Friday 24th January 2020
Today we held a fundraising mufti to raise money for the animals and people of Australia who have been effected by the bush fires. Mrs Leatham and Mrs Kestle also bought a koala and kangeroo for the children to name with winners being picked in assembly.The name the teddy raised £165 and mufti £186.50. In total £351.50 has been raised and will be split between the WWF Australia Relief Fund and the Austrialia Red Cross. Well done everyone #makingadifference
Monday 20th January 2020
What a busy Monday! Year 5 and 6 have spent the day being trained to become cyber ambassadors for our school which is part of a police initiative. Lots has been learnt and the year groups will now be looking at how they can share their training with the rest of the school.
I spent some time this afternoon in year 3 and 4 as their surprise guest talking about leadership. Some amazing questions from the classes who have been looking at Shackleton as a leader too.
Wednesday 15th January 2020
This week the children have been introduced to new reward stickers that Alfie and Lulu can give out on the days they are in. This could be for excellent work or following our school values. #goingtheextramile
Tuesday 14th January 2020
Today year 3 and 4 were lucky enough to have from two explorers visit who shared their experience of exploring hostile places. They were fascinating to listen to and we particular like hiding their tracking radar and using it to locate someone. A huge thank you to them for giving up their time and sharing their stories which were inspiring.
Monday 13th January 2020
Our school dogs, Alfie and Lulu, have had a busy day. They have been helping children this morning and listening to children reading their excellent work. In addition they were invited to join year 3 and 4 as they walked 1/100 of the distance Shackleton and his crew walked 106 years ago. Alfie and Lulu enjoyed being pretend huskies and hearing the children share what they felt it would have been like for the crew.
Friday 10th January 2020
This week I have been inspired by these three year 6 children who have spent their lunchtimes working on a presentation to save our planet. They have completed this because they want to make a difference. They played the presentation in assembly today and had emotive music playing to accompany their work. Do click on the link below to see their presentation #inspringothersbybeinggreatrolemodels
Monday 6th January 2020
What a start to our new term. Our classrooms have been transformed by our amazing staff team into ‘frozen worlds’, our whole school topic for this term. Do pop in and have a look – they are stunning. Year 2 have discovered a mischievous penguin who has created a bit of a mess of their igloo and classroom. Year 3 found an explorers tent, with frozen clues in it and more frozen clues in year 5 and 6 including maps and a dog collar! More stunning starts will be happening over the coming days. I can’t wait to see the learning over the coming weeks.
Friday 20th December 2019
A fabulous end to the term with our church service led by year 5. They wrote and produced the service themselves and should be proud of their achievements. Happy Christmas everyone.
Thursday 19th December 2019
All the staff became waiters and help serve the children their special Christmas lunch. A wonderful atmosphere and beautifully cooked food including our famous chocolate trifle. Well done and thank you to all involved and particularly our kitchen team #makinglunchtimesspecial
Tuesday 17th December 2019
This time Reception class have been celebrating their fabulous finish with some medieval dancing and sharing their fabulous learning. What a lot has happened in a term.
Monday 16th December 2019
Year 5 and 6 lead their families around their ‘museum’ today showcasing and celebrating all their learning. A wonderful celebration and excellent standard of work.
Friday 13th December 2019
The children showed off their musical talents today as they performed with their bands to their families today. #yourockedit!
Also we celebrated year 1 and 2 fabulous finishes with dancing, stunning work and a banquet.
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Today Year R and 1 put on two performances of their Nativity for parents and local nursery schools. We are so proud of them for learning all their lines, singing so beautifully and sharing the important message of Christmas. Well done – you are all stars.
Tuesday 10th December 2019
So much to blog about today – our tree designed and put up in the church for the Christmas tree festival, our choir singing for the WI Christmas party to name a few. In school year 3 and 4 hosted their fabulous finish to their topic and invited parents in to celebrate learning. The hall was transformed into a Anglo Saxon market with the children showcasing their learning including bread making, jewellery making and amazing writing. Well done year 3 and 4 you should be proud of your achievements this term.
Monday 9th December 2019
A busy day with lots of excitement in the school as many classes are preparing for their fabulous finishes. Alfie and Lulu had their second trial day in school enjoying: walks around the field with some children from reception, hearing poetry from year 1, listening to plans for their market from year 3 and some chill out time at lunchtime with year 6s. We also welcomed Tony Dancer who will be offering music lessons in January.
Thursday 5th December
A royal themed assembly today for our budding actors and actress in year 2 who put on a magnificent show for us this morning. They shared highlights from their learning this term including their trip, art work, songs and a dance. Well done year 2 – what a performance!
Tuesday 3rd December
Today was Alfie and Lulu’s first trial day at school. They had a great day and enjoyed learning about: castles, maths problem solving, listening to stories and Spanish Christmas greetings. They can’t wait to visit again soon.
Thursday 28th November
Our key stage 2 family morning was a great success today, with children sharing and working with their family member on spelling strategies. Wonderful feedback from children and parents who enjoyed understanding the strategies we use in school and also how these could be used at home. #workingtogethertosupportourchildren
Wednesday 27th November
Year 1 and 2’s learning was enriched today by a visit from Ronnie the reptile, a bearded dragon. All the children got to meet him and ask some very interesting questions. I enjoyed hearing all about these facts from year 1/2 this afternoon who were real experts and will now be creating their own fact files.
Monday 25th November
Great to have an INSET collaboration with three other local schools today. Four schools coming together, putting our children’s curriculum at the heart of our provision. A day of planning, reflecting, sharing and learning! #inspired
Friday 22nd November
Over the course of the year, year 6 are completing ‘The Crondall Challenge Award’ which supports them with essential development of key skills we feel they need before they leave us. Today we had a first aid trainer into school to teach them vital life saving skills.
Thursday 21st November 2019
Congratulations to our year 5/6 Quick Sticks team who played brilliantly last night winning all 6 matches. The result secures them a place in the next pre Hampshire Games in March! Go team Crondall
Tuesday 19th November 2019
This afternoon I taught year 2 and learnt nursery rhymes as part of National Nursery Rhyme Week. All of our KS1 and Reception children are involved in this. We decided to make up our own actions to go with the songs. Not only does this help improve motor skills, rhythm and movement, it also helps increase children’s vocabulary. #whataperformance!
Monday 18th November 2019
There was a BUZZ of excitement coming from the hall today as year 3 and 4 led our first spelling bee competition. Thank you to Mrs Boyce for organising such a fun session.
Friday 15th November 2019
A fabulous end to anti bullying week with year 4 sharing their creative poetry to me this afternoon. What a bunch of talented writers. We raised lots of money today for Children in Need with our coin trail and it was great fun too. #helpingothers
Tuesday 12th November 2019
Day two of Anti-bullying week and we are all wearing odd socks to support this campaign. Year R have been designing their own socks today, year 2 working on a definition of what bullying is and year 3 on how to talk to one another nicely. I have enjoyed hearing about these important messages which will continue throughout the week.
Monday 11th November 2019
Yesterday our School Captains attended the Remembrance Service with myself and Mrs Kestle. They laid a wreath and read prayers to the congregation. Today we held a two minute silence as a whole school. #lest we forget
Friday 8th November 2019
A great end to the week with a jam-packed celebration assembly today. Not only did we celebrate our star points and stars of the week, we also celebrated our talented artists. Teachers choose pictures from each class to hang in our corridors and in my office. What a talented bunch! Do pop in and see…
Thursday 7th November 2019
Prefects organising lunchtime health training sessions. #healthy mind #healthy body
Monday 4th November 2019
A great article in the Farnham Hearld over half term celebrating the success of our Democracy Day and new young leaders programme.
Thursday 24th October 2019
Bravo Year 3 – what a stunning Harvest Festival production this morning. Amazing singing, acting, narrating and dancing. Thank you to Mrs Harbord and Mr Dedman for supporting the children in creating this.
Tuesday 22nd October 2019
I enjoyed catching up with these year 6 children who spent the afternoon at Alton School on maths challenges. They had a great time and particularly loved the challenge relay. The Headteacher at Alton commended them on their positive attitude and how well they worked. What great role models we have.
Monday 21st October 2019
Continuing our marvellous middle celebrations we were lucky enough to have a spinner come and visit us to show us how this would of once been achieved. Fascinating discussions and questions asked across the school.
Friday 18th October 2019
We are all set up for our first bingo night to raise much needed funds for the school. A big thank you to Mrs Hudson and those that have helped her set up this night. Some wonderful prizes to win donated by the local community business – thank you! Dabbers at the ready!
Wednesday 16th October 2019
A huge thank you to our Crondall Cafe team for creating an amazing medieval feast today to celebrate our topic. The prefects joined me to help the children to make crowns to wear for their banquet at break time. #making lunchtimes special
Tuesday 15th October 2019
Great to see Coach Shuan and our Year 6 Sports Leader providing a club at lunch time to encourage and promote sport. This club slot will also be used to train on specific skills for our teams who are competing in events against other schools.
Thursday 10th October 2019
Today Year 5 wrote their own assembly and performed to their families. This was based on their residential to Stubbington. We all thoroughly enjoyed hearing about their adventures. Well done year 5.
Monday 8th October 2019
Exceptionally proud of our prefect team today as they led tours of our school to over 40 parents at our open morning today. They confidently highlighted all the things that makes our school so special as well as answering all the questions the potential new parents had. What great role models. Well done prefect team.
Thursday 3rd October 2019
I have been lucky today, spending some time in different year groups. Year 6 have been writing some amazing blogs about their time in Osmington and they are nearly ready to be published. I listened to year 3 rehearsing for their Little Red Hen performance. Wow – what amazing singing. This afternoon I was invited to a royal event in year 1 and 2 to watch their coronation celebrations. #learning is such fun
Wednesday 2nd October 2019
A huge thank you to Mrs Hudson who has made our reception area look beautiful with an autumn Harvest display. It looks amazing! We are now taking donations for this to support Farnham Food Bank. Please do support our local community by bringing in: tinned carrots, roll on deodorant, rice, savoury biscuits and crackers. Thank you
Tuesday 1st October 2019
After all the voting on Democracy Day I had great pleasure in announcing the new young leaders across our school. I look forward to hearing all about the differences the new leaders are going to make in their new roles in our school. #wanting to make a difference
Friday 27th September 2019
What a wonderful surprise I had from 4 children in year 3 today who had a left a note on my desk about how our school could help the environment. They had been inspired by my assembly on Monday about Greta Thunberg and how ‘one small person can make a difference’. #inspiring #leading #improving
Wednesday 25th September 2019
I was lucky enough to spend some time with our new reception children who are half way through their second full week of school. They were having an amazing time exploring their outside space, experimenting in the water tray predicting objects that sink or swim and drawing and talking about special people in their lives. Well done Rainbow class you are working really hard.
Tuesday 24th September 2019
Today I drove in torrential rain to join year 5 on their residential in Stubbington. Luckily for us part way through our morning beach walk the sun broke through the clouds and we enjoyed a fairly dry day. It was great to be with year 5 who had to work this afternoon to move essential kit around an obstacle course called – Earthquake. Once the local fox stopped basking in the sunshine on the course lots of problems solving and planning took place to secure successful completion.
Friday 20th September 2019
A fantastic Democracy day which was opened by our MP Ranil Jayawardena who spoke to us in assembly about democracy followed by some great questions from our children. He met with our new School Captains and Vice Captains – congratulations to them. Finally the polling station opened and children across the school voted for eco warriors, school council, and house captains as part of our new young leaders programme.
Thursday 19th September 2019
Much excitement around the school as we get ready for our first democracy day tomorrow. The prefects helped me to set up our ‘polling station’ and organise ballot boxes. Super speeches took place for school council, eco warriors, librarians and house captains.
Tuesday 16th September 2019
Today we welcomed Shaun from Sports Stars to our school. Shuan is our new sports coach and will be working with each year group across the school over the next academic year. He will also be supporting us in coaching children ready for matches and tournaments against other local schools. This term he is working with year 1 and 2.
Monday 16th September 2019
As you know we have been trying to enhance our dining experience in our ‘Crondall Cafe’ . A huge thank you to my Mum who made table decorations for all the tables. The children thought it looked beautiful today and I am sure you will agree.
Friday 13th September 2019
I have been away with year 6 in Osmington for their residential and have struggled with signal and technology the last few days. A fabulous time challenging ourselves and making memories to cherish.
Tuesday 10th September 2019
Lovely to welcome our new reception children this week. They have settled quickly into our routines. Some stayed for lunch for the first time with their families. We look forward to getting to know them better over the coming weeks.
Friday 6th September 2019
It has been a busy week with all classes starting their topics with a stunning start. Today year 1 and 2 were very excited as they had received a letter from the King of Nearland asking for their help. We will have to visit their class pages over the coming weeks to find out if they have managed to solve his problem.
Wednesday 4th September 2019
Welcome back to the new academic year. We have been enhancing our kitchen over the summer rebranding it ‘The Crondall Cafe’ and creating more of a relaxing dining experience. The children thought it looked great!
Tuesday 3rd September 2019
Monday 22nd July 2019
An emotional Awards Assembly for our year 6 children celebrating their time at our school and their achievements. We will miss you year 6.
and our leavers arch….
Friday 19th July 2019
AMAZING! STUNNING! What a performance! Year 6 blew us away last night with their end of year production. Not a dry eye in the house. Proud families and very proud Headteacher. Well done year 6.
Thursday 17th July 2019
Excitement everywhere as the children in Year R, 1 and 2 enjoying their fabulous finish and preparing to celebrate their learning with their visitors too.
Wednesday 17th July 2019
Year 3 and 4 celebrated their end of topic yesterday and invited their families in for their ‘Fabulous Finish’. Wonderful to celebrate all the learning, showcasing to their guests. Tomorrow I look forward to our children in reception, year 1 and 2.
Monday 16th July 2019
A wonderful afternoon spent at our Strawberry Tea where we serve scones (beautifully cooked by our cookery club) and tea. This is our chance to say thank you for the fantastic jobs our helpers do for us in school. They were served by some of our year 6 children and entertained by our many talented musicians.
Friday 12th July 2019
As we prepare for the end of term our Governors are coming in to school to meet subject leaders and look at the impact of our work. This might involve looking at books, subject leader plans or talking with children about their learning. Today one of our governors, Sarah-Jane, spent some time with Mr McKenzie evaluating the impact of our maths initiatives. Great feedback from our children talking positively about our new approaches.
Thursday 11th July 2019
Our first ever Aspirations day was hugely successful. We spent the morning learning about the different types of jobs there are and the skills we would need. In the afternoon we held a jobs fair where we were able to speak to different people about their careers and use some of the objects they need to be able to do their jobs.
Wednesday 10th July 2019
Today we welcomed 20 members of our local community into school for a roast dinner and apple crumble lunch. After a welcome speech from our School Captains, Mattie and Sophie, the year 6 children served the food and ate with them. Following lunch the Reception, year 1 and year 2 children entertained our guests sharing their learning and a song or two.
Tuesday 9th July 2019
Beautiful singing is currently echoing around our school as year 6 rehearse their end of year production. I can’t wait till next Thursday night!
Friday 5th July 2019
Herald this week which has a great article about our new school curriculum.
Time to say goodbye to our lovely ducklings today as they venture off to their new home with Miss Wood. Thank you to Miss Wood, year 1 and 2 who have cared for them so well. I am sure they will be popping back for a visit again soon.
Thursday 4th July
A wonderful morning seeing the children experience their new classes for September as part of our transition programme. A very warm welcome to Mrs Boyce and Mrs Jones who have enjoyed getting to know their first classes at Crondall Primary.
Mrs Boyce and her new year 4 ‘to be’ class Mrs Jones and her nearly year 1 class.
Tuesday 2nd July
I had the pleasure of taking 36 children to our first District Sports event today. We competed in a variety of track and field events across the afternoon cheered on by friends and family. An outstanding performance by all children. More photos and a full report will be in this weeks newsletter.
Wednesday 26th June
The weather held for us this morning and I was able to experience my first Sports Day at the school. Great sportsmanship, determination and courage was shown by all children. Fabulous work team Crondall!
Monday 24th June
Congratulations to our year 3 tennis team who represented us last Thursday at District Sports. They one were of two schools chosen to represent the North East. We are super proud of their achievement!
Friday 21st June
Happy National Yoga Day – to celebrate and support our wellbeing each class had a 30 minute yoga session. Huge thank you to Nate in year 5’s Mum who kindly provided these amazing sessions in the sunshine today.
Thursday 20th June
Duckling update – Our ducklings will be with us for a little while longer as Miss Wood is adopting them permanently. Year 1 and 2 are continuing to enjoy learning all about them they really are experts. Lucky, our duckling who was very weak, is now strong and living with her duckling family.
It was great to see so many Dads and special male family and friends at our KS1 event this morning. They learnt all about spelling and phonics teaching and played some fun games too.
Tuesday 18th June 2019
Today we welcomed two A-level students from Lord Wandsworth College to work with some of our year 5 children designing a software package for our school to use. We decided on one to support learning in Spanish and one to support maths. Our year 5 team had some great ideas on this and are look forward to be involved in the trials and help to finalise the software in November.
The pond mural design winners started to paint and draw their designs on to wood. They worked exceptionally hard with Mrs Smith and the designs are looking stunning already!
Friday 14th June 2019
A lot of sporting action in the playground this afternoon as some of our Key Stage 2 children had some coaching to support them with preparations for our District Sports competition in July. Coach Dan gave strategies to support their events: Sprinting, long jump and throwing the howler. They will be continuing to have coaching regularly up until the event – Go team Crondall!
Wednesday 12th June 2019
Wow – stunning art work taking place in year 4. They have become shark experts and have been creating amazing habitats for their chosen shark species. I can’t wait to see the finished pieces.
Meanwhile year 6 have been writing their own music based on a podcast by Chris Watson that they listened to earlier in the week on ‘Oceans of noise’. Their final pieces were thoughtfully composed. Well done year 6.
Monday 10th June 2019
I have just spent some time with our year 1 duck experts as they share their learning experiences with year 5. They were very knowledgeable and we all enjoyed watching the ducklings have their ‘swimming lesson’.
Some of you are aware that one of our ducklings, Lucky, took a while to hatch and is not as strong as the other ducklings. We have been hand rearing her since Friday and Miss Wood looked after her at the weekend. She is getting stronger day by day and I am enjoying sharing my office with her and looking after her in the day.
Thursday 6th June 2019
Today we welcomed Mums and special ladies into school for our annual KS2 Mum’s morning. Our focus was looking at how we teach maths at school and sharing ideas on strategies to use at home. It was lovely to see the children working with their family member.
Wednesday 5th June 2019
Welcome back to the second half of the Summer Term. I will use this section of the website to update you on the exciting learning that is taking place at our school.
This week Year 1 & 2 have been hatching their own ducklings. The buzz and excitement in their classes is infectious.