The second of this term’s newsletter was emailed out to all parents/carers today. If you did not receive the email you can see a copy by clicking here.
Apologies for the delay – enjoy the photos below from the Young voices Concert at the end of January. Many thanks to those parents who sent them in for us all to enjoy!
The girls football team have been in action twice in this year’s cups. Their first game was in the quarter finals of the County Cup, away vs Mapperley Plain Primary School. The girls started the game well and the first half was very even. In the second half Mapperley Plains began to put more pressure on our defence and this eventually told when they went into the lead. Our girls fought back and scored a couple of goals themselves. We were not quite strong enough to compete the comeback and the game finished Mapperley Plains 5 RMJS 2. Well done to the girls for getting to the last 8!
The second game was in the Rushcliffe Cup and we were home to Tollerton Primary School. This was a very close game indeed and very exciting! It could have gone either way as each side had plenty of chances. Tollerton ended up winners, the final score was 2-1.
The girls could not be faulted in either game for their attitude and effort – a big well done to all of them.
Year 4 spent a day at Twycross Zoo learning lots about many of the different animals they have there – particularly the animals that originated from rainforests. The trip complemented year 4’s current topic about the rainforest.
What’s a Greek Urn? If you thought the answer to this is ‘about 20 Euros an hour’ then you should have been in Year 3 today to find out for real! You could have learnt so much more as well by wandering around the classes and talking to the curators – the children who made the artefacts on show below. You can see from the photos just how much care and learning went into setting up the museum. The children did not just have to make an artefact, they had to research it and make sure they could answer the questions from all the other children from the school who came for a look round.
This was a project that took several weeks to prepare for and lots of help from home (thank you very much!) and it was a real pleasure to listen to the children talking about what they had found out. Enjoy a tour of your own by looking at the photos:
12 lucky artists from years 5 and 6 were chosen by their teachers to take part in a Rushcliffe wide Art Project just before half term. The children involved worked with Belinda – a local artist from B-Creative – to produce some super artwork celebrating Nottingham as a ‘home of sport’. This is a project supported by Rushcliffe Borough Council and the plan is to have a selection of this work displayed in the entrance area of the newly refurbished Rushcliffe Arena.
To mark the opening of this exhibition, we have been granted use of the council chambers at the Arena to host a launch event on the 30th March. Look out for photos of the event!
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.
A swimming team consisting of children from years 4, 5 and 6 competed this morning in heats for this year’s Nottinghamshire Swimming Gala competition. The team swam amazingly and their second place finish was enough to earn a place, for the second year running, in the Nottinghamshire County finals later this year. This is a great achievement and a testament to the amount of work many of these children put into their swimming outside school. We can’t wait for the County Finals to see if we can match or even do one better than last year’s second place!
A big well done to the Year 3/4 athletics team who competed in last night’s ‘A’ Final in this year’s Rushcliffe Indoor Athletics Championship. The children had to run in two relay races each and complete two field events. Our team competed brilliantly and all those watching were very proud. We did not finish in the top ten but the children were not too disappointed about this having had a great time. We also had the smiliest team in the competition!
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.