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  • HoMework 30.1.23

    Published 30/01/23, by Claire Jones
    Thanks again for so many purple books on the door this morning. Lots of hard work going on in our Penguin class! What a super start to Monday morning seeing that one child has been busy cooking up a Caribbean storm in the kitchen with a mouth waterin
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  • Library Visit - Tuesday 21st Feb, 2pm

    Published 23/01/23, by Claire Jones
    Exciting news! During our book week, all classes at Crossdale will visit Keyworth library. Penguin class will visit on Tuesday 21st February at 2pm. We would love to have helpers from 1:30pm until we return to school on that day to help accompany
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  • 23.1.23 Homework Blog

    Published 23/01/23, by Claire Jones


    Homework, as usual, can be found in the purple homework book. Thank you for all the books that were handed in today with completed work - you're all amazing!

    *Stay in the green zone on doodle (assignments are set from your teachers - and can be set from parents using their linked account information) - Penguins use doodle very well and we are always blown away by the number of stars children receive and the long streaks! 

    *Read to a grown up (at least 3 times) - we have had so many children complete their reading journeys as well this week - well done!

    *Do your spelling homework (Spelling Shed activities are set, too). We have set assignments out of line with the weekly homework - this is so that children continue to practise words from previous weeks to help them learn these better)

    *Topic homework if not yet complete

    *Special homework activity

    You will have seen from the Crossdale News that we will no longer be using SeeSaw as a platform for sharing work but please do continue to use the purple books for homework and check our Penguins blog each week, too! All non urgent information should be sent to the office now and any urgent messages phoned to the office.

    Year 1 Team



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  • Keys to learning - independent enquirers

    Published 04/01/23, by Karen Ogilvy

    Today the children have been working hard to practise their independent enquirer skills for their orange key to learning. We have been working by ourselves to produce independent writing. We have been curious about our environment, exploring different ways of making shelters for woodland animals. 

    In many of our activities we have been sharing our own thoughts about how we plan our work.

    These are all skill we can continue to use in and out of the classroom. 

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  • Celebrating Christmas at Crossdale

    Published 20/12/22, by Claire Jones

    We have had a wonderful week so far doing lots of Christmassy things. Christmas lunch yesterday was a huge success, Christmas parties today and a visit from Santa (who just happened to be in the area). We have confirmed that we have lots of good children at Crossdale and Santa said he was packing his sleigh, ready for Saturday night! 

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  • Proud Penguins

    Published 16/12/22, by Claire Jones
    Our Penguin Class have worked really hard this term to fill a whole class stamp chart. This has meant they have worked as a team to keep our classroom tidy, listen carefully and try our best with our learning and our friends. This morning we have fin
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  • Happy New Year!

    Published 16/12/22, by Claire Jones
    A very happy new year to all of our families. We hope you've had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and are ready for good weather and the Spring Term ahead. Please find attached information for the Spring Term including: *Overview of Spell
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  • Y1 & 2 DT Day - Structures

    Published 09/12/22, by Fru Westmorland
    We had the most fantastic Design and Technology day on Thursday this week. Inspired by our history topic of the Great Fire of London, we researched, designed and then made structures of Tudor houses. Answering the question 'How can we make our st
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  • Our DT lesson

    Published 25/11/22, by Claire Jones

    We have been understanding that things are built a certain way to serve a specific purpose.

    We thought about wooden houses from 1666 and made our own; close together, using construction.

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  • Partake Theatre

    Published 14/11/22, by Claire Jones
    We have had a wonderful morning re-enacting The Great Fire of London with Partake. The children really enjoyed their workshop and got into role as Londoners of 1666.  See the picollage below!
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  • Autumn 2

    Published 31/10/22, by Claire Jones

    Welcome back!

    We hope you have all had a super holiday and are feeling refreshed and ready to start a new half-term. It is definitely feeling colder as we approach winter, but we have so many exciting things ahead for this half term with the big 'C' to look forward to at the end!

    Please find attached:

    *autumn term 2 spellings overview

    *new history topic knowledge organiser for 'The Great Fire of London'

    *new homework tasks linked to our history topic

    Year One Team

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  • Partake Theatre Company

    Published 14/10/22, by Claire Jones
      On Monday 14th November, Partake Theatre Company will be visiting us at Crossdale. Your child will be meeting King Charles II, his baker, Thomas Farynor and Samuel Pepys for a fun re-enactment of this famous catastrophe of British history.
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