The Abbey CE VA Primary School

History – Discovering St Albans’ Victorian Heritage

Our History topic this term focuses on the impact and legacy of the Victorians on our city. As part of this, we participated in a walking tour of St Albans, organised by St Albans Tour Guides and the St Albans Museum and Gallery. We learned all about our city’s Victorian history;  we discovered much about […]

Feeling Good Week – outdoor learning

The focus of this year’s Feeling Good Week at Abbey Primary has been  on how being outside in nature is beneficial for our mental health. Not needing an excuse to get outside, Year 6 donned their wellies last Friday and headed for the Nature Area for their briefing from Mr Astley. They were tasked with […]

Science – investigating light

In Science, we have been looking at light this half term.   As part of this topic, the children planned and set up experiments using torches, mirrors, card with holes in and other opaque objects. They were challenged to prove not only that light travels in straight lines but also that it can change direction […]

Make Do and Mend WW2 Design & Technology

In Design and Technology, we looked at ‘Make Do and Mend’ – linked to the rationing of clothing and fabrics in WW2. We talked about how there was a shortage of new clothing so the government encouraged people to create new clothing and toys from old and outworn items. The children were asked to bring […]

Geography reindeer hunt

Year 6 enjoyed an active session of geography fieldwork on Friday afternoon with  Adrian from Active Outdoor Discovery. Emulating the Romans’ system of measurement, the children were challenged to measure the length and width of the playground using their own footsteps and they learnt that the concept of a mile derives from a thousand paces. […]

World War Two Evacuee Visit

Year 6 WW 2 evacuee visit – Autumn 2 2023 Our history topic this half term in Year 6 is World War Two and we were lucky enough to have a VIP come into class to talk to us about her experiences of life as a young girl during the war . Sally Ambrose was […]

Geography fieldwork trip – River Ver

This half term, Year 6 took their Geography learning out of the classroom and into the river, quite literally! Having studied rivers in class, Laura from the Chilterns and Chalk Streams Project came into school to talk to us about our very own chalk stream, the River Ver. We learned about the importance of the river and the wildlife that it […]