Upcoming Events

Monday 22nd January

12:30 : Liguatastic French Club Y1-Y2
13:00 – 15:00 : Guitar lessons
After School…
15:20 – 16:20 : Gardening Club
15:20 – 16:30 : GOL Football
15:30 – 16:15 : Board Games Club  YR, Y1, Y2
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

Tuesday 23rd January

12:45 – 15:00 : Athletics Event @ The Clere School
for selected students. 

13:00 – 15:00 : Guitar Lessons with Adele
After School…
15:15 – 15:45 : Drumming Lessons
15:20 – 16:20 : Tag Rugby
15:20 – 16:20 : Gardening Club
15:30 – 16:15 : Art & Craft Club  Y3-6
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

16:00 – 17:00 : Phonics Workshop for YR,Y1,Y2 parents

Wednesday 24th January

11:00 – 15:15 : Piano Lessons
12:00 – 12:30 :  Percussion Club Y6
13:00 – 14:00 : Flute Lessons
After School…
15:30 – 16:30 : Drumming lessons
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

Thursday 25th January

11:00 – 15:15 : Piano Lessons
After School…
15:20 – 16:30 : Hockey Club
15:20 – 16:20 : Drama Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

15:30 : Tag Rugby Match against Silchester School

Friday 26th January

08:30 – 10:00 : Rocksteady band rehearsals
14:30 – 15:00 : Netball Team – training
14:40 – 15:15 : Star of Wonder Assembly
After School…
15:15 – 16:20 : Dodgeball Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

Date for your Diary…

Thursday 1st Feb 


Details and sign up to follow

Dates for your Diary…

5th – 9th Feb

International Week

Date for your Diary…

Tuesday 19th March


Details to follow

School Menu

22-Jan to 26-Jan


Tomato & basil pasta, or

Fish cakes and saute potatoes,

served with sweetcorn and peas.

Flapjack, ice cream or fruit


 Jacket potato with cheese and beans, or

Beef lasagne with garlic bread,

served with green beans and sweetcorn.

Jelly, grapes, or fruit


Cheese & broccoli slice, or

Roast chicken and sage & onion stuffing,

served with roast potatoes, carrots, and roast parsnips.

Apple crumble & custard, ice cream or fruit


Quorn sausages, or

Sherfield sausages, or

Roasted Butternut squash & spinach lasagna

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

Cherry & sultana sponge, ice cream or fruit


Mexican bean wrap, or

Fish fingers,

served with chips, sweetcorn, and peas.

Shortbread biscuits, or fruit

Headteacher Update

Dear Parents and Carers

Learner Success tips: 

At The Priory, we look at the whole child when considering how well they are doing. Our values, behaviour systems and reward systems encourage our pupils to be the best they can be every day. In my role as Headteacher, I am of course always looking at how we (all stakeholders in The Priory community) can help our amazing pupils be the best they can be. 

Here are a few tips that I have compiled from my observations, data and discussions with teachers, children and parents:

  • Keep school attendance high. There is a general link between pupils with good attendance and those with higher attainment. 
  • The basics. Don’t undervalue the importance of your role as a parent in teaching your child the basics at home, from learning to ride a bike to the importance of good manners, to ensuring a healthy diet and good sleep habits. 
  • Make time for downtime. Families can be very busy with clubs and commitments, but it is also very important for children to have time to relax, play and just spend time together as a family. 
  • Read regularly. All through primary school children should read regularly. The parents’ role in this may evolve from helping break down words, to basic comprehension skills, to discussing deeper meaning of texts as your child gets older, but underneath it all parents will be improving reading skills, increasing reading concentration spans, and most of all developing a love of reading.  
  • Make the most of good learning opportunities outside of school. The education we provide is aimed to equip the children with the skills and knowledge they need to thrive outside of school. Some good activities are things like:
    • Cooking together (reading recipes, food groups, hygiene, measuring ingredients)
    • Board games
    • Making things together whether it’s a cardboard tube pen holder or a flat-packed furniture assembly. 
    • Keep a diary or journal
    • Enjoy interacting with real-life maths, like times tables quizzes in the car, or trying to beat personal bests in skipping competitions. 

If you ever want to discuss ways that you can help your child, please do not hesitate to get in contact with your child’s class teacher.  

We are always interested to hear about the pupils’ achievements outside of school, so please let your child’s teacher know about their achievements. This helps us build up a good picture of each individual child. 

World Cuisine

International Week is coming up in the week commencing Monday 5th February. On Friday 9th February, to add a nice flavour to the end of the week, we would like to give the children a chance to taste some food from around the world. 

If any parents have good recipes for international dishes and would be willing to cook (or buy and donate) enough of that dish for a class to have a small taster (not a whole portion), please contact the school office at office@priory.hants.sch.uk

House Points…




News from the Sports Desk…

It’s been a very busy week here at sports HQ, with lots to look forward to for the rest of this half term. First up we have a team of fantastic YR5/6 athletes running, jumping, throwing and representing us at the Sports Hall Athletics Qualifier on 23rd January @ The Clere. Later the same week sees our tag rugby team take to the field for their second tournament appearance – Tag Rugby Tournament Match @ Silchester on 25th January. Meanwhile our netball team have been training hard in all weathers ahead of their next game – Netball Team Match @ Great Binfields on 1st February. This week has also seen most of the juniors running laps of the school field in the cold and mud competing for places at the local schools’ cross country event. We’ll be taking 40 children from KS2 to represent the school – School Cross Country @ Down Grange on 6th February. Good luck to all the children promoting healthy activity and fantastic sportsmanship representing their school in the local community. GO PRIORY!

In other news… we are looking to host a range of inspirational visits from people competing in sports (now or past) and people working in sports. This season will be kicked off by a visit from GB gymnast Kelly Sims, who will run a school assembly and some circuit classes with the children. More information to follow.

If you are involved in sport yourself or have any contacts that you think might be useful for these visits please get in touch with Mrs Marzetti ASAP. Thanks


Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Gifted a new device at Christmas, or planning to equip your older child with a smartphone in preparation for Secondary school?

The gift of technology at any time of year  is often one that is popular amongst many. Providing access to the online world, can enable a child and young person the ability to enjoy chatting with friends and discover new games, however, have you taken the necessary steps to ensure it’s secure?

At INEQE’s Safety Centre you will discover information on setting up parental controls, privacy settings, safety measures and much more.

Internet Matters is another excellent site for supporting parents when setting up a first device for their children.


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 childrens.services@hants.gov.uk     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 


PTA News…

Save the Date

9th February – Family Games Night

23rd March – Easter Event

TBC March – Book Sale


24th January, 16th April, 17th July, 9th November

News from Year R…

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

The children all know the features of the Gruffalo character very well now and have completed some writing about a chosen feature this week.

In Maths the children have been looking at composition of number up to 8 and thinking of different ways they can make numbers up to 8. They have also been learning about time, focusing on how many different tasks they can do in a specific amount of time e.g. how many jumps can they do in 30 seconds.

The children have also learnt about different woodland animals and their habitats. They have played a game where they had to guess which animal was being described in the clues.

In our PSHE session we learnt about what we put on our bodies to keep us safe. We drew round each other to make a body outline. We then discussed what we might put on our body e.g. hat, scarf and gloves in the Winter. We have also been discussing our own feelings and what we can do if someone has made you feel anxious or upset. The children came up with lots of lovely ideas including telling an adult, helping a friend if they are upset, walking away and saying ‘no’.

Next Week: 

In Maths we will be exploring and comparing the length and height of different objects. The children will begin to understand what ‘length’ and ‘height’ means using the language long/short and tall/short. During the children’s play we will be exploring the length and height of objects e.g. building a tall tower, finding a stick that is shorter/longer than their friends.

We will be continuing our work on ‘woodland animals’ and researching some interesting facts about them. We will be discussing what we can use to find out this information.

We are getting an increasing number of drink bottles that are unnamed. The children do take their drink bottles round the school with them and can sometimes be lost. If they are named they can be returned much more easily. Please could you ensure your child’s drink bottle is named. We can name the bottles with a sharpie pen. Please let us know if you would like us to do that for you.

On Tuesday it is the Phonics workshop at 4pm which you should have already received a letter about. The presentation slides will also be emailed out to everyone after the workshop.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year R team

Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

Star of Wonder Awards


Sebby, Quinn and Georgia


Matilda, Skye, Freddie and George,


Isla, Dabira, Rose and Teddy


Daniel, Finley, Arthur and Charlie


Jolie, Alice and Darcey


Ruby and Hetty


Ezra, Phoebe and Amelli

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