World Book Day

What a jam packed week this was! At an assembly the week before, the children were introduced to the events that would be taking place and the 500 word competition was introduced to the children. Each child was asked to write a story of 500 words, they didn’t have to worry to much about grammar and punctuation but the stories needed to be interesting and exciting, humorous or intriguing – the stories needed to catch the reader’s imagination. The prize for the winning stories would be a once in a lifetime experience – the winner from Key Stage 2 would become principal for the day; the winner from Key Stage 1 would become vice-principal for the day. They would be given a full day of duties tha

Celebration Assembly

Key Stage 1 Well done to the children receiving an achievement leaf from their teacher for amazing work in their classroom this week. Our blue buddy leaves are nominated by other children in the class for being a good friend, being kind or for helping somebody else. Congratulations to our buddy winners. The attendance cup was won by 2SD this week with an impressive 98.3% The KS1 team points cup was won by our yellow team, Caernarfon Key Stage 2 As always in Key Stage 2, our achievement certificates were awarded based on great work around our core Friars values of resilience, perseverance, independence. Well done to all of our winners! A special mention to our players of the match, Ronnie and

World Book Day Assembly

On Friday we celebrated World Book Day with a whole school assembly and we must say that all of the children that dressed up looked absolutely amazing. The hall was a sea of different colours. During the assembly we heard about all of the exciting things that had been happening during book week and unveiled our lucky winners that won a book of their choice from the travelling book fair. We were blown away by the effort put into their costumes by some of the children (and their parents) and the teachers had a very difficult job selecting the winners. It was also great to see all of the staff getting involved with some fantastic costumer designs of their own. Here are our lucky winners - I’m s

Year 6 Dogs Trust Visit

Marie from ‘Dogs Trust’ joined Year 6 on Tuesday 3 March, to talk to them about the evolution of dogs from wild animals to the domesticated pets they are today. This links in to the ‘Evolution and Inheritance’ science theme that the children are currently studying. The talk was extremely interesting and also gave the children some good tips as to how to look after their pets.

Celebration Assemblies

Despite it being book week we still had the chance to celebrate all of the great things going on in the classrooms this week. Key Stage 1 Well done to our winners in Key Stage 1 who earned an achievement leaf this week for either impressing their teachers through their great work or attitude to school or for being nominated as a good buddy by the other children in their class. A special mention goes to Abigail for learning all of her Year 1 keywords and earning her gold medal– well done Abigail! The attendance cup was shared by Owls and 1B ,both with a very impressive 99.3% Stirling won the team cup in KS1 Key Stage 2 This week our winners in KS2 displayed our core values of independence, p

School Council Visit to the Pier with Age Concern UK and Arriva

Friars School Council had an amazing opportunity this week as they ventured out of school with Arriva and residents linked to the charity ‘Age Concern UK’ for a trip on a bus to Southend Pier. There we were greeted by the Mayor and Mayoress of Southend and taken on a tour of the Pier Museum. After that we got onto the Pier train and took a trip to the end of the pier, where we took in beautiful views as we ate a delicious buffet lunch. After lunch, we got to travel back on the train and hopped back on the bus back to school. It was a wonderful community opportunity which benefitted both the older people and the children. They enjoyed listening to each other’s stories and the children loved l

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