Well done to all of our key word certificate winners. An extra big well done to Mckenzie who now knows all of his key words and has earned his penguin certificate. This week, achievement leaves were given out for a variety of great reasons including super concentration, perseverance and improvements in maths, reading and writing. Our buddy award winners this week included children who have been supportive to new class members, good friends, a whole class and even one of our
After some intense battles and overcoming some of the toughest spellings known to children in their individual school finals, the day had finally come for the Portico Spelling Bee Grand Finals! This eagerly awaited event saw boys against girls, champions against champions, Hamstel, West Leigh, Porters and Friars all against each other but above all, it was a celebration of some great spelling across the Portico Academy. After several sudden death playoffs, some intense concen
The children in year 3 worked so incredibly hard with their assembly! We started back in the Stone Age where the children sang 'We will rock you' caveman style! The programme 'This is your life' guided the audience through Queen Boudicca's achievements and a speech was read. Children showed some pictures of their art work centred around roman buildings. We then moved to 'Rome's got talent' where Antus and Decus introduced a range of acts onto stage sharing mosaics that had be
On Friday 22nd March thirty children from Year Two went to Freight house in Rochford to join with other schools for the Infant Music Festival. The theme this year was people and we sang songs about different people in our lives. There were three other schools there and each school took a turn to accompany all the children with percussion instruments and singing two solo school songs. There were songs called My Mum, The Firefighter, Family, I Get by With a Little Help From
Congratulations to one of our children on achieving silver at the East Region Skills Competition last weekend. He is just one of the many successful Friars athletes who has been part of the Southend Diving Talent Identification programme. This year we have 30 young athletes from year 2 and 3 who have been selected to take part in phase 2 testing at Southend Diving, let’s hope to see many more medals being awarded to Friars pupils.
On Friday the 1st March 2019 Dance Crew went to an amazing Dance festival at Garons leisure centre. There were lots of others schools who took part and we all really enjoyed watching their routines. When it was our turn to perform we were all a little bit nervous but after the dance we all felt really proud of ourselves, even though Mrs Axelson forgot some but we remembered. It was a great event and all of us would love to go to something like it again. By Liana Mae and Lacey
Today, we had a really informative visit from Maria and the Dog’s Trust. The children enjoyed hearing about how best to care for the dogs that some children already had. They also learnt how before taking on the responsibility of dog ownership, people must carry out research about the breed they wish to own and consider whether the dog would suit their lifestyle. The children had the opportunity to become Adoption Advisors and match certain families to the right dog, they als
Well done to all the children achieving Key Word certificates this week for learning their key words at home. Special congratulations to Layla and Kyle who know all of their key words and have achieved their penguin word certificate. Our achievement leaf winners were awarded leaves by their class teachers for a variety of fabulous reasons including responding to feedback, improving work, great science, super maths and brilliant sounding out to spell in their writing. We had
Congratulations to our certificate winners this week and to 4T for achieving 100% attendance. Our House Cup winners were Caernarfon and Stirling. This week was the first time that our Power Penguin was awarded by the Eco Warriors to the class who best conserved energy by switching things off when nobody was present. The winner was 6D!