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On the 6th June, all of our Y4s went to the Recreation Ground to represent the school at the town D Day Commemorations. A group of the children also read a poem called ‘D Day Heroes’ to dignitaries including the Mayor and Town Crier. They represented the school and the service impeccably and we hope it helps them to understand 
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This week saw Herne View hosting the final of the Ilminster Literary Festival Poetry Recital Competition and it was a pleasure to welcome the nine schools who brought eighteen exceptional finalists. All of the children who performed their poems from memory performed to a very high standard and the judges from the Literary Festival Committee had a very difficult decision. 
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Do go and see the PTA Community Pool display at the Showcase window on Silver St this week. The PTA are promoting their soon to be released new online booking system for hiring the swimming pool. If you are interested in being added to a list to receive further details when booking is open please email pta@herneviewschool.co.uk.
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Well done to our Herne View Pupils who were winners in this year’s Ilminster Literary Festival Writing Competition. The judges were very impressed by the submissions from the school and it was a pleasure to go and see them receive their certificates and prizes from the committee at Ilminster Library this weekend. Well done to everyone who participated and especially 
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A guest article this time by Edward Wells of Ilminster Rotary. The finals of the annual Young Voices Competition took place at Herne View Primary School in Ilminster on Tuesday 19th March. A collaboration between the school and the Rotary Club of Ilminster, the competition featured 13 young orators from 6 to 10 years old addressing a roomful of people 
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Children and staff at Herne View Primary and Apple Orchard Pre School in Ilminster joined in the fun for Comic Relief by turning the school into a wave of red and donning some odd socks to raise over £200 for the charity this last week.
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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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