Millfield School

I’m sure you’ll agree that last Christmas now seems an age away. However I would just like to mention our visit to St George’s Church. We went as a whole school for a lovely celebration of Christmas.

The children sang songs, we had a few readings and poems and Reverend Howard joined us in a relaxed but really enjoyable celebration. The Church was sparkling with the trees that different members of the community had decorated and it was just ‘great’! A special thank you to Howard, who visits school to lead assemblies, joins in with our after school running club and makes us so welcome at his Church.

The spring term is often quite short and as this was the case this year, it felt very busy. As a whole school we are engaging in a big writing project based on the books by Shaun Tan, but especially ‘Eric’. If you don’t know his books, then I recommend them to you as they have appeal for all ages.

Already the children are very excited and engaged in their learning. Eric makes collections of things that are important to him and our children have been doing the same. These will form the basis of our art and ICT curriculum. Some of the black and white drawings and photos the children have made or taken of ‘found’ objects are very thought provoking. At the February half term we exhibited the work to the children’s parents and guardians.

Well done to our Y6 children who were so successful in their Bikeability in those cold weeks in January. They battled on through wind and rain! Our building extension work has begun 80 and progress is looking good. The building contractors started on January 5th and are due to finish late July. So far there has been very little disruption to the running of the school day; parents have been very accommodating in how they drop off and collect their children at the start and end of the day. So a big thank you for that!

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