You will have received your child's year group newsletter and homework earlier this week.
I look forward to seeing some of the wonderful work they produce.
Happy Eid to our Muslim community. We hope you have a fantastic celebration and enjoy peace and prosperity.
Further to my email earlier this week.
Whitby, Melrose, Marham, Missenden and Belmont
will all be closed for strike action on:
Thursday 27th April and Tuesday 2nd May.
Thanks for your understanding and support.
Unfortunately, there have been a few very sad incidents within the community over the last couple of weeks. When incidents occur it ripples through the school and impacts us all. We do our best to support our pupils with questions and worries they may have and hope that the tools we provide them with through our teaching are enough to help them to overcome challenges and trauma.
Age appropriate dialogue and honesty is the best approach. Speculation needs to be avoided and if you have concerns they need to be raised through the appropriate channels.
If you have concerns about a child you can contact the Multi-agency Safeguarding hub directly on 01908 253169.
There are also lots of adults in school to help you. Please remember that Miss Proctor, Miss Henry and myself are all mental health leads. Mrs Jamieson, Mrs Butterfield and Miss Bromfield- our Learning Mentors- can all support you with managing difficult conversations with your children.
We are here to help if needed.
EYFS/ Foundation Stage- September 2023
We have lots of children starting with us in September as school spaces were announced this week.
We still have space for more children!
If you know anyone that is starting school September 2023, who is unhappy with their school allocation or who has not yet applied for a space yet - please tell them about Abbeys!
School tours are available by appointment.
This week MK Music Hub came into school to play for us. We had an extra special assembly to celebrate stringed instruments. The children got to have a go as well! They played well-known tunes like Harry Potter, Jaws and Peppa pig. Our pupils listened and participated well. It was fascinating.
Years 3 and 4 have been learning about the digestive system. They have made life-size diagrams showing how food moves through the body. They've labelled the major organs and can describe the process! Well done children!
Today in EYFS and KS1 the children have enjoyed a focused day- learning all about Castles. They have been dressing up as Princesses and Knights, learning about shields, designing their own coat of arms and writing poems! They've had a great time! They even bowed and called me your Majesty.
PRO-KICKS SCHOOL CHALLENGE
On Thursday 4th May we will be taking part in the Pro-Kicks school challenge. A huge inflatable will come to school and the child in every class with the most powerful kick will win a prize. This is a sponsored event with the funds split between the Pro-Kicks children's charity and the school.
There is no pressure to collect sponsors- £1 is fine.
Sponsor forms and a link to the Just giving page will be sent home next week- this will explain the whole process.
I am sure we will all really enjoy it! I have a special challenge. If I can balance a ball on my forehead, nose and then lips, I will win the school some extra balls and equipment! So I have been practising!
A huge congratulations to Sydnee! She has been going to gymnastics for 5 weeks now and has been star of the week 3 times already!
Sydnee we are all proud of you as you are overcoming your shyness and mixing with other children more. This is amazing!
A huge shout out to Jake. Jake has been out for his first solo hack on his pony.
He was training for him and Velvet to go on the Easter egg hunt with Pony Club. It looks like it was great fun!
Also a shout out to Paige she has been working super hard over the last three months and has achieved promotion onto the Hot Shots competition squad at Arabian Gymnastics- Well done. I can't wait to hear all about it!
The Staff have been at it again!
Miss Tierney has mugged Mrs Milne.
Mrs Milne is so supportive and I have to agree, she always has a smile on her face.
She is an asset to the school and she is a pleasure to work with.