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Crossdale News (Summer 2, Issue 2)

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:

www.justgiving.com/13thwalkofhope2017

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.

Reminder

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

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.

Parking

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

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YEAR ONE AND TWO D.T. DAY - MAKING PLAYGROUNDS - WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY

Following on from our trip 'Out and about in Keyworth' we will be having another Base One D.T. day (on Wednesday 12th July) where we invite parents in for the day to help the children create something fantastic.

This time we will be making playground equipment. We will be looking at different ways to join materials but also making sure that the structure can move in some way too!

A letter will follow shortly, but if you are able to, please save the date and come and join us!

Many Thanks

Mrs Westie and Mrs Payne
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YEAR ONE AND TWO DT DAY - MAKING PLAYGROUNDS ON WEDNESDAY 12TH JULY

Following on from our trip 'Out and about in Keyworth' we will be having another Base One D.T. day (on Wednesday 12th July) where we invite parents in for the day to help the children create something fantastic.

This time we will be making playground equipment. We will be looking at different ways to join materials but also making sure that the structure can move in some way too!

A letter will follow shortly, but if you are able to, please save the date and come and join us!

Many Thanks

Mrs Westie and Mrs Payne
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A visit from GB athlete Leon Baptiste

A visit from GB athlete Leon Baptiste
Leon led the children in their sponsored activities this morning and got them jogging on the spot, doing star jumps, mountain climbers and spotty dog!

After playtime he led a very inspiring assembly where he talked about his career and how he had worked very hard for 7 years before winning any big races! His message was to never give up!

He told the children that to achieve their dreams they should believe in themselves and work hard - which they most certainly have been doing all week!

We've seen lots of great teamwork, stickability, concentration and determination this Sports week - very well done Class Pine!

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THANK YOU!

THANK YOU!
Thank you so, so, so much for the beautiful flowers and chocolates! I loved every minute of the residential and the children were a credit to you all!

They did themselves proud at the presentation too and it was lovely that so many people were able to come!

Once again, thank you!

Mrs Westie
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YEAR ONE AND TWO OUT & ABOUT IN KEYWORTH



On Thursday 6th July, as part of this half term’s topic we are heading into the village for the day.

Our plan for the day is to leave school at 9.30am. We will be walking to ‘The Square’ where the children will undertake a shop survey and then we will then be walking to the park. The children will be given time to sketch the playground in preparation for their upcoming DT project and will also have some time to play on the equipment.

For lunch, the children will be supplied with a school pack lunch and this will be enjoyed whilst on the park area (or inside the Methodist church if the weather is not fine, or indeed too hot!)

In the afternoon we will be visiting both the Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Keyworth Methodist Church, hosted by Andy Proffitt who regularly visits us at school for assembles, which complements our work this term in R.E.

We will walk back to school in time for the usual end of day collection at 3.30pm.

If you can accompany us on the day or have any questions, please see your child’s class teacher.

Many thanks for your support.

Mrs Westie and Mrs Payne
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YEAR ONE AND TWO OUT & ABOUT IN KEYWORTH


On Thursday 6th July, as part of this half term’s topic we are heading into the village for the day.

Our plan for the day is to leave school at 9.30am. We will be walking to ‘The Square’ where the children will undertake a shop survey and then we will then be walking to the park. The children will be given time to sketch the playground in preparation for their upcoming DT project and will also have some time to play on the equipment.

For lunch, the children will be supplied with a school pack lunch and this will be enjoyed whilst on the park area (or inside the Methodist church if the weather is not fine, or indeed too hot!)

In the afternoon we will be visiting both the Church of St. Mary Magdalene and Keyworth Methodist Church, hosted by Andy Proffitt who regularly visits us at school for assembles, which complements our work this term in R.E.

We will walk back to school in time for the usual end of day collection at 3.30pm.

If you can help out or have any questions, please see your child’s class teacher.

Many thanks for your support.

Mrs Westie and Mrs Payne
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Day 2!

Day 2!
Loads of fun with Drumba and Trigolf!

Looking forward to Sports Day today!
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Nottinghamshire Parent Carer Forum

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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Year 4 Wear it Wild Day

Year 4 Wear it Wild Day
Well done to everyone who came dressed up as a rainforest animal and brought in a donation for our Wear it Wild day on Friday. The costumes were amazing and we had a great day; we all enjoyed the baking too for the cake sale! Thank you also Year 4 for giving your time at the end of the day to help run the cake sale. We really have made a difference with this event :)
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Wear it Wild Day 2017

Wear it Wild Day 2017

A big thank you to everyone who came dressed up as a rainforest animal for our Wear it Wild Day on Friday and brought in a donation. 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. Well done also to Year 4 who helped to sell the cakes on the stalls at the cake sale after school. Thank you all for supporting this event; it really was a fantastic day for the children and we really have made a positive impact.

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Nutbrown and Sharky

We have new Crossdale Pets who live under the shelter in the Reception classroom. They are two friendly girl Guinea Pigs who are called Nutbrown (she looks like a little nut!) and Sharky (not because she bites but because she has a fin of fur on her back!)

The Friends of Crossdale have kindly sponsored the purchase of the Guinea Pigs and their ongoing food and hay.

Thank you for the recent donation of Guinea Pig food from the Rhodes family. (sadly, no long needed by your Guinea Pig.).

If you would like to contribute any fresh food I will be putting a board out on a Friday in the hope that a couple of families a week may sign up to contribute some fresh food for the following week ( spinach, carrots, cauliflower, peppers.....) in exchange for Guinea Pig cuddles.

I will start this off on Friday of this week. If you don't pick up on a Friday but would like to donate please pop it into the office or with your child and I will add you to the list.

Many thanks

Mrs Ingle and Mrs Mellor

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Sports Week 2017

Sports Week 2017
Monday brought us...heat (!)...fantastic football skills with Nick and hopping, rocking and rolling in gymnastics!

A great day!

Please remember water bottles and hats again tomorrow!

Mrs Westie
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Sports Week

Dear Parents,

Please remember children must attend school in PE kit all this week. Don't forget to send your child with plenty of water, suncream and a sunhat!

To keep tabs on what the children are doing during sports week, there is a link below to a blog which will keep you all updated on the excitement at Crossdale.

https://sportsweek2017.wordpress.com/

If any parents are able to help out with sports day and haven't filled their form in for Wednesday we are still looking for volunteers.

Thanks,

Mr Sanders

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Year One went wild!

Hi all,

We have had such a fab day today for the ‘Wear it Wild’ day and hopefully raised lots of money too!  Thank you for going to so much trouble with the children’s costumes, face painting and hairstyles.  The children all looked amazing and we’ve had a gggrrrreat day!  Picture attached.

Also, I wanted to let you know that Mrs Ingle carried out the phonics screening this week.  She was really pleased and could tell the children had been practising.  Thank you for all your support with the phonics.  The children have been working extremely hard and the extra homework has really supported them too.  Thank you!

Have a lovely weekend - enjoy the sunshine!

Mrs Payne

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YEAR TWO BEAUMANOR HIGHLIGHTS

What a brilliant residential we have had this week in Year Two! Your children were simply brilliant.

On Tuesday 20th June (next week) at 3.15pm we would like to invite you into school to share our Beaumanor scrap books, listen to a short presentation prepared by the children and to watch a short video.

Hopefully everyone was able to access the pictures via the blog but, if you've not seen it yet, here is the link once again...

https://beaumanor2017cps.wordpress.com/

Many Thanks

Mrs Westie

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Aquazone Crash Course

Take a look at the leaflet to see information that Keyworth Leisure Centre are running during the school holidays:

AquazoneCrashCourseAugust2017-1.docx

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Calling all avid bakers!

Hello all,
Should you wish to bake something ready for our Wear it Wild Cake Sale, after school this Friday, then please feel free to share your tasty treats with us!
Looking forward to a great fundraiser!
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Equals Trust Football Tournament

Equals Trust Football Tournament! 

Last Friday Keyworth Primary school were host of the EQT Tournament where all seven schools came together to compete in a wonderful day of football. 

Over two pitches we have seven boys and girls teams that played against one another as they represented their school. 

It proved to be fantastic day, the weather held off and all of the children had lots of fun. 

Crossdale boys and girls team showed great character and worked superbly throughout the day. 

Crossdale boys didn't win a game but showcased some great football throughout the day and scored a few superb goals along the way. 

Our Girls football team were the Equals Trust Champions winning 4 games drawing 2 and scoring 9 goals conceding 0. This is great achievement and the girls showed be extremely proud of what they achieved the workfare, commitment and enthusiasm shown by all of the girls was outstanding. 

A big well done to all of the children that took part and a massive thank you for the support of the parents throughout the day. 

Thanks, 

Mr Sanders 

 

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Phonics competition

I am very pleased to announce that Ellie was chosen as the winner of the half term phonics competition.  

Well done, Ellie!

Thank you to everyone who returned their super alien work and proudly told me how many alien words they had read over the half term.  I have returned the children's work for them to keep practising over the weekend.

Thank you for your support.  Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Payne

 

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