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20.10.21 - Storytelling for Black History Month


This morning we have joined professional storyteller and educator Usifu Jalloh on an imaginative journey around Africa to celebrate Black History Month.


Black History Month UK is a celebration of Black history, arts and culture that takes place throughout October every year. The event provides an important opportunity to highlight and learn about Black history and heritage, and the way that people of African and Caribbean descent have shaped our nation’s story.

Reading Buddies with Year 2 15.10.21

We spent time with the children in Year 2 today. We read to them and they read to us!

12.10.21 Reading Buddies


We have started our weekly ‘Reading Buddies’ session with Year 1 and had a great time sharing stories with our new buddies. There were lots of smiles all round from everyone. 

Canal Adoption Programme and a busy day 08.10.21

The first group have visited the canal tow path to look after the environment that Millfield have adopted. At the same time, the Blue Jays and Red Kites were playing their first game and the mountain bikers were working towards their biking award.

Harvesting Seeds 07.10.21

The flowers in our school grounds were beginning to fade, this usually means the seeds from the flowers are ripe and ready for picking. It was a dry and sunny afternoon so we went out, carefully feeling each flower with our hands to see if the seeds easily fell away. We collected all the seeds we could, putting them into different containers ready to store over the winter. Next year we will sow the seeds in our grounds, hoping they grow into more beautiful flowers for us all to enjoy! 

Science Free Flow 04.10.21

This afternoon, we introduced free-flow style learning to our Science afternoon. Every week, the children will be able to explore a range of different and challenging activities linked to the Year 5/6 Science curriculum objectives. Feedback from the children has been positive and they have even suggested some other activities they would like to try this half-term. 

Silver Birches 01.10.21

This has to be one of my favourite and also one of the simplest pieces of art. It's also the one piece of art where you get that overwhelmingly satisfying feeling of pulling off the masking tape to reveal the crisp contrast between the watercolour and the paper beneath. You can't help but say, "Wow!"

Pulling a credit card with black acrylic paint on over the white area makes the bark of the Silver Birch tree. I hope you agree that they all look stunning whether the children have chosen a natural blue or green background or a more jazzy multicoloured one.

Look out for them to be made into Christmas Cards later in the year.

In the Style of Mary Price 17.09.21

I couldn't resist starting our art off with a piece that is going to make the front cover of our Personal Portfolios. Mary Price lives in Bristol and is known as the Artist in the Shed; she is most well-known for her 'Happy Trees'. Click here if you would like to see more of her work. Mary's work is mostly created by mark-making and so we used credit cards, lollipop sticks, cocktail sticks, Q-tips, cardboard and pegs to make our own colourful 'Happy Shapes' that we will see each time we add a piece of work to our portfolio. Hope you like them too.

Bumper Crop 09.09.21

Considering that we only started with 3 strawberry plants, the crop this year has been the biggest and best yet! We now need to pot up the strawberry runners so that we can have even more strawberries this time next year. If you would like to start a strawberry bed at home, please ask for some young plants.

We also had sunflowers of all sizes in the quad - the tallest measuring over 2 metres.