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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 contin...

November 28, 2017

Young recorder players from West Leigh Junior School performed at the Southend Music Festival this week. Children from Year 4, 5 and 6 worked very hard to prepare solos, duets and trios.

The Upper School Recorder Group were praised by the adjudicator, who said, “… all...

November 24, 2017

The Year 5 and 6 Boys’ football team competed in the Southend Primary School Sports Association Boys’ Football Competition on Monday 20th November 2017. The day started with group stages with 3 games to play. The boys lost their first game 0-1 to Chalkwell. Putting the...

November 23, 2017

A new sport introduced to the school and the students of Porters Grange. On the 17th November five Year 6 pupils, who had never previously represented the school, went to take part in the borough Goalball tournament. With only a little amount of knowledge of the sport...

November 21, 2017

Children and their parents shared in the celebration of the opening of our library on Thursday. Plenty of cake was consumed as children got to express their appreciation of our fantastic facility by writing leaves of thanks which are now on display. It was also a great...

November 21, 2017

As part of their recent work on poetry, the Year 5 children created choral performances based on four different poems where they took their audiences on a train journey, to a spooky inn, aboard a ship and up a beanstalk. After learning about a range of poetic devices,...

November 21, 2017

On Friday 17th November, West Leigh ‘painted the school spotty’ for Children in Need when everyone came to school dressed in spots to raise money for this important charity. The School Council also created word puzzles, which went on sale at lunchtime, causing lots of...

November 17, 2017

Today was ‘Children in Need’ and what a day it was. We had the children dressing up, doing ‘their thing.’ Their outfits included equestrians, football fans, Harry Potter fans, gamers and it wouldn’t be the same without several Pudsey Bears.

All the children were able to...

November 16, 2017

Last Thursday, Year 6 were lucky enough to attend a workshop with M.G. Leonard the author of Beetle Boy and Queen of the Beetles. M.G. Leonard talked enthusiastically about how she came up with the idea for the books and why she chooses to write about beetles! We learn...

November 16, 2017

Porters Grange students represented our school to receive awards in recognition of our hard work on the equality and diversity project over the past year. Three year six students presented an aspect of our project to a large group of people, including other schools, me...

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