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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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Reception Baking

Children from reception have been making fairy tea parties in the Butterfly Forest this week during welly walk so Mrs Starkey thought that as this week theme was fairies what better thing to cook than fairy cakes.
The children can all:
 crack eggs , cream butter and sugar , and beat in flour to make beautifully risen cakes. I hope they were yummy to eat.
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Middleham Castle

Class 1 spent a fantastic day at Middleham Castle pretending to be Princess and Princes.  They all walked up the large tower to get a birds eye view of the area(Mrs Starkey did this 7 times!) and had to find letters hidden around to make the  word ‘MIDSUMMER’ , the children also produced a play which they acted out to each other. This term they are focussing on their creative writing skills and what better location than a real castle. A big thank you to the parent helpers that came.
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Move up day

This year we have 6 move up mornings and this saw the present reception children join the Y1’s ( to become next years Class 2) .
They spent the morning with Mrs Stewart working on team work, co-operation and turn taking as well as some maths problems.
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Ephemeral art

​On move up day the new Y3/Y4 spent some time in the ‘Butterfly Forest’ making some ephemeral art. They worked together in small groups and produced some fantastic art.

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Class 4 – Macbeth

Class 4 have been busy practising for their end of term production of Macbeth.
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Class 4 spent a sunny afternoon at Lamb’s Field

Class 4 spent a sunny afternoon at Lamb’s Field
 (Bedale High Schools athletic area).
All children from class 4 took part in the annual cluster rounders tournament today. Miss Wagstaff divided the children into 3 teams and they all then played  2/3 games against teams from Masham, Bedale, Kell Bank, Hackforth and Horby and Leeming and Aiskew.
The children played and supported each other and the other teams really well and at the end of the tournament Crakehall C team won.
Well Done to all the children  for a fun filled afternoon.
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Royal Family Tree

Class 2 have been learning about Queen Elizabeth , in particular the  royal family tree. The class then have made their own family trees, these the  children then presented  to the class. The other children found it fascinating to see that every family is unique.

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Year 5 Clay Work

On Monday afternoon Y5 spent the afternoon mastering the techniques needed to use clay. They produced some beautiful pots after practising rolling out evenly.
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York University Trip

Ks2 went to York University to find out how it will feel like to be in space. Here’s what some of our children said about the day.

On Wednesday, Crakehall primary and lots of other Schools went to York University for an action-packed Day. We did lots of stuff, such as: meteor making, Fiddling with liquid nitrogen, sucking air of places, Setting alight alcohol and jet fuel, using a space dome. To see the planets and making models to make sure our egg doesn’t smash. We all enjoyed enjoyed the activities very much and had lots of fun. After we Finished a few of us were tired so we went to sleep.
By William B

On Wednesday the 15th of June 2016 several schools including Crakehall Primary; St Winifred’s and Saxthtons went to York University for a super science day. We did lots of amazing science experiments including: using liquid nitrogen; making meteors; setting alight pure alcohol; blowing up helium balloons and making something that would protect an egg when dropped from a height. First the groups went into the science theatre to watch the lady doing experiments. First she got a bottle of pure alcohol and tipped a bit of it into a bigger bottle. Then she opened the big bottle and put an alight match into it which immediately flared up. Next Crakehall moved to the Cosmo dome which showed you what the stars would look like on a clear dark night. Next the school moved to the meteorite room. First the man handed round a meteorite that was billions of years old. Next he gave us all iPads which the class learnt how to use to make meteorites. Finally he gave us some tissue paper, newspaper and some string. The class made their meteorites and left the room ready for a nice lunch.

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Summer Fair

Last Saturday saw the annual summer fair on our beautiful village green . To open the fair the children danced around the newly erected maypole. Mrs Latta and her band accompanied the children and adults as they skipped around.
The KS1 ballet babes, orchestra and samba band all entertained us and the smell of burgers and sausages  cooking on the BBQ could be heard sizzling all afternoon.
The Y6 children were kept busy all afternoon on the stalls they had chosen to run, guess the number of sweets, penalty shoot out, and face painting were just a few of the stalls. A big thank you to Clare and the FOCS members for such a varied programme and stalls provided on the day .Over £1900 was raised.
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Class 3 – Cake Sculptures

Muffin Baking
On Wednesday the 4th of May 2016 Crakehall school class 3 were asked to buy some fruit to put in there muffins which they were making for the queen’s birthday celebration
The next day they brought in their fruits and were put into groups to bake the muffins. One by one the groups went to the table to bake their muffins by the time of the queen’s birthday celebrations all the muffins were baked.

Plaster of paris
On Wednesday, we made sculptures out of plaster of Paris. To start, we mixed 24 parts plaster of Paris, and 16 parts water. Then we waited 40 minutes to set. Then we used tools to shape it but made
sure we didn’t touch it. We used clay tools to make hole in it then we made it bigger and then we had finished.

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Class 4 Cooking

Class 4 spent an enjoyable afternoon preparing for the Queens tea party tomorrow.
The split into 2 groups to make jam tarts with short crust pastry and cup cakes which will be decorated tomorrow.
The children all work independently on the task ( managed to drop only  1 egg!!) and washed up and tidied away everything.
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Y6 Forest School

Week 1:
First thing this morning  the children spent time deciding menus for the next 4 weeks. They have £18.00 a day  to feed 9 children, 2 snacks and lunch. Using a shopping web site  and excel  the children had to make sure they made a comprehensive shopping list and stayed with in their budget.
What a day !
In this their final term at Crakehall School the Y6’s have now been through all the seasons, starting in Autumn in Y2 until now the summer.  The Y6 children   were flabbergasted to see such long grass and the trees full of leaves!
We spent the morning with Bob:
 CHALLENGE 1:
Health and safety  site inspection . How many different risks can you find at forest school.
CHALLENGE 2:
Identify 4 trees on site.
CHALLENGE 3:
Sawing, loppers and secateurs  . The start of our mallets.
This afternoon saw Grace from St Gregory’s church joining us and over the next 6 weeks representatives from all our churches will visit us in the afternoon, helping the children with any transition worries.
CHALLENGE 4:
Penguins.
A team building game that involves a shrinking iceberg.
CHALLENGE 5:
Wild flowers – how many different types do we have on site.
 Free time was spent building a dam , playing in the bog and beck.
A super day with so much team work. Well done Y6.
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School Trip to Masjid-e-Jamia-Al-Madina Mosque and MIMA

Classes 2,3,4 were made most welcome during their fascinating visit to the Mosque. The imam and members of the committee gave us a special insight into the layout and purpose of the Mosque. After a short talk about the structure of prayer times and how the Mosque is used ( weddings ,funerals, school, community meals and events) the children were given guided tours of the building. It was good to see the children recognise features they had previously researched and also found out more data first hand. Children, staff and parent helpers all appreciated the hospitality of the imam and Mosque members.
After an enjoyable  lunch outside the library building we went to MIMA: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, where the children loved looking at and then sketching  sculpture’s made of Belgium chocolate as well as looking at Teesside-born painter Basil Beattie’s exhibit ‘When Now Becomes Then: Three Decades.’   For more information on our visit you could look at  :www.visitmima.com.
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Class 2- batting and fielding skills

Class 2 have been improving their batting and fielding skills every Tuesday afternoon with Mr Cooper.
When practising at home please try to encourage your child to throw with 1 hand and catch with 2. If they are finding it difficult with a tennis ball try a larger softer ball.
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Class 4 DT

In DT we are cooking. We are looking how ingredients change while cooking.
We had to design our own savoury flapjack which we cooked on Wednesday. The smell was divine as the cheese, ham, sausage, tomato , garlic etc.. cooked in the oven.
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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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Forest School Summer Term Week 4

Forest School Summer Term Week 4

Summer Forest School week 3

Summer Forest School week 3

Reception Baking

Reception Baking

Middleham Castle

Middleham Castle

Move up day

Move up day

Ephemeral art

Ephemeral art

Class 4 – Macbeth

Class 4 – Macbeth

Class 4 spent a sunny afternoon at Lamb’s Field

Class 4 spent a sunny afternoon at Lamb’s Field

Royal Family Tree

Royal Family Tree

Year 5 Clay Work

Year 5 Clay Work

York University Trip

York University Trip

Summer Fair

Summer Fair

Forest school week 2

Forest school week 2

Class 3 – Cake Sculptures

Class 3 – Cake Sculptures

Class 4 Cooking

Class 4 Cooking

Y6 Forest School

Y6 Forest School

Masjid-e-Jamia-Al-Madina

Masjid-e-Jamia-Al-Madina

Class 2- batting and fielding skills

Class 2- batting and fielding skills

Class 4 DT

Class 4 DT

Class 3 –  looking at patterns

Class 3 – looking at patterns

Class 4 Cricket Match Report

Class 4 Cricket Match Report

Forest School 16/5

Forest School 16/5

Forest School 9/5

Forest School 9/5

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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