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.
Mrs V Shaw
100% Attendance 16.02.18
1st Place and a Gold Medal in the Dance Showcase
Imaginative Playground Lunchtimes
100% Attendance 09.02.18
Internet Safety Day Assembly
Tomorrow the whole school will have an enrichment day on Internet Safety. All sessions will be age appropriate and have been carefully planned and prepared by staff in order so that all our children fully understand the potential dangers about being on line and how to ensure they are safe at all times on mobiles, tablets and computers.
100% Attendance 02.02.18
Honours Assembly 02.02.18
yeaR 2 PARENT WORKSHOP
We held a very successful parent workshop on Tuesday 30th January where we shared some of our practises and strategies for working out fractions, multiplication through arrays and finding a missing number. We were overwhelmed by the turnout and 50% of our children were represented by an adult. The children loved sharing their learning with their grown ups and the whole morning had a lovely atmosphere. Everyone seemed to gain from it and will be able to support their child even more successfully with Maths homework. We would like to thank the parents for giving up their morning and greatly appreciate their support.
Playground Guardians of the Month - January
Honours Assembly 26.01.18
100% Attendance 26.01.18
Chess Team beat The Nottingham Girls High School
Congratulations to our current 'top 8' Chess Team Players who this Thursday (25.1.18) took on the Nottingham Girls High School in a Chess Tournament and were victorious!
Mr Ross was delighted with the concentration, resilience and team spirit in which all the children competed! So keep up the excellent effort
Shivam (y6), Gurunathan (y6), Caleb (y6), Richard (y6), Lilia (y5), Sakhi (y5) and Gotham (y2)
We are very proud to formerly announce that Old Basford School, alongside the other schools in our P6P group, has been made a 'Lead Associate School' with the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in acknowledgement of the work on Shakespeare that we have done over the last 2 years.
This means that the staff will continue to receive training by RSC experts, that we will continue to cover work on Shakespeare plays, continue to give children opportunities to participate in Shakespeare performances and then to extend our expertise to other schools in Nottingham who are interested to enhance their curriculum through the plays of Shakespeare.
Please keep a look out for further news of our Shakespeare and RSC involvement over the coming year.
Inventors Honours Assembly - 19.01.18
100% Attendance 19.01.18
Year 5 Reading Parent Workshop - 18th January
We will also send these questions and the slides from the meeting home will all of the Year 5 children. We hope you find them useful.
On Friday 12th January all of Year 4 and some Year 5 and 6 children went to the Nottingham Playhouse. We watched the pantomime Cinderella and had a fantastic time. ( “Oh no you didn’t” “Oh yes we did !”)
A big thank you to the P6P for organising and funding this event.
Winning Team for the Christmas Reading Challenge Homework
We are now looking forward to visiting them on a regular basis to enjoy reading together.
Honours Assembly 12.01.18
Staff vs Y6 Football End of Term Match
The match finished 2-1!
A FANTASTIC WHOLE SCHOOL END TO THE TERM!
End of Term Talent Show
Blown away by the extremely talented children this morning in our End of Term OLD BASFORD'S GOT TALENT show! There was a gorgeous atmosphere in the hall and some STAND OUT performances!
Have a look at some of the pictures below!
Stand Out Performances
Today all the names of the children who have arrived at school on time and 'crossed the line before 10 to 9' this half term where entered into our 100% half termly attendance prize draw. And the two winners were............
Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Alexander and Phillip whose names were pulled out and have won for their families a £25.00 Tesco gift voucher. We hope you enjoy spending them during the holiday.
100% Attendance 22.12.17
KS2 Christmas Carol Concert
Playground Guardians of the Month - December
School Visit Feedback
It is always delightful to hear how polite, engaging and respectful our children are and following a recent school visit by our year 6 children to Nottingham University Hospital QMC campus we have received the following email from one of the IMPS programme leads.....
"The trainers have asked me to feed back to school that the two groups you brought to the hospital this week for their IMPS visits were fantastic and they represented the school in a very good light. We see many schools throughout the year but it is rare the trainers insist I feed back to the teachers."
So PROUD of you all!!
Carol Singing at Morrisons Bulwell
100% Attendance 15.12.17
JOHN LEWIS MONSTER COMPETITION
Congratulations to Maisey in Class 2 as her creative design was selected to be displayed in the John Lewis Nottingham branch restaurant. It will be shown with 7 other children from Nottingham until the 31st December.If you get the chance go and have a look.
Thank you to everyone who entered but a special well done to Maisey.
Year 4 Visit to Clover Green
Year 4 were a credit to Old Basford School and were so well mannered and thoughtful and the afternoon was enjoyed by all.
So it is the 1st December and the Old Basford Christmas Fairies have been working their magic to decorate school in order to fully celebrate Christmas with the children over the next 3 weeks.
Honours Assembly 08.12.17
We look forward to seeing him again in the new year.
DESIGN A MONSTER FRIEND HOMEWORK
Thank you to everyone who completed the design a monster friend homework this week. Some of you were very creative in your designs and came up with some very imaginative designs. A special mention to Aleksanders Stammers in Year 1 who was so inspired that he and his dad turned his design into reality! They used bits of old toys and recycled junk, spayed it silver and made a monster called @rusty Dusty'. Absolutely amazing. We love to see how creative some of you are. Here are some photographs of a few of the designs. They will now be sent off to John Lewis as part of their Christmas 2017 'Unleash the imagination' competition. Good luck everyone!
One of the whole school activities that everyone completed during Anti-Bullying Week' has been made into a fantastic display showing 'WE ALL FIT TOGETHER'. Every child designed a picture or pattern to represent themselves onto a jigsaw-shaped piece of paper. The result looks amazing. You will see that there aren't any straight pieces to our 'jigsaw' showing that we will always welcome new people into our school.
Year 6 Maths Parent Workshop - 16th November
Year 3 Maths Parent Workshop - 14th November
Remembrance Day Poppies
Thank you for all of the lovely, and very positive comments that have been passed our way about our poppy display on our school playground that faces our community. We will be marking remembrance day with 2 minutes silence on Friday at 11 o'clock.
FOBS/PTA Firework Disco
Half Term Family 'Black/Asian Hero' Projects
If you still have one at home, please make sure it is in school by Thursday.
Today all the names of the children who have arrived at school on time and 'crossed the line before 10 to 9' this half term where entered into our 100% half termly attendance prize draw. And the two winners were............
Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Blaine and Alessia whose names were pulled out and have won for their families a £25.00 Tesco gift voucher. We hope you enjoy spending them during the holiday.
Four more children complete the
OBS Reading Bingo Challenge
You will now have your names written in our Golden Reading Bingo Book which has pride of place in our school hall. FANTASTIC EFFORT! PROUD!
Captains of School for 17/18 Announced Today
Congratulations to the following children who were today in whole school assembly (19.10.17) announced by Mrs Shaw as Old Basford School Club Captains. The staff thought long and hard about who to appoint to these prestigious roles. We are very happy with our choices!
The children were delighted also!
SO VERY PROUD OF YOU ALL!
Dance Captains - Tae-Jhaun and Jessica
Gymnastics Captains - Sharae and Sulayman
Mathletes Captains - Shivam and Joseph
Tag-Rugby Captains - Ethan and Sara
Athletics Captains - Leuan and Zuzanna
Chess Captains - Richard and Gurnathan
Reading Champion Captains - Zofia and Lucy
Choir Captains - Olivia and Daniyah
Football Captains - Kenzie and Will
Area Band Captains - Elizabeth and Regan
Basketball Captains - Noah and Adesuwa
Digital Leader Captains - Jeevan and Jack
Breakfast Club Captains - Melody and Oliver
We were taken by surprise this morning when two of the residents from Clover Green, our local residential home visited and presented us with a fabulous thank you card, which they had all signed, for the harvest donations we gave to them when we visited in September. We really appreciate receiving the card and thank you all for your lovely comments.
The children thoroughly enjoyed the quiz at the end to see which facts they remembered.
Bronze Star of Basford Awards
We hope that all of our children will have been acknowledged with this achievement by the end of the autumn term.
Year 5 Maths Parent Workshop - 12.10.2017
One of our parents said "it was really helpful to go over methods I hadn't practised in years and now I know the tricky kind of questions my child will have to answer so can practise more at home"
Playground Awards for September 2017 and our first Playground Guardians of the Year announced.
Today (9.10.17) during whole school assembly we celebrated the achievements of children throughout our school on the playground. We announced our speediest skippers! Wow! Some of you are SOOOOO FAST! Eight children will be having a FINE DINING experience with Mrs Shaw this week after receiving one of our GOLDEN TICKETS for their excellent participation.
We also announced the sport for October which is...........
The children were all eager and keen to give it a try! Look out for more pictures to follow soon.
The lunchtime team have said you have stood out for many reasons: just some of which are
1) your ability to know what to do and when to do it, 2) for offering to be helpful and using your initiative, 3) for playing games with younger children, 4) for ensuring you have been actively promoting a happy and active school yard. We are very PROUD of you both!
Tonight the children replicated the competition that 8 of our children represented us in at the City Cross Country Finals yesterday.
They competed in mixed age group and ability teams to complete 5 laps of the school grounds, 4 as individuals passing on a baton and the last one as a team all together!
We all had so much fun running together and encouraging one another.
The continuation of this is that in Y4, Y5 and Y6 children can choose to continue this at our Monday after school chess club which has excellent weekly attendance. From this the children work hard to make it in to the chess team who compete in a league representing our school throughout the year!
Well done on an encouraging start to the season!
Marvellous Me Parental Feedback
It has been just wonderful to hear the many stories from both children and parents about how much they are enjoying using Marvellous Me; today we have received the following email from one of our parents:
'Hello - May I just say getting a 'Marvellous Me' notification is one of the favourite parts of my day. It's really good to know ******* is doing well during his day. When I get the notification at usually a busy day at work it puts a smile on my face and is a great conversation piece when I catch up with him. Have a lovely weekend all.'
HARVEST DONATIONS TO BESTWOOD AND BULWELL FOODBANK
On Saturday 30th September Mrs Thomas took the rest of your harvest donations to the foodbank in Top Valley. The volunteers were extremely grateful to receive more than a trolley full of tins and packets of food. Nigel Webster from the foodbank told Mrs Thomas that he worked at Nottingham's biggest and busiest foodbank. He said that there were lots of people in the area who at times couldn't afford their food shopping and so they visited the busy foodbank for some help. The volunteers are going to weigh the donations and then put them onto shelves ready for people who needed a boxful of provisions. Nigel will write to the school to officially thank the parents and children but in the meantime wanted to say a massive
HARVEST DONATIONS TO CLOVER GREEN
On Thursday 28th September Mrs Tee and Mrs Thomas took the Y3, Y4, Y5 and Year 6 school councillors down to our local residential home for the elderly, Clover Green. We took 36 bags of food with us, many had to be pushed precariously on a trolley by Mrs Thomas (thank you to Layton for rescuing a rogue jar of pasta sauce!) The residents were absolutely overwhelmed by the generosity of the community and would like us to say a huge thank you to you all for your kindness. While we were there, Goran the centre's activity coordinator, arranged for some artefacts for the residents to share with children. The children were fascinated to learn about the olden days and enjoyed looking at and trying out some of the household equipment and playing with the toys. If you want some ideas for Christmas presents some of the children became obsessed with the game of 'snobs'! The children did us proud- they were so polite, engaging and respectful. They were a credit to Old Basford and especially to their parents.
Finally, we would like to add to the thanks given by the residents of Clover Green and let you know how grateful we are to work in such a giving and generous community.
All of our pupils have now designed and decorated their own individual pebble which looks fantastic! We now are keen for our parents to do one too so we can add these to our beautiful collection. We feel this piece of art work highlights the fact that at Old Basford School we work together in partnership to achieve a rounded and broad education for all of our children.
There will be another opportunity for parents to paint a pebble with us at our Macmillan Coffee Morning this Friday am from 9 o'clock until quarter past 10.
Macmillan Coffee Morning with School Council & Friends of Old Basford
Meet our NEW School Council for 2017-2018
Today (25.9.17) we had the pleasure of announcing and presenting our new School Council for 17/18 to the entire school during assembly! These children (two per class) have been elected by their classmates to represent them as 'The Voice of Pupils' within Old Basford School!
Thank you to David Lawson our Chair of Governors for presenting the children with their badges and congratulating them on this appointment, both he and Mrs Shaw are already impressed with the calibre of representatives.
Eco Council for 2017/2017 Announced
We have also been blown away by the generosity of our children and parents when donating gifts for Harvest. We have over 1256 items of food collected so far! Next week two of our Assistant Heads and some of our children will be taking goods to Clover Green our local residential care home, The Salvation Army and a Homeless Refuge! I can't wait to hear about the look on their faces when we surprise them all!
I AM SO INCREDIBLY PROUD OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY!
This afternoon each and every pupil at Old Basford has added their own individually designed pebble to the entrance of our school. It was just gorgeous seeing the children's faces and hearing their comments as they placed each pebble down.
"Mrs Shaw it looks like a rainbow!" Year 1 Pupil
"Mrs Shaw I am so excited, I just love it!" Year 3 Pupil
As you can see we still have quite a lot of space to fill! We would LOVE our parents and our extended community to join us in painting a pebble. You can hand it in to the office, we will varnish it and add it to a beautiful collection.
We are each of us unique, yet part of a very special
Old Basford School Family!
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Another half term has flown by!
We are now officially over half way through the academic year! How time flies when you are having fun!
Congratulations to the Y5/6 Dance Troop who came in first place and were awarded gold medals at the City Finals this week! You were all just incredible, a stunning, stunning performance that brought the audience to tears! The Basketball team shone once again on Wednesday night at Jesse Gray in a mini tournament - a special mention to Abdullah who had his debut for the team and scored a magnificent basket! The Chess B Team competed at Fernwood on Wednesday evening - fantastic that 5 children had their debut appearances! Building a strong team for the future to carry on our excellent tradition.
Chris White, published author, and our 'Patron of Reading' was in school on Thursday, he had a wonderful morning with Year 3 and held a whole school assembly where he launched our Holiday Homework Challenge!
On Monday Y5 had a superb year group trip to the Museum of Justice in town where they played characters in a real court (look on their website page for pictures!).
Thank you to so many of our Y6 parents and grandparents who attended our first Y6 SATs information workshop. Miss Eccleston was delighted to answer your questions and gave you lots of top tips for the coming week of how best to support your child. We will be repeating the session, but this time in the evening on Wednesday 28th February at 5.30pm for working parents.
We also had a fantastic turn out for our F2 reading and phonic workshop (part 2) on Monday morning - delighted so many of you were able to join us and thank you for your incredibly positive feedback.
Both FS/KS1 & KS2 Valentines discos went down a storm on Tuesday evening! Mr Allen, our resident DJ and member of the behaviour team, did an incredible job as did Mrs Tee and her FOBS volunteers. Thank you to everyone who contributed to making the event such a success and helped to raise more money for school and enrichment opportunities for our children.
Attendance this week was 95.4% which is lower than usual but well done to the vast, vast majority of families for their excellent punctuality. Remember our moto 'Cross the line before 10 to 9!'
WISHING YOU ALL A WONDERFUL HALF TERM - ENJOY!
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Regional Cross Country Finals
A huge well done to both Will and Ethan who on Saturday (3.2.18) represented Nottingham City at the Regional Cross Country Finals.
Both boys completed a distance of 1 mile in wet and muddy conditions with excellent drive and determination.
The boys after representing school at the City Finals in January and finishing 3rd and 6th were then selected to represent Nottingham which is a huge achievement in itself.
OBS Basketball Team victory against both
Jesse Gray and Windmill primary schools
Tonight (17.1.18) two of our team had their debut performances for school, both Rowan and Kenzie played brilliantly and scored a basket each!
The team as a whole were just outstanding, their collective passing and superb defence allowed them to really shine! PROUD!
OBS vs JESSE GRAY 26 - 3
OBS vs WINDMILL 21 - 20
Congratulations to our super fit and super fast 5 boys and 5 girls who made up our OBS Cross Country Team at the City of Nottingham Finals!
Today (10.1.18) these 10 children each had to run just over a mile on the very hilly Wollaton Hall course! Each child completed the entire distance without stopping showing great resilience and determination.
A special individual well done to Will for finishing in 6th place out of 100 boys and to Ethan who finished 3rd and won the boys Bronze Individual Medal. (Both boys will now be representing the City of Nottingham at the Regional Finals in February)
The boys teams collectively finished in 3rd place out of 25 entered teams. Another strong sporting achievement for 17/18.
Basketball Silver Medallists for the City of Nottingham
Congratulations to the OBS school Basketball Team who today (14.12.17) played in the City Finals. They won every game except one and played so passionately yet with great sportsmanship and pride! SO PROUD of each and everyone of them!
2 silver medals in one week! We are on a ROLL!!!!!
Athletics City Finals
What an afternoon! Our exceptionally talented OBS school Athletes today (12.12.17) gave absolutely everything in the afternoons Nottingham City Indoor Athletics Finals!
Thank you to all of the parents and extended family members that came to support us. I know it meant the world to the children to be able to celebrate alongside you.
Straight through to the Y5/6 Athletics Finals
Congratulations to the awesome Y5/6 Athletics team who this afternoon (30.11) finished in 1st place with 248 points and therefore will be sailing through to the City finals on the 12th December!
You shone once again the entire afternoon with your talent, team spirit and tremendous attitude!
Bronze Medal for our
Congratulations to our Y3/4 gymnastics team who today (30.11) finished 3rd in the City finals with a Bronze Medal! The children were over the moon with their achievement and are wearing their medals PROUDLY around school with huge smiles on their faces! Each member of the team performed 3 individual routines - 2 floor and 1 vault
Amazing 2 matches tonight at Jesse Gray (22.11.17).
3 players Sahill, Bryce and David all had their debuts!
Everyone played brilliantly!
Y5/6 ATHLETICS TEAM STORM THROUGH TO THE SEMI FINALS
CONGRATULATIONS to the Y5/6 Athletics Team who finished in 1st place with an impressive 316 points on Friday (10.11.17) at the initial heats. The whole team were just FANTASTIC and shone both individually and as a group of talented athletes.
I was delighted that so many of our parents came to watch and support the children. It was also so lovely to have teachers from other schools come over and comment not only about the children's ability but their attitude, behaviour and sportsmanship!
A very PROUD Mrs Shaw!
U10 FOOTBALL TEAM SUCCESS
CONGRATULATIONS to the OBS under 10 boys football team for an impressive 4-0 victory against Southwark on Thursday (9.11.17).
Both Mr Hill and Mr Burrows were delighted with your team spirit and fantastic passing!
CROSS COUNTRY RELAY SUCCESS!
Congratulation and a huge WELL DONE to our incredibly fit and resilient Cross Country Relay team!
Yesterday the following children: Zuzanna, Libbie, Sharae, Alisha, Ethan, Will, Christian and Leuan each run a mile against 30 other schools in a relay race around Colwick Country Park!
The girls finished in 13th place with a very respectable collective time; the boys did incredibly well and finished in 3rd place achieving a Bronze medal.
SO PROUD OF YOU ALL!
Here is another treat for you all!
This video was taken at lunchtime today (3.10.17) of our new Y5/6 Street Dance Club.
They have been working hard for 3 weeks now on a contemporary piece ready for our next dance competition just before Christmas! As you can see our specialist dance teacher is creating something quite magical with the children! We look forward to inviting you into school to share the complete routine in the next few weeks.
OFF A VAULT
This lunchtime at Elite Gymnastics we had over 25 children performing and practising their gymnastics routines! Just watch some of them doing their assisted Hand Springs off a Vault and Spring Board! FANTASTIC STUFF boys and girls! Mr Reyes is clearly pushing you all and sees your excellent potential!
OBS MINI MARATHON
Our annual Old Basford School Mini Marathon took place on Friday (22.9.17) afternoon. We always time this special enrichment event to link to the famous local, The Nottingham Robin Hood Marathon weekend which always takes place on the 2nd to last Sunday in September.
The entire school had a fantastic afternoon of supporting one another in running for fun and fitness or running for speed and achievement. Congratulations to the top 3 boys and girls in each year group who all were applauded whilst on our medal podium by their peers and the teaching staff for their talent at long distance/endurance running. Every pupil completed the entire course in their best time possible - which is a wonderful achievement!
A huge THANK YOU to our year 6 pupils who manned the course, showed children the route, encouraged them and even run along with a few when the going got tough!
The whole school is very PROUD of you all!
Y5/6 FOOTBALL TEAM TRAINING STARTS WITH A BANG
Mr Hill and Mr Burrows were delighted to run their first school team training session at lunchtime today (8.9.17). 30 children were a part of today's lunchtime club and Mr Burrows and Mr Hill are already impressed by the standard of players!