Today, after school, we participated in the tug of war festival at Leon school.
The children pulled and tugged with all their might and competed really well! In the small schools competition Great Linford Primary school came first! Each child won a gold medal and were exceptionally happy knowing that they are the best small school for Tug of War in Milton Keynes.
Due to our win, we then went in the Championship Competition to win the cup. This was a lot harder. We did our very best despite the rope burnt hands and came 4th. Although we just missed a second medal, we are now the 4th best for Tug of war in the whole of MK!
The children were so well behaved and their competitive spirit mixed with their sportsmanship was great. We are very proud of them. Thank you so much to all the children, parents and staff who supported the event.
A great achievement for our school!
The Caterpillars have arrived!
Today the children met the new additions to our EYFS family. Mrs Gardner introduced them to the children and we talked through the life cycle of a butterfly.
We then thought of some ideas of names and will continue to vote for our favourites
Year 5 have been looking at toys in Design Technology. They have spent time exploring cam toys and creating small prototypes to explore how different cams move. They have worked extremely hard in designing their very own cam toy, looking closely at the movement they wanted their toy to have. We had many different designs such as: underwater, football matches, space rockets and flamingos!
The children have worked hard over the past few weeks creating their designs using shoe boxes. They created their own movable pieces and built the cam mechanism underneath. Year 5 created fantastic toys, well done!
Children in Forest School have been enjoying reading books about the wonderful world of nature. We have found out about some of the worlds most unusual plants and been learning how to use identification guides when spotting different plants, trees and creatures.
This Wednesday we were lucky enough to take a trip to Linford Reservoir on the school Minibus. This was an amazing start to our new book of The Hungry Caterpillar.
Once we were introduced we then went off bug hunting in the grass! We caught lots of things, including Ladybirds and Green Grass Bugs. We then saw birds nesting on the lake and had to very quiet.
Finally, we heard The Hungry Caterpillar Story and acted out the parts. Then we sequenced the life cycle of a Butterfly.
All the children had a fantastic time and the staff at The Parks trust even commented on how fantastic the behaviour was. We were very proud of them.
Thank you to the parent volunteers that came along with us
Year 4 were very excited on Tuesday afternoon to receive their letters from Hogwarts inviting them to the school of witchcraft and wizardry! Our first task was to be sorted into our houses according to which characteristics and strengths we believe we have. Some of us chose Gryffindor for their bravery and loyalty, while others chose Ravenclaw for their wisdom and creativity. We then created our wands! We all chose sticks to start with, which we sanded to make them smooth. We used hot glue and string to create handles or unique patterns, before painting them. We can't wait to take them on our school trip in a couple of weeks time to the Warner Brothers' Studio Tour!
Year 1 all became honorary coastguards today as we were very lucky to have a volunteer from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution come to visit our school today. He taught us all about how to stay safe on the beach and in the sea. When it came to trying on an outfit, Miss Flynn was the first in line to wear all the gear however she very kindly let Mr Shipton try on the helmet. Thank you to Chris from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for giving up his time to come and speak to us.
Wednesday was also a day which was slightly different for Year 1 as we got to showcase our drama skills and act out the story of Grace Darling who rescued 9 people when their ship had crashed into rocks near Graces’ lighthouse. The children were able to step in to the roles well and convey the emotions of the people involved at the time. Well done Year 1. Thank you all for a fantastic first week back.
If you would like any information about the RNLI, please visit their website: https://rnli.org/
During the last week of term, we had some absolutely amazing egg entries ranging from Easter egg based gardens to farms with extra egg additions. Huge congratulations to all those who entered! Reverend Chucks chose some winners and runners up from each class who received a special Easter treat from Miss Lovelock. These eggs are now being displayed in our Local church – St Andrews, so please go and take a look.
Reverend Chucks also did a whole school assembly explaining what Easter means to him and his church, what a lucky school we are to have such amazing visitors.
We hope you had an amazing Easter Break and look forward to sharing all our wonderful learning in the Summer Term with you.
Year 3 had an amazing day today!
We have been out foraging, created a clay cave inscriptions, created (and made a huge mess!) a hand stencil out of flicking paint and then finished the day by learning a bit about woolly mammoths and creating our own out of paper!
We have had a brilliant day and so much fun to launch our new project. Have a look!
After weeks of constructing, Year 4 have completed their Roman catapults. The children have been developing their design technology skills over the last term.
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The children have been following our roots and values by using the tools safely such as glue guns and saws. They have expertly measured out their wood and created some fantastic catapults. Today we went out onto the playground and tested how far they went. One catapult managed to launch their pom pom 3 metres 60cm!
Well done Year 4!