Wednesday, 27 February 2013

World Education Games 2013 - Take part in this year's events and be part of history!

The World Education Games already holds one world record- for the largest online Mathematics competition. This year they are making three world record attempts, to smash their Mathematics record as well as set a new record for the world's largest Literacy and Science competition.
The warm up for these events have begun. KS2 and KS3 students have their personal login code and password. If you are KS4 or KS5 and would like to take part please see Mrs Molnar-Smith for your code.
Remember these important dates:
  • World Literacy Day is on 5th March
  • World Maths Day is on 6th March
  • World Science Day is on 7th March

Visit this website and get practising! www.worldeducationgames.com

Sainsbury's Vouchers

We are now collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids’ Vouchers. There is a box at the end of the KS2 corridor for students to put their vouchers in.

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Sammy Oram-Jones in the MK Citizen

Sammy Oram-Jones
Click the link below to read the article on the MK Citizen website:

Samuel pleased with early form in his new kart team

Monday, 25 February 2013

World War 2 in Year 5 and 6


For the rest of this school year we are looking at the events of World War 2. We would really appreciate any help with family artefacts, memories or relevant information that we would be able to share and which would enhance our work. Please contact Mrs Wakefield if any of this is possible.

Easter Egg Design Competition

Why not show off your artistic talents and design a decorated Easter Egg? Design and colour in an egg template (that you can get from your form tutor this week) with patterns or any Easter theme.
 
Fantastic prizes to be won for each Key Stage from EYFS to Year 13. The winning egg designs will be on display at:
 

 
Entries must be submitted by Friday 8th March.

Friday, 15 February 2013

News Quiz

Congratulations to Mr Roper's form who narrowly beat Mrs Wakefield's form by just 1 point to win this week's news quiz.

Missed the international week news quiz? Click here to test your knowledge of current affairs!

Stay and Play Events

Little GEMS International will be hosting Stay and Play Events at the Webber Independent School.

Please click the link below to find out what we will be doing and when they will be happening:

Music Festival

LGI Trip to Aspley Woods

Thursday, 14 February 2013

International Week: Italia

Everyone from EYFS to Year 9 has been learning about Italian language, culture, geography and cookery during their MFL lessons this week. You can see the full-size display in Room 2.

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Recycling Trip

Years 3 and 4 had a brilliant time at the Recycling Centre. 
 
We learnt about the importance of recycling, the types of materials that can be recycled and the process of recycling.

 
We made beautiful bracelets from beads that had been made from recycled plastic. It was an absolutely fantastic experience!
 

e-Safety

There is a new page on the school blog with lots of advice, for both students and parents, on how to stay safe online. Click here to go to the e-Safety page.

Monday, 11 February 2013

International Week Programme

Click on the images below to learn more about the activities and events planned for our first international week.


Weather Update

School will be open as usual today. Please take care when driving into school and check the website throughout the day for updates.

Friday, 8 February 2013

International Week Logo Competition Winner

1st place: Honami Inoue
After much deliberation in the staff room the judges reached a decision on the winner of the logo competition. The standard of entries was very high and it was difficult to choose an overall winner. However, the judges were impressed with the Honami Inoue's thoughful design which is the overall winner. Well done Honami!

The students were asked to give an explanation of their logo designs. Honami wrote "The fact that International Week, I drew students of a different race. Made heart-shaped planet, things together, mind and world."

Thursday, 7 February 2013

Improvements to Our School

Danyal in Year 12 has very clear ideas about what should be improved in our school. Have a look at the MFL blog to find out!

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Insects, Marine Life and Art Nouveau

These recently completed pieces of work are by Year 11 GCSE Art and Design students.The project entitled Insects, marine and Art Nouveau, saw students go on a visit to London to get inspiration for the project. Students made studies of Art Nouveau jewellery in The Victoria and Albert Museum and then went on to see bugs, butterflies and marine life in The Natural History Museum. The following mixed media 2D relief pieces are some of the students' responses to the theme.
 
Sean Crompton - Snorkelling
Rachel Thorpe - Butterfly face

Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day and the theme for 2013 is 'Connect with Respect'. To learn more about staying safe online visit the 'thinkuknow' website.
 

Monday, 4 February 2013

International Week Logo Competition

International week is fast approaching and this week a competition is running to find a logo to represent next week's theme. The winning student's logo will be used on international week materials, the school website and blog.

See your form tutor for an entry form or click here. Entry forms should be handed into the school office no later than 9.20am on Friday 8th February 2013. Entries are welcome from students in any year group.

Good luck!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Maps, Models and Hurricane-Proof Houses!

Hurricane-proof house design by Becky, Ali and Emily
There have been several posts on the Geography blog this week including some examples of work done by students.

This week students in Year 7 learnt how to create their own map layers for Google Maps and used their new skills to make interactive maps about Milton Keynes, which you can find links to here. As part of their study of settlement the students have also made models showing the settlement hierarchy, click here to see some of their work.

Last term Year 9 studied hurricanes and as part of their work on the topic they designed hurricane-proof houses, a selection of their designs can be found here.