​NEWS & EVENTS

PTA Summer Fete

Enormous thank you to the PTA for organising and running an excellent summer fete. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and hope you had fun. We raised the grand total of £2327. 54 which was fantastic!

The opening parade, country dancing and talent show were magical and congratulations to the raffle and bake off winners!

CWSSP Commonwealth Festival – hosted by Priors Field

On Monday 11th July Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 had a wonderful day in the sun taking part in a range of activities including Volleyball, Bowls, Netball, Athletics and Basketball. We were extremely lucky to have Perry the Commonwealth Games mascot join us for the day. A big thank you to all the Well-Being Ambassadors in Year 5 and 6 for leading some of the activities.

 

Maths Day The whole school took part in a morning of maths which was linked to the upcoming Commonwealth Games. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 took part in a carousel of activities which included measuring distances, investigating shapes in flags and making medals! Year 3, 4 and 5 had an assembly with Mr Marsh in which they were challenged with a number of different maths problems and discussed how maths can be found all around us. It was fabulous to see the whole school engage in the activities throughout the day.

Inflatable Squash Court

Children and staff have thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to join in with the squash sessions this week. A huge thank you to Miss Gow and Mr Berrigan for running the sessions. 

Thank you also to Kenilworth Squash Club for the loan of all the equipment. If you would like further information about sessions running at 5pm on Tuesdays and 9am on Saturdays suitable for 6-11 year olds, please email guy.pearson@uwclub.net.     https://www.warwickshiresquash.org/squash-stars/

 

Year 2 – visit to Stratford

On Wednesday 29th June Year 2 visited Mary Arden's farm in Stratford. We discovered what life was like on the farm where Shakespeare spent some of his childhood. In the morning we enjoyed learning how to take care of the garden, had a tour of the farm and house, made lavender bags using herbs grown in the garden and organised items for a Tudor market. After our lunch, we were lucky enough to use music to accompany our acting of the Tempest play. 

Race for Life - Monday 20th June 2022

On Monday 20th June 2022 all the children managed to complete as many laps as possible around the school to help raise awareness and money for Cancer Research. We have managed to raise over £800, over double our target amount! Thank you all so much for your generous donations. Please note the Just Giving page is still live and you can still donate if you have not already had a chance to and possibly even raise the total to £1000!

 

Fund Raise, Cancer Research UK, Priors Field Primary

BioBlitz

We have held our annual BioBlitz, led by Matt Cox. The whole school spent the day learning about our school environment and researching the variety of animals and plants in our school grounds. Each class spent time in the Environmental Area, exploring a different focus of the environment. Reception looked at small mammals and saw a vole, Years 1 and 2 identified lots of minibeasts, Year 3 went large mammal spotting and found signs of deer and badgers, Year 4 identified trees in the area, Year 5 did a grassland survey and learnt about bees and Year 6 went stream dipping.  A great day was had by all and Matt commented on how enthusiastic all the children were about finding out about their surroundings.

 

Whole School Music Day

The whole school took part in a music day. Each class listened to a different piece of 20th Century music, ranging from Elvis Presley to Oasis. They then discussed what they liked about the music and what style it was. Each class also listened to Holst's Planets and Key Stage Two children then split into groups to compose and perform their own interpretation of a piece of planet music. We were also treated to musical performances from our instrument players and Year 3 played the recorder and Year 4 played kazoos. The children were amazing playing in front of an audience and should be very proud of themselves. Kieron Howe from Warwickshire Music also led singing workshops for each Key Stage, which the children all joined in with enthusiastically. A big thank you to all the staff and children for their hard work and enthusiasm throughout the day. Mrs Lloyd

Year 3 Trip to Lunt Fort, Baginton

On Thursday 16th June Year 3 went to the Roman Fort at Baginton for the day. We started by learning about the fort fortifications and all the ways that the Romans kept everyone out with sneaky traps around the perimeter! Then we found out how they lived within the fort - quite squashed conditions! After that we discovered what a Roman soldier would wear - including what he needed for battle. Lunch was enjoyed by everyone before we went to the arena and learned how to fight with shields and swords! 
We were very proud of the children's enthusiasm, great behaviour and the dramatic and realistic role play! 

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:

Parents and Carers - UK Safer Internet Centre

Keeping children safe online | NSPCC

Parents and carers | CEOP Education (thinkuknow.co.uk)

Information, Advice and Support to Keep Children Safe Online (internetmatters.org)

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

 

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