U11 ISA Regional Netball Tournament 24/02/17

West Lodge entered the London South ISA tournament at Lingfield Notre Dame again this year.

In the heats, the team faced St Andrews, Henriette Le Forestier, Lingfield, Oakhyrst Grange and Westward. To start with, the girls played terribly! They were lucky to win their first two matches (5-0 and 2-0) as were by no means playing to their usual standard. After a loss of 3-1 to Lingfield, the team started to pull themselves together and the next game was played to a much better standard with a win of 6-0. Things had started to fall into place for the team by now and the next game was also a win with a final score of 7-0.

West Lodge had qualified for the quarter finals and faced The Mead. By this time, West Lodge were well into the tournament and scored a whopping 13 goals whilst not conceding any!

Into the semi finals where they faced Oakfield Prep. This time they conceded 2 goals but also scored 9 meaning they were then into the final.

In the final, West Lodge faced Lingfield again. This was a tense match and West Lodge played so much better than in their first meet. Lingfield just scraped a win with the final score being 7-6.

The girls were very disappointed at coming second in the Regional tournament, However, this is still a massive achievement. They have also still qualified to play in the ISA National Tournament to be held on 25/03/17 in Peterborough.

Thank you to Mrs Backley for her hard work in coaching the girls and to the parents for getting girls to as many practices as required. Well done to the girls for getting this far and keep working hard ready for the next tournament,

Year 3 Netball Festival - 01/03/17

On the afternoon of 01/03/17, a very excited group of Year 3 girls travelled to Blackheath Prep for a netball festival. We had two teams of girls and throughout the afternoon they played against Colfes, Blackheath Prep 1, 2 and 3, Blackheath High, and St Dunstan's. All girls improved throughout the afternoon, getting tighter with marking and more accurate with passing. We definitely need to carry on working on our footwork though! Thank you to Mrs Backley for her hard work in coaching the girls so far, to the parents for getting the girls to early morning practices and to the girls themselves for trying their best. We look forward to more fixtures in the Autumn Term.


Year 2 Trip to Tesco

On Thrusday 23rd February, Year 2 went on a trip to Tesco in Welling as an opener to their History topic of The Great Fire of London. We had a short tour of the supermarket and thought about whether such things would have existed 450 years ago. We considered the types of food people would have eaten and where they would have got them from. We had a tour of the bakery where Ali showed us how bread is made in a modern day bakery. There were lots of different machines and lots of different checks he had to carry out. We had a go at moulding some dough for ourselves. There wasn't time to bake our own bread but Mrs Chelton has promised we can do this is school! Ali showed us a burnt loaf and we felt how hard it was and smelt it! Before we left to catch the bus back to school, we got to taste wheatgerm bread, corn bread, cheese bread and fruit bread. Thank you to all the parents who accompanied us on this trip. We are looking forward to the rest of our topic now.  

3x3 Basketball - School Games

On Tuesday 31st January our basketball team when to Erith School to play in a tournament with 20 other teams. Louise, Jack, Ceejay and I were in West Lodge 1 and Sophia, Ionut and Taylor were in West Lodge 2. West Lodge 1 won all their matches in their pool and West Lodge 2 won three matches and then drew their last match. Unfortunately it wasn’t enough for West Lodge 2 to go through to the Semi-Finals but West Lodge 1 gained a place. In the end west Lodge 1 came 3rd overall and West Lodge 2 came joint 5th. It was a fantastic day.

Beth C, Year 6

Wl vs. Colfes - Netball

On the 27th January the netball team played against Colfes in a league match. Colfes were a bit late but that didn’t matter. We got first centre and straight away we scored a goal. It was a very interesting match because we would score and then Colfes would score. Then our defences kicked into action and didn’t give Colfes many opportunities. It was a very exciting match and we won 11:6. We then played another friendly match and won.

Beth C, Year 6