Infant School Assembly
Friday, February 24th 2017
Congratulations to Sienna P for her superb writing this morning and to Alice D who achieved a medal skiing in Austria last week.
Junior School Assembly
Friday, February 24th 2017
Good manners will open doors that the best education will not.
Judge Clarence Thomas
Under 9s A won 7-2
Under 9s B won 5-1
Under 8a A won 4-1
Under 8s B won 4-1
U8 and U9s vs Fairfield
The Under 8’s and Under9’s passed their way to four convincing victories against Fairfield, listening well to their respective teachers’ advice, as they made the ball do the work on some compact and muddy pitches. With 20 goals scored and only 4 conceded across the four teams, this was an afternoon where we reaped the rewards of the coaching at Valley Road.
The Under 9B team created numerous glorious opportunities in the first half, only to be denied by the combination of an excellent Fairfield keeper and some weak finishing. Despite our chances, it was Fairfield who scored first, totally against the run of play. Fortunately, this served as a salutary wake up call and we scored twice before the break, through James B and Fred L. Excellent midfield play from Millen R contributed to our effectiveness before he played as keeper for the A team in the second half.
The second half continued in the same vein, except that we now passed in front of goal, in order to bypass the sea of opposition legs that confronted us. James B powerfully converted a penalty, whilst Isa S-K scored from a poetic passage of passing from one end to the other. The goal of the game came from the twinkle toes of Fred as he literally skipped over and through tackles to angle the ball beautifully just out of the keeper’s reach in the far corner. Mr Simpson would have marvelled at its exquisite placing. The final score of 5-1 also reflected the disciplined defending from Henry S, Sam G and Matthew M. Mandip L was a revelation in midfield, bravely asking to stay on the pitch despite being winded twice.
The Fairfield parents appreciated our brand of passing football and often quietly acknowledged the quality of such, which was pleasing to hear. Mr Earnshaw enjoyed being the referee for the Under 8B game and he again was complimentary about our skill levels.
After a good start from both sides, it was clear that Fairfield had a strong defence and we had our work cut out for us! Nottingham managed to get their passes in, work their way up the pitch for James S to score an early first goal.
Under 8A team vs Fairfield
As the match continued Fairfield levelled the game and scored. This did not stop the team from given it 110%! Stuart H scored an absolute cracker as the ball went flying through the air and sailed passed the goal keepers hands bringing the game to 2-1 at half time.
The drama continued as both Fairfield and Nottingham showed great teamwork when passing and shooting. Roman E took himself up front, found himself in the right place at the right time and scored another goal for Nottingham! With Fairfield trying their best to prevent another goal, along with giving our goalies a run for their money, Reuben E later took a short range shot and scored bringing the final score to 4-1.
Man of the Match – Stuart H
An excellent first fixture for the Year 3 A team, well done everyone.
Swimming and Climbing
Year 3 Music Project – ‘Performer of the Week’
|Violinist||Nihal S (and 31st January)|
|Violist||Isaac P (and 31st January)|
|Cellist||Jack A (31st January)|
|Cellist||Oscar A (31st January)|
|Oboist||Yuvraj N & Roman E|
|Flautist||Ruban E & James S|
English Primary Schools’ National Chess Tournament
The High School entered three teams in the Under 9 section and three in the Under 11s. They were joined by two of the best chess playing schools from Nottinghamshire. It was a team tournament and each school were to play five matches. Out of the eight teams who took part in the Under 11s, four would qualify for the National Semi Finals and of the six teams in the Under 9s three would qualify. (The National semi finals are in Bristol on Saturday 13 May.)
In the Under 9s our A team won all their matches scoring a remarkable 23 points out of a possible 25. The C team came second after finishing level on points with Fernwood but were awarded second on tie-break. Sadly the B team just missed out on qualification by ½ a point.
The Under 9 A team were : Verroshan A, Tunde A, Oliver D, James S, Sam E. The Under 9 C team were Sam G, Rueben E, Lucas B, Kevin R. The Under 9 B team were: Nathan S-P, Isaac P, James G and Om K. Special mention of Verroshan, Tunde, Oliver, Sam and Om who won all their games.
In the Under 11s section this was truly a battle of the top chess playing schools from Nottinghamshire. It was going to be a very close competition and it proved to be.
After two rounds, Nottingham High A team were level on points with Bramcote and our B team were half a point behind. After four games the situation changed again. The B team were level with Bramcote and the A team were half a point behind. The final round of matches was an exciting affair and the outcome was unexpected. In first place was Nottingham B with 17 points, beating Bramcote on tie-break and our A team came third, only half a point behind. The C team finished a creditable fifth against very strong opposition with William W and Naveen B scoring three out of five points. The A team’s top scorers were Robert G and Jacob C with four points out of five. The victorious B Team saw James B score 3 ½ points on the top board which included a fantastic victory over the County’s best player! Dean S and Harry E score four points out of five.
All players can be very proud of their achievements. It was nice to see them supporting each other. Rushing to a teammate to find out how they had done was evidence of a good team spirit.
Medals for James G and Oliver D who both achieved 1st Place in their age group at the tournament and Nico B for participating in the competition.
Congratulations to Thomas B who won the cross country NHS Cross County Festival at Wollaton Park and is now also County Champion.
All of our skiers, for demonstrating wonderful manners throughout the week and being brilliant ambassadors abroad. They were a credit to the school.
Farris H – for showing great pride in and enthusiasm for sharing his growing knowledge and experience of his Islamic faith, particularly through explaining clearly to his fellow Year 3s how Muslims pray and why prayer is so important to them.
Gabe E – For being completely focused and excelling in maths. He really enjoyed, worked hard and completed brilliant pieces of work in both Pie Charts and on Transformations.
Year 5 for their positive attitude and hard work preparing for the performance of Time Lord. Their continuous enthusiasm, listening skills and ability to improvise their acting made the play a pleasure to direct.
Mandip L– for showing kindness & concern when a friend fell over. Lovely to witness in National Kindness Week.