Space to Earth Biathlon Challenge

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Mar 062018
 

The whole school took part in a brilliant fitness challenge today – the Space to Earth Challenge. The day was run by members of the Triathlon Trust and inspired by astronaut Tim Peake’s fitness regime and experiences on the Space Station.

The challenge was to see if the whole school could run and cycle the distance from Earth to the Cryosat Satellite that is currently orbiting the Earth – a total of 715km. Each year group had a full session where they had to cycle for two minutes and then run for two minutes as many times as they could in their slot. At the end of the day the scores were totalled up and the organisers let us know if we had made the distance.

Here are some photos from the day:

The organisers also picked two children from each year group who showed themselvesto be wonderful role models with their effort and attitude to the task:

When the day was finished we had a special assembly to find out if we made the distance. Here are the results from each year group’s run and cycle:

We did it! We managed a grand total of 1311 kms! Well done to all the children and many thanks to the Triathlon Trust for organising the day for us. 

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Year 5 Ancient Egyptian Day

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Feb 282018
 

Year 5 had an Ancient Egyptian Day where they explored different aspects of this fascinating topic and had great fun dressing up! The children looked amazing in their costumes – many thanks to all parents who helped their children prepare for the day. Over the course of the day they had four activities:

  1. Exploring a tomb. The children had to crawl through a dark passageway with their torches to see what they could discover in the tomb at the end. They only had a few minutes in there to record what they could see before the poisonous gas sent them out again. There certainly saw some treasures!
  2. Making hummus. We think today that hummus is a middle eastern or Greek food but it actually originated in Ancient Egypt. Amazing to think we still eat it today! Here’s the recipe we used if you want to make some more at home.
  3. Using hieroglyphics to make their own name on a clay tablet.
  4. Mummify a tomato! Using a tomato, the children had to extract the insides and then mummify the rest of the tomato in Natron (salt and bicarbonate of soda). They now need to wait 70 days before they are unwrapped to see what has happened!

All in all a memorable day’s learning. Enjoy the photos:

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Swimming Gala

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Feb 152018
 

This year’s swimming team competed in the Nottinghamshire Schools Swimming competition this morning. The gala was the qualifying event for the final – the children swam brilliantly and finished in a superb second place. They could not wait to get back to school to show their medals! We now wait for the results from the other Galas to see if we qualify for the Notts finals. Watch this space!

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Rushcliffe Pupil Parliament

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Feb 102018
 

Our two member sof the Rushcliffe Pupil Parliament (Phoebe and Max from Yr 6) joined children from 20 other schools for this term’s Pupil Parliament. They quizzed the Deputy Leader of Nottinghamshire County Council, Cllr Debbie Mason on all manner of topics relevant to children’s lives in Rushcliffe. Our two representatives asked questions about anti-social behaviour in Bingham and school places for the children who move into the new houses to be built in Bingham. The Cllr said their questions really made her think. You can find out more about the afternoon by clicking here on the West Bridgford Wire website.

The Rushcliffe learning Alliance Pupil Parliament (RLAPP) was established for our children through being part of the Rushcliffe Learning Alliance (RLA). This exciting project is designed to allow children in our schools to work together and experience democracy for themselves and understand the principals of how parliament works.

Two children from each school sit on the RLAPP. They represent the views of children in their own school at the RLAPP meetings. Each term the agenda is set by children on the RLAPP and shared in all of our schools. The RLAPP meetings are generally held at County Hall in the Council Chambers (this one was held at the new Rushcliffe Arena) and the children get the opportunity to present their views to Local Councillors and make sure that the children of Rushcliffe have an opportunity to have their views heard on issues which are important to them. At each meeting it is established which child takes the role of ‘speaker’.

The representatives from our school feedback and discuss the issues raised at the RLAPP meetings in more depth at our own School Council meetings. All children in our school get the opportunity, when relevant, to vote or express their opinions on things which are being discussed.

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Young Voices 2018

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Jan 272018
 

What a fantastic evening we had at this year’s Young Voices concert at the Genting Arena in Birmingham. We took 40 children this year and they thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon rehearsals and performing in the concert. By all accounts the audience also had a great time – this really is one of the highlights of the year!

Photos and videos from our seats:

 

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Year 3/4 Athletics Competition

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Jan 252018
 

Great performances by our Yr 3 and 4 children at last night’s indoor athletics competition saw RMJS finish in a great 2nd place and qualify for the Rushcliffe finals. Well done team!

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Rowing Competition

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Jan 182018
 

A team of Year 5 and 6 boys and girls competed in a Rushcliffe indoor rowing competition yesterday. This was an action packed event and you could tell how well the children competed by their exhaustion at the end!

There were 21 teams competing, our boys finished in 9th place and the girls finished in a brilliant 4th place. Well done to all the team.

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Year 3 Travel to Bethlehem

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Dec 212017
 

Well, nearly… Year 3 had a great day out at Brackenhurst Environmental Centre – a real treat after their show in the Church yesterday. They acted out the traditional Nativity story once again, this time with real animals! A lovely thing to do in the last week of term.

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