Next Week…


12:30 – 13:00 : Liguatastic French Club Y1-Y2
13:00 – 15:00 : Guitar lesson
15:20 – 16:20 : Gardening Club
15:20 – 16:30 : GOL Football
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


13:00 – 15:00 :  Guitar Lessons
13:15 – 14:30 : Athletics team training – PE for the team please.
15:15 – 16:15 : Drumming Lessons
15:20 – 16:20 : Tag Rugby
15:20 – 16:20 : Gardening Club
15:30 – 16:15 : Fun Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


10:00 – 15:15 : Piano Lessons
10:00 – 14:00 : Flute Lessons
12:00 – 12:30 :  Percussion Club Y6
14:15 – 15:00: Tag Rugby Training with Zack
15:30 – 16:30 : Drumming lessons
15:30 – 16:30 : Netball / Basketball Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


08.30 – 11.30 : Maths on the Move
11:00 – 15:15 : Piano Lessons
15:20 – 16:30 : Hockey Club
15:20 – 16:20 : Drama Club
15:30 – 16:15 : Y6 SATs Club with Mr Walsh
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


#LetGirlsPlay football sports event for girls in Y1 – Y6

PE Kit for girls in Y1 – Y6 today please. 

08:30 – 10:00 : Rocksteady band club
14:40 – 15:15 : Star of Wonder Assembly
15:15 – 16:20 : Dodgeball Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

Lunch Menu…


Vegetable pasta


Beef Bolognaise pasta


Jacket potato with tuna sweetcorn mayo


served with sweetcorn and peas.

Iced sponge or fruit


Priory pizza


Chicken Supreme and rice


served with sweetcorn and peas.



Cheese & chive swirls


Roast chicken and sage & onion stuffing


served with roast potatoes, carrots, and roast parsnips.

Apple crumble & custard or fruit


Quorn sausages


Sherfield sausages


Mushroom & herb rissoles and tomato sauce


served with broccoli, baked beans, and a roll or mash.

Lemon spice slices or fruit


Mixed bean & veg chowmein


Breaded fish and chips,


served with sweetcorn and peas.

Chocolate cake with chocolate sauce, or fruit

Dates for your Diary…



Coach Zack is now running a Netball/Basketball club on Wednesdays

NetBall –

Basketball –

Thursday 7th March

World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.  Like last year, we will invite the children to dress up as a character from a favourite book on the day.  We will have a little parade on the front playground at 8.40am which parents are welcome to stay to watch.

There will be no donation for this event.

Tuesday 19th March

details TBC

Headteacher Update…

Dear Parents and Carers, 

World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.  Like last year, we will invite the children to dress up as a character from a favourite book on the day.  We will have a little parade on the front playground at 8.40am which parents are welcome to stay to watch.

There will be no donation for this event.

No Parking at Priory Pamber End Church and Priory Farmhouse

Further to my previous message about this, there has still been a lot of damage to the grass area on the verge of this private driveway which had been repaired over half term.  Thus, I have been asked to request that no parents park on the driveway of the Church/private house until further notice.

Front Gate Security

The front gate will automatically be locked at 8.45am instead of 9am from Monday.  Parents arriving late will need to buzz in after 8.45am.

Please note that as per our attendance policy, KS2 pupils should be in school by 8.30am, and KS1 pupils should be in school by 8.40am.  The school registers close at 8.45am. Pupils who arrive late but before the register has closed will be marked as late, using the appropriate code.  Pupils who arrive late after the register has closed will be marked as “Late, after the register closes”, which will affect their attendance.

Parent-Teacher meetings

Thank you to all of the parents who were able to attend the Parent-Teacher meetings this week.  I hope you found the meetings informative and useful. If you did not attend for any reason, please get in touch with the school via phone or email to book a separate appointment with your child’s teacher.

Student Achievements

Well done to this superstar for achieving gymnast of the week at C&M Gymnastics club for her hard work and determination to improve specific skills.

Pupil quote of the week: 

Thomas Y2, “Maths is good for your brain. It helps you to learn more and more and you need to learn maths if you want a good job.”

Thomas mentally worked out that 3 x 37 = 111!

House Points…




Sports News…

It’s been a quiet sports week but in school we have a saying…

Silence is golden. 

Unless you’re a teacher. 

Then silence is suspicious!

And that doesn’t just apply to the children! At the Sports Desk we have been quietly hatching some pretty ambitious plans for a spring and summer of sports at The Priory so be sure to keep checking the newsletter to see what we have in store! The excitement begins next week as, for the first time ever, we get involved with the #LetGirlsPlay campaign launched by the FA and England Football. On Friday 8th March – International Women’s Day – all 87 girls in Years 1-6 will be taking part in a 1-hour special football session aimed specifically at encouraging girls to access school sports and establishing a framework in schools where girls’ access to sports like football is the same as boys. At The Priory girls already have the same access to sports but this can be very different at secondary school, so by taking part in the initiative we are giving our youngest children the expectation of equal access and involvement in sport at all levels. We hope this will help create a mindset change within the education system and society as a whole, and have a positive impact on inclusion and equality in sport for all.

Our Priory girls will be joining over 300,000 girls across England enjoying a bespoke football session on 8th March. Please ensure all girls come to school in PE kit on that day. The session will run on the school field so please be mindful of the weather and send children with coats and layers as appropriate. Thank you for your support!

Do you know any women playing, coaching or working in competitive football that would be willing to come and talk to the children during an assembly on 8th March, or indeed another day? If so please get in touch ASAP. Thank you!

Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

Star of Wonder Awards

YEAR R: Paige, Otto, Aaria and Quinn

YEAR 1: Arthur, Archer, Annie and Xanthe

YEAR 2: Toby and Oscar

YEAR 3: Charlie, Harvey, Lawson and Alex

YEAR 4: Joey, Alice and Keira

YEAR 5: Mecca, Isla, Elsie and Hetty

YEAR 6: Ella, Alexander and Thulasi

PTA update…

News from Year R…

What have we been learning about in Year R this week?

It has been a busy week for ‘writing’ this week in Year R. The children have been continuing their handwriting and practising correct letter formation. They have also been writing about a reward they would like linked to the story of The Leopard’s Drum and they have also been completing some writing linked to sentence structure. The children have been learning to space their writing out using finger spaces between each word they write.

As part of The Leopard’s Drum story the children have been creating their own designs for a tortoise shell using different materials. The children have also been enjoying learning some call and response African songs, which they will be continuing over the next couple of weeks. Can your child remember what ‘Jambo’ means in English?

In Maths the children have been learning about odd and even numbers. They have been working this out practically and making the link that with an odd number there is always an odd one out and with an even number you will be able to make pairs.

The children have also been exploring 3D shapes in Maths this week. The children have learnt the names of a sphere, cylinder, cube, cuboid, cone and a pyramid. They have begun to recognise that whereas a 2D shape is completely flat, 3D shapes are solid objects. The children have also been extending their knowledge of identifying the 2D shapes on the flat faces of 3D shapes.

Next week:

The children will be learning lots of facts about Africa and African animals. They will also be exploring some African animals on the VR headsets, which should be an enjoyable experience for them all.

In Maths the children will be continuing their work on 3D shapes focusing on the names and properties of each shape. They will then move on to identifying patterns. In the Autumn term the children looked at simple AB patterns but the children will extend this knowledge and move on to some more complex ABC, AABB, ABCD patterns. The following link will take you to an online game that your child could play at home to consolidate their knowledge of patterns – Shape Patterns (

It will also be World Book Day next Thursday 7th March. The children are all invited to come in dressed in a book character of their choice. We are very much looking forward to seeing all of their costumes and carrying out some exciting activities during the day.

Please also ensure that you have completed the consent on Arbor for your child to attend the Year R school trip to Beale Park on Monday 11th March.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year R team


Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Resources from CAMHS and other local Support

Following our attendance at the Basingstoke CAMHS P.A.C.E event last week we want to share some of the useful resources that were available on the day.

As parents and carers you can already access a wealth of resources on the CAMHS website in their Parent and Carer Section –

Here you will find resources for a wide range of common problems and life issues that you and your child may experience at anytime.

BRAAIN – Be Ready ADHD ASD Information Network       ASD and ADHD parent support

When you are not sure where to turn, BRAAIN will give you the information you need. From details on specialist schools in the area, to accessing professional help, to finding out about clubs for your children and support groups for you. We are here to help make life a little easier on this journey.

Wherever you are in the diagnosis process, BRAAIN is here to help. Parenting a child with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and / or other special needs is amazing, tough and sometimes isolating.


These include podcasts, videos, self help guides and leaflets to provide advice and support.

To view the P.A.C.E leaflets…  click here to download  or click here to head to the safeguarding section on our website. 

Reporting concerns

Key actions to take if you have a concern that a child is in danger, may suffer harm and maltreatment…


  • If you fear that a child is in immediate danger CALL 999 and report the concern
  • IF YOU HAVE CONCERNS AND YOU ARE NOT SURE WHAT YOU SHOULD DO – report your concerns to the DSL and team at school

Alternative options – as a member of the public you can report a concern to Hampshire’s Child Protection Services directly – information about the services is available here – this site provides useful information and learning about a range of abuse as well as what will happen when concerns are reported –

If you are a member of the public and wish to report any welfare/safeguarding concerns DIRECTLY TO CHILDREN’S SERVICES:- you can complete Hampshire’s online form here: online enquiry form

You can report a concern over the telephone and via email –

Phone 0300 555 1384   
Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Email     Please note: Emails are dealt with during normal office hours Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. At other times phone our out of hours number.      

Out of hours – Out of hours contact telephone number for Children’s Services Phone 0300 555 1373 


Please remember future CAMHS events are still running…. 

Mental Health – Workshop Opportunities from CAMHS 2024

Across this coming year CAMHS (Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service) are offering their FREE health and wellbeing events for parents, carers and professionals at a range of locations across Hampshire.  Having attended a previous event this opportunity is highly recommended. The information included lists the dates, times and venues as well as the itinerary for the days. The workshops on offer range from supporting children with eating disorders, managing ADHD, understanding and managing anxiety, supporting your autistic child to thrive and looking after yourself to support your child amongst some of the sessions on offer. If you are interested in attending, or would like to find out more, go online at to book your workshops.

PACE A5 - All events and itinerary

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