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Weather Update

Sun 10 Dec 2017

 

 

We anticipate that the school will be open as usual tomorrow, but will keep you updated via text and the website if anything changes.

 

 

 

Message from Headteacher

Fri 08 Dec 2017

 

Firstly a huge thank you to the whole school community for your support this week during our Ofsted inspection that took place on Tuesday 5th December. There were 2 Inspectors who spent the day visiting classrooms with senior leaders, talking to groups of children, hearing children read, discussing documents with the Senior Leadership Team, meeting teachers and middle leaders, meeting with the governors and looking at the Parent View Survey to learn more about all that we do at Millfields! As we are already a good school, we had a section 8 Inspection that only gives judgements on whether they agree with the school’s own evaluation. The questions are: does the school remain good and is safeguarding effective? There is no longer a report, but the outcome will be recorded in a letter to the school which we are hoping will be with us to be quality assured before the Christmas break and then published so that it can be distributed to you all in the new school term. Well done to the amazing staff team and the fantastic children that make Millfields so special!

On Monday Year 5 children visited the London Chess Championships at Olympia. It is a quite an amazing experience and the feedback from the children was that they had a great day, learnt lots of new manoeuvres and some of the children went up on the stage playing games against other schools! Well done to all the children who took part! Also this week, the year 2 classes all took part in their class nativity play. The children looked very cute, sang like angels and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you to Roz, Tom and the rest of the music team, the class teachers and TAs, and all the parents who helped out and of course to the families who came to watch. It definitely brought a tear to a few eyes! All of the children across the school had an opportunity to watch one of the shows too and the feedback was very positive.

On Tuesday, the Children’s Centre children put on their Christmas Show for parents and families. Thank you again to all the staff for their hard work in preparing and then putting on the show, and of course to the children who were great!

And today, the choir have started their Christmas Carols tour today outside Tesco on Morning Lane. They collected around £200 that we will be donating to St Joseph’s Hospice. The weather has certainly become more wintery and the shoppers all really enjoyed listening to the festive sounds. Next week, they have choir performances at Westfield Shopping Centre, Acorn Lodge, Homerton Hospital and the Notre Dame Refugee Centre –they are certainly going to be busy!

Today, the Christmas Fair is taking place from 3.30pm in the bottom and middle halls –Santa will be visiting, there will be lots of refreshments to buy, games and craft activities, as well as lots of Christmas goodies. The choir will also be sharing a performance. I hope to see you all there, joining in the festive fun. If not, have a good weekend, and remember to wrap up warm –winter has arrived!

Best Wishes, Jane

 

Ofsted Inspection

Mon 04 Dec 2017

 

Millfields Community School will have a Section 8 Inspection on Tuesday 5th December.

If you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school, you can express your views about the school by completing Ofsted's online survey, Parent View, at: http://www.parentview.ofsted.gov.uk.

Thank you. Jane

 

Message from Headteacher

Fri 24 Nov 2017

 

Firstly, I was so excited to be invited in to Leeds, Nottingham and Derby classes this week, to see all the home learning projects -’Habitat in a box’. There were so many fantastic boxes –artic, rain forest, jungle, desert, under water…..this list goes on. Thank you so much to all the children and their families who made a huge effort to create some amazing boxes! They obviously learnt so much from the whole experience and loved telling em all about the animals and their habitat. Well done everyone!

It is ‘Road Safety Week’, and we have all been busy in class and out on the streets, learning more about road safety, and reinforcing the importance of being aware of the dangers and of the correct and safe way to cross the road. Thank you to our Junior road safety officers, Lila and Viggo, who were out helping you all get to school safely yesterday morning. The children also all took part in Road Safety assemblies this afternoon, and we are all dressed up in bright, luminous, fluorescent and shiny clothes today as part of ‘Be bright, Be Seen’ day! There were so many great outfits today! Vicky chose a best-dressed child in each class!

The children in Nursery, reception, Year 1 and year 2 were all very excited on Tuesday as there was a special Owls visit. The children were treated to a demonstration in assemblies, and then each child had their photograph taken with the owl in their shoulder. They loved it! The photos will be available to buy in the very near future.

On Wednesday, children in Year 2 enjoyed a fantastic LSO performance of ‘A Cat called Scratch’ at the Barbican. The music was very engaging and the children all loved seeing the story they knew coming to life.

Also this week, the Senior leaders have been in all classes looking at the fantastic learning that is taking place and looking at the progress that all of your children are making across all areas of the curriculum. The children were all very excited to share their learning with us and the teachers have all had feedback to ensure that they continue to develop strategies and to ensure that the learning opportunities are always exciting, engaging and effective in moving the children on in their learning.

The next few weeks will be getting very busy as there are lots of events and trips taking place, so please make sure that you check your texts, Study Bugs and emails to make sure that you have the most up-to-date and relevant information. All of the events are always advertised in good time on the school website and on the boards in the playground, so please make a note!

If you are not receiving texts, please email Crystal on cgreen@millfields.hackney.sch.uk to make sure your new numbers are added to our system.

Finally, thanks again for all the feedback via the questionnaire at parents’ Evening; this has now been collated and the outcomes and our responses will be posted on the school website early next week.

I hope you have a great weekend. Best Wishes, Jane

 

Message from Headteacher

Fri 17 Nov 2017

 

Firstly, thank you to everyone for dressing up in pyjamas and/or wearing spots today for Children in Need. It is an amazing effort from the staff and children, so thank you!

Secondly, another huge thank you to all the parents and carers who came to parents’ Evening on Wednesday this week. We hope you found it useful to talk to your child’s teacher and to see the work that they have been doing in Maths and English, and hopefully you talked about some areas that your child needs to work more on, with your support at home. Thank you also to all of you who completed one of our termly questionnaires. We really appreciate your feedback and do look at all your comments and try to think about how we can work together to address some of the points that you raise. We will be collating all the information and sharing the outcomes with you before the end of term , and we will also post it on the school website.

As you will hopefully know from your child, this week is Anti-bullying Week. The children have all been thinking about and talking about the language around bullying, and learning about how to deal with bullies in and out of school! Classes from Y1-Y6 took part in an Anti-bullying Roadshow called ‘All different, all equal’, earlier this week, that has hopefully helped children feel confident to speak up about bullying. Also, each class watched an Anti-bullying film that reinforced the messages about bullying that we have been teaching all week. Year 5 and Year 6 also took part in a virtual reality workshop around bullying. Then today, all the children have completed a questionnaire about bullying that will be collated over the coming weeks, and will give us more information about how safe children feel at school and which strategies they use to report bullies, and be kind to all children in our school and the wider community. Please talk to your children about all kinds of bullying, especially around cyber-bullying. There is a link on the main page of our website (Info bar on the right hand side called Internet safety) that takes you to a range of websites that you and your child can access around e-safety.

Following on from Work Week, our Year 6 classes all visited offices in the city this week to present their inventions and ideas to a Dragon’s Den. The children and staff said the whole experience was brilliant and has really enhanced the children’s knowledge and understanding of how a small business might work. The dragons were very impressed with all the ideas and the quality of the preparation and presentations that were given. Good job Year 6!

As part of a special enrichment project, some of our Year 4 children visited Shoreditch Town Hall to take part in an immersive theatre experience called ‘The boy, the bees and the blizzard’. The children had an amazing time and really enjoyed the experience.

Finally, yesterday, the Millfields Tennis team went to the ATP Tennis Finals at the O2—we saw Federer play and met Greg Rusedski! Lots of the staff and other spectators commented on how well-behaved our children were so well done –great ambassadors for our school! Have a good weekend.

Best Wishes, Jane

 

Message from Headteacher

Fri 10 Nov 2017

 

We have all really enjoyed learning about the world of work this week. As every year, the children and staff have embraced the spirit of Work Week and enjoyed learning about lots of different jobs from focussed trips, visitors, parent talks and workshops. A huge ‘thank you’ to all the parents, carers and grandparents who have been in to class this week to talk about their jobs, we really appreciate your time and support.

The Year 6 theme was enterprise, and groups have been preparing to face business dragons in the city next week. They have been very busy designing their own products, and thinking about how to market them and how to make a profit! They will be visiting offices in the city next week to see if they can persuade our very own dragons to invest! Good luck to them all! Year 5 have been very excited to be designing their own clothing as part of their work on ethical fashion. This afternoon, they will be putting on a Fashion Show to showcase their designs. Year 4 have been looking at the use of numeracy and literacy skills in the work place. The classes visited a restaurant to see how the business runs, and have been looking at how restaurants run as a business. Year 3 visited Kidzania today and have been looking at the skills and attributes needed for a range of different jobs so today’s visit may well have them coming back enthusing about their future careers! They have also been learning about the value of money.

Year 2 have enjoyed looking at the role of jobs in the local  community, and as well as doing a walk around the area, also visited Homerton Fire Station. The children really enjoyed the whole experience. Year 1 have been looking at basic skills needed for a range of jobs, and visited a local supermarket to see the many different jobs  that are done there! Reception classes have been looking at jobs in the emergency services, and as well as a visit from the police and a paramedic, have been on a trip to the Fire Station. And finally Nursery classes have also been very busty looking at a range of jobs and had visits from a builder, gardener, vet and chef and visited hackney City Farm to see the work that goes on there. It has been fantastic to hear the children talking about the work in school this week, so please do take time to ask them about it this weekend.

Also this week, the Book Fair arrived, so I hope you have had a chance to look at the great range of books on offer. The more money the Book Fair makes, the more free books the school can choose to stock the library shelves! It will be open during Parents Evening , Wednesday 15th November as well, so please have a loook then. Thanks for your support.

Finally, the school Cycle Team are in action again today, so I am sure they are making us proud by trying their best and wining a few medals! More news next week.

Have a good weekend. Best Wishes, Jane

 

Message from Headteacher

Fri 03 Nov 2017

 

We have settled back in to this term with a relatively quiet week for Millfields! The children all seem to have had a good rest and they are keen to get on with their new learning. Thank you to Edinburgh Class, Derby Class and Winchester Class who all shared their work from last term with their peers, staff and parents/carers at today’s Sharing Assemblies. It is always really lovely for us to see all the hard work and brilliant work that the children are doing in class every day. Well done everyone!

Also this week, York class went on their first trip to Forest School. The children had a brilliant time climbing trees, looking for mini-beasts and bugs, running across the fields and playing in the Viking boat on the Leabridge site. They finished the afternoon with a cup of hot chocolate and a biscuit. Thank you to Angela our Forest school lead who has arranged for this happen on a weekly basis for York class this term, and will be working with the other two Year 1 classes at forest school over the next 2 terms. And today, Teague’s nursery class will also be visiting Forest School for the first of their weekly visits.

Yesterday the football team took part in hackney football league games. Well done to the team and to Sharon and Dwayne as they came back unbeaten with 3 wins and a draw! We are looking forward to seeing them progress further in all competitions this year.

Last night, the newly formed Jazz Band took part in the Hackney Annual Mayor’s Music Awards at the Hackney Empire. The group were amazing and so confident playing in front of a  packed house. Well done to Milton, Jericho, Luke, Theo, Kaspar, Maggie, Mari, Sofia, Harris, Lena, Rabia and Milly! You made us feel very proud! Thank you Roz, Tom, Simeon and Jack for helping for supporting them and making it happen!

Thank you to all the parents who have been to one of our workshops this week. On Wednesday, we welcomed more than 10 parents of pupils with autism who met with member sof the Hackney Learning Trust SEND team to look at strategies and activities to support their children at home. The feedback was very positive and we hope to be able to hold another one in the spring term. Thank you also to the parents who came to the phonics and spelling workshop for Y1 and Y2 children this week. We hope you found it useful and will help you support your children at home.

Tonight is the R-Y3 disco, so hope to see lots of you there! Finally, next week is ‘Work Week’ and all the children will be taking part in trips and activities around the world of work. If there are any parents who would like to come in and talk about your job to their child’s class, please see your child’s class teacher to organise a suitable time.

I hope you have a lovely weekend with your family. Best Wishes, Jane