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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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  • A special Christmas movie from Y6...

    Published 17/12/20, by Padraig McKenna
    We decided that we would like to share a quick(ish) video snapshot of our hard work in class. Fingers crossed that everything works and that I have uploaded the correct one... Mr McKenna      
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  • Urgent Message - covid in Y6

    Published 16/11/20, by Peter Cresswell

    We received a call this morning, after the children had started arriving at school, telling us that a Y6 pupil, last in school on Wednesday, tested positive for CV-19 on Friday. The pupil in question did not have symptoms prior to the test.

    A call to Public Health England confirmed that we need to close our Y6  bubble for 14 days, meaning they can return to school on Thursday 26th November.  Other members of your household do NOT need to self-isolate unless your child develops symptoms. 

    Please collect your child asap.  Click here for appropriate NHS links

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  • Equals Trust Online Christmas Singing

    Published 05/11/20, by Jonathan Brierley
    Hi all, Angela Sanchez from Burton Joyce is running an online "choir from home" for any children in Y3-Y6. This will involve learning some Christmas songs. Angela has sent over this letter last night which contains the information and links
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  • Mr McKenna

    Published 04/11/20, by Peter Cresswell

    In response to guidance received in school about the national lock down that starts tomorrow in England, Mr McKenna will be working from home starting from tomorrow. The guidance stipulates that adults with specific health considerations should not come to work as normal until after the 2nd December.

    We have organised things so Mr Mckenna can teach via video with another adult in class to supervise and monitor the children. Mr McKenna will mark children's work wherever possible to inform his planning (work will be photographed using SeeSaw or Mr McKenna will come into school outside of normal hours to collect work) and he will be working as hard as ever to ensure lessons are well matched to children's needs and are fun and engaging.

    Please let us know if you have any questions.

    Many thanks for your ongoing support.

    Mr Cresswell 

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  • Virtual Tour of South Wolds Academy

    Published 16/09/20, by Sam Seedhouse

    Click here to view a virtual tour of South Wolds, aimed at children currently in Year 6. 

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