The Great Pre-school Bake Off

re sized for WebThe Little Crofters Pre-school children have been practising their baking skills as they made delicious apple and blackberry crumbles. The children demonstrated their fine motor control and mathematical knowledge as they carefully weighed, chopped and stirred the ingredients.  Some of the ingredients were sourced locally, as we found apples and blackberries growing in our school grounds.

Whilst foraging for the fruit, the children were very excited to learn that some other Croft residents shared their love of apples. Callum found an apple on the ground and said “look a worm has made a hole in it” and Eden noticed an apple in the pig pen!

Year 2 Portrait Gallery

2MY webClass 2MY have had a fun time creating lovely portraits in their Art lessons. Over the next few weeks they will explore different ways of creating their own image in a variety of ways. I am sure we will enjoy seeing the finished results.

Tatler Schools Guide 2017

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The Croft is delighted to appear in the Tatler Schools Guide 2017.  Tatler selected 102 schools which they consider to be the top prep schools in the UK.

In their review Tatler wrote, ‘A motte-and bailey caste in the school grounds, a geology museum with over 2,000 exhibits and a train shed with a model railway……we’re delighted with this gently quirky, family-owned prep.  Head Marcus Cook is a former professional rugby player, so it’s no surprise that the PE department is on the ball:  the girls win regional netball and hockey tournaments and the boys came third in the U9 National Schools Ruby Tournament last year.  With the RSC just down the road, drama is big and the ISI inspectors were bowled over by the ‘outstanding’ music, noting that ‘pupils demonstrate maturity in performance beyond their ages’.  Most leavers head on to local day schools, with 114 scholarships in the past four years (squeezed middle, take note: lots of good secondaries and grammars in these parts).

Picture of the Week Year 2


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Year 2 children have had fun, in Art, using a variety of media to create a collaborative piece depicting a Sea Bed.

U11 Hockey Tournament


Princethorpe Hockey Tournament Congratulations to the U11 Hockey team - runners-up in the annual Princethorpe College Tournament. The team narrowly missed out on first place by a goal difference of one. Well done, girls!

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