Telephone: 01299 896332
Email: office@abberley.worcs.sch.uk
Head Teacher: Mrs A Wylie
Deputy Headteacher: Mrs C Shelley
Secretary: Mrs K Day

'Each pupil in Key Stage 2 is a member of one or more school monitoring committees, an outcome of their weekly ‘Citizenship’ lessons. They take their responsibilities very seriously. Among these groups are: the ‘Little Rotters’ who look after the school chickens, the ‘Citizenship’ groups who look after younger children and monitor the ‘Kindness Boxes’, the ‘Play Leaders’ group who make sure there are lots of games available at lunchtimes, the ‘Eco’ group who, amongst other things, go around the school looking for any lights left on and applying ‘Lorax’ stickers, the gardening group and the charities group. Through their membership and interest in these monitoring groups, pupils demonstrate their great pride in their school.' Ofsted 2014.

'The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep safe. They say that they feel ‘very safe’ in school and are confident that any issues they raise will be dealt with promptly. They have a very good understanding of different forms of bullying, including any that might be encountered through internet sites. They teach other children how to be safe online through their website group.'   Ofsted 2014.

'Each pupil in Key Stage 2 is a member of one or more school monitoring committees, an outcome of their weekly ‘Citizenship’ lessons. They take their responsibilities very seriously. Among these groups are: the ‘Little Rotters’ who look after the school chickens, the ‘Citizenship’ groups who look after younger children and monitor the ‘Kindness Boxes’, the ‘Play Leaders’ group who make sure there are lots of games available at lunchtimes, the ‘Eco’ group who, amongst other things, go around the school looking for any lights left on and applying ‘Lorax’ stickers, the gardening group and the charities group. Through their membership and interest in these monitoring groups, pupils demonstrate their great pride in their school.' Ofsted 2014.

'The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep safe. They say that they feel ‘very safe’ in school and are confident that any issues they raise will be dealt with promptly. They have a very good understanding of different forms of bullying, including any that might be encountered through internet sites. They teach other children how to be safe online through their website group.' Ofsted 2014.

Miss Ashtiyani is the class teacher for the Super Seals (Year 3 and 4 mixed) with support from two Teaching Assistants (Mrs Slater and Mrs Lench).  

Curriculum

Learning topics in 'The Reef' are cross curricular and largely influenced by the children. The National Curriculum is then magically woven throughout the lesson experiences, keeping learning engaging and purposeful to each individual child. In the past topics have involved children setting up their own museums and talking to parents about their exhibitions, children have started up their own small businesses and used the profit to fund class experiences, children have become tour guides and directed visitors around a fictional Roman town and during one topic we were visited by an alien and a MI5 agent!

Spellings - Spelliarmus

The children are given a set of spellings to take home and learn for the following week. For each correct spelling they collect a brick which they use to construct their own buildings using the Lego Digital Designer programme.

Handwriting - Pen-Jitsu

We follow the school’s Pen-Jitsu scheme, which helps children to focus on presentation and handwriting. The children work their way up Grandmaster Greybeards belt grades to improve their handwriting by working on letter formation and cursive writing. Progress and achievements are rewarded with certificates, badges, special writing pencils, pencil cases, rulers, rubbers and pens. The grand aim being to earn their 'Pen Powers' where the children receive a special pen and metallic badge to wear at all times. 

Reading Records

This scheme helps to motivate the children to read a wide variety of texts as often as possible. Children are rewarded for the amount of times they read with an adult and are encouraged to read books from a variety of different genres. The children in the class decide how they would like to be rewarded once they hit a certain milestone with rewards such as certificates, stickers, house points and extra points in Class Dojo. 

Mathemathics

Learning in mathematics is fun and exciting. Children have lots of opportunities to learn new concepts using practical apparatus. 

 

 

 

Miss Keeble is the class teacher in Lovely Lobsters (Year 1 and 2 mixed) with support from Mrs Shelley in the mornings.  Mrs Slater and Mrs Russell are two Teaching Assistants who work part time to offer extra support to the Lovely Lobsters. 

 

We focus on providing a topic based creative curriculum which gives the children the opportunity to use their imaginations and experience their learning through both focussed group working and independent learning.


Literacy

We encourage the children to take a creative approach to their writing. Past topics have included investigating fairy-tale crime scenes and becoming workers in Mr Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.  The children participate in the School’s Spelliarmus scheme. Each week by learning their spellings they are able to help Loks and Soks on the next stage of their quest to save Spelliarmus and earn lego bricks along the way. We have our own library area in the classroom and the children are encouraged to read a range of books both in school and at home. Abberley's Key Stage 1 Reading Scheme is organised via different colour bands. Each colour band is a mixture of books from a variety of different published reading schemes mixed with real books so children get to read a variety of different styles and prints, fiction and non-fiction. As children become more fluent and able to discuss the content of the books within one colour band then they move to a different colour band. Children are rewarded for reading at home. Everychild has their own special bookmark to collect stickers to record the number of times they have read. Children are rewarded with special reading certificates and other class rewards.

Numeracy

In Numeracy children learn about number, measurement, geometry and statistics. Again much of our work links to our topic, for example plotting Little Red Riding Hood’s route through the wild wood, investigating how much food is needed for a teddy bears picnic and measuring our athletic performance in Olympic maths.

Outdoor Learning

We are lucky to have a fantastic outdoor environment at our school and our curriculum is designed to make the most of the opportunities this provides. Children have weekly lessons (every half term) in the school garden and wildlife area where they learn about plants and animals (Key stage 1 Science Curricuum).

Swimming

All children in Key stage 1 attend swimming lessons throughout the year.  

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Abberley Primary School offers an interesting and exciting curriculum which gives our children the opportunity to learn about the world around them.

The "Primary National Curriculum" gives an overview of the curriculum that is offered to all Primary School age children and "Early Years - Development Matters" highlights the needs of children in Early Years.

The following documents give more information about our curriculum provision. Please click on the appropriate year group  for more information:

Open up the pages below to find out what this curriculum content looks like at Abberley. If you would like to disucss a subject in more detail then please contact the school to make an appointment. 

'Each pupil in Key Stage 2 is a member of one or more school monitoring committees, an outcome of their weekly ‘Citizenship’ lessons. They take their responsibilities very seriously. Among these groups are: the ‘Little Rotters’ who look after the school chickens, the ‘Citizenship’ groups who look after younger children and monitor the ‘Kindness Boxes’, the ‘Play Leaders’ group who make sure there are lots of games available at lunchtimes, the ‘Eco’ group who, amongst other things, go around the school looking for any lights left on and applying ‘Lorax’ stickers, the gardening group and the charities group. Through their membership and interest in these monitoring groups, pupils demonstrate their great pride in their school.' Ofsted 2014.

'The school’s work to keep pupils safe and secure is good. Pupils have a good understanding of how to keep safe. They say that they feel ‘very safe’ in school and are confident that any issues they raise will be dealt with promptly. They have a very good understanding of different forms of bullying, including any that might be encountered through internet sites. They teach other children how to be safe online through their website group.' Ofsted 2014.

  • 20 Jun
    New Parents' Meeting 02:00 PM to 03:00 PM

  • 21 Jun
    Cross Country (Years 3,4,5 and 6) 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM

  • 26 Jun
    Full Governors Meeting 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM

  • 20 Jun - 26 Jun
  • 05 Jul - 13 Jul
  • 17 Jul - 23 Jul
  • 24 Jul - 24 Jul