February 8th is Chinese New Year Day 2016. This year is the Year of the monkey. We would like to wish everyone a very Happy Chinese New Year. Xīnnián kuàilè! 新年快乐

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2016 is The Year of the Monkey.

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Children in Year 2 & Year 3 were inspired and excited when they met our Polar Explorer friend Antony Jinman. Everyone was so pleased that Antony had returned safely following his recent expedition to Antarctica.

The children loved every minute with Antony and they continued to ask great questions which Antony kindly answered. Thank you Antony!

We look forward to working with you and the Education through Explorers team soon.

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A big thank you to the whole school community for your support in helping us to collect unwanted Christmas cards for recycling. Thanks to everyone’s amazing efforts we won the competition! More importantly we helped the city to reduce waste and to recycle. The school will be presented with its prize before the end of the term. Thank you everyone! The Eco-Committee.

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Polar Inspiration

January 19th, 2016

We are delighted to be working with Polar Explorer Antony Jinman and Explorers through Education Live. Antony journeyed to Antarctica on December 26th 2015. The children at Millbrook have been having great fun asking Antony all sorts of questions about his experience via the ETE Live Learning portal. Antony and his team of experts have been busy answering the children’s questions all the way from Antarctica. This has been a fantastic way to bring learning to life. We can’t wait to welcome Antony back to the UK and to Millbrook to find out more about his expedition and what life is like in the polar regions. Safe journey home Antony!

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Happy New Year!

December 29th, 2015

Happy New Year! Staff and governors look forward to working in continued partnership with the whole school community this year.

School starts back for the spring term on Monday 4th January 2015.

 

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The autumn 2015 edition of the school newspaper, The Millbrook Moments, is now on sale at 50p per copy. This term’s copy is action packed and includes an interview with Mrs Hampson. Get your copy now!

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The Friends of Millbrook have organised some great Christmas activities for our school community this year. The aim is to have fun whilst also raising funds for the school.

On Saturday December 12th Millbrook opens its doors in the morning for The Friends of Millbrook “Breakfast with Santa” event. Entry is for ticket holders only. Tickets can be purchased via the school office at £3:50 per child. This includes breakfast, a visit with Santa and Friends and a present!

Breakfast with santa 2015On Wednesday December 16th The Friends of Millbrook are holding their annual family disco event at the school from 4:30-6:00pm. Entry is £1 per child which includes a free raffle ticket for children. Refreshments, sweets, raffle tickets and more will also be on sale. Infants must be accompanied by an adult.

Starting_SchoolApplication to start reception class at Millbrook in September 2016

Parents/carers are able to apply to Newport City Council for a place in our reception class in September 2016 from the 1st November 2015. Applications can be done online. To do this visit www.newport.gov.uk/schooladmissions  If you require a paper copy of the application form please contact the school office or the City Contact Centre on 01633 656656.

Newport City Council are the admitting authority and handle all applications. From September 2016 Millbrook’s capacity for its reception class has increased to 45 places. This is an increase of 15 places. Applications should be submitted before the closing date of the 8th January 2016. Parents will be notified of the outcome of the application on the 21st March 2016.

Please ensure that you complete and submit your application to Newport City Council in a timely manner. Applications received after the closing date will be treated as out of catchment applications.

Other Key Admission Dates

Admission to Secondary School 2016 - please note that the deadline for applications is November 30th 2015.

Admission to Millbrook’s Nursery Class for September 2016 – applications will be open from the 8th January 2016. The closing date for these applications is the 29th February 2016.

Further information can be found at:

http://www.newport.gov.uk/en/Schools-Education/Schools/Apply-for-a-place/Admission-to-reception-school.aspx

Click on the  picture link below to download the key admission dates and further information:

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We are delighted to announce that Millbrook Primary is one of 131 schools across Wales that will benefit from being part of The Lead Creative Schools Scheme. The scheme is a joint venture between The Welsh Government and The Arts Council for Wales and is designed to promote new ways of working. It aims to create innovative tailored programmes of creative learning designed to improve teaching and learning.

Huw Lewis AM, Minister for Education and Skills said:

“The Lead Creative Schools Scheme aims to inspire, motivate and develop learners’ skills across the curriculum. It supports work towards the new Curriculum for Wales by promoting the creative skills for life which Professor Graham Donaldson outlined as being so important in his Successful Futures review.”

Further information about the scheme can be found here:

Lead Creative Schools Scheme

Millbrook Primary is proud of the creative achievements of its pupils. We are excited to be chosen to be part of The Lead Creative School project and we look forward to working as part of the scheme to explore and develop exciting ways to further improve teaching and learning.

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Calling all reception families! Come and join us every Thursday afternoon for a fun-packed Family Learning Session. We are currently having great fun learning how storytelling with pictures and actions can help us to improve our speaking and listening, reading and writing skills. Free resources, snacks and drinks for all families who attend.

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Dates For Your Diary

SPRING TERM 2016:
Monday 4th January - Back to school
Monday 11th January - Flu jab for Rec, Y1, Y2, Y3 pupils
Tuesday 12th January - Y3 Newport Waste Savers trip
Monday 18th January - Dress rehearsal at Riverfront for Newport Dance Festival
Monday 25th January - Firemen visiting Y2 & Y5
Tuesday 26th January - 9am Parent Council
Wednesday 27th January - Holocaust Memorial Service at St Woolos Cathedral
Friday 12th February - Break up for Half Term.

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