Year 5 go back in time...

The day Year 5 went back in time… On Monday the 16th October, Year 5 along with Mr Weighill, Mr Francis, Miss Barrett and two of our governors, Mrs Murray and Mrs Rohan, visited Southwark Cathedral to learn about what life was like for a poor Victorian child “lucky” enough to attend school. As soon as they arrived, Mr Weighill’s class were asked to change into Victorian clothing and become children who would have attended the church school during the Victorian era. First of all, they were marched into the courtyard and instructed to take part in some physical education - lunges, marching etc. Soon after, the children then thoroughly enjoyed vocal gymnastics, spelling, handwriting and arithmetic lessons taught by two scary Victorian teachers. Even though it was intimidating, most of the children quickly realised the ladies were acting. Even so, the children actually quite enjoyed being told off for being left handed, mispronouncing their ‘threes’ or having dirty fingernails. They also enjoyed being reminded that “Speech is silver… Silence in Golden!” After a hugely anticipated lunch, children  then enjoyed learning about the washing process and guessing the functions of different Victorian artefacts. Both activities were extremely entertaining and were equally engaging. On the way home, the children were extremely positive about their learning experience and it was a delight to hear them discussing their favourite parts of the day. The conversation then changed to colour of the sky caused by dust from the Sahara, which was an eerie sight to see and initiated much discussion. Year 5 should be proud of their behaviour throughout the day and were described by the Southwark Cathedral staff as a credit to their school! Well done Year 5!

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U9 Netball 05/10/17

On Thursday 5th October, Colfe's brought their A and B U9 Netball teams to West Lodge for a friendly fixture. This was the first match our U9s have had this year and they were VERY excited!

First off, we played Colfe's A team. This was an evenly matched game with some good marking from both teams, some interceptions and some good attempts at goals, All girls improved during this match and the final score was 0:0.

Next, we played Colfe's B team. West Lodge were feeling more confident by this point and had warmed up to the game, playing more as a team and communicating better. They were very pleased with their end score of a 3-0 win!

Mrs Backley and I are so proud of the girls in their first fixture of the year! Thank you to the parents who came along to support and for getting your girls to all the practices. Keep up the good work girls!

Next U9 fixture - Monday 9th October at Farringtons.

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U11 Netball Tournament 13/10/17

On Friday 13th October, West Lodge went to St Christphers to play in a friendly netball tournament.

Apart from one team, we had never played any of the teams attending today and so we had no idea what we were to face! We were also missing our usual GA due to a broken finger. However, the team remained positive and were determined to do well. 

We played Sutton High, Oakfield, Blackheath Prep, St Christopher's B and Alleyns. The pace in all matches was very fast and from Oakfield and Alleyns in particular, the shooting was outstanding for U11s!

West Lodge tried very hard and despite two injuries, persevered and made some good intercpetions and increased possession of the ball throughout the tournament, Although they didn't manage to score a goal this afternoon, they certainly learned a great deal and developed their game, In fact, althought the final match was the biggest defeat, it was actually West Lodeg;s best performance, shwoing ho w much their games improved through the afternoon! The tournament and seeing other teams strategies and court play has also helped us as coaches to identify further areas to work on in our upcoming practices. 

Thanks as always to the parents who came along to support and to Mrs Backley for her coaching, 

Next fixture - 1st December League Match v Farringtons. 

 

 

Public Speaking Workshops 13.10.17

On Friday13th October, Key Stage Two had the pleasure of Mrs Ogungbayi (a former parent of the school) from Speakers Trust once again leading our public speaking workshops. Each class enjoyed their session immensely and feel much better prepared for the annual competitions later on in the year. Thank you again Mrs O!

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2.10.17 - 6.10.17 Sports

Last week proved to be a very busy week of Sports for West Lodge!

Tag Rugby Festival

On Wednesday, West Lodge hosted our own Tag Rugby Festival up at Sidcup Rugby Club. We invited teams from Benedict House and St Olaves to play our Year 5’s and Year 6’s.

Each team enjoyed playing a couple of matches, with our Year 6 team winning both games and our Year 5 team winning one game and drawing their second.

Thank you to Mr McCabe and Mr Weighill for coaching the teams, and to all the parents who came along and showed their support.

Hockey

On Thursday, our Year 6 Hockey squad travelled to Harris Academy in Welling to take part in the School Games Hockey tournament. This was a very large tournament with 20 teams participating. The squad worked hard to play against three different teams. West Lodge won one of their games, and drew two games. This resulted in us finishing second overall in our pool, which was a fantastic achievement!

Thank you to Mr McCabe and Mrs Masters for coaching the teams, and to all the parents who came along and showed their support.

Netball

Thursday was a very busy day of fixtures as our Year 4 team invited Colfes over for some friendly matches. The team were very excited as this was their first official Netball match of the season. The team worked hard throughout both games, showing

Last week proved to be a very busy week of Sports for West Lodge!

Tag Rugby Festival

On Wednesday, West Lodge hosted our own Tag Rugby Festival up at Sidcup Rugby Club. We invited teams from Benedict House and St Olaves to play our Year 5’s and Year 6’s.

Each team enjoyed playing a couple of matches, with our Year 6 team winning both games and our Year 5 team winning one game and drawing their second.

Thank you to Mr McCabe and Mr Weighill for coaching the teams, and to all the parents who came along and showed their support.

Hockey

On Thursday, our Year 6 Hockey squad travelled to Harris Academy in Welling to take part in the School Games Hockey tournament. This was a very large tournament with 20 teams participating. The squad worked hard to play against three different teams. West Lodge won one of their games, and drew two games. This resulted in us finishing second overall in our pool, which was a fantastic achievement!

Thank you to Mr McCabe and Mrs Masters for coaching the teams, and to all the parents who came along and showed their support.

Netball

Thursday was a very busy day of fixtures as our Year 4 team invited Colfes over for some friendly matches. The team were very excited as this was their first official Netball match of the season. The team worked hard throughout both games, showing great determination! The final score of the first match was a draw, 0-0, and West Lodge won their second match, 3-0.

Thank you very much to Mrs Backley and Mrs Chelton for their wonderful coaching, and to the parents who came to support.

Cross Country

Our sporting week came to a close with a squad of 16 runners from Years 3-6 going along to the Farringtons Annual Cross Country event. The team eagerly warmed up when we arrived and we then went through the different routes each year group will be taking. Years 3 and 4 had a 1.4km route to follow, and Years 5 and 6 followed a 2km route around the school grounds.

The team worked hard to keep their pacing throughout their race; 1.4km and 2km are very long distances to run! Unfortunately West Lodge did not win any prizes for their placing, but the team definitely showed true sportsmanship throughout the afternoon. Each child made sure to cheer on their fellow team members, and other schools, and helped each other out in times of need.

Thank you to Miss Ayling for taking the team, and a very big thank you for all the parents who came and supported the event.

great determination! The final score of the first match was a draw, 0-0, and West Lodge won their second match, 3-0.

Thank you very much to Mrs Backley and Mrs Chelton for their wonderful coaching, and to the parents who came to support.