Reception and Year 1
Miss Madeley and Mrs Siddall
Mrs Pepper, Mrs Williams & Mrs Hadfield (TAs)
Inspire: "To feel we can do it"
The children in Puffins Class have taken part in “Odd Socks Day” as part of anti-bullying week. We discussed how we are all different and special and that is a good thing! The children then made beautiful collages of children to celebrate how unique and diverse we all are.
People Who Help Us
Puffins Class Care Home Visit 19 October 2021
The children learnt about our local care home, Waltham House. The children decided that they would like to make some cards and jokes for the residents.
The children also wanted to say a huge “Thank you” to all of the carers who work so very hard at all times, but especially throughout the Coronavirus pandemic. So they put together this beautiful hamper and several children visited the care home to tell their jokes to the residents and present the hamper.
Puffins Class Fire Engine Visit September 2021
Puffins Class had a fantastic morning learning all about being a firefighter as part of our "People Who Help Us" topic. The best part was getting to sit in the fire engine! Thank you to the team at Wirksworth Fire Station for coming to visit us.
The children in Puffins were fascinated by the rooftop garden that Errol and his community create in the story of "Errol's Garden," by Gillian Hibbs. We discussed different types of gardens and the children described their own gardens. The children identified that we have a beautiful sensory garden in school, a vegetable garden and wildflower areas on the field. However, they felt the Puffins balcony area was very bare so they decided they would like to plant their own little garden on the balcony. They worked together to create this lovely little garden area which has certainly brightened up the balcony. Well done Puffins
"The teaching staff, without exception, are excellent. There is always a feeling of warmth and happiness at the school - smiling children, smiling staff and smiling parents at the school gates. I feel both my children have received an excellent education at Middleton Primary and will be sad to leave the school at the end of the year."
Parent questionnaire May 2021