Year 6 celebrate the completion of the 11+

A huge well done must go to our Year 6 pupils who have taken various selection tests over the past week. They have worked extremely hard for a very long time and can now take pleasure in the fact that they all did their best! As you can see from the picture, they were extremely pleased this task was over! We know they will continue to work hard in their final year at West Lodge so that they are ready for their secondary schools. Once again, brilliant job Year 6!

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When Reception looked after chicks...

Reception class were very excited when a special box of eggs arrived. The eggs were carefully placed in an incubator and were watched by eager faces, awaiting any sign of hatching. Fortunately, we didn't have long to wait - the next day 3 very tired chicks hatched and within 48 hours, 10 noisy chicks were the main attraction in the classroom. The children decided on names for them - 4 males and 6 females. Reception were fascinated by the antics of the chicks and by how quickly their adult feathers began to grow. Several children liked reading stories to them and even showed them the pictures. We were all very sad when the chicks went home to the farm - the classroom seemed very quiet!

KS2 French Competition

During the second half of the Summer term, the children of Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 took part in a French Art Competition organised by Madame Pavey. The theme was “Paris” and the objective was to entice people to visit the capital of France. The posters showcased famous Parisian landmarks, French people, food and interesting and amusing French facts. Mrs Webb, who judged the competition, was very impressed by the quality and originality of the artwork submitted and selected seven winners. Well done to all who took part and extremely well done to the winners: Stacey, Asya, Hannah, Eva, Isabel, Shreeya and Katie. The prize was a copy of the lovely book “A walk in Paris” by Salvatore Rubbino.

Visit to the Apple store by Year 5

Year 5 visited the Apple store in Bromley on an educational field trip on Thursday 15th June 2017. During the visit we looked at how robots can be programmed using an iPad, the robots we used are called Sphero's and as you can see the children had a lot of fun exploring what they could do. After a short period of exploration, we then moved on to a set of obstacle courses, where the children had to program their Robots to traverse the course in a single try. After much testing and retesting all obstacle courses were conquered. 

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Sports Afternoon 2017

On Wednesday 21st June the sun was shining in the sky, ready for the children to take part in our annual Sports Afternoon. It was a particularly hot day but the children, staff and parents all persevered the rising temperatures! Children from Nursery up to Year 6 were all fantastic in their many races, including Running races, Hurdles, Throwing relays and Javelin. A personal favourite would have to be the obstacle races, where I have never seen so much determination whilst running in a tunnel and scrambling for tennis balls under the tarpaulin! It was a shame the planned marathons could not go ahead, however I could tell from all the childrens faces what a wonderful time they had had competing in the afternoon. I would like to say a very big well done to all the pupils for displaying excellent sportsmanship and teamwork. Many thanks must go to Mr McCabe for organising the event and running around picking up lost hats, shoes and hurdles! Thank you to all the staff who, without them, the event could not have gone ahead. I would also like to say a very big thank you to Mr Kang and his team for kindly supplying and running the drinks tent for the children, we all appreciated this on such a hot day!