Following the statutory consultation process Robert Miles Junior School’s new Admission Policy has been approved. You can find a copy of the policy by clicking here.
Our focus this half term in PE has been gymnastics and we had a treat this week when medal winning olympic athlete Sam Oldham came to talk to the children and help out in a gymnastics lesson. Sam was part of the British men’s team at the 2012 Summer Olympics that won bronze in the team competition. He gave a fascinating talk in a special assembly and answered lots of great questions from the children. The message that came across loud and clear was just how important hard work, dedication and practise are if you want to get better at something. We can all learn from that!
After assembly Class 6AR were lucky enough to have Sam present for their gymnastics lesson and they enjoyed looking at Sam’s medal and talk further with him about his Olympic experience.
Safer Internet Day 2017 is on Tuesday 7th June and we will be looking at ways to stay safe on the internet all week. The following information comes from Saferinternet.org.uk. The theme for Safer Internet Day 2017 is ‘Be the change: Unite for a better internet’. Everyone has their part to play in making the internet a better place so these tips and links below are a great way to ensure that you are supporting your child to stay safe and positive online:
1. Be engaged
Talk regularly with your children about how they use technology, and find out what their digital life is like, including how they communicate using images and videos. Perhaps you can start off by discussing your favourite emojis?
2. Be aware
Explore the online features of the devices you already own in your family and the devices you might buy for your child in the future. Knowing how to activate and use parental controls can help protect your child from seeing inappropriate content online.
3. Be there
The most important thing is to ensure that you are there if something goes wrong. Your child might be very embarrassed to discuss the issue they are facing so reassure them that they can turn to you no matter what.
4. Be thoughtful
The internet provides a platform for billions of people to share their views and opinions but not everything or everyone online is trustworthy. Encourage your children to think critically about the things they see online including the images and videos they view on social media. Discussing what they have seen and the message behind a photo or a video can help them consider the difference between fact and opinion, and that there is sometimes more than meets the eye.
Need some help starting a conversation? Check out our conversation starters for ways of striking up a conversation with your child about what they see online.
After months of rehearsals and practice, on Monday night 66 pupils from RMJS joined 6,400 other children to perform at the Genting Arena in Birmingham in the Young voices Concert. Our children were fantastic from the first minute to the last and should be very proud of themselves indeed.
It is difficult to describe just how wonderful the evening’s performance was – you really had to be there to feel the atmosphere and know what it was like to be part of something so great. Many, many thanks to all who supported our preparations for this, especially Mrs Broster and Mrs King who put so much time into learning the songs with the children.
We have got some great photos and video from the day which we will put together into a movie on the website. If anyone who went to the show has any more they would like to share with us please send them into school on a memory stick or CD and we will use them in our own movie.
Well done to the children who competed for the school at last night’s Rushcliffe Indoor athletics competition heats. This was the first time some of the team have represented the school and it was obvious to all there just how much they enjoyed themselves.
Not only did they enjoy competing they finished in a great 2nd place and therefore progress to the Rushcliffe finals. Well done!
The latest newsletter was emailed to all parents/carers today, if you did not receive one you can find a copy by clicking here.
Clearing our a cupboard over the holiday we found an old VHS tape titles ‘Bingham’s Children of the Twentieth Century’. We think it it is from 1999 and was funded and made via Nottinghamshire County Council and the National Lottery Millennium Award Scheme. The cover says it was by Catherine Haynes and Hilda Smith. We managed to convert it to digital and thought it would be interesting for the people of Bingham to watch again. 1999 doesn’t seem so long ago to some of us but it is still really interesting to look back and see how things have changed. There is also lots of fascinating glimpses back to schools in Bingham of the past.
I wonder if you recognise anyone!
Year 6 came to school today dressed as evacuees and spent the day learning what it was like to be a child during World War 2. Thanks to members of Partake Theatre the children had a day of hands on activities including old time dancing, imagining what it was like t be an evacuee and looking at artefacts from the time. The children’s costumes were amazing, as you can see form the photos:
The children from year 3 spent today at Brackenhurst Environmental Centre for a day of Christmas Crafts and Activities. As well as making their own decorations the children got to dress up and act out the Nativity – complete with live animals! The children had a fantastic day and members of staff and public commented on just how wonderfully behaved they were. Enjoy the photos:
Over 140 children were involved in this year’s Christmas show, Superstan, and what entertainment they provided for the three sell out evening audiences! The show was, once again, a huge amount of fun to rehearse and perform and judging from the audience reaction the children managed to entertain many people. It was a real pleasure to work with both the year 6 cast and the fantastic choir in preparation for the show – they were an absolute joy to direct and organise! Their enthusiasm was infectious and what the audience may not realise is just how much input the year 6 children themselves put into the play in terms of extra lines, dance moves etc. Children often have the best ideas!
It is the combination of work and fun that make these sorts of show so important to the pattern of a school year. Yes we do these shows to entertain parents and families and yes we do these shows to let the children showcase their talents but they are also hugely important learning opportunities. Children learn the importance of discipline, the importance of teamwork and how sometimes others rely on you; they learn to concentrate, to listen, to keep going when the going is tough; they see how effort brings improvement; they do new things that surprise themselves and help them believe yes – I can do so much when I put my mind to it; and, above all, they learn the rewards of hard work.