Thursday 16th November - Family Board Game Evening

On Thursday 16th November West Lodge organised our first Family Board Games Evening. Mr Peebles and Miss Ayling run Board Games club every week, and were very excited to invite the Juniors to an evening of board game fun!

We had a variety of different games available, some of which have been very kindly donated to the club or purchased for the club by the PA. Some children also brought their own board games with them, ranging from Cluedo to the Magic Tooth Fairy! The children, however, were particularly excited to play Mr Peebles Beasts of Balance board game, which cleverly uses the iPad.

It was a fantastic atmosphere and the two hours seemed to fly by! During the evening, we saw some Pirate themed games being played, Beat the parents, in which the parents play against the children, and the intense One Night Ultimate Werewolf. Mr Francis also enjoyed playing Hive against some of the children!

It was a very successful (and competitive) evening and we are glad everyone had a fantastic time. Thank you very much to Mr Peebles for organising the event, and we look forward to hosting more in the future!

Monday 20th November - Year 4 Trip to the National Maritime Museum

On Monday 20th November Year 4 went to the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich. We travelled there by train and the DLR. It was a very quick journey!

When we arrived we went to the Children's gallery. In the gallery we could send messages via morse code, using lights or sound, and we could practise loading a ship! After a quick picture on the great map (which took up an entire floor!) we were then ready for our workshop.

Our workshop was called "Meet the Vikings". Our workshop leader, Helen, told us all about Viking ships, including the head at the front of the ship and why oars were needed. We then got into groups and explored some typical Viking artefacts. We then had to pretend we were trading these with Helen, in Iraq, for different  luxuries. Some of us were particularly good at bargaining!

After the workshop we had our lunch, and after lunch we explored Nelson's Ship in a Bottle. Sadly it was then time to go!

We had a brilliant day out, and were very well behaved throughout the entire trip!

KS1 Nativity - Straw and Order

Year 1 and 2 did three amazing performances of their Christmas production last week. Whoever knew that the Nativity story could involve a judge, two quiz masters and TV obsessed sheep? The children worked really hard to learn their lines and deliver them with comedy value and their singing was fantastic too! We are all definitely in the Christmas spirit now!

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EYFS Nativity

The children in EYFS have worked very hard to learn the Nativity. We performed the play 'A king is Born' and the children had lots of songs, instruments and lines to learn! The rehearsals went very well, and the children quickly learnt how to use the stage safely. They practised using 'big voices' to say their lines and acted very well indeed. There were a few nerves on the morning of the performance to parents, but I am sure everyone would agree that the children performed brilliantly! A big well done to all involved.The children in EYFS have worked very hard to learn the Nativity. We performed the play 'A king is Born' and the children had lots of songs, instruments and lines to learn! The rehearsals went very well, and the children quickly learnt how to use the stage safely. They practised using 'big voices' to say their lines and acted very well indeed. There were a few nerves on the morning of the performance to parents, but I am sure everyone would agree that the children performed brilliantly! A big well done to all involved.

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This morning's assembly saw Year 2, 4 and 6 share their work with the rest of the school. Year 2 showed the school their Christmas cards this morning. They have used their cutting and collage skills to create their cards and are looking forward to giving them to their families next week. Year 4 showed the school their wonderful digestion t shirts. They also performed their class rap, which they had composed in Music, explaining how the digestive system works. Finally, Year 6 presented their animal posters from Science, their self-portraits in the style of Picasso’s ‘blue’ period, and their own versions of Shakespeare's witches poem from Macbeth. They concluded the assembly with a debate highlighting the differences between Athens and Sparta during Ancient Greece.

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