A challenge was set out last week for you at home to send a picture of a blue flower to Miss. Lovelock. This could be achieved in any creative way desired - photography, painting, drawing, model, cake - the choices were endless. Every picture sent was so wonderful, we thought we would share them to spread the joy! Here are your creations!
Years 4, 5 and 6 were treated to a forensic investigation workshop last week in celebration of 'British Science Week'. We had a great time being forensic investigators who were tasked with solving a crime. We had to seal off the crime scene, gather evidence without contaminating it and explore different finger prints and DNA to work out who the suspect was. Everyone had a great time and really enjoyed getting involved and solving the crime.
As part of our topic 'The Romans' we have been learning about catapults in art. We talked about various materials and why they would/wouldn't be suitable for a catapult and then got designing. We got to use saws to cut our shape so had to be very careful. Check back here in a few weeks to see the final models and see whether they were successful or not.
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 4 continued with their 'sound' topic in science this week combining science and music. We explored the term pitch and volume by using different musical instruments. We played them loudly then softly and had to work out what we did with each instruments to get the different pitch. We enjoyed playing them loudly the most!
Year 4 had a great time being introduced to their new topic for this half term; The Elizabethans. We listened to Elizabethan music and wrote about how we were feeling and different emotions the music evoked in us. We were then taught how to make 'ruffs' and to draw in the style of Elizabethan portrait artist Nicolas Hilliard.
We took a large squad to the athletics festival. All the children participated really well and did their best which was amazing!
Amazingly, 5 of our children came in the top 16 in Milton Keynes and they came to the MK Athletics finals last Saturday. The children showed determination, resilience, competitive spirit and great sportsman ship and we were very proud of them no matter how they did.
Our results in these finals were brilliant! Well done to:
- Jaime for coming 2nd in the whole of Milton Keynes in the Senior Boys Triple Jump.
- Joshua for qualifying for the finals of the Junior Boys 75m and coming 7th
- Geraldine for qualifying for the finals of the Junior Girls 150m sprint and coming joint 3rd!
- Tahera for competing in the Junior Girls Vortex throwing event and coming in the top 10.
- Sofia for competing in the Junior Girls Long Jump event and coming in the top 10.
Amazing! Thank you to all the staff and parents who came to support and gave up their Saturday!
As part of the Young Coders competition some of year four and five were involved in this year, they were given the opportunity to spend a morning at Bletchley Park (The National Museum of Computing). Amongst other activities, we had a tour of the museum and used BBC microcomputers to program a rocket trajectory game. We also saw the world's oldest working computer and each got a turn to operate it. We finished the morning playing on a range of computer games from different decades. Mrs Lovegood was horrified to learn the children thought a game she played during her childhood was " positively ancient". A great morning had by all!
Last night, Year 3 and 4 tennis team took part at the Year 3/4 Tennis Festival at Stony Stratford Tennis Centre.
The children played really well in their first festival and came 4th in their group. We are so proud of them! It was so lovely to see our young sports participants with such determination, resilience and amazing sportsmanship. Well done!
Today Year 4 were lucky enough to visit the Harry Potter Studio Tour. We were absolutely amazed by the different scenes and props, and enjoyed learning about how they could have been made. We visited the potions classroom, the Gryffindor common room and even the Forbidden Forest! We saw the Dursleys' house and the knight bus, and then were fortunate enough to visit Gringotts bank, which had a rather terrifying dragon inside! We then took a stroll through Diagon Alley to an enormous scale model of Hogwarts castle! We all agreed that it was truly a magical place to be!