KS1 Celebration assembly

Well done to the children receiving key word certificates this week. Our achievement leaf winners were nominated by their teachers for great reasons such as super all round effort, progress in phonics, perseverance and having a brilliant attitude to their work. Our buddy awards this week were nominated for helping others and being a friend to people on the friendship bench. As it’s half term, the teachers also gave out 4 special achievement awards to the children who have made the most progress, had the best attitude or produced amazing work throughout the term. The Attendance cup was won by Robins class this week Sterling won the team cup in KS1

KS2 Celebration Assembly

Well done to our certificate winners this week. Keep up the good work. 4G were our Attendance Cup winners with 99.1% and Caernarfon won the House Cup.

UPDATE: Our link with Atlanta school

After our wonderful week learning about Chinese New Year, 6B created a short film to send to the American children in Atlanta. The students explained that our week started with a visit from a Chinese dragon and they shared their thoughts on our Chinese inspired lunch menu. Some of the class also showed their Chinese lanterns and explained how they worked using their knowledge of simple circuits from year 4. After a little research, the children were able to share their Chinese zodiac signs where they were either born in the year of the pig or the rat. Also, Katie was inspired by our Mandarin lesson to further her learning at home and shared an introduction of herself on the film! We were ver

Yr 3/4 Football

Last week 16 Year 3 and 4 Boys braved the Arctic conditions to take part in a football match between themselves. The Blues took on the Purples in an evenly matched game which was played in good spirits. In the end the Purple team came out winners 2-0 with goals from George and Max.

KS1 Football tournament

Team Friars mixed KS1 Football Team were at the Southend Football event at The Len Forge Centre. The team battled through the cold and wind playing some great football against other local schools. There were some amazing goals and even better celebrations by our young players. Well done.

KS1 Celebration assembly

A great week for children receiving key word certificates. We gave out 2 Penguin certificates for completing all of the keywords. Well done and keep practising at home! Well done to our achievement leaf winners. They were nominated by their teachers for great reasons such as improving their work and working independently. Our buddy awards this week were nominated for helping others, being a great classroom helper and being kind. Well done to our Rainbow readers this week…….We even gave out 2 platinum awards for reaching the end of the rainbow!!

KS2 Celebration Assembly

Congratulations to everyone who received a certificate this week and to Stormont for winning the House Cup. It has been cold, wet and windy but it is great to hear how hard you have all been working and how much fun you have had during Chinese week.

Chinese New Year celebrations

Chinese New Year was brought to life at Friars Primary School and Nursery when they were visited by a real Chinese Dragon. The children were treated to a traditional dragon dance which was accompanied by loud rhythmic drumming. During the dance, the children fed the dragon with red envelopes containing a silver coin and one child got to feed the dragon a cabbage which it promptly spat out all over them! The red envelopes are said to bring good luck. The children thoroughly enjoyed the show and you could hear exclamations of, “It was amazing” and “I nearly got eaten!” as they left the hall. The dance really inspired the children for their week’s learning all about China. It is a really exciti

Cyber Safety

On Wednesday 6th February, Stuart from Essex Fire Brigade (who also liaises with Essex Police) visited Year 6 to go through cyber safety with them. With the children, Stuart spoke about how to keep themselves safe when using social media, their use of privacy settings, not sharing too much personal information online - after all they wouldn't give out personal information to people on the street - and what their digital footprint is. The children were also actively encouraged to ask their adults to look at what they are doing on their mobile phones. It was a great opportunity to remind the children that whilst the internet can be a great tool for homework and sending messages to friends, u

Table Tennis team

The Friars Table Tennis Team have been working on their Umpiring skills this season and we are proud to say that so far we now have 8 certified Table Tennis England Junior Umpires in KS2. The qualification required pupils to complete written test to check their understanding of the sports rules and to be assessed umpiring games.

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