Welcome to Old Basford School
In reading the information provided on our website, I trust the overall impression you gain will be one of a caring school, a school which genuinely strives to work in the best interests of all its children. Also, a place where parental support and interest is welcomed, because it is only with mutual co-operation and understanding of home and school that this goal can be achieved. However, as with all written communications, this website may not answer all your questions, so please do not hesitate to contact our school on any matter which requires further explanation or clarification.
M. B. Precious
Star of Basford Silver Awards
We were delighted that by Christmas all Year 6 children had achieved their Bronze Star Awards, and now encourage the rest of the Year 6 to continue to strive towards this next mile stone achievement.
In order to achieve this SILVER award, children have to be voted for by seven separate members of staff throughout our school for being excellent role models. This list is then verified by the Year 6 teaching team who take into account each individual child's effort and attitude in lessons.
We look forward to announcing our next set of SILVER AWARDS three weeks after the half term holidays.
All of them have shown tremendous resilience and determination in achieving a goal! They have made excellent progress in an area of their learning through hard work and commitment!
It was wonderful to see you all beaming with pride in our whole school assembly today.
YR 4 Maths Parent Workshop - 03.02.2017
The children thrived in being able to take part in a maths lesson alongside yourselves and the problem solving activity of 'Cracking the Code' certainly had everyone captivated.
I'd like to personally thank the YR4 staff for a well run and enthusiastic event.
The half term holiday homework is to produce a mini-project based on a famous scientist, a famous inventor, an important invention or a scientific investigation of your own.
Information has been sent home and your project needs to be handed in by Monday 20th February. Prizes will be awarded for the best project produced from each class and a prize for the overall winner.
*** We look forward to seeing all your projects ***
Cross Country Regional Y5/6 Finals
They all had to run one mile of a difficult, muddy and hilly Wollaton Hall course bright and early on Saturday morning. It was a pleasure to be there to witness their talent, drive and determination.
A huge 'Thank You' to Mr Hill for giving up his Saturday morning to take all the children to the event, register them, get them to the start line on time and cheer them on every step of the way.
We look forward to seeing their plans and ideas come into our school next half term.
Road Safety Quiz
We now wait to see if these combined scores are high enough to get us in to the regional finals in May.
Well done to all our KS2 children for taking part.
Old Basford were the overall winners of the mini-tournament. Mr Crawley complemented the children on their skills and Mrs Thomas agreed that they were a fantastic bunch!
Well Done Chess Champions!!
A HUGE well done also to the all the children who will have a fine dining experience with Mrs Shaw tomorrow (27.01) for winning the lunchtime basketball competition. This month the new sporting challenge is SPEED BOUNCE! We look forward to seeing all the children being active, getting involved and having a go.
Year 5/6 Street Dance
All who were lucky enough to spend time with him were captivated by his personality, warmth, wisdom and advice.
For more information about Neil Griffiths please visit www.cornertolearn.co.uk
They will now be part of her Spanish Ambassador Squad who will be helping to promote Spanish within our school and classrooms as well as representing Old Basford School as part of our partnership of P6P schools at two events in the next few weeks!
YR 6 Maths Parent Workshop - 19.01.17
I know your children LOVED having you work alongside them. Special thanks and appreciation also must go to the FANTASTIC Yr6 teaching team. Your energy, enthusiasm, organisation and knowledge allowed the event to be a real success!
A very "PROUD" Mrs Shaw - Acting Head Teacher
Y5/6 Cross Country Champions
The place in which the children finished gave them a number of points and the fastest finishing 4 girls and 4 boys from each school had their points added together.
We are delighted to say the Boys Team finished in 2nd place with a Silver medal, just two points behind the Nottingham High School, and the Girls Team finished in 3rd place with a Bronze medal
Another fantastic achievement and our 7th City Champion Sporting Medal this academic year!
National Anti-Bullying Competition Winners
Here is the link to our award winning entry for the Anti-bullying video competition on the Anti-bullying Alliance website.
Online payments system now available. It is an easy and secure way of paying on-line for items such as School Dinners, Breakfast Club, Trips and Milk. Make sure you are signed up.
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Well the end of this week and half term also brings us to the midway point of the academic year! How quickly it has gone!
It has been another very positive and active week within school. Our Spanish Ambassadors have taken part in a School Partnership Event, Year 5 have visited the Galleries of Justice, Year 2 have had an enrichment day based on their topic of Africa, three members of our Year 5/6 have represented the City of Nottingham in the Cross Country Regional Finals and on Wednesday afternoon we had a whole school TALENT SHOW!
Only this morning we had a surprise delivery; a gentleman from Nuthall had found a picture of his father at this school from 1922. He has been incredibly generous and allowed us to keep this picture; it now has pride of place in our History Cabinet in the main school corridor and adds to our collection of items that celebrates the PROUD history of this wonderful school. (See pictures below).
It has been test week this week in school - all of the children have worked incredibly hard to show just how much progress they have made since the beginning of this academic year. Teachers, Teaching Assistants and myself have been so impressed with their resilience and determination to do their best. We look forward to sharing this information with you, along with the children's books and collections of work at one of our Parents' Evenings at the beginning of March.
During our Honours Assembly this morning we yet again shared the achievements of many individuals throughout the school. It is a very special occasion and allows the entire school to fully appreciate just what fantastic children we have at Old Basford. (See picture below).
Attendance for this week was 97.1%; congratulations to Oliver Y5, Alannah Y3, Maizie Y2 and Jonathan F2 who were all selected from our weekly 100% prize draw to order a book of their choice from our online suppliers. I would also like to say thank you and a huge well done to the other 372 children who have also had 100% attendance this week.
I'd like to wish everyone a wonderful half term week, enjoy your scientist/inventors creative holiday homework together as a family - we cannot wait to see the wonderful creations that will appear on our school playground on Monday 20th February. I would also like to thank all of the staff for their tireless commitment to giving their absolute best to all of your children.
Happy half term, see you all in just over a week's time!
Acting Head Teacher
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Y3/4 Athletics Team
Congratulations to our y3/4 athletics team who on Monday competed in the first round of the City Sports Hall Athletics Competition at Ellis Guilford.
They won their heat with a highly impressive score and are looking forward to the semi-finals the first afternoon back after the half term holidays.
Mr Hill and Mr Burrows are delighted with their effort, commitment, sportsmanship, team spirit and talent!
We look forward to the semi-finals.