Crossgates Primary School

Kiln Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 3HB
Contact: Mrs. J. Norton - Headteacher
Mrs. J. Binns - Business Manager
Mrs. L. McGuigan - School Adminstrator/Clerk to Governors
Mrs. E. McMahon - Deputy Head/ SEND Co-Ordinator

01706 654573

office@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk

If you would like a paper copy of any of the documents on the site, please contact the school office.

Newsletter

Summer Term 2018

Please click on the date of the Newsletter you would like to view:

 

Friday, 18th May 2018

Friday, 11th May 2018

Friday, 4th May 2018

Friday, 27th April 2018

Friday, 20th April 2018

 

 

 

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                        18th May 2018

 

Reminders:

  • Monday, 21st May 3.30 – 4.30pm  –  School Nurse ‘drop in’.
  • Wednesday, 23rd May, at 9.05am – Eagles Class Assembly. Everyone welcome.
  • Thursday, 24th May – Goldfinch Family Lunch. £2.50 per adult, all welcome. Please book a place and make your meal choices no later than Wednesday, 23rd May. We will be on week 1 of the menu.
  • Thursday, 24th May – class photographs. Children should be in full school uniform please.
  • Every Thursday - Swimming for year 4 & some Year 5.  If your child is involved please ensure they have their swimming kit and towel in school.  Thank you.
  • Music Tuition Fees due now please.
  • Rochdale Food Bank – We are still supporting this worthwhile cause. The donation box is in front of the fish tank in the main entrance if you would like to donate any food items.
  • Thursday, 24th May, at 10am – Steel Band will be performing at the Town Hall and collecting the trophy they won in the music festival. You are more than welcome to come along and watch.
  • We are still a WOW school – please walk at least once a week. Thank you.
  • Please return your internet/photograph/activity consent form – thank you.

 

AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS

There are after school clubs running from 3:30. Please vacate the school grounds ASAP so that these can continue safely.  Thank you.

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Owls 2 (Mrs. Hall) class with 99.3%.  Well done to the Owls 2 class.    Overall attendance for the school was 96.4%.

 

YEAR 5 SAILING & YEAR 3 RAFTING AT HOLLINGWORTH LAKE

On Tuesday, 5th June, Year 5 children will be visiting Hollingworth Lake to take part in a sailing experience. The children will walk to and from the lake in small groups and will be back at school in time for a normal 3.30pm finish. They should be in sportswear  with a school jumper on, comfortable shoes and will need a coat.  If it is hot please ensure they have sun cream on and a sunhat. 

 

On Wednesday, 6th June, Year 3 children will also be visiting the lake to take part in a canoeing activity. Children will be taken to and from the lake by coach. They should be in their games kit with a school jumper on, trainers and will need a coat.  If it is hot please ensure they have sun cream on and a sunhat. 

Children will need a packed lunch from home (in a carrier bag please) or have ordered a school packed lunch at the usual price of £2.10.

They will also need in a waterproof bag:

  • A swimming costume for girls and swim shorts for boys.
  • Old trainers to wear in the lake or P.E. pumps.
  • A towel.

 

All safety equipment/wetsuits will be provided.

 

YEAR 2 CLIMBING

On Thursday, 7th June, year 2 children will be taking part in a climbing activity at Littleborough Sports Centre.  The children will be taken to and from Littleborough by coach at 9.00am and will be back at school in time for a normal 3.30pm finish.  They should be in their games kit with a school jumper on.  Children will be provided with a free packed lunch from school. Please tell us if you are providing one from home.

Year two children are entitled to a free packed lunch on any trip or visit. It is important that we know if you don’t want one as it takes time to prepare them. Thank you.

 

PARENTS & FRIENDS FASHION SHOW/GIRLS NIGHT IN!!

Next Monday, 21st May 7 – 9pm.  Tickets are now on sale at the office priced £5.00 each.  We will be having lots of fun on the night, raffles, games etc. maybe buy that new outfit or just come for a look and a night off from the kids!  Tell all your friends – everyone welcome.  Please note this is a ticket only event.

 

NON-UNIFORM ‘WEAR WHAT YOU WANT DAY’

Next Friday, 25th May, is non-uniform wear what you want day and we would like the children to bring a donation of a bottle for the bottle tombola at our Summer Fun Night, which will be on Friday, 15th June. Anything in a bottle as long as it is sealed with the contents intact please.

Friday, 8th June– wear what you want and bring chocolate for the chocolate tombola.

Friday, 15th June – wear what you want and bring cake for the cake tombola (shop bought with a use-by date please)

If you have any teddy bears that you no longer want, please bring them in for a teddy bear stall.

Thank you in advance. More details to follow nearer the time.

 

MOSES SCHOOL WEAR

Moses School Wear, Drake Street, Rochdale will be offering 10% discount on any sweatshirts/cardigans bought in July.

CRAIG BRADLEY

 

 

 

THAT POETRY BLOKE
WILL BE VISITING SCHOOL ON
Tuesday 22nd May 2018

If you would like to buy a signed copy of any of his children’s poetry books, please bring some money in on the day.

Books cost £5.99 each or £10.00 for two.

      

 

WWW.THATPOETRYBLOKE.COM

 

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAY

Just a reminder that we finish for half term next Friday and return to school on Tuesday, 5th June, at 8:45am.  Monday, 4th June is a staff training day.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in calling into school.

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                                  11th May 2018

 

Reminders:

  • Friday, 18th May – Non Uniform ‘Royal Wedding Day’.  Children can come dressed as Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses or wedding guests. There will be a buffet/ street party lunch on the day
  • Wednesday, 23rd May 9.05am – Eagles Class Assembly. Everyone welcome.
  • Thursday, 24th May – Goldfinch Family Lunch. £2.50 per adult, all welcome. Please book a place and make your meal choices no later than Wednesday, 23rd May. We will be on week 1 of the menu.
  • Every Thursday - Swimming for year 4 & some Year 5.  If your child is involved please ensure they have their swimming kit and towel in school.  Thank you.
  • Music Tuition Fees due now please.
  • Rochdale Food Bank – We are still supporting this worthwhile cause. The donation box is in front of the fish tank in the main entrance if you would like to donate any food items.
  • We are still a WOW school – please walk at least once a week. Thank you.

 

FORTNITE

I am increasingly concerned about children in school playing on this game. There has been a lot in the press about its effects on children.

A link was sent home this week and I have added it here too. Please read it. None of our children are old enough to be playing on this game. Thank you.

https://net-aware.org.uk/news/fortnite-all-you-need-know/

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

Frankie Connor

 

Greenfinch

:

Amber Pautard

Wrens

:

Arshi Fazal

 

Kestrels

:

Rhianna Johnson

Sparrows

:

Dylan Gillette

 

Eagles

:

Archie Sanderson

Rosefinch

:

Leo Malik

 

Falcons

:

George Taylor

Goldfinch

:

Cole Darlington

 

Owls

:

Fergus Bruce

Well done to you all. 

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Sparrow class with 100%.  Well done to the Sparrow class.    Overall attendance for the school was 98.25%.

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were: Ava Cooper, Evie Walker, Zachary Wensley, Brody Wilkinson, Freddie Lord, Emily Cox, Ben Walton-Lumb, Holly Barber, Gabriel Sururu, Bethany Hughes and Jessica Lees.  Well done to you all.

 

KEY 103 SUPERHERO DAY

Thank you again for all your support for this great cause. We raised £240 for Teenage Cancer Trust. The children had good fun challenging each other.

 

SATS WEEK – YEAR SIX

Please note next week our year 6 children will be involved in SAT’s tests.  It is very important that all children are in school during the week as tests can only be taken on certain days. The children do the tests in the school hall and we ensure that the children are as calm and happy as possible.

Monday, 14th May     Spelling Punctuation and Grammar tests
Tuesday, 15th May     Reading test
Wednesday, 16th May     Maths papers 1 and 2
Thursday, 17th May    Maths paper 3

It is important that the children have a good breakfast, plenty of sleep and arrive in school happy. Don’t forget the children can bring a lucky mascot if they wish.

  

DINNER MONIES

Could parents/carers please ensure that the correct dinner money is sent to school.  School meals are £2.10 per day/£10.50 per week.  Thank you.

 

 P.E & GAMES KITS

Could we please remind parents/carers that children need their PE and games kit in school every week.  We suggest that it is brought into school on a Monday morning for the week and then taken home on a Friday for washing if needed.  Thank you

 

 PARENTS & FRIENDS FASHION SHOW/GIRLS NIGHT IN!!

Going Fast!! Tickets are now on sale at the office priced £5.00 each.  We will be having lots of fun on the night, raffles, games etc, maybe buy that new outfit or just come for a look and a night off from the kids!  Tell all your friends – everyone welcome.  Please note this is a ticket only event.

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

On Friday, 15th June, from 3.30 –5:30pm we will be having our ‘Summer Fun Night’.  There will be lots of inflatable games, bouncy castles, gladiator run, climbing slide, go-karts, face painting stalls and refreshments.  As last year, we will be charging a ‘one-off’ price for unlimited use of all the inflatables and go-karts of £5.00 for a wristband. Wristbands are on sale now. Please note, any child regardless of age, who would like a go on any of the inflatables, must have a wristband.

 

To help towards the ‘Summer Fun Night’ we will be holding some non-uniform wear what you want days and ask for a contribution to be brought into school:

Friday, 25th May   –   wear what you want and bring a bottle for the bottle tombola (contents & seal intact please).

Friday, 8th June    –   wear what you want and bring chocolate for the chocolate tombola.

Friday, 15th June  –   wear what you want and bring cake for the cake tombola (shop bought with a use-by date please)

If you have any teddy bears that you no longer want, please bring them in for a teddy bear stall.

 

Thank you in advance. More details to follow nearer the time.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in calling into school.

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                           4th May 2018

 

Reminders:

  • Wednesday, 9th May 9.05am – Goldfinch Class Assembly. Everyone welcome.
  • Thursday, 10th May – Greenfinch Family Lunch. £2.50 per adult, all welcome. Please book a place and make your meal choices no later than Wednesday, 9th May. We will be on week 3 of the menu.
  • Friday, 18th May – Non Uniform ‘Royal Wedding Day’. Children can come dressed as Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses or wedding guests. There will be a buffet/ street party lunch on the day
  • Every Thursday - Swimming for year 4 & some Year 5. If your child is involved please ensure they have their swimming kit and towel in school.  Thank you.
  • Music Tuition Fees due now please.
  • Rochdale Food Bank – We are still supporting this worthwhile cause. The donation box is in front of the fish tank in the main entrance if you would like to donate any food items.
  • We are still a WOW school – please walk at least once a week. Thank you.

 

It’s been a very exciting week in school this week. We had a visit from Will Ferry, who plays football for Southampton. He talked to the older children about what it was like to play for a premier league team and working hard to achieve their dreams and ambitions.

We also had a visit for the younger children from farmer Dave and his animals. The children walked alpacas, held lambs and looked at goats, sheep, chickens and ducks. They had a great day. The older children had a quick look too! In the afternoon the children had a picnic in tents.

  

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

Alexander Lenton

 

Greenfinch

:

Jack Hodgkinson

Wrens

:

Oscar Freer

 

Kestrels

:

Isaac Howarth

Sparrows

:

Noah Crane

 

Eagles

:

Joshua Richmond

Rosefinch

:

Eva Hughes

 

Falcons

:

Harry Fish

Goldfinch

:

Roxi Matley

 

Owls

:

Hollie Raynor

Well done to you all. 

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Rosefinch class for the second week with 100%.  Well done to the Rosefinch class.    Overall attendance for the school was 98.25%.

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were: Ted Jones, Finn Maguire-Whittaker, Alexander Halliday, Amber Pautard, Lillia Ramos, Leo Clough, Ava Howarth, Dylan Thwaite, George Taylor, Brooke Wilkinson, Callum Cook.   Well done to you all.

 

SAT’s WEEK

Please note during the week beginning Monday, 14th May 2018, our year 6 children will be involved in SAT’s tests.  It is very important that all children are in school during this week as tests can only be taken on certain days. It is also important that they are in school every day leading up to the SATs. More information will be sent out closer to the time.   Year two SATs are carried out in May. These will be completed on various days throughout May.

 

PARENTS & FRIENDS FASHION SHOW

See over for details.  Tickets are now on sale at the office priced £5.00 each. Please note this is a ticket only event.

 

BANK HOLIDAY

Just a reminder that school closes today and re-opens on Tuesday, 8th May 8.45am for an 8.55am start.  Enjoy your long weekend.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in calling into school.

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                                   27th April 2018

 

Reminders:

  • Wednesday, 2nd May 9.05am – Sparrows Class Assembly. Everyone welcome.
  • Thursday, 3rd May – Eagles Family Lunch. £2.50 per adult, all welcome. Please book a place and make your meal choices no later than Wednesday, 2nd We will be on week 2 of the menu.
  • Thursday, 3rd May 6.00pm – Parents & Friends meeting at the Gallows. Everyone welcome.
  • Year 5 visit to Robinwood in year 6 – next instalment of £50 due please.
  • Every Thursday - Swimming for year 4 & some Year 5. If your child is involved please ensure they have their swimming kit and towel in school.  Thank you.
  • Music Tuition Fees due now please.
  • Rochdale Food Bank – We are still supporting this worthwhile cause. The donation box is in front of the fish tank in the main entrance if you would like to donate any food items.
  • We are still a WOW school – please walk at least once a week. Thank you.

 

Thank you very much for your co-operation at the start of the day. From a school point of view it has been very successful and the children have adapted extremely well.

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

Noah Szlatoszlavek

 

Greenfinch

:

Fletcher Naylor

Wrens

:

Finley Shaw

 

Kestrels

:

Charlie Smith

Sparrows

:

Bobbi Fitton

 

Eagles

:

Amber Aston

Rosefinch

:

Ellis Mooney

 

Falcons

:

J. J. Malik

Goldfinch

:

George Williams

 

Owls

:

Oliver Wilson

Well done to you all. 

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Rosefinch class with 100%.  Well done to the Rosefinch class.    Overall attendance for the school was 98.25%.

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were: Alexander Lenton, Ollie Burn, Carter Collins, Daisy Fitton, Ava Kitchen, Dylan Moss, Callum O’Neill, Patrick Howarth, Ava Holroyd, Kiera Bullock and Oliver Wilson.  Well done to you all.

 

KEY 103 SUPERHERO DAY

We have signed up to support Key 103 Superhero Day on Friday, 4th May. This year they are raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.  This is a great charity for very sick children and their families. We ask that the children come dressed as Superheroes for the day and donate £1 for the charity. There will be a design a superhero spoon or superhero mask competition and the children will be taking part in challenges throughout the day.  Thank you.

 

SAT’s WEEK

Please note during the week beginning Monday, 14th May 2018, our year 6 children will be involved in SAT’s tests.  It is very important that all children are in school during this week as tests can only be taken on certain days. It is also important that they are in school every day leading up to the SATs. More information will be sent out closer to the time.

Year two SATs are carried out in May. These will be completed on various days throughout May.

 

PARENTS & FRIENDS FASHION SHOW

Tickets are now on sale at the office priced £5.00 each. Please note this is an over 18's ticket only event.

 

THE ROYAL WEDDING

The School Councillors met last week and would like to do something around the Royal Wedding. They would like to have a Kings, Queens, Princes, Princesses or guest dressing up day on 18th May. During the day the children will learn about the Royal family, complete activities and have a buffet/ garden party lunch. We will also look at different types of weddings.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in calling into school.

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                                 20th April 2018

 

Reminders:

  • Wednesday, 25th April 9.05am – Rosefinch Class Assembly. Everyone welcome.
  • Thursday, 26th April– Falcons Family Lunch. £2.50 per adult, all welcome. Please book a place and make your meal choices no later than Wednesday, 25th April. We will be on week 1 of the new menu.
  • Every Thursday - Swimming for year 4 & some Year 5.  If your child is involved please ensure they have their swimming kit and towel in school.  Thank you.
  • Rochdale Food Bank – We are still supporting this worthwhile cause. The donation box is in front of the fish tank in the main entrance if you would like to donate any food items.
  • We are still a WOW school – please walk at least once a week. Thank you.

 

CONSULTATION ON CHANGING THE SCHOOL DAY

Many thanks for your responses, both positive and negative. I will respond to any issues raised at the end of the consultation period.

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

George Royds

 

Greenfinch

:

Lillie-Anne Lanyon

Wrens

:

Cole Lynch

 

Kestrels

:

Sophie Stott

Sparrows

:

Ellie-Mae Richmond

 

Eagles

:

Patrick Howarth

Rosefinch

:

Kory Gaunt

 

Falcons

:

Gabriel Sururu

Goldfinch

:

Joshua Sururu

 

Owls

:

Calum Burn

Well done to you all. 

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for the week before Easter was won by Falcon class with 97.8%.  Well done to the Falcon class, I knew you could do it.    Overall attendance for the school was 95.75%.

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were: Evie Holton, Oliver Hill, Ava Smith, Ruben Larder, Ethan Hartley-Moore, Isaac Heywood, Freya Nicholls, Ruby Pointon, Grace Power, Daniella Goslin and Macey Crabtree.  Well done to you all.

 

SAT’s WEEK

Please note during the week beginning Monday, 14th May 2018, our year 6 children will be involved in SAT’s tests.  It is very important that all children are in school during this week as tests can only be taken on certain days. More information will be sent out closer to the time.

 

PARENTS & FRIENDS FASHION SHOW -

See below for details.  Tickets are now on sale at the office priced £5.00 each.

 

If you have any questions please do not hesitate in calling into school.