A collection of news reports about Greenfylde:

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Well done to our  team from Y4 who represented the schools at the Quad Kids final in Yeovil. They were a credit to the school whether running, jumping or throwing in the various events.
Y3 were very fortunate to be able to attend the BBC Ten Pieces Concert series in Yeovil and hear the BBC Concert Orchestra this week.
Our dragonfly scarecrow came 3rd in the Town Council Scarecrow Competition during IMEX this year. Well done to all who helped in the creation.
Our Community Drive at IMEX was a great success allowing 19 charities and local organisations to become involved.
Y4 supported pyjamarama with FOIL Friends of Ilminster Library. Our thanks to Cllr Linda Vijey, Cllr Val Keitch and Veronica Horman for sharing storytime with the children.
Well done to all the young people who performed in our Poetry Recital final for Ilminster Literary Festival. Over 500 children from the local area entered this year.
Congratulations to our KS1 gymnasts - County Champions!!!!! Huge thanks to Mrs Tuff and everyone who has supported the team.
Well done to our tennis team who played very well on a hot day to achieve third place.
We helped celebrate Somerset Day with an apple themed Art display in The Minster. Well done to our Art Club for their creations.
The Minster came over to school to start our Lovely Lettuces gardening project which has been funded by a grant from the Somerset Gardens Trust. Our keen gardeners have already started to plant and care for their seeds and seedlings.
Our Arch Deacon, Rev Simon Hill came and spoke to KS1 and KS2 about his role and Eucharist.
Our third whole school Art Exhibition has opened at The Arts Centre at The Meeting House. Our Mayor, Cllr Julie Fowler opened the exhibition and we hope families will go along as every child has a piece of art work on display.
Forest School had a creepy crawly theme when pupils met some lovely visitors from Axe Valley Wildlife. We enjoyed getting to know Elizabeth the snake and Charlotte the spider (even if our Forest School teacher wasn't too keen on snakes...)
Thank you to Cottage Flowers for arranging an Easter drawing competition. We want to thank Tesco for their donation of prizes, our Mayor Cllr Julie Fowler for judging and Angie for the lovely chocolates for every child who entered. Happy Easter to all!
It was lovely to share our Easter worship with so many families and our thanks go to the Minster, Rev Michael and Fr Dominic for helping us with our services.
We were thrilled to receive a £200 donation from the Mayor's Fund to continue our work with families and Forest School.
Y4s went on a special Pilgrim Day to Wells Cathedral to celebrate their time at First School.
We welcomed back Razwan Ul-Haq to work with our KS2 children on learning all about Islamic art.
It was a sea of red as we supported Red Nose Day today.
Well done to our gymnasts who competed in the Key Stage 2 area competition attaining a 5th and an 11th place out of 19 teams.
Congratulations to our KS1 Gymnastics teams who performaed brilianly in the area competiton. Greenfylde B came 7th and the A team came 1st giving them a place in the County finals.
Youngs Voices, our inter school public speaking competition for children aged 6 to 10 was another success with some amazing speakers. Our thanks go to Ilminster Rotary for their support and Jamie Tarr for his sponsorship.
Writing became fun when your inspiration came from making bubbles courtesy of RainbowGecko; a storyteller and dog care techniques from the Dogs' Trust.
English Week started with fun and laughter as the children watched the staff perform a pantomine and then the fun continued with a Harry Potter evening including making slimy spells!
This Fairtrade Fortnight we were honoured to have Julian, a cocoa producer from the Dominican Republic to come and talk to us. Our thanks to the Ilminster Fairtrade Group for organising this.
We were all very relaxed as we took part in our new Yoga classes with Jenny Battle.
Our latest English unit 'WOW' starters saw KS2 making totem poles and KS1 have a strange incident where some magic beans they threw away grew into a giant beanstalk in our Forest School classroom!
We've all enjoyed visiting the Arts Centre this week to see our work on display as part of the Schools Go Visual exhibition.
Greenfylde hosted the CISP gymnastics event this week which was well attended. Out thanks to our coach Mrs Tuff for leading the activities.
Celebrating National Harry Potter day saw some very excited KS2 children swapping Greenfylde foe Hogwarts in a special after school event.
Safer Internet Day 2019 saw us all thinking about permission and consent for our personal data and when we need to ask a grown up for advice when we are using the internet.
Marcus Fysh MP came in to meet our school council and answer their questions.
Parliament Outreach provided our children in years 2 to 4 with an interesting insight into the workings of Parliament and the House of Commons and House of Lords.
We welcomed Helen and Life Education Wessex back to Greenfylde for their annual visit to engage our children in a range of exciting PSHE activities in their mobile classroom.
We were very proud of our choir who sung beautifully at the Town Civic Carol Service at The Minster.
We had a special visitor to our log cabin grotto this year who was very popular with the children!
Well done to everyone who supported Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day this year.
Lanterns large and small made for a twinkling light filled parade before the Ilminster Christmas Lights' Switch on. Our thanks to Richard Godden for his super workshop and Angie at Cottage Flowers for the lights.
What a wonderful Victorian Day with lantern making, tours around the town and the joy of hearing Year 3 singing Victorian Nursery Rhymes in the Market Square.
This year Greenfylde has donated 72 shoeboxes for the Blythswood Care Appeal 2018 and these will soon be making there way to Romania.
Over £300 was raised for Children in Need through wearing spots, the virtual rickshaw challenge and a bake sale.
We were very proud of our pupils as they laid a wreath at the Remembrance Service at The Minster.
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 pupils were one of 8 local schools who took part in a Football Festival at The Rec this week and fun was had by all 80 youngsters involved.
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.
Our thanks to Ilminster cricket club and Somerset cricket for arranging a fun cricket afternoon for our Y2s at The Rec.
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.
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