Sainsbury School Sports Hambleton tag rugby final 04/07/2017

On Tuesday 4th July a mixed team of girls and boys took part in the Hambleton Area Tag rugby competition at Thirsk School. It was a very wet evening and a special mention should go to Megan who not only managed to carry on playing with completely water blurred glasses but also scored some amazing tries!

Well done to all the team who played fantastically well and came second overall and being denied a place in the North Yorkshire finals by only 1 try!!

Unfortunately there is no photo to go with this event but if you would like to see the full results, please click on the link below.

Sainsbury School sports Yr 3/4 hockey tournament 08/03/2017

On 8th March three teams of boys and girls from South Otterington competed in the Yr 3/4 hockey tournament at Northallerton school. All 3 teams played some fantastic hockey both against the other schools and each other. It was an intense competition. A huge Well done to you all for taking up 1st, 2nd and 3rd place and securing a place in the Hambleton finals.

Photos to follow..

If you would like to see the full results table please click on the link below.

Small schools Yr 5/6 hockey tournament 2017

On 27th March 2017, three mixed teams from South Otterington took part in the Yr 5/6 Small schools hockey competition at Northallerton. The game play and attitude from all three teams was outstanding even when the teams had to face each other. Extremely well done for coming 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Its a shame that North Yorkshire no longer do a Sainsbury Competition for the 5/6s as they would have been very strong contenders for a North Yorkshire final.

If you would like to see the full results table please click on the link below.

Digital Leaders

Some of our Year 4 children enjoyed a range of ‘digital’ activities at an event which was held at Catterick Leisure Centre this week. The Swaledale Alliance organised the day, which was  attended by a number of local schools. The children worked really well in their groups and were able to try some new resources, such as: Crumble Controllers; QR Readers; MagicTatts and Osmo Coding to name but a few.

Sainsbury School sports Yr 5/6 Netball competition 14/02/2017

On 14th February 2017 a mixed team of girls and boys took part in the small schools netball tournament at Hambleton Leisure Centre. After a shaky (but still successful) start the team got better and better playing some very impressive netball and going on to win the tournament and taking home the trophy and a chance to compete in the Hambleton finals. Great play All, well done!!

For the full results please click on the link below.

Sainsbury school sports yr 5/6 football tournament 03/11/2016

On 3rd November 2016, two teams from South Otterington took part in the Small schools boys football competition at Northallerton School. It was a tough competition and the boys managed to finish in 2nd and 5th position. Well done all!

If you would like to see the full results table please click on the link below.

Y5/6 Tennis Tournament

On Friday 16th September 2016 Matthew, Tom, Elena and Harli were invited to a tennis tournament at Northallerton Tennis Club to participate in a competition.  It was a doubles competition  (unmixed). There were 6 schools including us there. It was group stages and both of the two teams won their group stage. Then there was the quarter-finals which the boys won 10-4 and the girls narrowly won at the score 5-4. The semis were a different matter , where the boys bossed them 10-1 and the girls won 7-4!!!! The finals were tense but both teams came out on top with the boys winning 10-5 and the girls winning 6-4. We were awarded gold medals and a cheer from our friends when we got back to school!!!

Overall it was a good day for sport!!!

By Matthew and Tom!! (Tennis Champs)

Sainsbury Yr 5/6 Small Schools Cricket tournament 15/06/2016

On a rather cool and cloudy Wednesday in June, two teams – made up of sixteen children from our school took part in the small schools cricket tournament. Both teams were absolutely fantastic. The Black team scored a phenomenal amount of 4s and 6s, took wickets and caught players out and went on to be the winners of the tournament. The Red Team also played fantastically well, again with 4s and 6s scored by every member of the team and loads of wickets taken by their star bowler Freddie! They may not have received medals for their efforts but they should feel incredibly proud of themselves for their performances. Well done both teams and Good Luck to the Black Team in the Hambleton area Finals on Friday!


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Sports Week – 23rd – 27th May 2016

What an amazing week we had for Sports week this year:

Day 1

Red Class spent a full day at Carlton Lodge participating in the High and Dry activities which included – High ropes, zip wire, problem solving and the climbing wall. The children were so brave and worked really hard encouraging each other.

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Day 2

Red Class spent their second day at Carlton Lodge participating in the Wet and Wild activities which included bush craft, archery, canoeing and raft building. Again all of the children threw themselves into the activities – some got very wet and some ate huge edible bugs!!

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On Day 2, Yellow Class, Green Class and Blue Class were also very lucky to take part in a workshop with Butterfly Dance School.

Day 3

On day 3 we were lucky to have the Rock-it climbing company and all of the children in the school had the opportunity to climb the climbing wall and try their hand at archery, they all did exceptionally well in very cold and drizzly weather. Also in the afternoon Green, Red and Blue Classes each had an inspirational session of Tai Chi with Mr Williamson.








Day 4 / 5

Unfortunately sports day was postponed until Day 5. However sports day turned out to be a fantastic day for both key stage 1 and key stage 2. All of the children were absolutely great with lots of cheering and support and 100% effort in all that they did. Congratulations to Joe Tosh and Louisa Tann who won the trophies for the Year 6s with the most sports day wins and to the Puffins who were the winning House Team on the day. What a fantastic end to a happily exhausting week!!

South Otterington Intra school hockey tournament 13/04/16 – by Natasha Farley & Rafi Huby

On Wednesday 13th April 2016, we held a hockey tournament between 3 South Otterington teams. The teams included a Black team, Orange team and a Red team.

The first match started; Blacks vs Reds. An early goal from Joe Tosh capped a positive start for the Blacks. Shortly after, a constant attacking threat from the Blacks followed, consequently leading to a 4-0 victory for the Blacks, with goals from Joe Tart, Rafi Carus Huby and Alex Brigginshaw.  Immediately, the second game commenced; Reds vs Oranges. The game started off strong for the Reds with two goals from Rory Barningham. Suddenly, a third goal was scored by Cody Holmes, a close-range drive into the bottom corner. And in the dying moments of the game, a consolation goal was scored by Charlie Pickersgill. The third and final match started; Blacks vs Oranges. Attack after attack from the dominant Blacks saw the result almost done. Or so it seemed. A rapid counter-attack from the Oranges saw the only goal of the game scored by Charlie Pickersgill. And the table finished as followed;

1.Blacks     1 Win     0 Draws     1 Loss     GD: 3     P: 3

2.Reds       1 Win     0 Draws     1 Loss     GD: -2    P: 3

3.Oranges  1 Win     0 Draws     1 Loss     GD: -1    P: 3


By Rafi Carus Huby & Natasha Farley