On behalf of all the children, staff and governors, it gives me great pleasure to welcome you to Millhouse Primary School. We pride ourselves on being a friendly and inclusive school that works hard to meet the needs of all our children. We aim to provide every child with the very best start to their education and to ensure that they feel truly valued. We are lucky to have an extremely dedicated and supportive staff who encourage pupils to take pride in themselves and to strive for the highest possible standards. Through an exciting and challenging curriculum we aim to inspire confident, aspirational and independent children who arrive at school every day with enthusiasm about the learning ahead.
We hope that this website gives you a taste of life within our school and a sense of what makes Millhouse Primary the special place that it is. If you would like any more information, or wish to arrange a visit, please contact the school. We look forward to meeting you.
Mrs. Karen Gray
A warm welcome to Millhouse Primary School
Meeting the needs of our children
Millhouse has been through a lot of changes recently. Since 2011 Millhouse Primary School has expanded from just 76 children to 136 in 2015. In the last 17 months, we have added a classroom, basketball courts and a new adventure playground. As the school has developed and grown our ethos continues to remain the same and we strive to be a friendly, accepting school where our children of all ages collaborate, work and learn together.
Over the last year we have redesigned our curriculum, putting Millhouse children at its heart and we are proud to offer a broad and balance curriculum teaching through topics. We look at our own community including the history and locality of our school and the importance of farming in the local area. We also explore our rich Victorian history and architecture. We recognise at Millhouse, that the vast majority of us are of similar British up-bringing and backgrounds and we believe that our children need exposing to the wider cultures of Britain and the world whilst holding on to the fundamentals of cultural integration, respect, tolerance, individual liberty, the rule of law and democracy.
With that in mind, we have shaped our curriculum to include the study of different countries, cultures and religions looking at how they live and even tasting their foods and where possible we invite special guest speakers to meet with our children or arrange online conversations. We are lucky that some of our teaching staff have lived and worked in different countries across the world and their contacts help contribute to these projects.
Bringing learning to life
An integral part of our learning process is bringing learning to life and as part of the curriculum we are proud to take our children on educational visits. In the past this has included dressing up as evacuees (children and staff!) and visiting the Yorkshire Tourism award winning Eden Camp near Malton, taking a trip to Bolton Castle near Wensleydale and indulging in a specially prepared medieval themed packed lunch and visiting Sheffield Hallam University where our children were given the opportunity to work with PhD students, Doctors and Professors looking at applying science to real life studies.
Our school is in a great location with extensive playing fields and a true wooded, wild area utilised across the curriculum.
Rewarding good behaviour
“The school is a safe and harmonious community where pupils’ behaviour is consistently good. They enjoy all this improving the school has to offer”.
Our teaching methods are rewarded with extremely well behaved, hard working children and we have a variety of methods to reward this good behaviour.
When the children start at Millhouse Primary School they are placed in one of four school teams, Hartcliffe, Royd, Bullhouse and Langsett each team is award points based on a team or individuals success for super work, good behaviour, being polite and helpful.
These weekly assemblies are about celebrating the children’s successes of the past week not only in school but in any extracurricular activities they may be involved in out of school, projects or simply for outstanding behaviour in different situations.
Excellent work is also recognised through our Super Star initiative and a prize draw takes place during our weekly celebration assemblies. This also includes Special Mentions in which two children per class will receive and parents of those children are invited to come along to assembly and see their child’s success.
Children that can demonstrate good and outstanding behaviour in school throughout the week are awarded ‘Golden Time’, a special play time in which teachers run fun, educational clubs which the children themselves sign up for. The ‘Traffic Light Warning System’ is used to monitor an individual’s good and poor behaviour. Those children receiving a red light will lose some of their Golden Time and parents are informed on their child’s unsatisfactory behaviour, however, we strongly believe that every day is a new start.
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