Upcoming Events

Monday 3rd July

Yr5/6 Football Match Vs Silchester 

3.15pm-4.15pm Netball Club
3.15pm- 4.15pm Percussion club
3.15pm-4.30pm Gol Football Club
3.15pm-4.15pm- Gardening Club
3.15-6pm-The Oaks after school club

Tuesday 4th July

Yr2 and Yr6 Swimming

KS1 Quad Kids competition

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 5th July

Yr. 3 Rainforest Café Trip 

Creature Teacher for Yr. 1, 3 and 5. 

11.30am – Piano lessons
1pm- Flute lessons
12.45pm- Guitar
3.30pm- 4.30pm- Drumming lessons
3.15-6pm—The Oaks after school club

Thursday 6th July

Yr.6 Hurst Transition Day

Piano Lessons
3.30-4.30pm Drama club
3 .15-4.15pm Y4-6 Tag Rugby Club
3.15-6pm—The Oaks after school club

Friday 7th July

Non-Uniform Day (please bring in bottles for Summer Fair tombola)

Yr. 3/4 Bowls Event  

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


Baked Beans



Roasted Pepper Tart

Roast Turkey with
Sage & Onion

Roast Potatoes
Roast Parsnips

Apple Crumble
& Custard
Ice Cream


Jacket potato

Cheese & Beans

Beef Lasagne & Garlic Bread

Tuna Salad & Garlic Bread


Green Beans

Ice Cream


Banana Custard


Butternut Squash Bake

Breaded Fish

Honey Roast Gammon








Friday 7th July – Non-school uniform for bottle tombola

Next week on Friday we will have a non-school uniform day in exchange for families sending in a bottle for the Summer Fair tombola. The bottle can be an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink. 

Please bring the bottles in on Friday only. Some PTA members will kindly collect the bottles ready for the tombola stall at the forthcoming Summer Fair.

Summer Fair Saturday 8th July

We are really looking forward to the Summer Fair which will be happening next Saturday 8th July. There will be many stalls with great food and music and a chance to enjoy a community event together. 

Please see the article from the PTA below for further details.

Arts Week 

Next week is arts week. 

If you have one, it would be good if you could send your child in with an apron or an old oversized shirt as we expect to be very creative! We will follow with updates and details next week of how you can come in to view some of the masterpieces that have been produced.

House Points…






There is quite a focus at present in education around children’s understanding and appropriate (or inappropriate) use of ‘banter’. 

This link to the Anti-Bullying Alliance blog, explains the difference between banter and bullying clearly. 

This is something we talk to the Priory pupils about through PSHE lessons and also as and when appropriate on the playground. It is useful for you as parents to see this information and back this up with your child(ren) at home. 

It’s not banter if: 

  1. You would be upset if somebody said it to you
  2. It is hurtful
  3. You’re not friends
  4. Someone’s asked you to stop
  5. The target isn’t laughing
  6. It focuses on someone’s insecurities

Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

This Weeks Stars of Wonder

Year R 

Xanthe, Olson & Sabela

Year 1

Joseph, Charlotte C, Theo & Toby

Year 2

George, Arthur, Lawson & Harvey

Year 3

Alexander, Oscar & Primrose

Year 4

Henry B, Joshua C, Joshua J & Hetty

Year 5

Annabella, Belle & Charlie

Year 6

Dharmadev, Charlotte & Samuel

Congratulations to all! 

Special Mention

Huge congratulations to Henri , Joshua  and Henry for representing The Priory in the annual Manydown Yogi Bear Tennis Tournament. They all played superb tennis and after dropping only one game, narrowly missed out on a place in the final, finishing third overall. It was a wonderful display of team spirit and sportsmanship. Well done Priory boys!

Reception Year News

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

At the beginning of the week the children met their Year 1 class teacher, Miss Hollingshead. She came in for the day on Monday and spent some time joining in with the children’s activities and getting to know each child. She also did a circle time with the children to get to know their names and likes/dislikes.

The children enjoyed looking at everyone’s baby photos this week. They had lots of fun trying to guess who it was in the class. Thank you to everyone for providing your child with a photo. Linked to exploring the baby photos we have been talking about the different stages of our growth from a baby to adulthood.

In Maths the children have been learning about repeating patterns and have been creating their own repeating patterns using natural materials in the outside area. They have also been making patterns using the pegs and peg boards and multilink cubes.

The children have also been learning the story ‘The Gigantic Turnip’ and creating their own story maps to remember the order of the story. They have also been drawing and painting turnips.

Next week:

Earlier in the week you should have received an email asking for boxes. Please could you bring in any empty cereal bar boxes or tissue boxes you may have by Monday as each child is going to need one to complete an art project for our Arts Week next week. Arts Week is linked around the theme ‘Identity’ and the children will be designing and creating their own character using the boxes.

In Maths the children will be focusing on number formation which will help prepare them for Year 1 where they will be writing numbers more often in their Maths sessions.

The children will also be continuing their work linked to the text ‘The Gigantic Turnip’. They will be discussing the different animals in the story and choosing their favourite one to write about.

Have a lovely weekend

The Year R team

Extra Activities

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