We had a visit from Michael from  iRock who came in and led assembly for us. Michael played an electric guitar and we sang George Ezra’s ‘Shot Gun’ song together whilst tapping out the beat.

Michael also played the drums and keyboard as well as singing. He was great.

Some of our children then formed a band – Amy on drums, Harry on guitar, Faith on keyboard and Euan on vocals. They performed ‘We Will Rock You’ to the whole school! Just fab-u-lous… we were so proud of them all!

 

On Tuesday 21st January we were lucky enough to have ‘Night Owls’ visit us. They did an assembly and then we could have our photograph taken with an Owl. It was such fun and we learned lots of fun facts about owls as well.

Thank you Mrs Jones for organising this for us. It was so good…

What a great way to end the year! We had breakfast with Santa, Christmas concerts (which were amazing) and Christmas parties (again with a visit from the man in a red suit).

We also made our own Christmas cards for our families which raised £135 for school fund so thank you for supporting this.

Happy new year!

We were honoured to have soldiers from the Royal Engineers in Brompton join us today to join in with our assembly. The children asked very thoughtful questions and a potentially sensitive subject was managed really well. We always take time at this point in the year to remember people who have helped us in the past and those who help to keep our country safe today. Thank you to Mrs Seales for arranging this and to Sergeant Townsend-Smalley and Corporal Peel for giving up their time

We supported Caring Hands, a local charity and being ‘Harvest heroes’! Thanks to the generous contributions from our parent community we were able to send seven boxes of food to be shared out in the local community.

Our Year 1 and 2 children performed beautifully during their Harvest Assembly to parents and grandparents and the EYFS harvest Stay & Play sessions were well supported. We hope you enjoyed your time in school.

THANK YOU!

 

We have had another exciting year here at Crest and wish all of our Year 2 children and their families every happiness for the future. Year 2, you have all been amazing and we will miss each and everyone of you. Good luck in your new schools.

What a fantastic day we had on June 6th 2019 and we couldn’t be prouder of our wonderful children! The whole school turned out to run for Cancer Research, we even had Darcy our school dog in tow – Darcy is a cancer survivor herself. Many children managed to achieve 5k (the maximum available to them) but this didn’t stop a few of our Y2 children who wanted to run again and achieved 10K!!

Great job everyone and the achievement of raising well over £2000 is phenomenal!

Our term 3 whole school theme is about the amazing animals which exist now and have existed in the past.

The Nursery children have been thinking about pets they have at home and at school and also learning about farm and jungle creatures.

The Reception children have been creating their own mythical creatures, using their imagination to think of characteristics and names for them.

Year 1 and 2 have been focusing on dinosaurs with year 2 learning all about Jack Horner, a palaeontologist. Year 1 have enjoyed creating their own fossils.

On Thursday 10th January, Anna from Caterlink came into school and led an assembly about healthy foods.

She told us, amongst other things, that one Brussel sprout has more vitamin C than five satsumas!!

We are all ready for her challenge to use the salad bar and try different foods now!

Thank you Anna!

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We have had the BEST run up to Christmas here at Crest and would like to say a huge thank you to all our families for supporting us this year. Our beautiful Christmas tree is laden with wonderful homemade decorations and looks fantastic.

The children have enjoyed breakfast with Santa, Christmas fun afternoon, Christmas plays and parties and as a special treat, we have had Mr Wand the magician.

We have raised over £1250 for school fund which we will use to buy more playground equipment for the children to enjoy but as importantly, we have raised money for charity as well. Our Christmas jumper day brought in £170.59 which will be donated to ‘Save the Children’.

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We wanted to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1 and as a mark of respect the staff and children (helped by the parents) created a very special memorial in the school hall.

The poppies were made out of plastic bottles and then painted and hung onto wire with pipe cleaners. Mrs Jones then drew out a silhouette of a soldier saluting in remembrance.

On the 9th November we had two soldiers from the Royal Engineers regiment join us for our assembly to think about those soldiers who kept us safe in the past and those who do so today. We are very grateful to them all.

Rob Butler, a previous pupil at the school when it was Delce Infants, now plays professional rugby for the London Broncos team. Rob came into school to talk to the children about the importance of teamwork and never giving up. The children were amazed by a clip showing Rob in action on the rugby field. He was so skilled and such an inspiration to them all. Thank you Rob!

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We are delighted to be the first Infant School in Medway to receive the Gold Active Infants Award. The award is recognition for all we do in terms of PE, sport, well-being and healthy lifestyles. Thank you to everyone who has contributed to this successful outcome.

What an exciting term once again. We all celebrated the Royal Wedding in style with a red, white and blue themed tea party with our mums and dads.

Year 2 children visited the local mosque and we are grateful to everyone who helped to organise this.

We are very proud of all our Year 2 children who took their Key Stage 1 tests. They all tried their hardest and that is all we can ask for.

This term saw lots of activity at Crest! All the Reception children visited the fire station and Year 1 visited the synagogue in Rochester. We celebrated Easter at St Justus church and had a road safety day as well!

With Maths day at the very end of term we had lots of fun whilst learning new skills and solving problems together.

As part of our values we try to think about other people and we supported Mrs Brown’s brother, Mr Halsey, in his bid to take part in the London Marathon this year. He is running to support the St John’s Ambulance charity and our sponsored obstacle race managed to bring in over £350 to add to the money he aims to  raise.

Thank you to all the parents who helped out with or supported all the exciting events.