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.

October 17, 2019

Tonight's Fireworks Night was a great success and we’d like to say a massive thank you to those of you who came out and supported this fantastic community event.  Now in its fifth year, this year’s event was bigger than ever and there were more amazing things available to see and do than in previous years.

This would not have been possible without the stallholders and fairground rides so we must take this opportunity to thank them for the key part they played in the success of this Parents’ Group event.

The Fireworks Night really is a community event and we would like to thank Crabtree Farm Community Centre for once again offering their support. We also must thank our amazing Parents' Group who worked tirelessly to make the whole event happen; their dedication is nothing short of amazing!

September 27, 2019

Today the pupils, parents and staff here at Crabtree Farm Primary School got behind Macmillan Cancer Support's annual Coffee Morning and managed to raise an impressive £1208.83 for this good cause. 

We'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported today's fundraising event.  We wouldn't have been able to raise this incredible amount of money if it wasn't for those of you who baked a cake, joined us for a coffee or wore non-uniform. You should all feel very proud of yourselves! 


Well done Crabtree! 

September 17, 2019

Dear Parent/Carer,

I understand that there was an issue yesterday with children being late back from swimming. Pool times and transport are arranged by Nottingham City Council.

The classes swim at alternate times in the week to share the burden of children arriving back to school at the end of the day. Sometimes, circumstances with the pool, buses and/or traffic can make children later than planned. It is not something the school is happy with and the providers have been contacted.

I would ask that parents be patient and trust the school to try and solve these issues as they arise. I also ask parents not to vent their frustrations on the staff. The teachers are there to support your child/ren and will inform me of any issues.

Yours sincerely

Lorna Haskey

Acting Head Teacher

September 4, 2019

Dear Parent/Carers,

At Crabtree Farm Primary School, the safety of your children is of paramount importance to us. With this in mind we would like to clarify our policy on collecting children from school at the end of the day.

All Early Years and Year 1, 2 and 3 children are to be collected from their classrooms by an adult over the age of 16. If it is someone other than a parent then the child’s class teacher should be informed either in person or via a telephone call.

Many children in Years 4, 5 and 6 already walk themselves home, or meet parents en route. If you wish your child walk home themselves then please complete this form and give to their class teacher.

Yours sincerely


Miss Lorna Haskey

Acting Head Teacher

September 3, 2019

Welcome back to a new academic year at Crabtree Farm Primary School.  We hope you are all as excited as we are for what we hope will be another action packed year ahead. 

Tomorrow, Wednesday 4th September, we will be holding a parents and carers meeting at 5pm for those withchildren in Year 2 to Year 6 (those in Early Years and Year 1 already had these meetings back in July with Mrs Round).

The meetings will begin in the main hall for a brief presentation about school life and expectations. Then you will have the opportunity to visit your child's class and find out more information about what they will be learning throughout the school year, classroom systems and trips/residentials. 

We would appreciate if you could make this meeting a priority as a lot of information will be given which will help you support your child/ren throughout the school year.

This is a parents/carers only meeting.

July 26, 2019

Well the 2018/2019 academic year is at an end and what a fantastic 12 months it’s been here at Crabtree Farm!  We’ve been on an incredible seven residential visits, visited exciting places such as: Yorkshire Wildlife Park, Cresswell Crags, Perlethorpe, Sherwood Pines and the National Space Centre to name a few.  We’ve also had visits from the Partake Theatre Company, the Fire Brigade, the Ambulance Service and have taken part in Area Band, Primary Parliament and Snappy Opera alongside other local schools.  

I am incredibly proud of the opportunities we as a school have been able to offer the children we are fortunate enough to work with.  This time of year at school can be very bittersweet with us having to say goodbye to our year six pupils, but it is important to remember all they have achieved during their time here at Crabtree and as a staff team we are all very proud of the conscientious young people they have become.

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish them...

July 26, 2019

It is that time of year again where we have to say goodbye to people whose experience at Crabtree as come to an end.

Mr Ward will be leaving us after four incredible years at Crabtree.  Mr Ward first joined us as a student before returning as a teacher in 2015.

Miss Wadsworth will also be leaving us after two years here.  Miss Wadsworth worked with small groups of children and they will miss her as much as we will.

Ms Potter and Mrs Perrio will also be leaving us after just under a year here working in Year 2 and Year 6 respectively. 

We’d like to wish them all well in their future roles.

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