Monthly Archives: February 2014

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Assemblies

Friday 7th February 2014


Infants at Lovell House


Well done! You did your best,
Well done! We’re so impressed,
Well done! Congratulations,
You deserve the praises!


Respect, Reach and Responsibility

Today in assembly Shuban Y played ‘The Bull Frog’ and Arun S played ‘Late Shopping’.


Gold StarStar Certificates:  DSCF2324

Reception:          Jacob T – for always trying his best at school. Writing 
Year1B:     Treasure MapAll of 1B –  for superb   treasure maps
Year 1F: Saketh C –  for a lovely ‘How to be a Pirate’ booklet’Boy Pirate 
Year 2M: BrachisaurusMuhammad M – super information page about a Brachisaurus
Year 2W: Ethan P – for working really hard to create a block graph from a tally chart Bar Chart


Squirrel 2School Squirrel: DSCF2323

Reception:           PhonicsYuvraj N –  for super effort in   phonics and for starting to take extra time over his work. 
Year1B:     Sahibdeep T – for a well written pirate book Book.jpg 
Year 1F: WritingJames F – Super concentration in the classroom
Year 2M: Harry G – making good  decisions in the classroom and the playground Smiles 3
Year 2W:  Smile Yusuf B – for always being responsible and helpful in class.


“The strength of the team is each individual member.
The strength of each member is the team.”
Phil Jackson, professional basketball coach

Gold House AwardHouse Points
DSCF2320Razeen S. has achieved his Gold Award for a total of 800 House Points.







MathematicsMathematics Success – Times Tables Certificates:
2,5,10 times tables facts – Arnav S & Orlando B

6 & & multiplication facts – Rohan S

12x multiplication facts – Alex C

12x division facts – Mo S


Mathletics GoldMathletics Gold Awards: DSCF2308

Thomas B
Arnav S
Akki S
Alexander El K
Aamar K
Reuben C
Finn D
Joshua L
Vijay M S
Daniel M
Charlie Mc
Edward M
Rohan S
Harry E
Rohan S
Thomas B 
Harry H
Vithurshan S
Rohan T
Hasan A
Matthew B
Matthew E
Hari S
Andrew H
Eoin B 

IAPS swimming regional rounds

On Tuesday 25th February, the u10 and u11 A teams set off  to Warwick School for the regional rounds of the I.A.P.S. swimming competition. This is a national competition involving just independent schools whereby schools participate at various regional galas throughout the country. The galas are officiated by ASA officials and times are taken for each stroke at each age group as well as for relay teams and compared with those from schools nationwide. The individual swimmers who have achieved the top 16 fastest times are then invited to a ‘Finals Gala’ which takes on 10th May 2014 at K2 Leisure Centre in Crawley, West Sussex as well as the top 12 fastest relay teams. Traditionally this ‘Finals Gala’ has always been a very tough competition although we have, in past years, had some boys participating.

DSCF2309After a super journey down to Warwick and a little bit of fresh air, our boys changed and warmed up in the 25m pool. There were 10 schools participating in this particular gala, 4 of which had boys’ teams. All of the boys swam exceedingly well in their events against strong competition and these are times that were recorded:

Event Name Time Position
U10 freestyle relay Neel B, Oliver H,    George R, Neel B 18.82, 20.15, 18.26, 20.92= 1.18.34 2nd
U11 freestyle relay Ben W, Ted G-D, Eoin B,  Sammy K 16.04, 16.62, 16.28, 16.09=1.04.86 1st
U10 25m backstroke Neel B 21.18 secs 2nd
U10 25m breaststroke Oliver H 23.43 secs 2nd
U10 25m freestyle Joseph P 19.27 secs 4th
U10 25m butterfly Isaac M 21.60 secs 2nd
U11 25m butterfly Ben W 18.10 secs 3rd
U11 50m backstroke Ted G-D 39.75 secs Very close 2nd
U11 50m breaststroke Yousef A M 46.87 secs 1st
U11 50m freestyle Sammy K 32.65 secs 1st
U10 medley relay Neel B, Oliver H, Isaac M, Joseph P 21.18, 27.14, 22.02, 22.75=1.33.29 2nd
U11 medley relay Ted G-D, Yousef A M. Ben W, Sammy K 19.74, 23.50, 17.69, 16.11-1.17.38 1st

Mrs H Whittamore.


There have been a number of skiing successes over the half-term.

Cole TS was awarded his Etoile de Bronze (Bronze Star) which required him to be an accomplished piste skier and ski down a slalom course of 15 to 20 gates.  He will now move into the Gold Star class which is the highest award children can achieve in the ESF programme.

Harry TS was awarded the Flèche de Bronze (Bronze Arrow) for Giant Slalom.  This DSCF2317involved him in racing down a Giant Slalom course with 25 to 35 gates and a vertical drop of 200 to 250 metres.  First a ski instructor skied the course as fast as he could and then Harry had to do the same course within a time which is not more than 50% higher than the instructor.

Nathan H received his Level 2 skiing award and from this success has decided to sign up for Mr Jones’ ski trip next year.

Oscar M gained his ‘snowflake’ award.



Ice SkatingIce Skating  DSCF2313
Daniel K achieved 2nd place in a National Ice Skating competition in Telford.


The U10s football team beat Brocklewood 1-0 yesterday. Jai V scored a very good goal, and Adam K performed superbly with some great saves, preventing us from conceding.


Playing musicMusic – Performers of the week.

Arnav S, Ujesh S, Finlay CD, Lucca V, Ashley H, DSCF2310Harvey J, Naveen B & Rohan B





ChessChess – East Midlands Grand Prix Chess tournament
Zayan B  was the overall winner  East Midlands  under 8   2013/2014 championship and he also won runner up for the tournament on the day .

Robert  G achieved  3rd prize  for the under 8 tournament.

Vuyo was awarded a medal for best newcomer.


SpanishSpanish Awards

Tom B, William C, Joe C, Angus T, Reeshav M,DSCF2314
Alex W, Andrew B, Rayan M, Orlando B & Zayan B




Student of WeekStudent of the Week

DSCF2319Oscar M for using his own initiative to tidy up the classroom at the end of each lesson.

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Assemblies

Friday 14th February 2014

 Infants at Lovell House

 Well done! You did your best,
Well done! We’re so impressed,
Well done! Congratulations,
You deserve the praises!

Respect, Reach and Responsibility

Today in assembly Tunde.  is playing, ‘Meet the Mud Monsters’ and Harry E is playing the violin.

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Gold StarStar Certificates:  100_3285

Reception: Finn R – Writing a space song  Space
Year1B: PhonicsArun S- fantastic effort with his Spellings
Year 1F: Writing 2Rafe R– improved handwriting
Year 2M: Abdullah A- note taking and information writing  about dinosaursDinosaur 2
Year 2W: PhonicsBen F – Putting words in alphabetical order


Squirrel 2School Squirrel:  100_3287

Reception: WritingArchie S – trying hard with his work


Year1B: George T – Making a fantastic telescope  Telescope
Year 1F: Smiles 3George A – Being calm and thoughtful in the classroom
Year 2M: DinosaurAryan K- Fantastic   fact writing about a dinosaur
Year 2W: Ethan P – improved concentrationWriting

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Assemblies

Friday 7th February 2014

 Infants at Lovell House

 Well done! You did your best,
Well done! We’re so impressed,
Well done! Congratulations,
You deserve the praises!

Respect, Reach and Responsibility

DSCF2305Today in assembly Matthew M.  is playing, ‘Science Lesson –  the Yoyo.’




Gold Star  Star Certificates: DSCF2306

Reception:          Edward M. – for super progress in writing
and for always trying his very best Writing 2
Year1B:     Friends  Hesham K. – kindness towards others in school
Year 1F: Isa S-K. – for improved comprehension work.  Book.jpg
Year 2M: DinosaurNikhil S. – for  his super acrostic dinosaur poem.
Year 2W: Alec S. – for excellent symmetry work.  Symmetry


Squirrel 2  School Squirrel:   DSCF2307

Reception:          Smiles 1Hukam S. – or always being kind, enthusiastic and happy in school. 


Year1B:     Marley P. –  fantastic money  work in numeracy Money 
Year 1F:  Smiles 3Tunde A.  – for always having  such exceptional manners in school.
Year 2M: Chris M.  – always being kind and polite to others   around school.  Smile
Year 2W: Taylor B. – for being helpful and sensible in the classroom  Tidying Up




‘When life hands you a lemon, make lemonade,’

Norman Vincent Peale, author

Gold House Award   House Points  DSCF2297
Congratulations to Rohan T. for achieving his Gold Award

MathematicsMathematics Success : Times Tables Certificiates
6, 7 and multiplication and division : Rishav A

12x multiplication and division : Joshua L. & Saif A


Mathletics GoldMathletics Gold Awards:

Razeen S., Thomas B., Joseph P., Thomas CdF., Zachary R., Alastair S., Aditya M., James M., Akahs S and Charlie V.

DSCF2301  DSCF2291







SwimmingSwimming Gala against QEGS, Wakefield.

On Wednesday 5th February, 2014, the U9s, 10s and 11s A and B teams set off to Wakefield for their first away fixture. The boys had worked hard during their Tuesday lunchtime sessions and were looking forward to a good gala against strong competition.

The gala started with the medley relays in all age groups, followed by individual events and then finished off with breaststroke relays and freestyle relays. There were some close races and exciting finishes and the boys were a real credit to themselves and the school.  The results were as follows:


















Our boys swam extremely well against strong competition and many swam the very best that they had ever done. The U11s were particularly pleased with an outstanding win in their age group.

Many thanks to the parents who travelled up to Wakefield to support us and to Tom C. who accompanied us for the day.

Well done boys.

Mrs Whittamore

Playing musicMusic

 Performers of the week  DSCF2290

Arnav S., Jacob C.,  Toyan G., Gwilym M., Azaan M., Aman C., Noah B.  & Orlando B.



Fun RunCross Country

The U11 cross country team have won the county schools title on Saturday morning at a very muddy Sutton Lawns Park. That makes four major titles this season; City champions, County league champions, Nottinghamshire AAA’s champions and now County schools’ champions.

Yousef AM.  picked up another individual silver medal and Ben N. won the bronze medal.

Congratulations to all boys who attended this event.

FencingFencing DSCF2298

Edward M. won the silver medal in the U10 category at  Foremarke Hall Epee Competition 2014 on Saturday 1st February, representing Kimberley Fencing Club.  Gwilym represented his club for the first time and was very proud of his performance.Morgan Fencing Feb 14







Well done, Marcus S. who was the runner up in the West Bridgford Orange Ball Competition.

Student of WeekStudent of the Week  DSCF2304

Zayan B. for consistent kindness and good manners in school.