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Digital Leaders

Children across the Equals Trust have been working together to produce a magazine for Key Stage 2 children that promotes keeping safe online.

Take a look at the most recent publications...

EQT-DL-magazine-two--Y34.pdf

EQT-DL-magazine-two--Y56.pdf

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Crossdale News (Summer 2, Issue 4)

Sun Safety

During the last week of term, children took part in class based sessions focusing on how to keep safe in the sun.  Information about our Sun Safe policy was sent home and we would like to say thank you to everyone who responded to this by returning their reply slip.  We are conscious that we want to keep our children safe in the sun and Mrs Ogilvy has taken a lead on completing the ‘Sun Safe School’ accreditation, which we are pleased to say we have had approved!  You could review what your child has learnt about in school by looking at their booklet with them that they brought home or by listening to the story ‘George the sun safe superstar’ at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T7ghJsZug60 .

Digital Leaders

Two children from each Equals Trust School have been working together over the past term to create a Digital Leaders Magazine aimed at KS2 children, to promote how to keep safe online.  You can view the magazines which have been uploaded to the News and Updates Blog: http://www.crossdaleschool.com/cms2014/index.php/easyblog/entry/digital-leaders

Summer Disco

Thank you to all of the volunteers who helped to organise and run the summer disco on Friday 14th July and thank you to all of those who came and supported the event. A profit of £470 was raised which goes directly towards supporting the children in school, through the purchasing of equipment and resources as well as support for trips and activities.

Kidspass

We recently blogged information about the kidspass school scheme – information can be found on our News and Updates blog: http://www.crossdaleschool.com/cms2014/index.php/easyblog/entry/kidspass-save-money-raise-money

Kids-Pass-Schools-Scheme.pdf

https://www.kidspass.co.uk/join-annual/SCHCROS

Farwell to Mrs Cox, Miss Spencer and Miss Nicholls.

On Friday 21st July we said farewell to three members of the team who are moving on to pastures new!

Although wanting to explore new avenues, Mrs Rachel Cox is keen to come back and do some occasional work at Crossdale, so we know that we’ll see her in school again, but wish her every happiness for the future.

Miss Spencer has worked with us for the past year to complete her TA apprenticeship and she has been a fantastic asset to the school. We wish her all the very best of luck with gaining the results she needs to go on to complete her teacher training at university.

Miss Nicholls has worked in our Year One and Year Two classes over the summer term and as we move into the new academic year, we may well see Miss Nicholls, as we are hoping that she may come back to see us if we ever need supply cover!

Parking

As you are aware, the Landlord at the Peartree Pub has given permission for parents to use the car park to help with safe drop-off and pick-ups on the school run. This is something that she has agreed with us to support the school community and we would like to take the opportunity to thank Sally and her team for allowing this to happen. We would like to keep the relationship between the school and the Peartree a positive one, and ask that parents use the car park courteously and respectfully. 

Towards the end of term, it was noted by several parents that cars were stopping on the corner of Crossdale Drive and on the line markings outside of the school.  Please could we ask that you don’t stop in these areas, as it can make the roads and paths unsafe for other road users as well as our children approaching or leaving school. We appreciate your support with this.

Roll of honour

A big well done to Rebecca (Year 5) who recently had her story shortlisted in the Evesham Festival of Words Short Story Competition 2017. As part of her prize she got to meet Prue Leith (the new judge from The Great British Bake Off), as well as seeing her story in the print anthology. Also, another one of her stories, which she entered in the New Writers UK Nottingham Creative Writing Competition for Children and Young People 2017, has made it to the final! Considering that Rebecca has recently discovered that she's dyslexic, she and her parents are very proud of these achievements – well done Rebecca!

Well done to Jerome (Year 1) who has completed his Stage 1 swimming. He's now very confident in the water and happy to have moved on to Stage 2 – what fantastic progress!

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'.

Enjoy the holidays!

Good luck to our Year Six pupils as they get ready for their move to secondary school - they have been a fantastic class and strong ambassadors for our Keys to Learning and our Crossdale Way.  Good luck also to the children who are moving to new schools - we hope that you are soon settled and making new friends.

We would like to thank everyone for the continued support this year and wish everyone a very happy and safe summer break.  We look forward to seeing everyone at the start of the new term on Wednesday 6th September.

Best wishes,

Mr Cresswell and Miss Seedhouse

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A huge thank you ...

Dear all, 

I would just like to say a huge heartfelt thank you for all of my amazing gifts I received.  I was truly overwhelmed by your generosity and all your kind words.  I am looking forward to using them, wearing them, drinking them and eating them!

I hope you all have a super summer.  I will be enjoying some lovely family time with my boys and maybe fitting in some time by the seaside.  I'm looking forward to seeing you all again on my days in Year 2.

Thank you again, you have been a great support.

Mrs Payne x

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Happy Holidays

 

 

Dear Parents

A big thank you to everyone for a fantastic year and for making the end of term so special. Thank you for all the lovely gifts, cards and kind words, we are  overwhelmed with your kindness. Enjoy the summer break and we look forward to seeing the children settle into Year One in September.

Your child has brought home a Holiday Book with a list of  activities to try and complete to keep them busy in the holidays. We've given you a helping hand by providing the popping corn and umbrella for challenges 28 and 45. Please bring these books back in September to show Miss Dibley and Mrs Neale. 

 Happy holidays

lots of love

Mrs Mellor and Mrs Ingle

xxx

 

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A huge THANK YOU!

A huge THANK YOU!
It's up on the wall and looks beautiful!

Thank you to all of you who surprised me this morning with fabulous gifts and a big thank you to you and your children for being a great class and a great set of parents! It has been an emotional day today because it has been such a wonderful year, and one I will remember fondly forever!

Thank you all also so, so much for your kind messages and comment of thanks and appreciation over the past few days. They really do mean so much and are not taken lightly.

I hope you all have a fantastic summer wherever your travels may take you! I am off to Pembrokeshire for some time by the sea with my family but look forward to seeing you all soon!

Oh and please look carefully through those heavy bags that the children brought home tonight as there is various letters hidden in there (including your squid passwords which you'll need to pay for hot dinners next year!)

Once again many, many thanks to you all!
Mrs Westie x
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Year Six Leavers' Assembly Slideshows and Video

We all really enjoyed the Year Six Leavers' Assembly today. Thank you so much for coming along.

As promised here is a link where you can download the slideshows and the video we showed at the assembly. (I've shared the slideshows as Powerpoint files and videos.)  Hopefully these will be viewable by everyone.

They are quite big files so you might want to avoid downloading them on your phone unless you have unlimited data.

I'll take the link out of this post after a week or two, so please grab the files before then.

Click here for shared Dropbox folder.

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Scientists in action!

Scientists in action!
This past week we have been doing all about materials and investigating how they can change. On Monday we used heat to change materials and were predicting if the change could be reversed or not!

It was a bit of a tasty investigation!
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Hockey- Ball Patrolling team

A big well done to our super ball patrolling team that helped out yesterday at the Mens Under 16-18's hockey championships at Beeston Hockey Club. All of the children were a credit to Crossdale and did a fabulous job as well as enjoying themselves it was a fantastic day!!!

Mr Sanders

 

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What a great finish to another fabulous year of sport at Crossdale!!!

Last week we had our Girls’ and Boys’ Football teams compete for the Keyworth Cup, we weren’t able to hold on to both cups this year. The boys won their game comfortably playing some lovely football along the way. However, the girls were seconds away from sharing the trophy until a last minute goal from Keyworth.

 

The effort and commitment shown by all of the children on the day was sensational and I was very proud of all of the pupils that represented Crossdale!

 

On Friday we had our Crossdale sports awards assembly for the last year of sport. It was great to see so many smiles on the faces of the children!

 

A big well done to all of the children, who won the awards!!!

 

Thanks,

 

Mr Sanders

 

 

 

 

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Kidspass: Save money, Raise money!

Take a look at kidspass school scheme to see how you could save money as well as raise money for school!

Kids-Pass-Schools-Scheme.pdf

https://www.kidspass.co.uk/join-annual/SCHCROS

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PE Parent Letter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

17th July 2017

 

Dear Parents,

 

I would like to take this opportunity to extend a huge ‘thank you’ to all parents for their continued support throughout this academic year. As you know sport has again been very successful at Crossdale and it is mainly down to your consistent support and the enthusiasm of the children. This has culminated with us achieving high standards of PE lessons at school and continued success within inter school competitions outside of school.

 

 

Remarkably, this year Crossdale has participated in more than 65 sporting events, involving 16 different sports teams and around 70% pupils at Crossdale have taken part in extracurricular activities supported by myself. I think you’ll agree this is a fantastic achievement for our school and we will strive to make further progress in the academic year 2017 / 2018.

 

 

At Crossdale we continually encourage a child lead learning approach, where all children actively take greater control of their learning. This can be seen through the Crossdale Keys 2 Learning which is embedded across the school.  As a result we actively encourage children to recognise the importance of a good healthy lifestyle, the development of good sporting behaviour, learning new skills and not solely focusing on winning. We consistently reflect on our own practice and always seek opportunities to improve through our sporting endeavours.

 

 

As a school we participate in a variety of sporting events and run a wide range of after school clubs. This helps the children identify the sport that they find the most enjoyable and also encourages others to join in. We hope therefore to build on the successes of the last few years by promoting new sports in school.

 

 

Thank you for your continued support and please continue to help promote sport at Crossdale.

 


Many Thanks

Mr Sanders

 

 

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Base Three Shelter Building

Base Three have been busy during their forest schools session today, creating some wonderful woodland shelters.

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Base Two Campfire!

Our forest school campfire was a great success! The children got to experience being around a campfire, toasted their own marshmallows (which were huge!) and created some wonderful shelters, which got water tested too! With some mixed results! We even had a visit from Mrs Ingle and Mrs Mellor who brought the Reception class out to see the campfire. Our whole afternoon as fantastic and we proved that we are all amazing team workers, creative thinkers and independent learners, well done Base Two!

 

 

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Treasure Island - Photo Slideshows

We've created a blog to allow us to share some of our photographs of Treasure Island.

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Y6 Final Week Reminders

It's been such a pleasure to watch Treasure Island this week- the culmination of a lot of hard work from your amazing children. I'm _hoping_ to add some photos to the website later tonight / Friday morning.

It's a very busy time of year and I'm sure that a few reminders about the special events next week will be useful.

As ever, please get in touch if you have any questions.

Mr McKenna

Wednesday 19 July

  • Whole School Treat Day
  • Leavers' Lunch - The children are able to sit together in hall for their school lunch / sandwiches. The midday staff normally decorate the tables to say their goodbye to the Year Six children.
  • Leavers Party 3:30 to ~5pm. The children will have the opportunity to take part in some games outside. We'll have a barbecue. (The children have (mostly) already chosen burgers, veggie burgers etc.) We normally finish off with a (HUGE) water fight. If the children have any super-squirters, water balloons etc, they could bring these in. A change of clothes and shoes and a towel are all useful. 

Thursday 20 July

  • Leavers' Assembly 10 AM. You are all invited.This normally lasts for about an hour and will give us a chance to celebrate the children's time at Crossdale. 

Friday 21 July

  • Last day of term!
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DT Day ...

The children had a super creative day for our DT day.  They worked brilliantly with Year 2 and spent the day creating their own playgrounds.  Hopefully you managed to see them in our own playground today.  If you didn't, here are some pictures for you.

Thank you to all the parents who came in to support the children with their work today - your support is always very much appreciated - thank you!

Mrs Payne

 

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More DT!

More DT!
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Base One Design and Technology day!

Base One Design and Technology day!
The children have been absolutely wonderful today! Team working to create playgrounds, making equipment that moves and is strong and stable.

Huge thanks to the parents and grandparents who were able to spare some time to come and join us, it is greatly appreciated!

Another fab day at Crossdale!

Mrs Westie
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Base Two Campfire

Forest Schools,

On Thursday 13th July we will be having a Forest Schools afternoon where we will be having a campfire. We have a variety of activities planned for the whole afternoon including shelter building, art, campfire cooking (marshmallow roasting) and much more!

Please ensure that the children bring all of their forest schools clothes for Thursday 13 July as we will go outside whatever the weather.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Cox and Miss Spafford

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Base Two Campfire

Forest Schools,

On Thursday 13th July we will be having a Forest Schools afternoon where we will be having a campfire. We have a variety of activities planned for the whole afternoon including shelter building, art, campfire cooking (marshmallow roasting) and much more!

Please ensure that the children bring all of their forest schools clothes for Thursday 13 July as we will go outside whatever the weather.

Thank you for your continued support.

Mrs Cox and Miss Spafford

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