We are delighted to be able to share with you our Ofsted report from the inspection in November. I am sure you will agree that this recognises the hard work, dedication and real community spirit of our school.
Last summer (July 2021), as a school we supported the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice in their challenge to run ‘Around the World’.
Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice supports children with life shortening conditions and their families across West Yorkshire. The charity supports these families both at their hospice, Russell House, located in Huddersfield and through their hospice at home service, offering families a range of services from therapies to care. It costs around £4 million each year to run the charity and with very little government funding, the support of the community is vital.
As a school we decided to run at least 1000 miles as our contribution to the ‘Around the World Challenge’. We asked the children to ask friends and relatives to sponsor them to take part in the challenge.
Our children raised an incredible amount of money for the charity – £5978.26! This was by far the largest amount raised by a single school during this event. Well done, Crowlees!
Overall, the ‘Around the World’ challenge raised £17,500 for the Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.
School council ran a competition for children to design a poster showing how Crowlees keeps them safe. There was a winner per class and two overall winners. All the winners have their posters displayed around school.
Safety Poster overall winners
Alex Empsall 3F
Finlay Hewitt-Bailey 5L
Congratulations to the Year 5 Athletic Team for coming 2nd in the Mirfield Sporthall Athletics competition.
Autumn 1 Sport Round-Up
It has been wonderful to see children at Crowlees participating and competing in sporting activities again!
43 children across KS2 took part in the Mirfield cross country competition. All our children ran well and 11 qualified for the Pennine Sports Final.
Outstanding results from the Mirfield round included:
Reggie – 3rd
Fletcher – 5th
Aisha – 6th
William – 4th
Lucas – 1st
Archie – 4th
Charles – 5th
Oliver – 6th
William – 7th
Edith – 1st
Millie – 2nd
Gracie – 6th
Reggie, Fletcher (Year 3), the Year 5 boys and girls, and William (Year 6) qualified for the Pennine Sports final. The route and competition was much tougher but they tried their best and ran really well. Our highest placings were Millie and Charles, finishing in 8th place in their races.
In October, some Year 4 children took part in ‘Run, Jump., Throw’ event which gave them the opportunity to try out a variety of athletics events with children from other schools in Mirfield. We hosted this at Crowlees, and the children had lots of fun throwing javelins, skipping and running amongst other activities.
Some of our Year 6 children have been trained as Sports Leaders. They will be attending sports events throughout the year to support younger children, as well as leading some activities at our school too.
Our sports clubs at school have been busy too with the football clubs (KS1 and KS2) each having over 30 children attending. The athletics club were preparing for the competition which is held in Autumn 2.
At the beginning of May the School Council members helped organise a challenge based around the number 100 to help celebrate what would have been Captain Tom’s 101st birthday. Each class came up with their own idea and completed it together.
On Friday, Mr Barraclough visited us to run a workshop using Phiro robots. Our first task was to work out how to make the Phiros move and how to change the colour of the lights. Then we were set the challenge of programming them to move round the mazes that were set out on our tables. We had to work well in teams, as well as using problem solving skills to complete the tasks.
On Tuesday 3rd November 2020 we held a Year 4 Multiplication Tables Check information evening . This is the powerpoint used with all the information and links to suggested websites.
Year 3 had a creative time designing, making and then testing out their volcanoes.
Year 6 made minestrone soup using their knife skills and using a bridge hold to cut red onions, red peppers and courgettes into small cubes and then adding them to the vegetable bouillon stock, tinned tomatoes, pasta stars, garlic granules and basil. Everyone tucked in and most of the pupils liked it, having second and third helpings!