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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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Crakehall Talent Show

To end the summer term Crakehall School Children put on a talent show.
We were entertained by  Egyptian singers, dancer, pianists, flutist, magicians, solo singers, Kids Top Gear, water drinkers, drummers guitarist, gymnasts, hoop twirling and many other super talents.
A fun filled fabulous afternoon was had by all.

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Class 3 DT

During the summer term class 3 have been busy making picture frames. They pressed flowers in cotton for a number of weeks to show the natural dyes in the materials and then used the hack saws , glue guns and reinforcing corners to make a picture frame for them. The results are quite stunning.

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Class 2 and our new KAPLA construction set

Class 2 have been trialling our new construction set KAPLA.
These are a  very unique construction block the web site blurb states…
‘Kapla blocks are intended to be stacked and remain in place thanks to gravity. They do not have snaps or interlocking parts and are not meant to be used with glue.
The blocks are precision cut to a single size and shape, which assists in the stability of larger constructions. Each block is a cuboid in the ratio 1:3:15. The length of the longest side is 12 centimetres (4¾ inches). The blocks are certified green from renewable forests of Marine pine near the Bordeaux region of France. The blocks are not varnished or treated. Coloured blocks are stained with non-toxic water based paints of ten different hues.
Look out for future construction models we will make. Here are some that have previously been constructed.

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Drums

Nathan and the drummers put on a show this Thursday for the parents  and children to enjoy. Nearly all the children that have weekly lesson showed us their talents.

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Ukelele

On Tuesday afternoon the children who have been taking ukulele lessons put on a show.
Parents were invited to come and watch while they children played and sung to their favourite songs.

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Accelerated Reading Millionaire

In the end of year assembly Holly B was presented with an Accelerated Reading Certificate for reading over a million words in 1 year. Holly is also our 2nd only pupil to reach the prestigious Honours Reader Award.

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For the time I have been at school I have been working towards one goal. That goal is to reach honours reading on accelerated reading. To reach honours reader you have to read several book of different genres and levels. You also have to get a certain amount of points and finally I have managed to get to honours reader after reading 1364919 words in school from when I started in reception. I was awarded a certificate and a £10 book voucher and I promise I will carry on reading!

4 children from Crakehall School have won a poster competition.

A few weeks ago the A1L2B engineers came in school. ‘Ivor Goodsite’ set the children a challenge to design a poster about Construction site safety. On Thursday they joined other winners from the Bedale area they were presented with a medal, certificate and colouring pens. Well Done to all those that had taken part.
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Y6 Leaver Service

Today Crakehall School went to St Gregory’s Church for the Y6 Leaver Service. Here the Y6’s entertained us with their memories of Crakehall and showed us some of the many talents they have . They returned to school for the 1st Y6 Leavers tea Party where they enjoyed a cream tea and cake made by our school cook, Louise.

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This year saw our 8th annual leavers lunch.

The Y6’s get together a few weeks before to vote on their favourite meal. This then becomes the leaver lunch menu.
This year Macaroni Cheese and chocolate cornflake pudding was the meal of choice.
The children and staff are asked to dress to impress with posh frocks, shirts and ties the dress code.
The Y6’s join the guests (volunteers at school ) and Mrs Cole for pre dinner drinks and nibbles before all the children packed the hall for a great lunch.

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Dress to impress

Tuesday 14th July

Please remember to bring your Smart clothes into school tomorrow for leaver lunch. Children will change just before lunch. All children will have lunch together in the hall  to say farewell to the Year 6’s.

Dress code:

boys: trousers/ shorts( no jeans)

shirt and tie

shoes ( no trainers or crocs)

girls: posh sparkly dress

shoes ( no trainers or crocs)

or trousers and blouse.

 

Year 6 Visiting New Schools

Over the last few weeks the year 6 children have been visiting their new schools.  This year children from Crakehall Primary School are going to Richmond School , Wensleydale School, Bedale High School and St Francis Xavier.  Here’s what some of them had to say:

High School
Yesterday I went to Richmond High School for an induction day. To begin with we were split into several groups (which weren’t our tutor groups, although there were a few people who were,) and we had to do several activities. The first was cricket then French, multi sports and lunch. Following that were two sessions of drama. I enjoyed French, multi sports and the second set of drama. I am excited about going to High School but I will miss my friends from primary. I tried to make some friends yesterday but no-one in my group had the same interests as me. There was one girl called Georgia, she was nice but still didn’t have the same interests as me but overall I enjoyed the day.

High school report
Yesterday, Franki, Holly, Holly and I went to Richmond school for a tester day. We got dropped off as a group in the sports hall, there was a quick talk on respecting the school. Then we got put into groups (I was in orange) and taken to different activities. First I went to do diamond cricket. In diamond cricket there are 4 batters in a diamond shape. In the middle of the diamond is a bowler; the bowler can bowl in any direction. There are fielders on the outside of the diamond. After cricket we did French. In French we filled out a work sheet with English and French words on: to complete the sheet we had to match them up. We played bum ball next. You have to scoot around on your bum while kicking a giant football. To score the ball has to hit the post of the goal. Next we had lunch. After lunch we did 2 sets of drama, Roald Dahl plays and sea side noises. Then we left: it was a great day!

Richmond high school recount
On Tuesday 30th June, Holly B, Franki, Olivia P and I went to Richmond high school for an activities day. We did some fun activities these included: cricket, multi skills, French and drama twice. The second drama was the best because we got to play some very fun games. The first one was copying a scene from the twits and the second one we played a game called the name game it is where you say your name do an action I said my name than waved and if you did the same action as someone else then you had to do a silly dance. Then it was time to go home.

Friday Music Club

The Friday Music Club spent the afternoon singing, dancing and chatting to the residents of The Milling and Greendale, Bedale.

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Today day was the last day of SPORTS WEEK

The whole school enjoyed inter-house rounders on the green and Keep Fit with Mrs Ramsay.
A touring cricket group even joined in with the keep fit routine!!

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Aysgarth School Sports Day Activities

Our forth day of Sports saw us travelling by coach to Aysgarth School for an afternoon of activities.
On offer today:
Tennis- KS2
Short Tennis -KS1
Hockey- KS2 and KS1
Cow- (a cricket game)
Multi sports. (Frisbee, skipping, table tennis and tennis keepie upies.
The final event today was the cross country in the valley.

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Thursday Sports Week.

Today the children took a bus to Aysgarth School  (Newton Le Willows) to compete in the inter house multi sport, tennis ,hockey and cross country.

Well done to all children for completing the cross country run and especially KS1 who were up for the challenge of running the whole field rather than the shorter route we had in mind.

 

Teatimers

Teatimers is still running on Thursday as normal. Children attending will be taken back to school after our afternoon sports at Aysgarth.


School Events Feed

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

Our project galleries will show you a variety of images about school life. Keep an eye out here for our latest activities.

Egyptian Art

Egyptian Art

Iron and Bronze Age Drawings

Iron and Bronze Age Drawings

Sports

Sports

Crakehall Talent Show

Crakehall Talent Show

Class 3 DT

Class 3 DT

Class 2 and our new KAPLA construction set

Class 2 and our new KAPLA construction set

Drums

Drums

Ukelele

Ukelele

4 children from Crakehall School have won a poster competition.

4 children from Crakehall School have won a poster competition.

Y6 Leaver Service

Y6 Leaver Service

This year saw our 8th annual leavers lunch.

This year saw our 8th annual leavers lunch.

This years sports day winners.

This years sports day winners.

Friday Music Club

Friday Music Club

Today day was the last day of SPORTS WEEK

Today day was the last day of SPORTS WEEK

Aysgarth School Sports Day Activities

Aysgarth School Sports Day Activities

WEDNESDAY

WEDNESDAY

MR COBB SHOW

MR COBB SHOW

TUESDAY:

TUESDAY:

Inter House Cricket

Inter House Cricket

Sports Day

Sports Day

Forest School Week 5

Forest School Week 5

Forest School Week 4

Forest School Week 4

Class 1 Potato Harvest

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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