NSPCC Big Board Games Day - 27/05/16

On Friday 27th May, the children in Nursery-Year 4 took part in the NSPCC's Big Board Game Day. They all looked the part as they came dressed in the colour of their favourite colour playing piece and we even had a Queen from a chessboard! In assembly, we talked about where the children's donations were going and how the charity uses the money it received and we also thought about why board games are important. The children came up with very thoughful ideas including helping younger children to take turns and learn numbers and colours to keeping older children off of their tablets and phones and making them engage in real conversation!

During the morning, the children presented their games to their classes and did some demonstrations and the Year 4 children played some games with Nursery and Reception. In the afternoon, Key Stage 1 and 2 took over the two halls with a sea of Monopoly boards, Guess Who, Cranium and lots of other games. It was wonderful to see the vast array of different games and the enthusiasm of the children as they explained the rules to their games and helped their friends to understand the aims and learn the tactics for unfamiliar games. I cannot believe how many versions of Monopoly that exist and was quite amazed by the skill shown even by Year 2 children in chess!

The day was thoroughly enjoyed by all and together with the Guess How Many Dice in the Jar game run during the previous week, raised a grand total of £236 for the charity so thank you very much to everyone who donated.

There were 259 dice in the jar and the nearest guess was made by George in Year 2 who guessed 260 and won himself a box of sweet treats for half term!

I really hope that the children continue with their love of board games and are keen to play some of those that they tried for the first time on 27th May, again.

Thank You once again for your support.

Years 4, 5 and 6 Cricket - 12th May 2016

West Lodge's A Team can be very pleased with a very professional but close win against Royal Russell yesterday afternoon.

West Lodge bowled first and did really well to keep Royal Russell's score to a total they knew they should be able to beat.

Everyone bowled and fielded very well but we need to mention Johvan, who bowled out two batsmen in a row, losing our opponents 10 runs and George, who calmly ran out another, Walton almost running out another, too.

The good fielding made the job easier for our batsmen, who were given a good start by Jack and Ionut, followed by Lucas and Walton. Walton hit two sixes but he and Lucas, followed by Johvan and Billy then concentrated on not getting out, leaving George and Jascha to score 8 off 12 balls to win. Jascha hit a lovely 4 and with a couple of scrambled singles and a wide, they saw us home.

Billy captained his team really well in a good start to our matches against other schools.

Well done, everyone!

Mr Hankin

 

On Thursday 12th May West Lodge B team (consisting of Years 4 and 5 pupils) played Royal Russell’s 10B team at Sidcup Rugby Club.


West Lodge batted first and scored an impressive 174 runs. Louie and Ben both managed to score a few 4s between them and every pair who batted weren’t caught out and managed to score some runs.

West Lodge then began fielding and displayed excellent bowling, rarely off target. Ben managed to bowl out Royal Russell by hitting the wicket on his first bowl! Isaac also showed some impressive dives for the ball, almost catching someone out.

Unfortunately Royal Russell’s batting was strong and they scored 185 runs. Both teams displayed great sportsmanship and produce some wonderful bowls and hits. Credit goes to the Year 4 boys as they were up against the year above.

Thank you very much to Mr Sandys who kindly scored for us, having thought he was only going to be watching a game of cricket!

Miss Ayling

U10 Girls' Rounders - 27/04/16

On Wednesday 27th April, a team of Year 5 girls went to a friendly Rounders tournament hosted by Breaside. They had only had two sessions to practise but were in high spirits and excited to get started.

The first match was against Blackheath Prep School and West Lodge won this match 6-4. There was some great fielding and batting by both teams. The following match was against Babington House and West Lodge continued to play well, winning 3-2. Next up were Merton Court and this was an incredibly close match where Merton Court scored a last minute half a rounder meaning they won 3-2.5!
 Unperturbed, West Lodge then faced Breaside's two teams. The first match ended in a 6-4.5 win for Breaside and the second, a 3.5-1 win for them.

The girls all enjoyed the afternoon and deifnitely improved their team work throughout the afternoon. We are looking forward to more practice and hopefully some more matches and tournaments this term.

 

A Chelton

Year 5 Rounders - Breaside

On Wednesday 27th April Mrs Chelton took a team of Year 5 girls to a Rounders day at Bromley Cricket Club, hosted by Breaside school. The girls enjoyed playing coached matches against Merton Court, Blackheath Prep, Blackheath High and Breaside. The girls did very well to win two of their matches and sadly just missed out on the rest of their matches. All the girls agreed it was helpful to have these friendly matches with teachers there to both support and coach the girls as they played. They all played brilliantly and should be very pleased with their achievements.

Year 2 Football – Virgo Fidelis

On Tuesday 26th April Mr McCabe took the Year 1 and 2 boys to the ISA London South Year 2 football festival at Virgo Fidelis. West Lodge entered two teams into this festival and all the boys were very eager to take part!

Both teams played 5 matches and displayed great skills, particularly when passing the ball and working as a team. The Year 2 team were very unlucky to lose 2 of their games and did very well to draw 1 and win their last 2 matches. The Year 1 team played very well considering they were up against teams made up of Year 2 children. Although they were unlucky in their games they clearly enjoyed participating. All the boys should be very proud of their achievements and behaviour at this fixture!