Happy New Year and welcome back.
This half term our learning is largely based around the question, "How does adversity make us stronger?"
We are researching earthquakes and volcanoes and looking at ways of helping people facing challenges in their lives through natural disasters.
Please continue to support your child to complete their homework challenges, they clearly enjoy sharing their creations across school and having them displayed in our classroom.
Thank you for your continual support.
Mrs Matthews and Mrs Dodd.
Design and Technology
Wyle class have worked together in groups to design, make and evaluate marble runs. They invited Kinder class to come and try them out.
On Tuesday 9th December we had a visit from Mr. Zak Goodwin the Catering Service Manager who is the Environmental Lead for Derbyshire County Council. He explained his role in reducing waste and increasing the use of sustainable products when delivering meals across Derbyshire schools. He was extremely impressed by both the knowledge and passion of Team Wye in reducing our carbon footprint. As I am sure you are already aware, as a result of the letters he received from our class and the petition completed across school, we no longer receive single use plastic pots at Milford. In addition to this these pots will be phased out in the new year across all Derbyshire schools; what a fantastic impact the power of writing has achieved.
Team Wye are continuing their campaign, we now have a recycling point in the School hall for all crisp packets which we will forward onto St Peters Church, Belper. Please check out their website as the Church has become a local recycling centre for some difficult to recycle every day use plastic items.
Hope you all had a lovely summer and welcome back.
What a busy return to school it has been and the children are settling in very well.
Our Local Studies homework seems to be very successful with many super creations arriving daily into our classroom.
The trip to the Belper Mills was a hit and has certainly inspired the children to find out more about our local area.
We are planning some local walks and field studies to identify the historical buildings of Milford.
Tuesday spellings and times tables tests are working well, please encourage your child to prepare thoroughly.
P.E. is every Thursday and Friday - remember Kit and the removal of ear-rings/surgical tape.
Many thanks again for your continual support.
On Thursday morning Wye Class went to Derby Arena to perform with the Halle! The children had been working hard in flute lessons practising for this wonderful opportunity. We all had a great time and played really well with the orchestra.
On Friday we has a World Record Holder in School, Dan Magnus who currently holds the Guinness World record for the longest time doing Keepy-Uppy's at 26 hours. The children enjoyed a fantastic assembly when Dan performed lots of different skills and trips! Back in their classes the children all enjoyed a workshop with Dan where he showed them lots of football skills. It was a great afternoon enjoyed by all!
We hope that you have had a lovely break over half term. We are now in to our final half term and rehearsals for Pirates of the Curry Bean are well underway. The children are all working really hard to learn all of the lines and are now working out actions and stage places. Our topic of the Stone Age will continue in to this half term as we look in more detail at how they lived.
We hope that you have a lovely break over half term!
What a busy week we have had this week! In science we have been dissecting flowers to look at all the different parts. As well as science we have had lots of rehearsals for our end of year performance of Pirates Of The Curry Bean, the singing and acting is coming together nicely. In music the children have been getting ready for the Halle Concert, playing the flute and learning the songs. A quick reminder swimming lessons will start on the first Wednesday back for Wye Class. Finally we hope that you have a lovely break over half term.
Well Done Year 6!
Year 6 have worked really hard on their SATs this week. As a treat for working so hard we walked down to Re-Space cafe for a cake and a drink. The children enjoyed playing the games on offer and had fun on the interactive floor mat.
We hope you have had a lovely break over Easter!
This term our topic is the Stone Age, the children will be learning all about how they lived, what they did and the different periods during the Stone Age.
As well as learning about the Stone Age children will be developing their singing and acting skills, rehearsing for our end of year performance.
SATs is only one week away, all of the Year 6's have been working hard and are well prepared for next weeks tests.
On Wednesday 5th June Wye Class will be starting swimming lessons so please make sure your child remembers their swimming kit.
Wye Class has enjoyed dressing up as some of their favourite book characters.
Our trip to Veolia Materials Recovery Facility in Mansfield.
Wye Class enjoyed their trip to the Materials Recovery Facility in Mansfield before Christmas. During our visit the children went on a site tour and got to see all the different processes that our waste has to go through in order to be recycled. We also had a go at sorting out various items trying to get them all in the correct waste containers, and found out how long it takes items to decompose in a landfill site.
In English lessons children composed a formal letter thanking the staff at Veolia for the experience and made posters showing all the information we had learnt. We then sent our letters and posters to Veolia MRF. Over the Christmas holidays we have had an email from the staff at Veolia thanking us for our kind words and posters