Feb 262015

Hi we are Robert Miles Junior School’s Pupil Parliament representatives.  On Friday 6th of February we took part in a Pupil Parliament with 27 other Rushcliffe primary schools belonging to the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance. It was held in the council chambers of County Hall near Trent Bridge. Mr Antony May (the soon to be Chief Executive of Nottinghamshire County Council) was the speaker for the afternoon and after an introduction to what he actually does, he took a range of questions from lots of pupils. We got the chance to read out our question which was “ Why was Bingham youth club closed down despite it being a popular service in high demand?” Mr May responded saying it was unfortunately because of lack of money.
After the questions, we represented our school in a big debate. We debated whether we had a lot of leisure facilities in Rushcliffe, if it was easy to communicate our views in Rushcliffe and whether school dinners were nice enough.
If we wanted to speak we had to stand and if chosen we talked through the microphones! The most popular topic up for debate was school dinners! There were discussions about unequal portion size and varying taste.
We got to have a drink and 1 biscuit (We took a few more though!). After we had our little break we got to go back into the County Hall and debate AGAIN! It was really fun to speak to other pupils throughout the schools of Rushcliffe. There was a boy from the Rushcliffe area who was the spokesman. He did very well, we have to say. We couldn’t leave without a photo from inside the Council Chambers! *Click*


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Feb 242015

Nottinghamshire County Council is consulting on changes to the Under-16 Home to School and Post-16 Transport Policies.  The revised policies will come into force in September 2015. The Council values responses from schools, parents and other stakeholders to the proposed changes. If you would like more information about the consultation or wish to add your own comments,  the information is available on the Nottinghamshire County Council web site is available by following this link.

 The consultation ends on Sunday 22 March 2015. All responses received will be considered and a recommendation made to Council on 20 May 2015.

 Posted by at 9:41 am
Feb 032015

As part of the School Council’s Road Safety project they have made a film for the rest of the school to watch. Many of the children here have to cross at least one busy road on the way to school which is why many reminders about road safety are so important.

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Jan 092015

As you will have read in our latest newsletter we are updating our Sex and Relationship Education curriculum and would very much like your opinions. Please click here to complete the short survey. You will need the password that has been sent via text. If for some reason you did not get the text please ask at the office for the password.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the questionnaire.

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Dec 182014


Well, the Bethlehem at Brackenhurst Environmental Centre! Following their wonderful performance in the Church on Monday, children from Year 3 spent Tuesday reenacting the Nativity on a real farmyard with real animals. They also made some lovely Christmas tree decorations. It was a great day out, click here to see the photographs.


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Pantomime 2014

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Dec 122014

IMG_5965A huge well done to all involved with this year’s pantomime – Robin and the Sherwood Hoodies. As well as Monday’s matinee the 140 children involved performed to full houses on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and comments from those who saw it were very positive! The children were absolutely fantastic and we are all very proud of them.

Click here to see more photographs from the show (thank you Mr Retzlaff!)


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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 232014

The November edition of the Mile Post newsletter should have gone home. It includes a full list of dates and times for all our seasonal events.

If you did not receive one you can download it here.

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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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