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OFSTED

July 2017

We recently had our OFSTED inspection and have now received the report.

We are delighted to say that Cromer Road School remains "A Good School".

You can view our report by clicking here.

Huge thanks go to all involved in this brilliant result; well done everyone!

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Year 6 Isle of Wight Trip

 

May 2017

Year 6 are having a wonderful time on the Isle of Wight.

They're enjoying lots of activites and really making the most of the good weather.

Here are some photos from this great trip:

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Junior Travel Ambassadors 2

May 2017

The Junior Travel Ambassadors (JTAs) went on a short trip to discuss with local residents and business owners if they had any concerns over the congestion in the local area and around the school. We also asked them to fill in a survey to suggest any improvements.

We found out some interesting findings from the survery and although residents were happy that pupils were very considerate when leaving the school building, the parking was a big concern, especially over driveways during drop off and pick up time. We are looking forward to working with local residents in the future to come up with some ideas to try and tackle this problem.

Please see below for some photos:

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Cromer Road's Got Talent!

March 2017

It was our annual talent show on Saturday evening.

What a fantastic event it was!

Congratulations to our brilliant winners:

1st prize went to Marlon and Ollie (5B) for their Star Wars based comedy routine.

2nd prize was won by Harry (6Z) for his Poetry and Music performance.

3rd prize went to Jessica (6Z) for her wonderful singing performance.

Our thanks go to the Cromer Road PTA for all their hard work in organising and running the event.

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Junior Travel Ambassadors

March 2017

How do you come to school?

In February this year Miss Newton appointed eight Junior Travel Ambassadors to promote sustainable travel to school. Abbie 6Z, Ruby-Belle 6B, Olivier 5B, Katya 5B, Aisha 5B Summer 5HT David 5HT and Omar 5HT were chosen and all showed a passion for this project.

" I think it is important to travel to school in an active way because you might not realise it when you are younger but fitness and the way you move is really important when you get older. It might be easier to get to school by car but if you walk you can chat to your friends and it's also good for the environment"

Ruby-Belle

The JTA's were particularly excited to receive their JTA badges, which they can proudly show off to their friends.

Since they have been appointed the JTAs have been very busy with different tasks in order to promote the importance of travelling to school in an active way. Last month we launched our first competition and it was a great success. The JTAs delivered an assembly to ask children to design a travel leaf. We had a huge response and as a result we were able to create a beautiful display of all our entries.

Although it was very hard to decide the JTAs picked three winners. They were Mahum in Blue Class, Roshni 3B and Bravikah 6B.

Congratulations to our winners and thank you to everyone who entered.

The JTAs will continue to meet regularly to plan ways to promote sustainable travel and we will keep you updated with anything we do.

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World Book Day 2017

March 2017

We had a fantastic time celebrating World Book Day.

What a great day, with some truly excellent costumes, honouring all of our favourite literary characters.

Please see below for some photos from the day:

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Tag Rugby Success

 

January 2017

 

Cromer Road School won the tag rugby league Barnet district competition held at Allianz Park.

What a fantastic achievement! Our thanks go to Mr. Shillito and the parents who made the event possible.

Because of their win they have made it to the London Games Finals!

Here is a photo of the winning team:

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Nine Lessons and Carols!

December 2016

Cromer Road School Choir had great fun singing at the Civic Service of Nine Lessons and Carols at The Parish Church of St. Mark's.

They sang extremely well and we're very proud of their performance.

Ruby-Belle (6B) also did a great reading.

What a fantastic event. Here are some photos, published with kind permission from Simon O'Connor:

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Stone Age School Day!

December 2016

Year 3 went back to the Stone Age when they went to the Chiltern Open Air Museum. They had a chance to make their own fire using flint and make a shelter out of sticks.

Our thanks go the members of staff and the parents who made this event possible.

Here are some photos of this brilliant day:

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Athletics Team Win Bronze and Qualify for the Borough Finals!

November 2016

The Athletics Team won Bronze at the North Barnet Indoor Athletics Competition this term. As a result of this, they qualify to enter the Borough Finals, which is a fantastic achievement.

Well done to Keziah, Phoebe, Christina, Amelie, Katie, Anna, Penny, Jessica, Natasha, Tai, Nathan, James, Angelo, Zack, Jake, James, Oli, Josh and Kacper.

All the team demonstrated fantastic ability in the sprinting, jumping, throwing and agility events.

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Local History

 

November 2016

 

Cromer Road have been focusing on local History. Some year groups have been taking local walks in the area. They have looked at the railway, road names, houses and the war memorial. Some classes have also had visitors talking about WW1 and how Cromer Road School has changed over the years. Below are some photo's from our History fortnight.

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Poppy Competition

November 2016

As part of our History Fortnight children took part in a whole school poppy competition. We had some amazing and wonderful designs and entries. We invited a member of the Royal British Legion to our prize giving assembly. Below are our winners and runners up. Winners are with Susan, Jim and Jo Nelhams and Mr Bishop, f​rom the Royal British Legion:

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Poppy Appeal Update!

November 2016

During this years poppy appeal the children were very enthusiastic about donating money.

There were lots of things for sale; pin badges, wrist-bands, temporary tattoos etc.

We have just heard that we have raised an absolutely amazing £1,110.45!

What a remarkable achievement, we are all very proud.

Please see below for the certificate we received from our Local Honorary Organiser:

 

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Poppy Appeal

November 2016

Pupils here at Cromer Road marked Armistice Day by designing their own beautiful poppies.

Please see below for examples of their great work!

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Chipping Barnet Foodbank

November 2016

Earlier this week, several children visited Chipping Barnet Foodbank.

Jaelynn (6Z), Katie (4S) and James (5B) delivered the food that had been kindly donated by parents and members of staff before the half term holiday.

They had great fun at the Foodbank learning about the great work that they do there.

The Foodbank were extremely grateful for the donations that had been made.

Please see below for some photos from the day:

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History Assembly

October 2016

Year 5 gave a wonderful assembly about the post 1930s era.

There were excellent historical facts and some brilliant singing too.

Many thanks to year 5 for such a great assembly.

Please see below for some images:

 

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Fire Station

July 2016.

Red Class and Blue Class had a fantastic trip to the local fire station. The children really enjoyed looking around the fire station and listened really well to the firemen.  The firemen gave the children lots of interesting information about the job of a fire fighter. The children also had an opportunity to spray the water hose and sit in the fire engine.

Please see below for some photos from this brilliant day:

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Poetry Festival!

June 2016

 

Year 4 went on a fantastic trip to Keats House to take part in the Children's Poetry Festival.

They had the opportunity to read out their Superhero Kenning poems, Magic box poems, Macbeth Poems, Edward Tulane Poem to other schools and to Michael Rosen.

Here are some photos from the day:

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International Day!

June 2016

 

We had lots of fun celebrating our diversity with International day.

It was a great chance to remember; Together, anything is possible!

Here are some photos from this wonderful day:

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Roman St. Albans!

June 2016

 

Year 4 had a fantastic trip to St. Albans to discover the Roman history of the city.

They went to the Verulamium Museum, as part of their History topic on Roman Britain. They had a great time looking at the Roman under floor heating and the Roman artefacts in the Museum. The children really enjoyed dressing up in Roman costumes and taking part in the market workshop.

Our thanks go to the staff and parents who made this trip possible.

Here are some pictures from the day:

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Pizza Making!

June 2016

 

5C were treated to a fantastic event this week.

They travelled to the East Barnet branch of Pizza Hut to learn how to make pizzas.

It was a great day and 5C really enjoyed their experience.

Our thanks go to everyone who made this event possible.

Here is a photo from the day:

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Olympic Park!

June 2016

 

 

 

As part of their topic "History of the Olympics" Year 4 were treated to a wonderful day out at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

They watched an international hockey match between Great Britain and South Korea.

It was a fantastic day and what a great result with a 4 - 1 victory for Great Britain.

Our thanks go to all the staff and parents for making this possible.

There are images from the day displayed here:

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Volunteer Teaching

June 2016

One of teachers, Ms Hafezjee, recently travelled over to France to work as a volunteer teacher at "The Jungle" camp in Calais.

We're very proud of her and the great work she did there.

She sent an update to us here and we've posted it below, along with some pictures:

Dear Cromer Road parents and staff,

Thank you so much for the generosity shown with your donations of books, school materials and funds for the Refugees in The Calais Jungle.

Having visited the Refugee Jungle myself, helping in the school, warehouse and kitchen, I have seen first-hand how desperately our help was and still needed and appreciated.  

The conditions are as its' name implies, like a "jungle".  The families living in tents and makeshift shelters and unaccompanied minors looking lost and desperately needing care and guidance. 

The "Jungle School" where my friend Katrin and I were teaching, took place in a small wooden shed built by volunteers, covered in blue plastic sheet.  It was cold, damp and poorly equipped.

The children I met, all adolescent boys, despite their horrible ordeals, were polite and friendly. Surprisingly, very eager to learn. Not much older than my own children. 

These delightful young boys still had hope and dreams for the future, despite having their homes and families taken from them.  

It was admirable to see that they could still smile, even though they were clearly in pain from the tight shoes worn and flips-flops that barely protected their feet from the cold and rain.  I could see the gratitude and relief they felt at seeing that there were people who didn't forget about them and cared about their rights to food, shelter, clothing, education and happiness. 

As we walked through the kitchen and pantry the volunteers described how desperate their situation was, the difficult task of providing at least one hot meal a day for thousands of refugees in the Jungle, with a shortage of resources. Some days seemed impossible! 

One of the volunteers explained how last week 200 tents (homes) and 2 kitchens were lost after a fire broke out. Approximately 800 refugees had to be relocated.  This made it even more challenging to feed the refugees over the last couple of weeks. 

Hence, Katrin and I used the funds we raised to buy large bulks of items needed such as oil, milk, flour, sugar, salt.  We also bought dates for the large number Muslim refugees who were observing the month of Ramadan. 

Thanks to all of those who donated!

On the a brighter note, I was truly amazed and moved by the vast number of kind and selfless people I met in the last few days, many of them travelling from the United Kingdom on their days off and weekends to volunteer and some having left their jobs and families indefinitely to live in a caravan near the camp to be more available. 

Atia Hafezjee

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Art Installation!

May 2016

We have some new arrivals at Cromer Road Primary school.

Our wonderful new art installation for the school railings is now complete.

Designed and installed by one of our mums, Lara Sparey, (an ex pupil of Cromer Road school herself) the various creatures and motifs certainly brighten the journey to and from school each day.

 

 

Please see below for some images of the new artwork:

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Young Quills Award.

April 2016

KS2 took part in the Young Quills Award for Historical Fiction. This is a unique type of award because it involves children in the short listing process. Children have written reviews on short-listed books provided by the History Association.

There was an assembly held, in which small prizes and certificates were handed out.

Please see below for some images from the assembly:

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The Queen's 90th Birthday!

April 2016

We recently celebrated the Queen reaching the grand age of 90!

2L marked the occasion by painting portraits of The Queen.

Please see below for some photos from the day:

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Sport Relief!

March 2016

Cromer Road School really got into the spirit of things with Sport Relief!

The children and staff dressed in their sportiest clothes and took part in a whole school exercise routine.

What a fantastic day, please see below for some photos:

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Foundation Library Trip

March 2016

Recently, Foundation Stage were treated to an exciting trip to Chipping Barnet Library.

They had a great time exploring the Library and were read a story.

Our thanks go to the parent helpers who made this fantastic event possible.

 

Please see below for some photos from this event:

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The Golden Hinde and Globe Theatre

January 2016

As part of our Discovery topic, and William Shakespeare author study, Year 4 visited The Globe Theatre and The Golden Hinde. We were able to dress up, act and meet a sailor!

Please see below for some photos from this fantastic day:

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Drama Workshop
 
January 2016
 
On Tuesday (12th January) the Foundation Stage children and Key Stage 1 children took part in a wonderful drama workshop based on the theme of Superheroes. The drama workshop was ran by Perform for Schools and was really engaging and imaginative for all the children.
The children took part in the well planned workshop and pretended to become different superheroes who saved the world. There was lots of games and music, which the children really enjoyed and they even learned about ways to protect planet earth, e.g. why is it so important to recycle!
 
Thank you to Victoria (from Perform for Schools), we hope to have them back in school again soon to work with the children.
 
Please see below for some images from this fantastic event:
 
 
 
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Book Club Success update!

December 2015

The Guardian have now published the interview with Jeff Kinney on their website.

What a fantastic achievement by our Book Club.

Again, our thanks go to Mrs Sampson for organising entry to the competition.

Here is the link to the podcast:

http://www.theguardian.com/childrens-books-site/audio/2015/dec/11/jeff-kinney-diary-of-a-wimpy-kid-interview

You can also use the player below to listen to the interview:

Children's Books Podcast with Jeff Kinney and Diary of A Wimpy Kid

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Book Club Success!

November 2015

We had a wonderful excursion last week. The Year 4 book club visited The Guardian offices in London to interview the author Jeff Kinney.

The children had earned the chance to do this by winning a competition. They really made the most of this fantastic opportunity.

They had to prepare questions for Mr Kinney and were shown round the offices before sitting down with Mr. Kinney for the interview.

The interview was recorded and will be published on the Guardian website soon.

Huge thanks go to Mrs Sampson for running the book club and entering the competition.

Our thanks also go to Mrs Stone and Mrs Cox for escorting the children into town.

For more information please see Issue 10 of this year's School Newletter, click here to view it.

Please see below for some great pictures from the day:

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Building News!

February 2015.

We are absolutely thrilled with the news that Cromer Road School has been awarded a partial rebuild.

It's going to make such a huge difference to the children's education and no more leaking roofs!

Many thanks to our Headteacher Mrs Schmitz for her tireless work in getting this through. Our thanks also go to Theresa Villiers MP for her support for the project.

Please see below for a couple of links:

Here is an article from the local paper.

Our local MP, Theresa Villiers has mentioned the great news on her website.

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Cromer Road Primary School turns 80!

Moday 17th September 2012.

Cromer Road Primary School celebrated it's 80th birthday on Monday.

This fantastic milestone in the School's history was marked with a visit from ex-pupil and Olympian Joyce Smith MBE and the Deputy Mayoress. The special guests were invited to assist in the planting of an Oak Tree to commemorate the occasion.

This was followed by a celebratory tea with the staff in the hall, which included some excellent cakes with superb icing.

Thanks go to all who helped make this day such a success. It was a fantastic event that marked a truly remarkable achievement.

Some photos from the day can be seen below:

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