A collection of news reports about Greenfylde:

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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 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.
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