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It was a hard task for Ilminster Carnival committee when they came to school on Friday to judge their annual decorated umbrella competition. Approximately 100 brightly decorated and very creative umbrellas were on display and the whole school came out to watch the entrants proudly showing off their creations. After a lot of deliberation winners were chosen in three categories 
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Thank you to Mrs Davis, Ilminster Emporium and Ilminster Hair and Beauty for letting us display our carnival floats from the Greenfylde classes and pre-schools. We’ve had lots of fun making our displays and we hope we have brought a little of the spirit of carnival to the Ilminster community.
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This month we celebrated Roald Dahl day by thinking about the books we like to curl up with and read for pleasure. We came in clothes that made us fell comfy and brought in our favourite books to share.
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Congratulations to Dove class on having their Gingerbread Man scarecrow chosen for the community award prize. The children are looking forward to meeting the Mayor of Ilminster next week when he comes to congratulate them.
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If you get chance, do go and look at our Sunflower Art and Poetry on display in The Minster this week. Well done to all involved for such a heartening display.
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Do try and take a moment to see the amazing art work in our very first whole school art exhibition. Details on the poster in an earlier post and via the links below for each class. Cygnet Pre School: Sunny Ile Preschool: Dove Class: Pippin Class:  Golden Class: Puffin Class:  Hook Class:  Camelot Class:  Dunkerton Class:  Morgan Class:  Ashton Class:  
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We made three entries for this year’s IMEX Town Council Scarecrow competition for the theme ‘Break Free’. Dove class created a straw Gingerbread Man, Cygnets a glamorous Cinderella and Sunny-Ile a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Fingers crossed for the judging this week!
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This week all the classes enjoyed a wellbeing afternoon making creative sunflowers and sunflower poems which will be going on display later this month in The Minster. As part of the Sunflowers of Somerset project children have been planting sunflowers at home and at school and enjoying watching these grow.
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This week Key Stage 2 welcomed royalty when King Henry VIII came to their classrooms to talk to them about local history and the Tudors. Children had great fun asking King Henry questions and understanding what life would have been like for them if they had lived in Tudor times.
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This week all our EYFS classes in pre-schools and Reception got to meet some amazing creatures from Axe Valley Wildlife Park and hear all about how they are adapted to their habitats. We had some very brave pupils (and staff!) who cuddled land snails, bearded dragons and pythons to name but a few.
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