Friday 19 May 2023International Schools AwardWe were delighted to welcome Lilian Greenwood, MP for Nottingham South, into school to hear about our reaccreditation of the International Schools Award for 2022-25. The group of children pictured below spent time talking with Lilian about some of the international aspects that run through our curriculum and our wider school activities. They also spoke about what being a Rights Respecting School means to them. Lilian spoke briefly too about the role of an MP which was really interesting for the children to hear.
Tuesday 7 February 2023Turkish and Syrian Earthquake AppealFollowing the tragic events this week in Turkey and Syria, we are asking for your support in raising funds to help the British Red Cross appeal. Friday 10th February will be a non-uniform day and we welcome any donations you are able to make towards the relief effort.
Friday 20 January 2023Dare to Invent DayAll of the children at Middleton became little inventors during our ‘Dare to Invent’ Design and Technology Day. Each year group worked collaboratively to come up with a unique invention to either solve an existing problem or make an improvement to something. The children used their knowledge and creative thinking to come up with ideas that were useful, ingenious and great fun! Some examples of these included modes of transport with a twist, devices to help differently-abled aliens, multi-functional beds, toothpaste-dispensing toothbrushes and many, many more!
Monday 14 November 2022Odd Socks Day 2022To mark the beginning of Anti-Bullying Week, we celebrated Odd Socks Day. Children came to school wearing their odd socks, to promote the message that everyone is unique and we all need to respect each others' individuality. We also made odd socks bunting that was displayed in the school foyer and on the railings in front of school.
Monday 7 November 2022Linguists of the MonthEach month, Mr Lantelme - our Languages Lead Teacher - selects two children who have demonstrated particularly positive attitude and achievement in their language work. This month's award went to Lukas in Y5 as Linguist of the Month and Isobel S in Y3 as French Speaker of the Month.
Monday 12 September 2022Pakistan flood appeal fundraiserWe came together as a school community to raise awareness of the terrible floods that have been affecting large areas of Pakistan in recent weeks. We made September 12th a non-uniform day and asked for donations towards the Disaster Emergency Appeal. Thanks to your very generous donations, over £2000 was raised.
Friday 10 June 2022Sports Week, June 2022The first week back after half term was devoted to a whole school Sports week. Children from F2 to Y6 took part in a whole range of activities both in school and off-site. These included: a climbing wall brought on-site for 3 days for every child in Y1 up to challenge themselves on, orienteering in Wollaton Park, Y1 and Y3 visiting Bluecoat Wollaton for athletics led by their PE team and student ambassadors, Y4 spending a day at the Rothesay Open at the Nottingham Tennis Centre (being coached and then watching professional matchplay), tennis coaching on-site from Izzy Bramhall from Wollaton Village Tennis Club, Y2s all bringing bikes or scooters for a riding session around the grounds, and a host of other games and activities such as curling, boccia, cricket, basketball, handball and dodgeball.
Tuesday 29 March 2022Primary ParliamentOn 29th March, a group of our Y6 school councillors attended the Spring session of Primary Parliament at the Council House in the city centre. Along with representatives from other schools, they took part in a range of activities linked to Nottingham's plans to become a UNICEF 'Child Friendly City'. The event was designed to help councillors gather pupil voice on whatcriteria they should focus on in their bid.
Wednesday 9 March 2022Values Day, 23rd FebruaryThis was a fabulous day for us all to focus on our Middleton values and get involved in a whole range of practical activities linked tothe strands of I, We and Our:
Monday 15 November 2021Odd Socks DayTo launch Anti-Bullying Week (with the theme this year of 'One Kind Word'), we came to school in our odds socks today! Odd Socks Days is about encouraging people to express themselves and celebrate their individuality - and in so doing for everyone to show respect for each others' unique and diverse qualities!
Monday 18 October 2021Football Champions!What an amazing success for Middleton! On October 7th, we competed in the Nottingham Forest Schools 6-a-side Competition, at Forest Sport Zone. The Y6 team won the Cup, displaying superb football alongside full commitment and excellent tactical skills. On their path to victory, the team won 8 matches and beat off strong competition from 22 other Nottingham primary schools.
Wednesday 8 September 2021Y5 Running Club re-startsAn amazing 36 of our Y5 children joined Mrs Sadler Penn and Mr Rainford for their first lunchtime run of the year around Wollaton Park. Despite the high temperatures, they managed to cover 2.10km in just under 20 minutes. Brilliant running by all!
Saturday 29 May 2021FA Schools Football WeekOn Thursday 27th May, our Key Stage 2 children all had the chance to join in with a football tournament, playing a series of year group matches under sunny blue skies. The national event is organised to promote the sport and to get as many children as possible playing football at the same time. Thanks to Mr Rainford and Mr Lantelme for organising the event and for refereeing the games; the matches were played in a really good spirit and fortunately no yellow or red cards had to be shown!
Saturday 29 May 2021Elmer Day fundraiserThe week commencing May 24th was Charity Awareness Week at Middleton. Children took part in various activities to enhance their understanding of the concept of 'charity', and also came up with some ideas to raise money as well as awareness. Our Year 4 children organised a sponsored walk in Wollaton Park and raised over £400 for the RSPCA - an amazing effort! On Friday, we celebrated Elmer Day - a day to celebrate inclusivity and for everyone to show their true colours. Hence, instead of school uniform all children and staff came in their choice of bright clothes. Here are some pictures of one of our Y1 classes dressed brightly and displaying some of their Elmer activities.
Tuesday 15 December 2020Year 2 traditional talesYear 2 ended their traditional tales topic with a fabulous dressing up day.
Monday 14 December 2020Y4 French monsters!Over the last two weeks, Year 4 have been creating monsters and describing them in French using the correct name for each body part and the right colour and number. We finished our topic with a game of "Who's Who?", using these monsters and with a Boogie Woogie dance involving our jambes, pieds, mains, ventres, doigts, tetes, bras etc.
Tuesday 17 November 2020Odd Socks DaySome classes began Anti Bullying Week by wearing odd socks. This is to help highlight our uniqueness and to show that this is what makes us special and who we are. The theme for Anti Bullying Week this year is 'United Against Bullying'.
Friday 13 November 2020Children in Need DayWe raised an amazing £1050 for Children in Need. Thank you to everyone for your generous donations and to Mrs Garton for baking 600 delicious Pudsey cookies!