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  • Covid update

    Published 25/11/21

     

    Although we currently have only 2 cases of Covid-19 at Crossdale, we are aware that cases are much higher in some other local schools. As such, we would ask all parents to be especially attentive to any symptoms associated with Covid-19 and use the testing procedures recommended by the NHS:

    • LFT Lateral Flow Tests - the tests you do at home, twice a week, getting the results back in 15-30 mins. These are recommended for people WITHOUT symptoms - not strictly recommended for primary aged children, but many families are choosing to use them.
      • LATERAL FLOW TESTS ARE ONLY FOR PEOPLE WITHOUT SYMPTOMS

    • PCR tests - these are the tests normally done at a drive-through testing centre, results are normally sent by text within 24 hours. These are for people with symptoms of covid-19, EVEN MILD SYMPTOMS.
      • If your child has symptoms, EVEN IF MILD, of cv19, get a PCR test as soon as possible

      • PCR TESTS ARE FOR PEOPLE WITH SYMPTOMS, EVEN MILD SYMPTOMS

      • Stay at home until you get your test result – only leave your home to have a test. Check if people you live with need to self-isolate

    If in any doubt about your child's symptoms, please err on the side of caution when deciding whether to book a PCR - getting a PCR test result will remove any doubt and help keep cases low at Crossdale.

    You can also book a PCR if you feel your child has been in contact with someone who has tested positive –click here: PCR test here and follow these instructions.

    NHS Information:  https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/testing/get-tested-for-coronavirus/

     

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  • Christmas Singing in the Square - lyrics and music

    Published 25/11/21
    Hi all, please find attached the links to the music and the lyrics for the Christmas carols that we will be singing in the Square on the 4th December. The children have been doing a great job in their practices at lunchtime, and they will be abl
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  • Children in Need Day – Friday 19th November

    Published 18/11/21

    On Friday 19th November we will be hosting our Children In Need Day. The theme this year is Together We Can; this is about supporting those children and families most affected by the pandemic.

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  • Remembrance Assembly

    Published 12/11/21

    Yesterday, Thursday 11th November 2021, we held a whole school (virtual) assembly for Remembrance Day.

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  • Christmas Singing in the Sqaure

    Published 07/11/21

    Letter went home Friday with children interested in taking part

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  • Covid-19 - sharing information with school

    Published 03/10/21

    With lots of children taking PCR tests this weekend, we would be very grateful if you could use our covid@crossdale.notts.sch.uk to:

    • Let us know about any positive test results
    • Ask any questions about covid-19

    This will help us, if required, to work with the local health protection team and communicate effectively with our parents.

    If we don't hear from you, we'll assume any test results are negative and that you have all the information you need.

    Best regards,

    Crossdale

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  • Harvest 2021

    Published 19/09/21

    Take a look at the poster attached for information about our Harvest celebrations this year.

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  • Back to school!

    Published 27/08/21

    We are looking forward to welcoming the children back to school on Thursday 2nd September. We hope they have had a really good summer and are excited about seeing their friends and teachers again back in school.

    When the children return to school, we will be following the government’s latest covid-19 guidance. The guidance is considerably less prescriptive than we have become used to and is based on the following control measures:

    1. Ensure good hygiene for everyone.
    2. Maintain appropriate cleaning regimes.
    3. Keep occupied spaces well ventilated.
    4. Follow public health advice on testing, self-isolation and managing confirmed cases of COVID-19.

     

    Day to day, we will be ensuring the children wash or sanitise their hands frequently and, in addition to the government’s measures, we will be keeping children in ‘base’ bubbles for lunches, breaks and assemblies. It would really help us if parents could talk to their children about hand washing and also ‘catch-it, bin-it, kill-it’ when children are using tissues to blow their noses.

    We will continue to use our ‘Rainbow Rules’, and will talk to the children about how they apply to the current situation. Please also take time to discuss these with your children.

    RAINBOW RULES

    • Distance – We keep a social distance between our base bubbles when we work and play.
    • Cover – Cough, blow or sneeze? Catch it, kill it, bin it.
    • Speak up – Tell someone if you feel poorly.
    • Wash and Avoid – Wash hands or sanitise for 20 seconds and try not to touch your face.
    • Personalise – Only use your own equipment that you share in your base.
    • Wellbeing – Share your worries, whatever they are.

    For the autumn term, we will revert to our rolling start to the day with children arriving between 8.50 and 9am and going straight into class. We have removed our one-way system but will open the larger gates to create more space when children arrive at school – we would ask all parents to be mindful of social distancing. Face coverings are optional.

    Please remember that government advice continues to state that children should not come into school if they have symptoms of covid-19 or have had a positive test result.

    If you have any questions about the return to school, particularly if your child has any specific health issues, please contact us on Tuesday or Wednesday next week.

    Best regards,

    The Crossdale Team

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  • Covid-19 Reminder

    Published 19/07/21

    Dear Parents,

    I hope you’ve had a good weekend and enjoyed the sunshine!

    In response to some questions from parents this morning, I wanted to reiterate the message sent out last week regarding our current measures to reduce the spread covid-19.

    DfE guidance given last week clearly states, ‘If your school is still open at Step 4, you may wish to continue with [existing] measures until the end of your summer term.’ In accordance with this, all our current measures remain in place. This includes children working in bubbles and also the closure of bubbles in response to a positive case.

    At this stage of the year, different schools and local authorities are responding to the updated guidance in different ways, and you may hear different information about schools’ responses in the media and from family and friends. However, the legal advice we have been given makes it clear that our school can work for this final week of term in accordance with our existing risk assessments.

    We do expect things to be different in September, with schools being less responsible for managing Covid-19 – the NHS seem likely to take more of a lead for managing school infections from that point. We hope this means school life will be less disturbed by covid-19. However, guidance is ever changing and often late to arrive in schools, so we will give parents an update in late August regarding our September plans.

    Kind regards,

    Mr Cresswell

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  • Covid Measures, wb 19/7/21

    Published 16/07/21

    Dear Parents and Carers,

    You will all be aware that the covid-19 guidance in England changes on Monday. Although many schools across the country close for the summer today, most schools in Nottinghamshire will remain open next week. Schools that remain open past the 19th July will need to continue to manage the covid situation amongst pupils and staff.

    Guidance received yesterday confirms that schools remaining open after the 19th July can retain existing covid procedures to help contain the spread of the virus, hopefully leading to fewer children needing to isolate at the beginning of the school holidays. As a result, adults on the school site should continue to wear a face covering and observe all other existing measures. Existing measures in school for pupils and staff will also be retained. As ever, your support with this is greatly appreciated and very important.

    The guidance is still be clarified as this update is written, so we will update you further next week if necessary.

    Have a lovely weekend and enjoy the sunshine!

    Kind regards,

    Mr Cresswell

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  • Order Sports Day photos of your children

    Published 15/07/21

    Support our fantastic PTA and order Sports Day photos of your children. 

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