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CORONAVIRUS - Latest Updates For Cantrell Primary School - Featured Here.

Weekly Newsletter - 

Newsletter 7th May 2021

Lunch Menu March 2021

Forest Schools RA/RB

Nottingham Catering parents newsletter




Coronavirus update

Covid-19 letter 11th December 2020

KS2 RSHE Framework

EYFS & KS1 RSHE Framework

Breaking News!

A big welcome to all our nursery children and

we are sure that you are going to have a wonderful time with us.

See you very soon

Breaking News!

A big hello from Rising Stars.

We are looking forward to seeing you very soon.


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!


Breaking News!

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!


Breaking News!

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.


Breaking News!

CAMHS Help With Mental Help


Breaking News!

Nottingham City Library Update

One Photo Challenge

One Picture - More pictures to come.

Keep following this space.

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A fun task: Submit one photograph that powerfully

communicates an image that you would

like to share from your recent experiences.

One photograph allowed from each child and each adult.

Those whose lives have been forced to slowdown and those

working at a hectic pace,

we hope this challenge will provide an opportunity

to record an experience through one still image.

And that by bringing together these enjoyable individual moments

we can create a collective portrait of our

Cantrell Primary School Community in a film for our website.

Please send your photos to; 

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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.


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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.

Seems appropriate for the world at war with Coronavirus.

Fresh hope for tomorrow!


 Tomorrow will be a better day!


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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.

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Daily phonics lessons are available online 

for children in FS2 and Year One.

Use this link to access the sessions : 

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If you are enjoying our bed time stories, with your children, 

we will share more throughout the week. Check them out on our

U-Tube Channel:


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.


Some Ideas


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. 

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Year 2 Teddy Bear Hospital.

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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.

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Cantrell Reading Challenge - Remember to read at home everyday!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reading develops a child's imaginationAs 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Year 1 Sports Festival at Bulwell Academy

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Young Voices 2020

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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

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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!!

Boom!! ⚽⚽⚽



Year 5 Dodgeball Festival

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Year 6 Nottingham Hockey Centre

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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

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Ofsted Report

Ofsted Good GP ColourWe 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
Since the last inspection, leaders, supported by the dedicated staff, have taken decisive action to bring about swift improvements. 

The school’s curriculum is designed to provide pupils with a wealth of opportunities they may not typically encounter. Leaders are keen to raise the aspirations of families for their children. 

The development of pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education (SMSC) is a strength. Pupils are encouraged to think philosophically about their own and different cultures and faiths. They receive a wide range of opportunities to appreciate the arts.

Leaders have taken effective action to improve rates of attendance. The proportion of pupils who are persistently absent has fallen significantly. Parents and carers understand the importance of regular attendance. 

Governors are determined to provide the best possible education for pupils from the early years and onwards.

Arrangements for safeguarding pupils are secure. Adults have a comprehensive understanding of the risks that pupils may face and leaders train staff to be professionally suspicious.  

Teachers have high expectations of pupils. They use questioning skilfully to develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding. Teachers deploy other adults well to enhance learning. 

Pupils are confident, independent, and self-assured learners. They take pride in their work and express their views well. They behave well. 

Pupils who struggle to manage their behaviour receive support to enable them to understand their emotions. 

In the early years, staff understand the value of a language-rich environment.


I’m sure you will join me in congratulating all our wonderful teachers and support staff on this Ofsted visit. I am delighted that their hard work has paid off and our school is now officially a GOOD school!  

Thank you to everyone for your continued support and please join us in celebrating. However, be assured that we have many plans to develop the school so that it improves even further.

With very best wishes,

Deborah Weaver

Head Teacher
Cantrell Primary and Nursery School

Please follow the link below to read the full Inspection Report:

Cantrell Primary School Full OfSTED Inspection Report May 2019



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.

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Cantrell Carnival 

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Music Camp - Year 5 

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