Our Display work

Buddy Patrol

Date: 14th Sep 2015 @ 8:06am

Class 1 have had fun sharing books with their Year 6 buddies.

Our reception children exploring their new environment

Date: 10th Sep 2015 @ 10:21am

Here are some photos of our new reception children, during week two of the new term, exploring their new school environment.  They have all  settled in extremely well; we are so proud of them all!

Crowton Summer Fete 2015

Date: 13th Jul 2015 @ 1:31pm

A wonderful time was had by all at the annual Crowton Summer Fete. The theme this year was 'Festival of Food' and the children once again delighted the crowds with their song and dance medley - there was even a surprise  appearance from Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood! Daisy was our 2015 Rose Queen and it was lovely to see Chloe again, our retiring Rose Queen, who returned to hand over her crown. Thank you to everyone who helped make the day so successful.

Sports Day 2015

Date: 12th Jun 2015 @ 1:53pm

What a fantastic Sports day we had! All of our children took part and competed with great enthusiasm, as well as displaying great teamwork and sportsmanship. We were proud of each and everyone of them  - they were all champions!

 

Class 2 Visit to Liverpool

Date: 4th Jun 2015 @ 4:02pm

On Tuesday 2nd June class 2 had a very exciting day at the World Museum in Liverpool. The children got the train from Acton Bridge station to Liverpool Lime Street station; some of the children had not been on a train before and so were very excited and nervous at the same time! At the museum the children learned about ancient Egypt and took turns to pop their heads through a Tutankhamun cut out. They dressed up as anglo-saxons and explored animals, from mini-beasts to dinosaurs, in their natural envirnoments. The also children enjoyed a special visit to the planetarium during their visit. 

Before the children left Liverpool, they had time to have a tea time treat at a nearby hotel . Then, it was back to the station for the train journey home. 

Mrs Harris and Mrs Martin were extremely proud of the way in which the children conducted themselves  throughout the whole day; their excellent behaviour was praised and noted by members of museum staff. Well done Class 2!

May Madness

Date: 18th May 2015 @ 3:01pm

Many thanks to the Friends of Crowton School for arranging another successful May Madness event and to everyone who supported it.

The drizzle and rain didn't spoil the party and lots of fun was had all, with the exception of possibly Mrs Harris who was put in the stocks and had wet sponges thrown at her by the children!

Many thanks to Mr Pickering who kept everyone entertained with his his inflatable party games.

 

 

Young Voices Concert

Date: 23rd Mar 2015 @ 12:13pm

On Thursday 5th March our school choir took part in the Young Voices concert at the Manchester Phones4U Arena. They joined with many other school choirs to form the UK's largest choir and performed as one to a capacity arena audience.

With a full live band, backing singers and the internationally acclaimed conductor David Lawrence, the concert makes for one of the most exciting and memorable musical experiences you can imagine.

All the music is specially selected and arranged to give the children the widest variety of songs to perform. For some of the music, dance moves are also performed to add to the atmosphere.

 

Our choir performed brilliantly and all the children had a fabulous time!

World Book Day

Date: 6th Mar 2015 @ 3:32pm

The pupils at Crowton Primary School had a fantastic time celebrating World Book day 2015 on 6th March. The children came to school dressed up as their favourite book character; there were some really great costumes and ideas!

Rachael Lindsay, a children's author, visited our school and ran literacy workshops for all classes. The children met the troll's from her stories and learned about their characters. They explored the story of 'Warrior Troll' and imagined the contents of the casket. Rachael spoke to the children about creating characters and settings for stories.

 KS2 children learned about the writing process and planning of a book. They collected a' villainous word bank' to help them describe a villains appearance, movement and speech.

Class 4 Woodland Walk

Date: 2nd Mar 2015 @ 12:17pm

Report By Beatrice, Year 5

On Friday 27th of February 2015, Class 4 went on a walk down to the woods at the end of Ainsworth Lane. We went for this walk because in Literacy we have been reading a book called 'Stolen Secrets' by Rachael Lindsay. When we went out we were looking for possible troll houses, or actual trolls. Sean ( a boy in our class) found a tree stump, which from a distance looked like an actual troll!

Trudging through the muddy, boggy path, some people got quite muddy, including me! As we were travelling through the woods a small, long fast-flowing river guided us through the endless tangle of branches and leaves. Peering around the woods,  our class pictured a scene where Finnr's nest hung suspended in the air.

A sweet chirping sound echoes through the forests, there were birds everywhere!

by Mrs Waring

Fun in the Snow

Date: 30th Jan 2015 @ 10:01am

There was plenty of excitement as the children arrived to a snow covered school field on Friday 30th January. Those who wanted to were allowed to play out for a while, to make snowmen and have fun, before the snow melted.

'Danger at St. Magnets' Kinetic Theatre Workshop

Date: 29th Jan 2015 @ 9:21am

On Wednesday 28th January all the children took  part in a fun and engaging, inter-active science show performed by the Kinetic Theatre company. The show, entitled, Danger at St. Magnets,’ focused on the  Classification of materials, magnetism and heat sections of the National Curriculum for Science. During the show the children were encouraged to recognise a variety of materials and  sort them into groups of natural and man-made. Properties (appearances, hardness, magnetic, non-magnetic), reasons for selecting materials and the concept of heat travelling from hot to cold was demonstrated throughout. KS2 children learned about thermal expansion with a demonstration of the bimetallic strip.Magnetism was also illustrated with an electromagnet.

 

The story of the show : set in 1946, in the staff room of St Magnet's Primary School in the sleepy village of Upper Copperbottom. the distinguished headmaster has been asked to judge the village marrow competition when the school cook notices the boiler is on the blink. Could there be a fault with the bimetallic strip in the thermostat? Or are any other materials involved? Furthermore why is there a magnet in the stockroom? Who has stolen the prized silver trophy? and what is the music teacher doing in the village church belfry? It transpires that treachery is afoot and the saboteur wants to destroy the school! If the boiler isn't fixed quickly there is a serious threat of explosion!

 

Class 2 Christmas Cafe

Date: 16th Dec 2014 @ 12:00pm

On Tuesday 16th December the children in Year 2 held a Christmas Cafe in the school hall. To prepare for the event the children planned menu's, priced items, shopped on-line for groceries, decorated cakes and biscuits and made table decorations. On teh day they took on the roles of waiters and waitresses taking orders, calculating the bill and giving the right change. They provided entertainment, singing and performing to their customers. Parents, Governors and family members attended and the response was fantastic! The children made a profit of £20 which they decided they would like to donate to Alder Hey Children's Hospital in memory of Skye.

 

Class 1 DT morning

Date: 10th Dec 2014 @ 10:35am

Class 1 spent and exciting morning with 2 visitors making a chimney santa wobbler.

We had great fun building and painting our work.

Humph the Camel

Date: 4th Dec 2014 @ 11:37am

Humph the Camel shows not the slightest interest in anything. He has but one word to say to the world........HUMPH! Much to everyone's surprise and delight, when he meets the newborn King he just can't contain his excitement and joy.

Classes 1 and 2 performed their version of the Christmas musical, 'Humph the Camel' before a packed audience of parents, family and friends. They performed and sang beautifully as they recreated their special version of the Christmas story. Well done to everyone involved!

 

Welsh Birds of Prey Visit

Date: 1st Dec 2014 @ 3:29pm

On Friday 28th November the we had a visit from the Welsh Birds of Prey Centre. There were seven magnificent birds exhibited for us, including hawks, falcons and owls. We learned about their natural habitat, hunting skills, diet, weight and wing spans. The birds were very well behaved and some of us were able to handle the birds wearing a special falconary glove.  

Class 1 Vet Day

Date: 19th Nov 2014 @ 10:27am

Class 1 had an exciting vet day and were visited by a duck, a cat, a dog and some rabbits. We learned how to care for them and what they like to eat. We could dress up too.

Castle Theme Day

Date: 23rd Oct 2014 @ 5:57pm

On Thursday 23rd October,Class 1 had a Castle theme day. The children came to school dressed as Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses and Knights. During the day they decorated 'Fairy Godmother' cakes for Cinderella. We all had fun!

Sports Day 2014

Date: 15th Jul 2014 @ 2:26pm

A good time was enjoyed by all at our Annual Sports Day. Having cancelled the previous two dates due to rain,  it was a case of third time lucky and we were able to complete the events just in time before the rain came again! All of the children competed with enthusiasm and displayed excellent sportsmanship.

Well done to you all!

Crowton Garden Fete and Opening of Butterfly Garden

Date: 15th Jul 2014 @ 12:39pm

Once again the Crowton Garden Fete proved to be a huge success , enjoyed by everyone who attended. The rain kept at bay and the sun shone brightly as the Revd. Gill Stanning was invited to officially open the fete.   Everyone gathered to see the retiring  Rose Queen and her retinue  complete their final duties and our new Rose Queen , Chloe Wakeford, accompanied by her  young Attendants was ceremoniously crowned.   The Rose Queen is traditionally the oldest and longest serving girl at Crowton School and her attendants are the youngest girls and boys in the school.

As is customary at the Fete The children of Crowton Primary School entertained the crowds with their medley of 'Songs from the Films'. The audience sang and clapped along as the children each took their turn to perform in the arena. And, to the delight of everyone, there were few surprise performances from the staff who appeared dressed as Chewbacca (Star Wars), the Seven Dwarves, Captain Hook and the Wicked Witch of the West!

Fun was had by all at the various stalls and activities taking place on the school field throughout the afternoon.

 

The fete this year was preceded by a special school and community event- the grand opening of the Butterfly Garden. The garden, a newly refurbished play area for the children, has been a project close to the hearts of the governors, staff and children of Crowton Primary School. It was inspired by, and is dedicated to a pupil of our school, Skye Higgins, who very sadly lost her fight against leukaemia last year, aged 5 years old . To mark the opening, the children of the school each released a balloon in her memory.

 

Class 1 Beach Theme Day

Date: 22nd Jun 2014 @ 7:49pm

On Thursday 19th June Class 1 had great fun while learning during a Beach Theme Day. They wrote postacrds, made windmills designed and drank smoothies and decorated cakes and biscuits, all in thier beach clothes. A very exciting day was had by all.

New Floor

Date: 18th Jun 2014 @ 7:36pm

In May 2014 the final stage of the development of the provision for class 1 was completed with the laying of a new outdoor floor. The camopy has been in place since Novemebr 2013 and has enabled the children to use the outdoors whatever the weather.

Blue Planet Visit

Date: 22nd May 2014 @ 7:00pm

On 22nd May Class 1 and Class 2 visited the Blue Planet at Chester. A very exciting time was had by all. We encountered a starfish and saw loads of amazing sights. We had lots of fun learning new things and discussing what we had learned. The tunnel was amazing.

May Madness Evening

Date: 18th May 2014 @ 11:12am

The Friends Of Crowton School (FOCS) organised a 'May Madness' family fun evening.  You could splat a rat, hook a duck and have your face painted. A great time was had by all including the staff who volunteered for 'The Stocks' and wet sponges!

Class 1 Animal Day Feb 2014

Date: 7th Feb 2014 @ 10:18am

Class 1 had a 'pow wow' and chose to learn about The Jungle. They had a day dressing up as animals and doing jungle animal related activities.

Design and Technology Day

Date: 17th Jan 2014 @ 10:07am

The whole school enjoyed a Design and Technology day on Monday 13th January. Mr Barber, a specialist D.T. teacher, came to school and provided workshops for all the children. The children made various objects using balsa wood and other materials to develop their skills and knowledge in design, structures and mechanisms. Their finished products were creative and fun.

 

Crowton Christ Church C.E. Primary

Kingsley Road, Crowton,

Cheshire, CW8 2RW

Main Contact: Heather Harris (Head Teacher)

Tel: 01928 788230

admin@crowton.cheshire.sch.uk