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...
The dates for the Year 6 (identified children only) swimming sessions are as follows:
Monday 15th July
Wednesday 17th July
Thursday 18h July
Monday 23rd July
Wednesday 25th July
Please note boys must wear swimming trunks, not baggy swim shorts. Girls must not wear two-piece swimming costumes.
Swimming is part of the national curriculum and children should be able to swim at least 25 meters by the time they leave primary school in year 6. Your child has been chosen, as they did not achieve this in year 5.
This is an intensive course; please ensure your child has their swimming kit (swimming costume and towel) on the above days.
Please be informed that the swimming times ends at 3pm and that the children may be late returning to school.
Please contact me with any worries or concerns you may have prior to the course starting on Monday 15th July 2019
Cups of water and sun cream were on hand today for our KS1 & 2 Sports Day and the fun was evident from the smiles on the faces of the children and their parents/carers. We’d like to say a massive well done to all of the children for rising to the sporting challenges they faced in true Crabtree style. It was really nice to see a lot of parents and family members on the school field cheering the children on and we thank you all for joining us.
The children in Key Stage 2 have all been taking part in ‘The Crabtree Daily Mile’. During lunchtime break, the children have a choice as to whether they walk or run the mile and are joined by members of staff to support and encourage this.
We initially trialled this back in November during our well-being week where we looked at the Sherriff of Nottingham’s challenge to get every child in Nottingham to complete a mile’s worth of steps every day. This challenge has been rolled out as a national initiative and we are proud to say that Crabtree Farm have risen to this challenge!
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!
At Crabtree Farm we like to celebrate the successes of members of our school community so when we heard that these three Crabtree Stars had completed the Robin Hood Half Marathon we just had to invite them to bring their medals in to school and congratulate them on their sporting success. Well done!
Some people will try and tell you that the biggest football event this year was the World Cup in Russia, this is in fact fake news! 2018's biggest football event was obviously Crabtree Farm's Pupils vs Teachers game which took place last night on our school field.
Eight brave teachers requested permission from their person with parental responsibility and arrived dressed in their freshly washed football kits to face the formidable Crabtree Farm Pupils in a winner takes all match.
The game started quite rapidly with Edis, Ward, Harper, Provines, Jones, Kiggins, Calton and White appearing to have turned up hoping to take part in a knobbly knees competition rather than a key game of football. The first goal went to the teachers as Kiggins fired home a brilliant shot in the left corner of the opposing goal. By half time the teachers were leading 3-1 thanks to the fancy footwork of Jones.
When the 2nd half began the pupils came out fighting and were soon leading 3-4 thanks to their...
We'd like to say a massive well done to all our pupils who took part in our recent Sports Days. All of our pupils rose to the sporting challenges they were set. From Foundation to Year Six, children from every stage took part and we are extremely proud of their efforts.
It was also really nice to see a lot of parents and family members cheering on the children. It made each occasion feel like a really special community event and we thank you all for joining us.
We would like to say a massive well done to Mrs Price, Mrs Spalton and Ms Levitt on their fantastic achievements in last weekends Robin Hood Half Marathon. The Robin Hood Half Marathon is an amazing 13.1 miles in length and starts and finishes on the Trent Embankment.
We are extremely proud of their achievements and congratulate them on their success
Miss Harper competed in a regional karate tournament for GKR this weekend and was lucky enough to win two medals.
She won a gold medal for kumite (fighting) and a silver medal for Kata (a pattern of moves or shapes). She has been practising karate for nearly four years. Miss Harper competed against other instructors in her age group.
This means that she is now the East Midland'
s Karate Fighting Champion and is already looking forward to another tournament in the summer which will hopefully lead her to compete at a national level later in the year.
We are all proud of her efforts. Well done, Miss Harper.