Newsletter 26th January 2018
School Newsletter 26th January 2018
Class Attendance Award This Week
This week’s winners are....
|1st||The Gaels (Mrs Ward)||99.31%|
|2nd||The Jutes (Mrs Monk)||98.52%|
The Picts (Mrs Howard)
Housepoint Awards This Week
This week's top 3 are...
1st - The Huns (Miss Benjamin) 86.7%
2nd - The Celts (Mr Scott) 83.3%
3rd - The Franks (Miss Roberts) 76.7%
Times Table Rockstars
WOW!WOW!WOW! A massive congratulations to our first 4 Rock Heroes.
1st - Zion Year 6 - 0.5 seconds/question
2nd - James Year 4 - 0.82 seconds/question
3rd - Jenna Year 5 - 0.85 seconds/question
4th - Kiara Year 6 - 0.98 seconds/ question
They have been presented with their very own Rock Hero Badge as shown below.
Please ensure your child completes 'My Maths' and 'Times Table Rockstars' every week.
Year 3/4 Drama Workshops
Last week Year 3 and 4 went on an exciting adventure with a special adventurer Penelope. They went on a journey to different places, they met an Oggle Boggle on the way. It was a great workshop, all the children really enjoyed themselves and they got to use their imaginations. There were props for the children to use and songs to join in with as well. Thank you to the University of Northampton drama students who performed and led the workshops.
Design & Technology Project
On February 8th 2018, the children will be creating and flying their own kites as part of the DT National Curriculum (subject to weather conditions!) Children across all year groups will be designing, making and evaluating their own kites. The kites will range from a simple diamond shape to more complicated box kites. The school will be providing materials for this project, however if the children wish to use any suitable material from home to inspire them, please feel free to let them do so. Preparations for this will commence Monday 5th February.
Please do not provide nut products in packed lunches or for snacks due to some of our children in school having very severe allergies.
There are spaces available in the following Pacesetter Clubs:
Wednesday - Gymnastics (Year 1-6) 3.00 – 4.00pm £4.35 per session
Thursday- Futsal (Year 1-6) 3.00 – 4.00pm £4.35 per session
Holiday Clubs are also available for February half term 12th to 16th February 2018.
To book clubs/holiday clubs please visit - www.pacesettersports.co.uk/book-a-course
Musical Concert - Wednesday 28th March 2018
We will be holding a musical concert on Wednesday 28th March 2018 as follows:
1.45pm (pre-school children allowed but the performance is 1 hour long)
6.00pm (No babies/pre-school children allowed). There will be a childcare service provided for school age children.
EYFS Bingo Night - 5th February 2018 3.00 - 4.00pm
Year 1/2 Bingo Night - 6th February 2018 3.00 - 4.00pm
Year 3/4 Valentines Disco - 7th February 2018 5.00 - 6.00pm
Year 5/6 Valentines Disco - 7th February 2018 6.15 - 7.30pm
Letters have been sent home. Please make payment/give consent for your child to attend via ParentPay by 29th January 2018. Failure to make payment by this date will result in your child/children not being able to participate in this event so please make payment promptly. Please see the school office for a PayPoint letter if you do not have access to your ParentPay account.
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)|
Thank you to all parents/carers who attended the Year 3 session this week.
Class assemblies for the Spring Term are as follows:
|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.
Thank you to all parents/carers who attended Miss Lofts/Mrs Waller's assembly on Thursday.
E-Safety is an important part of keeping our children safe at The Abbey Primary School. E-Safety is taught to all pupils explaining and demonstrating how to stay safe and behave appropriately online. We can only be successful in keeping children safe online if we work with parents to ensure the e-Safety message is consistent. It is important that parents speak to their children about how they can keep safe and behave appropriately online. It’s essential to be realistic - banning the internet or technology will not work and it often makes a child less likely to report a problem. Education around safe use is essential.
The following website link containing internet safety advice may be useful to parents/carers of children age 5-16
www.thinkuknow.co.uk/this website is produced by CEOP (the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
For more information please attend our E-safety session for parents/carers on Wednesday 21st February 2018 6.00 - 7.00pm, hosted by Mr Simon Aston (Online Safety Officer at Northamptonshire County Council) about the importance of online safety and how to keep your child safe online.
If you would like to attend this meeting, please complete the reply slip and return it to the school office as soon as possible.
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.
Half Term Science Workshops - Lab_13 Irchester
If you are interested in signing up your child for fun, hands-on and exciting science workshops, the following events are taking place at Lab_13 in Irchester Community Primary School over half term as follows:
Monday 12th February 9.30 - 3.00pm Year 4 to 6 - Nature, Art and Science.
Tuesday 13th February 9.30 - 3.00pm Year 1 to 3 - Super Science Starter
The cost is £20 to be paid in full by 31st January 2018 (first come first served)
Northampton Esco Half Term Holiday Clubs
To book fun holiday clubs with Northampton Esco, please visit www.northamptonesco.co.uk
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
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
|29th January 2018||Year 6 Mock SATs week|
|31st January 2018||Year 4 Cadbury World Trip|
|5th February 2018||EYFS Bingo Night 3.00 - 4.00pm|
|6th February 2018||Year 1/2 Bingo Night 3.00 - 4.00pm|
|7th February 2018||Year 3/4 Valentines Disco 5.00 - 6.00pm|
|7th February 2018||Year 5/6 Valentines Disco 6.15 - 7.30pm|
|9th February 2018||School closes for half term 3.00pm|
|19th February 2018||School re-opens 8.40am|