Hamstel Football Match

On Friday 20th January, Mr Hatton and Mr Nash travelled to Hamstel Junior School with the girls' football team to play their first league game of the season and a friendly. In the both games, the girls went 1-0 down. The girls remained positive and continued to apply pressure throughout the game. In the friendly, the girls manage to score, in order to equalise, followed by another two goals. This made the final score 3-1. In the league game the girls manage to pull the game back with a wonderful goal from the edge of the box, to make the final score 1-1. #year5 #year6 #wholeschool

D&T day

We kick started this term with an extra special and very exciting D&T day which was organised by Mr Loveridge. The children were very excited to welcome our special visitor Andy Higgs from Bloodhound SSC (Bloodhound SSC is a British supersonic land vehicle currently in development. Its goal is to match or exceed 1,000 miles per hour achieving a new world land speed record. The pencil-shaped car, powered by a jet engine and a rocket engine is designed to reach 1,050 miles per hour). The children watched a presentation by Andy before showing off their own scientific and creative skills as they worked in teams to design an aerodynamic vehicle and build models from their ideas. The children test

Cyber Bullying Play

On Monday 16th January, Years 5 and 6 watched a play presented by drama students at Southend College. The students had written the play themselves in response to the theme of cyber bullying, and had chosen to focus on the use of gaming as a potential tool for children who bully. The children saw how easy it was for people to appear as someone that they are not, and the terrible consequences of online bullying. The students finished the play by showing the children how to help others who may be being bullied and what to do if they are being bullied themselves. The children were all given a wristband with the website address www.thinkuknow.co.uk to help them remember where they can go for help


On Wednesday West Leigh took their basketball team to Shoebury Leisure Centre where the children played their first basketball compeition. The team made up of 10 Year 6 children, 3 girls and 7 boys, won 4 games, drew 1 and lost one and only narrowly missed out on a place in the semi0finals to Chalkwell. The children really enjoyed the experience and did very well given that basketball is fairly new to West Leigh. #Year6 #wholeschool

Year 5 enjoy Science dome experience

Yesterday we invited “Mr Gee” in with his science dome. It was amazing! While we were inside we looked at tectonic plates and how the Earth has changed over time. We also experienced volcanic eruptions, lava flows and how the Earth might look and behave in the future. #Year5 #wholeschool

Quiz club

On Friday 6th January 2 teams of children from West Leigh Junior School, both with representatives from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6, took a trip to Heycroft to compete against each other, and 10 other teams, in area heat of Quiz Club. The children had gone through a rigorous selection progress to prove their general knowledge was tip top and had been training hard with Mrs London, giving up lunchtimes to hone their skills. They pitted these skills against teams from Bournes Green, Stock and Heycroft to name a few. Both teams started well but West Leigh Team 2 comprising of Logan Carr, Lilly Pavitt, Sebastian Rapley-Mende and Oliver Doel, started to pull ahead, battling fiercely with the other tea

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