Monthly Archives: December 2015

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infants & Juniors

December 18th 2015

Xmas wreath

Dear Parents

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for all your support throughout the term. The children and staff very much appreciate your presence at our various events and I hope that you have been able to join us for some of our festive celebrations.

Nativity 3We have been a very busy school in these final weeks of the year. We began our celebrations with a spectacular Nativity at Lovell House where law and order was eventually returned to Straw and orderBethlehem after an initial dispute between the stable animals.



PantoThis was swiftly followed by (the now traditional) whole-school Pantomime trip.

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

December 10th 2015

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

 Star CertificateStar Certificates:

RA Mia G-C for working really hard at her reading and making super progress. Reading
RF Wreath makingUmar I for super knot tying in wreath making activity.
1B: Amir A for his kind behaviour towards others in the classroom Kind
1C: Numeracy 3Aaron S – fantastic addition and subtraction work
2B: All of 2B for being super fantastic during the performances of Straw & Order. Straw and order
2W: Nativity 2All of 2W for their superb performance in the Nativity


Squirrel 2School Squirrel:

RA Hamza Z for his wonderful sunny nature and ability to get along happily with everyone happy
RF Alex A for his help in tidying the classroom Tidy up time
1B: NativityRafay A for his super performances in the Christmas nativity this week!
1C: All of 1C for amazing dancing and singing in the play Christmas Singing
2B: happyYuvraj N for being so sensible and responsible during all the Nativity performances.
2W: Kitty S for her beautiful singing in the Nativity. singing girl

Congratulations to Ayaan for his super swimming and to Isaac P for his Mathletics certificate.



Junior School

December 11th 2015


“Then the Grinch thought of something he hadn’t before! What if Christmas, he thought, doesn’t come from a store. What if Christmas…perhaps…means a little bit more!”

The Grinch, Dr Seuss


Flying Pig Award:         4S


CertificateHonour Point Awards this term:

10 Honour points: Shuban Y & Jacob Corne

5 Honour points : Saahat S, Otto G, Luca V, Jack D, Zayan B, Jacob C, Alex B, Ben H, Cholan S, Orlando B, Aman C, Ashley H, Marcus S, Verroshan A, Adit G & Shuban Y.


Congratulations to Alfie A who was awarded 3rd place in his club championship for Backstroke and also the improvement Award for backstroke.




Our U11 football team defeated Walter Halls School 5-2. Our goal scorers were Max McK-S (2), Isaac M (2) and Aamar K. Man of the match was Isaac M. He seemed to have energy like a Duracell bunny and covered every blade of grass on the pitch.

Coach Shaw




Congratulations to Millen R who was mascot for Chelsea this week!




Rugby BallRugby:

Matches vs Hill House
The Under 8s A team defeated Hill House 8 tries to 6. Due to the condition of the field in places, the teams were forced to play on a pitch somewhat smaller than we are used to. Space was difficult to find in a frenetic and occasionally messy game, and even the referee felt claustrophobic at times.

The children initially decided they would try the tactic of standing as close to each other as possible and jostling for possession of the ball. Upon realising that this was probably not the best strategy for ‘non-contact’ tag rugby being played such a small pitch, an alternative approach was adopted: spreading out in a longer line to look for pockets of space. This proved to be slightly more successful.

Tries we’re shared quite equally between the team: Henry S x2, George T x2, Fletcher P x2, James B x1 C x1 and Euan D x1

Coach Crossland

 The U8B had a great game winning 12-9.  We got some tries in early on and worked well at passing to one another as well as some of the team being quick on their feet to get through the gaps. Hill House made a good come back and were very close to taking the lead in the second half but the boys continued to persevere.  8 tries came from Fred L, 2 from Arun S, and 1 each from Saketh C and Verroshan A

Coach Miller

The Under 9B team beat Hill House by 11 tries to 7. From 6-5 down at half time they showed great strength of character to win the second half 6-1. Thundering tackles from Kapil K and Cholan S, coupled with 5 tries from the Captain, Joshua M made for excellent teamwork and superb adaptation of tactics. I was proud of their conduct both on and off the pitch.

Coach Slater

Matches vs The Elms

U9A lost 11 tries to 7. Tries from Ryan M, Alfie A, Abdullah A, George E. Alfie ‘The Animal’ A was the stand-out player for the team!

U9Bs lost 10-1 (Try scorer – Abdullah A).

U11s won 5-4


Can a special mention be made in achievement assembly for the U10 rugby team who have now completed their season undefeated which is a very rare event given our strong fixture card. They have played 9 and won 8 drawing the other. They defeated Elms yesterday 4 tries to 3.


 Student of WeekStudent of the Week

Shuban for his excellent effort and attitude to class and homework!







Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infants December 3rd 2015

 Squirrel 2

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


Star CertificateStar Certificates:

RA Rishi A for his great co-operative play Playing


RF Infant readingZev R for lots of effort in reading.
1B: Christopher E for  his helpful and sensible manner in the classroom Well Done 2
1C: DancingWilliam F for really expressive dance in our play.
2B: Alfie A for working hard to learn his lines and cues for the Nativity play Nativity


2W: Food ChainYasin R for great work creating a food chain



Squirrel 2School Squirrel:

RA Ayda M for her enthusiastic approach to all activities and wonderful Christmas Christmas Singingsinging.
RF Well Done 2Vusi A for moving around class in a sensible way
1B: Daniel R for his excellent ideas this week in class. Well done! Well Done 2
1C: Christmas SingingRhys N for clear and enthusiastic singing for our school play.
2B: James S  for always using his beautiful manners and being a super member of our class Well Done 2
2W: Well doneRuben E for being really sensible during all the play rehearsals

 LH 031215

TennisCongratulations to Finn R and Edward M for winning their medals at tennis.





Junior School

December 4th 2015


Work hard, do your homework and hand it in on time – don’t be a cotton-headed ninny muggins!

                                                                 Buddy, the Elf






Flying Pig Award:




Bananagram game Bananagrams

Congratulations to Mr Fear who took on the might of the Y6 ‘Bananagrammers’ this week!


Primary MathsPrimary Maths Challenge:

Gold Award:        Joseph M
Silver award:       Milad FB, Ben M, , Aamar K, James M, Rio G,
Alexei S
Bronze Award:    Andrew B, Moulik J, Abdullah S

 MusicY3 Instrumental Project:

Player of the week:

Cellist Fred L, James B
Cello Josiah I


 ScienceScience Quiz

Congratulations to Mrs Sethi and those children who participated in the recent quiz: Rayan M, Shlok B, Mohinton A, Ben M, Tom G, Thomas B, Oscar M, Joshua L, James R, Ashley H, Oliver E and Leon E.



Congratulations to Michael S-G for gaining his blue and white Jiu-Jitsu belt.




Congratulations to all who participated last weekend and thanks to Mr Jones

Zayan B – U10 Individual tournament winner



Congratulations to Shlok B who has been awarded:

The Northern S.C. for Novice Aggregate Trophy
Club Championship:
1st  25m Butterfly
2nd 25m Breaststroke
3rd 25m Backstroke, 200m Backstroke, 25m Freestyle


On Friday 27th November, the U10s Football team defeated Whitemoor 4-1 with a very good all-round performance. Ashley H stepped in to be goalkeeper and did a great job. Good performances from Mohintan A (2 goals), Matthew B and Lohit D (1 goal each). I was pleased with the way the pupils conducted themselves during the fixture.

Coach Shaw


congratulationsRatcliffe Olympic Football Club awarded Nikhil S their Player of the Day trophy


Rugby BallRugby:

Matches vs QEGS
The Under 8A team unfortunately lost their fixture by 12 tries to 11 In an extremely close game, played in what may be fairly described as ‘inclement’ weather conditions, the children matched their opponents try for try in the opening stages and managed to lead the game by one try at the half time whistle.

Confidence was high going into the second half (perhaps a little too high as it turned out) with Nottingham starting the half with another quick try to lead by two. As the game wore on, QEGS showed their organization, determination, pace and power to get back on level terms and then take the lead. Tired legs, weighed down by mud and rainwater began to slow us down. A late try gave Nottingham glimmer of hope but the clock (and fading light) were against us.

Final score 11-12 with tries shared between the team, with particularly notable individual efforts from George T and Fletcher P.

Coach Crossland

The Under 8B team lost their match 12-8.  Lead by team captain Sam G, who scored six tries, we managed to get some good passes in but struggled to get those tags off the opposition.  With the rain getting heavier the boys kept going and with sheer determination Arun S and Rafe R scored a try each.

Well played by all.

Coach Miller

 The Under 9B team were 4-0 down at half time but improved sufficiently in the second half to draw 1-1. Final score 1-5.

MOTM was Ben H

Coach Slater

 The U10A team were fired up for what they knew was going to be their biggest test of the season. Then followed a resemblance of the battle of the Somme, with wave after wave of attack and crunching defence in the muddiest of conditions. After going 2 tries down early on, the team showed great resilience and determination, regaining belief when Luca V. broke away to score a try just before half time to make it 2-1. The second half was even more intense with both teams fighting with everything they had. Mathew B. broke away on the wing to level up the scoring, before Joshua L.  clinched an amazing victory with a try in the very last minute. An outstanding performance capped a very rare win against the strongest rugby school on our fixture list. The boys should be very proud of themselves and should look forward to playing The Elms next week in an attempt to go an entire season unbeaten.

Coach Baker 

Manager awardManager of the Month

‘Manager of the Month’ goes to Mr Baker and Mr Simpson for the U10’s results.


Student of WeekStudent of the Week

Rayan M for his honesty, stepping in to help School at the last moment and for offering to help Mrs Bruce without being asked.