Millfield School

Millfield School

The new school year at Millfield has started well and we have welcomed some new members of staff. Ms Dutton and Ms Sibson have joined key stage 1, while Ms Rush and Ms Wright have joined key stage 2. Despite being on maternity leave, Ms Ashley keeps popping in which is lovely – time will fly and she will soon be back! It is with sadness that we said ‘good-bye’ at the October half term…

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Littleport Community Primary School News

Littleport Community Primary School News

“You’re off to great places, today is your day! Your mountain is waiting so get on your way!” Dr Seuss The return to school can often be a daunting one for children and even more so for parents dropping their little ones off at the school door for the very first time, but I was pleased to see so many smiley faces coming through the school gates in September. There have been a great many…

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Learning Matters…

Learning Matters…

I was at a consultation recently and came across a situation that I often see. The student was a very willing, and a very well-meaning student; keen to do well, and keen to please. But she was struggling with learning and school. Something I kept hearing her say was “I don’t like school.” It felt like she was comparing herself to her friends and, in her mind’s-eye, coming off worse. In one particular case, the…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

A few issues ago I wrote about the need for Millfield to recruit additional teachers for September due to the growth of Littleport; on just one day we were asked by the LA Admissions team to admit 15 additional children in September, in addition to those who had already been given reception places. We are now welcoming 4 new teachers. The growth of Littleport has also had an impact on our Nursery. Nearing the end…

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Learning Matters…

Learning Matters…

‘There are two lasting bequests we can give our children: one is roots. The other is wings.’ – Hodding Carter Jr. A Collection of Poems. I love this quote, because for all the noise and chatter of the modern-day world it cuts through to two simple truths that have guided parents, carers and educators throughout history. The quote highlights two important roles that those who bring up and work with children, of all ages, should…

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Littleport and East Cambs Academy

Littleport and East Cambs Academy

Another year has passed in the life of Littleport and East Cambridgeshire Academy. Time flies! This year the key focus is being ‘Ofsted ready’ in September 2019. That means huge amounts of work behind the scenes to develop the curriculum, map personal development and character, improve teaching and learning even further and much more. Schools are constantly shifting but as a new school we are building from the ground up. We pride ourselves on giving…

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Littleport Community Primary School News

Littleport Community Primary School News

‘Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened’ Dr Seuss The end of the academic year provides a great opportunity to reflect on all of the wonderful things that have happened over the course of the year. Inevitably, there will be a few tears shed from both the adults and children as they move on to their next chapter but the quote above from Dr Seuss encourages us to take pleasure in the fact…

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Littleport Community Primary School News

Littleport Community Primary School News

There have been a number of inspirational events happening in school recently. I am extremely proud of the work that has been produced by children as well as the efforts of staff who have organised the activities. The children have thoroughly enjoyed all of the learning experiences and it was wonderful to be able to involve parents and the community in a number of the events too. Below is just a flavour of life at…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

In my 8 years as Headteacher at Millfield, the Highfields housing development has always been ‘in progress’ – sometimes there has been lots of building activity and at other times, the building sector has been going through quieter times. In the last few months it feels as though, all of a sudden, the Highfields development is nearing its completion. How true this actually is, I don’t know, but certainly houses have been springing up on…

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Millfield School

Millfield School

Christmas now seems a long time ago, however, as always in school, it was lovely… if very busy! Particularly memorable were the reception nativity, our carol service at St George’s and out singers who visit residents at The Grange every year to sing carols. Since my last piece for Littleport Life children at school have been fortunate to take part in a number of sporting and enrichment activities that bring the curriculum to life and…

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