Head's News 09/06/2017

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Following half term and a flying visit to our sister school in New York, it has been very good to be back at Abercorn this week. Many of our pupils have been sitting end of year examinations and Yr 8 pupils have had their Common Entrance. It was amusing to hear the children’s reaction to how the exams were going… the range or responses went from “easier than last year” to “terrifying”. I am sure that they have all worked hard and tried their best. It is important for teachers to see how the pupils are progressing but, of course, the children will be relieved that this week is behind them!

Yr 3 Trip Knebworth

On Wednesday Year 3 pupils enjoyed a fabulous day at Knebworth. They spent the morning learning about various plants and seeds linked to their science studies, including a 167 year old giant redwood tree – the tallest tree in the gardens there. Later they followed the dinosaur trail and spend the afternoon having fun in the adventure park with its swings and zip wires. A great day and I am sure they all slept well.

Yr 4 Trip to the Imperial War Museum

Today Year 4 enjoyed an exciting visit to the Imperial War Museum discovering family life during WW2. Pupils went inside an Anderson shelter and explored some trenches to give them an idea of what it was like during the Great War. They behaved beautifully, even in the souvenir shop which I am told did a brisk trade!


At PP 6S gave an informative assembly about the General Election and the democratic process. They explained the processes of the houses of parliament and gave an overview of the political parties and their leaders.

At TOGS this morning we heard from 3T about the Fair Trade organisation and how our shopping habits can directly affect the lives of farmers and their families in other parts of the world. They were enthusiastic with quite a few lines to learn and it was pleasing to see them demonstrate such a good understanding of the movement of Fair Trade.

With all good wishes for a peaceful weekend.

Benedict Dunhill

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