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Miss Seedhouse
23 June 2017
News and Updates
Y2 Trip to Beaumanor Our Year 2 children had an excellent time at Beau...

News and Updates

Miss Seedhouse
23 June 2017
News and Updates

Y2 Trip to Beaumanor

Our Year 2 children had an excellent time at Beaumanor on the 12th and 13th June.  They were fantastic ambassadors for the school and took part in a range of different activities – see the blog for photos:  https://beaumanor2017cps.wordpress.com

Wear it Wild Day

Many thanks for your support last Friday on our ‘Wear it Wild’ day.  The day was a huge success, with us raising over £230 for our environmental charity work. We are now in a position to be able to adopt a tiger for each base, and the Eco Council will also review any other environmental adoption schemes that will benefit the rainforest and our learning in school.  Photographs can be seen on the blog: http://www.crossdaleschool.com/cms2014/index.php/easyblog/newsupdates/entry/wear-it-wild-day-2017

Sports Week

The children have enjoyed a fantastic week of sporting activities or health related workshops this week, alongside a super sports day on Wednesday.  Their attitudes to all activities has been excellent and we have had lots of positive feedback from the sports providers about excellent behaviour and sportsmanship. There are some great photos on the blog: https://sportsweek2017.wordpress.com

Keyworth’s Walk of Hope (The 13th Memorial Walk in aid of Cancer Research UK)

When: Wednesday 28th June 2017

Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start

Where: 5km circuit (approx 1 hour walk), anti-clockwise around the Regatta Lake at the National Water Sports Centre, Holme Pierrepont, Adbolton Lane.

Start: at the blue seats by the Boating Lake Club House

Do you know anyone affected by cancer, past or present? Do you want to show your support as an individual, family or group? Are you, yourself a sufferer? Is the Race for Life too formal for you? Do you want to bring a wheelchair, back-carrier or pushchair, take a gentle, contemplative stroll or just walk the dog? If yes, then the Walk of Hope is for you. Totally inclusive, children and adults have, in the past, used ingenious methods to get around the lake eg. skipping, skating, walking backwards, unicycling.

Moira Kelly was diagnosed with breast cancer whilst pregnant. Imagine the shock, and the effect on family, friends and the community. She died in November 2004, at the age of 40 after a brave 11 month battle. She was wife to Steve and a working mother to three young girls, aged 6, 4 and 1 at the time - Alice, Emily & Isabel Wong.

Back in 2005, parents at Crossdale Drive Primary School, joined by staff, family, friends and pets, organised the first walk around the lake in Moira’s memory. Since then, community groups, including Keyworth Brownies and Scouts have also taken part in this simple, donation-only event which has raised nearly £10,000 over the years. All the money raised supports Cancer Research Fund UK, the world's leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. They continually find new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer and are entirely funded by the public. www.cancerresearchuk.org

So dust off those trainers, walking boots, scooters or bikes and join us for the evening. It is an opportunity to reflect and catch up with friends or make new ones. The walk is not just for Moira but for all those carers and sufferers out there. Come rain or shine we will be there. We even provide sweets for those that finish!

Although barriers are now in operation at the country park, the exit barrier will be raised after 6pm, so you won’t need to pay for car parking.

We hope to see you there again this year. Together we can make a difference.

If you can’t make it on the night, you may wish to donate at:


Janet Blakey, Diana Ives, Steve Wong

Base 2 Residential

Base 2 children will be heading off on their residential visit on Thursday 29th June to Sheringham.  Information for the visit is available on the website and we will endeavour to upload photos to the blog whilst we are there. Children will return from their residential on Friday 30th June and we will keep you updated on the arrival time via school text.

Meet the Teacher Session

On Monday 3rd July in the afternoon we have our 'meet the teacher' afternoon as part of our planned transition for all children.

Following this, all teachers will be on the playground at 3:30pm, so that parents have the opportunity to say hello to their child’s new teacher if they wish to.  If any parent can’t make this time and wishes to meet their child’s new teacher, please contact the school office to make an appointment.

Teachers for classes from September 2017:

Reception – Mrs Mellor (Monday - Wednesday) and Mrs Ingle (Wednesday - Friday)

Year 1 – Miss Dibley

Year 2 – Mrs Westie (Monday - Thursday) and Mrs Payne (Friday)

Year 3 – Miss Jackson

Year 4 – Mr Brierley

Year 5 – Miss Rodriguez

Year 6 – Mr McKenna

Additional transition activities will run throughout this half term to help ensure that your child's transition to their next class is a positive one.


3rd & 4th July – SWA Transition Days for Y6 pupils

Thursday 6th July – Music Evening

Friends of Crossdale (PTA)

The next PTA meeting will be on the 4th July 2017 at 6.30pm in the staff room... We would LOVE to see some new members joining – everyone is welcome, please come along!

Crossdale 10k

Volunteers are needed to leaflet all Nottingham​ park runs between now and 17th September 2017... If you attend any park runs or other race meets we'd really appreciate it if you'd leaflet each car in the car park.

The day before the race, we need volunteers to set up the race track.

Anyone who is available to marshal on the race day (17th September), see or call Will Brown (07801 072270).

If anyone is interested in being a part of the 10k team, the next meeting will be at the Pear Tree pub at 8:30pm on the 23rd July and the following meeting will be on the 3rd September… please do come along!

Guinea pigs

The Friends of Crossdale PTA have bought, and would like to introduce you to our new additions, ‘Sharkey and Nut Brown’, the Crossdale Pets! They live in the open area outside Reception and the children in our reception class have been very keen to get to know them!  Older children throughout the school will soon be meeting them too!

Vegetable patches

The veggie patches are looking fabulous!  The PTA Gardening Team is headed up by Emily and John Gathergood. Emily is running a lunchtime club with children from various classes and in addition to this, children (along with an adult) are welcome to garden in school on a Wednesday after school, 3:30pm until 4.30pm (weather permitting); all tools are provided and we would love to see a massive team every week!

Pear Tree Pub

A big thank you to the Pear Tree Pub for allowing us all to use the car park for our "walk and stride" scheme.  We would like to let you know that they have a facebook page and from this Sunday, they are starting to sell Sundae's every day - adult and children’s sizes - so pop in and have a try! "Every day’s a Sundae"!


Reports are scheduled to go home on the 7th July. If you wish to meet with your child's class teacher after receiving your child's report, please speak to them to make an appointment at a convenient time.


Please take care parking when bringing your child to school / collecting them ready to go home.  We have had some reports from residents of a black VW SUV parking on the pavement which has meant that pedestrians have struggled to get past (especially those with pushchairs), and instances where the road access has been compromised and should a larger vehicle need to get past, they would be unable to do so.  Your support with this is appreciated.

Roll of honour

We are always keen to hear about children's achievements outside of school; if you would like these sharing in the Crossdale News then please email the school office with the subject heading 'Roll of honour'.

Best wishes,

Mr Cresswell and Miss Seedhouse

Miss Seedhouse
20 June 2017
News and Updates

Nottinghamshire Parent Carer Forum (formerly NPH), invites parents or carers of children with additional needs, to their conference “Speak Up and Speak Out-Top tips on feeling confident at meetings and working with professionals”.

See the poster for more information: Conference-for-parents-who-have-children-with-additional-needs.pdf


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