Following the successful participation of all classes from Years 1 to 6 in the qualifying rounds of Great Linford's Great Big General Knowledge Quiz, the top three children from each class progressed into the finals. Again, questions ranged from English and Geography to History and Sport.
Years 1, 2 and 3 competed in the downstairs final which was hotly contested with the winning margin only 200 points and a score of 19,738. All children did a fantastic job and enjoyed themselves greatly which was fantastic to see. In third place was Jake, in second place was Stefan and the downstairs champion who lifted the trophy for his class was Nicholas.
Years 4, 5 and 6 competed in the upstairs final. The lead continued to switch between year 4, 5 and 6 children throughout the final with all enjoying the roller-coaster this created! In third place was Eli, in second place was Mishael and in first place (by only 1 correct answer) lifting the trophy for his class was Jamie. Congratulations to all who took part!
Year 1 had a fantastic afternoon working with local textile artist Jane Charles! We are taking part in a community art project linking local people together. All the children created their own tree print on fabric using different stamps and textures. Using different colours, year 1 built up their trees and created some fantastic pieces!
Today Jane will be working with year 2 to create patterns.
To ignite our celebrations topic this term, year 1 had a party this afternoon! We spent all day preparing for Kipper's birthday party. The children wrote invitations, made decorations and cards for Kipper. We made some delicious cakes and decorated them with colourful sprinkles.
In the afternoon, we started our party with lots of dancing! We played musical statues and Miss Kerrigan came along after receiving our invitation. After our dancing, we tried our decorated cakes which were delicious. Everyone had a great time celebrating Kipper's birthday!
Next half term our home learning will be a whole school challenge. To mark the launch of our fantastic board game cafe, our competition will be for children to create their very own board game. See below for more details.
We can't wait to see all the fantastic entries come "rolling" in. (Sorry for the awful pun)
Check out our first edition of the Roving Reporters news! It was really interesting coming round to interview you all. Keep watch for future editions published here!
Read Issue 1 Here
Yesterday EYFS,KS1 and St Andrew's school enjoyed a wonderful theatre show all about Beatrix Potter and her amazing stories. We found out about Peter Rabbit,Jemima Puddleduck, Jeremy Fisher and The Tailor of Gloucester. The story was told by three people and lots of puppets! We had a marvellous time.
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!
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!