Horseshoe Class

Welcome to Horseshoe’s Page!

Mrs Stagg teaches Year 1 and Year 2 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 Class Timetable – Spring Term 2019

Horseshoe Curriculum Topics – Spring Term 1 – 2019


2018 Book Week

Book Week was a great success at Abbot Alphege and we enjoyed hearing stories being read by parents, grandparents and friends of the school.  Thank you so much for giving us your time.  We so appreciated it and the stories you chose were wonderful.  They inspired us to write our own stories during the week.  We had a Gruffalo themed treasure hunt around the school grounds which meant we got to use our new cave and well.

The week ended in a celebration dressing-up day using our theme “Fantastical Beasts”.  I think you will agree that Horseshoe looks fantastic! Thank you for all your support.


Horseshoe Bread Making Day

Horseshoe had great fun making bread rolls on Thursday, we also made a large white loaf for Dr Bull. Weighing out the ingredients was shared out in groups and we learnt how the magic ingredients of flour, salt, sugar, yeast and hot water made a dough. The dough was sticky but we all learnt how to use the bottom of our palms to knead the bread. By stretching and squeezing, pulling and stretching we made an elasticated dough. We left the dough to prove. Thursday is Roast day at AAA, perfect for baking bread day. Chef Mandy put the rolls in the oven after dinner and twenty minutes later the whole school was filled with the smell of fresh bread. We loved tasting it and thought the warm, fresh bread was delicious. Everyone took their bread home to share with their family and Dr Bull was very pleased with her loaf of bread.