The Year 4 children had a fantastic time at their residential trip to Walesby Forest Activity Centre as you can see from the photographs:
It was wonderful to see 16 teams enter this year’s Science and Technology Competition, the first since 2019. This year’s challenge was to launch a ping pong ball across the school hall, with points to be gained for distance and, more importantly, accuracy. As always the children’s models were fantastic and they always seem to come up with ideas that we couldn’t dream of! Children were encouraged to work with someone at thome but they had to be able to operate and discuss their models completely independently. Many thanks to all at home who helped out.
As well as the overall third, second and first places, there were also certificates for the most artistic entry and the most ingenious. Here are all this years entries:
The overall winning team (and joint artistic winners) and their device:
The second place team:
The third place team:
Joint artistic winner:
The prize for the most ingenious entry:
We were celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee today and the children looked fantastic all in red, white and blue:
Various different activities were going on all day as the children learnt about the significance of the Jubilee. This including decorating a cookie, kindly baked for us by our cook. Here are the finalists (2 from each year group) and the overall winner. We hope the children enjoyed the decorating as well as the eating – we are not sure how many actually managed to get home!
Partake Theatre were in for the day to help Year 4 learn all about the Vikings as part of their history project. The children looked brilliant in their costumes and had a wonderful day full of different activities. Here are some photos from the day:
On the Friday before the Easter break, children from Robert Miles Juniors joined the Let’s Sing mass choir event organised by Equals Trust. The choir spent a full day rehearsing at Nottingham’s Albert Hall before performing to parents in the evening. The video below will show you what a great day it was!
Robert Miles Junior School is a founder member of Equals Trust, a Trust made up of Primary Schools in Nottinghamshire. Established in 2016, Equals Trust schools have committed to work closely together; the Trust is a vehicle to share resources, expertise and ideas to enhance the quality of education and children’s day-to-day experiences in school. This joint Choir Concert is a great example of what working together can achieve.
Year 5 are currently on a residential visit at Mount Cook Adventure Centre and are having a great time. Enjoy the photos!
Children in the choir practising for the upcoming Equals Trust Choir Concert can find rehearsal videos by clicking here.
It’s great to see both the boys and girls team back in action in the County and Rushcliffe Cups.
The girls have played two cup games. In the Rushcliffe Cup they lost to Heymann 3 – 2 in a tight and very exciting game. They dominated more of the game in the County Cup, ending up winners 4 – 1. This means a quarter final draw against our Bingham neighbours Carnarvon – always an exciting prospect!
The boys also progressed in the County Cup with a great performance against Nottingham Academy, the final score 2 – 0 to RMJS. The boys now have a quarter final match against Edmund Campion Primary. Sadly RMJS boys are out of the Rushcliffe Cup, losing 4 – 1 to Edwalton Primary. The game was closer than the score suggests and all the team can be very proud of their performance.
Well done to both the teams!
Years 4, 5 and 6 had a visit to Robert Miles’ very own Greek Museum and were wowed by the quality of the artefacts the year 3 children had made for homework. The challenge for year 3 was to research and make an Ancient Greek artefact and then be prepared to answer questions about it when the museum visitors arrived. As you can see, they made a great job of designing the artefacts and were more than happy to talk all about what they had found out. Well done year 3!
On Tuesday 8th February we will be joining schools and youth organisations across the UK in celebrating Safer Internet Day 2022. Safer Internet Day is a global campaign to promote the safe and responsible use of technology, which calls on young people, parents, carers, teachers, social workers, law enforcement, companies, policymakers and more, to join together in helping to create a better internet.
Using the internet safely and positively is a key message that we promote Robert Miles Juniors, and celebrating Safer Internet Day is a great opportunity for us to re-emphasise the online safety messages we deliver throughout the year. We will have a special assembly on this year’s theme – staying safe gaming – followed up by lessons and activities in class.
We would be delighted if you could join us in reinforcing the messages we will be giving by continuing the conversation at home. To help you with this, you may be interested in downloading the free Safer Internet Day Resources for Parents and Carers which is available at: saferinternet.org.uk/sid-parents.
There are top tips, quizzes, and films which you can use at home with your child. Some other resources which you may find helpful in supporting your child online are:
- Tips, advice and guides for parents and carers from the UK Safer Internet Centre
- Advice for parents and carers from Childnet
- Reviews and information about games, apps, TV shows and websites from
- Common Sense Media
- Help on using parental controls and privacy settings from Internet Matters
- Information and reporting of online grooming or sexual abuse from CEOP
Online safety is an important issue which as a school we’re committed to teaching our pupils about. If you have any concerns or questions about keeping your child safe online, please do get in touch with your child’s class teacher or Mr Gilbey, who will be happy to answer your questions or provide further support.