Nov 252014
 

Year 6 had a nice surprise last week when they each received the gift of a dictionary from the Rotary Club of the Vale of Belvoir.

The books are part of a project called ‘Dictionaries for Life‘ which gives local children a dictionary to take with them when they leave our school. Mr Michael Morris, from the Rotary Club, presented each child with a dictionary of their own and talked about the importance of working together to help others.

The dictionaries are really useful and of great quality and many thanks must go to the Rotary Club for their generosity. 

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Nov 202014
 

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Four members of Year 5 and 6 travelled to Nottingham Trent University this week to find out more about the new role of Sports Ambassadors.  This is a national programme that carries on through secondary school. Our ‘Bronze’ Ambassadors’s job is to increase participation in PE, to be a role model in advocating school sport and to be the pupils’ voice as we develop our PE provision.

They have lots of ideas – one of which is to organise more in-school sporting competitions. They will be having their own noticeboard in school to keep all pupils up to date with what sport is on offer.

You can read about the programme and how it is developed through the Youth Sports Trust here.

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Year 3 Hindu Day

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Nov 142014
 

The children in year 3 had a special visitor this week to bring their RE topic about Hinduism to life. Many thanks to Rani who joined the children for the morning to talk about what it means to be a Hindu. The children had the chance to dress up, look at a Hindu shrine, paint Rangoli patterns on their hands and eat some traditional Indian sweets.

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Remembrance Day

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Nov 112014
 

The pupils of Robert Miles Junior school walked the short distance onto the Market Place to join members of the British Legion, Rev Harper and the community of Bingham in today’s two minute silence to commemorate those members of the armed forces who have died during conflict. The children thought very deeply about the reasons why they were out today and they observed the silence immaculately to show their respect.

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Nov 052014
 

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Once again our Halloween disco was enjoyed by all. The children’s costumes were magnificent and made the disco a spooky treat!

Many thanks to all the staff and parents who helped out and made the disco possible. We also need to thank Gaz and his team and we would agree with him that it is the best disco in the East Midlands! If you need a DJ for any event Gazza’s Disco comes highly recommended.

Click here for the rest of the photos. 

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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
Canoeing
Weasling
Walking
Caving

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Oct 162014
 

Despite the typical English weather the children from Year 5 who went on their residential visit thoroughly enjoyed their 3 days away. They stayed in the beautiful old youth hostel overlooking Eyam and spent the days walking in the countryside and learning the incredible story about the ‘Plague Village‘.

The children returned tired and a bit damp but it was well worth it! Click here to see the photos from the visit.

 

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