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A REMINDER OF TEMPORARY SCHOOL OPENING TIMES & ENTRANCES.
Please note the timings are very tight! Please endeavour to arrive promptly at your child’s allocated time, and leave promptly to allow a smooth transition and social distancing. Whilst queueing please remember to stand 2 metres apart, or 1 metre if this is not possible. For your own safety please wear a mask if you are unable to socially distance. Remember if you need to speak to the teacher, call and arrange to do this at a mutually suitable time – not on arrival/pick up.
Years 1-6: If you have children with different drop off times, then drop them all at the latest time. At pick up if you have more than one collection time you can collect all your children at the latest of your pick up times, at the gate allocated below. We will look after them until they are all collected together. This should save people waiting around the gate. Thanks for your co-operation.
RECEPTION CLASSES RA & RB START TIMES FOR NEXT WEEK. Please be reminded that children in these classes will stay for a full day from next week until further notice. Arrive at the earlier time of 8:45am and finish at 3:10pm. Children can choose a FREE school meal or bring their own packed lunch.
A REMINDER OF TEMPORARY SCHOOL OPENING TIMES & ENTRANCES. P.E. LESSONS. Current safety guidelines mean that children will not be changing clothes in school. On the following days, please ensure your child wears their P.E. kit to school, which they will remain in all day:
Welcome to our Early Years Foundation Stage at Cantrell Primary School
We are very proud of all of the wonderful, explorative and fun learning
that happens every day in our Early Years setting.
At Cantrell Primary School we believe that very child
deserves the best possible start in life and that that the most
effective way to provide this is through planned, purposeful play,
both outdoors and in.
Planned, purposeful play is the foundation of development
and learning for young children.
It is the way skills are developed and practised.
It is essential for physical, intellectual, linguistic,
emotional, and behavioural and social development.
It is the process through which children can explore,
investigate, recreate and come to understand their world.
Please enjoy a sneak preview!
Cantrell Primary School Year 6 Leavers Video 2020
Our wonderful year sixes, What a year it’s been for you,
Primary school is over now with secondary school coming fast,
We have to tell you these last few years have simply been a blast.
Shortly you’ll be moving on to somewhere fresh and new,
our school will be so different when we do not have you.
We’ve watched you grow and turn into the people that you are,
to read and write and count with ease, you simply are just stars!
But now it’s time to say goodbye and remember what we’ve done.
Keep smiling and remember you’re simply number one!
Children Years 2 - 6 from September 2020
Your new Mathletics Platform has been activated and is now ready to use.
Everyone keeps their old user name and password.
VE DAY 1945
We remember all those who gave their lives, we must also take a
moment to learn the lessons of the past and say never again.
Across the continent, British soldiers paused for celebration
before beginning the task of the reconstruction
and, for some, finishing the War in the Far East.
We remember them all.
‘Respair’, a word from centuries ago, is the recovery from despair.
To respair is to have fresh hope.
Fresh hope for tomorrow!
Tomorrow will be a better day!
Oak National Academy
Lessons and resources are now available in the online classroom.
A plan of lessons has been published until half-term #LearnWithOak
Pick your year and start homeschooling You'll find daily lessons
for homeschooling in
Maths and English for every year group, as well as regular lessons in Science,
History, Geography and more.
Daily phonics lessons are available online
for children in FS2 and Year One.
Use this link to access the sessions :
If you are enjoying our bed time stories, with your children,
we will share more throughout the week. Check them out on our
If you are interested in
making and sharing a video for our U-tube
channel in unprecedented times then please send to
We would love to see how you are spending your time at home.
This is a chance for families to share a message, tell us about your
home learning experiences, or anything else that you think others
would be interested in viewing.
A message from the family.
Reading and sharing a story.
Share something interesting. - A hobby?
Outside - backyard sports. Planting.
On-line learning platforms that you are using.
A spoken diary.
We are missing you all very much.
Thank-you in advance.
Very Best Wishes
Message to Cantrell Primary School Community
The @OakNational lessons.
We would highlyrecommend to all parents & particularly
to any parents with veryreluctant primary homeschoolers! 😅🤓👊🏻
WORLD BOOK DAY. We had the theatre company M&M Productions in school showing The Hunchback of Notre Dame, our theme this year is “diversity and being unique”. The children were invited to dress up as a book character, a person who triumphed despite adversity, or just as their unique selves, e.g. Abraham Lincoln – lost 8 times before becoming president of the USA; J K Rowling – had 12 book rejections; the Wright brothers – 2 failed attempts at flying.
Year 2 Teddy Bear Hospital.
COLLECTION ARRANGEMENTS. Can we remind parents that we need written consent of who is allowed to collect your child from school. Safeguarding procedures mean we cannot take instructions over the telephone, or use a code word. A record of who is allowed to collect is kept in the office and classroom. Please update any changes at the school office. Please be aware that if anybody who is not on the list comes to collect your child, we will not allow your child to go with them.
Midday Supervisor Training.
Cantrell Reading Challenge - Remember to read at home everyday!
CANTRELL’S TOP TEN REASONS WHY WE READ!
Reading makes you cleverer. Reading is a complex task for children’s brains – much more complex than watching TV, or playing an online game. Reading strengthens your child’s brains connections and builds NEW connections. Reading promotes achievement in all subjects, not just English, so if your child is a good reader, they are more likely to achieve better across the whole curriculum.
Reading makes you happier. Research shows us that children who read books regularly are, on average, more satisfied with life, happier, and more likely to feel the things they do in life are worthwhile. A book does not take up much space in your child’s bag and is light to carry, so they can take one anywhere they go. Your child can never be bored if they have a book in their bag.
Reading improves concentration Children have to sit still and quietly so that they can focus on the story when they are reading. If your child reads often, they will develop the skill to do this for longer.
Reading teaches children about the world around them. Through reading a variety of books, children learn about people, places, and events outside of their own experience. Everything your child reads fills their head with new bits of information, and you never know when it might come in handy. The more knowledge they have, the better-equipped they are to tackle any challenge they’ll ever face.
Reading improves vocabulary and language skills Children learn new words as they read. The more your child reads, the more words they gain exposure to, which will inevitably make their way into their everyday vocabulary. Vocabulary is one of the biggest indicators of academic achievement and success in later school life.
Reading develops a child's imagination. As children read, their brains translate the descriptions they read of people, places and things into pictures. While children are engaged in a story, they are also imagining how a character is feeling. Children then bring this knowledge into their everyday play. The more your child reads, the more imaginative and creative they will be.
Reading helps you relax. Reading is a great way of escaping from the stresses and strains of day-to-day life! A story can transport your child to other realms, letting tensions drain away and allowing them to relax. Reading has been shown to lower blood pressure and bring about an immense sense of calm.
Reading is a great way to spend time together. Research shows us just how important reading can be as a way of bonding with your child. Snuggling up to read together on the sofa, bedtime stories and visiting the library are just some of the ways that you can enjoy spending time together with your children while reading.
Reading helps children to develop empathy. As children read, they learn to empathise with characters that they like and care about. They begin to have feelings for situations they read about in stories such as happiness, sadness, anger, frustration or excitement. Reading regularly helps your child learn to understand these and other emotions, and to develop the social skills needed to forge positive relationships with others.
Year 1 Sports Festival at Bulwell Academy
Young Voices 2020
Nottingham Forest 1979 European Cup Visits Cantrell: The 1979 European Cup visiting our school. Trevor Francis scored the only goal of the game seeing Nottingham Forest defeat Malmö FF of Sweden 1–0.
Beaumanor Hall Year 5 - 2019
FOOTBALL FOCUS. Fantastic result for our Under 11s footballers! Great defensive effort combined with strength, speed and skill in attack gave us an excellent 2-0 win over Rufford in our opening match of the league season! Congratulations to all the team on a fantastic display!
Cantrell Under 11s footballers claimed their second straight win and second clean sheet of the season with a hard-fought 2-0 win against Hempshill to maintain our 100% league record and climb to the top of the table. Tremendous effort and workrate again from the entire team in cold, difficult conditions. Fantastic positive support as always from our terrific parents too!!
Year 5 Dodgeball Festival
Year 6 Nottingham Hockey Centre
Staying Safe Online
1) Don’t post any personal information online – like your address, email address or mobile number.
2) Think carefully before posting pictures or videos of yourself. Once you’ve put a picture of yourself online most people can see it and may be able to download it, it’s not just yours anymore.
3) Keep your privacy settings as high as possible
4) Never give out your passwords
5) Don’t befriend people you don’t know
6) Don’t meet up with people you’ve met online. Speak to your parent or carer about people suggesting you do
7) Remember that not everyone online is who they say they are
8) Think carefully about what you say before you post something online
9) Respect other people’s views, even if you don’t agree with someone else’s views doesn’t mean you need to be rude
10) If you see something online that makes you feel uncomfortable, unsafe or worried: leave the website, turn off your computer if you want to and tell a trusted adult immediately.
Colwick Park Camp September 2019 Year 5
We are delighted to announce that Cantrell Primary and Nursery School is a Good School!
Dear Parents and Carers,
I am delighted to tell you that the recent Ofsted visit to our school was very successful and the inspectors found that Cantrell Primary and Nursery School is a GOOD school!
In brief, the inspectors told us that the school has improved since the last inspection and that:
This is a good school
The fiercest tag rugby team at Lady Bay tournament.
Times Tables Rock Stars App
The Times Tables Rock Stars app is now available to download. Your children can practise their times tables on their phones and tablets! Click here to download the app.
New Battle of the Bands
Class 16 V Class 1
Class 2 V Class 3
Class 11 V Class 4
Class 6 V Class 5
Class 12 V Class 13
A battle of the classes is a fun way for your children to learn their times tables.
Music Camp - Year 5
We have been working hard to update your child's Learning Zone!
From the main website menu click on Learning Zones and then follow the new menu to your child's school stage. You will find a whole range of links to websites that will support your child's learning. These have all been chosen by staff to support teaching and learning relevant to the school curriculum.
Here is an example of Year 5. We hope you enjoy your Learning Experience.
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