17th January 2020 Highlights include: Nursery and Reception visits to Forest School, a Year 1 animal hunt, some fantastic rugby matches and a visit from MISSIO.
Learning all about the human body in Science Creating self portraits for our display
Climbing on ropes at Forest School
Having fun in the Adventure Playground
Talking about being kind to each other in the RE lesson
Junior News Year 1 went on an animal hunt and saw blackbirds, squirrels, a butterfly, rabbit tracks and something that looked very much like a crocodile!
Children in Year 2 enjoyed cracking Morse codes linked to their World War Two topic, building camouflaged dens and making pencils from elder and charcoal.
Senior News Fran Thomas came into school on Monday to speak to the children about MISSIO and to collect over ÂŁ2,000, which we raised through Action Day. MISSIO helps children to be educated in the developing world.
Some happy Year 6 pupils re-enacted Sir Francis Drakeâ€™s circumnavigation of the world in Drama this week.
Sports News Sports Report
Thank you very much for the fantastic response we have had for the Harlequins versus London Irish Gallagher Premiership match. Over 100 Cranmore pupils and families have signed up already for the event on Saturday 15th February. If you would like to be part of the occasion, please request your tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the fantastic tennis coaching provision, in partnership with St Teresa's. Effingham Schools Tennis Academy (ESTA) offers tennis sessions (which includes end of year progression reports) on Tuesdays and Fridays during the Spring term 2020. Please use the link https:// cranmore.org/spring-term-programme-2020/ for more details.
We had a fantastic 11+ Sports Scholarship Assessment day on Wednesday, with many internal and external candidates attending. It was a busy morning of sport, giving a taster of what the Sports Scholarship Programme will be like. The standard across the various sports was very high and all pupils should be proud of their efforts. Plenty of rugby matches have taken place over the last week across various age groups, including against Downsend, Danes Hill, Worth, Shrewsbury House and Feltonfleet. I would like to give a special mention to our U13 1st XIII, who are playing superb rugby at present and have been in superb form since returning from the Christmas break. Pupils have really enjoyed the return of co-curricular clubs this week which involves many sports. The list includes, but is not limited to: Chelsea Football; Harlequins Rugby; Skiing; Table Tennis and Badminton; Judo; Ballet; Gymnastics; Netball; Hockey; Fencing; Smart-Sport; Cross-Country; Swimming Improvers; Tennis; and Squash. As proudly mentioned before in the Chronicle, Cranmore has been selected as one of the 'Top 50 Cricket Schools' in the country by The Cricketer magazine. The 'Schools Guide 2020' can now be seen on The Cricketer website, please use the following link to see Cranmore featured https://www.thecricketer.com/Topics/schools/ the_cricketer_schools_guide_2020_list_revealed.html Mr Hodgson, Director of Sport
Please use the sports portal via the school website: https://sport.cranmore.org and save the Cranmore sports app for up-to-date information. Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/cranmoresport
Sports News U10 rugby versus Shrewsbury House
U13 rugby versus Shrewsbury House
U11 rugby versus Downsend
Sports News U9 rugby versus Danes Hill
There are now over 10 sports camps with our associated partner, Activate Camps, being held at Cranmore throughout the rest of the academic year. For more information and to book, please go to:
ESTA is delighted to offer tennis sessions at St Teresaâ€™s on Tuesdays and Fridays during the Easter term at the following times: 4.15-5pm Reception - Year 2 5-6pm Years 3-6 Tuesdays 6-7pm Years 7+ These sessions are open to children at both schools.
Please follow the link below for booking details or contact Kirsti at email@example.com https://cranmore.org/spring-term-programme-2020/
Music News Congratulations to Brayden who passed his Grade 5 music theory exam with Distinction!
Library News Book Clubs at Cranmore At Cranmore, we have several book clubs, which take place twice a term. Here are the forthcoming dates for the first half of this term: Wednesday 22nd January Friday 24th January Friday 7th February Wednesday 12th February
08:15 to 08:45 08:30 to 09:30 08:15 to 08:45 08:15 to 08:45
Year 5 Book Club Parents’ Book Club Year 6 Book Club Year 7 Book Club
If you or your child would like to join one of these clubs, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org The books we are reading are: Year 5 Book Club Year 6 Book Club Year 7 Book Club
The Explorer by Katherine Rundell The Star Outside my Window by Onjali Raúf Checkmates by Stewart Foster
Parents’ Book Club
Circe by Madeline Miller and This is Going to Hurt by Adam Kay
Awesome Book Awards Year 4 are participating in the Awesome Book Awards. They have to read the following five books by the end of this term and rank them in order of preference:
The Boy at the Back of the Class by Onjali Raúf The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson Boy Under Water by Adam Baron A Darkness of Dragons by S.A. Patrick The Train to Impossible Places by P.G. Bell
In the Summer Term, there will be a party for those who have completed the challenge!
Library News Forthcoming Author Visit and World Book Day News On Tuesday 25th February, we are planning an exciting event for children in Reception to Year 2. Chloe Inkpen, author and illustrator of a wonderfully wide range of picture books, will be visiting Cranmore to talk to the children about her books.
Chloe is a hugely talented author/illustrator and we are delighted to have secured a visit by her. She will be talking to the children about finding inspiration for their own writing and also enthusing them about the joy of reading. This will support the literacy work that we do in school and we hope it will prove to be a stimulating experience for the children.
Parents of children in Reception to Year 2 have received a letter about the visit, with the opportunity to pre-order one of Chloeâ€™s books for her to sign on the day. Please email your orders to email@example.com by Friday 31st January.
Dressing up for World Book Day
On Thursday 5th March, we will be celebrating World Book Day in school with several activities, including dressing up as a book character for the day. More information will follow on this over the coming weeks, but you may like to start thinking about costumes!
Mrs Watkinson, School Librarian
Chaplaincy Notices IMPORTANT DATES THIS TERM MARY, THE HOLY MOTHER OF GOD 1st January THE EPIPHANY OF THE LORD
5th January THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD 12th January PEACE SUNDAY 19th January CELEBRATION, STUDY AND DISSEMINATION OF THE WORD OF GOD LINKED TO THE YEAR OF THE WORD 26th January THE PRESENTATION OF THE LORD 2nd February ASH WEDNESDAY 26th February ST JOSEPH, SPOUSE OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY 19th March THE ANNUNCIATION OF THE LORD 25th March PALM SUNDAY OF THE PASSION OF THE LORD 5th April MAUNDY THURSDAY 9th April GOOD FRIDAY 10th April EASTER SUNDAY 12th April
Collecting children from After School Care from 5pm If you are collecting your child from After School Care, please note that there has been a change to the location when collecting from 5pm onwards. When collecting from 5pm, please go to the first classroom next to the main entrance to the School Office. This classroom can be accessed from the external door via the small play area.
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