Monthly Archives: March 2017

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, March 24th 2017

 Star Certificates:

RB: William P for trying hard to write more independently 
RF: Rosie H – always listening and being kind to others
1A: Ellie C – super reading progress 
1R: Kayode A for using ambitious vocabulary in his story about the Queen’s Knickers
2B: Jonas M for his neat and beautiful handwriting all the time in lessons! 
2W: William F for his hard work during our independent writing


School Squirrel:

RB: Yousef A for being polite, responsible and welcoming to visitors in school 
RF: Charlotte C- working hard to master counting on using a numberline!
1A: Rishi A – For setting such a good example to his peers with his excellent manners and super behaviour.
1R: Ayda M for having a clear, loud voice and excellent drama skills in our showcase play 
2B: Aarya S for working very hard to learn his lines for Willy Wonka in the play. Well done!
2W: Arjun J for his sensible behaviour during our play rehearsals 


Junior School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, March 24th 2017

 Primary Maths Challenge Bonus Round
Nationally, 63 000 pupils entered Maths Challenge in November. Of those, 1932 pupils who scored 19 or more were invited to take part in the ‘Bonus Round’ in February 2017.

We are delighted that 2 of our Y6 pupils were invited to take part. Many congratulations to: Orlando B who achieved a certificate of participation and Zayan B who achieved a Silver Award.

 Year 3 Music Project – ‘Performer of the Week’

Euphonium Kavin R
Trombonist Lucas B (14.03.17), Edward M
Cellist Oscar G
Clarinettist Yasin R
Trumpeter Maxwell C (14.03.17)

The Association took part in the English Primary Schools Inter County Semi Finals on Saturday 18th March in Cheshire. Congratulations to Zayan B, James B, Robert G, Saahat S, Jacob C, Dean S and Harry E for representing and helping the County achieve first place and qualify for the Finals in May.

Results from Mr Crawley’s chess group in the UK Chess Challenge 2017 : Zayan B is the School Champion with 17 points. Silver medals were awarded to James B and Jacob C – 17 points, Saahat S and Matthew B receive a Bronze medal with 16 points.   Robert G and Zain K achieved 15 points.  All these players now qualify for the Mega Finals.

Naveen B, Orlando B, Otto G and Aman C achieved 14 points, William W – 12 points and Dean S and Tom C – 11 points.

Well done to Oliver H for achieving his Technical Climber Certificate.



Ice Skating
Congratulations to Sarah L who competed in a national skating competition on Monday coming 5th out of 47 for under 13 international ladies skating.  Sarah has achieved her PB an amazing score and has now qualified for the 2017 British Figure Skating Championships in December.


Congratulations to Ethan P on his Hockey Tournament medal.


Our A team did fantastically well in the ISFA tournament. It was a very cold and wet day, but our squad remained positive throughout. The competition involved teams from most parts of England. We finished as group winners, but lost 2-1 in the Quarter Finals to a very good Altrincham team.

Nottingham v. Fairfield (Lost 2-0)

Nottingham v. King’s St Alban’s (Won 1-0)

Nottingham v. Westbourne (Won 2-0)

Nottingham v. Witham Hall (Won 3-0)

Nottingham v. King Hawford (Won 2-1)

Quarter Final

Nottingham v. Altrincham (Lost 2-1)

U11’s v. Hill House – the U11 B team won 8 – 2, with Mathew B scoring four goals. A solid performance from every player. The U11 C team won 13 – 0 with every player on the team scoring! They conducted themselves very well and played in the right spirit.

Other results:
U10A 0-3 Barlborough A
U10A 0-2 Hymers A
U10B 4-0 Barlborough B
U10B 1-3 Hymers B

Well done to all players who kept up great effort on a very wet Wednesday!

 Science Fair:

On Saturday, five children volunteered to take part in the Science fair at Wollaton Park. Arnav, Naveen, William, Matthew and Louis bought along their Science projects and demonstrated them to the public. The event was an out of school opportunity and it was quite time consuming on top of school normal school activities. I was very proud of the children who took their own initiative to design a project and explain their work in such a clear and confident manner.  The fair was valuable for developing social and interpersonal skills and it enabled the children to explain concepts and share their scientific knowledge to the public. Very well done.
Students of the Week

5S – Cholan S & Chris M – For their diligence, hard work and all-round effort to every task. They also possess excellent listening skills that enable them to understand the task ahead.

4B – Sahibdeep T for spending his own time creating a powerpoint on his cousin’s Sikh wedding and sharing this with the class.  Also answering all our enquiring questions.  Well done!

3M – James S – for always putting 100% effort into all of his school work along with being kind and polite towards others.

Nottingham High Infant and Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, March 17th 2017


Star Certificates:

RB: Mani S for improved concentration with his reading and showing his true potential. 
RF: Louis G – super focus during phonics lessons
1A: Ariyan G for working very hard to improve his handwriting! Well done, Ariyan! 


1R: Oliver G for having a fantastic few weeks and working really hard.
2B: Thomas F for his amazing descriptive writing about the ‘Chocolate Room!’ 
2W: George W – for completing his work.


School Squirrel:

RB: Johann S for settling in so well to his new school. 
RF: Rosie H – Fantastic speaking and listening during culture box time
1A: Rayan M for showing so much more resilience and trying hard in all of his work tasks. 


1R: Alice D for her enthusiasm and infectious smile – particularly during our showcase rehearsals
2B: CJ S for his super work when using bossy words to write a fairy cake recipe. 
2W: Tarun B for super behaviour and listening on the carpet.


Junior School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, March 17th 2017

One should treat all creatures in the world as one would like to be treated.

Mahavira, Sutrakritanga


U9 Football Festival
Well done to both A&B teams this afternoon in the Festival at Valley Road. The A Team won the competition with the following results and finish the football season undefeated in all competitions:

Nottingham 2 – 0 Southwark
Nottingham 0 – 0 Roundhill
Nottingham 1 – 1 Nottingham B
Bramcote 0 – 1 Nottingham
Carnarvon 0 – 1 Nottingham
St Joseph’s 0 – 4 Nottingham

We finished the competition on 14pts with Carnarvon on 13pts so the crucial win was the match against them which we managed to hold on to claim a 1-0 win. Interestingly, the only goal conceded was against their friends in the B team!

U11 Football Festival
Our Yr 6 team won the Festival, winning 6 and drawing 1 of their 7 games.

Congratulations to our B team in the festival. They were called up at the very last minute. They drew 4, won 1 and lost 2.

Under 9 report

Two teams of six played three matches at Fernwood Primary against schools from Abbey Road, Cropwell Bishop, NGHS and Fernwood.

The A team lost the first match 4-2 to Fernwood A. The B Team won 3 ½  – 2 ½  against Cropwell Bishop. In round two the A team beat NGHS B team 6-0. Our B team won 4-2 against Fernwood B.

In the final round of matches of the night the A team won 5-1 versus Cropwell Bishop while the B team were successful against Abbey Road by 4-2.

Individuals who deserve a mention were Oliver D, Thales I, Adit G, Ibrahim A and Sam G who won all their matches.

The table reads so far as:
1st Fernwood A 13 ½
2nd NHIJS A. 13
3rd NGHS 12
4th NHIJS B 11 ½

Very close

Well done to all those who took part.

E Jones

Students of the Week

Marcus S – for excellent effort and attitude in class

Thales I – for putting so much extra effort into your English work, it is really making the difference. Well done!

James B – For being kind and inclusive to everyone. A wonderful example to all!

Year 5 & 6 choir for their exceptional hard work leading up to the concert last night and for their amazing performance last night! Thank you and well done.


Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, March 10th 2017

 Star Certificates:

RB: Wania A –for enthusiastically joining in with our Maths lessons 
RF: Yash H – for being so keen to answer questions on the carpet
1A: Isabella D’A – For her wonderful Maths homework on sharing – Well done!
1R: Sam H for working hard to improve his handwriting yesterday in his London fact writing
2B: Daniel R- for being a very helpful and kind member of 2B with a lovely smile! 
2W: Amir A for working really hard not to rush his work and as a result, producing some lovely work


School Squirrel:

RB: Anoushka SP – for always being so polite to everyone in school 
RF: Rohan L- for his improved listening skills
1A: Hamza Z – For always listening carefully and for his positive contributions during activities. 
1R: Sahil G for having an excellent attitude to learning and being kind and helpful.
2B: Ben J for his fantastic Smartie work, including his graph, this week in class. Good work Ben! 
2W: Zaviaar A for his lovely manners and always doing as he has been asked straight away.


Junior School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, March 10th 2017

Choose to be optimistic, it feels better

His Holiness, the Dalai Lama XIV,

Honour Points:
Standings as at end February 2016:

BALL’S 316

Gold Award for 15 points: Jacob C, Ayotunde A, Joseph R, Krrish M, Namit B, Sarah L, Zayan B, Thomas B, Azaan M, Shuban Y, George T, Luca V, Sarah W, Alex B, Nathan S, Sasmeet S, Sahibdeep T, Ruben E.





Silver Award for 10 points: Arnav S, Matthew B, Aaron M, Alex B, Ben H, Michael S-G, Zayan B, Tom C, Otto G, Jake G, Rayan M, Jagpal S, Joshua L, Ryan M, Phoebe F, Isa S-K, Oscar A, Maxwell C, James G, Finlay C D, Isak I, Nico B, Max M, Ayaan P, Kitty S, Louis J, William W, Callum D, Aman C, Vuyo M, Ujesh S, Nikhil S, Isaac W, Ethan C, Ayush K, Joshua P, Joseph R, Alfie A, Finn R, Jacob T.


Bronze Award for 5 points: Zain K, Seth D, Oliver H, Naveen B, Euan D, Aarush A, Ryan M, Chris M, Ethan P, Joshua M, George E, Cholan S, Ben M, Alex B,



U9C vs Hill House:

For a first fixture, all members of the team played a super match. The team was raring to go as the whistle blew. Adit, Ibrahim and Nathan all pushed themselves up front with some clear passing to get an early first goal. The drama did not stop there as Hill House quickly got the ball, dribbled in and out of our players and taking a shot with our Goalie George T managing to save it by ending up sitting on the ball!

Hill House then levelled the game but this did not dishearten the team. The goals kept coming from Nottingham with some super defence work from Thales and Joseph, then all of a sudden Marley took a shot from the half way line and the ball flew through the air, straight behind the keeper to score yet another goal!

With some great passing, defence and overall team work, the team came out victorious with an 8-2 win.

It was great to see how much the pupils have grown in confidence in their football skills since Year 3. Well done everyone.

Mr Miller

U9Bs vs Hill House
This week, the Under 9B’s extended their unbeaten run by beating Hill House 3-1.

From the outset, we attempted to fulfil our passing game, although this was sometimes difficult as the ball became stuck in the quagmire in the middle of the pitch. Throughout the match, Fred L set a captain’s example by winning the ball, dribbling down the wing and passing to his team-mates. James B had a few near-misses; Sam G and Sahibdeep T defended solidly whilst Millen R always looked secure in goal but upfront we lacked the killer instinct, despite creating numerous chances. The half-time score of 0-0 certainly did not reflect our dominance however, as tactical targets were being set in the team talk, we felt sure that our positivity would soon be rewarded.

In the second half, intelligent play from Saketh C on the wing, coupled with some dogged tackling from Mandip L and Millen in central midfield, resulted in an onslaught on the opposition’s goal. Fred capitalised on some weak distribution from their defence, clinically slotting the ball home in the far corner of the net, past the flailing arms of the advancing keeper. As we sought to increase our lead, Hill House levelled on the counter attack but we responded almost immediately when James blasted an unstoppable free kick into the top corner. Henry S made an excellent short-range save to maintain our lead and in the final few minutes, Fred scored an almost identical goal to his first, after some intricate interchanges between Isa S-K and Myal A.

A well-deserved victory, played in a style which could easily have brought more goals, had we developed our cutting edge in the first half.

Mrs Slater

Under 9A v Hill House (Away)
The Under 9A team arrived in Doncaster full of confidence after a string of victories that leaves them unbeaten this season in three away fixtures. The loss of George T to an injury two days before the match didn’t dampen the team spirit and Fletcher was promoted to central midfield with Ethan C earning a place in the starting line-up as first choice goalkeeper for the match.

Nottingham started brightly with Fletcher P getting on the end of an early attack only to find the side netting. Our away supporters didn’t have long to wait before the first goal, with Verroshan A finding the back of the net with a well struck free kick that eluded everyone including the Hill House goalkeeper. At the other end, Ethan kept out a rare shot from the opposition with a fine reflex save. The whole team gradually got into their stride and the intent to add more goals was clear when Fletcher again hit the side netting. Sasmeet S also had a shot well saved after some nice build up play. Nottingham were now ‘knocking on the door’ and sure enough the second goal came from Fletcher who had decided it would be much more fun to actually hit the target this time with a powerful shot from the right hand side. 2-0 Nottingham at half time.

The second half saw more sustained pressure from Nottingham leading to another chance. Some wonderful work by Joshua P on the left flank led to a precision cross across the face of goal. Unfortunately, Fletcher could only scuff the ball wide with the goal at his mercy. He would soon turn provider however when he picked out Joshua from the right hand side who converted the chance. It was now business as usual for the players who continued to press forward in the search for more goals. Sasmeet and Arun S both had decent shots that were just wide before Verroshan got his second from a period of sustained Nottingham pressure to make the scoreline 4-0. Hill House must have sensed the game was now beyond them and their shape and stamina began to wane in the closing stages. Joshua added the fifth with a solid left footed strike and Verroshan capped off a super performance with a strong shot to complete his hat-trick in the closing stages.

Another fantastic team performance and result that extends our unbeaten run to four away fixtures plus several games at the earlier Barlborough Hall Football Festival. The final challenge for this season will be the Football Festival taking place at Valley Road on Monday 13th March.

U9A  won 6-0
U9B won 3-1
U9C won 8-2.

Under 8B v The Elms (Away – lost 6-3)
The Under 8B Team lost 6-3 away at the Elms on Wednesday 1st March with several players having their first opportunity to represent the school at a competitive fixture. The Elms started strongly and scored seconds from kick-off with some quick attacking play that brought back memories (at least in the mind of Mr Crossland) of England’s World Cup Qualifier against San Marino way back in 1993. The Nottingham pupils tried their hardest to get into the game but suffered two more setbacks, first with a goal direct from a free kick and then another soon after to go three-nil behind. Shortly after, Nihal was unfortunate not to score, shooting just wide after a rare counter attack. With half time approaching, Umair and Om were brought on, the latter of whom had an immediate impact on the game with his pace, energy and willingness to get forward quickly with the ball. The Elms struggled to deal with this new threat and were gradually pressed further back into their own half. Sure enough, just before half time, Om was able to score from close range to end the half 3-1.

The fightback was on and Nottingham started the second half at a much quicker tempo, led by Om’s excellent running and tackling. The Elms’ defence simply couldn’t cope with the pressure they were under and after firing in from a tight angle on the left to make it 3-2, Om competed his hat-trick with a fantastic goal from a free kick on the edge of the box to level the scores. 3-3 at half time.

The home fans looked on nervously and wondered whether the Nottingham team could keep up this tempo and go on to win the match. Could this become a famous victory for Nottingham? Sadly, not. The team began to tire and The Elms rallied to again put pressure onto our back line. Nihal (who had taken over the goalkeeping duties) was unfortunate to let a relatively tame shot slip through his legs allowing the home team to re-take the lead and two more goals soon followed. In the dying seconds, Om grazed the post but this would have been little more than a consolation goal with the game finally ending 6-3. Despite the loss, the children will have learnt a lot from this fixture and should be proud of how they represented the school. Hopefully, next time these sides meet the children will have a bit more experience of playing as a team.

Man of the match was Om who showed great energy and commitment to every tackle. He covered every blade of grass on the field.

Cross Country
On Tuesday 7th March we travelled to Worksop College to compete in the Preparatory Schools’ Cross Country Meeting.  Phoebe came 4th in the Under 11 girls’ race.  George E 51st, Isaac W43rd, Ashley H39th, Thomas B2nd & Jake G1st.  The team were a credit to our school.  After the races we were invited to the Great Hall, which reminded us of Hogwarts & the team members enjoyed sausage & chips; a great end to the afternoon.



Congratulations to Sarah L who has been selected to represent Great Britain in Slovenia.


Congratulations to Lohit D who recently competed in the U13 Badminton England tournament at Durham, Oxford, Hampshire and Devon.  Lohit achieved Gold at Devon, Silver in the singles at Durham, Bronze in the singles at Oxford and Bronze in the doubles at Hampshire.



Violinist  Stuart H
Violist  Isaac P
Oboist Oliver D
Flautist James S

Teatime concert:
Congratulations to all our pupils who have played in the teatime concerts this term.

Students of the Week

Joshua M for taking on the responsibility of designing 5As rap moves for ‘Gran, Can You Rap?’

Matthew B  – for being an all-round good egg and always looking out for other people.

Jack A – for always using good manners around school and saying ‘please’ and ‘thank you’ during lesson time.


Infant School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, March 3rd 2017


Star Certificates:

RB: William H – for his excellent writing of a ‘tall tale’ in Tiddler style. 
RF: Louis G – for enthusiastic reading
1A: Rayan M – fabulous map making 
1R: Zev D for his super work on division in maths!
2B: Oskar A for his helpful nature and  creative work this week. 
2W: Rhys N for his creativity and excellent focus during Book Week.


School Squirrel:

RB: Chloe G – for showing her enjoyment in our books and stories during Book week 
RF: Hollie B – sounding out words carefully as she writes. Fantastic effort.  
1A: Rishi A – his fantastic contributions and explanations in our Maths and Science lessons 
1R: Sienna P for all round excellent work all week and great answers on the carpet.
2B: Vismay G for his super ideas and all his enthusiasm during Book Week. 
2W: Evan A-Y for his fantastic enthusiasm and acting during Book Week. 




Junior School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, March 3rd 2017


Alfred, “Why do we fall, sir?”

Batman, “So we can learn to pick ourselves up”


Under 9s v Fairfield (Away)
The children braved some arctic temperatures in their match against Fairfield Prep on February 9th. Our pupils dominated play in the first half and were very unlucky to go behind with a fortuitous deflection looping over the stranded goalkeeper and in under the bar. Fairfield were not in front for long, as George T broke free to power a shot past the opposition keeper and end the half all square at 1-1.

The second half saw Fairfield under immediate and persistent pressure from our players and sure enough the floodgates opened with some well taken goals from Joshua P (x2), George and Fletcher P within the first five minutes of the half. The match was as good as over and despite a minor lapse in concentration in defence, George added another two goals to seal an emphatic 7-2 victory. A very well deserved victory and all-round solid team performance.

Under 9s v The Elms (Away)
The Elms presented a much more challenging contest with a far quicker and physically strong team of players. Both sides were very evenly matched and had to work hard to keep possession on a tricky surface. Chances in the first half were scarce, with the opposition almost opening the scoring but ultimately firing wide of the target from range. Arun S skimmed the post directly from a corner but the score remained 0-0 at half time.

After a few tactical changes at half time, the team started positively but still found it difficult to create any clear-cut chances. The deadlock was almost broken after some great work down the left by Joshua P only for Fletcher P to shoot wide from a great position. At the other end, Millen R (who had commendably taken over in goal for the second half) did everything asked of him by keeping out a flurry of chances.

The deadlock was finally broken mid-way through the half when a quick counter-attack saw  Sasmeet S through on goal. The keeper saved his initial shot but the plucky striker kept his composure to slot home at the second attempt.

The players did everything I asked of them, keeping their shape well, looking for space on the wings and battling for every ball. The energy levels were excellent (made all the more impressive by the fact we had agreed to play 8-a-side so had no substitutes to fall back on) and we saw the game out for a narrow but deserved 1-0 win. Special mentions should go to Verroshan A, Euan D, Fletcher P and Arun S for their defensive display in helping to keep a clean sheet and to George T for running his socks off through the whole match.

U9B vs Highfields (away) – 27.2.17
The under 9 B Team defeated Highfields 3 goals to 1 in a competitive encounter at their ground in Newark on Trent. Fred L opened the scoring on a difficult surface with a fine strike midway through the first half after some early pressure on the Highfields back line. Soon after, Nottingham were fortunate not to concede from a goalmouth scramble in which the defence threw themselves bravely in front of the ball before finally clearing their lines (and allowing Mr Crossland to breathe at last). Highfields also fired over the bar from a long range effort just before the half time whistle blew to end a scrappy first half with Nottingham leading by the single goal.

The second half saw several changes with Myal A and Saketh S replacing Isa S-K and Mandip L. Chances were few and far between until the Nottingham defence had a momentary lapse in concentration allowing Highfield’s striker to be unmarked in the box and fire in the equalizer.

In goal, Ethan C had a terrific game and made a couple of acrobatic saves, on one occasion stretching to palm an almost certain goal out of play. Following a corner at the other end that Highfields failed to clear, James B found a yard of space to connect well and put Nottingham 2-1 in front. As the game wore on, another well taken goal by James B extended the lead and effectively killed the game off Highfields didn’t threaten again and the game ended 3-1 at the final whistle.

Another super team performance with special mentions to James B and Fred L for their tireless running in midfield, Sam and Henry for such resolute defensive displays and Ethan C for his cat-like reflexes in goal.

Our B team defeated Fairfield 1-0. The match was incredibly close and our defence consisting of Marcus, Jacob and Aaron proved formidable, especially when supported by goalkeeper Harrison. Our goal was scored by Matthew B. It was an excellent team performance but a special mention must go to Jacob, Aman & Jack for their excellent passing and composure on the ball.

Our C team drew 0-0 with Fairfield. It was a closely fought match and both sides had opportunities to score, however their excellent goalkeeper proved hard to beat.

Also, congratulations to Alec S who was part of his U10 Saturday Team that have won U10’s Division 10 Football.



Well done to Esme W who has achieved Bronze & Silver in the FSK Karate Cup.





The U11A team : Joshua L, Jake G, Thomas B, Orlando B and Luca V finished 4th in the ‘A’ final of the Freestyle relays.  They also won the ‘B’ final in the Medlay relays.

Our 11B team of: Alfie A, Rohan B, Taylor B and Harry E qualified for the ‘B’ finals in both the Medley and Freestyle relays, finishing 4th and 2nd respectively.

They were excellent ambassadors for the School and enjoyed spending the day with the U13 teams from NHS.


Teatime concert:

On Wednesday evening we held our NHIJS Teatime concert. What a wonderful evening it was! We heard over 50 pupils perform, both individually and in small ensembles, across the evening and all showed off their talents with confidence and musicality! Well done to everyone who participated!

Ingram Cup

It has been a fabulous week where we have seen an amazing array of talent on display! A record 121 pupils entered the Ingram Cup this year and there were 144 performances adjudicated in the heats! Everyone should feel very proud of their efforts. It’s going to be a close competition to win the Ingram Cup!!!



Ingram Cup Final results:

Year 3
1st Tonkin’s – Jacob T–Piano
2nd Trease’s –  Aarya S– Clarinet
3rd Ball’s – Ayaan P– Clarinet

Year 4
1st Trease’s – Sahibdeep T– Violin
2nd Trease’s – Sasmeet S– Violin
3rd Tonkin’s – Ayotunde A– Euphonium

Year 5
1st Trease’s – Alex B– Saxophone
2nd Hardy’s – William H– Piano
3rd Hardy’s –  Phoebe F- Violin

Year 6
1st Tonkin’s – William W– Piano

2nd Ball’s – Nathan C– Violin
3rd Tonkin’s – Jacob C- Violin


NHIJS’s pupils recently participated in the North & Midlands Chess Tournament held at the High School.  Nottinghamshire A U11’s came 1st with 30 points and Nottinghamshire B U11’s came 2nd with 22 points, Northants who were third finished on 19½ points.  In the U9’s section, Nottinghamshire A came second with 19 points, 3 behind the eventual winners and the Nottinghamshire B team came 5th with 10 points.  Well done to all those who took place. NHIJS team players were Zayan B, James B, Robert G, Jacob C, Saahat S, Aman C, Dean S, Harry E and Harry G.

 Students of the Week
Sam G – an unprompted act of kindness to help Mrs George, who was clearing a pupil’s dropped tray in the Dining Hall.  Sam immediately came over & started to help clear the food with a napkin. Very kind.

Oli H – when Oli first joined the school he was not used to presenting to a large audience and found the experience incredibly difficult; however his growth mindset and determination to improve has resulted in an outstanding improvement, his growth has been so much that, he is one of our magnificent finalists in the poetry final.