Wow! Look at this healthy, nutritious lunch that the children are having today, prepared by Mrs Middleton and her team.
Applications from talented and enthusiastic teachers are invited for the above post. This is an exciting opportunity to join the dedicated Abbeyfields team who, as part of The Three Rivers Learning Trust, strive to enable all pupils to succeed.
For further information, please visit https://www.the3rivers.net/about-us/careers.
WOW! Nursery have just had a very special delivery. Our two brand new mud kitchens have arrived. Funded by the amazing Friends of Abbeyfields and supplied by #mudkitchensrfun Huge thank you to everyone involved. We can’t wait to get making delicious mud recipes! Very excited!!!
Thanks to your support, we’re delighted to announce that we’ve won a £250 grant from Venator’s Bright Ideas Fund to purchase Maths equipment for the children to further promote the children’s understanding of Maths!
Effective Maths teaching in a first school relies heavily on practical resources and manipulatives. We provide this style of learning effectively in the Early Years, but need to continue to develop this further throughout Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
This grant will therefore be used to purchase Numicon resources which we have found provides the development required as they’re based on a concrete-pictorial-abstract approach, and encourage children to explore Maths using structured imagery and apparatus in order to understand and explain mathematical concepts.
For further information, please visit www.venatorcommunity.com.
Nursery B and Mrs Dacosta’s class had great fun visiting St Christopher’s House today to sing Easter songs. They loved our Easter bonnets and the daffodils we had made them. A lovely start to our Easter holidays. Happy Easter everyone.
The children from Nursery A and Mrs Kirby’s class had a lovely Easter treat today. We walked to Renwick House in the spring time sunshine to see all the residents. We had a lovely warm welcome and they really enjoyed hearing us sing a collection of Easter and Spring time songs, including ‘Chick Chick Chicken’, ‘Find a Little Seed’ and the rainbow song. They were so kind and gave us sweeties and juice. We had all made an Easter Bonnet at home and we wore them today for our traditional ‘Easter Parade’. We also gave the residents a daffodil that we had made. It was lovely to see the youngest children from our school sharing a lovely experience with our neighbours. The Easter bunny was so pleased with how well the children behaved, their lovely manners, sensible walking and of course their super singing that he left them all a chocolate egg. Delicious! What a lovely start to our Easter celebrations. Thank you to the staff and residents of Renwick House.
Well it’s all over! After 14 rehearsals, 2 performances and an after show party Ali Baba has come to an end. We were so impressed with how well the Year 3s and Year 4s did with this show and how well they delivered all the one-liners. Well done everyone.
The great British weather has taken its toll on our yurt and it’s unfortunately now unusable in its current condition. We need your help to take it down, overhaul it, replace the base, then put it back up so that its ready for the children to enjoy in the summer term. We have a few volunteers but need more!
If you can help us on any of these dates we really would appreciate it:
Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th April – take yurt down
Tuesday 16th, Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th April – put yurt back up and create gravel surround
You don’t need to have any relevant skills or be particularly strong – just come along and be part of the team! If you can help in any way please record your availability on this form and we’ll get back to you with further details nearer the time. Thank you!
Have you seen or heard about the Abbeyfields mystery?…On Monday the whole school was buzzing with excitement about a mystery tent that had appeared on the grass at the front of school. Who could the tent belong to? Why was it there? What was going on? The children had lots of different theories – some wild and fantastic, others quite practical and reasonable.
Miss Halliford and Miss Grieve decided to throw the lesson plans out of the window, and instead, the Year 4 children turned into journalists, the classrooms turned into a ‘newsroom’ and the children were placed into teams, with the joint aim of writing a newspaper all about the mystery playing out at school. Journalists on the Investigative Team wrote questions for witness and suspects, before carrying out interviews and writing articles with both reported and directed speech. Journalists on the Reporting Team wrote articles to inform the reader about Monday’s event, or articles to persuade the reader that a certain person was responsible. They made sure to write in the third person, to use the past tense and include information to tell the reader about the 5Ws (who, what, where, when and why!) This team also surveyed children on the yard at playtime to gather information about the children’s suspicions to include in their articles. Journalists on the Photography Team took photographs at the scene and then used the photos to create captions to support the articles and keep the readers interest. They used alliteration, puns and rhyme to make their captions super catchy.
All of the children were later drafted onto the Advertising Team and were asked to create advertisements to be featured in the Newspaper – mainly offering cut price camping equipment!
On Wednesday afternoon, Miss Halliford and Miss Grieve rigged up a portable CCTV camera with the aim of catching the culprit in the act…and the children are currently waiting to see whether we can solve the mystery! Why not ask your child about it tonight? Did they guess who the culprit was? Keep a look out on the website and on twitter for more updates and the results of Year 4s fabulous work.
The Daft as a Brush ambulance named ‘Shimmering Heart’ by Abbeyfields has been officially launched this morning at their headquarters in Gosforth.