Y3/4 Netball tournament 8.3.19

On the 8th March 2019, the Year 3/4 Netball team went to a netball tournament in Croydon and the school was callled Royal Russel. We played 7 matches that were 8 minutes long. We won 3 matches, lost 2 and drew 2. After the first 3 matches, we were exhausted but we still kept trying our best. As we carried on with our matches, it started to rain and we got soaked but we still carried on. In the end, we came fourth.

Written by Poppy, Anaum and Elisha. 

Muscial Soiree 8.3.19

The second Musical Soiree of the year took place on Friday 8th March. Parents were entertained by children ranging from the age of 5 to 11. The instruments played included flute, clarinet, guitar, trumpet, violin, saxophone, voice and the ever popular piano. Everybody played very well and showed how hard they had worked. The final item of the evening was the West Lodge Alumni Ensemble. This is a group of five children who moved to secondary school last year and return to West Lodge once a week after school for an hour’s rehearsal to continue making music together. They played an arrangement of The Night on the Bare Mountain by Mussorgsky, which is rather tricky, with aplomb and musicality. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to all the Parents that support their children.

Mrs Slater - Head of Music

Stewart Ross visits West Lodge

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West Lodge were extremely fortunate to play host to the author Stewart Ross on Friday 1st March, for a series of creative writing workshops. Mr Ross worked with Years 3 &4 and Years 5 & 6 sharing some of his ‘top tips’ for creating, interesting and original writing. 

An afternoon assembly for KS2 was an opportunity to celebrate the wonderful writing talents of all the children with specific awards for James Stapleton, Siyana Harunani, Anji Ogunwusi and Keshiyan Patel. Mr Ross expressed his amazement at the overall quality and standard of the work produced, adding that the work produced by the children exceeded any work produced from other school visited.

To the delight of KS1, Mr Ross spent some time in their classes sharing engaging insight into events from the past.

Signed copies of his book were on sale in the Orangery and judging  from the numbers sold he made a great impact on the imaginations of all of the children at West Lodge.

Mrs Coleman

Head of English

27.2.19 Y6 football match against St. Olaves


On the 27th February, the Year 6 football team went to Sidcup Rugby Club to play St. Olaves. In the end, we won 8-3 but the best part was that everyone played as a team and if something went wrong, nobody moaned at eachother, which showed through in the game. All in all, we had a great time and we feel it is great preparation for Friday's tournament. Come on West Lodge!

Written by Year 5 student part of the Year 6 team.

Year 1 trip to Space 26.2.19

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On Tuesday 26th February, Year One went to Space!  Well not quite Space, but we certainly went on a journey around the planets at the Greenwich Royal Observatory and Planetarium!  We found out lots of interesting facts about the milky way and took part in a fantastic workshop learning about the tilt of the earth and how we get our seasons.  Due to the beautiful weather, we were also able to go and have a look at the whole of London from the top of Greenwich park and play in the sunshine!  It was a brilliant day out and the behaviour of the children was excellent, as always.

Mrs Clary