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Sparkle Class traveled all the way to Elgin and met a very special person today (all thanks to Howdens Joinery and Decora)
Decora’s of Elgin, very kindly, opened their Christmas grotto for just for us.
When we arrived Santa was just outside feeding his reindeer, and we were able to pop in and say hello.
On the way to his grotto, we got to see some very talented musical instrument playing bears, and walk through a winter wonderland full of Christmas trees and sparkling lights.

We spent a long time with Father Christmas and each child got a really lovely present.

After that we had some lovely biscuits and juice in the restaurant.

Then it was back on the bus and a special trip to McDonalds for our lunch.

Christmas really did come early for Sparkle Class today.

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Everybody had a really special time today and we can’t thank Howdens Joinery enough – who very generously paid for our trip today, and Decora’s who opened the grotto just for Sparkle Class. It’s lovely to experience so much kindness especially at this time of year.

Sparkle class collected a big cheque from the Co op a few weeks ago and it made the local newspapers.

Millbank Primary is open today, please be very careful on your journey to school and please note Highland Council guidance –


It is the responsibility of parents or carers to decide if a pupil should attempt to travel to school, by transport or on foot, in adverse weather conditions. The Council encourages full attendance at school but in severe weather conditions the safety of pupils is much more important.

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Sparkle class have been learning about the different times of the day. We have been learning about morning, aftenoon and night time.

We have been looking at things that happen at different times of the day.

We decided to go to Inverness on a train to see the christmas lights. We would leave in the morning, and come back in the afternoon.

After going to the station last week to find out the train times we were ready at 12 o’clock to get on a train to Inverness.

Our trip was really successful.

We saw Christmas decorations and had our lunch at McDonalds. We enjoyed getting a balloon in Mcdonalds and afterwards we listened to a street musician and we even joined in playing on the guitar.

One of us also used the escalators and the lift three times and we all enjoyed looking at the Christmas shop what a lovely day we had in Inverness.

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Today we picked up a very big cheque.

Customers of the King Street Co op raised over £4500 to put towards equipment for a sensory room.

Along with three other groups we went to collect the cheque on Saturday.

There was even cake to celebrate.

Thank you to everybody who contributed.

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Rainbow class and teacher Gill again invited Sparkle class to spend a Friday afternoon creatively baking.

Earlier we had painted some special heart shaped boxes, and we then decorated some cakes to put inside the boxes.

Lots of thought went into what ingredients to add to our cakes, and what decorations to add onto our boxes.

Everybody enjoyed working together, and we all enjoyed the pizza at the end of the afternoon.


Lots of great communication going on between the children in Rainbow and Sparkle class.

Sparkle class are learning about space. We are building something that could take us to the moon.

Can you guess what it is?

Here is a picture clue.

This next picture might look like a hat but it’s actually the top of our model.

Does this give you another clue?

Our last clue…. 5…. 4…. 3….. 2…… 1…. BlastOff!

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Answer : It’s a rocket!

Today Rainbow class invited Sparkle class over to help make teddy bear biscuits.

The whole school came to school dressed in their pajamas because it was Children In Need.

We also bought in our teddies, and laid them out in a HUGE Pudsey Bear in the open area.

We enjoyed adding our teddies (and a few extra from Sparkle Class) to Pudsey’s right ear.

Take a look at the video to see what we got up to.

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