World Book Day 2014 Movie
We had a wonderful day today for World Book Day, lots of the children dressed up as book characters and there was a prize of a Book Token for the most creative character in Key Stage 1 and also in Key Stage 2.
The staff entertained the school with a pantomine written by Mrs Harries and then in their classes the children reviewed their favourite books that they had brought in from home.
The atmosphere was electric at Rushcliffe Country Park on Tuesday 4th March as 32 teams from over 10 schools arrived to compete in a Cross Country Relay Race. We had trials in school before the event to select the team, lots of children tried out and had great run doing laps of our school field! The children selected were Harvey Wagland and Millie Woan from Class 3, Henry Herries and Chloe Smith from Class 4, Lauren-Mae Evison and Joseph Grant from Class 5 and Ollie Jones-Wilkinson and Kate Perkins from Class 6. The Year 3 and 4 children ran 1000m and the Year 5 and 6 ran 1500m (some up hill!) in a relay alongside a hundred other children from Rushcliffe schools. We really enjoyed ourselves and had great fun cheering our team mates along as we took it turns to run our lap and tag the next person. The event was a great success and Cropwell came 20th out of 32 teams! We are really proud of our achievement and aim to beat our position next year!
On 13th February children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 went to Bingham Leisure Centre to take part in a swimming gala against other schools. We were very excited to be taking part and the children entered individual races like 25m Freestyle, 25m backstroke, 25m breast stroke and relay events such as polo races (which was quite tricky to swim a length with a ball!), woggle relay and lastly a mixed relay which we nearly won!
We had lots of success on the day and all the swimmers had a great time competing. Overall Cropwell came 4th out of 5 schools that entered and individual children had great success too!
The school library has been refreshed with over 200 new books for free reading which include books from the classics right up to modern day authors. Also we now have over 100 dyslexia friendly books and Mrs Harries and the Art Club have made posters to brighten up the library area. This has generated a great deal of interest with the children.
The School Council were very lucky to be invited to County Hall in West Bridgford to have lunch with the Chairman of the County Council.
It was a fantastic experience, the children enjoyed a varied buffet and tucked in well!
Afterwards, the School Council had a tour of County Hall and sat in the Chamber to ask and answer questions pertinent to our Current School Council issues.
Today Robin, from the Footprints Company, came to perform the story of the birth of Jesus with a difference! With amazing storytelling and a lot of audience participation, he told the story through the eyes of Joseph and Jesus as a child.
It was a wonderful performance enjoyed by the whole school.
A wonderful performance from Key Stage One for this years Nativity, Year 2 took the lead roles with Year 1 playing the Shepherds and Angels and Year R were the adorable animals. A real treat for us all to watch and not many dry eyes in the room, a perfect start to Christmas.
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