County Swimming Champions!

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May 222017

After an exciting and exhausting morning’s swimming our wonderful swimming team were declared County Champions! After finishing 2nd in last year’s County finals RMJS went one step further and the children were thrilled to collect the trophy for first place. As always the action in the pool was as exciting as the atmosphere and until the final scores came through we had no idea whether or not we would be in line for a top three finish. As the judge read out the score in reverse order without mentioning Robert Miles we realised that we would have another top 3 finish at least but were delighted to find we had won and were County Champions!

Well done to all the children and all those hours of swimming practice certainly paid off today. Here is the proud team:


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35th Notts Mini-Basketball Rally Tips Off at Candleby Lane Cotgrave

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May 162017

Press release from Jimmy ‘Jumpshot’ Smith:

Cotgrave Candleby Lane School was the host of the 35th Notts Lincs Mini-Basketball Rally yesterday, one of 12 venues where over 50 primary school teams will be displaying the skills they have learned throughout the school year.  Taking part along with Candleby Lane were Carnarvon Primary, coached by Mrs. Jo Niebylski and Mrs. Polly Lunn, Robert Miles, Coached by Mrs. Moseley, and Bottesford C of E Primary coached by Mr. Chris Andrews.

Rally Director Jimmy Jumpshot Smith said, “Its an exciting time for all the players.For many of  the Year 6’s it will be their final time playing together before going to secondary school and its a big learning curve for the younger team members.”


Photo:Rally Director with players from L to R Robert Miles, Cotgrave Candleby Lane A +B, Bottesford C of E, and Carnarvon Primary.


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Nottinghamshire Handball Championships

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May 152017

In a first for Robert Miles Juniors our school took a team of year 5/6s to the Lee Westwood Sports Centre atNottingham Trent University to compete in the Nottinghamshire Primary Handball Championships. The championships consisted of teams representing all the different boroughs in Nottinghamshire and we were one of three teams selected for Rushcliffe.

It was a fantastic event with 15 teams taking part and the action was fast and furious. We didn’t make the finals on the day but this did not matter to the children who competed brilliantly and the level of support and encouragement they gave each other was wonderful to see. This is the first year we have had a Handball Club and handball team and it definitely won’t be the last – it really is a great sport.

Well done to the team:


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Parent Governor Election Results

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May 152017

I am very pleased to be able to inform you that two people were nominated for the two vacant positions for parent governors we have on our local governing body.

The two nominations were: Adrian Morgan and Jane Hepton. As there were the same number of nominations as vacancies there is no need to have an election.

I wish to thank Mr Morgan and Miss Hepton for their willingness to give up their time to be parent governors and look forward to working with them for the good of all our pupils over the next four years.

R.A. Gilbey

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Year 4 Viking Invasion

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May 052017

The whole of year 4 dressed up to greet the Vikings as part of their history topic and looked absolutely amazing. Their day was packed full of fun learning activities and they even got to sail in a Viking boat! What a great way to find out about life as a Viking. Enjoy the photos:

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Swimming Teams Reach National Finals

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May 012017

We have had some great success with swimming this year, thanks to the many talented swimmers we have in school. As well as reaching the County Finals again this year we took a smaller team of 4 boys and 4 girls to the East Midland Schools Swimming Association on Friday evening. There were 2 relay events for the boys and 2 for the girls – freestyle and mixed stroke. We were competing in the Open Schools Category and the top three teams would progress to the National Finals in June.

The children swam brilliantly. The boys team won both the freestyle and mixed stroke relays by some margins and very proudly picked up the two trophies as winners. The girls also swam fantastically, finishing in 3rd place in the freestyle and second (by inches!) in the mixed stroke. This means that we received 4 letters of invite to the National Championships and the children will be competing to represent the East Midland Division. These will be held on Saturday 17th June at the Ponds Forge International Sports  Centre in Sheffield.

This is a fantastic achievement and the children will have an exciting day in June!

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Football News

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May 012017

Various teams have been in action over the past couple of weeks and we have witnessed some excellent football from all concerned.

The boys team were in action first on Saturday 22nd April in the Spring Rushcliffe Six-a-side Tournament. They had five games to play in the group stage and some great teamplay saw them only let one goal in all morning. They won 4 out of the 5 games and lost 1, and finished second in the group, just missing out on a place in the semi finals.

Next up was an Under 10 team of year 4 and 5s who competed at the Nottingham Forest Academy in an under 10s tournament on Wedensday. It was the first time this set of boys had played together and they showed great promise for the future, winning 2 out of their 3 games which was enough to qualify for the finals on Wednesday 3rd May. Good luck to them!

Finally it was the girls turn as the their team played in the Spring Rushcliffe Seven-a-side tournament. Solid defending and great goalkeeping meant the girls, like the boys, only conceded one goal all morning losing only one out of the 5 games and just missing out on a place in the semis finals.

Well done to all the players who represented the school so well over the last week and good luck to the under 10s team for this week’s finals!

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Year 5 Ilam Residential

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Apr 272017

The whole of Year 5 had a great time during their residential visit to Ilam Hall Youth Hostel. They stayed away for two nights and, as you can see by the photos (sorry for the delay in uploading them!) thoroughly enjoyed themselves. They were great ambassadors for the school and the teachers who went with them said they were a real pleasure to take away. Enjoy the photos:

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Egg Rolling Competition

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Apr 192017

Our annual egg rolling competition took place today. The children had to see how close they could roll their egg to the Golden Egg in the middle of the playground. It was great fun and many thanks to Sainsbury’s in Bingham who provided us with prizes for the top 5 rollers.

The morning heats produced a boy and girl winner from each class:

The afternoon saw the grand final with the whole school watching:

Thanks to Sainsbury’s, the closest 5 got prizes:

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Rotary Club Art Competition Winners

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Apr 192017

The school had visitors with exciting news this morning!

The Vale of Belvoir Rotary Club organise an annual Art Competition for the children of schools in the local area. This year’s theme was ‘My Favourite Season’. Lots of children entered from Robert Miles and today members of the Rotary Club visited our school to thank the children for taking part and to give a special announcement – that the winners for both the year 3/4 and year 5/6 categories were pupils from Robert Miles! This was a great achievement as there were 178 entries in total.

The two winners were presented fantastic prizes by Adrian Cresswell, Vice President of the Rotary Club – £50 vouchers to spend at Hobbycraft. I know the children will very much enjoy spending these. We then had more good news as we were presented with a cheque for £100 for the school with the winning entries. This money will be sent on extra art equipment for the children.

Well done to all the children who entered the competition. If you want to see all the entries along with the specially framed winners entries, they will be on display at the Rotary Club Art Exhibition and Sale at the Grange Hall in Radcliffe on Saturday and Sunday 29th and 30th of April.

Well done to the two winners:


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