In French we have been studying the famous 19th century painting “Le Radeau de la Méduse” by Théodore Géricault. This dramatic painting depicts the survivors of a shipwreck on a raft and we have been analysing the artist’s use of composition. The children made a sketch of it and then had a lot of fun reenacting the scene to explore the effects of the composition and the emotions portrayed.
On Friday, 10 February Middleton Primary was awarded the ‘School of the Year’ from the Nottinghamshire Lawn Tennis Association. The Judges declared that ‘overall Middleton is the perfect proactive school taking every opportunity to provide their pupils with the opportunity to play tennis.
Mrs Reed collected the Award on behalf of the school.
To round up our topic about Food in French, the children have been working on the artist Giuseppe Arcimboldo and his amazing “fruit faces”. The pupils produced their own art work using cuttings from magazines. They thoroughly enjoyed the lesson and came up with some amazing portraits.
For our launch for the ‘Me and My World’ topic we visited Wollaton Hall. We used iPads to take photographs of the beautiful building and used our sketchbooks to draw aspects of the Hall that interested us.
Mr Crosby, our English Coordinator, has made some videos to help children and parents with handwriting. They are available on internet through our website:
(Or go on http://www.middletonprimary.com then click on “Day to Day” on the right hand side and then scroll down to Videos)
And on our YouTube Channel:
Go on YouTube, write “Middleton Primary School Nottingham” in the search engine and then click on our logo)
In April, some Maths videos will be uploaded through the same media. We will let you know as soon as they are available.