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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 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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Friday Assembly

Today the ukuleles wowed us with their talents . We listened to them play and also joined in some of their sing along tunes such as jingle bells.
Kyle has won the weekly nation |film club award for his review of’ Bed knobs and broom sticks’ . Well done Kyle. The film club sent him a DVD , badges and a film club pen.
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Christmas Tree

Today the Christmas tree from Newburgh Priory  arrived. The excited  children spent the afternoon decorating it .
A big thank you to Newburgh Priory for this lovely  tree.
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Children in Need

Last Friday the children at Crakehall School had a Spotty day in aid of Children in Need. As parents were unable to come to our WW2 tea party they  were invited into school in the afternoon  for a ‘Sing- a- long’  WW2 favourites.
We raised nearly £100 for this great charity.
Next charity event is ‘CHRISTMAS JUMPER DAY’ -8th December.
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Crakehall Choir visited Leeming Garth Care Home

As the WW2 topic comes to an end Mrs Latta thought it would be great if Crakehall choir and some enthusiastic Y5/6’s  visited  Leeming Garth Care Home to sing all the WW2 songs we have learnt this term .Leeming Garth had hoped for us to join them again this year at Christmas,  for Christmas carols, but the choir  had already been booked up by The Millings and Greendale.
The children were a credit to their parents and school and the  Leeming Garth staff praised them for their singing, manners and social interaction with the residents.
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WW2 Tea Party

On Thursday the children,staff and invited guest of the community enjoy an fun filled WW2 sing along and tea party.
Further recounts will be posted this week.
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WW2 Sing Along

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Shoe Box Service

Today Crakehall School and community gathered for our annual shoe box service. The children took their boxes and the community boxes to the front  of church where Mrs and Mr S-D (from St Gregory’s Church) made a huge wall of shoe boxes. The children sang, watched a short DVD , said prayers and played a very noisy game before the boxes were put into a car to be taken to Richmond where the main Operation Christmas Child warehouse is based. If you were unable to send a box into school and wish to make a donation to the charity.
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Remembering PI

Class 4 have been challenging themselves to remember
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Charlie won the prize by remembering 25 digits. Well done Charlie.
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Forest School Week 2 Autumn 2016

CHALLENGE1: Fire group  to make and light a fire using the flint and steel. Keep the fire going to cook our sausages as well as keep us warm.

CHALLENGE 2:
Using our knowledge of forces collect as many leaves as possible.
CHALLENGE 3:
Working with Mrs Latta on area, perimeter and weighing tasks.
CHALLENGE 4: Tool skills- loppers and saws.
Collecting wood thinner than you little finger and using the loppers cut them into pieces roughly 30 cm long.
CHALLENGE 5:
Go bug hunting.
We all enjoyed another action packed morning at FS. We managed to collect leaves into a pile  taller than Toby.
We didn’t find many bugs as the weather has started to become chillier The children decided to put the bugs and mouse to bed an insulated them with leaves and the waterproofed them with tarpaulin. A little more work was completed on the hedgehog home to hopefully attract a hedgehog to hibernate there.
Super fire and snack time , we then  spent 4 minutes reflecting on our special time at FS before having a swim and jump in the bog !
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Class 3 Measuring

In class 3 we have the measuring bug. Pencils, tables, logs the list is endless. See how many different things you can measure at home.
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Class 3 Forces

We have been having lots of fun outside learning about forces as well as completing fair tests inside.
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Class 2 Apple Crumble

In class 2 we made yummy apple crumble using the last of the apples off our apple tree as well as donations from parents. We peeled and chopped , weighed and measured nearly all afternoon. We needed 2 big pans of chopped apples to be able to make 26 for us and 4 for the WW2 tea party.
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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

Our project galleries will show you a variety of images about school life. Keep an eye out here for our latest activities.

Friday Assembly

Friday Assembly

Forest School Week 5

Forest School Week 5

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

Children in need

Children in need

Crakehall Choir visited Leeming Garth Care Home

Crakehall Choir visited Leeming Garth Care Home

Forest School Week 4

Forest School Week 4

Forest School Week 3

Forest School Week 3

Shoe Box Service

Shoe Box Service

Forest School Week 2 Autumn 2016

Forest School Week 2 Autumn 2016

Class 3 Measuring

Class 3 Measuring

Class 3 Forces

Class 3 Forces

Class 2 Apple Crumble

Class 2 Apple Crumble

Class 2 Trees

Class 2 Trees

Apple Crumble Maths

Apple Crumble Maths

Forest School Yr 3-4 Wk1

Forest School Yr 3-4 Wk1

World War II

World War II

Forest School Week 6 – Autumn 2016

Forest School Week 6 – Autumn 2016

Forest School – Week 5 Autumn 2016

Forest School – Week 5 Autumn 2016

Cluster Football

Cluster Football

Eden Camp Visit

Eden Camp Visit

Year 6 at RAF Leeming

Year 6 at RAF Leeming

Harvest

Harvest

Class 2 Measuring

Class 2 Measuring

KS1 trip to Ryedale Folk Museum

KS1 trip to Ryedale Folk Museum

Class 2 – Shape in Maths and Stories

Class 2 – Shape in Maths and Stories

Football Sept 2016

Football Sept 2016

Forest School Week 3

Forest School Week 3

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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