Jobs

We currently have vacancies for the following posts at the school:

Posts 1, 2 and 3: We have vacancies for three Level 2 Teaching assistants

Post 4 – Class teacher Foundation Phase

For further details see Newport City Council website:

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At Millbrook we passionately believe in the importance of working in close partnership with families and the community in order for our learners to achieve success. Over the last 2 years we have taken part in action research as part of an Erasmus Plus Project with schools in Wales, Poland and Spain. Our research has enabled us to develop and improve learning opportunities for families and children. This short video highlights the work that we have done as part of this project. We’d like to take the opportunity to thank our partner schools, Emily Daly (international linking officer) and to the families who have supported us with our research in this project. Together we can make a difference.

Click on the photograph below to watch the video.

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Year 5 have been working with retired head teacher and local author Peter Cornelious to learn about World War I. Mr Cornelious’s book entitled “Poppy” is supporting the children’s learning. As part of this work year 5 have worked to help create a reconstruction of a WWI trench within the school grounds. This is helping the children to understand and to empathise what soldiers experienced. The children are very grateful to Mr Cornelious for helping to bring their learning to life.

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This topic is particularly pertinent as this year is the centenary of The Battle of The Somme. The children are learning how Welsh soldiers lost their lives during the battle. Further information about the centenary of The Somme can be found at http://www.somme-battlefields.com/home_centenary

We are so proud of all year 6 learners who have been part of The Lead Creative School Scheme funded through The Arts Council for Wales. Our focus has been to improve communication skills. Millbrook pupils have worked alongside creative practitioner Lynne Clausen developing their speaking and listening skills through a range of drama activities. This culminated in the children’s performance of Jibber Jabber to parents, school and the local community at the beginning of May. Jibber Jabber was a creative production containing elements of Shakespeare and pieces penned by the children themselves. The result was an outstanding performance by every child showing a growth in confidence and an improvement in individual pupil oracy skills. Well done everyone!

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On Monday 29th February we were proud to host a celebratory event to officially launch our Confucius Classroom. Pupils and staff impressed invited guests with their Mandarin, English and Welsh.

 

Luiza and Ellie-Jay perform a poem in 3 languages!

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We are proud and deeply honoured to be 1 of only 13 Confucius classes in Wales and only the 2nd primary school to achieve this status.

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Half Term Family Homework Fun!

February 17th, 2016

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We are looking forward to receiving this year’s Millbrook Primary School Eisteddfod entries .  Every year we are blown away by the amount of talent, skill, hard work and dedication displayed by Millbrook children & their families.

Each class have been asked to draw/write/make something linked to their class Welsh theme or linked to their own home culture. Entries can be created as a family project or individually. Entries will be displayed in the school hall and should be handed in by Friday 26th February. Entries will be judged during our whole school Eisteddfod on Tuesday March 1st.

Eisteddfod Homework

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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Happy New Year from Millbrook 2016

2016 is The Year of the Monkey.

 

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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Sorting Xmas cards for recycling

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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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Dates For Your Diary

SUMMER TERM DIARY DATES
• Thursday 26th May - after school meeting with Newport High staff for Y6 parents

Friday 27th May – break up for half term

• Half term – Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June

• Monday 6th June – Back to school; Y6 3 week swimming block starts
• Class Photos:
Friday 10th June
• Monday 20th June – Y6 residential visit to Gilwern
• Monday 27th June – Y5 and Y6 transition visit to Newport High School
• Tuesday 28th June – Friday 1st July Y5 residential visit to France
• Thursday 30th June – transition meeting at Newport High for Y6 parents at 6pm

• Training Day:
Friday 24th June

• Class Award Assemblies:
Monday 13th June – Y3
Monday 20th June – Y4
Wednesday 13th July – Y5
Monday 11th July – Reception
Tuesday 12th July – Y1
Friday 1st July – Y2
Tuesday 19th July – Y6

• Monday 4th July – Friday 8th July – My Money Week
• Open Afternoon/ Parent reports out/ Friends of Millbrook Fete/ Mini Enterprise: Friday 8th July

• Sports Day:
9:30am Junior Sports; 2pm Infant Sports on Friday 15th July
• Friends of Millbrook summer Disco:
Tuesday 19th July 4:30pm-6:00pm
• Break up for summer hols:
Wednesday 20th July

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