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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 97 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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On these afternoon they are able to choose what which order they complete the free flow activities. They can often be heard saying to each other ‘ What shall I do first ?’ Independent learning is so important. Research shows:
What were the benefits of independent learning for students?
The review found some evidence of the benefits of independent learning, including:
- improved academic performance;
- increased motivation and confidence;
- greater student awareness of their limitations and their ability to manage them;
- enabling teachers to provide differentiated tasks for students;
- fostering social inclusion by countering alienation;
- widespread evidence of improved academic performance.
Last week at forest school was our first, so we had to check for hazards, and we found 15!
The first people who finished the hazards sheet had to measure the air & water temperature, decibels and lx. We always have a snack after all our work, and today it was chocolate biscuits. After that, we had to re-arrange the logs so we all were an equal distance from the fire, it took a lot of team work, then we all went in the bog. I jumped in and made a bog slide it was so fun!
We then had to walk through the beck to make ourselves clean, and I got water in my wellies. Finally we went back to school and had to be hosed down.
Last week at forest school, we got put in partners and we went and looked for hazards around forest school and when we went back we had a chat. After that, the boys went to collect some stones for reception to write their alphabet on then the girls did some sawing then we swapped around then we went back to where we sit by the fire and had a biscuit. When everyone had finished Mark went to show us where the frog’s eggs were then we had free time for about 10 minutes then went back to school and because some of us were really dirty we got hose piped.
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On Tuesday the whole school took part in the traditional pancake day race. The house teams ( St Gregory’s, St Patrick’s and St Mary’s) competed against each other in a running race( while tossing your pancake at least three times). St Gregory’s won the race with St Patrick’s only meters behind.
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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
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
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
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