Dear Parents and Carers
Christmas Fair –
Next Friday 1st December is the PTA Christmas Fair!
This will be a non-school uniform day and we invite all pupils to wear festive clothes and accessories in exchange for bringing in a bottle donation for the bottle tombola (see below).
The Christmas fair will be supervised by PTA members, Priory staff volunteers and Oaks staff. Parents are not required to attend. The event will start straight after school and will finish at the finishing times below:
To help the event run smoothly, please note the following:
All children should be collected from the Front Playground
Children in Years R, 1, and 2 (and any of their Junior siblings) should be collected at 5.30pm
Children in Years 3-6 (Juniors) should be collected at 5.45pm
Families are asked to donate a bottle of something in exchange for the non-school uniform.
Bottles of alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverages will be collected by PTA members in cars outside the front of the school on the morning of Friday 1st December.
The last day to buy tickets for the Christmas Fair is Monday 27th November.
Can parents please note allergies when they purchase tickets.
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.
News from the sports desk…
This week saw our fabulous new netball team play their first ever competitive match in the local school netball league. They showed incredible team spirit, working hard and supporting each other throughout. It was a well fought match and a really valuable training experience for the team, and despite not coming away with a win this time, the team all left with huge smiles on their faces and certainly enjoyed themselves. Mrs Adams was the Team Coach at the match and was blown away by their attitude and the super skills they are beginning to develop. She told the sports desk: “they represented their school brilliantly and showed great sportsmanship in a very competitive match.” Well done Team! Thanks to all the parents and supporters that braved the cold weather to support our school netball team in their inaugural match. Watch this space for their next fixture against Silchester on 6th December.
Staff of Wonder
Simran and Finley’s interview with Coach Jess
Do you enjoy coaching at the school?
Yes, I love coaching all the classes. The Priory is the first primary school that I have taught at. Before that I worked at a gym helping people with exercises.
What do you like about your job?
I like that it is lots of fun, not like a normal job. I feel like I am not really working, as I am having fun and playing games.
What is your favourite sport?
Hockey. I have played since I was 6 years old. I grew up in the Netherlands and hockey is the national sport of the Netherlands.
Does hockey run in your family?
Yes, both my older sisters played hockey. I use to watch their games.
Of any three people fictional or non-fictional who would you invite to dinner?
Beyoncé, Shaq O’Neal (former professional basketball player) and Naomi van As (a Dutch hockey player).