Happy Holidays

Published on Thursday 21 July 2016 by Crook Primary.

We return to school on Wednesday 7th September. We would like to thank you for your support over the last year and hope that you have a lovely summer holiday.

Staff Changes

Published on Thursday 21 July 2016 by Crook Primary.

After 25 years of dedicated service, Mrs Bowes is retiring. We wish her a very happy retirement.

Mr Baines is leaving us to train to be a teacher and Mr Ryan is leaving to become an educational psychologist. We wish them much success in their chosen careers.

Miss Musgrave will return to school as Mrs Nicholson in September. We hope she has a wonderful wedding.

Finally we look forward to welcoming Mrs Guezmil, Miss Milburn, Miss Lywood, Miss Golightly and Miss Oxley to join our staff as well as all the staff from Crook Nursery.

Pokemon Go

Published on Thursday 21 July 2016 by Crook Primary.

Advice for parents

Pokemon Go

Many parents will know this is a hugely popular game which can be very enjoyable but parents will want to help their children minimise any risks from playing. As ever the advice is to discuss this with your children!

Distraction. As players view the world through a screen to catch a Pokemon it is very easy to lose concentration and to walk into traffic, a tree or a lamppost. Ensure your children are in a safe place!

Stranger Danger. A player's location is tracked, stored, and revealed to nearby players, including both children and adults. Parents will want to remind their children that the same stranger danger rules apply to strangers helping them catch a Pokemon as much as they do to accepting sweets from people they do not know.

Data. Parents of children under the age of 13 must confirm their child's account. The game uses a lot of computing power and a data connection, parents should be aware that their child's phone could be flat ( making it difficult to contact them! ) and that they ought to be aware of ongoing data costs from their phone company.

Further advice at http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/news/pokemon-go-gaming-gone-mobile