Next Week…


12:30 – 13:00 : French Club
13:00 – 15:00: Guitar Lessons
15:20 – 16:15 : Chess Club
15:20 – 16:15 : Gardening Club
15:20 – 16:30 : GOL Football
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


13:00 – 15:00 :  Guitar Lessons
15:15 – 15:45 : Drumming Lessons
15:20 – 16:15 : Fun Club
15:20 – 16:20 : Tag Rugby Club
15:20 – 16:20 : Gardening Club
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


12:00 – 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
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


08.30 – 11.30 : Maths on the Move
09:00 – 15:15 : Piano Lessons
15:20 – 16:20 : Drama Club
15:20 – 16:30 : Hockey Club

15:20 – 16:15 : Y6 SATs Club 
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare


08.30 – 11.30 : Rocksteady Rehearsals
14:40 – 15:00 : Star of Wonder Assembly
15:15 – 18:00 : The Oaks childcare

15:20 – 16:30 – KS2 “Stay and Play” on the Adventure Trail, for Y3, Y4, Y5 + Y6.  Refreshments available to buy. 

Lunch Menu…


Tomato & basil pasta


Fish cakes and sauteed potatoes


served with sweetcorn and peas.

Flapjack, ice cream or fruit


Jacket potato with cheese and beans


Beef lasagne with garlic bread


served with green beans and sweetcorn.

Jelly, grapes, or fruit


Cheese & broccoli slice


Roast chicken and sage & onion stuffing


served with roast potatoes, carrots, and roast parsnips.

Apple crumble & custard or fruit


Quorn sausages


Sherfield sausages


Somerset vegetable stew with cheddar & parsley mash


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

Jam tart and custard, ice cream or fruit


Mexican bean wrap


Breaded fish


served with chips, sweetcorn, and peas.

Shortbread biscuits, or fruit

Headteacher Update…

Dear Parents and Carers

Stay & Play

Our first “Stay and Play” has been successful.   Proceeds from refreshment sales will go directly to the school.  There is no sign-up sheet, all you need do is Stay, and Play!

Our next “Stay and Play” will be for Key Stage 2 (years 3-6) next Friday, 3rd May.

If any parents are able to volunteer to help sell refreshments it would be appreciated.  Please contact the school office if you’re interested.

For all sessions,

the school first aid box is on hand, but as this is outside school hours, we do ask please, that the parents supervise play at all times, as the school staff will not be on duty at this time.

School Photographs:

A big thanks to our Priory parent Sean Dillow, who has been very busy all week taking photos of all our pupils.   When the photographs are ready to order, all children will come home with a form in their book bags, so you will be able to order directly with Sean online.  We will also be organising a whole school photo in early May which will be available to all parents to purchase in the same manner, at a later stage.

Governor Vacancy:

Please see the advert at the end of this newsletter for details regarding the Governor vacancy.

Perform Workshops:

Thank you to the Priory PTA who have arranged and funded some drama workshops for each class, towards the end of May.  These drama workshops are designed to complement and enrich the curriculum learning.

Maths – AIM High Maths 

On Tuesday this week Mrs Adams and Mrs Taylor (Year R, 2 and 5 Mum – thank you for your help and support throughout the day) accompanied a group of 14 Year 3 and 4 Mathematicians to South View Federation School to spend a day with the well-known Mathematician and Primary Maths Consultant Andrew Jeffrey.

Throughout the exciting day the children learnt about the skills that mathematicians have; how they wonder, theorise, test, prove and change their minds about all things mathematical. Through games and fun activities, the children were challenged to think, create mathematical rules and above all understand that maths is not all about getting the calculations right! Our 14 pupils were enthused and engaged all day as they tried activities and discussed their ideas. It was great to see their confidence and vocabulary as mathematicians grow. Well done Year 3 and 4!

House Points…




Sports News…

Inspirational Sports Assembly Series

We are beyond excited to announce our first confirmation for the June Festival of Sport assemblies – World Champion BMXer AND ex-Priory student Sarah-Jane Nichols! SJ won the over 16s Girls World Championships in 1987 aged just 17 and has just qualified for this year’s World Championships 36 years later! This event has been organised by the wonderful Mason family (Arthur YR3 and Otto YRR). Both boys are competitive BMXers and will take part in introducing children to an inspirational sports woman and the exciting hi octane world of BMX.

Can you help?

Get in touch if you know anyone involved in competitive sport at a high level (past or present) that might be interested in coming into school for an assembly. Thank you.

TAG RUGBY – The Final Round! HOME GAMES – Match report – Mrs Adams

Pride of The Priory – On a cold, and what turned out to be an incredibly wet afternoon, our fantastic Rugby squad from year 5 and 6 put in another incredible (and arguably their best) performance of the final round of League matches that they have been playing this year. Our – almost – unbeatable squad came away with 3 wins and 1 draw whilst displaying even more brilliant defending and impressive running rugby throughout the afternoon. The torrential rain did not dampen their determination to play well as a team and win!

They were successful in their first 3 games with the following scores –

Priory 3 v Silchester 2

Priory 2 v Bramley 0

Priory 4 v Burnham Copse 2

Priory 3 v Sherborne St John 3

In their final match the team achieved a 3 all draw v Sherborne St John in a closely fought game. We narrowly missed a win, when in the last 45 seconds of the game, we had the restart but unfortunately spilled a very wet and slippery ball forward as it just touched down over the try line.

To finish the round of tournaments on home ground was brilliant – thanks once again to our unwavering parent supporters and Mr Candy who has supported with coaching and supporting the players at these events. It was great to have Mr Walsh, Mrs Marzetti, Mr Cripps and Coach Zack (who runs the weekly in-school team training sessions) watching and cheering for our fantastic team.  I am beyond proud of all that they have achieved. We will find out where we have come in the overall league soon – so watch this space!


Curveball Club information and sign up…


All starting from  Tuesday 23rd April. 

Tag Rugby Tuesdays

YR to Y3

Y4 to Y6

Basketball Wednesdays

Netball Wednesdays

Hockey Thursdays

YR to Y3

Y4 to Y6

DodgeBall Fridays

Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

Star of Wonder Awards

YEAR R: Pranaya, Isabel and Ottilie

YEAR 1: George, Jago, Lottie and Freddie

YEAR 2: Dabira, Rose and Tayana

YEAR 3: Emilia, Nicholas, Coen S and Timmy

YEAR 4: Alyx, Alexander and Darcey

YEAR 5: Summer, Robert, Harry B and Hetty

YEAR 6: Erys, Max D and Phoebe

News from Year R…

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

The children were introduced to the story Rosie Revere Engineer. They discussed how Rosie fears failure of her inventions going wrong. The children also spoke about how you should not give up and you must keep trying to succeed.

All of the children joined Rosie’s Engineering Academy where the children all became engineers. They were then given a challenge. They were told that our school field was flooded and we needed to build a bridge over it to get to the other side. The children then went on to design and build a bridge using different resources of their choice. Duplo, wooden blocks, tyres and planks of wood were all used as part of the bridge making process.

In Maths the children explored different shapes and looked at how shapes are still the same even if they are rotated. We also discussed that rotation is a circular movement. The children listened to the story Mr Gumpy’s Motor Car where we discussed the different shapes seen on Mr Gumpy’s car.

In Gymnastics the children practised making different shapes with their bodies, specifically tuck, straight and star shapes. The children also used benches to move along in different ways and explore making the different shapes using the benches.

Next week:

The children will continue their work linked to the story Rosie Revere Engineer and will have the opportunity to make their own models/inventions. The children will be looking at ideas for their models/inventions and will be writing a list of what they might need to make their model. Please could we ask for any spare junk modelling materials to ensure that the children have enough resources to make their own model. Please could these be sent in on Monday. Suggested items could be cereal boxes, yoghurt pots, bottle tops, toilet paper tubes etc.

In Maths the children will continue exploring ‘shape’. They will specifically focus on 2D shape pictures and will be working in pairs to copy a shape picture that their partner makes. They will also be looking at finding 2D shapes within 3D shapes e.g. a cube has all square faces.

In Gymnastics the children will be continuing their work on creating different shapes with their bodies. They will also be exploring different ways to move round the room focusing on height and speed. We will also be getting out some of the gymnastics equipment to practise the skills of moving in different ways along the equipment and creating the different shapes on different pieces of equipment.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year R team

Summer Camp information…

Summer Clubs

Please note that there will be two new summer camps running at The Priory this summer and The Oaks will continue to run their summer club at Mortimer St Mary’s.

News from the PTA…


Safeguarding and Wellbeing

Reporting Harmful Content

Unfortunately, children and young people are often the recipient of various forms of inappropriate content and abusive behaviours online, including grooming attempts, trolling, and cyberbullying. But children and young people do not always report it – why not?

The  Reporting Harmful Content shareable helps you to understand some of the reasons why they may not report and ways you can encourage them to do so.

Social Media 101

With social media platforms constantly evolving…are you up to date with age restrictions, popular features and potential risks?

Whether the children in your care use Instagram, TikTok, or any new platform, our Social Media 101 shareable is a valuable resource to help you understand the key features of social media platforms, the risks they present and what you can do to protect young people in your care.

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