Upcoming Events

Monday 10th July

Yr2 & 6 Fire Safety

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 11th July

Move up morning 
Yr. 6 Life skills
Yr.2 & Yr. 6 Swimming

1-3pm Guitar lessons
3.15- 3.45- Drumming lessons
3.15-4.15pm YR3 Tag Ruby Club
3.15-4.30pm Gardening Club
3.15-6pm-The Oaks after school club

Wednesday 12th July

Yr. 6 Life skills
 New Year R move up morning number 2 

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 13th July

Yr6. Production Dress Rehearsal

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 14th July

10am – Rocksteady Concert 
6pm- 7.30pm- Yr.6 Production 

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


Vegetable Pasta

Beef Bolognaise Pasta

Fish Cakes & Sauté Potatoes



Iced Sponge




Priory Pizza & Potato Wedges

Chicken Curry & Rice


Green Beans



Vegetable Diamonds

Roast Turkey with
Sage & Onion

Roast Potatoes
Roast Parsnips

Apple Crumble
& Custard
Ice Cream


Jacket potato

Cheese & Beans

Chicken Wrap

Veggie Wrap



Ice Cream




Veg Stir Fry  & Rice

Breaded Fish

Mince & Onion Pie




Priory Sponge


PTA thanks

The PTA works hard to raise money to help our school. 

This week we received confirmation to receive £400 worth of new non-fiction books that will be made available for the children in all classes to read at school and at home. 

Thank you PTA!

Football Match 

A big well done to the Year 5 and 6 girls and boys who represented The Priory in a football match against Silchester on Monday. Two teams played and both teams won (6 -1 and 1 – 0)!

It’s lovely to win, but equally important to enjoy playing and show a good sporting attitude throughout. 

We are very proud of the attitude that our players demonstrated during the match. 

Well done to all of our players!

Here are the write-ups from the team captains:

On Monday, the Priory school football team went to play a match at Silchester school. It was a tough match but in the last play Max Dillow made a great move and scored a goal. Silchester were then given a penalty in the last second, it was a tense moment for the team, but Teddy B pulled off an amazing save and we won the match!   – Ava B (Team B Captain)

Flute music

Well done to Emma from Year 6 and Annie for Year R, who treated the rest of the students to a beautiful piece of flute music this week. These girls are learning with Sam Gill, who comes in to do flute lessons every week at The Priory. Sam gave out some flyers to children who were interested in learning to play the flute. 

Arts Week 

The pupils have produced some lovely pieces of art during out Arts Week. Thank you to Mrs Britt, our Art and DT Lead, for arranging some excellent activities. Thank you also to the PTA for funding a visiting artist, Jo Richards, to come and work with some of our classes. Jo was impressed with the children’s attitudes and skills and will be coming back next week to work with some our younger artists. 

We will communicate soon about how parents can come in to view some of the art that has been produced this week.

House Points…





Unfortunately we have seen an increase in incidents of swearing and bad language choices in school over the last few weeks. In school the children are spoken to about these inappropriate choices and how to make better choices and avoid using or sharing swear words and gestures. However there are a range of reasons which lead to school aged children and pre-teens using swear words and bad language.

Swearing: why do children do it?

When school-age children and pre-teens swear, it’s usually to express negative feelings. It’s often a response to something painful, upsetting or frustrating.

Children might also swear to fit in socially. They might be trying to be part of the group, or to stand out by being funny or adding shock value to their talk. Children might also be imitating others when they swear.

Some children swear because it gets a strong reaction from their parents.

As a school we need your parental support to ensure that our children understand why swearing is unacceptable and inappropriate at school and we need your help and support to discourage swearing in the longer term. The following are ideas and suggestions to help when dealing with incidents of swearing.

When children swear: what to do

If you know why your child is swearing, it can help you to decide on the best way to respond. It’s usually a good idea to speak with school-age children and pre-teens about their choice of words. They might or might not fully understand a swear word’s meaning. But they do understand that words can hurt or offend others.

Swearing to get a reaction
Your reaction will influence whether your child swears again. For example, if you laugh or react strongly, your child might enjoy the attention and be more likely to do it again. Stay calm and explain clearly that the word your child used is not OK. You could also explain that the word might hurt other people’s feelings. This will go a long way towards preventing future swearing.

Swearing to fit in socially
If you think your child is swearing to fit in socially, try talking with your child about why they think their friends swear. You could talk about other ways your child can feel accepted. For example, there might be another ‘cool’ expression your child could use.

As children get older, it’s good to remind them that they can use different language with different groups of people – but that some words are never acceptable. It might not be realistic to expect your older child not to swear around their friends, but you might be able to help them understand which words are less offensive.

Swearing out of anger and frustration
If the swearing is because of anger or frustration, you can help your child name their emotions – for example, ‘I can see you’re really angry’. It’s important for your child to know that it’s OK to feel these emotions, but it’s better to express them in more appropriate words.

You might need to help your child calm down from strong emotions like anger or frustration. Then you can teach your child other ways of managing strong feelings like counting to 10, taking deep breaths or talking about difficult feelings.

You can also encourage your child to use other words that aren’t offensive. For example, you could suggest ‘flip’ or ‘shivers’ or even funny words that you and your child make up together.

Discouraging swearing and encouraging respectful language

If you want to discourage swearing in the longer term, it’s a good idea for the adults in your family to discuss and agree on acceptable language, and discuss this with your child. You can’t stop people swearing around your child when you’re out and about, but you can help your child to learn what’s acceptable in your family. For example, in some families, expressions like ‘Oh my god’ are OK, but other words aren’t.

If you have family rules about respectful language, it’ll be easier to point out when your child is using unacceptable language. For example, you might say, ‘Please use a more respectful word’, or ‘Remember, that’s not a word we use in our home’.

And it’s less confusing for children if the rules about swearing apply to adults as well as children. If you want your children to avoid swearing, you and the other adults in your home need to avoid it too.

If you’re co-parenting and you and your ex-partner can’t agree on rules about swearing, just tell your child that you have different rules and say which words aren’t OK in your home. Children can learn quite quickly when and where it’s acceptable to swear.

Here are more ideas to encourage respectful speaking and reduce swearing in your family:

  • Explain to your child that some words that are acceptable at home might not be acceptable at school (or church or other children’s homes). Different places have different rules.
  • Think of other words to use if you find it hard to stop swearing, and other ways to handle difficult situations. For example, instead of swearing, you could say something like, ‘I feel really frustrated or angry’. This way you’re modelling better ways of expressing feelings. If your child has heard you swearing, it can also help to explain why you were swearing.
  • Praise your child when you notice them dealing more appropriately with anger or frustration. For example, if your child tells you that a friend was using swear words to tease them, praise your child for walking away from the situation and not using those words themselves.
  • Be aware of what your child watches, listens to and plays with. Monitor what your child is seeing on platforms like YouTube and TikTok, and check the ratings for TV shows, movies, games and apps. It’s also a good idea to have TVs, computers and other devices in areas where you can easily see them.

Your child will hear words in public that you’ve said are unacceptable. It’s good to be prepared for this situation. If your child asks you why somebody is using a swear word, you could talk about how people in different families have different rules.

When children push the boundaries with swearing

Some children will keep pushing swearing boundaries after being told not to. If you find yourself in this situation, you could try the following strategies:

  • Clearly state the rules. For example, you could say, ‘We use respectful language in this family’.
  • Clearly state that you won’t tolerate any abusive behaviour or language that’s directed towards others. School-age children can understand about hurting other people’s feelings.
  • Tell your child what the consequences will be if you hear swear words – for example, quiet time or time-out or loss of privileges like TV time, pocket money and so on.
  • Praise your child for not swearing in situations where they normally would. Or if your child has gone a long time without swearing, tell them how proud you are that they’ve used manners and respectful language.

Where did my child hear that word?

Children pick up swear words from many sources, outside and inside the home and through the media. Not all children learn swearing from their parents.

Friends and peers will also influence your child. Children will pick up new words as their social circle expands to include playmates, school friends and older children.

Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

This Weeks Stars of Wonder

Year R 

Teddy & Caleb

Year 1

Ella, Harry & Jessie

Year 2

Louis, Mo & Sofia

Year 3

Alannah, Austin & Jolie

Year 4


Year 5

Ella & Evie

Year 6

Hayden, Jake, Teddy, Emma, Florence & Beatrice E

Congratulations to all! 

Reception Year News

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

This week the children have been getting creative for Arts week. The children have made some wonderful characters using the boxes that the children had brought in. They began by painting their boxes their favourite colours. Once the boxes had dried the children added arms, legs and facial features to their characters. The children have all worked hard on their characters this week and the final products are fantastic.

Arts Week has been based around the theme of ‘Identity’. In addition to creating our own characters the children also listened to the story ‘Incredible You’ and discussed different things like their favourite colours and things that they feel they are good at.

The children have also been working on number formation to practise forming each number in the correct way.

The children have also been continuing their work on The Gigantic Turnip. They have been thinking about the different characters that tried to pull the turnip out of the ground and writing about their favourite one.

Next week:

The children will be discussing their memories of Year R and talking about Year 1. The children will have the opportunity to ask questions that they might have about Year 1.

In PSHE the children are going to be learning about growing bigger and discussing what the children can do now that they couldn’t do as a baby. The children will also be thinking about their own bodies and talking about how there are parts of our body that are private. The children will be drawing round their bodies and labelling the different parts of their body.

The children will also have the opportunity to watch the Year 6 production, some drumming performances and the Rock Steady concert so it will certainly be a busy week.

Have a lovely weekend

The Year R Team

Extra Activities

Please note that we intend to continue with bikeability for Year 6 in the future, but if you would like extra holiday sessions, please contact the company.

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