The children in years 2, 3 4 and 6 had a fantastic opportunity this week to participate in a new Olympic sport which is debuting at next years Olympic games in Tokyo. Years 2 and 3 had a workshop in scootering (yes I do believe this is the technical term!) and years 4 and 6 had a workshop in skateboarding!
The children loved it and were even more inspired when they found out one of the best athletes for Great Britain who will be competing in the next Olympics is only 10 years old! So get out your scooters and skateboards and get practising as you could be the next Olympic athlete!
Have a look at how we did...
On Wednesday, 6 year 6 girls represented Great Linford at the Netball Festival. The girls were fantastic, showed amazing sportsmanship and were a great team together. Due to this... we came joint first but second on a count back at the festival! This means that they have qualified in the Netball Finals on Tuesday. Well done to the team and to the staff behind the team! Watch this space and we will update you on how they get on, on Tuesday!
This week in our babywatching session, Year 4 were excited to see that Baby Amy is almost sitting up by herself and is starting to roll over to reach toys! She is also starting to look more at our faces and smile at us - we can't help but smile back! We talked about how it made us feel when Amy looked and smiled at us. We love watching Amy grow with each weekly visit.
As part of our Victorian topic, Year 5 have been looking in depth at the history of the railways. We have learnt all about the first passenger train and George Stephenson's Rocket! Today we were learning about Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his work along the Great Western Railway. Year 5 looked at some of his bridges and structures and were amazed that so many are still around today.
We then became bridge engineers ourselves! The children had to construct a bridge that could cross a 20cm gap and could hold a toy car/train. However, Miss Lovegood and Miss Scoggins only let them use straws, card, tape and elastic bands. Everybody worked brilliantly in their teams and built some amazing bridges! Isambard Kingdom Brunel would have been impressed! Well done year 5!
On Thursday 21st March the Great Linford Primary School Choir went to Wembley Arena to perform as part of the 'Voice in a Million' event supported by adoption UK. The choir have been rehearsing consistently for the past few terms with this performance as their goal. They all had a fantastic time and sang their hearts out! Thankyou to all the families that came along to support our school.
It will be an experience that we remember!
Miss Creed and the Great Linford Primary School Choir
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