KS1 Celebration Assembly

Achievement Certificates What a wonderful assembly! Thirty children were awarded key word certificates this week. Thank you so much for supporting your children at home –we really do appreciate it. Achievement certificates were presented for a variety of reasons, but improvement in writing seemed to be commented upon the most by the teachers. Buddy Certificates Each week the children are asked to nominate children in their class who have shown a caring attitude towards others. Well done to the children who have been awarded certificates from their friends this week. Attendance Cup 1BR were presented the Attendance Cup for achieving 98% attendance this week. Well done!

Sleeps til Santa

Once again Friars Primary school have taken part in Heart Breakfast's 'Sleeps till Santa!' A group of year 3 children were asked what they would like for Christmas and contributed to the big advent countdown that Heart FM do every year. You can hear them on Thursday 8th December at 7.30am and 8.30am, so please tune in to Heart FM and listen for the countdown!

Football vs. St Marys

On a cold evening, after school at Friars, we took on St Mary’s in our first league game of the season. We started well and after Harry and Kian had a couple of chances saved in the first half we looked like we were on top. Despite the pressure, the first half ended 0-0 with Loukas making an outstanding save just before half time. The second half was completely different to the first, with St Mary’s being the better side. Loukas, in goal, Billy and Harley, in defence, defended well but unfortunately St Mary’s scored two late goals. Gideon had a chance towards the end of the game that their keeper saved well and the game ended 2-0 to St Marys. We now move on to our second fixture on Monday 5t

KS2 Celebration Assembly

Well done to Windsor who managed to win the House Cup again this week. The other houses have some catching up to do! Congratulations also go to 3T for winning the Attendance Cup this week. Great work from all of you. There are a lot of germs going around but you managed to get yourself into school. Finally, well done to everybody who was awarded a certificate this week.

B Team football vs. St Marys

Whilst the A team played their league fixture St Marys also brought over their B Team squad to give more boys a chance to represent their schools. This game was about enjoying football and having a chance to play a competitive game. Keian put Friars ahead but St Marys came back with 4 good goals to win the match. With the emphasis on enjoyment Mr Reeve said that this was achieved with everyone playing with smiles on faces and enjoying the experience.


On Friday 18th November we took three of the KS2 children to take part in the first disability sport of the year, Goalball. Goalball was invented during World War 2 when soldiers had damaged their eyes in battle and could no longer play football or rugby. The game involves 2 teams of 3 blindfolded for the duration of the game and rolling a ball, with a bell inside, towards the opponents goal. After losing the first game, we reacted brilliantly to win 1 and draw the next 2 to qualify for the Super 4’s. This was a tough competition against Greenways, Westborough and Blenheim and saw us win 1 lose 1 and draw 1 which was good enough for a 3rd place finish and a bronze medal. This was a great ach

Children In Need

What a brilliant day we had!!! We will let you know the final count but we know the children and staff of Friars raised over £600 for this charity!!! The children and staff were dressed in their pjs, onesies and Pudsey paraphernalia and everyone looked amazing, as you can see by the pictures. We had a whole school assembly to award prizes for the staff bake-off and some of the cakes provided by the children were soooooo good we had to award a few prizes for them too (Well done Esmee from Reception and Michael from Year 6). Mrs Dyer did her usual skulduggery and entered a shop bought cake into the competition - as if we wouldn't notice! Mr Aggus thought he would win if he added a few sparkler

6-a-side tournament

On Saturday the 19th of November the a team went out to a 6-a-side football tournament at Bournes Green Primary School. We lost our first couple of games but all the players that were there played brilliantly but we missed Denim, Gideon, and our striker Tristan. Loukas made some incredible saves against all of the teams. Harley was very strong at the back with Billy. He was making game changing blocks for Loukas at the back. Kian was using all of his pace to go up and also to get back to help the defenders and the goalie. In the last few games we started plying the two touch rule so we controlled and passed in two touches. Kian had a couple of chances in the two touches and Mr Telling said “

KS1 Football tournament

The first 2 games we lost, which were 2-1 and 1-0 but we had some great skills shown like Ronnie’s great shot, Ellena’s awesome defence and our goal keeper Lennon’s good save. On the next game we drew with Hamstel 1-1 and more great skills like Ronnie’s good run and his good pass and Lennon’s good save and Leon’s cool score. Next game we won 2-1 to Hinguar thanks to practise and more good skills that impressed Mr Telling like Leon’s tackle, Benji’s great corner pass, Ronnie’s good goal and Paige’s good defence. In the last game we lost 3-0 to Barons Court but our players still shone out with Benji’s good save and Samuel’s high kick. Overall the kS1 football team were brilliant and played ver

Playground Leaders Assembly

Mrs Lees introduced Year 6 Playground Leaders for break times and lunchtimes in order to help anybody who is having difficulties on the playground. They will be available to help find people to play with; to help sort out any minor disagreements; and to act as a useful person to speak to if anything happens during play times. The adults on duty are always available to speak to, but sometimes children prefer to speak to another child if something has upset them.

Hate Crime assembly

On Wednesday 9th November, Years 5 and 6 participated in an assembly about hate crime. The assembly was taken by Neil Monk who is the Essex Hate Crime Project Co-ordinator. He was joined by a representative from Essex Police who deals with hate crimes. The children learnt that hate crimes or prejudice based incidents are defined as any incident, which may constitute a criminal offence, which is perceived by the victim or any other persons as being motivated by prejudice or hostility towards a personal characteristic. The protected characteristics are: Race, colour, ethnic origin, nationality or national origin, including gypsies and travellers. Religion, belief or faith, including having n

Ability Action

On the morning of the 10th of November, the KS2 children of Friars Primary School were lucky to have Claire and Peter visit from the Ability Action campaign. It is an organisation which focuses on offering services for disabled people and their families. The day started with an assembly for KS2 with Claire and Peter promoting their new primary school, ‘Everyone is the Same Primary School.’ This fun activity allowed the children to highlight differences among themselves. The idea emerged that it would be boring if everyone was the same! Claire and Peter then spoke to the children about their own disabilities and answered thoughtful and probing questions from the children. They reinforced the

Harvest festival

David Mayne from Shoeburyness and Thorpe Bay Baptist Church joined us in assembly today to remind us about the importance of the Harvest Festival. The children contributed to a fantastic display of food which will be donated to the Shoeburyness Help and Resource Enterprise to help people in the local area who are in need. Thank you to everybody who contributed and to Mrs James for organising.

Fire safety assembly

We were visited by Stuart from the Essex Fire Service to tell us about firework safety. In his assembly he taught us the importance of being safe around bonfire night. Stuart pointed out the particular importance of being careful with sparklers. He advised us not to walk about with them, wear gloves, carry only one at a time and be careful that nobody is standing too close. Finally he reminded us to have a bucket of water to put used sparklers into when we are finished as they are still hot. Finally he reminded us to enjoy firework night but to stay safe.

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