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.
On 23rd October we had a Pumpkin and Pyjama day yo raise money for CLIC Sargent, who do such an important job supporting the families of those children with cancer. It was a fantastic day and the children had carved such super pumpkins!
We love our sport at Milton Abbot School and our keenest long distance runners braved the cold and wet to run in the first race of the Tavistock series on Wednesday. As ever, the children did us proud!
Pupil Parliament raise over one hundred pounds for the wildfire recovery fund by selling cakes and pictures of Australian animals. We will be sending the money to the WWF. Thank you to all our parents.
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