Abbs Cross in the month of February

Within the month of February our students took part in the following activities:

Students in Years 7-11 received PSCHE lessons on the topics of:

PSCHE topics – 

  • Year 7 –   Internet Safety, What is CSE?, Fairtrade Fortnight,
  • Year 8 –   Internet Safety, What is CSE?, Fairtrade Fortnight,
  • Year 9 –   Internet Safety, Acid Attacks, What is CSE,
  • Year 10 – Internet Safety, Drugs, Fairtrade Fortnight,
  • Year 11 – Internet Safety, NCS, What is knife Crime?

Assemblies covered:

Year 11 –  Internet Safety Week, Fairtrade Week, Internal Assessments

Year 10 –  Internet Safety Week, Fairtrade Week

Year 9 –    Options, Options, Options

Year 8 –    Internet Safety Week, Fairtrade Week

Year 7 –    Jaimee Lampard – Speaker, Fairtrade Week


Whole School Literacy Focus:

  • Words of the week
    • Implicit: (noun) suggested but not directly expressed
    • Jubilant: (adj) full of high spirited delight
    • Lithe: (adj) moving and bending with ease
    • Cacophony (noun) – a harsh discordant mixture of noises.
    • Elated (verb) – exultantly proud and joyful; in high spirits.
    • Analyse (verb) – break down the content of a topic into its constituent elements in order
    • to provide an in-depth account and convey an understanding of it.
    • Superfluous: more than is needed, desired, or required
    • Gratuitous: unnecessary and unwarranted
    • Collaborative: working together towards a common goa


Grammar Guidance – Never write or say WE WAS. The correct expression is always WE WERE


Pupils took part in several events, including:

Monday 4th February –         Jack Petchey Dance Workshop, Ax Juniors & Year 10 Dance, Dance Studio, 1.30pm –


Year 9, 10 & 11 GCSE Music ‘Get into Music’ Concert, Hall, 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Tuesday 5th February –         Havering Borough Swimming Gala, Swimming Pool, 2.30pm – 6.00pm

School Council Meeting

Thursday 7th February –        Havering Borough Swimming Gala, Swimming Pool, 2.30pm – 6.00pm

Friday 8th February  –            Year 10 & Year 11 GCSE Drama trip, DNA Theatre, Queens Theatre, Hornchurch,

1.30pm – 4.30pm

Monday 11th February –         Evening of Dance, 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Wednesday 13th February –   Year 10/11, Havering Trampoline Competition, Hall Mead School, 12.20pm – 3.00pm

Thursday 14th February –       Year 8 Shakespeare – Globe Theatre Workshop, Hall, 9.00am – 12.20pm

Friday 15th February  –            Year 9 DT, V&A Museum – Videogames: Design/Play/Disrupt, 9.00am – 5.00pm

Thursday 28th February –     Year 10 HSBC Workshop, HSBC Canary Wharf, 10.30am – 2.30pm


Sporting Events:

Netball Year 7 15/02/2019 Havering tournament Hall Mead L10-16
15/02/2019 Havering tournament Harris L5-4
15/02/2019 Havering tournament FBA L4-1
15/02/2019 Havering tournament Emerson Park W 2-0
15/02/2019 Havering tournament Sacred Heart L8-0
15/02/2019 Havering tournament Sanders W6-0
Football Year 10 01/03/2019 League Cooper L 4-1
Football Year 7 12/02/2019 League Emerson Park L3-1