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Proving learning can happen anywhere KS1 took their lessons out to the Market Square
No Pens Wednesday made us all think about our communication skills and how we speak and listen to those around us as we learn.
We all enjoyed walking together in Children's Carnival and our 50 umbrellas made a very colourful section to the parade.
Carnival judging was a very hard task this year for the committee as the umbrellas were outstanding! Congratulations to everyone who entered.
Congratulations to our Year 4 and accompanying Year 3 singers for their amazing play 'Two Red Hoods and a Big Bad Wolf' at the Warehouse Theatre.
Congratulations to Somerset's Y3/4 County Champions in tennis - Greenfylde! After some superb matches at Millfield the team came through triumphant to take the top prize.
We are all writers at Greenfylde! What a wonderful writing week we have had with visiting storytellers, poets and even real owls and kestrals to inspire our creative talents.
World Cup fever hit Greenfylde with classes representing countries for sporting challenges at the Rec. Thanks go to our Mayor and Town Crier for opening the event.
The sun shone as we took part in our two sports days for track and filed events. Well done to the whole school for all participating in these events.
Now in a third year our poetry recital competition attracted even more schools this year and a wonderful evening was had by all.
Sharandy Birds of Prey brought four very special owl visitors to meet the children and explain more about the special features and adaptations owls have to help them survive. Children especially loved having the barn owl flying around our school hall.
4JY have excelled themselves in completing their own social action task producing a young person's guide to Fairtrade in Ilminster. Here they are presenting the first set to Just Things.
After the delays due to snow, we finally completed our Reading Week with our family share a book time that was greatly enjoyed by all.
Greenfylde enjoyed another successful sporting outing this week when the football team played away at Hinton St George. The team performed brilliantly, passing lots and working well as a team.
Our annual visit by Life Education gave an exciting first week back to the Spring Term. Children discussed a range of issues relating to PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) and of course got to see Harold the Giraffe again.
On a day where we all met Father Christmas in his grotto we also helped raise £222 for Save the Children's Christmas Jumper Day.
Over 200 parents and family and even the Mayor of Ilminster came in to help us make Christmas decorations.
We've been spreading some Christmas cheer in Ilminster taking carols and nativity plays put into the community.
Congratulations to our Drama Group who performed The Tempest at The Brewhouse Theatre as part of the Schools' Shakespeare Festival. They were one of the youngest groups to ever perform in this festival.
Year 3 sang beautifully in the Market Square as part of our Victorian Day which culminated in the lantern parade before the Christmas Lights switch on.
Sharing the spirit of Christmas and giving, Greenfylde families have this week donated 76 shoebox parcels to the Blythswood  International campaign.
Children and staff from across the school, including our Pre-School Sunny Ile wore something spotty for Pudsey this week and raised £228.
Prime Minister's question time had nothing on the questions that Greenfylde, Swanmead and Wadham pupils put to our Mayor Cllr Val Keitch in a recent session in the Council Chamber.
We were all very proud of Alfie and Max who represented Greenfylde at the Civic Remembrance Service. They laid a wreath to symbolise how Greenfylde's whole school community thanks and thinks of those who have given service to their country.
Over 50 pre-schoolers came to enjoy a range of Autumn crafts involving clay, paint, glitter, sticking and a lot of fun. It was also an opportunity to welcome children from Sunny Ile and Cygnets Pre-Schools and the Ilminster Childminders group.
Well done to our winning team for their cricket presentation at Taunton which has given them the opportunity to watch matches at the ground and form a guard of honour for the teams.
Children from every class in school enjoyed a session of Taekwondo with coaches from Chard TAGB. They learned to count to ten in Korean as well as a few self defence moves.
Thank you to all our families for sharing in our Harvest message of sharing. We had three well attended services in The Minster and thanks to the Rev Done for inviting us to join him there for our services.
No Pens Wednesday was a hit with pupils who supported the Communications Trust with a range of lessons that focussed on their speaking and listening and wider communication skills.
What a wonderful Carnival! 63 umbrellas entered our Carnival Committee competition and we had a great time walking in Children's Carnival.
Reception children welcomed the Mayor, Cllr Val Keitch who presented them with their prize for coming 2nd in the Town Council Scarecrow competition.
Key Stage 2 children at Greenfylde First School enjoyed a visit from Balbir Kaur and Gurdial Singh from the Gurdwara in Bristol last week to support their learning in RE.
The sun shone on our cricket teams when they met for some friendly matches against other local schools. The event was run by Ilminster Cricket Club and all the children enjoyed their afternoon.
Congratulations to all our pupils on their achievements in our track sports days and our field event days. A huge effort seen by all as well as lots of fun!
Y3 welcomed Prof Jon Holt this week to learn more about engineering and share in his book to inspire engineers of the future.
Well done to our KS1 competitors and Key Stage 2 sports leaders who took part in the CISP Multi-Skills competition at Wadham.
It was Science for all on Thursday when families came along to help us investigate. From bug hunts to slime making fun was had by all.
We've all turned into Super Scientists this week for Science Week as part our STEM development. With visits from Fizz Pop, Richard Godden, Swanmead and Wadham and trips to Charmouth and @Bristol it has been experiments everywhere.
Thank you to Frogmary Green farm for inviting us to their open morning for schools. We enjoyed finding out about the animals and crops and giant tractors were a huge hit!
Congratulations to Reception, 2nd prize with their Julia Donaldson inspired Stickman Scarecrow!
Thank you to the Ilminster fire station staff who supported the children in a whole school den building day that raised over £90 for Save the Children.
Congratulations to our mini-red tennis team who won their local area competition and now go forward to the District final in Martock later this month.
What an amazing engineering week with visits to Daido and from Boeing, Yeovil College, Playart, Rolls Royce and Wadham STEM ambassadors to name but a few. Lots of children now with great engineering skills for the future.
Congratulations to our KS1 Gymnastics Team who came a wonderful 3rd and 6th at the recent Orchard Gym Competition.
We are very proud to have been awarded a Fair Aware award for our teaching and learning around Fairtrade. Well done to all involved!
All the pupils have been learning about Fairtrade in Fairtrade Fortnight. Year 4s went on a visit to Tesco to spot the Fairtrade mark on products throughout the store.
Year 4s enjoyed a Pilgrims Day at Wells Cathedral to celebrate their final year at Greenfylde.
We celebrated World Book Day by all wearing hats themed around our favourite books and characters.
Steve Gass of SASP presented our School Sports Gold Award this week. This is a major achievement for the school and currently Gold is only held by 30 schools in Somerset.
An inspirational Art day was held when the Royal Academy of Arts came to work with our pupils and their families. Their completed work will be on display at our Art Exhibition in May.
We welcome Life Education Wessex back with their mobile classroom so all of our children could enjoy their PSHE lessons. Soon we will also be starting their new SCARF lessons in class.
A very special visitor brought us presents today!
There was glitter everywhere when family and friends came along to share in the Christmas spirit of making decorations.
Lots of ideas were shared when Greenfylde, Swanmead and Wadham pupils met in the Ilminster Council Chambers with the Mayor, Cllr Val Keitch this week.
Greenfylde school council welcomed Marcus Fysh MP who spent time with the children answering their questions about his role as an MP.
It was tinsel at the ready as children from KS2 and Sunny-Ile went to help launch the 2016 Minster Christmas Tree Festival.
Year 4 were thrilled to be invited to take part in the opening ceremony for the new history map of Ilminster.
Greenfylde pupils paid tribute to all those who have and currently are in our armed services during a service at The Minster.
Year 3 had an amazing day at the Science Museum as part of our National Pupil Premium Award. They especially enjoyed the hands on Wonderlab.
Congratulations to Calum who has won his class from last year a sleepover at the Science Museum, London and special entry to their new Wonderlab exhibition.
Children were on their best behaviour when a Roman Soldier came to visit as part of their latest topic work in KS2.
To celebrate Roald Dahl day we all had fun dressing up as one of his characters and taking part in lots of fun activities.
Well done to our country dancers who performed at the Street Party for the Queen's birthday outside Tesco this weekend.
Year 2s went to Wadham this week to participate in a Multi-Skills festival with the rest of our local CISP schools and were well supported by our young sports leaders.
Three Greenfylde teams took part in the recent football festival held at Greenfylde with Three Saints, Broadwindsor, Merriott and Hambridge. A great team spirit was shown by all and every footballer was a credit to their school.
On behalf of the school Miss Oaten, Mrs Jones and Mr Dixon, Chair of Governors were honoured to receive the National Pupil premium Award 2016 for Greenfylde. Well done to everyone in the school - you are outstanding!
Sue Goodland from Wessex Water came to present the school with a cheque for £500 to continue our work in developing the pond and outdoor learning classrooms. We are very appreciative of this and send our thanks to Wessex Water.
Key Stage 2 swapped their teachers for Good King Hal aka King Henry VIII when they visited Barrington Court as part of their local history topic. Children will also be exploring the experiences of Barrington during World War 2 on a later visit.
To celebrate the anniversary of Shakespeare's birth/death all of the classes took part in workshops exploring his plays and making their own props for their drama performances.
Our family Easter Activity event organised by the Minster was a great success and children enjoyed a range of craft activities and parachute games.
Future citizens from Greenfylde, Swanmead and Wadham had lots of questions for the Mayor, Cllr Rose Neave and Cllr Sophie Storey when they met with them at the Town Council chamber.
They all ran a mile for Sports Relief helping to raise £186!
Well done to our Year 3s who shared their love of reading by joining our Sunny Ile children on World Book Day.
Thank you to Julian Wilkes for bringing in his Rally Car and explaining how the car works and the preparation drivers need to make before and during a race.
Year 4s enjoyed the first of their leavers' events with a special day at Wells Cathedral taking part in drama, craft and music activities along with a tour of the cathedral.
Our pupils were full of ideas when they worked with Swanmead pupils to discuss the new plans for the play area at the Rec with Cllr Sophie Storey and Joy Norris of Ilminster Town Council.
Congratulations to Chloe whose design won the Ilminster Town Council flag competition. Chloe will see her design made into a flag to fly outside the council offices at this year's IMEX.
The great Forest School debate was held in the Town Council chambers this week. Year 4s were outstanding in their arguments for and against and thanks to Joy Norris and Lesley Lusby for their role as Chairs.
Congratulations to our KS1 Gymnastics team who represented Greenfylde at Orchard Gym. The children were trained by Mrs Tuff and we were very proud of their performance.
Pete the Poet came and held multi-cultural workshops with all of our pupils. The children loved the activities and it was good to extend our children's knowledge of the diverse cultures in our world.
Greenfylde was represented at the opening of The Minster Christmas Tree festival. Please go along and see tress by KS1, KS2 and FrOGS.
This week was are promoting Train to Teach through the Wessex Teaching School and as a partner school, we are fortunate this year to have Mr Musgrave. Further details available through the Wessex Teaching Schools link on this page.
Year 3s again sang beautifully for our Victorian Day. They had a large crowd to watch their performance of Victorian Nursery Rhymes and an enjoyable time was had by all.
Boots Opticians came and worked with the children in Years 1 to 4 on a project in conjunction with the Literacy Trust. Our thanks to David and Matt from Boots Opticians, Taunton for arranging these lessons.
For Children in Need we all brought our bears to school and helped raise £200. many thanks to all who supported our charity efforts.
We were pleased to welcome the Hon Marcus Fysh MP who presented the School Council with their certificates and went on a tour of the school.
Year 4s stood on Silver Street to watch the service at the War Memorial on Remembrance Day and shared their thoughts and thanks to all involved in protecting our country.
We were very proud of Henry and Thomas who laid the wreath of poppies on behalf of Greenfylde at the Minster Remembrance Service.
Nicki from Springfield Dental Practice came in to help the KS2 with their current topic on digestion and teeth.
Well done to our Year 4 school council members who took their questions about Ilminster to the Town Council this week to be answered by Cllrs Val Keitch and Sophie Storey.
Many thanks to all the volunteers and FrOGS who helped clear the pond, extend the Forest School classroom and establish our outdoor gardening classroom last weekend. You did an amazing job!
We joined the Mayor at Ilminster Carnival and took part in the main parade on the open top bus. Thank you to everyone who waved and cheered us on our way.
We are very proud to announce our achievement of a Silver School Sports award, showing that sporting provision is going from strength to strength at Greenfylde.
Congratulations to this year's winners of the Carnival Umbrella Competition and our thanks go again to Ilminster Carnival Committee for sponsoring this event.
Today we welcomed Rose Neave, the Mayor of Ilminster, who toured the school and talked to the children about her role as well as the need for civic duty by all.
Our new Forest School year started with a very excited group of Year 1/2s taking a trip up Herne Hill.
Congratulations to our Year 4s who all achieved their Level 1 Young Sport Leader Award.
There was lots of dancing and fun at the Year 4 Leavers' Disco with the theme of dress your best. Thank you to the Year 4 parents for arranging this event.
Year 4 put on a fantastic performance of The Three Little Pigs at The Warehouse Theatre. Their three night run was superbly supported by our Year 3 choirs.
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