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  • Happy New Year

    Published 03/01/21, by Claire Jones

    Dear Maple Parents,

    I hope you have all had a restful Christmas with your families, enjoying the snow for the time we had it and managed some celebrations. Happy 2021 to all of you. I am sure we all have high hopes for the year ahead!

    At the beginning of each term we like to keep you updated with the curriculum for the weeks ahead. Please find the Curriculum Map for Spring and also the homework for our St Lucia topic attached.

    I will be updating SeeSaw shortly with home learning for tomorrow so please keep an eye on that. It is there where you will find all the links you need for tomorrow's work. 

    Best wishes,

    Mrs Jones.

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  • Fantastic Festive Fun!

    Published 18/12/20, by Clare Payne
    Hello Marvellous Maple, What an eventful week we have had. The children have performed for their production, enjoyed a delicious Christmas lunch, Christmas jumper day and been lucky enough to have a visit from Santa and his trusty Elf! We have had
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  • Year 2 Presents Babushka

    Published 17/12/20, by Clare Payne
    We hope you enjoy Maple's mini production of 'The Story of Babushka'.      
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  • Treat Day Tomorrow!

    Published 17/12/20, by Clare Payne
    Hello Marvellous Maple, We have had an exciting email from Miss Seedhouse today to say we have all completed the Busy Bee wall! This means all the children's hard work has paid off and has enabled the whole school to have a treat day tomorrow.
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  • Super Science

    Published 27/11/20, by Clare Payne
    Hello Marvellous Maple, We have been doing some super science activities over the last few weeks. We have been investigating the effects of different drinks on our teeth. In one experiment, we placed boiled eggs in different drinks and left them f
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  • Great Fire Silhouette Artwork

    Published 25/11/20, by Claire Jones
    Hello Wonderful Maple Class, As you can see we have been focusing on our Great Fire of London topic in our art lessons! The children have been using their skills to mix primary colours to make secondary colours, adding white and black paints to ma
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  • Bears In The Woods!

    Published 13/11/20, by Clare Payne
    We have had a super day today! The children looked fabulous in their yellow, spotty and bear outfits. We have hidden in the woods and created some lovely headbands and artwork. Thank you so much for all your donations to Children In Need. I have atta
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  • Fireworks day

    Published 04/11/20, by Claire Jones
    The children have been marvellous today and they have done some amazing work. I am really impressed with their English comprehension and also their art work from this afternoon. Hopefully they can tell you all about the significance of having the Hou
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  • New Topic: Great Fire of London!

    Published 02/11/20, by Claire Jones

    We have an exciting new topic this half term...The Great Fire of London. This is mainly a history topic but we will be weaving design technology and art throughout as well.

    Please find attached the new topic homework which needs to be completed and uploaded to SeeSaw by the beginning of December and a knowledge organiser for Year 2 which tells you the key knowledge children will acquire this half term. 

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  • Forest Schools Kit

    Published 31/10/20, by Claire Jones
    Hello Maple Class, I hope you have all had a restful holiday, even if it is not the one you planned. Looking at all the pictures of crafts you have sent in, photos of you with your family and seeing some special moments like new babies being born,
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  • CONFIRMED CV-19 case in Year 2

    Published 20/10/20, by Peter Cresswell

    Date: 20/10/2020


    1. If your child attended Crossdale in Y2 on Thursday or Friday (15th or16th October),  he/she will need to self isolate for 14 days, until Friday 30th October.

    2 . If your child needs to self-isolate and is currently at Holiday Club, you will need to collect him / her immediately

    3. Other family members in your house DO NOT need to self-isolate unless your child develops symptoms.

    4. You DO NOT need to book a test for your child unless he / she develops symptoms.

    5. Please read the detailed information below and let us know if you have any questions - you can email using 

    Best regards,

    Mr Cresswell


    Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 14 Days 

    Dear parent or carer,

    We have been made aware that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Crossdale School in Y2.

    We have followed the national guidance and have identified that any children who attended in Y2 on Thursday 15th or Friday 16th October have been in close contact with the affected person. In line with the national guidance your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Friday 30th October 2020.

    If your child is well at the end of the 14 days period of self-isolation, then they can return to usual activities.

    Other members of your household can continue normal activities provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 14 day self-isolation period.

    Please see the link to: Guidance for contacts of people with confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection who do not live with the person

    What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

    If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via or by calling 119 . 

    People who do not have symptoms should not request a test unless this has been specifically requested by Public Health England or the local authority.

    All other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

    The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

    Household members should not go to work, school or public areas and exercise should be taken within the home. If you require help with buying groceries, other shopping or picking up medication, or walking a dog, you should ask friends or family. Alternatively, you can order your shopping online and medication by phone or online.

    Household members staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community

    If you are able can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation period

    Please see the link to the PHE ‘Stay at Home’ Guidance:

    Symptoms of COVID 19

    The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

    • new continuous cough and/or
    • high temperature and/or
    • a loss of, or change in, normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

    For most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

    If your child does develop symptoms, you can seek advice from the website at If you are concerned about your child’s symptoms, or they are worsening you can seek advice from NHS 111 at or by phoning 111.

    How to stop COVID-19 spreading

    There are things you can do to help reduce the risk of you and anyone you live with getting ill with COVID-19


    • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
    • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
    • wash your hands as soon as you get home
    • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
    • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

    Further Information

    Further information is available at

    Yours sincerely

    Peter Cresswell


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  • Y2 Phonics Screening Check

    Published 14/10/20, by Claire Jones
    Hello Maple Parents, Some of you might be aware that all children in Y2 are required to take the National Phonics Screening Check in this half term. Normally this is a formal assessment that children take in June of Year 1 but as school was not op
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