Well done and a huge thank you to everyone who took part in Beat the Street. We finished 2nd and won £250 of sports equipment for the school !
As part of British Science Week, we had a whole school science day. We were very lucky to have a visit from a scientist from the Open University who started our day with a bang (quite literally)! Our visitor demonstrated atomospheric pressure to us by inflating a balloon inside a bottle, he also made colourful 'elephant toothpaste' that came foaming out of the top of bottles and he demonstrated how to make a plastic bottle shrink without melting it with a flame!
As part of Science Day, we used our DT skills to make a model and then applied our enquiry skills to lead an investigation to test our models. Across the school we had: aeroplanes, boats, Roman Catapults and eco-friendly shoes. We tested our models for their intended purpose and recorded our findings.
The children (and staff!) had a great day dressing up as their favourite book character and taking part in lots of book-related reading and writing activities throughout the day.
Children at Middleton have been celebrating the 50th birthday of Milton Keynes. We held an exhibition to showcase all the wonderful ways the children have been learning about the history of Milton Keynes. The Exhibition displayed pictures, maps and newspapers to show the history of the town as well as some examples of children's work, including concrete cows made by Year 2 which were decorated to show different aspects of Milton Keynes. The exhibition was open to parents and Governors and we had a special guest (Ann-Marie Newman) who was voted one of the top 50 most influential people of Milton Keynes! The exhibition ended with our Year 3/4 children performing a special 'happy birthday Milton Keynes' song and a group of year 5's who composed and performed a song with trumpets.
Some of our Year 5 children applied to be Park Rangers, to promote outdoor learning. They attended a conference along with children from other schools and participated in outdoor activities.
Our School Council children attended a tree planting ceremony at Milton Keynes Village to mark the MK50 celebrations. Please click on the links below to see some of the children in the local news.
http://www.itv.com/news/anglia/update/2017-01-24/itv-news-anglia-special-programme-to-mark-milton-keynes-at-50/ You need to scroll down to the video and click play. It is a very long clip but we are on first after 1 minute 5 seconds, then again after 3 minutes 5 seconds and again after 6 minutes 10 seconds.
And again on Channel 5
Well done to all the children who participated in Young Voices at the O2 Arena. They had an amazing experience and are already talking about entering for next year !!
Year 5 went to Bletchley Park to learn more about Bletchley's historical and local involvement in the war. They were able to have a go at breaking codes, using the Morse code, Caesar wheels and pig-pen codes. They were also able to explore the mansion and huts in which codes from the Bombe Machine were broken and explore Alan Turing's hut where many secret messages were deciphered.
Children in Year1 completed their topic about pirates by dressing up for the day. They sang pirate songs, told pirate stories and went on a scavenger hunt.
Year 4 have been learning about volcanoes and created some fantastic models. They had great fun making their volcanoes 'erupt' !
Our Year 6 children had a fantastic time at MK Discovery Centre, learning how chemistry works in real life.
Remembrance Day 11th November 2016
On Friday 11th November the whole school gathered together for a Remembrance Service just before 11am. Leading up to this event each child created a wooden spoon poppy that was planted by the School Council on the grass. Parents, families, friends and governors joined us for a special Remembrance Service where children from Year 5 and 6 read poems that they had written and Year 4 sang a song in french. Then, we had our 2 minute silence that all of the children so respectfully joined in with. Our service concluded with Harry from Year 5 playing part of 'The Last Post' on his trumpet.
Many thanks to all of the children for their hard work leading up to this event and for their outstanding behaviour and the respect they showed during the service.
We would also like to thank all the parents, families, friends and governors that came along to support us with this event.
Year 5 Space Day 2016
Children and staff in Year 5 got into cosmic groove this half term with a hook to get everyone excited by space. The space day involved lots of hands on fun and learning. We made model solar systems when teams of children created DIY planets and underwent astronaut training to see if we could become space explorers of the future. Oh, and we all got dressed up too!
On Wednesday 6th May a team of 12 parents, staff and governors went to the Silverstone 10K run. We weren't quite sure what to expect as this was the first time Middleton have entered a team into the annual race. When we arrived it was cold, raining and very busy. Finding out that we were going to be running amongst 900 other people was exciting but did create a slightly nervous atmosphere. The race started at 7.30pm and we ran in heavy rain and wind. However, our Middleton team pulled through and all 12 of our team members finished the race in under an hour. Everyone finished with a smile and community spirit was at a high.
We came 5th out of 15 other schools that entered- very good for our first attempt!
Team Middleton were very enthused and we will definitely be doing it again next year! Get your running trainers on everyone...
Frosts Wheelbarrow Competition! Saturday 18th April
To celebrate National Gardening Week, Middleton children have taken part in a local competition. The children needed to design something to go into a wheelbarrow. There were lots of fantastic entries! Our final design looked fantastic and Miss Baxter took it to Frosts garden centre for it to be judged by Alan Titchmarsh. The vote is also open to the public so go and vote for Middleton if you can!!
Thursday 5th March - World Book Day
Thank you to all the parents who came into school to help us celebrate World Book Day. The children really enjoyed dressing as pirates and working alongside their parents and grandparents!
Monday 2nd March 2015
We had a very exciting start to Book Week when Mr Wooton arrived in assembly with a very old treasure chest! Who did it belong to? Where had it come from? What was inside? We had lots of fun writing about some of our ideas to answer these questions. All will be revealed later in the week!
Congratulations to all our competition winners
Y1 – Edward Robertshaw, Myra Vora, Antonio Dalios
Y2 – Georgia, Annabelle Lucas, Emily Warr
Y3 – Azeem Maruf, Adam Parker
Y4 – Callum Wilkinson, Jason Bradshaw-Mendez
Y5 – Callum Hiett, Abigail Brown
Y6 - Dhruv Mistry
Staff at Middleton love nothing more than to lose themselves in a book….and they have been caught in the act! Can you guess the staff members hiding behind their favorite book? All children are invited to enter the competition with a chance to win a £5 gift voucher to spend at the Scholastic Book Fair. All entries must be handed in to school by 9am on Thursday 27th February. There will be a winner from each year group—in the case of a tie, the winner will be chosen by the tie break sentence.
The competition form is on the last 2 pages of the Book Week Newsletter below.