We found a dragon in sparkle class today. Luckily it was a kind dragon called Tuna.
Thanks to a very generous donation we are lucky enough to have a Music Therapy specialist join Sparkle and Rainbow class every Friday for some glorious music sessions.
These sessions are truly inspirational and it is hard to put into words just what the children get from this so we have made a short video to show you what happens during our lessons.
Sparkle class have been learning about being healthy and growing.
We are learning about what things we can do that are healthy.
Today we took a look inside our bodies and saw some bones.
Finlay then made his own X-Ray of his hands.
Did you know there are 27 bones in each hand? And over 50 in each foot!?
Sparkle class are learning about how animals change as they grow.
We’ve learned about caterpillars changing into butterflies and how tadpoles change into frogs.
Taking part in the daffodil tea Sparkle class made some Easter bonnets. On one side of our hats there was a caterpillar and on the other a beautiful butterfly.
Which one is your favourite?
Thank you to everybody (all 102 of you) who took part in our survey. Here are the results.
|Questions||Strongly Agree||Agree||No Opinion||Disagree||Strongly Disagree|
|The school helps my child to be more confident.||49%||46%||4%||–||1%|
|My child enjoys learning at school.||55%||42%||3%|
|My child’s learning is progressing well.||50%||47%||1%||2%|
|My child is encouraged and stretched to work to the best of their ability.||44%||48%||4%||3%||1%|
|The school keeps me well informed about my child’s progress.||44%||43%||9%||2%||2%|
|My child feels safe at school.||63%||32%||3%||2%||–|
|My child is treated fairly at school.||54%||40%||5%||1%||–|
|I feel staff really know my child as an individual and support them well.||61%||34%||4%||1%||–|
|My child benefits from school clubs and activities provided outside the classroom.||37%||35%||28%||–||–|
|The school asks for my views.||38%||48%||10%||4%||–|
|The school takes my views into account.||34%||47%||18%||1%||–|
|The school is well led.||51%||42%||7%||–||–|
|The school is changing for the better.||43%||34%||22%*||1%||–|
|Overall, I am happy with the school.||59%||36%||4%||1%||–|
*1 comment was – Only as unsure of any need to change.
Wear your odd socks with pride!
Sparkle class definitely has talent.
Watch our amazing Puppet show.
Look at the mountain of books Milbank collected for World Book Day. Tomorrow children will be able to swap books! Watch the video to see which one you would pick.
During a special assembly teachers shared some of their favourite stories perhaps they might choose some of the books read out in assembly?
What Chinese Animal Year were you born in?
Rainbow and Sparkle class were full of monkeys, rabbits, and pigs when they learned all about the Chinese New Year.
Gill very kindly organised a Chinese New Year feast where the children were able to taste a range of lovely Chinese food. Jamie particularly enjoyed the noodles.
We also got to make some lucky red Chinese money envelopes and some magical Chinese drums.
Every Friday Gill plans wonderful activities for Rainbow class, and Sparkle class certainly enjoy being asked along to join in.
Find your animal sign below and let us know if its character traits sound like you.
Year of the Monkey
Years of birth: 1920, 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028
Celebrity monkeys: Daniel Craig, Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Hanks
Character traits: Self-assured, sociable and sporty, monkeys are versatile, flexible and creative. But they can also be jealous, suspicious and selfish
Best matches: Rat, dragon, snake
Year of the Rooster
Years of birth: 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, 2017, 2029
Celebrity roosters: Britney Spears, Roger Federer, Kate Middleton
Character traits: Punctual, honest, bright and warm-hearted, roosters are neat and like to keep busy. They can be critical, quick-tempered and hate dawdlers
Best matches: Ox, dragon, snake
Year of the Dog
Years of birth: 1922, 1934, 1946, 1958, 1970, 1982, 1994, 2006, 2018, 2030
Celebrity dogs: Winston Churchill, Prince William, Madonna
Character traits: Faithful, courageous and clever, dogs make great leaders and are good at keeping secrets. But they’re quick to find fault and can be distant
Best matches: Tiger, rabbit, horse
Year of the Pig
Years of birth: 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019, 2031
Celebrity pigs: Arnold Schwarzenegger, Hillary Clinton, Julie Andrews AND Philip, Jamie and Jack!
Character traits: Chivalrous, optimistic and frank, pigs are kind and loyal friends and light of heart. Sometimes they can be a little too trusting
Best matches: Sheep, rabbit
Year of the Rat
Years of birth: 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996, 2008, 2020
Celebrity rats: Prince Charles, Prince Harry, Katy Perry
Character traits: Smart, wealthy, successful and popular, rats are curious and thoughtful and like tidiness. But they can be stubborn and lack courage
Best matches: Dragon, monkey, ox
Year of the Ox
Years of birth: 1913, 1925, 1937, 1949, 1961, 1973, 1985, 1997, 2009, 2021
Celebrity oxes: Barack Obama, Kiera Knightley, George Clooney
Character traits: Patient, cautious and industrious, oxes have strong staying power and don’t jump into making decisions. But they’re poor communicators
Best matches: Rat, snake, rooster
Year of the Tiger
Years of birth: 1914, 1926, 1938, 1950, 1962, 1974, 1986, 1998, 2010, 2022
Celebrity tigers: Marilyn Monroe, Robert Pattinson, Tom Cruise
Character traits: Loyal, trustworthy and courageous, tigers are good at expressing themselves and like challenges. But they can be hasty and over-confident
Best matches: Horse, dog
Year of the Rabbit
Years of birth: 1915, 1927, 1939, 1951, 1963, 1975, 1987, 1999, 2011, 2023
Celebrity rabbits: Queen Victoria, David Beckham, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie
Character traits: A symbol of hope and peace, rabbits are compassionate and modest, with a good sense of humour. They’ll do anything to escape from a dull life
Best matches: Sheep, pig, dog
Year of the Dragon
Years of birth: 1916, 1928, 1940, 1952, 1964, 1976, 1988, 2000, 2012, 2024
Celebrity dragons: Bruce Lee, Rihanna, Florence Nightingale
Character traits: Ambitious, energetic and intellectual, dragons are romantic and strive for perfection. But they can be arrogant and impatient
Best matches: Rat, monkey, rooster
Year of the Snake
Years of birth: 1917, 1929, 1941, 1953, 1965, 1977, 1989, 2001, 2013, 2025
Celebrity snakes: Daniel Radcliffe, Muhammad Ali, Audrey Hepburn
Character traits: Wise, passionate, sympathetic and even-tempered, snakes are self-aware and good communicators. They can be fickle, jealous and headstrong
Best matches: Ox, rooster
Year of the Horse
Years of birth: 1918, 1930, 1942, 1954, 1966, 1978, 1990, 2002, 2014, 2026
Celebrity horses: Sir Paul McCartney, Kristen Stewart, Katie Holmes
Character traits: Positive, easygoing and warm-hearted, horses are dynamic generous and attract many friends. But they have a tendency to over-spend
Best matches: Tiger, sheep, dog
Year of the Sheep
Years of birth: 1919, 1931, 1943, 1955, 1967, 1979, 1991, 2003, 2015, 2027
Celebrity sheep: Nicole Kidman, Matt LeBlanc, Bruce Willis
Character traits: Gentle, calm, kind, caring and polite, sheep are one of the most loved of the signs. Sometimes shy, sensitive and pessimistic, they have an artistic streak
Best matches: Rabbit, horse, pig