Year 5 have had a super time during Forest Fortnight learning about The Rocky Mountains. We have been writing an advert to persuade people to come on our mountain trail using lots of persuasive techniques we have been taught. We then moved on to conduct research on The Rockies to create a non-chronological report. Bringing this all together, in our art sessions, we have been learning about pointillism; a painting technique in which small, distinct dots of colour are applied in patterns to form an image. This has helped us to recreate Jim Prescott’s ‘Winter Sanctuary’. Join us here at school as we put our brilliant work on show at The Forest Fortnight Exhibition on Friday 5th May 2017.
This week, Owls and Squirrels have been looking at Andy Goldsworthy as part of Forest Fortnight. We looked closely at one of his pictures and used it to inspire our own pictures. As Andy Goldsworthy uses nature, particularly leaves in his artwork, we decided to use different shaped leaves in ours. We used the same colours and a printing technique to create our picture. Owls and Squirrels thoroughly enjoyed getting messy with the paints and leaves creating some fantastic artwork!
To celebrate forest fortnight, Owls and squirrels have been learning all about Hansel and Gretel. They came in to find that a wood had grown in our classroom and pebbles had been placed on the floor. Owls and Squirrels worked out that Hansel and Gretel must have visited the classroom and left a trail to follow. We have been drawing a text map of our story and had great fun creating the actions. Also, we have been looking closely at adjectives and used them in our descriptions of the cottage. Owls and squirrels even made sweets to go onto the witches cottage in the creative area! We have thoroughly enjoyed learning about Hansel and Gretel!
This week, as part of our Forest Fortnight, year 4 have been learning how to save forests and trees by thinking more carefully about the waste we produce. We have been learning about where our rubbish and recycling goes to in Milton Keynes, and how to separate our rubbish into black and pink bags as well as the green and blue recycling boxes. Our next aim is to encourage the children and teachers in our school to reduce paper waste! Keep an eye out in school for our posters which will be appearing in corridors soon!
The Year 5 & 6 Boys Football Team have been invited to take part in a tournament at Stadium MK. Over the coming weeks Mr Dixon and Miss Dean will be selecting a team and sending letters home.
Remember that places on the football team require children to show that they are following our school ROOTS and acting as leaders of our school.
More information to follow!
Firstly, I would like to say thank you & well done to all of our wonderful families for the amount of vouchers you have collected so far, it seems as though we are far ahead of previous years! However, please do not stop there! There is ONE more week left (deadline 2nd May) to collect them in Sainsbury's stores. Then, you have until the 30th June to hand them into me.
I am really looking forward to seeing how many we have collected and what fantastic P.E equipment we can add to our current resources!
Congratulations to Green House who won yesterday's House Maths Quiz. Shobitha (yr6) and Henry (yr5) worked well as a team and have earned their house 100 points!
Second was Yellow House (Shayne and Cassidy) earning 50 points and third was Blue House (Cofi and Shivan) earning 25 points.
Year 2 had a fantastic trip to Hazard Alley Safety Centre. The children had lots of fanatic opportunities to learn about road, train and kitchen safety. One of the highlights was learning to dial 999 for an emergency in a real live phone box. The children had a brilliant experience and most importantly lots of fun too.
The attendance winners for the w/c 27th March and for Spring term 2 can be found below. Our target attendance is 97%.
Attendance Winners: w/c 27th March
The attendance winner for the w/c 27th March is Holmes Class with 99.3% attendance. The total attendance for this week is 95.2%.
Attendance Winners: Spring Term 2
The attendance winner for Spring 2 is Holmes Class with 97.9% attendance! The average attendance for Spring 2 was 96.4%.
We hope to achieve an average attendance of 97% for Summer term 1.
Thank you to all families who completed a Parent Voice questionnaire at the Parent's Evening in March. We are very pleased with the results.
If you have any suggestions for how GLPS could improve please do not hesitate to contact us.
Thank you for your continuing support.