Crossdale Blogs

Our blogs.

Crossdale News, Autumn 1, Issue 3

Please click on the link to see our latest Crossdale News.


Continue reading
78 Hits

Crossdale Sports dream team!

This weeks Crossdale Dream Team is: 

Reception- Torin Dwyer

Year 1- Ava Inglis

Year 2- Alvaro Bateson- Ramos

Year 3 - Callum Gilchrist

Year 4 - Alfie Probets

Year 5 - Lucas Serrano

Year 6 - Gracie Pearson

Well done to all of the Crossdale stars in the last week of term!

Mr Sanders 


Continue reading
15 Hits

Happy Half Term!

Homework has gone out tonight in book bags, due back on Friday 10th November please -I'll remind the children nearer the time.
Fantastic efforts have been made on Doodlemaths with eight of the the top ten doodlers in the whole school coming from Year Two, so really well done everyone! A half term challenge had also been sent home today!

Thank you to everyone who offered to help with the trip, letters have gone home tonight with those who will be accompanying us. Spaces were limited and I apologise for anyone who is disappointed but please do volunteer again next time!
Have a wonderful half term and I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday 31st October!
Mrs Westie
Continue reading
7 Hits

Crossdale Sports Class of the week award!

This weeks sports class of the week are Year 6!

Well Done Year 6, keep up the good work!

Mr Sanders

Continue reading
7 Hits

Crossdale Boccia Team!

The Crossdale Boccia teams attended a competition at Southwolds this morning and had a great time, both teams did fantastically well and got through to the final to compete against one an another. In the final it was a very close game but the Crossdale B team won it by one point, which shows how close the final was between our two teams. 

Well done to all of the children who competed you represented Crossdale exceptionally!!! 

Mr Sanders 

Continue reading
12 Hits

Crossdale Boys Football team lose 6-2 in 2nd round of the cup!

Crossdale Boys Football team made the long journey to Parkgate Primary School in Ollerton on Monday afternoon to compete in the 2nd round of the Nottinghamshire Cup. 

The boys' lost 6-2 in extra time, however they played against a very strong Parkgate team. Mr Sanders was very proud of the boys' performance it was full of energy, commitment and passion. It was a good passing performance with our boys scoring two brilliant team goals. 

We now move our attentions to the Rushcliffe Cup and if our boys can peform anywhere near the performance on Monday evening, the boys can go along way! 

A big thank you to the parents who helped with lifts to the match and supported the children.


Mr Sanders 

Continue reading
20 Hits

Love in a box

This year we are supporting the charity 'Children in distress' by taking part in the Christmas Shoe Box appeal.

See the poster below for more information:

Continue reading
40 Hits

Letter Join information

As you would have heard at the base meetings in September, we have subscribed to 'letter-join' as our handwriting scheme this year.

The following links will show you our parents guide for letter-join and also instructions for downloading the letter-join app for android devices.



Your child will be bringing home a copy of this guide, which also contains a page detailing the log-on codes and instructions of how to access the website and resources.

If you have any questions, please speak to your child's class teacher.

Many thanks,

The Crossdale Team.

Continue reading
48 Hits


The children have loaded the car with our harvest donations ready to deliver to the food bank...



Continue reading
43 Hits

A visit from Nurse Atkinson

A visit from Nurse Atkinson
Today we were lucky enough to have Nurse Atkinson (Joel, Charlie and James' mummy) to come into school to help us learn how to be hygienic!
We used a really cool germ machine to make sure we were washing our hands properly!
Thank you Nurse Atkinson, we loved it!
Continue reading
42 Hits

Tag Rugby Festival

Well done to our Year ¾ Girls that attended the Tag Rugby Festival last Friday. All of the children had a fantastic afternoon at West Bridgford Rugby Club and were fortunate to work with Nottingham Rugby coaches who helped and guided them throughout the afternoon helping them to develop their tag rugby skills.

Mr Sanders

Continue reading
12 Hits

Y4 news

Hello all,
I hope that you are having a great weekend. I've really enjoyed reading your autumn poems - they have been fantastic!
Homework this week was the mymaths task, but I have set it to last till next weekend, so if you do have any issues with logging on etc don't worry about it, we can sort it all out during the week.
Cereal boxes - we are making our function machines this week, so if you have any old cereal boxes at home please bring them in on Monday so that we can re-cycle them into our maths function machines.
Have a great Sunday :)

Continue reading
17 Hits

Light and Bright Party at Plumtree Church

On Friday afternoon, Tony from St Mary's Church in Plumtree, spoke to the children in assembly about the Light and Bright party that they are hosting (information shown on the poster).

If your child is interested in going to this, they will need to collect a letter from the office to take home and fill in, before returning it to the office.

There are only 30 spaces available and so tickets will be allocated on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Continue reading
57 Hits

Homework and Reading feedback - Thank you!

Homework and Reading feedback - Thank you!

Thank you to all the Oak children for putting their effort into completing homework these past few weeks. I have had a great time marking their reading diaries, and finding out what they have been enjoying. Thank you too, Oak grown-ups, for the encouragement you have given your children with their learning.

The reading they are doing at home is really paying off in class - we have had some cracking Reading lessons this week.

We read a story with no words on Thursday - The Arrival by Shaun Tan.
We used our inference skills, and found clues in the pictures (like detectives), and used our summary skills to talk cleverly about what we saw.

Here are just a few great examples of the children predicting what will happen next.

Thank you all,
Happy Weekend, and Happy Reading!

Miss Rodriguez.
Continue reading
26 Hits

Parents' Evening

Letters should have today come home about parents' evening for the week beginning 6th November. 

Please complete the reply slips and return to your child's class teacher at the start of next week.  If you can tick as many boxes as possible to indicate which times you are available, this is incredibly helpful.  We will do our best to allocate a time that is your indicated preference, although this isn't always feasible and we appreciate your understanding with this. 

Teachers will be organising times and will return your reply slip to you on Thursday 19th October, indicating the time you have been allocated.

If you have any questions about parents' evening, please speak to your child's class teacher.

Many thanks.

Continue reading
21 Hits

Christmas Card Designs

Your child / children should have brought home (yesterday or today) a Christmas card design that they have worked on in school.  They also have an order form with this.  If you wish to order any of the Christmas gifts using your child's design, please return the order form to school by Wednesday 18th October so that we can send the orders off before half term, in order to get the items back well in advance of Christmas arriving!

Many thanks for your continued support.

Continue reading
22 Hits

What an amazing Harvest collection!

Many thanks to everyone for all of the Harvest donations - we had to add an extra table to hold everything!

The donated items will be delivered to the Clifton Foodbank on Tuesday afternoon - we'll add some more photos to the blog then!

Continue reading
28 Hits

Hill Rolling

On Wednesday we found out what it was like to roll down a hill.

Continue reading
31 Hits

A visit from an optician.

A visit from an optician.
We learnt all about the different parts of the eye and how to look after them!

Thank you for coming to visit us Amanda Findlay!
Continue reading
59 Hits

Letters and homework!

The trip letter to Tutbury Castle went home yesterday so please have a look for it in the children's bags if you haven't received it already! (copies in the main office if necessary)
I also try to put a copy of any important letters that go home up in our window near the door to the playground so that you know to look for it.

Thank you for homework folders that have already been returned, homework is due in this week so please could I have all folders returned by Thursday 12th please, thank you!

Mrs Westie :)
Continue reading
31 Hits