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This week’s challenges 11.12.17

This week’s Writing challenges Can you write a letter to Santa? Green Challenge Can you draw a picture of something you would like for Christmas. Can you write what it is? Orange Challenge Can you draw a picture of something you would like for Christmas. Write about why you would like it. Red Challenge Can you draw a picture of something you would like for Christmas. Write about why you would like it. Can you talk about what you have written? This week’s Maths challenges Can you use vocabulary associated with weight? Green Challenge Can you say which is heaviest/lightest? Orange Challenge  Can you weigh the objects to see which are heaviest/lightest and choose the correct equipment to check? Red Challenge  Can you estimate which objects are heaviest/lightest and choose the correct equipment to check? Can you order three objects by weight? Unit challenge To make a present for...

This week’s challenges 27.11.18

This week’s Writing challenges Can you write a card? Green Challenge Can you create a card for a friend or someone in your family and write your name in it? Orange Challenge Can you create a card for a friend or someone in your family and write a message inside? Red Challenge Can you create a card for a friend or someone in your family and write a message inside? Can you talk about what you have written? This week’s Maths challenges Can you make a tally chart? Green Challenge to find out children’s hair or eye colour and say which is the most popular. Orange Challenge  Can you find out children’s hair or eye colour and say which is the most and least popular and say why? Red Challenge  Can you make your own chart and say which is the most and least popular? Unit challenge To make a celebration...

This week’s challenges 20.11.17

This week’s Writing challenges Can you write about a family celebration? Green Challenge to draw a picture and talk about your drawing. Orange Challenge to draw a picture and write about it. Red Challenge to write about and draw a family celebration. Can you talk about what you have written? This week’s Maths challenges Can you subitise? Green Challenge  to represent 6. Orange Challenge  to represent 6 in two different ways? Convince me that you have made 6. Red Challenge to represent 6 in at least three different ways. Can you use the words same and different to describe them? Unit challenge To make a...

This week’s challenges 13.11.17

This week’s Writing challenges Can you write about Build a Bear? Green Challenge to draw a picture and talk about your drawing. Orange Challenge   to draw a picture and write about it. Red Challenge to write about and draw something from Build a Bear. Can you talk about what you have written? This week’s Maths challenges Can you measure? Green Challenge  to pick two teddies and say which is the tallest/shortest. Orange Challenge  to measure a teddy with cubes and say how many long they are. Red Challenge to measure a teddy with cubes and say how many long they are. Which is the tallest? Unit challenge To make something for a...

Nottingham in the Past in 2H

Wow! We have had a busy half term in 2H. We have been learning lots about Nottingham in the Past. We dressed up to take part in drama activities about working in the Raleigh Factory. We visited the Jubilee Campus , the site of the old Raleigh Factory. We had an amazing day at Sherwood Forest where we learnt about the life of Robin Hood.

Year 5’s Greek Food

Year 5 have been designing a salad.  For the last few weeks we have been learning about the kind of food that the ancient Greeks would have grown and eaten.  We have been thinking about what we would like in our own Greek Salad and have begun to design what it would be like.  Here are some of their ideas.  Next we are going to have a go at making...

Year 6 – Kingswood

As we settle in for night 2 at Kingswood, we have shared our favourite moments. So far highlights include: raft building, zip wire and archery (oh and of course the food). We are looking forward to the climbing wall tomorrow. We have had lovely weather for the most part and are all happy and healthy. We will continue to send regular messages through marvellousme. We are looking forward to seeing you all Friday.

Football Match Staff vs Pupils July 2017

The muggy weather on Wednesday morning didn’t alter any spirits at the latest pupils v teachers football game at Middleton Primary School. As the players took to their positions on the pitch, pupils lined up at the sides eager to cheer on their peers, or for some , their favourite teachers. The adults were sure to face stiff competition but they never expected such a skillful display from the children.The final score doesn’t need any comment: 3 – 1.Following this crushing defeat to the Year 6/5 squad , the teachers have decided to be back with a vengeance next year.

This week’s challenges 17.07.17

This week’s writing challenges Can you write a message to the new children? Green Challenge to use enough correct letters that people can read your writing Orange Challenge   to remember to use finger spaces so that someone else can read your writing. Red Challenge to remember fingers spaces, a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end of your sentence. Can you use some digraphs and spell your bear words correctly? This week’s Maths challenges Can you use the language associated with money? Green Challenge  to use money to pay for items in the summer shop. Orange Challenge  to use the correct coin(s) to pay for items in the summer shop. Red Challenge to be the shop keeper and give the correct change.   Unit challenge To create an...

Water Safety Assembly with Royal Life Saving Society UK

Learning to be safe near water is an important part of a child’s education. The risk of accidental drowning is particularly high during warmer weather and the school holidays, so last week we had a special assembly to learn how to stay safe whether we are in, on or beside water this summer. We played “Spot the dangers!” with Mr Elliot. Water may look safe but it could be hazardous. We learn to spot and keep away from dangers. You may swim well in a warm indoor pool, but that does not mean that you will be able to swim as well in cold water or in the sea. The dangers of water include:
•it is very cold
•there may be hidden currents
•it can be difficult to get out (steep slimy banks)
•it can be deep
•there may be hidden rubbish, e.g. shopping trolleys, broken glass
•there are no lifeguards
•it is difficult to estimate depth
•it may be polluted and may make you ill
The pupils learnt the different beach flags thanks to the Royal Life Saving Society and their amazing organization.
And now our children know both emergency numbers: 999 and 112 ( This operates exactly the same as 999 and directs you to exactly the same emergency call centre. The important thing about 112 is that it will work on a mobile phone anywhere in the world. So on your next foreign holiday, you don’t need to make a note of the emergency number for the country you visit; you just need 112. Incidentally, a EU requirement is that emergency call centres must provide a translations service).

This week’s challenges 03.07.17

This week’s writing challenges Can you make a non-fiction book about lighthouses? Green Challenge Use enough correct letters that someone else can read your writing. Orange Challenge Remember to use finger spaces so that someone else can read your writing. Red Challenge Remember a capital letter at the beginning and a full stop at the end of your sentence. Include finger spaces. Can you use a digraph? This week’s maths challenges Can you double? Green Challenge Count out then double numbers to 5. Orange Challenge Double numbers to 10. Red Challenge Double numbers to 20. Record answers. Unit challenge To make a...