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Newsletter 13 - 15th March 2017



If anyone has any spare waterproof clothing for our younger children (EYFS or KS1) that they would be happy to donate to the school then please can you drop them off at the office.  Thank you.


Red Nose Day is back on Friday 24th March.  Round Hill's fundraising will help to improve people's lives in the UK and Africa. We invite you to dress up in crazy non-uniform or a red nose.  If you are able to bring a suggested donation of 50p please do.  We would also like you to bring a joke to share. We intend to have a cake and biscuit sale.  Please bring any home-baking on Thursday 23rd March.  These goodies will be available to buy for 30p at break on Thursday. Sainsbury's will sell cookies on Friday for 50p.  Happy Red Nose Day  - enjoy - from the School Council.


The netball team played at home to Eskdale on 9th March and won 9-3. The team was Meg, Libby, Annika, Sophie, Rosie, Kiamy and Isla.  A great result and well played to the team.



On Monday 20th February, Round Hill hosted Fairfield School in a Years 5 & 6 football match. The team played really well and the result was 8-5 to Fairfield in what was an exciting and very high scoring match. The scorers for Round Hill were Luke (2), Ollie (2) and Miles.  Now that training has started up again, we are looking forward to lots more matches this half term. Well done to everyone involved.



On Tuesday 21st February, Mr Abdy, Mrs Nassau and 18 children from KS2 attended the Nottinghamshire Schools' Swimming Gala at Bramcote Leisure Centre. There were many different events and we had lots of individual winners including Jessica and Ciara (Y6), Sam (Y5) and Sophie, Bea and Alex (Y4). It was an excellent event and overall the team finished in 5th place out of 11 schools.  Congratulations to all who took part.



20 children from Years 5&6 along with Mr Abdy and Mrs Nassau represented Broxtowe in the Sportshall Athletics competition at the Nottinghamshire Schools' Winter Games on Thursday 23rd February. Round Hill competed against the champions of the other seven boroughs in the County in a range of different track and field events. In what was a really exciting and prestigious event, the children performed superbly and finished up as silver medal winners! There were big smiles all round and the children should be extremely proud of how well they competed and what a great job they did representing both the school and the whole of Broxtowe! Well done everyone - what a great way to finish off the indoor athletics season!


Well done to our KS1 and KS2 Cheerleaders who competed at the Broxtowe Cheerleading competition at The George Spencer Academy on 6th March. We were very proud of how well the children performed their routine and the level of stunting that the children have managed to achieve this year.  We were awarded 1st place in the KS1 category and 1st place in the KS2 category which is a fantastic achievement! Well done to all the children who competed and to the staff Mrs Nassau, Mrs Yates and Miss Hawkes who run the Cheerleading Clubs.



Following our successful entry to win a Greenpower kit car, over 40 Year 5&6 pupils have been actively involved in the construction of the car.  Every Thursday after school they have found the component parts, nuts & bolts and worked as a team to assemble each part of the build. They have been supported in this project by Dr Lee Empringham & Dr Liliana De-Lillo along with a range of post-graduate engineering students from the University of Nottingham. We are very thankful for their encouragement and expertise.  All the pupils involved have learnt a variety of new engineering and technical skills but more importantly they have left full of enthusiasm about science and engineering.  Watch this space for the next stage of the project which is to design and make the bodywork for our Round Hill Green Goblin car! The picture shows our Green Goblin Kit car awaiting its bodywork with a few of our future engineers and scientists.



In an assembly on Friday 10th March, we were joined by some of the builders from Arc Partnership (who are building the new library next to our School) and they announced the winners of the ‘Design a Health & Safety Mascot’ competition.  Congratulations to Sophie who won 1st prize.  Sophie’s mascot will be enlarged and printed and will appear on posters around the building site.  Congratulations as well to our 2nd place winners Amy and Iona and our 3rd place winners Libby and Pablo.  We had over 70 entries which was a fantastic effort and everyone who entered the competition received an Easter Egg for taking part.  We were also joined by a Reporter and Photographer from the Evening Post who will be featuring an article about the competition so look out for a photograph of our winners in the paper shortly!



A group photograph for our Year 6 children will take place at School on Wednesday 10th May 2017.



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A reminder of some key dates coming up in March:

•             Thursday 16th March, 10.15am – 10.35am, Falcons Good Work Assembly

•             Monday 20th March – KS1 Twycross Zoo Trip

•             Wednesday 22nd March, 10.15am – 10.35am, Foxes Good Work Assembly

•             Thursday 23rd March, 10.15am – 10.35am, Nightingales and Puffins Good Work Assembly

•             Friday 24th March – Robins and Herons Sudbury Hall Trip

•             Friday 24th March, 7.30 – 10.30pm – RHA Quiz Night

•             Monday 27th March – Nightingales and Puffins Sudbury Hall Trip

•             Wednesday 29th March, 10.15am – 10.35am, Rabbits Good Work Assembly

•             Wednesday 29th March, 4pm – 5pm, School Orchestra Concert


Yours sincerely,

Adrian Nash