Robert Miles Junior School News
17th April 2018
Welcome back
Dear Parents/Carers,
Welcome back after the Easter break. I hope you had an enjoyable Easter and your children are refreshed ready for another busy term's learning. As always there seems to be a lot to fit in before the end of the school year and, as always, it is a pleasure to be able to share the children's journey with them. You will find a list of the dates for the forthcoming term's events at the end of this email. Year 6 parents, do not miss the afternoon of Wednesday 18th July when the Year 6 will be presenting their leaving assembly. I know this term will fly by, especially for our oldest children.
Please don't forget to check in regularly with our website where we make regular updates for you to see what we have been up to. I look forward to working with you once again. 
R. A. Gilbey
Headteacher
Reading Challenge and Book Fair Thanks
The children really rose to our recent Reading Challenge and thank you all for supporting this at home. Our target was for the school to read for 1000 hours in a single week and I promised each class £50 to spend on books for their classroom if the target was met, and an extra £10 for every 100 hours beyond this. 
This extra incentive must have worked because when all the hours and minutes were added up the final total for the whole school was a wonderful 1,254 hours and 5 minutes! Well done to all the children for this great effort - each class now has £75 pounds to spend on books for their own classroom. I think a trip to Waterstones is in order!
As well as being a fun way to refresh each classroom's stock of books we do hope that this extra push has reminded children of the joys of finding a good book and sometimes the printed page and be more entertaining than a screen!
I would also like to thank you for your support of the Bookfair - despite the interruption due to snow we managed to make commision of £317 to spend on more books from the fair.
After School Arrangements
I am asking for support from all parents/carers to help reduce the workload in the very busy office by ensuring your child knows the arrangements for their home time, and only changing these arrangements in exceptional circumstances.
There is often only one member of staff in the office and it can be very difficult on a day when we get several parents/carers all wanting to send messages to children telling them what to do at home time. These often come in mid afternoon and with the best will in the world if the member of office staff is dealing with something different when several messages come in then there is a greater risk of messages going astray, meaning children at the end of the school day not knowing what they are doing or expecting an arrangement that has been changed.
I like to think the office staff we have go out of their way to be helpful to all parents/carers requests therefore I am asking for support to help them out by ensuring all arrangements are clear. Thank you.
Ilam
Year 5 travelled to Ilam in Derbyshire in the week before Easter for their residential visit. They came home muddy and tired but had a wonderful time in a great setting. A big thank you to the children who conducted themselves brilliantly and to the staff who went for all the extra time they gave. 
Enjoy the extra photos by clicking here.
EQT Choir Concert

We took a choir of 34 children from years 4 and 6 (year 5 were in Ilam) to join children from the other schools in Equals Trust for the first ever joint Choir Concert. As you can see from the rehearsal photos, the Albert Hall in Nottingham provided us with a wonderful venue to sing in and the acoustics were incredible. The 370 children joined together to sing 3 songs and each school sang a song of their own choosing.

It really was a fantastic concert and great to see so many children from the Trust coming together in this way. 

RotaKids at RMJS

We would like to introduce to you a new group in school that was founded during the last term – the RotaKids. We have been working with the  Rotary Club of Vale of Belvoir who have supported the group as they have become established and they are now ready to begin planning their community work for the future.

The primary AIM of RotaKids is to provide young people aged 12 and under with the opportunities to participate enthusiastically in active citizenship to improve the quality of life for their school, local and global communities. We aim to meet the following targets:

  1. Develop long term citizenship and leadership skills through identifying and taking responsibilities for real life problems within their school, local and global communities. There are  RotaKids groups all across the world!
  2. Learn the importance of respect, dignity and caring for all people by working together to build friendships/teams and learning about the significant impact of their projects.
  3. Recognise the high achievement and effect of completed projects that improve the quality of life for their school, local and global communities.

We feel that the aims of RotaKids supports our school ethos and values and we are very proud to have a group up and running at RMJS. The children have had several meetings already to get organised and begin to think about and plan ways to get involved or improve our local community. Children from across the school have been asked for ideas and the group’s first project is to organise a choir from school to sing in the community.

Our RotaKids group acts like a mini version of the main Rotary Groups – children have elected a President, A Secretary and Treasurer and they are learning really useful skills such as how to run meetings, take notes, organising finances and more. They are keen to listen to the ideas of all members of our school community and have set up suggestion boxes for the wonderful ideas children have.

We will bring more news as the group activities continue. Here is our RotaKids committee:

On the Website
Summer Term Clubs

New clubs are always announced in assemblies and individual letters giving full details will go home with any child who expresses an interest. Please note start dates.

Club

Open to

Day/Time

Starts

Times Tables Rock Stars

Yr 3 & 4

Monday 12.30 – 1.00

23/4/18

Film Club

All

Monday 3.30 – 5.15 (£1 per session)

Started

Times Tables Rock Stars

Yr 5

Tuesday 12.30 – 12.50

Started

Drama Club

Yr 3/4

Tuesday 12.30 – 1.00

24/4/18

Board Games Club

Yr 4 & 5

Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30

1/5/18

Running Club

All

Tuesday 3.30 – 4.30

1/5/18

Dance Club

All

Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30 (£2 per session)

18/4/18

Football Club

Yr 3 & 4 (alternate weeks)

Wednesday 3.30 – 4.30

25/4/18

Bible Explorers

All

Thursday 12.30 – 1.00

26/4/18

Knitting Club

All

Thursday 12.30 – 1.00

26/4/18

Archery Club

All (limited nos)

Thursday 3.30 – 5.00 (£3 per session)

19/4/18

Walking Club

All (limited nos)

Thursday 3.30 – 4.30

5/6/18

Orchestra

All

Friday 12.30 – 1.00

27/4/18

Football Club

Yr 5 & 6 (alternate weeks)

Friday 3.30 – 4.30

27/4/18

Dates for your Diary

Wednesday 18th April: Year 3 Trip to Lincoln
Thursday 19th April: Year 4 Triathlon Day
Saturday 21st April: Rushcliffe boys six-a-side fottball tournament
Wednesday 25th April: Year 6 Toot Hill Junior Workshop begins
Saturday 28th April: Rushcliffe girls seven-a-side tournament
Thursday 3rd April: Year 4 Viking Day
Monday 7th May: Bank Holiday
Monday 14th May - Thursday 17th May: 
Year 6 SATs week
Monday 28th May - Friday 1st June: Half term holiday
Thursday 7th June: Class photographs
Thursday 14th June: Toot Hill meeting for year 4/5 parents 6pm
Wednesday 20th June: Sports Day
Friday 22nd June: Reserve Sports Day
Monday 25th June: Science and Technology Competition Heats

Tuesday 26th June: Year 3 Roman Day
Thursday 28th June: Science and Technology Competition finals
Tuesday 3rd July: Year 6 morning visit to Toot Hill
Wednesday 4th July: Toot Hill Primary Athletics finals
Thursday 5th July: Spoken English Competition finals
Friday 6th July: Year 6 French breakfast
Friday 6th July: Annual reports home
Tuesday 10th July: Year 6 Toot Hill induction day
Monday 9th July: End of year disco 6.30pm
Wednesday 11th July: Open evenings
Friday 13th July: End of year barbeque
Wednesday 18th July: Leavers assembly, 1.45pm
Friday 20th July: Last day of school year


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