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Girls' Football Match


A massive congratulations to Cerys, Niamh, Kacey, Maddie, Mia and Lacie on winning the Harrier Football Tournament on Thursday 8th November.

The team (only 6 players, no substitutes) won every match and made it into the semi-finals. After a close win we played Parkside Primary in the final. They were a very good team and at full time it was 2-2 so it went to penalties...

Mia went into goal - fearless. Parkside missed. Cranham scored. Parkside scored. Cranham missed. Parkside missed. Then it was down to Kacey....GOAL! Nail biting finish but we had made it through. Sorry for the other team but delighted for our girls. Well done!!


Kings' Netball Workshop


Our children were invited to attend a KS2 Netball workshop at Kings. The children thoroughly enjoyed it and learn some new skills along the way. We are looking forward to the tournament in the summer term.



On the morning of Monday 24th June Cranham hosted a tennis tournament as the entry level School Games event. Sadly, only St Barnabas and St George's Primaries were able to attend to compete against Cranham. Fortunately, as they both brought Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 teams we were able to have an exciting morning of competition with some really stunning tennis on display. In the end the Year 3/4 tournament was won by St George's Primary and the Year 5/6 was won by Cranham. This means that Cranham goes forward to the school games representing Droitwich and Worcester City. Well done to everyone who played for their superb attitude and sportsmanship and for their politeness. Thank you also to the children from Year 6 at Cranham who acted as ball girls and boys for us. 

Tuesday 18th June

We had our final football league game on Tuesday against Perrywood Primary. The weather stayed fine... until they arrived and then it drizzled throughout the match so well done to all players for working so well in slippy conditions. Cranham showed their experience against a team which had only played a couple of matches all season. The final score was 6:1 to Cranham. Praise goes to everyone in both teams for the positive attitude with which they played the game. 

Well done to Alex, Charlie, Cian, Curtis, Hayden, Joe, Luke, Mia and Oliver.

Football team v Perrywood

Thursday 23rd May was a very busy day for sport at Cranham.

In the morning a group of Year 4's took part in the School Games Tri Golf tournament against other local schools to see who would go through to the School Games in July. Unfortunately, despite their best efforts they came last in the event although Lacie was chosen as the most supportive girl in the whole competition by the PE leaders who were running the event. Everyone was very supportive and positive and had a great time, despite the result.

Well done to Archie, Cian, Daniel, Emily May, Freddie, Jake, Illyssa, Lacie, Lacey and Lexi

Tri golf

In the afternoon a group of 14 Year 3 pupils had the opportunity to go to Worcester Warriors ground to play some friendly games of rugby against another local school. We had used the Warriors to run a healthy eating programme for Year 3 earlier in the year and this led to the offer of this competition. When only 2 schools were able to come, the organiser, Dave arranged for us to play on the actual pitch. This was very exciting for the pupils, especially as we walked down onto the pitch through the same route as the Warriors would come at the beginning of a match. The afternoon was all about fun competition and all the pupils from both schools developed their skills during the time. They also had lots of fun and enjoyment. Thank you very much to the parents who, by offering lifts, made it possible for us to attend the event. 


After school we played our league football and netball matches against Oasis Primary. 

The football match was a close affair with Cranham winning 3:1. Everyone played really well despite the hot weather.

Our netball match was a bit more one-sided with our girls winning 14:2 after a confident performance.

Well done to all Cranham pupils for their great attitude and determination.

Year 5 Cricket Competition

On Tuesday 21st May Worcester Cricket club held their Year 5 cricket tournament at Ombersley cricket club. Cranham's team consisted of 5 of the Year 4's who had competed the previous week alongside 3 year 5's. In the first round we played 3 other teams and won each game to leave us top of our group. We then had a semi-final against Oldbury, the runners up from the other group. We narrowly won that game so were through to the final against Pitmaston. Unfortunately we were not successful in this match but our overall performance was very promising for future years.

Well done to C Jay, Cian, Finley, Freddie, Joe, Junior, Kacie and Owen.

League football match v Lyppard

On Monday 20th May we went to Lyppard Grange Primary School to play our next league game.

I was very pleased with the way Cranham played as a team and listened to each other. By half time we were 1:0 up but had had several chances. In the second half goals came thick and fast. Lyppard equalised, we scored again, they equalised again and we scored to go 3:2 ahead. They were unlucky in having a couple of hand ball incidents in the goal mouth which gave us 2 penalties but we then sealed our victory with a solid final goal. A very good performance and one which should give the team confidence for future matches.

Well done to Alex, Curtis, Hayden, Jacob, Oliver, Owen, Owen and Stanley.

Football team for Lyppard match

Year 4 cricket


On Wednesday 15th May we took a group of boys and girls from Year 4 to the Year 4 cricket tournament. This tournament was held at Ombersley cricket club and was part of the School Games tournaments. In the first round we played Nunnery Wood and Pitmaston with each team winning one game. However we scored the most runs so went through to the final against St Peters First School. It was a very close match but in the end we lost by 25 runs. 

Well done to  Cian, Evie, Finley, Freddy, Illyssa, Jake, Junior, Kyle, Miya and Owen

Year 4 cricket team

Year 5 / 6 Swimming Gala

On Friday 3rd May we attended this School Games competition at Perdiswell pool. Pupils took part in a series of team and individual races performing front and back crawl, breast stroke and butterfly. Everyone worked really hard and tried their best in a tightly fought competition. In the end we came 11th out of 14 teams. 

Well done to Ashton, Brooke, Cameron, Daisy, Hayden, Holly, Lily, Luke, Maddie and Milly.

Our swimmers after the competition

Kings School Netball Tournament

On Wednesday 1st May we attended a netball tournament at the Kings School grounds at Slingpool Walk. The teams were split into two groups. We drew our first match against St Georges RC but then won all the other matches in our pool meaning we won through to the final. We then met Lyppard Grange Primary for the final match. A well fought contest gave us a 4:1 victory and a beautiful silver trophy. 

A well deserved win after our close loss at RGS and all down to the determination and dedication of the team - including those pupils who were not able to be there that day but who had contributed to the team over the year.

Well done to Darcy, Faith. Georgia. Jazmin, Millie, Milly and Sophie but also to Lily, Abbie, Niamh and Katrine who have also played in the team over the year. 

Thursday 11th April

We were invited to take our Year 5 pupils to Worcester University on Thursday for an athletics event. This was an opportunity for the students to teach "real" pupils and a chance for our pupils to develop their athletic skills. Our pupils took part in sprinting, javelin, relay races, standing long jumps and triple jumps. As well as being given lots of support to improve their skills they were able to take part in friendly competition between the two classes.

Thank you Poplar and Chestnut for your superb attitude and great listening skills.

League netball match

On Tuesday 9th April we hosted St Barnabas for our latest netball league match. This was our first home match and it was good for the team to have their home court to play on after some of the smaller courts. 

Primary Inclusive Festival

On Thursday 4th April we were again able to attend the Primary Inclusive festival at Worcester Arena. This event, organised by Worcester University students, allows pupils to try out a variety of alternative sports including wheelchair basketball and blind football. The event gives the pupils the opportunity to work as a team and to compete in a friendly way with children from other Worcester schools. On this occasion we came 4th out of 10 schools which was a pleasing result. Well done to Oak class.


Thursday 21st March Netball tournament

We were invited to play in the netball tournament at the Royal Grammar School on Thursday afternoon. Because of some teams dropping out before the event, we played a round-robin style tournament where every team played everyone else. A very successful afternoon saw us win or draw all our matches. In the final match we were one ahead of St Georges RC when the whistle blew but a foot fault allowed them one last shot at the goal and they scored, clinching the tournament and giving us the runners up spot. A great shame but still a great achievement to do so well in this tough competition. 

Very well done to Abbie, Darcey, Faith, Georgia, Jazmin, Lily, Millie, Milly and Niamh

Netball league match

On Monday 18th March we played St Joseph's Catholic Primary for our next league netball match. It was a very close match with lots of goals on both sides but in the end we were defeated 13 to 10 after the 4 quarters. Everyone played really well but we were defeated by the better team on the day.

Great team work though. Well done to Abbie, Darcey, Georgia, Jazmin, Katrine, Millie, Milly and Niamh.

Friendly year 4 match

On Thursday 14th February we travelled to St Joseph's Primary to play a friendly match. Some of our Year 4 players who are not yet in the development squad were able to get some experience of playing as a team. Although we were beaten 3:0, it was a good learning experience and as a result we will be reorganising our Wednesday football club to enable the Year 4's to get more experience of playing as a team. The behaviour of all pupils was good and by the end they were really settling into playing as a team. Hopefully we will be able to have a return match in a few weeks and show our development. Our "man of the match" was definitely Lacie who impressed the referee with her fearless tackling and her determination. 

Thank you for all the parental support. Well done to Alfie, Archie, Freddy, Jake, Joe, Junior, Lacie, Stanley and Toby

Girls Football Tournament - South Bromsgrove High School

On Wednesday 13th February our girls took part in the county competition they won entry to by winning the Worcester ESFA competition in December.  They played 4 matches against pupils from other parts of the county and although they only won one match, they did not lose a single match by more than one goal - a real achievement against very tough opposition. 

Well done to Abbie, Cerys, Elise, Georgia, Kacey, Lexi, Mia, Millie, Milly and Niamh.

School Games Cross Country Friday 8th February

The weather was very wet and windy on the day of the Cross Country challenge but pupils still had loads of enthusiasm and fortunately the rain stopped for most of the event. The unfortunate outcome was that the field was very slippy and muddy, making running difficult at times. We took 20 pupils from Year 5 and 6. Our best result was for our Year 5 girl who came in 7th, just one place away from getting through to the county finals. Overall our results were better than previous years with a Year 6 boy improving from 50th place to 15th. Sadly we did not move on to the next round this year but everyone enjoyed the event despite the weather and the Year 5's are keen to have another go next year. 

Well done to Y6 boys Curtis, Hayden, Michael, Owen and Luke; Y6 girls Darcey, Elise, Flower, Georgia and Milly, Y5 boys Alfie, Borys, Ellis and Josh, Y5 girls Abbie, Cerys, Daisy, Kacie, Lexi and Tia

School Games Hockey tournament

On Tuesday 6th February we attended the Year 4 hockey tournament at Blessed Edwards High School. We took 3 girls and 3 boys for the 4-a-side competition. It was a cold evening but we started well with a 3-0 victory over Whittington. This was followed by a 1-0 win over St Barnabas and a 2-1 win against Perrywood, leaving us at the top of our half of the draw. In the semi-finals we played Cherry Orchard, beating them 2-1. The final was against St Barnabas who had won their semi. After full time the score was 0-0 so an extra 5 minutes was played. Unfortunately a goal in the last 10 seconds of this time gave the victory to St Barnabas. Everyone played with huge commitment and showed great team spirit. This is our best result ever in this competition so that is something positive to take away from the day.

Very well done to Alfie, Cian, Jacob, Kyla, Lacie and Miya

Football League Match 4th February


Monday was our first football league match of the season as we had a bye for the first round. It was a local fixture against St Joseph's Catholic Primary so we were able to walk to the event. We had planned to take 11 players to allow as many as possible to show their skills in this first match. Unfortunately illness brought the numbers down to 8 players for a 7-a-side match. This included 3 Year 4 players, 2 of whom were making their debut for the team. We dominated the game at the beginning of the first half and were rewarded with a goal after 5 minutes. This was followed up after a few minutes with a second goal before St Joe's came back with a goal just before half time. The second half was a much more even match with the other team testing our defence a couple of times, as we did with theirs. No more goals were scored however so the game went to us. Everyone showed great commitment and dedication and played well as a team throughout. 

Well done to everyone. Alex, Cian, C-Jay, Hayden, Jacob, Luke, Oliver and Owen. 

Netball league match

On Monday 28th January we had our second league match for netball. This match was away to Perdiswell, a team who has beaten us on many occasions in the past. This time however, we had mastery from the first with a goal in the first minute. Some great passing helped us to a 3:0 lead in the first quarter. We then scored another 3 in the second quarter. In the third part, Perdiswell came back with a goal but we were able to put in another 5. The final quarter was the quietest with one goal for each side. It was a very cold day and everyone was tired from all their efforts. Overall an impressive win with some good skill shown throughout. Lots of parental support was also appreciated. 

Well done to Abbie, Darcey, Faith, Georgia, Jazmin, Lily, Millie, Milly and Niamh.

Indoor Athletics at Tudor Grange

On Wednesday afternoon we attended Tudor Grange Academy to take part in an Indoor Athletics event. We were able to take 2 teams, each with 8 boys and 8 girls. The children took part in a variety of events: obstacle relays, hurdling, long jump, chest push, speed bounce, javelin and running races. Everyone put in 100% effort for their team and was very supportive of other members of their team. We were delighted to finish the competition in !st and 2nd place. An amazing result. Well done to everyone in Year 5 who took part.

Football tournament

On Tuesday 5th December a team of 10 girls and 10 boys traveled to Worcester University to take part in the ESFA cup competition. This is a competition for children from across Worcester. The boys had mixed fortune, winning one game but losing their other three. Their lack of match practice showed but hopefully this will have given them the experience to bounce back and perform well when our league and cup matches start. The girls started really well with a 4-0 victory over Cherry Orchard. They followed this up with victories against Claines and Oldbury Park before drawing against Whittington. This success meant they went into the semi-finals as leaders. A victory against Oasis meant they met Cherry Orchard again in the final. This was a much tighter match, with both sides being tired but Cranham managed a 1-0 win to clinch the tournament. Considering the girls had only played together once before and have only started their own club since half term, this is a fantastic result and well deserved. All the girls played really well, despite some being ill. 

Very well done toCerys, Elise, Georgia, Kacey, Mia, Millie, Milly, Niamh and Tallulah.

League netball match

On Thursday 22nd November we had our first league netball match of the season against Lyppard Grange Primary School. It was an away match but we were able to take 9 pupils thanks to parental support. The court was a bit smaller than ours so the match seemed a bit crowded at times but the girls soon got used to it. In the first quarter Lyppard scored first but we came back with a goal just before the whistle blew. They then went ahead again at the beginning of the second period before 2 goals from Cranham put us ahead. The third period was our most fruitful with us scoring a further 5 goals. After the last quarter the final score was 11:4 to Cranham. This score does not reflect the hard work of both teams and the skill shown. There was lots of good passing and interception from both teams. 

Well done to Abbie, Faith, Georgia, Jazmin, Lily, Millie, Milly, Niamh and Sophie.

Girls football match

On Wednesday afternoon we had our first football match of the season. It was a friendly match for our girls against Hollymount Primary. It was our first opportunity to wear the super new kit given to us by Primary Stars - the Premier League school charity. We had t couple of lunchtime practices but otherwise had not played together this season unlike the other team who had participated in a tournament. We got off to a great start with a goal in the first 5 minutes and by half time we were 4:1 up. The second half was tougher but the final score was 7:1 to us so a fantastic start to our season. All the girls worked really hard and showed superb team spirit, Well done to Abbie, Cerys, Elise, Georgia, Kacey, Lacie, Lexi, Maddie, Mia, Millie and Milly

Hockey tournament

After spending half a term honing their hockey skills, Year 5 had the opportunity to put them into practice on Tuesday morning when teams from Poplar and Chestnut class competed against each other. The competition was fierce with teams from both classes winning their matches but after a gripping final, the event was won by Poplar class. Well done to both classes for their commitment and enthusiasm... and for their impressive hockey skills.

Netball workshop

On Wednesday afternoon a group of 10 Year 5 and Year 6 girls attended a netball workshop organised by Kings School. The pupils took part in a variety of activities planned to improve their netball skills. It was a great opportunity for them to work as a team and to have some extra support to hone their skills ready for the netball league. It also gave the teachers some new ideas for games to play during lessons to teach netball effectively. Everyone worked really hard at all the challenges and showed great team spirit. The girls all looked very smart in their new netball dresses. Many thanks to Cranham Primary Parents Teachers Association for their funding of the new kit.

Well done to Abbie, Courtney, Faith, Georgia, Jazmin, Lily, Millie, Milly, Niamh and Sophie

Wednesday 10th October

We were invited to take part in a hockey workshop by Kings School. The event was held at the all weather pitch at Bishop Perowne High school and was attended by several local schools. Pupils from Year 5 who had shown enthusiasm and interest in school PE hockey were chosen to attend. They were given gum shields by Kings School which they wore during the activities. Pupils took part in a range of skill based tasks, ably guided by Abbie, one of the senior pupils from Kings. Everyone showed great spirit and enthusiasm and worked really hard at improving their skills. At the end of the event they were given a sandwich and a piece of fruit as a reward for all their hard work. It is hoped that Kings will hold a tournament later in the school year so pupils can use their newly learned skills further. 

Well done to Abbie, Blake, Brooke, Daisy, Lexi, Maddie, Niamh and Tia.


Welcome to the new school year. 

This term we have the following PE / sports clubs

Monday : G&T football, netball, indoor sports, Year 2 football (lunch)

Tuesday: multiskills, rugby

Wednesday: football

Thursday: basketball/ handball, boxercise

Friday: Street dance

Tuesday 17th July

This year, for the first time in a very long time, we reached the final of the Appleton Cup. This cup is a city wide competition held each year alongside the league. Previously we have only reached the quarter final stage so reaching the final was a great achievement. The team we were playing was Oldbury Park and they had won every match this season so were going to be a difficult opposition. Unfortunately our goalie broke his ankle on Saturday, ruling him out of the match (although he did come along to support the team). The match was a very close fought affair with the result 4:4 at full time. We agreed a 5 minute a side extra time but no goal was scored in the first part of extra time. We managed to score in the first minute of the second half and then it was a matter of holding on for the final whistle. It was a very long 4 minutes but finally the whistle blew and we became champions. The first time Cranham had achieved this in the 30 year history of the cup.

Thank you so much to all the parents who came along to support us and very well done to the team : Casey, Chris, George, Harvey, Hayden, Jayden, Kacper and Riley as well as our "manager for the day" Caiden.

Our victorious team

Tuesday 19th June

We were invited to take part in a fun cricket activity day by Worcestershire Cricket Club. The event was held at The Old Elizabethans venue and included a free lunch for pupils and staff. It was aimed at pupils who are less confident in PE and enabled them to practise their skills and then use them to play some fun games. Everyone who participated had a wonderful time and really improved their skills over the course of the day.

Football match v St Josephs

Tuesday was a very busy day as we also had a football match against St Josephs as part of the local league. As many Year 6 pupils were still tired from their PGL adventure, Year 5 and younger pupils stepped up to play, good experience for next season. The match was very exciting and even with both sides giving their all. The result was 2:2 which was deemed a fair result of everyone's endevours. Well done all.


On Friday 15th June 4 Year 3/4 pupils and 4 Year 5 pupils went to Boughton Park to take part in the School Games Tennis tournament. The younger pupils had their competition in the morning and won enough of their matches to reach the final where they played St Barnabas Primary. It was a very tough match with the girls winning their games but the boys narrowly loosing theirs. This meant that the result went down to points scored and Cranham were the winners, going through to the School Games in July. A tremendous achievement.

The Year 5 pupils were less successful but put up a good fight. Hopefully the experience they gained will help them next year when they will be in Year 6.

Very well done to all the pupils who took part.


On Monday 11th June our netball players had a league match against local rivals Oasis. On arrival, our mixed Year 4,5 and 6 girls looked rather small compared with some of the Oasis girls but they soon showed their ability with a netball. It was a very exciting match and after 4 quarters the score was 6:6. Everyone agreed that the score was a fair representation of the effort and commitment of both teams.

Well done Abbie, Georgia, Jessica, Millie, Milly, Niamh, Sophie and Souleima.

Tag Rugby

To complete a hectic week Year 3 and 4 pupils and year 5 and 6 pupils took part in a tag rugby festival at Sixways, the home of Worcester Warriors. Rugby Union rules state that pupils under 15 are not able to take part in competitive games now so the tournament was not scored. This did not stop our pupils from giving their all and playing extremely well against a variety of teams from across Herfordshire and Worcestershire. With the older pupils Tommy was recommended for his superb play and attitude and Millie was chosen as the best player in our group - a great accolade and the only girl to be chosen all day.

Well done to everyone who tried their best on a very warm day.

Girls Football tournament

On Wednesday afternoon a group of girls from Years 4 and 5 went to a football tournament at Cherry Orchard Primary. There were nine teams but the format of the afternoon meant that we played the same 2 teams twice! Overall we drew 3 games and lost one which meant we did not make it through to the next round but the girls played really well and were tough opposition. The team that beat us went on to win the competition which was some consolation!

Well done Abbie, Cerys, Courtney, Elise, Georgia, Mia, Millie A, Milly F and Tallulah

Archery Arrows

On Tuesday 5th June Hazel Class took part in an archery arrows competition at Cherry Orchard Primary School. This competition is part of the School Games and winning gives access to the summer School Games competition in Bromsgrove. We competed against 6 other schools using a variety of archery skills. Everyone was really focussed and worked very hard. We were absolutely delighted to find that we had won the competition and succeeded in making it to the school games.

Very well done to Damien, Emily, Freddie, Jamie, Sky, Skyla and Sophia

Year 3 / 4  football tournament

On Thursday 24th May a group of Year 3 and Year 4 boys went to theTRICO stadium where Redditch United play for an event hosted by The Albion Foundation. Pupils got the opportunity to play teams from across Worcestershire as well as having their photograph taken with the actual Premier League trophy and taking part in a sports leadership workshop. The afternoon was greatly enjoyed by all with pupils winning several of their matches. Thank you to those parents who made the event possible by providing lifts for us.

Well done to Brandon, Charlie,  C-Jay, Cian, Jacob, Joe, Owen and Stanley.

Tuesday 22nd May Evesham United

On Tuesday girls from Year 3 / 4 and Year 5 / 6 attended a fun tournament organised by the Football Association. The younger girls attended in the morning and started by playing matches against other local teams. After a break they had the opportunity to try a variety of skills from Wildcat football skills to shooting at inflatable goals. They also had their faces painted and were given a whistle each as part of learning to be a referee. It was a very warm day but everyone had fun and played their best. The Year 3 / 4's won one game, lost one and drew two. They also got the chance to meet a professional women's football player - Kerys Harrop from Birmingham City. Well done Abbie R, Abbie W, Brooke H, Cerys, Lacie D, Lacie T, Lexi, Mia, Niamh and Tallulah.

The older girls had the opportunity to practise their skills before they played their matches. They only had three matches but won one and drew the other two so did very well. Well done Chloe E, Courtney, Elise, Eve, Georgia, Millie A, Milly F, Sophie, Souleima and Sydney.

Cricket with Year 4 and Year 2

On Wednesday afternoon Year 4 pupils went to Norton cricket club to play in a tournament against other Worcester schools. They did very well in the opening round, beating both St Georges C of E and Lyppard to get through to the semi- finals. They were then beaten by St Barnabas in an exciting match. Well done to everyone for an exciting afternooon - Abbie, Blake, Brandon, Cian, Ellis, Jered, Joe, Junior, Mia and Niamh.

At the same time our Year 2 pupils had the chance to play a cricket related game against other schools. They had to hit balls off cones and then complete as many runs as possible while the other team collected all the balls and returned them to the cones. Everyone had good fun and showed great skills ready for Key stage 2. Well done Esme, Jayden, Lacey, Micah, Ollie, Reggie, Samson and Teagan.

Monday 14th May Football cup match v Pitmaston

We were fortunate enough to get through to the quarter finals of the John Appleton Cup again this year. This is a city wide competition held each year and we were drawn against last year's winners Pitmaston. Despite it being SAT's week, our Year 6 boys showed commitment and enthusiasm, scoring first against a good defense. Just before half time, Pitmaston came back with a nice goal. The second half showed determined play from both sides but no goals. Because it was a cup match we then went into extra time but this again was goal-less so we had to go to the dreaded penalties. After 4 attempts each, the score was even on 2 goals each. We saved Pitmaston's final penalty and scored giving us the game. Altogether a very exciting match. 

Well done to Caiden, Casey, Chris, Harvey, Jayden, Kacper, Mason S and Riley G

Tuesday 1st May

On Tuesday we attended a School Games Orienteering competition. It was held at the Worcester University site at Holt Heath. Pupils were given a map of the area and sent off in groups of 4 to find different markers. It was a very large course and the pupils only had 50 minutes to complete it so a lot of running was involved. Our Year 5 pupils worked well in their teams but sadly they were not in the top 4 and so will not progress to the next round. However they had a really good experience and are now much better at reading a map!

Tri Golf Tournament at Cranham

On Monday afternoon we hosted a tri-golf tournament against other schools in our local cluster. The competition was organised as part of the School Games qualifying competition. We managed to come second in both the girls and the boys competitions, beaten by 3 points by Oasis. Mark from Worcester Golf Range oversaw the competition and was very complimentary about the standard of play.

Tuesday 24th April

Primary Inclusive Festival

On Tuesday we travelled to Worcester Arena to take part in a range of alternative sports and games organised by Worcester University. Pupils were given the opportunity to try learning a dance, blindfold football, wheelchair basketball, volleyball, table tennis, boccia and tri-golf amongst other activities. They were marked on their attitude, team work and sporting attitude as well as for how well they did. 12 schools took part and Cranham came second which was an amazing achievement. Well done to all the Year 3 and 4 pupils who attended.

Well done Alex, Andrew, Brooklyn, Crystal, Lacie, Lacey, Liam, Oscar, Rylan, Summer and Summer for a lovely morning.

Friday 20th April

School Games swimming gala

On Friday we took 8 keen swimmers to Perdiswell swimming pool to take part in a competition as part of the School Games events. Children had to take part in relay races and individual races using breast stroke, crawl, back stroke and butterfly. There were 16 schools attending and we came 11th which is our best ever result. Well done to all the children who worked very hard and tried their best throughout.

Well done Abbie, Ashton Lee, Chris, Eve, Lily, Luke and Oliver.

Netball Tournament - Kings School

On Wednesday 18th April 7 Year 4 and 5 pupils travelled to Slingpool Walk to take part in a netball tournament. Our side of the draw saw us competing against Carnforth (1:0 win), St Georges RC (0:4 loss), Stanley Road (2:0 win), St Clements (4:1 win), meaning we came second in our half. Unfortunately there wasn't a semi-final but the team that beat us went on to win the competition. The girls really learned a lot during the competition, improving their skills and tactics dramatically and showing great tenacity. It was a very hot afternoon and the play was continuous so the girls did really well to keep up their energy levels.

Very well done to Abbie, Courtney, Faith, Millie, Milly, Naimh and Sydney.

Sport Relief Day

Monday 5th March

All Year 1 went to Worcester Arena today to take part in some games related activities. The activities were planned by students from the University and mainly focussed on throwing and catching skills. All the pupils were very well behaved and tried really hard at all the activities. By the smiles on their faces, they all had a great time.

Running track at Cranham

The running track is finally ready for use and has been very popular in its first few days. It is brilliant to see so many pupils enjoying themselves running around it. We have started a marathon challenge at lunchtimes, where pupils can add together all the laps they run until they have run a marathon. They will get certificates along the way as they achieve one mile, five miles, ten miles, fifteen miles, twenty miles and then their marathon. Look out for them bringing these homes. We will also be setting other challenges over the months. Thank you again to everyone who helped us by sponsoring their child.



Year 3 Indoor Athletics at Worcester University

Year 3 were given a great opportunity to visit Worcester University on Tuesday 13th February. They worked with some of the university students to try out a variety of athletic pursuits. The children had the opportunity to try throwing beanbags, balls and foam javelins. They experienced a variety of jumping and balancing activities as well as long and short distance running. The children were very well behaved and really enjoyed the variety of activities. Sycamore class are going to have another go on Thursday while Lime go swimming.

Year 4 Quicksticks hockey tournament

On Tuesday 6th March 7 Year 4 pupils travelled to Blessed Edwards High school to take part in a School Games hockey tournament. Despite it being a very cold evening, all our pupils showed enthusiasm, determination and excitement. We got off to a brilliant start, winning our first 3 matches. We then lost our next match to St Barnabas ( the eventual winners). This got us through to the semi-finals where we lost to Cherry Orchard by one goal. This is our best ever result, so well done to Abbie, Mia, Lexi T, Niamh, Brandon, Joe and Cian.

Cross Country

On Monday 5th Feb we took 12 Year 5 pupils and 11 Year 6 pupils to a School Games Cross Country competition at RGS The Grange. There were 4 competitions:- Year 5 girls, Year 5 boys, Year 6 girls, Year 6 boys. The competition was fierce with more than 70 pupils in each race. The start of the race was at the bottom of a hill so pupils had a difficult start to their race. They ran around 2 large fields before reaching their finish line. Chris Seymour managed to make the top 6 for the Year 6 boys and now competes in the County Finals in Wolverley in March. Many congratulations to him. Otherwise our best results were Darcy 21st in Year 5 girls, Luke G 13th for Year 5 boys and Abbie P who managed a creditable 11th in the Year 6 girls competition. Hopefully our running track will help us to do even better in future years.

Away football match v Stanley Road

Our last match against Stanley Road was a resounding defeat so it was with some trepidation that we again visited them for a match. This time we were much more in control of the game, having several attempts on the (rather small) goals. At half time the score was nil, nil with Cranham having the most of the game. This situation continued for most of the second half until, 5 minutes before the end Stanley Road scored from a sudden run. Unfortunately we were not able to get back despite heroic efforts from the team. It was still a much closer game than previous years so well done to the team, Caiden, Chris, George, Hayden, Riley, Casey, Oliver S, Jayden, Leo. Thanks to all the parents who came along to support us. 

Away football match against Pitmaston Primary

Congratulations to the pupils who played in the match against Pitmaston. The match was won 2:1 (Thank you to Jayden and Kacper for scoring our goals) but was a real team effort. Everyone played their part and worked hard as a team, keeping the other team out of our half for most of the game. I would like to share part of the email I received this morning from their head of PE

"Thanks for coming yesterday on such short notice – really well done to your boys – thoroughly deserved - your boys were a pleasure to ref. Good luck for the rest of the season."

Well done to Caiden, Casey, Chris, Harvey, Jayden, Kacper, Leo and Riley

Inclusive Sports Festival at Worcester Arena

On Monday a group of 11 pupils had the opportunity to take part in this festival. It is organised by Worcester University students and gives pupils the opportunity to try some alternative sports which they may not get the opportunity to try in school. This time the activities included basketball, wheelchair basketball, parachute games, Kurling, throwing games, seated volleyball, table cricket, skittles and blind football amongst other things. 12 schools attended and everyone had a great time, aided by the Wolves mascot Wolfie.

Inclusive Festival at Worcester University Arena

Football matches against Hollymount

We have had 2 matches against Hollymount recently. The first was a Year 3/4 match on Wednesday evening. A squad of 12 was chosen and everyone played their part really well. Considering it was their first match, the skills shown and the determination of our youngest players was a credit to them. We scored first (Owen) but they came back with a goal at the end of the first half. We then scored a second goal (Cian) and held our lead until the last few minutes when Hollymount managed to slip a second goal past our defence. Overall it was a great game.


The second game was the Year 5/6 team. Again this was our first match of the season and was a good opportunity for our team to test themselves against other opposition ready for the season to come. The play was mainly to our advantage in the first half and we were unlucky to concede a goal just before half time. This did give Hollymount encouragement but we kept our heads and were rewarded with a cracking goal from midfield scored by Jayden. Unfortunately Hollymount then snatched a further goal towards the end of the match. It was a team effort however and everyone should feel very proud of themselves for their spirit and teamwork. Hopefully the experience will help them in future matches.


Thank you to all the parents who came and supported both matches. It is really lovely to have all your support.


The Year 3/4 squad for the Hollymount match

Some photos from our recent Sponsored run. The children were fabulous.

New age Kurling Competition

On Monday afternoon we attended a Kurling competition as part of the school games. We played 3 other teams and won our side of the competition. We were then in the final against Perrywood Primary. After 3 rounds the score was all equal but sadly they beat us by one stone in the final round. Everyone played really well and were very sporting towards the other competitors.

On Tuesday afternoon we were invited to a netball skills workshop by the Royal Grammar School. Our pupils took part in a carousel of activities taught by some of their sports students. The activities were challenging but fun and the girls worked very hard. At the end of the afternoon they were given squash, fruit and cookies. They also took home a PE bag and water bottle.

Well done Alisha, Elisha, Faith, Georgia, Hannah, Jazmin and Sydney 

Netball at Royal Grammar School Oct 17

Multi-skills and healthy eating with Year 1

On Friday morning a group of Year 1 children went to Heronswood Primary School in Kidderminster as part of an academy multi-skills festival. They were given the opportunity to try their skills at a variety of activities including throwing, balancing and jumping. They were all very enthusiastic and showed superb sporting behaviour. They also had the opportunity to learn more about healthy foods and then tried a banana and strawberry smoothie. A very enjoyable morning for everyone.

Hockey Workshop

On Wednesday after school a group of 7 Year 5 pupils went to Bishop Perowne High School to take part in a hockey workshop organised by Kings School. Pupils had the opportunity to take part in a variety of activities to improve their hockey skills. They were given coaching by students from Kings and all showed great attention and interest. At the end of the event each child received a sandwich, bottle of water and apple. It was a very tiring event for the pupils but good fun. 

Hockey at Bishops - with gumshields in place

Swimming at Kings School

On Tuesday evening we attended a fun swimming gala at Kings school alongside children from other local primary schools. Pupils took part in a variety of fun relay races including pushing a ball across the pool, swimming in pairs with a woggle and swimming while wearing a t-shirt. Our children all worked brilliantly as a team, supporting each other and helping when necessary. At the end of the event, each child was given a sandwich, bottle of water and apple by Kings. 

Well done to Chris, Eve, George, Sydney, Lily, Jazmin, Luke, Ashton and Abbie.

Sponsored run at Cranham 

At Cranham we are determined to give our pupils every opportunity to be among the fittest children in the county. As part of this we are trying to raise funds to build a running track around the Junior field. This track will be open to all pupils at Cranham and it is hoped that teachers will take the opportunity to use it within the school day to activate pupils. During break and lunch times it will enable pupils to improve their own fitness by running all or part of it or even by having a walk and talk session! We will be putting half of our government funding towards the cost (£22,000) but we will still need to raise a large amount. 

As an initial fundraising event we are holding a series of fun runs during the week beginning 30th October. Pupils will be asked to collect sponsorship money from friends and family. Please make sure no child goes out on their own to do this, their safety is paramount to us. 

Every child who collects some money will have their name put into a pot and there will be a small prize for those whose names are pulled out. We will also invite some of the pupils to help us unveil the track to the press once it is built. 

Please support us with this effort and help us make Cranham even more stunning. Every pound will help us towards making the track a reality to the benefit of all our pupils.

Thank you so much


The track will be made of bonded rubber mulch which we feel is safe and pleasant to run on. See below some photos of what it might look like


Tag Rugby at Twickenham

We were very lucky to be chosen, as part of the Worcester Warriers Tackling Numbers programme, to take a group of children to Twickenham to play tag rugby during the Premiership Final. Our children played during the half-time interval in front of a crowd of nearly 800000 people. Despite the hot day, and missing some players, we won our match 4:1. 

Congratulations to Hayden, Oliver, Alex, Charley Joe, Luke, Millie A and Georgia for making us very proud.

Tri Golf Tournament - Friday 9th June

Five Year 4 girls and five Year 4 boys went to the Lower Wick golf driving range to take part in a School Games tournament. They all tried really hard and had lots of fun. The girls were unlucky to come 6th, only 3 points behind the next team. The boys did well to come in 4th place. 

Tag Rugby at Twickenham

We were very lucky to be chosen, as part of the Worcester Warriers Tackling Numbers programme, to take a group of children to Twickenham to play tag rugby during the Premiership Final. Our children played during the half-time interval in front of a crowd of nearly 800000 people. Despite the hot day, and missing some players, we won our match 4:1. 

Congratulations to Hayden, Oliver, Alex, Charley Joe, Luke, Millie A and Georgia for making us very proud.



On Friday 28th April we took 16 Year 5 pupils to an orienteering festival at Bishop Perowne. The event was part of the School Games tournaments. Pupils were put into teams of 4 and had to search the grounds of the High school for yellow and green cones. Under the cones were patterns which the children had to copy onto a map. When they had finished they had to translate the patterns into letters. Our pupils all managed to complete the task in the time allowed and had great fun, despite the rain at the beginning of the event. Well done to Ashton Lee, Blake, Casey, Chloe, Chloe, Chris, Emma, Erin, Eve, George, Hayden, Katie May, Lily, Mason, Oliver B and Souleima.

Sports Clubs for AutumnTerm

Monday : Netball   4pm finish, Football - 4.15pm finish(invitation only)

Tuesday: Rugby - 4.15pm finish

Wednesday: Football 4.15pm finish, multiskills - KS1 only, 4pm finish

Thursday: Handball - 4.15pm finish, Hockey - 4.15pm finish


Swimming Gala

On Monday afternoon we attended a swimming gala at the new Perdiswell swimming pool. Pupils competed in front crawl, backstroke, butterfly and breast stroke races, individually and in relay teams. Everyone worked really hard and were very supportive of each other. We came 10th out of 12 but had a great time. Thank you very much to the parents who came and supported us.

Well done, Lottie, Molly, Tilly, Ashton-Lee, Casey, Chris, Eve, Jack, Katie May and Oliver B.

Football Match v Lyppard Grange Primary

Well done to our football team for their super victory over Lyppard last night. 5:2 to Cranham. 

Cranham started slowly and conceded an early goal but did not let this worry them. They soon came back with an equaliser and although Lyppard had many shots on goal, our goalie Caiden prevented them from scoring again. Just before half time we scored our second goal. The second half was dominated by Cranham with us scoring two more goals before Lyppard came back with a second. We then finished the match with a fifth goal. 10 boys took part in the match and all played their part with great defense as well as determined pushing towards the goal. Well done, everyone. 

The team were Harrison, Lewis, Caiden, Casey, Chris, Finley, Hayden,  Leo,  Riley G and Oliver S

Archery Arrows

We are very proud of the pupils who attended the recent School Games competition at Cherry Orchard Primary. Most of the pupils had not had any previous practice with archery but despite this, we beat 9 other schools to win the competition and to progress to the County Summer School Games competition in July. This is a great achievement as it is the first time Cranham has succeeded in this way. We will be representing Droitwich and Worcester City against children from other regions of Worcestershire. In preparation, we have purchased a set of archery equipment so we can practise and improve our skills ready for the next challenge.

Congratulations go to Lacey and Summer S from Year 3; George, Jack and Lewis from Year 4; Skyla, Riley H and Oliver M from Year 5.

Netball tournament at Royal Grammar School

Mrs Banks and Miss Banks took 8 enthusiastic Year 6's to the annual netball tournament at RGS on Thursday afternoon. We were very fortunate with the weather, which while blustery and cool, was at least fine. 

Our team, who have not had many matches yet this season, lost their first game to Redhill 3:1 but came back with a 3:0 victory against St Georges C of E. We then went on to beat Oasis 3:2 in a thrillingly close game. We were beaten 5:2 by RGS The Grange but took heart from the fact that several other schools failed to score against them at all. ( They were the eventual winners of our side of the draw). Finally we drew 1:1 against Broadheath. Overall we came 3rd in our part of the draw, just missing the semi-finals.

All our girls played really well, showing determination and courage (in face of minor injuries); as well as showing great team-work and support for each other. Well done, girls.

Thanks also to RGS for arranging the tournament and for the lovely refreshments.

Tag Rugby Tournament

The rugby tournament arranged by West Mercia Police, which was cancelled when rain flooded the KGV playing field earlier this week, has been re-arranged for Wednesday 24th May. We will have a couple more practices before a new team is chosen so keep on training everyone!