November 25, 2019

Children and staff showed their support for anti-bullying week by joining in with odd socks day.  It was lovely to look at all the different socks the children were wearing. Children participated in assemblies with the theme, ‘Change starts with us,’ where they were en...

February 7, 2019

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 dr...

January 9, 2018

This poem was written during our Anti-bullying Week 2017 - 2018.


Friars is a bully free zone, 

Don’t think you’re on your own,

Nastiness we don’t tolerate,

so you don’t need to hate!

Shame might shrink you and make you sigh, 

But tell a teacher, you’ll...

November 29, 2017

We are delighted that Friars has gained the Enhanced Healthy School’s Award and certificate and the Equality and Diversity Award. We gained these awards for our commitment to health, fitness and well-being. Our work on how everyone should be treated as an equal continu...

July 18, 2017

Thank you to everyone who came along to support out Equality and Diversity Picnic. It was great to see so many of you there and we hope that you enjoyed the afternoon. Lots of you got involved in the art activities and there was a lovely atmosphere in the summer sunshi...

June 30, 2017

Year 6 had a 'Cyber Safety Talk' from Essex Fire Brigade on Tuesday afternoon. The Fire Brigade have teamed up with Essex Police to ensure that the message of how to stay safe online is getting through to children.

The main points of the talk were that if the chi...

June 7, 2017

On Tuesday the 16th May, the School Council, plus an additional child from each class, spent the whole day taking part in a Bully Beats Workshop. After some ice breaking games, the day began with a brainstorming session on the topic of ‘what is bullying?’ The children...

January 30, 2017

Last week, the children in Year 5 and 6 were lucky enough to watch an excellent drama production about cyber bullying. The short presentation was about a young man who chose to do ballet outside of school as a hobby. He was relentlessly bullied by his peers through soc...

January 18, 2017

“Change one light bulb”…, “change two light bulbs….” do not sound like your everyday dance moves or even a dance move at all, however Year 3 have learnt all about Bollywood Bhangra and these are just two of the many moves they enjoyed following. All of Year 3, staff in...

January 13, 2017

Don’t judge a book by its cover! Children in year 4 and 5 both found this to be true today when they worked with a charity committed to removing racism from our communities - Show Racism the Red Card. The children had a fabulous day taking part in lively activities abo...

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