Christmas at Milefield 2020-21

Christmas Bauble

A new Milefield tradition.....

We are involving all children in decorating the school Christmas tree this year and would love it if each child could bring in a bauble from home to hang on the tree in the school hall.

Please note, if you would like the bauble returning please add a label with your child’s name and class.

Christmas Messages: Spreading joy and goodwill to all. Please look out for Christmas messages from children displayed in the school playground. We would also welcome messages from parents- if you would like to display a message please write this on the template which will be sent home on Monday 30th November and return to your child's class teacher.

Attendance Advent

Tuesday 1st December- Friday 18th December

Every day throughout December, children in school will be entered into a daily attendance advent prize draw. Winners will be drawn from EYFS, KS1 & KS2 on a daily basis. Winning children will then choose one of the many treats and prizes available- watch out on Twitter for regular updates.

On Friday 18th December, one lucky child who has attended everyday throughout December, will be selected to win a festive Christmas surprise!

There will also be a festive Christmas treat for a parent of a child who has attended every day throughout December.


Reverse Advent

Monday 30th November - MOnday 14th December

This year has been a difficult one for all and at Milefield we recognise, more than ever, the need to be kind and support those around us. Therefore, the school team are working together to plan a whole school event that should help make Christmas a happier and easier time for families in need of support.
We would like to ask you to show support for any of our families that may have had working hours cut, lost jobs or been furloughed due to Covid-19. We really hope you will support us in our aim to donate food and items to families in need through our reverse advent event.

Please contact school, in confidence, if you or someone you know would benefit from one of the reverse advent hampers. These will be available from the 18.12.20.

Please remember we understand times are hard for everyone and this is voluntary not compulsory.

Throughout our Reverse Advent, pupils, parents and staff can donate items each day that will help us to make up hampers for families in need. Please leave all donations in the Reverse Advent shopping trolley which will be located daily outside KS1.


Any donations of items listed above will be gratefully received.
Special thanks to...
  • Tony, Manager at Grimethorpe Asda, for his generous donations for the advent and his continued support.
  • Milefield PTA for a monetary donation to support us.

Rudolph Run

Milefield Primary School are proud to announce that, this year, we will be working in partnership with Barnsley Hospice and taking part in the infamous RUDOLPH RUN.

On Monday 14th December 2020,each class will be allocated a time to complete the Rudolph run with santa and his REINDEER.

All donations are greatly appreciated. Sponsor forms will be sent home on Monday 30th November and should be returned with donations no later 14th December.

Please note to adhere to Covid regulations, all donations will be left for 72 hours.

Christmas Dinner

On 17th December pupils and staff will join together in bubbles to share Christmas Dinner.

Christmas Jumper Day

The 11th December is Milefield Christmas Jumper Day. Let's get into the festive spirit!

Christmas cards

Each year, pupils like to send cards/presents to friends in school. Why should this year be any different? Therefore, to be in line with COVID restrictions, we have allocated a set time to bring in cards for delivery around school.

Pupils must ensure each envelope/present is labelled clearly with the recipient's name on. Each class will have a postbox/bag to collect all cards/presents into when they come in but we need them all in by:

Friday 11th December - AT THE VERY LATEST. No cards/presents will be accepted after this date.

These will then be quarantined until Wednesday 16th December when teachers will hand out to all pupils. This will fulfill the 72 hours clearance period for germs and COVID restrictions.

We ask that envelopes are not moistened, please fold the envelope inside without licking it. This will stop germs spreading.

Also, due to GDPR regulations, we cannot distribute name lists to parents/pupils. If pupils would like to make a list of friends, they may do this in school time. Just ensure their teachers know they would like to. Thank you for your understanding.

14th December: Y1, Y1/2 & Y2 Party
15th December: Y3, Y3/4 & Y4 Party
16th December: Y5, & Y6 Party
17th December: FS1 & FS2 Party

Please be advised, covid measures will be in place so pupils will remain within classes only. please do not send any treats for the party. school will provide all party food and drink this year. party clothing may be worn all day. thank you.

This year Milefield primary presents... A Virtual Victorian Christmas. Children throughout school will be sharing poems, stories, songs and much. much more as we celebrate Christmas through traditions of the past.
Please watch out on Twitter for a virtual whole school performances which will be posted online on Wednesday 16th December.
Christmas Poetry Competition

There are some great poems and readings which get you into the Christmas spirit. Support us to spread joy this Christmas BY entering our Pupil Christmas Poetry Competition.

Can you write a poem or verse about a Christmas tradition, a Christmas memory or even just your favourite things about Christmas? Return to your class teacher by Tuesday 15th December to be in with a chance of winning a prize.
Why not read T'was the Night Before Christmas for some inspiration...
An Amazon voucher will be up for grabs for the most impressive poems! You could use this to purchase books to continue your love of reading...


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