I am proud to announce we came joint 1st in the Gymnastics category (infants) of the Virtual School Games in our district. Thanks to all the children who have been involved whilst at school, and also thanks to parents/carers for encouraging children at home. Let's keep going and see how we come out overall. Well done again to all our Reception and KS1 children, your certificates will be with you soon!
This summer, schools from all over the county will be able to take part in Northamptonshire Sport's showcase school sport event as they launch a 9 week activity programme, culminating in a countywide Summer School Games Day on Thursday 9th July.
Starting on Monday 4th May, the team of School Games Organisers from Northamptonshire Sport will launch a 9 week activity programme consisting of weekly sports challenges, coaching tips, printable sports puzzles and family problem solving activities, all which can be completed in the comfort of your own home with little to no sports specific equipment. Video content and resources will be uploaded daily via the Northamptonshire Sport twitter page (@Nsport) and website (www.northamptonshiresport.org). Viewers will be encouraged to try out the activities at home and share photos and videos of how they get on with a compilation Skills Showcase shared on a Friday afternoon.
The first sport of the Northamptonshire Virtual School Games is Dodgeball with the first set of challenges launched at 10am on Monday 4th July.
For more information, visit www.northamptonshiresport.org/school-games
Home learning activities
To keep you all active during the COVID-19 outbreak, here are the links to some websites for your daily exercise as well as the Department for Education's recommended guidance and resources.
PE WITH JOE every weekday (term-time) morning at 9am on YOUTUBE channel: The Body Coach TV
Real PE home, a link for this has been sent via email to all parents. This is the platform we use at school for Real PE and Real Gym.
Physical education (PE) and physical activity
This initial list of physical education (PE) and physical activity resources is based on recommendations from:
- the Association for Physical Education (afPE)
- Public Health England (PHE)
- Sport England
- the Yorkshire Sport Foundation (YSF)
These resources will help young people to get the daily 60 minutes of activity recommended by the UK Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in fun ways.
All the resources listed here are for activities designed to be carried out indoors or, if available, a garden.
Children and young people can go outside for one form of exercise a day, such as:
- a walk with members of their household
- a run with members of their household
- a cycle with members of their household
Outdoor exercise should be carried out locally.
Children and young people should always follow the latest official advice on social distancing, which means making sure that they and their parent or carer stay more than 2 metres from others (including friends and other family members).
PE and physical activity: primary
Key stages: early years foundation stage
Description: videos that get younger children up and dancing with CBeebies presenters.
Registration: not required
Disney 10 Minute Shakeups
Key stages: early years foundation stage to key stage 2
Description: 10-minute activities based on Disney films that count towards a child’s 60 active minutes per day.
Registration: not required
Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2
Description: videos which help children move while they learn. They support curriculum subjects, including maths and English.
Registration: not required
Key stages: key stage 1 and key stage 2
Description: videos delivered by teachers focussing on the PE curriculum which are accessible on YouTube.
Registration: not required
Sport at Crick
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.
School Games Sports Mark
We are very proud to announce that this year we have been awarded the School Games gold games mark; testament to the enthusiasm, determination and team work all of the children have put in over the past year. Well done everybody!
Competitive sport 2019/20
Tuesday 10th March 2020 - Year 5/6 Daventry District Swimming Gala
Wednesday 25th March 2020 - KS2 Daventry Schools Cross Country (postponed)
Thursday 2nd April - Year 5/6 Netball Tournament (postponed)
Wednesday 29th April - Year 3/4 Tri-Golf Skills Festival (postponed)
Thursday 7th May - Year 3/4 Netball Skills Festival (postponed)
Wednesday 13th May - Year 5/6 Kwik Cricket Tournament (postponed)
Thursday 18th June - Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 Quad Kids Competition
Friday 1st May - Year 5/6 This Girl Can Festival
Extra-curricular sports clubs
Wednesday 8:00-8:55am Years 1-4 Gymnastics (cancelled)
Wednesday 3:30-4:30pm Year 5/6 Netball
Thursday 3:30-4:30pm KS2 Fencing (cancelled)
Friday 3:30-4:30pm Years 3/4 Dodgeball (cancelled)
Summer term (TBA)
Daventry District Swimming Gala
We took our Year 5/6 swimming squad to Daventry Leisure Centre to take part in the Northamptonshire Sport swimming gala for Daventry schools. Unlike previous years we could only take one squad of eight swimmers. However, they were fantastic, finishing in joint 6th place out of 16 schools! Amazing, as we were up against teams with many club swimmers. Well done: Lauren, Ava, Gracelyn, Penelope, Damian, Ben, Aaron and Will.
KS1 Superhero Festival
We took 18 very excited Superheroes from Year 1 & 2 to the annual Northamptonshire Sport Superhero Festival, this year held at Guilsborough Academy. The children represented the school superbly, demonstrating the Spirit of the Games values in particular Teamwork and Determination. Mrs Morris was very proud of all of our little superheroes!
Our Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics squad travelled to Daventry Leisure Centre, to take part in the Northamptonshire Sport Daventry Cluster event. The team took part in indoor track and field events, which they had been practicing in school. The extra practice paid off and the squad finished in a credible 3rd place out of 14 teams! Only two of our squad took part in last years event, so this was an amazing result. The team demonstrated all of the Spirit of the Games values, with teamwork, determination and self-belief being particularly evident. Well done to the whole squad!
Our Year 5/6 Dodgeball squads took part in the first Dodgeball competition held by Northamptonshire Sport. The children had been training hard during their after-school dodgeball club sessions and put on a super display to showcase their newly acquired skills. They came up against some stiff opposition and our teams finished in 5th, 6th and 9th places. The all demonstrated the Spirit of the Games values with teamwork and determination being particularly strong. Well done to you all!
Our Year 3/4 hockey squad took part in the Northamptonshire Sports Hockey Festival at William Parker E-ACT Academy, where they learnt valuable new skills and played a game with representatives from Long Buckby Hockey Club. The children played with enthusiasm, demonstrating the Spirit of the Games values and representing our school wonderfully. Well done to you all!
Our amazing Year 3 & 4 and Year 5 & 6 Quadkids squads travelled to Moulton College's sports ground to take part in the Northamptonshire Sport, Level 2 School Games Quadkids Athletics event on Friday 21st June.
Each athlete took part in 4 events: 75m/100m sprint, 400m/600m run, standing long jump and howler. The points for each child were then amalgamated to give a team score. Our Year 3 & 4 squad, entering for the first time, finished in an amazing 5th place out of 11 teams, our Year 5 squad finished 10th out of 12 teams with the Year 6 squad finishing 6th out of 12 teams.
Considering we were competing against 2-form entry schools, the children did superbly. They each competed with the Spirit of the Games values in mind, showing great teamwork, respect and determination. In addition to the overall team results, there are medals for the 'Best Boy' and 'Best Girl' in each age group. We are particularly proud of Louis, who won the Best Boy for the Year 5/6 competition.
Louis ran the 100m in an amazing time of 10.5 seconds and threw the howler an incredible 43m. His standing long jump was also impressive, with his comment "I did all right in the 600m too, even though I'm no good at it", demonstrating just how accomplished an athlete he is. Well done to the whole team for representing our school admirably and particularly to Louis for his outstanding personal achievement, we are all very proud of you!
Year 5/6 Inter-house Hi-5 netball
The first inter-house competition of this year was the Year5/6 Hi-5 Netball tournament. The teams were expertly managed and coached by our House captains: Ebony (Owls), Jamie (Rabbits), Millie (hedgehogs) and Max (Squirrels). All of the children demonstrated the Spirit of the Games Values, with some very athletic play being demonstrated (see photos below). After some very close matches, the eventual winners were the Rabbits, with Jacob the highest scorer of the tournament.
Well done to all of the teams!
Sports Crew 2019/20
Our new Sports Crew have been chosen! They are: Lauren, Penelope, Ava, Ashley, Ellamae, Maria, Maisy and Elliot - well done to you all on writing fabulous persuasive letters demonstrating why you should be selected! The Sports Crew attended their training in April, where some of the crew took part in a series of workshops aimed at giving them the skill set to be able to set up and deliver a range of lunchtime activities aimed at either the least active, KS1 or for any children working toward their 30 active minutes. The remaining crew took part in an Active School Ambassadors workshop. This workshop gave them a greater awareness of the impact being active can have on their learning and achievement in school and looked into the different ways we can be active at school. The outcome of these sessions it that the children become promoters of physical activity throughout the school day, sharing the good practice they explored during the training day.
Year 5/6 Daventry District Swimming Gala
Our brilliant Year 5 & 6 swimming squads took part in Northamptonshire Sports Daventry Schools Swimming gala in March. This was a very professionally run gala with judges and timekeepers from Daventry Dolphins Swimming Club, with 17 schools from the district attending. Our 'B' team finished 12th with our 'A' team finishing in a fabulous 5th place. The children showed superb sportsmanship, encouraging each other and cheering everyone on, some children had to stand in for others at short notice, which they did with enthusiasm. We are very proud of them all! Well done to the whole squad: Millie, Harriette, Louis, Lewis, Max, Zack, Edward, Penelope, Lauren, Damian, Fin, Ava and Anna.
Ks1 superhero festival
Some of our amazing KS1 children recently took part in a new event to our sporting calendar - The KS1 Superhero Festival. They all demonstrated the key values for success in sport: Determination, Honesty, Teamwork, Respect, Passion and Self-belief, and represented the school fantastically. They were polite, listened carefully to the Young Leaders from the Parker E-ACT, were keen to try all the activities on offer and we are extremely proud of them. Well done everyone!
Our Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics squad have had a successful time recently. Following their cluster win in December they recently finished a creditable 5th in the District finals. We were the first single-form entry school in the overall results, showing the depth and perseverance of the whole squad. Well done to you all!
Years 3 and 4 Football Tournament
Our Year 3/4 football squad have worked hard in training and performed superbly at the Northamptonshire Sport, Daventry North cluster tournament. They finished 4th overall, which was a superb result considering the squads finishing 1st and 2nd were made up from Year 4 players only. There were some superb goals scored with brilliant goalkeeping skills demonstrated by Freddie and Rhys. Great teamwork was shown by all with particularly encouraging comments from Kole! The whole team demonstrated the Spirit of the Games values and we are extremely proud of them. Our team were: Kole, Fraser, Rhys, Freddie, Ethan, Archie, George, William and Toby - well done boys!
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!
Year 5/6 Sportshall Athletics Competition
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.
Inter-house Tag-rugby tournament
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.
Year 5/6 Football Tournament
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!
KS2 Cross Country competition
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!
KS2 Primary Arrows Archery competition
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.
Pacesetter Games Year 5/6 Dodgeball Tournament
Our Year 5/6 Dodgeball team attended the Pacesetter Games Dodgeball Tournament recently. They played exceptionally well and came 4th overall. Well done guys!
Northampton Saints U7's Tag-rugby Tournament
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.
School Games KS1 Multi-sports Festival
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.
Daventry Schools swimming gala
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.
Pacesetter Games Year 3/4, 5-a-side Football Tournament
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.
Pacesetter Games Year 1/2, 5-a-side Football Tournament
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.
Year 5/6 Tag-rugby Festival
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!