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Wishing you a Merry Christmas

15th December 2016

Dear Parents,

It seems amazing that we have come to the end the school year for 2016. It has been a fabulous half term here at Cropthorne-with-Charlton CE First with marvellous learning taking place and memories to treasure being created. This very week our pupils treated us to an amazing retelling of the Nativity story with super performances by the Reception & Year One children, topped off by some stunningly enthusiastic singing from the rest of the school. I would like to thank all of those involved in putting on such a great show and thank you all for attending both shows and providing such a brilliant audience for the children over both performances.

‘Christmas Jumper’ day on Wednesday was a huge success with children really enjoying our Whole School Christmas dinner followed by their Christmas parties in their classes. Thank you to all the parents who came to help serve the children’s dinner, it’s quite the undertaking but lots of fun! We also enjoyed a visit from a very special someone in a red suit who is very busy at the moment and managed to find time to stop at Cropthorne and deliver presents to all our pupils, we are very appreciative of his visit and the hard work his elves have been doing to  make sure everyone received a gift. Thank you!

A selection of other recent events which have been taking place included our Christmas Craft morning for Cats class, an excellent Disco provided by our superb PTFA, the Lempen Puppet Theatre visited Reception & Key Stage One, whilst Key Stage Two were thrilled by a production of Treasure Island at Birmingham Repertory Theatre. A choir of Cropthorne pupils also visited the Civic Centre in Pershore to sing beautifully for the Pershore Pathfinders, a social club for partially sighted and blind people. We thank you for your continued support for all that we do at Cropthorne to ensure our pupils enjoy a rich, varied and engaging school experience. Please continue to check our school website for upcoming events and further information on what children have been doing in school.

We conclude our term with a traditional Carol Service at St Michael’s Church led by Reverend Sarah Dangerfield, where we will take time to pause and reflect on this wonderfully special time of year. School will reopen for children on Wednesday 4th January and we are already looking forward to what will be an exciting Spring Term culminating with our annual show at Number 8 in Pershore. Until then, on behalf of everyone here at Cropthorne with Charlton CE First I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and an extremely Happy New Year.

Yours sincerely,




Rob Bothma

Head teacher