Friday, 26 January 2018

NSPCC Shoot Out!

Tuesday saw the Sponsored Shoot Out take place and it caused lots of excitement and fun!  Every child took part in trying to score goals after completing a short obstacle course.  Lots of staff also took part as guest goal keepers! 

A Year 3 said 'I love it!  I scored all my goals.  I hope that we've raised lots of money.'

Don't forget that all sponsor should be in by Tuesday 30th January.  Thank you for supporting the school, supporting this worthy cause!

Friday, 19 January 2018

Our School Dress Code

All children wear the school’s uniform as described below.

Crownfield Junior School Jumper, white shirt; black/grey trousers; House tie, plain black school shoes.

Crownfield Junior School Cardigan, white blouse; black/grey trousers/skirt; House tie; plain black school shoes.

Shoes must clearly be ‘school shoes’ please – this does not include trainers or soft casual trainer type shoes - no logos etc – or cutout designs – or stripes; they must be plain black with a sensible heel.  Boots with a sensible heel can be worn in wet/cold weather if trousers are worn.  No ‘Ugg’ boots please.

A school fleece can be ordered to substitute for a coat; fleeces are not worn inside in place of jumpers.

Summer Uniform (optional)
School Shorts
Girls: green/ purple gingham school dress.

P.E. Kit
Indoor: Girls: green school PE shorts and purple school shirt Boys: green school PE shorts and purple school shirt Children take part in ‘indoor’ PE lessons in their bare feet or plimsolls; trainers are worn for outdoor lessons. Outdoor A school tracksuit is available to order from Reception If a parent chooses not to purchase the school tracksuit, then a plain blue tracksuit must be worn over a child’s indoor kit. PE is a compulsory subject. It is, therefore, essential that all of the children have the necessary kit. The school jumpers, cardigans, ties and PE kit are sold by the school on Tuesday mornings and Thursday afternoons.

One simple plain round stud is allowed in each ear lobe; nothing sparkly please. No jewellery whatsoever is allowed during PE lessons; children must not have their ears pierced if it will prevent them from taking part in these lessons; we do not allow ears recently pierced to be covered in tape as the most recent Health and Safety guidance does not promote it. Children are allowed to wear a sensible watch and one small plain band ring. No other jewellery is allowed.

Children’s haircuts and styles must be of a sensible nature. The colouring of pupil’s hair is not allowed. Extreme styles, such as Mohawks/Mohicans etc, are not allowed; stripes are not allowed, neither are motifs. Long hair must be tied back for indoor and outdoor PE, and many other class activities, at the teacher’s request, for safety reasons. We would ask that you write your child’s name and class on all of their clothing and belongings. If your child does mislay something, then it may have been put in ‘Lost Property’ which is positioned just inside reception. Page 15

Friday, 12 January 2018

Happy New Year 2018

I hope that you all had a very happy Christmas and a good start to the New Year! Time passes very quickly during this busy period and it seems no time at all since we were putting up the decorations and now we have to take them down!

With the New Year comes change at Crownfield Junior. I will be taking the role of Acting Headteacher for the foreseeable future and am very much  looking forward to leading the school on its journey ahead. Crownfield is lucky to have a staff who are dedicated to your children and passionate about their learning.  I believe that a child needs confidence with which to grow, both in their education and in themselves and we strive to nurture this in all our pupils.

Mrs Argent, who shares my vision for Crownfield, is to work alongside me as Acting Deputy Head and her teaching commitments are to be taken by Mrs Foskett, who is now working with us for 3 days a week.
My greatest wish is that all our children discover the joy of learning in a place that is positive and fun to be. A school that gives them opportunities to broaden their knowledge of the world around them and a place to shine.  A place where they feel safe and are respected by both adults and their peers.

I cannot do this alone and know that supported by the staff, governors and you the parents, we can achieve this.  With change comes change. Some may be exciting and motivating, some may be challenging but whatever happens, it will always be done in the best interests of the children of Crownfield Junior. 
Have a good weekend.

Gill Horne

Acting Headteacher

History Exhibition to Parents

Thank you so much to all the parents who came into school on Friday to see a selection of work by the children in Years 3, 4 and 5, based on the recent History days.  We hope you enjoyed it.

Friday, 5 January 2018

History Off The Page!

Last week saw Years 3, 4 and 5 enjoy visits from the Saxons, Greeks and Ancient Egyptians!  It was great to see the children dressed up and taking part in lots of different activities from crafts such as making pots to acting and even writing using ink made by the children themselves.

One parent helper said, 'An excellent, well organised and thought provoking day.  The children engaged with every activity and had fun along the way.  The banquet was a joy to watch.  A real team effort!'

Class 6E Once I was 7 years old...

A video for pupils in 6E. 'Once you were 7 years old' and joining Crownfield Junior and now starting the next part of your jo...