children in need thank you

A big THANK YOU to the whole school community for helping us to support Children in Need. Everyone dug deep into their pockets to donate and really got behind the charity dressing as super heroes, characters and wearing spots in tribute to Children in Need. Together we raised £188.

children in need 2014 thank you

Thank you also to all of our onsite partner agencies especially The Bridge Achievement Centre who did a fantastic job raising funds for Pudsey through a variety of activities including a cake sale. A true community fund raising effort. Well done everyone!

 

Millbrook Remembers

November 10th, 2014

Millbrook Primary has been celebrating 100 years of Remembrance through classroom activities and whole school assemblies. The whole school community have worked hard on a variety of initiatives including poetry writing and art.

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On Tuesday 11th November at 11am Year 6 (Maple Class) are taking part in a community service of Remembrance at St David’s Church Bettws. At the service some of the children will be reading a poem of Remembrance which has been co-written by the class themselves.

Click on the link below to access a copy of the poem.

Remembrance poem by Maple Class

 

The whole school will also hold a 2 minute silence at 11am on the 11/11 as a mark of respect.

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Well done to the whole school community. Poppies are on sale at the school with all donations going to The British Legion. Thank you to everyone for your support.

 

This week’s Family & School Together (FAST) programme were treated to a wonderful Indian themed menu courtesy of Abdul from Cwmbran’s Indian restaurant “The Curry Lounge”.

Mum Sarah decided that she wanted to learn how to cook a real Indian meal and Abdul from The Curry Lounge was happy to oblige.

The families were treated to 2 different chicken curries, homemade onion bhajiis, vegetable chutneys, and poppadums.

The FAST project is a highly successful programme supported by Save the Children. Families who attend work with staff, parents and community volunteers and are treated to a free family meal each week.

 

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We would like to thank Abdul and The Curry Lounge, Cwmbran for supporting our programme with such delicious food and great teaching. Thank you.

We hope that everyone has had a safe and enjoyable half term break.

Monday 3rd November is a staff training day and school is closed to pupils.

We look forward to welcoming everyone back to school on Tuesday 4th November.

Don’t forget to bring in your unwanted clothes/fabrics on Tuesday. Rags2Riches will be collecting from school on Tuesday. Help us to be good global citizens by helping us  to recycle.

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A big thank you to all families who have attended The Families & School Together (FAST) programme at Millbrook so far. Families and children have been treated to free delicious meals, fun activities and free opportunities to win a family raffle prize. Sessions take place on Thursdays after school.

The next session will take place on Thursday November 6th straight after school until 6pm.

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The launch of Millbrook’s FAST programme 2014.

We would like to thank the entire FAST team of parents, staff, community 1st staff, team around the family staff and community volunteers for making this possible. A big thank you to Save the Children Wales for their training, advice and financial support.

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Millbrook families having fun and enjoying a free cooked family meal at our FAST programme.

We are delighted to be one of the first schools in Newport to offer The Families and Schools Together Project which is supported by Save the Children.

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Families and Schools Together (FAST) is an award-winning early-intervention programme that brings parents, children, teachers and the wider community together, to make sure children get the support they need to fulfil their potential at school – and in life. 

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- See more at: http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/about-us/where-we-work/united-kingdom/fast#sthash.tjR0oIpb.dpuf

During each session as well as having fun and receiving free advice and support families will receive a free cooked meal for the whole family and the chance to win a £25 hamper.

To find out more about this exciting opportunity parents of children in Acorn and Oak Class are invited to join us for a cup of coffee and a fun information sharing session on Thursday October 9th at 3:30pm or on Friday October 10th at 9am.

 

Family Learning

September 29th, 2014

With the support of Newport Early Years Team we are delighted to be able to offer 2 fantastic family learning opportunities for parents of children in our new nursery and our reception class starting this week.

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Family Learning for Reception Parents – Oak Class

Join Carrie and the Newport Early Years Team in our family learning room this Thursday 2nd October from 1:15 until the end of the school day. Learn how to help your child to learn their sounds – the basics of helping your child to read and have fun!

For more information contact the team on 01633 414692 or email earlyyears@gmail.com

 

Family Learning for Nursery parents – Acorn Class

Join Rhian and the Newport Early Years Team in our family learning room this Friday 3rd October. Read, sing, play and talk – learn how to help your child to communicate and develop their language skills.

Morning nursery 9:00am-11:30am

Afternoon nursery 12:30pm-3:00pm

For more information contact the team on 01633 414692 or email earlyyears@gmail.com

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Attendance Matters at Millbrook

September 26th, 2014

We are so grateful to parents and families for their ongoing support to ensure that every child attends school regularly and on time. Last year our school’s attendance improved to 94% and we have set ourselves a target of 95%. Let’s see if we can smash this target together.

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 Millbrook attendance winners

We are well on our way to achieving further attendance success. Well done to our Y6 pupils in Maple class who achieved 100% attendance this week.

 

Our year 6 pupils were proud to take part in this year’s Bettws Peace and Reconciliation Service which was held in Bettws Shopping Centre.

Our pupils sang with children from other community schools and took part in readings during the service. We are very proud of our whole community.

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We are delighted to welcome to school all new reception and nursery pupils this week. This is a very exciting week as it heralds the opening of our first ever nursery for us here at Millbrook. Croeso! Welcome!

 

It was lovely to meet our new pupils and their families during the summer term. Thank you for taking the time to attend our family learning sessions. These were invaluable to help settle your child into school and also to get to know you as a family.

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Our reception class is full and the local authority has a waiting list. There are still a very few spaces in our new nursery. Please contact the school or the local authority for information.

 

Dates For Your Diary

AUTUMN TERM 2014:
Monday 27th October-Friday 31st October:
HALF TERM

Monday 3rd November:
School closed to pupils - TRAINING DAY

Tuesday 4th November:
BAck to school

Tuesday 11th November:
Y3 trip to Caerleon

Tuesday 2nd December:
2pm Infant Xmas Concert - Reception class
Wednesday 3rd December:
2pm Infant Xmas Concert - Y1 & Y2 classes

Thursday 4th December:
To be confirmed - Reception, Y1,Y2 Xmas trip

Friday 5th December:
Non-uniform Day in return for donation of Xmas items
3:30pm Friends of Millbrook Xmas Fayre

Tuesday 9th December:
1:30pm Junior Xmas Concert Year 3 and Year 4

Wednesday 10th December:
1:30pm Junior Xmas Concert Y5 and Year 6

Thursday 11th December:
Families and Schools Together Graduation Event

Saturday 13th December:
9-11am - Friends of Millbrook Breakfast with Santa event

Monday 15th December:
Christmas lunch prepared by Chartwells Catering

Tuesday 16th December:
11am - Morning nursery Xmas Concert
2:30pm - Afternoon nursery Xmas Concert
6:30pm - Choir taking part in The Combined Carol Concert at Newport High School

Wednesday 17th December:
4:30-6pm Friends of Millbrook Xmas Disco

Thursday 18th December:
1:30pm Pantomime for Reception to Y6 pupils

Friday 19th December:
Break up for Xmas holidays

Monday 22nd Dec - Fri 2nd Jan - XMAS HOLIDAYS

SPRING TERM 2015
Monday 5th January 2015:
Back to school

Friday 13th February:
Break up for half term

Monday 16th-Friday20th February - HALF TERM

Monday 23rd February:
Back to school

Tuesday 3rd March - TRAINING DAY - SCHOOL CLOSED TO PUPILS

Friday 27th March:
Break up for Easter holidays

Monday 30th March - Friday 10th April - EASTER HOLIDAYS

SUMMER TERM 2015
Monday 13th April:
Back to school

Friday 22nd May:
Break up for half term

Monday 25th May - Friday 29th May - HALF TERM

Monday 1st June:
Back to school
Y6 swimming starts for 3 weeks

Wednesday 24th June - Friday 26th June:
Provisional dates for Y6 Residential trip

Friday 17th July:
Break up for summer holidays

Monday 20th July:
SCHOOL CLOSED TO PUPILS _ TRAINING DAY

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