Mrs Watkins has been busy getting creative over the summer. In honour of Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday she has created 2 dream jars. Can you guess what dreams they contain? Have a go at drawing or writing your guess down and bring to school in September for the chance to win a prize. Better still have a go at creating your own dream jar using an unwanted empty jar. You can be as creative as you like! Have fun!

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Take a peek at Mrs Watkins’ dream jar? What do you think the dream is about?

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During their visit to France Year 5 were able to meet with their French pen pals from Ecole de Courcelles Le Gisors, Amiens, France. This was an amazing opportunity – our learners were outstanding ambassadors for Wales and enjoyed getting to know their French friends. The children played together, worked together and collectively produced a pop up museum about their joint work on World War I. Joshua, Robert, Emily and Olivia even met with the region’s education minister and shared their work on The Great Trench. We are looking forward to continuing our work and our learning with our French partners next academic year. 

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We created our own WWI Pop-Up Museum about our learning with our friends of France.

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Sharing our Pop-Up Museum on WWI with dignitaries in France.

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Swapping Friendship bracelets with our French friends.

 

During the autumn term 2016 Millbrook will be marking Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday with a series of events and learning at Millbrook linked to his magnificent work. During the summer holidays our learners are invited to:

  • – Complete the Summer Reading Challenge – you can sign up for free at Bettws Library (see http://summerreadingchallenge.org.uk/parents-carers) How many Roald Dahl books can you read? Which is your favourite?
  • – Draw or write about your favourite Roald Dahl book
  • – Create a picture of your favourite Roald Dahl character – start organising a costume for Roald Dahl Day in September.
  • – Design your own BFG Dream Jar
  • – Plan and create your own Roald Dahl tea party

Have a great summer! School starts back on Monday September 5th 2016.

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We are so proud of Millbrook Primary School pupils who represented Wales and the UK at The Centenary of The Somme commemoration in Thiepval, France. This prestigious event took place of the 1st July 2016 – 100 years to the day that many soldiers lost their lives during World War I. The children were chosen out of thousands of school children across the country to pay their respects at this very moving occasion which was attended by many dignitaries including The First Minister for Wales, The Prime Minister and members of The Royal Family. Ellie-Jay even got to meet with Prince Harry!

This was an amazing opportunity for all the children and for our school community. A big thank you to The British Council, The Department for Culture and The War Graves Commission for making this possible. 

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Amazing Attendance!

July 21st, 2016

Mrs Watkins was delighted to present a large number of students with awards for 100% attendance. The children earned very precious attendance medals and awards. We were also pleased to be able to award seven £10 vouchers to a child from each class who had been drawn in the attendance raffle. Palm Class had the extra honour of being class attendance award winners. They were able to choose their prize and decided upon an afternoon with a Pop Up Ice Cream Parlour! Fantastic efforts everyone!

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We are so proud of all our nursery learners who have gone from strength to strength and have achieved so much this year. Nursery staff and the children’s families celebrated the children’s learning success with a Garden Party. The children performed some of their favourite songs and shared their learning with their families. Well done boys and girls! We are looking forward to following your continued success when you start in reception class.

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Year 6 have been a truly fantastic year group. To mark their achievements, successes and memories of their time at Millbrook the students gave a truly entertaining performance at their final Leavers Award Assembly. Every student took part in a medley of songs, laughter and comedy with lots of emotion and memories mixed in. Mrs Watkins was delighted to present an array of awards to every student recognising their talents, successes and achievements during their time at Millbrook Primary. The hall was packed with staff, learners, governors and family members who turned out to show their support for our fantastic learners. 


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The award assembly was followed by the summer disco where year 6 strutted their stuff in their glad rags.

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On their final day, year 6 enjoyed reminiscing and getting back to their early school day memories.

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Good luck in high school year 6 – we will miss you!

Sports Day 2016

July 21st, 2016

Millbrook pupils gave an outstanding performance at our annual sports day. The pupils displayed excellent behaviour, sportsmanship and resilience during the hottest sports day we have ever had. The children were cheered on by parents and family members and The Friends of Millbrook kept everyone cool with drinks and ice lollies. Well done to everyone who took part. You are all winners. 


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A big thank you to all family members who attended our summer open afternoon which enabled our students to share what they have learned this year. As usual, Millbrook families turned up in their droves to celebrate our children’s success. Thank you for your continued support!

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The whole school was a hive of activity during our annual My Money Week. All classes worked hard to plan, design and create their own businesses culminating in a community sale at the end of the week. Families also supported home learning with a £20 Spending Challenge. We are grateful to Polly from The Personal Financial Education Group for kicking off the week with an inspirational assembly. Class businesses ranged from sweet and plant sales, to art craft and sandwich goods. The winning class was Oak Class who made almost £90 clear profit. They will win an additional £20 kindly donated by The Friends of Millbrook. 

A big thank you to The Friends of Millbrook, Millbrook families, pupils, staff, governors and all of our community partners for supporting our annual summer fete. This truly was a fantastic community event which created a magical atmosphere in our school grounds. Thanks everyone for your support!
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Dates For Your Diary

SUMMER HOLIDAYS

Thursday 1st September - school closed - TRAINING DAY
Friday 2nd September - school closed - TRAINING DAY

Monday 5th September - Back to school
Friday 9th September - 11am Bettws 9/11 Service
- 2:45pm Meet your child's teacher and tour the classroom

Friday 16th September - Roald Dahl Day school celebration - dress as your favourite Roald Dahl character

Monday 26th September - Parent Consultations KS2
Tuesday 27th September - Parent Consultations KS2

Thursday 6th October - Global ambassadors visiting school

Monday 10th October - Parent Consultations FP
Tuesday 11th October - Parent Consultations FP

Friday 21st October - Break up for half term

HALF TERM

Monday 31st October - Back to school
Friday 11th November - Bettws Remembrance Service

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