Oct 212014

Greetings from Dukes Barn! Year 6 are having a fantastic time on their four day residential at Dukes Barn in Derbyshire. So far the children have been caving, weasling, walking, canoeing and abseiling.

We had a good first night’s sleep, despite much excitement about being away and the children were fit and raring to go this morning – lots of energy to burn after a full English breakfast. The weather has not put a stop to anything – it is a bit blowy but any showers have been mercifully short, and it doesn’t matter what the weather is when you are tunnelling underground.

Enjoy the photos from the first day and a half (each link will open a new page):

Indoor Ropes Course
Down in the Caves video
At the Barn

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Sep 292014

Thank you to all who contributed to our Macmillan Coffee morning last Friday. We had loads of cakes sent in which were enjoyed by parents and friends of the school during the morning. The children joined in at playtime by buying cakes which was a special treat for Friday!

We raised just over £300 for Macmillan Cancer Care. Once again, thank you for your support for this event.

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Sep 222014

It was the girls turn on Saturday to play in the Rushcliffe 7-a-side competition and they had a very enjoyable morning. As a new team it was a pleasure to see them get better and better as the morning wore on and they finished the morning with a win, a draw and a couple of losses. The girls showed that they were prepared to give their all, mostly against girls a year older (our team for this tournament was made up solely of year 5s).

They are already looking forward to their next match – a County Cup game on Tuesday 23rd against Bowbridge Primary in Newark.

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Sep 152014

It has been a good start to the season for the boys football team who were in action on Saturday playing in the Rushcliffe Schools six a side Autumn tournament. The boys found themselves in a tough group with some very good teams but this didn’t phase them. We lost a tight first game 2-0 against eventual finalists West Bridgford Juniors. A 1-0 win in the next game against Brookside Primary was followed by a tense nil nil draw with Carnarvon Primary – always a completive game! The boys finished with two more wins – 2-1 against Radcliffe and 6-0 against Cotgrave C of E.

We finished second in the group to West Bridgford Junior, just missing out on a place in the semi final. This was a very pleasing start to the year and demonstrated that our team are going to have a competitive and exciting season ahead. Well played boys.

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Sorting Hat 2014

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Sep 092014

Every September the Robert Miles Junior Sorting Hat awakes from his slumber to place every member of Year 3 into their House for the next four years. Children are placed in either Saturn, Jupiter, Neptune or Mercury and it is the job of the Sorting Hat to decide. Once again it was amazing how much the Hat knew about our new year 3s and we are sure this helps him sort the children out carefully! (Note to parents/carers – if your child’s photo is not included it is because you have not yet returned the green contact form with the permission slip for photographs)

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Jul 192014

A big well done to our athletics team who finished in third place in this year’s Bingham and District Primary School Sports competition. The competition saw children compete in long jump, shot putt, javelin, sprints, distance and relays. We were hopeful of a good results following last year’s victory and we nearly made it two in a row – the points gap between first and third was very narrow. When the medals were handed out it was clear that Robert Miles had done the best in all the field events but we were up against some great competitors in the track events. All the children (we were joined by year 2 children from Robert Miles Infant School) performed at their very best and it was a pleasure to spent a sunny afternoon at the athletics track watching the event. Well done to the winners – St Peter’s East Bridgford.

Well done team – your efforts are appreciated!

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Jul 142014

Our annual speaking competition took place at the start of July and the A. V. Foster Cup for Spoken English was won for the second year running by Luka. She gave us a fascinating talk about Kanji – the characters used in the modern Japanese writing system. It was a well structured, interesting and interactive talk and meant that Luka has completed a rare double, winning the cup in both year 5 and year 6.  Callum from year 5 finished second with his informative and excellently presented talk about building and the Eiffel Tower. Will he be able to go one better next year when he is year 6! Ewan from year 6 finished third with a well researched talk about the Dambusters of World War 2.

A big well done to all the 12 finalists, it was a very interesting afternoon and the standard of spoken English on display was wonderful. The children had really prepared well and the audience had a treat listening to all the talks.

The top three:

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