Spring Chess Tournament


Cropwell Bishop Chess Team took part in the Rushcliffe Spring Chess Tournament and came 2nd over all out of 5 teams.

Well Done to our amazing Chess Team of Joshua McGeachie, Gregor Bulmer, William Griffin, Erin McFerran, Connor Bell, Willem Hayes, Edward Williamson and Jamie Corden.

Class 5 off to Ravenstor – 27th March 2014


A fantastic time was had by all on the Class 5 trip to Ravenstor. Click on the link to see photos of the trip.

Ravenstor – March 2014


Class 5 were very excited when they loaded their cases and bags onto the coach ready for the trip to Ravenstor, Derbyshire for an action packed two days studying Rivers, Rocks and Soils.

Have fun Class 5.

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Update: The class arrived safely and are enjoying their lunch before heading out on their adventures … and no rain yet!

Indian Diary

Hello I hope you remember me my name is Stilton Bear and I’m visiting St Francis Xavier’s school in the town of Siolim in the state of Goa. Miss Robinson made me and I flew with Mr Palmer here. When I got here I asked Mr Palmer if I could stay because it is so beautiful and I had made so many friends. They have shown me so many things and I have made so many friends. They take me to their house, we go to school just like you but then we play on the beach because it’s so hot in the afternoon. I have so much to tell you, so much has happened this year, I can’t wait for Mr Palmer to arrive (he’s coming on Saturday!) All the teachers and children are looking forward to seeing him it’s been a whole year since we last saw him. I hope he’s brought me some stilton cheese from Cropwell Bishop – you can’t get it here and I love it! I’m so looking forward to seeing all your letters and hearing all your news. Please ask lots of questions and Mr Palmer and I will answer all of them. We will send you a daily diary with photos as well.


Well I’d better go I’ve got to tidy Mr Palmer’s room where he’s staying. please
write to me and let me know how you all are and what you are doing. How are
Nottingham Forest getting on?
Best Wishes
Stilton Bear

Please click here to continue reading Mr Palmer and Stilton Bear’s Diary

World Book Day – Thursday 6th March 2014

WBD            World Book Day 2014 Movie

World Book Day Update – £162.10 was raised by our school for Book Aid International.

 We had a wonderful day today for World Book Day, lots of the children dressed up as book characters and there was a prize of a Book Token for the most creative character in Key Stage 1 and also in Key Stage 2.

The staff entertained the school with a pantomine written by Mrs Harries and then in their classes the children reviewed their favourite books that they had brought in from home.

Here are Cropwell Bishop Primary School Top Ten Books:-

  1. David Walliams Books
  2. Harry Potter Books by JK Rowling
  3. Tom Gates by Liz Pichon
  4. Wizard of Oz – Read with Me
  5. Sam’s Sandwich by David Pelham
  6. Tim the Tiny Horse by Harry Hill
  7. John Patrick Norman McHennesey by John Burringham
  8. Creaky Castle by Jane Clark
  9. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
  10. The Hunger Games Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins


Rushcliffe Cross Country Relay Event – 4th March 2014

The atmosphere was electric at Rushcliffe Country Park on Tuesday 4th March as 32 teams from over 10 schools arrived to compete in a Cross Country Relay Race.  We had trials in school before the event to select the team, lots of children tried out and had great run doing laps of our school field! The children selected were Harvey Wagland and Millie Woan from Class 3, Henry Herries and Chloe Smith from Class 4, Lauren-Mae Evison and Joseph Grant from Class 5 and Ollie Jones-Wilkinson and Kate Perkins from Class 6. The Year 3 and 4 children ran 1000m and the Year 5 and 6 ran 1500m (some up hill!) in a relay alongside a hundred other children from Rushcliffe schools. We really enjoyed ourselves and had great fun cheering our team mates along as we took it turns to run our lap and tag the next person. The event was a great success and Cropwell came 20th out of 32 teams! We are really proud of our achievement and aim to beat our position next year!

Go Cropwell!

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Swimming Gala – 13th February 2014

On 13th February children from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 went to Bingham Leisure Centre to take part in a swimming gala against other schools. We were very excited to be taking part and the children entered individual races like 25m Freestyle, 25m backstroke, 25m breast stroke and relay events such as polo races (which was quite tricky to swim a length with a ball!), woggle relay and lastly a mixed relay which we nearly won!

We had lots of success on the day and all the swimmers had a great time competing. Overall Cropwell came 4th out of 5 schools that entered and individual children had great success too!

Go Cropwell!

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