What’s on at Middleton Primary
A “poisson d’avril” ( April’s Fish) is a joke made on April 1st. In France, children try to stick a fish picture on their friends’ back. When the joke is discovered, they shout “poisson d’avril !”. We loved it and we even put some fishes on teachers’ backs.
Yesterday Year 5 discovered the website Language Angels and played some revision games. They absolutely loved it.
As part of our science curriculum, the children in Year 6 were invited to an event at Wollaton Hall called ‘After Dinner Nap – Food and Sleep’. The children took part in two workshops: one with a professor from the University of Nottingham based on the world’s most common bird, the chicken; the other, a tour of Wollaton Hall with its curator, looking at the many species of animals on display and learning about their sleep patterns. We learnt many fascinating facts about animals and birds of all kinds and it proved to be a highly interesting and educational experience. The museum are hoping to set up a Citizen’s Science research project into sleep as a result of this event.
On Tuesday 27th February, Year 3 went to the Lakeside Arts Centre to explore what life was like as a Viking. The children had opportunities to create different types of jewellery and developed Viking Poetry with a young poet Laureate from Nottingham called Georgina Wilding.
The children also had time to visit the exhibition where they engaged with the information and played games as well as dressing up as a Viking person.
We took part in the “Girls Can” event at Harvey Hadden Leisure center. Middleton was proud to be part of this initiative to encourage more girls to be active and take up sports. We spent a fun afternoon in company of 16 other primary schools.
Two weeks ago we had the pleasure of welcoming two German exchange students from Bilborough College. They stayed with us for three days engaging the children and introducing them to German life and culture. Our pupils really enjoyed meeting these young people and learning about what it is like to be a young person in Germany today.
This year yet again the Middleton Talent Show offered an impressive array of talent! There were never before seen acts, like the amazing Record Breaking Spinning Wheel, the Toxic Waste Bucket Challenge and Synchronized Swimming without water! So that you can have a glimpse of these jaw dropping performances here are 182 photos spread over 5 posts. Enjoy! Middleton wishes you best wishes for the Christmas Season.