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November 2020


    Published 27/11/20

    RSE policy: Consultation letter

    Dear parents/carers,

    There have been some recent updates to Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) for children in primary schools.  With these updates in mind, we have worked to make sure that the curriculum at Crossdale Primary School reflects:

    • Our pupils’ age and maturity levels, as well as their cultural and religious backgrounds
    • The values of our school community
    • Every pupil’s learning needs
    • What pupils need to know to be healthy and safe in school, in their personal relationships and in the wider world

    We have now updated our RSE policy to include our proposed new curriculum.  You will find a copy of our new draft policy attached below.

    If you would like to offer feedback on the proposed curriculum, and the wider policy then please email the school office at: or speak with Mr Cresswell, Miss Seedhouse or Mrs Westie.

    The deadline for responding to this consultation is 4th December 2020.

    Yours sincerely

    Mrs Payne

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  • Bubble Closure - Y6

    Published 16/11/20


    Dear Parents,

    We have been made aware of a member of our school community, a Y6 pupil, who has tested positive for COVID 19.

    As a result, all Y6 families have been contacted, informing them that their child must self-isolate and stay at home for 14 days. Household members of the Y6 pupils sent home today do not need to self-isolate themselves unless the child subsequently develops symptoms.

    The school will remain open and all other pupils should continue to attend as normal if they remain well.

    We know that you may find this concerning but we are continuing to monitor the situation and are working closely with Public Health England. This letter is to inform you of the current situation and provide advice on how to support your child. Please be reassured that for most people, coronavirus (COVID-19) will be a mild illness.

    If you need to contact school about any issues linked to CV-19, especially in the evening or at weekends, please contact us using . The earlier we know about children with symptoms or positive tests, the quicker we can respond and protect other members of the school community.

    What to do if your child develops symptoms of COVID 19

    If your child develops symptoms of COVID-19, they must not come to school and should remain at home for at least 10 days from the date when their symptoms appeared. Anyone with symptoms will be eligible for testing and this can be arranged via or by calling 119. 

    All other household members who remain well, must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. This includes anyone in your ‘Support Bubble’.

    Further information is available at:

    The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became ill.

    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 14 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.


    The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

    • a new continuous cough
    • a high temperature
    • a loss of, or change in, your normal sense of taste or smell (anosmia)

    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 COVID-19 spreading

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


    • wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
    • use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
    • wash your hands as soon as you get home
    • cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
    • put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards

    Further Information

    Further information is available at

    Yours sincerely

    Peter Cresswell

    We will try to answer any questions you send to 

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  • Head Bump Update

    Published 13/11/20

    We have recently reviewed our policy for bumped head incidents.  As part of that review we have updated our procedures to include issuing a red wrist band to any child who has a minor head bump.

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    Published 06/11/20

    As we enter a new period of National Lockdown, it's worth reminding ourselves of the symptoms of covid-19. 

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature)
    • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)
    • loss of change to your sense of smell or taste – this means you have noticed you cannot smell or taste anything, or things smell or taste different to normal.

    Check if you have coronavirus symptoms and seek medical advice at the following website:

    See  flowchart below (covid advice for parents)  for help deciding whether your child should be in school

    If you have symptoms of coronavirus – STAY AT HOME and follow the stay at home guidance:

    Check how long you should self-isolate for here

    If you have symptoms of coronavirus you should arrange to be tested. A test can be arranged here: have-coronavirus/



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  • Christmas Card Competition

    Published 02/11/20
    Ruth Edwards, MP for Rushcliffe, has written to school asking if Crossdale pupils would like to enter into her annual Christmas Card Competition for 2020. Designs should be on one sheet of A4 paper and submitted via her constituency office 17-19 R
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  • Fire Safety

    Published 02/11/20
    A message from Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service... Bonfire Night and the days surrounding it are notoriously busy for Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service. Usually, we would advise people to attend a professionally organised firework d
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