Robin Hood Day!

A sea of Robin Hoods, Friar Tucks, Maid Marions and Sheriffs descended upon the grounds of Crofton Anne Dale Junior School today as part of Year 5’s English unit based on the Legend of Robin Hood.  Teamwork, determination as well as an ability to withstand the lack of sun were just some of the skills seen today.  We even had a resident moth take a particular liking to one of the Robin Hoods!

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A particular well done to the winning teams:

[Written by Mrs Burdett] 

ANIMAL MAYHEM IN THE GARDEN!

The gardening group in the garden on Tuesday. Two children were digging under a rotten tree stump that looked a bit like this one. We were digging and under the black soul we found a family of baby stag beetle lave that we put in a screw pot and we showed them to the school the same day. At the end of the day we released them in the forest behind the school and they now have a new home by the P.E shed. We had a lot of fun getting them out of there. Over the half term holiday we think some teen aged boys had come in and lobbed are tires in the school lake that is really dirty. Mr thorns and some children helped to hook them out with some rakes and when we were fishing around in the filth a frog jumped out and went into the woods.  [Written By Jack B Digital Leader]

Spring Watch at Crofton Anne Dale

In Year 6, we are doing an environmental study in our school grounds. We are looking for signs of Spring as part of our Spring Watch project.

Are there any signs of Spring where you live? Upload photos of the things that you spot and maybe leave a post with comments about the signs of Spring you have seen.

Garden Project – March 2013

 Some images of the garden before the revamp began – from our tired looking greenhouse, to our bulging compost heap!School Grounds Day 011 School Grounds Day 007  School Grounds Day 005 Eventually however, our adult support tackled the heap – and won!Even the fire brigade turned up to lend a hand (and give us an opportunity to explore the fire engine itself)

 A tasty supply of cakes and warm drinks kept us fuelled!

It was messy work… as Mr O’Brien soon found out!

Overall, a tiring but very worthwhile day – our Garden Project is really looking much improved and ready for classes to start planting and using the area in the Spring and Summer terms. Thank you to everyone that helped on the day!