New Film Reveals What Makes The Crescent School So Special ​

"Would you like to know what makes the Crescent so special?" Has been the question asked of the school’s social media followers all this week. ​

The cryptic message has repeatedly posed the question alongside a series of cinema inspired images in a countdown to the big reveal today, Friday 12 June at 4.00pm, when the new Crescent School film was premiered. ​

The film cleverly combines live action with the school’s animated Crescent Promise characters to uniquely bring the different elements of the promise to life. Produced by the Foundation Marketing Team and award-winning Affixxius Films, the film was shot over the Lent Term and aims to communicate how the Crescent School Promise fosters and develops the qualities of kindness and tolerance in a safe and caring environment where staff and families work together to deliver an inspiring, challenging and varied education. ​

Comments, Headmaster, Joe Thackway, “The Crescent School Promise expresses our community’s shared values, it is a simple set of guidelines, developed and shared by all pupils and staff, that helps our pupils become Good Friends, Good Learners and Good Citizens. ​

The launch has been timed to coincide with the Crescent School’s first ever Virtual Open Evening on Tuesday 16 June at 6.00pm. ​

With thanks to Affixxius Films, Dam Design who created our Promise characters, and to all the pupils and staff who helped and took part in the film - what stars you are! ​

Now it’s time to roll out the red carpet, grab your popcorn, sit back and view the film here. We'd love you to like and share it on social media, hope you enjoy it!

FOC's Doughnuts Were A Lovely Tuesday Treat

Huge thanks to the wonderful and thoughtful Friends Of Crescent who surprised us all this week with a lovely Tuesday treat. The doughnuts were very much enjoyed by pupils and staff alike.  They were a super energy boost at breaktime that helped us all be extra productive with our learning.


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Keep up the good learning!
Ms Forth
Deputy Head

Learning Support

This week I thought I would share some ideas for keeping children amused on those long car journeys! If you are out and about for any length of time, the following activities may keep them amused!

Car Journeys

Mrs Brazier
Learning Support

Year 5 11 + Grammar School Registration Reminder

A reminder for Year 5 Parents.

You will need to register interest in your child taking the 11+ in September by 29 June 2020, please do not worry as this does not commit you in anyway:

Shortly we are holding extended consultation meetings with Ms Forth and Mrs Webb. This will focus on your child's attainment up to this point and a realistic discussion on entrance tests and secondary school destinations.

The dates for these meetings are the afternoons of Monday 15 and Tuesday 16 June. They follow the Year 5 report that will be published Friday 12 June 2020.

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head

First News

We receive First News in school every week for the children to peruse. As they are currently unable to deliver printed copies, they are sharing the newspaper as a PDF: 

5 - 11 June 2020

I hope you are all enjoying this great newspaper, even as an adult, I enjoy reading it.

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head

Virtual Assembly Links

Please find below the links to all the 'virtual' assemblies that have been sent to Pupils during Home Learning.

Monday 23 March 2020 Assembly 23 March 2020
Friday 27 March 2020 Assembly 27 March 2020
Monday 20 April 2020 Assembly 20 April 2020
Friday 24 April 2020 Assembly 24 April 2020
Monday 27 April 2020 Assembly 27 April 2020
Friday 1 May 2020 Assembly 1 May 2020
Monday 4 May 2020 Assembly 4 May 2020
VE Day Assembly  VE Day Assembly
Thursday 7 May 2020 Assembly 7 May 2020
Monday 11 May 2020 Assembly 11 May 2020
Friday 15 May 2020 Assembly 15 May 2020
Friday 22 May 2020 Assembly 22 May 2020
Friday 5 June 2020 Assembly 5 June 2020
Monday 8 June 2020 Assembly 8 June 2020
Friday 12 June 2020 Assembly 12 June 2020



Step Into The NHS Competition Reminder

Attention 5F! If you still want to enter your piece into the competition, please send a clear image of it to me at by 12 June, so I can get them sent off for the extended 19 June deadline. You cannot send it in yourself, it has to come from school.

If you want to remind yourself of the competition, here is a clip:

If you want to remind yourself of the instructions, prizes and rules click on this link.

Class 5F were working on this before lock down, but it is open to anyone of primary school age. If you children from other classes would like to enter then please do. No pressure, but we won the Midlands Region with Fifi and Daniel's wonderful entry last year!

Ms Forth
Deputy Head

National Book Token Competition Reminder

Children can win a £10 National Book Token for themselves and each of their classmates – and surprise them all when schools reopen! 
While children are at home, encourage them to create a National Book Token design for our competition. Whether it's the school crest doodled in ink, a pencil drawing of the entire class, or something completely different, the competition organisers will choose one child's design to put on a National Book Tokens gift card every week for seven weeks. 
When schools open up again, the young designer and their classmates will each receive a £10 National Book Token – emblazoned with the winning artwork – to inspire them to choose their next favourite book from their local bookshop.

Please follow this link to enter, the closing date is Suday 28 June 2020:

Book Token Competition

Mrs Webb
Assistant Head

Bilton Coronavirus Support Group Reminder

Hello Crescent Families

I am writing on behalf of Bilton Coronavirus Support Group (BCSG). It is a support group, run by volunteers, which has been established locally. Volunteers have come together to help the Bilton community during the COVID-19 crisis by shopping for people and collecting prescriptions. 

A Facebook page was initially established just before lockdown and leaflets were put through resident’s doors, offering a point of contact for people who are shielding/isolating and may need help. I would like to let families know that our support group, run by volunteers, is on hand to help people locally.

So much has changed in the last two months. As well as the Facebook page we now have a website and also an answering telephone service where people can log requests. Things are beginning to ease but there is fear of a second wave.

A new leaflet has been produced and are starting to be distributed. We’d like to take this opportunity to let residents know that help is still available and how they can request support, if and when they may need it. You can view this leaflet below and information regarding how people can seek help:

COVID 19 A5 leaflet

Ask for assistance

We are also in the process of setting up a hardship fund, for those people/families in Bilton who may find themselves in financial difficulty due to the Covid situation. Small one-off discretionary grants will hopefully be available soon. If anyone would like further information regarding this, please let me know.

We have also been redistributing unwanted food parcels given by the council to people on the vulnerable/shielding list. We have been donating non-perishable food to the Foodbank but often we collect perishable items e.g. bread, fruit and veg. If you know of any families who would welcome a food donation, we can’t promise what it is, please get in touch.  

Finally, as a parent myself, I’d like to say a huge thank you for everything you and the rest of the staff are doing to keep our children going.

If there is any further information you require, please don’t hesitate contacting me.

Kindest regards 

Holly Byatt
Parish Secretary
St Mark’s Church Bilton