Monthly Archives: February 2016

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School

February, 25th 2016

 ‘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 for making her handwriting smaller and sitting her letters on the line. handwriting 1
RF handwritingSophie B for careful handwriting.
1B: Christopher E for his continued eagerness to learn. Fantastic! Well Done 2
1C: days-of-week-clip-art-12870Zaviaar A:  his super maths work, involving ‘days of the week’.
2B: Isaac P – for working hard in literacy this week and writing a super dragon poem. dragon v3
2W: pink dragonRuben E for an excellent descriptive poem about a dragon


squirrel 3School Squirrel:

RA Isabella D for sharing her culture box with enthusiasm. culture box
RF PhonicsSienna P for working hard to improve her phonics.
1B: Ayaan Q for his careful listening in the classroom to the book ‘Gangsta Granny’. Well done! Gangsta-Granny
1C: happyAarya S – showing a real determination to learn, and for putting in a lot of effort into his work.
2B: Oliver D – for beginning to settle more quickly on the carpet without disturbing sitting carpetothers
2W: Eron D for a positive first week on his good behaviour promises and an improvement in his work too. Well Done 2

Congratulations to Vusi M on his achieving his Stage 2 swimming badge and to Rishi A for his Karate award.

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Junior School

February, 26th 2016

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us, and the world will be as one.

John Lennon, Beatle


Flying PigFlying Pig Award: 5S & 6G 

Focus:  Everyone focussed on their own work.


playing musicPerformers of the week

Cellist Euan D and Sam G


U11 Football report

This week, the U11 finished runners up in the ISFA Midland tournament held at Repton School. A total of 18 prep schools participated in what was a very competitive competition.

As finalists we have qualified for the ISFA National finals to be held at St George’s Park (England’s Training Centre) on Tuesday 3rd May 2016.

Group games:
Hallfield (L1-2)
Hill House (W2-0)
Grace Dieu (W2-0)
Brooke Priory (W4-0)
Elms (L3-0)

Quarter final
Ratcliffe College (W3-0)

Semi Final
Hill House (D1-1) Won 3-2 on penalties

Elms (L2-1)

Coach Simpson


Report for IAPS Swimming regional rounds held at Stamford

On Thursday 11th February, I was proud to take ten NHIJS pupils to represent the school in the regional rounds of a national swimming competition for independent schools. This year’s closest regional round was held at Stamford School; 32 regional rounds are held all around the country with 3,000 swimmers participating in total. The top 16 fastest swimmers qualify for the individual finals and the top 12 relay teams are selected for the national IAPS Finals at K2, Crawley on Saturday 7th May, 2016. There were10 schools taking part in the Stamford round but the boys knew that it was all against the stopwatch. All of the pupils swam exceedingly well and should be proud of their efforts in the face of strong competition. Many gained personal best times and all were proud of their achievements.  It was a pleasure to take all 10 pupils on the trip. They were a credit to themselves and the school. We look forward to hearing how they performed when all the results are in from the regional rounds in the Summer Term.

Mrs Whittamore

Student of WeekStudent of the Week

Sahibdeep for the effort that he has put into his Geography work – independent research and enthusiasm.











Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School

February, 11th 2016

 ‘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 being so determined to finish his maths activities however long it takes Maths
RF listenBobby O for his super listening skills
1B: Charles M – his fantastic Chinese New Year lantern and expressive dancing! chinese-lantern
1C: ReadingDimitris G – becoming more confident and fluent in his reading
2B: Ayaan P – writing an excellent piece of information about an African penguin.Penguin
2W: Writing 2Om K for an excellent job turning his notes into a non-fiction text.


squirrel 3School Squirrel:

RA Ayda M for being such a kind friend to everyone in RA Friends
RF class bookWilliam N for fantastic writing about our class book
1B: Christopher E his fantastic instructional writing to make a pancake. Well done!Pancake
1C: KindWilliam F – always being kind and considerate to others
2B: Roman E – carrying out his classroom job responsibly and diligently Tidying Up
2W: Charles D for continuing to work hard and try his best even though he has felt  Well Done 2poorly.

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Junior School

February, 12th 2016

Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.

Eleanor Roosevelt, politician and diplomat


Flying PigFlying Pig Focus & Award:    Kindness, tact and diplomacy to others – 6S






 Performers of the week.

Cellist James F
Clarinetist Michael S- G


PoetryEnglish poetry Competition:

Congratulations to Luca R-A, Alexei S, Finn D and Cole T-S whose poems were selected as winning finalists in the St Martin’s Ampleforth Competition and have been invited to the School for a recital.


ChessChess Congratulations to all players who played very well in this competition. Three teams have now qualified for the National Semi Finals: two of our Under 11 teams, both A and B and our Under 9 A team. Well done to them all.


FootballerFootball The Under 8 A team were defeated 5-2 today away at Fairfield Prep. The scoreline was rather flattering to the home side who took advantage of some rather static defending along with a couple of fortuitous goals during goalmouth scrambles and a penalty . Nottingham shared much of the position and had by far the better and more numerous chances but it was one of those days where the ball just wouldn’t cross the line. We hit the post twice and crossbar once. The Nottingham goals came from an Arun S shot that squirmed through the keepers fingers and Fletcher P.

Special mentions to George T and Euan D for running their socks off, Arun S for some excellent shots and Joshua P for a couple of dramatic saves in goal.

The Under 8s B team fared much better and came away 6-0 winners perhaps Mr Webster was the talismanic presence in supervising there?

All the children enjoyed the experience and were jovial and well behaved throughout. Coach Crossland

Other results: U9A’s narrowly lost 5-4 and the U9B’s lost 1-0.

Student of WeekStudent of the Week

Congratulations to Cormac C  for playing chess for the whole day on Sunday in an age group far above his own. He helped the School Under 11 team C, who were a player short, by stepping in and playing for them. He didn’t win any matches and he did not moan or complain. He stepped in and knew it was going to be difficult for himself. Great attitude.

Fareed K for stopping to help Mrs Kawalec when she had a disaster on the stairs.





Nottingham High Infant School Achievement Assembly

Infant School

February 5th 2016

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

Star CertificateStar Certificates:


RA Samuel H was  for super handwriting and finger spaces between words Writing 2
RF MathsSienna P for number bonds
1B: Dylan E for improved concentration and listening skills! listen
1C: Buckingham PalaceRhys N – super writing for his Buckingham Palace leaflet.
2B: Yuvraj N for working really hard in his literacy this week.Literacy
2W: Well Done 2Rishi G for improved concentration when working in class


Squirrel 2School Squirrel:


RA Koji W  – for trying hard to make new friends make-new-friends-clipart-1
RF days-of-week-clip-art-12870Zev D for independent work when ordering the days of the week
1B: Ben N – his super group work in the classroom using balances to weigh objects! scales
1C: listenTarun B – for trying hard to listen carefully and follow instructions.  Super weighing work in Maths too.
2B: Kavin R for trying to settle more quickly and keep focused in this independent work.Well Done 2
2W: KindFinn R for being helpful in the classroom and kind to younger members of the school at playtime.

 Congratulations to Vismay for achieving his gold certificate in Mathletics.

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