scientists. We love analyising plants and leaves through the microscope. This week we dissected a flower in order to see each individual plant and learned the function of each section. Next week we will be linking this to pollination and it's importance in the world. Check out our photos of our discoveries!
Last night the year 5/6 boys football team went head to head in a league match against Southwood Primary School.
It was a really good game considering the freezing temperatures and the boys made me feel extremely proud. Despite losing 3-2, the game was end to end and kept us all on our toes!
Thank you to the wonderful parents for supporting their children every time we play and also Miss Flynn who came along to support too.
The internet is a powerful place and there are lots of fantastic apps aimed at children. Apps such as music.ly have risen in popularity with children all over the country.
Music.ly allows users to sing to popular songs and video themselves. Unfortunately the videos they create are then publicly available. These videos can be saved and re-posted without the knowledge of the content creator. In addition to this, many of the songs used on music.ly are not appropriate for children of primary school age, containing content which may leave them worried or upset.
We would recommend always discussing online safety with your child, as we do at school, and ensuring that you have control over the apps they can/can't download.
Common Sense Media have a user created forum of app reviews which might be a good place to start if you are unsure about which apps are age appropriate for your child.
If you would like any further advice or recommendations, please have a look at our Online Safety Page
Owls and Squirrels have loved talking the text this week using our Goldilocks and the three bears text map. Today the owls played 'ping pong' with Mrs Gardner, where they had to act out the next line of the text map. They did a brilliant job. Both owls and squirrels had a go at freeze framing the text map. They loved acting out parts of the story! Keep up the fantastic learning owls and squirrels!
Each week class teachers award the Aspire trophy out to a student who has gone the extra mile with their learning and behaviour. They will be invited to celebrate this achievement with Miss Lovelock at an afternoon tea. Our Aspire winners for this week are pictured below. Well done to you all!
Golden Leaf Winners
This half term the ROOT GLPS are focusing on is 'opening our minds'. Each week the class teacher will select a student who has demonstrated this ROOT, and will have their name on a Golden Leaf in the entrance hall. Well done to you all.
The whole school attendance from last week decreased to 95.2% attendance. This means we are still slightly below our attendance target of 97%. The attendance since the beginning of the school year has increased to 96.1%.
Well done to Harry and Tayla in Year 5 who are doing a great job representing our school as Junior Rangers for the Park's Trust. On Tuesday they had a great day exploring our local nature reserve with Rangers from other Milton Keynes schools at their own conference. They enjoyed sharing ideas, looking for animal tracks and birds. Harry and Tayla came face to face with a fox on their day out and even dissected owl pellets to discover what owls like to eat. They were like real scientists!
Owls and Squirrels were shocked when they came in on Monday morning to find porridge all over the classroom floor! There were chairs tipped over and a cottage had been built. After some investigating, we worked out that Goldilocks had been in our classroom and made a mess! The cottage had 3 bowls and 3 beds inside. One was small, one medium and one large. We worked out that it was the three bears!
Owls and Squirrels have been working very hard this week learning all the actions to Goldilocks and the three bears. They even drew their own text maps. We have also made our own bears by painting with forks so it looks like their fur. Well done Owls and Squirrels for working so hard!
Year 2 have been doing some writing this morning about the beach! We have been learning about where Mary Anning was from in our literacy lessons and have been practising using exciting adjectives to describe Lyme Regis! For the rest of the week we are going to be collecting brilliant vocabulary about beaches and going outside into the sand pit to imagine we ourselves are at the beach! We will then use this learning to improve our descriptive writing next week.
As you will probably be aware there was a serious incident outside the local shops on St Leger Drive, Great Linford on Saturday.
I spoke in person with the police at the incident yesterday on behalf of our school and was reassured to be told there was no risk to the families of our school or the community and therefore we will be opening as normal on Monday. I have attached the Thames Valley link which also confirms this.
As always we will have circles in school to reassure the children that they are safe and children can put any further worries in the worry boxes in the classroom. We will address any further concerns on an individual basis in partnership with yourselves. We will not go into any other details with the children, other than to reassure them they are safe as some of our children may not even know something has happened, be too young understand or some families may not want this situation discussed with their children.
I hope this email helps reassure you and I look forward to seeing you tomorrow. Thank you as always for your support.
Miss Tara Lovelock
Head Teacher at Great Linford Primary School
Telephone: 01908 605027