Croft wins the Small Schools Debate – Monday 6th March 2023

Croft wins the Small Schools Debate

This week Year 6 took part in the biannual small schools debating competition organised by the Rotary Club. Our two main speakers were Blake and Poppy who did a fantastic arguing for and against the statement: 'Winning is the only reason to take part'. They were judged to be the best debaters and brought the trophy home to Croft (3 wins in a row now). The whole of Year 6 did a fantastic job in writing and asking questions which also counted towards our victory.


MENTAL HEALTH WEEK – 6th to 10th February


On Wednesday, we welcomed 15 residents from Linden Court for lunch. It was such a lovely lunch time, with the residents and children enjoying a chat and getting to know each other. The residents were very complimentary about the children and how well they spoke. One resident described them as "little rays of sunshine." We hope to arrange more events like this, to forge connections across our community. On Wednesday afternoon, we continued with our theme of "Let's Connect" as we took part in a whole school Children's Mental Health Workshop.  The children from reception to Year 6 worked in mixed groups with a member of staff to make a "Let's Connect" jigsaw and create a "Let's Connect" paper chain. We also had the opportunity to talk with children we might not usually work with and find out more about them, from the number of pets they had to their favourite food to their favourite story.  

MENTAL HEALTH DAY Monday 10th October

On Monday, as part of our World Mental Health Day activities, children, staff and the Silver Ladies had a wonderful time making friendship bracelets, eating lunch and chatting together and learning new songs and singing together in the afternoon. It was a very wholesome experience for everybody. Watch out for more things that we are going to be doing with the Silver Ladies and others in the local community.

Thank you so much to Mrs Pyrah for organising their visit to the school!


Fantastic visit to Richmond School & Sixth Form science department

Year 5 and Mrs Martin had a fantastic visit this week to Richmond School & Sixth Form science department. They spent the morning in a secondary school science laboratory and were introduced to laboratory equipment.  Pupils conducted various experiments looking at chemical reactions, in particular looking at reversible and irreversible changes and the signs of a chemical reaction. Thank you to Richmond School for introducing our pupils to the amazing world of Chemistry - it has really sparked enthusiasm for the subject and raised awareness of STEM careers amongst our Year 5 pupils.

We have lots of exciting Science learning opportunities coming up, including a visit from a bee keeper and a mechanical engineer and many other inspiring activities to improve science capital for all pupils during British Science week which starts on Friday 11th March.


Rishi Sunak cuts the ribbon on new climbing frame

Rishi Sunak MP and Chancellor for the Exchequer, cuts the ribbon on the new climbing frame in Early Years. Mr Sunak performed the official opening of the new climbing frame installed in our Early Years outdoor area. Some of our children had the opportunity to perform for him and ask questions. The children thoroughly enjoyed the occasion and it was a superb chance to meet a member of parliament.  These are some of their comments: ‘…this experience was phenomenal. Then we got to sing our school song and he was cheering at the end!’ Finlay  ‘I had no idea he would be so friendly.’ Felicity  ‘He said, before he left, those words ‘aspire, believe, achieve’ are so catchy!’ Evelyn  ‘Thank you Mr Sunak for coming to Croft School.’ Kitty  ‘I realised that he is a normal person with a warm smile and a big heart.’ Amelie 

Boys Area Football Final

Congratulations to our upper KS2 boys who managed to get themselves into the area football finals in York. The boys did amazingly well but unfortunately, they did not manage to get themselves out of the group stages after competing in some very close games. The boys eventually finished 6th out of 450 schools. What a fantastic achievement! Thank you to Mr Robinson for all of the work that he has done with the boys to prepare them for yesterday’s tournament and thank you to Mr Percovich who came into school this week to help too.

Y5/Y6 Boys into Football Final

Congratulations to our fantastic Y5/6 Boys Football Team who won the next stage of LA football championships and will now take part in the County Finals in January. Good luck boys! Thank you to Mr Robinson for all of his expert help in getting them to be ‘tournament ready’!