Valentines Disco

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Children had a great time at the Valentines Disco arranged by Priory Friends yesterday!

Sports Update

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Well done to our football team for their 3-0 win at Godolphin this week. The boys played some of the best football we have seen here at Priory, really showing they have learnt to pass and work together!

Stop Press! Road sign……….

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Competition for KS2 children to produce a design for a road sign with an importnat message abour speed and/or road safety. The winning entry will be made into a real road sign and put up somewhere near the school for all to see! Poster templates have been sent to class and are available from reception. Also emailed home so get drawing now!

Coming next week in Year 3!

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Week beginning 06.02.17

Next week in our English lessons we will continue to use our fiction text set in roman Britain, Tertious and the Horrible Hunt by Ann Jungman. We will be focusing writing on and performing our own play scripts based on the story.

In Maths we will complete our unit on measure. Our focus will be telling the time on an analogue and digital clock. In Year 3 the objectives for time are;

  • To tell and write the time from an analogue clock, including Roman numerals and 12 hour digital clocks
  • To estimate and read time with increasing accuracy to the nearest minute from an analogue and digital display;
  • To record and compare time in terms of seconds, minutes and hours
  • To use vocabulary such as o’clock, a.m./p.m., morning, afternoon, noon and midnight
  • To know the number of seconds in a minute and the number of days in each month, year and leap year
  • To compare durations of events (for example to calculate the time taken by particular events or tasks)

Confidence in telling the time comes with lots of practice and your child would benefit from lots of opportunities to read the time at home.


On Friday 10th February  all the children in Year 3 will travel back in time to experience life as a Roman. See letter  for more information.


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

Shoe Boxes

We are still seeking shoe boxes and would be grateful if you could  send in any unwanted ones you have at home as we need them for our Roman day on Friday.

The Year 3 team.

Walking and Cycle Map

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Please find attached to this post a link to the Priory Walking and Cycle Map in light of the announcement of the roadworks that will be affecting the Five Points junction next week.

Walking & Cycling Plan

World Book Day

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World Book Day is on Thursday 2nd March and, as usual, we are encouraging children to dress up.  This year each year group will be focusing on a children’s ‘classic’ and it would be fantastic if your child could come to school dressed as a character from that book.

The classics being studied are:

Nursery – Snow White

Reception – Tales of Beatrix Potter (Peter Rabbit/Miss Tiggywinkle etc.)

Year 1 – Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson

Year 2 – Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie

Year 3 – The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling

Year 4 – The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

Year 5 – The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

Year 6 – Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Resource – The Jolly Postman

Prizes will be awarded for the best fancy dress outfit in each year group.

A letter giving full details has been emailed and is available on our website.

Reception Space Lab

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Reception has been blasting off to Space this term and learning all about the solar system including planets, stars and moons!

This week we were lucky enough to have Jim from “The Lookout” come in and run a Space Lab for the children.  The children talked about planets and had the opportunity to go inside an air dome planetarium to get the virtual experience of being beneath the stars. Jim taught the children about different constellations, Earth’s rotation which makes day time and night time and properties of the planets. The children had lots of fun exploring space in the planetarium!

30 Hours Nursery Childcare

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Further to the Government’s introduction of 30 hours free nursery childcare for eligible families in September 2017, Priory is hoping to obtain feedback from the school community so that we can tailor our provision to meet the needs of the families in the local area.

I would be grateful if you could provide your views using the questionnaire provided and return to the school reception by February 10th 2017.

If you have any questions in the meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Jo McGovern
Business Manager

Please click here to view the questionnaire