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Celebration Assembly – 13th January 2023

Lots to celebrate at Friars after a full week of learning and fun!

KS1 awards

Our Year 1 awards this week went to children demonstrating super dance movements in PE, a great attitude to start their work quickly and without a fuss, brilliant collaborative science work and lovely handwriting.

In Year 2 it was a similar story, as the teachers awarded certificates for huge improvements in writing and handwriting, engaging well in lessons, much improved presentation and excellent writing using expanded noun phrases.

Buddy awards

Our Buddies this week were chosen because they have demonstrated our aims of kindness and helpfulness to all. Tanner and Mia from Year 1 and Nicky and Taylor from Year 2, have shown good manners by letting somebody else go first, helpfulness to help friends with their learning and when they were hurt and kind playing towards friends.

What great examples to their friends these children are!

KS2 Awards

It was great to see awards given our right across our curriculum with art, French, writing, reading, maths and history all represented along with many other great reasons this week.

In Years 3 and 4 our certificates were awarded for the following reasons;

  • Calm and positive approach to learning

  • Clear, precise explanations

  • Great engagement in layered reading

  • Perseverance

  • Sharing super World War 2 knowledge with the class to add more information to class discussions

  • For always being kind, compassionate and caring to others

  • Settling in so well to our school

Years 5 and 6 have been equally brilliant, receiving awards for;

  • A very high standard of art work

  • Writing brilliant persuasive letters about the use of palm oil

  • Overall enthusiasm for learning

  • Having a great focus in all lessons

  • Being enthusiastic about reading

  • Always having a willingness to take on extra responsibility and help others

  • Having a super attitude to French

  • Excellent effort in layered reading


Our maths wizards this week were Rosie (Year 5) and Kingsley (Year 6) who wowed Mrs Pinckney with their perseverance and determination to solve problems and for always taking on any challenges faced in their maths work. Well done both of you.

Computing Class of the Week

Mrs Pinckney couldn’t choose between the Year 6 classes this week, so 6B and 6G shared the Computing Class of the week trophy. Both classes were so amazing that Mrs Pinckney has had to alter her planning to make it more challenging. Well done Year 6. Our digital leaders from both classes accepted the award on behalf of their peers.

Mrs Pinckney also gave out two rare individual computing awards to Oscar Oliver from 4D, who have been complete computing stars with their brilliant coding work this week.

Special Assembly Shout Outs

Shout outs went to Millie, Gracie and Hollie in 6G for their amazing Martin Luther King Jr biographies produced this week.

Friars Forum

This week we introduced the school to our newly formed ‘Friars Forum’, a pupil group made up of twenty two Year 5 and 6 children who will be looking specifically at issues of anxiety, mental health, safety and wellbeing in young people. All of these children had to submit an application letter to be considered and they were all so good, that we had to take them all. We hope they enjoy this role of responsibility and help us to help other young people in our school.


This week it was great to see our whole school attendance back above our 96% target as the spring term starts. We hope this good health continues in the spring and summer months.

Our KS1 Attendance Cup was awarded to Class 1BR who finally managed to stop their Year 1 partners by recording 98.3% this week.

In KS2, it was a very close battle between 6B and 4S both recording almost 99%, but after coming down to the last day, 6B eventually took the Attendance Cup with 98.8%.

Team Points

It was a Windsor double this week as our red team stormed to victory in both KS1 and KS2. This has made it even more interesting for the chasing teams as Windsor now move up to third place. Stirling are still well out in front but who can catch them?

Congratulations to all of our winners this week!


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