Governor Vacancies!

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Would you like the chance to have a say in key decisions at our school and to make a real contribution to the local community by becoming a School Governor? If so, please read the flyer attached to this post:

Governor Vacancies

If you have approximately 10 hours per term to spare and would be interested in becoming either a Partnership or a Local Authority Governor, or would like further information, please contact: office@prioryschool.com.

Governor Vacancies

Posted by Priory School

Would you like the chance to have a say in key decisions at our school and to make a real contribution to the local community by becoming a School Governor? If so, please read the flyer attached to this post:

Governor Vacancies

If you have approximately 10 hours per term to spare and would be interested in becoming either a Partnership or a Local Authority Governor, or would like further information, please contact: office@prioryschool.com.

Catch Up Award!

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Mrs. Pearce and Miss Perry, who run the CatchUp program at Priory School, collected their Excellence Awards last week at the CatchUp Cardiff seminar!

Read more here!

Roald Dahl Day

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Dahl-licious Dress Up

This Tuesday, the corridors and classrooms of Priory were filled with famous characters from Roald Dahl’s superb stories. Every child and staff member had made a real effort and the effect was fantastic. During the day, children took part in activities to celebrate what would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th birthday. Each year group had a different story to focus on:

  • The Resource, Reception and Year 1 studied The Enormous Crocodile. They read and listened to the story and completed activities to describe the crocodile and count his sharp teeth!
  • Year 2 studied The Twits. They learnt all about the gruesome twosome and, in the afternoon, made their own versions of Mr Twit’s disgusting beard!
  • Year 3 had a superb day studying George’s Marvellous Medicine! In maths, they planned a party for fictional Roald Dahl characters and completed a challenge to work out where they would sit. They then created their own marvellous medicine recipes and made them in the afternoon. They took them home afterwards…just in case!
  • Year 4 spent the day studying Fantastic Mr Fox. The teachers all dressed in this theme and the children explored the characters and the battle between the cunning fox and the evil farmers Boris, Bunce and Bean.
  • Year 5 wrote about their best and worst dream as they were exploring the story of the BFG. In the afternoon the children created beautiful dreamcatchers by weaving yarn, beads and feathers onto a paper plate hoop.
  • Year 6 had a strange Roald Dahl Day as some of the children were completing their 11+. The children remaining watched a documentary about the author’s life and read his Revolting Rhymes. They then tried to copy his style by creating their own poetry.

Although all the children looked superb, a winner for the most imaginative costume was awarded in each year group. The won a limited edition of The Roald Dahl Oxford Dictionary which includes lots of Roald Dahl’s made-up words and is illustrated by Quentin Blake.

Sporting Legend Duncan Goodhew

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Sporting legend Duncan Goodhew raises awareness of childrens’ fitness on BBC Radio 2 yesterday morning with a discussion on getting more children active and into the swimming pool. Click on the link below to go to iPlayer to listen:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07thj2v

School Direct Training

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Please see the message below from the Burnham Teaching Partnership:

We have arranged to hold a Train to Teach information evening at BGS on Tuesday 18 October at 6.30pm in the Library. Please find attached the flyer and advertisement containing more information on this event:

Open Evening Advert

Open Evening Information

 

Resource News

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ORS got into the spirit of Roald Dahl Day by dressing up in a wonderful array of costumes – from the BGF to The Witches, from George (and a home-made box of medical items) to Willy Wonka and finally with 2 Fantastic Mr Foxes! We enjoyed reading The Enormous Crocodile and making material collages linked to the story. Well done everyone!

Mile a Day

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Our ‘Mile a day’ initiative is up and running (excuse the pun!) and we are delighted with the start! The children seem to really enjoy using the new track. (For further details of this please visit the mile a day website). In light of the government childhood obesity strategy (August 2016 – for more information please click here), Mr Molland and Jo McGovern attended a Sport and Healthy Lifestyles conference at Westminster this week to further strengthen our commitment to setting up all children for a healthy, active life.  Thye were alarmed to discover that 1 in 5 children in reception, rising to 1 in 3 in Year 6, are deemed to be obese.

They were also lucky enough to meet Elaine Wyllie, who is the founder of the Mile a Day and was named teacher of the year at the Pride of Britain awards last October. She was full of praise for what we are doing at Priory as we attempt to become the largest school in the UK to adopt the initiative and we hope that she will visit our school in the future.