Well done and thank you to Clare Lissman and the PTA team for organising the Summer Fair. It was a lovely event that allowed many members of the school community to come together to enjoy food, drinks, bouncy castles, face painting, raffle, a dance performance, and much more. Some people even had the opportunity to soak Mr Walsh and Mr Webb in the stocks!
We managed to avoid the rain and the event ran all afternoon raising funds for the PTA.
Y6 Life Skills
Thank you to Mrs Clint and the Year 6 parents and volunteers who organised and delivered the Y6 life skills sessions this week. The children thoroughly enjoyed all of the activities such as sewing, making a bed, personal health and fitness, fixing a puncture, healthy foods, and more. We have multi skilled parents in Year 6 and it was also lovely to see the school nurse team helping.
Following last week’s football match, here is the write-up by Hadley, the Team A Captain:
On Monday, two teams went to Silchester school to play a friendly football match. We ended up winning both matches meaning 2 out of 2 teams were victorious! In team 2’s match they won 1-0 and Teddy Bowman kept them in it with a last minute penalty save! Team 1’s match ended in a score of 6-1! Thomas Bond scoring a hat-trick, Hayden Adams scoring 1 goal, Ryan Clint scoring 1 goal and last but not least, the captain Hadley Saunders scoring one goal finishing the match with a 6-1 win!
Hadley Saunders – Team A Captain
Year 3 Writing Task
This week students have been free writing in year 3 based on their Rainforest theme. Students had to write about surviving in the rainforest overnight and the following two pieces have been selected by Mrs Sowden to be shared with you all. Enjoy!
Alone in the Rainforest (by Arthur L, Y3)
I thought a lot about surviving in the rainforest. First, I knew I had to definitely make a shelter to sleep in. I got vines and little trees which got cut down by me with my penknife. I also built it near a moving and flowing stream because I didn’t build it near a little puddle because I heard it had germs in it. I also got some palm leaves called fronds because they are waterproof so when it’s raining it’s quite handy.
I knew I needed a companion so I tamed a cute, little, fluffy ocelot. It seemed to like me a lot. It’s always very naughty and messes up things. I thought that when it grows up, it could protect me. I knew I needed food so I walked over to the stream with my ocelot because it was smart at catching fish. I caught a few fish with my ocelot. I found dry sticks and a flint then I rubbed the flint together and almost as fast as a blink of an eye I threw the flints on top of the dry sticks and cooked the fishes to eat. The ocelot was very happy.
It was night time so I had to sleep. I slept and dreamed of my dad finding me. I soon noticed it was morning and woke up. Soon I heard calling, calling coming from… my dad! I soon ran to the calling, followed by my ocelot. I soon found my dad and he noticed I had a pet ocelot. The ocelot even let my dad pat him. I was soon rescued and sent back to my family. I even took my ocelot with me!
Alone in the Rainforest (by Tilly H, Y3)
First of all, I decided to look for a clear, shallow stream to get some water from so I took out my bottle that I had in my pocket. I filled it up and then I started to look around and found a nice clean place. Then I finally found one and looked around for any sticks, moss and leaves and definitely not going to forget vines. If I didn’t have vines I won’t be able to tie things together. So I started to look for them and after a few minutes I found lots of stuff and brought it the place I was going to build in and I got to work.
I put my sticks and moss and vines and leaves to the side. I started to dig with tools that I made and I wanted to dig very deep down so when I sleep I will be underground and no animals will be able to see me. So I dug and dug until a huge hole was in the ground. I was very proud of it so I had a little break for a few minutes under a tree then I got back to work.
I put the moss under there and after I put the moss there, I made a hole that my body would fit in next to my big hole. I joined it with the small hole so when I put the sticks on I could get into my hole. So I kept on working until I got to the sticks and tied them onto some trees with the vines, long ones. When I did that I started to add on some leaves.
After I did that I went to explore. Then I started to fish. I got 3 fishes. I was just about to go when a boa constrictor came to me and said, “Give me that food- it is mine.”
I shouted, “No!” So he started to chase after me and I didn’t have that much energy so I ran back to the base that I made and I put my bucket to jam it up. I went so quiet when it came slithering over and so it finally disappeared. Then I got out and made a fire with mummy’s glasses. I reflected the sun with them onto a pile of sticks. I grabbed my bucket and placed it onto the floor then I made a thing that holds the bucket up and lets it bake. I put the fish in it and after I made that I took a fish out of the bucket and ate it. It was yummy.
I went to bed with the bucket in the doorway and I went to sleep. It was really quiet. All I could hear was the birds.
In the morning I saw an aeroplane outside and it came down to get me so I went back to my house where I belong and I said thank you to the man.
Please if you have any spare children’s underwear (socks, pants, knickers) that your children may have grown out of (KS1 size age 4-8), please would you be able to donate this to school. We are running out of spares for when the younger children have accidents.
Many thanks in advance for this.
Last week of the school year
The last day of the academic year for the children is next Thursday 20th July. There will be an Inset day for school staff on Friday 21st July.
Class teachers will communicate with parents on Seesaw about what pupils can bring on the last day.
No Star of Wonder next week
There are many opportunities for student leadership at The Priory. This is especially true for our Year 6 pupils. At the start of next year we will choose most of the student leadership positions, but we are selecting new Year 6 House Captains and Sports Captains this year with the help of our current Y6 leaders.
After considering very good applications and interviews, the following pupils have been selected as House Captains for next academic year:
Kestrel – House Captain is Ella and Vice Captain is Olive
Hawk – House Captain is Charlotte and Vice Captain is Isla
Falcon – House Captain is Bea and Vice Captain is Alexander
Well done to these pupils and to everyone else who applied.
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.
Parents are invited into school ( school hall) from 2.45pm on Monday 17th July to view some of the artwork that was produced.
Falcon – *****
Hawk – *****
Kestrel – *****
The final scores will be revealed in the final house points assembly on Thursday! – which house will win the house cup this year? It has been very close….