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Be yourself, be your best!


Why not come and join us at The Abbey Primary School?

Be all you can be.

Be yourself, be your best!


Why not come and join us at The Abbey Primary School?

Be all you can be.

Be yourself, be your best!


Why not come and join us at The Abbey Primary School?

Newsletter 23rd March 2018


School Newsletter 23rd March 2018


Class Attendance Award This Week

This week’s winners are....

1st The Normans (Miss White)  98.97% 
2nd The Lombards (Mrs Davis & Miss Ford) 98.67%

The Romans (Mrs Kearney) 


Well done! 


Housepoint Awards This Week

1st Ash  243 
2nd Maple 241
3rd Birch 238
4th Lime 228

Well done!


Maths Trophy

This week's top 3 are...

1st - The Angles (Mrs Dean) 96.7%

2nd - The Franks (Miss Roberts) 86.7%

3rd - The Gaels (Mrs Ward) 86.2%

Well done!


Times Table Rock Heroes

This week's Rock Heroes are...

Kieran (Year 6) 0.64 seconds/question

Jakub (Year 2) 0.87 seconds/question

Anton (Year 4) 0.98 seconds/question

Teegan (Year 6) 0.98 seconds/question

Lillie (Year 4) 0.99 seconds/question

Well done!


Staff Changes

Miss Lofts leaves us next week on Thursday 29th March to start her maternity leave.

Mrs Waller will continue to take the class next term.


Year 3/4 Junior Strictly Competition

Well done to all the boys and girls who took part in the Year 3/4 Junior Strictly competition at the Deco Theatre on Saturday 17th March. Everybody worked incredibly hard performing the Cha Cha Cha and the Tango. The children's dedication and high quality dancing shined through. Keep dancing! (Results to follow)



This week Year 6 participated in the Bikeability programme. Pupils were taught skills ranging from bike maintenance through to safety on the road. They all thoroughly enjoyed themselves and are now better equipped to be a safe biker on our roads. All pupils who successfully completed the course will be awarded a certificate and badge showing their level of skill.


Pacesetters Athletics Event Year 1/2 Friday 16th March

A huge well done to both Abbey teams that took part in the Year1/2 Athletics competition at Benham last Friday. They took part in many events from javelin, discuss and shot put to sprinting and long jump. They were brilliant athletes and took part with great sportsmanship. Not to mention the Year 2 team actually won the whole competition. Thank you to the staff and to all parents/carers involved.


Sports Relief - Mufti Day

Thank you to all parents/carers, children and staff who supported this event today. We raised £326.95. Thank you to the School Council who arranged this mufti event.


Ready Steady Read

Our Ready Steady Read Event was extremely successful and raised a grand total of £1750.53 for the school. Usborne Books have given us 60% of our total so we now have £2800.85 to spend on new books for our library and classrooms. This amazing total is due to the outstanding hard work of all the children and families involved. The Abbey Primary would like to say a big thank you.

The winners of the most minutes read are as follows:

EYFS - Maria and Ellie, Year 1 - Julia and Dawid, Year 2 - Ola and Kai'Marni, Year 3 - Lucas and Amelia, Year 4 - Isabel and Harry, Year 5 - Nadia and Surabi and Year 6 - Faith and Hayley.



Clubs have now finished for this term.

Ukulele Club and Gymnastics will continue next week

Summer Term Clubs - April to July 2018:

The following clubs will be running next term. All other clubs have now finished.

  • Year 3/4 Art Club and Year 1 Construction Club continues with new groups of children
  • Year 3 Choir, Year 4/5/6 Choir and Year 4 Girls Maths continue with the same group of children
  • Year 5/6 My Maths Club will continue with the same group of Year 6 children and a new group of Year 5 children (letters have been sent home this week inviting Year 5 to this club)
  • Year 6 Reading Club will continue with the same group of children until May (date to be confirmed)

A new Year 5/6 Junior Strictly Club is due to begin next term. Letters will be sent home shortly

Gymnastics, Futsal and Hotshots will continue next term for children who have places booked 


Parent/Carer Meeting - Enjoying Success

We have a new date arranged for the meeting with Tamba Roy. Tamba is an education consultant and the author of 'Success in Schools', (for pupils) and 'Success in Focus', (for adults). The meeting will be an enjoyable and informative event to introduce parents/carers to insights and practical strategies that can support the success of children. This meeting will take place on Wednesday 18th April 2018 2.00 - 3.00pm


Music Lesson Week Beginning 26th March

Monday – Guitar lessons as normal
Tuesday – Woodwind lessons as normal
Wednesday – Violin lessons as normal

There will be no lower strings or brass lessons.


Friends Easter Event

The Friends have been selling raffle tickets this week. The winning ticket is - pink ticket number 890.

The Friends have raised £80.10. Thank you to the friends for organising this event and thank you to all who supported the school.


Easter Music Concert - Wednesday 28th March - 1.45pm and 6pm

The music concert takes place on Wednesday 28th March, and the following music ensembles will be performing:-

Senior, Junior and Beginner steel pans

Choir - Year 4, 5 & 6

Senior recorders

Year 5 African drummers

String ensemble

Year 4 ukuleles

Guitars and other soloists and duets

The concert takes place as follows:

1.45pm (Babies/pre-school children allowed but the performance is 1 hour long)

6.00pm (No babies/children allowed). There will be a childcare service provided for school age children (please see the school office to book a childcare place).

Extra tickets are now available.


Ukulele Concert - Thursday 29th March 2018 - 10.00am

Year 3 parents and carers are invited to come and hear what their children have been learning on their ukuleles as part of Northampton Music and Performing Arts Trust (NMPAT) first access project this term. The concert begins at 10.00am in the school hall. We are also very pleased to announce the first performance of our newly formed Year 3 choir!


Walk In Wednesdays

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the Year 2 Walk In Wednesday this week.


Class Assemblies

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended Miss Benjamin's assembly this week.


School Meals

Our meals are provided by Chartwells. If you wish to book school meals, please book with Chartwells using your child's login for ParentPay. Please book your child’s meals a full week in advance, the deadline of which is midnight on Tuesdays for school meals required the following week. If you miss the deadlines, you will need to provide your child with a packed lunch

As of the 9th April 2018 there will be a price increase to £2.30 - a letter has been sent home this week. Please ensure that there is enough money on your accounts to cover this increase.

Chartwells menus for next term are now available on Parentpay to book. Bookings for week commencing 17th April need to be made by Tuesday 10th April.


Sports Days Summer 2018

The dates for Sports Days for next year are as follows:

EYFS - Tuesday 26th June 2018 9.15 - 9.45am (Tuesday 3rd July if wet)

KS1 (Year 1 & 2) - Tuesday 26th June 2018 10.00 - 11.00am (Tuesday 3rd July if wet)

Lower KS2 (Year 3 & 4) - Monday 25th June 2018 9.15 - 10.30am (Monday 2nd July if wet)

Upper KS2 (Year 5 & 6) - Monday 25th June 2018 10.30 - 11.45am (Monday 2nd July if wet)

Please make a note of these dates in your diaries.


Inconsiderate Parking

If you have any concerns or complaints regarding parking issues, please report registration numbers/incidents to the school office, Northamptonshire County Council and Northampton South West Police via the following links:

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Please show consideration to our residents and parents/carers when parking outside school. We also ask that you drive slowly, 5MPH, on the school driveway.

Please do not park on both sides of the road outside of school as this prevents emergency services from accessing this road. Do not park on the zig zag lines or block driveways. Please show consideration for our local residents and think about the safety of ALL OUR CHILDREN!

Thank you to the majority of parents/carers who do park and drive considerately.


Dates for your diary

28th March 2018 Musical Concert 1.45pm (Babies/pre-school children allowed)
28th March 2018 Musical Concert 6.00pm (No babies/pre-school children allowed)
29th March 2018 Year 3 Ukulele Concert 10.00am
29th March 2018 School closes for Easter 3.00pm
17th April 2018 School re-opens 8.40am





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