Upcoming Events

Monday 15th May

Year 4 QMC Science Centre Trip
Year 3 & Year 6 Individual School Photos
3.15pm-4.15pm Netball Club
3.15pm-4.30pm Gol Football Club

Tuesday 16th May

Year 5 QMC Science Centre trip
Year R & Year 4 individual photos
1-3pm Guitar lessons
3.15- 3.45- Drumming lessons
3.15-4.15pm YR3 Tag Ruby Club
3.15-4.30pm Gardening Club
3.15pm-4.15pm- Board Games and Puzzles club (Yrs R, 1 and 2)
3.15-6pm-The Oaks after school club

Wednesday 17th May

Year 1 & Year 2 individual school photos
1-3.30pm- Piano lessons
1pm- Flute lessons
3.30pm- 4.30pm- Drumming lessons
3.15-6pm—The Oaks after school club

Thursday 18th May

Year 5 Individual School Photos & School Sibling Photos
3.30-4.30pm Drama club
3 .15-4.15pm Y4-6 Tag Rugby Club
3.15-6pm—The Oaks after school club

Friday 19th May

8.30-11am- Rocksteady
2.40 pm- Awards assembly
3.15-4.30pm- Multi Sports club
3.15-4.15pm- Singing Club (Yrs 3,4,5 and 6)
3.15-6pm—The Oaks after school club

Menu this week


Cheesy Pasta & roll

Fish Fingers & Diced Potatoes



Lemon Drizzle Cake


Ice Cream


Quorn Sausages

Sherfield Sausages

Somerset Stew with Cheddar & Parsley Mash

Roll or Mash


Bakes Beans



Roasted Pepper Tart

Roast Turkey with
Sage & Onion

Roast Potatoes
Roast Parsnips

Apple Crumble
& Custard
Ice Cream


Jacket Potato with Cheese & Beans

Beef Lasagne & Garlic Bread

Tuna Salad & Garlic Bread


Green Beans

Ice Cream


Banana Custard


Butternut Squash Bake

Breaded Fish

Honey Roast Gammon







Headteacher Update

We are hoping that the warmer weather is finally here. Many pupils are in summer uniform and Mr Henry has mown the field ready for summer field play times, but the weather hasn’t been playing ball recently. 

However, the Priory pupils don’t usually let weather get in the way of fun and it’s been lovely to see children of all ages playing games together on the field, playground and adventure trail. Everything is now in full bloom (May was always my favourite month in the UK) including the new trees that the Eco Council and Gardening Club have planted along the front fence of the school.

Thank you Mrs Hawtin

Today is the last day at The Priory for Mrs Hawtin who has worked at The Priory for 20 years!

She has helped so many children during her time here and we’re really going to miss her. She is now retiring with enough energy to enjoy spending time with her family. Good luck, Mrs Hawtin!

Year 6 SATS

Year 6 have just finished their week of SATs today. They have done a brilliant job of keeping their focus levels high and their stress levels down. After quite a turbulent term, they have behaved and applied themselves impeccably and we’re very proud of them. Now they can enjoy their bowling trip today and many other fun activities that lie ahead in their final term at The Priory.

Events Left for this School Year

15-18 May- Individual and Sibling Photos
22-26th May- Y6 Bikeability
23rd May- School Readiness Workshop for Prospective Year R parents. 6.00- 7.30 pm – Run by Suzanne Shields Barnado’s Community Officer
25th May- The Priory Primary School Open Day. Sessions at 9.30 am and 1.30 pm
25th May- Student First Aid workshops
29th May – 2nd June- Half term
5th June- Year 5 and 6 Information Session with Coram Life for RSE (Relationship and Sex Education) workshops (6pm via zoom)
6th June– Swimming for year 2 and 6 starts
13th June- Year 5 and 6 RSE workshops delivered by Coram Life in school
5-16th June- Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check
5-9th June- Sports Week
Thursday 8th June- Sports Day – all year groups – 9am -1pm
12-16th June- Year 1 Phonics Screening Check
19-23rd June- International Week
26-30th June- Year 6 Residential Trip – Osmington Bay
3-7th July- Art Week
Saturday 8th July- Summer Fair
Tuesday 11th (Wednesday 12th July – reserve date)- Year group move up morning to meet new teachers for academic year 2023/24
Tuesday 18th July- End of Year Reports issued to parents
Wednesday 19th July- 2.00 pm Year 6 Leavers’ Assembly
4-7pm Year 6 Leavers’ Party
Thursday 20th July- Last day of the 2022-23 academic year

Provisional dates 

Osmington Bay Information Session for Parents- Tuesday 23rd May 3.30pm

Year 6 End of year Production – Tuesday 11th July

House Points…





Congratulations to Louis Jeavons-Dann who won the award ‘most improved player’ for the U8 boys, at the recent junior awards day at Yateley Hockey Club.

Safeguarding and Wellbeing

On the theme of ‘anxiety’, this year’s Mental Health Awareness Week is from 15 to 21 May.

Children and adults can experience anxiety at any stage in life, as a natural emotion in all of us, but it can become a mental health problem when it gets out of control or increases to a level where our ability to function in everyday life is significantly impacted. 

With the focus on anxiety as part of this year’s national week the aim is to both raise awareness and flag the sources of support for adults, children and young people. The website below provides a wide range of resources for support and how to get involved with the events of the week. 


Support for anxiety in children and young people. 

There is a wealth of resources and agencies who can support parents who may have children and young people experiencing anxiety issues. 

Online resources that can be accessed from a range of organisations include:

  •  Locally, Hampshire CAMHS have advice, resources and even their referral pathways available on their website. The site is organised for young people, parents/carers as well as professionals and it has a wealth of information about anxiety; its signs and symptoms as well as strategies and techniques for supporting an anxious child or young person. 

The link below takes you directly to the Parents/Carers section, where you can locate links to help for a range of issues – 


More specifically information and help about anxiety  can be found here – https://hampshirecamhs.nhs.uk/help/parents-carers/anxiety-professionals/

In this section there is a really useful workbook that provides you and your child with an explanation about anxiety, and how it is a natural reaction that we can all experience in our lives, whatever age we are. Included in the book are lots of proven techniques for helping us to deal with anxiety when it happens. 

As a parent/carer it is a great tool to use with your child. You can discuss how they are feeling, why their body might feel the way it does when they are anxious, what might be the prompting events that lead to anxious feelings, and what you can learn to do when you are feeling anxious. 


At school, members of our pastoral team are available to help, support if you have concerns about your child and any anxieties that they may be experiencing. (Pastoral team – Mrs Adams/Mrs Selwood/Mrs West)

Reception Year News

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

In PSHE this week the children learnt about ‘healthy eating’. They learnt about different food groups (carbohydrates, proteins, dairy, fruit and vegetables) and learnt what jobs these food groups do for our bodies. We discussed different foods and thought about what food group they would be in too. The children then went and designed their own healthy lunch and drew the different items onto a plate.

In Maths the children have been learning about ‘doubling’. They have all done very well and have enjoyed playing lots of doubling games e.g. using 2 dice to try and roll a double and work out the total. It was very exciting when the dice kept rolling doubles!

As part of our work on ‘Billy’s Bucket’ the children have become authors themselves. They planned a story of their own inspired by ‘Billy’s bucket’. The children thought about their own under the sea characters in their story and drew and wrote about what might happen in their own story. There were lots of imaginative ideas!

Next week:

The children will be exploring different items and thinking about whether they float or sink in water. They will also have the opportunity to make their own plasticine boats and will test them in water to see if they float.

Linking to our Under the Sea theme this term the children will be learning some ‘sea animal’ facts and choosing some of these to write down.

They will also be making some under the sea animals throughout the week and playing some ‘guess the sea animal’ games.

In Maths the children will be focusing on ‘sharing’. They will be exploring how they can share objects in different ways and how they can be shared fairly. In addition to this the children will be practising their number formation, which will better prepare them for Year 1 where they will be writing numbers more frequently.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year R Team.

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