Dear Parents and Carers
World Science Day SDG Sessions and Gadget Sale
On Friday 10th November it is World Science Day and the theme for this is Peace & Development. To inspire our mini-scientists each class will be having a Science session this day based on the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). To raise awareness of science (and to raise funds for the school) will be selling science-based gadgets/toys at school that day.
The gadgets will all cost between £1-£2, and will be sold during break and lunch times, and also after school on the front playground. We will send a reminder closer to this date.
If any parents have a science-based job that they could talk about with a class please let us know at email@example.com (especially if the job links to the SDGs – image below)
Lunches and snacks
We had a very high number of students eating a school cooked lunch on Thursday 5th October which was our school census day. Thanks you very much for your support – this will help with funding for our school
We have noticed that some children have very big snacks at breaktime and this affects how much lunch they eat. Please ensure your child’s snack is:
- Easy to open
- Just big enough to see them through the session from break to lunch.
News from the sports desk…
What a busy week in Priory sportsville! Tuesday saw our first ‘Come & Try’ netball session for Years 5&6 with our wonderful new netball coaches Natalie Kingston (multi-tasking office manager and erstwhile PE teacher) and Kirsty Northcote (brilliant volunteer parent and experienced netball player). There was a massive turnout of boys and girls from both classes and everyone had a lot of fun! This will continue for the rest of this half term ahead of try-outs for the team on Tuesday 31st October. Our netball team will compete against other local schools over the autumn/winter, starting at home against Bishopswood on Wednesday 22nd November.
There was an equally impressive turnout at Wednesday’s Tag Rugby team try-outs for Years 5&6. Coach Zack was blown away by the energy, attitude and talent of the children and was unable to whittle it down to a team of just 12 from this one enormous showing. He has prepared a short list and those children will be invited to final try-outs for places this coming Wednesday 11th October – good luck everyone!
In news lower down the school, we are delighted to announce that The Priory will be hosting the Basingstoke area KS1 Quad Kids athletics event this year on 14th June. More news about that nearer the time but something for our younger athletes to look forward to!
As always, direct any news, views, offers and ideas to 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.