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.

Newsletters Autumn Term 2017

Please click on the date of the letter you wish to view.

 

Friday, 24th November 2017

Friday, 17th November 2017

Friday, 10th November 2017

Friday, 3rd November 2017

Friday, 20th October 2017

Friday, 13th October 2017

Friday, 6th October 2017

Friday, 29th September 2017

Friday, 22nd September 2017

Friday, 15th September 2017

Wednesday, 6th September 2017 - Welcome Back.

 

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                         24th November 2017

           

Reminders:

  • Friday, 24th November - first instalment of £20 for Robinwood due please.
  • Christmas Disco - Wednesday, 29th £2 which includes refreshments. Children can wear party clothes all day.
  • Christmas Performances:            

      Rosefinch, Goldfinch & Greenfinch, Thursday, 7th Dec                   -           2.30pm & 7pm

      Reception Children, Tuesday, 12th Dec                                          -           2.30pm & 6pm

      Year 1 Children, Wednesdays, 13th Dec                                          -           2.30pm & 6pm

      Kestrels, Eagles and Falcons, Monday, 18th Dec                             -           2.30pm & 7pm

Please return your child’s consent form now.  Finch Unit and Falcons, Eagles and Kestrels can collect tickets once consent forms are in.  These are the only classes that need tickets.

  • Key 103 Christmas Toy Appeal – Donations can be brought into school now please. Please note Key 103 will be collecting the toys between 6 -14th December 2017.  Thank you.
  • Friday, 1st December – Christmas tree arrives.

  

OTHER CHRISTMAS DATES

  • Friday, 15th December              –          Christmas jumper day – please bring £1 to donate to Save the Children.
  • Tuesday, 19th December           –          Christmas dinner.
  • Wednesday, 20th December      –          Panto and party day.

 

BREAKFAST CLUB

On Monday, 27th November, breakfast club will start at 7:30 am. The cost from 7:30 will be £4 to cover staffing costs. The cost will remain at £3.50 from 7:45am. I hope you find this new starting time useful.

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Robins with 100% attendance.   Well done to the Robin class.   Overall attendance for the school was 97.05%.

  

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

Kian Brennan

 

Greenfinch

:

Marley Thornton

Wrens

:

Amber Larder

 

Kestrels

:

Jayden Lynch

Sparrows

:

Oliver Mark

 

Eagles

:

Grace Woodrup

Rosefinch

:

Imogen Tyas

 

Falcons

:

Millie Richardson

Goldfinch

:

Jack Mason

 

Owls

:

Macie Saxon

Well done to you all. 

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were: Adeena Adnan, Dougie Power, Bobbi Fitton, Isla Ainley, Kai Brooks, Farren Wild-Essabe, Isaac Howarth, Joseph Foster, Neve Royds and Harry Long.  Well done to you all.

 

DINNER MONIES

There have been several instances lately when dinner monies have been sent to school for the week without the full amount being enclosed and a note attached saying the rest will be brought later.  Please note, dinner monies must be sent in full for the days that are being paid for, £2.10 per day.  Thank you.

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2018.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 15th January 2018.

 

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

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                        17th November 2017

Reminders:

  • Tuesday, 21st November at 6.00pm – Robinwood meeting for parents of Year 5 children.
  • Friday, 24th November - first instalment of £20 for Robinwood due please.
  • Christmas Disco - Wednesday, 29th
  • Christmas Performances:            

      Rosefinch, Goldfinch & Greenfinch – Thurs, 7th Dec                       -           2.30pm & 7pm

      Reception Children – Tues, 12th Dec                                              -           2.30pm & 6pm

      Year 1 Children – Weds, 13th Dec                                                    -           2.30pm & 6pm

Kestrels, Eagles and Falcons – Mon, 18th Dec                                       -           2.30pm & 7pm

Please return your child’s consent form now.  Finch Unit and Falcons, Eagles and Kestrels can collect tickets once consent forms are in.  These are the only classes that need tickets.

 

OTHER CHRISTMAS DATES

  • Friday, 15th December              –          Christmas jumper day – please bring £1 to donate to Save the Children.
  • Tuesday, 19th December           –          Christmas dinner.
  • Wednesday, 20th December      –          Panto and party day.

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Sparrows with 99.3% attendance.   Well done to Sparrows.   Overall attendance for the school was 96.9%.

  

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

Jove De-Vent

 

Greenfinch

:

Mollie Sanderson

Wrens

:

William Jones

 

Kestrels

:

Holly Garfield

Sparrows

:

Ellie Mae Richmond

 

Eagles

:

Alfie Manning-Clegg

Rosefinch

:

Leno Susao

 

Falcons

:

Ella Booth

Goldfinch

:

Scarlett Turner

 

Owls

:

Olivia Howarth

Well done to you all. 

 

KEY 103 CHRISTMAS TOY APPEAL

As in previous years we have volunteered to be a drop off point for Key 103 Christmas Toy Appeal. This is a great appeal to support children living in the Manchester area who may not get any presents this year. If you wish to donate, pick up an extra present when shopping and bring it into school. There is no need to wrap it. Thank you for supporting this great appeal.

 

SWITCH-OFF FORTNIGHT

Monday, 20th November will be the start of ‘Switch-off fortnight’.  We will be talking to the children about saving electricity at school and at home.  Be prepared to switch off!

 

PHOTOGRAPHS

If you placed an order for photographs you should have received them this week.  If for any reason you haven’t, please see Mrs. Binns or Mrs. McGuigan in the school office.

  

SEPTEMBER 2018 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2018.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 15th January 2018.

 

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

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                        10th November 2017

                       

Reminders:

  • Wednesday, 15th November - Eagles Class Assembly 9.05am. All welcome.
  • Christmas Disco - date has now been changed to Wednesday, 29th
  • Flu Vaccine Nasal spray – Tuesday, 14th November – Reception, years 1 2 3 and 4.

 

ENTERING THE SMALL PLAYGROUND IN THE MORNING

If you are using the small playground to enter school, please do not enter until 8:40. This is due to the numbers we now have at breakfast club and we need to ensure their safety. Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Sparrows with 99.3% attendance.   Well done to Sparrows.   Overall attendance for the school was 96.9%.

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to: 

Robins

:

Adeena Adnan

 

Greenfinch

:

Isla Ainley

Wrens

:

Amelia Mendez

 

Kestrels

:

Ryan Baxandall

Sparrows

:

Karl Delaney

 

Eagles

:

Olivia Bowker

Rosefinch

:

Lewis Lanyon

 

Falcons

:

Ava Holroyd

Goldfinch

:

Joshua Sururu

 

Owls

:

Ryan Kitching

Well done to you all. 

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were: Jessica Helliwell, Aaliyah Hany, Tyler Ratcliffe, Noah Kopczyk, Nyla Taylor, Bailey Wilkinson, Zachary Lerman, Ruby Donnelly, Archie Truscott, Amber Williams and Callum Cook.  Well done to you all.

 

#BE KIND WEEK

Next week is #Be Kind week (national anti-bullying week). The children will be involved in activities and work all week based around this theme. It is very important to all staff in school that every child feels safe every day. We say no to bullying, beat the bully and tell an adult.

 

DINNER MONIES

Could we please remind parent/carers that dinner money must be paid in advance for the day/week. There have been several instances lately where dinner money has not been sent in and requests for payment have been ignored.  As a school we cannot afford to amass any debt.  Thank you.

                                           

CHILDREN IN NEED

Friday, 17th November is Children in Need day. 

This year the theme is ‘SPOTACULAR’! Children can come in spotty clothes with spotty hair and spotty faces or just dressed in their own clothes.  This year we would like the children to bring a donation of tinned or packet food as once again, we will be supporting Rochdale Foodbank, which I’m sure you will agree, is a fantastic cause.  There will also be cakes and biscuits on sale at break time priced 20p each and a colouring competition, 50p entry (forms from the School Council).   Thank you.

 

CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCES

This year’s Christmas performances are as follows:

Rosefinch, Goldfinch & Greenfinch – Thurs, 7th Dec -2.30pm & 7pm – tickets are needed for both performances.

Reception Children – Tues, 12th Dec - 2.30pm & 6pm – no tickets are needed for the evening performance.

Year 1 Children – Weds, 13th Dec -   2.30pm & 6pm – no tickets are needed for the evening performance.

Kestrels, Eagles and Falcons – Mon, 18th Dec -2.30pm & 7pm - tickets are needed for both performances. 

You should have received a letter/consent slip giving your child permission to take part in the evening performance. Tickets cannot be collected without a signed consent slip. Ticket allocation is 2 tickets per family. Unfortunately, we have had to limit the number of tickets due to health and safety reasons, as we can only have a limited number of people in the hall. Hopefully this will enable you to watch the performances in comfort.   Any tickets which have not been collected beforehand will be released on the morning of each production after 9.00am.  Parents with children in any of the Finch, Kestrel, Eagle and Falcon classes will have the option of putting your other children in the crèche whilst you watch the evening performances.   Raffle tickets will be sold and drawn at each performance. Tea, coffee and mince pies are also on sale at each performance.

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2018.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 15th January 2018.

 

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

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                    3rd November 2017

Reminders:

 

  • Wednesday, 8th November       -     Goldfinch Class Assembly 9.05am.  All welcome.

  • Monday, 6th November 6pm     -     Maths information evening for parents of children in Kestrels, Eagles, Falcons and Owls Classes.

  •  Tuesday, 7th November 6pm    -     Maths information evening for parents of Year 1 children.

  • Thursday, 9th November 6pm   -      Maths information evening for parents of children in the Finch Unit.

  

POPPY APPEAL

Poppies are now on sale, minimum donation 20p please.

 

LEGO CLUB

If you have any Lego at home that is no longer in use, please could you donate it to school for our new Lego club? Many thanks.

  

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for the week before half term was won by Owls 2 with 100% attendance.  Well done to Owls.   Overall attendance for the school was 94.9%.

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to: 

Robins

:

Daniel Holbrook

 

Greenfinch

:

James Fleming

Wrens

:

Imaan Kernain

 

Kestrels

:

Sam Crompton

Sparrows

:

Ellie-Mae Schofield

 

Eagles

:

Lola Beale

Rosefinch

:

Lilly May

 

Falcons

:

Joseph Gillett

Goldfinch

:

Sam Kitching

 

Owls

:

Daniella Goslin

 Well done to you all. 

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were: Benjamin Lanyon, Cait Wilson, Ruby Davidson, Leo Cooper, Charlie Smith, Amy Fletcher, JJ Malik, Brooke Wilkinson, Saim Ali, Luca Petrillo and Cole Lynch.  Well done to you all.

 

SCHOOL CLUBS

Due to the dark nights, after school football and netball clubs are cancelled until March.  Karate, Friday Multi-Sports, Mad Science and French clubs will continue.

 

CHILDREN IN NEED

Friday, 17th November is Children in Need day. 

This year the theme is ‘SPOTACULAR’! Children can come in spotty clothes with spotty hair and spotty faces or just dressed in their own clothes.  This year we would like the children to bring a donation of tinned or packet food as once again, we will be supporting Rochdale Foodbank, which I’m sure you will agree, is a fantastic cause.  There will also be cakes and biscuits on sale at break time priced 20p each and a colouring competition, 50p entry (forms from the School Council).   Thank you.

 

CHRISTMAS PERFORMANCES

This year’s Christmas performances are as follows:

Rosefinch, Goldfinch & Greenfinch                                 Thurs   7th Dec             2.30pm & 7pm

Reception Children                                                         Tues     12th Dec          2.30pm & 6pm

Year 1 Children                                                               Weds   13th Dec           2.30pm & 6pm

Kestrels, Eagles and Falcons                                           Mon     18th Dec           2.30pm & 7pm

 

CHANGE IN DISCO DATE

The Christmas disco will now be on Wednesday, 29th November. The timings are the same.

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2018.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 15th January 2018.

 

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

 

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                           20th October 2017

                       

Reminders:

  • Musical instrument tuition fees are due now please. Please note that lessons must be paid for in advance, either weekly or termly. Failure to do so will result in lessons being stopped.
  • Goldfinch class assembly – Wednesday, 8th November – 9:05. All welcome.
  • School Nurse drop in - Monday, 27th November – 8:30am – 9:30am in the music room.
  • Thursday, 2nd November – Finches Roman Day.
  • Thursday, 2nd November – Owls fire safety trip.

 

MATHS INFORMATION EVENINGS FOR PARENTS

Monday, 6th November              –          Falcons, Eagles, Kestrels and Owls

Tuesday, 7th November              –          year one

Thursday, 9th November            –          Finches

All events start at 6pm. During the evening you will be shown how we teach maths in school and how you can help at home. Their will be an emphasis on reasoning. If you are a grandparent who helps with homework, you are more than welcome too.

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Owls (Mr. Ferris) class with 99.5% attendance.  Well done to Owls.   Overall attendance for the school was 95.9%. 

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were: Sophia Mendez, Noah Crane, Rheo Wild-Essabe, Maisie Quinn, Ellie Schofield, Hamza Kernain, Amelia Harrison, BenjaminWilcockson, Fergus Bruce and Riley Percy.  Well done to you all.

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

Ted Jones

 

Greenfinch

:

Daisy Whittaker

Wrens

:

Arshi Fazal

 

Kestrels

:

Ruby Nicholls

Sparrows

:

Ivy Broadbent

 

Eagles

:

Dylan Thwaite

Rosefinch

:

Kaitlyn Brennan

 

Falcons

:

Louis Woodruff

Goldfinch

:

Summer Wheatley

 

Owls

:

Gracie Hutchinson

Well done to you all. 

 

MAD SCIENCE CLUB

Y1-Y6 Spring After School Programme at Crossgates Primary School

Time: Fridays at 3.30pm - 4.30pm

Dates: 12th, 19th, 26th Jan 2nd, 9th 23rd Feb 2nd March

8 weeks, £60 per child (£54 for concessions and additional siblings).

25 Max per class, first come, first served!

Places are filling up quickly, don’t miss out – book now!

 

 

STOPPING/PARKING OUTSIDE SCHOOL

Please be extra vigilant when crossing Kiln Lane.  It is extremely dangerous to cross the road between parked cars, please use the crossing patrol. Can we remind parents that they must not stop or park on the zig-zag lines outside school, block or reverse in the entrance to the car park, or block local residents’ driveways. Our residents do get very frustrated if they can’t leave their driveway. Also, please do not use the school car park for dropping off or collecting children at Breakfast/After school club.  There have been several occurrences recently when a child has almost been knocked over.

 

HALLOWEEN LUNCH

On Tuesday, 31st October we will be having Halloween themed lunch at the usual price of £2.10.  The menu will be:

 

Zombies Fingers

(Fish Fingers)

 

SPOOKgetti BOOlognaise

(Spaghetti Bolognaise)

 

Petri-Fries

(Curly Fries)

 

Witches Brains or Scary Corn

(Baked Beans)          (Sweetcorn)

 

Ice Scream or Spiders Web Sponge

                                                                                                 (Ice Cream)               (Iced Sponge)

 

YEAR 6 APPLICATIONS TO HIGH SCHOOL

If your child is moving to high school next year, please be advised that the closing date for applications is Tuesday, 31st October 2017.

 

SEPTEMBER 2018 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2018.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 15th January 2018.

 

HALF TERM HOLIDAY

Just to remind you that school closes today for half term and will re-open on Monday, 30th October, at 8.45am for an 8.55am start.  Have a great half term.

 

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

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                           13th October 2017

                       

Reminders:

  • Individual Pupil Information Pack – you should now have returned your child’s completed forms to school. If you haven’t, please do so ASAP.  It is very important that we have up to date emergency contact details.
  • Musical instrument tuition fees are due now please.
  • Wrens class assembly – Wednesday, 18th October – 9:05. All welcome.
  • Parents’ evenings – 17th and 18th October – please make an appointment to see you child’s class teacher.
  • School Nurse drop in