KS1 Celebration Assembly

Well done to the children receiving achievement leaves for great attributes such as perseverance, independent working and overcoming challenges. Lots of children are still working hard on their keywords and received certificates this week. Special congratulations go to our Penguin certificate winners, who now know all of their keywords. These children were awarded buddy awards by their class mates for being kind, friendly and helpful. Well done to our rainbow reader winners, who gained awards for reading at home! Owls won the attendance cup with 97.7 %

London Bus Company

On Friday 21st June, the London Bus Theatre Company visited Year 6 to talk about the peer pressure of drinking alcohol and smoking. The children were asked a variety of questions about how old they have to be to drink, how much they think they are allowed to drink and the effects of alcohol and the impact it can have on people’s lives. The talk was straight forward and hard hitting and had a lot of the children thinking about what they had already seen and heard. Well worth it.

KS2 Celebration Assembly

Well done to our certificate winners from last week. It was great to hear about the hard work you have been putting in during lessons.

KS1 Celebration Assembly

This morning we saw a good number of children still receiving their key word certificates, proving that Friars children never give up! A special mention goes to Taylor, who received his penguin word certificate and now knows all of his Key Stage 1 key words. Well done! Congratulations to all of our leaf winners! Leaves were awarded by the teachers for great independent work, challenging themselves in maths, overcoming challenges to get great results and for listening to advice to produce amazing writing! Our Buddy winners were nominated by their class mates for being helpful and kind when somebody else need help or comfort. Thank you for being good buddies to others! We still have children s

KS2 Borough Sports

This week Friars KS2 Athletics Team were at the Borough Sports at Garon Park. The Team competed in field events including long jump and shot put and track events that included 600m and relay races, to name just a few. The team competed to an outstanding standard, due to their hard work over the past few months. Many of our athletes have been training several times a week to reach a high standard this year and we are pleased to announce that the team brought back many medals and 3 trophies this year. Team Friars achieved 1st place in the field events, 2nd place in the field events and 2nd place overall. I would like to say how very proud we are of all your hard work for this event. Well done

Reception visit care home

This year the children in our Reception classes have had the fabulous opportunity of visiting the Legra Residential Home in Leigh on Sea. Each fortnight, a small group has visited on Tuesday mornings to share craft activities, singing songs together, playing musical instruments and even doing some very gentle keep fit and games. The children have great fun and really enjoy the trips, benefitting greatly from the opportunity to learn important social skills whilst having fun. The residents are no longer able to live independently in their own homes and really look forward to the children visiting them. The home has reported how much it means to them already saying.... “The residents love it a

Year 6 Southend Week

The Southend week children started their week of exciting activities with a day at school. In the morning they went on a photography scavenger hunt around the school. The teams had to work together to locate a range of objects including a frog! They then worked with a green screen to create imaginative photographs of themselves in unexpected places. During this activity, some children helped Mrs Shuttleworth to make Malteser cake, which they all enjoyed very much in the afternoon whilst watching a movie. Each of the children also took part in a healthy cooking session with Mrs Shuttleworth and Miss Barrick. The students peeled, chopped, grated and cooked their way to a yummy chicken stir fry

Southend Primary Leagues - Girls' football

Team Friars were at Roots Hall for the Girls Football Trophy event. The top teams from the Southend Primary Leagues were invited to play off for the shield at Roots Hall. Friars played against Bournemouth Park in a thrilling 1-1 game, which allowed both teams to share the shield for the year. It was an amazing opportunity for the Girls to play on a professional pitch and finish the year off in real style.

KS1 Celebration Assembly

We gave out 30 key word certificates this week, one of our best ever results! Well done for working hard to learn your words over the half term. A special well done to Isabelle and Jessie for earning their penguin certificates, meaning they now know all of their KS1 key words. Our leaf winners this week demonstrated great attitude to work, improved confidence, super effort and resilience when taking on difficult tasks. Well done to all of our winners! Congratulations to our buddy winners who were nominated by their peers for helping others catch up with work, being good role models and for being good friends in the playground. Our children must have been reading lots over the half term holid

Year 6 Careers afternoon

On Thursday 23rd May, Year 6 had an exciting Careers Afternoon. They welcomed 5 volunteers, all with very different careers, into the school. We also had two unexpected volunteers step in to save the day when another had to unfortunately cancel. The afternoon started with a What’s My Line style assembly. The children were introduced to the volunteers who were assigned a number. The students were then allowed to ask yes/no questions only so that they could try to work out the volunteer’s career. The aim of this was to challenge stereotypes. We had some near guesses whereby the children guessed that some of our volunteers help people for a living. After this, the volunteers introduced themselv

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