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Year 3 and 4 Football

On Wednesday 23rd November, Lathom’s Year 3 and 4 mixed football team were in action at the University of East London. Many of the team were making their first appearances in Lathom colours at a competition and should be pleased with their effort. The team picked up two hard fought draws in their group matches. All of the team played well and enjoyed their afternoon. Well done!


Stong start for Lathom

On a stormy evening, Lathom boys and girls football teams attended the first round of league matches. Despite the difficult conditions both teams started well. The girls fought hard for a good draw and the boys played well to hold on for a 1-0 win both against strong Dersingham sides. As the wind picked up so did the energy of Lathom’s performances. The boys were on the right side of a 6-5 thriller against St Winefride’s including a superb hat trick from all action midfielder Rhyon.  The girls completed a very convincing 3-0 win against the same opposition.  In their last match, the boys were edged out in 13 goal thriller full of attacking football. The girls saved their best until the end with a dominant 5-0 win over Nelson. After an entertaining evening’s football, both teams are well placed in their leagues. The boys are currently second and the girls setting the pace at the top of the league. Well done team!   


Girl's Football Season Starts

It was the girls turn to kick off their football season on Wednesday 19thh October. They made a fantastic start to their season remaining unbeaten in the group stage drawing two matches and winning one. In a tense knockout game the girls came up just short losing 1-0 to Rosetta. With so many impressive performances there definitely seems more to come from the team. Well done girls!


Boys Football Competition

On Wednesday 12th October, the Lathom Boys football team had their first taste of action for the year. The team performed well across the competition including a wonderful goal from Darius. The boys gained some valuable experience for future tournaments. Well done team!


Mixed Hockey Competition

On Thursday 6th October, Lathom started their sporting year at the annual mixed hockey competition. The team produced a promising display qualifying from their group after a good win against St Michaels’s. Unfortunately, the Quarter-finals was one step too far as Lathom came up short against Sandringham. The team can be pleased with their first outing and will be ones to watch in future tournaments.


Celebrating British Values at the Royal Courts of Justice 

During the week of July 11th, the year fives went to the Royal Courts of Justice to learn about British Values, more specifically the Rule of Law. In order to ensure pupils understand how the judicial system works, pupils took part in a mock trial and acted in role as a Judge, Prosecution Barristers/Solicitors, Defence Barristers/Solicitors, Jury, Court Usher, Clerk and several witnesses! In the case of the Crown vs Khan, the Jury found the defendant… NOT GUILTY!   

Newham Sports Weekend

As part of our Sports Premium spend, 8 pupils were selected to be part of a weekend of competitive outdoor sports  at Fairplay House with 6 other Newham Primary Schools.

Lathom won last year, but we were no match against Hartley Primary School ! Well Done Lathom for placing 3rd overall.

Year 5 London Eye Experience

On the 27th of June 2016, the year fives had the opportunity to visit the London Eye as part of our English and Geography work. Isn’t that amazing? We’ve been reading ‘The London Eye Mystery’ and completing many writing pieces. Before boarding the London Eye we watched a 4D experience then headed to the London Eye. While we were in the capsules we saw nearly all of London’s landmarks like Big Ben, House of Parliament and the Shard! Later, we ate our lunch and played in the Jubilee Park and travelled back safely to school. The year fives will surely remember this wonderful day for the rest of their lives!

By Ria & Sara (Class 5)


Penalty heartache again for Lathom!

On Wednesday 22nd June, Lathom’s boys’ handball team travelled to St Edwards Primary school to compete in the summer Handball tournament. A strong showing in the group stage ensured Lathom qualified for the quarter-final stage unbeaten. The team was growing in confidence and playing really well. A tight match with St Joachim’s ended 2-2. Unfortunately, the Lathom quarter-final penalty curse struck again in the sudden death shootout and the team missed out on the semi-finals. However, the team should be pleased with their efforts and maybe it will be third time lucky for the next penalty shootout!


Argentina vs Australia in the Hockey World Championships!

Hockey, a boring sport? Never! Why? It is because of the brilliant atmosphere which spread all around the Olympic Hockey stadium. After a tiring bus journey, we walked up a small hill to have our lunch in front of the Olympic sign. A perfect place for a couple of pictures. Flash and KABOOM! Pictures done; cameras in pockets; we set off for the stadium. We saw an array of activities and were very excited. Oh, I almost forgot the fixture we were watching was Argentina vs Australia in the world championships.

Exhilarated, I took a seat. We were behind the goal. A scary place! Imagine getting hit with a rock solid ball! The music was pumping and the game got underway. Australia were dominant but GOAL! Argentina struck from a penalty corner. The first 2 quarters finished and Australia trailed.

The match was end to end and might I say the skills on show were impeccable. There were some unbelievable saves from the goalkeepers. Then there was further damage as Argentina scored a belter! The 4th quarter was well underway. What were Australia going to do? Wow! What a goal! Australia were fighting back with the score now at 2-1 with 5 minutes left. Surely it wasn’t possible? Argentina managed to hold out and the crowd erupted as the final whistle went. Argentina won! This was a match and a day to remember!

Written by Nabil (Class 1)


Euro Sports Day!

On Friday 10th June, pupils from Lathom competed in the annual Sports Day at Langdon Academy. Pupils were put into teams to represent four of the countries from the European Football Championships as Lathom celebrated the start of the tournament. Throughout the day pupils competed in a number of events testing their skill, athleticism and teamwork. The climax of the competition were the flat races in which all pupils competed. A big well done to everyone who took part! 


Olympic Hockey

It is not every day that you get a chance to play on an Olympic pitch surrounded by a stadium but on Wednesday 25th May Lathom hockey team did just that. After a pre-tournament walk through the Olympic Park the team had time to familiarise themselves with their surroundings inside the 3000 seated capacity national stadium. The team was straight down to business in their first game and looked up for the challenge of competing with schools from all over East London. In their opening match the opposition had to withstand wave after wave of Lathom attack and in the end Lathom secured a comprehensive 1-0 victory. The second game was equally as one sided and Lathom ran out 2-0 victors thanks to the fine finishing of Samira.

In their final group game Lathom had their toughest test against the other unbeaten side in their group. A slow start led to them being 3-0 down with only 6 minutes to play. Cue one of the greatest comebacks at the stadium that even the Olympians would have been proud of. Driven on by the neat play of Gurtej, Elisa, Danyella and the enforcers Ayush and Adu Lathom managed to draw the match 3-3. A spot in the quarter-finals awaited and the team was growing in confidence. A tricky game against Wells primary school was all that stood between Lathom and the semi-finals. The game was a tight affair with Wells taking an early lead. Lathom replied quickly and then proceeded to swarm the opposition goal for the winner. A number of near misses game and went before the referee blew the final whistle. The game was to be decided on penalty flicks. Unfortunately, Lathom missed out in the shootout. However, the team had not been beaten in open play and had showed great teamwork and skill throughout their matches. Well done all the team for performing so brilliantly!


Newham Mini Games

On Tuesday 17th May the Lathom mixed football team competed in the Newham Mini Games. A strong competition with 30 teams meant the team had their work cut out. Lathom performed resolutely throughout the group phase. Tough defending and superb goalkeeping from Nabil meant that Lathom only conceded a measly 3 goals in their 5 matches. However, at the other end through a combination of bad luck and rushed shooting we failed to turn our chances into goals. Unfortunately, the three draws were not enough to take Lathom through to the knockout stages. However, the team should hold their head high as they kept trying until the last minute.  


Newham Cricket Festival

On Tuesday 17th May Lathom travelled to Flanders Field full of confidence after a smashing performance just before Christmas at the UEL Sports Dock. After the boys team were drawn in a group with Rosetta and Drew and the girls with Vicarage and Drew. The boys put in an excellent performance against Rosetta, with accurate bowling and creative batting as they chased down a score of 228 with ease. The same could be said for the girls as they took part in a nail-biting contest, which fortunately tipped our way, because of some tight fielding and classy batting.

Then came the 2nd game. Another win for the boys against Drew with ease, but unfortunately despite a passionate performance by the girls, the power-hitters of Vicarage prevailed. The boys contested their semi-final against Vicarage. After winning the toss Lathom elected to bowl. Vicarage put up a mammoth score of 278. Despite such a colossal target, we kept our heads up and started off well. After some big hitting from Fayad, Prasanna and myself, we looked to be in the driving seat until a pacey, accurate bowler slowed down the momentum. In the end it was a matter of just 12 runs between us. Even though we came home with no trophy we still had a great time and were content with our performance.


Year 4 Rainforest Model Competition  

Year 4 are currently learning about rainforests. For their home learning project they were asked to make a model rainforest. They were asked to research the layers of the rainforest, plants and animals found there sand make a model using recycled or home made materials. The quality of work was incredible and it was very difficult for the judges to choose a winner. However after lots of deliberation the winners from each class were:

  • Krish Class 9
  • Nayana Class 10
  • Athesan Class 11
  • Harish Class 12

The overall winner for Year 4 was Eeman Class 11.Well done to all of you who took part!

Roll on Rio 100 Days to Go!

On Wednesday 27th April, we went to the Olympic Park in Stratford. First, we took the bus to Stratford and then took an extremely long walk to the place where we were going to do the events. It was broad and immense and I couldn’t believe it was all in front of the ORBIT! Lots of schools were there and we sat on the grass while the events were explained to us. First, we played handball. After we were told the rules, we were split into 2 teams and played a match. We drew 3-3. Next up for us was sliding! We all thought that it wasn’t a sport but it turned out to be really fun! There was a man called Weininger, who had been on Gladiators, who told us how to play.
We were with Selwyn Primary School and Mr Carter beat a teacher from Selwyn! After a while, we played Football. All of us adore this sport. We did dribbling, long shots, throwing and catching. Next on the list was boxing. We had to complete thirty punches non-stop wearing boxing gloves; it's really hard! We learnt jabs, hooks and crosses. Finally, we played volleyball. Surprisingly, I met Rachel Laybourne who had competed for Great Britain at the London 2012 Olympics. It was great to be trained by an actual Olympian. After enjoying our lunch in the Olympic park we went back to school. We had a wonderful time!

Written by: Harish (Class 12)

Red Relay for Sports Relief

On Friday 18th March, Lathom showed their support for Sports Relief by donating a pound and wearing red for the day. Each class completed a “Red Relay” and ran as many circuits of the playground as they could in 10 minutes. As a school we managed to run more than 800 laps of the playground, an amazing distance of over 30 miles! Together we raised a total of £311.63. Well done everyone!

All I Knead is Dough

As part of our Design and Technology topic this term, year 5 children participated in a bread making day. Using a basic bread recipe, children chose their own ‘extra’ ingredients that they wanted to add to the bread to enhance the taste. They learnt the technique of kneading the bread and how important it is to work the bread to help it rise. The children decided on how they wanted to present the bread and carefully placed them into the appropriate containers to bake.

Bread making day was an absolute success and all children thoroughly enjoyed the day and have decided to make bread in their own time.

Lathom Leopards Strike Gold

Cheerleading Group A took part in The Spring Showcase Cheerleading Competition at London's Excel Centre. They were up against a range of different schools across the borough. Many weeks of hard work and training with Coach Sammie paid off as the squad achieved GOLD! They made their way back to Lathom victorious with a gold trophy and individual medals too!

Well done Lathom Leopards!

Royal Opera House Visit

Two operas in one day! On Friday 11th March, year five pupils were very fortunate to visit the Royal Opera House to watch Il Tabarro (romance) and Gianni Schicchi (comedy). Before the visit, pupils learnt the different opera voice types, and explored the different kinds of singing used by composers to express different situations.  The pupils were amazed by the architecture of the Royal Opera House, the beautiful sound of the orchestra and opera singers.  Also, how easily a story can be conveyed, even though it was performed in Italian.  Afterwards, pupils were very keen to write about how their opinion of the opera, how it has changed after viewing two very different operas first hand, and have produced excellent pieces of writing!

Rock up in Red

On Friday 5th February, Lathom School was transformed into a sea of red as pupils dressed in red to show their support for the British Heart Foundation. Pupils raised money to help support the foundation. During the day pupils participated in an exercise circuit to get their hearts pumping and discussed the importance of keeping a healthy heart. In total we raised £326.15! Well done everyone!


Poet-Tree Day

There was once a stunning year group in year five,
Who loved to perform haiku’s and Limericks live,
Produced a lovely tree,
Had us laughing on one knee,
Thank God we all managed to survive!

Year 4 Science with parents: Sound

In Science, year 4 have been learning about sound. We invited our parents to explore Science with us and to carry out an investigation looking at sound insulation. Miss Holt has been having problems hearing the children in her class due to the noise from people doing P.E in the hall. She asked us to investigate what materials are good insulators of sound, so that we can use them to soundproof the walls in the classroom. We had to make sure that our test was fair, so we kept the volume of the sound and the amount of material we used the same. We found that the best insulator of sound was cotton wool. We really enjoyed working with our parents and our parents commented on how much they enjoyed the session and how much they enjoyed learning with us.  We are looking forward to the next event!

Greek Day

Year five pupils took part in a gripping day filled with activities surrounding their topic of ‘Ancient Greece!’ Teachers organised their classroom into different themes so the pupils can immerse themselves into four different workshops. Mr. Lowe used his artistic flair to teach pupils how to produce a vase using similar pottery techniques as the Ancient Greeks.

Mrs Sobany linked the History topic to PE by teaching pupils how to compete in the Olympic Games, which originated in ancient Greece as many as 3,000 years ago! Mrs Robbani set up her classroom as a theatre and had pupils rehearsing ‘The Minotaur;’ what fun they had! Lastly, Mr Munisteri tried to deepen the pupils learning, by studying famous Philosophers such as: Plato, Aristotle and Socrates!


Honours for Ayush

A big congratulations to Ayush from class 2 who was selected to play for Newham under 13's at a borough cricket tournament. Ayush, who plays for Flanders Cricket Club, performed excellently for Lathom at recent cricket tournaments and was selected to play for Newham following successful trials. At the tournament he showed his quality against older opposition picking up 3 wickets with his accurate fast bowling and chipping in with vital runs for the team as well. Well done Ayush!

Newham Mini Games

A On a cold, windy February afternoon Lathom sent hockey and rugby teams to the Newham Mini Games hoping to blow away the competition. After a difficult start against a strong Rosetta side the hockey team grew in confidence. Last gasp goals meant the team had to settle for draws having controlled the games against Star and St Edwards. A 4-0 demolition of North Beckton put smiles back on cold faces thanks to the teams fantastic teamwork and skill. Unfortunately they missed out on the semi-final place by 1 point. However, they were rightly proud of their performance.

The rugby squad faced a tough test in their first match and came up short against St Edwards. However, they also improved as the tournament progressed and secured a credible draw against Sandringham. Ayush showing a sharp turn of pace to score the crucial try.

Well done to both teams!

Year 6 visit to St Paul's Cathedral

Year 6 recently visited St Paul's Cathedral as part of our WWII Topic work.  We took part in a workshop where we met Mr Pinner, a volunteer Fire Watcher, who spent many hours on the roof of St Paul's during the Blitz.  Mr Pinner lead us on a journey around the Cathedral and showed us where bombs fell.  We also had an opportunity to visit the Golden Circle and take in a glorious view of London.

Year Five Junior Citizenship Day

Year five pupils took part in role play scenarios and interactive discussion groups covering topics that included; Stranger Danger, Fire Safety, Bus Safety, Gang Awareness, First Aid, Water Safety, Drugs Awareness, Knife Awareness, and the consequences of Joint Enterprise. Agencies involved were the Metropolitan Police, London Fire Brigade, St John’s Ambulance Service, Ace Holistic-drug awareness, RNLI- water safety, Safer Transport, and Fight For Peace-Youth Diversion Project.  In teams of 6 or seven, children were marked by each instructor for their interaction, knowledge, behaviour and understanding of each scenario they were placed in. At the end of each session the winning team was presented with individual medals!


Ancient Greece Home Learning Competition Winner

This term, we are learning about Ancient Greece! So, the year five teachers decided to set us home learning over the Christmas holiday to get us excited.  Everyone in year five had an opportunity to make a model Parthenon and present it to their class. After our presentations, the teachers had a difficult task of choosing three of the best presentations along with their model. Then, the top three pupils from each classroom had the opportunity to compete against the other classes. I was sooooo nervous! I decided I was going to make a Trojan Horse because I thought the story was really cool and I really wanted to make my own model Trojan Horse.  Nervously, I explained the story of the Trojan Horse, and how my mum helped me make the model and even linked it to maths by talking about the 3D shapes I used.  The teachers then voted. The next day, Mr Munisteri announced the winner so that whole school could hear and…… I won! Sometimes it pays off to take a chance

Year 5 and 6 Sporthall Athletics

On Wednesday 13th January, Lathom sent a big squad of athletes to the University of East London to compete in the annual Sportshall Athletics meeting. Pupils participated in both track and field events and their performances earned points for the team. Both boys and girls performed particularly well in the field events. Lathom finished the event in a very respectable 9th position out of 14 schools. Good effort Team Lathom!


Cricket Finals

On Tuesday 12th January the Lathom cricket squad travelled to Newham leisure centre knowing a day at lords awaited the winners of the finals. Finishing top of their group in the previous tournament ensured confidence was high. Lathom hit the ground running with an impressive opening win against Selwyn. Tight bowling and sharp fielding helped keep the opposition total down. Lathom's innings started with fireworks as captain Ayush crashed 15 of the first over to set the team on course for victory. He was well supported with clever running between the wickets by Abu, Nabil and Nilakshan. The second game proved a much tougher test against tournament favourites Elmhurst, who ran out comfortable winners. However, the team had done enough to secure a semi-final spot. Hartley awaited them in the semi-final. Hartley batted well and posted a tough total. Although, Elisa managed to clean bowl their star batsman with the ball of the day! After another promising start by the top order Lathom's chase fell away despite the best efforts of Usman. Well done to all the team for reaching the semi-finals!


Football Mania

Lathom's football squad completed a busy week of sport with the Girls and Boys team in action at Vicarage Primary School. The boys match was a close game with little between the two teams. Lathom had their chances to draw or even win the match but unfortunately couldn't capitalise. Vicarage grabbed the only goal of the game and ended up as 1-0 winners. The boys can be pleased with their efforts and with a little bit more luck and composure the score line could have been different.

The girls faired better in their match finishing the week in style with a fine 6-2 victory. A great team performance and the deadly finishing of Samira allowed the girls to dominate their opposition. Well done girls a fantastic performance!  


Year 3 and 4 Sportshall Athletics

A fast start to 2016 was in order for the Year 3 and 4 Athletics team as they competed in the first sportshall athletics event of the year on Wednesday 6th January. The athletes tackled a range of field and track events at the University of East London Sports Dock. The team stayed in high spirits throughout the afternoon and showed excellent teamwork finishing strongly in the relay. They now pass the baton onto the Year 5 and 6 squad who will be going for gold next week.   

2015 London Chess Classic Junior Event

Ten highly skilled year 5 pupils were chosen to take part in The 7th Annual London Chess Classic at Kensington Olympia Monday 7th, December 2015.  Four hundred children from across London took part in the day! The day included chess lessons, simultaneous games against coaches and a tournament against other pupils their age. All pupils did exceptionally well and made Lathom proud! Congratulations to Aksajan, in class five, for winning a BRONZE MEDAL! ​

We won!

On Wednesday 16th December, Lathom concluded the 2015 sporting calendar with success at the Year 6 mixed Cricket tournament. Competing in the first stage of a national competition Lathom hit their opponents for six winning all of their group games. Tight and accurate bowling accompanied by some sensible batting meant they topped their group and ensured qualification for the next round in 2016. Well done team!




Solar system - Where planets go round and space is found!

On Thursday December 3rd, year five students went to the Science Museum where they were able to reach for the stars! They learnt how astronauts eat, drink and even go to the toilet in space! But that’s not all, pupils were even lucky enough to see the ‘Eagle’, a replica of the lander that astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin’s took to the Moon! Then, we were off to the distant galaxies, the sun and Mars while watching ‘Hidden Universe’ in a mesmerising and stunning IMAX 3D experience. 

Year 3 and 4 Boys Football

On Wednesday 18th November, the year 3 and 4 football team participated in the annual football competition at Langdon. The team included many players making their debuts for Lathom and should be proud of their performance throughout the competition. Each match was tightly contested, unfortunately, Lathom just missed out of qualifying for the knockout stages. Highlights of the day included a powerful long range goal from Zak (class 9) and well worked team goal slotted home by Arafath (class 12). The boys saved their best performance until last with a fine 1-0 victory over North Beckton thanks to a superb curling free kick from Imad (class 12). Well done to the whole team!

The Power of One!

At Lathom we do not tolerate bullying! We believe that everyone in our school should feel safe and happy!
Our Anti-Bullying week ended with an amazing drama based workshop that included all the pupils and adults ,who work in our school ,taking an active part in the performance!
We believe that everyone has a role to play in making our school a happy place to be. As a result of our dedicated work about bullying over this week ... We know that ALL our children in Lathom are clear about how to keep safe and what to do if they feel scared or afraid.
For our families, parents and school staff please continue to keep up to date by reading and referring to the key document that underpins all our work around safeguarding by clicking on the link below:

Keeping Children Safe in Education - please click on the link to view.

When you visit Lathom Junior make sure to take the time to read our Anti Bullying pledge we all signed and look around for the wonderful photos and our work on display around the school and in our classrooms.

Reading is our Priority!

We are working hard to ensure that Reading remains our priority as a school! To do this we have brought  the Scholastic Book Fair to our school! As you can see, the children are absolutely delighted to have the Fair in the school!  The range of high quality texts in the Book Fair enables all children direct access to quality books for a very reasonable price .
The Book Fair opened today and will be opened every morning and after school! The Book Fair will be opened for Parents  during Parents Evening  on Tuesday 24th November 2015. Please make every effort to visit!

Black History Month Celebration at Lathom Junior!

At Lathom Junior we use every opportunity to develop our Spiritial Moral and Cultural awareness. This year our theme for Black History Month was 'Resilience in the face of Adversity'.
We thought carefully about what resilience means and used the focus text 'Malala' to learn about a courageous and resilient girl who never gave up even when it became difficult.

Throughout our school,we used this opportunity to compare Malala with different people who have influenced and shaped History.
Our parents and school governors enjoyed our presentations and enjoyed seeing the brilliant work on display. We had lots of food from different countries to sample ...We think our parents enjoyed eating the delicious spicy food! Well Done to all the teachers and especially the pupils at Lathom for their hard work in presenting and showcasing such an important event in our school calendar.


Perfect Day to Learn about the UK! (19.10.15)

In geography, the year fives have been learning how to read a map and locate counties in the UK.  Pupils also learnt the necessary skills needed to locate countries using lines of longitude and latitude.  During our educational visit to Greenwich, Mr Lowe told us a riveting story about three wicked witches and also the origins of the Cutty Sark. Then, we made our way to the Royal Observatory where we were able to stand with one foot on the eastern hemisphere and the other on the western hemisphere; what an exciting moment! Afterwards, we were able to explore the Maritime Museum and locate countries of the world on a massive map! 

East Ham Fire Station (12.10.15)

As part of our PSHE, class 5 took part in an educational visit to East Ham Fire Station. Children had the opportunity to experience the hazard house and attend a fire safety session. As you can see by the photos, they had an amazing time!

Day at the Circus! 

On Wednesday 30th of September, year 3 were given the opportunity to experience 'A Day at the Circus', in line with their current text for English, 'Leon and the Place Between.' There was a line-up of performances and workshops, including a juggler and magician as well as an afternoon filled with face painting, games, candy floss and popcorn.

The children thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience and have gained a rich insight into the life of the circus. Many children were quoted saying "this has been the best day of my life!"

Millionth Tesco Farm to Fork Trail Visit! (1.10.15)

Lathom's Eco Committee went on a school visit to Tesco in Bromley- by- Bow. Our school took part in a Farm to Fork trail which teaches pupils about where our food comes from and how it ends up in our local Tesco shop. Pupils were treated like VIP's because we were the millionth group of children who have been on one of Tesco's Farm to Fork trails!  Pupils were lucky enough to meet the UK CEO of Tesco Matt Davies! It was a fantastic opportunity for pupils and staff, as it is not every day you get to meet a CEO of a massive company! We will truly be inspired when Lathom Junior School has our school enterprise! 

Some of the activities we took part in on our visit included: visiting the loading bay, finding out the names and the country of origin of lots of fruits and vegetables, working behind the fish counter, looking at the prices of different quantities of food and sampled loads of delicious products!  As well as increasing our knowledge about healthy eating and how food is grown, we also learned more about how a business runs. Thank you Tesco for hosting us!

Harry Potter Visit (9.9.15 & 15.9.15) 

During the first and second week of term the Year 4s had the opportunity to fully immerse themselves in their English text for this term at the Warner Brother's Harry Potter Studio Tour. This magical visit allowed the pupils to find out all about the world of Harry Potter. Including being amazed by the Great Hall, visiting the Gryffindor Common Room, searching for Golden Snitches, window shopping for wands in Diagon Ally and taking a ride on the Hogwarts Express!

The pupils also had an opportunity to find out all about special effects during a writing workshop. They learnt about how the movie makers distress costumes, and they had a go at distressing fabric and inventing a story to go with it.  The pupils are now very excited to start their unit of work on Harry Potter and our visit helped make the story of Harry Potter come to life!

Sports Weekend at Fairplay House (3.7.15 - 5.7.15)

Eight PE gifted and talented pupils were chosen to participate and represent our school in a Sports Weekend at Fairplay House from the 3rd to the 5th July 2015. They were carefully selected to represent our school and had the opportunity to attend a two night residential educational visit to Fairplay House in High Wickham, Essex. Over the weekend, six other schools from Newham participated in the event organised by Lathom. The purpose of the visit was for the children to participate in a range of competitive outdoor educational activities.

Whilst at Fairplay House, the children participated in a number of activities, such as: archery, high ropes, caving and the swing. Congratulations to Lathom Primary for their determination and enthusiasm which lead them to earn the most points amongst the 7 schools and WIN the competition!