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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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

Yr 5/6 Sainsbury School Sports Netball finals 25/02/2016 – By Rory Barningham & Charlie Pickersgill

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On the 25th February South Otterington Primary School found themselves in the netball finals.


SCHOOL                         P     W    D     L     F    A      GD    PTS

Hutton Rudby               5      5    0      0     25   1      24    15

St Peters Brafferton     5       2   2      1     6    5       1       8

Brompton                       5      2     2       1    5    6       -1      8

Husthwaite                     5      2       1     2     8    8         0      7

South Otterington        5      1       1      3     5    10      -5     4

Knayton                         5       0       0      5     1      20    -19   0



Knayton     1       vs    5    South Otterington

St Peters Brafferton     1     vs     0    South Otterington

Hutton Rudby     7     vs      0    South Otterington

Brompton       1  vs   0    South Otterington

Husthwaite   0   vs  0  South Otterington



So as you can see it was a very tough tournament for South Otterington. Although it was very close (often we were only beaten by only one goal),South Otterington played well but were out played  this time round.


Yr 5/6 Swimming Small Schools Competition 09/01/2016 – by Anna Kingston & Sasha Lishman

IMG_0267Various children from our class got chosen to enter a swimming competition in Hambleton leisure centre. Many other schools came to the event; they were: Appleton Wiske, Kirkby Fleetham, Ainderby Steeple, East Cowton and South Otterington (us!). The first race was freestyle then breast stroke, back stroke, butterfly, medley relay last but not least the freestyle relay. We did a cannon relay but that was for fun and didn’t affect the scores. We won the back stroke, came second in freestyle, third in breast stroke, second in butterfly, first in the medley and second in the freestyle overall we came second and that’s the best we have ever done!

Amazing Journeys!


IMG_1166IMG_1165Today we launched our new topic, Amazing Journeys!

In assembly time we had some special deliveries! Yellow Class received a back pack from Antarctica. Blue and Green Class received wooden boxes, elaborately covered in jewels. Red Class received a storage box, ready to go to space. We enjoyed opening our boxes and forming questions about our new areas of study!

Sainsbury Sports Small Schools Netball tournament 10/02/16 – by Joe Tart & Alex Brigginshaw

On Wednesday 10th February 2016 we went to the netball small schools tournament. We took two teams one south Otterington blacks and one south Otterington reds. We went in with a high spirit and put 101% effort in to winning. There were two pitches one pitch A another pitch B. the first matches were:
South Otterington blacks vs East Cowton
South Otterington reds vs Appleton wiske
The next games were,
South Otterington blacks vs South Otterington reds

South Otterington blacks vs Ainderby Steeple
South Otterington reds vs East Cowton

South Otterington reds vs Ainderby Steeple
South Otterington reds vs Appleton Wiske

We left the tournament with South Otterington blacks winning the tournament to collect gold and South Otterington reds coming in 3rd to receive the bronze medal and South Otterington blacks go to the finals…..
By Alex and Joe Tart

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Sainsbury School Sports Hambleton area Sports Hall Athletics Final 29/01/16 – by Joe Tosh & Deacon Laverick

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On the 29th of January 2016,                                                                                                                               31 pupils from the school visited Easingwold to compete in sports hall athletics final. Everyone was in high spirits as the tension passed through their brains. The time had come every one was ready to sprint through the race, the whistle blew and the games had begun the boys started on the field events and did amazing the girls sprinted into actions with three wins in a row. Everyone was ready for lunch so we went upstairs to get some. After that we had all come own and ready to do it again. The races were the same but the boys were doing track events when the girls were doing field events. Great inspiration grew from the crowd of the South Otterington bench. The boys had great start winning almost all of the races. The time had come the medal unfortunately we only came fourth but that was not the end of us.