It may be his busiest time but Santa Claus took time out to visit the boys and girls of Crabtree to give them a special gift.
Santa arrived at school at 9:00 am to meet with our Parents Group to hear about what fantastic children we have here at Crabtree Farm and Santa decided he would give them an early Christmas present to reward them for their extra effort.
We would like to thank Santa for spending the day with us and we wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
Today we had to say a sad goodbye to Mrs Mackenzie who is leaving us to return home to Australia. Mrs Mackenzie has only been with us a short time but she soon became a valued member of our Keystage 1 team.
We wish Mrs Mackenzie all the best for the future.
Tonight we took part in the Big Sing, performing with lots of other schools and people. Our 'Area Band' members played guitar as part of a huge orchestra and our choir performed the song 'If Every Child', which they had been learning as part of the Music Hub service.
The night was a fantastic success with the children finally getting to show what they had been learning to a huge crowd (including a few parents.) The staff were extremely impressed with the event and were proud of the children who took part.
When Chris Tilley our Tesco Community Champion and School Governor invited us down to help collect food for our local Foodbank we jumped at the chance to help support such a worthwhile organisation.
Four members of our School Council went down to Tesco and handed out leaflets asking people if they could make a donation to people less fortunate than themselves.
We were really pleased with the amount of donations we managed to collect during our time in store and would like to thank each and every person who came to speak to us about the fantastic work the Foodbank does.
To say thank you Chris gave our pupils a big bag of Celebrations and congratulated them on their hard work.