January 25, 2020

Last Wednesday our excited Year Three pupils made the short walk to St Mary's Church in Bulwell to take part in their very own mock wedding ceremony.  The children were shown how a traditional Christian wedding would take place with all of the children taking on specific roles. 

After the important ceremony was complete everyone returned to school to join the Bride and Groom at their reception with parents/carers being invited.  The children read out speeches they had written themselves especially for the occasion and there was even the emotional cutting of the cake.

Our Year Three Team would like to thank everyone at St Mary's Church for giving our children this fantastic opportunity and to the amazing parents/carers for their continued support.  

Photographs of this special occasion are available to view here

January 16, 2020

Dear Parent/Carer,

As of the 1st February 2020 there will be an increase to the price of our logo sweatshirts, the new price is £9.25.  Polo shirts are £6.75.  

Thank you

January 9, 2020

Dear Parents/Carers

Please could you ensure that all of your children’s clothes and coats are clearly labelled with their names.  We have had many items of clothing misplaced already this week.

Any items lost during the week will be in our lost property box in the hall.  If you have lost any items please come to the office and we will go through the box.

If you have picked up any items by mistake and they are not yours please return it to the office ASAP.

Any items not claimed after 3 weeks will be washed and used recycled to the appropriate class. It is much easier to return any lost property to the correct child if the items are clearly named.

Thank you

January 6, 2020

Happy New Year everybody and welcome to the Spring Term here at Crabtree Farm Primary School. Please check out the website diary to find out what we will be experiencing this Half Term. 

Please remember these dates maybe subject to change at short notice. 

December 20, 2019

We are sad to announce that Mr Franklin will be leaving us at the end of this term after a fantastic five years at Crabtree Farm. We would like to take this opportunity to wish Mr Franklin all the best for the future and we are sure you will join us in thanking him for all he has done for our school community.

December 19, 2019

We have recently achieved 'Music Hub Champion School' status for 2019-20. This is a huge achievement for our school and shows all of the hard work from staff and children at Crabtree. As a Music Hub Champion School, we have been recognised for going the extra mile to make sure that all children can access a music education and supporting children to benefit from opportunities to make music in and out of school. We are extremely lucky to have our music teacher, Mr Hull, who inspires children at Crabtree to continue learning their instruments in out-of-school groups and events and even when they leave Crabtree.

A huge well done and thank you to everyone involved!

December 18, 2019

It was out Christmas Dinner this week and the hall was set out beautifully for this very special occasion.  We were fortunate enough to be joined by a lot of special guests including: Parents/Carers, Grandparents, Governors and key members of our local community. 

A huge thank you goes to the school cooks who made this family orientated event possible.  It was nice to see so many families eating together and enjoying themselves.

December 9, 2019

This morning children in main school wrapped up warm and set off for St Mary's Church in Bulwell for our annual Carol Concert.  The concert is a true highlight of Crabtree's Christmas celebrations and it was wonderful to see so many adults there to support the children.

December 4, 2019

Today we were all a little excited, teachers included, when Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule and was the star attraction at our Christmas Fayre.  Alongside Santa, we were also joined by loads of smiling people who were busy enjoying the festive activities organised by our fantastic Parents' Group. 

It was really nice to see so many families embracing the Christmas spirit together and we would like to thank you all for helping us spread the Christmas cheer that Crabtree is famous for. 

November 25, 2019

Over the next few weeks there will be a number of different events happening in school, particularly with the Christmas period fast approaching.  Here is a handy list to help you keep track of when the events are and what we have on offer for parents and carers to come and support their children. 

A copy of this letter can be downloaded here.

November 19, 2019

Following last season’s promising performances, the Crabtree Farm football team started their competitive season with an indoor tournament at Harvey Haddon. 5 schools played a round robin format, with the top 2 going on to a grand finals event taking place in December. The team put in an amazing performance, seeing them top the table with 4 wins out of 4. The first place finish was fully deserved not only due to their footballing performances, but also thanks to their fantastic sportsmanship and respect for the game and their opponents. The kind comments made by the organisers suggest that they certainly did themselves and the school proud.

We followed that tremendous performance up with our first league game in a couple of years. We matched a strong Rufford team on the pitch, and began to show our dominance by racing into a 2-0 lead. Rufford got a goal back before half time, which could have proved to be a setback. However, the boys’ resilience shone through, as they went and scored...

November 7, 2019

Over the next couple of weeks, we will be participating in an anti-bullying week as well as our Well-being week.

Anti-bullying week takes place next week (w/c 11th November) and to support this we are asking that all of the children wear odd socks on Tuesday 12th November and to bring in 1p and 2p to fill the odd socks that will be in their classroom.

We will also be supporting Children in Need, which is taking place on Friday 15th November.  On this day, the children will be able to come to school in non-uniform and will have the opportunity to purchase biscuits at playtime.

Our well-being week will take place the following week (w/c 18th November).  During this week, the children will take part in a variety of activities. We will launch this week with a visit from the NSPCC.

All money raised will be donated to the following charities:  Children in Need, NSPCC and the Anti-Bullying Alliance. 

Thank you in advance for your support.

Your sincerely

Mrs Shipley

PHSE Co-ordinator

November 6, 2019

Dear Parents/Carers,

Welcome back, we hope you had a lovely half term. This half term, our topic will be the Vikings. As part of this topic, we will be going on a trip to the University of Nottingham to learn about them. We will be taking part in lots of exciting workshops to extend our knowledge of the topic.

This trip is on Friday 29th November and will take place during the school day. We will be leaving at 9:30am on the day and will return to school by 1pm so the children can be dropped off and collected at the usual times. The cost of this trip is £2 and this will need to be paid before we go on the trip.

A Permission Slip is available to download here 

Yours sincerely,

The Year 4 Team

October 18, 2019

Today we celebrated our half term Crabtree Superstars with prizes including books by David Walliams, Roald Dahl, Mitch Johnson, Rob Macfarlane and Abie Longstaff 

for the children to keep forever.

However, if being awarded with a new book wasn't enough author Abie Longstaff also congratulated our superstars (via twitter) and we can't wait to pass this on to them once we all get together again in November.

We hope you all have a happy and safe half-term break and we can't wait to see you all again on November 4th 2019.

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