ISA Regional Football Finals 16.11.18

ISA footy

On Friday 16th November, the West Lodge football team played the ISA regional finals at Virgo Fidelis in London. Overall, the tournament was a lot of fun and Mr McCabe was very proud of us. We played 7 games in total. Our record was that we won 5 and lost 2. Unfortunately, we did not make it through to the final but we did come third. We all played really well as a team and we really enjoyed ourselves. 

Year 5 and 6 House Football 14.11.18

  The first ever House FootballYear 5 and 6  House Football competition was very enjoyable. We played a total of three games against all of the other houses. We won two games (4-0 against blue house and 5-1 against red house) but unfortunately lost 3-2 against green house. Overall, we won the league by goal difference. We all played really well and every member of our team played a part in our success.

Yellow House Captain


Young Shakespeare Company perform Macbeth for Key Stage Two

On 2nd November the Young Shakespeare company came in to West Lodge to perform a production of Macbeth to the pupils of KS2. The performance was very interactive with pupils from all classes participating in the action alongside the actors. Despite the complexity of Shakespearean language,  the performers successfully managed to give all the children a great insight into the story of Macbeth whilst keeping them enthralled throughout the afternoon performance.

Mrs Coleman 

World War One Week

WW1 1 WW1 2 WW1 3 WW1 4

Last week, West Lodge School dedicated their week's learning to World War One week. It was such a wonderful week and we were lucky to have different activities to commemorate one hundred years since the conflict ended. Apart from all the wonderful activities the teachers organised throughout the week, the children were lucky to take part in a number of workshops. The week started with a workshop from Freshwater. Years 1-6 followed and re-enacted the story of a WW1 solider and also learnt some WW1 songs. On the Tuesday Katherine Harding (a historian) came and spoke to the children about Sidcup in WW1. The children were fascinated with the stories she had to share and at the end asked some very good questions. At the end of the week, Nursery to Year 6 took part in a dance workshop. The children learnt different dances such as the Charleston. The week ended with a celebratory assembly of all the children’s work. I was very impressed with all the work that was shown and all the information the children had learnt throughout the week. I am very proud of everyones’ hard work and commitment in remembering such a special event.

Mrs Searles


Visit to the Imperial War Museum

Last week, Year 5 and 6 visited the Imperial War Museum in London to learn more about World War One. In the same week as the whole country commemorated one hundred years since the ending of the conflict, Year 5 and 6 were able to pay homage to the men and women who sacrificed so much. The children learnt about the causes, propaganda and conditions of trench warfare as well as the years that followed the war. The children were particularly moved by the poppy display outside the museum and gained a real insight into what life was like between 1914 and 1918. This was demonstrated in the poetry work by Year 6 and letter writing by Year 5  that followed this trip back at school. As always, thank you to the parents who helped make this trip a wonderful success. 

Mr Weighill