BBC Ten Pieces
KS2 have been using the last two weeks to take part in the BBC Ten Pieces producing creative showcases in all different forms; art, dance, drama, writing.
Each year group really enjoyed listening and watching their pieces of music.
Year 3 - 'Rodeo Hoedown' by Aaron Copland
Year 4 - 'O Fortuna' by Carl Orff
Year 5 - 'No Place Like' by Kerry Andrew
Year 6 - 'A Bao a Qu' by Mason Bates
The children used the local environment and nature as their inspiration for their writing and creative responses. This was also accompanied by a fantastic story for the children to listen to and gather some more creative ideas.
There is a lovely display in the library showcasing an array of the children's creative responses. Please come and see the work first hand!
Here are just a few examples:
The whole school got their imaginations going to create a piece of artwork that could be the front cover of our school CD being recorded by 'MySchoolCD' on Tuesday the 12th June. All of the entries were of a very high standard and it was a tough choice between the finalist pieces of work.
After much discussion, the winner for the competition are Dean Chandler-King (Front Cover) and Ethan Baruch (Inside Cover). We look forward to seeing their designs on the finished product. Have a look at them below!
If you would like to pre-order a copy of the school CD then please download a copy of the form below and return it to the office.
Next half term our home learning will be a whole school challenge. To mark the launch of our fantastic board game cafe, our competition will be for children to create their very own board game. See below for more details.
We can't wait to see all the fantastic entries come "rolling" in. (Sorry for the awful pun)
Today some of the children from Foundation went to visit the residents at Fulwell Court in Great Linford as part of our intergenerational project. The children retold the stories The Very Hungry Caterpillar and Little Red Hen to the residents. They then spent time chatting and getting to know each other. The children even taught some of the ladies to floss! We all had a lovely time learning about each others lives. Everybody had a fabulous time and had big smiles on their faces. We are very excited to be visiting every week after half term and learning new things about each other.
Yesterday (21st of May) our KS2 children were treated to a demonstration from the Romeo Dance Academy who have recently opened up a brand new Ballroom Studio at the Old Bus Station in Central Milton Keynes.
The dance academy offers training in a variety of styles including Hip Hop, Ballet, Cheerleading, Ballroom & Latin and Wheelchair dancing and many more. The academy has been designed to cater for all ages, abilities and levels of experience, making it a great option for beginners as well as those with previous training.
The children were able to participate in the demonstration learning new skills and showing off some moves they already have!
If you would like to find out more about the Romeo Dance Academy visit www.romeodanceacademy.com
This weeks Aspire Trophy Winners have worked exceptionally hard making great progress in all aspects of their learning, so a big well done to all and keep up the great work!
All of the children did a fantastic job on Tuesday showcasing their 'Splash' musical production to their parents. Their hard work and dedication to rehearsals made the play wonderful to watch and all parents/carers proud. The children were actors, props/scenery makers as well as sound directors within the show which made it even more special. Have a look at some of our photos. If you have any photos of the performances taken yourself, please email them to the school office so that we can add these to our year group Splash scrapbook and display which we are putting together.
To celebrate the end of SATs, the Year 6 children made bunting and scones so that we could hold a quintessentially British tea party. The children had lemonade and cucumber sandwiches as they tucked in to their baked goodies.
Until the end of June you can use the Great British Bee Count smartphone app to identify and record our precious pollinators wherever you are. Their app has everything you need to get started – including a bee identification guide and survey, a guide to bee-friendly plants and tips for creating habitats for pollinators.
You can record bees whenever and wherever you want. Why not keep a look out for them on your way to the shops, work or school? Or search in your garden or local park at the weekend? The Great British Bee Count is a fun and easy way to discover the wonderful world of bees in our gardens, streets and green spaces.
As part of a heritage craft project at the Arts Centre in Great Linford, 8 of our Year 5 students have been lucky enough to be offered the opportunity to take part in a 5 week weaving workshop.
As well as gaining a new skill the children will learn and explore where the weaving style originates from