Upcoming Events

Monday 9th October

11am-1.30pm U11 Table Tennis Tournament 

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 10th October

 AIM High Writing Day Year 6 

2.15pm- 3pm Netball Practice

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 11th October

2pm- Yr 5/6 Tag Rugby training 

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 12th October

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

Friday 13th October

School Council Elections

Year 3 QMC Science Centre Trip

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

Menu this week


Tomato and Basil Pasta

Fish Cakes & Saute Potatoes



Flapjack or Ice Cream or Fruit


Jacket Potato Cheese and Beans

Beef Lasagne & Garlic Bread

Green Beans


Jelly or Grapes or Fruit


Cheese and Broccoli Slice

Roast Chicken with
Sage & Onion

Roast Potatoes
Roast Parsnips

Apple Crumble & Custard or Ice Cream or Fruit


Quorn Sausages

Sherfield Sausages

Roasted Pumpkin & Spinach Lasagne


Baked Beans

Roll or Mash

Lemon Spice Slice or Ice Cream or Fruit


Mexican Bean Wrap

Breaded Fish & Chips



Shortbread Biscuits or Fruit


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 office@priory.hants.sch.uk (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:

  • Healthy
  • 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.

House Points…





World Mental Health Day – 10 October 2023

The theme for this year’s World Mental Health Day is ‘Mental health is a universal human right’.

How to support your child’s emotional wellbeing within the home.

Please use the following link to read Hampshire County council ‘Back to Basics’ advise for empowering parents and carers to support their child’s emotional wellbeing within the home.


Star of Wonder & Special Mentions

This Weeks Stars of Wonder

Year 1

Teddy, Caleb. Henry & Olive

Year 2

Rose, Joseph, Nolan, Oscar & Teddy

Year 3

Arthur, Delilah, Daniel & Elodie

Year 4

Tilly, Toby & Darcey

Year 5

Joshua, Harry & Sophia

Year 6

Beatrice, Varity & Max

Congratulations to all! 

Student achievements – Rugby award

I got this trophy for always listening to the coaches and always working hard. Playing as part of a team is my strong point, and I am good at tackling the opposition in contact rugby.

Reception Year News

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

The children have enjoyed learning about different emotions this week. We have been demonstrating different emotions through our facial expressions and we have been discussing what might make us happy or sad. The children all made a ‘glitter shaker’ this week and we discussed that when they are feeling angry or sad they can shake the bottle and watch the glitter to help them feel calm.

Linked to the story ‘Aaargh Spider’ the children have been thinking of words to describe a spider and writing these down. They have also been drawing spiders and other minibeasts.

In Maths the children have been thinking about 1 more and 1 less and what this means. The children have been using multilink cubes to work out practically 1 more and 1 less than a number up to 3. They have also been looking at finding different ways to make 3.

It was lovely to see you all at the parent meetings this week. Thank you for your time and support.

Next week:

In Maths we will be focusing on shapes, specifically circles and triangles. The children will be going on a shape hunt round the school and discussing the properties of each shape.

In Phonics we will be reviewing the sounds we have introduced so far and we will also be checking which sounds each child can recall confidently.

The children will become authors next week and will be thinking about changing the spider character in the story ‘Aaargh Spider’. They will be using their imagination to make up a new character instead of a spider.

Have a lovely weekend.

The Year R Team

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