Friday, 25 June 2010

Creativity Weeks

During the first two weeks back after half term, the Foundation Stage, KS 1 and KS 2 took part in a range of exciting activities as part of the Creativity Week theme "Around the World in 5 days!"

The children enjoyed specially prepared drama, singing and extra art lessons. There were numerous visitors to the school, including Ilford Ursuline Gospel Choir who delivered a stunning assembly performance then sang with some of the classes as part of a workshop. We were also lucky enough to work with an artist as well as an art historian who taught us plenty about painting styles around the world. The children had the opportunity to taste food from a range of cultures, and shared their work in a special assembly at the end of the week.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Many sporting successes!

Yr 4 athletics

Eight children accompanied Mr. Hawkins to the year 4 athletics competition at Ashton Playing Fields. The whole squad perfromed admirably, with some individual successes, notably in girls' 50 metre sprints. The school finished narrowly outside the top3 out of 10 schools.

Squad: Joseph Clark, Alex Suleyman, Joseph Bennet, Ankajan Sivagnanakumar, Arianna Yeboah, Jasseth Hippolyte, Sharee Davis, Jade Patel.

Yr 5 LBR netball trials

Last week five of our Y5 girls tried out for the LBR netball squad for next year. There was fierce competition, and three of our girls were successful: Madeline Oshodi, Aljona Cirkina, Louisa Gibson.

Two girls narrowly missed out, very unlucky and well done for trying. maybe next time: Sophie and Rachel Culver.

London mini-games

One of our Y6 pupils, Jake O'Neill, has been selected from 30 other pupils to represent LBR at the London mini-games for football. This event will be held at Crystal Palace. Excellent achievement, well done to him.

Football: King's Cup semi-final

Our school football team has reached the final of the Kingh's Cup (the most important and historic 11-a-side competition in LBR primary schools' football). On Tuesday 22nd June they beat a strong Fairlop team on their own pitch 7-4. Excellent stuff boys, bring on St. Anthony's in the final! (Squad as usual)

Football: girls 5-a-side

It has been a year of unprecedented success for our girls football team, which is almost wholly composed of Y5 pupils.

We have taken part in four tournaments, playing mainly against Y6, in the South west Essex Chhampionships. In all 4 tournaments our big rivals have been selwyn school. In 3 previous finals we have lost 1 and won 2 against Selwyn. On Wednesday 23rd June we reached the final yet again, beating various teams by scores such as 7-0, 4-0 etc. We lost the final (Selwyn again!) 3-0, but won the overall Championship spanning over the 4 tournaments as we had only ever lost 2 games!

Well done girls, the trophy is in the cabinet.

Squad: Marianne Aelmans, Franziska Beck, Rachel Culver, Warshika Gopikrishna, Bella Hoy, Iqrah Khan, Vanessa Madu, Madeline Oshodi

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

KS1 playground mural

We currently have a professional artist working with children from KS1 on a mural on the wall in the playground. take a minute to see how work is progressing!