Our Display work

Class 2 get fruity!

Date: 17th Nov 2015 @ 3:01pm

Class two had a great time investigating healthy eating as part of their science lesson. They learned about and sampled different types of fruit - some they already knew, such as bananas, grapes and some they didn't, such as physalis, passion fruit and even a dragon fruit!

The children used appropriate safety knives and prepared the fruits for eating.

 

 

Smokebusters visit class 4.

Date: 9th Nov 2015 @ 11:28am

Last week Smokebusters came to visit Class 4, to give a talk on how to deal with a house fire and the 3 different escape plans we should all know. We also had the opportunity to go in the smoke tent to witness what it would be like in the event of a fire.

Castle Day

Date: 20th Oct 2015 @ 12:48pm

Class One had great fun on their castle themed dressing-up day!

Lets go back to Ancient Egypt with class 4.

Date: 12th Oct 2015 @ 3:12pm

On Monday 12th October, Play in a Day came to work with our class 4 pupils. In just one day the class produced a play called Mummies Boy.  The whole class enjoyed the day and also learn't about the history of Ancient Egypt. At the end of the day, the class performed  to the whole school.

Well done class 4.

 

Class 3 Zoofari workshop

Date: 9th Oct 2015 @ 9:45am

Carrie, a Zoofari Ranger from Chester Zoo, talked to us about minibeasts and showed us some pictures of the different animals that live in the Zoo. She brought in artefacts of minibeasts which we were able to touch and study. We learnt many new facts about minibeasts, including how they use sensory information in a differnet way. We also learnt how it is important that we look after them because they are only small, but they are an essential part of the food chain.  

 

The Rainforest comes to class 4.

Date: 9th Oct 2015 @ 8:48am

On Wednesday 7th October a member of staff of Chester Zoo came to class 4 to talk to us about the Rainforest. The talk covered all types of animals that we would find in the Rainforest, what products we use in our daily lives that come from the rainforest and we handled artefacts of different rainforest animals.

National Poetry Day.

Date: 9th Oct 2015 @ 8:38am

On Thursday 9th October it was National Poetry Day. Class 4 used their Literacy work to create a poem.

Example of our Poems.

Gnarled branches stretched,

A forest of pine trees smiled,

The tranquil pond,

A slight ripple breaks.

 

Gnarled branches stretched,

Cool autumn breeze,

Silence,

Through the reeds.

 

Gnarled branches stretched,

The watery yellow, pink and violet hues,

As the moon slowly rose,

Peaceful.

Class 4 - St. Johns Ambulance.

Date: 6th Oct 2015 @ 3:16pm

On Monday 5th October St. Johns Ambulance came in to school and gave us a talk and demonstration on basic First Aid. Years 5 and 6 took part and learnt the basics of First Aid. They learnt what the six letters DRSABC stood for, how to put people in the correct recovery position, how to clear someone's airway, burns, blood and about how to make a call to the emergency service.

 

 

Outdoor fun

Date: 16th Sep 2015 @ 8:26am

Class one having fun outdoors.

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.

Crowton Christ Church C.E. Primary

Kingsley Road, Crowton,

Cheshire, CW8 2RW

Main Contact: Heather Bettley (Head Teacher)

Tel: 01928 788230

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