Family Learning Opportunities

October 23rd, 2016

In collaboration with The Newport North Cluster of Communities First we are pleased to offer a number of up-coming family learning opportunities including paediatric first aid for adults, digital inclusion and an employment skills workshop. Contact Mr Johnson, our Pupil and Family Engagement Officer, for information. You can also find information by following us @MillbrookP or by following Mr Johnson on Twitter @MrJ_millbrookps


Half Term Homework

October 21st, 2016

School has broken up for the half term break. We have set a whole school homework task to help learners and their families to flex their learning muscles and to get creative. Your task is to design and make a model of your dream house.

How many rooms will it have? Will it have a garden? How many floors? Will it have any special features? Be as a creative as you can. Models and ideas should be brought to school when we return after the half term break on Monday 31st October


Our newly appointed global ambassadors were delighted to welcome learners from Pillgwenlly Primary School, St Andrews Primary School and St Woolos Primary School last week. The children forged new friendships quickly enjoying pointing out aspects of global learning around the school. Our global ambassador group defined what they felt the role of a global ambassador should be and presented some of their ideas to the rest of the group. They aim to lead the way in developing an understanding of global learning in each of their schools. 


Year 6 are delighted to be working with Save the Children to pilot and research The “Take Care” Project which is run by Lancaster University in partnership with Save the Children.

The project is also known as The CUIDAR Project –


CUIDAR is a European wide project aiming to enhance the resilience of children, young people and urban societies to disasters and enable disaster responders to meet children and young people’s needs more effectively.

CUIDAR objectives:

  • To better understand the risk perception, disaster needs and capacities of children and young people in urban societies.
  • To strengthen children’s understanding of emergencies and the actions they can take to prepare themselves, their families and their communities.
  • Increased awareness and understanding amongst disaster responders and policy makers of children and young people’s needs in disasters.
  • More effective communication between disaster responders and children and young people in urban contexts.
  • Improved disaster management framework, policies and practices that take into account the particular needs of children and young people in urban disasters.

The children in year 6 are busy researching emergencies that can affect our community. Over the next few weeks they will be planning how to support our community in various emergency situations. Watch this space for details. 


The whole school community celebrated the centenary of the birth of Welsh-born author Roald Dahl with a fortnight of discovery, investigation and imagination. Stories were created, dreams imagined and character portraits acted. The work culminated in Millbrook’s own Roald Dahl Day with all learners, staff, parents & community members dressing as either their favourite Roald Dahl character or in scrummy yellow. A big thank you to everyone for starting the term off with such an explosive start. Pure magic! 

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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.


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


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 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.


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. 


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!


Dates For Your Diary


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


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

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