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  • Amazon Audible Stories

    Published 30/03/20, by Claire Jones
    For as long as schools are closed, we're open. Starting today, kids everywhere can instantly stream an incredible collection of stories, including titles across six different languages, that will help them continue dreaming, learning, and jus
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  • Supporting your reading at home

    Published 30/03/20, by Claire Jones
    I am sure you are all really busy keeping on top of your reading at home. This is one activity that we recommend you do every day with your child to keep those key skills ticking over. We have always recommended as a brilliant res
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    Published 24/03/20, by Claire Jones
    Please find attached the Tricky Trackers that we use in school - from 1 -8. There are also instructions attached. These are really important to help your child to learn common words that come up in their reading that they cannot read using their soun
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    Published 24/03/20, by Claire Jones Some really lovely reading and writing activities linked to great texts to engage children can be found here.  Ian, the owner of this company, has done some brilliant live videos to get children really excite
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  • Looking for a good book?

    Published 17/03/20, by Fru Westmorland
    Oxford Owls is a great resource - simply register and log on for free and then there are hundreds of free e-books available to support your child's reading. :)
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  • Brilliant Book week

    Published 06/03/20, by Helen Ingle

    We had a wonderful week of dressing up as our favourite characters, sharing books and visiting our local library.

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  • World Book Day

    Published 05/03/20, by Rebecca Jackson
    The children have had a fantastic week celebrating World Book Day!  This year, the day has been all about sharing books, and my goodness have we done that! During the week, the children have taken part in a storytelling workshop from Mike, vi
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  • Storyteller Visits

    Published 03/03/20, by Claire Jones
    Mike has been in telling us stories in classes (workshops) and performed in assembly. We have had a great time!
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  • Library Visits This Week

    Published 03/03/20, by Claire Jones
    Crossdale classes have been visiting the library this week.  See your class blogs for pictures.
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  • World Book Day and Celebrations that WEEK

    Published 05/02/20, by Claire Jones
    We have our wonderful book week happening  during the week of 2nd March. There will be lots of fun book related activities happening at Crossdale during that week such as story swaps, paired reading, author studies and library visits. The
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  • Book Fair

    Published 20/01/20, by Claire Jones
    Our yearly book fair is coming to Crossdale on 5th February and will be with us until the 13th. As you will know from previous visits, not only will you have the chance to buy some fantastic books but Crossdale also benefits from your purchas
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  • Reading information morning for parents

    Published 20/11/19, by Peter Cresswell

    We hope you found this morning informative and that your time spent with Mr Cresswell or Mrs Westmorland, and the time spent in your child's class has helped you understand how we teach reading at Crossdale.

    Please click below to review the presentations we shared with parents who were able to attend.

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