By now your child will have settled back in to school life and routines. We have been very busy since last Wednesday and I have lots of wonderful news to share with you.
We have few new faces around school. There are new staff and new children. A huge welcome to Abbeys everyone!
WHAT ARE WE LEARNING AND HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You will have received a newsletter from your child's phase and a pick a mix homework sheet for the half-term.
In EYFS and KS1 the topic this half term is Arctic Adventures. They will be learning all about the Arctic, animals that live there and all about the climate.
The year 3 /4 children are learning about Pointillism this half-term. They are learning about the work of George Seurat.
Years 5 and 6 are learning all about Space. With all their work based around the Solar System.
There are so many ways you can support your children with their learning.
Local museums like the MK Museum and Bletchley Park are well worth a visit. As is the MK Gallery. You could also check out Blue Planet with David Attenborough- it is certainly something for the whole family to enjoy.
In addition to this, BBC Bitesize has so many excellent videos and fun activities for you to try. AND don't forget to use TTROCKSTARS and Oxford Reading buddy as well.
All of your child's login details should be in their planner. If not, please ask their class teacher as they will be able to help.
Are you concerned about keeping your child safe online?
If so come along to our E-safety session and learn how to ensure your child stays safe whilst online, learn strategies to limit screen time and how to ensure content is appropriate.
We have an online safety expert coming into school to share the most up-to-date information with you. Please come along.
Monday 16th January- 2pm- main hall. Refreshments available.
We are collecting newspapers for our next house event.
Please send any old newspapers into school and give them to your child's class teacher.
The New Foyer
Mrs Hickmott has now settled in down by the library and the building work is set to begin on Monday!
Stay turned for regular updates!
We are so lucky to have Daisychain Children's Centre on site. They are offering so many exciting new opportunities this term. Please pop in and see Kelly, Lisa and the team.
Over the Christmas holidays, Jake and Paige won rosettes in a pony show. One of the shows was Christmas themed! Well done Paige and Jake, this looks like real fun. And I love Jake's suit too!
A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO ABIR!
Abir has now moved up to an orange belt in Karate.
Congratulations Abir what a fantastic achievement!
Remember to send me your shout outs and I will include them in the next newsletter!
Congratulations to Arnav and Viren. They built a huge tower out of cards and got creative with the christmas family challenge! Well done boys!
Although, I do believe that Arnav did all the work?
Mugged in the first week back at school!
This time it was Miss Proctor's turn!
She was mugged by Miss Dean for always being a supportive colleague and I have to agree.
Miss Proctor always looks after us and checks we are ok.
Thank you, Miss Proctor and congratulations.
OH NO YOU DIDN'T!!!! OH YES WE DID!
We were not ready to say goodbye to the festive season. So last Friday we had an amazing day in school. We were able to see Robin Hood the pantomime and the EYFS and KS1 Nativity.
The pantomime was so funny! The children thoroughly enjoyed interacting with the cast and thought it was hilarious when one of the characters asked Mr Godfrey on a date!! Or should I say Mr Humphrey- as she kept calling him!
In the evening the pupils in EYFS and KS1 sang their hearts out in their production of 'Hey Ewe'. The children did so well to remember their lines and all the songs over the Christmas holidays!
I even saw some of the parents singing.
There was an amazing turn-out! Thanks to all the Parents/ Carers that came along to show their support. One proud Headteacher here!
EXCITING TIMES AHEAD! DATES FOR YOUR DIARY!
Thursday 2nd March- World Book Day- 8.30am Breakfast with a book!
Join your child in class for breakfast with a book and kick-start our World book day celebrations [don't forget to dress up].
Friday 17th March- Afternoon tea- Mother's day event [am and pm].
All children are able to invite a fabulous female from their life, into school for a scone and tea- more information to follow.
Children that have designed and made a bonnet will parade around the playground before home time, after a day of Easter activities.
More information to follow.
A whopping 278 children are now attending various clubs throughout the week.
In addition to this, the library is open every Wednesday after school, for you to come and share a book with your child.
In the mornings, we have breakfast club starting at 8am! If you are interested you can book on Parentpay.
THE BIG CAMP
We have 80 fabulous KS2 children booked in for the BIG CAMP in July. There are still more spaces available.
If your child would like to come along, just for the day or to stay the night, then please contact the office.
Payment is due by the 31st May.
DOLCE- School dinners
All children in EYFS and KS1 are able to have a free school lunch.
There are plenty of options to choose from including wraps and baguettes.
There are also special themed days coming up!
See below for the
Chinese New Year menu!
As part of their learning in maths- weight, capacity and measure. A Small group of year 6 pupils went to Pizza Express this week. They all estimated and weighed their ingredients and they learnt about fractions whilst tucking into their lunch!
Well done year 6- I hear you were fantastic representatives for our school!
New year's resolutions!
Have you made any new year's resolutions? We have all been reflecting on how we can improve and have all set ourselves a goal for 2023. I have 280 resolutions displayed in my office!
Once your child has achieved their resolution they can come and get a star!
Bugs and Germs
Before Christmas, we saw a rapid increase in scarlet fever and chicken pox in school. The holidays came at the perfect time and acted like a circuit breaker for us. I am happy to say that all the children are back in school and well again now.
However, there are still plenty of bugs and germs going around. All the up-to-date information, about Covid and Strep is on our website but if you have any concerns about your little one the best thing to do is see your GP or call 111.
WE NEED SCHOOL GOVERNORS......
School Governors play a crucial role in the strategic leadership and direction of a school. We value your views and opinions and want to work collaboratively to improve outcomes for pupils. Abbeys is on a really exciting journey - why not help shape what this will look like?
The Governing board meets approximately 1-2 times per term and there is always tea and biscuits!
If you're interested please contact us- firstname.lastname@example.org