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  • Miss Jackson

    Published 01/12/20, by Peter Cresswell

    Dear Parents,

    Miss Jackson will  not be in school for the rest of this week or next week (non covid-19 related). In her absence, Miss Hayes will be teaching Y3 for the majority of time. Having worked in Y3 on Friday and Monday, Miss Hayes is already getting to know the children our routines.

    Please let  us know if you have any questions.

    Mr Cresswell

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  • Covid update

    Published 22/11/20, by Peter Cresswell

    Dear parents,

    A pupil in Y3 began to self-isolate early last week due to a family member having cv-19 symptoms. That family member, and then another, subsequently received a positive test result. Although completely asymptomatic, the pupil in question also received a positive test result 3 days after starting the period of self-isolation.

    The timing of this,  according to advice from Public Health England, means that we do not need to close our Y3 bubble or take any other actions linked to this case. However, we wanted to  keep you updated about a situation and reassure you that we are following advice in dealing with this, and all other cases at Crossdale. 

    Crossdale will be open as planned tomorrow.

    I know you will join me in wishing the family a speedy recovery. Mrs Westie and I will be on the gate tomorrow if you have any questions.


    Mr Cresswell

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  • children in Need

    Published 13/11/20, by Rebecca Jackson
    The children have looked absolutely fabulous in their yellow and non uniform today to celebrate Children in Need.  We have listened to the Children in Need choir, learned how to draw Pudsey and completed some fun activities at the end of the day
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  • Mighty Metals Topic Overview/Spelling Overview

    Published 06/11/20, by Rebecca Jackson
    Attached is the topic over view for Mighty Metals and the spellings for autumn 2 - both of which are on Seesaw too.
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  • Mighty Metals W/B 02.11.20

    Published 05/11/20, by Rebecca Jackson

    What a fantastic week!

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  • Equals Trust Virtual Christmas Choir

    Published 05/11/20, by Jonathan Brierley

    Please see attached letter for further information

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  • CONFIRMED CV-19 case in Year 3

    Published 20/10/20, by Peter Cresswell

    Date: 20/10/2020


    1. This post applies to:

         -all children in Y3 who attended school on Wed / Thu 14th or 15th October

         -pupils in Y4 who attended breakfast and afterschool club on Wed / Thu 14th or 15th October

    2. These pupil from Y3 and Y4 will need to self isolate for 14 days, until Thursday 29th October

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

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

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

    6. 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 Y3.

    We have followed the national guidance and have identified that:

         -all children in Y3 who attended school on Wed / Thu 14th or 15th October

         -pupils in Y4 who attended breakfast and afterschool club on Wed / Thu 14th or 15th 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 Thursday 29th October.

    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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  • SeeSaw/Homework

    Published 16/09/20, by Rebecca Jackson
    The below message was written to go out Friday so apologies I was not in school!  Thank you for all of your emails and messages regarding Seesaw - I'm currently reading through them and will reply as soon as possible! Miss J  
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  • What a week!

    Published 11/09/20, by Rebecca Jackson

    A fantatsic start!

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  • Base 2 Welcome meeting (Video)

    Published 08/09/20, by Evie Rodriguez

    Information re. our base this year

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  • Hello Year Three!

    Published 04/09/20, by Rebecca Jackson

    Welcome back!

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  • Welcome back Year Two

    Published 02/09/20, by Clare Payne
    Hello Marvellous Maple Class! We hope you have had a super summer and we are really looking forward to see you all next week. We have attached a little video for you all to watch so you know what to expect when you come into school. There aren'
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