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Northampton Academy Cluster update...Term 5

Mon, 30 May 2016 19:15

It's been another busy term for the Northampton Academy Cluster.

Some of the Northampton Academy 6th Form Leaders helped to deliver a Level 2 Year 5/6 Open Kwik Cricket practice session for pupils within in our cluster. The pupils were able to devise and practice team tactics during the games that they played. I must say that I was so impressed with the positive attitudes, enthusiasm and motivation that all pupils displayed. It would be fantastic if one of our schools get through to the level 3 school games competition next term. Good luck to all pupils who attend!!

Another pre-level 2 practice session which took place, was the Year 5/6 Girls Kwik Cricket. The feedback was great stating that the pupils thoroughly enjoyed the practice and played extremely well. That competition was played this term and I am sure the practice session helped them hugely.

The cluster has also been involved in some Level 2 competitions this term, one such event was the Level 2 Tri-Golf competition where pupils showed determination and dedication. A special mention to Boothville Primary who played really well as a team and demonstrated the school games values. Well done to those pupils that took part!!

We also had the Level 2 Year 5/6 QuadKids competition, this was held in horrific weather conditions but this did not stop pupils from performing extremely well and enjoying themselves. Several pupils from our cluster achieved excellent results, they should all be really proud!!

We have more exciting plans for next term including the re-arranged Year 3 Multisport Festival ran by the Northampton Academy Sports Leaders and a Change4Life festival which will be held at Boothville Primary for the first time, I am very much looking forward to seeing pupils get together from our cluster.

Hannah Henry, SSCo

Kingsthorpe College Cluster update...Term 5

Mon, 30 May 2016 19:11

On Thursday 28th April our cluster organised a cricket training session in preparation for the upcoming Level 2 Kwik Cricket competitions. We were lucky enough to get two specialist coaches to come along from Northants County Cricket Club. They came along to All Saints Primary and ran a brilliant session that mainly focused on fielding skills such as catching and bowling. The year 5/6 girls and boys absolutely loved the session and showed real improvement by the end.

Later in the term Kingsthorpe College hosted the Enhanced Schools Year 3/4 Quadkids Athletics Festival which had over 100 children taking part. A group of Year 7/8 Young Leaders from the Kingsthorpe College 'Young Leader Development Squad' helped run the events on the day. The leaders did an amazing job of organising the children, explaining each of the events and encouraging all the children. Overall the event was a huge success and we saw some amazing performances from the year 3/4 children.

Alex Bennett, SSCo

Crick through to School Games Level 2 Tennis Finals

Wed, 18 May 2016 15:14

The Daventry North Cluster Mini-Red Tennis competition took place on Tuesday 17th May at West Haddon Tennis Club with only two teams competing for a place at the next round on Wednesday 8th June.

The mini-competition saw teams from Guilsborough and crick compete in four single matches with the team with the most wins taking home the title and the place at the next round. Each match was timed to 5 minutes.

The first singles match saw Finn (Crick) take on Benjamin (Guilsborough) which Finn won for Crick with an 8-5 scoreline. The second match saw Jake (Crick) compete against Joshua (Guilsborough) which Jake won 9-5. Annabel (Guilsborough) won the third singles match 12-3 against Connie (Crick) to set up a 4th match decider.

A Guilsborough win from Isabella by any scoreline would have secured them overall victory. However, a strong performance from Hermione resulted in a 10-2 victory for Crick which gave them the overall victory 3 matches to 1.

Crick will now progress to the School Games Level 2 Mini-Red Tennis Finals at Roade Tennis Club on Wednesday 8th June where they will compete against the eight other cluster winners from around South Northants and Daventry. The SSP would like to thanks both the children, staff and spectating parents for supporting the event and we wish Crick good luck at the next round.

Over 100 children take part in School Games Gymnastics

Tue, 17 May 2016 11:58

Over 100 children from primary schools across South Northants and Daventry took part in the School Games Level 2 Gymnastics Finals at Danes Camp on Monday 16th May with plenty of medals handed out across the three competitions.

Supported by Amethyst Gymnastics Club, the event saw teams compete in separate Year 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6 competitions with two places on offer in each competition to progress to the next round. There were also individual prizes on offer for the children with the highest scores in the Vault, Floor, Body Management and All-Round.

In the Year 1/2 competition, 8 teams from Preston Hedges, Ashby Fields, CCS, Kislingbury, Sywell, Newbottle and Charlton, St James Infants and The Bramptons competed each fo the three rotations. Once all the scores were collected, it was Preston Hedges who took 1st place with a total of 76.2pts with Ashby Fields in 2nd with 73.9pts. The star of the show was Preston Hedges Isobel Scott, who collected 5 medals, achieving the highest individual scores at each rotation as well as her Team winning medal!

The Year 5/6 competition also saw 8 teams competing with children from Brixworth, Ashby Fields, Kislingbury, CCS, Sywell, Deanshanger, Preston Hedges and East Haddon taking part. Brixworth took 1st place with a total of 78.0pts with Ashby Fields in 2nd again with 76.9pts. In the individual medals, Asha Wooton-Thompson (Brixworth) took Best Body Management and Lottie Woodward (Kislingbury) took Best Floor. There was a three-way tie for Best Vault with Jack Haslam and Jaiden Khan (both Ashby Fields) and Ellen Goodhart (Brixworth) each taking home a medal. Best All-Round was collected by Lottie Woodward with a total of 27.2pts out of 30.

The showpiece event of the day was the Year 3/4 competition with 14 teams taking part. The afternoon saw teams from The Bramptons, Crick, Newbottle & Charlton, Sywell, Deanshanger, Preston Hedges, Ashby Fields, Kislingbury, Brixworth, East Haddon, Staverton, Woodland View, Overstone and CCS taking part. In what proved to be the closest competition of the day, CCS claimed first place by the narrowest of margins from Overstone - 0.1pts being the difference as the teams finished on 78.4pts and 78.3pts respectively. There was however great individual success for Overstone as Jonathan Higgs claimed the Best Body Management, Best Floor and Best All-Round Individual medals. Hope Kiernan from Woodland View claimed the Best Vault award with the highest score of the day - a 9.7!!

Congratulations to all children who competed throughout the day and many thanks to all parents and adults who supported and encouraged the children in each of the competition. Special thanks are also reserved to the volunteer judges and scorers from Amethyst Gymnastic Club, whose knowledge and expertise made the event a great success. We wish Preston Hedges (Year 1/2), Ashby Fields (Year 1/2 & 5/6), Brixworth (Year 5/6), CCS and Overstone (both Year 3/4) all the best of luck as they progress through to the County Finals next week.

Full Individual Scores and Overall Team Results for each competition can be found attached below

Nassington win quicksticks title!

Fri, 13 May 2016 11:54

On Thursday 12th may 2016 the COTSSP held its year 3/4 Quicksticks hockey competition. It was a perfect May afternoon with the sun shining for the competition that was hosted at Prince William School, with young leaders from Prince William running the event.

There was some fantastic team and individual performances with the competition being played at a very high standard. All of the children and staff that attended enjoyed what was a brilliant afternoon of hockey. Andy Dale from England Hockey commented on the event saying;

"It was great to see so many children enjoying themselves out in the Sun playing Hockey; I was very impressed with some of the hockey that I've seen tonight and I hope that the children continue to practice and play at their schools, I would like to wish the teams that qualified good luck in the county rounds."

After all the teams competed in 3 different pools the winning team from each pool took each other on in a play-off pool with Nassington coming out on top and progressing on to represent the COTSSP in the county finals round.

Catherine Ibbotson – Warmington School, commented on how good the young leaders from Prince William were saying;

'Thank you for organising & please pass on our thanks to the young leaders- they did a really good job as they always do'.

They young leaders decided that the School Games Value award for passion should go to Kings Cliffe, as their teams showed great passion by cheering and encouraging their team mates as well as other competitors from different schools.

Nassington - Competition Winners

Kings Cliffe – Passion Award

real PE & real gym Workshops

Thu, 12 May 2016 15:50

Northamptonshire Sport in Partnership with Create Development and our Create Learning School, Lings Primary are facilitating the following workshops:

Real PE

real PE is a fun and simple to follow Scheme of Work and support for Early Years and Foundation, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 practitioners

real PE is developed by Create Development and is fully aligned with the National Curriculum and Ofsted requirements, focusing on Agility, Balance and Coordination and Healthy Competition.

Each delegate will receive the interactive Schemes of Work for their year group; supporting resources, with clear learning journeys, integrate the assessment framework and tools to evidence and celebrate rapid sustained progress.

This is a 3 day workshop; Monday 13th June, Monday 3rd October and Monday 14th November 2014

Cost for the workshops, including Scheme of Work and resources is; £495.00 + VAT

To book click on the link: www.northamptonshiresport.org/training-courses/2016/06/real-pe-three-day-course-eysks1-ks2.

real gym is aligned with the National Curriculum and is an innovative, vibrant, inclusive programme which supports teachers to become competent and confident to deliver gymnastics activities and create rounded learners.

Real gym is developed by Sarah Moon. Sarah is a Master Coach in Rhythmic Gymnastics; she was Team GB coach for the Rhythmic Gymnastics team for the 2012 London Olympic Games and Head Coach for England at the 2010 Deli Commonwealth Games.

Workshop content

  • How to develop skills in a fun inclusive way
  • How to incorporate movement and sequences with your lesson
  • How to setup the apparatus safely
  • How to introduce the children to the apparatus
  • How to develop skills on low, medium and high apparatus
  • How to develop the children's, personal, social, creative and cognitive skills through Gymnastics.

The workshop dates are; KS2 on Thursday 26th May and EYS/KS1 on Tuesday 5th July

The cost for the workshop, including interactive Scheme of Works and supporting resources is £225.00 + VAT

To book click on the following links:

EYS KS1 - www.northamptonshiresport.org/training-courses/2016/07/real-gym-eysks11.

KS2 - www.northamptonshiresport.org/training-courses/2016/05/real-gym-ks22.

real PE subjects Leaders' Workshop (real PE schools only)

Overstone clinch Mini-Red Tennis Victory

Fri, 06 May 2016 15:03

Overstone Primary clinched Mini-Red Tennis success for the second year running as they fought off competition at the Daventry South Cluster Mini-Red Tennis Competition at a bright and sunny Moulton School on Thursday 5th May.

The competition saw teams from Overstone, The Bramptons, Pitsford and Sywell compete in a round-robin competition supported by Sports Leaders from Moulton School. B teams from Pitsford and The Bramptons received coaching from Dallington Tennis Club coach Tom Stevenson before playing in a separate Spirit of the Games competition.

Each match between schools consisted of 4 individual fixtures with the No.1 and No.2 boys and girls competing against their respective equal. Match winners were determined by the number of individual games won. In the event of a tie, match winners were determined by the number of point scored by the teams over the four fixtures.

In the first round of fixtures, Overstone claimed victory over The Bramptons 3-1 with Sywell defeating Pitsford by the same scoreline. Round 2 saw Overstone win 4-0 over Pitsford and Sywell overcome The Bramptons 3-1. Round 3 saw winner-takes-all matches between Overstone and Sywell for 1st/2nd place and Pitsford and The Bramptons for 3rd/4th place. The Bramptons claimed 3rd place with a 3-1 victory and Overstone secured their second competition victory in 2 years with a 4-0 win over Sywell.

In the Spirit of the Games competition, The Bramptons secured victory on points following a 2-2 draw with Pitsford. The Bramptons' 25-points just enought to top Pitford's 20.

The SSP would like to congratulate all of the children for their efforts during the evening and also thank all staff and parents who supported and encouraged them throughout. Special thanks are also reserved for the Sports Leaders of Moulton School for umpiring the matches. We wish Overstone the best of luck as they progress to the next round and face the other cluster winners from around South Northants and Daventry at the School Games Level 2 Mini-Red Finals on Wednesday 8th June at Roade Tennis Club.

Daventry South Cluster Year 3/4 Mini-Red Tennis Competition

2. Sywell CE Primary School

3. The Bramptons Primary School

4. Pitsford Primary School

Spirit of the Games Competition

1. The Bramptons Primary School

2. Pitsford Primary School

School Games Goalball success for Campion School

Fri, 06 May 2016 14:45

On Wednesday 4th May, 4 teams from two South Northants secondary schools competed in the School Games Level 2 KS3/4 Inclusive Goalball competition at Towcester Leisure Centre.

Each bringing two teams, the competition was contested by The Gateway School and Campion School who competed in a round robin event each playing three fixtures.

Round one saw victories for Campion B over The Gateway A and The Gateway B over Campion A. Round two saw schools contest against themselves as A and B teams collided. The ensuing fixtures saw victories for Campion B and The Gateway A. As they headed into Round 3, Campion B could secure the overall victory by avoiding defeat against The Gateway A, which they did - earning a 22-13 victory in their final game. The Gateway B secured 3rd place by defeating Campion A

The SSP would like to congratulate all of the students for their efforts during the comeptition and also thank all staff who supported them. Special thanks are also reserved for the Sports Leaders of Campion School for officiating the matches. We wish Campion School the best of luck as they progress to the School Games Level 3 County Finals on Thursday 7th July.

School Games Level 2 KS3/4 Inclusive Goalball - Final Results

1. Campion School B

2. The Gateway School A

3The Gateway School B

4. Campion School A

School Games Goalball success for Newbottle and Charlton

Fri, 06 May 2016 14:29

Seven teams from across the South Northants and Daventry School Sport Partnership attended the School Games Level 2 Inclusive Goalball competition at Towcester Leisure Centre on Wednesday 4th May.

Teams from The Bramptons, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Bracken Leas, Towcester, Newbottle and Charlton, Deanshanger and Brackley Junior School took part in the competition where the winners would progress to represent the Partnership at the Summer School Games at Moulton College on 7th July.

Split into two pools, the teams played group fixtures to determine which positions they could play for in the second half of the competition. In Pool 1, The Bramptons, Nicholas Hawksmoor, Bracken Leas and Towcester played each other with Newbottle and Charlton, Deanshanger and Brackley Junior School in Pool 2.

With points on offer for successful blocks as well as scoring goals, there were many high scoring games. Each match was officiated over by Sports Leaders from Campion School, who had undertaken specfic training with Goalball UK a week earlier.

At the end of the pool stage, it was Bracken Leas and Towcester who progresed from Pool 1 in 1st and 2nd respectively and they were joined in the Semi Finals by Newbottle and Charlton and Deanshanger.

In Semi Final 1, Bracken Leas took on Deanshanger and following a close game, it was Deanshanger who took a 24-20 victory to progress to the final. In Semi Final 2, Newbottle took on Towcester and they joined Deanshanger in the Final with 22-13 victory.

After Bracken Leas had secured 3rd place by defeating Towcester in a very close game 6-2, Newbottle and Charlton were ruthless in the final claiming a 33-8 victory over Deanshanger to take the competition victory and also secure their place at the next round on the 7th July.

The SSP would like to congratulate all of the children for their efforts during the competition and also thank all staff and parents who supported them from the sidelines. Special thanks are also reserved for the Sports Leaders of Campion School for officiating the matches. We wish Newbottle and Charlton the best of luck as they progress to the School Games Level 3 County Finals were they will compete against the best teams from around Northamptonshire.

School Games Level 2 KS2 Inclusive Goalball - Final Results

1. Newbottle and Charlton Primary School

2. Deanshanger Primary School

3. Bracken Leas Primary School

4. Towcester CE Primary School

5. Nicholas Hawksmoor Primary School

6. Brackley Junior School

7. The Bramptons Primary School

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