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.
We are sad to announce that after an impressive 17 years here at Crabtree Farm Primary School that Mrs Spendlove is leaving us to spend more time with her family. Mrs Spendlove joined us in 2002 as a Teaching Assistant in the then Bonington Junior School and became popular with both children and parents alike. We are sure you will join us in wishing Mrs Spendlove all the best for the future.
Today we said a sad goodbye to Mrs Mathieson who is leaving us after an incredible ten years at Crabtree Farm Primary. Mrs Mathieson joined us in 2010 as a Teaching Assistant in our Early Years Setting and rapidly became a key part of the Crabtree family. Mrs Mathieson, who has also worked in Year 5 & 6, leaves us to take up a role in the local authority and we are sure you will join us in wishing her all the best for the future.
Today a group of sporting superstars got changed into their sports gear and headed off to Harvey Hadden to take part in a Boccia Tournament.
Boccia is a game of attack and defence with two sides competing over a set number of ends. The aim is to score as many points as possible by placing their set of coloured balls closest to the white jack ball. We are delighted to say that the children have reached the semi-finals and we could not be prouder of them. Well done!
Once again this year, our fantastic choir and area band children took part in an amazing performance at Nottingham Music Hub's Christmas in the City Concert at the Royal Concert Hall. Children from schools across the city were involved in a wonderful night of live music, and we felt honoured to be asked to participate in an event that showcases some of the best young musical talent Nottingham has to offer.
As always, the children were a credit to Crabtree and we are sure all of
you who purchased tickets will agree that they did themselves and our school proud.
Our recent Christmas Fayre was an amazing success and we would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came along to join in the festive fun. It was another fantastic event organised by our Parents' Group, who managed to raise an impressive £670 pounds for their funds.
This dedicated group of people are unwavering in their support for our school and we'd like to congratulate them on yet another successful year of fundraising for Crabtree Farm. The contribution they make to the school lives of our pupils is invaluable and we can't wait to continue with the fundraising fun in the new year.
A big thank you must also go to Santa Claus who heard it was our Christmas Fayre and took time out of his busy schedule to join in the festivities. On behalf of all the children and staff at Crabtree we would like to wish him well with his Christmas deliveries.
Today our fantastic team of Christmas tree specialists assembled and, with a little bit of help from Mrs Round and Mrs Marshall, set off to Sherwood Forest to choose two Christmas trees that will take pride of place in our school. We are sure you are aware that choosing a Christmas tree is no easy task, but our specialists had been specifically chosen for this mission by their teachers and were up for this most festive of challenges.
Whilst in the forest, the children received a letter from Santa Claus who required their help with finding his lost reindeer. This was a very demanding mission, but we are relieved to say that the children managed to find the missing animals - which means Santa will still be able to carry out what we believe is his extremely vital work on Christmas Eve. Phew!
We’d like to thank our Christmas tree specialists for selecting two great Christmas trees and for ensuring that Crabtree saved Christmas.
Here at Crabtree Farm we believe that reading is a key skill, so with this in mind you won't be surprised to learn that ,once again, we gave this half-term's Crabtree Superstars books by well known authors such as: J.K Rowling, Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks and Paddington author Michael Bond for the children to keep forever.
However, if receiving a new book wasn't enough - author and illustrator Lydia Monks 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 can only wonder who will be our Christmas Superstars. Exciting times!
This half term we have to say a fond farewell to Mrs Cullen who is retiring after an impressive 29 years of dedication to the children of Crabtree.
Mrs Cullen started working at what was Bonington Infants in 1989 as a Mid-Day Supervisor and during her time with us, Mrs Cullen has had many roles including Cleaner, School Governor and her current position in our school office.
We’d like to take this opportunity to wish Mrs Cullen a long and happy retirement and we are sure you will join us in saying a huge thank you for all that she has done for our community.
It is that time of year again where we have to say goodbye to people whose time at Crabtree as come to an end. Mr Edis will be leaving us after what's been an amazing ten years teaching the children of Crabtree. Mr Edis first came to what was Bonington Junior School as a student but later returned as a teacher.
We are sure you will join us in wishing Mr Edis well in his new role.
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Fayre yesterday. Overall our Parents' Group managed to raise (just over) an impressive £1000 pounds which will go towards enhancing our pupils education and their life experiences in the new year.
Our fantastic Parents' Group work untiringly on our behalf and we'd like to congratulate them on another successful year of fundraising for our school. Their contribution to our school is invaluable and we look forward to working together on more fundraising fun next year.
We must also take time to thank Santa Claus. Santa heard it was our Christmas Fayre and took time out of his busy schedule to join us for an afternoon of festive fundraising. On behalf of everyone at Crabtree Farm Primary we'd like to wish him well with his Christmas deliveries.
Our Green Team are delighted to announce that on the 22nd of November 2017 they planted the first tree that will make up the Crabtree Farm orchard. The children, complete with gardening tools and wellies, really enjoyed getting their hands dirty!
They were joined by Matt Youdale from Arch Communications who has kindly donated the money to help us expand our orchard and develop a new forage trail. We will invite Mr Youdale back to school once the orchard has become established to help us harvest our first crop.
The children at Crabtree Farm are involved in all the growing and harvesting of the vegetables we grow. They also help to plant and look after the flowers around school.
Green Team meet every week and do lots of work too. We also have two very special members of Green Team! Nicole and Annmarie work really hard every week completing a long list of jobs that Miss Walton gives them! They do the jobs that are too difficult or dangerous for the children to do. This includes clearing the planters of weeds and composting large amounts of fruit waste, plus much much more. Miss Walton really appreciates all the work they do for school and couldn't do her job without them.