Bonfire Cake Competition


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The smell of chocolate and the dramatic colours early in November can only mean that it is Bonfire Cake Decorating Competition time! Prep pupils, if they choose, can make a cake to celebrate the capture of Guy Fawkes. These cakes are entered into a House competition.  

Everyone has a chance to look at the cakes before they are cut up. On St David’s table, Rory F’s was popular, and liked by Tristan Q amongst others. Evie A’s was sought after by Alex S-M and Austin H. Archie M liked it because it showed great attention to detail. St Andrew’s had some original designs thanks to Meg N’s ‘wooden’ box of fireworks with exploding rockets, and liked by Anthony H. For St George’s House, there was only one winner according to Rajan P and Daniel V; it was called “Boom!” and was a large cannon ball coated in chocolate and made by Lewis B. St Patrick’s produced many good looking cakes, with two standout winners according to a straw poll of Year 3 pupils. Beatrix B’s ‘Rockets’ and Oscar W’s ‘Hedgehog’ were fabulous. Beatrix made excellent rockets out of jellied fruits wrapped around sticks to make colourful exploding fireworks and Oscar’s ‘Hedgehog’ produced many signs of affection as if it was a real animal! I hope everyone enjoyed their cake, and all the donated money will go to The Royal British Legion.

Bonfire Cake Decorating Competition Results

There were 31 fabulous entries in this year’s competition: the winning House was St Patrick’s with 9 entries; St George’s, 8; St David’s, 7; and St Andrew’s, 7. The winning entries for each House were made by: St Andrew’s – Tabi B St David’s – Evie A St George’s – Theo & Max M St Patrick’s – Jamie & Ella W Best in Show – Beatrix B (pictured) Thank you to all the parents who purchased cakes; your donations raised £158.25 for The Royal British Legion.

Abstract Art in Class 1H

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By Mrs Hewitt and members of 1H

Simple geometric shapes painted using a variety of

Tones and shades inspired by the work of abstract artist

Robert Delaunay (1885-1941)

An influential artist popular in the early 20th Century

Collaborative work

Totally enjoyed by all!

European Day of Languages

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‘Bravo à Madame Saint-Laurent - the European Day of Languages was an excellent reminder of the importance of learning a second language. Following tradition, the day began with Form 5L’s rendition of ‘Cendrillon’. The pupils spoke eloquently, clearly and exclusively in French. Those who did not follow the language could use some of the pictures to understand the story, and didn’t Dan S, Finn A and Josh F make very convincing ugly sisters?!

The activities for the day were: Année 3: Gymnase; Arts plastiques; et Jeu de l’élastique. Année 4: Le Vacance de Monsieur Coggins which highlighted a visit to Disneyland, eating frogs’ legs and drinking fine wine; building La Tour Eiffel; et studying les croix religieuses. Année 5: painted larger than life size portraits of Toulouse-Lautrec, Auguste Rodin and Louise Bourgeois; attended the école des mousquetaires and learnt braille. Année 6: played lotto en français; cooked and ate crêpes; and learnt about Comté, Brie and other French cheeses. The final event was the Tournoi de Handball, played in year groups between each of the four houses. Fantastique!

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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.

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