On Tuesday 17th May, 8 year 5/6 competed in our cluster Dynamo Cricket Competition at North Runcton. It was a warm mostly sunny day and everyone was excited to be competing again.
The nine schools taking part were divided into 3 pools, we had Gayton and South Wootton. We sat the first match out and watched Gayton win by one run against South Wootton. It was our turn now against South Wootton and they won which left us to play Gayton, we won. This left all the teams on 3 points which meant it was down to average run rate, unfortunately that put us in third which left them a little disappointed but they learnt a lot and were determined to improve.
The second round of matches pitted us against Flitcham and Whitefriars we found our stride and with some very good catches and consistent bowling, we won both games. They all played with enthusiasm, supporting each other throughout and were very sporting whether winning or losing.
St Martha’s won on the day with South Wootton in second and Holy Meadows in third all of which qualified for the cluster finals.
A surprise was to come, a whistle sounded halfway through the afternoon, everyone assembled near the pavilion and Rocket Ice Lollies were given out for everyone to enjoy, which they did. Once consumed play resumed.
Well Done Cole, Dexter, Joshua, Finlay, Harry, Sam, Charlie and George.
Summer Term News
Posted on April 28th, 2022
Welcome back to the Summer Term. Please find below the newsletter, curriculum information and timetable for this term.
Twelve boys and girls from years 3 and 4 attended this festival along with 10 other teams. They were all divided into 3 pools and played each other rotating into another set of pools and once again playing each other, unfortunately there was not enough time to complete this round. Four children were on court, a third of a full size netball court, at a time, 2 defenders and 2 attackers who were rotated on and off court after each game, basic netball rules were adhered to and at times it was quite hectic. Both teams did very well and there was a distinct improvement as the morning progressed. Although some of them were a little nervous it was a good introduction into the game and it certainly helps playing against other schools.
There were lots of smiles and positive comments from the children on the day and their parents the next. It was great to see the younger ones playing and being competitive.
Thank you to Mrs Garrard too.
Well done Jaime, Neve, Elsa, Lacey, Pip, Amelia, Foster, Lenny, Dylan, Charlie, William, Isaac D.
Gardening club news
Posted on March 28th, 2022
On Friday we made Mother’s Day arrangements for the children to take home.
In the rest of our little garden the spring flowers have been beautiful. We have broad beans, peas and onions all growing strongly. We’ve also got lots of seedlings of various flowers and pots of sweet peas.
Gardening club members have worked really hard to make a lovely and productive garden.
Trigolf taster day
Posted on March 27th, 2022
Trigolf at Lynnsport
On Thursday Mrs Day and Miss Leftley took 10 children from Keystage 2 to the cluster Trigolf Festival.
It was a lovely sunny morning, ideal as the event was held outside on the hockey pitches.
There were 8 activities, to learn and play, which were run by the Springwood Sports Leaders. Several other schools attended and everyone seemed to be having a lot of fun.
On Wednesday afternoon/evening the Netball team took part in only their second competition as competitions are limited this year we had changed the team to give more of them opportunities. There were 7 other teams and we were divided into 2 pools, Heacham Lightning, Docking Thunder and Dersingham were in our pool. Heacham Hotshots, Snettisham Storm, Docking Dynamos and Ingoldisthorpe were in the other pool.
The matches were 10 mins one way and our first match against Dersingham began nervously, the courts are so much bigger than ours, we scored and won 2-0. After rotating the second was against Heacham Lightning, we started this in much the same way, both teams having chances but again we won 2-0. Our confidence was certainly growing, whether it was the fact we went straight back on to face Docking rather than having a break I don’t know but we played very well and won 8-0.
So in winning our pool we played the winners of the other one who were also unbeaten, Ingoldisthorpe. This proved to be extremely exciting with both teams having chances but defending brilliantly, they couldn’t be separated and Mrs Bowers felt the right decision was for both schools to be awarded first place. A very fitting end to the evening!
They supported and encouraged each other throughout, gaining confidence and were rewarded, hopefully there will be more events which will stand us in good stead as a club for next year and the full program of events they are hoping to put on.