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Headteacher's Blog

A busy week! Friday 29th January

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What a busy week! Must say that I had a fantastic time in Reception with children in RP who have been working on doubling. I walked into a classroom where they were having a 'Rap Battle'; singing and dancing double facts. I was so impressed with their doubles knowledge and their performing skills. The paper chains and other accessories they had made to enhance their rapping image where also spectacular. A big thank you to everyone who attended parent's evening this week and for those who completed our questionnaire. I will get a summary to you once finished analysing but some really positive responses and useful comments for helping us to be even better! It was also great to complete pupil progress meetings and see how much progress the children are making from the Autumn term. I always think this term is so important as it provides us with a pretty clear run of continuous teaching and learning. Please keep supporting your children with key skills and make use of resources like 'Mathletics'. Thanks to Year 6 pupils who entered the Cranborne Dragon's Den this week. Some brilliant ideas, well produced materials, with good market research. I am certainly looking to invest in a few ideas so far and look forward to seeing the remaining pitches in the coming days! I have also seen some amazing writing and maths work this week across the school. I am also busy selecting information from 2CC who have produced a children's version of a school prospectus. I might even add to the our school prospectus web page if they turn out to be as good they started. My personal highlight looking back this week, was having the chance to teach fractions in Year 2 with Mr. Balchin - the children were so good at thinking and making connections. I can't wait to come back on Tuesday next week! The week ended with a brilliant assembly organised with the help of Mrs Khan and Dylan's parents. We had the local MP, Oliver Dowden, visit and explain life as an MP. The children asked some brilliant questions. They would be a challenge for any member of a panel on Question Time. Enjoy your weekend!


Amazing writing in Year 1 22nd January

Alan Cocker (cockera) on: Headteacher's Blog

What a lovely surprise I had today. During the morning I was visited by Andriana and Tia from year 1 who showed me their amazing writing. They have been researching monkeys as part of their learning relating Chinese New Year. They have turned their research into information writing. I am so impressed with how much they find out and how well they have put the information together. They are doing really well with using their phonics, finger spaces and using interesting ways to put their sentences together. Well done girls!


Cranborne Crescent Path January 19th - Possible Closures

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Please be aware that the path to Cranborne Crescent is experiencing some difficulties with drainage since the removal of the dangerous trees. This is fine in wet and warm weather.  However, in the recent cold snaps we have found that the salt and grit is not sufficient to stop it icing over and being a hazard. We will assess it daily and may have to close it at a moment's notice. 

Please consider using one of the two other entrances during this cold snap to avoid disappointment. We are trying to find a solution to the situation and have grounds people assessing the situation in the coming days.

Many thanks for your anticipated support. 



Happy New Year! What an impressive start! Jan 6th 2016

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Happy New Year! The children have come back excited and ready to learn. The first couple of days have been fantastic. The children have enjoyed sharing their Christmas break and are fired up with the next steps in their learning. 

Children in reception have once again impressed us with their home learning. The models, posters, flip flap books, research and diagrams that the children shared with me today were amazing. I have given out so many headteacher awards today that I need to order more!

Well done children!


Merry Christmas! 19th December 2015

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This last week has been wonderful with the children. The music concert was fantastic. It is amazing to see how much the orchestra and choirs have progressed since the start of term. The music team are really making a big difference to the outcomes the children are achieving. Thanks so much for your support in encouraging and helping your child to practice and have the confidence to perform in front of hundreds of people. They were amazing! The Christmas dinner, parties and end of term assembly were lovely events this week - setting us all up to feel festive and excited for the Christmas period. A big thanks to the teaching assistants for their surprise performance and video clip (see above). 

I hope that you all get some quality time together with friends and family to make special memories. On behalf of all the staff at Cranborne thank you for your lovely cards, wishes and kind gifts. 

Merry Christmas!


Headteacher's Blog

Year 5 Assembly

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Thank you Year 5 for sharing your amazing learning with us in your recent class assembly. It was a wonderful assembly demonstrating your amazing creativity as well as a sound knowledge of the areas taught this term. Very impressive!

Keep up the good work.Year 5 autumn assembly


Year 3 Trip to Celtic Harmony

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Year 3 had a fantastic trip to Celtic Harmony last week. Thanks very much for the support in making this trip happen. There is some amazing learning coming as a result.


Library Update

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I am really pleased that we have received lots of new stock for our wonderful library. Please encourage your children to make good use of this at home.


Building update

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The new build at the front of the school is now on track and we should have handover soon after half term. We hope to furnish in the near future and will be looking to raise income through lettings in out of school hours for birthdays, meetings and possible clubs. If you are interested in letting this facility please let us know.


Harvest Festival

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A huge thank you to everyone who attended our harvest festival. I am sorry I wasn't able to attend but the feedback I had made me very proud. The contributions towards the food bank were amazing and are very much appreciated. Look out for an article in the Welwyn and Hatfield times this week.


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Celebration Assembly News!

Wow! What a week for celebrations! Hannah, Zoe and Nadia all received swimming awards from their clubs, Aran in yr2 has been doing some fantastic learning on Mathletics and some children in yr1 received their certificates of excellence! Thank you to Amy in Reception for selling the most raffle tickets for the xmas fayre! Harry in yr 5 has REALLY impressed us this week with his writing! It is amazing! Go Harry!

Well done to our netballers for winning their latest match against Oakmere! Well done girls - they were a hard team to beat!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone! I'm putting my Christmas tree up on Sunday so I'm super excited! Enjoy yourselves!

Mrs Keilty x

Cranborne Footballers at Premiership Team Watford FC

On Saturday 2nd November as part of our partnership with Watford FC some of our children took part in the half time penalty shoot out. Although we didn't win we put in a good performance and the children got to experience football on the big stage in front of thousands. 

Well done children!

Year 5 Greek Day

On the last day of half term year 5K and 5S had a very enjoyable afternoon having a Greek feast in their classrooms. We made Greek food such as hummus and many of us tried lots new food! We also made our own table decorations and costumes for the day.

A great day for some great learners!


Latest School Calendar Events

School Finishes at Normal Time 3.15 pm12Feb2016

3:15 pm - 4:15 pm

Half Term15Feb2016

Closer of Cranborne Crescent22Feb2016

Gate to Cranborne Crescent and Double Black Gates to Junior Playground will be shut to do urgent repairs -

Nursery & Reception Parent Consultation Evening 3.45 - 6.15 pm02Mar2016

Nursery & Recepttion Parent Consultation 5.00 - 8.00 pm03Mar2016

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