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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Jun 272014

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!

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Jun 272014

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:

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