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Week 10



We have been thinking about Anti Bullying Week at school this week and celebrating that we are all different, all equal and all unique. We had an assembly on Thursday when all the Key Stage Two classes presented their work on anti bullying through songs and poems. We had a non school uniform day to support the Anti Bullying Alliance and raised an amazing £141.49.

Our football team played two matches this week against Broad Heath and Clifford Bridge. We won one and lost one- we are so proud of our football players.


The whole school had a Taekwondo tatser session on Friday where we got to experience​ this Korean martial art.

We said a sad goodbye to Miss Gilmour on Friday. She is leaving us after 13 years at our school. We will miss her very much and wish her all success in her new job.​

Week 9




The children have been working hard all week enjoying their new maths, literacy and Cornerstones topics.

Year 2 classes went on a canal boat trip on the Coventry Canal​ and enjoyed seeing what life is like on a canal boat.

In our assemblies we have been thinking about Remembrance Day and why we wear poppies.

In our Achievement Assembly we celebrated the Stars of the Week of Key Stage Two: Gabriel,Ellie. Charlie, Liam, Freya, Lacie, Millie, Mihnea, Bradley and Georgia. Year 6 showcased theiw work on the Mexican Day of The Dead as part of their Cornerstones work.

Week 8


Back to school and a return to the darker nights with the clocks going back.

It was good to see everybody after the Half term break ready to learn and looking so smart.

In our assemblies we have been thinking about diversity and celebrating the variety of different languages we speak.

Years 5 and 6 have started to do Rugby with Engage! Coventry! They had a great time learning to play rugby as well as thinking  about core values.

In our Achievement Assembly we had a dancing theme! Children from Mrs Dhami's dance club performed as well as year 2 Aspen showcasing a dance they have been doing in PE.​ Our Stars of the Week were Charlie, Rose, Bella-Rose, Jovana, Ruby-Rose, Hamza and Lillie-Rose.


Week 7

We have reached the end of a very busy half term and we are all ready for a well deserved rest.

This week we had our Parent Consultation meetings- it was so lovely to meet parents and give them the chance to see all the fantastic work which has been going on around school.​

We celebrated Harvest with songs provided by Nursery, Reception and KS 1 clases.​ Thank you for all your donations for the Coventry Foodbank- see how much was collected on our Special Events Page.

Mrs Holland and Mrs Basson held a very successful Fun for Families Event with the theme of Bugs. Great use was made of all the conkers which we have been collecting.

The School Council arranged a charity day to support the WWF Wear it Wild Day. We came to school in our panda colours and raised an amazing £99. Thank you for all your support​.

Children from Years Five and Six took part in a biathlon event with Miss Bourne- pictures to follow.

Week 6

What a busy week we have had at school and we can't believe how close it is to the end of term. Autumn is well and truly in the air and around school woth leaves and conkers everywhere!

We have had a visit from Dee who works for Coventry Foodbank.She told us all about the wonderful work they do.We are collecting packets and tins for our Harvest Festival.

Our Year 3 and Year 4 Boys took part in a football tournament -Miss Bourne was so proud of them.

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of the Week were: Poppy, Amelia, Poppy, Dhanshri, Archie,William, Rhys, Jayden, Callum and Kayleigh. Year 5 Silver Birch showcased their work on potions.​

Week 5

Autumn is well and truly with us- the leaves are falling and the nights are beginning to draw in.

In our classes we are working really hard with all our subjects. We have started a new curriculum for our history and geography lessons called Cornerstones and some very exciting work is going on around the school- there has been potion making, soap carving and other amazing things going on.

We have also started a Carousel of Arts activities in both Key stages which involve art, DT, music, dance and food technology. We ar working towards gaining our first Arts Mark award.

In our assemblies we have been thinking about our Growth Mindset and how importnat it is to keep trying.

It was Key Stage One Achievement Assembly where  Y2 Aspen showcased their science work and our Stars of the Week were Max, Charlie,Billy, Chloe, Radislaw,Amelia, Keiran, Sadaf and Casey.​

Week 4


This week we voted for our School Council, it was very exciting. The new School Council are: Fiona, Sadaf, Kara, Harry, Gracie, Noah, Summers, Lexi, Jake, Freya, Osam, Brooke, Sofia and Ronan.

We also voted for our House Captains and the following children were chosen: Lelaand and Sofia, Evan and Sam, Lucas and Jaynie and James and Kayleigh.

For the first time we have elected a Head Boy and Head Girl. Louis and Isabelle were chosen by all our members of staff.

Well done to all of the above children.

In our assemblies we have continued to think about friendships.

We had our school photographs taken this week-we saw lots of happy faces smiling for the camera!

Years 4 and 5 had a visit from the WASPS Rugby Club who did rugby training with the two classes.

We had a very exciting visit from the famous author Gareth P Jones who entertained us with stories and songs and signed copies of his books- see our Special Events Page.

On Friday we had a fund raising event for Macmillan with our amazing cupcake competition - see our Special Events Page.

It was our KS2 Achievement Assembly and the Stars of the Week were:Indie, Noah​, Elohim, Ljyn, Jessica, Philip, Elsa, Aisha, Faith and Kim.


 Week 3


​What a wet and miserable week we have had at our school but the children have brought the sunshine inside with their happy smiles and wonderful manners.

Our lunchtime and after school clubs have started and we are so pleased to be able to offer so many exciting oppurtunities for our children.

We reward the good behaviour of our children in many ways at our school but on occasions we have to remind the children of our expectations so we have introduced a system to ensure that everyone is tretaed fairly and has time to refelect. Letters have gone home explaining this.

In our assemblies this week we have been thinking about friendships as well as learning about the  Jewish festival of Rosh Hashana- the new yea​r.

The school has been covered in posters this week made by children wanting to be members of our School Council- voting takes place next week.

In our Achievement Assembly we celebrated the achievements of children in Key Stage One- well done to Nathan, Oliver, Eva, Emily, Alicia and Harry who were chosen as stars of the week.

Week 2

It was the first day of school for our new Nursery and Reception classes this week.

It was so good ​to see so many happy children eager to start at our school and we are looking forward to them being part of Whitley Abbey.

In our assemblies this week we have been thinking about our Growth Mindset and how we can exercise our brain as well as our bodies!

We had our first showcase of the term in our Achievement Assembl​y -Year 4 shared their learning form the first two weeks, they have been so busy!

Our Key Stage 2 Stars of the Week were:Beau, Alex, Advik, Divya, Alfie,Soumit, Nadia, Aimee, Evan,Alok and William.​

Week 1

  It was so good to welcome everyone back to school after the holidays.

All the children have grown so much and are ready to start their new classes.

We welcomed three new members of staff to our fantastic team- Miss McIntosh in ​Year 1 Ash, Miss Moriarty in Year Three Elm and Mrs Kim in Year Five Silver Birch.  Mrs Nero also returned from her maternity leave to Year One Maple.

ernity Our Reception and Nursery team have been visiting children at home ready for their start next week- it will be exciting.

In our assemblies we thought about our Code of Conduct as well as celebarting all the changes which have taken place over the holidays- JLR have transformed our outside area by the nursery class.



and we have lots of lovely grass on the front pla​yground.

                                              
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