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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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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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Crossdale News (Summer 2, Issue 3)

Base 2 Residential

Base 2 children had a fantastic time on their residential in Sheringham and Hunstanton.  Lots of photos were uploaded to the blog during the visit; if you’ve not seen them take a look on the school website!

Meet the Teacher Session

As you know, your child spent the afternoon of Monday 3rd July afternoon with the teacher that they will be with from September 2017.  This is part of our whole school transition process to ensure that children feel happy and comfortable with arrangements for the next academic year.  To supplement the initial ‘meet the teacher’ session, there will be three, twenty-minute story sessions that will take place before the end of term, where your child will be with their new class teacher.  This is again to support all children with their transition to their new class.

If you have any questions about transition, please speak to Miss Seedhouse or your child’s class teacher.

Reports

Hopefully you received your child’s reports last Friday (7th July). If you wish to meet with your child's class teacher to discuss anything in the report, please speak to your child’s class teacher to make an appointment at a convenient time.

Keyworth Show

Well done to all of the children who took part in the Keyworth show on Saturday.  It was a fantastic community event and it has been lovely to hear so many positive reflections about the day.

Summer Disco

The PTA have organised a Disco for Friday 14th July, 6-8pm.  Letters were sent out last week, but if this has been misplaced, you’ll be able to find a copy in the News and Updates blog or alternatively, there are some spare paper copies in the school office.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Roll of honour

A big congratulations to all the children from Keyworth School of Theatre Dance who took part in the Cabaret ‘Memories’ this month. They were all AMAZING! Some of them danced again at the Keyworth Show on July 8th.

A big well done to Gracie in Year Five. She achieved a Merit in her Grade 1 Theatre Craft and Tap dance exams. Also this month, Gracie has taken part in 3 football trials for Notts County Under 11’s Football Academy and been signed to play for the club in the 2017/18 season. We join Gracie’s parents in being very proud of her and all her hard work in achieving both. 

Louise in Year Six was awarded the managers player of the year at her recent end of season football awards – a fantastic achievement, well done Louise!

Thomas in Year Three ran 6 laps at Runstock, a running festival, totalling 30km – Wow! What a super achievement Thomas – well done!

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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Summer Disco

Our PTA are organising a disco on Friday 14th July.  Letters went home last week,but incase you missed it, a copy is attached.

disco-14th-July-2017.pdf 

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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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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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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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Crossdale News (Summer 2, Issue 1)

Key dates for this half term

12th & 13th June – Y2 Trip to Beaumanor

Friday 16th June – Wear it Wild Day

Friday 16th June – Summer / Football Fun Evening

Week beginning 19th June – Healthy Schools / Sports Week

Wednesday 21st June – Sports Day

Wednesday 21st June – New Intake Parent Meeting (for those starting in reception)

Thursday 29th & Friday 30th June – B2 Residential

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

Thursday 6th July – Music Evening

Saturday 8th July – Keyworth Show

Week beginning 10th July – Summer Production Performances (see below)

Friday 14th July – PTA End of year Disco

Wednesday 19thJuly – Leaver’s Party / BBQ

Thursday 20th July – Leaver’s Assembly & Lunch

Friday 21st July – Last Day of Term

Summer Production

We are starting to rehearse for our summer production and we'd like to provide you with information about the performance dates so that you can mark these in your diary, ahead of the letter coming home about tickets.

Performance dates will be:

Monday 10th July - 13:45pm

Tuesday 11th July - 13:45pm

Tuesday 11th July - 6:30pm

Wednesday 12th July - 6:30pm

For the evening performances, we will be requesting that children come into school at approximately 6:10pm, but information will be sent home nearer the time.  We know that some children will have clubs on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, but we kindly ask that for the performance dates your child can commit to the performance at school, especially if they have been given a speaking part. 

We will look forward to you joining us at one of the performances!

Woodland Area

Please could we kindly request that before 9am and after 3:30pm, children do not use the Woodlands in school.  This is for safety reasons and we appreciate your support with this.

Year 2 residential

Year 2 children will be heading off on their residential visit on Monday morning to Beaumanor.  Information for the visit is available on the website and we will endeavour to upload photos to the blog whilst we are there.  If your child is going on the residential, please remember to bring in a car seat for them on Monday morning.

Summer & Football Fun Night

Football night is nearly here! (Friday 16th) As we had to change the event date due to the weather, we would like to make sure that all the entrants for the evening are still available to play. Please see the list that is up on the Crossdale Notice board by the gates, and if you are no longer able to attend please could you let Miss Cuttell or Mrs Shipman in the office know (the list will be in the school office for amendments).

Also, if there’s anyone keen to join in that couldn’t before, then please do sign up at the office!

News from the PTA

The Crossdale 10k will be on Sunday 17th September 2017 - fun run and 10k race.... If you are available to help on the day please see Will Brown or leave info at the office.  Plus there are still spaces available if you wish to enter the race!

Sainburys sports equipment vouchers - If you have any left in your purse, we are ready to do a final count and see what equipment we may be able to receive.

Friends of Crossdale (PTA) - Next 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!

Roll of honour

Elizabeth Sandland (Reception) has successfully achieved her Swimming Stage 2 Award and is now working towards gaining her Stage 3 Award – well done Rebecca!

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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Summer Production

We are starting to rehearse for our summer production and we'd like to provide you with information about the performance dates so that you can mark these in your diary, ahead of the letter coming home about tickets.

Performance dates will be:

Monday 10th July - 13:45pm

Tuesday 11th July - 13:45pm

Tuesday 11th July - 6:30pm

Wednesday 12th July - 6:30pm

For the evening performances, we will be requesting that children come into school at approximately 6:10pm, but information will be sent home nearer the time.  We know that some children will have clubs on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, but we kindly ask that for the performance dates your child can commit to the performance at school, especially if they have been given a speaking part. 

We will look forward to you joining us at one of the performances!

Many thanks for your continued support.

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Scaffolding around the school

As part of the work on the new roof, scaffolding has been erected around the school.

To help ensure your child’s safety whilst they are at school, risk assessments have been completed and workers on site are aware of these. 

Any time that the children spend outside on the playground will be closely supervised and we are hopeful that we will be able to use the field for playtimes and lunchtimes over the coming weeks, ensuring that the children aren’t near the scaffolding.

The scaffolding has been covered in a foam protector at a lower level but we would like to ask that you remind your child / children that they should stay away from the scaffolding poles; they shouldn’t be swinging on them or climbing them.

Many thanks for your continued support.

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Cool down this summer!

After half term, the PTA will be running an 'Ice pop' stall after school on Thursdays.

As always, any profit made will go directly to help support your children in school.

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Crossdale News (Summer 1, Issue 3)

Changes from September…

We have a few changes in staffing to let you know about from September:

  • After 15 years at Crossdale, Mrs Rachel Cox will be leaving the school staff. In recent years Mrs Cox has played a significant role in organising provision for children who have additional needs. In this role, she has been committed and passionate about securing the best possible outcomes for those children. Mrs Cox is keen to come back and do some occasional work at Crossdale, so it’s more of an ‘au revoir’ that a farewell! I’m sure you’ll join the staff, children, and governors in wishing her every happiness in the future.
  • Mrs Ingle and Mrs Mellor will be sharing class teacher responsibilities for our Reception class from September, working on a job share basis but overlapping on a Wednesday. This ‘Dynamic Duo’ have spent a good part of last year sharing class teacher responsibility and have worked together for several years. They will be assisted by a full-time TA who will help ensure continuity across the week.
  • Miss Georgia Dibley will be joining the team in September to teach our Year One class. Miss Dibley comes highly recommended from another school in Equals Trust, Robert Miles School. Miss Dibley will visit the school several times before the summer and we will let parents know when they can pop in to say hello.
  • Mrs Payne will continue teaching in Base 1 on a Thursday and Friday; some of her time will be spent in Year 1 and she will be teaching in Year 2 on a Friday.

Play Equipment

Please could we kindly request that before 9am and after 3:30pm, children do not use the play equipment in school.  This is for safety reasons and we appreciate your support with this.

Base 3 residential

Year 5 and 6 children will be heading off on their residential visit on Monday morning to Edale.  Information for the visit is available on the blog on the Year 5 and 6 pages.

Roof Maintenance

We will be undergoing some long overdue roof maintenance on the school over the next few months, with a planned start next Friday, 26th May.

We have accessed the money for these repairs, almost £300,000, through our membership of Equals Trust. The Trust applied directly to the DfE for funding, securing over £1 million to improve school buildings across the trust. This is just one of many benefits we are seeing since we became an academy as part of Equals Trust.

This has meant that the school car park has effectively been closed to all cars and that the staff will need to park on and around Crossdale Drive. We know that this will impact on parental parking and we kindly ask for anyone driving their child / children to school in the morning, or to collect them in the evening, to be continually thoughtful and respectful to our residents over the coming months and to park with care.  Please remember that we have an agreement with the Pear Tree Pub whereby you can park in their car park and then walk up to school to drop your child / children off / collect them.

Snacks

We encourage children to have healthy snacks for break times and this is very successful.  If your child / children attend an after-school club, please could we ask that any snacks they have to keep them going are also classed as being a ‘healthy snack’. Thank you for your continued support with this.

Lost Property

We had a large amount of lost property at the end of last term and it was hard to return to the owner as there wasn’t a clear name written onto the clothing.  Named items of clothing make it much easier to return lost items – we really value your help with this! Please take a look in lost property boxes in cloakrooms before the end of this term if your child has lost any items over the last few weeks.

Share Aware

A parent has recently spoken to us about their child’s online interactions, in the family home, with an unknown adult living elsewhere in the UK. Please read and use the information below to help support the ongoing safety work we do in school.

Share Aware, from NSPCC, gives parents all the tools they need to have regular and informed conversations with their child about staying safe online. Under 20% of parents discuss online safety regularly with their children but we want to get every family talking about their child’s life online, just as they would their day at school.

Parents can sign up to the Icebreaker email series and become an expert in their child’s online world in 6 weeks, follow our four simple steps to keeping kids safe online, watch our film ‘Safety advice from a 10 year old’ or visit Net Aware – our guide to your child’s social networks apps and games.

The internet is a great place for kids to be, being Share Aware makes it safer.

Walk to School Week

Thank you to everyone who joined in with walking to school this week, despite the wet weather! It was great to see everyone in their shoesday shoes on Tuesday – take a look at some of the photographs on the blog!  Mrs Payne is going to be totaling up the tally charts that each class have been working on this week for their walking efforts and the winning class will be announced next week – keep your eyes peeled on any updates on the blog!

Roll of honour

Maxi Scott Year 2 paddled really well to take 2nd place at last weekend’s canoe slalom race at Peterborough, gaining promotion up to the next division. He is now the youngest ranked paddler in the country - Well done, Maxi!

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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2017-2018 School Holiday Dates

School holidays dates: eqt-school-holidays-2017-18.pdf

Please note that there is one INSET day still to be agreed. We will let you know the date of this as soon as possible.

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Summer / Football Fun Night

Unfortunately, due to the bad weather forecast this week, we have decided to reschedule the summer / football fun night. The new date is Friday 16th June. Any money paid for entry will be rolled over to the new date, however if you would like a refund of your money, please pop into the school office.

Apologies for any inconveniences this causes, but we hope that you're able to join us on the 16th June.

Best wishes,

The PTA and Crossdale Team

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Year 6 Transition Visit

Dear Parents.
 
On Thursday 18th May, staff from South Wolds Academy will be coming into school in the day to meet the children in Year 6, as part of the preparation for their transition to secondary school.
 
The staff from South Wolds will be available from 3:30 – 4:30pm in the school hall, for a ‘Question and Answer’ session.  Please come along during this time if you can, to ask any questions that you might have regarding your son / daughters move to South Wolds.  You should receive communication from South Wolds about this very soon.
 
Kind regards,
Mr McKenna and Miss Seedhouse
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Non-Uniform Day on Friday 12th May

To support the PTA in preparing for the Summer Fun / Football Fun night on 19th May, we will have a non-uniform day on Friday 12th as we are asking for donations of chocolate for the chocolate tombola and for pre-loved teddies (washed if possible) for the teddy stall.

Please could any donations be brought to school on Friday if children haven't brought these in already. 

Many thanks for your continued support.

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Crossdale News (Summer 1, Issue 2)

SATs week for Year 6

Next week our Year 6 pupils will be sitting their SATs (Standard Assessment Tests); they have been working very hard to prepare for them and we wish everyone lots of luck.  Year 6’s - Have a restful weekend with lots of sleep!

Base 2 residential meeting

On Wednesday 10th May there will be a meeting for parents who have a child / children in Base 2 regarding the upcoming residential trip. The meeting will start at 6pm.

Friday 19th May – Summer Fun / Football Fun!

On Friday 19th May the PTA are hosting an evening of summer fun!  Starting at 5:30pm, there will be a variety of stalls, a BBQ, bouncy castle and bar.

At 6:30pm the football tournaments start for the 'football fun' element of the night. If you would be available to referee, please speak to Mr Sanders.

If anyone has any pre-loved teddies that they would like to donate to the teddy stall, please bring them to school next week, preferably washed.  

 Any donations of chocolate for the chocolate tombola would also be greatly appreciated - please bring to school next week.

Walk of Hope

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

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

Roll of Honour

Charlie Pride Year 3 has just completed the Rookie Lifeguarding course, achieving his Bronze Level 1, 2 and 3 badges. He has also  gained his 1000 metre swimming badge, swimming 40 lengths of a pool non stop in a time of 45 minutes. Fantastic achievements Charlie - well done!

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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Crossdale News (Summer 1, Issue 1)

Welcome to the summer term!  The children have quickly settled back into their classes and have been working hard this week. Welcome to Anastasia and her family – Anastasia joined us in our Year 3 class on Tuesday and has settled in really well.

Dates for this term

Below we have listed some key dates for your diary for this term.  If there are any changes or further dates we will inform you about these as soon as possible.

Monday 1st May – Bank Holiday – School Closed

Thursday 4th May – Polling Day – School Closed

Week beginning Monday 8th May – Y6 SATs week

Wednesday 10th May – Base 2 Residential Meeting for parents (6pm)

Friday 19th May – Football Fun Night

Monday 22nd – Wednesday 24th May - Base 3 Residential

Thursday 25th May – Y2 Residential Meeting for parents (6pm)

Friday 26th May – INSET Day – School closed to pupils

Monday 29th May – Friday 2nd June – Half Term – School Closed

Monday 5th June – Return to school

Thursday 8th June – Polling Day – School Closed

Monday 12th – Tuesday 13th June – Y2 Residential

Week beginning 19th June – Healthy School’s Week

Wednesday 21st June – Sports Day (Times TBC)

Thursday 29th – Friday 30th June – Base 2 Residential

Thursday 6th July – Music Evening (TBC – 6:30pm)

Saturday 8th July – Keyworth Show

Week beginning 10th July – Reports out to parents

Week beginning 10th July – Summer Production Performances (Dates TBC)

Wednesday 19th July – Leaver’s BBQ / Party

Thursday 20th July – Leaver’s Assembly and Leaver’s Lunch

Friday 21st July  - Last Day of Term

Everyone health family workshops

If you haven’t already, take a look at the information about a new healthy lifestyle opportunity coming to Crossdale this term:

http://www.crossdaleschool.com/cms2014/index.php/easyblog/entry/healthy-lifestyle-programme-opportunity-1

Roll of Honour

Hamish (in Reception) scored his second hat-trick in two weeks at football on Saturday - well done Hamish! We hear that your goal celebrations are rather fantastic!

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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Story Telling Event

On Thursday 30th March, 4 of our Year 6 pupils went to Heymann primary school to join up with other Year 6 children from schools within the Equals Trust, as part of a story telling event.  This followed on from all Year 6 children taking part in story telling workshops at school.

The children performed their story incredibly well in front of an audience of parents and they should be very proud of themselves (we certainly are!).

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