Recent Events

Sports Week 2017

In June we celebrated sports week.  Upper school competed in an inter-house dodgeball tournament which was won by Dolphins house.  It was a clean sweep for Dolphins who also won the Upper & Lower School Sports Day and the lower school multi-sports afternoon too. All points totals from these events will contribute to the end of year house points.  Well done to all the children for showing good sportsmanship and to all the grown-ups who took part in the adult races.

Maths Challenge Day
On June 8th 24 children from years 4 and 5 took part in a maths challenge day with Miss Rowe. They took part in a range of problem solving activities working in pairs. Some of the activities included: a multiplication jigsaw, sorting cups and saucers into different combinations and finding the correct arrangement, choosing which table to sit on so we would get the biggest share of chocolate, cracking codes and much more! We had a great day and all really challenged ourselves; the children showed great determination and endurance.
Post Office Opening Ceremony - may 2017

The Post Office in Cranleigh has changed owners and Cranleigh Primary were lucky enough to be invited to the ceremony to meet Archie and Victor (the new owners) as well as the mayor of Waverley.  The children represented the school brilliantly, asking the mayor questions and answering Victor and Archie's questions with smiles on their faces.  They were lucky enough to receive some stationary and lots of sweet treats too!  Keep an eye out in the local paper and the Challenger magazine to see the report and photos.

Maths Problem Solving week - April 2017
This week years R, 1, 3, 4 and 5 took part in a maths problem solving week. Our lessons focused on developing problem solving skills to approach maths puzzles in different ways.  Some of the tasks required us to: work systematically; use trial and improvement; look for patterns; visualise; make and test conjectures; find more than one possible answer and use our mathematical reasoning skills.
We had to use our 5 R behaviour too - some problems took a whole lesson to solve!
Eggciting Easter News - MArch 2017

As a distinctively Christian school, we have been marking Easter in many ways and encouraging the  children to not only learn about the Easter story but also to think about what the Easter messages mean to them.

Reverend Roy, Reverend Ian and Andy Turnbull had the very difficult task of judging the entries in our wonderful Easter hat and garden parades at lower and upper school. Thank you for your support with these Easter amazing creations. 

On Wednesday we held Easter Pause Day, when we were off-timetable so that we could focus on learning and thinking about Jesus` life journey through some really creative activities including art, circle times, puppetry and drama.

The whole school attended St Nicolas Church on Thursday, when year 4 performed the Easter Story in a fantastic musical production, entitled 'Easter Children'.  Well done and thank you to our year 4 children and staff team.  Later that day, Andy Turnbull (Youth and Children`s Pastor for Cranleigh Baptist Church) joined year 6 to help answer their questions about Easter.

We have enjoyed a very thought-provoking, creative and colourful learning experience. 

Woking Football Club Maths Day 24th November 2016

A team of 6 year 5 and 6 children attended a maths & football enrichment day at Woking Football Club. We took part in a carousal of maths activities with other schools, assisted by the some of the club’s players. An exciting day practising our maths skills in the real world.

Woking FC Training Session

It was race the clock to see how many burpies, sit ups, catches, ladders and hurdles we could complete in 1 minute.

Home Changing Rooms- Top Trumps

We had to use the player stats to calculate who would be the best choices for our top trumps team.

Away Changing Rooms – Pitch Invasion

We had to apply our logic skills to find how many different formations we could arrange our team of attackers, midfielders and defenders.

Boardroom – Manage Moaner’s Corner

In this challenge we had to choose items to sell for Woking Football Club’s café and calculate which items would get the greatest profit.

Dugout – Seats in the Stand

We had to use our multiplication skills and knowledge of arrays to calculate how many seats in the stands.

We then estimated the perimeter of the pitch.

Certificates and meeting the mascot ‘KC cat’

Christmas Trees - Nov 2016

On Monday 21st November our Head Boy, Head Girl and Ms Newman went to collect the Christmas trees to display in our school, which are secretly decorated after school to surprise the children with!  They had a wonderful time and were showed all around the Santa Fir Christmas tree farm, and even introduced to the much loved Reindeer family including two new baby ones called Neil and Todd!  Santa Fir very kindly donated the two trees for upper and lower school and we are incredibly grateful to them for their generosity.

Feeling Good Week June 2016

The children had a fun packed week taking part in activities designed to make them feel good.  As well as the many craft, sport and cooking workshops,  Cuddle-Me-Do farm visited Lower School and Circus Sensible visited Upper School.  Click here to find out more about what the children got up to.

Garden Party Celebrating the Queen's 90th birthday

The children of Cranleigh Primary were thrilled to have their very own garden parties to celebrate the Queens 90th Birthday.  The events, featuring traditional maypole dancing and a picnic surrounded by Union Jack bunting, were opened by Canon Derek Holbird.  Lower school children were joined by Queen Georgie, Children`s Pastor from St Nicolas Church Cranleigh. "Our pupils learnt about Queen Elizabeth`s reign, duties and family for the day and our assemblies in particular focussed on her life of service.  Our children had a wonderful experience and we all wish her Majesty a very happy birthday" said organiser Mrs Julie Moseley.

Maths week - april 2016

We have had an excellent maths week at Cranleigh Primary and have been enjoying many different problem solving activities, puzzles and have had opportunities to use Mathletics.  Years 3-6 very much enjoyed the Maths Puzzle Workshop on Monday We have also very much enjoyed working towards our Times Table Marathon, put in place as part of the latest government drive to improve times table knowledge amongst children.

Choir Get to Sing At The O2 Arena

The singing club had an amazing experience this week! We went to the O2 Arena to sing with the Young Voices choir. We joined schools from all around London to form a choir of around 7500 children! We sang a range of songs of different genres including gospel and pop. We also learnt a dance routine with a group called Urban Strides. In the performance, the parents even had to join in and join our dance to Uptown Funk - good work parents! Although it was a long day, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the children were an absolute credit to the school. Their behaviour and enthusiasm was outstanding and all adults were very proud of the choir.

Christmas Panto - Dec 2015

All children were lucky enough to see a pantomime, Sleeping beauty, before then having their Christmas lunch.  A fantastic time was had by all

Anti-Bullying Week - Nov 2015

As part of Anti-bullying week, all the children made posters.  One poster was chosen for Upper School and one for Lower School.

Well done to the Austin Wildman and Oscar Jupp for winning!

Click here to see the winning poster for Upper School

Click here to see the winning poster for Lower School

Shoe boxes for Romania - Nov 2015

Wow, thank you so much for your generous response to our shoebox appeal this year.  We collected an amazing 177 boxes which were collected last week to be taken out to Romanian Orphanages. 

Super Hero Mufti - Nov 2015

We have been dressing up as Super Heroes in return for a £1 donation.  The money will be given to Children in Need.  We had a great day and raised £223.15.

Maths Week 28th September - 2nd October 2015

Maths Week was a great success at Cranleigh Primary!   As a whole school we embarked on a week of problem solving, using puzzle solving and other activities to develop our reasoning skills.  The children also had an opportunity to use Mathletics, playing Mathletics Live against their classmates and battling their mental maths knowledge.

As well as lots of fun activities in class, Years 1, 2, 4, 5 & 6 took part in a Puzzle Workshop from the Happy Puzzle Company.  During this they tackled many logic and spatial awareness puzzles, for example 'balance the penguins', finding jigsaw solutions and tower building to name but a few. Many children and parents also attended the Puzzle Shop after school to take advantage of the 10% puzzle discount!  We are hugely grateful for all the donations given towards the cost of this workshop - we raised £90 which has been put into a 'maths pot' for future events.  Take a look at the pictures below to see the puzzle solving in action.  

Friday 9th October is also the final day of the Times Table Marathon that everyone has participated in.   Watch this space to find out how much money we have raised for Maths Resources and ELMOLO!  Mrs Edwards hopes to use the money raised to start Puzzle Clubs at Upper School and Lower School!
 
Each year group also had a Maths Parent Workshop - the slides for this are now available on each class page, do have a look to learn more about maths in your child's classroom.  As always, if you have any questions about maths please do not hesitate to ask!
 
Tips to help your child with maths at home:

 

  • Talk about maths with your child
  • Look for shapes in nature 
  • Practice counting in whole numbers,  times tables, negative numbers,and even decimals!
  • Let your child pay for things and work out change
  • Challenge children with mental maths questions
  • Encourage quick recall of times tables
  • Recap number bonds
  • Look at number puzzles/challenges from magazines & newspapers
  • Play maths games such as Rummikub and strategy games like Connect 4 and Battleships
  • Use Mathletics - this has teaching activities in addition to Live Mathletics, so can be a great support when completing homework!
  • Be positive about maths - remember, it's fun!
Democracy Day - Thursday 24th September 2015
The children really enjoyed Democracy Day. Over half of the children at upper school gave presentations and stood as candidates for Eco Warriors, School Council and year 5 House Captains.  Lower School children were just as keen to stand as candidates.

We were very fortunate to have Mr Stanforth as our guest speaker to help the children understand how democracy works both locally and nationally.

 

Each class took part in class activities to further deepen their understanding.  We had a very British lunch of fish and chips before voting in the ballot boxes at upper school, and there was a real buzz in the air.  The prefects did a wonderful job of helping to organise the event and get all our children to the right places at the right times with the right voting slips!