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A very warm welcome to our website. The pages on this site have been designed to give you our visitors and friends a flavour of our school life.
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 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.
School Life Blog Feed
This week in science the children have been looking at light and dark. The children used reference books, espresso ( The award-winning, cross-curricular digital learning service for teachers and pupils that makes every lesson memorable. Supporting the delivery of the National Curriculum and the successful integration of digital media into teaching and learning) and the internet to confirm facts already known and gain new knowledge before producing plays on their findings. Click on the image link below to view our gallery.
Click also on the pdf file link below to view more images.
In our EYFS class, we focus on developing the 3 prime areas first although this depends on the needs of the child. These are:
– Communication and language;
– Physical development; and
– Personal, social and emotional development.
These prime areas are those most essential for your child’s healthy development and future learning. As children grow, the prime areas will help them to develop skills in 4 specific areas. These are:
– Understanding the world; and
– Expressive arts and design.
Children are introduced to phonics which support reading, writing and spelling through the use of ‘jolly phonics’ and the Letters and Sounds’ programme. To continue to develop spelling skills in older children, we use our own scheme of work based on the North Yorkshire spelling scheme. The school has a mixture of reading schemes organised into coloured bands. Once the children have progressed their way through this, they are able to move onto free choice books from our school library.
Click here for letters and sounds resources and activities.
There are three “core” subjects: English, Mathematics and Science. Computing is taught to all children as a discrete subject yet linked to other areas being taught in the class so therefore integrated into most subjects.
Staff ensure that a broad and balanced curriculum is taught, which includes the foundation subjects: Art & Design, Modern Foreign Languages (French), Design Technology, Geography, History, Computing, Music, PE and PSHCE/SRE/British Values (Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education/Sex and Relationship Education)
Long term plans
Class 1 (EYFS) Click here to see the curriculum coverage for EYFS (although often this can change as it is led by the children’s interests).
Class 2 (Years 1 and 2) Click here to see the curriculum coverage for this year group.
Class 3 (Year 3 and 4) Click here to see the curriculum coverage for this year group.
Class 4 (Years 5 and 6) Click here to see the curriculum coverage for this year group.
Please find guidance below to help you understand the government and school expectations for our children. We hope you find this helpful.
The following two booklets show what children have to be able to do by the end of Year 2 in reading, writing, maths and science to achieve the nationally expected level.
The frameworks have been interim documents for the last 2 years. The government has not as yet announced any changes for the next academic year.
As stated in the document,
‘Each of the three standards within the interim framework contains a number of ‘pupil can’statements. To demonstrate that they have met a standard within this interim framework, teachers will need to have evidence that a pupil demonstrates consistent attainment of all of the statements within that standard and all the statements in the preceding standard(s).’
Pitch and Expectation in Maths
The Local Authority have produced the following booklet to show expectations in maths for years 1-6 with examples for each area.
Tag Rugby, hockey ,netball ,basketball, benchball, handball and football are the most popular .
We chose to play tag rugby, hockey and football. The children played for their house St Gregory, St Patrick and St Mary’s.
The children showed fantastic tem work and sportsmanship during the afternoon and were quite disappointed they couldn’t play all the teams in all three sports.
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School Events Feed
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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