Catering Mark

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Priory School are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Bronze Food For Life Catering Mark. This means that the meals your children are eating reach the high standards demanded of the award. It means you can be sure that the food is freshly prepared (the requirement for the award is 75%, we achieved 91%) using seasonal vegetables, meat that meets the UK animal welfare standards and eggs from free range hens. It contains no nasty food additives or trans fats and meets the government guidelines for food and nutrition. For more information have a look at http://www.foodforlife.org.uk/. We are really proud to receive this award and we will continue to keep our standard at this high level so as many children as possible can benefit from having a healthy school lunch.

Sports Update

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On the 22nd of March 2017, Priory Y5&6 tag rugby team set off for Bisham Abbey to compete in the Berkshire Finals School Games Level 3 tag rugby festival run by the RFU.

The children were participating in matches against other schools from Berkshire in a non-competitive environment. Scoring is based on TREDS (team work, respect, enjoyment, discipline and sportsmanship) Having being selected by Slough because of showing these values, we played some outstanding rugby passing the ball beautifully to each other. 

With the rain coming down, whenever a mistake was made, Team Priory were quick to recover managing to outscore our opponents in all five matches. Some of the teams had a big following of supporters, but this didn’t bother Team Priory who managed to run in outstanding individual and team tries. 

The most pleasing thing to watch was the leadership skills demonstrated by our students. Helping our opponents up off the floor, giving the tags back correctly when tackles were made and generally being a credit to their school. 

We demonstrated brilliant skills, passing the ball to other players in a better position  instead of trying to score . Taking it in turns to take the free throws and not showing poor body language when replaced and understanding that it is important for everyone play the same amount of time on the pitch. 

The PE team are immensely proud of our team, we received praise from coaches from other schools as well as the RFU coaches running the event. An outstanding achievement to all the students who were involved.

Well done to; Thomas M, Rudy, Lily, Zoe, Marta, Elizabeth, Finley, Jamie D, Jamie H, Kyle, Riah and Josh. 

Sports Update

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More leadership at Priory. Please read the netball report from the @yourschoolgames @sloughssn high5 netball competition.

Sports Update

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Our netball squad had a lovely day out competing in the @yourschoolgames @sloughssn #high5netball tournament yesterday. Very proud to reach the semi finals in a competitive environment #teampriory

Tag Rugby

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Last Friday, Priory School Tag Rugby teams took part in a completion organised by Slough Schools Sports Network.

We travelled to Slough Rugby Club by mini bus. When we arrived we started preparing for our first match. We separated into two teams; the green and the blues. We wished each other luck and set off towards the very muddy playing fields.

The green team, led by Mr Watson, played their first match against castle view school. After a close win, we prepared to play again.  We were very successful winning the majority of matches.

The blues and Mr Woodruff first faced Iqra. We then went on to play many more teams some better than others.

Sadly, due to the bad weather many schools were unable to attend. After our matches, Mr Watson organised some friendly games against teams from other groups.

We all had lots of fun and are confident that we showed good sportsmanship and discipline.

Unfortunately, it was time to leave soon. We were very happy with our performance and would like to thank the P.E team for organising such a great day out.

By Lily and Jena

Coming next week in Year 3

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Week beginning 27.03.17

In our English lessons this week we will be completing our work on Diary writing. The children will be writing their own diary entries about the arrival of the pilgrims in North America from the point of view of the native people. In order to write a successful diary entry the children will be;

  • Writing in the first person
  • Using the past tense
  • Writing about events in chronological order
  • Including vocabulary which describes thoughts and feelings

In Maths we will be focusing on time. Our learning objectives will be;

  • To use and understand the 12-hour and 24-hour clock;
  • To record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes, hours;
  • To use vocabulary such as o’clock, am/pm, morning, afternoon, noon and midnight.

Each week this half term we will be focusing on one of the Priory values. So far we have looked at ‘Teamwork’, ‘Effective Communication’, ‘Trust’  ‘Flexibility’ and ‘Making a difference’. This week we will be exploring ‘Positivity.’

On Thursday the we will be taking part in an exciting whole school ‘Maths Challenge Day.’ Over the course of the day the children will be watching a special mathematical performance and solving a number of mathematical problems and puzzles using a variety of skills.

Homework

The children have reading books, a comprehension task,  Mathletics tasks and spellings to learn for a test on Friday.

WATER BOTTLES

Lots of the children are asking to get a drink of water at various points during the day, particularly after ‘Mile a Day.’ Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school which can be kept in the classroom allowing easy access.

Many thanks,

The Year 3 team.

Coming this week in Year 3!

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Week beginning 20.03.17

In our English lessons this week we will continue with our unit of work on diary writing. The children will be analysing the structure and features of a diary. In our sentence level work will be focusing on complex sentences. The children will be learning how to construct a sentence with a main and subordinate clause and how to punctuate them using a comma.

In Maths we will be starting a geometry unit of work focusing on angles. The objectives for this unit are to;

·         recognise angles as a property of shape or a description of a turn;

·         Identify right angles, recognise that two right angles make a half-turn, three make three quarters & four a complete turn;

·         Identify whether angles are greater than or less than a right angle

We will be carrying out lots of practical work with the children looking for examples of right angles around the school and constructing their own right angle triangles.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/shape_space/angles/play/

The above link is a fun game which we will be using in class later on in the week.

Each week this half term we will be focusing on one of the Priory values. So far we have looked at ‘Teamwork’, ‘Effective Communication’, ‘Trust’ and ‘Flexibility’. This week we will be exploring ‘Making a difference.’

On Friday the children are invited to wear something red in return for a £1 donation to Comic relief and we will be completing some fun activities in the classroom.

Homework

The children have reading books, Mathletics tasks and spellings to learn for a test on Friday.

WATER BOTTLES

Lots of the children are asking to get a drink of water at various points during the day, particularly after ‘Mile a Day.’ Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school which can be kept in the classroom allowing easy access.

Many thanks,

The Year 3 team.

News from Priory Friends

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Next week is the start of the Easter Raffle! There are some eggcellent prizes! Tickets will be on sale from your class teachers.

There are 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes for each year group.

Prizes are…..

Key Stage 1

1st. Large Easter Egg and a 73 Piece Colouring/Art Case, plus an Easter colouring book.

2nd. Medium Easter Egg, a set of 36 Felt Pens in a case with an Easter colouring book.

3rd. Medium Easter Egg and a “Scribble Writer Pen”.

Key Stage 2

1st. Large Easter Egg, a £10 Amazon Gift Card and pack of Fruity Scented Felt Pens.

2nd. Medium Easter Egg, a set of 30 Fine Liner Pens with “The London Colouring Book”

3rd. Medium Easter Egg and a “Scribble Writer Pen”.

50p per Ticket. Available in class.

Prize draws for each year group will be made before the end of term.

All profits raised benefit the children!

Also, if you would like to know more about Priory Friends, help with the cake sale or any other event, please get in touch via our facebook page or prioryfriends@prioryschool.com.

COMING EVENTS:

March.

w/c 20th Easter Raffle

Mon 27th Priory Friends Meeting

April

Tues 20th St Georges Day Cake Sale

Coming next week in Year 3!

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Week beginning 13.03.17

In our English lessons we will begin looking at a new text type. We will be comparing different diary entries written from the point of view of the first settlers in America. We will focus on building empathy skills by exploring the language and imagery used to describe feelings. The children will participate in a number of drama activities over the course of the week to help them prepare for writing their own diary entries.

In Maths we will be concluding our work on Fractions. Our objectives for this unit have been to;

  • Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects
  • Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions
  • Compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators
  • Count up and down in tenths
  • Solve problems that involve all of the above.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/fractions_basic/play/

Our Science Topic this half term is Light.

Key vocabulary for this week includes; transparent, translucent, opaque, reflection and light source.

Each week this half term we will be focusing on one of the Priory values. So far we have looked at ‘Teamwork’, ‘Effective Communication’ and ‘Trust.’ This week we will be exploring ‘Flexibility’ particularly in the context of friendship.

Homework

The children have reading books, Mathletics tasks and spellings to learn for a test on Friday.

WATER BOTTLES

Lots of the children are asking to get a drink of water at various points during the day, particularly after ‘Mile a Day.’ Please ensure that your child has a water bottle in school which can be kept in the classroom allowing easy access.

Many thanks,

The Year 3 team.

This week in Year 3!

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Week beginning 06.03.17

In our English lessons we will continue to use our focus text ‘The Rainbow Crow’ a North American traditional tale. Over the course of the week  the children will  write their own traditional tale. We will be using ambitious and descriptive vocabulary including the use of onomatopoeia  (a word formed from a sound associated with what is named e.g. cuckoo or sizzle ).  We will also be focusing on how to accurately punctuate speech and use prepositions.

In Maths we will be working on Fractions. Our objectives for this unit are to;

  • Recognise, find and write fractions of a discrete set of objects
  • Recognise and show, using diagrams, equivalent fractions
  • Compare and order unit fractions, and fractions with the same denominators
  • Count up and down in tenths
  • Solve problems that involve all of the above.

The children will be using concrete apparatus such as counters to help them link fractions to division.

The BBC website has some great activities which will support your child’s learning.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/ks2/maths/number/fractions_basic/play/

Our Science Topic this half term is Light.

Key vocabulary for this week includes; transparent, translucent and opaque.

Each week this half term we will be focusing on one of the Priory values. So far we have looked at ‘Teamwork’ and ‘Effective Communication.’ This week we will be exploring ‘Trust.’

Samba Drumming

All Year 3 parents will have received information about our drumming workshops on Thursday 9th March via e-mail. You are invited to attend a sharing session at 2.45pm in the school hall. We hope to see you there!

Homework

The children have reading books, Mathletics tasks and spellings to learn for a test on Friday. We received some fabulous research about our topic on North America. Well done to all the children who bought in beautifully presented work!

The Year 3 team.