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 16th March 2018


School Newsletter 16th March 2018


Class Attendance Award This Week

This week’s winners are....

1st The Picts (Mrs Howard)  98.08% 
2nd The Franks (Miss Roberts) 97.78%

The Romans (Mrs Kearney)


Well done! 


Housepoint Awards This Week

1st Maple  154 
2nd Birch 99
3rd Ash  97 
4th Lime 86 

Well done!


Maths Trophy

This week's top 3 are...

1st - The Gaels (Mrs Ward) 82.8%

2nd - The Huns (Miss Benjamin) 78.5%

3rd - The Franks (Miss Roberts) 76.7%

Well done!


Times Table Rock Heroes

This week we have 7 new Rock Heroes

Elsie (Year 5) 0.93 seconds/question

Phoebe (Year 6) 0.97 seconds/question

Stefano (Year 6) 0.98 seconds/question

Victory (Year 6) 0.99 seconds/question

Flyn (Year 5) 0.99 seconds/question

Shaquille (Year 4) 0.99 seconds/question

Miss Hollingworth 1.00 seconds/question



It is the last week for school-led clubs next week (19th - 23rd March) as follows:

Homework Club

Book Club

Reading Club

Chess Club

Art Club 

My Maths 


Construction Club

Year 3/4 Junior Strictly has already finished - Good luck to our children taking part in the Year 3/4 Junior Strictly at the Deco Theatre tomorrow.

Ukulele Club and Gymnastics will continue until the last week of term.

Summer Term Clubs:

Year 3/4 Art Club and Year 1 Construction Club will continue next term (April to July) with new groups of children.

Year 3 Choir, Year 4/5/6 Choir, Year 4 Girls Maths Club and Year 6 My Maths Club (Year 5 will be able to join after Easter - a letter to follow shortly) will continue next term (April to July) with the same groups of children

Year 6 Reading Club will continue next term with the same group of children until May (date to be confirmed)

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


Science Week

This week has been British Science Week and children right across the school have been taking part in fun and exciting experiments. The children have also had the opportunity to take part in science workshops including Silly Science where they learnt about lots of different areas of science in an engaging way. The KS2 children have also enjoyed a workshop on Genetics which was run by the University of Northampton. Please ask your child about the exciting things they have done this week and keep and eye on our blogs for Science Week updates.

"I really liked Science Week because I was very satisfied when we made our lava lamps. The Silly Science show was quite funny how the professor said she invented a blow dryer and the rocket which nearly went to the moon" James Year 4

"I liked it because it was fun and cool" Charlie Year 2

"I really liked it because you could have an adventure with science" Olivia Year 5

"I liked the Silly Science show when the scientist made fire appear on Kayden's hand!" Surabi Year 5


Visit From MP

Today we were pleased to welcome Mr Andrew Lewer, MP for Northampton South. He met the school council and visited our school.


Cross Country Event Year 4, 5 & 6 - Abington Park

On Wednesday we took a team of cross country runners from Years 4, 5 and 6 to take part in a cross country running competition. The Year 6 children had to run 3000m, the Year 5 children had to run 2000m and the Year 4 children had to run 1500m. The children all performed well and we had some good results. All the children represented the school well and displayed their 5 bees throughout the afternoon. Thank you to Miss Benjamin, Mr Gardiner and Mrs Waller for organising the event.


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



Thank you to all parents/carers who attended their child's TLC this week. Termly Learning Agreements will be sent home today.


Sports Relief

On Friday 23rd March, our school is taking part in Sports Relief Day. Everyone can come to school in mufti (non-uniform) on that Friday for a £1 donation. All money raised will be donated to Sports Relief.


Friends Easter Event

The Friends are holding an Easter raffle for a chocolate bouquet. Tickets are on sale Monday - Thursday next week at 2.45pm at the front of the school. Tickets cost £1 per strip.


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).

Tickets will be available from 2.45pm on Monday 19th March. 2 tickets per family in the first instance. Extra tickets will be available from Friday 23rd March.


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

Each Year group (Year 1 to 4) will be hosting 'Walk In Wednesdays' from 2.30-2.50pm in the school hall on the following dates.

Year 2 21st March 2018 (in the hall)

Please come along and join your child in these sessions.


Class Assemblies

Class assemblies for the Spring Term are as follows:

The Huns (Miss Benjamin)   Thursday 22nd March 2018

Assemblies start at 9.05am. All welcome.

Thank you to all parents/carers who attended Miss Roberts 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.


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

19th March 2018 Bikeabilty 19th - 22nd March Year 6
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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