Eid Lunch 2022

May 9, 2022 at 15:39 Leave a comment

Christmas Lunch 2021

Christmas Lunch was amazing thanks to our lovely Lamisi and kitchen staff @BenJonsonSchool

December 16, 2021 at 09:28 Leave a comment

EFL U11 Kids Cup 2021

On Friday 26th November, nine children from Year 6 had the opportunity to represent Ben Jonson Primary School at the EFL U11 Kids Cup at the Feel Good Too Sports Centre in Leyton. This was a 16-team competition with four groups of four teams, the winner of each group playing a semi-final match leading to a final, with the winner representing Leyton Orient Football Club. In the group stages, our Year 6 team won two of the first three games (4-0 and 1-0) and got to within one game of making the semi finals but lost out to a last minute winner. The Leyton Orient football coaches were incredibly proud of the children’s effort and teamwork, despite having travelled furthest to attend and competing against players that were playing at district level. We are extremely proud of you all. – Aaron

December 6, 2021 at 14:58 Leave a comment

Sports Day 2021

For Sports Day 2021, each year group stayed in school to complete their events on their own set day. To make it more competitive, we introduced a housing system whereby each class teacher put their class into four different houses.

Each colour was allocated an ocean for a house name followed by a famous explorer. 

Red – Indian Ocean – Gertrude Bell
Blue – Pacific Ocean – Amy Johnson
Green – Antarctic Ocean – Ernest Shackleton
Yellow – Atlantic Ocean – Sir Ranulph Fiennes 

On their chosen day, teachers from each year group took their classes to one of the seven events in the playground on a carousel which included: 
50m sprint, javelin, target throw, egg & spoon race, nuts & squirrels, standing long jump and the infamous relay race.  
Luckily we had the weather to match and much fun was had by all!

July 16, 2021 at 15:28 Leave a comment

e-Safety poster competition

Our e-safety poster competition is now closed. We made our selections and awarded the prizes. Congratulations to all our winners and well done everyone who entered the competition.

We had 25 Google Internaut trophies to use as prizes and we received 49 entries. Our panel had a difficult time choosing the best ones from each year group.

The posters will be put on display in the corridor near the computing room for all children to admire. Below is a selection of some of these amazing e-safety posters.

June 23, 2021 at 12:44 Leave a comment

e-Safety poster competition.

Thanks to Google: Be Internet Legends and Parentzone we have received more Google Internaut trophies. As a school we have decided to make these available as prizes for our e-safety poster competition to raise more awareness about e-safety.

For more information see the attached flyer and our posted messages on Google Classroom and Twitter.

The closing date for the competition is Monday 14th June.

June 7, 2021 at 09:14 Leave a comment

Eid ul Fitr 2021

May 25, 2021 at 13:03 Leave a comment

Home Learning edition 5 – Frogplay

frogFrogplay User Guides

Hello everyone and especially our Year 1 parents and pupils. Over the last couple of weeks more Year 1 children started using Frogplay, to do some of their Home Learning. As we have not introduced Frogplay to Year 1 children, we will be adding some guides to their year group page on how to use Frogplay. If the children have older siblings, they will be able to show you some of the main features of Frogplay and help their younger brothers or sisters.

These guides will also be helpful for other adults and children new to Frogplay or who want to find out more about this learning tool. This week we will focus on the main features. The guide will tell you how to change the wallpaper in your room, create your avatar picture and of course how to get to your homework!

Click on the link to read our first guide:  FROGPLAY 1

Find out more about games to play and unlocking codes in our next guides.



June 17, 2020 at 14:47 Leave a comment

Home Learning edition 4

First of all a Happy Eid Mubarak to all our families celebrating the end of Ramadan. We hope you all had a lovely day with family and friends, even if it was from a safe distance or video chat.

This week we have quite a variety of Home learning to share, starting with a poster from Mahdia and Adyan’s family, with pictures of some of their main events during the lockdown.


We recently added a picture of Yusuf and his Stick Man to our Home Learning Gallery. Now we can add the whole Stick Man family, thanks to Talha and his family. Based on the book Stick Man by Julia Donaldson, the literacy homework was to make Stick Man and his family using real sticks!


Talha really enjoyed this task. The family all went out for a walk to collect sticks and leaves. Talha made his stick people completely by himself. Including breaking up the sticks to the right sizes and using his sister Hikmah’s glue gun to stick the pieces together.

Ophelia sent a Get Well Soon card, hand made by herself, to our Prime Minister Boris Johnson while he was struggling at the hospital due to COVID-19. She did receive a postcard as a gesture of reply from the Prime Minister, showing his appreciation on Ophelia’s effort.


We did receive a few more pieces of Home Learning work and we will add these all to our Home Learning Gallery.

To see more of the children’s splendid work go to:

Home Learning Gallery

If you would like to send pictures of your children’s work, please send these to:


Add the name and age of your child and remember that if the picture shows your child(ren), school must have your parental  consent to publish these on our school website.

If you want to add some more information as some of the parents did above,  we could even include this in our next BJblog post.


May 24, 2020 at 22:38 Leave a comment

The Covid19 board game

You might have seen some of the board games designed and made by the children during our Space themed week (See Matt’s first BJblog post), but we definitely have to share this one with you all.

This is Amal’s board game. It’s a revamp of snakes and ladders into a Corona virus and ladders and it actually made us all smile.  A good and interesting way of learning about the virus. Thank you Amal and her dad, for sharing it with us.


May 22, 2020 at 17:47 Leave a comment

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