|Crawforddyke Primary School|
|Eastfield Road, ML8 4NZ, UK Carluke|
+44 (0)1555 771215
Crawforddyke Primary School first opened its doors to pupils on Monday 26th August 1957. 521 pupils enrolled, most of who had been transferred from the Primary Department of Carluke Higher Grade School.
Crawforddyke is one of 124 primary schools throughout South Lanarkshire Council.
South Lanarkshire Council is the fifth largest authority in Scotland. It covers the following main areas; Clydesdale in the South which features extensive rural areas, Cambuslang, Rutherglen, Blantyre and Uddingston to the North as well as the towns of East Kilbride and Hamilton.
South Lanarkshire Council is committed to the provision of education of the highest quality. The services delivered through Education Resources reflect the Council's Core Values set out within the Council Plan for 2003/7 (Fourcast).
The school is situated in a large campus bounded on three sides by houses.
There is a large grassy area around most of the school and a large playground area to the rear.
We have our own grass football pitch which the children enjoy using in all but the worst of weather.
The building consists of 16 well-proportioned rooms and 3-hutted classrooms.
We have a large dining room, a large, well-equipped gym/assembly hall and a well-proportioned stage with a sound and lighting system.
Our computer suite has 23 new PCs installed, all linked to the school share service and the Internet.
Adjoining this is a large multimedia area. Within it is the non-fiction library, audio and video systems with headsets to allow individual research.
Several open areas have been created near the classrooms. These are used for various activities, support for learning groups and children having time with parent helpers, special needs auxiliaries and classroom assistants.
Mrs. M. Maule is in overall charge of the Nursery. All staff members are full time except for Aileen and Wendy, who job share. Aileen is in the Nursery Monday and Tuesday all day and Wednesday until lunch time. Wendy is in from lunch time Wednesday until home time as well as all day Thursday and Friday.
There are two very spacious rooms in the nursery. One is called the Sunshine room and the other is called the Rainbow room.
The children participate in physical exercise every day. On alternative days the children will go to the PE hall in the main part of the building to take part in games, gymnastics, ball-skills and active health. During outdoor play children are encouraged to use the outdoor area where there is grass and a climbing frame. We have cagouls and waterproof trousers for children playing outdoors in wet weather. We have a very good supply of both indoor and outdoor resources such as; bikes, hoops, we-go wall, balls, basket ball, large play equipment as well as the main PE resources for the school which are at our disposal.
All pupils follow what is known as the 5-14 curriculum, which focuses on the following areas:
Language (including a modern language)
Environmental Studies (Society, Science and Technology)
Expressive Arts and Physical Education
Religious & Moral Education with Personal and Social Development and Health Education
Information on what your child is learning will be provided to you throughout the year.
Our school football teams continue to be coached weekly by Mr John Allan, who has been giving his time and skills so generously for over 20 years now.
Our girls and boys teams take part in monthly festivals organised by the Active School Coordinator, Martin Webb. These are open to all the schools in Carluke Learning Community. Martin also organises blocks of 5 weekly training sessions for P4-7. These have included mini rugby and basketball.
Mrs Park takes weekly badminton training sessions.
The children have had tester sessions of gymnastics and Tae Kwan Do and are encouraged to join into these sports clubs and others available at local venues.
We have weekly gymnastics clubs for P1-3 and P4-7 on Monday evenings. These have proved very popular and very rewarding. Some of our children show great promise and have competed in competitions around the country. One child in particular has been included in the gymnastics national team competing in Prague in the summer of 2007.
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