Mid Somerset Festival – Creative Writing
Congratulations to Ava and Selma in Horseshoe class who took part in the Mid Somerset Festival Creative Writing Day on Saturday 16th March at the Citadel in Green Park. Ava and Selma both read out their poems for the adjudicator, Jeremy dear Quidt. He gave individual feedback of their writing and we are delighted to say Selma was awarded commended for her beautiful poem, By the Window, and Ava won the class!
Ava was awarded an engraved cup and a £10 book voucher. Jeremy said her poem had wonderful description, citing the line ‘honey, dry sand’ as one example.
Congratulations to both of you. We are hoping this is the first of many writing accolades for Abbot Alphege pupils.
2018 AAA Nativity Performances
Friday, 7th December
A big round of applause for our pupils who did a fantastic job in the performances of “Jesus’s Christmas Party” (by Pipistrelle and Horseshoe) and “Jesus@BethlehemStable.com” (by Natterers). A truly joyful afternoon and many thanks to the staff’s help as well as parents’ attendance.
Meeting the England Netball Captain
On Friday 3rd November, AAA After School Netball Club had a wonderful invitation to go and meet the England Netball Captain, Eboni Beckford Chambers. It was a great honour to meet her and Eboni chatted to us about netball, the amazing fun a team sport can give you, and she signed autographs for us. After a very entertaining assembly, Eboni came outside to the playground and gave us some top tips for netball tactics and how to shoot a goal. Here is the AAA team with Eboni.
22 – 26 October 2018
Our children had a fantastic week during our annual Book Week. The theme for 2018 is Fantastic Creatures, so our school was full of dragons, unicorns, centaurs, phoenix, trolls, and nymphs, etc. In class, our children studied a huge range of books, poems and stories which allowed their imaginations to go wild, created their own creatures without any limits! We also had a range of VIPs, illustrators and storytellers to help add to the mix. There were some of the other exciting activities going on: Book Fair, our unique Fantastical Lunches, Fantastical Creature Treasure Hunt, Bedtime Story, and Fantastical Creature Friday! A huge thanks to all the children and adults who supported this event.
8 – 12 October 2018
Maths Week in full swing at Abbot Alphege with Sarah Savage. Many exciting activities are happening at school, including Brainstorming Morning Challenges and the KS2 Maths Challenge workshop with other pupils from the Trust.
Harvest Festival Service
2 October 2018
All the children of Abbot Alphege Academy enjoyed celebrating Harvest Festival with Reverend Philip on Tuesday, 2 October in the wonderful setting of St Mary’s Church, Charlcombe. This was the first visit for the Reception children who were very excited. The children from Natterers class shared some super poems and prayers. All the children sang some harvest songs. Revd Philip’s sermon shared the wonders of seed dispersal using lots of interesting props!
Official Opening of Abbot Alphege Academy
25th September 2018
We were delighted to welcome Bishop Peter, the Lord Mayor and the Deputy Lord Mayor to Abbot Alphege Academy to celebrate the opening of our school. We were equally thrilled that so many of our parents were able to join us along with other guests who have been involved in so many different ways. It felt like a fitting way to mark the occasion, the sun shone and the children sang beautifully.
After School Club – Cookery at Abbot Alphege Academy
Pupils have been very busy cooking and learning about a number of basic food skills which enable us to cook dishes.
They mixed together ingredients to make a spiced biscuit dough, rolled and cut shapes, baked and then decorated them with a Christmas theme.
An excellent effort for being so creative. Well Done George, Lily, Archie, Alana, Eva, Seb, Eliza, Mollie and Barnaby.
Life at Abbot Alphege Academy
The children have settled in well at Abbot Alphege Academy and are enjoying exploring the outdoor space. They have been taken blackberry picking, have used the building to inspire them with their art and have explored local wildlife including bats and worms! They have also been learning about poetry and have written some poems about bats. During assembly they helped make a friendship cake and learnt about how to be a good friend.