Monday 5th February

12:30 : Liguatastic French Club Y1-Y2
After School…
15:20 – 16:20 : Gardening Club
15:20 – 16:30 : GOL Football
15:30 – 16:15 : Board Games Club  YR, Y1, Y2
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

Tuesday 6th February:

SAFER INTERNET DAY see 1st Feb email

09:30 – 14:45 : AIM HIGH MATHS (nut-free packed lunch required)
12:45 – 15:00 : CROSS COUNTRY RACE
13:00 – 15:00 :  NO Guitar Lessons 
After School…
15:15 – 16:15 : Drumming Lessons
15:20 – 16:20 : Tag Rugby
15:20 – 16:20 : Gardening Club
15:30 – 16:15 : Art & Craft Club  Y3-6
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

Wednesday 7th February

11:00 – 15:15 : Piano Lessons
12:00 – 12:30 :  Percussion Club Y6
13:00 – 14:00 : Flute Lessons
14:15 – 15:00 : Tag Rugby Training
After School…
15:30 – 16:30 : Drumming lessons
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

Thursday 8th February

PE Kit for all today please

09:00 – 12:00 : Y6 THE HURST PRODUCTION (nut free packed lunch required for Y6)
11:00 – 15:15 : Piano Lessons
13:00 – 15:00 : GB GYMNAST, KELLY SIMM Sponsored Fitness Circuit
After School…
15:20 – 16:30 : Hockey Club
15:20 – 16:20 : Drama Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

Friday 9th February

WORLD CUISINE DAY: Please bring tasters into your year group at drop-off
08:30 – 10:00 : Rocksteady band rehearsals
14:30 – 15:00 : Netball Team – training – cancelled
14:40 – 15:15 : Star of Wonder Assembly
After School…
15:15 – 16:20 : Dodgeball Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare



Friday 9th February

A big thank you to the Class Reps for their help in organising their year group’s tasters for this day.  Please could these be brought in on the Friday morning, and dropped into the classroom, or dropped into the office if clearly named/marked.  If the food taster is perhaps a little less known, a small note would be hugely helpful to the teachers, so they can discuss the item in class.

Date for your Diary…

Thursday 7th March


details TBC

Date for your Diary…

Tuesday 19th March


details TBC

School Menu

05-Feb to 09-Feb


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

Headteacher Update

Dear Parents and Carers, 


The mid-year reports for all students will be sent out via Arbor on Monday 5th February.  These grade-card style reports will outline your child’s attainment in all curriculum subjects. They are designed to complement the parent meetings which will take place on the 27th and 29th February 2024.  Sign-up details for these meetings will be sent out at the end of next week.


Next week is International Week. This is an important event in the Priory curriculum and calendar as it helps the children to develop not just knowledge and skills, but important attitudes about being a global citizen.  Please ask your child next week about what they have learned about different places. 


Regular reminders for parking…

  • please do not park on the grass verges opposite the school.
  • please always be mindful of blocking in empty spaces in front of the school, every space must be used.
  • please do not pull up at the front entrance to drop children off for school, or collect.
  • please do not park in the staff carpark (just before the back playground).
  • please always adhere to the “20 is plenty”, so we can all help to keep each other safe on the road.

House Points…




News from the Sports Desk…

NETBALL: Against tough opposition, our Priory team worked hard and pulled together, demonstrating real team spirit and support. On this occasion the team lost 3-0 but as the game progressed everyone demonstrated developing skills and confidence against a fast and strong side. Well done team, you showed great resilience and determination as you all enjoyed the netball and finished with smiles on your faces despite the loss. I was very proud of you all as always! Mrs Adams

THURSDAY 8th FEBRUARY: GB Gymnast Kelly Sim will be visiting the school.  Please see separate emails on this.  The school will benefit by receiving sports vouchers, raising the profile of sports, health and fitness, being inspired by a world class athlete, and enjoying a collaborative event.  PE Kit to be worn on this day please.  Paper sponsorship forms to be dropped in to school, along with the counted cash in a named envelope, by 8th Feb please.

PTA News…

News from Year R…

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

The children have had lots of fun learning the story of We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

They have practised acting out the story and thinking about the different adventures throughout the story. They have also enjoyed making their own binoculars which they have used to try to find any bears hiding round the school.

To end the week the children loved bringing in their teddies. They had a lovely day sharing their bears and taking them on a bear hunt round the school. Did they find any bears hidden in the school? The children also developed their art skills through doing an observational drawing of their bears.

In Maths the children have been counting to 10 and looking at different ways they can represent the numbers 9 and 10. The children have also practised learning to subitise numbers up to 10 which is where they can automatically say the number of objects without needing to count them.

It has been assessment week for Phonics and the children have been working hard to review the Phonics they have already learnt. The children enjoyed using whiteboards and pens in our Phonics sessions this week to practise writing words. The children worked hard to form all of their letters correctly too.

Next Week: 

As part of international week the children will be taking part in activities linked to Chinese New Year. Our role play area will transform into a Chinese Restaurant, the children will get to know some of the Chinese traditions and learn about what happens for Chinese New Year. They will also be making some different Chinese craft and learning some Chinese too.

In Maths the children will be exploring 1 more and 1 less than a number up to 10. They will also begin to develop their understanding of number bonds to 10.  They will be thinking about how to build 10 using two parts in practical ways. For example, how many ways can you place 10 cars in 2 different car parks?

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year R team

Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

Star of Wonder Awards

YEAR R: David, Pranaya and George

YEAR 1: Elin, Olive, Olivia and Thomas

YEAR 2: Mathilda, Tayana and Jessie

YEAR 3: Ben, Finlay and Grace

YEAR 4: Sonny, Charlie and Arthur

YEAR 5: Adam, Joshua, Darcy and Aurelia

YEAR 6: Beatrice, Max and Evie

On Saturday 27th January, one of our Y5 pupils put on a fabulous show dancing with her stage school at the Haymarket theatre:

On Monday 29th of January, Mrs Adams took four of our Year 4 Mathematicians to a Mathematics Challenge being hosted by St Gabriel’s School in Newbury.  They competed against 26 other schools from across the area to complete a range of maths activities and challenges under timed conditions.      It was a busy, fun and interactive afternoon and the group thoroughly enjoyed working in pairs to tackle the activities. They had to work completely independently without any help from Mrs Adams at all!

At the end of the afternoon the results were given for 3rd, 2nd and 1st place. Initially,  we were not awarded a place, however following some communications from St Gabriel’s this week, we were delighted to find out that the children had in fact come in second place for their age group! 


Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Safer Internet Day takes place in February of each year to raise awareness of a safer and better internet for all, and especially for children and young people.  As part of this annual celebration, everyone is encouraged – including children and young people, parents and caregivers, teachers and educators, policymakers, industry and others – to join “Together for a better internet”.

This year’s theme is – Inspiring change? Making a difference, managing influence and navigating change online

As a school we have registered to support Safer Internet Day and the children will be taking part in a range of activities including – a live online assembly by Parentzone, live BBC lessons along with a range of in class activities to promote being safe online.

There are a wide range of resources available to parents/carers promoting Safer Internet Day and supporting you to help keep your child safe online.

Parental resources  – https://saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/safer-internet-day-2024/parents-and-carers

Film for parents and carers:  Watch the official 2024 Safer Internet Day film for parents and carers. Available on youtube. 

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 childrens.services@hants.gov.uk     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 


Other goings on….

The Worshipful Mayor and Mayoress of Basingstoke and Deane Borough would like to invite you to join them at the ‘Mayors Spring Charity Concert’ taking place Saturday 2nd March 2024.   Please click here for more information, and to book.

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