Sports Update

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Fantastic assembly promoting healthy lifestyles and @yourschoolgames to the whole school today. The children were amazing @sloughssn

Coming next week in Year 3!

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Week beginning 24th April

In our English lessons we will continue to read classic stories written by Ted Hughes. This week the children will explore ‘How the Polar Bear became’ and ‘How the Hyena became’ in class. We will be exploring the characters’ behaviour and characteristics in order to write  detailed character descriptions. In our writing we will also be focusing on accurate use of conjunctions and using adverbs to improve reported and direct speech.

In Maths, following on from our work on division we will be focusing on fractions. The children will be ordering unit fractions (fractions with a numerator of 1 and a different denominator) and fractions with the same denominator.

We will also we calculating fractions of amounts, for example  ¾ of 24. The children will learn to do this by dividing by the denominator and then multiplying by the numerator.

Our science topic this half term is Humans and other Animals. This week the children will be learning about nutrition.

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’, ‘Making a difference’ and  ‘Positivity’ this week we will be looking at ‘Creativity.’

Homework

We received some great homework about animals which was completed over the Easter break! Well done everyone!

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.

Sports Update

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A very busy term of sport at Priory, capped off by a good team performance by the boys football team in a match against Penn Wood @sloughssn @yourschoolgames #teampriory

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 next week in Year 3!

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Week beginning 1st May

In our English lessons we will continue our unit that explores classic stories written by Ted Hughes. This week the children will be writing their own stories based on ‘How the Hyena became.’

Story Success Criteria

I can use conjunctions to improve my sentences.

I can punctuate my speech correctly.

I can use adverbs to describe the way a character talks.

I have included the thoughts and feelings of the characters

I can check my work to ensure it makes sense.

In Maths, we will be using written methods to calculate addition and subtraction problems ( 2 and 3 digit numbers) involving units of measure.

In Year 3 the children should be familiar with a range of units of measure. They should know;

  • How many cm there are in 1m
  • How many g there are in 1kg
  • How many ml there are in 1l

Our science topic this half term is Humans and other Animals. This week the children will be learning about the human skeleton.

Homework

The children have reading books, Mathletics tasks, a written comprehension 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.

Sports Update

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Well done to the football team who beat St Anthonys on Monday. Another opportunity for new children to represent their school @yourschoolgames @sloughssn #teampriory

Mr Philpott recommends

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What’s it about?

Twelve-year-old Matthew is trapped in his bedroom by crippling OCD, spending most of his time staring out of his window as the inhabitants of Chestnut Close go about their business.

That is, until the day he is the last person to see his next door neighbour’s toddler, Teddy, before he goes missing. Now Matthew must turn detective and unravel the mystery of Teddy’s disappearance – with a little help from a surprising and brilliant cast of supporting characters.

Who is it suitable for? 

KS2 children

Why’s it great?

The characters are relatable and help to teach children about complex needs and acceptance. The plot is gripping and you genuinely don’t know who did it until the final chapters! A real page-turner!

What is it similar too?

Wonder by R.J. Palacio, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time by Mark Haddon and The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd.

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.