On Thursday 24th January, a team of Year 6 children were selected to compete in the Portico Dodgeball tournament at Friars Primary School. On the court, Porters sadly lost their first game to the excellent Hamstel Juniors side 3-0. But it was a lesson quickly learned as Porters bounced back from defeat to overcome West Leigh 2-1 in the second game. With second place overall up for grabs Porters went into the final game with Friars school full of confidence, coming out 2-1 win
Year 1 have recently enjoyed a cold walk around a local park to explore seasonal changes. The children used a range of senses to observe natural features and changes, listened carefully for common sounds and explored how the features felt; recording their findings in a table. All the children engaged in discussions about their experiences at the park and wrote sentences about their observations. This experience enabled the children to list nouns, adjectives and verbs related
Year 5 were quite fortunate to have 2 visitors from Break the Cycle come in and talk to them about healthy relationships and how to maintain them. We carried out a variety of different tasks where we had to work within small groups. Initially, we had to decide and discuss which people were close to us in our lives and then classify them by their importance e.g. mum, dad, distant cousins, policemen etc. This was followed with healthy and unhealthy statements which generated a
On Thursday 17th January, a team of girls headed off to the Len Forge Centre to participate in a girls-only football tournament. Although they only had a small amount of practice time, it did make a difference and the girls did their talking on the pitch. From the start it was clear to see that they knew exactly where to position themselves and they played as a team in each match. Everyone got stuck in and were willing to run and tackle non-stop despite it being a cold day. A
At Friars we have been getting active from the start of the day with our Active Challenge Game. We have 6 challenges including Wall Sit, Plank and Star Jumps. One pupil rolls the Dice and the number rolled relates to the exercise we do. We then spin the hula hoop and perform the activity for the duration of the spin.
This week we had our local 'Chance to Shine' cricket coach (Kevin) in to tell Friars about some of the exciting events coming up this year in the world of cricket. This year we have the Men's Cricket World Cup and more importantly the Southend Primary competition and the Year 4/5 Chance to Shine Cricket Festival. Pupils were also able to get active during the assembly and demonstrate their bowling skills to the whole of KS2. We look forward to seeing Kevin at Friars this Marc
Wow! What a day exploring the lives of the Celts and Romans. All the children enjoyed a fun packed day which included time in the museum, exploring artefacts and completing activities, recreating a Celtic round house and Roman villa and an underground story tour of the roman invasion and the story of Boudicca. During the interactive story tour, the children learnt that the Romans won because of their superior tactics and weaponry. As they moved through different tunnels, they