Milverton Community Primary School News on the Steam Train<p>On Thursday 12th October, years R, 1 and 2 went on an exciting journey, as part of their topic work this term. They experienced a range of transport including a coach and a steam train. Our adventure took us to Watchet, where we explored the harbour on foot and ventured into the Boat Museum. The children went on a hunt around Watchet, to find specific landmarks and key geographical vocabulary. In the Boat Museum everyone helped to make a rope from flax, got to dress up and explore a range of maritime artefacts. We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Ward from the Methodist Church who allowed us to use their hall for a base. A big thank you also to the boat museum and all parent helpers who joined us on our very enjoyable journey.</p> <p>{gallery:Train Trip}</p>, 19 Oct 2017 15:32:00 GMTMasai Warriors<p>We all enjoyed a wonderful treat this week when some Masai Warriors came to visit the school. They told us about where they come from in Kenya, and performed some traditional songs and dances. The children were enthralled to see how they hunt got lions! It was a unique and different experience for the children, who were captivated!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/Picture1.jpg" style="width: 380px; height: 200px;" />&nbsp;</p> <p>The performers were warm and friendly and invited to join them in their songs and dancing. They has all the children and staff bouncing with their traditional jumping dance! The children were very excited that the group joined them for lunch, so that whty could ask more questions. Thank you to Mrs Smith for organising such a special and interesting event for us all.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/Picture2(1).jpg" style="width: 324px; height: 200px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/Picture3(1).jpg" style="width: 341px; height: 200px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">Evie and George, Class 5 wrote, &quot; On Wednesday 4th October, a group of people called the Masia Warriors came to school to perform their tremendous skills such as jumping, singing, dancingf and hunting for lions who come to their village to eat their livestock. We learnt that even though they are poor, they are very happy people and are amazing at making clothes and jewellry. We loved them coming and giving their time to perform for us&quot;</p> <p style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 06 Oct 2017 15:24:49 GMTTrip to @Bristol<h4 style="color: rgb(170, 170, 170); font-style: italic;"><span class="marker"><big>Brilliant @Bristol with a Perfect Planetarium!</big></span></h4> <p>On Thursday 14<sup>th</sup> September, Class 5 and 6 went to @Bristol to study space because our school quest is &lsquo;Journeys&rsquo;.</p> <p>When we arrived we watched the &lsquo;Launch It&rsquo; show.&nbsp; This was a spectacular show that taught us about who went into space first and how they got there.&nbsp; We learnt about forces and how explosions work to push rockets up into the atmosphere.&nbsp; They set fire to hydrogen and it banged with an orange flame.&nbsp; They used a wind machine and a smoke machine to show us aerodynamics.&nbsp; It was a fantastic half an hour show. Next, we enjoyed all the interactive activities.&nbsp; These helped us learn more about: forces, space, gravity, the human body, space ships, sound, animation, robotics, bubbles and magnetic sand.&nbsp; We then had lunch and got ready for the 3D Planetarium.</p> <p>When we entered we put on our 3D glasses in order to see the space quiz and the show.&nbsp; It felt like we were moving, even though we weren&rsquo;t!&nbsp; The show took us to all of the planets, the dwarf planets, the Sun, Saturn&rsquo;s rings and the asteroid belt.&nbsp; The 3D glasses made it feel like we could touch everything.&nbsp; It was AMAZING! You all really must go! &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; by Reuben and Harvey,Y5</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Picture4.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 148px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/Picture3.jpg" style="width: 150px; height: 160px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/Picture6(2).jpg" style="height: 180px; width: 300px;" /></p> <p>First we watched the Launch it show. Where we learnt about the first man to go into space. We watched and helped out in a series of extraordinary&nbsp; explosions. Then we looked around the centre where many of us found the animations amazing, and the shadow graffiti awesome! Finally, to end the incredible day we went into the planetarium. We learnt all about the planets in a 3D show. Overall it was great day and many of us would love to go again soon! &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;by Poppy and Sophie, Y6&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 15 Sep 2017 15:58:17 GMTOfsted continues to rate our school as GOOD!<p>The Governors and staff at Milverton School are celebrating after receiving a glowing report from their recent Ofsted inspection. The inspector found that the school continues to be &#39;Good&#39;. The report was overwhelmingly positive and the inspector noted that the leadership team is strong and &ldquo;passionate about their pupils and know them extremely well&rdquo; and that &ldquo;staff are ambitious in their desire for children to achieve the best possible outcomes&rdquo;. The report also states &ldquo;the pupils enjoy being at school and demonstrate exemplary behaviour. They feel very safe and have excellent relationships with staff and each other&rdquo;. The pupils stated &ldquo;It is a fantastic school where we learn new things every day&rdquo;. &nbsp;The inspector praised the Governors who showed that they were clear about the strategic direction of the school and offer appropriate and purposeful challenge to the leadership. Mr Stead said &ldquo;the report offers an accurate picture of the school and I am delighted that the hard work and unity of our school community, on behalf of our children, has been recognised. We can all feel rightly proud of our school!&rdquo;</p> <p>&nbsp;{document-group:ofsted-report}</p>, 13 Jun 2017 10:25:54 GMTSomerset Parent Carer Forum<p>Somerset Parent Carer Forum are holding a series of roadshows for parent-carers of children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). Please open the document below to find out more.&nbsp;</p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>{document-group:somerset-parent-carer-forum}</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 08 Jun 2017 16:41:29 GMTYear 5 Kilve Trip 2017<p>From Wednesday 19th April to Friday 21st April Class 5 was out&nbsp;at Kilve Court Residential Centre. We spent the first afternoon learning valuable teamwork skills through a series of hands-on, and at times hilarious, activities. The day was concluded with an exciting, torch-lit night walk&nbsp;during which we made a new friend in one of the local sheep who clearly wanted to join us on our stroll! Day 2 kicked off with some fossil hunting on the beach where Daisy lost her balance but redeemed herself in finding a highly rare Crinoid fossil, much to the jealousy of our Kilve Court instructor. The afternoon brought with it an action-packed schedule of activities including archery, climbing, grass-sledging and a blindfolded fantasy trail. The children really challenged themselves and overcame various fears and concerns with such positivity and enthusiasm. In the evening Kilve Court held a quiz for us and we only hope the children did not go to bed too upset at having been beaten by the incredible teacher team (mwahahaha!) Before we knew it we were rising for the last day but the children made the most of it by spending the morning taking part in more of the activities from the day before and learning important independence skills in packing up their belongings and making sure their rooms were tidy (they have no excuses at home now parents!) After our final delicious meal we boarded the coach, a much more tired troop than had set off from school a couple of days before. It really was the most fabulous trip and I&nbsp;would like to thank Mrs Downs and Mr Stead for helping to make my first residential such an enjoyable experience. My biggest thanks goes to Class 5 for their fantastic behaviour and constant enthusiasm. I am so incredibly proud to be your teacher. I have put up a selection of photographs in the classroom so please do feel free to pop your head in after school and have a look. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Miss Gauntlett</p> <p>{gallery:Kilve 2017}</p>, 05 May 2017 09:44:06 GMTYear 6 Isle of Wight Trip 2017<p>Year 6 enjoyed an action packed residential trip to the Isle of Wight. The children took part in a wide range of different activities like fencing, team building, buggy driving and climbing. Sebastian and tabitha said, &quot;We went on an exciting adventure to the Isle of Wight. It involved many fun activities including beach games, side by side buggies and 3G swing. The weather was nice, but it was a bit windy at times! It was a fantastic weekend, and we all want to do it again!&quot; The children were a great advertisement for the school; they were polite, well behaved and considerate of other school parties. Thank yuo to Mrs Lapthorn and Mrs Lovell-Brown for looking after the children so well, and an especially big thank you to Mr Penny for organising such an exciting and fun filled trip.</p> <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;{gallery:Isle of Wight 2017 }</p>, 20 Apr 2017 12:50:18 GMTWorld Book day<p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/IMG_2264a.jpg" style="width: 500px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>As usual, the children and staff celebratede World Book Day with enthusiasm! Thank you for the fantastic effort - it was great to see so many different characters from sucha range of stories. The day started with our annual World Book Day quiz which was a very close run competition. Blue Cedar were the winners by only&nbsp;half a point! The children showed great knowledge of books and authors, well done! After that, each class was visited by the children&#39;s author and illustrator Lucy Volpin. She discussed her writing and illustrations with the children, and they had a chance to learn how to draw in a similar style. We would like to say a big thank you to Lucy; it is very motivating for the children to meet authors, not just for the enjoyment of reading, but to inspire them to write creatively as well. Lucy&#39;s book &#39;We Love Dinosaurs&#39; is available online and at any good bookstore!</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/Picture3.png" style="width: 250px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/Picture2.png" style="width: 458px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/Picture4.png" style="width: 365px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/Picture5.png" style="width: 322px; height: 250px;" /></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/Picture1.png" style="width: 153px; height: 300px;" /></p>, 06 Mar 2017 11:43:29 GMTScience Day<p>On Friday 3rd February, the whole school took part in a very exciting Science Day as part of this term&#39;s Quest toppic &#39;Whizz, Pop, Bang!&#39;. The children spent the day doing various experiments including &#39;clucking&#39; cups, making bubbles, racing boats made from foil, making straw oboes and spinners! It was a fantastic day full of learning. Well done to all the children for their enthusiasm, hard work and great behaviour. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<em>Mrs Calnon</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/Science_day_17_b.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 222px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/Science_day_17_d.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 220px;" /></p> <p>Key Stage 1 had a fantastic day taking part in whizzing, popping and banging Science Day! The children rotated around different classes and took part in 3 different science experiments which were led by trainee teachers fron SCITT. The day started with a bang as a controlled chemical reaction caused an explosion during assembly! it was a great day with some wonderul learning. The children in KS1 would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Calnon for helping to organise this day with the SCITT students. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<em> Mrs Nicholls.</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em><img alt="" src="/images/Science_day_17_c.jpg" style="width: 239px; height: 220px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/Science_day_17_e.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 220px;" /></em></p>, 21 Feb 2017 11:17:02 GMTSomerset Museum visit to school<p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/IMG_0298.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/IMG_0299.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p>On Tuesday 10th January, experts from Somerset Museum visited Classes 1 &amp; 2 and 5 &amp; 6. Classes 5 &amp; 6 had a World War 2 expert. Firstly, we listened to the air raid siren and ducked under the tables as if it was actually WW2. Then we split into groups and did different activities. One of the activities was for us to learn about the home gaurds. We dressed up as one and learnt how to put out a fire using an old fashioned hose. For the second activity, we look at rationing and found out what would happen if food hadn&#39;t been rationed. The final activity was about evacuees. We looked through a child&#39;s suitcase to see what they were allowed to take. The morning was really enjoyable. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;by Poppy and Noah, Class 5.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><img alt="" src="/images/IMG_1483.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/IMG_1484.JPG" style="width: 300px; height: 225px;" /></p> <p>Another visitor from Somerset Museum visited Classes 1 &amp; 2 and showed the children lots of toys from the Victorian times and we looked at what materials whey were made from. We were lucky enough to play with lots of the toys and compare them with toys children play with today.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 16 Jan 2017 12:21:12 GMTClass 3 & 4 Trips to the Earth Science Centre and Quarry<p>Last week, Class 3 and 4 went separately to the Somerset Earth Science Centre and Quarry. We went for a school trip to learn about rocks, fossils and how rock is quarried.&nbsp;</p> <p>Rocks: We were shown how to indentify rocks by testing how hard they were using a nail, what they looked like using a magnifier and seeing if they absorbed water quickly or slowly. We used an identification tree to name the rocks. We also looked at what the rock is used for.&nbsp;</p> <p>Fossils: We learnt how fossils were made by ordering sets of pictures and sentences. We also passed around feely bags and tried to guess what was in them. We then had to identify fossils using an information pack.</p> <p>The Quarry: Each group went to the quarry in the minibus from the centre. The driver, Mrs Avery, told us about different rocks and quarries as we were travelling. We were allowed to look down at the whole quarry from a high view point. We could see people who were tiny compared to the &#39;benches&#39; and machinery. We visited the control room where they controlled the crusher that crushes rocks to the right size. We saw how the rock is transported by lorries and trains and we were shocked how noisy it was. the trucks were enormous and one single tyre from the truck costs &pound;20,000! Overall, the trip was a success and we all learned what the rock was used for from roads to table tops! &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;by Tabitha and Grace, Class 4.&nbsp;</p>, 16 Jan 2017 11:26:54 GMTReception Nativity<p style="text-align: center;">Well done to all of Class R for a brilliant performance of your Nativity play! You made your teachers and parents very proud.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/nativity_2016_2.jpg" style="width: 450px; height: 250px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/nativity_2016_3.jpg" style="width: 400px; height: 250px;" /></p>, 06 Jan 2017 11:50:52 GMTCurious Creatures Puppet Show<p>The children enjoyed a very lively and entertaining &#39;Curious Creatures&#39; puppet how this week to celebrate the end of their &#39;Animal Magic&#39; Quest this term. They met a variety of animals from an elephant that sprayed water on Reception Class, a crococdile that did not do as it was told, an escaped tarantula, a friendly orangutan and even the chicken of doom!! It was great fun and the children showed their appreciation loudly!&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/creature_show_1.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 236px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/creature_show_3.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 240px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/creature_show_4.jpg" style="height: 240px; width: 200px;" /></p>, 06 Jan 2017 11:59:41 GMTClass 5 'Play in a Day'<p>Last Wednesday,&nbsp;Class 5 was lucky enough to spend the day at Taunton School producing a &#39;play in a day&#39;. The children worked incredibly hard learning songs, dance moves and lines to put on a fabulous performance based on A Midsummer Night&#39;s Dream. All the children threw themselves into the activities, with some of the boys getting to experience authentic Shakespeare by fulfilling the roles of princesses and fairies. Thank you to all the parents that came to watch the final performance and well done to all of the children involved - I was a very proud teacher! &nbsp; &nbsp;<em>Miss Gauntlett</em></p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/playday7.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/playday5.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 150px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/playday6.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 150px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>, 28 Nov 2016 13:21:34 GMTYear 3 & 4 Trip to Taunton Museum<p>It was a fabulous Friday when my class and I all went to Taunton Museum to learn all about the Anglo-Saxons and their history.&nbsp; My partner was Ethan and we both sang fun songs and played lots of games whlist we were on the bus.&nbsp; We were driving past a lot of houses and then I saw a sign saying Taunton Museum. &nbsp;I knew we were nearly there because I could see a tremendously big house through the trees. When we were inside the Museum, we were told to go downstairs and to meet a lady called Chloe who told us some facts about the Anglo-Saxons.&nbsp; She also told us a story about King Alfred and we all got to take part.&nbsp; Sam and Reuben were the kings, I was an old granny and everyone else were villagers. After this, Class 4 and some children from Class 3 went upstairs to learn more from the artefacts in the museum and we had a task to complete. We then had lunch together.&nbsp; After this, my class and I had a chance to make an Anglo-Saxon aestel, write in clay using the Anglo-Saxon alphabet and visit the museum one last time. Finally, we got back on the bus and went back to school. Overall, this was a good educational trip to the museum. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;by James, Class 4</p> <p>&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/msueum3&amp;4.3.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/museum_3_&amp;_4.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/museum3&amp;4.4.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/news/museum_3_&amp;_4.2.jpg" style="width: 200px; height: 150px;" /></p>, 28 Nov 2016 13:09:09 GMTCeramics Day<p>Last Friday Mrs Dove came in to school to show Class 3&amp; 4 how to make clay models.&nbsp; We chose our animals by researching them on the internet and printing pictures of them to copy. Mrs Dove taught us how to use the clay, roll it out and wrap up newspaper with it to make the body of the animal.&nbsp; We had to scratch the clay and then apply wet clay (slip) to add legs, heads, arms, ears, eyes, scales and tails.&nbsp; We then painted out animals and Mr Coupe is delivering them to Mrs Dove for glazing and firing. It was a fabulous, amazing and fascinating day.&nbsp;by</p> <p>Skye and Harvey , Class 4</p> <p><strong>Open the photos below to see the full photos</strong></p> <p>{gallery:Ceramics Day October 2016}</p> <p>We really enjoyed our day making clay models.&nbsp; The models we made were based on animals. Some of us made tigers, lions and seals and other kinds of animals. We all thought every single animal that was made was fantastic! by Freya S and Robin,&nbsp; Class 3.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 03 Oct 2016 16:00:36 GMTOlympic Medallist visit!<p>We would like to say a big thank you to Edward Ling, Olympic medallist, for coming in to talk to the whole school this week. Edward won Bronze at the Rio Olympics this summer in the skilled discipline of trap shooting. He showed the children the shotgun he used in Rio (to the delight of the children)! He also showed them the clay targets that are used, and most impressively, his bronze medal&mdash;which the children agreed was much heavier than it looks! Edward explained to the children how each competitor faces clay targets that are flung into the air at random angles and can move at 75mph, so you have to have very quick reflexes. Edward said that he grew up on a local farm, where from the age of 12 he was taught to shoot by his father. It is now a family affair, with Edward&rsquo;s wife Abbey being 5 times British Champion amongst other successes and his younger brother Theo junior European Champion! He hopes that they will all make it to Tokyo 2020. The children really enjoyed learning about a different kind of sport and were in awe of seeing an Olympic medallist in the flesh! Thank you to Edward for&nbsp; planting seeds in the children&rsquo;s minds that with dedication and lots of hard work they can become Olympic champions too!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 03 Oct 2016 15:53:48 GMTClass 6 Norton Manor Camp Festival<p>Last Thursday Class 6 took part in a schools&#39; festival held at Norton Manor Camp. There were four activities: Orienteering, Capture the Flag, Biathlon (including archery and running) and Rollerball. Rollerball is a game where your team have to create a course with the equipment provided - which was 5 drain pipes, a handful of bamboo sticks and elastic rubber bands. It was a boiling hot day which made us struggle to do the activities, especially the Biathlon which involved running 300 metres, which we had to do multiple times! It was a great day and we would all love to do it again. &nbsp; &nbsp; <em>&nbsp;by Tabitha and Ronnie</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Class 6 Norton Manor 2016}</p>, 26 Sep 2016 14:35:37 GMTPaignton Zoo Trips<p>These weren&#39;t the only monkeys at Paignton Zoo this week! Classes 1 to 6 visited the zoo on different days as part of this term&#39;s Quest topic &#39;Animal Magic&#39;. The children took part in workshops and explored the zoo to see the wonderful array of incredible animals.</p> <p>Classes 1 and 2 avoided the storms on Tuesday and had a fanstastic day. The children took part in a great workshop about classification and habitats. Then, after lunch, we explored the zoo/. It was brilliant! Daisy said, &quot;We saw some giraffes and they had very big tongues!&quot; and Beatrice said, &quot; We found out that an elephant easts 18 cabbages a day, as well as other nuts and vegetables!&quot;.</p> <p>Classes 3 and 4 went to the zoo on Wednesday. When we arrived we went straight to the Education Centre. This is where we had a talk about teeth and eating. We tried to identify animals by looking at their skulls. After a quick lunch we were able to spend the rest of the day exploring the zoo. The gorillas certainly showed off and gave us a scare by knocking on the glass! We were disappointed to have to leave and all od us agreed we would like to go again. <em>By Alex and Iris, Year 4.</em></p> <p>Classes 5 and 6 visited the zoo on Thursday. Unfortunately we did not get to see all the animals, as the zoo is HUGE! We enjoyed ourselves so much. We went to the Education Centre, where we learnt about evolution and adaptation. Everybody in Year 6 loved the tiger cub, he was so cute! We loved our time there and hope to go back. <em>By Jack and Delphi, Year 6.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>{gallery-slideshow:Paignton Zoo 2016}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 19 Sep 2016 11:45:50 GMTCharlie and the Chocolate Factory<p>What a phizz-whizzing performance! Congratulations to Class 6 for putting on a swashboggling performance of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. The class staged two wondercrump shows; one for school and one for parents. The acting was delumptious and frothbuggling and thankfully there were no Snozzwangers in sight, to the relief of our Oompa-Loompas. Thank you to everyone who made the show such a success with such excellent costumes, set design, props, lighting and sound effects. Thank you to Helen Coakes-Blundell for her beautiful artwork on the backdrop. Thank you also to scrumdiddlyumptious Mr Penny for organising and directing the show and lickswishy Mrs Lapthorn for all her whoopsy-wiffling help!</p>, 18 Jul 2016 09:52:54 GMTClass 2 Trip to Knightshayes<p>Class 2 enjoyed a wonderful day visiting Knightshayes. They found out about the gardens and all the different habitats it provides for llots of native animals. We hunted for minibeasts and also played a game to show us how deforestation is having an impact on the homes of the animals. We had a chance to look around the house and visit the walled garden with all its wonderful herbs and vegetables growing. It was a great day topped off with comments from people at Knightshayes congratulating our children on their wonderful knowledge and brilliant behaviour. &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; Mrs Nicholls</p> <p><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: &quot;Open Sans&quot;, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);">{gallery:Year 2 Knightshayes Trip}</span></p>, 06 Jul 2016 12:16:24 GMTEco Art Days<p>What a fantastic couple of days we had last week! The children had a great time on many different art activities in classes, linked to the theme of &#39;texture&#39;. Activities on offer included junk modelling, clay work, collage and weaving. On Friday we were joined by Carymoor Environmental Trust who brought their expertise in all things recycling and the children had the chance to make paper and&nbsp;create stick men and creatures amongst other activities. The culmination of all this creativity was an art exhibition in the hall which showed a huge range of art that was produced. Thank you to all those parents who made donations for resources.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Eco Art Day June 2016}</p>, 27 Jun 2016 16:09:17 GMTRoman Invasion...<p>Last week Class 3 performed a very entertaining sharing assembly to parents about Ancient Roman - well done Class 3!</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/year_4.jpg" style="width: 270px; height: 137px;" />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/Year_3_romans.jpg" style="width: 220px; height: 152px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/romans_.jpg" style="width: 300px; height: 155px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>And over the last few weeks Class 4 have been very busy making their own Roman helmets. They made the helmets from cardboard cereal boxes and paper mache, which they then painted and decorated with details.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/Picture5.jpg" style="width: 420px; height: 160px;" />&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;<img alt="" src="/images/Picture6.jpg" style="width: 250px; height: 155px;" /></p>, 14 Jun 2016 14:16:37 GMTIncredible Invaders!<p>On Wednesday 25th May Classes 3 &amp; 4 went to the Bristol Hippodrome to see see Horrible Histories &#39;Incredible Invaders&#39;. First, we ate our lunch outside @Bristol and then we went to the theatre to watch the show. We saw the Romans invade Britain, then the Saxons and then the Vikings! At the break everyone ate crisps and sweets and the second half was all in 3D!! It was freaky because we could not work out what as going on! The Viking ships spoke and snakes jumped out at us and worst of all, there was a man-eating vicious skiny dog!! We all had a fantastic time &nbsp;and thank you to Mrs Smith and Miss Pointing for organising the trip and to the parents who came along with us. <em>by Charlie, Sophie and Daisy, Class 4.&nbsp;</em></p> <p>{gallery:Incredible Invaders trip}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 06 Jun 2016 09:53:35 GMTSchool Games Day<p>The children enjoyed a very active day in a variety of different sporting games including rounders, relay races, jailball and the climbing wall. The children competed in house teams and congratulations to Cork Oak for winning gold! The children had a very enjoyable day with plenty of fresh air and exercise! Thank you to Mrs McDonagh and Christine from Premier Sports for organising all the activities.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:School Games Day}</p>, 25 May 2016 16:13:36 GMTThe Main Event<p>Thank you to everyone who supported the MSA&#39;s Main Event on Saturday 14th May, The 3 bands were excellent and certainly had the crowd dancing! The weather was kind and everyone had a great night. We are delighted that the event raised approximately &pound;2,000 for the Milverton School Association and will be used for the benefit of the children. We would like to thank all the MSA members, especially Yvonne Mister and Emily Sharland, for volunteering so much of their time to ensure such a successful evening.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:The Main Event 2016}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 24 May 2016 16:33:09 GMTYear 5 Kilve Trip 2016<p>On Wednesday last week,&nbsp; our class travelled to Kilve Court for an exhilarating, exciting and exhausting camp.&nbsp; The girls&rsquo; dorms were on the top floor and the boys&rsquo; dorms were on the 2nd floor. After a lunch of hot dogs and potato faces, we went out on the lawn for our first activity, team building.&nbsp; We had to complete the &lsquo;Towers of Hanoi&rsquo;, the &lsquo;Skis&rsquo; and the &lsquo;Spiders Web&rsquo;.&nbsp; On this last activity we were not allowed to touch the rope of the web and we couldn&rsquo;t go through the same hole in the web twice!&nbsp; In the evening we completed the night walk which was 2 to 3 miles in length.&nbsp; From where we were, we could see the lights of Wales across the bay which was extremely pretty.</p> <p>For our meals we had a lovely choice. For breakfast we could have toast, cereal, a hot meal or all three!&nbsp; Most of the teachers had a full English breakfast and a coffee.&nbsp; On Thursday night, we played &lsquo;Wide Games&rsquo;.&nbsp; These included: &lsquo;Cheerleader&rsquo;, &lsquo;Evolution&rsquo; and &lsquo;Giant Rock, Paper, Scissors&rsquo;.&nbsp; On Friday morning it was raining but we carried on with our activities of climbing and archery.&nbsp; In the end I managed to get a gold (the very centre of the target).&nbsp; At the end of the session the scores were added up and the other team had 275 points to our 210 points.&nbsp; We lost but it didn&rsquo;t matter.&nbsp; Once we had finished we had a final lunch and then brought all of our suitcases down stairs and loaded them onto the bus.&nbsp; After that we strapped ourselves into the bus and headed back to school where we had a lovely reunion with our family and slept for the rest of the day! <em>by&nbsp;Sebastian, Year 5</em></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 17 May 2016 14:55:27 GMTYear 6 Isle of Wight Trip 2016<p>Last Friday Class 6 went to the Isle of Wight. We went for 4 days and 3 nights and we did loads of different activities, like the incredible 3G Swing! Quite a few of us screamed our heads off whilst getting a horrible wedgy. The instructors were really friendly and told us things to shout out before we did an activity like &lsquo;Dun dun dun dun dun dun danna swing on it swing on it swing on it oooooooo raaa!&rsquo; We all had a great time. Thank you to all the teachers for taking us and keeping us safe; Mr Coupe, Mrs Lapthorne, Mrs Lovell-Brown and an especially big thank you to Mr Penny for organising the trip. &nbsp;<em>by Lucie and Jessica, Year 6</em></p> <p>{gallery:Isle of Wight 2016}</p>, 17 May 2016 15:15:15 GMTEco -Day<p>This week the school had an Eco day about Earth Hour. Earth Hour is an annual global celebration where people switch off their lights for one hour to show they care about the future of the planet. Eartth Hours this year takes place on Saturday 19th March from 8.30pm-9.30pm. To take part all you need to do is switch off your lights for one hour and sign up at It&#39;s a symbolic and spectacular lights out display with a big message that we want to protect the future of our planet!</p> <p>On eco day the children did lots of activities from making lanterns from glass jars, made recycled coasters, did paintings of the earth. The children&nbsp;explored the school grounds looking for bugs and insects and looking for signs of spring.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Eco Day - Earth Hour}</p>, 25 May 2016 15:15:44 GMT