Last term, our school introduced a brand new method to teach PSHE called Jigsaw. In these lessons we will learn to socialise with other children. Each year group will also have a Jigsaw character. Last half term we have focused on sharing our feelings via learning about dreams and goals. We also have time to reflect and think about what could we achieve in life if we work hard. At the start of the lesson, we get to bond with other classmates and play fun games. A student in Year 6 told us, “I love the different activities and peaceful time that we have.” This is a great way to relax the mind and deal with any strong emotions. We pass our Jigsaw teddy around the circle and share our feelings. Each class also has a Jigsaw value scroll to update. Jigsaw is a mindful approach to PSHE and we are very thankful to have Jigsaw in our PSHE lessons.
Today in EYFS we celebrated our 100th day of being at school! As well as being able to wear our party clothes, we celebrated in lots of different ways.
We started the day by learning what 100 looked liked. We used number squares and objects and even counted all the way to 100. Over the course of the day, we completed activities such as trying to stack 100 cups, trying to write 100 words, writing about what school has taught us so far and painting the numbers to make 100.
Thank you to everyone who sent in food today, the children had a fantastic celebration tea this afternoon and then showed us their amazing dance moves. A fantastic day of celebrating was had by all!
To ignite our project on Peter Rabbit, year one watched an animation of the Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. We then designed a garden for Mr Mc Gregor and then created it in a box. All of year one demonstrated super collaborative skills and produced some fabulous gardens! What do you think?
Yesterday the Owls and Hedgehogs entertained their families with a fashion show. They showed off their masks and capes and superhero dance moves. The parents all joined in as well which the children loved.
On Wednesday, Year 4 performed their stage production of 'Jungle Book' to the school and to their parents. We are so proud of the independence and teamwork the children showed throughout their rehearsals as well as in their final performances.
Year 1 had the most magical music day yesterday (14/02/19). We started the day with creating some Art work about how a piece of music made us feel. We then investigated the story of 'Peter and the Wolf'. The children had a great understanding of using instruments to create mood and effect for different characters within a story. As the day progressed, the children then applied their new skills to our year group text 'The Highway Rat'. All of the children got to choose an instrument based on a character within our book. We then performed our piece of music to Miss Lovelock, Miss Kerrigan and Miss Creed. What an amazing day! Well done Year One!
This afternoon Year 2 have been creating some fantastic sunset scenes and clay fossils! The children split the afternoon into two halves and had brilliant fun taking part in both activities. The children have nearly come to the end of their Roots Week project and to finish off our work on Kenya we practised our colour blending skills and created a faded sunset picture using a combination of yellows, oranges and reds. For the second half of the afternoon we had the opportunity to finish moulding our clay fossils and added detail to show the different parts of each fossil.
We celebrated Safer Internet Day this week. Alongside general online safety, we came together as a school to listen to the theme for this year which was 'Understanding consent in a digital world' and discussed what this might look like when using the internet. Throughout the week we have been doing activities and tasks linked to the theme, some of which included 'drawing the internet', top tips for staying safe online poster, having debates and as classes doing a moral compass. We had lots of fun and this has reinforced our understanding of asking and giving permission whilst using the internet.
This year at Great Linford Primary School many children took part in bird watching, there were the Roving Reporters, The Animal Society and The Junior Park Rangers. We found lots of different types of birds, at least 45 starlings! Our team saw a variety of lots of birds and everyone enjoyed it. “We played bird music to attract birds and saw a blue tit, a robin and others,” Hayley in Year 4 told us. Amongst many others, we saw 2 blackbirds, 2 black headed gulls, 4 blue tits,1 carrion crow, 3 magpies, 3 robins, 1 Jackdaw, 2 pied wagtails, 1 house sparrow, 2 common gulls and 5 wood pigeons.