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We will be making the children aware that during book week there will be a competition to see the most creative places they can read. In order to enter, they must be 'caught' reading in an unusual place (on a bus/an aeroplane/in the greenhouse etc) and bring a picture into school. Entries should be passed over to either Mrs Jones or Miss Seedhouse by Friday 26th February. Prizes will be given out during assembly.
Dates for your diary:
During the week of 22nd- 26th February we have a book fair in school. Books will be available to buy from Tuesday (after school) until Friday.
There will be lots of book related activities in school this week including story swaps, paired reading opportunities and dressing up.
On Friday 26th February we will be having a dress up day, the theme is: 'come as a book character'.
More details will follow in a letter and further blog. Children will also receive a £1 off book voucher.
Love in a Box update
Please click below to see some photos from the Shoebox Appeal together with an account from John Burns who lives in North Yorkshire. John accompanied Roy Wheeler (Father Christmas) on his visit to Romania in mid December
Children in all classes have been able to enjoy seeing chicks hatch and then grow over the last couple of weeks. Lots of children were able to spend time observing them and holding them and lots were amazed at how quickly they grew!
Some photos from year 1:
Morning drop off
We have recently reviewed our morning routines and from Monday 1st February we will be introducing some slight changes, in order to ensure that we are maximising the children’s learning time at school and they are getting the most out of the school day.
For your child’s own safety, please note that the playground is not supervised before the start of the school day; any children who walk, scoot or cycle to school by themselves should not be arriving before 8:45am.
At 8:55am teachers will be present on the playground; if you have any quick messages that you need to pass on to your child’s class teacher this is a good time to do this. If you need to speak to your child’s class teacher at greater length, then please arrange to meet with them at a mutually convenient time.
We have noticed that the areas near the pathways can sometimes become congested and it is then difficult for people to make their way through. Please try to move further onto the playground to maintain a clear entrance / exit route to and from the playground.
At 9am a whistle will be blown; this is to signal to the children that they should line up in their class lines. We ask at this time, that parents wave their goodbyes and leave the playground so that teachers can take the children into school. This will help teachers to make sure that they are able to take the register promptly and start their lessons for the day.
The gate to the playground will be closed at 9:05am. If your child arrives after this time, they will need to go into school via the main doors.
We hope that these slight tweaks in the morning routine will help us to get the children to their classrooms quickly to enable them to get settled and ready for their school day. We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation in helping us implement these small changes.
Friends of Crossdale (PTA) - Can you help?
We are looking forward to William the Wizard and the Duncan William magic night on Friday – look forward to seeing you there!We need a secretary! Here is a brief outline of what the job entails, but if you want more information then please speak to Becky (Gabriella (Yr5), Tamara (Rec) and Charlotte (Weds Club)) or Emma (Henry (Yr2) and George (Rec))
The main role of a Secretary is to support the Chairperson to ensure the smooth running of the PTA and to maintain effective communication between committee members and between the PTA and the school. Their role may also include:
· Ensuring meetings are well organised and minuted
· Maintaining records and administration
· Applying for licenses
· Handling communication and correspondence.
Please let us know ASAP if you are interested.
10K and Fun Run
The planning for this week's event will start again on Monday 1st Feb, 8pm in the Salutation pub. Many thanks to John Goodman who has agreed to be the Race Director again this year. As ever he will be assisted by a great group of volunteers who help year in, year out. However, we need more volunteers! We meet monthly in the Salutation (that will tempt some of you......) and share tasks between us.
Don't forget to check the main school calendar regulalry to ensure you are fully up to date.
Mr Cresswell & Miss Seedhouse