10 children across Years 5 and 6 got together this week to compete against 3 other local schools in a Basketball Tournament at Bonus Pastor! In the first game, they scored 3-0 against Downderry during the 1st half, but Downderry came back stronger and scored 8-0 baskets. They played against Our Lady, who won 5-2 against St. Augustine’s. However, after a quick regroup, they worked on a clear strategy and scored a whopping 11-3 against St. Winifred’s, taking St Augustine’s to the top of the leader-board, as they came 1st Place overall!!! Well done to all in Year 5 and Year 6 for playing so well as a team in representing St. Augustine’s at the competition, coming away with the winning medals and certificates!
Years 5 and 6 have once again been very active this week! This time, 15 girls braved the cold as they took part in an All-Girls’ Football Tournament at St. Dunstan’s Jubilee Football Grounds on Tuesday 26th November, against Dalmain Athletic Girls Football Club. They played extremely well and showed great resilience despite the adverse weather conditions. Well done to Year 5 &6 for working so hard in representing St. Augustine’s at the competition. They came away with 2 trophies in 3rd and 4th Place.
Well Done Girls!
Sixteen boys and girls across Years 5 and 6 competed alongside Holy Cross against St Winifred’s and St Joseph’s at this year’s Athletics Competition held at Bonus Pastor Catholic College. Also held on Tuesday of this week, the children participated in at least 2 Track and 2 Field events, including the Chest Push, Soft Javelin, Standing, Long Jump, Speed Bounce and several Relay Races. Well done to Year 5 and Year 6. The children did so well that the organisers of this event are still counting up the scores and are yet to announce the overall winners! Certificates will be given out this week, with medals to follow! Please continue to watch this space.
Years 5 and 6 have been very active this week! Eight girls braved the cold as they took part in a Football Tournament at St. Dunstan’s Jubilee Football Grounds on Tuesday 19th November, alongside four other local primary schools. They scored 1-5 against Baring; 0-2 against St Mary’s; and 0-5 against Dalmain Primary School. The girls, though disheartened, came back stronger and fought hard to draw 2-2 with Kilmorie Primary School. Well done to all for working so hard in representing St. Augustine’s at the competition. We look forward to hearing about their upcoming tournament next week Tuesday, as the entire Girls’ Football Club go on to play in yet another tournament at the same location. Fingers crossed they will return with great news and excitement! Watch this space!
The Year 6 children had a fabulous time on Wednesday 30th October, when they attended a session in the mobile classroom – Life Bus, and met their year group partner at Holy Cross. They had a chance to get to know each other, to play games and to have lunch together at the end of a truly wonderful morning.
The children enthusiastically helped Post Office engineer Tommy Flowers to build Colossus, the world’s first programmable computer. They found out how this clever technology cracked secret coded messages and learnt about codes and ciphers to understand the principles of early computing technology. During the workshop they worked as a team to reconstruct a human Colossus and reveal its vital role in the D-Day landings. The children also had a chance to ride the Mail Rail and experience a journey back in time through the original tunnels and station platforms of London’s 100-year-old postal railway.
Year 6 had a fabulous time visiting Chislehurst Caves. They greatly enjoyed the educational, yet fun experience learning about the importance of the caves during WWII and about the thousands of people who sought refuge during the aerial bombardments. Many of the children left with spooked-out faces, but they all agreed it was a worthwhile visit. The Year 6 pupils enjoyed themselves so much that they are already making plans to return with their friends and families and share the unforgettable experience.