On Monday 12th December GLPS were visited by representatives from MK Food Bank (John and Caitlin) to collect our donations. They were very, very impressed with all the items our familes bought in and expressed their thanks to you all.
John remembered our Recipie and Cooking Challenge from last year and thanked our families for all of the support they have received in the past years.
Kizzy from Redgrave class was selected to wear the high visibility jacket that members of the Food Bank wear when there is an emergency.
Kizzy was also given a table full of food and had to decide what to have for breakfast, lunch and dinner despite only having a kettle. This really helped the children to understand the difficulties that families who are struggling financially may face when preparing food.
Thank you to all of the kind families who donated items to the Food Bank in these past few weeks. It will help to feed countless families in need.
The Harvest Collection was also a way to earn House Points. The results were announced in the assembly, and are as follows:
3rd place: Blue House
2nd place: Green House
1st place: Yellow House
Don't forget that Christmas Jumper Day is on Friday 16th December!
Christmas Jumper Day is a national campaign run by Save the Children where you are encouraged to donate £1 for wearing a Christmas Jumper.
There are millions of children worldwide who do not have protection, food, healthcare and education and Save the Children are on a mission to provide for them all. That's why they desperately need your donations.
So please wear a Christmas Jumper on Friday 16th December and donate some money (suggested donation for £1) to children all around the world who are not as fortunate as we are. Thank you.
Year 1 and 2 worked very hard to ensure they were able to showcase an amazing performance of the Shine star shine show. All of the staff and parents were very impressed with how well the children had worked to learn their lines and words for the songs. We were all very proud of the children for putting on an amazing performance. WELL DONE!
Megan from Miss. Parish's class in Year 2 has created her own cook book! She has been working very hard in school with our project Masterchef and decided to put her own spin on her home learning. She created recipes for several cakes including Mary Berry's Lemon Drizzle Cake! She baked five cakes as part of her project and wrote out the recipes. As the second part of her home learning she baked the Lemon Drizzle Cake and brought it to school for Miss. Parish's class to share! Please have a look at the fantastic photos of Megans home learning below.
Owls and Squirrels have been working very hard this week practicing their singing for their christmas performance next week. They have been overcoming challenges to get their singing perfect. It was their first time practicing on the stage this afternoon and Mrs Gardner, Miss Scoggins, Mrs Collick and Mrs Mutchell were all very impressed at how the children sung beautifully. We all cannot wait to see their performance on Thrusday 16th December!
Each week class teachers award the Aspire trophy out to a student who has gone the extra mile with their learning and behaviour. They will be invited to celebrate this achievement with Miss Lovelock at an afternoon tea. Our Aspire winners for this week are pictured below. Well done to you all!
As there was no KS2 assembly this week not all classes have awarded the Aspire Trophy, but we look forward to celebrating with all classes next week.
Golden Leaf Winners
This half term the ROOT GLPS are focusing on is 'overcoming challenges'. Each week the class teacher will select a student who has demonstrated this ROOT, and will have their name on a Golden Leaf in the entrance hall. Well done to you all.
As there was no KS2 assembly this week not all classes have awarded the Golden Leaf, but we look forward to celebrating with all classes next week.
The whole school attendance from last week increased to 95.8% which means we are still below our attendance target of 97%. The attendance since the beginning of the school year is 96.2%.
Every Friday morning we have been inviting our Great Linford families to join us to read with their children in EYFS. It has been a great success! The children have thoroughly enjoyed all the amazing stories with their families. We will be continuing to run our reading morning every Friday until 9.00am. We would like to invite any owl and squirrel families to come and join us.
The children had lots of fun at the Christmas Disco! The children danced to festive music and played festive games to get everyone in the Christmas Spirit. We certainly have some great dancers here at GLPS.
This half term we have been using Scratch to create a series of maths games. We have been learning to program simple instructions such as "if" and "else".
We started with a multiplication game which will help us practice our times tables. Our second game was a maths quiz where we decided on our own questions. You can find our games below. We'd love to hear your comments!
We were very lucky to have Rio Olympic Medallist Chris Langridge visit our school to host an assembly and Coaching Clinic. Chris spoke about his sporting journey and even bought his medal in to show us!
Charlie S (EYFS), Matthew (Year 3), Raymond (Year 3), Kieran (Year 5), Tayla (Year 5), Rosie (Year 5), Kian (Year 6), Patryk (Year 6) and Santana (Year 6) were all specially chosen to participate in the Coaching Clinic. Chris explained the five different types of shots in Badminton, and played one-to-one with each of the children.
Chris was very impressed with the skills of our children and so were we!