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
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!