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Summer Term

Dear parents/carers, I hope you all had a restful Easter break and welcome to our very first remote summer term! We’ve all had to adapt to new ways of working, so I wanted to take the opportunity to say what an amazing job you’re doing supporting your child’s wellbeing and learning during this time. It’s definitely been a strange and challenging time, so it’s ok if you and your child feel wobbly and worried at the moment. We’re here for you every step of the way as we figure this…

Filming With Newsround

This week started of with a special assembly from Dr Chris Van Tulleken from CBBC's Operation Ouch. Children from Year 1 to 6 learnt about viruses and what they do once their inside our body, how vaccines work and why they keep us fit and healthy. Dr Chris then came back later in the week with Dr Xand van Tulleken and a film crew from Newsround to film some of our Year 6s asking some important questions about the Coronavirus! Follow the link to hear Dr Chris and Dr Xan's answers.…

Poetry with Toby Alderweireld

Thursday 27th February marked an unforgettable day for Crowland. For the first time ever, the pupils of Crowland were surprised with a visit from Tottenham Hotspur's  very own Toby Alderweireld as part of the Premier League Writing Stars poetry competition. Toby took part in several ambition-themed activities and games and read out lines of poetry about his life and career, while the children guessed whether these were true or false. Alderweireld said, "I really enjoyed being part of the lesson and talking to the kids about ambition, believing in yourself…

Open Days

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]There's nothing like first hand experience to give you the insight you need when choosing your child's school. At Crowland we hold Open Sessions during the Autumn term to give prospective parents the opportunity to visit the school (no need to book). The Open Session dates for the 2020 intake are: Wednesday 16th October - 9:30am - 10:30am Wednesday 30th October - 4:30pm - 5:30pm Wednesday 6th November - 9:30am - 10:30am Wednesday 27th November - 5:30pm - 6:30pm If you would like an additional tour with our Headteacher please…

A Fantastic Start to the Year

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]We hope that you enjoyed a restful break and are looking forward to 2019 as much as the staff about the adventures which await in 2019! So far it has been a fantastic start to the year.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][ultimate_heading main_heading="100% Attendance Winners" alignment="left" spacer="image_only" spacer_position="middle" spacer_img_width="448" main_heading_font_size="desktop:24px;" sub_heading_font_size="desktop:14px;" margin_design_tab_text=""]Before the Christmas break we awarded children with 100% attendance. 10 of these children were selected to visit the stunning Sky Garden on January 11th.  The children described the trip as 'peaceful', 'beautiful', 'amazing' and 'really fun'. One of the children said: 'I…

Citizenship Workshop

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]This week KS2 received an inspirational assembly by the charity WE. Their aim is to empower young Londoners in their communities through social action. The assembly focused on how young people have the power to make a change in their communities no matter what situations life throws at them. They can make a difference! There was then a workshop for the Year 6 prefects. After various activities the prefects were inspired and thought about what they could do to make a change. They created successful action plans which focused on…

Mother Nature Science

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The children were visited by a scientist who explored Earth’s amazing layers and how the crust gets destroyed and re-generated through trenches and volcanoes with hands-on experiments. The children got to experience its power through an explosive ‘jet pack fuel’ and ‘elephant toothpaste’ volcano experiment. In class workshops, each pupil had the opportunity to create their own ‘mini volcano’ and watched the chemical reaction erupt, using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="7016,7017,7018,7019,7020,7021" img_size="medium"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Armistice Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Our moving assembly was led by Mr Elvy, who explained why the eleventh of November is a date that should always be remembered. We were lucky enough to be joined by one of our parents who is a talented trumpet player and led us into our 2 minutes silence with the The Last Post. Year 6s shared their touching poem ‘When You Go’. To end the assembly our senior choir sang ‘In Flanders Fields’. When You Go written by Year 6   In Flanders Fields sang by our senior choir…

Events to End the Year!

[vc_row][vc_column][ultimate_heading main_heading="Sports Day" alignment="left" spacer="line_with_icon" spacer_position="middle" line_height="1" icon_size="32" margin_design_tab_text="" spacer_margin="margin-bottom:10px;"]2018's sports day was a great success! The children had a fantastic day developing a range of athletic skills while competing in teams. Thank you to all the parents who came to support their children at sports day and joined in with the parent's races.[/ultimate_heading][vc_empty_space][vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="6858,6857,6856,6855,6854,6853,6852,6848,6850,6851"][ultimate_heading main_heading="Summer Fair" alignment="left" spacer="line_with_icon" spacer_position="middle" line_height="1" icon_size="32" margin_design_tab_text="" spacer_margin="margin-bottom:10px;"]On Friday 6th July we held our annual summer fair. It was a fantastic event with traditional fair games, Punch & Judy and a special perfromance…

Haringey Goes Wild at Royal Albert Hall

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]‘Haringey Goes Wild’ took place at the historic Royal Albert Hall on 4th June. It showcased the amazing and diverse musical talent that we have in the borough of Haringey. Crowland Primary were represented by Mr Elvy and the choir who performed as part of a massed choir. 6 children in years 5 and 6 were also lucky enough to take centre stage with the Junior Vox Choir under the leadership of the fantastic Ty Lowe from Gladesmore school. The night was a great success and even our MP David…

Fifa World Cup 2018

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To celebrate the Fifa World Cup, and England's first match, the children were allowed to come to school showing what team they are supporting. Some children came to school wearing the colours of their classes' World Cup countries. Others came in wearing football shirts that represent their own countries.[/vc_column_text][vc_gallery type="image_grid" images="6738,6737,6736,6735,6733,6732,6731,6730,6729"][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As part of a whole school homework project, all the children researched their classes' two World Cup counties. They found out where the countries are in the world, their capital cities, famous footballer players and many other interesting facts. Many…

Farewell, Mrs Trotman

Today, the children were visited by Mrs Trotman for a final farewell in our morning assembly. The children gave Mrs Trotman all of their cards full of warm wishes, happy memories and sad farewells. In return all the children recieved a beautiful token to always remember her by with the following message: Dear Parent/Carers I feel that along with the team, we achieved a great deal at Crowland. I now feel it is definitely time for a new chapter and for the next challenge. I feel so proud to have…

Care 4 Calais

This summer I shall be to going to Calais to volunteer with a charity called Care4Calais. This is a UK and French registered charity founded by a group of volunteers that aims to deliver essential aid and support to refugees in Northern France and other areas, and to encourage the wider public to be more welcoming towards refugees. There are currently over 3,000 refugees living in tents and shelters in parks around Calais and Dunkirk. They have nothing – except for the clothes they were wearing when they fled their…

Summer Fair!

Would you like to get involved and have lots of fun doing something rewarding? Crowland's summer fair will be on Friday 6th July 2018 Volunteers needed to help set-up, decorate or run a stall on the day of the fair. Please get in touch by leaving your details with the school office or come along to our next meeting on Thursday 21st June at 9:05am. We would also appreciate donations of toys, books and second hand uniform in very good condition, please. Donations can be given to the school office…

Happy Easter!

[vc_row][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_column_text]Spring was a busy term at Crowland: the Library of Everything, Sports Relief, fundraising, sport competitions, Young Voices performance, class assemblies, concerts and exciting trips. To end the term the children were visited by the Easter bunny and showed us their creativity in an Easter Competition. To enter they had to design and decorate real eggs with a theme of their choice. We had eggs decorated as minions, superheroes, teachers, bunnies and many more. Well done to the 7 children who won! The staff at Crowland would like to…

Sport Relief

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Sports Relief was an incredible success this year. As a school we managed to raise 340. During the week the children dressed up as their favourite sports personality or in sports clothes. We'd like to thank all the parents and children that donated to Sports Relief. Throughout the week, each year had a multi-sport session with our sports coaches. Each group also completed their Daley Challenge. Across the school, children engaged in a range of physical activities: sit ups, burpees, laps around the playground, star jumps, jumping jacks, dancing and…

World Book Day

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]For World Book Day the children and staff dressed up as a character from their favourite book or in their pyjamas, ready for a bedtime story. The day started with a whole school assembly. The hall was buzzing with excitement and full of some of our favourite characters such as the Mad Hatter, Goth Girl, Tom Sawyer, Fantastic Mr Fox and Darren Shaun. Some of the teachers shared their favourite books with the school. Roald Dahl is definitely a favourite. Thank you to everyone who took part in this imaginative…

The Science Show!

Today, the children were shown the wonders and marvels of science from a real scientist. They learnt about acid and alkaline, how liquid nitrogen can freeze beakers and shrink balloons and how fire can grow when surrounded by oxygen. They thoroughly enjoyed watching chemical reactions cause changes in colours, freezing, fire and their favourite of all...making things go BANG!

Young Voices 2018

Crowland performers had the opportunity to perform in Young Voices again, the world's largest school choir concert! Along with 5,000 - 8,000 other children, some of our impressive singers from keystage two, performed as a single choir to an audience full of friends and family. Being part of Young Voices gave the children the opportunity to perform in one of the world's greatest arenas, the 02, alongside incredible artists. The experience wouldn't have been the same without the dedication to weekly rehearsals from the children and our brilliant music teacher,…

Secondary School Applications

This is a reminder for parents and carers with children in Year 6. As with last year, applications must be received before the deadline of 31 October 2017. Any received after this date will be processed after all those who applied on-time, and you could potentially miss out on a place at your preferred school. If you have difficulty applying online, please contact Haringey school admissions to request a paper form. This form must reach Haringey council by 31 October 2017. Visit our Secondary School Transfers page for more information and…

Everybody Dreams LDN

In June, children from Crowland Primary school took part in an inspiring project, Everybody Dreams LDN, with Gladesmore. This week, during assembly, we all got to watch the final product of all the hard work of various students and artists.  You can watch it here.   School children from all over London have come together to make the single: Everybody Dreams LDN, to show #thereisloveinmyhometown. There have been a lot of negative stories coming out of London recently: knife crime, inner city gang culture, terrorism, the Grenfell Tower fire, young…

Congratulations to Prefects and Peer Mediators

As always, at the start of the year we begin looking for responsible role models within the school to be peer mediators, prefects and school government members. We now have a fantastic group of peer mediators from Year 4, 5 and 6 along with 14 prefects who completed the application process with confidence and professionalism. The last positions to be filled is our school Prime Minister and government members. We have four Year 6 candidates who have created their manifestos, delivered their speeches and displayed their posters. Next is question…

Buddy Reading with Gladesmore

The children in Year 3 have a fantastic opportunity to buddy read with Gladesmore students. Every Wednesdays they get to go to Gladesmore's library to read with Year 9 pupils. They get a chance to read aloud with their partnering Year 9 then be read to. They are thoroughly enjoying this experience so far and we are all looking forward to creating more links with Gladesmore.

EYFS Open Days

We understand that choosing where to send your child to school is a big decision. We would like to invite any parents that are considering sending their children to Crowland Primary School on one of the following dates: Thursday 12th October at 4.30pm Thursday 23rd November at 9.30-10.30am & 4.30pm Our Early Years open day provides prospective parents and carers with the opportunity to look around the school, see classrooms, meet members of the Senior Leadership team and our children. Tasty samples of our lunch menu will also be available for…

Have a Great Summer

What a fantastic way to end the year! We've had sports day, parties and picnics. Sadly, we had to say farewell to Ms Trotman, who will be travelling to India. She will be missed terribly missed but we wish her the best of luck and look forward to hearing all about her new school.

Moat Mount

Children in Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic time at the yearly residential trip to Moat Mount. Moat Mount is a short-stay residential centre in Mill Hill. The children got to experience roasting marshmallows around a camp fire, exploring the forest and completing an adventurous obstacle course.  

New Newsletter

Our latest newsletter is now available. Go here to find out the term dates for the next academic year, dates for your diaries and important reminders.

Thank You!

Mr Winnard successfully completed the marathon, the staff and children at Crowland could not be prouder! As you know Mr Winnard was raising money for St Joseph's Hospice, Hackney, by holding weekly cake sales and organising a sponsored run with Year 4 and 5, which alone raised £1260. We are happy to announce that Mr Winnard raised £4050 for St Joseph's Hospice, Hackney! Thank you to all the parents that showed their support! We couldn't have done it without you!  

A Day of Science

The children had a day full of scientific experiments with our science rotation day. They got to investigate shadows, air resistance, upthrust, gravity and chemical reactions. The best part of the day was a visit from a real scientist and his assembly packed with knowledge. He showed the children the wonders and marvels of science! They thoroughly enjoyed watching chemical reactions cause changes in colours, freezing, fire and they favourite of all...making things go BANG!

World Book Day!

For World Book Day the children got to dress up as their favourite book character or in their most comfy PJs or onesies with a teddy, ready to read their favourite book. We were very honoured to be visited by the author Daniel Morden, who told all the children captivating stories. The children had a great time showing off the costumes, voting for Crowland's Book of 2017 and watching a reenactment of the famous Bruce Bogtrotter eating a huge chocolate cake from Matilda.

Year 5 PGL Trip

Year 5 spent a phenomenal five days at PGL Windmill Hill. The children were able to experience an  incredible range  of activities including: archery, zip wire, fencing, problem solving, abseiling, orienteering, a camp fire and raft building. They had to use a range of skills including communication, co-operation and resilience, as well as having to overcome their individual fears! Well done to all the children for their fantastic behaviour and a big thank you also to all the adults that accompanied the children on this eventful trip.

International Evening

Thank you to everyone that attended International Evening and celebrated the diversity of Crowland Primary School. With a range of performance such as Bollywood dancing, a dragon dance, flamingo dancers and Shakespeare's Macbeth, we celebrated a range of cultures in a unique and colourful way.

Happy Chinese New Year

On Friday 27th January, we celebrated Chinese new year at Crowland. To celebrate the year of the rooster the children brought the school to life by dressing in red! Throughout the day the children went to different classrooms to complete a variety of fun and creativity activities. They made rooster masks, Chinese lanterns, roosters, delicious noodles and dragons. They also learnt Chinese writing and all went home with a special, red good luck envelope to give to a loved one. Another fantastic and educational rotation day at Crowland! Xīn Nián…

Young Voices

On Friday 20th January a group of 40 Key Stage two pupils attended the Young Voices event at the O2 arena in London. Singing in the arena where the world's greatest stars perform regularly, our pupils performed, danced and sang their hearts out. Along with thousands of other children singing in harmony they had accompaniment from a wide range of musicians and artists, to create an amazing performance. With a full live band, backing singers and the internationally acclaimed conductor, David Lawrence, it made for one of the most exciting…

Year 6's PGL Trip!

39 children from Year 6 spent a fabulous five days at PGL Liddington. The children were able to experience an  incredible range  of activities including: archery, zip wire, sensory trail, problem solving, abseiling, open canoeing, quad biking and raft building. They had to use a range of skills including communication, co-operation and resilience, as well as having to overcome their individual fears! No matter the weather, the children thoroughly enjoyed the experience and never ceased to amaze the teachers that accompanied them and the PGL instructors. Well done to all…

Download our Crowland App

We are always trying to find better ways of communicating with our whole school community and are excited to have our own smartphone app. Our Crowland mobile app allows us to quickly communicate with parents in a way which has reduced our carbon footprint. Our app runs in conjunction with the school website, allowing parents quick access to important and useful information such as term dates, news, upcoming events and year group updates. You can download the app by either searching in the relevant app store for "Crowland Primary School"…

Online Payments in 2017!

We are glad to announce that in January 2017 we will be launching a new online payment facility called Parent Pay. Parents and carers will start to receive individual letters with their log in details before we break up for the Christmas holidays. This systems allows you to pay for any paid activities online, such as: school dinners trips breakfast club after school club We strongly encourage ALL parents to register to take advantage of this facility as the school will stop accepting cash payment after February half term. If…

TFL's STAR Award

We are proud to announce that Crowland Primary School has been awarded Gold level Accreditation and School of Excellence Walking award by TFL's scheme, STARS. STARS is designed to inspire young Londoners to travel to school sustainably, actively, responsibly and safely by championing active travel behaviours like walking, scooting and cycling. We were recognised for all the hard work put into the 5 Minute Walk Zone by the Star Squad last year and the campaign to make the roads outside the school safer.    

Raising Money for St Joseph's Hospice

Mr Winnard will be running the London Marathon 2017 to raise money for St Joseph's Hospice, Hackney. To help him raise as much as he can we will be holding weekly cake sales. Each week, a different year group will be in charge of bringing in delicious cakes to be sold after school. This week, Nursery and Reception managed to raise £110! Next week Year 1 we be holding their cake sale. Can we raise even more money? A message from Mr Winnard. "This year I have decided to run…

School Government

The school government is now is session! Each class elected two representatives to express their views, ideas and concerns during government meetings. All the school government members received their officially badges this week and, with their new Prime Minister and deputy, had their first meeting about we could improve the school.

Crowland has voted!

It was a closely fought campaign. The candidates worked hard for every one of their votes. In the end the pupils of Crowland voted for their Prime Minister and there can only be one winner. Congratulations to Channelle, our very first Crowland Prime Minister, and Duyen, our very first Crowland Deputy Prime Minister. We are proud of them both and know that they will do their best to be the voice of Crowland pupils.

Election Day

After inspiring speeches, honest manifestos, eye-catching posters and memorable slogans from all four hard-working candidates, it was time for the pupils of Crowland to vote for their first ever Prime Minister. Class by class the pupils were invited into our very own polling station to vote. Each booth had a prefect on hand to provide unbiased support. The local Police Constable even came to help supervise each votes final destination, the ballot box. The school was full of whispers and anticipation about who the new Prime Minister would be but…

African Drumming!

Sebastian our African performer delighted  pupils  with his drumming and dancing rhythms. This was the culmination of a great week of Black History events. The theme this year was focused on Black composers and the children have enjoyed listening to a variety of genres of music from black artists.   Sebastian, taught the children how to hold and beat the Djembe drum in the correct way. He also taught us traditional African moves.  

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