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Competition creates the ideal context in which to explore personal values and conduct, as through it young people can learn how to handle victory and defeat, how to believe in their abilities and achieve their personal best, and how to respect their opponents and work with their team-mates to achieve success.
The way in which schools communicate these values and involve young people in championing this cause will help bring the 'Spirit of the Games' to life. This will ensure that competitive school sport is a rich learning experience for our young people, and one which develops them to be not only the best sportsperson they can be but the best person as well.
We are very proud to announce that we have been awarded the School Games silver games mark; testament to the enthusiasm, determination and team work all of the children have put in over the past year. Well done everybody!
2nd May 2018 KS1 Rugby Fest and Y4/5/6 'B' and 'C' team Tag-rugby Festival @ Long Buckby RFC
10th May 2018 Y3/4 Mini-red Tennis Tournament @ Guilsborough Academy
10th May 2018 Y3/4 Badminton Skills Festival @ Guilsborough Academy
23rd May 2018 Y3/4 Quicksticks Hockey Tournament @ Moulton College, Gate 3, Moulton, Northants, NN3 7SX
5th June 2018 Y5/6 Kwik Cricket @ Guilsborough Playing Fields
8th June 2018 Year 5/6 Quadkids Athletics Competition @ Moulton College, gate 4, Moulton, Northants NN3 7QL
Monday 3:30-4:30pm Year 1/2 Tennis with Bobby
Monday 5:00-5:45pm Year 2-6 Hot Shots Basketball,
Tuesday Lunchtime Year 5/6 Football with Mrs Morris
Tuesday 3:30-4:30pm KS2 Kwik Cricket with Northamptonshire Cricket Club (Chance to Shine)
Wednesday 8:00-8:55am Year 1/2/3 Gymnastics
Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Year 1/2 Tag-Rugby with Northampton Saints RFC
Thursday 3:30-4:30pm Year 5/6 Tag-Rugby with Northampton Saints RFC
Friday 3:30-4:30pm KS2 Cheerleading
Sports Crew Training Day
Our new Sports Crew attended their training recently at Moulton College's superb facilities. It was an extremely hot day, with the morning spent developing their own games and learning other games and activities to introduce back at school. In the afternoon, the children showcased their own games to the rest of the Sports Crews from across the district.
We welcome our new Sports Crew this year who are; Millie, Jamie, Edith, Zack, Connie, Edward, Louis and Josh.
Year 1/2 Inter-house Football Tournament
In the spring term, we held our Year 1/2 Inter-house football tournament. This took place at lunchtime, with the teams capably organised and coached by our House captains; Hermione, Fin, Liam and Jake. Everyone took part upholding the Spirit of the Games values, showing great sportsmanship, teamwork and respect for others, the coaches and officials who were our Sports Leaders; Connie, Theo and Toby. Well done to everyone who took part and special congratulations to Squirrels who won the tournament overall.
Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics District Finals
We were all very proud and excited to take part in the South Northants & Daventry Sportshall Athletics District Finals on Thursday 18th January. Our team did fantastically well to finish 5th overall on the day. We were the highest placed single-form entry school in the finals, a fabulous achievement. The result had added value when we found out that the competition had been open to 93 schools overall! Well done to the team of Alfie, Hermione, Fin, Liam, Ebony, Theo, Toby, Phoebe, Jake, Sophia, Zack, Harriette, Lewis, Louis, Chloe, Angelica, Connie, Shannon and Jacob. We looked super smart in our new team kit!
On Thursday 7th December our Sportshall Athletics squad made the journey to Daventry Leisure Centre to take part in the South Northants and Daventry annual competition hosted by Northamptonshire Sport. All the children have been perfecting their field and track event skills during our PE sessions in school, and they demonstrated their prowess by winning the competition overall!
There were 14 schools taking part and we proved we could run, jump, throw and bounce superbly well.
Well done to the whole squad: Hermione, Jake, Harriette, Theo, Phoebe, Lewis, Shannon, Toby, Connie, Fin, Angelica, Louis, Sophia, Zack, Chloe, Jacob, Alfie and Liam. The District Finals are on January 18th 2018.
This week we held our Year 5/6 Inter-house Tag-rugby tournament. This was held over two lunchtimes and resulted in some very close matches. Hedgehogs eventually came out as winners although they only won one game, drawing the other two. The children showed great sportsmanship and teamwork, congratulating each other and shaking hands at the end of the matches. Thanks go to the House captains for organising their teams and dealing superbly with the difficult challenge of substituting players. Well done Hermione, Fin, Jake and Liam.
On Thursday 5th October, we took part in the Northamptonshire Sport Daventry North Year 5/6 football tournament. We had 3 teams this year which was superb. Crick 'A' won their pool, but lost to Long Buckby Juniors and West Haddon A in the finals, which meant they finished 3rd overall. The games were very close and all of the team played brilliantly, particularly Gethin in goal for Crick 'A'. A special thanks go to Mr Bond and Mr Thompson for their support.
Crick 'B' finished 2nd in their pool going on to finish 6th overall with Crick 'C' finishing 7th overall, a superb result!
The enthusiasm and determination of all our players puts us in a strong position for next year's competition, well done everybody!
Our KS2 cross-country squad took part in the Northamptonshire Sport, Daventry Schools KS2 Cross Country competition at Daventry Sports Park in a range of weather conditions from bright sunshine to driving hail! The children raced in their year groups running distances of 900m, 1400m, 1600m and 1850m, much further than many of them had run before (full results will be published here), with everyone pushing hard to the finish line. When they weren't racing they were cheering their school friends on, showing great sportsmanship and respect. We had some super individual results; Shannon 5th, Izzy 9th, Harry P 10th, Penelope 11th, Matilda 14th, with the stand out performance coming from Lewis who won the Year 4 boys race. All of the children gave 100% effort, which resulted in us improving massively on last year’s result, and finishing in a brilliant 4th place overall. Well done everyone!
Our archery squad gave a superb performance in the Northamptonshire Sport Arrows Archery competition recently, winning the tournament overall, albeit by only one point. This means they go through to the district finals to be held in July. Well done to all the team; Harry, Finlay, Jake, Harriette, Edward and Jacob.
Our Year 5/6 Dodgeball team attended the Pacesetter Games Dodgeball Tournament recently. They played exceptionally well and came 4th overall. Well done guys!
Our fabulous U7 Tag-rugby squad had a fantastic time at the Tag-rugby tournament held before Northampton Saints Aviva Premiership game against Worcester Warriors. They played superbly, demonstrating brilliant passing, accurate tagging and scored a bucket load of tries. Macey was crowned Saintsgirl of the tournament and will go on to be a match day mascot for Northampton Saints next season.
Well done to the whole squad; Macey, Fraser, Will P-W, William O and Jeffrey.
Our KS1 Multisports squad performed superbly at the event held at Guilsborough School. They worked excellently as a team demonstrating the Spirit of the Games values.
Our Year 5/6 swimming squad took part in the Northamptonshire Sport Daventry Schools swimming gala last week, finishing in 12th place out of 18 teams. Each of our swimmers took part in at least 2 races, with Elizabeth and Amy finishing in the top 6 of their respective events. A special mention goes to our 25m Freestyle Relay team who finished in a fantastic 4th place, beating Ashby Fields who won the competition overall!
Everybody gave their very best effort in their own event and the teamwork in the relay events was superb. Well done to you all!
Squad: Gabi, Amy, Alice, Elizabeth, Matilda, William, Harry, Toby, Oliver, James and Oscar.
On Friday 11th November, our Year 3/4 football took part in the Pacesetter Games Year 3/4 Football Tournament at Benham Sports Arena, Moulton, Northampton. They played superbly, winning every game without conceding any goals; Oliver was the top scorer with 10 goals. Nick from Pacesetter Sports wrote "Your team looked impressive and they overcame an Abbey Team that had a Northampton Town elite player. Onto the next one, well done!"
We are extremely proud of our boys and look forward to the Top 6 finals in July. Well done lads!
Team: Lewis, Oliver, Alfie, Max, Edward, Jamie, Jacob, Josh.
On 4th November, our Year 1/2 football team headed to Benham Sports Arena under the guidance of Mrs Sabin, to take part in the Pacesetters Football Tournament. They were superb, winning every game by comfortable margin, eventually winning the league. This put them into the 1st/2nd place play-offs, where they came up against Raunds Park A. Having beaten them convincingly 3-0 in the earlier pool games, it was very unfortunate that the team lost 2-1 in the final, meaning they came 2nd overall in the tournament. This does however, mean they go through to the Pacesetter Games Finals in July, where I am sure they will represent the school fabulously. Well done lads!
Team: Jayden, Fraser, Will, Albert, Hugo, Jeff.
Our Year 5/6 Tag-rugby team recently took part in the Northamptonshire Sport Daventry Schools Festival of Rugby. With 21 teams entered into the event, we were up against strong opposition from the beginning. We entered an 'A' team and a 'B' team in this event and with the valuable support and encouragement from the Northampton Saints coaching team were feeling confident we could achieve a good result. Both teams played some fantastic rugby and all players upheld the School Games values in the true spirit of the event. Our 'A' team finished in a fantastic 3rd place narrowly missing out on the opportunity to represent the cluster in the district finals and our 'B' team (playing with only 6 members as opposed to the 8 required) came a very creditable 8th overall. Spirit of the Games awards went to Shannon for her determination and Oscar J for his self-belief. Well done everybody!
In October our Year 5 and Year 6 football teams took part in the Northamptonshire Sport 5-a-side Daventry North cluster event. With 12 teams competing overall, both teams were runners-up in their respective pools and went through to the 4th-6th place play-offs. A closely contested game between both teams left the Year 5 team losing out by a single goal, with our Year 6 team coming 4th and our Year 5 team coming 6th overall, a super result. Well done everybody!
Our new table tennis equipment has arrived and has been set up. All year groups will have the opportunity to use the equipment during breaktime and lunchtime for fun; a competition ladder has also been established.
Our Year 6 pupils have been taking part in their annual Bikeability training, with many of them securing Level 2.
The Level 2 course taught the children basic cycling skills, essential when cycling independently on local roads and has increased their awareness of the road traffic environment. In order to continue developing these skills we ask that parents encourage the children to cycle regularly, and to apply their learnt knowledge the whole time. For those children who didn’t quite master all of the Level 2 skills within the time constraints of the course, we recommend that your child is supervised when cycling on the road to help them develop their skills and experience before cycling independently.
Our Reception children have now completed their Balance Bike Training which they have thoroughly enjoyed and willingly participated in come rain or shine! Matt, who ran the course, developed a great relationship with the children quickly gaining their trust and respect. This enabled him to deliver the essential rule of STOP, LOOK, LISTEN which we hope will remain embedded as the children progress on their personal cycling journeys. We asked some of the Reception children to tell us how they felt about the training; Jeffrey said “I liked the games we played”; Liam & Tommie liked riding the bikes and Scarlett said “I loved my sticker from Matt”, with Lucas loving everything, I think we can say it has been a super success. Well done Reception, you have been brilliant!
Selected children also took part in the ‘Learn to Ride’ sessions with great success across the year groups and pupils from Years 4/5/6 learnt to fix punctures during the Bike Maintenance sessions, which ran after school.
Bikeability has aimed to develop positive attitudes towards cycling. We hope parents and carers feel that the training their children have received has been valuable and that the children, and perhaps all of the family, will enjoy the lifelong benefits to health and wellbeing that regular cycling provides.
On Thursday 30th June our Year 1/2 multi-skills team took part in the Northamptonshire Sport competition held at Towcestrians Sport Club. The whole team competed brilliantly, showing enthusiasm and skill and almost perfect behaviour.
Our squad of Lauren, Ronni, Jemima, Penelope, Harry L, Ryan, Gracelyn, Harry P, Mabel, Arthur visited 10 stations twice including ‘Monkey Munch’ and ‘Never Ending Relay’. It was a very exciting event to watch with 10 schools taking part. We finished in 5th place, the best in our local cluster. We look forward to taking part again next year.
On a beautifully sunny Friday morning Reception and KS1 took to the school field for our annual School Games Sports Day. They ran, threw, jumped and bounced their way through the morning to collect House points for their own houses. Well done to everyone who took part and a special mention to the wonderful lads and lasses from Year 6, who manned the activity stations and gave out the stickers for each of the races. We couldn’t have done it without you!
Our KS2 School Games Sports Day again took place at the village playing fields which is a super venue and had been set out with a marathon track and sprint track (thank-you Mr Bunn!). After a beautiful morning for KS1, the afternoon of the same Friday turned out to be very soggy indeed. However, the boys and girls from KS2 gamely carried on with some very exciting races taking place (Mr Richards at the helm), followed by the field events. Unfortunately, because of the weather and time constraints proceedings came to an early close. The overall winners of Crick Primary School Sports Day 2016 were Rabbits. Well done to you all for taking part and abiding by the School Games sports values of Determination; Honesty; Respect; Passion; Self-Belief and Teamwork.
The 2016 Aviva Women’s Tour cycle race comes to Daventry on Sunday 19th June (around midday) and as part of this Daventry Town Council created a competition for local schools to decorate a bike in pink to celebrate the tour coming to our region. Our Year 6 girls painted and then decorated the bike supplied by Northamptonshire Sport, even making a scarecrow ‘rider’.
The competition will be judged by the Mayor of Daventry and then the bikes will be placed around the town centre on Sunday before being moved to the Icon roundabout. Visit http://womenstour.co.uk for more information.
Here are our girls proudly displaying their finished bike. Well done ladies!
The Daventry Junior parkrun will officially launch on Sunday 19 June at Daventry Sports Park. Junior parkrun is for 4-14 year olds and is set up by volunteers to get children participating in regular physical activity. The distance of the course is 2k and the event is run every Sunday at 9am.
Like the normal parkrun, children wishing to take part will need to register online at http://www.parkrun.org.uk/daventry-juniors/ . Once they have registered, they will receive a unique barcode which they will need to print off and take along to the event every time they take part. There is no charge for parkrun.
On Wednesday 8th June, our mini-red tennis team of Hermione, Shannon, Fin and Jake, took part in the Northamptonshire Sport District Finals at Roade Tennis Club. A total of 8 schools took part in the competition and our team played fantastically, finishing in a very creditable 3rd place behind Nicholas Hawksmoor and Caroline Chisholm Schools. Well done!
On Tuesday 7th June our Year 5/6 swimming squad took part in the Northamptonshire Sport annual swimming gala held at Daventry Leisure Centre. This was the first time we had taken part in this event and for some of the squad this was their first experience of competitive swimming.
Our squad of Francesca, Gabi, Amy, Alice, Callum, James and Oscar swam brilliantly taking part in 3 events each; individual, relays and the team cannon race. It was a very exciting event to watch with 17 schools taking part. We finished in 12th place tying with Guilsborough Primary and look forward to taking part again next year.
Well done to all in the squad; a special mention goes to Callum and Alice who both stepped in at the last minute ensuring we could take part!
Our new Sports Crew have been chosen and are Lily, Gabi, Beth, Amy, James and Oscar, they will be running their own lunchtime club and taking top tips from the existing Sports Crew as they hand over their duties. Well done to you all.
Tuesday 3rd May 2016
Twenty six of our children took part in the South Northants and Daventry Primary Cross Country event at Daventry Sports Park on Tuesday afternoon. It was a fantastic event and a lot of our children scored highly within their individual age groups; in particular Lewis (Year 3) 2nd and Shannon (Year 4) 3rd in their respective year groups.
All the year groups were well represented except for Year 6 whose only representative was Callum – well done to you for stepping up to the challenge. As a result, unfortunately we did not score highly as a school overall only managing 14th out of 18 schools attending.
Thursday 21st April 2016
Our hockey team played superbly to secure their well-deserved place in the District Finals.
The team of Hermione, Shannon, Ernest, Liam, Oliver and Fin won every match they played in the tournament held at Moulton School.
Well done to you all and good luck in the District Finals!
Wednesday 27th April 2016
Eight of our girls took part in the Northampton Town Primary Girls Football Tournament, held at Northampton Goals Centre on Wednesday 27th April. The squad had a wide skill set with some playing regularly (one being a county champion) and others playing for the first time.
The team got through to the quarter finals but were beaten 1-0 in a closely fought game. Well done to Francesca, Charlie, Amy, Gabi, Connie, Angelica, Shannon and Hermione!
This year we took part in a whole school triathlon, with each year group taking part in one of the disciplines. Year 4 and Year 5 took on the swimming leg and completed an amazing 000km. Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 took on the cycling leg and whizzed around the playground completing a total of 000 km - wow their legs must have been tired! Finally, Year 3 and Year 6 completed the last leg, running an astounding 000km around the playground and field.
We raised an incredible £1020 for Sport Relief, which will help change lives of children in the UK and around the world - well done to everybody involved!