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Owls Class 4: News items

Chester FC School Season Ticket

Date: 13th Sep 2019 @ 11:50am

We are delighted to have secured a school season ticket for Chester FC. It is available for our families to use at any of Chester FC's home league games this season. Full details can be found in the letter below.

Macmillan Coffee Afternoon - thank you!

Date: 30th Sep 2019 @ 11:10am

Thank you to all of our parents, pupils and family members who donated lots of beautiful cakes and helped to raise a wonderful £333.79 in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support!

BBC Own It App for Children

Date: 20th Sep 2019 @ 10:48am

The BBC has created a "wellbeing" smartphone app called Own It aimed at children.

It monitors how young people interact with friends and family online and through messaging apps.

It uses AI to evaluate a child's mood so it can offer advice or encourage them to talk to trusted adults.

As we know, the digital world is a fantastic place for children to learn and share, but many struggle to find a healthy online balance, especially when they get their first phones.

The app acts as a "helping hand" to guide children into developing good habits when using their first phone and avoid some of the potential pitfalls of digital life. It is designed to offer help and support  for children, especially if they are about to share sensitive data or send, or receive, an upsetting message.

Own It  is built around a special software keyboard that pops up when kids type messages and monitors the tone of the words being typed and language used. The app also has its own content that aims to help children manage the amount of time they spend looking at their screen and passes on other advice about responsible online interaction.

We strongly encourage parents to download this app to their child's phone to help keep them safe on-line. 

Circus Skills

Date: 1st Jul 2019 @ 3:39pm

A great day was had by all when we practised our circus skills. We learnt never to give up.

Thank you to FOCS for the day.

Friends of Crowton Games Night

Date: 14th Jun 2019 @ 10:14am

Friends of Crowton are holding a Games Night in the School Hall from 6pm on Friday 14th June.  Drop off your children, or stay and play!


Asda Cheque

Date: 5th Jun 2019 @ 12:20pm

On 16th May, Friends of Crowton PTA were delighted to be awarded a cheque from the Asda Green Token Scheme.  May we thank all of our pupils and families who did a fantastic job in supporting the PTA.

Thank You from Vale Royal Lions

Date: 3rd May 2019 @ 11:09am

A very big thank you to all of our children and their families for once again showing amazing support for the Vale Royal Lions in their Easter egg raffle!

Acton Bridge Station Artwork & Launch Day

Date: 24th Apr 2019 @ 1:02pm

Don't forget to visit Acton Bridge Station this Saturday, 27th April, to see the display of beautiful artwork created by the talented pupils of Crowton!

Free refreshments are also available for the event - if you wish to attend, please visit the survey/form section of the School Spider App to indicate how many adults and children will be attending.

Fairtrade Workshop & Assembly

Date: 13th Mar 2019 @ 12:43pm

Last week, pupils from Class 3 took part in an informative workshop, presented by and Albert - a local business from Chester who actively support craftspeople within their village communities, particularly in West Africa and Asia.  During the workshop, we looked at four different countries where interesting and usual items are made, by hand, in a very delicate process.  We had the opportunity to experiment with some of the traditional instruments which have been made and we looked closely at the craftsmanship and detail that has gone into these beautiful items.

After our fantastic workshop, the whole school attended a special assembly, which was presented by and Albert

We now have a selection of small gifts and musical instruments for purchase in Class 3.  All of the purchases in aid of this brilliant cause will enable and Albert to continue the good work that they are doing - visiting schools to deliver workshops on buying Fairtrade and raising awareness of the process and the hard work that goes into the crafting of some of these products.

Over the next week, Miss Porter will have the items in her classroom for sale.  If you child would like to have a look at the items or make any purchases, this can be done at lunchtimes or at the end of the day.  It is recommended that children wanting to purchase an item bring no more than £5 with them.

Miss Porter, Class teacher

Green Tokens for our school at Asda Northwich

Date: 10th Jan 2019 @ 11:24am

The Friends of Crowton School have been accepted by Asda Northwich for their Green Token Board. Every token allocated to the Friends of Crowton PTA will count towards funding for our school, with £500 awarded to the organisation with the most tokens. PLEASE spread the word and ask your friends and family to donate their tokens to us when shopping at Asda.

Please note : if you use the self service tills you will need to ask the supervising staff member for your tokens, or the supervisor till ( as you walk out of the Self Serve area).

UPDATE: We have been advised that the tokens may be counted earlier than 30th March, as the Northwich store have run out of tokens.  Please may we ask that you pass any green tokens to staff at school, who will arrange for them to be posted for you.  Thank you.


Fortnite Game - Guidance for Parents

Date: 24th Jan 2019 @ 11:24am

We understand the popularity of the Fortnite game amongst older children and the difficulties it can present in homes where there are younger siblings.  The game comes with a 12+ age restriction and is therefore not suitable for children of Primary School age. If you believe your child, under the age of 12, has access to the game, please read the Parent Guidance and take a moment to watch this Internet safety Video

Crowton Choir

Date: 10th Dec 2018 @ 11:36am

Our Year 5 and 6 children joined the choirs of Kingsley St John, Norley and the Highfield Male Voice Choir, to perform a Christmas Carol Concert at Norley Church on the evening of Tuesday 4th December. Mrs Harris was incredibly proud of our children, who all sang and behaved beautifully on the evening. Well done to all the children who took part!

School Photos

Date: 5th Nov 2018 @ 12:08pm

Proofs of school photographs will be sent home with children today.  Please could parents ensure that any orders and payments are returned to school by Wednesday 14th November.  Thank you.

KS2 After School Sports Club - Cancelled

Date: 26th Sep 2018 @ 1:07pm

Friday 18th September

We are sorry to inform parents that the KS2 Sports After School Club with Mr Pickering has been cancelled this week, due to unforeseen circumstances.

However, parents are welcome to attend the Macmillan coffee afternoon from 2pm, and take their children to purchase a cake.

Messy Church

Date: 18th Sep 2018 @ 9:32am

Messy Church is held every 3rd Wednesday of the month, at Crowton School.  Please feel free to attend (children must be accompanied by an adult)

Parental Guides - E Safety

Date: 11th Jun 2018 @ 10:53am

Parental Guides, which contain advice on how to set parent controls on various devices, have been uploaded to our website today.  The Guides can be found in the School Information / E Safety drop down menu.

SATS Week and Year 6 Breakfast Club

Date: 4th May 2018 @ 1:16pm

Year 6 SATs

National curriculum assessments are a series of educational assessments, known as SATs, used to assess the attainment of children attending maintained schools in England. Our Year 6 pupils will be sitting their end of KS2 SATs during the week commencing 14th  May.


As in other years we will be offering a breakfast club, free of charge, for Year 6 children throughout the week. Children can be dropped off at school for 8:15am where they will be able to have toast and refreshments to help them start their day.

If you have any questions regarding the forthcoming Year 6 SATs please contact Miss Russon who will be more than happy to speak with you.


Class 4 win SACRE competition

Date: 18th Apr 2017 @ 3:06pm


Class 4 recently entered a competition organised by the  Standing Advisory Council on RE (SACRE) where they were asked to interpret 'compassion,' within any faith or none.

We are thrilled to be able to tell you that they were the KS2 WINNERS!

Here is a little piece about our entry......

Crowton ethos group

Date: 26th Feb 2017 @ 9:15am

In the Autumn term- we will be looking at 'Hope.' 

The term leads us onto new topics. We continue to choose new topics for discussion each week in our collective worship and include a big question that we discuss with the children.

Keep an eye on our ethos board of achievement- each week new achievements are added such as music certificates, sporting achievements and even reading awards.

We give our Star of the Week certificates every week alongside our Value Awards. The ethos team quite often include drama in their collective worship and are always keen to develop ideas for competitions.

The Autumn term is going to be a busy one!

Literacy Project

Date: 25th Oct 2016 @ 10:55am

Transformation of Environments and Social Responsibility

During the first half of Autumn Term,  our topic in literacy has been ‘transformation of environments and social responsibility’. Each class group have been studying a text;

Class 1 – The Something (Rebecca Cobb)

Class 2 – The Greenling (Levi Pinfold)

Class 3 – The Promise (Nicola Davies)

Class 4 – (Varmints (Helen Ward)

To enhance our learning the whole school were involved in a literacy project led by a specialist education company, Literacy Counts. This included a series of professional workshops for all classes, including dramatisation -  to encourage evocative writing; art -developed from gathering words, phrases and poem extracts; music – inspired by the children, using extracts of figurative language, including phrases and ideas put together in the form of a school anthem.

We invited parents, family, friends and Governors to watch a performance of our new school anthem entitled, We Achieve, We Believe. Matt Baker, the musician involved with the writing of the anthem, was here to accompany the children. There was an opportunity afterwards to view the gallery of artwork and see the children’s written work in their classes.

Speak Out. Stay Safe

Date: 5th Jul 2016 @ 4:06pm

Thank you to the NSPCC who delivered their excellent 'Speak Out. Stay Safe' presentation to all children in Classes 2, 3 and 4.

A Place of Safety by Gripping Yarns

Date: 1st Feb 2016 @ 3:28pm

On Monday 1st February Classes 2, 3 and 4 received a visit from Gripping Yarns, an association of storytelling performers who are all actors with an expertise in theatre for young people. They delivered a story called 'Place of Safety' to support our work on internet safety and link to Safer Internet Day on 9th February.

The internet, mobile communications and e-mail offer young people unprecedented and exciting  opportunities to explore and interact from the safety of their own school, home or bedroom. 'A Place of Safety' is concerned with how children interact in  the electronic communication environment, and with how they  can do so with greater security.


Place of Safety tells the story of Jordan, who is struggling to build new friendships after moving school following a necessary family separation.  For Jordan, the internet, e-mail, chat and messaging offer an ideal way to keep in touch with old friends, and make new friends with interests similar to his own.  He is befriended by an apparently more experienced chat room user, with whom he develops a friendship, and with whom he shares personal information and photographs.  His trust in his new friend diminishes as he is pressured to allow greater degrees of contact and more personal information.  Having already taken risks with his online friendship, he is too scared to tell anyone what has happened in case he gets into trouble and he is considering agreeing to his new friend’s requests when a real-life friend from school uses online media to contact him, and encourage him get help from their teacher. 


Place of Safety was written for Cheshire Education Safeguarding in Education to promote safe use of the Internet and electronic communications media, encouraging children adopt an attitude of healthy scepticism towards what people tell them online, whilst stressing that using the Internet can and should be great fun.

The Queen's Reign

Date: 10th Sep 2015 @ 10:14am

We had flags and bunting out on Wednesday 9th September out as we celebrated our Queen becoming Britain's longest-reigning Monarch EVER,  succeededing the previous record set by her Great-Great Grandmother Queen Victoria.  The children joined together for a special assembly in school where they learned all about the Queen's reign - from her ascension to the throne in 1952 following King George VI's death, her Coronation, her duties, her silver, gold and diamond jubilee, and also her family and homes. We watched video clips, saw lots of pictures and all sang the National Anthem.


Red Nose Day 2015

Date: 22nd Mar 2015 @ 10:10pm

We had lots of fun fundraising for Comic Relief. The say started with a coffee morning organised by The Friends of Crowton School. Parents, friends and family attended and donated lots of scrumptious cakes. The School Council arranged a Face Painting Stall and a Red Nose Sweepstake competition. The children all wore wacky clothes to school and pulled funny faces for a donation to the charity. By themed of the day we had raised a fabulous £247 for Comic a Relief. Well done everyone! 

Crowton Christ Church C.E. Primary

Kingsley Road, Crowton,

Cheshire, CW8 2RW

Main Contact: Heather Bettley (Head Teacher)

Tel: 01928 788230