Monthly Archives: November 2014

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Assemblies

November 27th and 28th 2014

 Infants at Lovell House

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

 MC900431611[1] Star Certificates:

Reception Sebbie M for being a fantastic member of the class and always working hard with a smile. (We will miss you, Sebbie) Well done
Year1B:     Drummer BoyNihal S for singing the Drummer Boy song beautifully
Year 1F: Oscar A – for his fantastic polar bear fact booklet Polar Bear
Year 2W: Writing 2George A for trying hard to improve his writing
Year 2B: Fred L for finding the missing number in different number sentences. Mental Maths







Squirrel 2School Squirrel:

Reception Aarya S for always happy and trying his best to help others. Well done


Year1B:     Om K for producing a beautiful Polar Bear Leaflet Polar Bear
Year 1F: 100Maxwell C for working hard to meet his classroom targets
Year 2W: Sam G for being responsible during our play rehearsals and working hard to learn his lines. Well done
Year 2B: 100Marley P for working cooperatively in our drama lesson




Success is dependent on effort.


Mental Maths   Maths:
Primary Maths Challenge Congratulations:

Gold Certificate Neel B, Adi M & Rohan T
Silver Certificate Imran Z, Harry T-S, Rohan S, Reeshav M, Hugo B & Adnan B
Bronze Certificate Hasan A, Noah C, Joe C, Rohan S, Jai V & Angus T

 Maths Times Tables:

2, 5, 10 times tables Namit B & Alfie A
3, 4, 11 times tables Jai S, Krrish M & Matthew B

Mathletics Awards:
10 Bronze awards = 2 Silver Awards
for: Shuban Y, Otto G, Rohan S, Thomas B, Ben T, Rehan B, Dean S, Seth D, Amun S, Ben H & Ryan M

Playing music 

Music Project Player of the week:

Violinist William H (for effort and concentration in class)
Cellist Joshua M, Krish S
Clarinettist Alex b
Flautist Kapil K
Oboist Alfie A



football championsCongratulations to U11 football team becoming Nottingham City 5-a-side champions (We have retained the trophy we won last year).  We have now qualified for the Nottingham Kids Cup final to be played at Meadow Lane on 7th February. We will play at half-time during Notts County’s match v Chesterfield.  This is in addition to the finals’ night to be held at the City Ground, following our qualification during the Karnival Cup back in October.

The competition was run on a league basis. P5 W 4   L 1. We won the league by 3 points. Fernwood scraped into 2nd place on goal difference ahead of Highbank with 9 points.

NHS 1 Highbank 0 (Isaac) NHS 3 Djanolgly 0 (Isaac 3) NHS 1 Southwark 0 (Isaac) NHS 0 Fernwood 3 (We conceded 3 goals inside the first 2 minutes, before we learnt how to tackle!) NHS 1 Dovecote 0 (Alex Cochrane)

The competition consisted of the winners and runners up from each of the three qualifying tournaments and was very competitive. The players were a credit to the school and behaved fantastically well throughout.


Alfie A has achieved his British Gymnastics Level 8 award.




Report on gala against QEGS, Wakefield.

On Tuesday 25th November, NHIJS hosted a gala against QEGS Wakefield at home. The pupils were very excited and looking forward to the strong competition. The gala started with the medley relays in all age groups, followed by individual events and then finished off with freestyle relays. There were some close races and the strong competition brought the best out of both teams. The results were as follows:

Y6 47 59
Y5 36 45
Y4 30 39
Total 113 143

Many of our boys achieved personal best times and were a real credit to the school. They enjoyed the gala and showed incredibly good sportsmanship.

Many thanks to the parents who came to support us, to our super timekeepers, to Tom Talbot and our school lifeguards, to Miss Thorpe for scoring and to all the teachers for setting up and supporting the gala.

Mrs H.J.Whittamore

 20141122_215605 Neel BMany congratulations also to Neel B who recently participated in the Championships held by Nottingham Northern Swim Club. Neel achieved a 1st in the Age 10 category in all the strokes and was awarded a number of trophies for the same. A superb achievement!


Viraj D also deserves our warmest congratulations for attaining 2nd place in the 800metres freestyle and the ‘Treasurer’s Award’ for his club. (This award is for effort and good attitude in the club)

Congratulations also to Namit B who has attained Level 5 in his ASA swimming awards.

 Student of WeekStudent of the Week.

Rohan T for superb sportsmanship prior to and during the recent swimming gala vs QEGS .


Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Assemblies

November 20th and 21st 2014

 Infants at Lovell House

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

 MC900431611[1]Star Certificates: 100_3972 Stars

Reception  Thanks for listening Rhys N for trying really hard to listen in the classroom. 
Year 1B:       Kavin R for superb work in the classroom Well done 
Year 1F: SepllingsJames S – fantastic word problem solving
Year 2W: Arun S for improved work in Numeracy Mathematics
Year 2B: SewingThales I for good concentration & perseverance whilst sewing his bookmark using running stitch


Squirrel 2School Squirrel: 100_3979 Sq

Reception  Well doneOskar A for being polite and remembering his manners at school. 
Year 1B:       Umair N for making Mrs Radford feel welcome in School. Welcome
Year 1F:  PhonicsRoman E – Independent writing during Literacy
Year 2W: Euan D for becoming more independent in the classroom. Smiles 3 
Year 2B:  Well doneSaad J – for always being very polite and responsible in school 



“Words are the language of the mind, music is the language of the soul”


Mental MathsMaths: 2, 5, 10 times tables – Taylor B, Seth D & James B 3, 4, 11 times tables – Cholan S

6, 7 and 8 times tablesAlexei S, Manas P, Hector M, Joshua L & Finn D 12x multiplication factsHector M, Charlie V, Alexei S & Manas P 12x division factsAbdullah S, Hector M, Charlie V & Manas P

Mathletics Awards: Omar A has achieved his Silver Award


English Poetry Congratulations to all our Poetry Plate competitors who all performed extremely well. Particular congratulations to Angus T and Thomas B our 2 Year 6 winners.
Congratulations to the following finalists in Y3, Y4, Y5
Y3 Omar A & Harry G.
Y4 Ashley H & Vuyo M.
Y5 Isaac M., Oliver E. & Charlie V.

and further congratulations to Harry G, our winner.

Playing music

Music Project Player of the week:

Violinist Ryan M
Cellist Joshua M., Shuban Y

 mountainCharity work This month, Jake D climbed to the top of Green Gable in Cumbria for the Remembrance Day celebrations – a total of 6 miles!







County Cup
NHIJS 1 Awsworth 3
Played against a very good team. 1-1 at half time, but looked very tired in the second half. (The boys had played a lot of sport & played rugby prior to the match). Aamran scored our goal, (a terrific team goal).

NHIJS 4 Northgate 4
Goals from Isaac (2), William & Alex ensured our unbeaten league campaign continued. The pitch was a leveller and their keeper produced heroics to keep Northgate in the game.

Rugby Ball Rugby

U11Our U11 team lost 35-0. Their coaches commented that the Ratcliffe U11 team is the strongest team they have had for many years. They were giants too, with many of them looking like Yr 8 boys. (3x the size of some of our own players)

U10 – We met a strong Ratcliffe team and lost by two tries to nil, in what was a very even match.  We were strong in the tackle but could not pass the ball well enough to break down a very organised and strong Ratcliffe defence.

U9 – Our U9 defeated Ratcliffe by 4 tries to 2. Luca V scored all 4 tries.

Congratulations to Hou Yu for his success at the Mansfield Major Oak Open Meet 2014:
!st place:      200m Breast Stroke and 50m Breastroke
2nd place:     50m Butterfly
3rd place:     200m Individual Medley and 50m Front Crawl


Fun RunCross Country

The 16 boys that represented the school on Thursday were a credit, they behaved very well and performed well. The event attracted some very tough opposition, Ranby House in particular. The year 4 (including two yr3) did very well to finish 4th out of 12 schools and 71 runners. Luca V. won a trophy for finishing 3rd. The U11 team ran exceptionally well with all of the boys finishing in the top 40. There were 75 in the race. Isaac M. won the race and the team finished 1st, collecting a trophy on the way. This was also the first victory over Ranby House for many years.
Mr P Allison

Martial ArtsKarate

Congratulations to Yuvraj S who has achieved his ‘Black Belt 1st Dan’



Student of WeekStudents of the Week

Cole T-S and Mo S for effort and enthusiasm in the African dance and drumming workshop.

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Assemblies

November 13th and 14th 2014

Infants at Lovell House

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


Star Certificates: 100_3964 Stars Gold Star

Reception Daniel R for working very hard on his reading and writing and making super progress Book.jpg
Year1B:      Well done Umair N – for excellent concentration all week
Year 1F: Edward M for excellent firework safety writing Firework
Year 2W: MathematicsRafe R- for excellent number work this week


Year 2B: Hesham K – for full marks every week in his spelling tests. Sepllings


Squirrel 2School Squirrel: 100_3963 Sq

Reception Well doneCharlie M – for always being kind and helpful and having a cheerful smile for everyone.
Year1B:     Nico B – for always being cheerful and polite Smiles 3
Year 1F:  Thanks for listeningYuvraj for always listening carefully to friends and teachers
Year 2W: Josiah I – for being really sensible with his new medicine. Medicine
Year 2B:  Well done Thales I – for having good manners



“I don’t want to live in the kind of world where we don’t look out for each other. Not just the people that are close to us, but anybody who needs a helping hand. I can’t change the way anybody else thinks, or what they choose to do, but I can do my bit.”

Charles de Lint, author

Children in Need 2014 Children In Need: Congratulations to all who have come today with badges of their heroes.




Mental MathsMaths:
William H. Abdullah A. and Harry G. – 2, 5 and 10 times tables
Ethan R and Sahat S – 6,7, and 8 times tables
Arnav S. and Rayan M. – 3, 4, and 11 times tables
Rohan S – 12 x 12 division facts.
Congratulations to Oliver E, Amun S and Adam W for achieving a Silver Certificate in Mathletics.

poetryEnglish Poetry

Well done to Miss Sheen’s Year 4 English group whose poetry has been of a very high calibre and completed with maximum effort.


In the U10s Foremarke Festival on Saturday we came 3rd out of 4 in our group.  We could have had more goals had the goalmouth not been waterlogged at the end we were shooting into for a couple of matches! However, the boys played with maximum effort – well done.

Thank you to Mr Shaw for braving a very, very wet Saturday.

Our U11 team defeated Northgate 6-1. Goals were scored by Isaac M. (2), William T., Aamran A,  Max M-S and Alastair S (a 35 yard special from almost in his own half).  It was a fantastic team performance and the team played their best football of the season so far.

There was also a great performance from our U11 football team who beat Carrington 7-0, scorers were Thomas CDF, Alastair S, Alex C, William T (3) & Isaac M

Rugby BallRugby
Well done to the U11’s v Derby on Monday and well done to all of Year 5 for putting up a fight v Hymers and Derby.

For many of the boys they played their first rugby competitive fixture and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

The U10s B team vs Hymers lost 40-10 at Valley Road on Monday. They found it tough to cope with the physical strength of the Hymers team but put in a great effort. Tries scored by Josh L. (2)


Congratulations to Namit B for his awards achieved at KSC Club Championships in Boys 7 and under.



Student of WeekStudent of the Week.

Jack D for his help to Mr Jones in the Art room.


Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Assemblies

November 6th and 7th 2014

Infants at Lovell House

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


Star Certificates:

Year1B:       Ben M for a fantastic effort making his 3D environment 100


Year 1F: KindFinn R for showing kindness in the classroom and producing thoughtful ‘friendship’ work
Year 2W: poetryJoseph R for his fantastic ideas and hard work in our poetry lesson
Year 2B: Writing 2Sam G for writing a good calligram


Squirrel 2

School Squirrel:

Year1B:       Archie S for brilliant concentration in all his lessons since the holidays Well done


Year 1F: Well doneStuart H for concentrating and contributing to lessons.


Year 2W: Millen R for always being responsible and helpful in and out of the classroom.Tidying Up


Year 2B: Thanks for listeningTunde A for always listening really well in every lesson and trying his best


This morning, we were entertained by Sahib T on the violin and Sam E on piano.

Ben M also shared his recent gymnastic level 4 certificate with us.

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‘One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.’

Malala Yousafzai.

Sport ReliefSports Relief/ Harvest Festival:Harvedst Festival

The Infant and Junior Schools have been awarded a certificate to commemorate our raising of £3437.63 – for Sports Relief and from The Arches Project for our Harvest gifts.

Congratulations and thank you to everyone.

Mental MathsMaths:

Jai S           2,5,10 times table.

Nikhil S       2, 5, 10 times table.


Writing 2Handwriting Award

James E has been awarded a certificate for the progress and effort made towards improving his handwriting.



Rugby BallRugby

The Year 6 tag rugby team captained by Alastair S. won at Grangemount School today on Monday – Congratulations.

Well done to the U10 rugby team who defeated Barlborough Hall 115 points to 0. The under 11 team also defeated Barlborough 22-17


Gold House Award

Holiday Club

Omar A attained the ‘Racquet Award’ in NHS Holiday Club.



Our U11 footballers qualified as runners up (for the finals of the Notts 5-a-side tournament.)

9 points were just enough to pip Our Lady School (8 points) after they drew their last match.

Prior to half-term, they won the East League, then totally outplayed and beat Fernwood in the semi- final (the team that beat us 6-0 the night before). Unfortunately we then lost 1-0 in the final.

We have qualified for the finals night at the City Ground, so the road to Wembley is still on!

Congratulations to Ben T. who has been selected to join the U10 Development Squad for the forthcoming season at Nottingham County Cricket Club

Arrandeep M. was awarded a trophy from Thurgarton C.O. for KWIKS batting.

 Student of WeekStudent of the Week

Imran Z. for trying really hard to engage with his reading buddy.