Upcoming Events

Monday 20th November

8.50am- House Point Assembly
12.30pm-1pm Linguatastic French Club
1-3pm Guitar Lessons with Adele (Cancelled this week)
3.15pm-4.30pm Gol Football Club
3.15pm-4.15pm- Gardening Club
3.15pm-4.15pm- Christmas craft club (Foundation and KS1 only)
3.15-6pm-The Oaks after school club

Tuesday 21st November

1-3pm Guitar Lessons with Adele (Cancelled this week)
3.15- 3.45- Drumming lessons
3.15-4.15pm Tag Ruby Club with Curveball coaching
3.15-4.15pm Gardening Club
3.15-6pm-The Oaks after school club

Wednesday 22nd November

Photographer in school- Yr. R Photos only 

11am – Piano lessons
1pm- Flute lessons
12-12.30pm Percussion Club Y6
2-2.45pm Tag Rigby Training with Zack
3.30pm- 4.30pm- Drumming lessons
2.40pm- Singing Assembly
3.20pm-4.20pm- KS1 multi-skills with Curveball Coaching
3.15-6pm—The Oaks after school club

Thursday 23rd November

3.30pm Netball Fixture Vs Bishopswood 

11am-3.15pm- Piano Lessons
3.20-4.20pm Drama club
3.20-4.15pm-Lego Club
3.20-4.15pm- Choir Club
3 .15-4.15pm Hockey with Curveball Coaching
3.15-6pm—The Oaks after school club

Friday 24th November

8.30-11am- Rocksteady
2.40 pm- Awards assembly
KS2 Dodgeball with Curveball Coaching
3.15-6pm—The Oaks after school club

Menu for w/c 20th November 2023


Vegetable Pasta

Beef Bolognaise

Jacket Potato with Tuna Sweetcorn and Mayo



Iced Sponge or Fruit


Priory Pizza & Potato Wedges

Chicken Supreme & Rice



Jelly or Grapes or Fruit


Cheese & Chive Swirls

Roast Chicken with
Sage & Onion

Roast Potatoes
Roast Parsnips

Apple Crumble & Custard or Ice Cream or Fruit


Quorn Sausages

Sherfield Sausages

Mushroom & Herb Rissoles (V) & Tomato Sauce

Broccoli, Baked Beans, Roll or Mash

Lemon spice slices or Ice Cream or Fruit


Mixed Bean & Veg chow Mein

Breaded Fish & Chips



Chocolate cake & chocolate sauce  or Fruit


Dear Parents and Carers

Big Performances and Christmas song performances

We have spread the main big performances out this year so that Year R do a big performance in Term 1 (Christmas); Year 1 and 2 will do a performance in Term 2 (27th March), and Year 3-6 will do a big performance in term 3 (26-27th June provisionally). These will be shows that all the children will be involved with whether singing, acting, prop design, light and sound engineer, etc. 

Due to popular demand, in December we will be putting on some performances of Christmas songs for parents to enjoy. All of the children from Y1-6 will sing in each performance so parents with siblings can choose which performance they can attend. 

Children (and parents!) are welcome to wear Christmas hats or scarves for these performances. 

Monday 11th December 2.40pm – Year 1-2

Tuesday 12th December 2.40pm  Year 3-4

Thursday 14th December 1.15pm Year 5-6

Grade cards

This year, as we continue to use our information management systems to streamline the way we keep parents informed about the progress and attainment of their children, we will adapt our mid-year reporting procedures. 

In January, parents will receive a grade card-style report showing how their child is achieving in all curriculum subjects against age-related expectations. This report will also include achievements and next steps in reading, writing and maths. Following this, in March, parents will be invited to attend parent-teacher meetings to look through books and examples of learning.

The Priory’s inaugural Rugby Tournament!

Well, it was the first ever run out of our newly formed rugby team and they did us proud!

From the very first call of play when the whistle blew, they played and worked as a team, be it on the pitch or cheering from ‘the bench’. They supported, encouraged and displayed a fantastic range of rugby skills that culminated in a string of fantastic tries and great success playing against teams from Bramley, Silchester, Burnham Copse and Sherborne St John. With 4 games well and truly under their belts they came a way with 3 decisive and convincing wins and a close fought draw. To say that the supporting parents and I were so proud would be an understatement. They have trained hard as a squad, they have played well and they all deserved their success. A big thank you to the parents who helped with transport and supported in the wet, cold and muddy conditions – Welcome to life as a rugby parent!

I look forward to taking the squad to future games and watching them grow as players and a team in a sport that I hope they will grow to love and embrace. Mrs Adams

The tired and happy faces say it all … Go The Priory!

Year 1 and 2 Multi-Skills at QMC

This afternoon Mrs Hunt and I took a group of nine Year 1 and 2 children to the multi-skills sessions run by PE students at QMC. The children participated in a range of activities around the sports hall that included agility courses, netball shots, football skills and even curling! The children took part enthusiastically, full of energy and fun. It was great to see them trying new things and working really hard. They were very hot and tired by 3pm!

House Points…





Safeguarding and Wellbeing 

This week has seen the children’s awareness of anti-bullying week raised through an assembly and a virtual kindness workshop that they all really enjoyed. It was lovely to see the children making paper crafts as gifts as a sign of kindness to share with someone special. 

In Year 6, the focus was on cyberbulling and the impact it can have on children and young people. Unfortunately Social Media plays a large and significant role in enabling cyberbullying. There is a growing concern around the phenomenon of online bullying through social media platforms and with easy access to platforms like Snapchat and WhatsApp, this issue is becoming ever more prevalent amongst young people and children as they use them to host group chats. As a result we are seeing the impact both in the classroom and at home.

The shareable sheets included in this section this week provide useful information about popular social media platforms and group chats. We hope you find them useful in terms of understanding more about these online platforms and how you can protect your child if they are using them as part of  their online activities.

See links below to access these resources


Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

This Weeks Stars of Wonder

Year R 

Tobias, Annie & Isabel

Year 1

Remi, Sophia, Freddie & George

Year 2

Alice, Ella & Jay Jay

Year 3

Charlie, George, Elodie, Heidi, Immy & Harvey

Year 4

Alexander. Reuben & Joey

Year 5

Kyra, Elsie, Summer & Simran

Year 6

Alexander, Charlie, Verity & Freya

Congratulations to all! 

Special Mentions!

Well done to this student in Year 6 who recently achieved a Distinction in her Grade 1 Classical Guitar exam. She would like to thank her music teacher Adele for all her help with achievement this achievement.

A fantastic achievement by this young lady who competed at the South West Aerial Championship finals over the weekend. She finished in second place in the “8 and under category” with her amazing aerial hoop routine. Well done!

These brilliant girls both achieved a distinction on their Perform challenges at the weekend. These involved various challenges to be assessed by a producer including a song, a self-choreographed dance, a monologue, & a poem. Well done both!

Reception Year News

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

The children have got to know the story of Augustus and his Smile really well this week exploring all the different places that the tiger visits to find his smile. The children also drew and wrote about their favourite place in the story.

The children also enjoyed the balloon activity linked to Anti Bullying Week. The children were discussing what it means to be kind and each thought of a kind word to be put on their balloon. The children all loved the balloon fun we had!

In Maths the children have been practising to sequence numbers and have also been playing some games on the smartboard to practise 1 more and 1 less than a number.

In PE this week the children were all very imaginative with their dancing and they all did well using their bodies to make different objects e.g. use their body to look like a football. The children also worked on developing their spatial awareness and how to move round safely.

In class the children have been continuing their practise with correctly forming letters in their name.

Our Christmas nativity practise has started. The children have started to practise their songs and will be given their roles very soon. Next week we will be sending out the children’s roles along with any clothes your child may need. This will be minimal as we do have the majority of the costumes in school already.

Next week:

The children will be learning some interesting tiger facts and writing about these.

As part of our PSHE sessions the children will be discussing what it means to be ‘caring’ and how they can be kind to others. The children will also be writing kind messages to their friends.

We will also be practising our nativity songs and learning some of the play.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year R team

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