NEWS & EVENTS
Dear Parents and Carers
I would like to try and keep up some routines and continuity for our Priors Field community by sending out a school newsletter every Friday. Our word of the week for this week should have been challenged, and I am sure we have all been both concerned and challenged by the rapid progression of the coronavirus pandemic throughout the UK and the world. I am so proud of how all the children, parents and staff have risen to the challenge of a new way of working and learning! I have enjoyed seeing pictures of children exercising to Joe Wicks, the famous kids’ fitness class on YouTube; planting seeds; writing diaries and Egyptian poems; lots of painting; and the teachers also tell me that they have already added more maths activities and books to read on Bug Club! Well done everyone for all your hard work and enthusiasm. The children who are in school, whilst their parents are working as Key Workers, have also been keeping fit and enjoying the sunshine. Thank you to all the staff for making this possible; great teamwork! An enormous shout out and gratitude to all our Key Workers for everything. Let us see what everyone can achieve next week as we approach the Easter holidays. Please take care and stay well. Best wishes, Katie Gane
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Woodland Trust Green Tree Bronze Award
I am pleased to announce that Priors Field School has been awarded our bronze award as part of the Green Tree Award system that the Woodland Trust runs. This means we have been awarded points in recognition for all the work we do in the Environmental Area. We will be working towards and silver and gold awards in the coming weeks. A big well done to everyone!
Warwickshire Road Safety Club
Warwickshire Road Safety Club recently visited pupils in Year 1 and Year 5 to deliver interactive and engaging road safety education workshops. The workshops reminded all pupils of the Warwickshire Road Safety Code:
THINK about roads
STOP and WAIT before the kerb
LOOK and LISTEN carefully for traffic
THINK about what to do
CROSS safely, looking and listening
Workshops reinforced safe behaviours and the importance of making safe choices. For KS1 pupils this included holding hands with a trusted adult, staying away from the kerb and always looking for a safe place to cross with an adult. For KS2 pupils, key messages included identifying hazards, limiting distractions and taking responsibility for making sensible and safe choices.
The children have talking about what makes them special and unique and how they can value these qualities in each other. Each class has shared some wonderful stories and enjoyed the creative activities linked to their special class book.
We want to ensure the children at Priors Field feel happy and excited about living in a community full of difference and diversity, whether that is through ethnicity, gender, ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or religion. Through their learning we hope our children feel able to challenge any discrimination or prejudicial behaviour by having a mutual respect and tolerance of each other’s differences.
Did you know that our school is the catchment school for Baginton? Whilst we do have children in school from the village, we do wonder if other families in Baginton are aware that this would be their natural catchment school. We are trying to advertise ourselves but if you do live in Baginton we’d be grateful if you could pass the information onto other families with children.
We have set a teacher training day for Monday 1st June 2020.
May Bank Holiday 2020
We have received notification this week that next year's early May bank holiday will be moved to Friday 8th May 2020 to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE Day.