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
Year 6 Maths Parent Workshop - 16th November
Year 3 Maths Parent Workshop - 14th November
Both myself and the entire school MARVELLED at the truly wonderful variety of beautiful and inspiring projects.
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 brilliant week in school and it was made even more special by finishing it with our 'P for Pudsey' Children in Need Event today! (17.11.17)
Thank you to everyone who has contributed in making and buying cakes throughout the week, who came to our Family 'Children in Need' Quiz Event tonight in the hall and to all the children and staff who brought in a donation for dressing up today! The costumes were just FANTASTIC! In total we have raised well over £450 for this excellent cause! PROUD!!!
The Chess group this week played their third league match off the season this Wednesday (15.11.17) evening away at Rufford. The team finished second and were 'just pipped to the post' by The Nottingham Girls High School. Mr Ross is delighted with how well the team played and how quickly individuals are improving in their tactical chess thinking! Well Done!
On Monday morning (13.11.17) the school choir had some additional coaching by a member of the team organising the Albert Hall Nottingham Music Concert in December! They sounded just beautiful and I thoroughly look forward to the event as Christmas approaches.
Attendance this week was 97% which is fantastic! Keep it up!
If you haven't managed to see my newsletter that went out to all children last week, please ask the office for a copy or pop onto the school website to download it.
Have a wonderful weekend and I'll see you all on Monday.
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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!