Non-Uniform Day

Do you want your child to be a great reader? Help us to offer our children the inspiring reading choices they deserve. Tomorrow , 13th October, is a non-uniform day and fund-raising event to raise money to buy as many fantastic new books as possible for our classrooms. The more money we raise, the more books we can buy!

Children are asked to come into school wearing sports kits or sports clothes for a day of lively learning linked to reading, speaking and listening.

ALL DONATIONS WILL BE SPENT ON WONDERFUL BOOKS.

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Easyfundraising

Did you know that whenever you buy anything online – from your weekly shop to your annual holiday – you could be collecting free donations for Abbey Primary Community School – Leics?

There are over 3,000 shops and sites on board ready to make a donation, including Amazon, John Lewis, Aviva, thetrainline and Sainsbury’s – it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!

It’s as easy as 1, 2, 3…

1. Head to https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/abbeyprimary/ and join for free.

2. Every time you shop online, go to easyfundraising first to find the site you want and start shopping.

3. After you’ve checked out, that retailer will make a donation to your good cause for no extra cost whatsoever!

There are no catches or hidden charges and Abbey Primary Community School – Leics will be really grateful for your donations.

Thank you for your support.

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Abbey Attendance

Three weeks ago, a challenge was set…any class achieving 100% attendance for a whole week would receive money to spend on books.  6JH, 6SH and 5PR have all achieved this award – Mrs Raja’s class have reached the magic 100% twice!

 

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Bali Rai’s Visit

Our Year Five team had the privilege of meeting famous children’s author, Bali Rai on Tuesday. Our children were superbly well-mannered but most importantly, inspired to read more. Reading is cool and so are writers – we thoroughly enjoyed meeting and chatting to Bali.

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Ready, Set, READ!

Do you want your child to be a great reader? Help us to offer our children the inspiring reading choices they deserve. This Friday, 13th October, is a non-uniform day and fund-raising event to raise money to buy as many fantastic new books as possible for our classrooms. The more money we raise, the more books we can buy!

Children are asked to come into school wearing sports kits or sports clothes for a day of lively learning linked to reading, speaking and listening.

ALL DONATIONS WILL BE SPENT ON WONDERFUL BOOKS.

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Harvest Donations

We will be celebrating Harvest and reflecting on how lucky we are to have plenty of food when others go hungry during Monday’s assembly. Please send donations of tinned foods to school on Monday. Please give generously. These items will be distributed to local charities. Let’s try to donate even more than last year!

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Abbey Diwali

We will be celebrating Diwali on two consecutive evenings: Tuesday 10th and Wednesday 11th October. Performances will begin promptly at 5:30 pm – please note that this is earlier time as many of our performers are our youngest children.

Our Diwali Lunchtime Feast is on Wednesday.

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Headteachers Message

Dear Parents & Carers

Improving Reading is our top priority here at Abbey. We want all of our learners to enjoy reading and to develop expert skills. Over the past two years, our reading results have been much lower than our maths results. We want to change this and for Abbey children excel in all areas.

Reading is fundamental in modern society and shapes us as critical thinkers, learners and questioning citizens. Learning to read, and reading to learn, is the foundation for future educational success. As the singular most important academic skill of our age, teachers and parents have an obligation to ensure every child is a competent reader.

Children with stronger reading comprehension sklills and a broader vocabulary are  more successful academically in all areas.

Our phonics work with our youngest children is the toolkit which enables childen to develop fluency in reading. From this, we must work on understanding, comprehension and inference….becoming book detectives. You can support us by reading daily with your child and by talking to them about their book choices.

In school, all staff will be working harder than ever to promote reading and to teach reading in engaging ways.

Best wishes

Ellie Green

Head Teacher

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Reading Challenges

Reading is the most vital learning tool your child can develop. It’s also great fun and relaxing too! National expectation and standard for attainment in reading is HIGH. It is essential that your child is encouraged to read at home, with an adult, and to select challenging books.

Many of our KS2 children are choosing books to read first thing in the morning which are well below the level required to meet the demands of the new curriculum. Let’s work together to ensure reading remains a priority for improvement.

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Diwali Celebrations

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