Friday 10th February

We often have many impressive visitors into school on a regular basis and this week proved to be no exception!

Yesterday (Thursday) marked a first for me at the Junior School. Our Eco council have tried to attract wildlife into the School grounds with their eco–garden and nesting boxes. I have personally seen squirrels, magpies, pigeons and sparrows in abundance, but never a pheasant!

I took this picture of Felix, our neighbourhood pheasant, perched on the playground wall next to the tram stop. Let’s hope he copes well with the recent cold spell!

The cold spell has played havoc with our games sessions, rugby fixtures and cross country event at Wollaton Park (rescheduled for Monday 26th March-tbc). Having said this, we have managed to keep our boys active, particularly as they have been working really hard during our assessment week.

Please do take the time to see how successful the Ceilidh taster session was last Friday with our Junior boys in the video below. The best bit is 7 mins 10 sec into the video-WELL WORTH A LOOK!

I was also delighted to have James come to see me with his wonderful artwork. James was inspired by the beautiful sunrise on his journey to NHJS the other morning and decided to paint it during his art lesson. Well done James-a fine example of aerial perspective!

Finally, before we celebrate the achievements of our boys, may I take this opportunity to wish you all a relaxing and enjoyable half term!

Achievement Assembly:

Reading Awards:

Well done to Josh and Ismail on receiving their 50 reading point certificates and Jack for his £10 book token – 400 reading points!

As our boys are avid readers, we have run out of bookmarks, so as a half term homework activity, the boys have been set the task of designing a new bookmark for the Junior School. Please see PlannerLive for further details. Good luck one and all!


The following boys were presented with their mathematics certificates. Well done on learning your tables boys!

Bravo to William who received a certificate from his tennis club for extra effort. Keep up the hard work William!

Olympic Award:

Thomas was immense in the Year 3 Tag Rugby – joint top try scorer, never grumbled once despite the cold and feeling some injustices in decisions. A top, top attitude and never gave up even when everyone was cold and deflated in the final match. Congratulations Thomas!

Oliver, Matthew and Oliver all received their bronze awards for 300 housepoints and Adi received his silver award for 500 housepoints.

Student of the week:

Will for coping admirably throughout assessment week with his arm in plaster!

Sporting Results:

Our C & D chess teams have been in action last night in the Nottinghamshire B Team League.

Here are the results hot off the press:

1st Place NHJS D (15.5 points)

2nd Place NHJS C (14 points)

3rd Jesse Gray B (12 points)

4th Abbey Road (11 points)

5th Jesse Gray A (7.5 points)

Congratulations to all who took part. It was a very successful evening. Well done.

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