Enrichment Week – Monday 25 – Friday 29 November

We are delighted to announce that next week the school will being going off timetable as staff have planned a week of learning experiences which enhance and enrich our pupils’ normal learning activities.

These are loosely based around the arts and during the week we are to have whole day in-school visits from a dance company – Disdance (think STOMP), Art Explosion (think mobile Art Gallery plus art activities) and out of school visits for Years 1-6 to Fountains Abbey where pupils will take part in the creative workshops provided by The National Trust. During the week we also hope to look at how artists portray our beautiful countryside and attempt some of our own creations.

Amazingly, all these activities which total about £1500, are being funded in full by CHASA (Crayke Home And School Association – PTA), together with a donation from last year’s Y6 parents. CHASA is able to do this because of the continuous hard work of those on the Committee who organise a range of events throughout the year, and also all those families who support these events. As a result of these activities, (Race night, Cheese & Wine, Summer Fair etc.) CHASA is able to help provide experiences and resources that benefit all our pupils. As a staff we are very grateful for this financial support in a time of Local Authority cutbacks.. If you would like to know more about the work of CHASA please see Keren Redshaw or any member of the Committee.

Details of the week are as follows:

Monday – Art Explosion all day in school

Tuesday – Disdance all day in school – children will need to be in P.E. kit and have a water bottle

Wednesday – Years 1, 2, 3 to Fountains Abbey all day

Thursday – Years 4, 5, 6 to Fountains Abbey all day

Friday – Being creative in school…….

As the weather has now turned decidedly colder, children will need to wear warm clothing for their visit to Fountains Abbey.  A warm, waterproof coat, layers under their school sweatshirts, trousers, hats, gloves and sturdy trainers/walking boots with warm socks (if the weather looks like it will be wet, then wellies would be a good idea).  Children will need a packed lunch (no fizzy drinks, glass bottles, etc) and a snack to eat when we arrive at Fountains Abbey.  Permission is required for the visit to Fountains Abbey – please either email or send in a note stating that your child may attend.