Newsletter 9th February 2018
School Newsletter 9th February 2018
We break up for half term today. School re-opens on Monday 19th February 2018 at 8.40am.
Class Attendance Award This Week
This week’s winners are....
|1st||The Franks (Miss Roberts)||100%|
|2nd||The Gaels (Mrs Ward)||98.97%|
The Huns (Miss Benjamin)
Housepoint Awards This Week
This week's top 3 are...
1st - The Gaels (Mrs Ward) 86.2%
2nd - The Franks (Miss Roberts) 76.7%
3rd - The Danes (Miss Hollingworth) and The Huns (Miss Benjamin) 56.7%
Times Table Rockstars
This week we have 3 new Rock Heroes who have earned their badges:
Ebubechi Year 6 - 0.95 seconds per question
Kayla Year 6 - 0.96 seconds per question
Our first adult Rock Hero goes to Miss Roberts - 0.99 seconds per question.
Please ensure your child completes 'My Maths' and 'Times Table Rockstars' every week.
The Friends raised £619.32 for the EYFS/KS1 Bingo Night and the Year 3, 4, 5 & 6 Valentines Disco events this week. Thank you to the Friends for organising these events and the staff who supported us.
The next Friends meeting will be held on Thursday 22nd February 2018 at 8.45am in the staffroom. All welcome.
Year 1 Chinese Dance Workshops
On Monday, the Greeks and the Normans took part in a Chinese Dance Workshop in the hall. We were lucky enough to have a special visitor come in for the morning and teach us how to do traditional Chinese dancing. We used Chinese props such as fans and parasols. We also got to dress up as Chinese dragons and lions, creating a parade through the hall.
"I liked all of the Chinese colours, especially the dragon" - James
"I liked learning the dance because I never knew how to do Chinese dancing before" - Aiza
"I learnt how to use the Chinese fans, it was great!" - Harry
Design Technology Project
This week children across all year groups took part in designing, making and evaluating a kite as part of DT week. All of the children enjoyed working together to create their ideas and fly their kites. Please ask your children about all the fun they have had.
World Book Day
Thursday 1st March is World Book Day. Children can come to school dressed as a book character on this day if they wish.
The Big Sing - Thursday 8th March - Derngate Theatre
The year 4, 5 and 6 choir are working very hard preparing for the Big Sing at the Derngate Theatre on Thursday 8th March. Please encourage your son/daughter to practise the music as much as possible over half term as we will have just three weeks after half term until this exciting performance.
Parent/Carer Meeting - Enjoying Success
We have a meeting with Tamba Roy arranged here at The Abbey Primary for parents/carers. 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 Monday 5th March 2.00 - 3.00pm. A letter will be sent home shortly.
The School Council have requested that on Friday 23rd March, our school take 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.
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
Year 5 African drummers
Year 4 ukuleles
Guitars and other soloists and duets
You will be sent a letter informing you that your child is performing in the concert nearer the time.
The concert takes place as follows:
1.45pm (Pre-school/babies 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.
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!
We hope you have had a chance to discuss how to keep safe on the Internet with your children this week, we will be continuing this work after half term. If you would like to carry out some activities with your family over half term, please visit the website for ideas.
If you would like further information please attend our E-safety session for parents/carers on Wednesday 21st February 2018 6.00 - 7.00pm
This is hosted by Mr Simon Aston (Online Safety Officer at Northamptonshire County Council) and offers a wealth of information about the importance of online safety and how to keep your child safe online.
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 2||21st March 2018 (in the hall)|
Class assemblies for the Spring Term are as follows:
|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 Mr Scott's assembly on Thursday.
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. 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.
This week Y781 MWL and R10 LGH have parked inconsiderately.
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
|9th February 2018||School closes for half term 3.00pm|
|19th February 2018||School re-opens 8.40am|
|22nd February 2018||Friends Meeting 8.45am|
|5th March 2018||Tamba Roy Meeting 2.00 - 3.00pm in the hall|
|8th March 2018||Choir Year 4/5/6 Big Sing - Derngate|
|13th March 2018||TLCs 3.30 - 7.00pm|
|15th March 2018||TLCs 4.00 - 7.30pm|
|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|