Author: Claire Oaten

Once again, Greenfylde First School entered the South West Primary Engineer competition – If you were an engineer what would you do? and this year we were thrilled to have 3 out of the 12 regional winners and many highly commended. Congratulations to all who took part and to our 3 winners who collected their prizes last Friday.
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We were lucky again this year for our annual sports week – the first we have been able to hold on the Recreation Ground since 2019. As you can read in James’s report below, everyone enjoyed themselves!  Two teams of Year Fours took part in the Ilminster area tennis competition. Overall the school placed second and one team went onto 
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We hope everyone can take the opportunity over the next couple of weeks to visit both the Art Exhibition at the Arts Centre at the Meeting House and the Sunflower Art display in the Minster. Our biennial exhibition at The Arts Centre showcases every one of our pupils from pre-school to Year 4 as an artist and follows a range 
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Have a look at our creative Jubilee Scarecrows which can now be seen at the front of Greenfylde and outside Cygnet pre-school on Ditton Street.
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If you are shopping in Ilminster Tesco this week please look out for our display created by the whole school and our pre-schools. We would also like to thank Helena and Tesco for supplying the cakes for our Jubilee tea party.
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Friday saw the whole school celebrating the Platinum Jubilee. We enjoyed a flag parade after designing our own crowns and shared together in a Jubilee picnic on the field. Dancing to songs from the Queen’s reign, we were able to share these with the Ilminster Mayor Cllr Taylor and we ended our day with a tea part. Lots of fun 
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We are immensely proud of our gymnasts. This week, for the first time in two years, we took part in the South Somerset Gymnastics competition. Our team of Year Three and Year Four children overcame their nerves and performed brilliantly, many of them achieving a personal best. The team came 4th overall and 3rd in South Somerset, missing qualification to 
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Well done to all our shining red stars who dressed up and raised funds for Comic Relief today.
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Children out to save our World was a theme as youngsters from Greenfylde First School, Neroche Primary and St Bartholomew’s First School came together for the annual Ilminster Rotary Public Speaking Competition for 4 to 10 year olds Young Voices. Started five years ago, the competition gives younger children the chance to talk on a given topic for 2 minutes. 
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Children at Greenfylde First School in Ilminster have been thinking hard about their World as part of Fairtrade Fortnight 2022. With the theme of ‘Choose the World you Want’ children have been taking part in games, activities and creative tasks to think about where their food comes from and what we need in the world in order to produce enough 
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