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Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies 3rd November 2017

Infant School Achievements

3rd November 2017



Star Certificates:

RB: Ali C – for working hard in Literacy and using his phonic knowledge when writing. 
RL: Alex P – for excellent literacy this week, he has started to use punctuation in his caption writing.
RT: Ruari H – Super effort with segmenting skills to write his Diwali story sentence.
1A: William A for working so hard to learn his tricky words.
1R: William H for working hard in all subjects in class. 
2B: Ayda M for working really hard all week to keep her handwriting neat and tidy.
2W: Vusi M for his fantastic problem solving in this week’s maths work. 




School Squirrel:

RB: Henry L – for coming back in to school with such a positive attitude. 
RL: Abel S – for fantastic behaviour this week and listening carefully during learning time.
RT: Jin Chen L – Helping classmates with assembling Diwali lanterns and sharing his subtraction skills.
1A: Amber R for her fantastic attitude and enthusiasm in all lessons
1R: Dawson C for knuckling down to his work and showing enthusiasm for his learning 
2B: Samuel H for writing a fantastic firework poem, full of descriptive words!
2W: Hamza Z for his positive attitude to and perseverance when working in the classroom 




Junior School Achievements

3rd November 2017

Just because you haven’t found your talent yet, doesn’t mean you don’t have one.
Kermit T. Frog 


Students of the Week

Harry E, Taylor B, Alex S in 6G and Ben H in 6H – for showing kindness and empathy towards someone who needed their help and support.

Nico B for super comprehension work on poetry.


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

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies – 29th September 2017

Infant School Assembly   

September 29th 2017


Star Certificates:

RB: Komal L for trying hard to stay focused for longer during teaching. 
RL: Alice B – for excellent reading.
RT: Sebastian C  – super shape awareness & clever counting skills 
1A: Mani S – for trying really hard to make his handwriting smaller and neater
1R: Rosie H – for super shape work 
2B: Sophie B for always being a hard worker in all lessons all the time. Amazing!
2W: Alexander B- for working hard to improve his writing 


School Squirrel:

RB: Cathy D for her great attitude towards everyone in our class. A super friend. 
RL: Sydney Q – for excellent effort in learning
RT: Huey G-D – helping his fruit salad making partner 
1A: Hollie B – for her great attitude and enthusiasm in all her lessons
1R: Aman L – for retelling his new version of Jack and the Beanstalk so beautifully to the class 
2B: Michael W for his super letter of complaint to the workhouse from Oliver Twist.
2W: William L- for being so enthusiastic in the classroom and in all of our activities. 



Junior School Assembly   

September 29th 2017

 When life throws you a rainy day, play in the puddles!

Winnie the Pooh


On Monday, twenty-eight year 4 pupils represented the School in the U9 rugby teams fixture v Hill House School at Valley Road. With very little contact time before the games, the pupils performed admirably against a strong Yorkshire school.

The A team were involved in a tight game but lost narrowly 12 tries to 10 tries

The B team were involved in an even closer game and won 8 tries to 7 tries

The C team looked the most comfortable and ran in 10 tries to 6 tries

Many thanks to Mr Cordy, Mr Hamilton and Mr Allison for some fantastic coaching and to the pupils for a great afternoon of rugby.

Ice Skating

Congratulations to Sarah L who came first in her category with an outstanding score almost six points ahead of the next place down.   She achieved her next level and had the highest overall mark for all ages out of 86 girls.
Students of the Week

Lucas B and Panache S – 4B – for demonstrating super independent problem solving skills in Science.

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School

September 22nd 2017


Star Certificates:

RB: Samyuktha V for working hard to learn and use her letter sounds in both her writing and reading. 
RL:   Iyla K for trying hard to blend her new sounds when reading words she does not know.
RT: Gurpreet L – Super effort with phonics 
1A: William P for excellent descriptive writing about Jack and the Beanstalk.
1R: Tanvi K for settling in so well to her new school and being kind to everyone 
2B: Yusuf S for making lots of new friends in school and working hard in lessons.
2W: Koji W- for excellent question writing and using question marks correctly. 


School Squirrel:

RB: Sammy A – for always being so polite and using his good manners to all adults in school 
RL: Benjamin B for trying hard to help his friends during circle times.
RT: Matilda C – Being polite to her classmates & sharing super ‘senses’ idea 
1A: Grace N – for speaking out in Mrs Bruce’s assembly and trying hard in our class storytelling session.
1R: Taha H – for his excellent writing 
2B: Isabella D for always being a happy and cheerful girl in the class, a real pleasure to teach!
2W: Archie M – for settling in to life in Year 2 so well and being so sensible with his bag.

 Well done to Orsen S for achieving his Level 3 in Swimming.


Achievement Assembly – Junior School Assembly   

September 22nd 2017


It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.

Romeo and Juliet, William Shakespeare, poet and playwright.




The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music:
Evan A Y           Grade 2 Violin with merit
William H         Grade 3 Piano with distinction


Sailing & Triathlon
Congratulations to Phoebe F who has completed Stages 1-4 of the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme and for her recent triathlon achievements.


On Thursday 14th September, William H and Shuban Y in Year 6 went to Fairfields Prep School to take part in the regional semi final of the Junior Language Challenge, having got through the first round (French) and having spent the summer learning a new language independently – Japanese!

It was a fun and exciting day with both boys reaching the regional final on the day.  The final result was that William H came first in the regional final and Shuban Y came 6th.  William will be going to the national final in London on Friday 13th October and has three weeks to learn the new and final language which is Zulu!


Student of the Week

Alfie A 6H – for always being helpful and thoughtful and tidying up after his class

4W-James S for being so conscientious in all that he does

Milo W in 6H – For being kind and caring to a member of Year 3 one lunchtime this week.

5A and 5S for engaging fully with the Cranedale experience and overcoming personal challenges along the way


Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School    

September 15th 2017


Star Certificates:

RB: Heshaam H – for sharing his super knowledge of naming the bones in our bodies. 
RL: Max G – A great start to Reception, Max is a keen learner who is trying hard in class. 
RT: Kiyaan B – super phonics/reading effort & writing his name  
1A: Bachan S – super neat handwriting
1R: Louis G For returning to school with a brilliant attitude to his learning. 
2B: Oliver G for settling in to 2B and trying his best in lessons this week.
2W: Isobel H for her hard work in every lesson and always trying her best. 



School Squirrel:

RB: Emily G – for settling in so well and having a great first week in school. 
RL: Charlotte T- A great first week! Charlotte is always ready to learn and have fun.
RT: Esme R – settling in so well & helping her new classmates 
1A: Yash H – for his great attitude to work and play
1R: Anoushka S-P for settling in beautifully to Year 1 and trying her best all the time.
2B: Vijay V for working hard in lessons and making lots of new friends. 
2W: Bobby O for being so kind and helpful to the new members of the class


Sophie B 2B Level 8 Gymnastics proficiency award and DLL tennis player of the week


Achievement Assembly – Junior School Assembly   

September 15th 2017

Do not learn how to react, learn how to respond.



The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music:
Sarah L – Grade 1 Flute with Distinction
Ben F – Grade 1 Cello with Merit
Charles D – Grade 1 Piano with Merit
Shuban Y – Grade 2 Cello with Distinction



Students of the Week

James G 4W for being super helpful, kind, honest and organised.

Om K 4B for being an amazing listener and giving a 100% effort in all lessons!

Panache S in 4B for excellent participation in Music and singing out with confidence!

Yusuf B 6H – demonstrating excellent initiative by researching into a famous scientist and producing a power point presentation