Horseshoe Class

Mrs Stagg teaches Year 2 and Year 3 in Horseshoe class. Before taking up her role at Abbot Alphege Mrs Stagg was the lead teacher in Y1 at WASPS. Mrs Stagg loves reading and is very interested in teaching reading, she really enjoys helping children who may be struggling with their reading for whatever reason. Mrs Stagg runs the WASPS/AAA Orienteering club and has taken the minibus to three venues this year, including taking a team to the British Orienteering Championships in the Forest of Dean. AAA pupils got to run against schools from all over the country. In her spare time Mrs Stagg likes to orienteer with her family and is a member of the Bristol Orienteering club. She is currently ranked 8th for her age group in the national rankings and has competed all over the world, including New Zealand, Switzerland and Canada.

To find out what we are learning this term:

Horseshoe Curriculum Topics – Spring Term 1 – 2018

Horseshoe Class Timetable Autumn 2017 – Summer 2018


Florence Nightingale Day

Year 2 pupils from Abbot Alphege and WASPS joined together to celebrate their work on Florence Nightingale. Children were invited to dress as a soldier or a nurse from the Crimean War and they looked fantastic in their costumes. Mr Hancock gave the children an informative brief on the events of the Battle of Inkerman before we proceeded outside with flags and cannons. The children split into groups of Russian and Allied troops, each division of relative size to the numbers in the actual battle. The children re-enacted the Battle of Inkerman under the guidance of Mr Hancock and the other teachers and were amazed to see how the vastly outnumbered Allies so skillfully beat the Russians. After that, the nurses set up hospitals showing the conditions before and after Florence Nightingale arrived. The children had been learning about tying bandages and slings in class and were able to tend to the wounded soldiers. The afternoon finished with the children marching back. It was a brilliant day and was enjoyed by all.