Monthly Archives: May 2017

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievements

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, May 26thth 2017

 

Star Certificates:

RB: Rishi S for writing his own version of “we’re going on a bear hunt” 
RF: Dawson C for writing his own story independently about “Going on a Bear Hunt”
1A: Bobby O for working hard with his phonics and making great reading progress 

 

1R: Zev D for writing an incredible pirate description with lots of lovely detail and beautiful illustrations.
2B: Rohan S for his fantastic maths work this week with all the teachers during Direction week. 
2W: Evan A-Y for his lovely self portrait and good brush control

 

School Squirrel:

RB: Wania A for being in helpful in the classroom. 
RF: Amber R for being a really helpful member of the class to both staff and other children. 
1A: Koji W: For his absolutely fantastic written work across all the curriculum areas 

 

 

1R: Aaron P for his continued maturity and hardworking attitude.
2B: Jonas M for listening carefully to instructions in the classroom and following them first time! 
2W: Rhys N for working really well with different teachers during Directions week.

 

Junior School Achievements

 Chess
House Chess results:

  Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Final position
Ball’s 10 15½ 1st
Tonkin’s 12½ 2nd
Hardy’s 5 11 3rd
Trease’s 3 6 4th

 

Swimming
Swimming report for the Inter-House Swimming gala, 2017

There was much anticipation and excitement leading up to the Inter-House Swimming gala this year! The Year 5 and 6s started off the competition on 15th May with some superb swimming. The races were very close, the support for everyone was outstanding and every swimmer contributed to the score. Tonkin’s House won the Lovett Cup (medley relay trophy) and Hardy’s won the Freestyle relay cup. Special congratulations must go to individual cup winners: Rohan B for winning the Cox trophy (50m backstroke), Leon E for winning the Axtell cup (50m breaststroke), Jake G for winning the Monaghan Cup (50m freestyle) and Luca V for winning the Pell cup for 100m Individual Medley. The overall scores at the end of the morning were incredibly close: Tonkin’s and Trease’s were in the lead with 66 points, followed closely by Hardy’s with 64 points and Ball’s with 33 points. Well done to all the swimmers!

The Year 3 and 4s then took up the reins the following Tuesday with all to swim for. For many, it was the first time that they had swum in front of such a large audience. There was some fantastic swimming from every single participant and there was such amazing encouragement from all of the supporters! The results of the Year 3 and 4 gala are as follows:

1st place: Tonkin’s 60 points
2nd place: Trease’s 45 points
3rd place: Hardy’s 38 points
4th place: Ball’s 33 points

These were then added onto the scores from the Year 5 and 6 gala which gave an overall result for the Inter House Swimming 2017:

1st place: Tonkin’s 126 points
2nd place: Trease’s 109 points
3rd place: Hardy’s 104 points
4th place: Ball’s 66 points

Congratulations and well done to everyone.

Thank you to all the staff for their involvement and parent timekeepers.

IAPS Athletics National Finals
Congratulations to the following pupils who have qualified for the National Finals:
Luca V – 200m & High Jump, Zain K – 100m, Thomas B – 800m and Jake G – 1500m – Good luck!

 

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies – 19th May 2017

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, May 19th 2017

Star Certificates:

RB: Taha H for writing a great sentence. 
RF: Dawson C for his amazing attitude and effort in writing sentences with a connective and a stop.
1A: Hamza Z for super independent Maths work 

 

1R: Sahil G for being an all round super pupil! 
2B:  Aaron S for his super ideas when writing our class poem and writing it neatly in his book.
2W:  Ayaan Q for his great ideas towards our class poem and writing it up so neatly. 

 

School Squirrel:

RB: William H for always willingly help with classroom jobs and carrying them out so responsible. 
RF: Charlotte for making good decisions and choices with her friends.

 

1A: Alex A for his wonderful creative ideas and excellent sewing skills. 

 

1R: Will L for his maturity and his focussed attitude to his learning.
2B: Dylan E for being a kind, happy and helpful member of the class. 
2W: Zaviaar A for his confidence on the large apparatus whilst being careful too. 

  

Junior School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, May 19th 2017

No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.

 Aesop, Greek fabulist and story teller.

from ‘The Lion and the Mouse’ 

Music

Year 3 Music Project – ‘Performer of the Week’

Trombonist Alfie A (09.05.17)
Trumpeter Hukam S (09.05.17)

 

Athletics:
Our Athletics team competed in the IAPs northern athletics meet on Thursday achieving the best results that we have ever had.

 

 

Swimming:
There was much anticipation and excitement leading up to the Inter-House Swimming gala this year! The Year 5 and 6s started off the competition on 15th May with some superb swimming. The races were very close, the support for everyone was outstanding and every swimmer contributed to the score. Tonkin’s House won the Lovett Cup (medley relay trophy) and Hardy’s won the Freestyle relay cup. Special congratulations must go to individual cup winners: Rohan B for winning the Cox trophy (50m backstroke), Leon E for winning the Axtell cup (50m breaststroke), Jake G for winning the Monaghan Cup (50m freestyle) and Luca V for winning the Pell cup for 100m Individual Medley. The overall scores at the end of the morning were incredibly close: Tonkin’s and Trease’s were in the lead with 66 points, followed closely by Hardy’s with 64 points and Ball’s with 33 points. These scores will be added to the Year 3 and 4 gala next week. Well done to all the swimmers!

Mrs Whittamore

Cricket:

Under 11B pairs cricket v Hill House at Doncaster

NHIJS 374 off 20 overs
Hill House 195 off 15 overs
NHIJS won by 179 runs

Batting first, our openers Marcus and Luca were soon into their stride, putting on 87 runs between them. Marcus hit 10 x 4’s in his total of 50 whilst Luca hit 7x 4’s in his total of 37. The large number of wide deliveries made it increasingly difficult for the remainder of our batsmen to actually hit the ball but Jake and Ujesh added a useful 10 each and, combining with the total of 58 for wide balls, we finished on 374.

In the second innings, Zain and Callum bowled tightly as openers and this pattern continued with only 8 wides conceded from the entire team. Increasing in confidence, Zain, Jagpal and Gabe took 2 wickets each whilst Toyan, Luca and Marcus each took 1. Through a combination of excellent wicket-keeping from Matthew and the aforesaid accurate, neat bowling, Hill House were thus restricted to 195, having lost 7 wickets.

Wonderful teamwork and camaraderie were the essence of this sparkling victory; the progress of some of the less confident players was a joy to behold as they learnt quickly from others. This was particularly apparent in the field, where the positioning, the walking in and the backing up of throws from deep improved enormously as the match progressed. Hearing our players thank each other as they walked off the pitch was, indeed, the icing on the cake.

Mrs Slater

Our U10A team played their first match v Hill House last Friday. The u10s lost by 22 runs. They played with great enthusiasm and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. They are also a great group to take away.

Harry Elwick 11 runs, Raman 10, George 9, Cholan 8 & Nikhil with 4 runs were our highest scorers.

Bowling – Nikhil gave only 2 runs from his 2 overs, Kapil took a wicket (for 9 runs) nd we had one run out and one stumping – (Well done Max W)

Under 9 cricket v Barlborough Tuesday 16th May 2017

NHIJS 268 off 15 overs
Barlborough 232 off 15
NHIJS won by 36 runs

The morning’s precipitation may have affected the outfield at Valley Road but it could do nothing to dampen the spirits of this excited group of Year 4’s.

Through a combination of outstanding wicket-keeping from Euan and some tidy bowling from the entire team, Barlborough were restricted to running quick singles. Conceding only two fours and eight wides all afternoon, the Under 9’s sensibly gave themselves a platform on which to build their batting innings. Despite the prevailing blustery conditions, wickets were taken with deadly accuracy by Joshua, Sahib and Saketh.

Growing in confidence in his captaincy role, Adit organised the field well and supported his team as they developed their techniques of long barrier and backing up.

In a contrasting second innings, our opening pair of Nathan and Adit could well have become frustrated by the number of wide deliveries however they stuck to their task and adapted their style of play. Sasmeet and Sahib then proceeded to punish the bowlers with two fours in quick succession; Joshua and Saketh continued in the same vein, contributing fourteen runs between them and, not to be outdone, the pairing of Fletcher and George produced a flurry of powerfully hit boundaries.

Sensing that victory was within our grasp, it was left to James and Euan to steer the ship home; playing defensively in the penultimate over, they then opened up to develop their repertoire of shots in the final few deliveries.

With impending matches against Foremarke Hall and Ratcliffe College next week, it was important that the team adapted quickly to a game scenario and assimilated the coaching tips. Pleasingly, they all seized the opportunity with great enthusiasm and developed their ability to work collaboratively.

Mrs Slater

Chess:
Bullock Cup results:
1st Place James B – 7 points
2nd Place Dean S – 6½ points – (Year 6 medal)
3rd Place Robert G, Om K (Best Year 3), Ruben E, Harry E (Best Year 5), Jacob C and Zayan B
9th Place Verroshan A (Best Year 4)
10th Place Henry S, Oliver D, Isaac P, Farris H, Roman E, Harry G
16th Place Orlando B and Aman C

Best Girl in Year 3 = Georgia A
Best Girl in Year 4 = Esme W

EPSCA Championship Semi-Finals
Following Saturday’s semi-finals at Bristol the following achieved:

U9 Bronze Award – James G, Isaac P, Lucas B, Sam E, Sam G, James S, Ruben E, Oliver D and Ayotunde A

U11 Bronze Award – Harry G, Zain K, Orlando B, Harry E, Aman C, Dean S, William W, Jacob C, Saahat S, James B, Robert G, Zayan B,
Football
Congratulations to our U11s who are the winners of the league!

The following squad played in league matches: Joshua L, Mohintan A, Noah B, Jake G, Ashley H, Rayan M, Luca V, Harrison S, Marcus S, Jack D, Aman C & Jacob C

Congratulations to George E whose team have become the YEFL Winners

Also congratulations to Stuart H whose team have become the Spring 2017 YEL U8 Red Division Champions.

Rugby:
Congratulations to Joshua P who has was voted Players’ Player 2016/17 by his club, Nottingham Corsairs RFC.

 

Fencing

Congratulations to Ben H for winning the U10’s East Midlands Fencing competition .

 

 

Students of the Week

George E & Ryan M for consistently displaying exceptional kindness.

Robert G – for showing great kindness and consideration.

Dean S – for his focus and determination in the Bullock Cup, he achieved second place

The Athletics Team for their great sportsmanship & support for each other.

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies 12th May 2017

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, May 12th 2017

 

Star Certificates:

RB: Yousef A for using careful thinking and persevering when designing and building a bridge.
RF: William A for persisting with his independent writing activities and not giving up!
1A: Sophie B – for consistently fantastic marks in her spelling tests 

 

1R: Oliver G for being the first to solve a maths problem about building houses for gnomes.
2B: Thomas F for his superb ability to work in a team during Building week 
2W: George W for his superb house design, putting in technical details.

 

School Squirrel:

RB: William P for working co-operatively in a group and using some really good ideas to build a den. 
1A: Bobby O – for always being so well organized and helpful

 

1R: Alexander for having very intelligent ideas when solving building problems. 
2B: Daniel R for his brilliant contributions and creative ideas during Building week
2W: Jaikar L for being really helpful to our visitors on Welcome Day 

 

 

Junior School Science Fair Assembly   

Friday, May 12th 2017

 

At the end of our fantastic STEM week we had the first ‘Junior School Science Fair’.  The pupils had been challenged to, “Have fun with Science” and the results were very impressive. A huge well done to all of the pupils who took part.  The teachers had a very difficult task in choosing a winner from each form as so much effort and enthusiasm was displayed.

The winners were:

3C = Alfie A & Max M
3M = Arush A
4B = Sasmeet S
4W = Saketh C
5A = Alec
5S = Seth D
6G = Shloak B
6H = Rayan M
6S = Naveen B

 

 

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School 5th May 2017 Achievement Assemblies

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

Friday, May 5th 2017

 Star Certificates:

RB: Johann S for remaining focused and trying hard with his writing. 
RF: Taher H for always making the right learning choices and a lovely mature attitude to learning.
1A: Rishi A for sharing his brilliant ideas on our Science lesson. 
1R: Aaron P for his calm manner and focused attitude to his work this week.
2B: Ben J for his excellent capacity work all week in school in Maths. 
2W: Arjun J for working hard in lessons this week and showing what he is capable of.

 

School Squirrel:

RB: Aman L for always being super helpful and performing any classroom jobs responsibly 
RF: Yash H for consistently focused with his work and amazing progress with his reading.
1A: Michael W for always being ready to learn and showing excellent manners in school. 
1R: Kayode A for his fantastic descriptive writing about the sea creatures in The Rainbow Fish.
2B: Charlie M for his polite and beautiful manners and always trying his very best in school. 
2W: Amir A for trying not to rush his work or be overly competitive with his friends.

 

 

Achievement Assembly – Junior School Assembly   

Friday, May 5th 2017

There should be no element of slavery in learning. Enforced exercise does no harm to the body, but enforced learning will not stay in the mind.

Plato, Classical Greek philosopher

Music

Year 3 Music Project – ‘Performer of the Week’

Euphonium Kavin R (25.04.17)
Trombonist Edward M (02.05.17)
Oboist Oliver D (25.04.17) & (02.05.17)
Cellist Max M & Adi J (25.04.17, Jack A & Nico B (02.15.17)
Clarinettist Yasin R (02.05.17)
Trumpeter Hukam S (02.05.17)
Violinist Stuart H (25.04.17)
Viola Isaac P (25.04.17)
Flautist James S (25.04.17), Georgia A (02.05.17)

 

The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music  – Congratulations to the following pupils who have taken and passed:

Jacob T – Grade 2 Piano with distinction
William H – Grade 1 Singing

Swimming:

On Friday 28th April, Joshua L, Luca V, Phoebe F and Taylor B travelled quite a distance to compete in the regional rounds of the ESSA national swimming competition for English Primary Schools. The children swam really well in their events, coming second in the freestyle relay and third in the medley relay qualifying for a place at the National Finals on Saturday 17th June at Ponds Forge Sheffield. Personal best times were gained and a good time was had by all. Congratulations and well done to all. Very many thanks to Mrs Whittamore for training the pupils and accompanying them on Friday evening.

Huge achievement by Alfie C in gaining 5 1st place medals in Kimberley Swimming Club’s Novice Gala.

Cricket:

Congratulations to Naveen B, Aman C, Saahat S & Ujesh S who represented Ellerslie cricket team in the Bingham indoor cricket tournament and finished runners up narrowly missing out on the top spot.  This is a big achievement for the club as this is the first time Ellerslie team have qualified for the finals

 

Hockey: 

Newark Hockey Club have awarded their ‘Most Improved Player U10 Boys 2016-17’ to Ethan P – Well Done!

 

Football:
Our U11 competed in the final of the Chairman’s Cup at the Forest Academy.  It was a very close game with both teams having only a few half chances each. Sadly Fernwood scored just after half time and despite a huge effort to score an equaliser we could not create an opening to retain the trophy we won last year.  The final result finished 1-0 to Fernwood .

Thanks to Mr Cordy for coming along and supporting the team.

 

Students of the Week
Year 5 for their excellent behaviour and fantastic team work during Tudor Day.