Author: Claire Oaten

Do try and take a look at the showcase window on Silver St over Christmas to see poems and art work by children in Key Stage 1 and Reception. I’m sure you will agree we have some very jolly snowmen who could make you feel warm inside even when the weather outside is freezing.
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This week, year 5 and 6 pupils at Herne View Church of England Primary School had the opportunity to participate in an exciting STEM Roadshow. The BAE Systems Education Programme Roadshow in partnership with the Royal Air Force and the Royal Navy was delivered by a team of actors who visited the school. The theme of the show, from the 
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Children at Herne View Primary school in Ilminster had their Science lesson delivered by Bonanza Creative who delivered a workshop to children in Years 3 and Year 4 on the dangers of carbon monoxide. They helped the children explore the signs of Carbon Monoxide exposure and the symptoms they may feel. By the end of the fun but informative workshop 
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Do look our for our decorated trees at the Minster Christmas Tree festival which runs from Monday 27th November to Saturday 2nd December. We have a range of talents on display including Christmas wishes from the pupils added to hand painted baubles by our KS2 art club, Reception snowmen for the PTA tree, red nosed reindeer for KS1 and peg 
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Well done to all our children who carried the lanterns made last year and this by classes across the school. They helped light up the parade for the town’s Christmas Lights switch on.
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Well done to everyone for their non-uniform fundraising that raised over £250 for Children in Need.
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Pupils at Herne View school have been reflecting on Remembrance after a visit from Mr Sanders, a poet who has brought together several anthologies of war poems. Following his visit where he shared poems and images the pupils have written their own poems which have gone on display at the front of both school sites and in the school hall 
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Harvest was celebrated in the Minster this year with Rev Jo and many families as all joined to share in this special season for our rural area. The children all sung beautifully and shared their view of Harvest through pictures, words, drama and prayer. Well done to all involved and thank you to our families for their kind donations to 
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Herne View pupils were honoured to be invited by Ilminster Council to come up with a name for the Rec area where a tree was planted and a new bench installed in memory of Queen Elizabeth II. The children came up with lots of ideas and the Council chose ‘The Queen’s Garden’ from Ashton class. Ashton class were then invited 
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Congratulations to all of our winning umbrellas who rode around the main carnival last weekend in a special bus provided by Ilminster Carnival Committee. There was lots of waving and spotting people they knew in the crowds and it was lovely that everyone in the community could see their umbrella creations.
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