Croft is an Eco- School.

Great news, we are now officially registered as an eco-school, which is a step forward in empowering our pupils to help the environment. Since we began our paper recycling programme approximately one month ago we have more than doubled our weekly output. The last collection was 8 1/2 bin liners of scrap paper. We have…

80’s local sculpture walk

This afternoon we went for a walk to see a local sculpture called ‘The Men of Steel’ also known locally as ‘The Transformers’. We learnt all about the sculpture for Art and this visit also combined our RRS topic of National Walking Month with our English topic of Non-Fiction Texts. In English we have been…

Rewards Day Glass Star Making

Today our home learning stars from each class had the opportunity to design their own glass star decoration as a keepsake to remind them of their home learning success this term. Pupils got to choose the colours they wanted to include in their star and also learnt about the glass fusing process. Due to the…

80 Reflection Patterns

80 have linked their Maths learning of angles to their Art topic of pattern, by choosing the number of lines of symmetry and reflection within their design which they created on the computer. Promoting creative decision making based around angles, colours and line thickness they all created beautiful mandala imagery which has a striking similarity…

British Values Day

What an amazing day we have had across school today. Every class was busy creating artwork based around the British Values in each curriculum area. We have lots more photos to upload but here is a mosaic of our pupils wearing the colours of the Union Jack flag.

P6 Durham Oriental Museum

Our year 7 textile work is inspired by Chinese New Year, so pupils went to see some Oriental artefacts for inspiration. Pupils were fascinated by the age of some of these ancient objects and enjoyed the interactive elements of the gallery. We also found 3 objects which the BBC had used in the making of…

Year 10 Art Sculpture visit

As part of year 10 Art pupils studies into the formal elements of Art, we went to view a range of sculptures linked to the element of ‘Shape’. Some of the sculptures were on the Quayside and made of traditional materials such as metal and stone, whereas their favourite called ‘Play Rebellion’ was a foam…