Have a look at some of our fun learning that we've been getting up to!

Please vote for Millfields in the Colchester Schools Gardening Competition! Here we are planting up our garden. You can visit our garden up until the 21 August just behind The Mercury Theatre in Colchester. Well done to Maia, Patrick, Daisy and Ray for their wonderfully creative ideas and hard work on the day. 

Year 3 had a wonderful trip to the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge last week. We visited the Egyptian and Greek rooms and were fascinated by the exhibits we saw. The museum staff were so freindly, and we enjoyed lunch on the lawn. A great experience!

On Tuesday 21st of June a fantastic group of year 6's represented Millfields at the Rotary Club Forum speaking competition in Colchester. They competed against 8 other schools and spoke beautifully about Bullying for 5 whole minutes! They met the Mayor, spoke in the County Chambers and had huge smiles on their faces all morning. Well done boys!

The whole school took part in the Wivenhoe art trail this year. Years 5 and 6 had the chance to go and see some of our fantastic art work we presented by the church.

On Wednesday 4th of May Mrs Penny, Mrs Thompson and the school choir travelled to London and took part in the Young Voices choir concert at the O2. The children performed really well and were delighted that parents and carers were able to join us. The children all behaved very well and were a credit to our school. 


This morning in Year 2 we received an email with some pictures of a dragon flying above our school and a dragon egg in the school grounds. We then went to explore and WE FOUND THE EGG, it had been dropped amongst the hedges on the infant playground. We then found lots of clues around the playground to work out where the egg came from and how it managed to land on our school playground. 

A big well done to the  children who reached the Essex County Cross country finals in Southend on Wednesday. All of children made it into the top 100 - which is the top 100 in the county. All children were positive, enthusiastic and a credit to Millfields, and their parents.  Mr Congram was very proud of everyone! Please see an email he recieved below:

A quick note to say thank you for arranging for your squads/individuals to attend the county cross country at Garon's Park today. It was a long, cold day  with two long coach journeys. Please pass on my thanks to the staff/adults who also accompanied the children.


Over 1,000 primary school athletes took part in 8 races today and there were 40 student leaders there too.  Despite the challenging conditions, it was great to see so many children & young taking part - particularly from the Tendring area.


I may have mentioned this to a couple of you already, please forgive the repetition, but some of the student leader "hare's" told me they took part in primary county cross country maybe 6/7+ years ago - and at the time,  they finished => 60th position. Anyway, they now run for local clubs and take part in district and county comps to a very high standard.


The student leaders "back stories" remind me that these events are merely the start of a physical activity journey for year 3-6 children. One that I hope lasts a lifetime.

In Year 3, we have been learning about the different art movements in history. We studied art movements from the Renaissance up to Abstract Art. We have looked at a different artist each week and created a picture in their style.