The children of Milton Abbot put together not one but two films this Christmas, so that more children could perform in acting roles - and what a great job they did - we premiere the film tomorrow in class and then families will be sent a link to view the film at home. Happy Christmas to all the families and friends of Milton Abbot School...
On the 16th December the children enjoyed their annual Christmas Jumper day at school, which is used to raise awareness and money for a charity. This year the children suggested Food Bank so that they could do something as part of the local community. Our families donated very generously and filled more than three large boxes full of donations - thank you!
Today we have recorded the first episode of our school podcast 'Talking Learning' on our new equipment. Jack and Alba joined Mr Luxford to explore their Geography learning and share their favourite reads ever recommendations. We will be broadcasting the show as soon as we can as part of our Expressive Curriculum commitment to encourage our children to Speak Up, Speak Out, Speak Clearly! Thank you Jack and Alba, you were brilliant!
Our Snowy Owls Reception Class have been learning to dance like dinosaurs with their class teacher Miss Stansbury! They learnt to move in time to the music and to use their whole body and all the space available. We think you're dino-tastic Snowys!
To mark the beginning of Advent, and as part of their Religious Education learning about Christianity, the Barn Owls (KS1) enjoyed a Zoom visit from Reverend Stephen Partridge. Stephen showed the children his advent calendars and his three different types of Nativity scene (knitted, matchbox-sized and gingerbread), whilst explaining to the children why Christmas is so important to Christians. Then children asked some great questions, which included: 'When was God born?' and 'Why do you pray?' The class then enjoyed retelling the story of Jesus' birth in our woods - cold but fun!
We have finished third out of all the small schools in the Tavistock area for the latest round of 'virtual' cross-country events for both our lower Key Stage 2 and upper Key Stage 2 team, which is quite some achievement and makes us very proud. This also highlights the focus we put on exercise and competition! We also have some individual winners...but we won't reveal this until the medals arrive from OCRA!
The Milton Abbot community joined together during National Road Safety week to raise driver awareness about the need to slow down through our village. The children learnt about road safety, created a chant and held posters reminding cars to slow down. Parents also formed a 'Walking Bus' through the village and the children now wear hi-vis vests to make sure they are seen. What a brilliant local community!
One of the pictures above is the real Stonehenge...but two of them are made out of biscuits during Tawny Owls' very exciting history learning! We enjoy weekly history lessons at Milton Abbot School because we believe the language, stories and vocabulary involved offers so much to our children.
We raised nearly £100 dancing like the Strictly Stars on our beautiful front lawn - thank you to our dance teacher Jess Squire for leading, who comes in weekly to teach the children and they love it!
We held our traditional whole school assembly on the front lawn to pay our respects to those who served our country and who continue to do so. We also thought about the importance of friendship and cheering each other on. This year was made special by Grandad Hurdwell playing his trumpet and Hester reading a poem. We raised £173.00 for the Poppy Appeal. A special time.