Upcoming Events

Monday 2nd October

8.50am- House Point Assembly
1-3pm Guitar Lessons with Adele
3.15pm-4.30pm Gol Football Club
3.15pm-4.15pm- Gardening Club
3.15-6pm-The Oaks after school club

Tuesday 3rd October

Settling in meetings 2.40pm-5.30pm

Yr 5/6 Netball taster session 2.15pm-3pm 

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

Wednesday 4th October

2pm- Yr 5/6 Tag Rugby try-outs

11am – Piano lessons
1pm- Flute lessons
3.30pm- 4.30pm- Drumming lessons
2.40pm- Singing Assembly
3.15-6pm—The Oaks after school club

Thursday 5th October

SCHOOL CENSUS LUNCH DAY- Please encourage your child to have a school lunch on this day if possible. 

Settling in meetings 4.50pm-7.30pm 

11am-3.15pm- Piano Lessons
3.20-4.20pm Drama club
3 .15-4.15pm Hockey with Curveball Coaching
3.15-6pm—The Oaks after school club

Friday 6th October 

8.30-11am- Rocksteady
2.40 pm- Awards assembly
3.15-6pm—The Oaks after school club

Menu this week


Vegetable Pasta

Beef Bolognaise Pasta

Jacket Potato with Tuna Sweetcorn Mayo



Iced Sponge




Priory Pizza

Chicken Supreme & Rice









Cheese & Chive Swirls

Roast Chicken with
Sage & Onion

Roast Potatoes
Roast Parsnips

Apple Crumble
& Custard
Ice Cream

or Fruit



Quorn Sausages

Sherfield Sausages

Cheesy Pasta


Baked Beans

Roll or Mash

Lemon Spice Slice


Ice Cream




Mixed Bean & Veg Chow Mein

Breaded Fish & Chips



Chocolate Cake & Chocolate Sauce



Dear Parents and Carers

Settling-in meetings

Thank you to all of the parents who have signed up for the settling-in meetings on Tuesday 3rd and Thursday 5th October. These meetings will focus on the pastoral aspect of how well the pupils have settled into their new year group, and cover behaviour, friendships, concentration, speaking and listening skills, and adapting to the rules and routines of the class. The teachers will also briefly discuss how well the pupils have started with the curriculum so far.

If you have not yet signed up, please do so you have a chance to have a conversation with your child’s teacher.


Thank you to the parents who came to the PTA Annual General Meeting on Wednesday this week. Quite a lot of people have volunteered to be in the PTA committee and we are looking forward to working on more projects and events to enrich not just the children’s learning, but community cohesion this coming year.

News from the Sports Desk…

It’s been a busy few weeks behind the scenes at The Priory PE HQ and we have lots of great news to share about upcoming sports events for our school community. Over the coming months Years 5 and 6 will have the opportunity to compete in inter-school competition leagues in both mixed Netball and Tag Rugby. Our Tag Rugby team will be the first out of the gate with team tryouts scheduled for next week under the tutelage of Head Coach Zack. Our first match is in early November at Sherborne St John School.

In other news, table tennis fanatic Mr Walsh held team tryouts this week for a local school table tennis competition scheduled for 9th October. He was blown away by the ping pong talent at The Priory and will be taking 4 teams to the event. Team letters will go out to parents of participating children early next week.

Sports at The Priory is brought to life with the support of our parent community, and as we write a merry band of helpers is buried deep in the PE cupboard sorting out our equipment for this year. Fantastic effort, we really appreciate it! If you have particular skills or talent in sport or think there is some way you would like to support our teams or wider PE at The Priory please contact Mrs Marzetti at the Sports Desk!

Rotary International Shoebox Appeal

This term we will be supporting the Rotary International Shoebox appeal. This appeal aims to support disadvantaged and misplaced children in Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, and Ukraine. The children will be decorating boxes in class for items to go in, but we need your help with donations please.

Please, if you are able, can we request donations of the following (leaflets stating this information are also in school reception if you would like to take one):

Please note all items need to be in new or in ‘as new condition’.

As a school we will arrange the items into age groups and gender as requested so please just bring in any of the items you can from the list. A box for donations will be left in the main reception area as of Monday 2nd October. Please can any donations be made by Monday 16th October so that we can organise boxes ready for pick up.

Any help would be greatly appreciated and thank you in advance for your generosity.

House Points…





Safeguarding and Wellbeing

The TES ( Times Educational Supplement) has produced an excellent document to highlight the 7 key safeguarding concerns for schools and families to understand, be aware of and know how to deal if a child or young person experiences any of these issues. As well as offering information about these concerns it provides a list of resources and organisations to look to for advice, support and help.

Over the next few weeks our newsletter section will feature some of the information provided by the TES about these key areas of concern for those who are responsible for safeguarding children and young people; essentially it is therefore useful for us all, as we all have this responsibility in our daily adult lives.

This week the focus will consider the importance of recognising abuse and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES)

The importance of recognising abuse

As adults that work with, volunteer or care for children and young people we need to understand our responsibilities and how we need to work with others in partnership when it comes to safeguarding. To fulfil our roles effectively we need to ensure that we consider, at all times, what is in the best interests of the child or young person. We need to be aware that children and young people may not feel ready or know how to tell someone that they are being exploited, abused or neglected – they may not even understand that this is happening to them. They may not recognise that their experiences are harmful. A child may feel embarrassed, scared or threatened, but this should not prevent us from having the professional curiosity as a member of school staff or the observational concerns as a member of the public or a family member and therefore feel confident to report concerns to either a school designated safeguarding lead and/or the local authority in terms of Children’s Services and the Police.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

How can we help?

Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

This Weeks Stars of Wonder

Year 1

Lottie, Dylan & Charlotte

Year 2

Layla, Poppy, Primrose & Toby

Year 3

Immy, Harrison, Manpal & Gracie

Year 4

Eliza, Sophia & Arthur

Year 5

Fearne, Summer, Ruby, Isla & Eloise

Year 6

Olive, Charlie & Casper

Congratulations to all! 

Reception Year News

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

The children have enjoyed listening to the story ‘Aaargh Spider’ this week. They have been imagining themselves as a spider on their bedroom ceiling at home and have created some wonderful drawings of their bedrooms as if they were the spider on their ceiling. As a class the children have also discussed the different feelings of the spider throughout the story and why he might be feeling like that.

As part of our Spider theme the children have been learning some interesting facts about spiders. The children have also been making their own tissue paper spiders, which have been put up on display in the classroom.

In Maths the children have been gaining a deeper understanding of the numbers 1,2 and 3. They have been finding different ways to represent these numbers using different items in the classroom e.g. for the number 2 they could show 2 pencils, 2 fingers, 2 spots on a dice etc.

Next week:

We are going to be learning about our feelings and thinking about different the different emotions we might feel.

The children are going to be rereading the story ‘Aaargh Spider’ and acting it out. They will also be completing some writing to describe the spider.

In Maths the children are going to be thinking about 1 more and 1 less and playing some games to demonstrate their understanding of 1 more and 1 less.

Please could you send your child in with an empty clear plastic bottle (with lid) as we are going to be making ‘glitter shakers’ next week. We would like the bottles to be a maximum size of 500ml and we would like them in on Monday please. Do not worry if you don’t have any at home as we will have some spare bottles.

We have some unnamed snack pots that have been left in our classroom for a few days now. Please could you let us know if you are missing any snack pots and also make sure that all snack pots are named to make it easier for them to be returned home with the right child.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year R Team

Extra Activities

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