U11 Netball League v Blackheath Prep

Year 6 ended the half term on a high with their league match against Blackheath Prep on Friday 9th February. After a slight rearrangement of the team, the girls played really well. There were some excellent interceptions and great passing and movement - especially in the circle. The final score was a 5-0 win to West Lodge. After half term, we will be working on the girl's alignment when holding their player before a pass!

Thank you to Mrs Backley for her continued efforts with coaching and to the parents who both get the girls to practices and for supporting them at fixtures. 

U8 Netball Festival

On Wednesday 7th February, a minibus full of excited Year 3 girls set off for a Netball Festival hosted by Blackheath Prep School. We had two teams of girls and we played against teams from Blackheath Prep and Blackheath High.

In every match, West Lodge demonstrated some great defence and court play. Over the course of the afternoon, the girls confidence grew and their play improved. All of the coaches and umpires were very encouraging and supportive and the girls took on board advice and tips and managed to score 3 goals.

Despite the freezing weather, the girls all had a great afternoon and I hope it's fuelled their netball enthusiasm even further. We will be working hard on their shooting skills next half term!

I am so proud of them for overcoming their nerves and playing so well. Thank you to Mrs Backley for her hard work coaching the girls so far and also to those parents who were able to come along and support on the day.

Mrs Chelton

Year 6 Netball victory against Blackheath Prep - 9.2.18

Year 6 ended the half term on a high with their league match against Blackheath Prep on Friday 9th February. After a slight rearrangement of the team, the girls played really well. There were some excellent interceptions and great passing and movement - especially in the circle. The final score was a 5-0 win to West Lodge. After half term, we will be working on the girl's alignment when holding their player before a pass!

Year 3 Netball Festival 7.2.18

On Wednesday 7th February, a minibus full of excited Year 3 girls set off for a Netball Festival hosted by Blackheath Prep School. We had two teams of girls and we played against teams from Blackheath Prep and Blackheath High. 

In every match, West Lodge demonstrated some great defence and court play. Over the course of the afternoon, the girls confidence grew and their play improved. All of the coaches and umpires were very encouraging and supportive and the girls took on board advice and tips and managed to score 3 goals.

Despite the freezing weather, the girls all had a great afternoon and I hope it's fuelled their netball enthusiasm even further. We will be working hard on their shooting skills next half term!

I am so proud of them for overcoming their nerves and playing so well. Thank you to Mrs Backley for her hard work coaching the girls so far and also to those parents who were able to come along and support on the day. 

Mrs Chelton

House Reading Competition 2018

On Friday 2nd February, West Lodge held its first ever House Reading competition. Four children from each class in years 1-6 were chosen to represent their house and present their chosen reading to the rest of the school and visitors. The standard of the performances throughout the afternoon were fantastic; it was wonderful to see how much the children of West Lodge enjoy reading. Mrs Barbara Standing, former Reception class teacher and Mr Rob Pressling, former deputy head teacher at West Lodge had the unenviable task of choosing a winning house from the superb performances. The standard of reading was extremely high as was apparent in the way that the performers kept the audience engaged.

With the final scores in, it was no surprise to find that there were joint winners; St Andrew and St David’s house and joint runners up, St Patrick and St George’s house. The afternoon was further enhanced by some wonderful musical performances organised by Mrs Slater.

It was great to see that two Year 6 pupils chose to read extracts from Dinner of Souls, the latest book from Ross Montgomery who you will remember provided the children of West Lodge with a creative writing workshop last term. The children were certainly inspired by a wide range of books some of which we hope to make available in the School library going forward.

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