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HMS Heroes


MKC Heroes

We are the MKC Heroes at Montpelier Primary School. We are pupils from service families and we represent all the children who have a family member in the armed forces. We support each other and work as part of a bigger team of Plymouth schools who represent all service children in the Plymouth area.

Here at Montpelier we have a group called Jam Band led by Miss Gilbert and Miss Langford. We meet on Wednesdays from 3.15-4.15pm.  It is completely free. Children from all year groups can attend and we play games, sing songs, play musical instruments, cooking,crafts and have lots of fun getting to know each other better. We have lots of opportunities to enter competitions and take part in activities across the city.

If you  have someone in your family who in in the armed forces and you would like to join us at Jam Band , speak to Miss Gilbert or Miss Langford or complete the form  in the PDF below.


Jam Band
Jam Band resumes on Wednesday 18th September 2019. We have an exciting programme of events from sports to cooking and all sorts of things in between.
If you have a parent in one of the armed forces  you are welcome to join the group. Please complete the consent form below and return it to Miss Gilbert or Miss Langford .
We wanted to show you all the fantastic things that we do at Jam Band. So we went in to the ICT suite, worked together and compiled lots of reasons why we love Jam Band!
Here are some of the things the children have said about Jam band.
'I love having fun and playing games. Making muisc, having partys and eating food. Playing new instruments and making new friends and painting. Making models and parachuite games.'
'We come to jam band because our parents are in the forces.'
'We make lots of cool things!'
"Jam band is the best club because it makes you feel special"
Reading Force
“I think the main thing we will remember is the fun time we had together and the children have realised they can share stories with their Daddy over the phone.”
Dear parents and carers
Have you heard about Reading Force? It’s a shared reading activity for all Forces children and families. We give FREE books and special scrapbooks to children of all ages (Reading Force is a charity for military families so there is no cost to families or schools). We’d like to invite your family to join in! Families taking part say doing Reading Force is a great way to spend time together at home, and is especially helpful to provide continuity and stay close and bonded when mum or dad is posted away from home. It’s a great way to have family fun together and to keep communicating. We give you a free book, but you can do Reading Force with any book you choose. You read your chosen book together at home. If mum or dad is away on deployment or training they can be involved too – reading over Skype or FaceTime, or chatting about the book over the phone and in emails. You can even involve other family members such as grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins – and friends. Then fill your scrapbook with everyone’s thoughts about the book – drawings, notes, photos, and emails. You can submit your scrapbook to our twice-yearly Scrapbook Competitions. Every family who enters a scrapbook receives a certificate and the prize of another book! All scrapbooks are safely returned to families by registered post, for you to keep. Here is your Reading Force scrapbook. All you have to do is complete the FREE BOOK postcard, send it to us (Freepost) and we’ll send you a book. Or you can request your free book online: We hope your family will enjoy taking part. 
January 2019
MKC Heroes Visit to the Council House to meet The lord Mayor and local Mps Jonny Mercer, Luke Pollard and Gary Streeter for a questions and answers session.
We decided to visit the Poppy wave at the war memorial on the Hoe in October a a family. Everyone braved the wind and rain to see the spectacular sea of red . A volunteer talked to us about where the poppies came from and how they were erected here in Plymouth. We learned about the first and second world war , the brave soldiers and sailors and the ships they sailed on.  
Back at Jam band we made our own poppies as a mark of respect and thought about why we remember the fallen.
Plymouth Argyle Football Club
MKC Heroes from across Plymouth met at Plymouth Argyle in September. Lewis and Ellie were chosen to represent Montpelier. Two very excited young people enjoyed a delicious lunch followed by a tour of the ground. They were delighted to meet Luke McCormick , one of Argyles Goal Keepers. Well done Lewis and Ellie who were great ambassadors for MPS . They returned to Jam Band and told everyone about their trip.
Bickleigh Stables
On June 24th as part of armed forces week, a small grup of HMS heroes children, accompanied by Miss gilbert and Mrs Williams spent a hot and sunny morning at Bickleigh Stables. We were welcomed and looked after by the stables manager Jenny and another member of staff Doug. The children learned how to wash and groom the horses and embraced the hands experience with great enthusiasm.
 Another horse Jacob stood patiently as we learned the names for different parts of his anatomy and stuck labels all over him. We then practiced lifting his foot after  Doug demonstrated how to clean his shoe. It was great to see the childrens confidence grow throughout the morning as they took on the challenge of a new experience.
Well done children for being perfect ambasadors for your school.
And some more which we took.
Here are  a few of the things our Heroes have been up to.
Jam Band
At jam Band on Wednesday 4th February  we used different materials to make collages. The children had so many fantastic ideas of what they wanted to do. Here are some pictures of them at work. 
What is so nice is the support and encouragment they give to each other.
On Wednesday 10th June Miss Somerville came to jam band and the children were able to spend time outside learning how to care for and pick up the chickens.  
At Jam.  Band on June 17th we got rather messy designing and painting our hands. The children had some unique ideas and enjoyed this different activity..
 Team games outside June 24th
Jam Band children really have become a great team, with children from foundation up to year 6 all working together. 
Team Building games
Chocolate dipping fruit