Year 5 Science roadshow

Each class in Year 5 was visited by a group of students from Westcliff High School for Boys for the Science Roadshow. The children were taken on a tour of the three main scientific subjects – Chemistry, Biology and Physics – to give them an overview of what each entailed. In the Chemistry sessions, a variety of metals were burned to create multi-coloured flames which mesmerised the children. The Biology session gave children an opportunity to see the microscopic cells which are found in their mouths whilst the Physics session presented challenges to the children involving electrical circuits as well as air resistance. The experience was thoroughly enjoyed by all and it was incredible to see

Boys football vs. St Mary's

On Friday 22nd March, the boys’ football team travelled to St Mary’s Primary School to play their last league match of the season. The boys once again demonstrated their skill controlling the ball and getting a few shots towards goal early in the match. The boys managed to get a 1-0 lead then St Mary’s found a way past our defence to get a goal to equalise; this was shortly followed by another earning them the lead. The boys then managed to score again just before halftime with the score 2-2. The match got under way once again with both teams demonstrating great skill and control. St Mary’s crossed the ball across the goal putting the ball in the top corner earning them the lead once again

Yr 3/4 Tag Rugby competition

On Wednesday 20th March, two,Year 4 Tag Rugby teams played in the year 3/4 Tag Rugby competition at Southend Rugby Club. Our first game against Chalkwell we won 4-2, we went on to play Temple Sutton and Barons Court and beat both with the same score of 9-1! We went through to the Super 10’s where we played Temple Sutton again and won 7-1, Bournes Green and won 4-2 and St Michaels and won 4-0. We had a very close game against Earls Hall which went into extra time and eventually we won 5-4. We were through to the semi-finals where we played Greenways and again a very close game which we won 8-6. We were in the final (against Chalkwell again)all the children had tried so hard and played so well

Dance Festival

On Friday 1st March, year 5 and year 6 dancers took part in the Creative Dance Festival at Garon’s Park. During the Dance Club sessions at West Leigh, the girls had split into groups and choreographed their own routines. Week by week, they worked on their routines and showed dedication by practising at other times throughout their lunch breaks. They performed their dances in front of other schools and were praised for their own choreography and performance. They thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon and were keen to support dancers performing from other schools by applauding and cheering them on.

Boys' football vs. Heycroft

On Monday 18th March, the boys’ football team travelled to Heycroft Primary School to play their penultimate league match of the season. The boys continued to demonstrate their skill and ability with high pressure and sublime attacking play getting a number of shots at goal from the beginning. Heycroft’s keeper and defenders had to work hard to prevent the ball from hitting the back of the net. The boys eventually managed to find a way around the defenders by crossing the ball into the box and scoring. With this, the team found their rhythm helping them score a number of goals. In the last few minutes of the game, the boys were given a penalty and one of our players step forward to take the

Red Nose Day

West Leigh saw an array of bright colours and red noses on Friday 15th March when the children dressed in a variety of cheerful and humorous costumes to raise money for Comic Relief. The School Council also created joke/puzzle pages which they sold during lunch times, enabling us to raise an impressive £702.59 for this worthy charity. However, the fun did not stop there as Friday’s usual assembly was interrupted by an important event: West Leigh’s Greatest Dancer which showcased some of the staff’s best (and worst) moves, all in aid of charity! Thank you to everyone for their kind donations and your continued support with all our charity events.

Girls football V Fairways

On Wednesday 13th March, the girls’ football team travelled to Fairways Primary School to play their last league game of the season. Having played Fairways three times already this season - twice at the Southend Tournament where both games ending in a draw and at the Essex Finals in the semi-finals where the final result being decide by penalties - West Leigh getting the win. With this, the girls knew this was going to be a tough match; this match was also going to decide who wins the league! The girls started the game win confidence, applying great pressure on the ball and finding the space to make some great runs and crossing the ball into the box but struggled to get the ball past Fairway

Netball B Competition

On Thursday 14th March, nine year 6 girls played in the Netball B competition at Alleyn Court. We played Darlinghurst and won 6-0, St George’s won 1-0, Hamstel won 5-2 and drew with Bournemouth Park 1-1. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the experience and improved during each game. Well done to all of them.

Tempest Fugit visit

On the afternoon of Tuesday 12th March, Year Three enjoyed the visit of Tempest Fugit. This visit was to enhance our learning on our Connected Curriculum Topic of Gods and Mortals. The visit was a theatre production of the story of Thor’s Hammer. We were introduced to Viking life and their beliefs in the nine different worlds and the gods. The story of Thor and his hammer were then told to us and members of Year Three were able to display their drama skills as they helped to present the story. We had a fantastic afternoon and won’t forget the story of Thor and his hammer for quite a while.

Yr 5/6 boys' football vs. Earls Hall

On Friday 8th March, the boys’ football team travelled to Earls Hall Primary School to play their third league match of the season and a friendly match. In the friendly match, the boys got a great start scoring within the first few minutes. With this, Earls Hall increased their defence and put in great tackles as well as their keeper pulling out some unbelievable saves. At halftime, the boys had increased their lead to 4-0. In the second half, the boys continued to demonstrate their skill passing the ball and communicating to help them score. Earls Hall’s defenders and keeper worked tirelessly throughout the match helping them get the counter attack on a number of occasions but were unable t

Sports Hall Athletics

On Monday 4th March and Tuesday 5th March, West Leigh competed in both the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics, with Year 3/4 on the Monday afternoon and Year 5/6 on the Tuesday afternoon. With both tournaments consisting of six track events and six field events, the athletes were only allowed to compete in a maximum of two track and two field events. Whilst the track events were happening, all the children were able to watch and cheer on their fellow teammates. At the same time, the field events were taking place at the back of the hall. All the children involved did an incredible job demonstrating great listening skills, behaviour and sportsmanship. When the events are finished and

Netball Competition

On Wednesday 6th March, 8 year six girls attended the KS2 Netball competition at Garon Park. On a very breezy, cold day we played four games in the morning beating Leigh North Street 4-0, Friars 3-1, Prince Avenue 7-0 and Greenways 2-0. We went through to the super 10’s in the afternoon where we played Earls Hall and won 3-2 and Chalkwell and won 3-1, unfortunately we lost 3-2 to Blenheim and we had to win our last game to go through to the semifinals. Unfortunately we were beaten 3-2 by Fairways with them scoring in the last minute of the game! We came 5th out of 20 schools and annoyingly Chalkwell won the competition (we had beaten them earlier on) however the girls enjoyed playing lots o

Yr5/6 Girls football match V Our Lady Of Lourdes

On Thursday 28th February, the girls’ football team travelled to Our Lady Of Lourdes Primary School to play their second league game of the season. The girls started the game with good form, keeping possession of the ball in the oppositions half and getting a few shots at goal at the start of the game. Our Lady of Lourdes then won a throw in, found space down the line and managed to slip the ball past our keeper earning them the lead. The girls did not let this faze them and continued to show good form getting the equaliser, followed by some fantastic passing, setting up 3 more superb goals to being the score to 4-1 at half time. In the second half, the girls continued to use the space, cros

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