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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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Base Three Shelter Building

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

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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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Edale - Final Reminders

Dear parents / carers,

Our trip to Edale is almost upon us! We’re all really excited here.

We’ve talked to the children to day and allowed them lots of opportunities to ask questions so hopefully they will be feeling happy and as eager to get away as we are.

On Monday we would like the children to come to school at 08:10. (Ideally somewhere between 08:05 and 08:15. We’ll give them a chance to go to the toilet and then we’ll try to set off at 08:30ish. This will hopefully help us avoid getting tangled up in a traffic jam on Crossdale Drive.

In their small rucksack/day bag we would like the children to bring:

  • water (in bottle with sports top);
  • a packed lunch (not in a lunchbox);
  • sun cream/ sun hat;
  • waterproof trousers;
  • waterproof coat (if not worn);
  • thin fleece / jumper (if not worn);
  • purse / wallet (maximum £10)
  • game / book for coach—if necessary;
  • (disposable) camera—if brought.

We will return to school on Wednesday at approximately 16:15. Our exact time of arrival will be a little uncertain due to traffic; we will try to keep you updated about our ETA using text messages.

Emergency Contact Details

If, in exceptional circumstances, you need to get in touch with us during the trip, it will be possible to use the following emergency contact number:

07960 066 856

(This number is only monitored during school trips and residential visits.)

And finally…

Though we’ll be busy, we’ll be happy to talk to you on Monday morning if you have any final questions or concerns.

Have a great weekend.

Mr McKenna and Miss Rodriguez


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Edale - quick reminder

As we get close to our trip to Edale, we thought it sensible to send home a quick reminder about times for departure and return to Crossdale

On Monday 22/5/17 we would like the children to come to school at approximately 08:10 – 08:20.

Our hope is that the coach will leave at approximately 08:30; this is so we miss the traffic arriving for the start of the school day!

For Monday the children should have a small rucksack which contains:

  • a packed lunch
  • water (in a plastic bottle with sports top)
  • a waterproof coat
  • waterproof trousers
  • suncream and sunhat
  • small game, book etc. for the (very short) coach journey – if necessary

Everything else can be packed in their suitcase.

We will be walking in the countryside on Monday so the children should be wearing their trainers (with good soles) or light walking boots / trail shoes. The weather forecast currently suggests that we may have showery weather so we’d like to remind you that jeans are less suitable than lightweight trousers, tracksuit trousers, leggings etc.

On Wednesday 24//5/17 we are planning to return to school between 16:15 and 16:30; our exact time of arrival will be subject to traffic conditions, but we will try to keep you updated about our ETA.

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

kit list

Mr McKenna and Miss Rodriguez

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