Next Week…


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


Parent/Teacher Consultations from 2.30pm

Children in Y1, Y2, Y5 and Y6, please come to school in PE Kit today, for activities during Parent Consulations. 

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 : NO Fun Club, due to Parents Evening.
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


9.30: Y2 Fire Visits
9.45: Y6 Fire Visits

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


Parent/Teacher Consultations from 2.30pm

Children in YR and Y4 please come to school in PE Kit today, for activities during Parent Consulations. 

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 : NO SATs Club with Mr Walsh, due to Parents Evening
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


08:30 – 10:00 : Rocksteady band club
14:40 – 15:15 : Star of Wonder Assembly
15:15 – 16:20 : Dodgeball Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

Lunch Menu…


Cheesy pasta with bread roll,

Fish fingers and diced potatoes,

served with sweetcorn and peas.

Syrup sponge and custard, Ice cream or fruit


Priory pizza,

Chicken curry and rice,

served with sweetcorn and green beans.

Jelly, grapes, or fruit


Vegetable Hot Pot and Yorkshire pudding,

Roast chicken and sage & onion stuffing,

served with roast potatoes, carrots, and roast parsnips.

Apple crumble & custard or fruit


Jacket potato with cheese & beans

Chicken goujons and vegetable rice with BBQ sauce

served with green beans and sweetcorn.

Pear sponge, ice cream or fruit


Italian veggie Cottage pie,

Breaded fish

served chips, sweetcorn and peas.

Cookies or fruit

Dates for your Diary…


Meeting slots are now available to book on Arbor.

Tuesday 27th and Thursday 29th Feb

 Please click here to log in to Arbor through the parent portal, to book your 15 minute meeting.

N.B the Arbor App isn’t working well with meetings (Arbor are working on this), so please click the link above to book.

Thank you. 



Coach Zack is now running a Netball/Basketball club on Wednesdays

NetBall –

Basketball –

Thursday 7th March

Details below

Tuesday 19th March

details TBC

Headteacher Update…

Dear Parents and Carers, 

World Book Day

We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday 7th March.  Like last year, we will invite the children to dress up as a character from a favourite book on the day.  We will have a little parade on the front playground at 8.40am which parents are welcome to stay to watch. 

There will be no donation for this event.

Parent-Teacher meetings 

The parent-teacher meetings next week are a good chance for home and school to work together to share successes and address any issues to ensure the wellbeing of the children and maximise their attainment and progress.  The meetings will take place in the classrooms, so parents should come to the main entrance and make their way to the classroom from there.  Parents will have the chance to look through their child’s books before and during the meeting.

Playing in the Rain!

We used some of our sports premium funds to purchase rain suits for our younger pupils to enable them to be active in all weathers.

Here are Year R playing and learning in the rain.

House Points…




Sports News…

Congratulations to… The Netball Team

On Tuesday this week our netball squad played a well-matched game against Burnham Copse school. After two quarters, our team found their flow and scored 2 goals in quick succession. Burnham Copse fought back but ultimately the Priory scored 2 more goals for a 4-2 win and a delighted team watched by their faithful supporters were able to celebrate their great team efforts. Well done all, another great result!

Update on Kelly Simms visit:  The monies have been counted, and we’re now waiting on Sports for Schools to collate this with the online sponsorship monies, and they will be sending out the goodies next week.  It was a fantastic day, a huge thank you to all.

Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

Star of Wonder Awards

YEAR R: Rae, Ava, Kit and Arthur

YEAR 1: Remi, Neave, Teddy and Grace

YEAR 2: Theo, Ella and Harry

YEAR 3: Elodie, George and Manpal

YEAR 4: Jolie, Martin, Reuben and Max

YEAR 5: Kyra, Harry B and Harry H

YEAR 6: Max, Charlotte and Olive

PTA update…

News from Year R…

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

The children began their week talking about their half term holidays and discussing what they did. It’s always enjoyable to listen to the children telling the class some of their exciting adventures during the holidays.

This week the children have been introduced to the story of The Leopard’s Drum. They have enjoyed learning about the different characters and have enjoyed painting their own leopards and using their fingers to paint the spots on the leopard’s body.

In Maths the children have been exploring the number 10 and finding lots of different ways to make the this number. They have used different objects to explore adding groups together to make 10. The children have also deepened their understanding of doubling and making sets and arrangements of doubles to 10.

In Phonics the children have been reviewing all the sounds that have been introduced to them so far this year. We have been using the sounds we introduced at the beginning of our Phonics sessions to read and write words containing these sounds.

Next week:

We will be continuing our learning on The Leopard’s Drum. We will be looking further into the character of the tortoise. In the story Nyame, the Sky God, says that a reward will be given to whoever brings him the leopard’s drum. The tortoise brings the drum to Nyame and gets a reward of his choice. The tortoise chooses a new hard shell. The children are going to be thinking about what they would choose as a reward if they brought the drum to Nyame and writing these down. The children will also be making their own tortoise and drum crafts.

As our story of The Leopard’s Drum is based in Africa we will be learning some African call and response songs throughout the week and we will also be learning about some different African safari animals.

In Maths the children will be exploring odd and even numbers up to 10 and they will begin to understand the concept that all doubles are an even number. They will also move on to exploring 3D shapes. They will be identifying the names and properties of the different shapes and exploring 3D shapes in different objects and the environment.

The Year R team


Safeguarding and Wellbeing

In this week’s section we are promoting Hampshire’s Travel Planning Team and their –

Spring Into Action 2024 Campaign:

We are pleased to be sharing their Spring into Action 2024 Toolkit!

By sharing this initiative with our school families it also feeds into our School Travel Plan which can count towards our school Travel accreditation.

Spring into Action 2024 runs from Monday 26th February-Sunday 3rd March 2024.

The toolkit provides families with a daily fun activity to enjoy. The activities can be tried during the daily walk, wheel, scoot or cycle to and from school, during an outdoor school activity or in leisure time. The daily suggestions can be followed or mixed up to suit the needs of the pupil / family / school. The toolkit includes information for schools, families and pupils who may like some additional support to participate, including SEND and Early Years.

This year’s theme is the senses, with ideas to help us engage with nature and think about how we use our senses to keep us safe. With a fun human and animal fact each day, there is lots to learn and do throughout the week. The toolkit provides a fantastic opportunity for families to spend time talking and having fun together.

Please find everything that you need (including the activity TOOLKIT) for the 2024

Spring Into Action Toolkit here (no sign up required)

Social Media Coverage

To support the Spring into Action 2024 Toolkit, Hampshire’s Travel Planning Team will be posting on My Journey social media daily throughout the event.

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 


Other goings on….

The Worshipful Mayor and Mayoress of Basingstoke and Deane Borough would like to invite you to join them at the ‘Mayors Spring Charity Concert’ taking place Saturday 2nd March 2024.   Please click here for more information, and to book.

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