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  • A letter from our CEO...

    Published 09/07/21

    July 2021

    Dear parents and carers,

    As we near the end of the summer term and indeed the end of the academic year, we would like to thank you for supporting your school throughout the continuing pandemic. It has been a year very different to any other and there have been more challenges to overcome than any other in memory. Your Head Teacher, staff and governors have worked incredibly hard to organise your school so that it has remained open and at the same time been as safe as possible.

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  • Late start on Monday?

    Published 09/07/21

    Your family may be planning on staying up late on Sunday to watch England’s first major men's football final in 55 years. If you are planning to let your children experience the match, we want to support you by offering a slightly later start time to school on Monday 12th July. We would rather have children rested and in school ready to learn rather than absent or grumpy!

    School will start at the normal time on Monday but children arriving up to 10.30 will not be marked late and will not miss any crucial lessons. Staff will be in school as normal.

    To help us with our planning, we would like ALL families to complete the dinner register here (please click to complete the form) BEFORE Monday – we won’t be able to prepare hot meals if we don’t have that information.

    Have a great weekend and enjoy the match - is football coming home?!

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  • Road Safety - please read

    Published 30/06/21

    I received the email below from a concerned parent this morning - it is typical of communications I regularly receive whereby parents and members of the community share serious road safety concerns. 

    I hope with all my heart that it doesn't take an accident to make motorists exercise more caution on the roads near Crossdale.

    Best regards,

    Mr Cresswell

    'Please can I request that a communication goes out to all parents to remind them that if they have to drive to school, to do so courteously, patiently and with consideration to the many children that cycle to and from school. 

    Having cycled to school with my child for the last 18 months, how there hasn’t been an accident yet is beyond me.  Today's driver that squeezed past before immediately turning across us, forcing us to brake hard - only saving 20 seconds in dropping the kids right at the school gate. '

     

     

     

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  • Covid-19: Important Update

    Published 21/06/21

    21 June 2021

    Dear Parents,

    In light of the increase in positive covid-19 cases in the Keyworth area observed over the last week, we are reintroducing the staggered start and end to the day.

    We are aware that community groups are being approached and asked to suspend extra-curricular activities in the evenings and weekends while cases stabilise. Consequently, we are currently reviewing our other measures in school to reduce contact opportunities between different bubbles and ensure potential cases are kept to a minimum.

    We will keep you updated over the coming days. In the meantime, please ensure that only one adult comes to school at drop off and collection time, that you wear a face covering on site and that you stick closely to the start and end times below.

    Do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.

    Best regards,

    Crossdale

    Year Group 

    Start 

    Finish 

    Reception 

    9:00am 

    3:30pm 

    Year One 

    8:55am 

    3:25pm 

    Year Two 

    9:05am 

    3:35pm 

    Year Three 

    9:05am 

    3:35pm 

    Year Four 

    8:55am 

    3:25pm 

    Year Five 

    9:00am 

    3:30pm 

    Year Six 

    9:05am 

    3:35pm 

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  • PCR OR LATERAL FLOW?

    Published 28/05/21

    There appears to be a little confusion over which tests to use in different situations. Hopefully, the following should help. The general rule is:

    • Rapid Lateral Flow Tests - Only for people who do not have symptoms
    • PCR Tests - Mainly for people with symptoms

    Extra Information:

    RAPID LATERAL FLOW TESTS

    ONLY FOR PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE SYMPTOMS

    • These are taken at home twice a week (every 3 to 4 days) to check if you have the virus because about 1 in 3 people with COVID-19 do not have symptoms. You can order them here
    • Rapid Lateral Flow tests give a result in 30 minutes using a device similar to a pregnancy test.
    • You should always book a PCR test if you receive a positive Rapid Lateral Flow Tests

    PCR TESTS

    MAINLY FOR PEOPLE WITH SYMPTOMS

    Get a PCR test as soon as possible if you have any of these symptoms:

    • a high temperature
    • a new, continuous cough
    • a loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

    You and anyone you live with should stay at home until you get your test result. Only leave your home to have a test.

    You should always book a PCR test if you receive a positive Rapid Lateral Flow Test

    PCR tests are sent to a lab to be checked – you can book one here

    There are some additional circumstances when a PCR is appropriate, sometimes when no symptoms are present – click here

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    For even more information about Covid testing, Click here for the NHS site – ‘Get tested for coronavirus (COVID-19)’

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  • Class Teachers for September

    Published 23/05/21

    A few parents have been in touch to ask which teachers will be teaching our different classes from September. At this moment time, we do not have a definite staffing structure agreed; this is not unusual for a school at this time of year - typically we are unable to confirm staffing until the second half of the summer term. Although we have considered different options, there are factors we cannot yet confirm that have a direct influence on any potential staffing structure.

    In the meantime, we are aware that a document was sent out to our new Reception parents with general information about our classes. The information was not definitive, and although inferences could be made from it, it definitely does not represent a finalised staffing structure for September. We have now updated that document.

    Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. We hope to confirm staffing arrangements shortly after the half-term break.

     

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  • Walk to School Week

    Published 15/05/21
    Next week, we are encouraging our children to participate in the Walk to School Week.  We are teaching our children that walking to school is healthier, more enjoyable and better for the environment.  If a child lives too far away to walk,
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  • New Start and Finish Times

    Published 15/05/21

    From Monday 17th May we have new start and finish times, as outlined on our 'Crossdale Roadmap out of lockdown'.

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  • Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

    Published 07/05/21

    10-16th May celebrates Mental Health Awareness Week.

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  • Pyjamarama Day

    Published 21/04/21

    Pyjamarama is back for 2021!

    As World Book Day was during the National Lockdown,  this year we are going to join in with Pyjamarama Day, as a way to get children excited about reading, while raising money for a great cause.

    Pyjamarama will take place this year on Friday 14 May 2021.

    Pyjamarama is all about getting children excited about reading, and fundraising to make sure every child gets their bedtime story.

    We are asking that children come to school in the comfort of their pyjamas, and donate £1 to BookTrust to help all children have access to stories and to reading.

    We will be organising some fun reading activities in school for the children to enjoy on the day.

    Take a look on the Booktrust website for more information: https://www.booktrust.org.uk/what-we-do/programmes-and-campaigns/pyjamarama/

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  • PARENTS' / CARERS' EVENING

    Published 16/04/21

    PARENTS' / CARERS' EVENING

    We will be holding our parents’ / carers’ evening during wb 26th April. This will be an opportunity for your child’s teacher to discuss his/her progress and also for you to ask questions. You will receive a written, interim report for your child the week before the parents’ evening meeting. Due to Covid-19, the meetings will take place by telephone and you can book an appointment using our online booking system.

    To book:

    • Select your child's class
    • Select a date during wb 26th April (different teachers have different availability that week NB Y1 also have availability on 22nd April)
    • Select a time
    • Add your contact details
    • Click 'Book' at the bottom of the page

    PLEASE ONLY BOOK ONE APPOINTMENT PER CHILD.

    CLICK HERE TO BOOK

    Please get in touch if you have any questions.

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  • UPDATE: Start and end times for the school day

    Published 12/04/21

    Ahead of the summer term starting on Monday 19th April, please see the updated start and end times.

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