Osmington Bay – September 2019
On Monday, 9th September, seventy Year 6 pupils travelled down to Osmington Bay, near Weymouth, for a week of outward-bound activities. We had a fantastic week and had the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of activities: abseiling, rock climbing, trapeze, quad biking, street surfing, aeroball, rifle shooting, archery and zip wire to name but a few.
The children were amazing, really challenging themselves, becoming more independent and supporting each other. They should be very proud of all that they achieved over the five days.
Borough Swimming Gala
The annual Borough swimming gala took place on Thursday and we sent a team of year 6 swimmers. They all performed really strongly in their events, which included a team relay. Bronwyn swam amazingly and won the gold medal for front crawl. There was a great team spirit and they all had lots of fun. Thank you to Miss Szotkowska and Mr Halliday for taking the team to the event.
Macmillan Coffee Morning
On Friday morning, the weather was kind to Year 6 who were able to host a fantastic coffee morning by the MUGA to raise money for Macmillan. They had made posters to advertise the event, baked cakes to sell, set up the café and then served their guests with cakes and drinks.
Many thanks to all the parents who supported the event and made it such a lovely morning. We raised just over £350, which is amazing!
Thank you to everyone who baked or faked cakes for us to sell.
Our centre piece was created by the multi-talented Mrs Anderson. It was made of a lemon, strawberries and cream and vanilla sponge cakes. It was cut up and sold in the staffroom and at the cake sale after school.
This half term the children have been studying observational drawing. They began by focusing on small areas of fruit and drawing them in real detail. They then progressed to using coloured pencils and then water colours for their final piece of work.
Borough Cross-country - October 16th 2019
On Wednesday, 16th October, twenty-nine year five and six pupils represented Christ Church at the annual Kingston Borough cross-country. They had all been selected by their teachers at trials held earlier in the term.
In spite of the weather all the children were very excited and couldn't wait for their races. Thirty four schools took part and there were over 150 children in each race!
The children had to complete three full laps of Kingston Grammar School’s playing field, a distance of over two kilometres. The teams scored points according to the final position of the runners - the lower the total score the higher the team is placed.
All the teams performed brilliantly and without fail, every single one of them came in the top 50% of the runners- a real achievement.
Fantastic! Congratulations to all who took part, you were a real credit to your school.
On Tuesday, 8th October, a team of eight year 6 girls took part in the Kingston Borough football tournament that was held in Chessington School. It was a very wet day and at one point it looked like the whole event would have to be cancelled when a deluge stopped play for fifteen minutes. Luckily, the weather improved slightly so the remaining games could be played.
The team played seven matches in total and won two of their games. They all played valiantly against some very stiff opposition and are to be congratulated for their resilience and superb teamwork. Great work girls!
Resilience and Ambition
Tuesday afternoon’s worship was lead by a group of Year six pupils and with a theme of Resilience and Ambition. The group had met at lunchtimes, assisted by Mrs Goldspink, and chose readings, prayers and prepared a short role play to reinforce their message.
Resilience and ambition has been a theme for Year 6 this half term and is illustrated on our board by our time in Osmington Bay.