Yearly Archives - 2019

Hambleton Area Cross Country Finals

Category: Blog, News, Sports

On the afternoon of Thursday 17th October 2019, eleven of our KS2 children travelled to Thirsk to take part in the Hambleton Area Cross Country finals. It was an extremely tough competition as they were running against the finalists from schools from Northallerton, Thirsk, Stokesley and Easingwold. They all ran really well and did the school proud. Congratulations to 1 of our Yr 3 boys and 1 of our Yr 5 girls who were placed in the top 8...

Small Schools Cross Country

Category: Blog, News, Sports, UncategorisedPost Date: 10/23/2019

Well done to all of the KS2 children who took part in the Small Schools Cross Country on Wednesday 9th October 2019. You put in 100 % effort and it was really hard work. Congratulations to the following children who finished in the top 6 and will be going on to represent the school in the Hambleton area finals at Thirsk High School on Thursday 18th October: Year 3 - Beth 3rd, Lexie 5th, Sebastian S 5th Year 4 - Ruby...

South Otterington girls football

Category: Blog, News, Sports

On Monday 14th October 2019 our school Yr 5/6 girls football team (including 2 girls from Yr 3 and 4), took part in the small schools football competition at Hambleton Leisure Centre. They played 3 matches. They won the first 1-0, the second 2-0 and the third 4-0. This made them the overall winners of the competition and they will be going on to play in the Hambleton Area Finals on Wednesday. Very well done girls, you did so...

Raising caterpillars and other larvae

Category: Blog

As you know from previous blogs, I love wildlife ( especially insects) and one of my favourite things to do in the spring and summer is to raise caterpillars and sometimes other larvae (baby insects). In 2018 I raised the caterpillars of a comma butterfly, a Red admiral butterfly, a Small tortoiseshell butterfly and a Buff ermine moth. All of these were successful and they also all fed on stinging nettles! This year in May 2019, I have a common...

The Wanderer (An Extract)

Category: UncategorisedPost Date: 03/22/2019

Written by @sott blogger Descriptive writing. She sat up and stepped down onto the floor and picked up a leather satchel. Silence. Darkness. A dark shadow loomed over her. She looked wide-eyed and saw it. The demon. The demon from her nightmare. She ran. She ran with desperateness that she had never felt before. She darted. She swerved. She jumped. It felt like her body wasn’t hers anymore. Her legs were burning but she didn’t stop. She would NEVER stop. She raced through the trees and stopped, slid, stumbled; the path had...

Birds at South Otterington

Category: Blog

South Otterington is bird friendly! We welcome birds into the area by using delicious bird food. They have their very own feeding station outside earth class hung with nijer seed, fat balls, mixed seed and bird butter balls made by the children at forest school. There’s bird butter balls hung all around the school as well. In the pre-school garden there are seed feeders as well. I love twitching (bird watching) at home and school. At school I have...

The Choir

Category: BlogPost Date: 02/08/2019

Did you know that at South Otterington we have our very own choir? The choir consists of about 18 people-all from Year 5 and 6- we meet up every Tuesday to learn, sing and add actions to new songs! We sing seasonal songs such as Harvest or Christmas songs and have loads of fun! I am part of the choir myself and I can tell you this: It IS lots of fun. We are proud of ourselves for being...

The Muscle Dystrophy Charity

Category: Blog

On 28th of January, Stuart  from the Muscle Dystrophy charity came in to talk to us all about Muscular Dystrophy. Muscles are found all over the body and enable us to talk, smile, frown, eat or breathe. Muscles are connected by tendons that pull on our muscles and make them expand and contract. We can expand the size of our muscles by doing certain sports and physical movements like running or gymnastics. All of us have genes and this...

Lego at South Otterington!

Category: Blog

At South Otterington we love Lego! Each classroom has their very own box filled with all the bricks to let your imagination run WILD! You can build a range of things from fantasy towers to houses or pencils to a chocolate box. This toy is beloved by children across the country and millions of bricks are made every minute! I also love lego and-when I am at home-love building all sorts of things. I have lots of sets and...

Insects At South Otterington

Category: Blog

There is quite a lot of insects at south Otterington primary school. I for one should know because I have a great interest in them and spiders. First, let me tell you some things about them. The word insect comes from the latin word insect meaning cut into or segmented referring to the three main body parts of a true insect-the head, thorax and abdomen. Spiders are not insects- they only have two body parts and four pairs of legs. Instead of...