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The Highlights Autumn 2011

CROSFIELDS SCHOOL


The Junior Girls Choir win their Class at the Maidenhead Festival of Music

Ten talented musicians from Crosfields took part in the annual Prep Orchestral Day at Wellington College.

The Chamber Choir and the Reading Festival Chorus perform at the Reading Festival Concert.

The Chamber Choir participated in SATIPS’ Songfest at St Paul’s School

Year 5 pupils hung up their uniforms and put on furs, cloaks and horns to transform themselves into Vikings for their interactive KS2 history workshop.


Olympic fever starts to spread around the school. Juniors pose for the Olympic rings and showcase the Olympic pendants that they have made in DT lessons, which will be given to participants in the Olympics and Para Olympics. www.quilts4london.org.uk

Congratulations to the winners of the design a house mascot competition. Our thanks to these talented ladies for creating the mascots from the children’s drawings.

Learning comes in all shapes and sizes at the Nursery. New children enjoy settling into their first term at Crosfields.


29 Crosfields boys, aged between 9 and 11, travelled to Eindhoven in Holland for a footballing experience that will stay with them for years.

Crosfields brings home medals across the age range at the County Cross Country Event held at Chiltern Edge School.

Left : Netballers show their talents at local tournament. Right: Senior girls enjoy Lacrosse workshop at Queen Anne’s School Caversham. BELOW: Scenes from Inter-House matches

Year 8 pupils enjoyed their first Volley-ball fixture this term against Crestwood College in Eastleigh, Southampton. The Year 8’s won 4 sets to 1 and the Year 7’s won 3 sets to 0.


Superb performances from Year 5 in Pirates of the Curry Bean

Ian Harte, Reading FC, joined 400 children at the Crosfields Primary Schools Football Festival.


Head of Science, Mr Mant raises the temperature in the Science Department as pupils try out the Fire Tower experiment.

Year 2 presents a wonderful production of the classic tale of Dick Whittington.

The School was delighted to welcome a representative from local Reading food bank and support group ‘ReadiFood’ to join the Harvest assembly.

Crosfields Parents’ Association were delighted that over £5000 was raised from bids at the ‘Masked Summer Ball’. This money was presented to the West Berkshire Down’s Syndrome Group to enable them to set up music therapy sessions for the younger children in the group.


Year 3 learn about the Hindu religion.

Year 7 pupils became film makers in their French lessons this term to add a new dimension to their role-play work.

Reception pupils have been gathering their very own harvest from their garden this term under the watchful eye of their school scarecrow, appropriately dressed in Crosfields PE kit. After some thorough hand washing the children had the opportunity to use their vegetables in the cookery room where they embarked on making a stir-fry feast.


The Junior School Christmas Concert showcased the very best of the children’s musical and singing talent. Two recorder groups, two choirs, an orchestra and a guitar orchestra played alongside 6 classes who performed a choral piece and an instrumental piece.


Year 3 pupils become mini master chefs at Pizza Express, Reading.

Can you turn water into wine? Raj did from the Mad Scientist速 when he wowed pupils them with his interactive workshop.

Year 2 learn all about the Rugby World Cup and enjoy a talk from Rugby expert Mr Adams.


The Sports Department have had a very busy term, with teams competing in a staggering 178 fixtures in 12 weeks! Congratulations to everyone who has played.


The three forms of Year 8 pupils embarking on their final year at Crosfields were thrilled to receive their long awaited prefect ties. Their first day, as the top year group of the school, was marked with a special meeting with Headmaster, Jonathan Wansey and the start of their responsibility as school prefects.

Lucas Oyler 6B

Work continues at a pace on the new state-of-the-art swimming pool, opening in summer 2012.

Zacc Habgood 7S

Reuben Oyler 8M

Freddi Losel-Ingham 6L


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