Monthly Archives: February 2015

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Assemblies

February 26th & 27th

 Infants at Lovell House

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

 Star Certificate

Star Certificates:

Reception Ben N – trying hard to use finger spaces in his writing. Learnign to write
Year 1B:      WhitbyOm K – his wonderful behaviour on our trip to Ikea
Year 1F: James S – for sharing equally in Numeracy Mental Maths
Year 2W:  poetryMillen R for some fantastic sports poetry work
Year 2B: James B for super rhyming couplets Rhymes


Squirrel 2 School Squirrel:

Reception Rhys N – improved concentration Well done
Year 1B:      First AidUmair N – looking after his friend when he had hurt himself. What a star!


Year 1F: Eron B – super behaviour Well done
Year 2W:  WritingArun S for improved focus on lessons.
Year 2B: Nathan S-P for being a very valuable member of the class and always keeping us smiling Well done


Today, in assembly: we were delighted to listen to ‘Science Lesson’ played by Finn R. and ‘Mud Monsters’ played by Sam G.



The future has many names: For the weak it means the unattainable, for the fearful it means the unknown. For the courageous it means opportunity.

Victor Hugo

5 HonoursHonour Point Certificates up to end Jan 2015

10 Honour Points Andrew B, Alex B, Milad F-B, Zayan B,
William H

5 Honour Points Cholan S, Abdullah S, Vijay M-S, Harrison P, Reuben C,  Aman C, Marcus S, Yusuf B, Zain K, Naveen B, James Ratan, Cole T-S, Luca R-A, James E, Zachary R, Chris M, Jack D, Amarjit S, Tom G, Imran Z, Abhishek T, Aditya M, Ben H, Rohan B, Arnav S, Oliver H, Fareed K, Rehan B, Matthew B, Arunabh D, William C, Rio G, Ashley H, Alec S, Harry E, Namit B

MysteryCreativity Homework Congratulations to the vast majority of you for the fantastic creativity homework that you have submitted. Certificates have been awarded to:

Leon E, Arnav S, Rayan M, Gwilym M, Ollie H, Hasan A, Aamran A, Adnan B, Hugo B, Matthew B, Thomas B, Joseph C, Euan C, William C, Viraj D, Arunabh D,

Matthew E, Harry H, Aditya M, George R, Amun S, Yuvraj S, Vithurshan S, Rohan T, Abhishek T, William T, Angus T, Cholan S, Ben H, Shlok S B, Krish S, Chris M, George E, Charlie V, Moulik J, Joshua L, Alex W, Manas P, Oscar M, Jake D, Daniel M, Rohan S, Edward M and Rohan S


Mathletics Awards:


Mathletics GOLD Award (20 Bronze) Arandeep M, HouYu L, William A, Isaac M, Alexander El-K, Alexei S, Saif A, James M, Jacob C, Jack D, Finn D, Josh L, Milad F-B, Vuyo M, Luca V, Naveen B and Abdullah A

Mathletics  2 Silver (10 Bronze) Harrison P, Josh McK, Charlie V, Krrish M, Robert G, Charlie V and James B

Times Tables

3,4 and 11 times tables Harry E
12 x 12 multiplication facts: Matthew H and Matthew B
12 x 12 division facts: Amaran A , William T


Playing music


Music Project Player of the week:

Cellist Omar A and Ben F
Flautists Isaac W
Oboist Alfie A


FootballerFootball Unfortunately, the U10s team lost 6-0 on Monday to Carnarvon Primary.

Some very good performances from all but especially, Oscar M in goal, Josh L in defence and Rui D-M on the wing.

The U10s won 5-0 at Brocklewood on Tuesday. A good all-round performance with goals from Isaac M (2), Max M-S (2), Ethan R (1).

Unfortunately our U11s lost 4-0 to Canarvon school on Monday.

On Wednesday, they competed in the ISFA TOURNAMENT. We finished group winners after winning 5 and drawing 1 of our 6 group matches. We then won 2-0 in the quarter final. In the semi-final, despite dominating the match, the score finished 0-0. We eventually lost 4-3 on penalties.

A great performance from all of the squad. In 8 matches we only conceded 1 goal, thanks to the brilliant defensive efforts of Alastair S and Alex C, and the superb goalkeeping of Noah C.

SkiingSkiing Well done to all who took part in the ski trip – all of you managed to achieve a bronze, silver or gold award for the slalom race

Congratulations to Jack D for his skiing Diploma.



Horse RidingHorse Riding Congratulations, to James who attended Broadview Riding Club and looked after a pony for a day.




100Effort Mr Miller would like to congratulate Ben H on some extra work he has been doing at home.




Student of WeekStudent of the Week

Krish S for perseverance and determination in conquering the challenge of swimming!

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Assemblies


January 22nd and 23rd 2015

 Infants at Lovell House

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

 Star CertificateStar Certificates:

Reception WritingAarya S for fantastic non-fiction writing.
Year1B:     Nihal S – always being a helpful boy in the classroom. Well done
Year 1F: 100Roman E – working hard in every lesson and making super word choices.
Year 2W: Fletcher P for super simile sentences, getting ready for our shape poems. poetry
Year 2B: Well doneMatthew M for working hard in every activity and lesson.


Squirrel 2 School Squirrel:IMG_0079

Reception KindTarun B for his kindness towards others.
Year1B:     Aarya S – always being cheerful and happy in school! Well done
Year 1F: Buckingham Palace Hukam S – for his fantastic Buckingham Palace tourist leaflet.
Year 2W: George T for always trying his best and great listening skills. Thanks for listening
Year 2B: Well doneJames F for beginning to be more organised in the mornings.


Today, in assembly:

Euan D. played; ‘Rain, Rain’ and Sam G played; ‘Moonlight Mist’.
Joshua P. was awarded a trophy for determination in gymnastics.
Finn R. was awarded a medal for 2nd place in a tennis tournament.
Ben J. was awarded a medal for ‘Player of the Day’ at his rugby club, West Bridgford.
Oscar A. achieved ‘silver’ in Mathletics.
Eron B. has become a ‘Fully fledged wizard’s assistant’!
















He who asks a question is a fool for 5 minutes;

he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.

Chinese Proverb

(Thank you to Ewan P, for translating this proverb into Mandarin this morning)

Mathletics.pngMathletics Awards:
Mathletics GOLD Award (20 Bronze)
Nikhil S, Rehan B, Vuyo M and Saahat S

Mathletics  2 Silver (10 Bronze) Alfie A, Robert G, Harrison S, Jacob C, Krrish M, Saif A, Charlie V, William C and Euan C

Times Tables

6,7,8 multiplication and division facts:


Alex B and James R
2,5,10 times tables George E, Ethan P and Omar A
3,4 and 11 times tables Jack D


Playing music


Music Project Player of the week:

Trombonist Cholan S and Ethan P
Trumpeter Seth D, Muhammad M and Harry G
Flautists Kapil K and Isaac W
Oboist Alec S and Alfie A
Clarinettist Chris M and Alec B
Violinist Ben H for excellent work with the left hand fingers and Yusuf B for good work in lesson.


FootballerFootball Our U11 team defeated Fernwood 5-4 on penalties at Meadow Lane on Saturday 7th. We had greater possession and more shots during the game, but could not take our half-chances during normal time. The penalties from both sides were fantastic up until their player hit the post, leaving Aamran to smash the winning penalty into the top corner!

The U11 team will now travel to Swindon on 11th March to compete for the chance to play at Wembley.

On Thursday night at Fairfield Prep, the results were U8s lost 5-1. Goal scored by Harry G.. U9a won 4-3. Goals from Noah, Matthew B (2), Mohintan. U9b won 7-4. Goals from Rayan M (3),Harvey (2), Aman (2).

HockeyHockey The U11 Hockey team contested their very first fixture yesterday. They travelled to Derby to play DGS. The boys took the lead early on and then held on to the last few minutes but conceded 2 goals. This has been a fantastic achievement as they have only had a few sessions with Mr Cowley.

Chess Chess

Mr. Jones writes:
National Schools’ Chess Championships 2015

Congratulations are in order to our Under 11 and Under 9 chess players who performed exceptionally well on Sunday here at the School in the Nottingham zone of the National Schools’ Chess Championships 2015. There were 24 teams and 144 children taking part in total.

In what turned out to be two tough groups with some outstanding chess players taking part our School had two Under 11s teams and three Under 9 teams qualify for the National Semi Finals in Bristol on Saturday 16th May. It was particularly satisfying to see that our very youngest team even qualified. I had hoped they would gain experience and knowledge of playing in a major tournament and was pleasantly surprised to see they had qualified.

The teams who qualified were:

Under 9s

1st Nottingham A

2nd Bramcote A

3rd Bramcote B

4th Laxton A

=5th Nottingham B

And Nottinghmam D (our yr3 team)

Under 11s

1st Nottingham A

2nd Fernwood A

3rd Laxton A

4th Laxton C

5th Laxton B

6th Nottingham B

7th Jesse Gray A


In my capacity as Chairperson of Nottingham Chess Association I feel proud of the schools performances from our County.

 AthleticsCross Country

NHIJS hosted a primary school cross country festival at Wollaton Park on Friday. The event was a huge success with 19 schools attending and a total of 423 pupils running. Nottingham High School pupils ran very well; we had 48 in total representing the school. The U9 team won Bronze medals with Luca V. winning individual silver. The U11 team finished 4th.

Thank you to Mr Allison , Mrs George, Mrs Smith and the Senior PE staff for their superb organisation and also to Mr. Spedding (Deputy Head Pastoral), who came to enjoy the event.

Student of WeekStudent of the Week.

William T. for dedication to representing the School. William ran at Wollaton Park on Friday then at Worksop on Saturday morning and finally played football for the School in the afternoon! (I expect he slept well that night!)

Alex B. who stepped in and played against Y6 on Sunday for the U11 Chess Team (despite being Year 3). He didn’t complain, if he felt afraid – he didn’t show it and smiled throughout the day.

James R. for incredible perseverance at the cross-country on Friday. James’ shoe came off as he was running but he continued to complete the course in his socks. (I imagine the washing machine had to work hard on those socks!)



Infant & Junior School Assemblies

February 6th 2015


Thousands of candles can be lighted from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.


Mental MathsMathletics Awards: Mathletics GOLD Award (20 Bronze) : Namit B, Amun S, Oliver E and William H Mathletics  2 Silver (10 Bronze) Zamel S, Ujesh S, Harrison S, Mohinton A and Daniel M


Times Tables

6,7,8 multiplication and division facts:


Jake D and Ben T
2,5,10 times tables Krish B, Ben H, Shlok B and Joshua M
3,4 and 11 times tables Alec S and Taylor B
12 x 12 multiplication facts: Cholan S, Jai S and Nikhil S
12 x 12 division facts:


Cholan S, Shuban Y and Jai S


Playing music


Music Project Player of the week:

Cellist Shuban and Omar A
Clarinettist James B
Violinist William H and Yusuf B


RadioRadio Interviews

Well done to Angus T, Rohan T and Joe C – for their excellent radio Interview on Theodore Hardy.


– The boys had a closely fought match on Monday, 2nd as both sides were evenly matched. Our B team conceded a last minute penalty to draw 4-4 with Grangemount.

A great experience for the boys. Goals from Sukamar V (2), Jai V and Harry T-S.

Players of the match were Sam G. (fine captain’s performance), Sukamar V. (great goals) & Harry T-S (work rate & tackling), however all players deserve praise for their performance.

On Thursday:
Our U9 A team drew with The Elms 2-2. Mohintan A scored both goals to give us a 2-0 lead, but The Elms equalised with 10 minutes to go. Despite lots of shots and goal mouth scrambles we could not find the winner.

Our B team lost 3-0. We dominated the first half but could not score, despite having numerous chances. As we tired, the Elms scored two late goals to add to their first-half lead.

U11 Our U11 defeated Westbourne 7-0. Goal scorers were Will T (2), Aamran A (2), Thomas C-DF (2) and Alex C. A very convincing and impressive performance from the whole squad. Joseph P was our man of the match. An excellent midfield performance.

imagesCA1TYC31The Royal Ballet Congratulations to Alexi S who has been selected for the Royal Ballet International Summer School at White Lodge, Richmond. With international competition for places and the chance to be taught by leading ballet masters and principles he will board at the Royal Ballet School for a week in the summer to take classes in classical ballet and dance. The Royal Ballet Summer School attracts applicants from as far away as Europe, Australia and the USA. He will be one of the youngest attending.

Congratulations to Adi M who, last weekend, won the Under 12 England Chess Championship at Yately Manor .

Congratulations also to Harry G who won session 3 of the ‘U8 East Midlands Grandprix Competition’. He was also awarded the medal for ‘Most Improved Player’

Student of WeekStudent of the Week.

Ben T for showing kindness towards another pupil during swimming , enabling that pupil to take part where he may not have been able to do so.