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
Reading Celebration Assembly
On Thursday 20th July, we held an assembly to say THANK YOU to all of the children and adults who have given up teir spare time to help us with our reading throughout the year. Here are some of our photos.
Aaron Charles whose daughter Caitlyn attends our nursery came to see us.
He is undertaking the daunting challenge of doing a sky dive in September to raise £420 to provide new art equipment for our school.
We are overwhelmed by his generosity and wish him the best of luck.
If you would like to support Aaron and make a donation please visit his just giving page on the link below
Open Afternoon - End of Year Celebration
Time and time again the look on both the children's and parent's faces when sharing the work they had produced over this academic year was something very special indeed!
Cricket Team Silver Medalists
The team played throughout the day and match after match, made their way to the final where they just lost out to Claremont School.
An excellent attitude was displayed by all of our pupils!
We are very PROUD of you all.
Congratulations and a very well done to both Ramsay and Lauren who today in assembly (17.7.17) were announced as July's and this year's final Playground Guardians of the month!
Thank you for the hours you have contributed to our playground and for helping to keep other children's playtimes both active and happy.
Year 6 Star of Basford Gold Awards
Where has the year gone!
We are now surrounded by our year 6 pupils approaching the end of their journey with us as they move on to their secondary schools!
We are delighted to say that 40 of our year 6 children have now been awarded their Gold Star of Basford Badges!
You have been wonderful ambassadors for our school!
Let's look forward to these last two weeks together!
Chess End of Year Awards
We look forward to many of our Year 3 children, who have all learnt chess this year on a Monday afternoon, joining the after school chess club in 2017/2018.
Nottingham City Sports Awards 2017
Summer Reading Challenge
Please see the photo of the flyer below for more information
Chris White Visit
End of Season Basketball Awards
It has been a fantastic season of basketball where the children have competed in 3 tournaments and have had 8 league matches! 29 children in total have played for the school team, 18 of them making their debut performances for school this academic year! Wherever we have been for matches and competitions the team have always been complemented on their excellent manners and superb sportsmanship.
We are so very PROUD of you all.
End of Season Football Awards
Today (10.7.17) during assembly we celebrated the highs and lows, the successes and near misses of the Old Basford School Football Team 16/17
Basford and Bulwell Rotary Club Donation
The Rotary Club have for over a decade supported and generously donated gifts to our year 6 pupils, we thank them for their kind contribution and continued partnership with our school and community.
We are pleased to announce that along with our local P6P schools we are now one of the only partnerships in the country to work alongside the Royal Shakespeare Company for 2017/2018 and are extremely excited about our up and coming productions/projects with such a well renown Dramatic Arts Company
Playground Guardians of the Month
A huge well done to two pupils from Y6, Olivia and Cienna who have been awarded the Playground Guardians of the month for June. All of the lunchtime team have commented upon how wonderful you are with our younger pupils, how you are so reliable whenever asked to undertake a task and what FANTASTIC role models you are to the rest of school.
We are very PROUD of you girls!
Playground Awards - June
We have also announced our final sporting lunchtime challenge of the year
for July................ JAVELIN!
Well done to the four children involved.
Tempest Tour Update
The actors from the P6P made their tour of the schools with Shakespeare's The Tempest and it was an absolute triumph. All of the people who were able to watch the play were extremely impressed with the high standard of acting, how such young children can remember such tricky language and can perform with such confidence.
On one occasion, there were even members of the Royal Shakespeare Company who had come up from Stratford-upon-Avon especially to watch the performance. Needless to say, they too were suitably impressed. Once again, I would like to thank our girls for their hard work and dedication. I am extremely proud of you.
Please take a look at the slideshow showing our girls in action.
Whipping Up A Tempest
The tour kicked off on Monday at Old Basford and the boys and girls were absolutely amazing. We were especially proud of our girls - Mya B, Mya S, Esther, Mathilde, Faith and Freya. To learn so many lines in a difficult language style, speak loudly and to remember to be in role all at the same time is no mean feat!
I would like to thank the girls for their hard work and dedication and they should be very proud of their achievements. Maybe we have a future actor in our hands! Good luck with the rest of the tour 'Tempest ensemble'.
Fabulous Entries Received For Our May Half Term Homework Holiday Challenge
Running Club Y2-Y6 Begins
Some of the children even managed 4 laps = 1 mile!
We look forward to seeing just as many of you next week!
Half Term Holiday Homework Prizes!
Every child that completed one of these had their name put in a prize draw; 30 children then had their names drawn from a hat and awarded prizes for their entries!
Old Basford School Maths Day
On Thursday (8.6.17) we celebrated MATHS throughout the school with special lessons, quizzes, games and competitions. A great time was truly had by all. In our Honours Assembly this morning (9.6.17) we had asked each maths teacher throughout school to nominate a child to be recognised for their efforts and achievements in yesterday's OBS MATHS DAY!
They then all received a special maths related gift from Miss Eccleston our school Maths leader. We would like to thank Miss Eccleston for leading and organising the event.
I am pleased to say that the children all helped to produce a piece of work showing the diversity of our school and community, and this is going to be displayed along with other school's contributions in a long tent at the Old Market Square in Nottingham City Centre from 12 noon on Monday 19th June to 3.00pm on Wednesday 21st June.
It would be lovely if you could take your child to see their artwork displayed
in a public place. Hopefully, we will see some of the children at
art club next year.
Mrs Richards and Mrs Kelly
Holiday Homework Challenge
For more information from the NSPCC / Childline please click here
Any questions or queries about your child's health and development, please pop in and speak to one of the community health team.
Y2 Country Dancing Club
Please remember to put all of your rubbish in the bin and
'Be Proud Of Our Community'
Well done to both of our councils.
Yr 3 Egyptian Dress Up Day
Zimbabwe Volunteers Assembly
OLD BASFORD'S GOT TALENT
After a very hard week of tests throughout school our children got to let their hair down this afternoon at our Summer Term Talent Show!
For an hour and a half we were thoroughly entertained with a fantastic array of acts; magicians, dancers, actors, singers, musicians, gymnasts -
WE HAD IT ALL!
Congratulations and well done to everyone that took part and the whole school for being a wonderful and supportive audience. A special 'Thank You' to Mr Allen and Mrs Mitchell (our lunchtime playground behaviour supervisors) for giving up their afternoons to judge.
Please enjoy looking through the pictures. Mrs Shaw
Playground Guardians of the Month
Playground Awards - April/May
Well the Obstacle Race Playground challenge this month turned out to be incredibly popular - even our F2 children got a turn to take part.
The sport for June was announced this morning as Long Jump!
We look forward to seeing all the children taking part in the challenge and which children have an extra spring in their step to jump the furthest!
Visit to The Lakeside Gallery
We then created our own landscapes using some of her principles and wrote descriptions to reflect the mood. A fantastic time was had by all and pupils reported that they would see colour in a different way and use this inspiration to improve their writing.
Keeping Your Child Safe Online Parent Workshop
Changes to our Lunchtime Menu
The Catering Department have made some changes to our lunchtime menu. A copy is being sent home with your child today (12.05.17).
To download and print a copy please visit our School Lunch page.
Easter Arithmetic Booklets
Guitar Group Plays To School
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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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What another busy week!!!
Laura from our local library visited us in assembly on Tuesday. She told us all about the exciting Summer Reading Challenge. We hope lots of our children take up the challenge and will be visiting the library during the summer holidays to read lots of different books.
Mr Hill and three of our children attended the Nottingham City Sports Awards on Wednesday night to collect winning shields on behalf of their team mates. We are really proud of all the children who were part of these teams and have achieved so much success this year.
On Thursday all of our children spent time with their new class teachers ready for when they return in September.
Last night our Year 2 children spent a thoroughly enjoyable night camping on our school field.
The children have taken their reports home today, we are very proud of how hard they have worked and hope you are to.
Congratulations go this week to Elaine, Mia, Murat and Harriet who have won the 100% attendance prize and have chosen a book of their choice.
Attendance for week ending 14.07.2017 is 96%
Have a good weekend and I will see you all on Monday.
Assistant Head Teacher
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AMAZING RESULT FOR THE Y4/5 ATHLETICS TEAM!
SILVER MEDALISTS AT THE CITY FINALS!
All 12 children competed with an outstanding energy and attitude! Their behaviour and sportsmanship was impeccable! Congratulations to the entire team...... special mention to Leuan who finished 3rd with a BRONZE MEDAL for the individual boys point score!
SO PROUD OF YOU ALL!
Y4/5 Athletics Team
CONGRATULATIONS to the Y4/5 athletics team who this afternoon competed in the HEATS of the City Outdoor Athletics. They achieved a total team score of 1557 points and are through to the finals next week.
End of Season Rally
Well the end of another basketball season was celebrated last night (24.05.17) with a brilliant tournament at South Wilford School.
I would like to say a HUGE WELL DONE to the 22 children from Old Basford School who competed in either the A Team or B Team
You all made me so PROUD and played with great determination, encouraging one another throughout each match!
To all the Year 6 pupils who have played their final basketball match for school PLEASE make sure you continue to play at secondary school and thank you for being a joy to coach each Thursday!