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 June 2017

School Newsletter 16th June 2017


Class Attendance Award This Week

This week’s winners are....

1st                                           The Celts (Mr Scott) & The Picts (Mrs Ward)


2nd The Gaels (Mrs Howard) 98.67%
3rd The Romans (Mrs Taffs) & The Vikings (Mrs Simmonds/Mrs Owen) 98.62%


Weekly Maths Trophy

This week's top 3 are:

1st - The Huns (Miss Benjamin) 100%

2nd - The Danes (Miss White) 86.7%

3rd - The Gaels (Mrs Howard) 73.3%

Well done!

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


Year 2 Trip to Holdenby House

This week both classes enjoyed the same experience but on different days. The weather was kind to us and the days were action packed and full of interesting activities. We learnt how to read a map and navigated our way down to the pond. We discovered so many creatures whilst pond dipping and used our charts to identify their features. We trekked back to the woodlands and were set the challenge of making a den. After lunch we created some beautiful natural art. Finally we settled by the campfire to enjoy toasted marshmallows, popcorn and a cup of hot chocolate. A huge thank you to all adult volunteers and staff that accompanied Year 2 to ensure both days were great!

"We went on the coach. I loved cooking the marshmallows" Tori

"My favourite part was weaving as I was really impressed with myself" Amelia

"I loved pond dipping and finding all the creatures in our nets. I found a baby newt" Summer


Year 3 Trip to Stratford Butterfly Farm

On Tuesday we visited the Butterfly Farm. We saw exotic and vibrant coloured butterflies and observed the amazing life-cycle. We also saw lots of mini-beasts.

"I really liked it when the butterfly landed on my shoulder. My favourite butterfly was the owl butterfly" Wyatt

"My favourite part of the day was seeing Millie the millipede and all the other mini-beasts. All the butterflies were beautiful and bright" Georgia


Year 4 Gymnastics Festival

A huge well done to the Year 4 girls that took part in a Gymnastics Festival at Queen Eleanor Primary School on Thursday afternoon. They did a great job of demonstrating good balance, flexibility and coordination. Their behaviour was exceptional and they listened carefully to the instructions for the moves they had to perform. Thank you to Mr Scott and Mr Gardiner for organising this event.


Year 6 Whitemoor Residential

Our Year 6 children are off to Whitemoor on Monday 19th June 2017 and will return on Wednesday 21st June 2017.


Friends Events

Unfortunately, due to the lack of support, The Friends are unable to hold the Summer Fete this year.

Thank you to all parents/carers who supported the Father's Day stall this week. The Friends raised £71.47


Messages For School - Collection Arrangements

During the school day, the office has been getting inundated with an increasing amount of messages to be passed onto classes regarding changes to collection arrangements for children. Messages for children/teachers must be given to Teachers/Teaching Assistants at the beginning of the school day. Alternatively a written note or a note written in your child's homework diary can be passed on to teachers via your child. If your message is of a more urgent nature, please get these message to the office by 2.30pm where possible.

Your continued support with this is appreciated.


Summer Activities for Children

If you are interested in booking summer activities for your child during the Summer break, please visit or call the following for available activities and to book:

07917 535762 or visit


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.


Brigade Uniform Ordering

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


Community Healthcare Assistants  - Job Advertisement

The School Nursing Team are looking for new recruits to help support them in delivering immunisations in schools.

Please follow the link below to view the job advertisement and job description:


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 22nd June 2017 9.05am The Franks (Miss Roberts)
Thursday 29th June 2017 9.05am The Celts (Mr Scott)

 All parents/carers, family and friends welcome.


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

19th - 21st June 2017  Year 6 Whitemoor Residential
20th June 2017  EYFS Trip to Delapre Trains
26th June 2017  KS2 Sports Day
27th June 2017  EYFS/KS1 Sports Day
28th - 30th June 2017  Year 4 Grendon Residential




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