Well done to the girls rowing team who competed in the heats of the Rushcliffe Rowing Competition yesterday. They managed to row for just over a km in the time given which was enough to reach the finals which will take place later in the year.
We had a very special assembly this morning when Tanisha and Dean from Google visited our school to talk to the children about how to be safe when exploring the online world. Their very entertaining presentation taught the children to think about the following code when online:
Sharp: Think before you share
Alert: Check it’s for real
Secure: Protect your stuff
Kind: Respect each other
Brave: When in doubt, discuss
Children from Robert Miles Junior School were invited by Barratt Homes and David Wilson Homes to a special event to commemorate the centenary of the Armistice and the naming of some of the new roads on one of the housing developments off the old A46. The roads on this particular development are being named after those from Bingham who lost their lives in the First Worlds War.
You may recall that all the children in the school painted a brick with a poppy theme. The ones our children painted have been installed along with ones from the infants and Carnarvon School to create two wonderful pieces of art at the entrance to the new development.
There was a ceremony including a two minutes silence and laying of wreaths to commemorate the Armistice. This was followed by a performance from the Toot Hill Big Band (it was great to see ex pupils from Robert Miles performing!) and singing from our pupils who joined together with the pupils from Carnarvon.
If you get the chance to have a look at the artwork it is well worth doing so – it is at the entrance to the Romans Quarter development.
Thank you to all the children who came, they were a credit to themselves and the school.
Spring each year sees a beautiful purple carpet of crocus blooming in many communities across Great Britain and Ireland thanks to the Purple Crocus Corm planting to raise awareness of the Rotary fight for a polio free world. Our Rotakids became part of that this year, joining with Vale of Belvoir Rotarians to plant 5,000 corms around our old oak tree.
We can’t wait for next Spring when they all come into flower!
The October edition of the Mile Post Newsletter can be downloaded by clicking here.
It is always a treat to take Year 6 away to the wonderful Dukes Barn and this year was no exception. The children spent 3 days at the centre and took part in some exciting outdoor activities: abseiling, weaseling and canoeing as well as making use of the new indoor climbing wall and problem solving ropes course.
It was a pleasure to take the children away. Many fears were conquered and many new experiences were had. Exactly what a residential visit should offer.
Click the links below to see all the photos:
Year 5’s topic this term is Harry Potter which is a great inspiration for all sorts of writing and as well as being a wonderful theme for other curriculum areas. One of the writing tasks has been non-fiction writing and the children have been finding out lots of different information about owls. What better way to find out about owls than to meet some real life ones! This is what year 5 did today, meeting and holding several owls. It wasn’t just owls the children met met, other animals from Harry Potter also arrived – a rather large lizard, a brightly coloured snake and a bird eating spider as large as your hand.
A fascinating morning for year 5, enjoy the photos:
The first edition of this year’s Mile Post Newsletter went home today. You can download a copy by clicking here.
There was a nice surprise waiting for the school when we arrived back after the summer break. We had a letter informing us that the school had been awarded the School Games Gold Mark. The Games Marks are designed to provide a challenge to schools to develop sporting competition across school and into the community. You can read more about the scheme by clicking here and find out what we had to demonstrate to be awarded Gold by reading this leaflet.
There is a challenge left – the Platinum Award! To achieve this we have to continue everything we already do for the Gold along with ensuring all children get a minimum of 60 minutes physical activity a day. Something great to work towards!
Thank you to all parents/carers who completed the questionnaire. Please click here to see a summary of the results. It is very pleasing indeed that we have the backing of so many parents for what we do in school. Your comments and suggestions will be particularly helpful. It is very useful to be able to see what you think we are doing well and to take on board suggestions on how we can improve. The results and written comments will be discussed by the school governors in the Autumn term and I will report back about what action we are taking as a result.