Year 6 took part in a day of first aid training thanks to a session run by the St. John Ambulance organisation. The children spent the day learning about vital first aid that they can administer if they ever find themselves in a situation where they need to call for an ambulance. The children learnt to deal with chemical and heat burns, bleeding and poisoning.
In computing, Year 5 have been getting to grips with concept maps. We have learnt that concept maps are visual representations of ideas. We now understand the connection and links between ideas we have. We created our own concept map and discussed good and bad points about it. We then made our own concept map for the design of our own game.
Year 5 have been working hard practising songs for the Music Festival this term. The songs were based around the Space Race, a topic we were fortunate enough to learn about back in Autumn. We got to sing alongside a live band and had a conductor keeping us on our toes. We enjoyed singing with a number of other schools in Milton Keynes.
After all the practicing, costume buying, prop making and acting, it was finally time for the Year 3 Performance on Rocking Through Pre-History! Year 3 gave a stunning performance taking the audience through the different ages in pre-history; the Stone Age, Iron age and Bronze Age. The children gave everything and sung their hearts out. We even had an encore of our favourite song.... Mammoth Hunters!
A huge thank you to the staff who stayed to help, the parents for continuing to support us with the costumes and by coming to watch and the biggest thank you to the children who were stunning!
Year 2 had a fantastic time this week at the Primary Music Festival. We have spent time learning all of the songs and had a great time singing along with lots of other primary schools. We even showed the other schools our own actions! During the trip, all of the children were very well behaved and demonstrated our Great Linford values brilliantly. We are looking forward to learning what the songs will be for the festival next year and can't wait to go back again!
Yesterday, Year 5 were extremely lucky to go to the MK Gallery to take part in a MAKE branding workshop. The children worked alongside a designer (Mike) to learn about the branding of Milton Keynes, particularly exploring logos. We played games, went on a scavenger hunt and then created our own logo at the end of the day.
We explored how logos are created, what colours are used and their typography. All the children went home with their logo created on a badge or a key ring. We will be welcoming Mike back before summer to share his recreation of the MAKE brand.
Last term, year 6 looked at Anglo Saxon brooches and explored different patterns they could see. They created their own designs based around examples they looked at, also taking inspired from our focus artist Andy Goldsworthy. After creating their designs, the children used clay and clay tools to make their brooch. To add colour to their brooches, they used acrylic paint and focused on using small, accurate brushstrokes. Finally, we added a brooch catch onto the back so that they could be worn. They look fantastic, well done year 6!
Today year 5 started their new art topic looking at colour! We explored the different types of colours on the colour wheel such as primary, secondary and tertiary. We then explored what a complementary was and how to find them on the colour wheel. Everybody practiced their mixing skills when Miss Scoggins challenged them to make their own colour wheel only using the primary colours!
Over the next weeks, we will be exploring how artists use different colours and begin looking at George Seurat. We will be taking a particular interest in pointillism.
Year 1 have had an excellent first week back! We have linked our Science and English by using our senses in a rotation of different activities. We enjoyed using the blind folds to help us to smell different foods, we used the feely bags to help us to recognise different items and we used musical instruments to help us notice different sounds.
Another exciting part of our week was during our English lesson when we used the sense taste to describe a variety of different chocolates; including Aero, Chocolate Orange and buttons. How lucky are we to be eating chocolate at school?!
On Wednesday we went on our exciting trip to Woburn Safari Park. We all went on the same coach and sat with our groups and adult for the day. When we arrived at Woburn a tour guide joined us, Naomi.
The coach then drove around the animals and Naomi told us their names and lots of interesting facts. Did you know that a Lion sleeps 23 hours a day! The highlight of the driving tour was when 4 monkeys decided to join us and were chasing each other up and down the coach roof.
Once the coach had finished the driving tour, we then started our animal adventure on food. We went to see the kangaroos and onto the sea lion and penguins, which surprised the children by smelling of fish!
After a quick handwash break we finally got to eat lunch! Which was of course very exciting as by 11.30 we were all starving!
Following lunch we had a classroom talk, where we got to stroke real animal furs and a live snake! We then visited the bird house, where we got to feed them if we wanted to. In the reptile house we got to meet a bearded dragon.
Our final stop was to see the Elephants before we headed back on the coach. Where some of us had a well deserved sleep!
Please find below a link to the powerpoint presentation