Tag Rugby Success

Results reported by Oliver, year 6.

8:8 draw against Delapre

11:10 win against Millway

6:5 win against Hunsbury Park

Unbeaten and through to the next round.; the team will be competeing again on the 14th of April. Well done team – Mr Prosser is very proud.


Annual Cross Country Championships at Abington Park


All wrapped up on a bitter cold March day.

Cross country is a tough sport that requires running strength and endurance. Even though the children were not fully prepared, they all had a positive mindset. They battled hard and were determined to complete it.

The distances that each year group were required to run were substantially lengthened compared to other years – they soon warmed up.  Excellent effort from everyone that took part and some amazing individual and team performances – every year group did great but only the year five boys amounted to a podium finish.

Year 5 boys – team winners

1st Millway

2nd Delapre

3rd Simon de Senlis

Mr Prosser encourages you all to continue because you all have the potential to do it again and even better.









Please Donate Your Active Kids Vouchers

We are collecting the Sainsbury’s Active Kids Vouchers, which will be given out in store, from March 21st until May 3rd, 2016. This is a great initiative and with your donated vouchers we can get a range of equipment:  stopwatches, tennis balls, hurdles and so much more. Please post them into the box located at the school office and we will put them to good use.



SDS Junior Strictly Team – Practice Makes Perfect

The final week of practice and the children are working hard to perfect their moves. Everyone is looking forward to performing at The Deco, on Saturday.

Oliver said, ‘I love dancing, I find it interesting and I like to watch strictly on TV too.’

Saskia said, ‘I enjoy dancing and I like learning all the moves, one day I want to be a professional dancer.’

Cirran has taken part in  previous dance competitions and the advice she has given to the rest of the team is to focus but have fun.

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Last Friday, 10 children from year 4 went to Overstone Scout Centre to experience orienteering.   Natalie, one of the instructors, told us about the activities we would be trying. The first one was team building, this was important because we would need to learn to work as a team ready for the next activity, which was orienteering in the woods.

Using maps, we had to find letters on wooden posts and then work out the two words they spelt out. Some team members left the group and we had to improve our team working skills to sort this out. We did manage to work out the the two words, they were maps and course.

Written by Saskia and Sophie from year 4.

Saskia said, ‘ it was fun and they made it feel like a game even though we were using skills we use in our lessons at school.’

Sophie said, ‘ it was fun because I like getting muddy.’


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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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