Shape Detectives


The children in Reception have all settled into their new classrooms and routines really well, and are making lots of new friends. This week they have been very busy learning about 2D shapes; they have been shape detectives, searching high and low around school spotting as many different shapes as they can! Rectangles and circles were very popular and triangles were harder to find. 

U9 Tournament Champions



The Year 4 boys began their Croft rugby season with a bang, winning the Crackley Hall Tournament. The boys played some outstanding running rugby, scoring some well-worked team tries, whilst keeping a tight defence and making many try-saving tackles.  

Ratcliffe 20-45 Croft

Crackley Hall 15-55 Croft

Bilton Grange 20-30 Croft

Well done, boys!

Mr. N.Harper

Head of Boys Games & PE

Class 2MY Visit to The Black Country Museum

The children in Class 2MY didn’t let the weather spoil their outing to the Black Country Museum. They had an action-packed day where they looked at the Victorian school, a toll house, the canal boat and a scrumptious bakery/biscuit shop. It was hard work in the laundry, where everyone took a turn with the dolly and the mangle; perhaps the school could set up a laundry service! And the children loved the  Laurel & Hardy film in the old cinema - slapstick never dies.

John B, Sebastian B and Samuel L M were offered employment as guides, and several people stopped us to ask where the children came from and compliment them on their behaviour - well done, everyone!

If you are looking for something to do at Half Term, you could have a super day at the Black Country Museum, perhaps without the rain!

Mindfulness and Relaxation

The children in Class 2MS have been doing some mindfulness and relaxation in class; this is how some of them feel about it:

‘I feel happy, relaxed and peaceful’ – Orla

‘I feel like I am sinking through the floor’ –  Tilly

‘Sometimes I feel like I am going somewhere different’ – Lila

‘It makes me feel very special and relaxed’ –  Anna

‘Sometimes when I have a bad headache or bad knees, it makes them disappear’ – Jack

‘I feel like I am the only person in the room and I feel very confident. Sometimes I feel like I have just disappeared’ – Grace

‘I love Yoga and enjoy doing it at home’ –  Albert

‘I am excited that we might do Yoga at school!’ – Edward

‘I find it very relaxing and using the bubbles to help with breathing’ – Louie

‘I feel so relaxed and positive’ – Jiya

‘I love Yoga and really, really want to try that’ – Oliver

Some of the sayings we use to help keep us positive are:

‘I am calm’ – Thomas

‘I am special’ – Henry

‘I am peaceful’ – Jim

‘I am funny’ – Josh

‘I am strong and joyful’ – Woody

‘I am marvellous’ – Rohan

Archie says: ‘I would like Year 1 to try it, and even Mr Bolderston and Mr Cook!’

Story Writing Workshop

RL web 1In preparation for World Book Day, pupils from year 6 joined the Reception and Pre-Prep classes for a story writing workshop.  In Class RL, the children shared their wonderful ideas and created stories of knights and princesses, wild animals, superheroes, and a talking toaster and kettle! We cannot wait for Year 6 to come back to read their finished stories to us next week!

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