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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-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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Class 3 Plants

Class 3 this term  are busy in science looking at plants and in particular
the life cycle of plants and seed dispersal.
We spent a sunny afternoon in the Butterfly Forest sketching different types of seeds and fruits of the trees that are there.
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Class 2 – the five senses

Class 2 have been looking at the five senses and spent a fun afternoon tasting, smelling, looking, touching and listening.
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Class 4 – circuits

Class 4 have been enjoying experimenting with circuits.
‘I can carry out a test to find out which materials are conductors of electricity and which are insulators.’
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Masks with Modrock

Class 4 have been busy making masks with Modrock. Modroc (or Modrock ) is a plaster bandage that is used for modelling, casting and crafting. The masks are props for the fantasy stories they are busy writing.

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Henry Moore

We are looking the works of Henry Moore who was  a war artist who sketched London during the blitz.

To help us reproduce works like his we are looking at: lines and tones as well as proportions of the body.

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In class 2 – ‘ The true Story of the three little pigs’.

In class 2 we have been reading ‘ The true Story of the three little pigs’. The children acted the story out in small groups and next week are going to re write the story changing some of the character.
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Forest School Autumn 2016 Week 1

Year 2 enjoyed their first full session this morning at Forest School .
The children were introduced to our helpers Mark and Bob  and then had to don their health and safety hats to walk the site finding possible hazards that are on the site. We took pictures of these for our display as well as filling in the health and safety forms.
We had to collect wood for our wood pile to make sure we always have enough dry wood for our fires before enjoying  juice and a chocolate  biscuit for snack time. During ‘quiet spot’ w the children had to lie down for 3 minutes and listen to the sounds of the site. The children heard birds singing as well as cars on the road and the wind in the leaves.
To end the session the children had free time .
Please try to remember to leave your children wellies as ‘farmer wellies’ as this speeds up time getting ready.
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New Starters

Today Mr and Mrs Stretton-Downes welcomed the new starters to Crakehall School in a special assembly.

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Term dates at a glance 2016-17

AUTUMN
TRAINING DAY 5th SEPT 16 – SCHOOL CLOSED
Start of term – 6th Sept 16
Half term – 24th – 28th Oct 16
End of term – 16th Dec 16
SPRING
TRAINING DAY – 3rd JAN 17 – SCHOOL CLOSED
Start of term – 4th Jan 17
Half term – 20th – 24th Feb 17
End of term – 7th April 17
SUMMER
TRAINING DAY – 24th APR 17 – SCHOOL CLOSED
Start of term – 25th April 17
Half term – 29th May – 2nd June 17
End of term – 21st July 17
TRAINING DAYS – 24th-25th July 2017 – SCHOOL CLOSED

Leaver Assembly

​On our final afternoon we went to St Gregory’s Church, Crakehall to celebrate the year sixes last day   with us at Crakehall Primary School. The children shared their memories of each year from crying constantly in YR to Foxglove Covert trip in Y3 , from hating school dinners Y1 to cutting up rabbits Y6. The children sang solos and played instruments before being present with bibles from Simon Stretton- Downes.

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The Big Friendly Read

This years library reading Challenge is The B.F.R. Maggie ( from Bedale Library) came into school to tell us all about it and how we can earn stickers, a medal and some super cool glasses, all by only reading 6 book!! The challenge this year started 2 weeks earlier . George  from Year 1 has already completed the challenge. Well done George.
F.O.C.S -Friends of Crakehall  School set the children a task of designing a logo for them. Ruby’s design was chosen and as part of her prize F.O.C.S had her design put on her own person mug. Well done Ruby.
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The Big Friendly Read

Celebration Assembly

This morning we had an assembly where we celebrated the following;
Cluster Sports certificates; Smilie box prizes ; Buddy badges for weekly and daily jobs ; play leader certificates; AR certificates for most books read and most points accumulated  this term; AR millionaires and finally AR Crakehall School record.
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PJ day

Computers in PJ’s, P.E in PJ’s and cinema afternoon.
Children at Crakehall School enjoy the penultimate day of Summer term 2016 in their PJ’s.
In the afternoon the children enjoyed a cinema afternoon, watching either the original BFG or Jason and the Argonauts. with FAB ice lollies from R and R ice creams.
Over £77.00 was raised to buy mosquito nets.
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R and R ice cream

Mr Wade came this afternoon to talk to the children about R and R ice cream and how it was made.
Did you know….
The R and R factory at Leeming is the 2nd biggest ice cream factory in the world .
The R and R factory at Leeming is the 2nd biggest manufacture of ice creams.
 The R and R factory at Leeming employs over 600 people.
The R and R factory at Leeming is bigger than 3 football pitches.
The R and R factory at Leeming makes ‘Fab’ ice lollies the most iconic ice lolly in the world and tomorrow we are all going to eat one !!
Thank you Mr Wade for sharing your knowledge with us.
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School Events Feed

Notices of Events for 2016-17

AUTUMN

TRAINING DAY 5th SEPT 16 – SCHOOL CLOSED

Start of term – 6th Sept 16

Swimming starts Yr 3/4 + half EYFS – 7th Sept 16

Forest School starts Yr 2 – 12th Sept 16

School Photographs – 13th Sept 16

Calculations Parents Evening – 29th Sept 16

Harvest festival – 7th October 16

Year 1 hearing check – 10th Oct 16

Year 5/6 boys football – 19th Oct 16

Parent consultations – 17th and 20th Oct 16

Half term – 24th – 28th Oct 16

Bikeability Grp 1 (Yr 6) – 3rd and 10th Oct 16

Bikeability Grp 2 (Yr 6) – 4th and 11th Oct 16

Open morning and Big Breakfast –  TBC

Forest School starts – Yr 3/4 – 31st Oct 16

Anti-bullying week – 14th – 18th Nov 16

Swim gala Yr 5/6 – 16th Nov 16

WWII Tea Party – 17th Nov 16

Children in Need – 18th November 16

Choir to Care Homes – 25th Nov 16

Music Club on Tour –  9th Dec 16

Christmas Nativity – 12th Dec 16

Christmas Nativity – 13th Dec 16

Christmas Lunch/Party – 14th Dec 16

Carol Service/End of term – 16th Dec 16

SPRING

TRAINING DAY – 3rd JAN 17 – SCHOOL CLOSED

Start of term – 4th Jan 17

Swimming starts Yr 1/5 + half EYFS – 11th Jan 17

Forest School continues – Yr 3/4 – 9th Jan 17

Girls football Yr 5/6 – 27th Jan 17

Parent consultations – 13th and 16th Feb 17

Half term – 20th – 24th Feb 17

Forest School start (Y5) 27th Feb

World Book Day – 2nd March 17

Tag Rugby – W/C 6th March 17

Cross country – 9th March 17

Netball Yr 5/6 – 15th March 17

Red Nose Day – 24th March 17

Quikstiks Hockey Yr 3/4 – 28th March 17

Gymnastics- W/C 4th April 17 TBC

Easter Service – 7th April 17

End of term – 7th April 17

SUMMER

TRAINING DAY – 24th APR 17 – SCHOOL CLOSED

Start of term – 25th April 17

UK Bank Holiday – 1st May 17 SCHOOL CLOSED

Forest Schools Yr 5 continues

Swimming starts Yr 2/6 + Booster – 26th April 17

KS1 SAT testing period – 2nd – 26th May 17

SATS week 8th – 12th May 17

Kwik Cricket Yr 5/6 15th May 17

Drax Cricket Yr 3/4 – 18th May 17

Half term – 29th May – 2nd June 17

Forest School starts Y6 – 5th June 2016

EYFS new starters evening – 7th June 17

Year 1 phonics screening week – 12th – 16th June 17

Y3/4 Residential Trip TBC – 15th – 16th June 17

KS2 Rounders TBC – 22nd June 17

New to EYFS – 12th/19th/26thJune/3rd/10th July 17

Sports Day – 27th June 17

Athletics YR 5/6 – 29th June 17

Reports out to parents – 3rd July 17

Optional parents meeting – 6th July 17

Reserve Sports Day – 7th July 17

Forest School Y1 Taster – 17th July 17

Leavers Lunch – 18th July 17

Leavers’ service/End of term – 21st July 17

TRAINING DAYS – 24th-25th July 2017 – SCHOOL CLOSED

Latest Project Galleries

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Class 3 Plants

Class 3 Plants

Class 2 – the five senses

Class 2 – the five senses

Class 4 – circuits

Class 4 – circuits

Masks with Modrock

Masks with Modrock

Henry Moore

Henry Moore

In class 2 we have been reading ‘ The true Story of the three little pigs’.

In class 2 we have been reading ‘ The true Story of the three little pigs’.

Forest School Autum 2016 Week 2

Forest School Autum 2016 Week 2

Forest School Autumn 2016 Week 1

Forest School Autumn 2016 Week 1

Leaver Assembly

Leaver Assembly

The Big Friendly Read

The Big Friendly Read

Celebration Assembly

Celebration Assembly

PJ day

PJ day

Today was leavers’ lunch.

Today was leavers’ lunch.

Mr Cobb show

Mr Cobb show

Sports Afternoon

Sports Afternoon

Mr and Mrs Dalton visit

Mr and Mrs Dalton visit

Cluster Sports

Cluster Sports

Forest School Week 7

Forest School Week 7

Music Club Trip

Music Club Trip

Class 2 continued the Gruffalo Topic

Class 2 continued the Gruffalo Topic

Talent Show

Talent Show

Forest School Week 6

Forest School Week 6

Class 4 Macbeth Performance

Class 4 Macbeth Performance

Macbeth

Macbeth

Class 2 – Gruffalo

Class 2 – Gruffalo

Class 3 Butterfly Forest

Class 3 Butterfly Forest

Alphabet bread

Alphabet bread

Forest School Week 5

Forest School Week 5

Sports Day

Sports Day

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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