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Our school serves the villages of Crakehall, Langthorne, Newton-le-Willows, 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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Richmond Gym Finals

Yesterday Crakehall School saw 3 gym teams compete in the Richmond area gym finals at Richmond School.
2 teams from KS1, Crakehall red and Crakehall blue, took part this morning. The children all enjoyed taking part and trying their hardest to remember their body management and floor routines. Well done Crakehall blue for coming 4th and Congratulations to Crakehall red for coming 2nd.
This afternoon saw the UKS2  team going to compete against 5 other schools in the area final, Wavell ,R.A.F Leeming, Richmond Methodist Team 1 and Team 2 and Le Cateau Community . The children all worked really hard ,smiling constantly and pointing their toes to be awarded 3rd place.
We are really proud of our gym competitors success  as there are 43 schools in our cluster so being awarded 2nd 3rd and 4th is fantastic achievement .
A big thank you to Mrs Bellaries and Mrs Eldridge for helping and also Richmond Gym Instructors for judging the competition.
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Reception Welly Walk and Magic Bean Stew

​This term in reception the children are looking  at traditional tales. This weeks tale  is Jack and the bean stalk. On welly walk on Monday they loved climbing to be like Jack and today the reception class enjoyed cooking ‘Magic Bean Stew’.

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Forest School Year 5 Week 2

Week 2:
FIRE GROUP:
Harry, Liam, Lucy, Ben and Saige . Bob sat back and enjoyed a coffee as this group worked together to collect wood and items for the fire. He thought they worked really well together and were very capable to light the fire and maintain it for snack .  Pancakes and Hot chocolate. Well done fire group.
CHALLENGE1:
Woodland art.Working in 2,3 or 4’s make  a picture out of materials found on the site. A snake, sun , car, horse ,countryside scene and tree knight could be found while I  walked around the site.
CHALLENGE 2:
 In pairs  make a  3  square by 3 square out of wood . Find pairs of items such as stones, leaves, twig etc… Sit back to back and take it in turns to give instructions on where to put the items . When you have finished placing the items stand up and check whether you have listened to the instructions well.
CHALLENGE 3:
Wood collecting and using tools.
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World Book Day

The children and staff at Crakehall school enjoyed a Roald Dahl theme dress up day.  Fantastic Mr Fox,  Matilda, Witches, crocodile ,Roly poly bird, Mr and Mrs Twits ,Farmers, George, Charlie,   a giant peach, ladybirds and many more characters were seen in school . KS1 made edible wall paper but it was so yummy I’m not sure how many made it home.Thank you parents for supporting this day.

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​Y5 Forest School

CHALLENGES:FIRE GROUP : Over the next 4 weeks we are going to re-visits fire skills in small groups and then move onto individual fires.
Kitty, Charlie, Tilly and Chloe this week impressed Mark with their enthusiasm and team work in getting the fire going independently. They sourced their own wood from around the site and came back with a dead Christmas tree which gave off a lovely smell. Well done .
CHALLENGE1: In a small groups walk the entire site look for unusual H&S hazards.
The children worked really well in their groups and found many hazards these can be seen on our Forest School Display in the KS2 cloakroom.
CHALLENGE 2: Collect varying sizes of wood to put on the wood pile.
The winds had been kind and lots of twigs and sticks and branches  were found. Loppers and secateurs were used with great skill and safety and it was great to see that they had retained the skills they had learnt last year.
CHALLENGE 3:MARSHMALLOW STICKS
Using the loppers cut a stick long enough to be a marshmallow stick. Then find a safe place to sit and use either a knife or potato peeler to clean off the bark and make a point.
After a  snack of smores and hot chocolate the children had 3 minutes silence to think and listen to the sound of the Forest School site before have 10 minutes free time. In this time the children played in the mud, climbed trees and started to make their own dens.
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School Events Feed

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY – SUMMER TERM 2016

Monday 2nd May

School closed – May Day

Tuesday 3rd May – Friday 27th May

Start of KS1 testing period

Saturday 7th May

FOCS casino night

Monday 9th May – Friday 13th May

KS2 SATs week

Monday 16th May

Year 5/6 Cluster Kwik Cricket Tournament

 

Monday 23rd May

Year 3/4 Drax Cup

Tuesday 24th May

Kofi’s journey rehearsal (Y5)

Friday 27th May            

Start of half term

Saturday 11th June

FOCS Summer Fayre

Monday 13th June

Start of phonics screening period (2 weeks)

Monday 20th June

Kofi’s journey rehearsal (Y5)

Thursday 23rd June

Rounders tournament

Wednesday 29th June

Kofi’s Journey Performance (Y5) – The Forum 6.00pm

Thursday 30th June

Sports Day

Kofi’s Journey Performance (Y5) – The Forum 6.00pm

Tuesday 5th July

Y6 Friendship – Bedale High School

Thursday 7th July

Y6 Induction Day – Bedale High School

Reserve Sports Day

Monday 11th July

Reports out to parents

Parents Evening Bedale High School 4.00pm

Tuesday 12th July

Y6 Fun Day – Richmond School

Wednesday 13th July

Y6 Induction Day SFX

Monday 18th July

Optional Parents Evening

Wednesday 20th July

Leavers’ lunch

Friday 22nd July

Leavers Service 10.30am

End of summer term

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Richmond Gym Finals

Richmond Gym Finals

Forest School Year 5

Forest School Year 5

Forest School wc 18-04-16

Forest School wc 18-04-16

Reception Welly Walk and Magic Bean Stew

Reception Welly Walk and Magic Bean Stew

Forest School Week 4

Forest School Week 4

Adventure Week – Thursday

Adventure Week – Thursday

Adventure Week – Wednesday

Adventure Week – Wednesday

Adventure Week – Tuesday

Adventure Week – Tuesday

Adventure Week – Monday

Adventure Week – Monday

Forest School Week 3

Forest School Week 3

Class 1 – Forest School March 2016

Class 1 – Forest School March 2016

Forest School Year 5 Week 2

Forest School Year 5 Week 2

World Book Day

World Book Day

​Y5 Forest School

​Y5 Forest School

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday

Class 1 – Butterfly Forest

Class 1 – Butterfly Forest

Forest School Year 3-4 Final Session

Forest School Year 3-4 Final Session

Class 3 Saxon Pots

Class 3 Saxon Pots

Forest School this week…

Forest School this week…

Forest School this week

Forest School this week

Getting to know you…

Getting to know you…

Class 2 divide and multiply

Class 2 divide and multiply

Reception Cooking

Reception Cooking

Forest School Spring Term Week 2 2016

Forest School Spring Term Week 2 2016

The Mud Kitchen

The Mud Kitchen

Forest School Spring Term Week 1 2016

Forest School Spring Term Week 1 2016

Class 4 – Squash at Bedale Squash Club

Class 4 – Squash at Bedale Squash Club

Farewell Mrs Cole

Farewell Mrs Cole

Carol Service 2015

Carol Service 2015

Christmas Jumpers

Christmas Jumpers

Choir Leeming Grange Trip 2015

Choir Leeming Grange Trip 2015

Traditional Christmas Party 2015

Traditional Christmas Party 2015

Christmas Lunch

Christmas Lunch

Prickly Hay

Prickly Hay

Christmas Forest School

Christmas Forest School

Christmas Table Decorations

Christmas Table Decorations

Matilda

Matilda

School Nativity Play

School Nativity Play

Christmas Cakes

Christmas Cakes

Hedgehog Day

Hedgehog Day

EYFS Under 5s

EYFS Under 5s

Reception Christmas Cakes

Reception Christmas Cakes

The Butterfly Forest is now officially open.

The Butterfly Forest is now officially open.

Forest School – Week 6

Forest School – Week 6

Class 1 – Wet Welly Walk

Class 1 – Wet Welly Walk

Forest School 2nd Autumn Term Week 5

Forest School 2nd Autumn Term Week 5

Class 4 – Play Leader Skills

Class 4 – Play Leader Skills

Class1 have been learning about Owls

Class1 have been learning about Owls

Forest School 2nd Autumn Term 2015 – Week 4

Forest School 2nd Autumn Term 2015 – Week 4

Class 3 – sewing and making wrapping  wool pictures

Class 3 – sewing and making wrapping wool pictures

Chocolate Owls

Chocolate Owls

Forest School Week 3

Forest School Week 3

Science Day

Science Day

Forest School Autumn Term Part 2 Week 2

Forest School Autumn Term Part 2 Week 2

Class 4 assembly – believe in yourself

Class 4 assembly – believe in yourself

Our annual BIG BREAKFAST and open morning

Our annual BIG BREAKFAST and open morning

Class 4 Assembly – David and Goliath

Class 4 Assembly – David and Goliath

Forest School Year 3-4 Week 1

Forest School Year 3-4 Week 1

Bulbs and bubbles

Bulbs and bubbles

Year 3-4 forest school planning

Year 3-4 forest school planning

Class 4 Parish Pilgrim Topic

Class 4 Parish Pilgrim Topic

Visit to St Gregory’s Church

Visit to St Gregory’s Church

Class 1 and 2 Spennithorne Visit

Class 1 and 2 Spennithorne Visit

Class 1 Cooking

Class 1 Cooking

Last Session for Year 2

Last Session for Year 2

The Greedy King

The Greedy King

Ice Cube Challenge

Ice Cube Challenge

Class 3 – ‘Gargoyles’

Class 3 – ‘Gargoyles’

Class 3 – French with Ms Wagstaff.

Class 3 – French with Ms Wagstaff.

Forest School Week 4

Forest School Week 4

Parish Pilgrims

Parish Pilgrims

Autumn Term Week 3

Autumn Term Week 3

Forest School Week 2

Forest School Week 2

Forest School Week 1 Sept

Forest School Week 1 Sept

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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