On Saturday some year five and six children took part in the performance of dance and the arts. The performance was based around the celebration of the 'Gujurat Kite Festival' in India. They opened the performance at the Stantonbury Theatre after lots of hard work and dedication. The performance was outstanding! Well Done! Here are some photos and a video of the dance.
Year 2 had a brilliant afternoon on the last day of half term because they got the opportunity to learn all about fencing and archery. The children were even lucky enough to be able to experience it for themselves! After lunch, they were split into two groups and either went to the field or the round room with their specialist instructors who had come from the Caldecotte Xperience. During their archery lesson, the children learnt about how to correctly position themselves safely and make sure that they were aiming in the correct place. When they did fencing, they had to understand the safety rules and were fully kitted up with the clothes to keep them safe. A brilliant end of half term for Year 2!
Year 5 have had a good time this week measuring their shadows. We measured them with a meter stick at 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm. Then we observed what happened to our shadow over the course of the day. We created a table of results and then used this information to create a bar chart. We were very surprise with the results when comparing them to our predictions.
At Great Linford Primary School, we feel it is our job to take a proactive approach in communicating the key messages to parents about online safety. The National Online Safety team have created some really informative guides on what to look out for on popular social media sites children are currently using. In the guides also include top tips and useful advice for computer games as well. You can access all of these guides and other useful information here
On Friday, we all came together as a school to showcase the work we have been doing for Black History Month. Each year group were given a famous black person as their focus and had to produce some artwork and a piece of writing about this person. As a school, we chose people like Mary Seacole, Sadiq Khan, Benjamin Zephaniah and Walter Tull. All of these people have in one way or another been treated differently because of the colour of their skin and have had to overcome challenges in their lives. We enjoyed learning and presenting the information we had found out in a variety of ways.
On Friday Owls and Hedgehogs had a lovely day celebrating black history. They used paper plates to make patterned African necklaces and were really excited to wear them into our whole school assembly. They also listened and created dances to music from different cultures. Everybody in Foundation had a great day.
We have had an excellent day in Year 3 celebrating Black History Day by learning about the exciting life of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh. This fascinating princess became a renowned Suffragette and supported the movement and protests to achieve 'Votes for Women'.
In Year 3, we learnt all about her life and completed spider diagrams to show everything we had learnt. We then made some 'Votes for Women' bunting by using the Suffragette colours of purple, green and white. We then added more detail to our bunting by drawing the other half of Princess Sophia's face. We had a great day. Have a look at some of our learning...
Year 6 have been working extremely hard the past few weeks developing their cooking skills. They have been creating a variety of delicious dishes! Smoothies, flapjacks, cheesecakes and wraps are to name but a few. They have been practicing their weighing skills as they have been learning it is important to be accurate when following a recipe. All the children have been so excited to take part in the cooking sessions and are always looking forward to the next. We cannot wait to see what they will cook next! Well Done Year 6!
Thank you to all families for their donations for this years Harvest Festival Food Bank Appeal. The event has become an annual tradition here at Great Linford and our House Captains will be sorting and packing the donations ready for delivery next week. The winning house will be revealed in Monday's celebration assembly.