Well that's it! Christmas at school is over and it is time for us all to go home and celebrate the festive season with our families and friends.
We've had a fantastic month of festive activities here at Crabtree and the festive fun just kept on coming. From collecting our Christmas tree from Sherwood Pines, to this afternoon's Christmas parties, we certainly embraced the Christmas spirit and even managed to convince the notoriously anti-Christmas Grinch of the true joy of the season.
From the team here at Crabtree Farm Primary we would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you all on Monday the 8th of January 2018.
This morning we wrapped up warm and made the short journey to St Mary's Church for our annual Christmas Carol Concert. When we arrived we received a warm welcome from Father Andrew.
We would like to say thank you to all the parents and carers who joined us for the service. It was amazing to see so many of you. As always the children did themselves and us proud so well done everybody!
After being invited to join our persuasive Year Threes for Christmas dinner yesterday, today the Grinch invited himself along to their Christmas party and was last seen leading the children in his own version of Gangnam Style!
It would appear that Year 3 have managed to achieve the impossible and taught the Grinch the true joy of Christmas. Well done Year Three!
We are sad to announce that Mr Liddington will be leaving us at the end of this term to take up a position in a new school. We are sure you will join us in wishing Mr Liddington all the best for the future.
Today was Christmas Dinner day and the hall was set out beautifully for the occasion. We were fortunate enough to be joined by loads of special guests including: Parents/Carers, Grandparents, Councillor Jackie Morris, Bulwell EAZ Manager Linda Abbott and many more. It was a very much a party atmosphere where we all had crackers to pull, hats to wear and the odd poor joke to tell - perfect Christmas lunch!
A huge Thank You goes to those of you who joined us for this special occasion. It was nice to see so many families eating together and enjoying themselves.
Never one to shy away from a challenge, our Year Three's decided they would try and share the famous Crabtree Christmas spirit with none other than the Grinch himself! The Grinch, who actively despises Christmas, surprised us all by attending our Christmas Dinner today and discovering for himself just how much fun Christmas at Crabtree really is.
The Grinch was determined to ward off the notion that he would take part in any festive fun but before long he was seen serving Christmas food with Miss Haskey and we are positive his heart grew three times it's normal size.
Could it be that Crabtree as taught the Grinch the love of Christmas? We certainly think so!
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.
Today Year 4 enjoyed taking part in a session on the Ancient Egyptians with the Partake Theatre Company. The drama session involved re-enacting an Ancient Egyptian funeral with a very realistic looking mummy!
The children really enjoyed playing Egyptian priests and priestesses and they all learnt lots of interesting facts about what it was like to live in Ancient Egypt.
On behalf of Year 4 we would like to say a huge thank you to Partake for bringing a bit of Ancient Egypt to Crabtree Farm.
Last night our fantastic Choir and Area Band members had a great night at Nottingham Music Hub's Christmas in the City event at the Albert Hall. Schools from across the city took part in what was an amazing night of live music, featuring some of the best young musical talent Nottingham has to offer.
We are incredibly proud of the children who represented Crabtree and we are sure all the parents who brought tickets will agree that they did themselves and our school proud.
There was a lot of excitement around school today as we all gathered in the upper hall to decorate our Christmas tree. Children from each class were chosen to come up and place their class decorations on the tree during a story written by Mrs Round.
Once again we have decided to have a real Christmas tree on display in our school hall and as always we travelled to Sherwood Pines to choose our "100% Santa approved" tree.
Mrs Round, Mrs Bloomfield and one pupil from each class put on their winter clothes and headed to Sherwood Pines in a mini bus all excited for the activities that lay ahead. Choosing the Crabtree Farm Christmas tree is no small task, but our Christmas Tree Team were more than capable and we are delighted with the tree they chose.
Councillor Sam Webster (Portfolio Holder for Business, Education and skills) commented on our official twitter feed that having a real Christmas tree was a "Great idea" and that he "Hoped other schools follow suit"
At last the 1st of December is here and that means there is only 24 sleeps until Santa Claus brings us all lots of amazing gifts to open. Before the main event though we will be taking part in lots of festive magic right here at Crabtree.
Below is a list of dates of things that will be happening in school on the run up to Christmas. Please remember these dates may be subject to change at short notice.
1st December - Christmas Tree Trip to Sherwood Pines
4th December - Christmas Jumper Day
Christmas Tree Assembly
Bulwell Christmas Festival - 3:15 pm - 5:30 pm
Christmas in the City Concert - 3:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5th December - Performance at the Hall Park Nursing Home