Welcome to Year 6
Being in Year 6 at Abbey Gates is a special and memorable time. Mrs Jordan, Mrs Hatton, Mrs Miles and the children endeavour to work hard whilst having lots of fun along the way!
In the Autumn term our topic is 'A Child's War' and we hope the subject will inspire our future writers, mathematicians, historians, designers and geographers. 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 PGL. 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!!
During Trekking today and as part of our recycling topic, F2 made some fantastic robots out of rubbish! They worked in teams to think carefully about which items would make the best body parts and how they were going to join them together.
We have had lots of fun pond dipping in our school pond. We found a frog, tadpoles, frogspawn, fly larvae, pondweed and a beetle!
We spent a day before the Easter Holiday learning about the Easter story and taking part in 8 special workshops. These included: Twig crosses Easter gardens Music Art Paper plate story Reflection Palm Sunday The Last Supper
Thismorning, the children in Foundation enjoyed an Easter art and craft session in the Hall. They made fluffy chicks, chocolate nests and baskets to put them in, painted observerational drawings of daffodils and made spring headbands. Thank-you to all of our helpers!
Bring Your Pet to School Day
Today, we had lots of different animals visit us here at Abbey Gates. We met 3 cats, 2 rabbits, 2 stick insects, a crab, 5 dogs, a snail, a tortoise and 3 guinea pigs! A huge thank-you to all of the mums, dads and staff at school for sharing their pampered pets with us!
Music in Foundation
Every Wednesday afternoon in Foundation, we explore musical instruments and pieces of music. We have lots of fun trying to change the sounds that the instruments make by playing them in lots of different ways. We are even going to make our very own instruments! Singing is also...
A rather windy Trekking Tuesday!
Today we decided that because it was so windy, the thing that would be the most fun to make would be a kite! We chose the items that we would need and worked out a way to make one. The amount of fun and learning opportunities that we had...
Today we learnt all about why we light and bonfire, hold sparklers and have fireworks on 'Bonfire Night'. We wrote lots of noisy words in Literacy and whilst we were trekking, collected twigs, logs and sticks to build our very own bonfire. We learnt that bonfires are hard to...
Robin Hood and Little John riding through the Forest…
As Book Week got into full swing, we went on a walk to the Woods, where we heard a story all about Robin Hood and built dens for the woodland animals in the story. A lady called Sandra has been in to talk to us today about Archery and...
This morning was packed full of Easter crafts in the Hall! We made lots of exciting things: Rabbit headbands Chocolatey nests Easter baskets Collage eggs The life cycle of a chicken Life paintings of daffodils A great big 'THANK-YOU' to all of our visitors, we hope that you had as...