This week we have made a big jump in our journey to become Global Citizens by running an international week. Across the week the pupils in each of the classes have done a deep dive study into one country. They have studied a range of aspects of that one country including cultures, customs, language, physical and human geography, flag, religion, currency and history to name a few. The aim of this has been for the pupils to see that each country has its own identity, and to respect the differences and similarities between other countries and our own.
The week culminated in an Around The World trip, where each child had the opportunity to visit different countries (classrooms), and explore the wonders on show. To get their passport stamped they had to answer (differentiated) questions. It has been a great week!
Year R- Italy Europe
Year 1 – Australia, Oceania
Year 2 – Japan, Asia
Year 3 – France, Europe
Year 4 – Argentina, South America
Year 5 – Ghana, Africa
Year 6 – Canada, North America
Teaching arrangements for next academic year
I am pleased to announce that we have successfully appointed a teacher to join our team next academic year. Amy Hollingshead will start at The Priory in September and will replace Mrs Dinah who has now left The Priory.
The teaching arrangements for next year will be as follows:
Year R – Mrs Austin and Mrs Ewins
Year 1 – Mrs Hollingshead
Year 2 – Mrs Britt and Mrs Hughes
Year 3 – Mrs Marzetti and Mrs Sowden
Year 4 – Mr Cripps
Year 5 – Mrs Coe
Year 6 – Mrs Heathcote
Arrangements for the Learning Support Assistants will follow.
Hi all! My name is Miss Hollingshead and I am thrilled to be joining The Priory Primary School this September as a Year 1 Class Teacher.
I have just finished my BA (Hons) Primary Education degree at the University of Brighton, specialising in mathematics and I will be graduating in July. This will be my first ECT teaching year and my first ever class so I am very excited to get started! As part of my degree, I have gained lots of experience in schools, specifically in Key Stage 1 where I completed my final placement in a Year 2 class for 4 months.
I love travelling and exploring places around the world. I am just about to go on a month’s trip to Thailand this summer which I am very excited for! Other passions of mine are music, painting and performing arts. I have been in a number of theatre shows, some being ‘Bugsy Malone’ and ‘Into the Woods.’
I cannot wait to join the excellent staff team at The Priory and begin my teaching journey at such a wonderful school.
Year 5 Mathematics Master Class
This week saw eight of our year 5 mathematicians face a range of maths challenges in a competition hosted and run by The Hurst school. After arriving via minibus, the teams were welcomed into the school hall where other local schools had gathered to take part. The children tackled a set of 10 questions with a 40 minute time limit – many of the questions were really difficult and would have challenged even the most experienced of maths brains – Mr Webb and I both had to work hard to figure some of the questions out ourselves! We were allowed to guide and steer the teams, but not give them the answers. On hand was a group of helpful Hurst Year 10 maths students. This round was followed by a logic round and the morning was rounded off with a quick fire team game.
The children worked incredibly hard and well as a team – we were very proud of them all!
Year 2 Trip to QMC
Year 2 had a fantastic time this week at the QMC Science Centre. The children were learning about the habitats of mini beasts. They spent the day pond dipping for newts, searching under tree stumps, looking through compost, exploring the science garden and creating a wormery. A lot was learnt about the variety of mini-beast and a brilliant day was had by all!
We have a large amount of lost property that has built up over the course of the school year. Please can you check the box for any items that may be yours. The deadline for collecting your lost property will be next Friday (30th June) and after this we will be giving the left items to the PTA for them to make use of.
Please make sure your child brings a water bottle with them to school. It is very hot at the moment and students are regularly filling their bottles. Please can you remind your child that if they do have to borrow a cup because they have forgotten their water bottle, to keep that plastic with them all day so they can continue to re-use it.