Second Time Lucky For Reception's Sports Day

It was second time lucky for Reception’s Sports Day with the weather just perfect for our afternoon of fun – not too cold or too hot and with the wind behind them for those simply enormous leaps in the standing jump.

Our two Reception classes really enjoyed taking part, sprinting, jumping and throwing their way through all the activities. Their events included the 40m sprint, the obstacle course, the standing jump, the bean bag throw and of course the challenge of the relay race.

Reception’s Sports Day is all about participation. Every child tried their hardest to do their very best, so everyone was awarded stickers and then at the end received a special certificate to congratulate them.

A huge well done to Reception and a big thank you to our Year 6 children who supported the children throughout the event.

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Year 6 Celebrate Their Time At Crescent School

Yesterday we said farewell to our wonderful Year 6. They have been amazing pupils and we are incredibly proud of them all. With a number on induction days today, yesterday was the last day we had them all together in school.

We started the day with the Leavers' Assembly where pupils were presented with trophies, prizes, awards and certificates.  Then at lunchtime the children enjoyed the traditional last school dinner celebration at Top Table.

In the afternoon we welcomed the children’s families into school for the Leavers’ Celebration. The Reception children were delighted to form a guard of honour to welcome Year 6 to their final Leavers event. Our celebrations moved many to tears as we enjoyed affecting musical performances, heartfelt speeches and poignant prayers; it was lovely to be able to celebrate these pupils’ remarkable achievements with them all.

We wish Year 6 the very best of luck as they head off to their new secondary schools and their next stage in life.


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Goodbye To Mrs Monteith And Miss Thompson

We said goodbye today to two very much-loved members of staff, both of whom leave us after more than a decade’s experience here at Crescent.

Ellie Monteith has been a form teacher in Year 4 for many years and provided excellent pastoral care to the children, all of whom will treasure fond memories of their time with Ellie that will last them a lifetime. She has been an inspiring teacher, with a love of language and a love of delivering exciting lessons, tailor made for young children. We wish her every success in her new role as a pastoral carer at a boarding house in Rugby School, alongside her husband, where I have no doubt whatsoever she will be a tremendous success.

Kim Thompson is also leaving us today after many years of excellent service as the school drama teacher. Kim is able to inspire and engage children and young people into the magical arts of the theatre world. There will be many children, past and present, who will grow an enduring love of the dramatic arts because of the seeds that were planted here by Kim. Anyone who has been along to school productions will know that she has genuine talent, not just for stage management, but also and most importantly for inspiring young people to act.

They leave with the very best wishes of the whole Crescent community and heartfelt thanks for everything they have done during their time here.

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Mrs Webb
Assistant Head