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A FOND FAREWELL

T

BY CONNOR

Oscars for Best Actress

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in

Richard Burton(1964-

and was mostly seen in a

poured

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wheelchair.

yesterday

and ‗Who‘s Afraid of

(1976-82), Larry

made a Dame in 1999.

for

Virginia Wolf‘ in 1967.

Fortensky(1991-

Elizabeth Taylor was one

beth Taylor, the Queen

Her son Michael Wilding

96).

of

of Hollywood, who died

said:

She gained noto-

surviving stars of the

at the age of 79. She

―My mother was an ex-

riety in her later

old studio system and

died of congestive heart

traordinary woman who

years

she was widely ac-

failure at Cedars-Sinai

lived life to the fullest,

friendship with the

Hospital in Los Angeles

with great passion, hu-

singer Michael Jackson ,

with her four children

mour and love. We will

who asked her to be

Roof,

Raintree

were at her side.

always be inspired by

godmother to his two

County,

Cleopatra

Taylor was catapulted to

her contribution to the

children.

fame at the age of 12

world.‖

when Jackson was

when she starred in the

In her life, she was mar-

tried for

film ‗National Velvet‘ but

ried to 7 different peo-

found not guilty of)

she went on to make as

ple, including Conrad Hil-

child abuse, Taylor

many headlines for her

ton (1950-51), Michael

stood by him.

personal life as for her

Wilding(1952-57),

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acting.

chael

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Taylor won two

her

career

for

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Todd(1957-58),

Fisher(1959-64),

John

tled numerous illnesses

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her

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claimed for her roles in Cat on a Hot Tin

2005,

and Butterfield 8, for which she won her

(and

first Oscar in 1960. Picture taken from The Daily Telegraph

London-

born star bat-

DEADLY BUS STATION BOMB IN JERUSALEM BY AMY A bomb exploded in central Jerusalem yesterday, killing one person and injuring 30 people queuing for a bus. It exploded at approximately 3:00 pm, and it was the first outrage in Jerusa-

lem for 6 years. It was a poorly executed bomb but it was not believed to have been a suicidal bomb. The bomb was left in a suitcase at the side of a bus stop, and when it exploded sent a

very loud echo through one of the busiest shopping streets in Jerusalem. During the explosion, every body stopped in their tracks and when they realised what the sound was, the street was filled with screams,

blood and tears. The bomb only killed one person, a 60 year old woman, but has left two people in a critical condition in hospital. Until yesterday, Jerusalem had been a peaceful country, but people knew

that it wouldn‘t last for long. Incidents like this used to happen all the time, but the Israelis thought they had finally solved their problem. Now people are waiting for the next attack.

Index: Page 2– Uk News and nibs, page 3- Choir, Shopping, Pancake Day, Page 4– Green Guardians, Eco Club, Gardening, Page 5-Art Club, Recipe, Cookery Club, Page 6– Estate Agents, Page 7– Journo Interview, Manor Farm, Page 8 & 9– Where‘s Milford Messenger, Page 10 & 11– Extreme Reading, Page 12– Book Reviews, Page 13– Jokes, Problem Page, Page 14– Horoscopes, Drug Aware, Page 15– Amazing Animals, Page 16– Letters to the editor, Editors Column, Meet the team, Teach….., Page 17– Nursery Haven, Super Photographers, Fire Engine Story, Page 18-Puzzles, Who is the Milford Messenger, Page 19– Science, Kingswood, Page 20- Jeremy Strong, World Book Day, Page 21– Sport-Table Tennis, Gymnastics, latest soccer news, Page 22– Sport– Football, Athletics, Bikeability.


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NEWS PAGE NEWS IN BRIEF TEENAGERS AT RISK

A LIFE IN A FISH BOWL

BUDGET CUTS ARE IN THE BAG penny per litre. On the other hand, the price of one packet of twenty cigarettes will increase by fifty pence. In addition, a pint of beer will increase by roughly 10p, a bottle of wine by 15p and spirits by 54p. There is also to going to

Teenagers are at risk of obesity, scientists found that just giving them a milkshake can make their brains go into overdrive. This is because there is a reward centre in your brain that makes you more likely to overload. So teenagers that are obese normally have a more active reward centre in their

to be a number of uni-

brain than teenagers who are

versity

under weight.

palled by an impersonator that wore the same gear as her on the stage. This 42 year old was screaming when an obsessed male fan bursts into her room. The male fan was excited to see her but Kylie wasn‘t. Kylie watched in horror as this obsessed man dances on the stage in front of all the people. WEATHER REPORT The weather is roasting hot and is hot enough to have a swim or play football. If the weather is hot make sure to put some sun cream and sun

BY OLIVIA In Carlton, Nottingham, everything seems normal but fish lover, Jack Heathcote, has something fishy going on! The 37 year old has Britain‘s largest private aquarium in the basement of his house. Jack had spent £5,000 to make the underwater wonderland. He has a variety of

tropical species which have been imported from the Amazon and Congo. Jack doesn‘t just look at the fish through glass, he joins in with them. He has a huge task of cleaning it out but it‘s worth while. He admits: They take quite a lot of up keep – and you wouldn‘t want to see my electricity bill!‖.

TAINTED TAP WATER

you don‘t get burnt. This is very unusual for this time of year. There are only a few clouds in the sky some clouds have different shapes and sizes. Some sizes are like elephant shaped. It‘s so hot you

A

79

year

old

Disaster in Japan taken from The Daily Telegraph

pensioner

landed an almighty punch on 21 year old burglar. Joan who in 2003 had breast cancer heard a noise downstairs and decided to investigate, down stairs there was a group of burglars raiding the house. Joan landed an almighty punch on one of them and sent them packing. Joan commented ―I am so grateful for my Father who took me boxing.‖

BY OLIVER George Osborne, The Chancellor of the Exchequer, has made a huge print in history by lowering budgets in Britain. The question is will the budget cut be Britain‘s recovery? On April 1st 2011, petrol prices will decrease by one

BY SAM Parents in Tokyo were yesterday warned not to give babies tap water. How will they survive? This contaminated tap water must not be drunk, if swallowed it would cause the drinker to become very ill and eventually die. It is feared that the radiation from the stricken Fuckushima nuclear pla n t cou ld hav e reached the capital‘s other supplies. People around Tokyo have had

to stock up on bottled water after tests revealed tap water in Tokyo is contaminated. Around two weeks ago an underwater earthquake occurred causing a giant wave, called a tsunami , to hit Japan. Shoppers emptied supermarket shelves in Tokyo of bottled water and soft drinks last night after they were warned that the city‘s water was contaminated with radiation. The crisis damage is expected to cost about £109 billion, to fix.

to be more money spent on

junior

apprentice-

ships to reduce the rising matter of youth unemployment. These colleges will provide training for fourteen to nineteen year olds.

IPAD 2 LAUNCH BY BETH

put plenty of sun cream on so

PENSIONER WITH A PUNCH

George Osborne taken from The Daily Telegraph

Jerry Heathcote cleaning his aquarium from Daily Mirror

glasses on too make sure you

can hardly think.

col-

leges and there is going

KYLIE MINOGUE IMPOSTER Actress Kylie Minogue was ap-

technical

comes in many different

A lot has changed since colours, such as, black, the iPad was white, red, launched a pink, blue year ago, and many and it has more. It grown more will be popular ever since. The available in iPad 2 was the UK on launched in Friday 25th the United of March States of and the America on starting March 11 price will 2011 and was a big hit, be £399, The iPad 2 taken from The Daily Telegraph with around but hopehalf a million fully it will go for less. being sold in just a This gadget will be the weekend. most popular thing The iPad 2 can store up around and everyone will to 64GB in its memory and has a battery life of 10 hours. It weighs 20.8oz, and has 60,000 applications. This iPad

Go to page 19 to look at the Science Show

want

it!

You

wouldn‘t

want to miss it, would you?


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SCHOOL NEWS PAGE

SHOPPING FOR SCHOOL ESSENTIALS BY MRS GIBSON Once again our children have been regularly shopping for all of those extra school essentials, namely tea, coffee and sugar for the staffroom along with various other bits and bobs. This year we‘d like to share with you the educational benefits of shopping with your children and the ideal ways to keep them focused: Ask your child to write down a few items which they will be responsible for finding and purchasing. Ask ‗what should we

wear and which items will you need for the shopping trip?‘ Trolley, bag, money. Can your child estimate the cost of the items on their list? You‘ll be surprised at how cheap children think items are! Can your child recognise all of the coins? If so can they add coins together? Discuss road safety – where and when is the safest place and time to cross the road? Most children have never heard of the Green Cross Code! Which shops will you

find your items in? Greggs for shoelaces? Once you arrive ask if they‘ll need a basket or a trolley? Can they read the signs around the shops to help them find their items? Can they find and read the price? Find the items then compare prices to find the best offer. Begin to add up the total cost, calculators can be fun. Packing is educational too, we wouldn‘t put milk on top of the grapes but does your child realise that?

Children in Wilkinson‘s shop

SINGING STARS

PANCAKE DAY IN CLASS 11

Choir singing songs

BY OLIVIA

BY RICKY

Oliver mixing pancake mix

On the 8th of March, we celebrate Pancake Day! As it says in the title we make

pancakes

and

nearly

everyone

eats

them across the country. It is also known as Shrove Tuesday which is a part of the Christian faith. Christians prepare for Lent by using up fatty things like eggs, butter and flour. This is

then

followed

by

40

days of reflection and giving up luxury things. It‘s a bit like a new year‘s resolution but you don‘t have to put up with it for a year! Class 11

Milford Choir meets on a Tuesday morning from 9.00 to 9.30 and their teacher is Miss Hardy. The songs that the choir have been leaning are: Ain‘t No Mountain High Enough, Walking on Sun-

shine, Lean On Me, Morningtown Ride. The choir have been on a number of trips which have been great fun. The choir have performed at Lark Hill Residential Village and The Albert Hall, Nottingham.

Soon they will be going to London for a concert. One of the choir members said: ―I love going to choir! It is such good fun and Miss Hardy is great!‖

have made some of our own pancakes and everyone gave them thumbs up! Miss Evans had a go at flipping some pancakes!

Why are cooks cruel? Because they beat eggs and whip cream What do you get if you cross a football team with an ice-cream? Aston Vanilla

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Pupil: Sir, would you punish someone for something they didn't do? Teacher: Of course not. Pupil: Oh good, because I didn't do my homework


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SCIENCE PAGE

GARDENING NEWS BY ECO CLUB Eco Club have been braving the bad weather since the start of the new term in January. We have been really busy so far this term and we eagerly await the opening of the poly tunnel! We have planted many things from seed this year so that we can propagate them in the poly tunnel. At the moment they are on classroom window sills and in a small greenhouse. We have vegetables and flowers that we are starting from seed. Our first project in January was to clear the pond in the wildlife

garden. This was a smelly job but Eco club had to do it! We were pleased to all be wearing gardening gloves donated by some of the teachers for this messy job. Clearing the pond will hopefully see the return of the frogs. It is much better now that we have a shed for all our tools and equipment. We are eagerly awaiting the delivery of the equipment we bought with the 6000 Morrison vouchers that we collected. We expect this sometime in April. We have recently worked on the ‗Unusual

Garden‘ area near the Infant hall. We have weeded and cleared the paths and watered all the plants. We also spent time clearing the back fence of the paper that was left from last terms artwork that was displayed there. Eco club is great fun even on the cold evenings. We soon warm up when we start digging and planting and weeding and sweeping! We are very much a team and Mis s Walto n, Mrs Barton and Mrs Stratford are great at organising us! We have spent time in the Reception garden.

GREEN GUARDIANS AWARD

Accepting the award

BY OLIVER The e-Learning Centre is a fantastic learning facility located on Summerwood Lane, Clifton. It is available for both primary and comprehensive schools to learn about multimedia and technology. The centre received an award, a check worth one thousand pounds, which was presented to Jan Gray, the E.L. Consultant. The Green Guardians Award that Jan received was The First Steps to Sustainability Award. The award was sponsored by Novozymes, a

Dutch company that make raw materials that go into medicines like Calpol and Pararcetemol. We were fortunate enough to be able to interview some representatives of the companies who sponsored the competition. There was Ellie Hill from Novozyme, Anna Williams and Leon Hayward from the Nottingham Wildlife Trust. The proper presentation took place in the Newton Building at the Nottingham Trent University where a celebrity also turned up. Can you guess

who he was? It Was David Bellamy! When we asked them why they started to give the award they said it was to r ewar d en v ir on m e nt all y friendly people that help the environment in huge ways. When we asked Jan what she was going to do with the prize money she said she is going to buy pond cameras so that the e-Learning Centre can monitor the frogs and frog spawn. We asked each of the representatives what inspired them to choose their current occupation and here are their replies: Ellie said: ―I really enjoy the feeling of helping someone who is ill.‖ Anna said: ―My friends inspired me to join The Wildlife Trust and now I enjoy the feeling of making a difference in the world every day.‖ Leon said: ―From my childhood I have loved to go

on adventures and explore the outdoors.‖

Eco club hard at work

We have are waiting for the bulbs that we planted before Christmas to show. We have re potted the heathers and herbs from last year into newer larger pots. Come and take a look at what we have started to grow!

There are always so many things to do and we have many projects ongoing with Eco club. After half term we will be using the work space in the poly tunnel to plant and check on the growth of our seedlings. Happy Growing!

GARDENING

BY AMY CLARK

Every Thursday Class 11 go out into the garden, and turn it into a magical place. We work in the pollytunnel, the Shared Area and the Allotment, with Mrs Rowe. Recently we‘ve been making pots out of recycled newspaper, and planting a lot of seeds. Here are some examples. Marigolds, Sunflowers, Beans. We are using seeds out of plants that we‘ve grown as well. We also got seeds out of sunflower heads. We get to eat the food that we‘ve grown as well, like when we pulled our pumpkins up we got to make pumpkin soup, we also ate our cucumber, tomatoes and rhubarb which we all grew. All of the children at Milford get to have a go

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Amy, Faye and Beth gardening

at gardening and really enjoy it. Joseph Class 5 stated; I really like gardening because I love to dig. So if you have any seeds or plant pots lying around your house that you don‘t want or need, why not bring them into Milford. We also want to say a big thank you to anybody who donated seeds to us. We are all very grateful!


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MILFORD SCHOOL NEWS PAGE

BISCUITS, GLORIOUS BISCUITS! ART-TISTIC TALENTS

Steady Chanel!

BY CHANEL TURNER Careful with the flour!

BY CLASS 1 Monkeys Biscuit Recipe

You will need:

3 ozs sugar, (granulated or castor) 6 ozs butter or margarine, 9 ozs of plain flour, Baking tray, Biscuit cutters, Mixing bowl, Rolling pin, Wooden spoon, Aprons.

How to make your biscuits:

Put the butter or margarine into the bowl and mix with a wooden spoon to soften. Add the sugar to the

margarine and mix together. Add the plain flour and mix together. Using your fingers, gentle rub the mixture together until it looks like breadcrumbs. Once the mixture looks like breadcrumbs, make the mixture into a ball. Roll the mixture out using the rolling pin so it is approximately 1cm thick. Choose your biscuit cutter and make as many biscuits as possible. Cook in a preheated oven for 10 minutes or until golden brown on 180 degrees.

Cool on a cooling tray. Enjoy!

Monkeys Top Tips:

You may need to sprinkle some flour onto your work space and rolling pin before rolling the mixtu+re out. Don‘t roll them too thin as they may burn in the oven! Always make biscuits with an adult, especially when using the oven! Make sure you have a nice clean work space. Wear an apron! Eat when warm, they taste extra delicious! You could always decorate your biscuits using icing and colourful decorations.

On a Wednesday afternoon after school, children on the Gifted and Talented (people who are good!) register go to an Art Club. At the moment, the children are making an aboriginal print on a canvas board (it was only 99p if you‘d like to buy one!) The children painted the backgrounds using

sponges and then drew a an animal outline on the board. They then used a cotton bud and dipped it in paint and carefully put the dots on the canvas board. Gradually, we added another colour all of them look really good! The club is run by Miss Evans (who is very good at art) and takes place in Class 11.

MAGNIFICENT COOKING KIDS HAVE FUN!

which helps with your numeracy skills! If you want to take part in Cooking Club and you are in Year 5 or 6, all you have to do is tell Mrs Walters in the School Office and you might get the chance to join in with all the fun.

BY KIERAN

Cookery Club is the place to be if you like to bake! So far the children have made pancakes, milkshakes, cookies, fudge, pizza and much more. Cooking is a great way of learning – you get to read instructions which help your literacy skills and you have to weigh and measure ingredients Turn to page 7 to read about Manor Farm


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ESTATE AGENTS PAGE

HOUSES FOR SALE

This colourful house is on the market for just £173,000.Two master bedrooms both with en-suite bathrooms plus a downstairs toilet. There are also three other bedrooms on the third floor. The kitchen is big and beautiful and the dining area and living room are divine.

This beautiful detached 2 bedroom house with 1 bathroom, it is perfect for this first time buyer. It is in a lovely quiet area and is not far from the coast. It is a 3 minute walk to the Scottish Shops and 5 minute walk to the Sea Life Centre. The back garden has some of the prettiest flowers that you would ever have seen. This house is £32,000 at the most, so be the first one to buy a fantastic house. We won‘t let you down!

Only £50.000. This lovely cottage house by the countryside is the great for anyone. It has a great view, 3 bedrooms, 1 toilet, 1 bathroom, a kitchen, and a living room. It‘s just like the Tardis, small on the outside and big on the inside!

This grey house has 4 bedrooms. This house has a big garden so if you have children it will be very good because you will have plenty of room for your kids to run around. The garden is two acres of land in the garden. This house is £150,000. There is a shop near you so you don‘t have to walk along way to get there. It has one apple tree. It is the best house so buy this great house and you will get a car with it.

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Only £200,000! This fantastic new house has 3 bedrooms and a huge games room for all the family to enjoy so is ideal for a young family. It has a modern kitchen with fully integrated appliances. Act soon; you wouldn‘t want to miss it, would you?

This house has everything you need it has three bedrooms. A luxury kitchen and a built in air hockey room. You have a brilliant view of the sea. I think it is an absolute bargain and get away. It‘s at Chapel, Lewis Road. For £500,000. If you would like to buy any of these houses above you will have to ring this number 07456321


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JOURNALIST COMES TO MILFORD

Chris talking to Class 11

BY MISS EVANS th

On Wednesday 16 March 2011, Class 11 had a visitor to help them with their prepara-

tion for Newsday 2011. Chris Ellis, a local journalist visited Milford Primary School to be interviewed by a group of Year 6 children.

Chris writes for Clifton Local News, a paper that some of you may be familiar with and also writes for West Bridgford and Rushcliffe Local

News. In addition to this, he also works on online articles for the BBC Sports Website as a Sub Editor, which means he checks and proof reads other journalists‘ work. He is also the Press Officer for the Elite Ice Hockey League which has led to working on Sky Sports News. Chris explained that he is a freelance journalist. On being questioned why he became a journalist, Chris replied that he always wanted to be a one! He started writing his own football paper when he was 9 years old and sold it to his mates at school. He mainly wrote about Nottingham Forest and Notts County and this led to getting work experience on Radio Nottingham. Here are some of the questions that the children asked: Child: What excites you most about being a journalist? Chris: The variety! Everyday

and everything is different! I like the unknown and the

opportunity to meet lots of different people. The most famous people that I‘ve met are Frank Bruno and Sven Goran Erikkson.

Child: How do you become a journalist? Chris: For me, I was in the

right place at the right time! I grew up in journalism, now, you can go to college and university and do journalism courses.

Child: Who do you admire? Chris: My dad! If I can be

like him then I would be more than happy! Apart from that, I admire the radio DJ, Steve Wright.

Child: Who is the friendliest person that you interviewed? Chris: Graeme Swan who

plays cricket for Notts and England.

Child: Have you travelled with your job? Chris: Yes! I do a lot of work

with the Nottingham Panthers Ice Hockey team and I have travelled to Europe with reporting on their games.

MAGNIFICENT MANOR FARM great fun! All of our friends enjoyed it, so we think other people would enjoy going too.

Class 7 at Manor Farm

BY CLASS 7 th

On the 14 of November 2010 Class 7 went to Manor Farm. It took us half an hour to get there. We were very excited on the coach so we were very noisy and chatty! When we arrived at Manor Farm all of us saw a very nice man called Philip.

The main reason we were on this trip was to build a den. It was the first activity that we did. We used logs, twigs, branches, rope and water proof blankets. Before we started building we made sure the floor was clear and flat. We built a sturdy frame

and covered it with the sheets. It was great fun to take part in, even if it was a bit cold! We did it in groups with lots of adults helping us - Mrs. Lane was in our group. Once we had finished our den, we ate our lunches in them. It was a bit muddy, but

The second activity was rope climbing. We had to balance across a rope and you had a rope to hold with your hands as well, so you could keep your balance. Philip had some coal and drew on our faces. He kept calling it dragon poo!!! Imagen fell off twice - so did Mrs. Fallon! Katie‘s dad said he didn‘t want to go on! Mr.Shah kept coming round taking photos of us while we were falling off! When we got to the blindfolding we had to get into pairs. We had to trust our partner to lead us around safely.

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We had to spin our partner around three times and take them to a tree that had a ribbon on. Then the other people span us around again and took us back to where we started at. After they took our bind fold off we had to feel and guess where our tree was. There were lots of animals at Manor Farm like donkeys, lamas, owls, sheep, chickens, peacocks, rabbits and horses. The horse was my favourite animal because I loved the way its tail moved side to side I especially liked its lovely brown body.


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MILFORD MESSENGER TRAVELS THE WORLD This year is our 7th year of writing The Milford Messenger and distributing it to children, parents, governors and friends. We know that every copy of the Messenger is read by at least 5 people and that children look forward to every issue. Last year‘s paper has travelled the world. Here are some photos of The Milford messenger from different parts of the globe.

I wonder where this year’s issue of the Messenger will travel to?

JULIAN SMITH Julian Smith was born in May of 1969. He is a British musician and made his first appearance on Britain‘s Got Talent on the 18th of April 2009.

BLUEBIRD The Bluebird is a turbo jet engined hydroplane that the British man Donald Campbell drove in the 1950‘s and the 1960‘s but unfortunately died in 1967 in a crash.

BERNABEU STADIUM Home to Real Madrid who are one of the most famous football teams in the world. The Stadium was completed in 2005 and is in the city

of

Madrid,

the

capital of Spain.

DAVID DICKINSON David Dickinson stars in Dickenson‘s

Real

Deal.

Which is where he exchanges money for there unusual house hold objects or priceless things like jewellery.

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WHERE WILL YOU TAKE THE MESSENGER THIS YEAR? SOUTH AFRICA Mrs. West in South Africa stroking a elephant. Elephant‘s are large land mammals that come from completely different family to each other.

BRIGHTON PIER Brighton Pier was once known as the Palace Pier! The pier was opened in 1899 and cost a record £27,000 to build!

HMS VICTORY Admiral most

Lord

Nelson‘s

famous

flagship

that was involved in the Battle

of

Trafalgar.

HMS Victory is based in Portsmouth on the south coast of England.

STATUE OF LIBERTY Mrs. Rowe in New York next to the Statue of Liberty. It was built on October 2nd 1886 and was

designed

by

Frederic Bartholdi.

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EXTREME READING @ MILFORD

Nottingham City Council have launched a ―Year of Reading‖. We all agree that reading is a really important life skill but did you know that children who read confidently are more likely to succeed at school. Whether it‘s a novel or encyclopaedia, a comic or newspaper, it‘s great to be truly absorbed in the written word. Here are some ideas to try: Read an e-book online Watch TV with the sound off and the subtitles on Visit your library Swap a book with a parent or friend Pupils at Milford have been reading books in really unusual places! We call it EXTREME READING!

I wonder who you will recognise?

Mellissa climbing a ladder and reading a book! Sam reading and playing tug of war

Louisa-May walking her dogs

Aaron at the Clifton Dentist

Holly sitting next to Postman Pat at Morrisons

Poppy on top of her shelf and reading!

Mrs. Rowe having a cup of tea at the Appleby Manor Hotel, Cumbria Who went paintballing?!

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EXTREME READING @ MILFORD

2011 IS NOTTINGHAM’S YEAR OF READING BY MISS EVANS

Nottingham's Year of Reading is here to make reading fun for both adults and children alike. Reading is a pleasure that we can all make more of - and it can be free, especially if you join Nottingham's libraries! The more you read the more you will want to read! Books and reading events are happening all across the city – take a look at www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk to find out more information!

Thomas playing a game of bowling and reading a book

Max playing cricket and reading a motor bike book

At Milford, the children and staff have been EXTREME READING! Everyone has been taking photographs of reading in unusual places and doing unusual things – not what you would expect when getting into a great book! All this has been done to celebrate 2011 being Nottingham‘s Year of Reading! Take a look at some of the photos!

Fluffy and Beth reading Matilda by Roald Dahl Debbie reading and cooking

Ellie standing next to the War Hammer Soldier at Warhammer World

Miss Grinnell on a boat trip in Egypt and reading a book.

Mrs. Rowe on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

Laura, Demi and Deacon up at top shops and reading a book!

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READING PAGE

BOOK REVIEWS BY CLASS 10

MY WOBBLY TOOTH MUST NOT EVER NEVER FALL OUT BY LAUREN CHILD Lola doesn‘t want to lose a tooth. She doesn‘t want to lose a tooth because she wants to keep all of her teeth. Her teeth are coming out because they are her milk teeth. This book is good because it‘s all about teeth and all children losing their teeth!

CLARICE BEAN MY UNCLE IS A HUNKLE BY LAUREN CHILD

Clarice Bean‘s uncle is a fireman. Her other uncle slipped on a doughnut. Clarice Bean and her Uncle Ted watch western films together. At her school, they have a guinea pig called Albert. He gets lost in Clarice Bean‘s garden and Uncle Ted helps to rescue him. I like this story because Uncle Ted is funny.

SNOW IS MY FAVOURITE AND MY BEST BY LAUREN CHILD Charlie has a little sister called Lola and she is extremely excited because it is going to snow and Lola loves the snow. She likes to play in the snow with her friends and she likes to play with her older brother Charlie. I would recommend reading this book—it is great!

I AM INVENTING AN INVENTION BY LAUREN CHILD

Charlie & Marv have to invent something for their school project. Marv went to Charlie‘s house to think of something that they want to make but at that moment Charlie & Marv heard Lola trying to make something. I like this story because I like to invent things. I like these pictures because they look real.

WE HONESTLY CAN LOOK AFTER YOUR DOG BY LAUREN CHILD Lola likes dogs and she knows everything about dogs that‘s why she wants a dog herself. Marv the next door neighbour in fact he is Charlie‘s best mate. One sunny afternoon Marv was taking his dog Sizzles for a walk at the park and Lola wants a dog badly because she knows everything about dogs. The dog doesn‘t behave very well for Marv but he does for Charlie and Lola. I like this book because I like dogs.

DID YOU KNOW...

BY CONNOR ROBERTSON 1965 is the year some Americans will remember for a long time as their attempts to land on the moon failed. The probe they used crashed against the surface of the moon and blew up killing the whole crew.

BY CLASS 6

COMMOTION IN THE OCEAN BY GILES ANDREAE AND DAVID WOJOWYCZ

FLAT STANLEY BY JEFF BROWN This story is all about a boy

called

Stanley

This is a rhyming book full of colourful pictures. You get to meet many different underwater creatures. Some of the animals do funny things, some are nice and others are dangerous. The jellyfish is really funny because he likes to jiggle! I would recommend this

Lambchop. He lives at

book as the animals are

the art gallery. An ab-

funny.

home with his mum, dad and his brother, Arthur. One

terrible

morning

Arthur wakes up to find his brother has been flattened underneath a bulletin

board!

During

the book Stanley goes on many adventures and even stops a robbery at solute fantastic read!

DINNER LADIES DON’T COUNT BY BERNARD ASHLEY

This book is all about a boy called Jason who goes to school in a really bad mood! He was jealous of Donna, so he squashed her plasticine model. Later that day, Donna‘s birthday cards went missing from her tray, and guess what, Jason got the blame! This time though it wasn‘t him and he set out to find the cards himself with the help of the dinner lady. Turn to page 13 to read some jokes

ROSE MEETS WINTERGARTEN BOB GRAHAM

MR BY

This is a really enjoyable story with a happy ending! Rose and her family have just moved into their new house next to Mr Wintergarten. He is a mean, dull and unkind man who everyone is scared of. There are terrible stories about the terrible things he does! One day Rose‘s ball goes over Mr Wintergarten‘s fence. Rose goes round to ask for it back. Mr Wintergarten being a

grumpy old man would not give it back! So Rose went back to her friends very upset. The next thing she knew, Mr Wintergarten was outside kicking the ball back himself. He then hopped over the fence and started to play with the children and they realised he wasn‘t that bad after all! This book would be good to read to yourself or to read aloud!

DID YOU KNOW...

BY CONNOR ROBERTSON In 1992 Punch was shut down after crippling losses of £1.5Million pounds a year. It had been going since 1842. it had been around for 150 years.


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JOKES AND PROBLEM PAGE

AUNT MABLE’S HERE TO HELP! BY CLASS 9 Dear Aunt Mabel, At play everyone is different from when I went to my last school because I have no one to play with. I am feeling downhearted and I am in an uncomfortable position! I feel left out and I don‘t want to go school, how can I make a friend please could you help me. Carrie Ann

Dear Carrie Ann, I heard that you have had some difficulty at playtime and lunchtime. Tell two children in a group that you can play with them. If it does not work ask another big group. If they say no, perhaps you could be responsible and tell the teacher or your relatives! They should respond to you. Then you should get into a brilliant game, but don‘t be reckless and difficult playing the game. Go to school though, or you will bug your teacher and your will not get a higher education. Yours sincerely Aunt Mabel

Dear Aunt Mabel, I‘ve just started a new school and a boy keeps on bullying me. I feel exasperated and distressed. It‘s been going on for too long now and it‘s getting pathetic. What shall I do Aunt Mable? Desperate Dan

Dear Desperate Dan, I‘ve only just received your letter through the post and I can see you‘re in a pickle with school life. Don‘t worry, I‘ve got a solution! I can see you feel insecure about yourself, however you should have some self confidence and be mature about this and go and firmly say to him ‗‘ I‘m sick of this, just stop it!‘‘ If he doesn‘t just walk away to an adult and tell them what‘s going on. That should do the trick! Your Sincerely Aunt Mabel

Do you have a problem? Do you need help with something? Then why don’t you write to Aunt Mable and she will read your letter and help you to sort out your problems. Remember, a problem shared is a problem solved. This is the address to write to Dear Aunt Mabel, I go to school every day and play with my best friends, but I also want to play with different people. When I go to play with different people I feel guilty because I feel like: I‘ve let my friends down; made them feel upset and lonely. I think they don‘t like me anymore because they give me dirty looks. Could you give me some advice please? Yours sincerely, Stevie

Dear Stevie, I know how you feel because I was in your situation when I was your age. My friends and I sorted it out, as a result we‘re still friends now. You‘re right to be feeling this way but I can help you so you can be friends. Perhaps you could: get everyone to play together. As well as talking to each other, you could eat together (that would be fun!) I hope that my advice has helped you. Good luck! From Aunt Mabel

Dear Aunt Mabel, I‘m in a new year and I feel like I‘m getting bullied by this boy. He makes me look like an idiot in class, and tells everyone I‘m stupid. I feel upset and emotional; he pushes me and is horrible on the playground. What am I supposed to do? Yours sincerely, Birdie

Dear Birdie, If this bully is still being horrible, ignore them and find a new friend, they will stick up for you. Don‘t let the bully push you around or say abusive words about you.

Dear Aunt Mabel, I go to school most days but I struggle to make friends. I dread going to school because everyone has friends except for me. I really want to make friends, can you please help me? If I had a friend or a best friend then it would make me very happy because I would be able to invite them to my birthday party! Ashley

Be mature and stick up for yourself! But if you don‘t, tell a relative and they will sort it out. Tell the head teacher and they will sort the bully out straight away. In addition to that, don‘t worry, you don‘t really need to do anything just tell someone and they will deal with it! Yours Sincerely, Aunt Mabel

Dear Ashley, When I was your age I thought it was hard to make friends too, you just need to have confidence in yourself. Just go and ask someone to play and if they say no, then go and play with someone else if they let you or perhaps make up your own game. Just for this reason there is no need to dread going to school. In the future, you will find a friend even if it‘s only one they will always be your best friend. Yours Sincerely Aunt Mabel

Do you know me?

Knock knock

Will you know me in a week?

Doctor

THE TEE HEE CORNER BY CLASS 8 What do you call a helicopter that crashed into an elephant?

An Elephator

Why didn‘t the car play football?

Because it only had one boot

What is the most comon illness in China?

Kung flu

How do you make milk shake?

Give it a good scare

What do you call a bear without an ear? B

What do chimpanzees like to eat?

What do you call a sheep with no legs?

What happened to the fish in the fish and chip shop?

A cloud.

Chocolate chimp cookies

It got battered

yes

Yes

Will you know me in a year?

Yes

Knock knock

Who‘s there?

I thought you knew me!

Turn to page 15 for amazing animal facts

Who‘s there? Doctor who You just said it! What do you get when You cross a vampire with a snow man?

Frostbite


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HOROSCOPES AND DRUG AWARE PAGE BY CLASS 11

(Dec 22 – Jan 19) You‘re lucky weather is a storm and if lightening strikes twice your luck will end soon so don‘t be tempted to chase storms! Beware if you eat too much food as your relatives will ask you if you were the one

who ate all the food! (Jan 20 – Feb 19) Your lucky number is 1 and your lucky colour is purple. If you pass a white cat with a red collar you will get a week of bad luck, therefore keep your eyes peeled!

(Feb 19- March 20) Now‘s the time to spend

your hard earned cash as your sure to get a bargain lucky Pisces. However, BEWARE of walking under ladders as you may get more than

you bargained for! (March 21- April 19) If you see a black cat with yellow eyes you will have bad luck for the rest of the month! If you live at a house with a red door you will never find true love. Don‘t let

this break your heart! (April 20- May 20) Today your boss will give you extra pay for working hard. When you get home you will find a small brown box with untold secrets. Also if you wear yellow it will protect you from bad luck, maybe you could dress

as a banana? (May 21- Jun 21) A lucky month to be a twin! See two birds and you will have good luck but see two teachers out in town, and your luck will become bad. Enjoy this month before it‘s over, luck doesn‘t

last forever Gemini! (Jun 22- Jul 22) You have a weird attitude yet a lot of friends which is surprising! Someone you know moves to Australia. Watch out if you live in a house with a white door you will have a hard time getting through

life. (Jul 31- Aug 22) Today you will have good luck so buy a lottery ticket! You‘re lucky colour is blue just like the sky. Beware of tomorrow; you might wake up

with a fright. (Aug 23- Sep 22) Today you are extremely popular, and you will make all your friends laugh with your great sense of humour. If you get the chance, go to a farm- goats and pigs will become you‘re lucky

charm! (Sep 22- Oct 22) You‘re lucky number is 6. If you open a red door and your mum is on the other side, you should

become a millionaire. Black cats are your worst enemies, so watch

out for those pests (Oct 23- Nov 21) Stay inside today or you will have a bad experience. Do not worry because your bad luck will end tomorrow. Be careful though, your bad luck will strike again so watch out for people you don‘t trust. You‘re lucky colour is green and you‘re

lucky number is 63. (Nov 22- Dec 22) Today is your lucky day! Find a penny, pick it up, and treasure it for one day, it will bring you good luck! Don‘t be scared to try something new! Try different food but be careful what you eat it might give you

MILFORD SCHOOL COMPLETES DRUG PROGRAMME

Children holding Drug Aware certificates

BY MRS SIMONS Milford Primary School in Clifton is the latest in a growing list of Nottingham Primary Schools to become an approved DrugAware school, when they were presented with a plaque in a cele-

bration assembly on Friday 18th March. Children from throughout the school were presented with certificates for anti-smoking posters, and pupils representing each class shared their ideas on

what being DrugAware meant to them. Class 2 and Class 4 entertained everyone with their chants conveying positive messages about being drug aware. To become a DrugAware school Milford School has fully met the criteria outlined in their personalised action plan. This includes undertaking an initial benchmarking of the school‘s current drug education work, discussion with pupils and staff around what resources are needed to improve their learning about drug and alcohol issues and staff training to provide them

with the skills needed to identify pupils who may be at risk. The school has also linked in with a DrugAware Community Development Worker to provide short sessions to parents, carers and the local community. Mr D Magner, the Headteacher commented that

Turn to page 15 to see some amazing animal facts

the school community has a responsibility to improve the self esteem and confidence of all pupils so they are equipped with the skills to deal with pressures they may come under in life relating to drugs and alcohol misuse.


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AMAZING ANIMAL FACTS PAGE

FASCINATING FACTS!

DID YOU KNOW? BY CLASS 5 The children in Class 5 have found out some interesting facts about animals. Read the following : hen elephants walk they look like ballerinas because they stand on their tip toes. Flamingo‘s beaks are called bills and they live in special flocks

W

AWESOME AARDVARK

called colonies. Chameleons camouflage when they climb on trees because their skin changes colour so they don‘t get eaten. Lions live in Africa in the Savannah and with one swoop of their paws they can kill you! Penguins use their wings to swim, they fly underwater. Giraffes only sleep for

five minutes at a time because they have to make sure there are no lions around that might eat them. The Goliath Bird Eating spider is the biggest spider in the world. Its habitat is the Amazon Jungle and digs long tunnels

under

the

ground to hide in.

AMAZING AXOLOTL FACT FILE

der, with their tadpolelike bodies, which remain their entire life. The Axolotl has a flat head that is wider than the rest of its body. Their

main

predators

are birds and fish, so if one of their limbs are damaged or have come Aardvark

BY SOPHIE

T

he aardvark is an animal that has long ears and likes to eat ants and termites. An Aardvark likes to dig and can dig faster than lots of men with a shovel! Aardvarks come from Africa. Despite looking like a pig, the

The axolotl having a swim

aardvark is not related to a pig. The aardvark is closely related to South American anteater. These animals are piglike with their long snouts and they can suck over 50,000 insects in one sitting, which they swallow whole!

BY OLIVIA

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COOL CAPYBARA

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THE GIANT MONITOR LIZARD monitor lizard, is the largest species of lizard in the world. The komodo dragons‘ habitat (living area) is the rainforests of Southeast Asia. Here is a fact file about the amazing Komodo dragon.

off they can heal them

in South America. The ca p yb ar a closely

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grows

more than a metre in length.

Turn to page 16 to look at the people who made the Milford Messenger

which


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THE EDITOR‘S PAGE INTRODUCING THE 2011 NEWSDAY TEAM

Teachers and students from Year 6

Travis Page 20 Editor

Ryan Page 13 Editor

Thomas Page 5 Editor

Olivia Journalist

Sophie Photographer Page 16

Oliver Editor

Sam D-J Journalist

Nathan Page 12 Editor

THE EDITOR’S COLUMN BY OLIVER Welcome to the Milford Messenger! I am quite a sporty person but also have a passion for literacy. Some people would say I am a geek but others admire me for the same reason! I also enjoy playing games on my XBOX and my favourite game is ‗Halo Reach‘ – the BEST game ever! Now onto a matter that really needs to be discussed. The one thing that really tips me over

the edge is the vandalism in the Clifton area. Even the Polly tunnel at Milford Primary School has been slashed. What is the world coming to? My brother is unable to go to the park which is right around the corner from our house because of the amounts of glass and litter on the premises. Mine is not the only vandalised park. In fact, I can‘t think of one park in Clifton that is not almost completely unus-

able. Finally, I am appalled of the amount of irresponsible users of motor scooters. Only two days ago, I was almost hit by a boy who was riding on the pavement. I hope some of you agree with my views and that may be together we could do something that will make a difference. Thank you for reading my article.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Morgan Page 19 Editor

Mellissa Page 15 Editor

Max Scanner

Lewis Page 14 Editor

Kieran Technical Editor

Jordan Page 8 Editor

Jessica Page 7 Editor

Harrison Page 6 Editor

Dear Editor, I am very angry with the prices in shops. In many many shops a 4 pack of tomatoes are £1.50. I think they should lower the prices of many products in shops because we are struggling in England at the moment. Yours Sincerely, Mervin Stanley

Dear Editor, I am astonished with the streets as every step you take leads to rubbish. I do not like walking around in the rubbish, especially when people have pushchairs. The council sort it out and then it comes back again. It has to be sorted out.

Dear Editor, I am complaining about the litter on the streets . People shouldn‘t be littering anywhere as it‘s not good for the environment. I think there should be more bins provided, afterall I pay my taxes! Yours sincerely, Litter Bug

MILFORD MESSENGER MAGIC! Gerilea

Faye Page 4 Editor

Ellie Fox Page 17 Editor

Connor R Researcher

Charlotte Page 18 Editor

Chanel Page 3 Editor

Beth Journalist

Amy Journalist

Connor CL Journalist

MRS. ROWE Teacher

Janet Simner e-Learning Consultant

Miss Evans Teacher

BY MISS EVANS ‗Miss, you said it was going to be hard, but I didn‘t expect it to be this hard!‘ I think that this may sum up how some of the children have felt today – there‘s nothing quite like a bit of pressure! It‘s good for you! Either I am extremely well prepared or I haven‘t quite grasped the immensity of the task of today but I am feeling rather relaxed! As I type these words, I can hear the marvellous Janet Simner in the background

saying ‗I am worried about the state of your pages!‘ Maybe I shouldn‘t feel so relaxed! I hope that you will agree with me when I say that this edition of ‗The Milford Messenger‘ is a fantastic effort and the Year 6 team have done the school proud yet again. I can say with confidence that the team of journalists have been the best I have had over the years! A massive thank you to the staff and children at school that have taken the

time to put together an article that makes this paper a whole school effort! The e-Learning Centre has been instrumental to the creation of this paper and in particular Janet Simner who has taught, guided and supported the children and adults to create something that is memorable for each child. Thank you, you are my ICT idol! A HUGE thanks has to go to Mrs Rowe who not only puts up with me on a daily basis but ensures that everybody gets their work in the paper! Enjoy reading!

Comic strip by Demi Robinson. Turn to Page 17 to read about the nursery.


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SCHOOL NEWS PAGE

SURPRISE PARCEL FOR NURSERY

WHEN THE FIRE ENGINE CAME

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BY CLASS 3 n Wednesday 16 th March the Key Stage One children were really excited because a fire engine came to school! The children have been learning about The Great Fire of London and the visit from the fire engine was part of this exciting topic. The children were able to climb aboard the fire engine and ask and an-

swer questions from the fire fighters. The day was filled with fun as the children also made salt dough houses, tie dyed t shirts and painted The Great Fire of London. This topic has been really popular with all the children. Come and ask them some facts about London and the great fire—they are experts!

Can you spot the rainbow ball?

BY NURSERY Last week a parcel arrived at Milford Nursery. ―Wow‖ exclaimed Paris ―What is in there?‖ As the children tore open the box they became more and more excited. ―Look what I‘ve found!‖ shouted Blake. The box was full of toys for active play. Their

teacher Mrs Simons explained to them that the equipment was free and from Haven Holidays. They have a website called Fun and Fitness and were running a campaign to get children in nurseries more active. Lots and lots of parents and friends registered their names on the web-

site to support our nursery, and we managed to get enough names to win the whole set, including a bag full of toys to play with the parachute. The children had great fun playing with the new toys, and have sent photographs to Haven HoliThe fire engine at are school!

days to say thank you.

CLASS 2 ARE SUPER PHOTOGRAPHERS! taken from the camera

the class would like a

and put onto the big

camera for their next

screen in the computer

birthday or Christmas!

room and our classroom. The children are having great fun using the digital cameras and some of

BY CLASS 2 As you can see from the photographs, Class 2 have been learning how to use the digital cameras! We know how to hold the camera correctly and where to put

our fingers. Mrs Rowe has taught us how to put the camera strap on so the children do not drop it! All the children in Class 2 have been learning how the photograph can be

The children getting to grips with the digital cameras!

Turn to page 18 to try some brain challenging puzzles


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PUZZLES AND WHO IS MILFORD MESSENGER PAGE

CAN YOU GUESS WHO I AM? I have earmuffs on my head. I have brown hair. I have brown eyes. I am a girl. I have earrings in. I have plaits. Who am I?

I have a cowboy hat on. I am waving my arm in the air. I have brown eyes. I have brown hair. Who am I?

I have brown hair. I am a girl. I have flower glasses. I am wearing a headband. Who am I?

I have brown eyes. I am a boy. I am wearing a French artist‘s hat. I have blonde hair. Who am I?

A riddle!!

BY CLASS 4

What am I? I am what I am But if you know what I am, I am no longer what I am. What am I?

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Turn to page 21 to read about sport


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SCHOOL NEWS PAGE

SPECTACULAR SCIENCE

All of Year 6 at the Nottingham Playhouse

BY MRS FALLON Thirty Year 6 Milford pupils went to The Nottingham Playhouse on Friday 11th March to see London Science Mu-

seum Live Tour. The children did not know what to expect as they entered the theatre and took their seats in the front three rows.

The stage was visible and the set looked like a cross between Pirates of the Caribbean and the Emperor‘s New Groove. Had it not been for Faye

from Class 11, the Science Museum Live Tour in Nottingham would never have happened because Faye pushed the button that set off a chain reaction. Now Year 6 knew they were not going to be disappointed! The presenters, Mark and Amanda, explained that they were going to see a series of extraordinary experiments and dangerous demonstrations to illustrate some of the amazing things that scientists have discovered. The show really did what they said it was going to do on the advert ―blow our minds and challenged our

brains!‖ Charlotte‘s favourite part was the big bang before the interval because it was fun and different. Beth and Lewis thought it was amazing that you could make a leaf blower into a hovercraft. Sam thought the show was informative and inspiring but the best bit was when she smashed the flowers over his head! Outside they had their photograph taken with presenters for Milford Messenger. Year 6 would like to thank Miss Evans for organising the trip and Mrs Rowe and Mrs Fallon for attending.

THE ADVENTURE TO KINGS WOOD BY CLASS 7

jumped off the bus ex-

would not wait so it was

wards the boys and girls

his impression of Stav-

At the beginning of Feb-

citedly. They rushed to

back to the dorms and

got ready for bed, which

ros Flatley!

ruary, on a cold and

grab their bags and un-

beds had to be made. All

was a waste of time as

The

windy

packed

in

that exercise and hard

people were giggling and

chance to finish off the

morning,

some

immediately

last

day

was

a

lucky children were seen

the

dormitories.

Then

work made the children

snoring too much for the

activities

dragging their suitcases

Carl

showed

them

very hungry so, off they

others to sleep. (Only

been done yet by all of

along Dungannon Road.

around the Centre. The

went to the dining hall

kidding – if there are

the groups. Sadly, then

Why did they have suit-

children could not be-

for a cafeteria style

any

it was time to go home.

cases? Why were they

lieve their eyes as he

dinner. Class 7 thought

reading this!)

The pupils in Class 7 said

lucky AND where were

showed them the zip

the food choices were

Next day the sun shone

the highlights of the

they going?

wire, the climbing wall

great

particularly

and the schedule for the

trip were the midnight

and the abseiling tower.

enjoyed the fish, potato

day was hectic; the plan

feasts in the dormito-

from Years 3 and 4 had

All

wedges

was

ries, the archery compe-

been waiting for months

back on the yard to be

washed down with or-

nightline (a blindfolded

tition

to go to Kingswood Out-

put into activity groups.

ange squash and then

obstacle course), eating,

West and Mrs Earl, the

door Activity Centre and

Thomas, Immy and Jade

muffins for dessert.

zipwire,

d ar i n g

finally the day had ar-

went straight to quad

Shaun, one of the Cen-

eating, a play and then

Kayleigh when she got

rived.

biking.

tre‘s

a

more eating. When the

stuck halfway down – or

Having travelled on the

Kayleigh and Jamie went

story after dinner fol-

day was done, the young-

is it halfway up? – the

coach for 2 hours (a

to laser quest. Mitchell,

lowed by a funny song

sters raced up to their

zip wire and the story

fantastic

be-

Kieran and Jamie Leigh

while the children sat

rooms for party clothes,

telling on the coach!

cause no one was sick,

did aero ball in the dark

around a campfire eating

hair gel and make up in

even

- what an exciting start!

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preparation

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delicious!

salad,

told

Squidgy After-

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and

dads

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group singing,

for

the

disco where Brodi did

Turn the page 4 to read about school life

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SCHOOL NEWS PAGE

WORLD BOOK DAY

The children in Class 10 enjoy dressing up!

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BY MELLISSA

n the 3rd March 2011 Milford Primary School celebrated World Book Day. All of the children dressed up as one of their favourite book characters. As you can imagine, they were really excited about this.

All day the children had loads of fun. We did a variety of activities and competitions. The best costumes won prizes and book tokens. It was hard who the winners were because all of the costumes were outstanding. Each teacher in each class had to nominate some children for their costumes and

then Ms Grinnell judged who the winners were! Even the teachers dressed up! If we had to choose the best teachers it would Miss Evans and Mrs Rowe, who were a black bird in a pie and a Dalmatian (although I am biased as I am in Class 11!) Other great costumes were Miss Richardson as a bee and Miss Walton and Stage

the

Foundation staff

who

dressed up as the three blind mice. At the end of the day, the children didn‘t want to get out of their costumes. It was one of the best World Book Days that the school has ever had. Make sure you use your book token

Foundation staff as the Three Blind Mice

JEREMY STRONG

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Jeremy Strong with The Milford Messenger

BY CLASS 8 n Class 8 we love reading so we were very excited when we were invited to meet the popular children‘s author Jeremy Strong at the Nottingham Council House in January. Jeremy Strong has written lots of hilarious children‘s book including ‗Bat Pants‘, ‗There‘s a Pharaoh in our Bath‘ and a series of books about ‗My Brother‘s Famous Bottom‘. He had teamed up with local libraries to launch his ‗Campaign for Fun‘ and is looking at bringing fun into the classroom and encouraging pleasure in reading, something we are really passionate about at Milford Primary School. Before we went to meet him we did some research and wrote a biography about his life. Mason‘s favourite fact was that ‗Jeremy Strong used to put jam in 3000 doughnuts, and that he wanted to have a tiger as a pet‘. Jeremy also asked the children to prepare some jokes to prove how funny Milford Primary school was, and

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we had worked hard finding lots of funny jokes we could tell. Most of our class, including Miss Grant had never been in the Council House before and both Ellie and Rhia commented on how ‗lovely and grand‘ it was inside. Jeremy Strong spoke to us about why he began writing and what inspires him, as well as reading some of his brand new book, ‗Comic Kid‘. Korben said that he ‗liked Jeremy Strong because he was really funny and a good actor‘, some of our class found him really hilarious and Jessica thought ‗it was astonishing that he got all his ideas from his head‘. William was picked from our class to read some of our jokes and when the group voted he came joint first! Our experience didn‘t end there either as most of Class 8 also brought a copy of one of Jeremy Strong‘s books which he kindly agreed to sign for us. Liam thought it was ‗amazing‘ that he had personally signed each one.


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Milford Primary School

SCHOOL SPORTS NEWS PAGE TERRIFIC TABLE TENNIS!

GYMNASTICS FESTIVAL

All the Infants at the Gymnastics Festival

BY CLASS 3

On Thursday 10th February, 22 Key Stage One children took part in a Gymnastics Festival at Clifton Leisure Centre. They enjoyed performing the routines they had learnt in Gymnastics Club and demonstrated their strong ability of team work. Several schools took part as they moved around the hall perform-

ing a Bench, Floor and Body Management routine to another school. The Floor routine was their favourite where they had to perform a sequence of moves including a forward roll and a teddy bear roll. Within the session they were also given the opportunity to experience Rhythmic Gymnastics using a ribbon and ball. Cameron enjoyed rolling

the ball and said ―I really liked it when we had to roll the ball through our legs to a partner – it was funny.‖ Since the Festival several children have developed great interest in gymnastics and now attend a weekly gymnastics training session at Clifton Leisure Centre. Holly said ―I was very happy to be invited to attend the club. I enjoy

the warm ups when we play lots of different games. We do lots of stretches and forward rolls. I look forward to continuing to develop my skills.‖ Chloe said ―I think it is really good. I have lots of friends and get very excited each week.‖ Corey was identified last year as a strong gymnast and is now part of the boys gymnastic team at Rushcliffe, also used by Olympic Gymnast Becky Downie. Corey has said ―I really enjoy going each week, and now I can do the splits and handstands. I also won a competition by hanging from the bars the longest.‖ Sadly, 2012 has come too soon, but watch out in 2024!

BY MORGAN AND JESSICA

Table Tennis is on Friday nights at Milford Primary School from 3:15 to 4:15. Our coach is called Steve and he is very funny! Steve comes from Farnborough School and also coaches on Thursday nights. The people who go to Table Tennis are Hope, Corey, Camarah, William, Sol, Tyrell, Morgan and Jessica. Our favourite game in Table Tennis is around the table. The strokes we use mostly are forehand and backhand. When we do competitions, we split into groups girl v boys, the boys win some times but the girls mostly win!

MILFORD MARCH ON BY MR SHAH

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Tuesday March the 15 saw the second preliminary round for the ‗Forest‘ under 10s indoor 6-a-side football competition. It was held at the University Sports Hall on Triumph road. Each round sees eight schools vying for the top three places to the city semi-finals at Harvey Hadden, with the top two finalists from there playing in the championship game at the Forest Academy ground. This is a year 4/5 tournament and our boys were really looking forward to it! What a night it was! Milford totally dominated

the proceedings with six wins and one draw, finishing top of our group! We scored 25 goals and only conceded 1 over all the 8 games combined! We had some amazing results, especially as the games are only 5 minutes long each. First up was Glenbrook. I don‘t think they were expecting such a technically sound team as Milford. We passed the ball beautifully, especially Owen and Aaron, and finished up 6-0 winners. A great start that really settled the boys‘ nerves. Next up was Robin Hood. They were a better team than Glenbrook but still couldn‘t stand up to

our attacking pressure. We were deserved winners at 2-0, with Alex playing a determined game at the heart of the defence. Our third game was against Rufford. All the hard work in our practice sessions and linking play paid off here. 7-0 was the final score, with Corey scoring a hattrick. We had a tough game next against St. Augustines. They were a very big side, some of their year 5 boys were as big as Mr. Magner! Milford battled hard throughout and managed to score a good goal on the break. We won this

one 1-0, with some solid defensive play from Harley and Blaine. Our toughest game was against Old Basford. The game swung from end to end. Excellent defending from the whole team and a couple of top drawer saves from our goalie Deacon! It could have gone either way, but the final score was 0-0. We were up against Windmill after that. Our attacking trio worked their magic again and seemed to score whenever they wanted. Morgan, our goalkeeper, didn‘t have a save to make all match! We won this one 6-0, but it could easily have

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been a few more. The final game was against St. Theresa‘s. Just as we thought we were going to go through the entire tournament without conceding a single goal, you guessed it; St. Theresa‘s scored. Some great football from both teams and an enjoyable game to watch. So we move onto the semi-finals next week, where the top three teams from each preliminary competition play off for a place in the grand final at the Forest Academy ground. If Milford play like they did last night, we‘ve got A good a chance! !


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SUPER SPORTSHALL ATHLETICS push and long jump. Milford were fantastic! To finish off the day, the team took part in the remaining track events which were the 4x1 relay and the 4x4 relay. The children had a brilliant day and would like to compete again. The

Milford Primary School

BIKEBILITY Last year here at Milford Primary School we set up a course for a few of the lucky children to go on a bike safety

course

Bikeability.

called Nathan,

Harry, Aaron, Ashleigh, Ryan, Morgan, Harrison, Max, Jake and Sam were in with luck they were the children who got the chance to go. They would first start off on the playground

to

see

if

they could master the basics. It was fun and

Milford‘s Sportshall Athletics Team

BY LEWIS AND TRAVIS On Thursday 17

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Febru-

ary a team of selected children from Years 5 and 6 took part in a Sportshall

Athletics

competition at Farnbor-

were completed the chil-

ough Technology School.

dren kick

The first event was the

field events! These in-

obstacle

which

cluded javelin throw, tri-

Milford boy‘s won. After

ple jump, vertical jump,

half the track events

speed

course

started

bounce,

on

chest

Three Milford boy sdoing Speed Bounce

teachers said they would be pleased if we finished 5th and we actually finished 3rd.

MILFORD PLAYING FANTASTIC FOOTBALL BY RYAN AND JORDAN Milford Football Team is managed by Mr Hatvani. We have a league and play against other schools in Clifton such as Highbank, Blessed Robert, South Wilford, Whitegate and Dovecote. We have managed to win all our league games this season – a FIRST for Milford Primary School! We have a very impressive squad and our team is Jordan, Owen, Aaron, Connor, Ryan, Corey and

Morgan. We are looking forward to playing in the semifinal in the cup thanks to a 2 - 0 win over Hempshill Hall School. The team play Carrington on Friday 18th March for a place in the Chairman‘s Cup final. The team are going to the

Forest

shortly

to

Ground play

four

other teams who got through to the semifinals of The Carnival cup.

Milford on the attack!

DID YOU KNOW..? *Glasgow Celtic were the first British team to win the European Cup.

*Man Utd are the most supported club in Britain

*Brazil, have won the most World Cups, and first took this award, in 1970, *A Frenchman founded

*Aberdeen were the first team in Britain to have a dug out

the World Cup Go back and look at page 18 to do some puzzles

exciting.

The 2011 Milford Messenger  

A fantastic school newspaper

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