Termly Curriculum Letters
4v4 Basketball Competition - November 2017
Barking and Dagenham’s first basketball competition of the year took place this week at Eastbury Comprehensive. St Teresa’s entered 3 teams and did lots of training and practice in the last few weeks. All our teams played superbly in their group games with two of the teams qualifying for the quarter finals as group winners. Both teams then went on to win their quarter finals and amazingly/unfortunately they were drawn to play against each other in the semi finals. They played out a great game with the ‘Hammers’ beating the ‘Blues’ by two baskets. This meant that the Hammers went through to the final while the Blues played for the bronze medal. In a brilliant final, St Teresa’s Hammers beat Northbury 4-0 to claim the gold medal while St Teresa’s Blues drew their game to share the bronze medal with Richard Alibon. Well done to all of our children!! To come away from a 23-team tournament with the gold and bronze medals is a huge achievement!
What a great week Year 6 had at Kingswood! They had the opportunity to try a wide range of activities and they each had a real sense of achievement once they reached the targets they set for themselves. I was very proud of their attitude throughout the week and many of the Kingswood staff remarked on their lovely manners. I would like to thank Miss Callendar and Mrs Shirley for accompanying us on the trip and for helping to make the trip a memorable one for the children. Enjoy looking at the photos of the rest of our week. Mr Kavanagh
We’ve been having a wonderful week at Kingswood so far! Year 6 have enjoyed a wide range of activities including 3G swing, side by side buggies and archery. The food has been delicious, our accommodation is really comfortable and we’ve even been really lucky with the weather! Take a look at some of the photos from the week so far...
Trampoline park trip!
Year 6 had a well-deserved treat day at the trampoline park today. They have worked extremely hard throughout the year and they should be very proud of all their achievements this year. They have been such wonderful ambassadors for our school. A big thank you to the Parent's Council for paying for Year 6 to visit the trampoline park. We had a great time!
July 2017: Junior Citizen Winners!
A few weeks ago, Year 6 attended the borough's Junior Citizen event where they learned about road safety, fire safety and electricity amongst other things. They were judged on their behaviour and their answers to questions throughout the day. 25 schools attended the Junior Citizen event and, for the second time in 3 years, St Teresa's were announced as the winners! Members of the police force presented our Year 6s with the trophy and goodie bags in a special assembly last week.
The Lion King
Last week, we held our end of year production. I was very proud of every single child's performance and they definitely rose to the occasion. A huge thank you to all the parents and staff who helped out with costumes and face painting. I thought the children looked fantastic on the night. Well done Year 6!
July 2017: London Youth Games Champions!!!
This week, the St Teresa's basketball team travelled to the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace to take part in the London Youth Games. All of the borough champions from across London were in attendance (31 in total) and we were excited but nervous about what the day had in store for us. Our group games were against the champions of Havering, Merton and Kensington & Chelsea and we won those three games 12-4, 12-4 and 16-2. This meant that we had qualified for the quarter finals and we knew the games would get even harder. Our quarter final was against Bexley, which we won 14-6. Our semi-final against Hounslow was an extremely tough game. It finished 12-12 after normal time which meant extra time. The rule was that whichever team scored first would be the winner. It was extremely tense and after a good number of passes between Jayden and Gabrielle, Sampson got the ball and scored to put us in the final! At this stage, all the children had given their all and were extremely tired but they only had a few minutes to recover before the final. Islington were our opponents for the final and we knew we had to be at our best to beat them. It was neck and neck throughout the game and the score was 10-10 with 3 minutes to go. A super pass from Matt to Sampson led to the final score of the game and it finished 14-10. St Teresa's were the champions of London! All 6 children played exceptionally throughout the day and their superb attitude and teamwork meant they came home with gold medals around their neck. Well done Jordan, Sampson, Olivia, Matt, Gabrielle and Jayden!! What an incredible achievement!
June 2017: Sporting Success!
Over the past number of weeks, we have had some great sporting successes. We won the Barking & Dagenham 3v3 basketball tournament (out of 43 teams!) and as a result, we will be representing Barking & Dagenham at the London Youth Games in Crystal Palace at the start of July. This is only the second time ever that we have won this competition so a huge congratulations to all the children involved! We also attended the Quad Kids Athletics tournament and we had some fantastic individual wins along with a relay triumph for the Year 6 team!
I hope everyone has an enjoyable and restful Easter break. Here are the answers to your Easter maths challenge booklets.
This week, Year 6 travelled to St Chad's Park in Chadwell Heath to take part in a tree planting workshop. They ended up planting 119 apple, cherry and prickly pear trees. Have a look at the photos...
World Book Day was a great success this year. Year 6 enjoyed dressing up or coming to school in their pyjamas. Have a look at some of the photos of our reading session with Reception on World Book Day.
Our Year 5 & 6 basketball team competed at the Barking and Dagenham 4v4 championships last week. Our 3 teams played their group games against various other schools with only the 4 group winners out of 20 teams advancing to the finals in January.
Amazingly, two of our teams won all their games and progressed to the finals against all the other group winners in January. The children did themselves, their families and their school proud with their play and their attitude. We're now looking forward to the finals!
We had a wonderful week at Kingswood last week. We received so many compliments about the children and their behaviour throughout the week - they should be very proud of themselves! A huge thank you to Mrs Hanrahan and Mrs Jannece for accompanying myself and Year 6 on the trip. Here are some photos of the final two days of Kingswood 2016!
Wednesday 19th October
Tuesday 18th October
Monday 17th October
Before Christmas, Jessica, Sabrina, Joel and Joshua represented our school at the Young Mathematician's Awards. They beat lots of other local schools and progressed to the regional round against schools from all over Essex. They were presented with medals and certificates in a special assembly last week. Well done boys and girls!
Saturday 24th October 2015
The last of the photographs have just been uploaded into Thursday's gallery, 441 in total! I hope you have enjoyed the updates. Have a lovely half term!
Thursday 22nd October 2015
We had Aeroball, 3-G Swing and the Leap of Faith today. Everyone did extremely well and we are all so proud of them achieving their Leap of Faith target. The children are currently getting ready for the disco, there is a lot of excitement in the house!
Wednesday 21st October 2015
Today we went to the beach for Explore Rocky Shore! The children braved the elements and enjoyed discovering new sea creatures. They are all having an excellent time and are looking forward to the disco tomorrow evening.
Tuesday 20th October 2015
This morning we have done zip wire, quad biking and nightline. We are just getting getting ready for lunch now and then game creation and team challenge.
Scrapheap challenge was a lot of fun. Check out our photos below!
Monday 19th October 2015
What a fantastic first day! We have done many exciting activities including fencing, team tech, aeroball, rock climbing, archery and karaoke. All were in bed and asleep by 9.40pm! Exhausted!!!
Sunday 18th October 2015
I'm sure there are some very excited children this evening as Kingswood is only one more sleep away! Watch this space for photos of the Year 6 residential trip.
Young Shakespeare Company
Today, Years 4, 5 & 6 watched a performance of Macbeth performed by the Young Shakespeare Company along with some of our pupils! It was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Have a look at some of the pictures.
A group of Year 5 and Year 6 children have been preparing for the 'INSPIRE Festival' dance performance which takes place at Dagenham Park School on 11th June. These pictures show them backstage at the 'Tech Rehearsal' for the big show.
Kingswood Residential Visit 2014
Baboushka Christmas Concert 2013
Congratulations to Queenette in year six for winning a brand new bike in the Borough bike safety competition!