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
We have had 3 wonderful bake sales and we would like to take this opportunity to say a huge THANK YOU for all your kind donations, you have made a great difference to people who are less fortunate than ourselves and have shown just how caring the Old Basford Community are! Thank you!
Star of Basford Silver Award
Keep continuing to be wonderful role models for our school.
P6P Science Celebration
To celebrate British Science week, all of the P6P schools from the P6P group went to Heathfield Primary School for a fun Science afternoon. When Year 4 went, on Thursday 16th March, we made some strange sounds, built brilliant bridges and even sent mice into space!
We also then invited the year 4 parents into school on Friday 17th March to join us for a parent's science workshop. The children and adults really enjoyed this and we were incredibly impressed by the competitive bridge building.
Take a look at our photos below. Well done super scientists!
Handwriting Competition Winners
It was also lovely to see the favourite poems you had all chosen to showcase your work. Your work has created a NEW 'reading for pleasure'
section to our library!
In the end the judges decided on 7 winners, one in each year group. Their handwriting was showcased and celebrated in today's assembly (12.03.17) and they received their own ink cartridge, fountain handwriting pen!
WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU ALL!
YR 2 Maths Parent Workshop - 16.03.2017
It was lovely to have such positive feedback from parents. Some of the responses from parents were 'Brilliant - thank you I now know how I can help at home'. 'Really useful to see SAT test materials to know what they are expected to do'. 'I just want to say thank you for doing this for our children, I've loved this morning!'.
Praise and thanks must go to all of the Year 2 for their hard work in the preparation and delivery of the event.
Planet Earth Concert
We could not be more PROUD of our Old Basford School Choir today (07.03.17) who performed at the Planet Earth Event at St Mary's Church.
The children sang with pride, passion and unlimited enthusiasm.
It was a truly lovely event for those involved and those spectating.
Fine Dining - 07.03.17
This lunchtime they all enjoyed their fine dining experience today in the hall with Mrs Shaw and Tanya.
Playground Guardians of the Month - February
Thank you to the playground guardians, Mr Allen and Mrs Mitchell for
running the challenge every lunchtime keeping our school active and happy on the playground.
We also revealed the sporting challenge for March - Tag Rugby!
Basford's Big Bookathon - 2nd March 2017
We would like to thank the 120+ parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles, older brothers and sisters who joined us to read alongside the children of our school. To watch so many of our children enjoying a book in a cosy corner with an adult was magical!
We hope you all enjoyed it!
Celebrating Scientists Homework Project
The quality was amazing and the children's enthusiasm for Science has bowled us over! We really appreciate you supporting your child with this work and encouraging them to do the best they can.
We found it so difficult to choose the best as the projects were so varied and the quality was so high. Each class had its winner(s) who won a science-based book and then a runner-up and an overall winner(s) were chosen from them.
The runner-up prize went to Tae-Jhaun in year 5 for his beautifully presented book full of fact files about a wide variety of black scientists and inventors as well as re-producing a replica of the wooden clock invented by Benjamin Banneker. The overall winners were Kerith and Zuzanna in year 5 who made their own t-shirts, conducted an experiment, videoed it in the style of TV presenters and then presented a write-up of their investigation. Their project made us smile as they were clearly having lots of fun and they demonstrated how science (and learning in general) should be fun!
Watch out for many of the projects (including non-winners) on display in the foyer and around school.
YR 5 Maths Parent Workshop - 01.03.2017
The turnout was fantastic; we sincerely thank everyone who was able to join us! The children loved working alongside you all! We hope you have taken away much to think about on how to help and support your child within their curriculum. Thank you to the Year 5 Team for such a positive experience, your hard work in planning and preparing the event is a credit to how much you give to our pupils.
Thank you to all of the adults who attended, your feedback was overwhelmingly positive and greatly appreciated.
YR 3 Maths Parent Workshop - 28.02.2017
Thank you for all of your support, it makes a real difference. It was a fantastic display of how much Year 3 love learning and love maths.
Year 3 Mega Read Quiz
We had a fabulous morning and a special mention to our four quiz team members Kara, Taylor, Panache and Ethan who also won a £5 book voucher.
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.
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.
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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.
For more information please see the Online Payments Page
A very hard working week in school, well done to all the many parents in Year 1 who joined their children for the Maths workshop, hope you all enjoyed it.
Well done to our football and basketball teams who competed in matches this week. The under 10's came 3rd in the City 6 Aside finals at Forest Academy, missing out by 1 point!
The children have raised over £400 this week for Red Nose Day and they all looked fantastic in Red today, lots of fun for everyone, all for a great cause.
Looking forward to seeing everyone at merit assemblies and the Year 3/4 concerts next week.
Congratulations go this week to Lewis, Jeziah-Shyeim, Zaki and Arif who have won the 100% attendance prize and have chosen a book of their choice.
Have a good weekend and I look forward to seeing you all on Monday.
Attendance for week ending 24.03.2017 is 96.3%
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Tonight (23.03.17) we had a league match against both Burford Primary and Woods Foundation!
5 of our team made their debut for the school basketball team and they all stepped up to the challenge.
The whole team played with energy, team spirit and passion!
We won our first match against Wood Foundation 8-4, and were so close against Burford but let in a
last minute basket so the match
FANTASTIC EFFORT FROM ALL THE TEAM! 'PROUD' OF YOU ALL!
Congratulations to the Year 3 and 4 Indoor Athletics who were utterly incredible this afternoon (9.3.17) at Harvey Haddon in the City Finals.
They came 1st or 2nd in every race and just missed out by 4 points for the overall Gold Medal.
Thank you to all the parents, aunties, uncles and grandparents that came to watch - your support and enthusiasm encouraged the children with every stride they took!