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Monday 3rd September
Inset Day (Children do not attend school)
Tuesday 4th SeptemberInset Day (Children do not attend school)
Wednesday 5th September     Autumn Term starts 8.55am
Week of Wednesday 5th SeptemberReception until 12pm
Week of Monday 10th SeptemberReception until 1pm (including lunch)
Thursday 13th September2.30-3.20pm Curriculum Meeting for parents – Year 4
Friday 14th September    2.30-3.20pm Curriculum Meeting for parents – Year 6
Friday 14th SeptemberTermly Curriculum Letters and Vocabulary List sent home for Years R-6
From Monday 17th SeptemberReception children start full-time until 3.20pm
Monday 17th September2.30-3.20pm Curriculum Meeting for parents – Year 5
From Thursday 20th September9.10am Reception attend their first weekly Abbey Service (parents welcome to sit at the back two pews in Lady Chapel)
Thursday 20th September8pm First Friends meeting in Year 2 classroom – All welcome!
Friday 21st September2.30-3.20pm Curriculum Meeting for parents – Year 3
Monday 24th September2.30-3.20pm Curriculum Meeting for parents – Year 2
Tuesday 25th September2.30-3.20pm Curriculum Meeting for parents – Year 1
Wednesday 26th SeptemberWhole school prayer cloth made with Mother Abi
Friday 28th September2.30-3.20pm Curriculum Meeting for parents – Reception
Friday 28th September9.10am Welcome Assembly for new Reception parents
(1 hour approx.) Reception must have cardigan/ jumper
Monday 1st OctoberDiocesan Harvest Service – Abbey Choir to sing
Tuesday 2nd OctoberYear 3 trip to Celtic Harmony-Stone Age Day
Wednesday 3rd OctoberIndividual and family photos (8.15-8.55am for pre-school siblings)
Wednesday 3rd OctoberYear 5 trip to Education Centre, St Albans Cathedral for Victorian afternoon. Dress up at lunchtime
Tuesday 9th OctoberSign up online for 10-minute Parent Consultation slots
Wednesday 10th OctoberFull Governing Body Meeting 7-9.30pm
Thursday 11th October9.15am School Harvest Festival (parents to sit by altar in the Crossing). Non-perishable donations only please for St Albans Food Bank
Week of Monday 15th OctoberYear 6 Cycling Proficiency (Bikes chained to pond fence at parents’ responsibility if you wish)
Monday 15th OctoberYears Reception–Year 5 Nasal Flu Vaccine (Optional-Details to follow)
Tuesday 23rd OctoberParent Consultations in the hall – 3.40-7.30pm (Parents only-no child supervision)
Wednesday 24th OctoberParent Consultations in the hall – 3.40-6pm (Parents only-no child supervision)
Friday 26th OctoberHouse points winners Non-uniform day
Friday 26th October3.20pm End of first half of Autumn Term (Year 4 no swimming)
Monday 29th October–Friday 2nd NovemberHALF TERM
Monday 5th NovemberInset Day (Children do not attend school)
Tuesday 6th NovemberSecond half of Autumn Term begins
Friday 16th NovemberChildren in Need – Dress in spots, stripes or as a superhero for a £1 donation
Wednesday 28th NovemberFull Governing Body Meeting 7-9.30pm
Friday 30th NovemberNon-uniform Day – Bring a Bottle/Sweets for Tombola at the Christmas Fair
Saturday 1st DecemberFriends’ Christmas Fair 12-3pm
Monday 3rd DecemberChristmas Post Box arrives for children’s cards until end of term
Monday 3rd DecemberAfternoon dress rehearsal for Infants’ Christmas Nativity performance
Tuesday 4th DecemberSt Albans Primary Schools Carol Service in the Cathedral 10.30am -KS2 class TBC
Tuesday 4th DecemberInfants’ Christmas Nativity performance 6pm – tickets required (doors open/ All KS1 children to arrive at 5.30pm)
Wednesday 5th DecemberInfants’ Christmas Nativity performance 1.30pm – tickets required (doors open at 1.10pm)
Wednesday 5th DecemberAll KS1 and KS2 children to have a packed lunch provided by school or home due to the School Hall being set up for the Nativity performance
Thursday 6th December9.15am Abbey School Advent Eucharist – Cathedral Crossing (parents welcome to sit by altar)
Friday 7th DecemberYear 4 –last swimming
Sunday 9th DecemberCathedral Christingle Service 3pm
Wednesday 12th DecemberCarol Service in the Cathedral Nave- 1.30pm (parents welcome) One hour approximately. Normal pick up from school at 3.20pm
Thursday 13th December‘Peter Pan’ Theatre Production to whole school
Friday 14th December‘Save the Children’ Christmas Jumper Day-Wear a Christmas jumper and bring in £1 donation
Friday 14th DecemberClass Christmas parties in the afternoon (children bring party clothes to school in a carrier bag, party food provided by the school)
Wednesday 19th December    Christmas Lunch 11.30am-1pm and Talent Show in pm (children only)
Friday 21st December2pm End of Autumn Term (following a 1.10pm assembly)
Monday 7th January 2019Inset Day (Children do not attend school)
Tuesday 8th January 2019Spring Term starts 8.55am