Category: Success

Reading Competition

As of 1st June we are running a reading competition for years 7-9 students! Three book series to reach a million words read by July. Read each book, quiz on accelerated reader and you will receive VIVOs for each book read above 80%. For those students who reach the million word mark will go into a prize draw to win Amazon vouchers.

Check out the poster for more information on the competition. This will count any of these titles you may have already quizzed on this year too.

Good luck! Thanks, Miss McMahon

VE Day Celebrations

May 8th 2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the end of WW2 (in Europe). There had been plans for street parties and celebrations to commemorate this event. Of course, given the current situation all of these events have been cancelled. Celebrations will now take place in August to coincide with VJ Day.

However, at Abbeyfield School we believe it is still important to celebrate this anniversary and hope that many of you will join in the celebrations, bringing the community together.

The government has launched a VE Day celebration website with the idea that we can have a ‘stay at home street party’ to mark the anniversary. To help prepare for the commemorative weekend there is a party pack to help get you started while you #StayHomeSaveLives.

The government website has lots of ideas for bunting, music , colouring pages for kids (and adults) and 1940s recipes.

Other websites with some good ideas are:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/4TrqYDyf4PMdLypxzyTwGDg/great-british-bunting

https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/siteassets/home/visit/ve-day-75/eh-ve-day-at-home-pack.pdf

If you want to participate, please send us your photos so we can share them on the Abbeyfield School Facebook page.  

Mrs. Casey tina.casey@abbeyfieldschool.org.uk

Time Capsule – VE 75

We are also hoping to put together a VE ‘75’ Time Capsule to mark the event and invite pupils to make contributions to the capsule. Contributions could include:

  • Composing a song
  • Devising a recipe using ingredients available at the time  
  • Recording a news report about the event  
  • Designing bunting
  • Writing a diary entry  
  • Creating a collage from old images  
  • Creating a VE Day TikTok
  • Or any other ideas you may have.

Please email any contributions to: Mrs Casey tina.casey@abbeyfieldschool.org.uk

Enterprise Challenge

Well done to team ‘Turbine Woods Ltd’ for winning 2nd prize in last year’s Enterprise Challenge with Routed and Ready. Last summer Year 8 Design Technology students all competed to create an eco-housing estate design resulting in a Dragon’s Den style final with the winning group being entered for the county-wide competition.

A big congratulations to Saniya, Amelie, Tabitha, Maisie, Alana, Isabelle and Abigail. 

Winter Rewards Evening

Thursday night saw a wonderful evening spent celebrating the success and achievement of our students in Year 7 – Year 13.

The Winter Rewards provided the chance for students and parents to spend the afternoon in the school theatre with afternoon tea, as the students received their certificates and refectory passes from the Principal.

Congratulations and well done to those nominated and the winners.