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.
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.
The children had great fun this past Friday in Reception Class. As part of our Harvest celebration, they spent the morning making fruit kebabs, in their house groups. While one house group was busy inside chopping delicious fruits, the other three houses took turns using the balance bikes and scooters. All the children took part in both activities. In the afternoon, we went into the playground and enjoyed our fruit kebabs together. Some children chose and tasted fruits that they had never tasted before. What a good day we all had!