Best of luck to the 8 children competing in the National School Swimming Relay Finals at Ponds Forge Swimming Centre in Sheffield tomorrow. They look very smart in their new kit, sponsored by intu!
The latest newsletter was emailed out to all parents/carers today. If you did not receive the email you can see a copy by clicking here.
This week has seen many children of our children in friendly competition with children from Carnarvon Primary School in lots of different sports – cross country, basketball, netball and football. The week before half term is Carnarvon Primary School’s sport week and we always enjoy the invitation to walk over there and compete. So many of the children know each other outside school and at the different sporting clubs Bingham has to offer and the friendly rivalry is always put aside after the competitions whoever wins.
The photo below demonstrates this well – the annual end of season football matches for the boys and girls were played this week. Two exciting matches saw Carnarvon winning both this year, the girls match finished 5-3 and the boys 3-1. It was so nice to see the children of Bingham come together after the games – after all, many of them play in the same teams at the weekend!
Class 4CM are very proud of their Viking Boats and so they should be!
After an exciting and exhausting morning’s swimming our wonderful swimming team were declared County Champions! After finishing 2nd in last year’s County finals RMJS went one step further and the children were thrilled to collect the trophy for first place. As always the action in the pool was as exciting as the atmosphere and until the final scores came through we had no idea whether or not we would be in line for a top three finish. As the judge read out the score in reverse order without mentioning Robert Miles we realised that we would have another top 3 finish at least but were delighted to find we had won and were County Champions!
Well done to all the children and all those hours of swimming practice certainly paid off today. Here is the proud team:
Press release from Jimmy ‘Jumpshot’ Smith:
Cotgrave Candleby Lane School was the host of the 35th Notts Lincs Mini-Basketball Rally yesterday, one of 12 venues where over 50 primary school teams will be displaying the skills they have learned throughout the school year. Taking part along with Candleby Lane were Carnarvon Primary, coached by Mrs. Jo Niebylski and Mrs. Polly Lunn, Robert Miles, Coached by Mrs. Moseley, and Bottesford C of E Primary coached by Mr. Chris Andrews.
Rally Director Jimmy Jumpshot Smith said, “Its an exciting time for all the players.For many of the Year 6’s it will be their final time playing together before going to secondary school and its a big learning curve for the younger team members.”
Photo:Rally Director with players from L to R Robert Miles, Cotgrave Candleby Lane A +B, Bottesford C of E, and Carnarvon Primary.
As part of the Year 5 history topic The Tudors the children visited Wollaton Hall for the day. The day involved many different learning activities related to life in Tudor times. The children even got to dress up and parade around the Great Hall which was a whole lot of fun.
Enjoy the photos:
In a first for Robert Miles Juniors our school took a team of year 5/6s to the Lee Westwood Sports Centre atNottingham Trent University to compete in the Nottinghamshire Primary Handball Championships. The championships consisted of teams representing all the different boroughs in Nottinghamshire and we were one of three teams selected for Rushcliffe.
It was a fantastic event with 15 teams taking part and the action was fast and furious. We didn’t make the finals on the day but this did not matter to the children who competed brilliantly and the level of support and encouragement they gave each other was wonderful to see. This is the first year we have had a Handball Club and handball team and it definitely won’t be the last – it really is a great sport.
Well done to the team:
I am very pleased to be able to inform you that two people were nominated for the two vacant positions for parent governors we have on our local governing body.
The two nominations were: Adrian Morgan and Jane Hepton. As there were the same number of nominations as vacancies there is no need to have an election.
I wish to thank Mr Morgan and Miss Hepton for their willingness to give up their time to be parent governors and look forward to working with them for the good of all our pupils over the next four years.