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Happy Chinese New Year

Recently in Foundation Stage we have been celebrating Chinese New Year. We have made Chinese dragons, built Chinese houses and compared them to our own homes, made lucky red envelopes with yen inside, made Chinese lanterns, chopped vegetables to go into our stir fry (which we loved eating with our very own chopsticks!) and we all danced around the playground with instruments and scarves…
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Outdoor Learning Project

On the last two days of Term 3, 8th and 9th February, a group of 9 Year 5 and 6 children worked together on an Outside Learning Project which saw them construct a larch planter. The children demonstrated fabulous teamwork skills, while developing new skills such as measuring, sawing, drilling and assembly, all with the aid of power tools! They were a credit to…
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Year 6 at the Houses of Parliament

100 years since women first got the vote…
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Year 3 & 4 Cross Country

Amazing Achievement by Years 3 & 4 Cross Country Team! The four LACT schools (a total of 48 children) completed the cross country course which was twice around Peatmoor Lake.  Millbrook showed determination and resilience around the muddy track and all the schools supported each other by cheering on their team mates. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the event with Millbrook bringing back to school, six placements. 1st  Phoebe…
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Year 2 – The Fire of London and Bread making!

Year 2 launched their fire of London topic with a visit from Warburton’s. They learnt about the production of bread products, the importance of a balanced diet and then they went on to make their own bread. They were given special hats to wear and learnt about using baker’s hands to ensure everything stayed clean. They had to shape their bread into designs from…
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Egyptians in Year 3 & 4

Our topic this term is Egyptians! We have had an exciting start to our topic with an ancient mummy taking up residence in the studio! The children had to explore this mysterious tomb using only torches. It was a bit spooky!


Lydiard Park Walk

Millbrook children, parents and staff took a walk to Lydiard Park along with Santa and his Elves. They were met by Ranger Ben who talked about some of the nature in the park. As evening fell, the children used their lanterns to light the way. The event finished with carols and mince pies. Thank you to everyone who came along.


Born in a Barn

KS1 and Foundation stage worked incredibly hard to put on three fantastic performances of Out of the Ark’s production, ‘Born in a Barn’. A special well done to all the Year 2s for learning their parts and projecting their voices so well. All the children across the 4 year groups performed so well and the singing was beautiful. A big thank you to all…
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Our Christmas decorations are up!

We are busy practising for all our Christmas activities, the Infant Nativity this week and the House Christmas Song competition and the church service next week. We also have our Christmas lunch and the Christmas film to look forward to before we break up on Wednesday 20th December.


Year 2 – Inspirational Inventors

This term we have been learning about Inspirational Inventors. We hot-seated Alexander Graham Bell, made timelines to show how phones have changed since they were first invented and learned about different inventors. We also learned about toys from the past and present. We made our own catapult toys, played Victorian games and wrote an information page about Toys and Games from the Past using all the information that we’d learned.