Monthly Archives: October 2018

Nottingham Contemporary project

Year  4 Nottingham Contemporary Art Project

Dear Parents and Carers,

Class 9 and 10 are involved in a very exciting project with The Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery in Nottingham City Centre. To begin the project, Year 4 children will visit the Gallery on the morning of Wednesday 14st November.

We will leave The Milford Academy and catch a tram into Nottingham city centre.  At the Gallery, we will view the exhibition and participate in workshops.  The Gallery visit will take place between 10.00 and 12.00. Lunch will be eaten at the Gallery then we will return to school. Everyone will need a packed lunch for that day.  Children entitled to a free school meal will be given a lunch bag from school.

The Gallery exhibition is called, ‘Still I Rise’ and  is a major group exhibition  exploring  the role women have played in the history of resistance movements and the creation of alternative forms of living since the late 19th century.  Images will be discussed sensitively and age appropriately.

Following the Gallery visit, there will be two workshops in school with project artists who will develop ideas from the exhibition with the children. Children will then create their own art work.

The project will end in an exhibition of the children’s work at the Nottingham Contemporary Gallery .The exhibition will take place on the weekend of  9th and 10th March but pupils will also visit the exhibition at the gallery with school on 7th or 8th March.

We are all very excited about the project. It is an amazing opportunity for the children to explore ideas, get creative, discuss issues, develop confidence and enjoy exhibiting their work!

For the Gallery visit on Wednesday 14st November, each class will need at least four parent helpers.  It is essential that we have additional adult support to travel safely to and from the gallery on the tram. If you are able to commit to helping on the day, please let us know by returning the slip below.

The cost of the visit to the Gallery is funded by school and the Nottingham Contemporary. A donation of £1.00 would be appreciated to cover the cost of the tram.

We are all looking forward to this exciting project.

Thank you,

Mrs Haslam and Mr Goff,

Pirate Adventures

Our theme this week was Pirates. We have had lots of fun building our own Pirate Ship and learning about pirate life.

We started the week working on our pirate ship.

First of all we needed a Flag.

Portholes are like windows in the side of our ship.

Anchors away.

Making treasure maps using paprika paint , X marks the spot.

Digging for buried treasure was fun but unfortunately we did not find any.

One of our children came as a real life pirate, Oh ahhhh.

At the end of a swash buckling week, we were ready to set sail.

Sailing the seven seas with our friends.

Join us next week for another adventure.

Mrs Lane


A Super Day at Sudbury!

We all had a fantastic day at Sudbury Hall!

We were put to work up the chimney!

We enjoyed playing with toys from the Victorian Times.

It was really nice to sit and enjoy our lunch outside in the sunshine!

Year 1 Team

Next week in F2…

Here is a little bit of information about what we will be covering next week in F2.  Each week this will be displayed on the classroom door for parents to see.  If you have any questions, please pop in and ask at the end of the day.

Week Commencing 15th October:

Topic My Community
Literacy Focus Phonics
Maths Focus Capacity
PSED Taking turns
Phonics e, v, w, z
Craft Collage
Outdoors Child initiated activities with a variety of equipment set out throughout the week
PE Parachute games
UW/EAD Painting
Music Exploring genres of music
Story of the week FunnyBones
Visits / Notes  

F2 Visit to the Library and Flower Park

F2 Visit to the Library and Flower Park

On Thursday 25th October the F2 children will be taking a walk to Clifton Library and the Flower Park. The aim  is to talk about the autumnal changes that are happening this time of year and to encourage children’s love of stories and books, all in the local community. Children may bring their library cards and take out some books if they wish. If this is the case, please let us know and make sure they have their book bag.

We are in need of parent helpers to accompany our walk. Unlike many of our Nursery trips, this is not a family trip. If you are able to spend the session supporting our walk, please let us know. Without extra volunteers we will not be able to leave the school site. Please complete the form at the bottom and hand it back to your child’s teacher.

Many Thanks

Mrs Smith and Mrs Litchfield