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Year 4 Football Tournament

Well done to the boys from Year 4 who took part in Tuesday's football tournament at Shrub End playing field. Their behaviour  and determination was impeccable throughout, and they gave some fine performances against some very good sides. Prettygate finished 7th out of 11 teams, finishing the tournament with a 2-1 victory over Heathlands.

Sportshall County Finals

On Wednesday 13th March the sportshall athletics team had the honour of representing Colchester at the county finals in Southend.  The children performed brilliantly in the running, jumping and throwing events to come a very respectable 20th overall.  It was a great opportunity to compete in such a high calibre event and the children were all brilliant ambassadors for our school.  Congratulations to all involved. 

Year 5 and 6 Cross Country

After winning the heats in the House Cross Country Trials and training extremely hard, it was the year 5 and 6 cross country teams' turn to race at the Colchester finals.  It was an extremely competitive atmosphere but all of the children were up for the challenge!  All of the children ran their best race and did especially well as the weather was unseasonably warm!  It was lovely to see the children working as a team - cheering and encouraging each other to the finish line.  In the end the final results were:  Year 5 girls 9th, Year 5 boys 3rd, Year 6 girls 2nd and Year 6 boys 4th out of a

Anglo-Saxon Day in Year 4

On Tuesday 26th February, Prettygate Junior school was invaded by a fierce tribe of Anglo-Saxons! During the morning, we found out who the Anglo-Saxons were and where they came from. After this we took part in a quiz and a game of Taefl. In the afternoon we enjoyed listening to the story of Beowulf and Sutton Hoo. Lastly we found out about Anglo-Saxon weapons and armour.  The year four children looked fantastic in their costumes and we wish to thank parents for their help in achieving this.

Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics Colchester Final

After their success at the group stages, on Wednesday morning, the Sportshall Athletics team set off for the Colchester area final at Essex University.  We knew it was going to be a tough competition, with all the best schools in Colchester competing for a place at the county finals.  The track events took place first and the whole team put in incredible performances in the running, jumping, throwing and speed bounce events.  After lunch were the track events; now for anyone who hasn’t been to this event before, it is hard to describe how exciting (and nail biting) these relay events really

Lego Club

In the Autumn term, our imaginative Lego engineers had lots of fun creating and building their own Lego designs.  Take a look to see what we made!

PGL information evening

Parents of Year 5 children were invited in for an information evening regarding next year's residential trip to PGL's Bawdsey Manor in Suffolk. Thank you to those parents who attended. For those that didn't, please see the Powerpoint presentation below to get an idea of what was discussed. If you are a parent or carer of a Year 5 child and would like to discuss the trip further, please make an appointment to see Mr Shaw via the office.


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