Y4 - Fantastic Mr Fox

This half term, Year 4 have explored conservation through their rich read 'Fantastic Mr Fox'. The book inspired them to write their own version of the story entitled 'Brilliant Mr Barn Owl'. The year group finished the topic by recreating Mr Fox's banquet - they made healthy flapjacks, shared their stories and conducted debates on conservation whil...
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Fantastic work examples from Abbotswood pupils

It has been wonderful to have the children back in school and we have been so impressed with the work they are producing, both at home and in school. Here are a few examples that we wanted to share with you. Millie's Butterfly Lion Millie created a beautiful piece of art related to the year 5 topic is the Butterfly Lion and over the last 2 weeks...
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Y5 "A Twist in the Tail" Hook day

During our hook day for 'A Twist in the Tail', Year 5 created some amazing African savannahs. They began by using watercolours to create a sunset background. Once dry, they then cut out some animals and scenery from black sugar paper to act as silhouettes. The results are very impressive!
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Y6 "Lest We Forget" Hook day

Year 6 enjoyed their second hook day for our topic “Lest We Forget”. We gave the children a schooling experience from 1939 - the year that World War II was declared. We continued to read our topic book, Once by Morris Gleitzman, and explored key events from the text. The Year 6 children have settled in amazingly and the whole team are very pr...
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World Book Day at Abbotswood

This week, the children have been undertaking a number of activities based on the World Book Day books 'Blown Away' by Rob Biddulph (Year 3) and Skysteppers by Katherine Rundell (Year 4, 5 and 6) Here is just a small selection of the fantastic learning this week! We are looking forward to presenting the children with their World Book Day book tok...
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Things that make us smile

Last week we were delighted to receive 2 things that really made us smile! The first was a fabulous box of biscuits to share with staff (individual wrapped... ideal for sharing safely!) accompanied by a very thoughtful note (Thank you Wyatt Family!). The kindness that parents have shown us really helps us to keep motivated! We appreciate every kin...
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Remote Learning - Devices

Today I took a really lovely call from a member of the public who has a two year old laptop that they aren't using. Although she doesn't have any pupils at Abbotswood, she had seen the news and wanted to make sure that she could contribute to helping children to continue with their education. Whilst we are hopeful that the government will fulfil th...
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Mr Dewhurst greeted his class with a festive trumpet performance this morning!

This morning 5JD were welcomed into school with a trumpet performance from Mr Dewhurst! By the time Mrs Smith raced down with her camera to video it, it was raining quite heavily! What a lovely festive start to day for the children! Well done Mr Dewhurst!
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We did it!

We did it! The Friends of Abbotswood would like to say a massive thank you to the 160 supporters who helped us crowdfund using Aviva this term. We would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a healthy New Year.
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Christmas Craft Day at Abbotswood

Today, it has been Christmas Craft Day at Abbotswood! There has been a variety of Christmas-related fun across all of the year groups. Year 3 loved making Christmas wreaths and designing personalised elf hats! Year 4 enjoyed making Christmas hats and lollipop ornaments. Year 5 spent their day making Christmas cards with fingerprint snowmen and C...
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Final Days of Fundraising

The Friends of Abbotswood are so amazed at the support we have received during this very strange Autumn term. Taking part in the Aviva Crowdfunding project has allowed us to continue fundraising for a much needed new minibus with wheelchair access. We have two days left to use this fundraising platform, so we would like to ask you for the final t...
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Reminder: Non Uniform Day

Friday 11th December, is non uniform day which can include Christmas jumpers and festive hats. The F.OA have organised an online Panto which the children will watch in their bubbles. Look out for the beanstalk buckets for your child to place a (suggested) donation of £1 per family as they enter the school playground. There will also be a collection...
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How much does a minibus cost?

We have done amazingly well with our Aviva project, raising money for a new minibus with wheelchair access this term, and we still have a few days left to raise more. The F.O.A are delighted with the support we have received from our community and the Aviva employees who have made donations. We have also received over £2,000 from Sovereign Thriv...
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Christmas Fundraising Update from the Friends of Abbotswood

Today should have been our school Christmas Fair but sadly this year it is not possible to hold it. Our friendly reindeer is very upset that he won't be guiding you to the grotto or joining in with the games and buying tombola tickets. He would still like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas. If you are able please click the link below and make...
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