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A very warm welcome to our website. The pages on this site have been designed to give you our visitors and friends a flavour of our school life. We hope you enjoy your browse and and that any information you require is available. If you would like to visit us in person and see the school in action please do not hesitate to arrange a visit. We would be delighted to see you.

Our school serves the villages of Crakehall, Langthorne, Newton – Le – illows, Patrick Brompton and further afield both up and down the dale. Children from Newton-Le-Willows and Patrick Brompton have access to a free school bus. We have 81 children on our roll, taught in 4 classes. This affords us an excellent adult to child ratio.

Our staff and governors are committed to ensuring that all children in our care achieve well in all aspects of their development and that they enjoy a rich and varied curriculum that will leave them with happy and lasting memories of their time with us.


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FOCS Summer Fair

Sunshine, Fun and Ducks

Crakehall School annual fair took place on Saturday organised by FOCS. We were blessed with fantastic weather which encouraged people to  stay longer, enjoy the music , KS1 dance   and food and drink on offer.

FOCS raised over £2400.

 

Cinema Club

This Monday 29th June is the last film club this year. FILM club has been a huge success and we look forward to the start of next years Topic based films. This Monday we are showing

INDIANA JONES – Raiders of the Lost Ark

 

 

Year 4 Tennis at Masham

8 Y4’s went to Masham to take part  in a morning of Tennis.
Everyone was presented with a certificate and medal.
5 of the children were presented with a ‘Special Mention’ certificate.

8 Y4's went to Masham to take part  in a morning of Tennis. Everyone was presented with a certificate and medal. 5 of the children were presented with a 'Special Mention' certificate.

3rd Joseph Performance

This afternoon saw the 3rd performance of Joseph with Olivia being Joseph today. The hall was nearly full which was great for the children and they sang their hearts out to it. Class 2 loved posing in their tie dyed t-shirts before the show.

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Life Saving Skills

Y6 are at present completing a 6 week personal survival course at Bedale Leisure centre every Friday.

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Forest School Week 3

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Our third national film club winner

Olivia S has won a national prize for her review of the film BEAN.
After each film showing the children spend 5 minutes filling in review cards to sent to the film club. This year we have seen 3 children winning nationally, Olivia.P  ,Ellis and now Olivia.S.
The review cards are then sent to the film clubs headquarters in London where they are put into a competition.
Well done Olivia.
Our third national film club winner

 

Joseph Preparations

The children from Crakehall School have been busy since half term preparing for this weeks performances of Joseph.  Children from The choir made up of children from YR to Y4 have been busy learning the songs and dance actions while the children from class  4 (Y5 and Y6) have also had to learn the songs, dances and acting parts. The children have all been working hard and we are looking forward to the parents enjoying the fruits of the labours tonight and tomorrow.
Some Crakehall School Joseph facts.
There are:
79 children involved
91 seats in the hall
A band from Bedale High School
90 tie dyed T-shirts
12 morning singing practises
1 golden Chariot
11 dancing cowboys
3 Ishmaelites
4 prison guards
3 camels
12 Leis’
22 cowboy hats

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Dress Rehearsal

This afternoon was the dress rehearsal of this years production of Joseph.
Spennithorne School travelled down the Dale to see us and it was great to have a real life audience for this final practise. Thank you  Spennithorne.
The dress rehearsal went really well and we were joined by The Band from Bedale High.
A BIG HUGE GIGANTIC well done to all the children for working so hard.

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Choir performing at BAMFEST

Crakehall School and Crakehall Community Choir performing at BAMFEST 2015. BAMFEST is an annual weekend festival that takes place in Bedale. Crakehall Choir and Orchestra had the opportunity to wow the crowd . To find out more about BAMFEST you could visit their web site.

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Year 1 Maths

Year 1 enjoying maths problems with money. Click on the image below to visit our photo gallery.

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KS1 PE

Today KS1 and YR improved their ‘fielding and striking’ skills while playing on the village green. Catching, throwing listening, concentrating and striking were the skills the children thought we could work on today. Click on the image below to view our photo gallery.

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Class 1 June 2015

The pirates have been joined by the ancient Egyptians in Class 1 this week. Will the whole school practising hard for the whole school production of Joseph the school is overflowing with Egyptian Props for the play as well as real artefact from Egypt. The children can be heard singing different Joseph songs through out the school. We have also welcomed lots of the new starters into our class and showed them all the exciting things that happen in Reception Class at Crakehall School. On welly walk the parent helpers and Mrs Croft made us a big maze on the green to follow as well as helping us to make nests. We have been enjoying the outside area and have been busy digging, climbing and playing in the ‘Butterfly Garden’.

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New Starters

This term has seen the new starters for September popping in for taster sessions. The children can choose up to 6 sessions, afternoons and mornings, and have the choice to stay for lunch with Mum and Dad.

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Events

February
Monday February 9th  Film Club  No after school orchestra
Tuesday February 10th  Kwikstik tournament 2 teams from class 4 am
Thursday the 12th  No drum lessons
Rugby coach working with class 3
Monday February 23rd  Marrick week KS2 children
Tuesday February 24th Class 1 and 2 host the Alien Tea Party for families and friends and playgroup families and friends – don’t forget you costumes!!!

March
Monday March 2nd Parent consultation meetings No orchestra after school will take place during the day
Thursday March 5th Parent consultation meetings
Friday March the 6th KS1 gymnastics competition am at Crakehall
Re-arranged KS2 girls football coaching and competition at Leyburn 1-4.00pm
Monday March 9th  Wensleydale Tournament begins
Full governors meeting
Tuesday March 10th OXjam evening of music and speech 6.00pm entrance £1.00 raffle etc as we are raising funds for OXFAM as a thank you for our musical instruments.
Gymnastics KS2 teams competition at BHS
Wednesday March 11th Team of Y5/6 children to take part in the debating competition art Richmond council chambers  9-11.30am
Friday March 13th Red Nose Day noses will be on sale in school and we will be organising some fundraisisng activities
Friday March 20th Solar eclipse round about breakfast time partial from our location.
Saturday March 21st  FOCS with playgroup Quiz Night at the village hall, please get your tickets
Monday March 23rd  Rugby Festival at Wensleydale RUFC
Tuesday March 24th  Film Club
Friday March 27th  Easter assembly St Gregory’s Church 1.15pm
School closes 2.15pm for the Easter holiday

April
Tuesday April 14th  School opens for everyone
Tuesday April 21st  Film club

May
Monday May 11th   Year 6 SAT tests all week
Monday May 18th  Film Club
Friday May 22nd  Half term begins 3.15pm

June
Monday June 1st  School re-opens
Friday June 5th  Book fair opens runs until Wednesday 10th
Tuesday June 9th  Film Club
Friday June 19th  Dress up in June Macmillan Fundraiser
Monday June 29th  Film Club

July 
Friday 3rd of July  Reports to parents
Thursday July 9th  Full governors meeting
Tuesday July 14th  Leavers Lunch
Wednesday the 15th Leavers Farewell assembly 1.30pm St Gregory’s church followed by afternoon tea hosted by the Y6 for parent s in the dining room
Friday 17th July Crakehall Childrens talent show 12.45-2.00pm
School close at 2.15pm for the summer!!!!!!

September
Tuesday 7th September School opens for children in years 1,2,3,4,5,6 at 8.50am or 8.00am for Breakfast club.
Friday 11th of Septmber Individual and family school photographs

Latest Project Galleries

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Class 1 Potato Harvest

Playgroup Visit

Playgroup Visit

3rd Joseph Performance

3rd Joseph Performance

Life Saving Skills

Life Saving Skills

Forest School Week 3

Forest School Week 3

Forest School Week 2

Forest School Week 2

Joseph Preparations

Joseph Preparations

Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal

Choir performing at BAMFEST

Choir performing at BAMFEST

Year 1 Maths

Year 1 Maths

KS1 PE

KS1 PE

New Starters

New Starters

Class 1 June 2015

Class 1 June 2015

Week1 Y6 2105

Week1 Y6 2105

Tie Dying t-shirts

Tie Dying t-shirts

Y5’s Last Forest School This Year

Y5’s Last Forest School This Year

KS Scientists

KS Scientists

Looking for Eddie

Looking for Eddie

Class 2 Handa’s Surprise

Class 2 Handa’s Surprise

FOREST SCHOOL REPORT: 11th May 2015

FOREST SCHOOL REPORT: 11th May 2015

NYCC Energy Trade Service Event

NYCC Energy Trade Service Event

Pirates in Class 1

Pirates in Class 1

Gymnastics 2nd Round

Gymnastics 2nd Round

Forest School Week 4

Forest School Week 4

Symmetry and Sound

Symmetry and Sound

Crakehall under 5’s playgroup

Crakehall under 5’s playgroup

Forest School 20th April 2015

Forest School 20th April 2015

Marrick Visit 2015

Marrick Visit 2015

Easter Celebration

Easter Celebration

Assembly Celebrations

Assembly Celebrations

Welly Walk

Welly Walk

Balance Bikes

Balance Bikes

Xmas games

Xmas games

Fun and games!

Fun and games!

The Post Office Van

The Post Office Van

Class 4 Rugby

Class 4 Rugby

Windy Days

Windy Days

Buddy Treat

Buddy Treat

Class 4 Basket Ball Skills

Class 4 Basket Ball Skills

Cracking Contraptions

Cracking Contraptions

Class 3 – Tie Dying

Class 3 – Tie Dying

Easter Welly Walk

Easter Welly Walk

Egg hunt

Egg hunt

Rugby Festival

Rugby Festival

Gymnastic Competition

Gymnastic Competition

School orchestra expands!

School orchestra expands!

Girls football tournament

Girls football tournament

Solar Eclipse 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015

Comic Relief

Comic Relief

Year 5 Red Nose

Year 5 Red Nose

Final Church service for 2014

Final Church service for 2014

Class 3’s A1 Trip

Class 3’s A1 Trip

Y6 science at Richmond Secondary School

Y6 science at Richmond Secondary School

Alien Tea Party

Alien Tea Party

Ukelele groups at The Millings

Ukelele groups at The Millings

Nocturnal and diurnal animals

Nocturnal and diurnal animals

Class 3 – Tie Dying

Class 3 – Tie Dying

Children in Need Day

Children in Need Day

Cinema Club

Cinema Club

Swinden Quarry

Swinden Quarry

Science – Sewing Machines

Science – Sewing Machines

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 6

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 6

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 5

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 5

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 4

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 4

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 3

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 3

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 2

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 2

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 1

Forest School Autumn Term 2nd-half Week 1

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 4

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 4

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 3

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 3

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 2

Forest School Autumn 2014 Week 2

Autumn

Autumn

Mosaics

Mosaics

Monet Poppy Fields

Monet Poppy Fields

Monet Water Lilies

Monet Water Lilies

KS1 Portraits

KS1 Portraits

Bethlehem

Bethlehem

Fountains Abbey

Fountains Abbey

Medieval Houses

Medieval Houses

Portraits

Portraits

Makenzie Thorpe

Makenzie Thorpe

Autumn Characters

Autumn Characters

Art in Nature

Art in Nature


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