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Cricket fixture vs Preston

On Wednesday, the cricket team took on Preston Primary at Queen Camel playing fields. The match was competitive with Preston taking the victory. Each team member represented the school well with some excellent bowling from Will and Joe and great batting from Leonie, Tom and Megan. Well done to the rest of the team: Henry, Logun, Georgia, Jack and Finley. 

Intra House Netball, Football and Cricket fixtures

On Tuesday, KS2 took part in the first of our sports days this year. Each house had a team represent them in Netball, Football and Cricket. Matches were at school and at Queen Camel playing fields and were played with great effort. The children really enjoyed themselves and it was highly competitive. Results will be revealed on the 12th of July - our official Sports Day. Well done to all those who took part and the rest of the school for supporting them. 

Year 5 and 6 Netball Fixtures

This week, our netball team have been lucky enough to be playing fixtures against St Michael Academy (one of the strongest sports school in the area). Although our school is a third of their size, we performed well in both fixtures with the result unfortunately not going our way. A massive well done must go to the Year 6's who have taken part in their final netball fixture: Henry, Finley, Will and Georgia K. Also, well done to the Year 5's who participated and, for some, who played their very first netball match: Joe, Jack, Leonie, Pippa, Marley, Mia and Bella.  

Year 3 and 4 Athletics Festival

On Wednesday, a group of year 3 and 4 girls and boys attended an athletics competition at Ansford Academy. This was an event open to all Primary Schools within the Ansford Learning Partnership.


Seven children from Countess Gytha put on their running shoes to represent the school, many of them having never entered such a competition. They all competed in at least one event, which included 60m sprint, 55m hurdles, 600m, standing long jump,  vortex throw, tennis ball throw and 4 x50m relay. Every one of them achieved either a 1st, 2nd or 3rd position in one or more events - an incredible achievement! However, their team spirit and support for each other were the things that stood out the most!


The final results were 4th for Year 3 boys, 3rd for Year 3 girls, 4th for Year 4 girls and 1st for year 4 boys. Well done and congratulations to Lucy and Jack in King Arthur class and Harry, Henry, Chloe, Emily and Freya in Excalibur class

Football Festival Winners

The girls football teams took part in a festival on Monday 13th June at Westfield Academy. We took two teams along to the tournament and the girls were brilliant. Team A managed to win the competition but both teams performed valiantly. Well done to all those who took part. 

Cricket Fixture vs Preston

The cricket team played a match against Preston Primary on Wednesday 8th June. The game was contested in great spirits and Countess Gytha scored 241 runs whilst Preston scored 217 which meant that we won by 24 runs. Great work from the team. Team captain Megan shepherded the squad expertly whilst Jack took two fantastic catches to help the team take two wickets. Finley and Henry batted excellently with 15 and 21 runs. Well done to the rest of the team too: Tom, Georgia, Leonie, Marley, Joe and Will.

Sport Outside of School Celebrated

We wanted to show the parents what fantastic sports athletes they are outside of school as well. Please take your time to watch the slide show of pictures demonstrating this. 

Cross Country County Finals

A massive congratulations goes to Henry and Mia first and foremost for qualifying for the cross country county finals. Both competed in the finals strongly with Mia finishing 30th in a Year 5/6 race with her Yeovil team finishing 3rd overall. Henry finished 8th in his race and his team managed to win. Well done to you both. You performed with great determination, courage and effort. You've made your school very proud. 

Rounders Fixture vs Kingfisher

Our team of Year 5 rounders players this week for represented the school against Kingfisher Primary. The team enjoyed the competition and played well together, some representing the school for the first time which is such great news. Well done everyone involved.


Year 3 and 4 Football Fixture vs Kingfisher

A great game was played by both schools on Tuesday night. Countess Gytha roared into a 3-0 lead in the first quarter but Kingfisher scored some amazing goals to stay in the game. After some great changes by coach Mr Bunter, Countess Gytha won the match 7-3. Well done in particular to the Year 3 boys, Jack and Thomas, who both played well with amazing passing and dribbling skills on display. A great job by the whole team: Freya, Dexter, Dexter, Harry, Henry, Wesley, Cooper, Jack and Thomas. 

Football Fixture at Kingfisher

What an amazing victory for our Year 4 and 5 team at Kingfisher Primary. We won 13 - 0 with some excellent play from our squad. Leonie's hard tackling, Joe's calm passing and Bowen's incredible skills really stood out to Mr Gallagher. Well done to the whole squad: Oscar, Jack, Bowen, Joe, Leonie, Dexter, Harry and Henry. 


What an amazing day for the netball team on Tuesday. They travelled to Taunton Vale Sports Club to take part in the County Finals tournament for Netball. The team were sensational and won the whole event. Well done to Will for getting picked for player of the tournament and congratulations to Mia, Georgia, Leonie, Pippa, Henry and Finley for being part of the team.

Football Match vs Milford Primary

A great win for the football team on Wednesday as we played a home fixture against Milford Primary. The team started strongly, going into an early lead with a fine left-footed strike from Henry. He added his second moments later latching onto a cross. We continued our dominance in the first 15 minutes with an outstanding solo goal by Finley: running the whole length of the pitch to put the team 3-0 up. Bowen scored a wonderful half volley and then stepped up for a 20 yard free kick and lashed it into the top corner. The game finished 7-1 which the squad were happy with. Overall the team did great particularly Henry (year 4) and Joe and Oscar (year 5) with some great passing. Will, Logun, Tom and Leonie were impressive with their tackling and hard work. Great match!

County Finals here we come!

What a performance from the netball team at Bucklers Mead on the 29th March. We competed in the area finals against six other schools on Tuesday. The team were incredible; winning the first two matches 3-0 and 6-1. We lost against Chard and then went on to win the next two matches 7-1 and 10-0. This meant that we needed to win the final match against Norton to qualify. The team performed heroically and we won 4-3. Amazing work from all of the team: Pippa, Leonie, Georgia, Finley, Will, Henry and Mia. We look forward to the next stage in the competition. 

Year 3 and 4 Football Tournament

Massive congratulations to the Year 3 and 4 football team for taking part in a football tournament at Bucklers Mead. Although we only had seven due to last minute illnesses, the team did themselves proud against much larger schools. We won 1 match, drew 2 and lost 2. Brilliant effort from the boys without any subs. Particularly impressive was  Jack in year 3 who performed excellently. Well done all. 

Year 3 and 4 Hockey Festival

A huge well done to the two teams who played in a hockey festival at Sherborne Girls School. The teams finished 2nd and 4th respectively. Mr Bunter signalled out Dexter and Chloe who performed excellently throughout but was impressed by all children. Congratulations all who took part.

Girls Futsal

A huge well done goes to the two girls football teams who played in a festival of Futsal at Westfield Academy on 17th March. Both teams worked incredibly hard and made some hard tackles. A massive congratulations goes to Bethany for her two well taken goals and Amelia for scoring too. Good work all! 

Year 4/5/6 Football

Well done to the players who took part in a football tournament at Bucklers Mead. Mr Gordon was impressed with the hard tackling of Bethany, the skills of Harry and the Leonie's effort. Congratulations all who participated.

Cross Country

Well done to all the participants in this week's Cross Country event at Bucklers Mead School. You all represented the school with great courage, teamwork and lots and lots of sweat. Mr Bunter was incredibly proud of how each child supported one another in every race: especially Leonie helping one of her classmates around the course. A special congratulations goes to Henry in Year 6 for finishing 3rd place in his race. Well done all and we look forward to seeing you try again next month.

Fair Play and Commitment Award Winners

Football Team

Well done to all the boys who competed in a festival at Bucklers Mead on Monday 28th February. We played four games in awful conditions against Martock, Oaklands, Birchfield and Milford. The team performed really well winning 4-0 in their first match. We drew the second game and lost the final two. Finley in centre midfield and Joe at the back performed brilliantly and deserve a special mention. Jack's excellent saves really impressed Mr Gallagher too. Well done to the team: Finley, Henry, Bowen, Tom, Will, Joe, Jack, Logun and Oscar.

Hockey Team

Congratulations to our Hockey team who competed in a festival at Westfield Academy on Thursday 17th February. We played four games against local primary schools and were unbeaten: winning three matches and drawing one. Well done to Bowen for scoring two goals, Indie for her determination and Finley for his leadership whilst captaining the team. All in all, the team performed brilliantly and should be incredibly proud. 

Girls Football Team

Congratulations to the girls who took part in a festival at Westfield Academy on the 14th February. This was their first ever match together and they certainly made the school proud. We played 3 matches: winning one, drawing one and losing one. A special mention must go to Josie for a wonderful solo goal, Abbie for her excellent goalkeeping and Leonie for her hard tackling. Well done all!

Fair Play and Commitment Award Winners

Harry and Pippa were delighted to receive their sporting awards in assembly this week, for their outstanding efforts in their team matches this week. Well done to you both!

Year 5/6 Netball Team

Congratulations to the netball team. They took part in a festival on the 10th February at Westfield Academy, playing 7 games against local primary schools. We performed brilliantly: winning 5 games and losing 2. We scored 22 points across the tournament bettering our 4 points from last time. A massive well done must go to Georgia and Finley for their outstanding shooting, scoring 7 and 8 respectively. 

Year 3/4 Football Team

The team travelled to Bucklers Mead for a football festival on Monday 7th February. The team were unbeaten in their 5 games, winning 3 and drawing 2. All of the team performed exceptionally well and Mr Bunter was really impressed with the year 3 children who all played with determination. Well done.

First Cross Country Event of the Year

For the first time this year, children from Countess Gytha took part in the Yeovil School Games’s Cross Country event, hosted at Yeovil Showground. A staggering 22 children represented the school, with many of these finishing within the top 20 of their race categories. Irrespective of the places, it was delightful to hear the camerarderie which was shared amongst the children and the determination to put Countess Gytha firmly on the sporting map.

They did us Proud!

On Friday, the football team travelled to Strode College for the County Finals. We performed fantastically, working incredibly hard in each game. We won 1 game, drew 2 and lost 1. Henry scored a ‘cracker’ of a goal to win us a match and Finley performed with heart and determination throughout. Unfortunately, we didn’t qualify for the next stage but well done and congratulations to the whole team for finishing as the 6th best team in Somerset.

First Football Match of the Year

Countess Gytha took two football teams to Preston Primary on Wednesday for two hard fought matches. Although there were some excellent performances from our players, we unfortunately lost both games. Mr Gallagher was particularly impressed with Tom’s hard tackling, Finley’s tireless work rate and Joe’s quiet leadership. Well done to all those who took part.

Our First Sporting Tournament of the Year

 A  netball tournament was held at Westfield School, Yeovil, on Thursday this week. Selected children from Lancelot and Excalibur took part in the event and showed great determination and commitment throughout. Out of the six matches played, Countess Gytha lost 2, drew 2 and won 2 of their matches. Well done team, you showed great team spirit and grew in confidence throughout each match