Somehow this week seems to have been busier than ever! The sun has finally come back and we have enjoyed plenty of time outside in the fresh air. Our week finished with the fantastic Local Area Exhibition where children across the school got to see and interact with displays from each of our classes. Children and staff worked incredibly hard on their 'stands' and children who represented their classes did a marvellous job of explaining what they had learnt about our local area, over the term.
We will include a short video of the Exhibition in action next week, but for now, you can see a few snaps of our children enjoying the day below!
Local Area Exhibition
The children have worked incredibly hard, researching and studying their chosen buildings as a starting point for their Local Area Curriculum Study Unit. Our children have produced some amazing work and it was great to give them a chance to show this off to other classes.
As a reminder, these were the buildings we learnt about...try testing your children to see what they have remembered!
Reception - The Cross, in Kingswinford
Year 1 - The Glass Cone & Titanic
Year 2 - Summerhill House
Year 3 - Holbeache House
Year 4 - The Old Court House
Year 5 - Wordsley Hospital
Year 6 - St Mary's Church
A message from our Pastoral Team
This week we are sending a big 'THANK YOU' to those children who have been busy creating stickers for our Pastoral Team. We have had a lovely time looking through all of your fabulous designs and have been amazed by all of the different styles! The stickers will be used by our Pastoral Buddies at lunchtime, where they will be on the lookout for acts of kindness and great behaviour that makes our school such a wonderful place to be. The chosen designs will be announced on Monday.
The Great Get Together Picnic is nearly here!
ROLL UP, ROLL UP!
'The Great Get Together Picnic' is nearly here! Come and join us from 2.30pm - 5.00pm next Friday 9th July.
We are so exited for our picnic this year; We have so many things planned for you all- let's hope the weather is kind and we get to finally enjoy some together.
All you need to do is bring a picnic blanket, some food and drinks. Then sit back and enjoy! We will have Beat the Goalie, Bottle Tombola, Crestwood Cups and the Year 6 Enterprise...so don't forget to bring plenty of change!
You scream, we scream, we all scream for ice cream!
As an extra treat this year we have an ice cream tricycle at this event which is being run by Mary Stevens Hospice. All profits raised will be donated to help patients at MSH.
We won't be asking parents to wear masks at this event, as we are treating it as though it's an afternoon in the park, however, we will ask you to wear them whilst queuing for stalls/ ice-cream so please bring a masks with you- thankyou!
Summer Activity Day
Mr Barnett's Summer Activity days are filling up fast! Please get your forms back to school ASAP.
These session are run on a first come first serve basis and we wouldn't want anyone to miss out!
If you have missed the information, please contact the school office and we can pass on the letter.
After School Sports Clubs
School clubs will be running as normal next week!
Tuesday - Stay & Play Rounders - 3.15pm - 4.15pm
Wednesday - ACE Coaching for KS1 (Years 1 & 2)
Thursday - Running Club - KS2 only - 3.15pm - 4pm
Friday - Fitness Friday for parents and friends - 9.00am - 9.30am
If you need more information about any of the clubs, please call the school office.
Don't forget to sign up if you're eligible!
Dudley Performing Arts - Music Lessons in School
September is an ideal time to start learning a musical instrument with Dudley Performing Arts who we are working in partnership with, to offer lessons on a variety of instruments.
Lessons can be small group or individual and are led by an experienced musician in school, during the school day. Lesson costs are £6.50 for a group lesson or £10 for a 20 minute individual lesson. Instruments can be provided. Lessons we can offer in September are for the Cornet, Trombone, Euphonium or Tenor Horn.
For more details and to get signed up click on this link. https://www.dudley.gov.uk/things-to-do/dudley-performing-arts/information-for-parents-and-young-people/music-lessons-in-schools/
Once you've signed up, the music teachers themselves will contact you and give you more details about the lessons.
Learning an instrument is a great thing to do and we are really looking forward to hearing our students making music, playing in assemblies, joining bands and taking part in concerts once again.
A message from Mrs Cadman
Studies have shown that watching your favourite TV show with the subtitles on could double your chance of becoming a good reader! Learn more here.
We would like to say a very big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to...
Jacob & Alexia who have celebrated their special day this week. We hope you both had a lovely day.
We need your empty crisp packets!
Thank you to everyone who has donated their crisp packets so far!
Did you know...It takes 70 packets to make 1 blanket for a homeless person or 90 to make it big enough for 1 adult and a dog.
Eve has collected 333 crisp packets so far so we have been able to contribute to making 3/4 blankets already!! Well done Eve!
If you would like to find out more, click here.
When to get a test...and which one!
Lateral Flow Tests are for non symptomatic testing. PCR testing is for testing with symptoms.
A Virtual Tour of Our School!
We are pleased to say that the 'Virtual Tour' that was filmed a few months ago is now finally ready for us to share with you. The intention is that is helps new or potential families get to know us a little bit and as we can't have lots of people in and around school whilst our children are in classrooms, it's a lovely glimpse of the Crestwood park family at work!
Not every classroom is included as there are many children we can't include on videos like these, that then go on our website without password protection.
To view the video, visit our website and go to 'About Us- Our Vision' or click the link here.
Thank you for the amazing efforts families went to, to send their children in clothes that celebrate everything about the Black Country...they looked amazing!
We hope the sun continues to shine over the weekend for you all. Please stay safe and look after each other ... and let's hope the result on Saturday is what one of our Year 4's predicted ... 2:0 (to us!)
Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is the responsibility of everyone in our school and at all times we consider what is in our children’s best interests. We work to ensure our children our safe and cared for and by doing this we are protecting their health and development and preventing them from harm. If we are worried, we will raise concerns, share information and take prompt action with the aim of ensuring families receive the right help at the right time.