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Sports Day 2022

 

St. Thomas' was able to welcome back children and parents for our annual sports day this year. All children participated with enthusiasm, commitment and enjoyment during 'potted sports' and 'track events'.

 

Well done to each and every participant and a huge congratulations to St. Catherine's house for picking up the trophy.

Cross Country Competition 2022

 

On Wednesday 2nd March12 children from across St Thomas' Catholic Primary School participated in a Cross Country competition hosted by the School Games team at Herne Bay High School.

 

The competition was split with about 250 children in total participating.

 

Our Key Stage 1 team had to run 500 meters - Congratulations to Ovoke and Darcie from year 2 who both placed very respectfully in a strong field of competitors.

 

Our Key Stage 2 team was further split into categories - including year groups and boy/girl races.

Representing Year 3/4 and running 1,000 meters were: Jolena (Year 3) and Esme (Year 4) for the girls and Dominic (Year 3) and Mark (Year 4) for the boys. A huge congratulations to Esme who finished 1st in the girls race!

 

Representing Year 5/6 and running 1,500 meters were: Neya (Year 5) and Holly (Year 6) for the girls and Louis (Year 5), William (Year 5), Ignacy (Year 6) and Jason (Year 6) for the boys.

 

All children participated with great sportsmanship, enthusiasm and pride as they battled across a variety of challenging terrains including concrete and a rather boggy sports field.

 

A huge congratulations to every child who took part - we are all so very proud of you.

 

Mr Todd

 

Speed Stacking Club

 

Speed stacking, is an individual and team sport that involves stacking 9 or 12 (usually 12) specially designed cups in pre-determined sequences as fast as possible. The cups are specially designed to allow for speedier times. Participants of speed stacking stack cups in specific sequences, by aligning the inside left lateral adjunct of each cup with that of the next. Sequences are usually pyramids of 3, 6, or 10 cups. Players compete against the clock or another player.

 

The club is run by our fantastic sports leaders, who dedicate some of their lunch time to support the smooth running of the club. Here are some photos of speed stacking in action...

Sports Days 2021

 

As you are aware Covid-19 as had a huge implication on all of us here at St. Thomas’. In what should be a celebration of all things sporting at the end of the year, we took the following action.

 

All classes participated in a ‘class bubble’ sports day during their PE lessons. As you are aware, following recommendations from the DFE, outside visitors were not permitted on the school grounds.

 

Therefore, we took the decision to upload images to our website of the children competing. All children took part with respect and complete sportsmanship.

 

Well done to St. Thomas' house, who were the overall winners of the competition.

Cross-Country Competition 2021

 

During term 4 and 5, children in Year groups 1-6 participated in a virtual cross-country competition in collaboration with Herne Bay and East Coastal School Sports Partnership. 

 

The children had to complete the course in the quickest time possible.

 

The rules and regulations of the event were:

 

Key Stage 1

Year 1 and 2 had to run 500 meters.

 

Key Stage 2

Year 3 and 4 had to run 1,000 meters.

Year 5 and 6 had to run 1,500 meters.

 

The children were able to complete the distance during PE lessons during term 4 and 5 by running on our Daily Mile Track several times round (the distance was verified by the Herne Bay Sports Partnership before hand).

 

Well done to every child who completed the event - you were all superstars!

Speedstacking Competition 2021

 

During term 4, Years 1-6 participated in a Virtual Speedstacking Competition in partnership with Herne Bay and East Coastal School Sports Partnership. During PE lessons, and falling in line with Covid-19 restrictions, 174 children from across the school took part in the competition. 

 

The rules of the event were:

 

Key Stage 1

All children had to complete a 3-6-3 stack.

 

Key Stage 2

All children had to complete the Individual Cycle (comprising: Starting position of a 3-6-3 then a 3-6-3 stack followed by 6-6 stack followed by a 1-10-1 stack and ending back at the 3-6-3 starting position).

 

The aim of the competition was to complete the challenge in the quickest time.

 

All children participated with a smile and all enjoyed learning a new skill.

 

Well done to each and every child who participated.

Basketball Competition 2020

 

During term 2, Years 1-6 participated in a Virtual Basketball Competition in partnership with Herne Bay and East Coastal School Sports Partnership. During PE lessons, and falling in line with Covid-19 restrictions, 172 children from across the school took part in the competition. 

 

A total of 11 schools from across the partnership participated in the competition.

 

A huge congratulations to our winning team from Year 1 Elioira, Alex, Josiah and Kalina who came 3rd overall for the Basketball competition in their year group against the 11 participating schools.

 

Well done to each and every child who participated.

 

The rules of the event were:

1) All team members had to stand behind the 1st cone (closest to the hoop), which was placed 2 metres away from the hoop.

2) The timer started.

3) Each participant took it in turns to try and score a basket from the 1st cone, whether they scored or not they moved to the back of the line. When they successfully scored 4 baskets between them....

4) The team moved back a metre to the 2nd cone where they scored 3 baskets.

5) Then to the 3rd cone, another metre away and scored 2 baskets.

6) The timer stopped when the team scored 1 basket from the 4th cone.

 

The aim of the competition was to complete the shooting challenge in the quickest time.

Cross Country Competition 2020

 

On Wednesday 29th January, 14 children from across St Thomas' Catholic Primary School participated in a Cross Country competition hosted by the School Games team at Herne Bay High School.

 

The competition was split into large schools and small schools and we competed alongside many other small schools from the area, about 200 children in total!

 

Our Key Stage 1 team had to run 500 meters - no mean feat!

Congratulations to Jensen and Jolena from year 1 and Demi and Robert from year 2.

 

Our Key Stage 2 team was further split into categories - including year groups and boy/girl races.

Representing Year 3/4 and running 1,000 meters were (including final position in brackets):

Phoebe (4th) and Holly (20th) for the girls and Louis (16th), Jason (5th) and a huge congratulations to Ignacy (1st) for the boys.

 

Representing Year 5/6 and running 1,500 meters were (including final positions in brackets):

Emily (7th) and Tifi (8th) for the girls and Leo (7th), Oliver (8th) and Zerich (14th) for the boys.

 

All children participated with great sportsmanship, dignity and pride as they battled across a variety of challenging terrains including concrete and a rather soggy sports field.

 

A huge congratulations to every child who took part.

 

"It was brilliant, can we do it again? Next week?" - Leo (Year 6)

 

"It was great fun, we all did well. I am so proud of myself" - Oliver (Year 6)

 

"The field was a bit soggy, but it was fun" - Ignacy (Year 4)

 

"I loved every part of it" - Phoebe (Year 3)

 

"It was hard but fun" - Jolena (Year 1)

Darran Challis

 

The children and staff here at St. Thomas' had the opportunity to workout alongside top Invictus Game athlete Darran Challis.

 

Darran spent time with the children, inspiring us with his life story whilst linking sporting and Christian values. His work ethos really rubbed off on all of us.

 

A truly fantastic day had by all.....