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?
Today we enjoyed our second whole school buddy reading session! Children from all year groups had the opportunity to swap classes and pair up with a child of a different age. We conducted the same swaps as during our last session to help the children to build on the relationships that they made last time. Year 6 children told us that they enjoyed the responsibility of reading to younger children and we know that they younger children enjoy having positive role models showing them the importance of reading. We are already looking forward to our next session!
Great Linford has been taking part in Water Safety Day! Due to the high levels of water risks in our local area we have started to dedicate a whole day annually to learning about water safety. The classes each had a theme that was linked to our Art and Design curriculum and created some amazing work focusing on canal and water safety. During the day, the children were taught about vital safety rules and routines to keep to around water. As well as, what to do in times of crisis around water! It has been a fantastic day and I am sure the children are looking forward to next year already.
Upper Key Stage Two have been taking part in a careers afternoon led by the NHS. The children started the afternoon with a talk about the brilliant variety of careers on offer to them in the NHS. We had the opportunity to look at some amazing equipment and ask lots of questions about routs into careers within the NHS. After that, the children had an opportunity to start creating some art work which will be collected next week and entered into a local competition.