Well the summer term proved to be as busy as every other summer term – if not more so! There was so much happening to enrich the children’s experiences here at Millfield but I shall talk about just a few.
Visits and trips play a really important part in children’s learning – not just to support the curriculum but also to develop children’s independence. This term our Y6 children had a 3 day residential visit at Caythorpe PGL; during this time they came across new challenges such as climbing walls, sensory trails, problem solving and high ropes… not to mention trying to get to sleep on time, wearing the right kind of clothes and being at the right place and on time! A great time was had by all, including staff and we already have something similar in the diary for next year’s Year 6.
Other trips for our key stage 2 children have included a visit to Tottenham Hotspur football ground, Alexandra Palace and a visit to Cambridge United. Our Year 1’s had a lovely day at Hunstanton and Years 2 and 3 likewise at the Raptor Foundation.
As last year, our choir took part in the Barnardo’s massed choir at the Royal Albert Hall; parents came on the coach or went into London in the evening for the performance. I know it has provided some wonderful memories for children, parents and staff.
Congratulations to our children who took part in an area cross country competition. Ms Cuthbert worked with the children at lunchtimes, practising hard and it all came to fruition as we came 2nd. On our 1st attempt, sports day took place on a warm, but not too hot, Thursday morning; all children took part and then had a picnic lunch with their parents on the school field – it was a lovely day.
Special thanks to Millfield School Association who, as always, put events on to entertain the children but also to raise money for the school – the summer fair was successful despite it being very cold!
Our end of year performance this year is the Wizard of Oz and is for all children from years 1 to 6. This is no mean feat, trying to ensure everybody knows their words, the songs, has their costumes and is in the right place! As I write this we have had our dress rehearsal and performances are yet to follow. It all seems great and I’m sure parents and grandparents will have an enjoyable time.
We say a sad ‘good-bye’ to Ms Bond who has been a Y1 teacher here for just over a year. She moves on to another school to become a special needs coordinator – our loss is their gain and we should like to wish her all the best.
I should like to take this opportunity to say a big ‘Thank you’ to the wonderful team of hardworking staff here at Millfield and to the parents for their continued support. I should like to wish all our children all the best to those who are moving to pastures new – whether it be to secondary school or moving house to a new area.