Horseshoe Class

Welcome to Horseshoe’s Page!

“Hello, my name is Mr Hancock and I’m delighted to be Horseshoe’s class teacher. I join Abbot Alphege Academy after two very enjoyable years teaching at Weston All Saints Primary School. I decided to qualify as a teacher following my experiences of working with children as a sports coach and I undertook my training locally, at Bath Spa University. I especially enjoy teaching PE and maths and participating in outdoor learning. I love being outside in the great outdoors and enjoy anything sport-related, particularly cricket, football and rugby. I enjoy spending my spare time with my lovely family, including my two beautiful children.”

Mr. Hancock teaches Year 2 and Year 3 in Horseshoe class.

The Horseshoe Bat

The Greater Horseshoe Bat was once a cave-dweller, but now tends to roost in old buildings, such as churches and barns. It is rare in the UK and, like many other bats, declining in number. All UK bats are nocturnal, feeding on midges, moths and other flying insects that they find in the dark by using echolocation. In early summer, Greater Horseshoe Bats will emerge at dusk and dawn, however, preferring to roost through the middle of the night.

One of our largest bats, the Greater Horseshoe Bat is the size of a small pear. It has a characteristically fleshy nose that is shaped like a horseshoe. Its fur is reddish-brown on its back and cream underneath.

To find out what we are learning this term:

Horseshoe Class Timetable – Autumn Term 2019

Year 2 Curriculum Plan – Autumn Term 2019

Year 3 Curriculum Plan – Autumn Term 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.