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!

Easter Egg Day – 30th March 2015

This morning we had a parade of fantastically decorated Easter Bonnets. Also the children decorated eggs with some amazing designs. Each class then went outside for an egg rolling competition with Mr Palmer and Connor, followed by an afternoon of buggy racing, carrying an egg of course.

Easter Egg Day – 30.3.15 – Click here to view photos of the day.

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Solar Eclipse – Friday 20th March 2015

Today the whole school went out onto the top play court to experience the eclipse as it happened. The children all stood with their backs to the sun to protect their eyes and some used paper with pin holes in to watch the eclipse. Also we stood quietly for a while to feel the changes in the atmosphere and listen to the difference of the bird song around us. Whilst we didn’t experience a very big reduction of light, other places in the country did and the children were able to watch this on the BBC after we came back into school.

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Cropwell Bishop vs Robert Miles Boys Football

On Wednesday night Robert Miles visited Cropwell Bishop School. It was an exciting game with many chances from both teams. Robert Miles kicked off but soon after Cropwell gained possession. About a minute later there was a free kick coming from a handball by James!

Robert Miles missed thanks to a brilliant save by William (goalie). It was a goal kick and Cropwell stormed up the field but to no avail. Robert Miles had a corner and fortunately for Cropwell it was knocked out for a goal kick. The next event of the match was a free kick for Cropwell, Daniel took it and it was tipped over the bar by the Robert Miles keeper. Then it was a corner for Cropwell took by Daniel, it was a low but powerful ball which reached Kye at the other end of the box then he put it through the keeper’s legs, which ended up in the back of the net. That was the end of the half.

Not much happened in the second half until right at the last minute Robert Miles had a few great chances but they were all stopped by our keeper William.

Overview – Isaac, Ryan and Henry performed some excellent through balls. James and Gregor made some important tackles and clearances. William made some vital saves. Daniel, Joseph and Kye performed some cracking shots.

Final score Cropwell Bishop 1, Robert Miles 0.

Report by William Thomas and Daniel McLean



Girls Football Match – 17th March 2015

On Tuesday we played Crossdale Drive Primary School. Crossdale kicked off and the game began, Crossdale had a good start and within a couple of minutes they had scored a goal. Cropwell had a shot on goal but unfortunately the defender got in the way. After that Cropwell had a lot of shots but unfortunately none of them went in. Crossdale had a great goal and then it was back to kick off, straight after they had another good goal.

At the start of the second half we had control of the ball and went down to have a shot but the goalie saved it. Crossdale scored another 4 goals during the half, but we had at least another 12 shots on goal.

The match finished with the final score 6 – 0 to Crossdale. Over all we had a really enjoyable match and Jo was very proud of us. All the parents agreed that the scoreline didn’t show just how close a game it was.

Report by:- Chloe, Erin, Helen, Millie-Anne, Lauren-Mae and Jasmine T.

World Book Day – 5th March 2015

We had a fantastic celebration of book characters for World Book Day today. All the children and staff made a wonderful effort at dressing up as a book character and each class paraded around the hall to show off their costumes.

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Here are the two winners from Key Stage One and Two with Mrs Simpson who organised the event. The winners received a certificate and a book voucher.

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Mrs Harries was the staff winner dressed as Gangster Grannie from the David Walliams books.


Can you ‘Find Wally?’  There are quite a few!

Click here to view more pictures of Book Day 2015