Monthly Archives: June 2012

Our swimming gala

Congratulations to all the boys for swimming so well in our Gala yesterday; a celebration of the progress the boys have made in their swimming lessons and an opportunity for the parents to watch the boys swim.

Congratulations to Raman for being awarded the ‘Smart Cup’ for the Reception boy who has made the most progress during his swimming lessons.

A Royal Achievement Assembly – 15th June 2012

There is something of a saying at the Junior School that no two days are the same and this week proved to be no exception! On Wednesday the boys from the Junior School were able to witness the departure of the Royal Flight from our playing fields at Valley Road, with James (as the oldest boy) presenting a posie to the Queen!

Mr Simpson has done an excellent job in collating all the footage from the day and has produced the following video for you all to enjoy…

Golden memories boys!

Now on to our achievement assembly…

Cricket:

We have played a significant number of fixtures recently and our boys have certainly done themselves proud.

Monday 28th May            U9 Cricket vs. Foremarke

A team                won

B team                won

Wednesday 30th                NHJS U11 Cricket Festival

U11 A team         1st place

U10 A team         Runners Up

U11 B team vs. Ratcliffe College

Match drawn

Friday 1st June                   U9, U10 & U11 Cricket vs. Birkdale

U9                          won

U10                        won

U11                        won

Monday 11th June            U9, U10 & U11 Cricket vs. QEGS Wakefield

U9                           won

U10                        lost

U11                        won

Ice Skating:

Congratulations go to Daniel who came in third place in the Guildford Open Championships last weekend.

Chess:

Thursday 31st May was the date of our annual Bullock Cup Competition, where over 150 boys competed against each other over the course of the morning, with the eight finalists going through to a nail-biting finale in the afternoon.  Hari in Year 6 came out on top, beating John in Year 5. Let’s hope that John can get his name on the trophy next year!

We have had the results from the Nottinghamshire Associated Schools’ Chess Championships 2011-2012 and I’m certain that you will be impressed with our performances.

Autumn Term 2011

West Area League: 1st Place NHJS A team

Spring Term 2012

U9 League: =1st Place NHJS C team; 3rd NHJS B team

B team league: 1st Place NHJS A team; 2nd Place NHJS B team

West Area League: 2nd Place NHJS C team

Championship League: West Area League: 1st Place NHJS A team; 3rd Place NHJS B team

Best Individual Score

U9 Adi (Y3)

U11 Donald (Y6)

Good luck to all our boys playing in the National Semi Finals at Prestatyn this weekend. I hope to inform you all of our performances in each respective age category in next week’s blog.

Swimming:

Mrs H.J. Whittamore’s Report for the Nottingham City Schools swimming gala –heats

On Thursday 14th June, 17 swimmers from Year 4, 5 and 6 went to Beechdale Baths to represent the school at the Nottingham City Schools swimming heats.  This is an annual event with the heats taking place over a period of two days. The six fastest times are selected from both days of heats and those finalists will swim at the finals on Wednesday 4th July at 6:45pm at Beechdale Baths. The boys swam exceedingly well on Thursday against six other schools. There were some personal bests and many first and second places. The boys will be told if they are a finalist as soon as the results are published and a letter will be sent out regarding arrangements. Many thanks to the parents who came to support us at Beechdale. It was a very successful and enjoyable morning of great swimming and the boys were beautifully behaved. Well done.

Reading:

Congratulations go to Eduardo, James (400 points = £15 book tokens), Joshua, Barnaby and Zac in reaching 100 reading points. The boys are the proud owners of the new book marks created by Skye in Year 5.

Mathematics:

Charlie was presented with two certificates for learning his multiplication and division facts up to 12×12 by heart; whilst Hassan, Nabeel, William, Bilal Reeshav and Zac received their Golden Mathletics certificates.

The Olympic Award this week went to Sacheth having taken three wickets in four balls against QEGS on Monday. Well done!

Student of the Week went to James for his splendid ambassadorial role during the Queen’s visit to NHJS.