Un-bee-lievable knowledge shared by Matthew Wood.

Matt joined us at Abbey Primary to share his work as a bee-keeper in Wimbledon, along with some stinging facts and a hive of helpful information!

The children learnt about where the term, “bee’s knees,” originates, learnt about how colonies work collaboratively to survive and how we can help bees continue to blossom in our environment.

All we need is for the snow to go!

Mini Ninja Winners

Harrison, Faith, and Yaran from Yellow class have all been given an award for their effort in the  Mini Ninjas after school club! Keep up the good work!IMG_5135

Thank You! from Momentum Children’s Chariety

Dear Abbey Primary School

I wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you at Abbey Primary School for the fantastic donation of £583.24 that was so generously raised through the Smartie Challenge and Cinema Afternoon collections.  I were so delighted to be invited to speak in the whole school assembly before half term and I was so impressed by the attentiveness and engagement that all the pupils showed. We are extremely grateful for the amazing support from the pupils, and this donation will go a long way to helping the chidlren and families that Momentum Children’s Charity support.

Yours Sincerely

Maria Stoney, Fundraising Team

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Amazing netball result

Our amazing Abbey Netballers won their match against St. Dunstan’s last night. It was an exciting game and the girls won 7 -0. We have some budding future England netball stars! A big thank you to all the parents who came to support their children.

 

Children’s Author visits Abbey!

Grant Koper read his new children’s book to KS1 today. The children enjoyed his enthusiastic reading and the funny plot. Some children were able to get their books that they purchased signed!

 

Year Two raise money for Momentum Children’s Charity

This half term, Year 2 raised money for a local charity called Momentum Children’s Charity. Momentum Children’s Charity support children with cancer and life-limiting conditions.  To help raise money we held two fund-raising events.

We were visited by Maria from Momentum Children’s Charity who hosted a whole-school assembly on Wednesday 31st January informing the children about the amazing work they do and what the money we raise would be going towards (painting hospital wards to be more child friendly, offering family support, therapy services, trips & treats and respite holidays)

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Firstly we invited Reception, Year One and Year Two to a cinema afternoon in the last week of the half term. The children gave a £2 donation towards this event which proved to be very popular!

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Our second event was that we challenged the whole school to the Momentum Children’s Charity  Smarties Challenge where we asked each child to try and collect as many smarties tubes as possible, fill them with spare change and bring them into school. Year Two designed and created posters to help raise awareness amongst the classes and the posters were placed in and around the school. The class with the most tubes returned to school was going to win an in-school cinema experience.

 

Thank you to all the families that supported this challenge…special mention must be made of the following families who made very generous donations to Momentum Children’s Charity and we cannot thank you enough!

 

  • Smarties Challenge Winners: Saffron class – 16 tubes of Smarties filled with spare change! Prize awarded: class cake on the last day of term.
  • Smarties Challenge Participants: Bronze Class – 2 tubes, Amber Class – 2 tubes, Blue Class – 1 tube, Green Class – 3 tubes, Turquoise Class – 3 tubes, Yellow Class – 8 tubes, Orange Class – 5 tubes, Red Class – 5 tubes, Lilac Class – 3 tubes and Pink Class – 3 tubes
  • Rayan in Reception who donated £10 towards the cinema afternoon as well as a big coin collection for the Smarties challenge.

We have handed the money buckets over to Momentum Children’s Charity who will be counting our donations during half term and we look forward to finding out the total we were able to raise.

A very big thank you from all of us in Year Two!

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iWonder space

On Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th January we were visited by the Sutton Schools Workshop who set up an ‘iwonder space’ in the hall. Children from years one to six had the opportunity to visit the space where they took part in a variety of activities focused on how we treat others respectfully and managing our feelings. It was a really great experience that all the children really enjoyed.