House Reading Competition 2019

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The major inter-house event of the half-term was the House Reading Competition. It was fantastic that so many of the children prepared readings to audition to represent their houses and the teachers had the very difficult task of selecting, who would represent their houses. Selecting finalists is always tricky but with the increased range of events acrosss the year, we hope that as many children as possible will have the chance to perform for their house.

With seperate Key Stage 1 and 2 events this year, the younger children had the chance to participate and I have to say I was most impressed with the children in Reception to Year 2. Well done to you all and thank you to former West Lodge teacher, Mrs Standing for judging.

In the afternoon Mr Hankin and Mrs Davies, former Head of St Dunstan's and a governor at West Lodge, were equally impressed with the older children and particularly Year 6, who had to cope with an unseen Dickens passage as well. Following two very close competitions, the results were:

1st - St. Andrew

2nd - St. George

3rd - St. Patrick

4th - St. David

My thanks go to the judges and Mrs Slater for the musical interludes, but particularly Mrs Coleman for organising the event. Once again, well done to all who performed.

Mr Francis

ISA Regional Football Finals 16.11.18

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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

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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