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!
Upper Key Stage Two have been taking part in a careers afternoon led by the NHS. The children started the afternoon with a talk about the brilliant variety of careers on offer to them in the NHS. We had the opportunity to look at some amazing equipment and ask lots of questions about routs into careers within the NHS. After that, the children had an opportunity to start creating some art work which will be collected next week and entered into a local competition.
Year 6 have had their first week of mindful drumming. The ‘Positive Drumming Project’ is going to be visiting Year 6 for ten weeks and teaching them about how to manage their feelings and keep calm in times of stress. They had the opportunity to develop breathing techniques and practice creating rhythms along with chants. The year group are very excited for Addy (the drumming teacher) to come back next week. Click below for the video!
During Science Week, Year 6 were lucky to have a visit from an engineer who works for Primary Engineers. The children were tasked with designing an electrically powered vehicle that will be able to move in a straight line forwards and in reverse.
The children loved the opportunity to use woodwork skills in order to create a car chassis and set of axles. Their problem solving skills were challenged when they were told they could not glue the four main pieces of wood to create the chassis but were amazed to discover that some well placed triangular pieces of card were enough to create a sturdy base!
They are now eagerly anticipating finishing their creations.
Our fantastic new Sports Ambassadors participated in the Year 5 and 6 Dodgeball Festival at Shenley Brook End Secondary School this week.
The children battled well, came up with some great tactics and dodged lots of balls! The children did amazingly well and came third overall! We are so proud of you!
Thank you to the staff and parents who came and supported. We definitely had the best cheerleading squad!