Time Capsule Buried

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May 212015

It was an exciting day today when, following a lot of hard work, our 50th Anniversary Time Capsule was buried. It has joined the 25th Anniversary Time Capsule and the next time we will see it will be in May 2040. Put the date in your diary!

Each class has filled a container with things they think will be of interest to the children of 2040. There are magazines, lists of celebrities, a broken ipod, film taken all around Bingham (thanks Josh!), loom bands, Pokeman cards newspapers, questions to our future selves and lots lots more. (Have a look at the photos to see what the containers looked like before they were packed away. We only have 7 to show you – the photo of one of them didn’t come out and by the time we realised it was all buried…) These containers were then put in a large box, wrapped up carefully and buried alongside the one from 25 years ago.

We are at the end of what has been a very interesting and inspiring project and we must say a big thank you to Mr Smith who put all this into motion in 1990. We are looking forward to meeting as many of the children as possible in 2040 when their work gets dug up!

Our Tine Capsules:

The burying ceremony:

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1960s Day

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May 202015

We are not quite sure what the people of Bingham thought this morning when they saw our children (and staff!) coming to school! Today was 1960s dressing up day as part of the school’s Golden Jubilee celebrations. Everyone looked absolutely fantastic and we would like to thank all parents/carers for helping the children with their costumes.

We had all sorts of costumes from the many different fashions around in the 60s – see which ones you can spot in the photos. The day started with a grand fashion parade. We had a catwalk in the hall and suitable music playing. Following the fashion parade the children sang some Beatles classics followed by a rendition of Happy Birthday to the school. The rest of the day the children were putting finishing touches to our 2015 Time Capsule we will be burying tomorrow.

It was a great day and hopefully one the children will remember for a long time.

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Football Round Up

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May 182015

There have been quite a few football matches for the different age groups since the last round up.

The under 11 team have had a frustrating season with lots of fantastic football that has not been rewarded with the right results. The boys were knocked out of the Rushcliffe Cup by the odd goal against Jesse Gray Primary and it was a similar story at the annual six a side tournament. The boys passed the ball brilliantly but just couldn’t seem to find that final ball that would lead to a goal. As a result we did not progress from the group stage and that was the lend of any large competition this year. We still have the final game of the season to come – the boys always look forward to playing Carnarvon in the final football game of the season. Let’s hope we bring the cup back this year!

The under 10 team have been more successful, progressing to the finals of the Nottingham Forest Under 10 six a side competition. The finals consisted of a group of four teams. We started well, drawing with one of the eventual finalists, but again couldn’t turn our good football into goals and ended up finishing 4th in the group. A team of under 9s played a first game of the year in a friendly against Carnarvon Primary. The boys played very well together and, thanks to Jacob’s hat trick, Robert Miles finished 3-1 winners. Finally for the boys, a team of under 8s from year 3 played for the first time in another friendly against Carnarvon. This was a very hard fought game and despite chances at both ends the game finished 0-0. Well done boys, we look forward to seeing you play many more times in the next 3 years!

The girls team have once again had a very successful year that is not over yet! Lots of excellent football has seen the girls progress to the semi final of the Rushcliffe Cup, which is to be played away to Crossdale Primary after half term. Good luck girls! There is also the final game of the season vs Carnarvon as usual – we can’t wait for that!

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May 182015

Class 6AR rose to the challenge of designing, making and evaluating smoothies. There were a great many ideas – some worked well, some maybe not so, but that’s what the evaluations were for. The children had a fun afternoon planning their list of ingredients and mixing them all together. The decorations on some were something to behold! Enjoy the photos:

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VE Day Commemoration

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May 082015

Year 6 pupils from Robert Miles Junior School joined the Royal British Legion and other members of the local community on the Market Place today to mark the the 70th anniversary of the end of World War 2 on the continent.The children in Year 6 have studied World War 2 as part of their work in history and were well aware of the importance of VE Day.

Respect was paid this morning to those men from Bingham who lost their lives fighting for the freedom of future generations. The children heard a short address, listened to the bugle playing and observed a minutes silence.

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RMJS and Bingham, 1990

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May 052015

The video below was shot in April 1990 by Mr Waring, the father of a pupil of the school. It was buried in the Time Capsule (see below) and amazingly the video survived, if a little poorer quality than we are used to.

Who would have thought 25 years ago (which isn’t that long really) the video would be available for anyone in the world to watch at the click of a button! Or the fact that most people can shoot video in far better quality with their phones. I would like to go back to 1990 and try and explain that…

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Time Capsule Revealed

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May 012015

A plan put into place 25 years ago on the day of the school’s 25 year anniversary came to fruition today when ex pupils returned to Robert Miles to see what they had buried all those years ago. On May 3rd 1990, exactly 25 years after the school was first opened,  14 children gathered around a rather large hole just outside the school’s staffroom. They were there to bury their ‘time capsules’ – 14 two litre ice cream tubs filled with all sorts of treasures about as a pupil at Robert Miles Juniors and a child living in Bingham. Here they are back in 1990:


Today, 25 years later, and on the date (just about!) of the school’s 50th birthday, several of these children returned to Robert Miles to dig up their time capsules and see what they had buried in 1990. Here they are today:

DSC_2392It was a very enjoyable day and fascinating for our current children. who will be looking in detail at the items buried two and a half decades ago. Click below to read more…

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Under 10 boys football team into finals

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Apr 222015

Well done to to the boys from year 4 and 5 who played in a Notts U10 tournament at the Nottingham Forest Academy ground this evening. They played three games in a tough group and finished second on goal difference. This was enough to gain a place in the finals, which is to be held on May 6th. Good luck boys!

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Egg Rolling Competition

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Apr 012015

Our annual egg competition was enjoyed by all as usual – especially the birds who had a treat eating up all the leftovers from the playground!

Well done to everyone who bought an egg in to roll and congratulations to the two winners.

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Football News

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Apr 012015

The girls team played the next round of the Rushcliffe Cup last night and enjoyed another victory, putting them into the quarter finals. They played at home to local school Radcliffe on Trent Juniors and it was another very close game. Lots of pressure from Robert Miles in the first half resulted in a one goal lead going into half time, with a goal from Emma. The second half was more even as the girls began to tire in the very strong winds. However, there were no more goals and the game finished Robert Miles 1 Radcliffe 0.

Good luck in the next round girls!

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