Morning and Apologies to everyone.
Due to the inclement weather and the road situation for many of our staff we are going to have to close the school. We will update the Facebook and website page regarding tomorrow.
Just a quick note that a summary of the parental survey results have been compiled and put on the school website. These can be found under the Parent Tab on the website, there are also some other documents related to questions and suggestions that came back from the surveys. These are in the form of a ‘You Said, We did’ document. Hope you find them useful and if there is any other information you need please don’t hesitate to contact the school.
Today at Croft Community School secondary pupils all voted in the Youth Parliament election. 11 representatives from each secondary pastoral class were entered into a vote where all students voted for two pupils to become our Youth Parliament members from school. Head people Logan and Orhan helped man the polling station as each pupil had their stay. Many came close to winning the prestigious posts but in the end Adam in Year 7 and Callum in Year 9 came out on top.
Today P2 were wondering how can plants breath when they don’t have a mouth like us… or so we thought.
We used a microscope and found that they DO! They have tiny holes in the leaves called Stomata which they use to take in Carbon Dioxide and release Oxygen for us to breath.
We all though that microscopes were amazing pieces of equipment.
Today the children in primary had a fun filled visit from Crazy Colin the Bubbleologist. We had an amazing time watching the wonderful variety of bubbles he was able to create. Our favourite was the millions of bubbles Crazy Colin used to give Jane a new hairdo. The white bubble bombs were magical, we all wondered how he managed to do it.
Thank you to the FOCCs for organising this for us.
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 ‘Tea Cup Travels’ for CBeebies. f
County Durham have introduced ‘The Active 30 Durham Campaign’ it aims to help schools in County Durham to support every pupil to participate in 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous intensity activity everyday at school – as recommended by the Chief Medical Officer (CMO).
P3 have started with their own ‘Active 10 Campaign’ where they completed a carousel of activities to wake them up, get their heart pumping and mind and body ready for the school day.
Today’s three activities were;
Working on balance and core strength and ensuring our heart rates were risen.
- 10 star jumps,
- crawling up the bench,
- coming back down bench in chosen way,
- 10 hops,
- finish with a roll.
We then had three team races. First race we had to hop to the wall and run back before tagging our team mate. Second race we had to jump to the wall and run back before tagging the next person and final race we had to run as fast as we could to the wall and back.
Hopefully with our OPAL time at morning break and OPAL in an afternoon we will be close to our Active 30!
The Pupil Voice steering group met last week to discuss the exciting opportunity to join the Extreme Group. Selected pupils from Pupil Voice were voted for and will join the group to represent Croft Community School in County Durham. Pupils also gathered to discuss the County Youth Parliament and the secondary election that will take place on Friday.