Lung Capacity Experiment – Sport of a Scientific Kind!

We all know that Mr Wainwright and Mr Prosser love their sport and cannot resist a challenge, so when scientist Atomic Tom asked for volunteers to see who could create the most air pressure – yes you’ve guessed it – Mr Wainwright and Mr Prosser jumped at the chance.
As you can see from the photo below, they put all their effort into increasing the air pressure inside the bottle. After close inspection, by Atomic Tom, it was agreed that they had both forced the same amount of water from the bottle, although Mr Prosser would have liked a more accurate form of measure!

Exercise makes your lungs and heart stronger for increased energy and endurance. That means you can play, walk or run longer. How do you make sure you are getting these benefits of exercise? Just playing hopscotch or tag on the playground is good for your body, but remember we have lots of clubs, after school, such as netball, tag rugby and football, that you can be a part of.


Under the Sea PE

Reception’s PE, this week, was linked to their topic ‘Under the Sea.’ They warmed up by dodging the sharks in the sea and were excellent at jumping backwards into the sand  – the sharks didn’t manage to get a tasty meal this time!

The children had to put their creative hats on and become sea creatures – lots of interesting shapes were created. Collaboration skills came into play when they were challenged to become an octopus or a star fish.





Why Netball?

Netball has been played in schools for many years but its popularity has been increasing both in the UK and globally, including a push to make it an Olympic sport.

For children,  it is one of the best introductions to team sport and a fantastic way to have fun and make friends. It also keeps you fit and healthy by using both upper and lower body muscles and a lot of running about – it is a fast paced game so players have to think quickly and make rapid decisions.

Everyone can enjoy playing netball from the outset as the basic skills and rules are easy to learn and there is little equipment. Players of different ability can play together and all have fun, whether as an introduction to the joys of team sport or the start of a life long passion for netball.

If you are in year 3, 4,5 or 6,  think netball might be the sport for you, want to learn how to develop team strategies,  how to cope in a competitive environment and how to handle success and failure as a team in a gracious and dignified manner, then you need to join Mrs Gribben’s netball club.  It takes place every Monday from 3.15 to 4.15 and remember everyone can enjoy netball – it’s not just for girls!  


Y5 Archery

Some of the children in year 5 were lucky enough to go, with Mrs Deboard, to Northampton Academy for a taster session of archery. First they practised their accuracy; they had to shoot at the ceiling and land an arrow into a hoop on the floor. Then they did target practice and practised their aim by shooting at colours. All of this was to improve their skills before a competition.  As the competition moved on, Zaibaa got her score up to 40 points and Eleanor scored 27 points. The overall score for Simon de Senlis was 143 points.

Zaibaa said,  ‘it was a great experience and I would recommend it.’

Eleanor said, ‘you don’t actually need to be good at it because you practise and I was confident by the end of the session.’

Everyone wants to go again.

Written by Jack and Ben (sports captains) who interviewed Zaibaa and Eleanor.

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Upcoming Strictly Junior and Teacher Event

The strictly team are rehearsing, every Monday, in preparation for their next dance competition, which will be held at The Deco, on March 12th. The strictly juniors will perform at 1pm and Miss Shipton and Miss Clarke will be teaming up to compete against other teachers, from Northampton, in the first ever Strictly Teacher Event at 7.30pm

Details have been sent to parents of the junior dancers on how to book their tickets.  If you would also like to come along and support them, then you can book direct – the links are below.

Open the link to find out how to book tickets –  Junior ticket info and Strictly teachers info

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