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Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies – 28th November 2016

Infant School Assembly   

Friday, November 25th 2016

 superstarStar Certificates:

RB: Mani S – concentrating really well in our rehearsals and joining in all the singing singing-png
RF: planetIndia G-S – for enthusiastically taking part in our space work
1A: Sophie B – learning our dance for the Nativity so quickly – great moves, Sophie! dancing
1R: school-tripAlice D – for an excellent written recount of our trip
2B: Vismay G – learning all his ‘Hey Ewe’ lines so brilliantly already! sheep
2W: working-hardEvan A-Y for working hard on his handwriting and presentation of work this week.


squirrel-3School Squirrel:

RB: Anoushka SP – for being a really good kind friend friends
RF: well-done-sep-16Dawson C – for having calm and sensible playtimes
1A: Sam P – for his fabulous ideas and enthusiasm in all our lessons – Thank you, Sam! thank-you
1R: patternsVusii M – for excellent maths work, spotting and describing patterns
2B: CJ S – his polite and beautiful manners and always trying his best in school. good-manners
2W: well-done-sep-16Ayaan Q for being brave when he bumped his nose.


Achievement Assembly – Junior School

The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.

William James, American philosopher, psychologist and physician.


musical-instrumentY3 Instrumental Project – players of the week

Trumpeter Hukam S
Euphonium Kavin R
Trombonist Lucas B


cross-countryCross Country

County XC league at Berry Hill

Congratulations to our team who competed with excellent results. Thanks to all their efforts, the team are 1st after 2 races:

Phoebe F, Jake G, Thomas B, Isaac W, George E, Ashley H, Matthew B, Isak I and Marcus S


Cross Country at Newark.

Phoebe F won the U11 girls race (she was brilliant)

The U9 team finished 3rd and our U11 team won. In the U11 race Jake G won and Thomas B was second.

thank-youThank you to Mr Allison and Mrs George





Marcus Smart has been chosen to represent Nottinghamshire Boys for tennis.  He is one of four boys to be chosen.



chessChess Team Tournament
Well done to the children who played in the B Teams Tournament. They played slowly and thoughtfully throughout the three rounds of chess.

Chess results in West League 2016

Bramcote Hills 14 1/2 pts 1st
NHIJS 13 1/2 pts 2nd
Fernwood 12 pts 3rd
Round Hills 8pts 4th

The pupils played well all evening and they had some close matches. Saahat S and Aman C deserve credit as they were unbeaten in the tournament. Zayan B was a little unlucky. He played well but as his games did not finish they had to be adjudicated and Mr Jones feels that had he been able to play on, he would have achieved a result more worthy of his skill.

Bramcote just beat us in our final match and so win the West League with NHIJS coming second.


U9s vs The Elms

Another wonderful afternoon of expansive rugby where the motto of’ ‘points mean prizes’ gained new meaning under the heading of ‘passes mean merits’.

Thus, under the guise of our newly-adapted motto, both our A and B teams passed the ball as if it was a hot potato and were consequently leading quite comfortably at half- time. Mr Henley happily reported that the A’s also continued to do so in the second half. George T scored 3 tries, James B 2 and Fletcher P added another. The score line could have been even more emphatic if some of the potential tries had been grounded; failure to do so meant that a further 5 tries were disallowed but Mr Henley commented that the team had made great progress since he last saw them a few weeks ago. His feeling was that the final score of 6-3 did not truly reflect our dominance however he was impressed by the way in which they listened to his half-time team talk and to his advice afterwards regarding targets for the future.

Man of the match – George T.

From the cushion of a 3-1 lead at half-time, based on some beautifully slick passing and use of all the available space, the B’s unfortunately reverted to type in their match, with a couple of players starting to dominate possession in the drive forward, resulting at times in loss of impact as a unit. Verroshan A was strong in the tackle whilst Adit G, Sasmeet S and Matthew M were agile and slippery with their darting runs. As captain for the day, Mandip L led by example and suffered a few knocks for his efforts but he remained undaunted and gave everything for the cause. Our try scorers were Matthew M and Sasmeet S with 2 each, whilst Arun S and Adit G contributed 1 apiece. A stray foot over the sideline denied us further tries on 3 occasions and, sensing our disappointment, The Elms gained momentum in the final few minutes, running in a couple of tries. Determined not to be denied by ‘Fergie time,’ the team held out to win 6-4.

Men OTM – Mandip L and Matthew M.

U11s vs Fairfield
U11’s at Fairfield and they performed very well although both teams lost.



Students of the week

Congratulations to Aman C in 6G  who showed excellent team work skills in Science when making the Volcanoes.

Nikhil S & Raman L for their 100% effort in everything they do and their ability to act as wonderful role models.

Yasin R in 3M for his excellent focus and concentration during his lessons over the last week…a much deserved well done!


Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School Assembly    

Friday, November 18th 2016

superstarStar Certificates:

RB: William H for his super general knowledge of animals. animals
RF: Louis G for trying so hard with his letter formation.  sounds
1A: well-done-2Michael W for fabulous letter writing using great WOW words.
1R: Aaron P for being happy and positive and bringing sunshine into 1R!  sunshine
2B: handwritingDylan E for his fantastic effort with his handwriting this week.
2W: artworkRhys N for his excellent presentation about a Victorian artist.


squirrel-3School Squirrel:

RB: Taha H for being a great friend both in the classroom and playground friends
RF: swimming-poolTaher H for having such an amazing time at the swimming pool!
1A: Hamza Z for making new friends and playing so nicely with them.  friends
1R: well-done-sep-16Isobel H for always showing commitment to her learning and trying her best.
2B: Oskar A for his careful measuring skills in Maths using a ruler and a metre stick.  ruler
2W: tidy-classTarun B  for always being ready to learn and listening carefully.




Junior School 

Friday, November 18th 2016


It’s not easy being green

Kermit the Frog



Primary Mathematics Challenge

Bronze Award Winners – Ollie H, Arnav S and Tom C.

Silver Award Winners – Jacob C and Rayan K.

Gold Award Winners – Orlando B and Zayan B.

Well done to you all!


Congratulations to Alfie Cooper who has been named as the Boys 50m Champion in the Year 8 age group from Kimberley Swimming Club.




On Friday 4th Nov,  34 year 6 pupils travelled to Birkdale school in Sheffield to play the annual rugby fixture. We experienced the usual cold, windy and wet weather conditions we associate with Yorkshire.

The C team played some strong rugby, running in 12 tries and only conceded 5. A number of pupils scored tries but the man of the match was Callum D who scored 5 tries. Mr Cordy was pleased with every players contribution.

The B team were stunned early on, conceding 3 tries in 3 minutes but a fantastic fight back particularly in the second half saw us run in 11 tries to finish comfortable winners 11 tries to 5. Man of the match was Mathew Bancroft who scored 4 tries.

The A team played a very strong Birkdale A team and this turned out to be the strongest team they have faced in nearly two years. They competed right up to the last minute but a tired team finally lost 7 tries to 3. Man of the match was Finn C-D.

My thanks to Mr Farman and Mr Cordy for taking their teams.

On the 8/11/16, Mrs Slater had the pleasure of the company of the U9 squad. They played some excellent free-flowing rugby, thanks to the top quality coaching that they have been receiving from Mr Allison and Mr Cordy. Of the 6 matches played, they won 5 and drew 1.

v St Peter and St Paul              won 5-2
v Barlborough ‘A’                      won 4-2
v Barlborough ‘B’                     won 5-2
v Immaculate Conception     drew 3-3
v Wellow                                     won 4-3
v Westbourne                           won 6-4

As this was a festival, rather than a tournament, there were no medals or trophies on offer. Matches were of 10 minutes duration and it is to the boys’ credit that they scored a total of 27 tries in the 6 games that they played. One of the most outstanding features is that there were contributions towards the score line from across the squad. James B, Sam G, Fred L, Fletcher P, Joshua P and George T all scored 4 or 5 tries each, with Euan D scoring 1.

Offensively, we showed an unerring awareness of space, running in a number of breakaway solo efforts, coupled with supported team efforts that found space in the corners and often, quite literally, sent the flags flying. Opponents found it difficult to deal with the pace of all of our try- scorers and, most hearteningly, our combination play was frequently praised by the various referees. (We heard some opposition parents remark to each other, ” Those stripe players are everywhere; they seem to have more players than we have” –  rest assured, we hadn’t!)

Defensively, it has to be said that we needed to improve during the course of the afternoon, as we were initially slow off the mark and (unsurprisingly) seemed loathe to tackle our larger opponents. It was left to Euan to show the team how to tackle fast and low. He was also the only one quick enough to be able to pick himself up, run round and get back into position to perform a second tackle. George, Fletcher, James and Joshua all performed heroics with some thundering tackles in the latter matches and showed real commitment to the cause. Unfortunately, Joshua received an injury and was forced to sit out the final match. Verroshan, Saketh and Rafe proved to be invaluable, filling in for a number of players as we rotated the squad throughout the course of the afternoon.

Thank you to our parent supporters Mr and Mrs Thompson and Mr Black, all of whom cheered on the whole team, rather than solely their own offspring, and also kindly helped with Joshua’s injury.

This was an afternoon of non-stop, fully committed rugby and the boys can be very proud of what they achieved, as they were excellent ambassadors for the school. They listened to the referees, respected the opposition and were modest in victory.

Mrs Slater

student-of-weekStar of the Week

Matthew G & Fraser D 6G for contributing to our PSHE lesson about overcoming obstacles, in such a positive, trusting & mature way.


Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School Assembly   

Friday, November 11th 2016




Star Certificates:

RB: William P – for working hard to learn his letter sounds. sounds
RF: tree-winterRohan L – for his super winter tree picture
1A: Bobby O – for working so hard at improving his handwriting writing-2
1R: good-mannersSahil G – for having lovely manners and developing a calm, focused attitude to his learning.
2B: Daniel R – for his amazing homework that he completes each week! homework
2W: well-done-sep-16William F – for always working hard to make sure his work is neat and handwriting is perfect.





School Squirrel:

RB: Aman L – for always being enthusiastic in his learning and bringing in a big smile every day. well-done
RF: well-done-2William A – for behaving calmly and sensibly in the classroom
1A: Isabella D – always being ready with great ideas and comments in all of our lessons. fantastic
1R: well-done-sep-16Sienna P – for developing her confidence and skills in literacy and blowing us away with her latest writing.
2B: Aaron S – working hard and careful listening especially when writing his firework poem. firework


helpful3George W for always being very sensible and helpful in the classroom and the playground.


Junior School

Friday, November 11th 2016


They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

Robert Laurence Binyon (1869-1943),
published in The Times newspaper on 21st September 1914.


treaseToday we learned of Reginald Earnest Trease who attended the High School from 1898 aged 8 to 1905, aged 16 with his brother, Sidney. At School, Reggie was a Colour Sergeant High School Officers Training Corp. Captain of the Football Eights and a member of the 1st Team Football 1905. After school he rowed for Nottingham Rowing Club and was a Reservist.  He enlisted in the Royal Field Artillery at the beginning of the war and fought his way through to the end only to die of his wounds and Spanish Flu.

Trease won the Distinguished Service Order “for conspicuous gallantry and devotion duty” acting as artillery liaison officer during an attack. He was also awarded the Military Cross, and was recommended for a Victoria Cross. He was also mentioned in dispatches four months later for bravery.



Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School Assembly   

Friday, November 4th 2016

 superstarStar Certificates:

RB: Katherine Z – always being so helpful in keeping our classroom tidy. helpful3
RF: writing-2Rohan L for his hard work in creative writing.
1A: Koji W – great ideas in our stretching and curling gymnastics lesson gymnastics
1R: mathsAlice D her growing confidence in maths and her ‘can-do’ approach
2B: kindChristopher E – being a helpful and kind boy towards others in the classroom.
2W: Ayaan Q for his excellent maths work this week  maths1


squirrel-3School Squirrel:

RB: Rishi S – now being able to do up his tricky shirt buttons independently. buttons
RF: Yash H for being a really kind friend. kind
1A: friendsRishi A – his supportive and encouraging comments to other children.
1R: Alexander B for coming back after the holiday with a brilliant attitude to his learning and producing some fantastic work. fantastic
2B: fireworkAaron S – working very hard and careful listening when writing his firework poem.
2W: Rhys N for his creative language and good ideas. well-done-sep-16


karateCongratulations to Tom F on his FSK Karate trophy.




blue-peterCongratulations to Charlie M for achieving his Blue Peter Badge.



spookyCongratulations to Alex A receiving a medal for participating in the Spooky Run.



Junior School Assembly   

Friday, November 4th 2016


“If we were supposed to talk more than we listen, we would have two tongues and one ear.”

Mark Twain, author.



Congratulations to Jai S on achieving his Grade 1 violin.




Swimming Galaswimming

On the 1st of November, Nottingham High Infant and Junior School competed in a swimming gala against the Nottingham Girls High Junior School. The races and scores were very close. It was a tense and exciting event with medley relays, individual races and much, much more.

The final scores were:

NGHS B team 4th with 32 points
NHIJS B team 3rd with 41 points
NGHS A team 2nd with 59

NHIJS A team 1st! With 78 points.

Well done to everyone who competed-it was a great gala!

By Nathan S-P 4W


Congratulations to our U11 footballers who won four of their 5 matches to qualify for the finals night. This will be played on 29th November at the Harvey Haddon Sports Centre. Matches will start at 4pm.


Rugby vs Birkdalerugby-ball
On Friday our U10 A, B & C team travelled to Birkdale (Possibly our hardest fixture of the season).

The A team lost 10 tries to 1
The B team lost 10 tries to 3
The C team lost 6 tries to 3

The C team performed well, in what was for many, their first ever competitive rugby match.  The half time score was 4 tries to 0. The second half performance proved much more successful. Captain Kris S scored two tries and Namit B scored one to make the final score 6-3. Tackler of the day was Shuban Y.

U10s vs The Elms
Our U10 a team lost 6 tries to 2.   The match was a lot closer than the score line suggests. We conceded 4 tries in the first 5 minutes (must have been down to jetlag, following the long journey!), but after that, the match was incredibly even.  Try scorers were Joshua M & George E. Excellent performances from all of the team, but man of the match was George E for his try and brilliant tackling.

Our B team won a cracking match 8 tries to 7. Try scorers were Alex B (3), Isaac W (1), William W (2), & Ben H (2).

Coach Simpson

Congratulations to Jai S on receiving his Boarding Certificate for touring Concorde.




Student of WeekStudents of the Week

Congratulations to Ayaan P who has stood out all week for setting a shining example to his classmates. He always listens carefully and follows instructions straight away, pays close attention to what is happening, where should be and what he should be doing. He is consistently the first one sat quietly and ready on the carpet or standing in line order and it is lovely to see him with a smile on his face and showing such a positive attitude!

Congratulations to Nathan S-P for being an all-round good egg! He swam for the school for the first time on Tuesday (he was nervous about this but did it very well). He also then wrote a short report about the gala afterwards.