Newsletter 20th December 2017
School Newsletter 20th December 2017
We break up for Christmas today. We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Thank you for your continued support of the Abbey Primary.
School re-opens on Thursday 4th January 2018 at 8.40am
Class Attendance Award This Week
This week’s winners are....
|1st||The Angles (Mrs Dean)||100%|
|2nd||The Danes (Miss Hollingworth)||98.89%|
The Huns (Miss Benjamin) & The Lombards (Mrs Davis/Miss Ford)
Class Attendance Award Autumn Term 2017
This term’s winners are....
|1st||The Franks (Miss Roberts)||97.88%|
|2nd||The Lombards (Mrs David/Miss Ford)||97.67%|
|3rd||The Angles (Mrs Dean)||97.52%|
100% Attendance/Punctuality Autumn Term 2017 - 91 children & 16 staff
All children and staff with 100% attendance/punctuality have been entered into a prize draw and the winners are:
Children: Annie - The Vikings, Timothy - The Romans, Mhea - The Greeks, Yessir - The Normans, Harley - The Saxons, Alex - The Celts, Liam - The Franks, Lexi - The Picts, Robert - The Danes, Sophie - The Huns, Elsie - The Jutes, Nadia - The Gaels, Skye - The Lombards & Acuzio - The Angles
Staff: Miss Cave & Mrs Dean
Well done to all children and staff who achieved 100%!
The best house winner of Autumn term 2017 is.....
Primary School Places September 2018 - Closing Date 15th January 2018 5.00pm
Primary School places - If your child turns 4 before 31st August 2018 you need to apply for their primary school place by 15th January 2018 5.00pm.
To apply online: www.northamptonshire.gov.uk/admissions
For enquiries, please contact Admissions - 0300 126 1000 or email admissionsnorthamptonshire.gov.uk.
New groups of children start in January for Homework Club, Chess Club, Art Club, Year 2 My Maths and Year 3/4 My Maths. Book Club and Choir continue with the same children. Year 1 Construction Club, Year 6 My Maths and Year 3 choir start in January. Places for these clubs have been confirmed by text.
All school-led clubs re-start week beginning 8th January 2018.
Message from The Friends of The Abbey Primary School
We raised £110.00 for the Christmas raffle. Thank you to the Friends for organising the raffle. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing support for the Friends of The Abbey Primary. We wish you all a lovely Christmas.
Choir - Grosvenor
A collection for 'Save the Children' was taken during the choir singing at the Grosvenor Centre last week. The amount raised was £148.49! Well done - a fantastic total!
Choir - Delapre Christmas Fayre
The choir sang at Delapre Christmas Fayre on Saturday. Well done for a lovely performance. Thank you to all who came to watch and support the choir and thank you to Mrs Diedhiou for organising this event.
Staff Changes - Lunchtime Supervisors
Goodbye to Mrs Disha and Mrs Meekey who leave us today. We wish them well as they move to pastures new.
We have a clinical hypnotherapist coming in to school to deliver a workshop for parents/carers who feel they would benefit from learning more about anxiety in children and how best to support them.
The aim of the workshop is to provide parents/carers with simple, yet effective, techniques that they can use with their children when feeling anxious and in the height of an anxiety attack.
Information sheets to back up everything discussed will also be provided.
This workshop will be taking place on Thursday 25th January 2018 at 1.00 - 3.00pm in school. There are limited places available for this event so will be offered on a first come first served basis. To book a place, please see Mrs Barker in the school office as soon as possible.
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.
|EYFS||28th February 2018 (in the classrooms)|
|Year 1||31st January 2018 (in the hall)|
|Year 2||21st March 2018 (in the hall)|
|Year 3||24th January 2018 (in the hall)|
|Year 4||17th January 2018 (in the hall)|
Class assemblies for the Spring Term are as follows:
|The Saxons (Miss Lofts/Mrs Waller)||Thursday 25th January 2018|
|The Gaels (Mrs Ward)||Thursday 1st February 2018|
|The Celts (Mr Scott)||Thursday 8th February 2018|
|The Franks (Miss Roberts)||Thursday 8th March 2018|
|The Huns (Miss Benjamin)||Thursday 22nd March 2018|
Assemblies start at 9.05am. All welcome.
Online Safety - Date For Your Diary
On Wednesday 21st February 2018 6.00 - 7.00pm, a session for parents/carers will be hosted by Mr Simon Aston (Online Safety Officer at Northamptonshire County Council) about the importance of online safety and how to keep children safe online. More details to follow in January 2018.
Sports Days Summer Term 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.
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.
Menus are now available to make your bookings for the Spring term. Please remember that meals required for 4th and 5th January 2018 must be booked by midnight Tuesday 26th December 2017 and meals required for week commencing 8th January 2018 must be booked by midnight Tuesday 2nd January 2018.
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:
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
|20th December 2017||Break up for Christmas Break 3.00pm|
|4th January 2018||School re-opens 8.40am|
|10th January 2018||Year 6 to Young Voices (Birmingham)|