Santa’s Surprise


When our youngest performers, Little Crofters Pre-school, take to the stage for their Christmas play, it is always a real treat.  The theatre must look enormous to the three and four year olds and yet, they always manage to perform a heart-warming Christmas tale. 

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The Solar System - Year 5 Science


The Year 5 Science curriculum provides the pupils with an opportunity to learn about the solar system. It is a fascinating topic, as it offers many occasions to find information whether learnt in the Science lab, from independent research, and even by studying the stars at night from the comfort of a garden, despite the freezing temperatures! The results of their work were displayed in the Theatre Foyer. Many have chosen spheres to highlight facts while others have been inventive with food: Tabby P’s waning crescent moon cake; Bella C and Jacob T turned a biscuit into a planet, and Austin W coated Oreo biscuits to demonstrate phases of the moon. Lily C-J and Grace K made icing sugar planets, and Imogen F, Freddie S, Anthony H and Felix R decorated their cakes. Thank you to Mrs Macrae for devising such a stimulating exercise.

Silver Birch, Rowan and Wild Cherry Saplings

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The Croft Eco Club members planted silver birch, rowan and wild cherry saplings, supplied by The Woodland Trust.

National Schools’ Rugby Tournament


U9 NSRTWell done to the U9 and U10 Rugby teams who took part in the qualifiers for the National Schools’ Rugby Tournament on Sunday 20 November.  The tournament is a highlight of the schools’ rugby calendar, and where The Croft has had some great triumphs in previous years – the boys always look forward to this fixture!

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Second Round of National Young Mathematicians’ Award


The National Young Mathematicians' Awards is the only team Maths competition for primary schools in the UK. The competition is run in conjunction with the NRICH project at the University of Cambridge and is designed to inspire and challenge talented mathematicians from across the country. Each participating school enters a team of 4 children - 2 boys and 2 girls - which is asked to solve a multi-layered, high-level problem.

The competition consists of three rounds. The Croft team got through the first regional knock-out round, last week, and is now through to the semi-final on Wednesday 23 November where our team will battle it out against other schools to win a space at the Grand Final taking place at the University of Cambridge on Wednesday 7 December. Our team, made up of George F, Alex F, Hannah D and Emily T demonstrated great teamwork and effective mathematical thinking whilst doing a challenge based on playing darts. Their positive thinking and attitude was particularly commented on, as demonstrated by Emily towards the end of the challenge when she was overheard saying ‘Let’s just enjoy it, we’re here to enjoy it’. Miss Maclean is very proud of the team too and can’t wait to see what the next challenge is on Wednesday.

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