Welcome to Year 6
Being in Year 6 at Abbey Gates is a special and memorable time. Mrs Jordan, Mrs O'Dea, Mrs Miles and the children endeavour to work hard whilst having lots of fun along the way!
In the Autumn term our topic is 'Storms and Shipwrecks' and we hope the subject will inspire our future writers, mathematicians, ship builders, designers and meteorologists. As well as our work in topic we will be visiting Joseph Whitaker for sports on Wednesday afternoons. In October we will be attending a residential visit to Kingswood. It will be an action-packed three days where children will take part in a variety of activities such as: abseiling, climbing, fencing and the high ropes of course!
We will also be busy during the Spring Term with SATs revision and the tests in May. We are also looking forward to lots of exciting events in the Summer Term including Sports Day, the Summer Fayre, - so lots more fun on the horizon!!
Kung Hei Fat Choi!
In Foundation, we have been learning all about Chinese New Year! We have been eating Chinese food - the noodles and sweet and sour sauce were very yummy! Some of the children thought that we had ordered a take-away they were that delicious!! We have also been playing Chinese New...
Over the past few days, we have been wrapping up warm, putting on our wellies and going outside to explore the snow. We know what happens to it when we hold it in our hands and we also know that it has snowed because the season is Winter. The trees...
White Post Farm
Today we went on a big bus to White Post Farm. We had to wrap up warm as it was quite cold! When we arrived, we had a quick toilet stop then went to find lots of animals! We were ever so brave in the Reptile House - some of...
Tree House Fun!
Today we trekked in the wind and the rain and still had lots of fun exploring the Tree House on the Big Field! We worked hard to climb carefully: up, over and through, keep our balance and make it to the top, which we all managed to do, hurrah!
In Foundation, we have been having lots of fun whilst learning all about Autumn! We have hollowed out a pumpkin, made edible spiders and have been dressing up and casting spells in our Bat Cave for Halloween. On Trekking Tuesdays we have been exploring the Autumn leaves,...
Stay and Play
Lots of parents came into Foundation to join us with drawing, reading, doing puzzles, building, using the interactive whiteboard and playing with the playdough. We had a great morning!
Early Years Cluster Picnic
We walked up to the C of E school for a play and picnic with the other Foundation children and children from Playgroup and Longdale. We had so much fun finding Olympic torches in the woods, using the trim trail, eating biscuits and drinking juice and making lots of...
Our lovely chickens arrived back at school on Tuesday - how they have grown! A BIG 'thank-you' to Mrs Salmon for looking after them so well whilst on their extended 'holiday'. We are enjoying watching them explore their fabulous new home and caring for them....
Diamond Jubilee afternoon tea
We kicked off our Diamond Jubilee celebrations with an afternoon tea for the grandparents of the children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. Our guests were treated to tea and cakes, some of which were made by the children, and an afternoon of Jubilee crafts.
Blunderbus - ‘The owl who was afraid of the dark’
Blunderbus visited the children in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 this week, for a performance of 'The owl who was afraid of the dark'. The children all enjoyed the fun-filled show before taking part in follow-up workshops in the afternoon. It was a fabulous day despite all the owl poo...!!