Birch have been learning all about volcanoes. They made their own and had great fun making it erupt!
During Enrichment today some of the Year 11’s visited Stoneleigh residential care home and dropped off some flowers for them to display in their communal areas. Previously the group wrote some letters with words of kindness for the residents to help lift their spirits and make them feel loved. During this time the pupils adhered to road and personal safety in the local community. Chloe said ” It made me feel happy giving something nice to others”. Another pupil said they enjoyed it and that it made them feel happy to be able to cheer people up and to let them know others are thinking about them.
This term Hazel class have been learning about the Stone Age.
Today we brought our history part of the topic to a close with our fantastic finish.
We got dressed up as cave people.
Created our own stone age houses and had snack in our cave.
Well done Hazel class for a fantastic finish.
Good Morning Everyone
We have been sent the full Ofsted report following our inspection on the 12th and 13th October and although it has not been uploaded onto the offical Ofsted website we can share it via the school website. I have added it as an attachment to this blog.
It’s fair to say we are delighted with the outcomes of the inspection and it is testament to the amazing hard work and dedication of all the staff since the last inspection that the school has made such huge strides forward. I just wanted to say a huge public thank you to all the staff and pupils here at Croft for the huge amount of effort that has gone into improving the school and when considering the amount of disruption caused by Covid it is an even greater achievement that the school has developed so much in such a short space of time.
The pupils here are amazing and it is an absolute pleasure to work with them everyday reminding us about why we became teachers in the first place, working alongside them to develop them not just academically but also socially and emotianally. To all the pupils at Croft I also say a big thank you.
Finally to the parents and carers, the parental feedback from the Ofsted questrionnaires were one of the most satisfying experiences of the inspection. Some of the comments from the questionnaires were fantastic and again reminded us all of the reasons why we went into teaching in the first place. The difference we can make to to the lives of your children cannot be underestimated so again we thank you for such positvity and constructive ideas and the opportunity to work alongside both you and your children.
If you have any questions or queries about the report please get in touch with school via the usual channels. As soon as the report is uploaded onto the Ofsted portal we will send you a text with the link.
For Children in Need Maple class got up to lots of different activities. .
We looked and talked about what Children in Need is. All of our lovely children came in non-uniform wearing either red and yellow if they could.
We created out very own Pudsey Bear headbands and Pudsey Bear faces. Take a look…
This is how amazing they turned out.
Take a look at our wonderful class with their wonderful creations. Everyone was so happy how they turned out.
We will be holding a cake sale on Thursday 2nd December in order to raise funds for Norahnorthpole, the link is available at the bottom of this post. Cakes will be available for pupils to buy from the staff room for a donation so if you would like to make a contribution please do so via the usual methods. These will all be made by staff.
We are also collecting donations of presents so if you would like to send in any items that we could donate to the charity we would really appreciate it.
Key stage 3 pupils learned what Automatism is today in Art. They had to not think for a few minutes while they doodled, which is harder than it sounds. Then we looked at their doodles and discussed what we could see, and how everyone’s perspective is different. Pupils then picked out their images with outlines and colour. We set out without any instruction other than to doodle and it was great for pupils to tell Miss Oliver what they saw and were doing rather than staff directing the pupils.