Thursday, 29 April 2010

Sporting success continues

On Tuesday 27th April Mrs. Oshodi and Mrs. Rosen took two netball teams to the annual Redbridge netball rally, probably the biggest competition the team enters all year.

Both teams played superbly, the developing Blue team winning two matches and competing well in the other three, so this bodes well for the 2010/11 season!

The Maroon team won all their matches and played the very strong Park school in the semi-final. The result, after extra time, was 3-3, but the team progressed to the final on goal difference.

The final was against Bancroft "A", another very difficult class of opposition. It was a close, tense match, but the girls prevailed, winning 5-4 to bring back their FOURTH trophy of the year! Well done to all the squad (pictured) and Mrs. Rosen and Mrs. Oshodi, netball coaches extraordinaire!

Redbridge Mini Games, 28th April

On Wednesday 28th April, Mr Hawkins, Mrs Oshodi, Mrs Ransome and Mrs Lingard accompanied our football, netball and indoor athletics teams to the Redbridge mini-games at Redbridge Sports centre.

It was a brilliant, but long and tough day. The athletics team performed highly creditably, finishing 9th out of 20 schools, despite a couple of injury problems meaning that late-notice call-ups were required!

The football team (pictured) did fantastically well, especially bearing in mind that in recent years, we have not progressed past the group stages. This year we negotaited the group well, winning two and drawing two matches. We won a narrow quarter-final on penalties, thanks to our hero 'keeper George, and beat an excellent side in the semi-final 1-0. The final proved to be one match too far, and despite a rousing performance we went down 2-0. The team only conceded 3 goals on their way to the final, and to finish runners-up was a magnificent achievement.

By now you may well have guessed... the netball team won the netball section, beating all opposition including a 9-1 victory over Mossford Green in the final! The trophy was presented to the team by the Mayor of Redbridge.

The team this year has won all the tournaments they have entered, earning FIVE trophies which are all on display in the trophy cabinet in the office foyer. This has been an amazingly successful year for the netball team, and for Nightingale sport in general.

Thursday, 22 April 2010

Governor tribute

You may remember that sadly, last year, our Chair of the Governing Body Councillor Allan Burgess passed away.

Councillor Burgess had been the Chair of Governors for many years and had provided great service to both Nightingale Primary School and Aldersbrook Primary, where he was also Chair of Governors. He was well known in the local area, and worked very hard to achieve improvements in the Wanstead and South Woodford areas, to which he was deeply committed.

As a tribute to Councillor Burgess a tree has been planted at the front of the school, with a stone plaque to commemorate his great service to our school.

"Walk on Wednesdays" competition winners

The Junior children recently took part in the Walk on Wednesday (WoW) competition to design a badge.

Walk on Wednesday is scheme designed to encourage children to walk to school. This has benefits for fitness, the environment and congestion in the mornings around school, as cars are used less.

Even if you live too far away from school to walk the whole way, you can still get involved: park the car 5-10 minutes walk away from school (parking should be easier as well!) and walk the rest of the way. Or, get off the bus a stop early!

The three lucky winners received a goody-bag selection including a t-shirt, frisbee, pencil case etc and they were:

Natalia Kubairsingh of class 5SO
Jane Burton of class 6JL
Molly Davisson of class 3MR

Well done to those three for their excellent designs, and thank you to all children who took part.

More netball silverware!

The Nightingale High 5 netball team has landed two trophies this week (w/b 19th April) to add to the already crowded trophy cabinet!

On Tuesday 20th April the team won a High 5 tournament in competition with 9 other local area schools. They won all the matches they played and, as usual, represented the school superbly.

The squad for this tournament was as follows:
Jessica Carlisle, Laura Carlisle, Hollie Wright, Madeline Oshodi, Natashya Holder and Olivia Browning.

The High 5 team ALSO secured the league trophy, having competed in many league games over the last two terms (see previous netball posts). This is a fantastic effort, squad is as follows:

Jessica Carlisle, Laura Carlisle, Hollie Wright, Jasmine Bonsu-Hefford, Madeline Oshodi, Tyler Larbi and Hassan Khan.

It has been a brilliant season for the netball team; congratulations to all the players named above and many thanks to Mrs Rosen and Mrs Oshodi for all their hard work and dedication.

Tuesday, 20 April 2010

May 6th elections

In a change to previous information, we have been informed that the school is no longer required as a polling station. Therefore we will be open as normal on Thursday May 6th.

IT presentation Tuesday 27th April

The IT presentation goes ahead on Tuesday 27th April at 9.10am, however the venue has changed from the KS2 to the KS1 (infants) hall.

We hope you can join us for a highly informative meeting covering:
  • e-safety - tips to keep your children safe on-line
  • Fronter - our MLE (managed learning environment) giving remote access to school resources and curricular support, plus information, homework etc- a "Virtual school"!
  • Home access - details of access to laptops and internet under a new Governement scheme

Monday, 5 April 2010

Year 6 French Breakfast

The year 6's have been working hard learning French and worked hard on a assembly for their parents. If you missed the show here it is.

Afterwards the Year 6's had a french breakfast where they had to put their skills into practice.

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Junk Orchestra play for the Mayor

Updated - Videos added.

On Thursday 1st April Nightingale hosted an outdoor concert in the lower junior playground. Among those attending were The Worshipful The Mayor of Redbridge and Madam Mayoress.

The concert was the culmination of a seven-day project called the "Junk Orchestra". Children from the juniors have had the chance during this project to play and make percussion and wind instruments out of household and industrial waste, proving that great things can be done with what might be seen as rubbish! Almost the whole school were able to attend, with years 1 to 6 making up the audience. Indeed, years 1 and 2 made and played their own shakers along with the orchestra!

Check out the video.

This musical project coincided with a environmental awareness project run by the school council whereby children designed and made t-shirts with "green" slogans on them. They looked fantastic, and were able to articulate their important message to the Mayor.

Well done to all involved- it was a really effective and important project, bringing the curriculum to life in a special way and highlighting the vital message of conservation for the children and adults involved.

The Mayor even try his hand at conducting the Orchestra and then stayed and answered some questions.