Boys Football – Wednesday 15th October 2014

Congratulations to the boy’s football team who won their football match against Sutton Bonnington School 6:0 in the Small Schools Cup.

Cropwell Bishop played Sutton Bonnington on Wednesday night. Sutton kicked off and had a good start until James did a fantastic through ball to Kye which ended up in the back of the net. James had a clearance/shot which had an awkward bounce then skimmed the crossbar. We came close to 2 – 0 but Louis, with a banger of a shot, hit the side netting. Also Daniel came close from a free kick but the keeper tipped it on the crossbar.

It was half time and John gave us a few tips. We went back on and Joseph scored from a tight angle to make it 2 – 0. There were various opportunities for both sides until Daniel nutmeged the keeper to make it 3 – 0. After a while, Sutton was caught on the break and Cropwell won a free kick near the half way line. Daniel took it and it was a low ball then Henry tapped it the other way so the keeper couldn’t reach the tap in. 4 – 0 Cropwell.

Kye had a brilliant run down the left wing Daniel crossed it in and Kye hit a spectacular volley in to the top corner. It looked like Cropwell had got it in the bag but then in the last 40 seconds Daniel extended the lead to make it 6 – 0. Eventually Connor blew the final whistle, Cropwell had won.

Report by Daniel McLean and William Thomas (Class 6)

Welcoming Our Japanese Visitors – 6th October 2014

On Saturday afternoon our visitors from Komaki Elementary School, Nagano, Japan arrived at Nottingham Bus Station and were met by Mr Palmer and the children’s Homestay Families. During their visit our visitors will be staying with families of children from Year 6 and Year 5.

This morning we had a special assembly to welcome our visitors and the children showed us a powerpoint all about their school, followed by some music and a very impressive gymnastics display.

Our visitors are staying in Cropwell Bishop until Thursday, taking part in various activities around school and Nottingham.

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House Captains Hustings – Tuesday 30th September 2014

There was great excitement as the whole school listened to the Year 6′s speeches and then voted for this year’s House Captains.

The results are:-

Air:- House Captain – Daniel McLean, Vice Captain – Rebecca Bradley.

Earth:- House Captain – Sophie Cordon, Vice Captain – Lauren-Mae Evison.

Fire:- House Captain – Lawrence McMahon, Vice Captain – Jasmine Spencer.

Water:- House Captain – Maeya McFeeters, Vice Captain – Harry Matthews.

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Robin Hood Marathon – 28th September 2014


A huge slightly bleary eyed entourage from Cropwell Bishop Primary School arrived at the Race Village early on Sunday morning to take part in the 34th Ikano Robin Hood Half, Full and Mini Marathon. While the parents enviously watched the children burning off additional energy playing dob and doing handstands ahead of the 1,5 mile run along the River Trent, some of the braver parents went to line up at the start line for the 13.1 mile half marathon.
A fabulous run started off at 10am, in the bright sunshine, and by 10.30am , the whole Cropwell Bishop team had run, walked, skipped, and giggled their way to the finish, where a welcome bottle of water, a prestigious medal and joyous hugs were provided to the rather sweaty (and possibly smelly) runners.  Photographs taken by the official Robin Hood photographer are available to view at
An extra special well done to Nina McEachran who completed the whole course despite a broken arm. 10/10 for motivation Nina!
Thanks to all the parents and children who represented the school on the day – hopefully we will be back next year!!
Report by Jacqueline Pearson

Stomp Out Bullying

untitledToday the whole school took part in the Stomp Out Bullying campaign and everybody stamped there feet for 3 minutes.

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However, the children soon became very tired and had to sit down!

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Harvest Festival – 25th September 2014

A fantastic selection of produce was brought into school today for our Harvest Festival. We had some wonderful homemade jams, bread and cakes along with home grown produce. There was also a very wide selection of food from all around the world, the display looked wonderful.

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The produce was then delivered to the Senior Citizens in the village by our Year 6 children.

Crossdale 2.5k Trail Race

On Sunday 14th September the Cropwell Bishop Running Team took part in the Crossdale 2.5k Trail race which is an annual event. This run is off road and is by no means an easy run with a fast downhill start having to avoid rabbit holes followed by a long uphill finish. The route takes the children from Crossdale Primary School in Keyworth out to Plumtree Cricket Club and back, fortunatly the day was sunny as a rainy day would have made the course alot more difficult.

There were five children taking part in the race for Cropwell Bishop with the team coming 3rd, piped at the post by Edward Campion and Keyworth Primary School.

Well done to all of the team and if their efforts have inspired you please contact Mrs Springthorpe in school for more details. It doesn’t matter if you are a good runner or not, its a fun activity to take part in so why not give it a go!

There are alot of children from Cropwell Bishop taking part in the Robin Hood Schools Challenge and we will keep you updated with their results.

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Leavers Assembly – Wednesday 23rd July 2014

The whole school and Class 6 parents joined together to wish the pupils in Class 6 Good Luck and every success in the future on their last day at Cropwell Bishop Primary.

All the staff shared their memories of the class and Miss Woodward wrote a poem for the occasion, with Miss Robinson treating us all to a slideshow of the children when they were in her classes in Class R and Class 1.

We also said Goodbye and Good Luck to Mrs Brodie who is moving on to a new school in September and Mrs Heaselden who is retiring after 17 years at the school.