This week, Year 3 entered the virtual world through VR headsets as part of our volcano topic. We were able to visit volcanoes around the world, and find these exciting places on maps. Everyone enjoyed the opportunity to explore volcanoes up close as well as seeing the insides of them to understand how they work. We even took a trip through space to visit a volcano on Mars!
Year 2 had a lovely time on our local walk around Great Linford. We got into our groups and then followed the redway and pavements around the village and down the high street. On our walk we saw many interesting things such as the post box, the telephone box and the manor house. We discussed the history behind these places and also looked with interest at the canal boats! The children enjoyed seeing different surroundings and we will be using our walk to write a recount next week.
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.
Some children from year 4/5 and 6 all went to watch 'The Little Mermaid' performed by the Northern Ballet Company.
It was insipring to see the dancers performing as well as their beautiful costumes, make and scenery. The Ballet was accompanied by a live orchestra which we could see beneath us. It was an amazing experience and has hopefully inspired some of our children to become a part of the dance, music and theatrical world in the future.
The tale loosely followed the well known 'Disney' version, however there were a few twists and a very unexpected ending! Here is a link to more of what the Northen Ballet Comapny do, including so behind the scenes videos:
Welcome back! We hope that you all enjoyed your Easter break.
We have started our summer term by a lovely wet walk around the local area! We set out to be explorers for the morning and use our different senses to discover what we would see, hear and smell. On our walk we saw different house styles, spring flowers and even a narrowboat. We listened to the birds and the wind rustling the tress and felt the rain!!
Thank you to the parents that helped us with the walk, these things wouldn't be possible without you.
We have continued our explorers theme by looking at what an explorer actually is and the skills they would need. We created a bank of questions that we are hoping to answer over the course of the topic. The children enjoyed using google maps on street view, to look at where they live and the local area and then find other countries they might want to explore.
Today Year 5 went on a trip to the Synangogue to learn more about Judaism. We learn a lot about how Jewish people worship. It was very special as we got to see lots of religious artefacts first hand and even got up close to a very special Torah that was 90 years old! Each one is carefully written by hand with special ink in a private studio - we were very lucky to see one. We learnt a song in Hebrew and had a lot of questions answered about Judaism. We are very thankful to Stanley and Sheila for showing us around the synagogue and being so welcoming!
Here are a couple of pictures from our time at the synagogue.
On Friday year One had an RE day where we found out about the importance of giving and receiving gifts at Christmas and why gifts are so significant at this time of year. In the afternoon we took part in a Nativity workshop where we worked collaboratively in teams to create a nativity scene . We had a wonderfully creative and enjoyable afternoon!
Four Year 5 children had the opportunity to visit Denbigh School and spend the afternoon discussing and debating issues relating to religious education. The event was attended by different schools and children from a range of age groups, from Year 5 all the way up to sixth form students. The children sat at a long table and were given different statements and pictures, most relating to moral concepts, before having time to think about them and form their opinions. Following this, the children had a chance to stand up and voice their views in front of all the other children and teachers. Well done Younus who was brave enough to do this with a fantastic confident voice! He said "my heart was beating so fast whilst I was waiting to speak." The afternoon was enjoyed by both the adults and children and we hope to be able to attend more Youth Sacre events in the near future.
This week 81 children from different year groups enjoyed an afternoon at Milton Keynes Theatre watching Awful Auntie. We were fascinated by the theatre itself – learning that people sit on different levels – even directly above us! Puppets were used in parts of the play and so many props revolved. For those of you who have not read the book we have posted an overview below. Our children were extremely well behaved and Miss Lovelock was proud of them. Thank you to our volunteers who joined the trip. What will we go and see next...?
Awful Auntie Overview
When Stella sets off to visit London with her parents, Lord and Lady Saxby, she has no idea her life is in danger! Waking up three months later, only her Aunt Alberta can tell Stella what has happened. But not everything Alberta tells her turns out to be true and Stella quickly discovers she’s in for the fight of her life against her very own awful Auntie!
From the award-winning West End producers of Gangsta Granny comes the world premiere of David Walliams’ amazing tale of frights, fights and friendship, featuring a very large owl, a very small ghost and a very awful Auntie!
As part of our Geography learning,year one are looking at different human and physical features of their local area. Last week we investigated our play ground and this week we went on a walk around Great Linford Village,looking at the different features such as the old chapel, the red post box and houses with thatched roofs. We also looked at the ancient trees and ponds near the Manor House. We had a wonderful time and thank you to our two super mums who came with us!