Nottingham High Infant and Junior School Achievement Assemblies – 23rd June 2017

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

June 23rd  2017


Star Certificates:

RB: Anoushka SP  for suggesting some good adjectives to help describe the ‘Gruffalo’ and Hollie B for her story about the ‘Gruffalo’. 
RF: The whole of RF for an amazing performance at their first sports day.
1A: Orson S – for his creative ideas and wonderful Titanic facts knowledge. Well done for working so hard! 


1R: William L for achieving 100% in his maths assessment.
2B: Aaron S for his super behaviour on our school trip to Beaumanor Hall 
2W: Tarun B for his excellent behaviour on our trip and making a brilliant shelter



School Squirrel:

RB: Grace N for having a good go at all the events and doing so well in her first sports day.
RF: Dawson C for trying so hard in literacy and maths all week.
1A: Sam P – for his outstanding good manners and his kindness shown to everyone around him 


1R: Kayode A for adding some really lovely detail to his writing this week.
2B: Dylan E for his ability to work really will in his team on Sports Day. 
2W: Evan A-Y for his brilliant Robin Hood costume on our visit to Beaumanor Hall.









Achievement Assembly – Junior School Assembly   

Friday, June 23rd  2017

When the weather is hot, keep a cool mind. When the weather is cool, keep a warm heart.

Ajahn Brahm, Buddhist Monk

 Year 5 House Cross Country
House cross country results:

1st – Phoebe F
2nd – Isaac W
3rd – Cholan S

1st Trease’s
2nd Ball’s
3rd Hardy’s
4th Tonkin’s

On Monday, the under 9 cricket team played a fixture against Ockbrook School which they won with some strong bowling and batting performances.




Sasmeet S was delighted to receive the Players’ Player award from his football team, West Bridgford Mustangs, at their recent end of season meet.


Students of the Week

The whole of Year 4 for two reasons:

  • How fabulous they were during the Year 4 residential to Derbyshire.
  • Their super performance last night at The Showcase – a HUGE WELL DONE!!


Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies – 16th June 2017

Infant School Achievement Assembly   

June 16th 2017


Star Certificates:

RB: Gurshaan B for working really hard at recognising our different coins and making different amounts of money. 
RF: Rosie H for working hard recognising different coins in money work this week.
1A: Rayan M for his super reading progress 


1R: Sam H for his improved patience when waiting for his turn to contribute ideas.
2B: Aarya S for being thoughtful towards others in the classroom. 
2W: Jaikar L for his hard work and excellent focus during the Year 2 assessments. 




School Squirrel:

RB: Johann S for being kind, caring and a good friend. 
RF: India GS for trying really hard with listening and following instructions.
1A: Ariyan G for always being so tidy and so very helpful in our classroom. 


1R: Alice D for her improved resilience in her learning.
2B: CJ S for his super hard work all week in school and improved focus in lessons. 
2W: George W for always trying his best and taking pride in his wor.k



Achievement Assembly – Junior School Assembly   

Friday, June 16th 2017


The U11 athletics team won at at their event yesterday at Mount St Mary’s with lots of individual winners namely:

Jake G 1st in 150m, Thomas B 1st in 600m, Zain K 1st in 75m, Arnav S 1st in the high jump, Joshua L winning the shot put, Callum D 2nd in the discus and Phoebe F winning the 600m

Brilliant results – Well done to all the team.

NHIJS U11A 109 for 5, off 18 overs v. Birkdale 106 all out, off 18 overs

NHIJS win by 5 wickets

At the end of play, parents privileged enough to witness this closely-matched, pulsating encounter with Birkdale were singing the pupils’ praises as they recalled the multitude of highlights from a wonderful afternoon of cricket.

Undaunted by the clash with the golf tournament, and the subsequent absence of a number of key players, those pupils participating simply saw it as an opportunity to further stake their claim for a place in future starting line-ups.

A confident Birkdale team batted strongly, scoring 10 boundaries and, after also finding a frighteningly large number of near-impossible singles, posted a highly impressive total of 106. Raw data, however, paints only a partial picture and this takes no account of the precision of our bowling, our teamwork in the field and the flashes of individual brilliance that illuminated both innings.

The mark of a good team is its ability to react positively to setbacks and thus it was heartening to witness this resilience across the board. Having taken a wicket off his second ball, Marcus S was then hit for 14 off his first over. Undeterred, he proceeded to bowl a maiden over and then took a flurry of 4 wickets off his final 5 deliveries! Similarly, Ashley H recovered quickly from a high-scoring first over to take 2 wickets off his next, including a ‘caught and bowled’. Facing some technically gifted batsmen, it was also pleasing to see the perseverance of Arnav S, Naveen B and Zain K rewarded with a wicket apiece. Luca V’s highly-polished performance as stand-in wicketkeeper was crucial in restricting the opposition’s tally; in the field, Rayan M and Thomas B’s focus was commendable whilst Jagpal S and Mohintan A enjoyed the opportunity to move up from the B’s.

When Marcus S elegantly edged 3 successive boundaries off the first 3 deliveries and Krrish M progressed swiftly to 5 runs, it seemed that their highly effective partnership would set the tone for the second innings but, with sport mirroring life, disaster was lurking around the corner and it struck when Krrish M was given out lbw to an innocuous delivery. Realising that our defences now needed bolstering, Ashley H and Naveen B battled intelligently to steady the ship and their partnership of 15 included 2 boundaries from the latter. With Luca V adding 10 to the total, we were mirroring Birkdale’s innings but we knew that at some juncture we would need to increase the run rate. Enter Arnav S! A glorious 6 off his first ball, followed by 2 boundaries and a succession of intelligently run singles with Luca V saw the tide shift in our favour. Requiring only 2 runs off the final 2 overs, Zain K wasted no time and sealed our victory with a well-judged boundary off his first ball.

Despite scoring only 70 runs to Birkdale’s 94, it was our accuracy in bowling that again proved the difference. Our 3 wides and 1 no ball, compared to the 8 wides and 11 no balls of the opposition tells its own story. An outstanding display of which all players can feel justifiably proud.

Mrs R Slater


We wish our swimmers (Joshua L, Luca V, Phoebe F and Taylor B) good luck when they participate in the ESSA (English Schools Swimming Association) National Finals at Ponds Forge, Sheffield tomorrow.



Students of the Week

Stuart H for his excellent shape poem about a Sunflower.

The whole of Year 6 for their outstanding performance of ‘Super Stan’

Nottingham High Infant & Junior School Achievement Assemblies

Infant School Assembly   

June 9th 2017





Star Certificates:

RB: Katherine Z for super practical capacity work – ordering containers with the amount they hold.
RF: Neha B for great practical work in measuring- putting objects into height and length order.
1A: Rayan M for his fantastic fact finding and brilliant writing in his ‘Sea Creatures Fact-File’.  



1R: Sienna P for her continued phenomenal progress in all areas of her learning, particularly writing!
2B: Vismay G for being a helpful and kind boy in School all the time. 
2W: Zaviaar A for his brilliant maths work this week and getting it 100% right.





School Squirrel:

RB: Mani S for being a good friend to everyone. 
RF: Taher H for good concentration in all activities this week.
1A: Isabella D’A for putting in 100% effort and working hard in every lesson of the day. 


1R: Alexander B who is becoming more confident each and every day and being a super helper in class, taking his responsibility of sharpening pencils very seriously.
2B: Christopher E for trying his best all week and having super ideas in the classroom. 
2W: Ayaan Q for being so sensible and responsible every day and for his excellent attitude to work.

Well done also to Chloe g for gaining her 100m swimming and Aman L for his 10m swim & being awarded tennis player of the week.


Junior School Assembly   

June 9th 2017

Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.

 Dr Martin Luther King, Minister and Human Rights Activist.



Year 3 Music Project – ‘Performer of the Week’

Oboist Yuvraj N
Clarinettist James G
Violinist Om K
Viola Rishi G
Flautist Ruben E





NHIJS  Under 9A              297 off 15 overs

Ratcliffe  College             204 off 15 overs

NHIJS win by 93 runs

In the haze of the sun’s rays at Valley Road, visiting parents were once again entertained to some glorious cricket from our ever-improving Under 9’s.

Fielding first, the data of six wickets, one wide and one no-ball paints a picture of progress of which the team can be justly proud. Saketh bowled a maiden whilst Adit, Arun, Euan, Fletcher and Taran conceded only one run from their respective overs. Our wicket-takers – Arun, Euan, George, Saketh, Sasmeet and Taran – all worked hard to vary their line and length, whilst learning to follow through in their bowling actions.

Developing implicit understanding, both Euan and George combined effortlessly as they interchanged between bowling and keeping; their efficiency and accuracy in both aspects has been one of the many highlights of the season so far.  With Ratcliffe’s total of four added to the original 200, NHIJS had provided themselves with an enviable platform from which to commence their batting.

One of our batting targets has been to learn when to play defensively, rather than conceding costly wickets through constant attack of every delivery. Pleasingly, our loss of only three wickets, compared to six against Foremarke Hall two days ago, signified further steps forward in their understanding of the game. Our top-scorer was Euan on 17, including 3 well-judged boundaries; debutant Arun made 14 and scored 3 boundaries while Sasmeet and Joshua both contributed 10.

Our band of supportive and appreciative parents have certainly contributed to the pupils’ enjoyment of the games played this half-term. Hill House are our next opposition on the first day back after half term and, as we seek to extend our unbeaten run, the pupils will probably want to practise their cricketing skills during the break.

Mrs R Slater

The Under 9B Team won their Cricket match against Hill House in some tricky conditions on Monday. The strong winds made it particularly difficult for bowling and both teams struggled with their accuracy in this department with many wides and no balls accounting for the scoring. Hill House batted first and completed their innings on 239 runs with only Millen R and Sahibdeep T able to take a wicket each and Henry S reacting quickly to run out the opposition batsman. Some excellent batting saw Matthew M pick up two runs early on but Hill House also giving away many wide and no balls which limited the opportunities for our batsmen to score. The decisive pairing came from Michael S-Gand Marley P who had already done well in their first innings so went in to bat for a second time for the last over. They each hit three 4’s in total with a few single runs in between. This would make all the difference in a low scoring game.

The final score was Hill House 239 runs to Nottingham’s 264 runs. Excellent effort and great sportsmanship from both teams.                                                                          Mr M Crossland

A similarly good result for the U8As in their only fixture of the term. Despite the difficult conditions they batted with aggression and scored 279 (pairs cricket rules saw them start on 200 runs) off of their 10 overs giving the opposition a big total to chase. The boys then bowled accurately to prevent the opposition from scoring many runs resulting in a comfortable 32 run victory. Roman E top scored with 13 runs hitting three 4s. Stuart H and Aarya S both bowled brilliantly only conceding 2 runs of their overs.

An encouraging, if wind swept, afternoon!                                                                 Mr C Cordy

With the U9A’s also winning, a clean sweep!

We wish the very best of luck to Thomas B who has decided to run 100km over the summer to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research UK.  Thomas loves running so decided to sign up for the campaign ‘Running down Dementia’ – to keep up-to-date with his progress please visit :  He’s keeping a diary of his runs and update on how much he’s raised on this page.  He is going to run the 5k and 2k Parkrun’s every week as well as any other training runs he can fit in and aims to have done at least 100km by the time he comes back to school in September.




Following our Inter-House Swimming Galas, the following medals are awarded:

25m Backstroke
Year 3 – Lucas B
Year 4 – Matthew M
Year 5 – Max W
Year 6 – Sarah W

25m Breaststroke
Year 3 – Roman E
Year 4 – Adit G
Year 5 – Phoebe F
Year 6 – Lohit D

25m Butterfly
Year 5/6 – Orlando B

25m Frontcrawl
Year 3 – Oscar A
Year 4 – Samuel G
Year 5 – Taylor B
Year 6 – Joshua L

The 50m event winners’ trophies will be presented at Sports Prize Giving.

Physics Challenge at the Senior School

Yusuf B, Shlok S-B, William H and James B took part in a Physics Challenge at the Senior School on Tuesday. They had a great day and came 2nd out of 17 in two challenges – the quiz and the Tower building challenge. They enjoyed the day and were a credit to the school. Mr Robson – Head of Physics said they were very well behaved indeed and worked well as a team. Please see Mrs Sethi to receive an honour point for their efforts. Well done!

Championship League match against Abbey Road

NHIJS have won the Championship League after winning this game, 7-1!  The last time U11 won this league was back in 2014.

Prior to tonight’s game we needed to win 5 out of the eight matches to win the league. They all played outstanding chess and looked very comfortable. They played steadily and most played for over forty five minutes – Zayan’s match, which he won, was outstanding and took an hour and eight minutes!

Well done to all players who took part this year.

Students of the Week

All of Year 3 for their excellent performances at their Year 3 Learning Showcase


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

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 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’ 


Year 3 Music Project – ‘Performer of the Week’

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


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



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


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

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,
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.

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



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.