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  • Stick Man

    Published 15/12/19, by Sarah Mellor
    The children have thoroughly enjoyed this week's book Stick Man by Julia Donaldson. We have loved reading the story together, collecting sticks, making stick men and ordering them.  The children have got really good at retelling this stor
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  • christmas performance costumes

    Published 01/12/19, by Sarah Mellor

    Many thanks for all of the angel costumes that have come into school already.  This is just a friendly reminder that costumes (white or light clothing with a bit of tinsel sparkle) need to be in school for the dress rehearsal on Wednesday 4th December.    

    Thank you for your continued support. 

    Mrs Ingle & Mrs M

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  • Are Carrots orange?

    Published 16/11/19, by Sarah Mellor
    We launched our new topic by immersing the children with everything carrots!  We loved reading 'Too Many Carrots' by Katy Hudson, making our own carrots, comparing carrots shape and size, making carrot soup and learning about what carrot
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  • reading Review

    Published 14/11/19, by Helen Ingle
    On the morning of Wednesday 20th November all  parents are invited  to come in to observe the teaching of reading throughout school. Following this, on the same day, we are holding a drop in session from 3.30- 6pm. Both Mrs Mellor and Mr
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  • Welcome Back

    Published 09/11/19, by Helen Ingle

    We've had a busy (if a little soggy) first week back! We have really enjoyed looking at  the Reading Bingo sheets and talking about the books the children have read over half term - please keep sending these in.

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  • enjoy the break!

    Published 19/10/19, by Sarah Mellor
     The children have coped amazingly well with their first half term at school and are now definitely ready for their well earned rest.   It's been lovely to welcome so many more families to Crossdale as well as seeing some familiar faces
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  • Holiday Reading Challenge

    Published 17/10/19, by Claire Jones

    A little reading challenge to keep children excited about reading over the holidays. These will go home with your child tomorrow. Enjoy!

    Mrs Jones

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  • Reading Journey Books

    Published 17/10/19, by Claire Jones
    We have just assessed all the children in terms of phonics and book bands. Please ensure that your child has their RJB with them  in school tomorrow so that we can update you about their progress. Staff will support children in swapping their
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  • Diwali celebrations!

    Published 04/10/19, by Sarah Mellor

    We had a wonderful day celebrating the Hindu festival of Diwali.  We were joined by a visitor, Mrs Mistry, who told us all about how and why Diwali is celebrated.

    Below are a few photographs of our Reception Diwali day:

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  • Midweek update

    Published 01/10/19, by Helen Ingle

    The weather has not been wonderful but we have had a lovely calm start to each day this week. It's lovely to see the children being so independent and we are able to catch up with messages from the adults at the gate. We hope it's working well for you too. Here are a few updates about what we've been doing this week so far.

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  • Other news!

    Published 27/09/19, by Sarah Mellor

    In your child's book bag you will find.......

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  • MacMillan Coffee morning

    Published 27/09/19, by Sarah Mellor

    We've had a super day in the classroom accessorising our uniforms with purple and green ribbons.  The children have been carefully measuring the ribbons and cutting them to the required lengths.  We have used our maths skills to measure and compare our ribbons with our friends.

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