Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies 13th October 2017

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

October 13th 2017


Star Certificates:

RB: Max M for his super ‘blow tree’ painting 
RL: Silvana D – for learning her tricky word and applying it in her literacy.
RT: Luciana H – blending simple words to feed our reading robot & ‘writing’ leg with phonic tiles. 
1A: Katherine Z – for working hard to make her handwriting smaller and neater.
1R:  Rohan L for being a hard worker who avoids distractions and always does his best.
2B: Ariyan G for trying his best in school, working hard with his listening. 
2W: Sahil G for always working hard and producing super work. 


School Squirrel:

RB: Yi Yi Y for being super with her friends, her manners and her attitude to her work 
RL: Sukhveer M – for showing kindness towards his friends.
RT: Emilie D – helping classmates with tricky art work (blow-painting trees) & bringing conkers in to share.
1A: Charlotte C – for always trying her best and approaching all activities with a sunny smile.
1R: Gurshaan B for always being such a grown up and responsible member of the class. 
2B: Kayode A for his very sensible and lovely manners on our school trip to Beaumanor Hall.
2W: Bryony P for her excellent behaviour and lovely costume on our Victorians trip. 

 Achievement Assembly – Junior School 

October 13th 2017

 “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”
Epictetus, Greek Philosopher

 Overall Winner: Ben Harcourt

Form Winners:
3C = Thomas Freeston
3M = Jaiker Lidder
4B = Edward Mellors
4W = Jack Aram
5A =Joseph Robinson
5S = Henna Quraishi
6G = Shuban Yadavakrishnan
6h = Seth Dineen


Film Star Success
Congratulations to Hukam S. on his film debut. The premiere screening of the drama Hukam is appearing in was shown at the London Film Festival last week.

The show will be airing on BBC2 @ 9pm on the 13 November.


Irish Dancing

Congratulations to Amelia K. who has qualified to dance in the Irish dancing World championship in County Mayo. We wish her the very best of luck.


After School Speech & Drama

The following pupils achieved success in the English Speaking Board (International) Ltd Summer exams:

Sam G., Nathan S-P. :  Merit at Junior Grade Two

Jai S.:  Distinction at ESB Level 1 Award

Yusuf B. and Shuban Y:   Merit at ESB Level 1 Award

Fourteen Year 6 rugby players travelled to Chesterfield on Wed 27th Sept to compete in the Barlborough Hall Rugby Festival. They participated in 4 games of rugby, winning two, drawing one and losing one. They enjoyed ice cream and hotdogs after the match together with medals for participating. Well done a great performance!

More success for our Rugby teams as our U9 rugby teams also won their matches against a very strong Fairfield School. Both the A & B teams played some strong rugby and deserved their success. U9A won 10-7 and the U9B won 9-5

Both sides showed flair going forward, with some inspirational individual tries on both pitches. Encouragingly, we tackled strongly and proved better at this than Fairfield. Despite numerous knocks, scrapes and bruises, all players who were briefly substituted showed great character and were keen to return to the action as soon as possible.

Try scorers for the A’s – Roman E. 3; Edward M. 3; Alfie A. 1; Om K. 1; Isaac P. 1 and Lucas B. 1.

B’s – James S.  3; Stuart H. 2; Finn R 1; Om K. 2 and Oscar A. 1.

As can be seen, Om scored for both teams.

Many thanks to our referees, Mr Whitehead and Mr Baker and to Mrs Slater for help with supervising the teams.

There were also great results from our Year 5 teams. The A team defeated The Elms by 30-10. Our B team won 40-10.

The U10 B’s played the first of the back to back matches at The Elms, setting a high standard from the start with Sasmeet S. opening the scoring and our players quickly gaining confidence in their ability to tackle.  There was an outstanding breakaway try quickly followed by another. Saketh C. added a further 2 tries, showing a lightning pair of heels on both occasions. There was an outstanding contribution from our captain, Henry S., who showed how to lead and tackle by example and scoring the final try. A highly impressive team performance.

The Under 10A’s quickly threw down the gauntlet to The Elms with Verroshan A. scoring the first try within a matter of minutes, thanks to a 15 yards pass from Samuel G. George T., Fletcher P. and Joshua P. proved too much for the opposition to handle; their thrilling individual tries certainly entertained the watching crowd of parents from both teams.

Adit G., Verroshan A., Samuel G. and Henry S. (the latter coming on as sub)  were fearless in their tackling.

Outstanding commitment, strength, tenacity and skill, in varying degrees, from all who played – well done!


On Wednesday 4th October 2017, our A & B U11 teams played a match in the Autumn League at Fernwood Primary. The team who amasses the most points wins the Autumn League. Our teams are very well placed going forward to the next matches. So far, 3 players have scored two out of two: Harry E, Oliver D and Eron D. James G was unbeaten with one draw and a win.  Next round: Wednesday 22nd November at Fernwood.

Congratulations to the following pupils who achieved success as detailed below in the Individual Championships 2017 at Dovecote School on 7th October:

U8 Group:  Aaron S. – 4 points

U9 A Group: Oliver D. County U9 Champion with 4 points.
James G. and Ruben E. – 3 points

U10 A Group: Verroshan A. – County U10 Champion with 4 points.
Henry S. and Tunde A.– 3 points.

Cross Country
Our U11 team recently competed for the first time in the Nottingham City Cross Country Relays at Colwick Park and came first!

Further success for our U11 Cross Country team on Saturday 8th October at Berry Hill with Phoebe F. finishing 1st in the U11 girls race. The U11 boys ran well however final team placements are awaited.



Our U11s competed in the Karnival Festival against 27 other schools.  We were unbeaten in our group winning all five matches without conceding a goal. In the semi-final, we were a little fortunate to beat Cantrell school 1-0 to gain a place in the final in a closely fought contest. Sadly, despite dominating the final we lost 2-1. We have however qualified for the Nottingham Schools finals night and will play on the City Ground next May/June. A fantastic effort from all of the team.


Students of the Week

Georgia A. – for a fabulous piece of descriptive writing for your story setting.  Georgia’s adjectives and similes were carefully chosen.  Well done.

Ethan C. for demonstrating a positive attitude towards his lessons.  Keep it up.

Taran S. for a superb attitude to all aspects of school life.  Well done!

Ben M in 4W for being so helpful and kind towards others

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies – 29th September 2017

Infant School Assembly   

September 29th 2017


Star Certificates:

RB: Komal L for trying hard to stay focused for longer during teaching. 
RL: Alice B – for excellent reading.
RT: Sebastian C  – super shape awareness & clever counting skills 
1A: Mani S – for trying really hard to make his handwriting smaller and neater
1R: Rosie H – for super shape work 
2B: Sophie B for always being a hard worker in all lessons all the time. Amazing!
2W: Alexander B- for working hard to improve his writing 


School Squirrel:

RB: Cathy D for her great attitude towards everyone in our class. A super friend. 
RL: Sydney Q – for excellent effort in learning
RT: Huey G-D – helping his fruit salad making partner 
1A: Hollie B – for her great attitude and enthusiasm in all her lessons
1R: Aman L – for retelling his new version of Jack and the Beanstalk so beautifully to the class 
2B: Michael W for his super letter of complaint to the workhouse from Oliver Twist.
2W: William L- for being so enthusiastic in the classroom and in all of our activities. 



Junior School Assembly   

September 29th 2017

 When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles!

Winnie the Pooh


On Monday, twenty-eight year 4 pupils represented the School in the U9 rugby teams fixture v Hill House School at Valley Road. With very little contact time before the games, the pupils performed admirably against a strong Yorkshire school.

The A team were involved in a tight game but lost narrowly 12 tries to 10 tries

The B team were involved in an even closer game and won 8 tries to 7 tries

The C team looked the most comfortable and ran in 10 tries to 6 tries

Many thanks to Mr Cordy, Mr Hamilton and Mr Allison for some fantastic coaching and to the pupils for a great afternoon of rugby.

Ice Skating

Congratulations to Sarah L who came first in her category with an outstanding score almost six points ahead of the next place down.   She achieved her next level and had the highest overall mark for all ages out of 86 girls.
Students of the Week

Lucas B and Panache S – 4B – for demonstrating super independent problem solving skills in Science.

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School

September 22nd 2017


Star Certificates:

RB: Samyuktha V for working hard to learn and use her letter sounds in both her writing and reading. 
RL:   Iyla K for trying hard to blend her new sounds when reading words she does not know.
RT: Gurpreet L – Super effort with phonics 
1A: William P for excellent descriptive writing about Jack and the Beanstalk.
1R: Tanvi K for settling in so well to her new school and being kind to everyone 
2B: Yusuf S for making lots of new friends in school and working hard in lessons.
2W: Koji W- for excellent question writing and using question marks correctly. 


School Squirrel:

RB: Sammy A – for always being so polite and using his good manners to all adults in school 
RL: Benjamin B for trying hard to help his friends during circle times.
RT: Matilda C – Being polite to her classmates & sharing super ‘senses’ idea 
1A: Grace N – for speaking out in Mrs Bruce’s assembly and trying hard in our class storytelling session.
1R: Taha H – for his excellent writing 
2B: Isabella D for always being a happy and cheerful girl in the class, a real pleasure to teach!
2W: Archie M – for settling in to life in Year 2 so well and being so sensible with his bag.

 Well done to Orsen S for achieving his Level 3 in Swimming.


Achievement Assembly – Junior School Assembly   

September 22nd 2017


It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, poet and playwright.




The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music:
Evan A Y           Grade 2 Violin with merit
William H         Grade 3 Piano with distinction


Sailing & Triathlon
Congratulations to Phoebe F who has completed Stages 1-4 of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme and for her recent triathlon achievements.


On Thursday 14th September, William H and Shuban Y in Year 6 went to Fairfields Prep School to take part in the regional semi final of the Junior Language Challenge, having got through the first round (French) and having spent the summer learning a new language independently – Japanese!

It was a fun and exciting day with both boys reaching the regional final on the day.  The final result was that William H came first in the regional final and Shuban Y came 6th.  William will be going to the national final in London on Friday 13th October and has three weeks to learn the new and final language which is Zulu!


Student of the Week

Alfie A 6H – for always being helpful and thoughtful and tidying up after his class

4W-James S for being so conscientious in all that he does

Milo W in 6H – For being kind and caring to a member of Year 3 one lunchtime this week.

5A and 5S for engaging fully with the Cranedale experience and overcoming personal challenges along the way


Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School    

September 15th 2017


Star Certificates:

RB: Heshaam H – for sharing his super knowledge of naming the bones in our bodies. 
RL: Max G – A great start to Reception, Max is a keen learner who is trying hard in class. 
RT: Kiyaan B – super phonics/reading effort & writing his name  
1A: Bachan S – super neat handwriting
1R: Louis G For returning to school with a brilliant attitude to his learning. 
2B: Oliver G for settling in to 2B and trying his best in lessons this week.
2W: Isobel H for her hard work in every lesson and always trying her best. 



School Squirrel:

RB: Emily G – for settling in so well and having a great first week in school. 
RL: Charlotte T- A great first week! Charlotte is always ready to learn and have fun.
RT: Esme R – settling in so well & helping her new classmates 
1A: Yash H – for his great attitude to work and play
1R: Anoushka S-P for settling in beautifully to Year 1 and trying her best all the time.
2B: Vijay V for working hard in lessons and making lots of new friends. 
2W: Bobby O for being so kind and helpful to the new members of the class


Sophie B 2B Level 8 Gymnastics proficiency award and DLL tennis player of the week


Achievement Assembly – Junior School Assembly   

September 15th 2017

Do not learn how to react, learn how to respond.



The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music:
Sarah L – Grade 1 Flute with Distinction
Ben F – Grade 1 Cello with Merit
Charles D – Grade 1 Piano with Merit
Shuban Y – Grade 2 Cello with Distinction



Students of the Week

James G 4W for being super helpful, kind, honest and organised.

Om K 4B for being an amazing listener and giving a 100% effort in all lessons!

Panache S in 4B for excellent participation in Music and singing out with confidence!

Yusuf B 6H – demonstrating excellent initiative by researching into a famous scientist and producing a power point presentation

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies – 30th June 2017

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, June 30th 2017




Star Certificates:

RB: Yousef A for being very knowledgeable and interested at White Post Farm 
RF: Hollie B for fantastic listening at White Post Farm.
1A: Michael W for being a ‘Maths Magician’ with his quick thinking Mental Maths skills 
1R: Zev D for being self-motivated and driven in maths this week.
2B: Oskar A for his continued positive attitude and for always telling me lovely things! 
2W: William F for working really hard in maths and for super vertical addition work.



School Squirrel:

RB: Gurshaan B for always being ‘super’ helpful in the classroom 
RF: Bachan S for always having a smile and being a super member of the class.
1A: Ammar S for his improved concentration and his sensible settling down to his independent work tasks. 
1R: Aaron P for remembering so many interesting facts about The Titanic.
2B: Rohan S for his polite and beautiful manners and always trying his best at school. 
2W: Tarun B for being so positive and sensible during his visit to Year 3 for transition.


Achievement Assembly – Junior School Assembly   

Friday, June 30th  2017

The surest way to be happy, is to seek happiness for others.

Martin Luther King Jr.


NHIJS U11A 114 for 5 off 19 overs v Jesse Gray 113 for 3 off 20 overs


As close encounters go, this finale to our season was one to test the nerves of our appreciative parental audience at Valley Rd. The teams were evenly-matched throughout the 2 innings and the result could have swung either way up until the delivery of the final ball.

Having won the toss and elected to bat, Jesse Gray’s opening batsmen proceeded to deliver a technical master class on how to capitalise upon what can only be described as ‘sleepy’ fielding, courtesy of the after-effects of the Y6 drama performance the previous evening. As their opener galloped towards his retirement on 50, our bowlers were continually thwarted in their elusive search for his wicket yet, despite their frustrations, and to their credit, they all continued to bowl tidily and accurately.

The pick of our bowlers were Ashley H on 1-11 off 3 overs and Krrish M with 1-21 off 4. The electric pace of Tom C and Arnav S also caused perpetual problems for the opposition but, thanks to Noah B’s agility as a keeper, we conceded only 4 byes and this aspect proved to be one of the crucial factors in the final result, since the opposition conceded 11.

Pupil discussions on the bus journey to Valley Road had been peppered with trepidation regarding the pace of the opposition’s opening bowlers, since club and county rivalries were also on show. Knowing that we had also lost two players to be ball boys at the Nottingham Tennis tournament, our confidence had certainly taken a knock and only the most optimistic amongst us rated our chances of victory. Carpe diem; Noah B had other ideas and he emphatically began to produce a master class all of his own. Through his power and prowess, he hit 8x 4’s that had the fielders scampering to the boundary each time he was on strike.

He was more than ably supported by Ashley H and latterly by Tom C, both of whom added boundaries of their own and refused to be rattled by the ferocity of the bowling. Intelligently increasing the run rate, and checking what was required after each over, we looked to be assuming control as we sensed that victory was within our grasp. However, with Noah B having retired on a magnificent score of 53, Tom C unfortunately being given out lbw and both Arnav S and Zain K closing their wickets, nerves began to jangle so it was left to Naveen B and Rayan M to calmly steer us home with an over to spare.

The match was played in a wonderful spirit of friendly rivalry and camaraderie; Jesse Gray pupils were respectful and polite and we thank them for their contribution to this thrilling afternoon of cricket. After this third successive victory for the U11A’s, one of the most pleasing aspects has been the visible progress made by all players in terms of reading the game and responding positively to trials and tribulations within it. A lesson for life and for their future cricketing careers.

House Cricket

Year 4 Cricket

1st – Trease’s

2nd – Tonkin’s

3rd – Hardy’s

4th – Ball’s


House Rounders

Year 3 Rounders
1st – Hardy’s
2nd – Tonkin’s
3rd – Trease’s
4th – Ball’s


Congratulations to Ben F for completing the 25 miles Robin Hood Bike Ride.





Well done to Ethan C who has been awarded his end of year trophy from his team, Sherwood FC U9 Cyan, together with the Manager’s Award for 2016-2017.



ESSA Primary School National Finals – On a very hot summer’s day in June, Joshua L, Luca V, Phoebe F and Taylor B travelled North to the International Sports Centre at Ponds Forge in Sheffield to participate in the National finals for ESSA Primary Schools. We had gained a place in the national finals after a super performance at the East Midlands regional round in Louth. The children had all trained hard and were looking forward to a great experience in the Olympic sized pool. Each event had 24 teams from all over the country. Our first event was the freestyle relay where we swam so hard and nearly all the team broke personal best times. The team’s personal best time was improved by two seconds and they completed the 4x25m relay in 1.05.76. We came 7th on our heat and 19th nationally.

Our second event was the medley relay. The team swam superbly with everyone achieving new personal best times. The overall team time again was a team best time of 1.18.55 which put us in 21st position nationally.

As always, the competition on the day was phenomenal. The team were a credit to themselves and the school and should be very proud of their achievements. It was a super day during which we also had the opportunity to watch some amazing diving in the Olympic training diving pool (which we also got to swim in) and it was inspiring watching the para swimmers too. Well done everyone and keep up the good work.

Summer Fair/Dragon’s Den
In appreciation from Friends for their valuable contribution to the Year 6 Dragon’s Den at the NHIJS Summer Fair, the Certificates are awarded to Rayan K, Vuyo M, Ishan F, Matthew G, Ujesh S, Saahat S, Gabe E, Fraser D, Sarah W,      Zain K, Rayan M, William W, Dean S, Tom C, Zayan B and Navenn B.

Whitby Residential
Following a very successful trip, Heritage pencils are awarded for:

Tidiest Rooms all Week: Ishan F, Ujesh S, Arnav S and Jacob C.
Most Sensible Room all Week: Robert G, Jack D and Ashley H.
All Round Enthusiasm: Jake G, Rohan K and Toyan G.
For Trying Hard: Zain K – for trying hard to get on with everyone and Pranav B – for trying hard at meal times, using good table manners.

Chemistry Trial at the Senior School

4W were lucky enough to take part in a trial set up by the Chemistry Department at the Senior School. The children were very well behaved and used excellent scientific skills to determine who the suspect of a crime was. It was a class competition and 4 children received medals for their excellent scientific work. They are Adit, Saketh, Myal and Euan. A particular mention, made  by the senior school staff, was to Anna and Nicole who worked very well and they particularly impressed with their efforts. (see student of the week nominations below).

Students of the Week

Y6 during the Whitby Trip.  It gave many the chance to shine and gave some the opportunity to show that they can overcome anxieties, with a little encouragement and a positive mind set.

Anna R and Nicole B – for excellent listening skills and focused work in the Chemistry Sessions at the Senior School.