Snippets of News - Summer Term 2016

Brilliant Attendance


100% attendance winners.

21 July 2016

These children were in school for 100% of the time for the whole school year from September 2015 to July 2016. Well done children.

Attendance over the year at our school continues to be above the national average for Primary Schools across the country.

The children at Abbey School have been in school for 97.79% over the year from September 2016 to June 2017.

Choir Perform for the School


Choir members in fine voice!

19 July 2016

On Tuesday 19th July 2016, our wonderful school choir performed to the whole school. They sang a mixture of contemporary and spiritual songs.

We are really proud of our choir and very grateful to Mrs Adamo for giving up so much of her own time to lead them.

New Reception Shared Lunch


Sharing lunch together.

18 to 20 July 2016

Over three days from we welcomed our new Reception pupils and their parents for a shared lunch experience. During this time our new Reception pupils have enjoyed meeting the new Reception staff team and exploring their new learning environment.

Whilst pupils were busy doing this, our new parents had a tour of our exciting forest area. After this, our new Reception pupils joined their parents and Year 5 buddies to share lunch together.

We are very excited to welcome our newest Abbey Family members and look forward to them joining us full time in September.

Dogs Home Collection


Inspecting your kind donations!

18 July 2016

On Monday 18th July 2016 we were very proud to deliver our collection of dog food, towels, blankets and toys to the Birmingham Dog's Home.

Huge thanks to Mrs Barton for co-ordinating the collection. Our school dog started his life at Birmingham Dog's Home, so it is a place close to our hearts.

Thank you everyone for your generous donations.

School Council go to City Serve


School Councillors with City Serve staff.

15 July 2016

School Council had a fantastic day at City Serve. They learnt about healthy eating and looked at different fruits and vegetables.

The children all got to make their own Pizza and knickerbocker Glory.

The City Serve staff made staff and children very welcome and it was a great way for the children to end their time as a School Council member.

CBSO Shakespeare Workshop


Shakespearean actors.

12 July 2016

Children in Year 6 enjoyed a full day workshop to start their Shakespeare journey.

The focus of the day was 'A Midsummer Nights Dream' and children were immersed in the play through music, story telling and drama. Children learned how to use movement and space to tell a story, and music to set the mood.

At the end of the day Year 6 performed their piece to an enthusiastic audience from Year 5 and Year 7.

Music Ministry and Choir


End of Year Summer Concert.

8 July 2016

Our School Gospel Choir performed to parents and parishioners for the End of Year Summer Concert.

A variety of contemporary and spiritual songs were sang. Children had the opportunity in showcasing their talents of playing instruments, singing solo and performing as a choir unit using strategies such as harmonies and rounds.

Christ is always at the centre of our Music Ministry as we aim to bring others closer to God through song.

Brass Band Performance


Our talented musicians.

27 June 2016

On Monday 27th June 2016, all of Year 4 and 5 joined together with their brass instruments to perform to a packed hall of parents and relatives.

It was evident that Mrs Miller and Mr Gifford, our brass instrument teachers, had done a wonderful job with our students this year.

We are very proud of our investment into the arts and supporting all pupils in Years 4 and 5 to play a musical instrument.

We apologise to the neighbours of all Year 4 and 5 pupils who have been practising hard at home.

Euro 2016 England v Wales


England v Wales Football Match.

16 June 2016

Football fever hit the Abbey Catholic Primary this afternoon when Years 1 to 6 gathered in the school hall to cheer on our National team for their Euro 2016 game against Wales.

Not everything went to plan as the Welsh took a shock lead, however by the time our pupils were home the English lions had roared to victory.

It was a particularly heart-felt moment when our eldest pupils stood for an impromptu rendition of the National Anthem.

Film Club's Own Movie Premiere


Members of our Film Club.

15 June 2016

Film Club were extremely privileged this week, when they attended a viewing of their very own film at the MAC theatre.

Film Club have worked alongside 'IntoFilm' and an independent filmmaker, in order to film, edit and produce their own film.

All of the films produced by the children were of a high quality and film club were lucky enough to have the opportunity to see the films produced by other schools in the area.

Reception visit Twycross Zoo


Reception at the zoo.

10 June 2016

Reception vistited Twycross Zoo to start off our new topic of Animals.

We saw a variety of different animals and had the opportunity to learn about habitats. Those brave enough also stroked a cockroach and a tortoise!

A great day was had by all.

Reception (Red and Yellow) Class Assembly


Reception children at their assembly.

20 May 2016

The children confidently told the story of Farmer Duck and how it is important for us all to work together just like our School Moto says 'Learning to follow in the footsteps of Jesus with our Friends, family and Parish.'

All of Reception sang 'Go do something beautiful' with actions to the delight of the audience. Staff and Parents were very proud.

Headteacher Retreat Day


Retreat Day display.

20 May 2016

We were really proud to be involved in organising the headteacher retreat day at St Paul's Convent provided by the Birmingham Catholic Primary Partnership Headteacher Association.

Year 6 at Drayton Manor


Enjoying Drayton Manor.

16 May 2016

Year 6 enjoyed a fun filled day of freedom to reward them for all their efforts during SATs week.

The sun was shining and we all had a fantastic time trying out all the rides.

Welcome to our School Budgies


Introducing Angel and Gabriel.

11 May 2016

In May 2016 the stressful SATs week was brightened by the arrival of two budgies.

The beautiful birds, in Abbey colours, arrived in school and are now welcoming visitors from their new home in our top corridor.

Our budgies are called 'Angel' and 'Gabriel' and are a delightful addition to our school team.

Father Kieran on Mission Week


Fr Kieran teaching sign language.

10 May 2016

Father Kieran came to school to talk about the Mission week which will be happening later on in the year.

He taught us the sign language for 'Jesus loves you' and reminded us that we are all made in the image and likeness of God.

We are looking forward to celebrating with the Parish later on in the year.

SATS Week Breakfasts


Enjoying a good breakfast before SATs.

9 to 12 May 2016

Year 6 started each morning of SATs week by sharing breakfast with their friends in school.

Father Gabby led us all in prayer, helping us to remain positive and remember what is really important in our lives.

Huge thanks to our super school cook Helen for cooking breakfast for us every day.

1JC Class Assembly


Year 1 presenting their assembly.

6 May 2016

Year 1 provided us with a very informative assembly all about World War 2.

They took us back in time to some of the key events such as the declaration of the war, the invasion of Normandy and the building of Anderson shelters.

The assembly included a rousing rendition of ‘Pack up Your Troubles/It’s a Long Way to Tipperary’ and a reflection of those who lost their lives whilst singing ‘I Vow to Thee My Country’.

Mrs Evans' Baptism


A celebration for Mrs Evans.

12 April 2016

The staff joined together to welcome Mrs Evans to the family of God.

Mrs Evans was baptised into her local church on Easter Sunday.

Reception's Day at Plantasia


Enjoying our day at Plantasia.

12 April 2016

On Tuesday 12th of April Reception had a fantastic day at Plantasia.

The children learnt about seeds and how they are dispersed by air and animals. They had to be squirrels and hide their seeds for the winter and later in the day go back and find their seeds.

After lunch the children went through the mazes and attempted to find the middle.

Thankfully the weather was great and we came home with dry but muddy children.