Last week,  some Year  5 and 6 children  went to Abbeyfield school for an athletics competition. This helped the children develop their team work skills as they cheered each other on. All of the children were separated into groups of boys and girls. The boys did the track events  while the girls did the field events. The field events were: vertical jump, triple jump and standing long jump. They also had 3 track events which were; 1+1 lap relay, 2+2 lap relay and the 6 lap relay. Other events included were: javelin, speed bounce and chest push.  It ended with an obstacle course and  everyone enjoyed the experience of trying something new. We are are all looking forward to the next competition.

Sky (year 5) said, “I really enjoyed the speed bounce, it was  challenging but fun!”

Written by Casey year 6.

Swimming Gala

This week,  a few year 5/6 pupils attended the swimming  cluster event at NSB. It was a great opportunity for development swimmers to also experience a friendly atmosphere at a gala. The schools  competing were Delapre, Briar Hill, and Queen Elenanor. Simon de Senlis had a few winners, especially in Butterfly with Thomas and Saskia  – well done everyone.


Meet the Kurling Team

Meet our wonderful kurling team. They had never entered a competition for new age kurling before and had only practised a couple of times.  As they competed against twenty other teams from schools around the town, they improved in their ability to deliver the stones accurately towards the target.  The team displayed great sportsmanship, which received several positive comments  from other schools.  Mrs Haigh is extremely proud of their sportsmanship – cheering teams on and congratulating winners throughout the competition.

The team are hoping to hold a kurling event at Simon de Senlis very soon.



David Rose Rugby Tournament

Twelve children were fortunate to take part in the David Rose rugby tournament at the Northampton Saints rugby ground.

The day included training sessions, a stadium tour and a tournament against six other schools.

The schools taking part were Queen Eleanor (QE), East Hunsbury (EH), Briar Hill (BH), Hunsbury Park (HP), The Abbey (TA), Delapre (D) and Simon De Senlis (SDS).

Each match was six minutes long are here are the results:

Match 1 – SDS  2 v QE 5

Match 2 – SDS 1 v  EH 5

Match 3 – SDS 3  v BH 2

Match 4 – SDS 4 v  HP 3

Match 5 – SDS 2  v TA  1

Match 6 – SDS 2 v  D  2

The children had a fantastic time, worked well as a team and won three matches. This year Queen Eleanor lifted the David Rose trophy.

We Won This Round!

The Magic Green Team won this round convincingly with 20 points.
SdS 4 v Rectory  Farm 1
SdS  4 v Ecton Brook 0
SdS 7 v Hunsbury Park 1
SdS 6 v St Peters 0

Excellent team work and great defence with spectacular shots at goal. They now progress to the next round – well  done.

Tag – Rugby

Blog post written by Casey, Isabella and Thomas

We went to Caroline Chisholm School and played games against Hunsbury Park, Delapre, Hopping Hill and Caroline Chisholm. This wasn’t our best performance but we learnt a lot and improved as a team. We have a few things to work on:  our 6 tag turnover, which can be improved by passing quickly,  working as a team and we need to practise catching so that we don’t knock on the ball.

David and Thomas scored tries, they were fast at dodging their way through the opposing team.

Jacob is a great team player, he always passes and communicates well.

We came third in the tournament. Have a look at the scores of the NTSSF site.

Multi Skills Festival

A few children from year 3 and 4 attended a multi skills event at Benham Sports Centre. Sixteen other schools participated in sporting activities such as archery, golf, mini Olympics and curling.

Here are some quotes from the children:

“It got my heart beating quicker.”

“The activity I enjoyed the most was archery because I hit the target on my first attempt.”

“It was fun!”

“I felt proud to have taken part in this festival.”

This was a great opportunity to experience a range of sports and the children thoroughly enjoyed it.


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