Next Week…


12:30 – 13:00 : Liguatastic French Club Y1-Y2
13:00 – 15:00 : Guitar lesson
15:20 – 16:20 : Gardening Club
15:20 – 16:30 : GOL Football
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


13:00 – 15:00 :  Guitar Lessons
15:15 – 16:15 : Drumming Lessons
15:20 – 16:20 : Tag Rugby
15:20 – 16:20 : Gardening Club
15:30 – 16:15 : Fun Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


10:30 – KS1 “Rise & Shine” production
14:15 – KS1 “Rise & Shine” production

13:00 – 15:00 – Y3/Y4 Gymnastics Festival for selected pupils
13:30 – Y6 transition meeting with The Hurst

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



08.30 – 11.30 : Maths on the Move
11:00 – 15:15 : Piano Lessons
15:20 – 16:30 : Hockey Club
15:20 – 16:20 : Drama Club
15:30 – 16:15 : Y6 SATs Club cancelled
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


School closed
for Easter Holidays

Dates for your Diary…

Wednesday 27th March

KS1 Easter Performance: Rise & Shine

10.30am :- Tickets still available, please email to book.

2.15pm:- FULL





Fixtures, events and term dates can always be found on the calendar on the website.

Lunch Menu…


Vegetable pasta


Beef Bolognaise pasta


Jacket potato with tuna sweetcorn mayo


served with sweetcorn and peas.

Iced sponge or fruit


Priory pizza


Chicken Supreme and rice


served with sweetcorn and peas.



Cheese & chive swirls


Roast chicken and sage & onion stuffing


served with roast potatoes, carrots, and roast parsnips.

Apple crumble & custard or fruit


Quorn sausages


Sherfield sausages


Mushroom & herb rissoles and tomato sauce


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

Lemon spice slices or fruit


Headteacher Update…

Dear Parents and Carers

Key Stage 1 show – Rise & Shine

Next week on Wednesday, the pupils from Years 1 and 2 will perform a show called Rise & Shine to the school and to the Y1-2 families.  They have been working hard learning lines , directions and songs and we’re looking forward to watching this production.  The rest of the school will have the opportunity to watch the dress rehearsal, on Tuesday.  The two main performances are on Wednesday morning at 10.30am and afternoon at 2.15pm. 

PTA Easter event

We look forward to welcoming many families to the PTA Easter event at school from 1-3pm tomorrow (Saturday 23rd March). 

Roadworks – Pamber Road 4th -12th April

We have had notification of planned roadworks happening on Pamber Road (from the school up to Charter Alley) during the Easter break. This work is to repair the surface of the road. For our community members who use this road regularly, please take note of the diversion below. 


The school was treated to a rock concert from the Rocksteady rockstars on Friday morning. These pupils, from Year R right up to Year 6 are all in smaller bands within the group and performed familiar songs like Seven Nation Army with impressive control and flair!


Well done to Leonie and Elodie from Year 3 for presenting an interesting and entertaining assembly about St Patrick. 

House Points…




Sports News…

The Athletics Team: – Congratulations for being awarded the “Small Schools” Trophy for the highest placed small school at the finals.

The year 5/6 athletics team had a great trip to the school area finals this week. They performed brilliantly both in qualifiers and at the finals to come 5th overall and win the Small Schools Trophy for the Basingstoke area – Go Priory athletics team! There were some fantastic individual performances and a supportive team spirit that ensured a fun trip out. As always the children were super ambassadors for the school; Mrs Adams and Mrs Selwood were proud to be part of the adventure. The children were pleased to notice their own improvements, with many of them registering Personal Best times or scores. It was a great experience and has inspired us to try and compete at this level next year. Thank you to Coach Sue for helping us prepare too!

The Rugby Team

A massive well done to our Rugby squad yet again.  On Thursday afternoon, we travelled to Bramley school to play another round in the rugby league.  With more impressive team performances, we came away with 2 great wins, a close fought draw and a loss.  As always, the team spirit of unity and support was strong, and they worked well. They are developing some lovely passing skills on the move and some great support running in attack.  Well done all. Our next tournament will be at home where we will host the final session of the season. Do come along to support our squad if you can. We’d love to make the most of the home advantage!

Thanks again to all of the parents who helped with transport and pitch side support.  A special thanks to Mr Candy who works hard with warm ups, last minute coaching advice and running the line in matches, your help is much appreciated by all.  We are loving rugby at The Priory!

Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

Star of Wonder Awards

YEAR R: Harley, Hallie and George 

YEAR 1: Tansy, Olson, Thomas, Dylan, Olive and Jago

YEAR 2: Taimi, Nolan and Teddy

YEAR 3: Harrison, Emilia, Ben and Dhyanam

YEAR 4: Max, Toby, Isabella and Alannah

YEAR 5:  Robert, Cassidy and Poppy

YEAR 6: Annabelle, Casper, Evie and Isla

Piano Certificates 

Ese in Year R, and Darcy in Y5

News from Year R…

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

At the beginning of the week the children all listened to the story Handa’s Surprise. They spoke about the different fruits in the story and discussed the fruits they had tried before. The children also completed some writing about which animal took the different fruits. The children all concentrated well on this activity and thought carefully about how they set out their writing on the page e.g. from left to right, on the lines.

Linked to the story of Handa’s Surprise the children also enjoyed making their own craft fruit baskets. They had the option of drawing different fruits they would like in their basket or cutting out fruit and sticking them on to a basket.

In Maths the children have been gaining a deeper understanding of numbers above 10, specifically focusing on the numbers 10-13. They particularly enjoyed playing a game where they were all stood in a circle. They counted round the circle and each child in turn said the next number until they got to 13. The child who said 13 would then sit down. They repeated the counting to 13 until only 1 person was left standing.

Next week:

We will be having an Easter themed week of activities ranging from Chick headband crafts, Easter egg pattern tracing, egg finger paint counting and other exciting Easter activities.

The children will also be learning about the importance of eggs at Easter and how this represents a sign of new life. We will also be discussing specific items linked to Easter such as Hot Cross Buns, daffodils and Church.

In Maths the children will be continuing their work on numbers above 10, focusing on the numbers 14-20. They will be using objects to represent the numbers and also playing games where they match a picture card with the matching numeral card up to 20.

As the weather starts to improve we would like to enhance the resources we have in our Year R outdoor area. We have started a wish list of items we would like for our outdoor area and wondered if any of you would be able to help us source any of these items. Please see the list below and if you are able to help with this please do let us know either by speaking with one of the team or emailing the office directly.

Wish List – tyres of varying size, crates, plastic guttering, tarpaulin / large fabric for den making, stones / pebbles, wooden planks, wooden reels – cable reel drum, pipes of varying width and length, large construction blocks, outdoor storage units, flexi storage tubs.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year R team


Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Keeping Safe …… Online Safety Warning

🚨 Safeguarding Alert 🚨

Dangerous Challenge Raises Serious Safeguarding Concerns

You might have heard about a recent, tragic incident involving an 11-year-old boy in Lancashire who lost his life after reportedly taking part in a dangerous trend called ‘chroming’ during a sleepover.

 Click here to learn about the alarming rise of the chroming challenge, understand the associated dangers, and get expert tips for parents, caregivers and safeguarding professionals on protecting children and young people from these risks using the link above.

Your Guide to Group Chats 💬

Group chats are a great way to stay connected and share memorable moments with friends, family and loved ones. However, they can also serve as platforms for bullying and inappropriate content and behaviour. How well do you know these platforms and the risks of using group chats?

The shareable, Your Guide To Group Chats, is designed to help parents and carers gain an understanding of social media, gaming chats and how to protect children and young people in your care from potential risks.

Main Online Safety section from the NSPCC

Parent Guides –

Resources for parents with children with SEND –

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 


#LetGirlsPlay at School

Following the success of #LetGirlsPlay at The Priory, why not try a session with Basingstoke Wildcats.  Join any time, and the first lesson is free

Basingstoke Wildcats Friday March 2024 Flyer

Multiply is a fully funded government scheme that usually offers maths courses to adults over 19 and over.  Over the Easter period, they have a couple of Family friendly session…

878 AD Session Alice Holt 9th April 2024

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