KS2 Borough Sports

Team Friars where at the Borough Sports on 19th June where we had great performances from many of our athletes. The team were very successful in the javelin with several of our athletes finishing in the top 3 positions. There was a terrific team support seen with pupils cheering and supporting each other, showing the true meaning of the Olympic Values.

SEESMA Music Festival

Once again we were extremely proud of the children who represented Friars at the SEESMA Music Festival. They looked very smart and were well mannered throughout. It was a pleasure to see what a great team they were and how they helped each other. They sang beautifully and the band was fantastic, not relying on the backing but all coming together in a lovely sound where the tunes were clear. Well done to all the children and, of course, Mrs Rollingson leading the way!

Isle of Wight - Robin Hill

On 7th of June 2018 I went to Robin Hill Isle Of Wight. When we arrived many other schools were there. First we went to the The Colossus [ a huge ride boat which swung back and forth really high ]which most of us loved . The others either had motion sickness or were scared. After that we started a long walk to a towering bridge. I ran across it . At the end there was a ramp that slowly descended to the ground . From there on we walked until we got to the park . It was massive . There was a substantially large football pitch with a school playing on it . Lucy , Alisha , Michael , Mrs Ezdale and Mrs Kipling set up a gazebo so we could have lunch . After 10 mins of eating I got up and went on

Adventure Island

On the 8th of June (my birthday) we went to Adventure Island. The first half was the least exciting part of the park, the rides aren’t as fun (or atleast my brother wasn’t there to give me food.) The time machine was fun, as were the waterslides, but the rest was just ‘alright’. After the water slides we had lunch at the ‘Old Chippy’. I had sausage and chips with ketchup, I don’t like salt and vinegar, which was delicious! Next, we walked to the entrance of the second half of Adventure Island. The rides I went on (in chronological order) were: Sk8boarder; Ramba Zamba; mini mega and then Pharaoh’s Fury. While the other kids went on go on as many rides as they could before we left, I sat with

KS1 Celebration Assembly

Achievement and Buddy Certificates Certificates were awarded to children who have made very good progress this week. We had some very helpful and kind Buddy Leaf winners too! Well done! Key Word Certificates Congratulations to the children who were awarded key word certificates this week. Attendance Cup Well done to 1JB who won the Attendance Cup this week with a fantastic 99.3% - Keep it up! Rainbow Reader Awards The children continue to work hard at home with their reading to achieve their next awards. Some children have now reached the last certificate, so Mr Roche will have to think up some extra awards!

KS2 Celebration Assembly

Well done to our certificate winners this week. The winners of the House Cup were Stormont and 3GS we winner of the Attendance Cup.

RNLI Lifeboat Station

On the 4th of June 2018 me and the rest of Year 6 (that didn’t go to the Isle of Wight) went to visit the RNLI Lifeboat Station. When we came into school we continued writing our letters to Sophie and Crystal for letting us have a meal at their Toby Carvery. After 20 minutes Mrs Dyer asked Mrs Monk and Mrs Lowry’s group if they needed to go to the toilet then they journeyed onto the mini-bus –which was driven by Mr Telling. After, Mr Telling’s group and Mrs Dyer’s group did the same when the mini-bus finally returned. Once the mini-bus was parked we all checked in at the pier and started the 1.25 mile walk along it. On the way Mr Telling was telling Denim and me about the history of the pier

Borough Sports - parent comment

We would like to share this lovely email of feedback from a parent following the Borough sports on Tuesday. I would just like to say how proud I was to be a parent from this school yesterday at the Borough Sports. A young man in year 3 was running the 400m. He started off well and on the last stretch he was quite a way back from the other runners. You could see that he was struggling. It was on this last stretch that another young man came along side him and ran the last few meters with him. This spurred him on and he finished with a sprint. This was such a lovely sportsmanship thing to do for a fellow pupil. I was at the finish line and both received a very loud applause when they finis

KS1 Celebration Assembly

Key Word Certificates Congratulations to the children who were awarded key word certificates this week. Achievement and Buddy Certificates Well done to the children who were awarded certificates. They have really impressed their teachers and friends this week. Attendance Cup Well done to 29 who won the Attendance Cup this week with a fantastic 96.6% - Keep it up! Rainbow Reader Awards The children continue to work hard at home with their reading to achieve their next awards.

Portico spelling bee

It was a very exciting week for these 5 children who represented Friars at the very first Portico spelling bee. With each school hosting one of the finals, the action was intense and the competition fierce as these intrepid spellers bravely battled against the other schools in the Portico academy, to spell some of the toughest words known to children! We are very proud to report that we came second in the year 3 and 4 finals and we won the year 2, 5 and 6 finals to be the overall winners. An amazing achievement for our school! So huge congratulations go to Molly, Samuel, Sanuji, Gabrielle and Sophie....you did yourselves and Friars proud!

KS1 Celebration assembly

Key Word Certificates Congratulations to the children who were awarded key word certificates this week. Achievement and Buddy Certificates Attendance Cup Well done to 2R who won the Attendance Cup this week with a fantastic 100% - Keep it up! Rainbow Reader Awards The children continue to amaze me with their determination to achieve their next awards!

Tri Golf Essex Finals

On Monday 4th June Team Friars attended the Tri-Golf Essex Finals at Little Channels Golf Club. The team were up against 10 other qualifying schools from across Essex and after an exciting morning of golf came away with silver medals, which is a fantastic achievement in an Essex finals.

Dentist Service Visits Friars

During the week before half term the school was visited by the Southend Community Dentist Service. They have a special mobile dental unit which arrived in our school playground to much interest from the children! Each class was given a talk about how we should take care of our teeth including which types of foods and drink to avoid and how to brush our teeth properly. The children used a large model of the mouth to practise using the correct brush strokes to clean the teeth well. In the mobile dentist unit, the children were able to experience what it is like to sit in the dentist’s chair and were shown the instruments which a dentist may use to examine your teeth. The children were rewarded

Royal wedding celebrations

The children enjoyed a party lunch at Friars to commemorate the Royal Wedding. the hall was decorated in Union Jacks and photos and the children were able to watch the wedding whilst they enjoyed their party food. It is important to help the children understand the importance of the royal family to Britain.

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