On Wednesday 29th November, 36 children from Years 5 and 6 competed in an athletics competition at Skegness Grammar School. The children participated in a range of track and field events. The track events included the obstacle relay, 1+1 lap relay, 2+2 lap relay, 6 lap paarlauf (pair run relay), over/under relay and 4x1 lap relay. The field events were made up of the chest push, standing long jump, triple jump, vertical jump, soft javelin and speed bounce.
The children behaved very well, tried their absolute best and supported each other fantastically, wishing each other luck and congratulating others on their efforts. Their hard work and determination paid off as our B team finished 6th place and our A team finished 1st! We are very proud of the children's achievements and we can't wait to support the A team in the County Finals! Well done everyone!
Miss Gladding, Miss Fox and Mrs Kerwick
On Thursday 23rd November, 12 children from Year 3 and 4 took part in an indoor football tournament at Skegness Grammar School. There were 6 teams competing from 3 different schools. The children organised themselves as to who would play which positions very maturely and which children would rotate for each game. All the children showed excellent skill and teamwork. The B team finished in 3rd place and the A team finished 2nd, missing out on first place by 1 point, concluding their brilliant efforts with a superb result. Well done to all the children involved!
Tag Rugby tournament - 14/11/17
On Tuesday 14th November, 17 children from Years 5 and 6 competed in a Tag Rugby tournament at Horncastle Football Club. The tournament consisted of 11 teams across 2 leagues. We were lucky enough to take 2 teams - 1 to compete in each league. The children played extremely well, showing excellent teamwork and skill as they progressed through the games. Horncastle B came a very close 2nd in their league, finishing 4th overall, and Horncastle A won their league before winning their final match, ending in 1st place. A very enjoyable morning had by all. Well done!
Football tournament - 17/10/17
On Tuesday 17th October, a mixed group of Year 3 and 4 boys and girls took part in a football tournament organised by JB Sports. It was a bright and sunny morning, and the children were very excited to represent Horncastle. Three teams entered and all participated fully! Each team played five matches against other schools. This resulted in a win for League A, and a second place and a fourth place for League B. Team spirit and behaviour was fantastic! Skill and sporting attitude was great, and we are very proud of all the teams.
By Miss Dawson
Cross country - 12/10/17
On Thursday 12th October, a group of Key Stage 2 children attended a Cross Country competition after school at Alford Cricket Club, Well. The children were very excited as it was their first competition of the year.
Once we had arrived at the event, we had our team talk then went through our warm up with Mrs Thomas. At that point, everybody was eager to get started! The children ran in their Year groups as boys and girls respectively. Children in Year 3 and 4 ran one lap, which was approximately 800m. The Year 3 girls ran first; Lea finished in 3rd place with Ellie in 8th and Annie in 15th. Next up was the Year 3 boys - there was an outstanding performance by Adam, who won the race by a clear way. Xavier and Ben also raced well, finishing in 8th and 14th. The Year 4 girls followed; we only had Jessie representing our school and she finished strong in 5th place. In the Year 4 boys, there was a lot of good competition: Oliver T finished in 11th, Jonathon in 12th, Oliver S in 14th, Liam in 15th and Max in 25th.
The distance of the races changed as we moved on to Year 5 and 6 races; they ran two laps on the field, totalling 1600m. First up to compete in this event were the Year 5 girls. There was another outstanding performance from Jess, who won her race comfortably. She was followed by Marla in 3rd, Eleanor in 5th and Romily and Ruby in 9th and 10th. Next was the Year 5 boys! Max finished well in 5th and was followed by Joseph in 7th. After that came Oliver in 13th, Nathaniel in 15th, Charlie G in 21st, Bertie in 32nd and Charlie P in 42nd. The Year 6 girls followed. Tallula finished in 3rd followed by Sophie, Aaliyah and Eve in 4th, 5th and 6th. Great teamwork, girls! Finally, it was the turn of the Year 6 boys, who had waited very patiently. Alex finished in 5th and was closely followed by Angus in 7th, Jay in 8th, Toby in 9th, Oliver in 11th, Noah in 12th and Jake in 19th.
Each of the races were out of approximately 50 children. All of the children ran with sheer determination!
When the children were not racing, they spent their time cheering on their friends around the outside of the course!
A huge congratulations to all of the children involved for their great efforts; we won overall as best large school, which was an excellent achievement.
A big thank you to Miss Fox, Mrs Thomas and Mrs Kerwick who also attended the event.
By Miss Gladding
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