House parties,Christmas lunch, carol concerts and pantomine.
“We love a panto!” ………………………………”Oh no we don’t !”
We raised £400 at our Christmas Fayre.
Different stalls were run by each class: the cake stall, biscuit making,
tombola and Christmas crafts.
We have been very fortunate to have received recycled cricket sets and rugby kits today.
Year 4 visited Colchester castle today to learn more about the Celts and the Romans. A great trip and excellent behaviour
The story tour of the underground vaults. A roman centurion. Roman citizens.
Level 4 British Champion
WOW!! Well done Natasha. Click on the photos below to read her interview.
Mr Rhys-Morgan, Mr Martin & Mr Williams are all growing moustaches this month to raise money for male cancer charities. If you would like to make a donation, there is a collection box in our school office.
Another group of year 6 pupils have achieved their Bikeability Awards and were presented with certificates and badges in assembly today. Well done!
Bobby Lockwood Visits Y6
Ex-pupil and star of Wolfblood, Bobby, returned to WJS on Friday to be interviewed by year 6 pupils as part of their literacy work on biographies. Usually the year 6 teachers tell the children their life stories to write about, but Bobby’s life story seemed to excite the children more! He was also interviewed a few weeks ago for our school newspaper (link to follow shortly).
LP’s first ever judo competition – well done.
Water House learned more about their link school in Sri Lanka, Fire House learned more about their school in Uganda and Earth House about their school in Spain. Here we are creating art based on the rainforest.
Henry VIII Visits
Year 5 had the pleasure of meeting Henry VIII and spent the day learning about the Tudors.
Year 6 Residential
82 children set off for West Runton in Norfolk for a week long outdoor and adventurous experience. We had an excellent time; click the link below to see our photo diary.
We celebrated harvest today with an assembly and donations of food and cosmetics for Basildon Resource Centre. Thank you to everyone for their generous gifts.
Year 3 Parent lunches
Year 3 parents have been invited to have school dinner with their children over the past few weeks.
Year 2 DT Afternoons
Year 2 children from Wickford Infant and Wickford Church of England schools spent the afternoon at our school designing and making paper bags to hold Mr Flitman’s apple juice!
We had a bingo night after school which was great fun, and we won prizes for the first person to get a row of numbers or a full house.
Welcome to the start of a new school year
Our new year 3 pupils.
3E 3W 3F
End of Term
Term ended today with a talent show this afternoon and a leavers’ BBQ in the evening.Over the past week, children from each class have been auditioning and the best act from each class was chosen for this afternoon’s talent show. Miss Ready, Mrs Norman and Mrs Benjeddi had the privilege of judging as they are all leaving. The overall winners were Kieran, Francesca & Payton from 6W with their martial arts display. WELL DONE!
Year 6 Leavers’ Production
The first performance of the Leavers’ Production took place today, in front of the school. Tomorrow night is the parents’ performance.
Y5 First Aid
Demitria, Harri & Owen were nominated by our school for being Star Pupils and had the privilege of being part of the Olympic Torch celebrations at Basildon Sporting Village. Along with star pupils from other schools in the Basildon District, they had lunch then joined in with various sporting activities before venturing out to the stadium as the torch arrived.
Congratulations to all our finalists. Mia in 600m, Nathan in vertical jump, Teddy, Maria & Robbie in sprint.
Medal winners: Nathan won SILVER in year 4 standing jump and the year 4 boys relay won SILVER.
A few children from year 6 were given the opportunity to complete a bikeability course this week. Today they learnt how to keep control of their bike on the school playground, and tomorrow they’re off around town!
We had a very successful afternoon at the Basildon District Gala Finals. The year 6 squad finished in 3rd place overall and many medals were won. Well done to all the children for qualifying for the finals, meaning they are in the top 8 swimmers in the Basildon District.
Medal winners: Charlotte SILVER in breastroke, Ben GOLD, Mia SILVER, Luis GOLD & Demi BRONZE in butterfly, Y5 girls relay BRONZE, Y6 boys and girls relays BRONZE.
Well done everyone. Thanks to Mr Rhys-Morgan for organising another spectacular musical extravaganza, to Mrs Earle, Mr Cuttings & Mr Pritchard.
Click here to see videos.
The year 6 treat to Legoland:
District Swimming Gala
The year 5 gala took place last week and the year 6 today. The 8 fastest swimmers in each event qualify for the Basildon District finals next week. These will be held at Basildon Sporting Village on Wed 27th Jun @ 1pm. Tickets available from school office costing £2 each (max 2 per pupil). Well done to all swimmers for representing our school and swimming so well.
The Year 6 squad.
Year 5 qualifiers: Peter in frontcrawl, Charlotte in breastroke, Mia N & Ben in butterfly and both relay teams.
Year 6 qualifiers: Elizabeth & Thomas H in backstroke, Niamh in frontcrawl, Oliver in breastroke, Luis & Demitria in butterfly & both relay teams.
Our school came 3rd overall in the Wickford District Athletics Championships. Congratulations to the team and thank you to all the parents for their support.
The first 2 in each event have qualified for the Basildon District Athletics Championships in July. Results are as follows:
Mia C in 600m; Year 4 boys relay; Nathan J in standing long jump; Nathan B in vertical jump, Robbie M, Maria H and Teddy B in sprint.
Wickford Schools Creative Arts Festival
This year’s theme was ‘The Olympics’. Talented artists from year 5 designed and made an Olympic torch which was then paraded at the start of the concert.
Our dance, performed by children from year 4, represented Olympic throwing events:
Maths Puzzle Day
Wickford Rotary CLub
Wickford Rotarians kindly donated Jubilee mugs to every pupil at our school. They came to present them in assembly this morning.
We took a tour of the world, visiting the Olympic host cities over the past 50 years.
Diamond Jubilee Celebration
Spanish Talk for Writing
Year 5 Trip
Year 5 visited the water treatment plant at … this week to learn more about their water topic.
Artists of the Term
And the overall winner is…………………………………. Julia in 4F with her dragon design.
Our year 3 & 4 Tag Rugby team finally managed to play in their tournament while the rain held off, despite several other teams not turning up. They finished in 3rd place overall and were a real credit to the school. Well done!
Photos from Uganda
Our link school in Mutolere, Uganda, sent us these photos of them celebrating the arrival of the PC and equipment that we raised money for.
Wizard of Oz DVD
Now available from school office
Proceeds will be shared between our charity of the year and our performing arts fund.
Internet privacy slip must be returned before DVD can be taken.
Easter Cake Sale
Thank you to everyone for their donations of cakes. The children had a lovely time choosing and eating the cakes, but there were too many for breaktime so the rest were sold at lunchtime. Well done to Erin & Ellie who made origami items which they also sold at the cake sale. We raised £53 altogether for our charity of the year.
Friday 23rd Mar
We held our annual sponsored mile run around the school field to raise money for our charity of the year, The MS Society, and Sport Relief. We raised £3000 – thank you!
Year 3 spent the day learning about rocks and fossils as part of their science topic.
Wizard of Oz
Year 4 put on an amazing performance of the Wizard of Oz last night. DVDs will be on sale shortly with proceeds split between our charity of the year and performing arts fund.
World Book Day
Two players from Basildon Rugby club have been coaching some of our year 3s and 4s.
12 of the children from WJS who had been involved in the inital design consultation went to the grand opening of the Children’s Accident & Emergency centre at Basildon hospital today. As you can see they were joined by Polly Parrot herself!
Press release 1 Press release 2
Football & Netball
28th Feb & 6th Mar
We played home matches against Runwell Primary and Hilltop Junior. The girls played exceptionally well and won their first game 11-0 and second game 4-0. The boys also won their games 6-2 and 5-1, with Daniel as Man of the Match.
Thanks to the parents for their support.
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A squad of 23 runners represented WJS at the Wickford Cross Country Championships held at Beauchamps High School. Unfortunately, as we did not have a full team, we could not qualify for the next round. Nevertheless, the children gave strong performances in their individual races. The best results of the afternoon were from Mae who finished in 2nd place for the year 3 girls and Ella who finished in 2nd place for the year4 girls. Well done to all of you!
Sports Hall Athletics
A squad of 12 athletes represented WJS at the Sports Hall Athletics competition held at Bromfords School. Events included standing long jump, speed bounce, triple jump, vertical jump, javelin, throwing, hurdles, sprint and relay. Although we didn’t win overall, Nathan won triple jump and Elizabeth won speed bounce. Well done to them and the rest of the squad for their participation.
Method of Movement
Got to Dance semi-finalists performed at WJS this morning. Watch them on Sunday 19th Feb to see how they get on.
Year 4 Invaders & Settlers
Year 4 visited Colchester Castle to find out more about the Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings. Then we had a viking day at school with a visit from Thorulf Hammrsson.
World War II Tea Party
Year 6 performed a variety of World War II songs and poems and made cakes using recipes from the 1940s. Family members then shared their memories of the war with the children to help bring their learning to life.
More photos, and videos, on the year 6 page.
Today we learnt more about our link schools in Uganda, Sri Lanka and Spain. We wrote letters to our friends there, we drew pictures and made Powerpoint presentations about British wildlife for them, we learnt a spanish song, took photos of our school to send them . . . . and had a great time working with other pupils from our House!