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March 5, 2019

Team Friars were at the Basketball competition this January, in what was the biggest Basketball competition to date held for Southend Primary Schools. The team started well topping their group, playing some excellent games and displaying their unique team spirit. The s...

February 11, 2019

Team Friars mixed KS1 Football Team were at the Southend Football event at The Len Forge Centre. The team battled through the cold and wind playing some great football against other local schools. There were some amazing goals and even better celebrations by our young...

February 11, 2019

Last week 16 Year 3 and 4 Boys braved the Arctic conditions to take part in a football match between themselves.
The Blues took on the Purples in an evenly matched game which was played in good spirits. In the end the Purple team came out winners 2-0 with goals from Ge...

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 28, 2019

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...

January 21, 2019

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 p...

January 11, 2019

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 t...

January 9, 2019

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...

November 28, 2018

A few Reception children were invited to visit Legra Residential home for the elderly in Leigh.  The children were really excited to meet the residents and to do some art and craft activities with them.  They helped the children make some Santa leg sweet boxes using ca...

November 19, 2018

The children and staff at Friars wore odd socks to mark the start of Anti-bullying Week. The socks represent our differences but that we are to be treated the same and fairly. This is an annual event and the ‘odd socks’ initiative was from the Anti-bullying Alliance wh...

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