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!
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:
The two year 6 classes spent today designing eating and evaluating healthy snacks – wraps or smoothies. Class 6H thought about the ingredients needed to make a healthy wrap, thought about the different combinations they might like and then made and ate them. You can see by the photos how much they enjoyed them! Class 6AR made healthy drinks – smoothies. Their challenge was to pick a World Cup team and try and make a smoothie in some way connected to the country (either flavours or colours). They certainly looked lovely!
Every year our Science and Technology Competition gives us an exciting afternoon’s final, and this year was no exception. It was, once again, a very close final with only 10 points separating first and second place. The 2014 winner was Benjamin with his heavy duty and reliable machine – ‘Gluey Ball’. Well done to Benjamin who went one better than his second place last year. In second place was Sam with his version of a medieval catapult – ‘Sam’s Star Shooter’. In third were last year’s winners, William and Rebecca with their ingenious ‘Rebilliam II’.
The prize for the most ingenious entry was judged by two teachers from Toot Hill School science department who talked to all the children about their models and how they operated. The winners in this category were Oliver and Thomas with their model ‘Double Trouble’. The judges were very impressed with the way the Wilson brothers could calibrate both angle and power. This year’s most artistic entry went to Anna for her colourful and musical entry – ‘Fire Notes’.
I would like to thank all those who took part and all parents, carers and grandparents who helped make the wonderful contraptions on show. Here are some photos from the finals afternoon:
The weather was kind to us once again for this year’s Sports Day and we were able to enjoy a lovely afternoon in the sunshine. This is one of the highlights of the year for us and I cannot remember having so many spectators here to watch the children competing. Well done to all the children and in particular to Jupiter who won the Sports Day Trophy for the fourth time in five years! We hope you enjoy the photos:
This year’s Science and technology Competition got under way with today’s heats. A brilliant 30 teams had designed and made the most ingenious models to meet the challenge of launching a ping pong ball across the hall. It wasn’t that simple – children could choose to hit any one of the 7 planets and would earn double points for being accurate.
Those making through to the final will now have 3 days to further calibrate their models. We look forward to Thursday afternoon!
This week marked the 700th anniversary of Bingham being granted its market charter – and a market has been held on Thursdays every week ever since! This is of particular interest to our school because our logo is the Buttercross, which stands just outside our school in the Market Place. Children from the primary schools in Binhgam were treated to a traditional pie making session under the Buttercross given by Ian Hartland from Hartland Pies. The children learnt how to make pastry and fashion delicious looking pies. Sadly there were no ovens under the Buttercross, so there was no opportunity to taste their wares, nevertheless it was fun having a go!
Half of Year 4 spent the day today at the Co-Op farm, learning about how food gets from Farm to Fork. They learnt about how crops grow, what it is like on a working farm and how the wheat that is grown gets turned into food we eat. And the best bit – making and eating their own food in the shape of pizzas!
Enjoy the photos:
All good things must come to an end and so it was for the girls football team who played their last match of a long season – the Rushcliffe Cup final. The final was played at Edwalton Primary School against Ruddington St Peters.
We knew it would be a difficult match – Ruddington’s girls earlier this season had reached the semi final of the National Girls Schools competition and we knew they were a very strong attacking side. As the game began it was clear why they had progressed so far in the national competition – they had many skilful and strong attacking players. However, we do not think they would have played many teams this year as determined and strong as the Robert Miles girls! However, despite our girls’ valiant efforts they could not prevent Ruddington from scoring a goal in each half and winning the game 2-0. The score line doesn’t tell of the bravery of our players and even on the occasions when our defence was breached our inspired goalkeeper Molly was there to throw out a hand and make save after save.
The girls can rightly be very proud of their long season. They have played many different matches in different competitions, reached the semi final of the County Cup and the final of the Rushcliffe Cup. Once the disappointment after the game had gone you could see that the girls were proud to receive their trophies. And so they should be – they conducted themselves all year brilliantly and were a credit to themselves, their parents and our school.
The girls show off their trophies: