The first edition of this year’s Mile Post Newsletter went home today. You can download a copy by clicking here.
There was a nice surprise waiting for the school when we arrived back after the summer break. We had a letter informing us that the school had been awarded the School Games Gold Mark. The Games Marks are designed to provide a challenge to schools to develop sporting competition across school and into the community. You can read more about the scheme by clicking here and find out what we had to demonstrate to be awarded Gold by reading this leaflet.
There is a challenge left – the Platinum Award! To achieve this we have to continue everything we already do for the Gold along with ensuring all children get a minimum of 60 minutes physical activity a day. Something great to work towards!
Thank you to all parents/carers who completed the questionnaire. Please click here to see a summary of the results. It is very pleasing indeed that we have the backing of so many parents for what we do in school. Your comments and suggestions will be particularly helpful. It is very useful to be able to see what you think we are doing well and to take on board suggestions on how we can improve. The results and written comments will be discussed by the school governors in the Autumn term and I will report back about what action we are taking as a result.
A team of 50 Robert Miles children competed brilliantly in the annual Family of Schools Athletics Competition on the running track at Toot Hill School. It was a great team performance with children gaining points in sprinting, long distance, relays, javelin, shot putt and long jump. After all the scores were in the totals were ready, could we do one better than last year and win the trophy? Well it was close, and we finished second – only 4 points behind Carnarvon Primary who retained the trophy. Well done to all our children and congratulations to the Carnarvon team – we will be back next year trying to gain those extra few points!
The finals of this year’s competition were held today and it was as close and tense as the heats predicted. As well as a winner of the overall competition, there were also certificates for the Most Ingenious Design and Most Artistic Entry. This year’s winner not only achieved the most points but also picked up the prize for most Most Ingenious design as well – a great achievement, especially for one of our year 3 pupils!
The heats took place today in this year’s Science and Technology Competition. We had a grand total of 20 teams entered and some wonderful contraptions on display. The challenge was to launch a ping pong ball across the hall to hit one of the planets. The further away the planet, the more points, with maximum points for Pluto (not a planet but it’s a good target!).
Thank you to everyone at home who helped the children design and make the models. Good luck to al the teams who got through to Thursday’s final. There were some very ingenious solutions to the challenge, as you can see from the photos:
It was great to see so many parents and friends attending this year’s Sports Day and we were fortunate it was not quite as hot as last year! The children were once again amazing, giving their all for their team and we saw many examples of great sporting attitudes. Saturn were hoping to defend their title from last year and, by a margin of 30 points, they managed it! Well done to all in Saturn for your win and well done to all for competing so well.
Celebrating Saturn’s win:
Click Continue Reading to see all the winners from the race finals, as well as all the photographs from this year.
As part of Year 5’s Tudor topic they spent the day at Wollaton Hall. As you can see from the photographs they spent the day immersed in Tudor related activities, learning about Tudor kitchens, cooking, calligraphy, dancing and clothes. It was a very enjoyable day and the children really extended their knowledge of this fascinating time in history. Enjoy the pictures:
The entire school spent today on a beautiful walk along the Grantham Canal. It was a sponsored walk in memory of our friend Alex Munn, and the proceeds will be used to create something in school that will give us a permanent reminder of Alex’s time at Robert Miles. It was a fitting event for Alex, full of smiles and laughter and no small amount of work! The year 5 and 6s walked from Redmile to Kinoulton, (a distance of about 11.5 miles) and the year 3 and 4s went from Plungar to Kinoulton (about 7.5 miles). Many of the children had never walked these distances before but they took on the challenge brilliantly. The weather was perfect and it was so nice to be out and learning about an important part of our local area’s history.
Here is the entire route:
A huge thank you to all who helped and joined us on the day and for the many who sponsored the children. Check back soon to find out how much was raised and our plans for the money. Here are a few photos from the day: