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Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies 13th October 2017

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

October 13th 2017


Star Certificates:

RB: Max M for his super ‘blow tree’ painting 
RL: Silvana D – for learning her tricky word and applying it in her literacy.
RT: Luciana H – blending simple words to feed our reading robot & ‘writing’ leg with phonic tiles. 
1A: Katherine Z – for working hard to make her handwriting smaller and neater.
1R:  Rohan L for being a hard worker who avoids distractions and always does his best.
2B: Ariyan G for trying his best in school, working hard with his listening. 
2W: Sahil G for always working hard and producing super work. 


School Squirrel:

RB: Yi Yi Y for being super with her friends, her manners and her attitude to her work 
RL: Sukhveer M – for showing kindness towards his friends.
RT: Emilie D – helping classmates with tricky art work (blow-painting trees) & bringing conkers in to share.
1A: Charlotte C – for always trying her best and approaching all activities with a sunny smile.
1R: Gurshaan B for always being such a grown up and responsible member of the class. 
2B: Kayode A for his very sensible and lovely manners on our school trip to Beaumanor Hall.
2W: Bryony P for her excellent behaviour and lovely costume on our Victorians trip. 

 Achievement Assembly – Junior School 

October 13th 2017

 “It’s not what happens to you, but how you react to it that matters.”
Epictetus, Greek Philosopher

 Overall Winner: Ben Harcourt

Form Winners:
3C = Thomas Freeston
3M = Jaiker Lidder
4B = Edward Mellors
4W = Jack Aram
5A =Joseph Robinson
5S = Henna Quraishi
6G = Shuban Yadavakrishnan
6h = Seth Dineen


Film Star Success
Congratulations to Hukam S. on his film debut. The premiere screening of the drama Hukam is appearing in was shown at the London Film Festival last week.

The show will be airing on BBC2 @ 9pm on the 13 November.


Irish Dancing

Congratulations to Amelia K. who has qualified to dance in the Irish dancing World championship in County Mayo. We wish her the very best of luck.


After School Speech & Drama

The following pupils achieved success in the English Speaking Board (International) Ltd Summer exams:

Sam G., Nathan S-P. :  Merit at Junior Grade Two

Jai S.:  Distinction at ESB Level 1 Award

Yusuf B. and Shuban Y:   Merit at ESB Level 1 Award

Fourteen Year 6 rugby players travelled to Chesterfield on Wed 27th Sept to compete in the Barlborough Hall Rugby Festival. They participated in 4 games of rugby, winning two, drawing one and losing one. They enjoyed ice cream and hotdogs after the match together with medals for participating. Well done a great performance!

More success for our Rugby teams as our U9 rugby teams also won their matches against a very strong Fairfield School. Both the A & B teams played some strong rugby and deserved their success. U9A won 10-7 and the U9B won 9-5

Both sides showed flair going forward, with some inspirational individual tries on both pitches. Encouragingly, we tackled strongly and proved better at this than Fairfield. Despite numerous knocks, scrapes and bruises, all players who were briefly substituted showed great character and were keen to return to the action as soon as possible.

Try scorers for the A’s – Roman E. 3; Edward M. 3; Alfie A. 1; Om K. 1; Isaac P. 1 and Lucas B. 1.

B’s – James S.  3; Stuart H. 2; Finn R 1; Om K. 2 and Oscar A. 1.

As can be seen, Om scored for both teams.

Many thanks to our referees, Mr Whitehead and Mr Baker and to Mrs Slater for help with supervising the teams.

There were also great results from our Year 5 teams. The A team defeated The Elms by 30-10. Our B team won 40-10.

The U10 B’s played the first of the back to back matches at The Elms, setting a high standard from the start with Sasmeet S. opening the scoring and our players quickly gaining confidence in their ability to tackle.  There was an outstanding breakaway try quickly followed by another. Saketh C. added a further 2 tries, showing a lightning pair of heels on both occasions. There was an outstanding contribution from our captain, Henry S., who showed how to lead and tackle by example and scoring the final try. A highly impressive team performance.

The Under 10A’s quickly threw down the gauntlet to The Elms with Verroshan A. scoring the first try within a matter of minutes, thanks to a 15 yards pass from Samuel G. George T., Fletcher P. and Joshua P. proved too much for the opposition to handle; their thrilling individual tries certainly entertained the watching crowd of parents from both teams.

Adit G., Verroshan A., Samuel G. and Henry S. (the latter coming on as sub)  were fearless in their tackling.

Outstanding commitment, strength, tenacity and skill, in varying degrees, from all who played – well done!


On Wednesday 4th October 2017, our A & B U11 teams played a match in the Autumn League at Fernwood Primary. The team who amasses the most points wins the Autumn League. Our teams are very well placed going forward to the next matches. So far, 3 players have scored two out of two: Harry E, Oliver D and Eron D. James G was unbeaten with one draw and a win.  Next round: Wednesday 22nd November at Fernwood.

Congratulations to the following pupils who achieved success as detailed below in the Individual Championships 2017 at Dovecote School on 7th October:

U8 Group:  Aaron S. – 4 points

U9 A Group: Oliver D. County U9 Champion with 4 points.
James G. and Ruben E. – 3 points

U10 A Group: Verroshan A. – County U10 Champion with 4 points.
Henry S. and Tunde A.– 3 points.

Cross Country
Our U11 team recently competed for the first time in the Nottingham City Cross Country Relays at Colwick Park and came first!

Further success for our U11 Cross Country team on Saturday 8th October at Berry Hill with Phoebe F. finishing 1st in the U11 girls race. The U11 boys ran well however final team placements are awaited.



Our U11s competed in the Karnival Festival against 27 other schools.  We were unbeaten in our group winning all five matches without conceding a goal. In the semi-final, we were a little fortunate to beat Cantrell school 1-0 to gain a place in the final in a closely fought contest. Sadly, despite dominating the final we lost 2-1. We have however qualified for the Nottingham Schools finals night and will play on the City Ground next May/June. A fantastic effort from all of the team.


Students of the Week

Georgia A. – for a fabulous piece of descriptive writing for your story setting.  Georgia’s adjectives and similes were carefully chosen.  Well done.

Ethan C. for demonstrating a positive attitude towards his lessons.  Keep it up.

Taran S. for a superb attitude to all aspects of school life.  Well done!

Ben M in 4W for being so helpful and kind towards others