Sporting achievements



Mr Leek has taken on leadership of PE, supported by Mr Roberts, Mr Johns and Mrs Doman. Already we have achieved some success! On October 19th, 2016, 32 children from Years 3-6 went to Long Stratton High School to participate in the Long Stratton Cluster Cross Country Championships. Despite the weather trying its best to put a dampener on proceedings, we enjoyed a fabulous time. The children were fantastic, all running with total commitment and every single runner completed the course, giving their very best! Amongst the excellent results were 14 Top Ten finishers, those children all now going through to the South Norfolk Cross Country Championships where they will represent the Long Stratton Cluster, and 2 overall race wins (Year 3 Boys and Year 3 Girls).

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It has been a positive start to the new academic year here at Newton Flotman with lots of active children in school and groups participating in sporting events within the cluster.

In school:

  • This term the whole school has been focusing on movement, balance and coordination in dance lessons with the help from Lauren and Laura our dance coaches from CSF.
  • KS2 classes have been developing their team skills, agility and ball skills in tag rugby and hockey.
  • Stamina, pace and endurance was a focus for KS2 when the Olympic runner Paul Evans came to our school to lead lessons in cross country running. This helped the children to prepare for the cluster cross county event where 50% who entered got through to the next round.
  • Year 1 and 2 children have loved their tag rugby lessons too, learning about dodging and avoiding the tagger. There are some very fast runners in this class.
  • Mr Leek ran a tag rugby club after school which led to one team reaching the South Norfolk finals.
  • Mrs Cox ran the table tennis club each week with the children enjoying their own mini tournament.
  • Year 4/5/6 went swimming this term.

 Out of school sporting events:

  • The cluster cross country event proved very popular with us taking 50 children from KS2. They all did a brilliant job with 25 finishing in the top 10. Chelsea and Billy both came first in their race. All 25 went on to represent the cluster in November. It was a tricky course but they they all showed great commitment, stamina and endurance.
  • The tag rugby cluster event was a great day with one of our teams reaching the next round. All children showed positive team spirit and determination. Good luck in the next round.
  • Year 1 children went to a dance festival at Long Stratton.


Up and coming events:

  • KS1 football festival at Long Stratton
  • Year 2 and Year 3 swimming lessons
  • Kwick cricket lessons for year 3 and 5/6
  • Kwick cricket tournament KS2
  • Kwick cricket for year 6 girls
  • Handball League (years 5 and 6) lunchtime tournament
  • After school girls football club
  • Year 3/4 football competition
  • Sports Day
  • Athletics Day
  • Archery


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SPORTS DAY-2nd July 2015

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Well done to all children, teachers and spectators for making this years sports day a really fun day. It highlighted that we have children with skills, talent, perseverance and teamwork.

In the morning the children took part in class races. There was plenty of cheering and support for everyone with all children putting in 100% effort to get to the finish line first. There was also the KS2 marathon and slow bicycle race for the year 6’s.

After a relaxing lunchtime with BBQ, family picnics and parents playing football with the children, each house participated in eight activities all aiming to get the most points. With enthusiasm high each child competed in hurdles, javelin, hockey shots, long jump, shuttle run, beanbag target, basketball shoot and football dribbling. House captains encouraged their team and made sure the younger children were supported. It was a brilliant afternoon.

Well done to Falcon House who won overall, however it was very close between all four houses.


This term the whole school took part in an athletics day, with KS2 aiming to beat their score from last years event. KS1 and reception had the opportunity to explore the same activities with year 4 class as sport leaders.

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Here are the children who represented our school at the football tournament. It was a very close competition and they only missed out going in to the next round by 1 goal.

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This term KS2 are learning Kwick cricket.

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 Tennis has also been taught this term in PE lessons.




Today we had some scooter training. It was great fun, with lots of tricks being taught. For some of the children it was the first time they had ever been on a scooter.

Here are some thoughts from the children about their training.

It was really fun. I liked doing the bunny hop and i got really puffed out and I liked doing mini man.  I really enjoyed it.   By Esta Year 4

I really liked the mini man, but i found the bunny hop a bit hard but i still liked it. It was lots of fun, this was my first time doing this. By Mante  year 4.

I loved doing the mini man and the bunny hop. I liked going round the circuit! by Jessica year 4

I have never been on a scooter before so this was my first time but at the end I could do mini man. It was hard to start but it got better and easier. Charlie Year 4 

I really enjoyed doing the scootering on Monday. My favourite thing was doing mini man. It was really fun. I thought it was terrific because I enjoyed doing jumps down hill by Sophie class 4. 

TAG RUGBY WINNERS! -January 14th 

Well done to our year 5/6 squad who beat all of St Mary’s teams at the tag rugby tournament at Long Stratton High school. Mr Leek repor ted that every team member played with determination and showed great team work. Next stop…..Wymondham for the finals….GOOD LUCK!

TAG RUGBY FINALS- 27th January

A very BIG well done to our tag rugby team who played with passion and spirit; coming 8th overall. In every game there were many times when they were leading, with some games finishing with 1 point difference. You did us proud.


Players from years 5 and 6 competed against 5 other schools in Norfolk and came 2nd, just missing out on going through to the next round. The squad had to endure rain, hail, wind and cold temperatures but nothing dampened their spirits. It was a great day and one that they should feel very proud to be part of.

“I never really liked sport up until now but after the rugby and football something has just clicked and I really like it now and want to join a football team”

Amber McFall Year 6  (28th January)


A big well done to our cross country runners who represented the Long Stratton cluster at the cross country finals.

  • Jessica – 4th
  • Madison – 4th
  • Jake-17th
  • Samuel-20th
  • Thomas-28th
  • Chelsey-30th
  • Millie-31st

Congratulations to Jessica and Madison who will be competing in the county finals on March 2nd. …Good luck!


Oliver Yates, Sophie Felgate, Madison Gilman, Jessica Sanford, Rosie Broomfield and Thomas Hedges all took part in the South Norfolk swimming finals at the UEA. It was a great morning and a wonderful experience for all of the swimmers.

   YEARS 5/6 GIRLS FOOTBALL -12th FebruaryThe girls played great football today against St Mary’s, showing brilliant team spirit, fair play and determination. We won 6-0 and lost 5-1. Thanks to Ben and Kyle for being the line referees.IMG_0472  IMG_0470



Up and coming events this term

  • KS2 Football Competition
  • Dance festival KS1
  • Year 5/6 Quicksticks hockey competition at Dragons HC


Cross Country

Well done to all of our Year 4 children for participating in the Long Stratton Cluster trials.

A BIG well done to the following children who qualified to go through to the next stage at Wymondham.

  • Jessica Sanford
  • Chelsey Buller
  • Millie Rice-Fleming
  • Jake Gilman
  • Jack Owens
  •  Maddison Gilman
  • Thomas Hedges
  • Samuel Cane.

Swimming Gala 

Well done to these children for getting through to the South Norfolk Swimming Gala which will be held at the UEA on Friday 6th February.

  • Rosie Broomfield (backcrawl and freestyle)
  • Oliver Yates (backcrawl)
  • Sophie Felgate (backcrawl)
  • Maddie Gilman (breaststroke and butterfly)
  • Thomas Hedges (breaststroke and freestyle)
  • Jack Owen (backcrawl)
  • Jessica Sanford (breaststroke and butterfly)


Well done to all of our children in year 5 and 6 who worked really hard at the athletics at Long Stratton. Mrs Cox was really impressed with the efforts and good team work that was displayed at the event.

Tri golf 

All of our year 3 children went to try out Tri-golf at the UEA. They all came back and said how much they enjoyed it.


Our Year 2 children went to Long Stratton High school to participate in the multiskills cluster event. They all worked hard and enjoyed meeting other children from different schools.


Congratulations to our year 5/6 boys football team who beat St Mary’s at home. The final score was 7-5. Great team work and support from parents who were thrilled with the win.   Mr Leek organised events this term during lunchtimes.

  • Key stage 1 and 2 inter house football tournaments
  • Key stage 2 tag rugby mixed teams