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Thank you to all our visitors who have given up their time to talk to the children about a range of careers this week for our Careers Week. The children have thoroughly enjoyed finding out more about how their learning in school links to future careers and we hope we have inspired them for future learning and development. Our pupils 
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What a cacophony of characters walked through the doors of school this week and we had lot of fun with all our learning for that day centred on Reading, characters and books. With a visit from Michael O’Leary a local storyteller, a book swap, reading cafe in KS2, shared story times with older and younger pupils and a range of 
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Do try and go and see Herne View’s young artists who are on display at the Arts Centre at the Meeting House until Saturday 2nd March as part of this year’s Schools Go Visual XI. All of the classes at school have visited and as well as providing an opportunity to take pride in seeing their and their peer’s art 
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It was frying pans to the ready as Herne View Primary School pupils in Ilminster took to the playground in a pancake flip challenge to raise funds for the PTA. An annual event, pupils are sponsored for the number of flips they can manage in a set time and thanks went to the Year 5 pupils for supporting with their 
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Families had the chance to come back in the classroom this week as Herne View Primary in Ilminster invited families to join in lessons and experience learning with their children. Joining in lessons ranging from phonics to writing and mathematics, families experienced how children are learning in the classroom and the knowledge and skills they are needing to develop to 
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Well done to our Y3/4 football teams who had success at a recent CISP (Crewkerne and Ilminster Schools’ Partnership) event held at Wadham. Twelve children went with Miss Taylor for the 6 a side competition and our two teams had an outstanding afternoon with final scores of Herne View 2 coming 1st and Herne View 1 coming 3rd. Very well 
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In LKS2, we have spent the past few Art and Design lessons creating our own Egyptian masks. We have used royal colours to help these stand out.
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A team of nine children went to Holyrood on a cold afternoon this week to run a cross country course (800m for LKS2 and about 1K for UKS2). The children did superbly well with every single one of them earning point by coming in the top fifteen (races had about 40 competitors). Special mentions to Anna and Owen for winning 
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What a wonderful last day of term when Father Christmas came to visit again and this time brought presents for all the classes (thank you PTA).
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Nothing quite brings about the spirit of Christmas like Christmas Carols and songs and the Herne View Primary choir have been out sharing these with the local community. Led by the Music lead, Simon Ashdown, the children have gone to sing at Muchelney House and Vaughn Lee Residential Home and were kindly invited to sing with the Ilminster Belles at 
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