Our School Gallery 2020/2021
9th October 2020
On Friday 9th October we all came to school dressed in Yellow as part of the #HelloYellow day for the Young Minds Charity
We raised £375 for the charity
Year 5/6 Inter-Phase Dodgeball Tournament
"HERE WE ARE"
We have been working on a whole school project based around the book, "Here We Are." The children have enjoyed this project very much. Here is a selection of their work that is proudly on display around the school and in classrooms.
We are overwhelmed by the number of food donations which we have received at school this week for the local food bank– thank you.
I am sure this is going to make a huge difference to lots of families across our town.
Food Bank Donations
In October, staff chose one child in each class to become a Reading Ambassador. The children had their first (socially distanced) meeting on Friday where they were given their special badges and told about some of their duties. These include encouraging others in the class to love reading as much as they do by giving book recommendations, ensuring children keep the book shelves tidy when choosing a new book and attending half termly meetings to discuss reading in their class. The children were all very enthusiastic and I look forward to our next meeting!
Our Pupil council have been meeting this term, these meetings are the highlight of my week. The enthusiasm and confidence that the council members display is infectious and they are huge ambassadors of our school. They have provided some great feedback about our return to school. After half term Mrs Playle is joining our meeting to talk about Art in our school.
Lid to Art
You will remember that early last academic year Mrs Playle (our Art leader) ran a competition across the school ‘ Lid to Art’ to promote recycling plastic. I am delighted to say that the winning design was created during last term and now takes pride of place in our large hall.
African Drumming Workshop
Classes took part in a range of activities throughout the day and each class took part in a 2 minute silence in their own classroom. We held a whole school Zoom assembly in the afternoon to talk about the history of Poppies and why Remembrance Day is important.
We watched this video together:
Thursday 10th December
Foundation Stage Nativity
Christmas Jumper Day 2021
xx Merry Christmas from all at Abacus Primary School xx
FOUNDATION NATIVITY PERFORMANCE
SCHOOL CAROL CONCERT
Thank you all so much for all your generous donations of biscuits, cakes and chocolates for our Christmas charity. Mrs Lewis and I had the pleasure of delivering these to Silvanna Court on Thursday 17th December and the staff were overwhelmed.
These cards and gifts have brought some much needed Christmas joy to all the residents as you can see from the cards we received.
Zoom assemblies have been taking place throughout the school lockdown period, the first was with a focus on the children's wellbeing and mental health. These continue to be very popular and we all love to be able to say hello to each other which is very important for all of us during these times when we are apart.
It was so lovely to see you on our class assembly- to view the video I showed copy and paste the link below into your tool bar.
It was lovely to see you on our class assembly this week- to view the video I showed copy and paste the link below into your tool bar.
In January we launched our "Wellbeing Happiness Jar." The children were asked in their assemblies to make a pledge of something that they will do to look after their own Wellbeing and Mental Health. These are on display in school and continue to be added to, this is an ongoing initiative to keep our mental health as a whole school community.
Monday 30th November
Read Aloud Day Wednesday 3rd February
On Wednesday 3rd February, we celebrated World Read Aloud Day, which called attention to the importance of sharing stories by challenging participants to grab a book, find an audience and read-aloud!
Tuesday 9th February
To celebrate everyone’s efforts as half term approached, on Tuesday (9/2/21) we offered the opportunity for all of the children not attending school to come along to school to pick up a little treat. The snow tried to hinder the event, but nothing was going to stop us from being able to say "Hello" to our school community and congratulate everyone for all of their hard work during the current lockdown.