Monthly Archives: October 2013

Football: NTSSF Cup Semi-Final Draw Made…

Les Fleurs have drawn Lyncrest, Lings and Weston Favell Primary in their semi-final group of the NTSSF Cup.

After the disappointment of last year’s Final defeat by St. James, our boys will be fighting to go one better this year.

The matches will be played at the Weston Favell Academy on Thursday 14th November from 4pm.

All support would be very welcome so please come along if you can.

Together, we can be champions.

Vive Les Fleurs.

Lady Luck Eludes Simon Sisters…

The school netball team put in another tenacious display this afternoon in an evenl matched contest away at Headlands Primary.

The 5-0 scoreline really didn’t reflect the balance of play.

Our ladies comfortably carved out as many clear cut opportunities to score as their opponents, only for the hoop to shrink as the ball dropped each time!

Annabelle Lovell and Molly Nicholls were electric in attack, tearing the Headlands defence apart with their swift passing and movement…only for the ball to drift wide of the target each time.

You played so well ladies and didn’t deserve to lose. Remember, this was only your 3rd match after 1 training session! We are only going to get better and better!

The school is very proud of you all.

Vive Les Femmes Fleurs!

Key Skills – Maths (Mr Wainwright’s Group)


On Monday we were problem solving (seating 44 people on 15 tables).

It is really important that we are able to apply the knowledge we gather in maths, so to help get our brains working in the right way…have a go at this:

Present it in your Key Skills book in whatever way you like…to be done by Thursday 23/10/13

Good luck!

SdS Netballers Smell Success…

The Simon de Senlis netball team are back in action on Thursday the 23rd October at Headlands Primary School.

They will seek to avenge their 0-8 defeat at the hands of Boothville last Tuesday with both teams holding similar records in the standings.

Our girls are strong getting better with each game, however every team we play have a quota of boys…so any year 5/6 boys who fancy trying something new please let myself or Mrs de Board know.

Alle Les Fleurs!

Year 4 Gung Ho For ‘Jai Ho’…

Year 4 spent some quality time in the ‘dance studio’ this morning under the mentoring of Jenny from ‘The Education Group’ who ran a Bollywood dance workshop.

The children practised, perfected and performed a dance routine to ‘Jai Ho’ from the theme of ‘Slumdog Millionaire’.

We have quite a dance troop…year 4 has more than it’s share of movers and shakers!

Joy Edwards was simply fabulous, as was ‘dancing queen’ Ellie Hawkins. And James Robinson totally immersed himself in the experience as he does everything!

Look out for Jake Brunton, Kieran Byrne and Isaiah Meadows (or as i call them…The Bee Gees!) on ‘India’s Got Talent’ sometime soon!

Thanks to Mrs Mackintosh, Mrs Cannover, Mrs Kaur, Mrs Ali and Mrs Butt for coming along to share the experience…I thought there would be more group work to be involved in, but it was none the less great to have you there to see what we are doing.

Parents will be able to see the fruits of this experience at the end of topic showcase at the end of November.

Jai Ho!

SdS Run Wild In Abington Park Finale!

The Northampton Town Cross Country Championship Finals for 2013 took place on Abington Park this afternoon.

The quick steppers from Simon de Senlis were out in force, with a remarkable 9 competitors representing our fabulous institution.

After five weeks of competing against children from schools across the town, the pride of Simon de Senlis had the opportunity to showcase their talents at the culmination of the Northampton Town Cross Country League season.

They finished as follows (out of approx. 100 competitors):

Girls race:
Annabelle Lovell – 34th
Shanice McLennon – 36th
Courtney Davies – 37th

Boys race:
Alfie Smith – 26th
George Gammage – 30th
Isaac Harrision – 32nd
Harry Slater – 52nd
Ryan Wood – 59th
Ethan Nelson – 74th

Simply outstanding performances from them all…the school is very proud of you!

Vive Les Florettes!

Hunsbury Park Lose To Eldean!

Hunsbury Park went down 3-1 to Eldean in Duston on Tuesday night.

With one game left to play they are 3 points and 3 goals behind Simon de Senlis in the standings. Anything less than a 3-goal victory in their final fixture against Green Oaks will put Les Fleurs top of the table and a more favourable semi-final draw!

Vive Les Fleurs!

De Senlis Dames Defiant In Defeat!

A MASSIVE well done to the Simon de Senlis netball team who played their first ever fixture this afternoon against Standens Barn.

After taking the lead in the 1st quarter thanks to a breakaway goal from Molly Nicholls, Simon de Senlis faced a 4-goal bombardment in the 2nd, putting Standens Barn seemingly out of sight…

However, a mighty rally from the girls in the 3rd period saw them claw it back to 4-3 thanks to the sharpshooting of Annabelle Lovell and Molly again, with great support play from Ayisha and Lucy. After three golden opportunities to equalise went begging, the visitors stole a crucial goal at the whistle to go in 5-3 ahead.

The tenacity of Bown, Levy and Ross could summon little more from their reserves and despite shedding blood for the cause, our young ladies had nothing more to give. Two quick goals in the final quarter, in spite of gallant defending from Teri Walter, finally broke their spirit as Standens Barn ran out 3-7 winners.

First match…definately
Did the score flatter the visitors…probably
Were we magnificent…undoubtedly!

The school is very proud of you all…the future is bright!

The ‘Star’ Is Shining Bright At Chillies…According To Year 4!

After an amazing experience at ‘Chillies’ Indian restaurant yesterday, the children of 4 – Lennon/McCartney have been allocated a specific area of the restaurant to review:


Overall Presentation
When we went to Chillies the trip was thrilling.When we walked into Chillies and the table layout was outstanding.The table cloth was as white as snow,and the brown table cloth was like diary milk chocolate.We looked at the table and saw Mango Chutney ready to eat.The alumios light shone above the snow white table cloth. The toilets were outstandingly clean. The air freshener was exquisite. It was an amazing afternoon.
(Daisy, MIllie, Emily-Jane, Thomas, Lucy and Kieran)

I  thought the service was perfect, also Star’s manners were  good. It was slow at times but there was a lot of us, it was still brilliant! Star greeted us very well he served the food quickly as he could. We liked every part of the buffet. He served the food quickly. Star served the naan bread with one hand.
(Sarinah, Thasnim, Naveen, Esther, Somto and Isaiah)

We thought the toilets were immaculate. The restaurant has 5 stars from the council for being clean. The table cloth was clean and tidy  with perfect quality. The floor was very clean until we came. I thought that the  windows where clean however the blades where broken. I thought  that the restaurant  was extremely clean like I thought it was going to be .
(Aleigha, Maesun, Sarah, James, Harvey and Ethan)

The Food
There was a variety of food available at Chillies. We had to choose from chicken korma, chicken tikka masala, vegetable curry, rice, naan bread and mango chutney. We really liked the chicken tikka masala because it was nice and spicy. The chicken was tender and juicy. The sauces were exquisite, with a mix of spices, flavour and creaminess. The food was nicely presented. We thought the food would be even better if it was more spicy.
(Oliver, Olcay, Ellie, Sophie, Samuel and Jack)

Everyone had a great time! Thanks to those who came to help and also to those who offered to help. The children loved it. Star, the proprietor of ‘Chillies’ was extraordinarily generous and extremely kind to open especially for us (they don’t open in the day time usually)…an enormous thank you to him also.

Next week…more children will get to make samosas with Jav, and on Friday a dance workshop will be coming in to work with the children to support our showcase at the end of the topic. Further fruits of your generous financial support…thanks again.