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?

Be all you can be.

Be yourself, be your best!


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

Newsletter 23rd June 2017


School Newsletter 23rd June 2017


Class Attendance Award This Week

This week’s winners are....

1st                                           The Picts (Mrs Ward 


2nd The Jutes (Mrs Monk) 99%
3rd The Gaels (Mrs Howard) 98.67%


Weekly Maths Trophy

This week's top 3 are:

1st - The Franks (Miss Roberts) 93.3%

2nd - The Picts (Mrs Ward) & The Danes (Miss White) 86.7%

3rd - The Huns (Miss Benjamin) 83.3%

Well done!

Please support your child in completing this homework each week to help their class win the trophy.


Year 1/2 Junior Strictly

Good luck to our Year 1/2 children who are taking part in in the performance on Saturday morning.

There will be no more Year 1/2 Junior Strictly Club running during the rest of this term.


Year 3/4 Junior Strictly

Good luck to our Year 3/4 children taking part in the Junior Strictly Final on Saturday afternoon.

There will be no more Year 3/4 Junior Strictly Club running during the rest of this term.


EYFS Trip to Delapre Trains

This week, the EYFS spent a fantastic morning riding on the trains down at Delapre Abbey.

We had rides on both electric and steam engines and the children really enjoyed looking at the train drivers adding the coal.

All the children had a great time and all managed to walk back up the hill to school.

Thank you to all our helpers and staff who accompanied the children on this trip.


Year 1 Dinosaur Workshop

The Year 1 children had a truly amazing experience on Monday, when a dinosaur came to visit. Throughout the morning, they became Paleontologists; digging for fossils and identifying which dinosaur they belonged to. After this, the children met Jack, the 3 week old baby T-Rex, and his sister Milly who was seven years old.

"It was so fun when we got to dig through the sand" Isla

"It was so interesting and I loved meeting the dinosaurs" Kasper

"My favourite part was finding the dragonfly fossil" Hannah

"The big dinosaur scared me when it came towards me. I could see its sharp teeth" Jayden W


Year 4 Trip to the Time Truck

On Wednesday, Year 4 walked to Northampton High School to visit the time truck. Inside they learnt all about archaeologists. They found out all about the work of an archaeologist including how they work and the tools they use, then the children got to practise being an archaeologist using their special tools to find ancient objects. Finally they had the delightful task of dissecting poo which gave them information about the diet of ancient civilizations. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and had a fabulous time.

"The time truck was interesting and fun. I learnt that archaeologists dig and find things in different places. They are digging in Spain at the moment."

Thank you to Miss Benjamin, Miss White and Mrs Allen for organising this trip.


Year 6 Whitemoor Residential

This week Year 6 went to Whitemoor Lakes from Monday to Wednesday. What a great time our children had! They experienced a range of new activities such as rock climbing, high ropes, canoeing and raft building. The leap of faith proved to be a challenge, but many of us overcame our fears. Once again our children did us proud with their exemplary behaviour, which was commented on by staff members from another school. Well done everyone!

Thank you to all staff who accompanied Year 6 on this trip.


Year 4 Grendon Residential

Our Year 4 children are off to Grendon for their residential on Wednesday 28th June and will return on Friday 30th June.



The last week for school led clubs this term is week commencing 3rd July 2017.

Year 3 Ukulele Club finishes on Monday 10th July 2017.

Pacesetters and Hotshots will continue to the end of term.


Friends Events

The friends will be holding an Ice Lolly Friday on 30th June 2017 from 3.00pm in both playgrounds. A variety of ice lollies will be on sale.

The next Friends meeting will be held on Wednesday 28th June 2017 at 8.50am.


Pacesetters Summer Activities

For information regarding available Pacesetter Summer activities, please see the noticeboard or pick up a leaflet from Reception.


Sports Days

This year our sports days will be held on the following dates:

EYFS - Tuesday 27th June 9.15 - 9.45am (Tuesday 4th July 9.15 - 9.45am if wet)

KS1 -  Year 1 & 2 Tuesday 27th June 10.00 - 11.00am (Tuesday 4th July if wet)

KS2 -  Year 3 & 4 Monday 26th June 9.45 - 10.45am (Wednesday 5th July if wet)

           Year 5 & 6 Monday 26th June 10.45 - 11.45am (Wednesday 5th July if wet)

The KS2 Sports Day is taking place on the Abbeyfield School field - please enter through the KS2 playground.

Children are required to wear appropriate school PE kit. Please send you child to school with a sun hat, suncream and children can bring their own water bottle although water will be provided.

Please bring your own chairs if required. Refreshments will be on sale during both days.


Brigade Uniform Ordering

The Brigade uniform ordering deadline for delivery before the start of the new academic year is 7th August 2017.


Meal Ordering

Please continue to book meals via ParentPay a week in advance. The cut off time for all orders is on Mondays 2.00pm for the following week's meals.

Parents/Carers wishing to pay cash should contact Chartwells on 01908 615705 to request the option of paying via PayPoint.

If you experience any issues with Chartwells, please contact them on: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Class Assemblies

Class Assemblies for the Summer term are as follows:

Thursday 29th June 2017 9.05am The Celts (Mr Scott)

 All parents/carers, family and friends welcome.

Thank you to all parents/carers, friends and family who attended Miss Robert's class assembly this week.


Parking Petition

We realise parking is an issue outside school and this causes concern for both parents/carers and residents. Please continue to report any incidents via the Northamptonshire County Council website and the police where necessary. We also urge you to please sign the online parking petition concerning parking issues outside school. It is hoped that Northamptonshire County Council will act if enough signatures are received. To sign the petition please visit:


Inconsiderate Parking/Driving

If you have any concerns or complaints regarding parking/driving issues, please report registration numbers/incidents to the school office, Northamptonshire County Council and Northampton South West Police: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Dates for your diary

26th June 2017  KS2 Sports Day
27th June 2017  EYFS/KS1 Sports Day
28th June 2017  Friends Meeting 8.50am
28th - 30th June 2017  Year 4 Grendon Residential
30th June 2017  Friends Ice Lolly Friday 3.00pm
5th July 2017  EYFS Profile Meetings The Vikings
6th July 2017  EYFS Profile Meetings The Romans
10th July 2017  Transfer Afternoon
12th July 2017

 Year 6 Production of Jungle Book - Abbeyfield School Theatre 1.45pm

13th July 2017  Year 6 Production of Jungle Book - Abbeyfield School Theatre 6.00pm
14th July 2017  Best Class Attendance Award - Saints Study Centre Visit
20th July 2017  Year 6 Leavers' Prom 6.00pm
21st July 2017  Year 6 Leavers' Assembly 9.15am
21st July 2017  School breaks up for Summer 3.00pm




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