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Summer Term 2020


We are continuing to take care of our local station and the children in Foundation have been busy planting herbs so that commuters can pick them on their way home to prepare a meal!









Archbishop Cranmer children's beautiful bunting being displayed and enjoyed to commemorate VE Day at Aslockton Hall.


Spring Term 2020


  • Parents and carers joined us for our morning Daily Mile for Sports Relief.
  • Children in Years 3,4 and 5 took part in a pilgrimage to local Southwell Minster.
  • We welcomed the children from  Barnby Road Academy in Newark  to join us for a morning of singing.
  • Parents and carers all came for breakfast on World Book Day. We served 125  sausage bread rolls, cups of tea, coffee and juice whilst enjoying a story!



  • Year 6 visited a very different community when they went to London for the day.
  • Year 5 and 6 had a special visit from Ali Harvey who told us all about our local heroine: Ethel Fenwick. We continued our research and created some beautiful one pagers. 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      We have officially adopted our local railway station and our Year 4 children have been busy creating a huge mosaic which is now displayed at the station for all to see.  This had a grand unveiling ceremony - we felt very proud!

  • We were delighted to have local counciller Mr Grocock coming in to school to look at Year 5's Community Projects - part of their Archbishop of York Young Leader Awards.
  • We invited our local community in to school to share our Candlemas Celebration


  • Parents join us for our Welcome Wednesday roast dinner, our celebration Golden Book assembly, open-door Friday in Foundation
  • Our Year 3 went on the train to visit a different community, on residential in York!
  • We welcomed our parents for our Parent Forum meeting sharing information about E-Safety and considering what we would like to discuss at our next meeting.
  • Caroline Newton, a member of our local community came to talk to us about how we can support our partner school community in Kenya. We have lots of ideas!
  • Members of our Pupil Parliament went into Nottingham to our local Council Chambers to take part in a debate with other young people, taking an active role in shaping their communities and making their voices heard #NottinghamJuniorParliament
  • Our local church visited for Epiphany and told us all about the history of Christmas around the world. We learnt about a variety of beliefs and traditions #diversity #Epiphany
  • Each week we invite our local community to join us for our community prayer
  • Our choir joined in with over 5000 others to perform at Sheffield Arena
  • We have parents coming in to hear readers and to help out with maths and art.
  • We have welcomed even more volunteers from our local community this term, eg. volunteer teaching-partners and Duke of Edinburgh students.
  • Beaver, Cubs and Rainbows continue to make use of our school hall.


Autumn Term 2019


  • Celebrating Christmas with our parents and carers.
  • Class 3/4 and 4/5 showcased their fantastic Take Care Viking projects as well as their Young Leader local community projects to parents. What fantastic community spirit and show of community cohesion. Huge thank you for all the wonderful support we receive from the community and parents. 
  • Beautiful singing from our school choir entertaining the staff and residents at  Aslockton Hall Care Home.
  • Well done to Lena (5) and Luca (2) for their winning entries in the Cranmer Christmas Card Competition. Their stunning art work has been published as a Christmas Card and will be distributed to all the houses in the local community.
  • Pre-School parents joined us for a new parents' welcome meeting ready for our 4+ children joining us in January.
  • We were a collection point for the local community to drop off their Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child Shoe boxes. We collected 144 boxes!
  • The local community joined us for our Service of Remembrance at St Thomas' Church
  • Students from Nottingham Trent University joined us for a Make A Difference Week: they helped paint our fence, decorate a room and created a beautiful 'plastic awareness' display.
  • Parents and carers joined us for our Fun Run to raise money for the charity we have chosen to support this year: Nottinghamshire Children's Hospital. Our teachers and a governor joined in too!
  • The local community celebrated Harvest at St Thomas' church with every child in school contributing. 
  • We collected Harvest produce and toiletries to donate to a refuge in nearby Newark.
  • We opened our doors to our village community for our Macmillan 'Bake-Off' Cake and coffee afternoon and raised over £140!
  • Nottingham Children's Hospital joined us for collective worship along with their mascot, Robin Hood.
  • Parents joined our Foundation stage children for our Welcome Service at Church and joined us at school afterwards for refreshments. 
  • Year 5 girls singing at Whatton Church as part of their Harvest celebration with the Bishop of Bolton.
  • Year 4 working alongside Midland Rail for a historical tour of the village and a train trip to Nottingham Station.
  • Welcoming Nottingham Forest Football Club to share a Dream Big assembly. We were all inspired by the mascot and the European cup.
  • Parents joining us each week for our Gold Book Celebration Assembly. Parents are also regular visitors in Foundation every Friday afternoon for shared learning time. 
  • Taking Years 2 - 6 to the Flintham Agricultural Show - a well established and traditional community event.
  • Taking part in the Outreach service at St Thomas' Church attended by Bishop Alison from Hull.
  • Hosting an information afternoon on Phonics in KS1 for our parents.
  • Year 6 children visiting local resource centre Perlethorpe, to find out more about World War I. 
  • Visiting Gedling Borough Council for creative writing award ceremony.