Friday 6th March Outdoor Library
The children of Milldown CE Academy were very excited to start using their Outdoor Library, which was officially opened by the School President on Friday 6th March.
Funds for the library were raised by the Friends of Milldown and books were also kindly donated by parents. The library will be used at different points during the school day (including break times and after school) to promote reading for pleasure.
Mental Health Session at school - Tuesday 11th February
Milldown welcomed Matthew Hemson Director of the Therapeutic Media company to do a presentation to the whole school community regarding Mental Health and Wellbeing. Please see the following link that accompanied the presentation.
Friday 14th February 2020
Congratulations to all the children in Key Stage 2 who received Christian Values certificates and had their work shared in the Gold Book. Enjoy the half term break, we look forward to welcoming the children back on Monday 24th February 2020.
Celebration Assembly Friday 25th October
Congratulations to all the children in assembly today who received Christian Values certificates, had their work celebrated in the Gold Book, the Girls Football team and the Presidential candidates - lots to celebrate today! Enjoy the half term break, we look forward to welcoming the children back to school on Wednesday 6th November.
Wednesday 23rd October
Congratulations to the Girls Football Team who played in the North Dorset Tournament yesterday. The girls topped their group on goals not losing a game and progressed to the final on the day, unfortunately losing 1 - 0. They do however now progress as runners up to the Dorset finals where they will represent North Dorset.
Friday 19th July
Last Celebration Assembly of the year! Congratulations to all the children who received certificates today and had their work shared in the Gold Book!
Friday 12th July
Congratulations to the children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 who received certificates, and had their work celebrated in the Gold Book, in the celebration assembly today.
Friday 24th May
Congratulations to all the children in Key Stage 2 who received Christian Values certificates in the celebration assembly today.
Friday 17th May
Congratulations to all the children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 who received celebration certificates and had their work celebrated in the Gold Book in assembly today. Also congratulations to all the Year 6 children who survived the week of SATs!
Tuesday 2nd April
Milldown CE Academy SIAMS Inspection Report March 2019
Please see the latest inspection report following the SIAMS visit.
Thursday 14th February
The Friends of Milldown CE Academy are absolutely delighted to announce that the CIRCUS IS COMING TO MILLDOWN this summer on FRIDAY 14 JUNE 2019.
Happy’s Circus is a PROFESSIONAL all human (no animals) touring circus that performs in an ENORMOUS state of the art, colourful, all weather BIG TOP tent. Happy’s Circus features SUPERB INTERNATIONAL ARTISTS including acrobats, aerialists, speciality acts, magic, the HUGELY POPULAR Happy Circus clowns and much, much more!
We have teamed up with Crab Apple Catering & Artic Cow to offer a fantastic evening of DELICIOUS FOOD as well as AMAZING ENTERTAINMENT.
To launch this FANTASTIC event today all the children are participating in circus workshops in school so they will get a taste of just what FUN the circus has to offer.
Come and join us after school TODAY to be the first to get your tickets for the EARLY BIRD price of just £8 each and to have a taste of some MOUTHWATERING FREE FOOD SAMPLES from the fantastic team at Crab Apple Catering.
EVERYBODY IS WELCOME at the circus so bring along all your friends and family. Remember we only have a LIMITED NUMBER of tickets and they will be sold on a first come first served basis – so be quick before they sell out!
Tickets are available from The Friends of School who will be selling tickets after school today and before and after school on Friday 15 February. We will keep you posted with other dates for ticket sales after half term. Make sure you get yours before they’re all gone!
Please see the attached poster for more details and visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbbTHnkqvs0 to see a sneak preview!
WE ARE ABLE TO ACCEPT CASH AND CARD PAYMENTS FOR TICKET SALES
Friday 8th February
Congratulations to all the children in Reception and Years 1 and 2 who had work celebrated in the Gold Book and to those who received certificates in Celebration Assembly today. Well done!
***SCHOOL CLOSED FRIDAY 1ST FEBRUARY***
School will be closed Friday 1st February due to the forecasted snow. We will not be able to clear the site so that it is safe for all to access the school. In addition, a significant number of staff anticipate not being able to make the journey in safely. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Enjoy the snow and stay safe.
In the unlikely event that the school has to close for extreme weather, we will notify parents / carers by at least one of these methods by 7.30am:
- the school will be classified as closed on www.dorsetforyou.com
- there will be a notice on the school website
- parents will receive a text message
Coming soon in February – Wellbeing Week!
We are passionate about promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in our school. To help kick this off we will be having a wellbeing week where the children will be partaking in some workshops and will learn lots about looking after their own mental health.
The NHS states that the five steps to mental health are:
To be active
To keep learning
To give to others
To be mindful
We will be focusing on all of these.
The Friends of the school have very kindly funded some of these workshops – so thank you to everyone who supports the events that the Friends organise.
Watch this space for more information!
Pastoral Support Worker
Friday 14th December - Celebration Assembly
Congratulations to the children in Reception, Years 1 and 2 who received Christian Values certificates in celebration assembly today. Also congratulations to those children whose work was shared in the Gold Book.
Wednesday 12th December - Milldown goes to the Panto!!
On Wednesday12th December Milldown Academy took the whole school to the Lighthouse in Poole to watch the pantomime Dick Whittington. They were there to support two students in the Young Company; Finlay in Year 4 and former student Charlie, currently in Year 7 at The Blandford School. Everybody pupils, staff and adult helpers had a fantastic time - there was plenty of booing and cheering and audience participation and the school was particularly proud of supporting two of it's own as well as seeing an amazing production! There was an ice cream for all in the interval and lots of singing on the buses back to school.
Children in Need - Do your thing!
Garden Improvement Day with LV
During the October half term staff from LV spent the day at school working with the school garden team. They helped to build and paint planters, clear the school orchard and to improve some of the flower beds. They worked tirelessly and have made a real difference to our school grounds. Thank you to the team from LV, from all at Milldown Academy