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Good morning boys,

Please find below your daily brief. We hope that it will help to keep you connected to Millgate, I know that every member of staff is thinking creatively and working really hard to make sure you get the very best support during this difficult time. I have already heard of great work being completed in your homes and look forward to what you do in the coming weeks.

Sara Marsh | Head of School 


Friday 10th July

Good Morning Primary. Say hello and wave goodbye, (but not for very long).

The fantastic Sammie, is going to have a baby, she will be back and has promised to send us some photos. God luck Sammie we know you will be a brilliant mum. You have been an absolute legend with the Garibaldis. My heartfelt thanks

India is going on loan to Secondary to help with Old Hobnobs who are now called the Refreshers. India has been amazing with those boys, they love her so much she has to stay with them! But she will be bringing them over weekly. Very proud of you this year India putting the boys first and being recognised across the school as being pivotal in the boys successful transition. I know you will be going from strength to strength with those boys who are safe with you.

Sophie, who has got a new job. I know she loved working with you boys and will miss you all. She told us all that working in Primary was a highlight of her time here. I know you all will miss her and want to send her all the luck in the world in her exciting new Job. Well done Sophie and thanks for all your hard work with Primary.

We have 4 new members of staff coming in Rachel who will work with the Garibaldis and James who will work with the Bourbons. Both are very excited about meeting you all, the Amazing Amanda Tory who you all know and love will be with us even more. She will be our lead in behaviour and helping Callum, Mary and the Hob Nobs. I am delighted we have more Amanda, she has helped me and countless boys immensely throughout my time at Millgate , and even before that! We are very lucky to have her. Now this man needs no introduction his eyebrows are as sharp as his passing, remember that one Jay scored in the staff vs kids match. If he was a cake you had bought from the shop you wouldn’t eat it straight away, you would wait for a big occasion a birthday or something, he is a special one!


Thursday 9th July

Good Morning Primary, well with one day left, what an amazing year we have had to look back on. I am incredibly proud of you all from learning to read, rolling down hills, the nativity at Christmas, parents coming in for your showcases,  wheel chair basketball, a dance off with David, Pumpkin picking, Kung fu Phonics, Den building, Prefect Knighting, Swimming, making friends, James Bond day and our 3 New year resolutions:

Helping others                           Pride in Your Work                Dancing like Callum.

I can’t wait for this all to be over and to have you all back in school again running around and helping each other to learn. We have all missed you very much and look forward to seeing you in September.


Wednesday 8th July

Good Morning Primary,

I am hoping you are all now ready to send off your questions to interview a footballer. The interview template is attached

For inspiration why not watch this clip of Jamie Vardy scoring some ‘worldies’ and imagine the questions you could ask him?

 https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/av/football/53293414


Tuesday 7th July

 

 


Monday 6th July

Good morning Primary take part in this weeks’ challenge from Primary stars and win the chance to interview a real premiership footballer.

All you need to do us come up with a brilliant question to ask. When creating your question make sure to think about the player’s feelings, thoughts and motivation. You can use our Hot Seat Heroes resources to help you, including our sample questions worksheet attached. Then post it on the link below.

Send us your question to @PLCommunities using #PLPrimaryStars or email it to PLPrimaryStars@premierleague.com


Friday 3rd July 

Good Morning Primary

This week you will get your report sent via the post or computer.

Your teacher or TA will ring up and speak to you and your parent or carer about the report. You will then look at setting a new target for next year! What do you want to achieve? What have you always wanted to be able to do?

Joe has said he wants to be able to dance like Callum.

Callum says he wants to be the most decorated league player like Matt.

Matt says he wants to be as good at drawing as Lucy.

Lucy says she wants to be able to sort out Matt’s hair.

Tommy T who will be working with you all next year says he wants to win more trophies for Primary than Jose Mourinho!

Wow!! What do you want to be good at?


Thursday 2nd July

Good morning Primary,

You all made all your paper dogs yesterday, well guess what………. Callum Steer got a real dog!

How cute is he? The boy who can guess his name will win a toy dog of their own.

Is he called:

A: Kante

B: Barkley

C: Snoopy

D: Ace

E: Bentley

F: CDog

Today’s paper animal is a whole fish tank!

 

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Wednesday 1st July

I hope you got on well with your paper spider, Lucy made one and it sat down beside her.

Todays’ animal is a real challenge it is an origami frog. If you fancy something a bit simpler what about the origami dog?

 

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Tuesday 30th June

Good morning Primary,

As you will know a local lockdown has been put in place from today. You will all get a letter later from Sara to tell you how this will change anything happening at Millgate.

Well I hope you all got on well with your milk top Elephants. Today’s animal is a paper spider!

 

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This one lives in its own paper palace!


Friday 26th June

Good morning Primary, an amazing free book is available today from the author of the Jamie Johnson Tv series. Here he is in a link of him reading from it.

https://literacytrust.org.uk/family-zone/9-12/dan-freedman-football-challenge/

The book is also available to download for free! I have attached a copy of it to this brief.

A challenge has been set up by Premiership stars to create a character with your family.

There is also live event today with the National Literacy Trust.


Thursday 25th June

 

Good morning Primary,

I hope you are all enjoying reading  during lock down, when pausing on a great story, it is always nice to have a bookmark to help you easily pick up 

where you left off. This week’s competition is to ‘Make a fantastic bookmark’! Bookmarks are really easy to create and quite a fun activity to do whilst 

at home too!

You might like to create a bookmark around your favourite book or favourite character, or create something using colours and materials you really

like! Bookmarks are commonly made of card, paper, or fabric but you could use anything you have around the house. You might like to watch the

example video for some inspiration on how to make a fancy bookmark or do some research of your own.

https://offschool.org.uk/competition-zone/bookmark-competition/


Wednesday 24th June

Good Morning Primary,

I hope your super move celebration are coming on , after watching Leicester City play last night Jamie Vardy will have to wait  to celebrate his 100th goal. However we can all celebrate Kasper schmeichel saving a penalty.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/teach/supermovers/whats-your-super-move/zjjwcqt


Tuesday 23rd June

Good Morning Primary,

The Premiership is back and I am sure we will be celebrating tonight when Jamie Vardy scores his 100th goal against Brighton. A celebration competition is being run this week with Premiership Primary Stars, get inspiration from the HomeBros and Mascots dancing in the links below. A skills sheet is attached to help.

https://plprimarystars.com/news/friday-family-challenge?utm_campaign=1923805_HL%20Sunday%20email%2019.06.20&utm_medium=email&utm_source=edcoms&dm_i=3VTU,158F1,6BLDXK,41QAI,1

https://plprimarystars.com/resources/super-movers-celebration-challenge/mascots-get-moving


Monday 22nd June

Good morning Primary,

I hope you all had a wonderful wild weekend!  I have been really inspired by the work of Marcus Rashford last week, who campaigned so that the government would provide free school meals to those who need them over the summer. With his work and passion the government changed their mind! Many boys at Millgate will now benefit from this.

Speaking to the BBC, Marcus said: "It's not so much about my family anymore, because obviously the situation has changed. I just don't want people to go through the same things. It's important to understand where I came from and my background and then it's quite simple really the reason why I would try and help people that are in that situation."

"My story to get here is all-too-familiar for families in England: my mum worked full-time, earning minimum wage to make sure we always had a good evening meal on the table. But it was not enough. The system was not built for families like mine to succeed, regardless of how hard my mum worked", the letter said.

Now that the government has changed its mind, Rashford said his mum is very proud: "She's rang me about 10 times today", he said.

It wasn't just Rashford's mum who sent him messages of support, rival football teams such as Manchester City and Liverpool congratulated the United striker.

"It's always been football, football, football and sometimes there are situations that come up, it puts football aside for a moment", Rashford said. "This was one of those situations really, that's the kind of support you want for the country to be a better place."

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/53068466

Watch his interview here.


Friday 19th June

Good morning Primary,

Remember the wild weekend starts today with music. Why not enter the Off school Den building competition if you are sleeping out under the stars on Saturday? Click on the image below from yesterday's brief to find out more!


Thursday 18th June

Good morning Primary,

Are you ready for the Big Wild Weekend? A music event starts tomorrow, win prizes by camping out in your garden on Saturday and a big quiz on Sunday. Watching the wild life has really helped me and lots of other people feel better during lock down. We now know that just watching animals and nature can make us feel better.


Wednesday 17th June

Good morning Primary,

Can you write a ridiculous story in 100 words? It has to be silly, funny and gross! The title of the story is generated by a crazy word combo button. You press the button on the website and it generates story title for you. I tried and got this………………

Your story could be, published, you could win this ladies height in books, a trophy and your story could be made into a animation!

 

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Tuesday 16th June

Good Morning Primary, I hope you are getting on well with your numbers challenge? Time is a big part of learning how to use numbers and life. In a football game it is used all the time! Watch this film on how it is used. Can you beat the time quiz attached?

 


Monday 15th June

Good Morning Primary,

I hope you all had a great weekend.  This week’s VIP is Theo who has been amazing all week.

The winner of Sim’s Thermochroic competition is Tyler a Harry Potter colour changing mug is on its way to you!!

This week’s challenge is a maths challenge! A worksheet is attached to help you. Click on the image below to go to the website.


Friday 12th June

Good morning primary,

I hope you have been practising your football skills we have a few new footballers coming to join our school next year and a new member of staff who is going to run a football team! They are very keen to win! If football isn’t your thing then why not master a new skill, cooking, dancing, concentrating, drawing, magic tricks, etc. Below is a skill sheet to help you record how you are doing, even trying for 5 minutes day can help.


Thursday 11th June

Good Morning Primary,

Has anyone completed an entry for Sims competition yet?  In this amazing competition you can win a Harry Potter mug which reveals a secret map when hot! As well as a thermochroic pad.

The competition has been designed by Sim, some of you have worked with Sim already or know her from primary break time. The idea is to design a smart object using colour, Stone Island designed this jacket which changes with heat, “Man’s not hot!”- Oh yes he is!

To win follow Sim’s power point and worksheet below.

 

 

 

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Wednesday 10th June

Good Morning Primary

Today’s challenge...

Big Art Attack: Choose something to recreate from objects found around the home. Watch the link below and get creative with what's around you 🙂

 

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As always, prizes available 🙂 

Photo your efforts and email:  SGammon@klms.leicester.sch.uk OR Tweet @millgate_school


Tuesday 9th June

Good morning primary, with the football season starting again on the 17th of June it’s time to get training like a footballer! Click on the image below to be taken to the website

There are also loads of skills to learn from professional players to apply in games or just for fun, the sheet is attached below.

 


Monday 8th June

Good Morning Primary,

Today is World Oceans Day, to help all the creatures in the ocean it is important we reduce our use of plastic. Watch this film to find out what happens to your plastic after you have finished with it. There is a fun quiz and spot the plastic competition attached. Once you have completed these activities have a think about how Millgate and your family could reduce plastic use. If you have a good idea complete the plastic pledge - click on the image and links below to find out more!

 

 


Friday 6th June

Good morning Primary, I have some amazing news this morning we have a new teacher joining us next year!  I am delighted he has stepped up and shown you boys that if you work hard you progress. He is a rapper, phonics master, the third best ginger footballer and second best dancer in Millgate Primary...it is of course...

Callum Steer!

I know you will all be as pleased as I am that Callum has taken this step up and congratulate him. You will be brilliant Callum well done!

 


Thursday 4th June

Good Morning Primary,

The wonderful Lucy has been making Picasso paper plates! Attached is a power point on ow to do it.

 


Wednesday 3rd June

Good morning primary why not grow your own NHS Rainbow today!

How are we getting on with Sim's competition? Have a look at Monday's brief to remind yourself.


Tuesday 2nd June

Good morning Primary, an amazing free book is available today from the author of the Jamie Johnson Tv series.

Here he is in a link of him reading from it.

 

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The book is also available to download for free! Click on the download below for a copy:

A challenge has been set up by Premiership stars to create a character with your family.

There is also live event today with the National Literacy Trust.


Monday 1st June

Good morning Primary I hope you all had a lovely Half Term and are ready to zoom back into learning. To start the term we have an amazing competition where you can win these thermochroic stickers and Harry Potter mug which reveals a secret map when hot!

The competition has been designed by Sim, some of you have worked with Sim already or know her from primary break time. The idea is to design a smart object using colour, Stone Island designed this jacket which changes with heat, “Man’s not hot!”- Oh yes he is!

To win follow Sim’s power point and worksheet below.

 

 

 

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The Primary VIP this week is...

JAY WRIGHT!   Well done Jay a massive improvement!


Friday 22nd May

Good morning Primary, following on from trying to help someone to use technology yesterday, why not work on your own ICT skills? These two websites are completely free and go from the basics right up to coding club! It is Half term next week so no school! Have a great break and keep up the kindness and stay safe.


Thursday 21st May

Good morning Primary, Global Accessibility Awareness Day takes place every year on the third Thursday of May, and is all about getting people thinking and talking about making the web accessible for those with different disabilities.

Technology is a wondrous thing. With a quick search, we can find all the information we need on anything we want. But if you happen to be blind, deaf, or impaired in some way then it’s not uncommon to find technology can be difficult to use. It might not mean that a persons has a disability that stops them from using technology, and many people with disabilities are experts in ICT. However some people have never had anyone to teach them how to use technology. Thank goodness for Zak!

Keeping technology accessible for everyone is the key theme of this day, and at the moment it’s never been more important. Have you got a relative who finds it difficult to use technology could you teach them? Our very own Zoe helped Mary, who could you help?

Party Rings and parents enjoy your Bingo today!!!


Wednesday 20th May

Good morning Primary,

There have been some great acts of Kindness with Jay washing his mum’s car and Aiden helping out his family too.

If you haven’t started yet why not try one of the suggestions below,


Tuesday 19th May

Good Morning Primary are you missing competitive sport? Then why not enter this great competition for virtual sports.

Remember it is Kindness week stuck for ideas? Why not  try one of these!


Monday 18th May

Good morning primary this week’s VIP is Shae! He had a brilliant week and even showed some new boys around.

 

For a bit of inspiration why not watch Lisa read this story about a kind worm, who helps others and in return is helped when he needed it most! It is on our web page.

 

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The winning poem was from K-Fish a prize is on its way to you. We still have prizes left for winning:

1: Ghost story competition

2: Spelling your name using house hold objects. 

3: Acrostic Coronavirus poem


Friday 15th May

Good morning Primary,

Make sure you checkout Newsround on the link below with Callum, Jess and myself featured this week.

 

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Some superb Cinquains have been written this week and this is my favourite from Kfish..

Puppies

Tiny,cute

Sleeping, yawning, eating

Growing everyday

doggies.


Thursday 14th May

Dear Primary,

It is always great to express your feelings why not use an acrostic poem to help. Look at these great versions from 2 secondary boys.


Wednesday 13th May

Good morning Primary. One of the “ambitions” the Prime Minister made on Sunday was that he hoped primary children would get a month of schooling before the summer holidays, it is important to remember it is an ambition not a certainty. What is a certainty, is that your children will only return to Millgate School when it is safe and appropriate for them to do so.

 Today why not try to spell your name with letter or if you are up for a big challenge make an alphabet out of the items in your house, take a photo and send it in. The winner will get a prize!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

 

 


Tuesday 12th May

Good Morning Primary, on Sunday Boris Johnson our Prime Minister made some important announcements that effect you all. Click on the Newsround image below to find out more.


Monday 11th May

Good Morning Primary I hope you all enjoyed your Bank Holiday and celebrated VE Day.

A big congratulations to K-Fish who was VIP student of the week and a special mention for Tyler!

This week many of you just need to complete 1 more experiment for your CREST Awards! Certificates and badges are going out in the post to some of you already! Why not try this water defying gravity experiment at home!

Or check out 7 other experiments you can do at home by clicking on the image below


Thursday 7th May

Good Morning Primary, tomorrow is a Bank Holiday so no School! It is VE Day. May 8th is 75 years since VE Day which marked the end of fighting in Europe in World War Two.

On 8 May 1945, Prime Minister Winston Churchill made an announcement on the radio at 3pm that the war in Europe had come to an end, following Germany's surrender the day before.

Many people were extremely happy that the fighting had stopped and there were big celebrations and street parties.

Big gatherings and celebrations have been cancelled this year because of coronavirus but people are still doing things to mark the historic occasion.

There will be special music, announcements and songs from people's homes instead of big public events.

There will also be a 'toast' to WW2 heroes, which means people having a drink and remembering those who fought in the war.


Wednesday 6th May

It’s a long time ago but can you remember the New Year’s resolutions?

  1. To help others
  2. Show pride in your work.
  3. Dance like Callum.

So far lots of you have completed the top 2 during lockdown, but I have not seen many of you dancing like Callum. Today the Party Rings have a chance with their Foot Loose task. Good luck in your spelling quiz today Bourbons and Hobnobs and I look forward to seeing the Jammie Dodgers Pop art and the Garibaldis rhyming maps. If you are entering the Ghost story competition why not base it around Millgate and a school haunting? I have managed to find out that a John Johnson lived in the creepy house next to Primary and died in 1887! Think back to your work on the Victorians and Oliver Twist what sort of Ghosts would he be?

The Johnstone estate was huge! This auction shows that before he died lots of the property was sold including 2 cows! Why do you think they had to have an Auction?


Tuesday 5th May

Good morning Primary boys.

Our VIP for last week is the amazing Rhys Walker who has completed everything he has been set and attended all his Zoom lessons! A very close second is Martae who came to the Zoom Party last week, attending his Zoom lessons and completing work. Pens of progress are on their way to both of you.

Watch out for Newsround today with George’s Spring Watch, Zak’s techno update and India’s gardening time.

Ghost Story Tip: Don’t tell the reader everything...let them guess what is happening!


Monday 4th May

The York Ghost Merchants short ghost story writing competition

Good morning Primary boys, I hope you have had a lovely weekend. Something scary to start the week...

Our short ghost story writing competition is open to all and is free to enter:

Under 12 years word count of 500 for under 12’s.  This is an upper word limits, entries may be shorter.

Stories to be sent to your teachers.

There will be prizes for each category of a specially commissioned engraved cast aluminium ghost and runners up bespoke etched ghosts for highly commended stories in each age category


Friday 1st May

It is Pyjamarama day today!!

Have fun with your staff and see if you can answer the following questions in the stories you are reading today.

Party Rings, in ‘Pull My Finger’ what colour does Kevin go when he is lying in bed? What emotions was Kevin’s brother feeling? Is it right to do something to help others even if it will be unpleasant for us?

Garibaldis, in the ’Demon GoalKeeper’ where did the footballer place the penalty, left, right or down the middle? What emotions was he feeling? What do you think of his team mates would they be good friends to have?

Bourbons, in ‘Silver’ what made the Jackdaw easy to spot? Why has no one seen the ghost for years?What could we learn from the Jackdaws?

Jamie Dodgers, in the ‘Greatest Gift’ what do you think the greatest gift in the poem is? What is the best gift you can give that doesn’t need any money to buy?

Hobnobs in ‘Football Boots’ where does the poet use onomatopoeia? Write some poetry bars about your favourite object, it could be an item of clothing, toy or some technology.