Sun Safe

Sun Safe We are pleased to announce that Cropwell Bishop Primary School is taking steps to implement a Sun Safe policy and teaching.

Click on the link to read the letter sent to parents – Sun Safe Letter

Class 5 receive a reply from the Brazilian president!

As part of their recent topic on Rivers and Rainforests Class 5 discussed the plight of the Brazilian rainforest and its endangered inhabitants.  Since they had been looking at the features of a persuasive text, they decided to use these skills to write to the President of Brazil to advise her of their concerns.

Dilma Rousseff, the President, very kindly took the time to read our letters. We were thrilled this week to actually receive a reply from her office thanking us for our interest.


Netball Match – 9th June 2015


The netball team have been practicing every Tuesday after school with Mrs Springthorpe and Mrs Simpson and last night they had their first match against Burton Joyce school. Our team played extremely well and they won 1 match out of the 3 matches played.

Well done everyone!!

Netball match report – Cropwell Bishop VS Burton Joyce

Game 1:

 The game started off with a good start for Cropwell, we were very nervous about playing against a group of tall tactical year six girls. The ball was in our possession and we had Erin and Jasmine racing down the court ready for the ball when the time came. Suddenly a great shot from Jasmine left the ball falling through the net and it was 1-0 to Cropwell!

We all jumped for joy there could be a chance!

A few passes later and we were on a roll Erin made a cracking shot 2-0 to us. Unfortunately, Burton Joyce scored but it was too late we were one point ahead as we successfully won the first game 2-1.

 Game 2

This Game got a whole lot more competitive as Cropwell had all to play for. After being surrounded by the other team Will managed to throw a good shot, but sadly the ball was caught by a girl from the other team who scored. It was now 1-0 to Burton Joyce…minutes later Burton Joyce scored another great shot. The score at the end of the game was 2-0 to Burton Joyce.

 Game 3

In our 3rd and final match it was neck and neck between the schools this was it, the final tie breaker. We were ready to go and so was Burton Joyce it was all to play for. The game started off very well, it was now or never. Burton Joyce played really well, they won that last game with an amazing 3-0.

Sun Safety Policy

sun As the summer is finally here and we are enjoying the warmer weather please take a few minutes to read our sun safety policy which is to protect children and staff from skin damage caused by the effects of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.

Sun Safety Policy

Visitors from India – Thursday 4th June 2015

This morning our visitors from India gave a presentation to the school about dance from different regions of India and they also showed a video of the children from their school performing a dance. Also we found out about the different foods that they eat in India and the children had a chance to ask questions.

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Music Concert – 19.5.15

Mrs Blackburn and the Key Stage Two children treated us all to a wonderful afternoon of music. We had singing, Year 5 played their recorders and also the band accompanied the children.

A fantastic performance, Well Done!

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Girls’ Football Team – May 2015

What a busy, exciting time we have had recently!

On Saturday 2nd May the girls were involved in the Rushcliffe Primary Schools Football Tournament at Ruddington St. Peter’s School. 24 teams were divided into 4 groups of 6, with our girls coming a remarkable 2nd in our group. The winners of our group were West Bridgford Junior School who are presently the Rushcliffe champions, so the fact that it all came down to the match between us to see who went through to the semi-finals shows how well we performed. It was a super experience, with great support from the parents, great commitment and enthusiasm by the girls and a very excited and proud coach! Helen, Millie-anne, Lauren-Mae, Erin, Jasmine, Sophie and Millie represented our school brilliantly. Thankyou girls!

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 Wednesday 6th May found 8 girls from classes 4 and 5 at a wonderful football festival at Nottingham Trent University, hosted by the Notts County Schools Football Association. The afternoon session was split into initially a round robin of indoor football activities and then a mini 5 a side tournament outside. Inside the girls tried a whole range of new skills, such as goalkeeping, refereeing, speed shots, freestyle, a speed cage and even hair-braiding! We were also very lucky to meet players from Notts County Ladies F C. Outside we had some good results against 4 teams played in a wonderful spirit. It was a super afternoon and one that we hope is going to be repeated.

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As if that wasn’t enough excitement, we then followed it up with a trip to Meadow Lane to watch Notts County Ladies play Liverpool Ladies on Sunday May 10th. A record attendance for the ladies of over 2000 (helped by 16 of us!)  and a 1-0 win meant that we all came away having had a great afternoon. It was great for the girls to see how well the ladies teams performed and how well supported they were. Jo’s crusade to get us all supporting Notts County is taking shape!

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And finally! Burton Joyce girls football team played their first match against Cropwell Bishop Primary School. A fast flowing match resulted in a ‘goal fest’ where the final score was 9 – 6 to Cropwell Bishop. There would have been even more goals save for the skill and bravery of the goalkeepers. The crowd warmly applauded and cheered both teams for an entertaining match that was played in the best spirit of the game. After the fire of competition new friends were made and return game is planned for soon.  Isabelle, Isabella. Madelynn, Grace, Emily, Chloe and Helen were great ambassadors for our school.


Visit to Girls Football Session by Notts County Players – Tuesday 21st April 2015

Girls’ football training

At our session on Tuesday 21st April we were really pleased to have two players from the Notts County Ladies Football team to join us. Sophie Bradley and Jess Clarke had a question and answer session, photo opportunities and joined in our training activities. We were all impressed by how well the ladies’ team is doing, being in the top division playing the likes of Manchester City and Liverpool ladies, and also being through to the semi-final of the Women’s FA Cup.

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Sophie and Jess have both played for England so their contribution to our activities was really valued. They both commented on how brilliant the girls were, loving our enthusiasm, input and skill and said that as long as we loved playing, we would continue to improve and flourish. They were also bowled over by our pitch, playing field  and surroundings and wished they had come to our school! We are hoping to arrange a trip to watch Notts County Ladies play a match at the Meadow Lane stadium which would be great. More details on the Ladies’ Team are available on their website

Click here to see further photos from the session.

Friends of the School – Dates

  1.  Onesie or Pyjama Disco                                                                                   FRIDAY 24th April – 6-8pm, School Hall                                                                PAY ON DOOR – £2.50 PER CHILD OR £6 FOR FAMILY OF 3 OR MORE    Come in your Onesie or pyjamas!
  2. Band Night with FREDDIE                                                                       SATURDAY 25th APRIL – 8.00pm -11.30pm                                           CROPWELL BISHOP MEMORIAL HALL                                                           BAR & SNACKS – TICKETS £10                                                                              Contact Lisa on 07909 945344 or                                 Or Carolyn on 0771 9294526 or                  It’s a popular event so buy your ticketsearly to avoid disappointment!