NEWS & EVENTS
Road Safety Bronze Award 2022/23
The Road Safety Education Team at Warwickshire County Council have met and examined all the fantastic work on the Safe and Active Travel Programme that schools have completed and shared with us over the academic year.
We are delighted to let you know that Priors Field has achieved the Bronze Award.
Staff News 2023-24
Miss Turner will be leaving Priors Field in July to take a sabbatical year teaching in America. This is a wonderful opportunity and we all wish her lots of luck and happiness in this exciting adventure.
Miss Turner has been a teacher at Priors Field for over 11 years, teaching children in Years 1, 2, 3 and 5. She has been our Forest School leader and championed PE and Sports. Over the last three years Miss Turner has been our English leader driving new initiatives in reading and writing. We would all like to say an enormous thank you to her for her wonderful contribution to the children’s education at Priors Field.
We are delighted to announce that Miss Humphreys will be joining the teaching staff at Priors Field in September. Miss Humphreys has been a trainee teacher at Priors Field throughout the year with a complimentary placement in a school in Coventry during the Spring Term. She brings her energy and passion to the team and we would like to congratulate her on her outstanding performance and hard work this year.
Mrs Folliot will be leaving Rainbow Club in October to follow her passion and ambition studying Creative Writing at university. Mrs Folliot has been our club manager since Rainbows began and is responsible for its enormous success alongside the Rainbow team. We are so grateful to her for her hard work and passion, providing a wonderful provision for the children and our working parents. We wish her lots of luck for the future and her studies.
The time has come for Mrs FM to have a change in career and move away from education. Mrs FM has worked at Priors Field for over 11 years as a class TA and latterly as our IT technical support and cover teacher for PPA in Computing. Mrs FM has also contributed so much to the wider life of the school running Tech Club and leading our F1 and JLR projects with Mrs Bull. Mrs FM will be missed and we wish her all the best for the next steps in her career.
Class Teachers for 2023/24
Year R Mrs Martin/ Miss Christie
Year 1 Mrs Crow/Mrs Lloyd
Year 2 Mrs Mann
Year 3 Miss Leary
Year 4 Miss Stocks
Year 5 Miss Humphreys
Year 6 Mrs Franklin-Smith/Mrs Braley
Curriculum Leader/EYFS Leader – Mrs Martin
Maths Leader – Mrs Mann
Science Leader – Mrs Lloyd
Forest School Leader – Mrs Crow
Sendco – Miss Leary/Sendco Assistant – Miss Stocks
The children will have an opportunity to meet their new teachers in their new classroom on Monday 10th July. Before this date, teachers will be spending time with the children in their current classrooms getting to know each other.
A reminder that children should be absent from school for 48 hours following an episode of vomiting or diarrhoea. Thank you.
End of Day Routine
All the children have been reminded that at the end of the school day we need to vacate the playground as soon as possible to allow our Rainbow Club children to get outside, after a busy day in school. Please can parents and carers support us with this school rule. Thank you
Road Safety Plea…
We have been asked to remind anyone turning left in to the service road or school carpark to do so at a slow speed. Parents have reported occasions where crossing this small section of the road has been dangerous due to the speed of traffic coming around the corner. Many thanks for your cooperation.
From September 2023 our new Reception Class will only wear our performance top and trousers with the sports tee-shirt as we begin to phase out the old uniform. The children will also have the option of the red and white gingham dress or black shorts or skort in the summer.
We are pleased to announce that the manufacturer of the top and trousers is now able to also supply a bespoke tee-shirt for Priors Field which is a better quality and co-ordinated. As it is bespoke, the new shirt will not be in stock for a few months but our supplier will keep us informed.
Meanwhile, for children in Year 1 to Year 6, the existing blended options of old and new school uniform still apply. Existing sports tee-shirts are also acceptable.
Trainers – predominantly white or black with plain white/grey or black socks also remain.
We are currently recruiting for a midday supervisor to join our team. The position is 6.25 hours per week, 11.55am to 1.10pm with a salary of £10.60 per hour. If you would like to have an informal chat about the role to find out more, please contact the office team or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Starting from next week, there will be a slight change to the lunchtime Clubs for the remainder of this term. Here are the following clubs that will be on offer-
Monday- KS2 Chess Club - Rainbow Room
Tuesday- Y5/6 Netball - Sports Court
Wednesday- KS2 Athletics (Track Events) - School Field
Thursday- KS2 Athletics (Field Events) - School Field
Friday- Y5/6 Boys & Girls Football - School Field
All Clubs will run from 12:00-12:30 and anyone is welcome to join.
How wonderful it has been to see some sunshine this week. Please can we remind you to keep an eye on the forecast and remember to apply all day sun cream to your children in the mornings. Please can they also come to school with caps or hats.
Please can you check that all uniform is named. As the weather warms up the children begin to remove performance jackets. Those left without names are difficult to return to the rightful owner. Please can we also remind everyone purchasing new footwear to please buy school shoes and/or trainers that are white or black as part of our school uniform rules.
It is the season where we begin to plan holidays and well-earned family breaks. Please can holidays not to be booked during term time. As a school we have been working hard together to improve our whole school attendance data, back in line with pre-pandemic figures. We understand the pressures of the cost of living crisis and also the special family birthdays etc. However, this year any holiday requests have all been unauthorised unless there are exceptional circumstances. We know how important it is for every child to be at school during the term. Thank you for your support.
Dates for your Diaries
The 2 remaining Teacher Training Days for the academic year 2023 – 2024 have been set: Friday 27th October 2023 and Monday 3rd June 2024.
Date for your diaries… we will be having our annual Outdoor Fun Evening in our Environmental Area on Friday 22nd September. More information will follow in September.Date for your diaries… we will be having our annual Outdoor Fun Evening in our Environmental Area on Friday 22nd September. More information will follow in September.
Online Safety – IMPORTANT!
We are becoming increasingly concerned at the growing number of children who have access to social media accounts and who are actively posting content that is visible to anyone, without their parents’ consent or knowledge. Some of the content we have been made aware of is either age-inappropriate, or identifies the child easily by what they say, their user name or even their school uniform. As we approach the holiday, which is potentially a time when children have more access to their devices, we would urge you to review your online safety settings and have a conversation with your child about keeping themselves safe. This is a message we continually give in school, but we do know that sometimes curiosity and peer pressure can encourage children to explore the online world without realising the possible dangers. For further advice and information please do take a look at the following websites:
In the event of school closure
It is the time of year when we remind you that in the event of school closure due to bad weather we will notify you as early as we can by email and also put a notice on our website: https://www.priorsfieldprimary.com