Grounds Clearing day

On Saturday 3rd February, a fantastic group of volunteers gave up their Saturday to help get the Outdoor Classroom clearance underway. There was lots to do clearing, weeding, cutting down and cutting back. Here are a few pictures of all the hard work. Thank you everyone for your time and all your efforts.

Year 4 Spellings Summer 1

Below is the list of spellings for Year 4 children this term.

  • straight
  • favourite
  • strength
  • suppose
  • surprise
  • bicycle
  • business
  • medicine
  • natural
  • naughty

Please look at these words with your children over the next few weeks. The children should ensure that they understand the definitions for each words, and use different methods to practise their spelling. See the leaflet below for some ideas.

spelling booklet


The circus comes to Crofton Anne Dale


Today we had someone come in to show us a few Circus skills. All the children thoroughly enjoyed this experience and had the opportunity to show off some real talents.

This is part of the topic we have been doing ‘What would you find in a Circus of Marvels?’ which we have been reading a book called ‘Ned’s circus of Marvels’. The children have really enjoyed all aspects of this topic and are completing their DT/Science projects at the moment.

Year 4 Stubbington Residential

A quick update from us all at Stubbington…

Monday was a fantastic day with lots of team building activities. We all showed off our co-operation skills to build our fantastic shelters which we needed to protect us from the sudden ‘downpour’ of the afternoon. We also showed some great communication skills to complete our Chaingangs activities. In the evening we had the amazing opportunity to see some fantastic photographs by local wildlife photographer Dennis Bright.

Tuesday has been another great day. We started off with a trip to the beach to make rock pools, sandcastles and find some fossils. This afternoon, we have set up our mammal hotels…fingers crossed we will get to meet some fascinating creatures tomorrow.

Here are a few photos from our time so far. We look forward to sharing all our memories and experiences with everyone at school and home.

Year 6 Green Day cooking

Today’s Green Day was the Year 6’s opportunity to choose cooking. We decided to have a Great British Bake-off style competition where the children had to decorate a variety of different biscuits using careful icing techniques, as well as draw them. There may have been a little christmas music and singing to help them on their way. It is the 1st of December after all!!!  

Year 4 Homework 17.11.17

Homework – 17th November 2017
This week in class we have been learning about our teeth and the different functions that they have.  We would like you to create a poster to persuade people to look after their teeth.  The best ones will be put on display!



Remembrance Day Display

We have been absolutely blown away by the creativity and thought the children put into their Remembrance Day pieces. We have put together a display of a selection of the children’s pieces. Here are pictures of some of the children’s work and a video put together by a Year 4 child.

Thank you to everyone at home for your support with these amazing creations.

   Remembrance song video

King James I

Year 5 have been learning about King James I and the religious conflicts that occurred which led to the plotters: Robert Catsesby, Thomas Wintour, Thomas Percy and Guy Fawes also known as John Johnson attempting to blow up the House of Lords. The children have been working on their writing skills that will enable them to write a report to inform. 

Year 4 Viking Day

Year 4 have had a fantastic start to their Viking day. We have all been so impressed with all the effort that has gone into the children’s outfits and shields…very creative. Thank you to everyone at home who helped to get these ready.

Here are some great pictures of some of the children’s efforts and our chance to see some real replicas of Viking weapons.