Next Week…





13:00 – 15:00 : Guitar Lessons
15:15 – 15:45 : Drumming Lessons
15:20 – 16:15 : Fun Club
15:20 – 16:20 : Tag Rugby Club
15:20 – 16:20 : Gardening Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


All children to wear school uniform – see Mr Walsh’s note below.
For those with PE today, please bring PE Kit in a drawstring bag.

12:00 – 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 : Netball/Basketball Club
15:30 – 16:30 : Drumming lessons
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


08.30 – 11.30 : Maths on the Move
09:00 – 15:15 : Piano Lessons
15:15 – 16:15 : Construction Club (YR, Y1, Y2)
15:20 – 16:20 : Drama Club
15:20 – 16:30 : Hockey Club
15:20 – 16:15 : Y6 SATs Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


08.30 – 11.30 : Rocksteady Rehearsals
14:40 – 15:00 : Star of Wonder Assembly
15:30 – 16:30 : Dodgeball with curveball coaching

15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare
15:20 – 16:30 – KS1 “Stay and Play” on the Adventure Trail, for YR, Y1, Y2.
Refreshments available to buy. 

Lunch Menu…


Cheesy pasta with bread roll,

Fish fingers and diced potatoes,

served with sweetcorn and peas.

Lemon Drizzle cake, Ice cream or fruit


Priory pizza and potato wedges,

Chicken curry and rice,

served with sweetcorn and green beans.

Jelly, grapes, or fruit


Tomato & basil quiche,

Roast chicken and sage & onion stuffing,

served with roast potatoes, carrots, and roast parsnips.

Apple crumble & custard or fruit


Jacket potato with cheese & beans

Chicken Wrap

served with green beans and sweetcorn and Mexican corn salad.

Mandarin & chocolate sponge, ice cream or fruit


Vegetarian Quesadillas,

Breaded fish

served chips, sweetcorn and peas.

Cookies or fruit

Headteacher Update…

Dear Parents and Carers

Term 3 is already flying by and next week is week 4. We are still waiting for the summer weather to arrive, but the children have still been enjoying playing on the school field. 

We are very proud of our school and the curriculum we provide, but like any good school we are always looking for feedback and ways to improve what we offer. I will be holding two coffee afternoons in May to present some ideas about how we are looking to move the school forward, and to get feedback and ideas from parents. 

KS1 parent coffee afternoon – 2.45pm Wednesday 22nd May

KS2 parent coffee afternoon – 2.45pm Thursday 23rd May

Whole School Photo

We have booked in Mr Dillow to come and take a whole school photo on the morning of Wednesday 8th May. All pupils should come to school in the correct uniform (either full summer or full winter uniform – see image below from the uniform policy), but bring PE kit if it’s a PE day. If the weather is bad, we have booked a provisional day for Thursday 9th May. We will communicate with parents if the whole school photo is not possible on Wednesday. 

House Points…




Sports News…

Inspirational Sports Assembly Series

We are beyond excited to announce our second confirmation for the June Festival of Sport assemblies – Age Group World Champion Triathlete and Cyclocrosser Kate Robson!  Kate is a Priory parent (Isla YR5 & Cohen YR3), a hardworking primary teacher and a leader in her sports fields – where does she find the time!  We’ll find out this June!

Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

Star of Wonder Awards

YEAR R: Georgia, Lally and Nieve

YEAR 1: Grace, Arthur, Neave and Teddy

YEAR 2: Otega, Primrose and Harry

YEAR 3: Immy, Lewis, Harvey and Manpal

YEAR 4: Martin, Orson, Arthur and Riley

YEAR 5: Sofia, Aurelia and Joshua J

YEAR 6: Max W, Beatrice, Isla and Verity

News from Year R…

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

The children began the week by looking at various ideas of how they could use different recyclable materials to make a model. This gave the children some ideas which they could use when making their own junk models. We would like to thank you all for providing us with our junk modelling supplies this week. The children have all enjoyed using their ideas to make lots of various models ranging from vehicles to robots using the materials provided and will continue to use these next week too.

As well as designing and making their own junk models the children have been making their own helicopters linked to the story Rosie Revere Engineer. The children also tested their helicopters to see if they would fly.

In Maths the children have been looking at 2D shapes and thinking about pictures they can make using different shapes. The children looked at pictures and explored the different shapes within each picture. They then had the opportunity to make their own shape picture. A popular shape picture was a butterfly made with circles and rectangles.

Next week:

The children will be learning about different people who help us and they will be writing down the job that they do e.g. doctors/nurses help us if we are sick. The role play area will transform into a hospital where the children will be able to get in role of a doctor, nurse or patient.

In Maths the children will be exploring sharing and grouping, which are both different methods of division. Sharing involves dividing a set equally between a certain number of groups. Grouping involves dividing a set by placing a certain number of items in each group. The children will be looking at different scenarios of sharing out objects and deciding whether it is fair or unfair.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year R team

News from the PTA…


Safeguarding and Wellbeing


THIS WEEK, the National Crime Agency has issued an alert to educational establishments across the UK about the rise in financially motivated sexual extortion cases.

Financially motivated sexual extortion (often referred to in the media as ‘sextortion’) is a form of blackmail that can force any individual into paying money to an offender who is threatening to share nude or semi-nude images of them. This can also include forcing them to provide further intimate content or agreeing to do something against their will. Typically perpetrated by organised crime groups operating outside of the UK, sextortion can target any individual regardless of their age or gender.  

What Does the Alert Include?

The alert gives advice about spotting the signs of financially motivated sexual extortion, whilst outlining specific advice around how professionals and parents can support young people. It also includes messaging for parents and carers on how to talk to their child about the issue, and best practices for responding to incidents and concerns.

The guidance outlines the importance of reporting as well as practices such as blocking the contact, stopping communication and not paying any money that is being demanded. Many  online reporting tools have also been highlighted as ways to get support such as Take It Down and Report Remove.





What is sextortion? Protecting Young People from Sextortion: A Guide for Parents and Safeguarding Professionals – Safer Schools (

Help for young people who have been victims of sextortion

Sextortion or online blackmail help for young people and children (

Get Support | Childline

CEOP Safety Centre

Report Remove | Childline

Eliminating Child Sexual Abuse Online – Internet Watch Foundation IWF

Remove explicit or intimate personal images from Google – Google Search Help

Home – Gurls Out Loud

BulliesOut – Anti-Bullying Training, Awareness and Support

Mental Health Support For Young People | YoungMinds

Welcome to Marie Collins Foundation

Advice for parents and carers

Advice for parents of children who are being ‘sextorted’ online (

Online Monitoring 

As part of the national requirements for safeguarding pupils in schools (Keeping Children Safe in Education), we monitor the pupils’ online activity on the school internet. Our monitoring system is set up to flag any potential issues with:

  • Bullying
  • Self harming
  • Extremism
  • Pornography 
  • Violence/harm to others

This is monitored by our Safeguarding Leads, Mrs Adams and Mr Walsh. 

So, if, for example, a child typed a word linked to one of the categories above into a search engine, it would be flagged on our monitoring system and would be followed up with the pupil to ensure they were safe. If we had any concerns, we would contact the child’s parents. 

Our internet is very secure and has a firewall to ensure no inappropriate images or content is accessible to pupils, but the system above adds an extra layer of protection.

Summer Camp information…

Summer Clubs

Please note that there will be two new summer camps running at The Priory this summer and The Oaks will continue to run their summer club at Mortimer St Mary’s.

Curveball Club information and sign up…


All starting from  Tuesday 23rd April. 

Tag Rugby Tuesdays

YR to Y3

Y4 to Y6

Basketball Wednesdays

Netball Wednesdays

Hockey Thursdays

YR to Y3

Y4 to Y6

DodgeBall Fridays

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