The Governing Body is consulting on a proposal to establish a new multi-academy trust, and for our school to convert to academy status. The consultation period runs from Tuesday, March 29th to Friday, May 6th. The consultation information is published here and we invite stakeholders to send completed questionnaires to the school.Continue reading »
At last we had some lovely weather for an outdoor event! Today was our Sponsored Zumba Day and it was great to be able to go outside and Zumba on the playground. (Hopefully our neighbours enjoyed a day of music as well!)
The children participated brilliantly and not only had some great exercise seemed to really enjoy it. How we wish we could start every day with a quick 10 minutes of Zumba on the playground! We know how hard the children have worked collecting sponsors for the day and will let you know when all the money has been collected in. As promised, the money will be used to go part way to buying a defibrillator for school, the rest on PE equipment that all the children will get use of. Many, many thanks for supporting the children with their sponsorship – it is really appreciated.
Two mums at RMJS are raising money to buy Harris Hisham, brother of a year 6 member of our school, a specialist chair to improve the quality of his life following an operation. They have lots planned including a sponsored 100 mile bike ride and a cake sale after Sports Day this week.
If you would like to support their wonderful fund raising you can by clicking here.
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The girls football team finished the season lifting the trophy in a Euro 16 Celebration tournament to cap a fantastic year. The girls have been a wonderful team all year and today was no exception. In the group stage they drew the first game 0-0, won the second game 2-0 and the third 2-0. This was enough to reach the semi final where they really got into their stride and beat Keyworth Primary 3-0. This set up a final against Heymann Primary and once again the girls attacked from the whistle and the game finished 3-0 to RMJS.
After losing by one goal in two cup finals this year it was great for the girls to win the final trophy of the year and it was fully deserved following all their efforts. Very well done!
Operation Orphan is a local charity based in Attenborough that does amazing work to improve the quality of life for orphans and vulnerable children all over the world by keeping them safe, warm, healthy and learning.
In some European countries, winter temperatures remain below freezing. Many children are without a coat and the ability to keep warm. With no heating or adequate clothing, children are at risk and extremely vulnerable. Where orphans and vulnerable children face winter conditions, Operation Orphan’s goal is to provide as many children as possible with adequate clothing and relevant support to withstand and survive the low temperatures that they face.
Operation Orphan arranges collections of coats and other warm winter essentials from around the UK (and Slovakia), sort them and ship them to their Keep A Child Warm projects in Europe (including Nottingham), The Middle East and Asia.
If you are able to donate any
Warm winter coats
then please send them into school anytime form now. They will be collected from school on June 17th. You can find out more about Operation Orphan by looking at their website or watching the video below.
Twenty of our year 5 and 6 children had a fantastic opportunity to receive cricket coaching from former international cricketers when the Lashings All-Stars team came to Bingham to play a charity match against Bingham Cricket Club. The Lashings All-Stars consists of former professionals including internationals like Monty Panesar, Owais Shah, Devon Malcolm and former West Indian opener Gordon Greenidge.
Thanks to an invitation from Paul Maylard-Mason, chairman of Bingham Cricket Club, our children spent the morning improving their bowling, batting and fielding skills before playing some Kwik cricket matches in the afternoon. They had a wonderful time and we hope some of the children are inspired to join Bingham Cricket Club and continue to improve their skills. If your cricketing knowledge is good see if you can identify any of the players in the photos:
We designated the week before half term as our Artsweek for 2016. The theme we chose was Brazil and Carnival. All week children have been learning about the country of Brazil; its culture, music, arts, geography and a little history. Our work in school has been supported by a visiting artist who spent time with each class teaching the children cartoon techniques. I saw lots of children thrilled with the work they produced under the guidance of the artist and they seemed to very much enjoy the experience.
There was plenty of artwork going on across the school with all manner of different pieces of work connected to Brazilian carnivals – we had masks, floats, colourful piranhas and much more!!
We also had David ‘Stickman’ Higgins in school, a very talented percussionist and story teller who had a session with each class. Children had a go with lots of instruments and learnt many different Samba rhythms. David was a great inspiration to the children and his skills and knowledge were fantastic – something children always recognise. Here are some photos of the drumming workshops:
The week built towards Friday afternoon when we had a whole school carnival parade around the school filed and the Market Place. The children’s artwork was all on display and the bright clothes worn made for a spectacular parade. Our visiting drummer led the procession. It was a wonderful celebration of different aspects of the arts and a great learning experience for all. Enjoy the photos of the parade!
A large number of children walked the short distance to Carnarvon Primary to take part in a cross country competition with children form lots of local schools. This is always a fun event and it was great to see so many children running their fastest – some who had never competed in this sort of competition before.
We had some very impressive results as well – out of the 8 different events we had two winners (year 4 and year 6 girls) and two second place finishes (9year 4 and yea 6 boys). Well done to all the team.
A great big well done to our swimming team who finished in the silver medal position in the county finals! All the adults who accompanied the team to the event came back thrilled with the exciting competition and the final result. We really have got many fantastic swimmers in school and following their qualification in the local event they were keen to swim against other strong schools from the rest of the county. As you can see from the photos – they were deservedly very proud indeed of themselves – and so they should be!
After a fantastic year’s football our girls team had reached the Rushcliffe Cup final. After coming runner up in the Autumn Saturday competition they were keen to go one step further and win this year’s Rushcliffe Cup. The team they were playing in the final were well known to us – it was local school Carnarvon Primary. The teams had played each other twice already this year, both games finishing in goalless draws. We knew it was going to be a tough game!
The first half started with Carnarvon having more of the ball but our girls were defending strongly and restricting the number of shots on goal. Eventually, however, the pressure told and Carnarvon went a goal ahead following a quick throw in.
The second half began and the tables had turned – this time it was Robert Miles who had all of the attacking play and the girls came close several times to getting the equaliser. Despite all the pressure it was not to be and the final finished 1-0 to Carnarvon.
Our girls were initially disappointed as you would expect but quickly realised how proud of themselves they should be to reach 2 finals and the semi final of the County Cup this year. We also lost this game to a very good side in Carnarvon who play great football and if the girls wanted to lose to anyone it would have been a team containing a lot of their friends from Bingham Town.
Well done girls for a fantastic season. Not only have they played brilliantly their attitude and team spirit has been second to none.