Lunch Menu…


Tomato & basil pasta


Fish cakes and sauteed potatoes


served with sweetcorn and peas.

Flapjack, ice cream or fruit


Jacket potato with cheese and beans


Beef lasagne with garlic bread


served with green beans and sweetcorn.

Jelly, grapes, or fruit


Cheese & broccoli slice


Roast chicken and sage & onion stuffing


served with roast potatoes, carrots, and roast parsnips.

Apple crumble & custard, ice cream or fruit


Quorn sausages


Sherfield sausages


Fish in a creamy curry sauce


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

Jam tart and custard, ice cream or fruit


Mexican bean wrap


Breaded fish


served with chips, sweetcorn, and peas.

Shortbread biscuits, or fruit

Next Week…


12:30 – 13:00 : Linguatastic French club
13:00 – 15:00 : Guitar lessons
15:20 – 16:30 : GOL Football Club
15:20 – 16:20 : Gardening Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


Y3/Y4: Performance Dress Rehearsal @ 1.45pm
(Grandparents welcome)

“Healthy Me Workshops” for years R, 1, 2 + 5

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


Years R-5: Spend the morning in their new class with their new teacher.  
Y6 life skills with Y6 Parents

Y3 / Y4 Performance @ 1.45pm
(max 2 guests per child please)

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


“Healthy Me Workshops” with Y3 and Y4

08.30 – 11.30 : Maths on the Move
09:00 – 15:15 : Piano Lessons
14:30 – 15:00 : Y6 Swimming
15:20 – 16:20 : Drama Club 
15:20 – 16:30 : Hockey Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


09:30 : Rocksteady Concert
15:20 – 16:30 : Dodgeball
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare
15:20 – 16:30 – KS2 “Stay and Play” on the Adventure Trail
Year 4 to donate some cakes if possible please.

Dates for your diary…

KS2 Performances

Years 3 and 4: Jill and Fred’s Most Hysterical Historical Adventure

Tuesday 9th July – Dress Rehearsal at 1.45pm (grandparents welcome, maximum 2 guests per child).

Wednesday 10th July – Main Performance @ 1.45pm (Maximum 2 guests per child due to the Hall’s capacity, plus siblings). 


Years 5 and 6: Aladdin

Monday 15th July – Dress Rehearsal at 1.45pm.

Monday 16th July – Two performances at 1.45pm and 6pm 

(Maximum 4 guests per child plus siblings, due to the Hall’s capacity. First come first served).

Bookings for the 6pm are now closed, but there is still space for the 1.45pm, so if anyone would like more tickets, please email the school office. 

House Points…




School Council interview with Mrs Clitheroe…

Sophia and Xandy’s interview with Mrs Clitheroe


How long have you been working at the Priory School?

30 years.


What did you do before working at the Priory School?

Before working at the Priory School, I did an apprenticeship with Hampshire Country Council. I stopped working for Hampshire County Council when they stopped providing fresh food for schools. I then worked for a catering company. I was invited to come and work at the Priory and planned to stay for only 5 years!

What test did you have to do to get your 5-star food hygiene rating?

I did not have to do a test. Instead, a food inspector comes and inspects the school kitchen. They checked how clean the kitchen is; how food is stored; that temperatures of food are recorded; how the kitchen staff deal with allergens and cross contamination and discuss staff training.  The inspection is very strict, and we are not told when an inspection is going to happen.  The food inspector just arrives without warning.

What is your favourite food and what is your favourite school dish to make?

My favourite food is cheese. My favourite school dish depends upon my mood, it is probably cheese and broccoli slice.

Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

Star of Wonder Awards

YEAR R: George, Tobias and Quinn

YEAR 1: Tansy, Sabela, Neave, George & Lottie

YEAR 2: Charlotte Cl and Taimi

YEAR 3: Coen, Arthur, Harvey, Sienna and Daniel

YEAR 4: Eliza, Keira and Riley 

YEAR 5: Simran, Hetty, Harry and Sofia

YEAR 6: 

News from Year R…

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

The children enjoyed listening to the story ‘Billy’s Bucket’. They shared the different purposes a bucket might have e.g. making sandcastles, washing cars, putting crabs in, carrying water. The children also created their own seaside scenes and carefully thought about what you might find at the seaside. The children also played a memory game where they thought about what they might put into a bucket. Each child thought about something to put in the bucket but they also had to remember all of the items that each child had put in before them too. It was a great memory game!

The children enjoyed exploring maps of the world and the local area this week. They particularly enjoyed looking on google maps where we zoomed into the local area around the school. The children all wanted to find the road where they live, which we didn’t have time to do so it would be great if you could spend some time with your child looking on google maps at where you live and your local area around you.

In PE, the children practise their ball skills. They practised throwing and catching a ball with a partner and also worked in a group of 4 where they called out the name of the child they were throwing the ball to. This was great for their attention as they needed to listen carefully for their name and be ready to catch the ball.

Next week:

The children will be learning some interesting facts about different sea animals. They will also have the opportunity to make their own fact book about the sea animals they have learnt about.

In Maths, the children will be practising addition and subtraction skills and also focusing on number formation.

The children will be having their ‘move up’ morning to Year 1 on Wednesday with their new teacher, Miss Hollingshead. They will have lots of fun getting to know her and finding out about some of the things they will be doing in Year 1.

We are hoping for each child in the class to decorate a glass jar as part of an end of year R activity. Therefore, we are asking for any empty glass jars you have at home please to be brought into school. We would like a glass jar for each child. If you do have any jars, please could they be brought into school next week ready for us to decorate in the final week of term.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year R team

News from the PTA…


Summer Time Screen Time

It’s summer and the school holidays are nearly here! While we can’t guarantee sun time, we can predict high levels of screen time for our children and young people during the school holiday season.

It might seem that the easiest option for managing screen time is to not allow it at all, but screen time activities like gaming and social media are a source of fun for children and young people. It is often how they communicate with their friends while they’re not seeing them every day at school, so banning all screen time would most likely be counterproductive or even harmful, as it can cut off children and young people from their outside world.

A more productive approach would be to establish boundaries and develop healthy habits, which will balance their screen time while also ensuring their needs are recognised.

Here are some tips to help you begin the journey to less screen time with the children and young people in your care.

At INEQE Safeguarding Group you can find a host of resources to support you over the summer holidays with ensuring your family is set up for safe screen time.

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 


Other adverts and goings on…

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…


Starting from Tuesday 10th September 2024…


KS1 (YR to Y2)

KS2 (Y3 to Y6)

WEDNESDAYS: Basketball / Netball (YR – Y6)


Basketball :


KS1 (YR to Y2)

KS2:(Y3 to Y6

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