Equality Week Photographs

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Jul 222015

What better way to finish the school year on the website than with a wonderful set of photos from our Equality week back in June? The whole week was given over to a range of activities around the theme of Equality. As you can see from the photos the children really worked hard and there was a huge amount of learning going on – as well as enjoyment!

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End of term Music Concerts

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Jul 172015

It was a musical finish to the year with two concerts this week. Tuesday’s concert was for the guitarists and orchestra – with a couple of drum solos for good measure! It was great to see so many guitarists – from our most experienced playing individual pieces to our newest recruits playing together. The orchestra performed two numbers, Any Dream Will Do and Rose Trimble, especially written for us by Mr Parnell our music teacher – spot the anagram! Friday it was the turn of the drummers, again a good mix of more experienced players and beginners.

It was a treat to see so many children performing with such confidence and we hope they inspire more children to begin learning one of the many instruments they are able to at RMJS.

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Rushcliffe Borough Athletics Finals

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Jul 162015

Following last week’s Bingham and District Primary Schools Athletics Competition, sixteen pupils from Robert Miles took their places as winners in the Toot Hill family of schools team to compete against the other families of school from across the Borough of Rushcliffe. This was the first year this event has taken place and it was great to see so many children from so many schools competing to find the Rushcliffe champions!

As well as winning individual medals this was also a team event and it was clear that it was going to be a close competition. In the end the Toot Hill family of schools finished a very close second to the Rushcliffe Comp family of schools – the winning margin only 4 points.

A big well done to all our athletes for representing our area. It was lovely to see all our local children supporting one another – a week after they were competing against each other in the local event. We look forward to this event becoming a regular and important part of the sporting calendar.

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Spoken English Competition 2015

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Jul 132015

This year’s Spoken English Competition once again showcased some very talented and confident pupils. Eleven children from years 5 and 6 made it to the final and they gave their talks to parents and their peers. They were competing for the A. V. Foster Cup which has been presented to the winner of this competition for as long as anyone can remember – at least 30 years!

The idea of the Spoken English competition is to give every pupil the opportunity and challenge of preparing a five minute talk about a subject of their choosing. They need to research their topic, write notes, prepare slides if needed, write cue cards and practice speaking with clarity and diction. Pupils and their teachers vote on their favourites which progress to the finals. The competition this year was judged by a panel of three year 6 children and five members of staff, all of whom had to pick their top 3. The results were aggregated and this produced the top 3 (4 this year as there were joint third places).

As usual it was a very difficult competition to judge and all eleven finalists deserve huge credit for their preparation and delivery. Hannah and Charlie shared third place, second was Niamh with her talk on greyhounds but this year’s winner was Callum with his fascinating and polished talk about the ill fated maiden journey of the Titanic. Well done!

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Well Done to the Athletics Team!

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Jul 082015

The Robert Miles athletics team (consisting of children from Robert Miles Juniors and Infants) had a great afternoon at the Bingham and District Primary Schools Athletics Competition, competing against children from other local schools in the Toot Hill family. For some of the children it was the first time they had run on a track and it was clear that they really enjoyed competing.

The event consisted of sprints, distance, relays, shot putt, javelin and long jump. After the events were completed it was nail biting waiting for the final results and it was close! As the scores were read out it was apparent the first two slots were between Robert Miles and Carnarvon… We came so close to winning the event again but it was not to be – well done to Carnarvon for winning! Our team were very pleased with their performances and second place overall was a great result.

Well done to all the team and the winners of the individual events will now join together to form a Toot Hill family team to compete against the other families of schools in Rushcliffe next week.

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End of Year Disco

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Jul 072015

Once again Gaz and Joe from Gazza’s Disco Hire put on a fantastic evening for our children at our end of year disco. It was the year 6’s last primary school disco and it certainly looked like they were enjoying themselves, along with everyone else who was there!

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RMJS Boccia Team at Nottinghamshire Games

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Jul 032015

Eight children from Robert Miles Junior were very proud to represent the whole of Rushcliffe in this year’s Nottinghamshire Primary School Games. We sent two Boccia teams to compete against teams from across the whole of Nottinghamshire and not only did the children have a great day they finished in fourth and sixth place and were extremely proud to be awarded the Sporting Excellence Award for their wonderful attitude and sporting behaviour!

These annual games are a huge event – over 1000 children attend and compete in a wide range of different events. The children from Robert Miles have enjoyed their Boccia games this year and it was an honour to represent Rushcliffe. (If you want to find out what Boccia is, you can find out more here.)

Well done to all the children who performed so well!


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Equality Week Display

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Jul 032015

Our new hall display is now up  and it looks wonderful! Every child in the school worked on some aspect of the artwork, directed by local Radcliffe artist Kirsty Platt. We have spent lots of time in school over the last 18 months looking at all aspects of equality as part of the Stephen Lawrence Education Standard and as this project draws to a close we will have a reminder for many years to come of the things we should celebrate.The children were very excited to see their work displayed so effectively. It looks even better from inside the hall! Click on the picture to see the full size photo.


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French Breakfast

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Jul 032015

Year 6 had a chance to practice their best French and in return received a slap up  breakfast! Croissants, baguettes and pains au chocolat were washed down with drinking chocolate – but only if the children welcomed, ordered and thanked in French. Tres bien!

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Year 4 Conkers Visit

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Jun 292015

It was an exciting day for Year 4 as they travelled to Conkers – the first visit we have had to this great outdoor centre. The children enjoyed their visit with the highlights being the den building and fire making. You can see in the photos how enthusiastic the children were – perhaps because they got the chance to get dirty!

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