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 Spring Term 2018

Please click on the date to view that newsletter:

 

Friday, 23rd February

Friday, 9th February 2018

Friday, 2nd February 2018

Friday, 26th January 2018

Friday, 19th January 2018

Friday, 12th January 2018

 

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                    23rd February 2018

 

Reminders:

  • 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.
  • Thursday, 1st March – Greenfinch Family Lunch £2.50 per adult. Please book a place and make your meal choices no later than Wednesday, 28th February. We will be on week 4 of the menu.
  • Parents evenings – Tuesday, 6th and Wednesday, 7th March. Please book your appointment with the class teacher if you haven’t already done so. Spare appointment letters can be found in the front entrance.
  • Wednesday, 7th March 9.05am – Kestrel Class Assembly.  Everyone welcome.
  • 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.
  • Music tuition fees – due now please. Thank you.
  • Owls Trip to Eden Camp – Monies and consents to be returned ASAP. Thank you.
  • Finch Unit Trip to Communitree - Monies and consents to be returned ASAP. Thank you.
  • We are still a WOW school – please walk at least once a week. Thank you.

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

Mason Rose

 

Greenfinch

:

Rheo Wild-Essabe

Wrens

:

Tillie Nicholls

 

Kestrels

:

Juliette Lenton

Sparrows

:

Carter Collins

 

Eagles

:

Oliver Crane

Rosefinch

:

Eva Hughes

 

Falcons

:

Isabelle Dear

Goldfinch

:

Jessie Woodrup

 

Owls

:

Liam Mooney

Well done to you all. 

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were: Sophia Davis, Imaan Kernain, Oliver Mark, Max Lawlor, Joel Crossley, Ellis Mooney, Ruby Nicholls, Jack Helliwell, Isla Connor, Isabelle Collins and Hollie Raynor.   Well done to you all.

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for the week before half term was won by Greenfinch class with 100%.  Well done to Greenfinch.    Overall attendance for the school was 96.45%.

 

PARENTS & FRIENDS FACEBOOK PAGE

Our Parents & Friends Association have now set up a Facebook page. The page will give information on fundraising, events and dates of future meetings.   Just search for Parents and Friends of Crossgates to access the page.  Our next meeting will be on Thursday, 8th March at 6.00pm at Crossgates- all welcome.

 

 WORLD BOOK DAY

Thursday, 1st March is World Book Day. We will be celebrating on FRIDAY 2nd MARCH due to swimming. Children can come dressed as their favourite story character and bring their favourite book into school.  Please make sure all books brought into school have your child’s name in.  Thank you.

  

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

 

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                          9th February 2018

 

Reminders:

  • Wednesday, 21st February 9.05am – Robins Class Assembly.  Everyone welcome.
  • Thursday, 22nd February – Rosefinch Family Lunch £2.50 per adult. Please book a place and make your meal choices no later than Wednesday, 21st February. We will be on week 3 of the menu.
  • Thursday, 22nd February - Swimming for year 4 & some Year 5.  If your child is involved please ensure they have their swimming kit and towel in school every Thursday.  Thank you.
  • Friday, 2nd March – Children can come dressed as their favourite book character for World Book Day.
  • 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.
  • Music tuition fees – due now please. Thank you.
  • Owls Trip to Eden Camp – Monies and consents to be returned asap. Thank you.
  • We are still a WOW school – walk at least once a week. Thank you.

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

Poppy Furlong

 

Greenfinch

:

Ruben Larder

Wrens

:

Aaron Cooper

 

Kestrels

:

Charlie Pryce

Sparrows

:

Angel Pautard

 

Eagles

:

Scarlett Whittaker

Rosefinch

:

Tahlia Nicholson

 

Falcons

:

Seth Cooke

Goldfinch

:

Ruby Davidson

 

Owls

:

Brooke Wilkinson

Well done to you all. 

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were:  Mason Rose, William Jones, Lucy Fearn, Kieran Singleton, Roxi Matley, Lillibeth Hodgkinson, James Capes, Simrah Zafran, Ella Booth, Daniel Jones and Luke Barber.  Well done to you all.

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Wren and Owls 1 classes with 99.0%.  Well done to Wrens and Owls 1.    Overall attendance for the school was 96.75%.

 

BRING & BUY SALE

Thank you for all the donations of toys and books etc.  The School Council made over £200 which is fantastic!  The money will go towards playground equipment for the children.

 

DINNER MONIES

Could we please remind parents/carers that dinner money must be paid for, either in advance for the week or on the day your child has a school dinner.  Failure to do so will result in a telephone call, requesting that you bring a packed lunch to school.  As a school we cannot afford to accumulate any debt and it would be remiss of us to allow parents to do the same.

 

YEAR 6 – BIKERIGHT

Just a reminder that on Monday, 19th February, the Year 6 children will be having their re-scheduled cycle training. They can come in their own warm clothes with a change of clothing in case it is raining and will need their bikes and helmets in school.  Let’s hope for better weather!

 

Just to remind you that school closes for half term today and re-opens on Monday, 19th February at 8:45am.  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,                                                                                                                                                                                          2nd February 2018

 

Reminders:

  • Monday, 5th February – School Council ‘bring and buy’ sale.  This is a great chance to have a clear out!  Please send any unwanted toys and books into school now.
  • Week beginning 5th February – Mental Health Week – Being Ourselves.
  • Tuesday, 6th February - Internet Safety Day.  Ask your children about zip it, block it and flag it.
  • Wednesday, 7th February 9.05am – Owls 1 & 2 Class Assembly.  Everyone welcome.
  • Thursday, 8th February – Goldfinch Family Lunch £2.50 per adult. Please book a place and make your meal choices no later than Wednesday, 7th February. We will be on week 2 of the menu.
  • Thursday, 8th February - Year 4 & some Year 5 swimming lessons start.  If your child is involved please ensure they have their swimming kit and towel in school every Thursday.  Thank you.
  • Year 5 children - Robinwood Trip in year 6, next instalment of £20 due please.
  • Year 4 Kingswood Trip next instalment of £30 due please.
  • 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 – walk at least once a week. Thank you.

  

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

Lola Barton

 

Greenfinch

:

Jessie Williams

Wrens

:

Sophia Mendez

 

Kestrels

:

Yvie Powell

Sparrows

:

Benjamin Lanyon

 

Eagles

:

Abigail Summerfield

Rosefinch

:

Emily Cox

 

Falcons

:

Niamh Taylor

Goldfinch

:

Jack Taylor

 

Owls

:

Chris Minani

Well done to you all. 

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were:  Frankie Connor, Oscar Freer, Skye Williams, Lillie-Anne Lanyon, Ruby Hill, Luke Robinson, Goldie Quinn-Sirett, Thomas Longstaff, Harrison Newell, Freya Brennan and Mollie Nolan.  Well done to you all.

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Goldfinch class with 98.7%.  Well done to Goldfinch.    Overall attendance for the school was 96.65%.

 

PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION

We are going to try and re-launch our Parents and Friends group. We will be meeting on Thursday, 8th February at 6.00pm in school.  This is a very informal meeting; we are hoping to get a group of parents together who want to take part in fundraising events for school. It would be great to see some old faces and new faces too.  If you are interested, but cannot make the meeting, please contact school. Many thanks.

 

 BON VOYAGE CALLY!    

   Next Friday, 9th February we will be having a special Year 6 leavers disco to say ‘Bon Voyage’ to Cally Rush, who you will remember was         involved in a terrible accident last year.  Cally has done amazingly well since returning to us in September and is now ready for the next        stage of her journey at Hollingworth Academy.  We are so proud of Cally’s achievements and the resilience she has shown.Good luck Cally,      we wish you and your family all the very best.   The disco will take place from 2 – 3.30pm and Year 6 children can come dressed in their                                   own party clothes. 

 

Just to remind you that school closes for half term next Friday and re-opens on Monday, 19th February at 8:45am.  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,                                                                                                                                                                                           26th January 2018

 

Reminders:

  • Wednesday, 31th January 6.00pm - SAT’s information evening for parents of Year 6 children.
  • Wednesday, 31st January 9.05am – Rosefinch Class Assembly.  Everyone welcome.
  • Wednesday, 31st January – Year 6 bike right. Children need their bikes and helmets in school.
  • Thursday, 1st February – Kestrels Family Lunch £2.50 per adult. Please book a place and make your meal choices no later than Wednesday, 31st January. We will be on week 1 of the menu.
  • 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 – walk at least once a week. Thank you.

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

Thomas Lanyon

 

Greenfinch

:

Ella Fletcher

Wrens

:

Kian Taylor

 

Kestrels

:

Goldie Quinn-Sirett

Sparrows

:

Skye Williams

 

Eagles

:

Morgan Holcroft

Rosefinch

:

Junior Kingsley

 

Falcons

:

Evie Wise

Goldfinch

:

Maisie Quinn

 

Owls

:

Oliver Wilson

Well done to you all. 

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were:  Lacie Marshall, Harasym Mykytiuk, Ollie Greenwood, Ruby Woodruff, Amani Fazal, Kory Gaunt, Holly Garfield, Archie Sanderson, Isabelle Dear, Liam Mooney and Kiera Rangeley.  Well done to you all.

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificates for last week were won by Robins and Eagles classes with 99.3%.  Well done to Robins and Eagles.    Overall attendance for the school was 96.7%.

 

 CROSSGATES APP

Just a reminder that we now have a Crossgates app which can be downloaded free from the Google Play or Apple App stores. The app gives up to date information and alerts, including all newsletters and school information.

- Google Play Store:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.webanywhere.schooljotter.crossgates5221

- Apple App Store:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crossgates-primary-school-ol16-3hb/id1265159371?ls=1&mt=8

You can also just search – Crossgates app.

  

PARENTS & FRIENDS ASSOCIATION

We are going to try and re-launch our Parents and Friends group. We will be meeting on Thursday, 8th February at 6.00pm in school.  This is a very informal meeting; we are hoping to get a group of parents together who want to take part in fundraising events for school. It would be great to see some old faces and new faces too.  If you are interested, but cannot make the meeting, please contact school. Many thanks.

 

PE KIT

We are having lots of issues with children forgetting or not having appropriate PE kit in school, especially pumps.  Pumps in our school are very important as our hall is used for so many activities and it could become a hazard for children without pumps.

 

PE kit – must be in school every day.

  • T shirt
  • Shorts
  • Pumps

The perfect PE kit:

     

       

Football kits are not allowed in school.

 

Games kit – can be left in school all term or can be brought on the day of games but must be in school every week.

 

We appreciate that they may be needed for other clubs.

  • Tracksuit or a change of trousers and sweatshirt/jumper
  • Trainers

 

 

It is also really useful if kit bags have a spare pair of socks in them just in case socks get wet during games or girls are wearing tights. All kit must have the child’s name in.  Tape or plasters must be in kit bags if your child has earrings. Alternatively they must be removed. Long hair must be tied up

 

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

 

 

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 Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                            19th January 2018

 Reminders:

  • Wednesday, 24th January 9.05am – Sparrows Class Assembly.  Everyone welcome.
  • Thursday, 25th January – Falcons Family Lunch £2.50 per adult. Please book a place and make your meal choices no later than Wednesday, 24th January. We will be on week 4 of the menu.
  • Wednesday, 24th and 31st January – Year 6 bike right. Children need their bikes and helmets in school.
  • 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 – walk at least once a week. Thank you.

 

CAKE SALE FOR SYRIA

Thank you for the fantastic support!  The sale raised an amazing £590.00 and any left over cakes were donated to the local Food Bank.

  

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

Tyler Thrower

 

Greenfinch

:

Ruby Woodruff

Wrens

:

Ben Conlan

 

Kestrels

:

Oliver Freeman

Sparrows

:

Ollie Greenwood

 

Eagles

:

Thomas Longstaff

Rosefinch

:

Ellie Schofield

 

Falcons

:

Neve Royds

Goldfinch

:

Lilia Ramos

 

Owls

:

Mollie Nolan

Well done to you all. 

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were:  Isla Schofield, Kian Taylor, Calla Wheatley, Harry Pryce, James Taylor-Holmes, Ava Mykytiuk, Archie Powell, Amber Aston, Joseph Gillett, Olivia Howarth and Gracie Hutchinson.  Well done to you all.

 

PE and GAMES KITS

Could we please remind parents/carers that children need a PE and games kit in school every week.  Thank you

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Owls 2 (Mrs. Hall) class with 100%.  Well done to Owls 2.   Overall attendance for the school was 98%.

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 Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                12th January 2018

 

Happy New Year to you all and a warm welcome back to school.  I hope you have all had a great holiday and are ready for the new term ahead.

 

Reminders:

  • Wednesday, 17th January – year six SATS information meeting for parents – 6pm.
  • Thursday, 18th January - Eagles Family Lunch £2.50 per adult. Please book a place and make your meal choices no later than Wednesday, 17th January. We will be on week 3 of the menu.
  • Wednesday, 24th January 9.05am – Sparrows Class Assembly.  Everyone welcome.
  • Wednesday, 24th and 31st January – Year 6 bike right.
  • 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. The foodbank really struggles after Christmas. Thank you.
  • We are still a WOW school – walk at least once a week. Thank you.

 

CHRISTMAS SHOWS

The sale of raffle tickets, tea, coffee and mince pies at the Christmas performances raised £1140 - thank you so much for your support. All the money raised will go towards equipment for the children.

Thank you again for the costumes you provided and your continued support.

 

FAMILY LUNCHES

Family lunches are due to start again next week. They are very popular in school and something we really value. The following points will help them run smoothly;

  • Arrive at11:30.
  • Once you have finished your lunch please leave promptly so that the rest of the children can be served.
  • Use the main entrance door and do not walk around school.
  • Mobile phones must not be used in school.
  • Only two adults per child.

Thank you for your co-operation and enjoy.

 

LATENESS

It is really important that all children arrive on time and should not be late for school. The vast majority of children arrive at school in plenty of time to start the day. The doors open at 8:45am so that children are settled and ready for their day. School starts at 8:55am and all parents must have left the building by this time. Children who do arrive late must use the main entrance so that they can be registered in school. They will be taken to class by the office staff so that lessons that have started are not disturbed. Could we please remind parents that they should not use the front entrance to enter or leave school unless their child is late. 

 

LUNCHTIME SUPERVISOR’S AWARD

This week the certificates have been awarded to:

Robins

:

George Davies

 

Greenfinch

:

Archie Lees

Wrens

:

Bethany Lawlor

 

Kestrels

:

Bailey Wilkinson

Sparrows

:

Lucy Fearn

 

Eagles

:

Jack Helliwell

Rosefinch

:

Luke Robinson

 

Falcons

:

Luke Mercer

Goldfinch

:

Ewan Reckless

 

Owls

:

Keira Rangeley

Well done to you all. 

 

CAPTAIN’S TOP TABLE

The children selected this week were: Lola Whittaker, Finley Shaw, Codie Garner, Archie Lees, Harry Southworth-Mills, Mille Snape, Jayden Lynch, Lewis Fitton, Caitlin Clarke, Lucy Scott and Jessica Lees.  Well done to you all.

 

ATTENDANCE CERTIFICATE

The attendance certificate for last week was won by Kestrels and Owls 2 (Mrs. Hall) classes with 100%.  Well done to Kestrels and Owls 2.   Overall attendance for the school was 96%.

 

SICKNESS IN SCHOOL.

If your child is sick during the night or in school they must be off school for 48 hours. This is to prevent illnesses being passed around school. Thank you for your co-operation.

 

HEAD LICE

Unfortunately, as we return to school it usually means a return of head lice. Please check your children’s hair weekly and inform us if they have any. If children do have head lice, their hair must be nit-combed through every night for a minimum of two weeks, until they are clear. Please inform us if you find head lice and we can tell other parents. If you are having difficulty clearing head-lice, our next school nurse drop-in is on Tuesday, 6th March at 3:30pm.

PE KITS

All children must have a labelled PE kit in school every week – shorts, t-shirt and black pumps. Earrings must be removed or covered for PE. Thank you.

 

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Please ensure that your child has their name clearly written on all of their belongings. That way it is far easier to return them to the right person if they are misplaced.

 

SCHOOL CLUBS

All ‘school run’ extra-curricular before and after school sports clubs are postponed until the weather improves and the nights are lighter.  Multi-sports will continue each Friday.

 

CROSSGATES COOKS FOR KIDS

Our school meals are great value and we have a varied menu of both hot and cold choices daily.  All meals are cooked fresh on site. We use fresh produce and our meals are planned to give children and adults a balanced and healthy diet. Our menus run on a four weekly cycle (next week will be week 2) and are on our website for you to look at with your child www. crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk. Dinner money must be paid in advance, either weekly or daily – meals are £2.10 per day or £10.50 per week.  Alternatively, if you would like to pay in advance for the term or half term, please see Mrs. McGuigan in the office who will let you know the amount you need to pay. 

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 2018 PLACES

Just a reminder that if your child was born between 1st September 2013– 31st August 2014 application forms for 2018 September Reception intake are now available.  Application forms should be completed online at: https://ems.rochdale.gov.uk/admit_transfer/at_welcome.asp by Monday, 15th January 2018.  Parents who wish to be shown arou