Girls Football – Central League Cup Final – 2nd place!

St Catherine’s girls football team were high in spirits yet nerves were beginning to show as the match began. We started with Niamh G (5C), Kathleen (5B), Molly (6V), Joanna (6C) all in defence as we did not know what to expect from St Johns Primary School. St John’s strikers were unable to get past our defence in the first half as they were unable to score and had very few attempts at goal. On the other hand Lily F (5C) in midfield continued to press forward on the counter attack which resulted in Francesca G (6V) scoring our first goal of the game.  At half time the score was 1-0 to St Catherine’s.  Harmony (5C) who was goalkeeper and did not concede any goals .

At the start of the second half St Johns were told to go for goal, which was clear as they had a lot more attempts at goal. This resulted in St John’s scoring a goal to make the score 1-1.  A change was then made as Isabella G (5B) switched with Kathleen in defence.  The game remained tight and the possession of the ball was equally split between the two teams. It was neck and neck!  Out of nowhere, a cross came into the St Johns striker who managed to volley the ball passed our defenders and straight into the back of the net. All of St Catherine’s defence were shocked and tried to push back to reclaim victory. However, with only 5 minutes on the clock there was not enough time and unfortunately St John’s won 2-1!

As manager I am extremely proud of the girls football team, they have worked extremely hard this season. Even though we did not win the cup, it is still an achievement for the school to come 2nd place out of 8 schools in our central league division. Well done!!!

St Catherine’s have come 2nd place out of 8 schools in the Central League cup!

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Tesco Bags of Help Scheme

Bags of Help is Tesco’s local community grant scheme where the money raised from the 5p bag charge in Tesco is being used to fund community projects. We are delighted to let you know that in May and June the stores listed below will be taking part in voting for our project as part of the Tesco Bags of Help Scheme.
We have bid for a maximum of £4000 to develop our outdoor learning space for EYFS and have drawn up plans for a large sandpit with a pulley system, as well as, a quiet natural story telling area. The project with the most votes will receive £4000, second receives £2000 and third receives £1000.
To vote, you will need to make a purchase within store of any value. You will receive one token per transaction and it’s not necessary to purchase a carrier bag in order to receive a token. The stores listed below are taking part in the voting of our project.
EDGWARE METRO HA8 0BE

FINCHLEY N3 1XP

GOODGE STREET METRO W1T 2QB

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New Sport – Year 6 – Pop Lacrosse

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St Catherine’s chose to spend part of the sports premium to encourage and develop new sports within the school. This year was our first year trying a new sport called Pop Lacrosse. It is very similar to Lacrosse, however the equipment has been adapted to be used for primary aged children.

We piloted this sport with Year 6 as we felt it was their last year in primary school and it could be a sport they pursue in secondary school.

Both 6V and 6C have thoroughly enjoyed playing this sport and thanked Mrs Mirza for introducing such a fun and exciting sport.

“It’s harder than it looks but still really enjoyable!” Molly Reid 6V

” I liked the fact that Pop Lacrosse was a challenge, as catching the ball without crossing over your hands can be difficult if your not in the right position.” Daniel Iwu 6C

The  has sport proven to be so popular that Mrs Mirza will be running a Pop Lacrosse club after school every  Thursdays for Years 4-6.

 

Football Team at Crystal Palace

On Wednesday the 8 boys from Years 5 and 6 represented St Catherine’s and Barnet at the London Youth Games at Crystal Palace. The team played astonishingly well and came 3rd out of over 30 teams from every borough in London. In appalling weather conditions the squad excelled themselves and became the most successful team ever to represent Barnet at the Youth Games! Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to support us and a big thank you to Mr Casey for coaching the team to this amazing success!

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St Catherine’s Netball A team win all matches in Pool A in the Central League!

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St Catherine’s A team Netball Match vs St Andrew’s Primary School

This Tuesday St Catherine’s had their final league match against St Andrews.

Prior to the match Francesca G(6V) was ill and Lucas. R (5C) was unable to attend our final game so Joseph. B (6C) agreed to step in. Considering this was not our full team,  the team did feel uneasy to start. However, Miss Hoctor reminded them they need to keep a positive mindset and focus on covering up our weaknesses.

In the first quarter, Michelle(6V) played centre and tried hard to feed the ball to our shooters  Daniel I(6C) and Isabella G(5B). Our defenders Luca.C (6C) and Sharelle(6V) were so tight that the ball did not enter St Andrew’s shooting circle. Because, we were rushing our passing during this quarter we were not able to score as many goals as we would have liked and a few excellent interceptions were made by St Andrews.  The first quarter finished 4-0 to St Catherine’s.

In the second quarter, Joseph B came on as centre and worked well with Sharelle and Michelle who also scored 4 goals in this quarter. Dara (6V) and Daniel I. ensured that St Andrew’s shooters had no chance at scoring by constantly marking their players.  At the end of the second quarter the score was 8-0 to St Catherine’s.

In the third quarter, Luca. C (6C) stepped in as centre and focused on getting into a space to support his shooters- Joseph and Sharelle, especially round the edge of the circle. Both shooters used the support of their centre to take shots that were close to the post, which surprised our opponents. At one point there was a fear that Joseph was going to need to be substituted as he had injured his hand prior to the game and was struggling to catch the ball- he remained resilient and did not let this affect the game. Isabella G(5B) and Michelle(6C) had a tough job keeping their shooters out of the circle and communicated well to ensure once again that St Andrew’s did not score any goals. At the end of the third quarter, the score was 13-0.

In our final quarter, the team were confident that we were going to win but at the same time knew they couldn’t be complacent. In all our games this quarter, we have generated the most goals in the past so spirits were high. Daniel I was now centre and fed the ball to Dara and Luca C. who worked brilliantly together to score 6 goals in this quarter. With Isabella and Sharelle in defence we knew St Andrew’s did not have a chance to score. Within the last minute of the game, there was a torrential rain storm and there was a debate as to whether the game would continue. St Andrew’s opted to continue and so the final score at the end of the game was 19-0.

Final score:     St Catherine’s 19    –   St Andrew’s 0       

As a result of winning all our league matches in Pool A, we will be playing the Winners of Pool B in order to decide the central league Netball cup winners!

A massive well done to all the following children who have represented St Catherine’s A team this season:

Daniel. I (6C), Luca (6C), Michelle (6C), Dara (6V), Francesca (6V), Sharelle (6V), Isabella G (5B), Lucas R (5C) and Joseph B (6C)

London Youth Games- Years 5 and 6

On Wednesday 22nd March 9 children from Years 5 and 6 will be heading to Crystal Palace Athletics Stadium to represent the school and Barnet at the London Youth Games.  They will face some of the best school and borough football teams in the south of England.

We wish the boys all the best of luck.

 

 

Red Nose Day – 24th March 2017

The children are invited to wear their favourite Red Nose to school on Friday 24th March- Red Nose Day.  This year Red Nose Day has nine new Red Noses. Which one will you wear to school? In return we ask your child to give his/ her class teacher £1 donation towards Red Nose Day Fundraising Day.

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Key Steps Gymnastics results

On Wednesday 15th March it was the first time St Catherine’s had participated in the Key Steps Gymnastics competition at Queen Elizabeth Girls School.

In Year 2, the following children have worked extremely hard to memorise three routines: Body Management, Floorwork and the Vault.

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Karl (2B), Patrick (2B), Ines (2C), Amanda (2C), Lewis (2C) and Kila (2B)

Congratulations to our Year 2 team that came 1st this competition (Gold Medallist) out of 12 schools in Barnet.

In Year 3 & 4, the children were faced with more complex routines involving a spring board, box, floor routines and body management.

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Despite the challenges our team had to face, they remained positive and maintained a growth mindset. Consequently, this has resulted in them winning 1st place within the competition.

Congratulations to our Year 3 & 4 team that came 1st this competition (Gold Medallist) out of 14 schools in Barnet.

I am also happy to announce that St Catherine’s has been selected to represent the whole of Barnet in the London Heathrow Youth Games in July. 

Austin (4Y), John (4D’A), Marley(4D’A), Beatrice (3I), Sierra (3H) and Jessica G (3I)

In Year 5 & 6, our opponents were very accomplished Gymnasts who have competed regionally, which presented tension within the team. However, once again team spirits were high and our team had their game face on! The standard of gymnastics was extremely high and the routines were very complex from round offs and arabesques to high vaults.

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A massive congratulations to our Year 5 & 6 team for achieving 3rd place (Bronze Medallists) out of 16 schools within Barnet. 

It just goes to show with hard work and dedication anything is possible!

Clearly the standard of Gymnastics is high at St Catherine’s.

Thank you to all the parents who supported their child memorise the routine!

Kind Regards, Mrs Mirza

Sara (6V). Callum (5C), Lydia(6V), Oran (5C), Dami(5C) and Lily (5C)