Athletics

On Thursday 9th November, a group of year 5 and 6 children went to Bonus Pastor to take part in an Athletics competition. They took part in field and relay races.
The field events the children took part in were speed bounce, standing long jump, javelin and chest push.
The relays we took part in were a 2 by 1 lap relay, a 4 by 1 lap relay, a 2 by 2 lap relay, a 4 by 2 lap relay for boys and girls teams and a 4 by 1 lap mixed relay.

The children won the competition, we are very proud of them. Thank you to the parents who came to support us.

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Y6 Trip to the Houses of Parliament

Year 6 were invited to visit the Houses of Parliament , starting with a tour of parts of the building including the House of Commons and the House of Lords whilst they were in session. Everybody was awestruck by the splendour and vastness of the building and were fascinated by interesting facts such as the Queen is not allowed to enter the House of Commons!

The second part of the visit was held in the Education Centre when the class was divided into parties and had to present their manifesto to the constituents and persuade them to vote for them . There was great excitement when Ellie Reeves, our own MP for Lewisham West and Penge, arrived to meet us. She was most impressed by the quality and depth of the childrens’ questions to her and hopes to visit St Augustine’s very soon. 

What an amazing experience.

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BMX sessions at Beckenham Place Park

The children of Y6 had been offered a fantastic opportunity to take part of the BMX Legacy Programme, provided by Access Sport. The sessions commenced on the 21st of October and the children were very much looking forward to Thursday afternoon when they walked to Beckenham Place park to the new BMX tracks. They practised their steering, braking and balancing skills and became determined to do even better on the next session.

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BMX track in Beckenham Place Park

There is a open day this Saturday 30th September from 2pm-5pm. The children can bring their bikes or scooters and try the new BMX track. For anyone who does not have a bike they will have some at the track and helmets.

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Para Athletic Championships

On Monday 17th July years 4,5 and 6 were lucky enough to be able to go the World Para Athletic Championships. The children saw track and field events for 100 metres, 200 metres, 400 metres and 800 metres. The track events the children saw were long jump, shot put and discus.

While there the children saw Sophie Kamlish beat her own world record in the 100 metre sprint for Great Britain.She ran 100 metres in 12.90 seconds wow! The atmosphere in the London Stadium was amazing and the children cheered on all the athletes but especially team GB.

Everyone had a wonderful day!

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End of Year Show 2017

'The Jungle Rhythm'

‘The Jungle Rhythm’

'I Wanna Be Like You'

‘I Wanna Be Like You’

King Louie & Baloo

King Louie & Baloo

What a wonderful show!

What a wonderful show!

...we deserve a rest!

…we deserve a rest!

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‘Go Ride’

Year 6 had a very successful first ‘Go Ride’ cycle session with Nathaniel the instructor. They were taught how to conduct a bike safety check using ABC (Air, Brakes and Chain). The children then set off around the playground using their upper body strength to ride standing up. They were encouraged to level pedals when in their starting positions.

“It was really good – it helped us to control the bike using our brakes”                                              Che – School Councillor

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Year 6 girls at netball tournament

On a very hot afternoon,the Year 6 girls played in their first netball tournament at Bonus Pastor School. They had to play 4 matches in a round robin tourrnament and as the the afternoon went on they just got better and better, especially at their passing down the court.

Well done Tianna-Rosa, Marie-Eunice, Philana, Romina, Miranda-Jayne, Elizabeth, Chelsea,and Michaela.

 

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Netball Team

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Reward Trip

Year 6 were taken to The Dumps adventure park for a fun afternoon out. The park is situated near to our school, so they had 2 hours of freedom to explore the park and burn off some energy. They played a game of ‘tag’, swung on the ropes, went down the zip wire and enjoyed a game of football on the field. If the children wanted to they were also allowed to play pool or table tennis indoors. An enjoyable day had by all and a lovely way to end SATs week.

Selina and Marie-Eunice swinging on the ropes

Selina and Marie-Eunice swinging on the ropes

Football fun!

Football fun!

A quick snack!

A quick snack!

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School Councillors Visit The Mayor

The School Councillors from Years 5 and 6, Michaela, Che, Llywella and Rex,  spent an informative morning at the Civic Suite . When they arrived they completed a quiz about the London Borough of Lewisham, looked at Mayoral Regalia included former and current mayoral Maces and tried out the Mayoral chair. They then went into the Council Chambers , where they met the Deputy Young Mayor of Lewisham, Tekisha Henry from Sedgehill. She explained how she was elected and what her role is . They then went to meet Sir Steve Bullock, the Mayor of Lewisham. He showed them his Mayoral Chain and Badge and explained the work of Lewisham Council. The Councillors asked him about their policies and questioned him on his achievements and role as Mayor.

At the end of the morning Sir Steve announced the winners of the quiz and we were delighted to hear that it was………..St Augustines!  A fantastic end to a thought provoking and interesting morning.

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When Cells Misbehave: Cancer

Year 6 took part in the pre-show and post-show exercises which captured the distance of learning travelled by the children after the wonderful assembly and hands-on workshop they participated in. Year 6 were able to voice any concerns they had about cancer and also how much the show/activities helped them to understand cancer.

Year 6 were honest and very mature about the questions asked and the discussions had around the class exercises. They used the knowledge gained along with scientific language to enhance their understanding.

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‘West Side Story’ at Bonus Pastor

Year 6 visited Bonus Pastor to see one of the greatest musicals of all time, West Side Story. The performance was directed by Miss Clarke, a drama teacher at the college. Years 7, 8 & 9 took to the stage to perform the 1st scene for 3 local primary schools and St Augustine’s were happy to be there. It was a fantastic afternoon which year 6 thoroughly enjoyed – we were amazed to see some familiar faces in the performance. A big thank you to Mr Manning for organising the afternoon.

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Year 6 Horniman Museum visit

In history Year 6 have been learning about Benin as their non-European study. One of the lessons involved visiting the Horniman Museum to take part in a workshop which supported the work done in class. The children thoroughly enjoyed their visit where they learnt about the culture, beliefs and achievements of this ancient African kingdom. During the workshop the children listened to stories and handled replica brass artifacts made especially for the Museum in modern day Benin. A great day!

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