Year 4 visit Belchamps

The children enjoyed two fabulous days at Belchamps. Having woken on the Thursday to rain clouds, we were thankful that the sun came out before we set off. On arrival children were introduced to the staff and their various accommodation blocks. After lunch children took part in their first activity. Over the two days children took part in four activities which helped them to solve problems and work as a team. Caving, traversing the climbing wall, assault course and crate stack were popular as was fire building, pedal cart racing and shelter building. Team building, push ball, geocaching and mini cross-bows made up the activity selection. After a delicious evening meal children gathered

Firework Safety Assembly

On Monday 17th October, the school was visited by Stuart Huxter from the Essex Fire and Rescue Service. Stuart came to speak to the children about firework safety. He explained that Firework Night should be about having fun, not about getting hurt. He began with a few safety rules about Halloween, including making sure that children go trick or treating with an adult and only knocking on doors of those who are expecting you, or who have their houses decorated for Halloween. He also reminded children to be safe on the roads. Stuart told the children to check their Halloween costumes for the flame retardant symbol, as some costumes are made which are not safe around fire. Stuart then remind

Year 6 Old Leigh trip

Year 6 recently visited Old Leigh to learn about the role of the 'Little Ships' during the Second World War. Whilst they were there, they found out about the events that directly affected the fishermen of Leigh and how they were called into action to rescue the soldiers trapped on the beaches of Dunkirk. Whilst in Old Leigh, they also practised their sketching skills and created some wonderful artwork of The Endeavour. #Year6 #wholeschool

Tag rugby

On Wednesday 13th October, 12 children from year 5 and 6 attended the Southend Tag Rugby Finals. Year on year, this competition sees a rise is the standards of the teams and this year was no different. Although the team lost 4-3 in the final, they played remarkably and have qualified for the Essex Finals in March. On the way to the final the team demonstrated exceptional team spirit, the ability to learn and apply new skills, and were an absolute credit to the school in terms of their behaviour and sportsmanship. Results Group stage West Leigh 6 - 4 Chalkwell West Leigh 8 - 3 Friars West Leigh 10 - 1 St Michael's Second round (top 10 schools) West Leigh 5 -1 Heycroft West Leigh 7 -

Year 5/6 Football competition

The Year 5 and 6 football team competed in the Southend Girls Football Competition on Thursday 6th October 2016. The girls played many games against other schools and were an outstanding credit to the school! After being placed in a tough group, the team tried their hardest in their first two games but unfortunately lost both 1-0. Needing a win to have a chance of qualifying, the team pulled together to achieve a fantastic 1-0 victory in their third game. In the final group game the girls were aware that only another victory would give them a chance at a medal in the afternoon. Unfortunately, despite lots of effort, the team couldn’t get the win required. Knowing a medal wasn’t a possibility

Hadleigh Country Park

On Friday the group headed deep into the woods to learn about survival. Using the materials in their surroundings, each group built their own den to protect them from the elements. Children were then allowed to decorate their den, with some even adding furniture and accessories! We were shown different methods for lighting fires and then collected firewood, creating a fire for each den. Every child was taught how to light a match safely and how to use a flint and steel to create sparks. Lunch was eaten around the fire and then the group were taught how to camouflage themselves within the woods. We played lots of games of hide and seek and then finished the afternoon with a trek back through

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