KS1 Celebration Assembly

Achievement leaves Congratulations to the children who were awarded our achievement leaves for great reasons that included super investigating, brilliant maths work and super instructional writing. Buddy Certificates Buddy certificates were given out for great friends who help other people when they are hurt, help others to learn and take care of them on the playground. Key word Certificates Well done to the children receiving key word certificates this week.

Legra Residental home visit

A few Reception children were invited to visit Legra Residential home for the elderly in Leigh. The children were really excited to meet the residents and to do some art and craft activities with them. They helped the children make some Santa leg sweet boxes using cardboard tubes and strips of paper. We sang them some of our Christmas songs and they said they loved having us. We all had a great time are really proud of the children who came for their wonderful behaviour.

Basketball vs. Bournemouth Park

The Basketball Team played a friendly fixture at home to Bournemouth Park this week. They were able to put into practice some of the dribbling and shooting skills they have been working on over the last few months to take their 1st win of the year 16 points to 6.

KS1 Celebration assembly

Achievement leaves Congratulations to the children who were awarded our achievement leaves for great reasons that included much great independent working, consistently good behaviour and effort and for generally being an all-round superstar. Buddy Certificates Buddy certificates were given out for great friends who help other people when they are hurt, help others to learn and take care of them on the playground. Key word Certificates Well done to the children receiving key word certificates this week. We gave out over 25 certificates!!! Rainbow readers Well done to those children earning a rainbow reader award this week. We had one of our best weeks ever and lots of children have now

KS2 Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to our certificate winners this week. 5A won the Attendance Cup for the second week in a row and as a result we received a rendition of their chosen song, Baby Shark, to walk out to! It is very close with the House Cup this term. This week it was shared by Stormont and Windsor.

Year 6 link with Atlanta International School of Atlanta

Recently a link has been set up between Friars Primary School and Atlanta International School in Atlanta, Georgia. We produced a short film, so that a small group of children could introduce themselves and outline their project based on Bonfire Night and Christmas in England. We were very excited to receive a video back from the American children, who explained that they would be sending us some work about the history and traditions of Thanksgiving. Our Year 6 children then volunteered some of their time to produce written work about the history and traditions of Bonfire Night and Christmas. This has also given both sets of children an opportunity to ask questions on topics that interest th

Odd Socks for Anti-bullying week

The children and staff at Friars wore odd socks to mark the start of Anti-bullying Week. The socks represent our differences but that we are to be treated the same and fairly. This is an annual event and the ‘odd socks’ initiative was from the Anti-bullying Alliance which strives to make people aware of the effects bullying can have on young people and what we can do to stop this. This year’s theme for anti-bullying is ‘Respect’, which is a big focus for all at Friars.

Children In Need

We all had a great day on Friday 'doing our thing' for Children In Need. The children came to school as superheroes, princesses, chefs, footballers, pop stars and many more! We gave a donation for dressing up and we were also able to purchase cakes, thanks to the generosity of our parents. Three children brought in special cakes they had created with their parents and these were raffled off in the afternoon. These cakes were superb as you can see from the photo and a big thank you to Elizabete, Sophie and Dylan for their hard work!

Yr 5/6 Girls Netball

The Friars Girls Netball Team are off to a great start this year with another win in their pre-season fixtures. The girls played St Marys this week and where able to showcase their passing skills whilst developing speed and accuracy to their game play. We look forward to the league fixtures starting in a couple of weeks.

KS1 Celebration assembly

Achievement leaves Congratulations to the children who were awarded our achievement leaves for great reasons that included much improved attitude to work, settling into our school so well, great times table skills and huge improvements in handwriting. Buddy Certificates Buddy certificates were given out for great friends who help other people when they are hurt, help others to learn and take care of them on the playground. Key word Certificates Well done to the children receiving key word certificates this week. An extra big well done goes to Bella for earning her penguin certificate to show that she knows all of her keywords. Rainbow readers Well done to those children earning a rainbo

Ayaz Bhuta visits Friars

This week we had a visit from Team GB Paralympian Wheelchair Rugby player Ayaz Bhuta. I have attached a few images and also a quote below from our PE teacher Mr Dean Reeves. Team GB Paralympian Wheelchair Rugby player Ayaz Bhuta was at Friars Primary School this week to inspire the pupils and share his story. Ayaz gave an assembly to the whole school before spending time with year 4,5 and 6 individually. Ayaz showcased some of his skills, got the pupils involved in some of Team GB’s warm up games and discussed how he has managed to overcome the challenges he has faced on his journey to becoming an elite athlete.

Netball vs. St Georges

The Girls Netball Team played in a thrilling match against St Georges where they were able to put into practice some of the skills they had been working on during training. The Girls shooting was exceptional as ever and the team worked well to achieve an 8 - 0 victory.

English Schools Swimming Association East Division Diving Trials

The annual English Schools Swimming Association East Division Diving Trials were held at Garon Park in Southend on Saturday 3 November 2018. Two children from The Portico Academy Trust represented their schools in the East region competition: RESULTS Girls Primary - West Leigh Junior School, won 3rd place and is through to the English Schools Swimming Association National Diving Championships on Sunday 9th December 2018 at The Olympic Park, London Aquatics Centre. Boys Primary - Friars Primary School, achieved 4th place, narrowly missing a place in the Finals!

KS1 Celebration assembly

Achievement leaves Congratulations to the children who were awarded our achievement leaves for great reasons that included a much improved attitude to work, super independent work and working hard to get good results. Buddy Certificates Buddy certificates were given out for great friends who help other people when they are hurt, help others to learn and take care of them on the playground. Key word Certificates Well done to the children receiving key word certificates this week. Rainbow readers There were lots of children receiving their red and orange awards this week. Some children have even managed to earn their yellow awards which means they have already read over 45 times at home sin

Table Tennis vs. Westborough

Team Friars Table Tennis Team played their league match against Westborough with both A and B teams playing and umpiring the event to a very high standard. The result unfortunately went in the favour of Westborough. We are very proud of the way Friars pupils are able to lead these events with very little assistance from adults.

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