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Summer Goodbyes
Well, we have reached the end of the summer term. Thank you to the children, their families and all the staff for your hard work, fun and support this year.  It's been a fantastic year.
 
This week we have said goodbye to Mrs Briggs, Miss Brown, Miss Rusby and Miss Jones who will be greatly missed at Abbeyfields. 
 
Our Year 4 children were an absolute credit to Abbeyfields and their families yesterday as they performed their last assembly....hankies at the ready!  What a talented and caring year group they are. I know they will leave tomorrow looking forward to their new adventures in Year 5. We wish them all the luck in the world...you will be missed Year 4, your new teachers are so lucky to have you.

We would like to say 'Thank You' for all of the lovely gifts and kind words that we have received throughout this week - they are very much appreciated.
 
We will look forward to welcoming the children back into school on Tuesday 4th September all ready to begin the new academic year, smartly dressed in their uniforms and raring to get started.
 
All that remains to be said is....have a lovely summer break; stay safe, relax and enjoy yourselves.  We look forward to seeing you all on 4th September at 8.50am.
LONG TERM MEDICATION
Please note that all long term medication held in school, i.e. inhalers, will be coming home with the children tomorrow night after school.
CONSENT FORMS
We still have some outstanding Consent Forms.  If you require another copy, please email sharon.mungall@abbeyfields.the3rivers.net.  Please check that you have completed all of the tick boxes and signed the second sheet.  If we do not receive a response from you, we are duty bound to take this as 'consent not given'.  Many thanks.
You Tube
We are aware that all ages of children and adults find You Tube a great source of information and entertainment. We are also aware that many of our Abbeyfields children access You Tube - both at school and at home. There is some very useful guidance from NSPCC/O2 Net Aware about the safe use of You Tube which you may find helpful in keeping your/all children safe - please see the link below.

https://www.net-aware.org.uk/networks/youtube/
LOCAL BUSINESS ADVERTISING
To keep up to date with the various events taking place, please check the calendar which is available on the School Gateway app, via our school website (abbeyfields.the3rivers.net) and also in our weekly newsletter.


Our Twitter account is proving to be popular with lots of followers.  This is used to instantly share what we are doing within school and helps to bring the children's learning to life.  Why not follow us @AbbeyfieldsFS or view the feed on our website.
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
 
20th July                       3.15pm                   School Closes for Summer
4th September              8.50am                   School Reopens
9th October                   7pm                        FOAS AGM
11th October                                                Flu Vaccinations for Reception - Year 4
18th October                 2pm                        Parents Online Safety Workshop by NSPCC
 
ATTENDANCE AWARD
Class Last Week’s Percentage Attendance Yearly Percentage Attendance to Date
RD 93.3% 95.0%
RM 93.7% 95.3%
1J 94.7% 96.4%
1B 97.7% 96.7%
2S 89.0% 96.1%
2H 97.0% 96.3%
3D 98.2% 98.4%
3C 95.9% 96.1%
4G 94.8% 95.5%
4H 97.9% 97.4%

Total Percentage

95.2%

96.3%

Our winner this week is Mrs Dale class.
Friends Of Abbeyfields School News
 
Thank you to all of you for such wonderful support of FOAS activities over the school year.  A particular thank you to all of the Year Four children and families who have supported and helped out with Friends of Abbeyfields over your time in the school.  We wish you all well in your new schools and know that you will all have bright futures!

Abbeyfields Country Show
WOW!  What can we say?!  We were bowled over by how much effort everyone put into this event and for the very generous support on the day.  We hope everyone really enjoyed themselves.  Thank you to all those children and adults who volunteered and contributed in any way.  The cake stall alone raised a whopping £357 and the total raised was a MAGNIFICENT £1350 !  THANK YOU!

Stamptastic Name Stamps
The summer holidays bring fun and sunshine, but for parents they also bring the joy of labeling lots of new school uniform and possessions ready for the new term!  But we can make your lives easier: FOAS has teamed up with STAMPTASTIC who make name stamps and special ink which can be used to label clothing and other items.  Those of us who have ordered these already have found them to be brilliant - really quick and easy, and still clearly legible after 3 terms of washing!  If you order via the link below, FOAS will receive 20% of your order value!

https://stamptastic.co.uk/pages/school-welcome#a_aid=5b4cb2728d2ba

So- have a great summer and see you in the Autumn for more FOAS fun and fundraising!
YEAR 4 - News in Brief
Well, what can we say?  What an incredible performance from our Year 4 superstars at their Leavers’ Assembly on Wednesday.  We are so, so proud of each and every one of them.  The singing was fantastic and the children all spoke very clearly.  It was lovely to share the children’s memories of their time at Abbeyfields and to hear about their hopes and dreams for the future.  Thank you to everyone who came along and supported this event.  We are very grateful to those of you who helped out during the afternoon, particularly Mr Bilsborrow who took charge of the barbecue.  Thanks also to the parents who joined in with our Kwik Cricket games – what a competitive lot!  Well done to all the Year 4 children for entering our Natural Collage competition for the Abbeyfields Country Show.  The finalists were delighted with their rosettes.  During Friday afternoon, we had the opportunity to try out some archery and also enjoyed a very interesting presentation from the Pegswood Beekeepers’ Association.  We would like to finish by echoing the children’s words from our assembly yesterday.  Thank you for all your support over the year.  We think you’ve done a pretty good job too!  It has been an amazing year and it has been an absolute pleasure to have shared this time with your child.  Thank you so much for all the lovely gifts and cards we have received.  It is very kind and thoughtful of you. We are going to miss the children very much but wish them all the best as they begin the next exciting chapter of their lives.  Have a wonderful summer!
YEAR 3 - News in Brief
The Year 3s have been enjoying their chocolate week.  They have looked at Michael Rosen's poem Chocolate Cake and particularly liked the sound that Michael Rosen made to express that the cake was very yummy!  They have learned that this style of poetry is called Performance Poetry.  They then wrote their own versions of what a delicious chocolate cake might taste like.  The clip about chocolate cake from the Matilda film in which Bruce Bogtrotter is made to eat an entire cake all by himself was nearly enough to put us all off ever eating one again!  In Maths they have looked at sharing a big bar of Dairy Milk between different numbers of people and how many chunks they would get each and what fraction this would be.  They also did some work on bar graphs to find out the most popular chocolate bar.  They worked in teams to prepare the ingredients for a microwave chocolate cake and were very pleased with their results, especially the gooey bits from the bottom of the mug!  They wrote out the recipe super neatly so they can show you how to make it at home too.  It has been a lovely end to what has been a fantastic year and we now wish the children all the best as they move into Year 4.
YEAR 2 - News in Brief
Year 2 have had another fabulous week to polish off their fabulous year.  The children have shown us how ready they are for Year 3 by conducting themselves around school in a mature and grown up manner.  They have worked hard in their English and Maths groups, even when they were (incredibly) excited and continued to be their kind and helpful selves.  We enjoyed celebrating all of our achievements in Year 2 and having a delicious bowl of ice-cream on Tuesday, had a tear in our eyes as we said farewell to our friends in Year 4 on Wednesday and enjoyed reminiscing about our favourite moments in Year 2 today.  Could we please say thank you so much for the lovey gifts and cards that we have been given, it is very kind of you.  Thank you parents, for your help and support this year.  Have a brilliant Summer and we'll see you in September.
YEAR 1 - News in Brief
What a lovely last week we have had in Year 1.  The children have continued to work hard and really impress us with their fantastic writing skills.  They have been writing sentences about a Secret Garden describing what they smell, hear, feel and can see!  In Science the children have been finding out about frogs and discussing the life cycle.  In Maths the children have been continuing to practise reading the time - o'clock and half past, practising the months of the year and days of the week.  We have been talking about our favourite memories over the year and talked about what to look forward to in Year 2.  Great work Year 1, you are certainly ready for Year 2!  We would like to say a big well done to the children for working so hard all year and being such a pleasure to teach.  We will miss you.  We would also like to thank you for your continued support and wish you all a happy holiday.
RECEPTION - News in Brief
This week the children enjoyed taking part in a drama workshop led by Mrs Stephen who is the drama teacher at King Edward and also a mummy of children in school.  The whole cohort had fun learning new songs, acting, dancing and learning some yoga positions.   Each group performed to their peers at the end of the day to showcase their talent!  Thank you very much to Mrs Stephen for all your hard work, it was a great day.  The children have been recapping on what has been the best thing about their time in Reception.  We have talked about all the things they can do now that they couldn't do when they started in September.  It has been a very hardworking year by all the children in Reception and it has been amazing seeing them grow and progress so well throughout the year.  We wish everyone a wonderful Summer and all the best for Year 1!
NURSERY - News in Brief
We cannot believe we are at the end of another fun filled year in Nursery.  We have had such a fantastic time with truly amazing children.  We are super proud of everything they have achieved throughout the year.  We wish our older children lots of luck as they move into Reception - make us proud!  We look forward to seeing our younger children for more fun in September along with our new starters.  We had great fun at our picnics this week, the children all looked fabulous in their dressy up outfits and we all enjoyed playing games and eating our snacks with our friends.  The Nursery team would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for all the lovely gifts and the very kind words inside the cards, it all means an awful lot to us and is greatly appreciated.  Have a lovely summer break.
AFTER SCHOOL CLUB - News in Brief
As the days tick down to the end of the school year, we are wishing our Year 4 regulars, and everyone who has joined us from Year 4, a fond farewell.  It has been great being a part of your school journey and everyone at ASC wishes you the best of luck in your new school.  Inside, the children have enjoyed making snapping creatures and peg puppets.  Outside they have made the most of the warm weather by playing football and using the skateboards.  To cap it off.........movie night with pizza!  Lots of fun had by all.  Thank you for the lovely presents we have received.  We wish all of our ASC parents and children a happy summer break.  See you in September.
BEFORE SCHOOL CLUB - News in Brief
We can't believe that the summer holiday is now upon us!  We have had a super year with all of the children, new and old.  Unfortunately we now need to say a fond farewell and GOOD LUCK in your new school to our lovely Year 4 children, you will be missed by us all in BSC.  It has been another fun packed week this week.  The children have enjoyed football, soft play, ball pool, fishes in the sea, table football, dressing up outfits, speed ball, large skipping rope, hula hoops, cheerleader pom poms, darts, cars and large plane, pirate ships, batman cave, finger knitting, loom bands, My Little Pony, chess, darts and craft activities.  Our story this week was 'The King Who Wouldn't Sleep' by Debbie Singleton which was read by Tom and Kieran - well done boys.  Great story telling. The King would not sleep a wink until he found his daughter the perfect Prince.  They came from all around but none of them were right.  But there was someone else watching with an unexpectedly cunning plan up his not so royal sleeve... Can your child tell you who that was (young farmer who worked in the fields outside the palace) and how did his plan win the heart of the Princess?  From all the BSC team, we wish all the children and their families a very happy holiday.  Have fun!  See you in September. 
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