As we move towards the end of the first year of our new house point system, the battle to be crowned the inaugural house point champions is really hotting up. Green House have been in the lead for most of the year but with the rescheduled sports day competition just around the corner, there is still all to play for. The competition is fierce and all the teachers are excited to find out who will finish in first place!
As part of measures day, year 5 have been investigating capacity and volume in a carousel of activities. Working in groups, we estimated different quantities of water and then measured them to see who was the closest. We then completed capacity and volume word problems and looked at equivalent measurements. Using the playground, we went outside and also conducted a scientific experiment on how far sound can travel. Check out our pictures below!
Last week Year 2 were lucky enough to be visited by specialist drama teachers from Artis, a company that helps children to integrate performing arts into their learning. The children spent an hour being taught about how to use their body and expression in order to perform with dramatic effect. In addition, they focused on team work by learning how to carefully shadow their partner and respond to the movements that were created. Anning class had a fantastic time and hope to put their learning into practise in the classroom!
Last week Year 1 had a very exciting English lesson, we were able to taste all different kinds of chocolate. We were then able to use our senses to describe them. Our favourite chocolate was Crunch, we particularly enjoyed the hidden rice krispies inside it. Our least favourite one was the dark chocolate, it tasted very bitter! We had great fun that day as we were also able to melt and re-set the chocolate into different shapes.
On Wednesday Year 2 attended the Primary Music Festival. Despite the heat we had a fantastic time and managed to perform our rehearsed songs. This year the festival was themed around celebrating Milton Keynes turning 50. Some of the songs included ‘What the grid did’ and ‘Roundabout’ which were written to include lyrics that highlighted special things about living in Milton Keynes.
Some of the quotes from the children were:
‘It was fantastic and I loved singing about the town’
‘The songs were all about Milton Keynes and it was so funny’
It was a fantastic day and the children enjoyed performing their songs.
Last week Miss. Parish’s class had the fantastic opportunity to visit the local art centre and participate in a fantastic project. The children went outside and worked with a local artist to create their own den. They collected their own outside resources like leaves, twigs and branches to create the den. The children used outside materials to create a den with a kitchen, the den was then used house a special plant to sleep in.
Thank you to Miss Lovelock for organising such a fun day yesterday! The children had a wonderful time playing in the sunshine.
Thank you to all of the families who have supported this day, and to all of our Year 6 helpers and parent volunteers. We couldn't do it without you.
On Monday, year 4 were very excited to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour. On our extraordinary trip, we learnt about how the real magic is made by those working behind the scenes on prop, set and costume designs. This is a skill we have been learning about in our project lessons. We hope you enjoy this short video with a few of our favourite photos from the trip!
As part of our explorers project we have began creating our own astronauts and boats! This week the children have been familiarising themselves with clay and creating basic shapes. The children will then be spending time perfecting the shape of a boat and finish off the project by painting their boats. Andy our pottery teacher will then take the boats away to blast them in his kiln so that the boats are solid. The children have greatly enjoyed their pottery lessons so far!