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Celebration Assembly 26th May 2023

In a flash it’s the end of another half term, so as usual, we focused on those children that had really impressed their teachers from April to the end of May to earn themselves one of our special half term certificates.

In Year 1, well done to Ralph (1BU) who impressed Mr Burnham by always being ready to work independently and Adwitiya (1BR) who Mrs Brett explained always works hard and goes above and beyond in all of her work.

Our Year 2 winners were Erin (2B), who was picked by Miss Baylis for consistently striving to improve her work this half term and Yousif (2S) who has wowed Mrs Snow with his overall progress since Easter.

In 3KA, Mrs Astrella and Mrs Knight chose Thalia as our certificate winner for settling in so well to Friars and being an absolute credit to her class. While over in 3MV, Mrs Vine and Mrs McEvoy chose Brodie, because he always gives everything his absolute best.

Mr Smith explained how Harrison had earnt the award for 4S this half term for always giving 100% to his work and for thinking about the learning and asking questions even after the lesson had ended. Mr Hill had been in touch with Mrs Dyer on the Isle of Wight to find out that Kyran (4D) had earnt the certificate for showing excellent progress and excellent interaction with the class.

In Year 5, certificates were won by Layla (5BW) as Miss Barrick and Mrs Witt explained that she has shown an excellent attitude and achieved great results across all of her learning. While Mrs Axelson nominated Ava (5A) for growing in confidence to share her ideas, her work and her drama skills to the whole class.

Computing class of the week

Mrs Pinckney again had the extremely difficult job of choosing the class that had best applied their learning and positive attitude to their computing lessons this week. The award went to 3KA for being thoroughly brilliant in attitude and effort. Finley collected the award on behalf of his class. Well done 3KA.

Play Rangers

At the beginning of the term, Mrs Bennett created our new Play Ranger roles to help us implement our plans for OPAL. These children have been amazing, helping to set up equipment, playing with and supporting other children and then helping to tidy away. OPAL could not have worked without them!

A really big well done and thank you to all of our Play Rangers during this half term, who all earnt a ‘Play Ranger Award’. There will be a new group of Play Rangers starting their important jobs after half term.


This week it was Class 2B that took the KS1 attendance cup with a brilliant 97% attendance. However, it was Class 5A who stormed to the KS2 attendance cup as they recorded a fabulous 97.9%.

At the end of another half term, we also recognised the classes with the best attendance in both KS1 and KS2 across the summer term so far. Well done to Class 1BU for earning this accolade in KS1 with 96.1% and Class 6B who recorded 96% in KS2.

Lexi collected the award for 1BU. Class 6B children were either at the Isle of Wight or on Southend Pier, so their award has been left as a welcome surprise when they return.

This week it was Stirling who won the Team Cup again in KS1. While in KS2, Windsor returned to winning ways to claim the Team Cup again.

Today Mr Roche brought The Friars Cup along to assembly to remind everyone what all of their team points are going towards winning. With just one half term to go – Stirling are fast approaching the 1000 point mark, while Stormont look secure in second place, leaving Caernarfon and Windsor fighting for 3rd place.

However, as we explained to the children today, there are still lots more points to be gained in the last part of the summer term, including all of our Sports Day points which could certainly make things change. Who will be lifting The Friars Cup in July?

Watch this space to find out!

Well done to all of our certificate winners this half term – all superb role models for excellent learning at Friars.


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