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Week One


It was great to see the children back after the Easter Holiday ready for the last term in their classes.

Year 4 children were lucky to go on a trip to Brandon Marsh on Tuesday to do a range of activities including pond dipping and den building.

In our assemblies we have been thinking about how good it is to be me-we talked about how we can spread a smile.

We said a temporary goodbye to Mrs Ward who is leaving to have her baby- we made her lots of cards to send our love to her.​

We welcomed two new members of staff to our team-Mrs Moynahan who is covering Mrs Ward's maternity leave and Mr Nicholls who has joined our Learning Mentor team​

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of the Week were: Max, Rithvik, Maya, Grace, Edward, Nyla, Georgia, Indie, Rose, Ahaan and Aayush.


​Week Two


Our week started with members of our choir joining children from  5 other primary schools in the city to sing at Warwick Arts Centre. They performed with The Coventry and Warwickshire Youth Orchesta- it really was amazing to hear!

It was the first week of our after school clubs- we have so many clubs on offer including football, multi sports, performing arts, music, zumba and STEM science.

Year 5 went to Space on Tuesday! Well they really went to The National Space Centre in Leicester. We now have some budding astronauts and astronomers!​

We celebrated our 100% attendance for the Spring Term-so may children achieved this and we really appreciate them getting to school every day for a very long term.

We wished Miss Simcox a happy wedding day- she will be back next week as Mrs Clarke.​

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of the Week were: Vikram, McKenzie,Samira, JJ, Lexi, William, Joshua, Connor, Freya and all of Year 6

Week Three


We had some lovely news this week-Mrs Ward had her baby boy called Elliott. We 

send our love and best wishes to Mr and Mrs Ward.

It has been SATS week for Year 6 this week- they have been working ​so hard and we are very proud of their efforts in a very stressful time for them. They started each day with lovely breakfasts including croissants, hot chocolate and bacon/sausuage batches!

Year 2 have also been doing their SATS in small groups and have really enjoyed the cookies after each test.​

Year 4 were out at the Gurdwara and Transport Museum on Thursday and had a really busy day but they learned so much.

Year 2 Aspen had their class assembly- it was good to see them share all their hard work.

This week has also been ​Mental Health Awareness Week- in our assemblies we have been thinking about how we can look after our minds as well as our bodies.

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of The Week were: Courtney, Salahuddin, Logan, Teddie, Lola, Nathan, William, Macie, Harley, Eva, Layla, Mia and Jovana.​


​Week 4


The week started with the good news that 87 of our children took part int he Cross Country event in Coventry. Well done to all the children and a special mention to Jack who came 4th in the boys race and Ruby who came 2nd in the girls race.

Year 2 finished their SATs tests and celebrated with a party on Friday- we are so proud of them all.

Year 2 Sycamore told us the story of the Titanic in their class assembly- we enjoyed their lovely song!​

In our assemblies we have been thinking about our special talents and how good it is to be ourselves.

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of the Week from KS2 were: Hiren, Malik, Rafael, Samuel, Marko, Yahye, Noah, Layla, William, Jack, Keerthana, Musfira and Shaggun,​

Week 5


We returned after the half term for our last half term of the year and the last half term ever for Y6. 

Y6 left for Dol y Moch for four days and it rained for 3 and a half of them! They had a fab time learning new things, challenging themselves and having a fab time with their friends.

Back in school Y1 had a fab time with the dinosaur poo from the British Museum. They had to decide whether the dinosaurs were carnivores or herbiores by ananlysing the poo- Mrs Riley told them that it wasn't really poo but that she had made it!

Reception classes went on a welly walk to launch their new topic- they certainly needed them!

Eight children from Years 3-6 took part in a tennis tournament with Mr Bordley- they did really well and the Year 3/4 team are playing in the final next week. Towards the end of the tournament, Mr Bordley had to rush off to the hospital to see the arrival of his baby daughter!

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of The Week were: Finlay, Evie, Lexie, Tanav, Jenson, Maisie, Olivia, Gregorz, Janet, Emily, Billie and Marcus.


Week 6


Well finally the sun began to shine at the end of the week - just in time for our FKS and KS1 Sports Day. We had a lovely morning with our parents and carers- well done to Team Riley who scored the most points.


Children in Years 2 and 3 did a fantastic performance of Eddie the Penguin Saves the World on Tuesday- it was all about how our world is being destroyed by humans and how we can do our bit to help look after it.

Our Year 4 tennis team got a bronze medal at the tennis tournamnet- well done to Poppy, Harry, Elohim and Ollie.



Spring Term 2019










 

   Week beginning April 1st



The week got off to a brilliant start with our fantastcic cross country team doing so well yet again. Mr Bordley was so proud of their achievements at Bablake fields.

In our assemblies we have continued to think about British Values and the importance of celebrating our diversity.

Year One Ash did their class assembly and shared the great work that has been foing on in their class in maths, literacy and creative curriculum. We also met Mrs Moynahan who is going to be teaching Year One Ash when Mrs Ward takes sonme time off to ave her baby.

Our stars of the Week in assembly were: All of Year Three Oak and Elm, Tamzin, Beau, Aadi, Yahye​, All of Year 5, Taylor and Ruby.
                                                                 

                     
                                               

Week beginning March 25th 


The week started with a special  delivery in the Recption Classes- a box of eggs arrived! Later in the week the children noticed that they became chicks! It was very exciting and the children have enjoyed seeing them hatch and grow!

This week we celebrated Mother's Day by inviting our mums in for lunch each day- check out some pictures on our Special Events page.

In our assemblies we have been thinking of our British Values of liberty, law, tolerance, democracy and respect and how important it is in our lives​.

Year 3 Elm's class assembly was about the Ancient Greeks- we learnt so much about this time in history.

We had a fantastic dinosaur day on Friday where we did workshops on fossils and dinosaur hunting. At the end of the day a real dinosaur came to visit us- see our Special Events page for pictures-there are more to come.

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of the Week were: Nate, Phoenix, Annabelle, Santana, Isla, Kyron, Ollie, Joe, Indie and all of Year 2 Aspen and Sycamore.​



                                                            Week 1
    

It was lovely to see all the children back after the Christmas break. Everyone was ready to learn and looking smart in their uniforms.

We have been thinking about Going for Goals in our assembllies this week and how we can set about keeping our New Year's Resolutions.

We welcomed a new TA to our school-Mrs Stokes who will be working with children throughout the school.

Well done to our athletics team who came third in the finals- we are so proud of them.

Our Stars of the Week were Jayden, Andrew, Ezme, SophieI, Harrison, Lexi, Finley, Aditi, Hannah, Jesnon and Leylan.​

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Week 2


Our second week back and the weather if turning colder.​

We have all been busy doing out new Cornerstones topics and have had wow days to launch them!

In our assenblies this week, we have been thinking about how we Go for ​Goals as well as our British Value of respect and kindness.

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of the Week were: Dexter, Kieran, Jack, Bianca, Tamzin, Olivia, Amelia, Layla-Rose, Kian, Daniela, ​Amieleigh, Jayden and Aimee.


                                             

 Week 3

Our week started with celebrating the children who tookn part in Young Voices on the previous Friday. They had a great time performing at the Genting Arena with a choir of over 6000 children as well as Tony Hadley! Look at our Special Events page for pictures of the night.

We were so proud of our Year 2 Gymnasts who took part in a competition with lots of schools in Coventry. They came second in our region and overall 

In our assemblies we have continued to think about our Growth Mindset and how important it is to ask questions to extend our thinking.

Our Stars of the Week came from Reception and Key Stahe Two- well done to:

Brooke, Eva, Adam, Ashwanth​, Matin, Roxy, Hadyah, Louie, All of Recption Willow and All of Year Two Sycamore.

Week 4
    What a beautiful view of our school on Thursday morning. We didn't get        any snow but it was a chilly week! 
    We have been thinking about capitalising as part of our Growth Mindset-        the skill of using what is there-asking Kagan partners, using resources in        the classroom etc.
    We had a lovely assembly from Year 4 Pine who told us all about the            Romans.
    In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of The Week were: Muhammed,        Charlie, Rafael, Advika, Elohim, Lucia, Bradley, Freya, 

​Week 5

It was an exciting week as we launched Times Tables  Rockstars in school!
This is a super tool for learning out times tables on phones, tablets and computers.Children get the chance to choose their rock star character and progress through the rock and roll world by knowing their times tables.

Children from Year 1 took part in a sports competition and showed their great sportsmanship- Mr Bordley and Mrs Riley were so proud of them.

In our assemblies this week we have been thinking about the power of our imagination and how it helps our Growth Mindset.

Year 3 Oak did an amazing assembly about forces- we learnt all about the different forces in our lives.

We had an amazing Harry Potter night organised by Mrs Beddows- more pictures to appear on our Special Events page.

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of the Week were: Naranjana, Krishitha, Matilda, Aden, Darcy, Amelia, Pheobe, James, Jensen, Paige, Douggie and Nathan.
   



                                                                 Week 6
                                  
                                                                    

The last week before we finished for a well deserved half term break. Our week started with Parents' Evenings where our parents/carers had a chance to look at out work and talk to our teachers about our progress.

We had two special events this week which we really enjoyed.

On Wednesday we had our Countries Day where we spend the whole day learning about a country- Nursery experienced Australia, Reception classes experienced India, Year One classes went to Spain, Year Two learnt all about Mrs Ofori's country of Nigeria, Year Three became Italians for the day,Year Four classes learnt all about Romania- Miss Nzungi's home country, Year Five went to France and Year 6 learnt all abut South Korea where Mrs Kim lived. See pictures on our Special Events Page.​

On Friday afternoon we had an arts workshop afternoon where we chose an activity to take part in. There was so much choice:quilling, collage, samba band, cartoons, ocharina, mini orchestra, sewing, painting, dance and drama!

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of the Week were: Year 3 Oak, Riley, Lila-Belle, Grace, Josh, Amieleigh, Atena and Year 6 Elder





                                                          Week 7

                       


Spring has definitely been in the air this week! What lovely weather our Y5 children had on their residential trip to Ilam Hall in Derbyshire. They took part in lots of exciting activities- pictures will be on the class page this week.

Reception classes came to school dressed as farmers this week to launch their new topic of Farms. They also performed outisde music to their parents which was great fun!

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of the Were: Sangaana, Bethany,Andrei, Tilly, Musa, Maisie, Lola, Adithi, Molly, Oliver, Shrija, Jenson, Roxy and Lily.

We had a special treat for the winners of our Accelerated Reading for last half term- well done to all the children and to Year 5 for being the best class. See the pictures on our Special Events Page
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Week 8


                                              
                               


It was a great start to the week when Mr Bordley told us all about the cross country event he took our Year 5 and 6 girls to. They did  so well -Our 5 girls in the A race all came in the top 92 with Ruby finishing 6th place which is outstanding. In our B race the 3 girls all finished in the top 150 with savannah coming 20th position- WELL DONE!!

Year Two had their wow day to lauch their new topic- the classrooms were full of pirates!

Thursday was World Book Day! This began with Books at Breakfast- a chance to enjoy a book at breakfast time at school organised by Mrs Holland and Mrs Basson. In our assembly we showed off our fantastic costumes- Mrs Dhami and Mrs Beddows prsented the awards to the winners from each class- well done to our winners- look at their great costumes on our Special Events page.

Our Key Stage Two assembly Stars of the Week were: Emily, Harley, Jayden, Alicia, Kye, Dhanashri, Year Four Pine, Melissa, Aariz, Rihanna and Hannah,

                                                Week 9

                                                                     

This week has been Science Week in school- we have all become super scientists and ahve taken part in some great experiments all arranged my Miss Cripps our Science Lead. Some classes haev had visits from people who work in science based jobs.

Mrs Hall took a group of scientists from Year 2- 6 to the Big Bang Science Fair at the NEC- they had a fab time!

In our assemblies we have been thinking about Getting on and Falling Out and how we can help ourselves if we have freindship issues.

It was Red Nose Day on Friday- we had a Wacky Hair Day and tried to fill our big red nose with silver coins. School Council judged the winners- check out our Special Events Page.

In our Key Stage One and Reception assembly our Stars of the Week were​: Meena, Igor, Aradhana, Jack, Raja, Skye, Ben, Emily, Minnie and Daayan.

                                                       
                                                 

   Week 10  


​Our week started with the Coventry Mile at the Memorial Park- so many children, parents and teachers took part on a sunny but bitterly cold day. Well done to everybody! Look at the pictures on the Special Events Page.

We continued to work at our theme of Getting on and Falling out in our assemblies and PSHE lessons. 

Y4 had an Explorers day to launch their new topic and had great fun orienteering around the school and making high energy food bars to keep them going!

In our KS2 Achievement Assembly we had a Music Showcase where Year 4 children played the recorders and brass instruments which they have been learning- it was great fun and sounded great.

Our Stars of the Week were: Rachit, Hamza, Harry, Harrison, Lewis, Poppy, Indie, William, Freya, Cameron, Megan, Max and Tanaka. These were all for their great work in Science.




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       Week Beginning October 30th 

We returned after our lovely half term ready to work!

It was a great week for our athletics team in Years 4, 5 and 6 as they won the area competition and are now through to the finals in January. Mr Bordley and Mrs Haymes were so pleased with their behaviour and attitude at the competition.

​In our assemblies, we have been thinking about our Goals- we listened to the story of Robert The Bruce who was inspired to carry on with his goal after being inspired by a spider who never gave up when spinning her web.

We have been busy making poppy wreaths out of pop bottles​- look out for them on our school fence shortly.

In our Reception and Key Stage One Assembly our Stars of the Week were: Alice, Advika, Alfie, Arjan, Jaxon, Yakshith, Ava, Bella, Ollie, ​Hasini, Chloe and Kayden.

Week beginning November 5th

A week of celebration at our school with Diwali learning going on in each class.

We have 3 new members of staff who have joined our fantastic team as Teaching Assistant Apprentice​s- Miss Bostock in Year Reception, Miss Hussein in Year 3 classes and Miss Phillips in Year 5.

Both our boys and girls football teams were in action this week- they didn't win but we were so proud of their great achievements.

Our week ended with a lovely Diwali assembly led by KS2. They shared dances, songs and poems and we all joined in with some amazing Bhangra dancing.​


                                                                                                            November 2018  

                                  

We have been so busy the last few weeks with lots of hard work and lots of exciting things happening as we lead up to Christmas.

We had Anti Bullying Week where we thought about how we decide if someone is a bully with our key words-Is it Rude, is it Mean or is it Bullying?​

For Children In Need day we came to school in clothes which showed how unique we are and how we should respect each other for who we are and what we wear. We raised an amazing £300 inclusing our  Pudsey and Blush Raffle won by Vivan and Maria.​

We had our first house meetings where our fabulous house captains shared their vision for making the hall better as well as rehearsing our new house songs.​

Each class has had a dance workshop to prepare for our Christmas performances - we can't wait to show them off to our parents at Christmas.


We have been showcasing our history knowledge in our class assmblies- Year 5 did a fantastic Tudor play and Year Four Yew told us all about the Anglo Saxons.

Look at our news page to see our Stars of The Week.



    December 2018


What a busy and magical month it has been at Whitley Abbey!

We have all been on  theatre trips which were truly magical- Reception saw Santa's Magical Sing a Long, Years 1 and 2 went to see Peter Pan at the Albany Theatre, Year 3 went to see Awful Auntie in Birmingham and Year 4-6 saw The Wizard of Oz at the Repertory Theatre in Birmingham.

Our Christmas performances had the theme of magic and really were magical! The magic was enhanced by dances choreographed by Rhys . It was a magical time for Recpetion and Nursery who did their first Christmas Nativity.

We have had our End of Term Awards Assemblies where we celebrated our Bronze, Silver and Gold winners- look at the winners on our page.

Our choir have been out in the community singing at UHCW, Baginton Fields, Beaufort Care Home and Bablake residential Home.













                                               

       Week 1


It was so lovely to see everyone back after the sunny Summer holidays.

The children looked so smart and w​e were so shocked to see how much they have grown since July!

We have welcomed four new members of staff to our team- Miss Nzungi in Year 4 Pine, Miss Cripps in Year 5 Silver Birch, Mr Bordley who will be our Sports Coach and Ms Bi who is our office apprentice.

We have already had some exciting events to launch oor Cornerstones Topics-Year 6 have been ​looking at icebergs as part of their work on the Arctic and Antarctic and the Year 4 classes have had a Mad Hatter's Tea Party as part of their work on Alice in Wonderland.

We are looking forward to an exciting term ahead!​



                                                           

       Week 2


​Our second week back and it really has been a wow week! The rest of our classes have had Wow Days to launch their new topics. Year 3 went tribal with their Stone Age Day, Year 2 have been princes and princesses to launch their Turrets and Towers topic and Year One have been Superheroes.

We have been thinking about our Growth Mindset in our assemblies and how it is important not to have a fixed mindset.

In our Achievement Assembly, we celebrated the children who achieved 98% and 99% ​attendance last year. Our Stars of the Week were: Brodie, Tegasv, Malik, Lewis, Ammaar, Poppy, Alex, Alfie, Lacie, Chrales and Darcy. Year Three showcased their story map of the Dragon Machine,


                                                                       

       Week 3



This week our after school clubs started- we are so lucky that we are able to provide so many clubs for our children- football for all ages, gymnastics, science, choir, art and craft, construction and alternative sports​.

In our assemblies we are focuisng on the power of our Growth Mindset and how we can change our attitude to our learning by saying I can't do it-yet!

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of The Week were Hattie, Iyiola, George, Manvith, Lola, Connor, Bella Rose and Samantha.

We also announced our School Council for this year- a big well done to Rhys, Aariz, Ammaar, Harrison, Poppy, Lillie-Rose, Hannah and Bella-Rose.​


Week 4


We are working so hard at the moment enjoying our learning in all subjects.

There is so much good work going on in the classes and it is good to see the children so engaged in their learning.

We had a visit from Dee who leads the Coventry FoodBank- we are going to do a collection for our Harvest to support this vital charity in our town.

We supported the Macmillan Cancer Charity on Friday with a Baked by The Boys Cake Competition- well done to the parents of Molly, Harley, Alicia and Ava and Keerthana for the fabulous cakes.

In our Achievement Assembly our Stars of the Week were Eliza, Kieran, Cara, Kevin, Samuel, Jake, Aadi, Poppy, Scarlett, Amieleigh, Parth, Lily -Ann and Neveah​



 



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