- Year 6 Vs Staff Netball match
- Inter house football
- TFL visit
- End of SATs week
- A World War II experience
- Margaret Mizen Visit
- Netball tournament
- Cricket training
- Basketball tournament
Well done to the year 6 children and the staff who took part today in the match. The match was well played and the rest of the school were great spectators. This is one of the traditions we have every summer term and is always enjoyable.
The score was 9-2, well done to the staff team who won.
Most of Y6 children took part of a whole week cycle training offered by Lewisham Borough the week commencing the 4th June. On the school playground they were taught about the different parts of a bicycle, steering, braking and manoeuvring around cones; mastered signalling to indicate their intention of turning left or right and practised sudden stopping using the brakes. Once they were ready the children experienced using the roads around the school, pedalling up the hill, cycling down, looking each way at T-junctions and crossing roads. The children are thankful to the instructors for their kindness and patience and cannot wait to put their acquired skills to good use.
Before half-term, Y6 had an informative, in-school pre-transition presentation offered by TFL. The aim of the visit was to assist the children with their transition to independent travel and equip them to make responsible choices on their journeys using public transport. The workshop lasted an hour and was interactive, with educational videos, images and role play to support key learning points. At the end the children had a chance to ask questions to build their confidence about becoming independent travellers in anticipation of their transition to secondary school.
As a reward for all of their hard work and effort, the Y6 children had two special, well-deserved treats at the end of SATs week. On Thursday, they had a fabulous, sunny afternoon in Beckenham Place Park, where they played football and ball games, picked some flowers and bathed in the glorious sunshine. To top this, they spent their Friday afternoon at the Dumps, climbing, running, swinging, whizzing down the zip wire and saying “hello” to the rabbit. A wonderful end to a milestone week.
It was an absolute pleasure to see their radiant and relieved smiles and to witness them spend some quality time with their friends. Well done Y6, all of your teachers are extremely proud of you!!!
Year 6 are very involved in this terms’ history topic- Life during World War II . After enjoying the story “Good Night Mr Tom” and discussing the advantages and disadvantages of being evacuated to the country side , the children created Morrison Shelters to experience life during the war. Although it was fun, the class complained that they were very squashed and cold in their shelters. They are now looking forward to their trip to Chislehurst Caves to experience life underground during the Blitz.
Year 6 were delighted to welcome back their old friend Margaret once again . The children discussed how to move on from bad things and thought about what they could do themselves to help to make their community a safer and better place. The children engaged in a mature discussion about why forgiveness is a better choice than revenge . Margaret spoke of how God will always be there for them and the morning ended with a very moving spontaneous prayer session.
Margaret wrote ” Please thank the Year 6’s, they were truly amazing.”
Congratulations to the team who went to Bonus Pastor on 23rd May. We won 7-2 in a full netball match against one other school.
The children played well, passing the ball and using the space around them. They showed great teamwork and sportsmanship.
This Saturday 6th January there will be coaching sessions for junior children aged 7-11 from 11.00 to 12.00 and will run for approximately 12 weeks. Children can just drop in and don’t need to attend all sessions. The sessions will be taking place at the Kent County Ground, Worsley Bridge Road BR3 1RL.
Some year 6 children took part in a basketball tourmnament at Bonus Pastor on the 30 November. Well done to the team that took part, they came third and showed amazing sportsamnship. The children won, lost and drew a match. During every match they showed teamwork and used differnt types of passes.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.