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Sporting Events

School Games Football 27/3/2018


This Tuesday saw 9 brave year 3 and 4 take on the cold weather at The Peele School, Long Sutton, for a School Games Football session. The morning was a mixture of the children being split into team with children from other school and a 1-hour training session to learn the basics of football, which all enjoyed. This was then followed by the first of each groups 2 games, all St Norbert children got fully involved in the games and even played against each other at times. A quick 30 minutes of lunch was had, then back to more games. 2 more games were played before the decision was made to come back as the weather was showing no signs of improving. Well done to all on a cold day to keep going and show their football ability!


Football v St Johns 20/3/2018

After last week’s win the team was full of confidence coming into this away fixture at St Johns. Like last week the team started well and was quick on and off the ball putting early pressure on St Johns. That continuous pressure gained its reward with a St Norbert’s goal 1-0. As the first half continued it was clear to see the teams were very evenly matched and this was going to be a long game. But as like magic the team stepped up a gear and put themselves ahead more making it 2-0, and just as quick 3-0. Half time came and we were back under way St Johns seemed the team to had stepped up a few gears’ now and was putting the pressure on the defensive players and goal. The likes of Erin, Amelia and Barundeep stopping any chances from going in, but they a goal was score, a rocket of a strike by St Johns made its way pass George, 3-1. As quick as we conceded a goal we scored one 4-1 and that how it stayed for the rest of the game. Great work again by all on to the next game!   


Football v Swineshead 13/3/2018

After a long wait since St Norbert’s last game the year 5/6 team were back in action against Swineshead Primary, with close contest on the cards. The game started with a great pace for St Norbert’s the team playing good football and going close within the first few minutes. The team continued to build pressure on Swineshead for most of the first half with the likes of Tom, Harley and Marcin all having efforts saved by the Swineshead keeper. But the pressure became too much for Swineshead as Tom scored for close range after the keeper made a mistake, 1-0 St Norbert’s. At the restart the team was putting on pressure once again, bring chances for a second, but this time it was Swinshead who manage to find the back of the net after a quick counter attack. Did this bring St Norbert’s down? No! Before you knew it Marcin had perfectly chipped the keeper and made the score 2-1. Half time. For a lot of the second half the team found themselves defending their lead, as Swineshead pushed to make it 2-2. Some unbelievable saves by George in goal kept the score to 2-1. As Swineshead looked to be able to level up, Tom thought it would be best to add another goal to make it a bit safer, with that he made a great run and scored. 3-1 St Norbert’s. Swineshead pushed all their players up field (even their keeper at times) to try and get a goal which they did. 3-2. Again they came with the pressure Swineshead but as the seconds ticked away Jamie found an empty net to bring the score to 4-2. Fantastic result. On to the next game and hopefully the win!   


Sporting Vist 2/2/2018

On Tuesday, the children enjoyed an inspiring visit from Athlete and Commonwealth silver medallist, Laura Samuel. During the visit the children took part in a sponsored fitness circuit, where they were able to complete activities such as press ups, spotty dogs and star jumps. The circuits allowed them to experience what it might be like for athletes in training, it certainly got their heart rates up! In the afternoon Laura demonstrated the three steps of the triple jump, as well as explaining what sorts of exercises she needs to do to train. The children were even able to have a go themselves. Thank you to all the parents, grandparents and friends who were able to sponsor the children for the event. In total we raised £769.75 of which a percentage we have been able to keep as a school and will go towards PE equipment for the children to use during playtimes and lunchtimes.

KS2 Intra School Hockey Tornament Feb 2018

This last term saw a week long hockey tournament, using the School Games Hockey cards, being played between a year 6 and year 5 team. Each lunchtime, the two teams played in a friendly match and score points in a leader board. On the first match we played, the score was 8-5 to the year 5’s team which put them top of the leader board having played 1, won 1 and lost none! On Tuesday year 5 and 6 clashed again in a nail-biting match with a tied score of 11 all. This meant that year 5 were still ahead by 3 with 1 game remaining, could the year 6’s manage to catch the year 5’s? After 2 days of washouts since the previous match we had to play on the Friday. This was the deciding match for the year 5’s and 6’s because even if the 5’s and 6’s had a draw, the year 5’s would still win the tournament! In the final, the year 6’s ran rings around the year 5’s to run away 13-0 winners with both teams playing great hockey, meaning that the year 6’s won on goal difference! Well done to both teams for playing great hockey over the week. Also thanks to George and Harley for their part in setting up the tournament in the first place!  

School Games Dodgeball 31/1/2018

Last Wednesday morning saw 6 teams for different school come to St Norbert’s for a School Games dodgeball competition. With a group of fine year 5 and 6’s competing for the school, it was set to be a good day of fun. At the last minute the word came that a team had pulled out and so St Norbert’s were asked to put in a second team. Our B team, was made up of six year 5’s and after a quick change they was ready to go. Both our teams had been put in the same group playing 2 group matches each. After the group matches had been complete St Norbert’s A were third in the group and St Norbert’s B were first in the group. Meaning that the A team would play for 5th place and the B team would play for 1st place. Amazingly both teams won, meaning that we finished 1st and 5th after a great morning of dodgeball. A brilliant job done by both team to finish where they did in a strong competition.


KS2 Intra School Football Competition Dec/Jan, 2017/18

After 3 weeks of brilliant football! The Make a Wish St Norbert’s Charity Football Competition using the School Games Mini Score has finally come to an end. Over the last 3 weeks we have seen some amazing goals been scored, some fantastic sportsman ship shown and each and every pupils getting behind their class team in support of this School Games Level 1 Soccer games competition. A few highlights that stood out had to be the goals from Tori Yr5 and Harley Yr6, Tori curling the ball into the net off a corner in the last minute against the year 3 team and in doing so stunning the crowd to silence. Harley also produced a stunner of a goal, with a bullet of a header going into the top corner and giving no chance to the diving keeper. They are a few of the goals of the competition but the player of the competition has to go to Eric in the year 4 team, scoring goals for fun at one end and stopping the other team from scoring in his team’s goal as well.


After the 10 games all had been played and the points added up we have a winner of the competition, but a closer race than most expected with the top 3 being only being split but 2 points in the end. So in 1st place was… Year 6 A team with 11 points, congratulations to all in the team. In 2nd place was Year 5 with 10 points, 3rd place was Year 4 with 9 points, 4th place was Year 3 with 6 points and finally in 5th place was Year 6 B with 4 points.        


Once again well done to all that have taken part and helped to raise some money for this wonderful charity!

Year 5/6 Football 14/11/2017
The first football game of the year saw St Norbert’s take on John Harrox’s at the Moulton school. With 11 fine footballers in the team, hopes of a good game was in the air, and the faithful supporters cheering us on helped massively. The first half was a slow start for St Norbert’s with most of the play on the defensive, but brilliant defending by Erin and George allowed the score to stay 0-0 from the first 10 minutes. The team was doing brilliantly well to stop John Harrox’s from scoring but it couldn’t last forever, even with Amila and Jamie throwing themselves in goal to stop the ball going in. The first half came to an end with the score at 3-0 to John Harrox’s.

The second half started and straight away there was a more positive vibe coming from the team as they played. The ball was being passed around and allowing Tom and Harley to make runs and get up the pitch towards the goal. Again like the first half the defence did their up most to stop any attack from slipping through towards goal, Alan and Jerry stopping John Harrox’s in this half. With the team pushing so hard to find a goal it was only a matter of time before Harrox’s found a way through and score which they did. But this did not bring St Norbert’s down, they push until the final whistle, Vincent having shots on goal and Harley having what would have been a wonder strike if it wasn’t for the post.

The game ended 6-0 which isn’t the result that we were looking for and not the result deserved from all the hard work each of the 11 did on the pitch.         

School Cross Country - October 2017
The last day of this term saw the first house competition of the year. Year 4, 5 and 6 were all battling it out for their house’s. The race took place on a 200 metre lap of the field, for 10 minutes. As normal with our luck the race began at the same time as the rain, brilliant! But all that were taking part were not deterred by this and carried on regardless racking up the laps for their house.

The results;

St Frances, 135 laps, 27 Km

St Lucy, 131 laps, 26.2 Km

St Dominic, 126 laps, 25.2 Km

St Bernadette, 126 laps, 25.2 Km

So for this first house competition the winners are ST FRANCES! Big well done to all in St Frances for doing a fantastic job.      

Tag Rugby - October 2017 

This Tuesday saw pupils from year 3 and 4, head to the Spalding Grammar rugby pitches for a School Games tag rugby festival. After being split into separate groups, the fun began. The morning was a mixture of getting to know the basi

cs of tag rugby, plus a few mini games in each group. Training was stopped for a quick bit of lunch in the icy wind, allowing some time for all to catch their breath before the tournament started. After lunch the proper games began, two leagues with 5 teams in each, playing each other in 5 minute games.

All the games were very tight and many St Norberts children ran in tries and made many tackles, which was great to see. After all the of the fun of the games, the presentation took place and we had 2 winners, Daniel Delon’s team came first in his league and did fantastically well himself, our other winner was Archie Chester who made many tackles on the way to his team winning their league. A great day out by all who took part and well done to all for putting so much effort in on such a bitterly cold day. 

Cross Country - September 2017 

Wednesday saw us competing within a multi school, School Gmes, cross country event at the Spalding Grammar School. With 20 of St-Norbert’s finest runners from year 3,4,5 and 6, taking part in the day, hopes were high with the running talent on show. There were 4 races overall during the day with around 140 children per race.

The first race was the year 5/6 boys, they all did brilliantly well and came in 7th place as a school with Harley Hall the best of this race for the boys. After this it was the turn of the year 5/6 girls and with the rest of the school runners and teachers cheering them all on they did amazing coming in 5th place, with a special mention to Erin McMurray, who out of the 140 odd children running in her race came in 10th place! Next the year 3/4 boys had a go and managed to match the achievement of the year 5/6 boys with 7th place, with Ethan Stoffel coming over the line in 38th in a strong race. Last but not least the year 3/4 girls had their turn to run and did one better than their boy counterparts by coming 6th and all doing extremely well, Siyanda Mlalazi coming across the line in 47th place. A brilliant morning of running by all, which they all should be proud of!!!      

Sports Day- July 2017
Pupils in KS1 and 2 took part in our annual sports day. The morning started with KS2 pupils competing in a range of sports including football and basketball, as well as enjoying some fitness activities to develop their agility and stamina. The children worked extremely hard to score points for their individual houses and demonstrated some excellent sportsmanship qualities by supporting and encouraging one another. The morning was brought to a close with the pupils enjoying flat races in their year groups. In the afternoon KS1 took part in a carousel of activities working on a range of skills including balancing, throwing and target aiming. The children were supported by Year 6, who were extremely helpful towards the younger children through their demonstrations and offers of guidance. The day was filled with great successes and the level of team work and sportsmanship by all involved was second to none. Thank you to all the parents and family members, who were able to enjoy the day with us.

KS2 house results


St Lucy – 1112      St Francis – 1101      St Dominic – 1072     St Bernadette - 951


KS1 House results


St Lucy – 1506     St Dominic – 1495     St Francis – 1464     St Bernadette - 1443


Rounders Tournament- June 2017
The rain held off just until they’d finished the last game on Tuesday for the Agilitas Year 6 Rounders Tournament at the Spalding Rugby Club. 9 pupils took part playing 3 group games, winning 1 game and losing 2. Team captain Angelika demonstrated good sportsmanship and fantastic catching skills. Well done to all involved!

Volleyball Tournament March 2017 
Three teams from Year 5 and 6 had fun taking part in the Volleyball tournament that took place at Spalding High School. The teams finished 8th, 12th and 21st place. Well done to all the children who took part in this event.