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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...

This week’s challenges 26.06.17

This week’s Writing challenges Can you write a pirate story? 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 measure? Green Challenge  to say which is heaviest/lightest or longest/shortest. Orange Challenge  to measure the objects to see which are heaviest/lightest or longest/shortest, choosing the correct equipment to use. Red Challenge to estimate which objects are heaviest/lightest or longest/shortest, choosing the correct equipment to use to measure the objects.   Unit challenge To make a treasure...

Year 3: Harry Potter Game in French

Last week we played the famous Harry Potter Game in French. As usual it was a huge success. Children ran around casting spells and asking questions such as ” Qu’est-ce que tu fais?” ( What are you doing?) and answering ” Je bois” ( I am drinking), ” Je mange” ( I am eating) or ” Je saute” ( I am jumping) depending on the situation. Well done to all our pupils!

Year 4 : French at Bluecoat Academy

Year 4 children spent one hour at Bluecoat Academy with some Year 10 pupils to practice their French. They played lots of language games and they thoroughly enjoyed the activities. The secondary teacher was really impressed by their skills and everybody had a lovely time. Special Thanks to Mr Trodd.