What’s on at Middleton Primary
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.
We took our Hockey Club members to watch England vs Belgium in the Six Nations Tournament this week! We had fun cheering on our country and the children picked up some great skills and techniques that they later practised in Hockey Club!
The girls who attended the This Girl Can Festival had a fantastic time at Bluecoat this week. They played dodgeball, took part in obstacle races and had a brilliant time dancing! Well done girls!
A Sinoraptor visited Middleton yesterday. Look at the children’s faces!
Have you seen our wonderful jigsaw on the playground? Every child in the school helped to make this beautiful jigsaw which shows all the values we share at Middleton: Democracy, Rule of Law, Individual Liberty, Mutual Respect And Tolerance of those of different Faith And Beliefs
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).
Class 2M had a wonderful time camping trip in Wollaton Park at the end of June. We had fun building animal shelters in the woods, walked around the lake, sang, danced and toasted marshmallows around the campfire.’
The whole school celebrated Eid through lots of creative activities e.g. drama, singing, dancing and stunning artwork.
Year 4 had a fantastic morning at Bluecoat Academy. We practised our French while playing different games with some Year9. A big thank you to Mr Trodd for his support.
A big well done to Middleton’s newly appointed Water Wise Ambassadors. Our ambassadors attended a full day of water safety training last week; they did an excellent job demonstrating and practising what to do in an emergency in the water.
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 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.
Our whole school were involved in our Global Values Week .Each year group focused on a different Global Value and we ended the week with a whole school celebration , in the sunshine accompanied by some Samba music!
We had a wonderful start back to the term with a visit from Olympic athlete, Grant Turner! The children had great fun completing circuits with him in the hall and then enjoyed a truly inspirational assembly from him.