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You can find  news from Pine Class here. Pine class had their final year at Crossdale in 2021...

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  • Leavers' Assembly Video Links

    Published 25/07/21, by Padraig McKenna
    Dear Pine Class Parents, I hope you are all well. I want to start with a huge thank you for your support and understanding over the last year. I would also like to thank you for your very kind words and cards and gifts in the last week or so.
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  • Pine Perfect their sports day Prowess

    Published 08/07/21, by Karen Ogilvy

    Pine had a fantastic last sports day at Crossdale. Well done!


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  • Another Amazing Week!

    Published 11/06/21, by Padraig McKenna
    Y6 have been amazing again this week! They have been working exceptionally hard in class and showing a very mature commitment to learning! We've been enjoying the sunshine and we are very much looking forward to the activities that have been p
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  • Nearly There Y6.8!

    Published 28/05/21, by Padraig McKenna
    I have really enjoyed the last couple of weeks! We have been working so hard on some challenging topics and I have been hugely impressed by the way the children have approached their work in class; I did a calculation and worked out that they ar
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  • Pyjamarama, Forest Schools, Homework, Y7 etc.

    Published 14/05/21, by Padraig McKenna
    We've had another very productive week in Y6! We have: made great progress in our maths work on geometry (working on angles); continued to learn more about our circulatory system; continued to refine our use of punctuation for clarit
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  • Y6 Knowledge Organiser - Blood Heart

    Published 09/05/21, by Padraig McKenna
    Please find attached our knowledge organiser for our current topic: Blood Heart.
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  • Y6 Residential - 24-25 June

    Published 04/05/21, by Padraig McKenna
    We are very excited to be able to announce that with the ongoing relaxation of coronavirus restrictions, we have been able to secure a slot for a Y6 residential trip! This would be for two days with a single night away at Beaumanor Hall (Thursday
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  • Urgent Covid-19 message for Y6

    Published 29/03/21, by Peter Cresswell


    29th March 2021

    Advice for Child to Self-Isolate for 10 Days

    Dear parent or carer,

    We have been made aware this evening that we have a confirmed positive case of coronavirus (COVID-19) at Crossdale Primary that affects our Y6 bubble only.

    We have followed the national guidance and, following a risk assessment with Public Health England (PHE) advisers, have identified that your child has been in close contact with the individual who has had a positive test result for coronavirus (COVID-19). In line with the national guidance, your child must stay at home and self-isolate until Friday 9th April.

    Home learning on SeeSaw will be in place from tomorrow.

    If your child is well at the end of the 10 day period of self-isolation, then they can return to their usual activities and attend school as normal after the Easter holiday.

    Other members of your household can continue normal activities, provided your child does not develop symptoms within the 10 day self-isolation period.

    For more information, please see the 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 coronavirus (COVID 19)

    Having been identified as a close contact, if your child then develops symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19), they should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are a new, continuous cough, or a high temperature, or a loss of, or change in, their normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia).  Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for a PCR test - this is the type of test that is normally available and can be arranged via or by calling 119. 

    People who do not have symptoms or have not tested positive using a Lateral Flow Device should not request a PCR 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 10 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

    The household isolation period includes the day the first person in your household’s symptoms started (or the day their test was taken if they did not have symptoms) and the next 10 full days. This means that if, for example, your 10 day isolation period starts on the 15th of the month, your isolation period ends at 23:59 hrs on the 25th and you can return to your normal routine.

    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 10 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the community.

    If you are able, 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. If that is not possible, anyone with symptoms should try and stay as far away as possible from vulnerable members of your household.

    For more information, please read PHE’s ‘Stay at Home’ guidance:

    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 coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading

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

    Further Information

    Further information is available at

    Yours sincerely

    Mr. P. Cresswell

    Executive Headteacher


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  • Being in school is brilliant!

    Published 26/03/21, by Padraig McKenna
    It has been wonderful to be back in the classroom this week; I have loved it! I have been really impressed by the children; they have worked hard and been very sensible. We have had a look back over some of the maths and English we have covered th
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  • Thank you, Mr Sanders! (& Homework Details)

    Published 19/03/21, by Padraig McKenna
    Today was the last day of teaching from inside my computer! I will be back in Y6 on Monday. This means that we will have to say good bye to Mr Sanders again, who has done an amazing job looking after the children over the last few weeks!  &nb
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  • Welcome back Y6!

    Published 08/03/21, by Padraig McKenna
    It was so nice having more of the children in school today! I was very impressed with how sensibly and maturely they adapted to being back in the classroom! I am very much looking forward to being released from my computer and getting back in th
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  • Treat Day - NEWSFLASH!

    Published 17/12/20, by Padraig McKenna
    Astonishingly, we have managed to complete enough stamp charts to win a treat day - tomorrow! This will be a non-uniform day and we will have a more relaxed day in the classroom. We will watch some movies, draw, make and play some games. (I w
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