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Five Alive June 2016

There has been plenty taking place at Cropthorne with Charlton C of E First School and our pupils are enthusiastically looking forward to final weeks of the term which promise so much. Our Year 4&5 class have been busy improving their cycling skills and learning how to do so safely as part of their Bikeability week.


“We learnt to Stay Safe and Ride your Bike, always check behind you for cars and also to pay attention to the traffic. We enjoyed playing the emergency stop game and learning how to indicate which way you are turning.”  (Annabelle, Y4) 


They have also been learning about Gravity in their Science lessons, whilst the Year 5 pupils have been practising hard on their clarinets too. “We have been learning all types of songs and duets, like Mr Cool and Now the Day Is Over. We really need to work hard and keep on practising, we enjoy it when the music sounds like it should!” (Holly, Y5)


Our Year 3 class joined our older children to take part in tennis matches at Pershore Tennis Centre and as always were a credit to our school. “The tennis was marvellous! I thought I got better at under-arm serving, it really made me want to go again!” (Cameron, Y3)


Years 1&2 have been busy making bread, using their mathematical knowledge to measure accurately and produced some extremely tasty rolls! “I enjoyed putting my hands into the dough, it was really soft! It smelt lovely and it tasted really nice!” (Nicole, Y1)


Along with our Reception pupils, they have also been enjoying making potions at Forest School. The children have been busy with their writing too through reflecting upon all these experiences. There is much still to look forward to this term with our pupils representing the school at Charlton Fayre and once again showing off their wonderful Maypole dancing. Our oldest pupils are looking forward to their Residential Visit to West Malvern Outdoor Centre, with visits to the Big Sing, Wick Farm, Malvern Theatres, the Bell Boating Regatta, and Sandfield Farm all taking place with Sports Day fast approaching too.  We also prepare to welcome our next cohort of Reception children as well as wishing good luck and farewell to our fantastic Year 5 children as they move on to their middle schools. On behalf of our school community, may I take this opportunity to wish everyone a wonderful and fruitful summer.


Rob Bothma


Cropthorne with Charlton C of E First School