It was a perfect day for kite flying today as year 5 tested out their various designs. We have been learning about air resistance for the last few weeks and have used this knowledge to design a kite that is fit for purpose. For most of us, it was our first time flying a kite and we had great fun. After the kite flying, we had a discussion about what made our kites successful and also why some of our kites didn't fly so well. We have definitely learnt a lot and had fun at the same time.
Key stage 2 got well and truly into the Christmas spirit today with a trip to St Andrews church. Here we listened to our choir sing 'Once in Royal David's City' and then we sang songs we had been practising for some weeks- 'Away in a Manger' and 'Christmas Conga'.
After that, armed with their confident voices, some very brave children from each year group got up and told the Christmas story. This was followed by Reverend Chucks and Miss Lovelock saying a few words and prayers.
We ended the afternoon with another rendition of 'Christmas Conga' complete with dance moves of which the parents had fun joining in. A great afternoon had by all and we are well and truly feeling festive as we enter the middle of our last week before the Christmas holidays.
Christmas took over last week at Great Linford Primary School as on December the 14th we held our annual Christmas school fair. At the fair there were loads of fun things to do. One of the highlights were the performances from children with musical talents who were playing Christmas songs. Mrs Mallett, who is our Great Linford Primary School family champion told us, “I had a great time and couldn’t believe how much there was to do!”
Our school has decided to share the happiness by sending Christmas presents around the world in shoe boxes. Artwork was sold at this fair by all years and a variety of games were organised by teachers and volunteers. Some children were especially lucky and won the raffle or tombola, or even got to sample some candyfloss! We can’t wait for next year already.
Written by our Roving Reporters Dillys, Molly and Thadshana.
Recently, in Year 4, they have been doing baby watching and have had a blast.
Hayley in Year 4 told us, “baby watching is all about a baby and a mum who comes in and we have 15 minutes to watch the baby. After that we have to describe the baby and what happened in the session.” Everyone in the class enjoyed them coming in and are grateful to get the opportunity to see such a caring mother first hand. Hopefully in the future other year groups might get the chance to join in the sessions! A big thank you to our head teacher Miss Lovelock for setting up the event.
Written by Roving Reporters Ruby and Jake (year 5)
Children in Forest School have completed the Tree Dressing Challenge this month. The children discussed the importance of trees and how they help to keep the air around us clean. They then created their own decorations on fabric with pictures and messages to highlight their learning around this. This activity will earn our school points towards an award from the Woodland Trust.
Our Christmas Fayre was a huge success. On Friday, friends and families headed over to the school to enjoy what we had to offer. Activities ranged from making slime, seeing the man himself Santa, learning how to create real looking wounds from make-up and many many more. There were also lots of opportunities to pick up a special present for Christmas with a variety of independent stalls selling their goods throughout the fayre.
Various children put on a musical extravaganza for all – the choir entertained us with Christmas songs, Children performed alongside the Rock Steady tutors and also performed songs using various instruments. There was plenty of food and drinks on offer to accompany the performances and many tucked into popcorn, candy floss, sausages rolls and enjoyed mulled wine and hot beverages.
It was so lovely to see so many friends, family, children and staff enjoying themselves and being entertained in a variety of ways. We are very lucky to have such a fantastic community of people and we look forward to doing it all again next year.
The Owls and Hedgehogs were very lucky this week to have a visit from a lovely lady called Chenda who taught the children all about the Christmas story. The children were fascinated to learn all about why Christians celebrate Christmas and why it is such an important time for them. The children enjoyed dressing up as different people in the nativity story, creating their own nativity scenes and completing Christmas jigsaws. The children really enjoyed the morning and are very excited to tell the Christmas story at their performance next week.
Last week we took part in an anti-bullying week because at Great Linford Primary School we do not tolerate bullying and we have many solutions to stop this, for example, the worry box, our protective hand, or talking to a teacher. We also have an online safety form on the Great Linford Primary School website. If we have any worries, our school will prevent unkind behaviour. During the anti-bullying week, a pupil in year 6 said: "we made posters and a whole blog on advice about what to do." One student in year 5 told us "we looked at different characteristics such as kind, and complimented other children using them." We also learnt about different types of bullying.
Written by Roving Reporters Thandshana and Mollie R and blogged by Freddie (Y6 Digital Leader)
This year KS1 are performing the nativity play . They are practising their tough lines and KS2 can't wait because they want to see little ones doing what they did a could of years ago. Two boys from KS1 said, "We feel nervous about performing on stage in front of the whole school."
The nativity will go to stage on Thursday 13th December so we do have some wait a bit but on it will be worth it. Everyone in KS1 is very excited yet nervous because some of them have never performed before . We can't wait to see how amazing this play is going to be!
Written by Roving Reporters Jake and Ruby and blogged by Digital Leader Faith.
Tonight saw the launch of the Great Linford Primary School Staff Vs Year 6 Pupils matches! These matches will be taking place throughout the year in a range of sports.
The selected team of 13 year 6s and the staff team of 8 met on the court after school to battle it out! The rules were simple... most baskets win! The children and staff played valiantly and the competitive spirit was high!
Final score... 12-8 to the staff!
Well played to all the children who played... you were brilliant! Thank you to the parents and staff who came to watch and cheer on their chosen side and thank you to the staff and children who played!
The next match will be in the Spring Term... Football! See you all there!