Before Christmas, all year 5 children
took part in an Explore Learning maths investigation at The Milford Academy.
Two members of the Explore Learning mathematicians team came in to school to
deliver sessions. From these sessions, four children were selected by the
visitors who had impressed them with their investigative and problem-solving
Children spent the day with children
from secondary schools and tackled more maths problem solving questions. Their
tasks involved building pyramids using matches and boxes.
The children loved their afternoon and were keen to tell the cohort all about their challenges!
This half, during our gardening
session, we further developed our understanding of the life cycle of plants by
discussing asexual and sexual reproduction.
Children had the opportunity to assist
asexual reproduction by planting bulbs and take cutting from rosemary plants.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and seeing what they had learnt in the classroom outside in nature! Miss Groves and Class 11 loved the smell of rosemary so much that we brought some back to our classroom!
part of our World War II topic, we have organised a visit to The National
Holocaust Centre for the children in Classes 11, 12, 14 and 15 on Friday 13th March. The Holocaust Centre promotes an understanding of the roots of
discrimination and prejudice and we feel that this trip would be extremely
valuable to your child/children. All
content discussed will be suitable for primary-aged children.
we need to leave school promptly at 9am, the
children will need to be in school for 8.30am. If your child is late to
school they will be unable to attend the trip. We should be back at school in
time for home-time.
child will need a packed lunch for
the day or alternatively one can be ordered from the school kitchen. Please let your child’s class teacher know by
Friday 28th February if your child requires a lunch from
have tried to keep the cost of this trip as low as we possible and therefore
school will be covering the cost of £715 for the coach to and from the
Holocaust Centre. We would like to ask you for a voluntary contribution of £7.00 per child to cover the
cost of the session at the centre. Please bring any money in a named envelope
or alternatively you can pay online through Parent Pay. If your child is entitled to free school meals
there will be no charge however a contribution towards the cost would be
If you have any queries about the trip, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s class teacher.
This year’s Year 5 and 6 pantomime will be Aladdin Trouble. Our performances will be on Thursday 16th January 2020 at 10am, and Friday 17th January at 2pm. In response to feedback from last year, we have once again decided not to put on an evening performance. Due to the nature of the show, we would need 100% attendance for each performance and this cannot be guaranteed for an evening show. I’m sure you can appreciate how difficult it would be for the children to perform with major characters missing or a small chorus to sing the songs.
Tickets will be available from the
office from Wednesday 11th
December (8.30am), where you will be able to collect 2 tickets per
family. Any spare tickets will become available on Wednesday 18th
December and into the new year.
It has been great to see the
enthusiasm from the children at this early stage of practising and we are all
really looking forward to putting on a great pantomime for you, once again!
Please be reminded that pupils must have their P.E. kits in school at all times.
P.E. kits should only be taken home if they are in need of a wash, due to getting muddy in an after school club, or if it is the end of the half-term. It is become more apparent that some year 5 children are not prepared or organised for their P.E. lessons and this is not acceptable.
If you could remind your children of the importance of being organised and prepared for lessons it would be much appreciated.