2020 - 2021
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.
Please click on the images below too see the results of each year group and a selection of photographs taken during the competition.
2019 - 2020
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)
Basketball Competition 2019
On Wednesday 13th November ten children from year 5 and 6 represented St. Thomas' at a Basketball tournament held at Herne Bay High School.
We were joined by 14 other teams from the area (15 in total) and were separated into 3 groups of 5. Our group was labelled 'a tough group' as we had the defending champions drawn against us.
We participated well and eventually missed out on a semi-final spot by 1 point (coming 5th out of 15 teams).
A huge well done to our team: Tifi Anto, Kornelija Savicke, Stephen-Maxwell Tewiah, Emily Kuriakose, Issac Hougham-King, Noel Abraham, Rohan Litto, Zerich Tewiah, Leo Tighe and Caitlin Harmison.
"It was a very enjoybale experience and we played really well as a team" - Emily
"Our matches were hard and one team were really physical" - Caitlin
"I was so proud of our team and representing the school" - Kornelija
"We were so close to reaching the semi-final, despite that it was fun" - Rohan
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.....
2018 - 2019
Meet our wonderful Year 6 Playleaders for 2018-19
Year 6 Football and Netball at St Anselms (September 2018)
2017 - 2018
At St Thomas’ we believe in the value and importance of Physical Education for all. The whole staff are committed to continuous improvement of our PE and Sport provision, maintaining our good practice and offering high quality Physical Education in a totally inclusive environment.
The PE curriculum at St Thomas’ develops children’s knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can perform with increasing competence and confidence in a range of physical activities. PE promotes an understanding in children of their bodies in action, involving thoughtful selection and applying of skills whilst encouraging positive attitudes towards maintaining a healthy lifestyle. Through our curriculum we enable children to make informed choices about continuing to be physically active throughout their lives.