Nye's cheerful Spring day in the sunshine.
Maria's rainbow languages picture.
To cheer our front page we are now adding art work from our pupils. This piece which has been very carefully created is by Maria.
Year 4s enjoyed their Pilgrims' Day to Wells Cathedral taking part in a range of workshops and tours to help them celebrate their time at Greenfylde and think towards their moves to their next school.
It was book characters all around as we celebrated our love of reading on World Book Day.
For the third year we were very proud to run and host our Young Voices public speaking competition with Rotary, This year 9 schools and over 154 young people have participated. Congratulations to all!
Well done to our Y4 helpers who led our Fairtrade Fortnight assembly this week as we prepare to reapply for our FairAware award.
Try and go and look at our display for Fairtrade Fortnight which is in the window of the Ilminster Emporium this week.
'A day in the life..' was the theme when Rev Jo Stobbart came to talk to Key Stage 2 and answer their questions about being the Vicar of Ilminster.
It was great to see so many families sharing the Christmas spirit this morning as they all came in to make decorations with the pupils.
Well done to our KS1 and KS2 choir members who sung beautifully at The Minster Civic Carol Service.
Every Christmas jumper imaginable was on display when we supported Save the Children Christmas Jumper Day.
Father Christmas took over our log cabin this week when he came to visit all the children and bring them class presents.
Well done to all involved in our amazing Nativity Plays which all celebrated the wonderful spirit of Christmas.
Congratulations to our Boccia Teams who competed across 18 other teams in South Somerset this week. Despite being two years younger than most they were placed 4th and 1st and now one team will play in the County finals in February.
Thanl you to the Ilminster Tree Group for the gifted tree which we planted on our playground this week.
Greenfylde community went all Pudsey this week to support Children in Need.
Greenfylde pupils laid a wreath of poppies on Remembrance Sunday to thank those in the Services for all they have done in the past and continue to do today.
Pantomine came to Greenfylde this week as we all enjoyed M&M's production of the Wizard of Oz.
Last Friday we received our fourth school sports award which was a fantastic achievement. One more gold award and we will qualify for platinum, the highest level award offered.
Learning takes place anywhere, was the message from pupils as classes took their learning to the Market Square this week. Lessons included interviews for Red Riding Hood and the Wolf and even acting out how our digestive system works.
We all celebrated Harvest Festival this week with the Rev Jo Stobart at The Minster and together helped collect food which was donated to the Lord's Larder.
Question Time with the Mayor Cllr Burton where Greenfylde, along with pupils from Swanmead and Wadham got to ask a range of questions about their town.
All onboard the bus (thanks to Hatch Green coaches and Ilminster Carnival Committee) with our umrellas ready for the main Ilminster Carnival.
We all enjoyed walking in Ilminster Children's Carnival with over 45 umbrellas on display.
Children, staff and Governors represented Greenfylde at our new Vicar, Rev Jo Stobart's licensing service at The Minster where they presented her with a children's Bible to signify the work she will do with children in the Parish.
What an amazing range of umbrellas we saw today as Ilminster Carnival Committee judged our classes for Children's Carnvial. Well done to all involved and look out for us in Children's Carnival on the 28th September.
On Friday 20th September pupils and staff all wore their jeans to support the Jeans for Genes campaign, something that has meaning within our school community.
It was Matildas and Fabulous Foxes all around as we all celebrated Roald Dahl day with book themed activities and drama workshops.
Carnival has well and truly started at Greenfylde with a visit from the Somerset Carnivals outreach van. The group talked to the children about carnival and every class had an amazing dressing up workshop trying on costumes and props.
This year we all started our learning with two imagination days to help inspire our pupils to see how imagination supports their learning and future aspirations. More imagination days will come during the year.
Well done to our Year 4s for their three nights performing 'Snow White and the Seven Jockeys' at The Warehouse Theatre.
We were thrilled to have a design from one of our pupils chosen as the logo for the Ilminster Neighbourhood Plan. Here are our winners of judges' awards from the competition.
What a week of sport with 2 sports days for track and field and a World Cup Cricket challenge. Great fun for all!
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.