Key Stage One Events
Timmie takes third place at Mini Games
Year 2 children were invited to take part in the annual Mini Games Festival at Melbourne Athletics Stadium on Thursday 6th June.
The children represented Kenya and made hats and banners which they displayed during the opening ceremony. This year’s event featured special mechanical horses known as Pony Cycles for the first time – some staff and parents even got the opportunity to have a ride!
Congratulations to all the children involved, and well done to Timmie who won a bronze medal for earning 45 points.
Thank you to all the parents who came along to support us.
Green team get gold in house cross-country
On Friday afternoon, Key Stage One took part in the first intra cross-country race of this year.
It was a fantastic opportunity for the children to try their hand for the very first time at competitive distance running. We were incredibly impressed with the entire Key Stage as almost every single child took part! The children cheered one another on the side-lines and were supportive of each and every individual, all of whom finished. It was a terrific experience, and one that many of the children have asked to repeat.
Amber in Class 5 lead the Year 2 girls race from start to finish for Crompton, followed home by Orla (Marconi) and Emily (Hoffmann) in second and third, while Ethan took the lead halfway through the Year 2 boys race and powered to victory for Christy, with Sam and Max in second and third for Crompton.
Another Amber, in Class 4, also lead all the way in the Year 1 girls race, followed by Carmen (Crompton) and Evie (Christy). The closest race was the Year 1 boys race in which Joel won ahead of fast-finishing Crompton team-mate Daniel, with Wiktor in third place.
However, every child counted towards their teams and the overall result was:
1st Hoffmann (Green), 2nd Crompton (Yellow), 3rd Christy (Blue), 4th Marconi (Red).
Special mention should be made for Erin in Year 1 and Kit in Year 2 who both got up and finished after suffering falls during the early stages
Fun and games at Teddy Lympics
On Tuesday, eight of our brilliant Year 1s competed in the Teddy Lympics at Melbourne Stadium.
All of the children were extremely supportive of one another. It was wonderful to hear them chanting for their team mates. A big congratulations to those that won at an individual event.
All of the children should be really proud of the effort that they put into the day.
The team was: Leia, Amber, Janelle, Alice, Nathan, Hugo, George and Harrison.
Fantastic first cross-country experience
On Wednesday 10th October, Mrs Southgate took a team of KS1 athletes to the Chelmsford School Sport Partnerships Cross Country event.
It was the first time that any of the KS1 children had been to a sporting event representing Cathedral school and they certainly made us proud!
The group was split into 4 races, year one and two girls and boys. We had a great spot by the finish line where we could cheer on our friends in the last few moments.
Not only did the children demonstrate excellent running ability, there were some examples of fantastic sportsmanship. Highlights included the Year One girls supporting each other in a team run and Joel from Class 4 showing fantastic stamina and speed to win the 3rd place medal.
We will be looking forward to more races and opportunities for lower school in the future so watch this space!