This week has been incredible! Green house are still in the lead, after 3 years of winning they're still going and this year they haven't been accused of cheating like last year or the year before. We have 3 weeks left until the next announcement and film afternoon for the winners! How exciting! Try your hardest to gain house points - which will help your house win. See if you can win this year! Good luck!
Sycamore class had great fun on Tuesday with their zoomy racers! First we built our zoomy racers by putting together the wheel axles and attaching elastic bands to give them the energy to move. We then tested our racers, and adjusted the mechanisms on the inside to ensure that our racers worked efficiently. We also tested them on different surfaces and discovered which surfaces they were the fastest on. This linked to our science learning about forces and friction. We recorded our results in bar graphs.
Another great performance by the Great Linford football team, unfortunately, wasn't our day with a 3-0 Loss to a very strong outfit from Whitehouse. An amazing performance from Jake in goal with lots of impressive saves. A great first start for Nathan with a Man of the match performance with some amazing defending and attacking. Well played to the whole team with a great fightback in the second half of the match to try and turn the game around.
At 11am today the Great Linford Family came together to pause and reflect in an act of remembrance led by our house captains and Reverend Chucks of St. Andrew's Church. The event allowed staff and pupils time to reflect on the meaning of the poppy and take time out of our very busy schedules to remember those all around the world who have been affected by war.
The event followed the the service of remembrance at St. Andrew's church on Sunday 10th in which the school was represented by our house captains and members of staff. The children shared their views on what remembrance means to them before laying a wreath made by year 4 at the Great Linford war memorial in thanks to those who were killed in the First and Second World Wars.
On Friday, Year 6 had the fantastic opportunity to visit RAF Duxford. The museum was approximately and hour away by coach so the children were very excited by the time we arrived. During our time at the museum, we visited six different hankers and saw over 100 different types of aircraft. For the first part of the day, the children completed a self-guided tour of the WW1 aircraft space and then we got to walk over to the American Experience part of the museum. Overall, we had a fantastic time and the children will be using their experience to write recount this week during project lessons.
This week, the children at Great Linford have all been taking part in Parliament Week! Parliament Week is a national event in which schools choose to dedicate learning time to teaching about the role of Parliament. Across the school, we have been getting really creative and producing some fantastic art work. Year One created some excellent votes for women propaganda posters and learnt about Emily Pankhurst. In Year 5, the children created some fantastic information packs on the history of democracy. They researched a particular area themselves and then presented the information across an A3 page. Year 6 had a debate and took part in a drama activity. We split the class into two halves and debated whether children today should have the vote from age 11. Overall, the school has had a brilliant time celebrating this very important week and we look forward to taking part next year!
On Friday 25th October, as a school we all came together to showcase the work we have been doing for Black History Month. Each year group were given a famous black person from history as their focus. The learning focusses included Floella Benjamin, Sadiq Kahn and Mary Seacole. 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.