Children In Need 2017
On Friday 17th November, Netley Abbey Junior School joined the country in celebrating Children In Need. The children swapped an item of clothing for something spotty; we witnessed spotty t-shirts, spotty tights and even multi-coloured faces! All of the children had great fun seeing one another’s spotty choices throughout the day.
During the week of 13th-17th November, we took part in Anti-Bullying Week. We carried out a range of Anti-Bullying awareness activities surrounding this year’s theme of ‘All Different, All Equal’. Each class were asked to create a collaborative piece of work to share in an assembly and put on display. See below for some of our creative ideas.
On Friday 10th November, we had a special assembly to mark Remembrance Day. We wrote messages of remembrance on individual poppies which we brought together to create a large poppy in the centre of the hall. Our Chair of Governors led the assembly where we remembered the soldiers who fought for Britain during the First and Second World War. The poppies have now been collated to create an amazing display.
Year 4 Minstead Residential
At the end of last term, Year 4 went to Minstead Study Centre. We had an amazing time! We learnt lots about the environment, thinking about how we can all play a role in saving it. Throughout our activities, we took turns in carrying a “thenga”. This was a special stick that we passed about to symbolise how we are all responsible for looking after the planet.
We each were given a creature to represent, learning their names in Latin and discovering their diets. We displayed our names on our badges which we used to collect our beads. These badges and beads are a reminder of our time there. Whilst there, we went on a hike, cared for the animals, took part in a treasure hunt, played games and found out about poorer countries.
In the evenings we spent time in the roundhouse or around the bonfire, telling jokes and singing songs. Because we were all so fantastic, we even managed to earn a gold bead for teamwork.
Well done Year 4. Your behaviour was exemplary and we enjoyed taking you.
Red Nose Day 2017
On Friday 24th March, we celebrated Red Nose Day. The children were invited to wear red noses and learnt the official red nose day song ‘Put your nose on it!’. Click on the video below to hear the performance from the whole school.
Year 3 Tea Talk
On Thursday 9th March, Year 3 have had the opportunity to spend some time with local people from the community. They were able to ask the guests questions about their lives, families and growing up in the local area. The children really enjoyed eating homemade cakes and asking lots of interesting questions. Year 3 would like to say a big thank you to all of the parents who supplied cakes and biscuits and a big thank you to our guests.
Junior Rock Challenge
On Thursday 16th February, 70 children from Year 5 and 6 took part in Junior Rock Challenge at Southampton Guildhall. Adults and children alike had a fantastic day – dancing, singing, spectating and cheering on other schools. Our performance looked incredible and it was clear how hard our pupils had worked over the last 5 months. We are exceptionally proud of each and every one of them – they were a real credit to our school.
A massive thank you to all the help received from parents, governors and staff. We couldn’t have done it without you!
The upper school choir made Netley Abbey Junior School proud at their Young Voices singing event at the O2 arena, on Monday16th January. After 4 months of rehearsals, we travelled to London to perform an array of songs with over 7,000 other children. The children sang beautifully and their remarkable behaviour and enthusiasm must be commended. Many thanks to the parents who came along and supported us in the audience, we loved performing for you! We’d also like to thank the office team for all their hard work in helping to organise the trip, and Mrs Hance, Mrs Green, Mrs Pickett and Mrs Cunniam for helping us on the day.
Well done, Young Voices!