Crossgates Primary School

Kiln Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 3HB
Contact: Mrs. J. Norton - Headteacher
Mrs. L. Richards - Business Manager
Deals with queries from parents and other members of the public
Mrs K. Crew - School Administrator
Tel: 01706 654 573
Mrs. E. McMahon - Deputy Head/ SEND Co-Ordinator



   Miss. Burke

                     Teaching Assistant

Mrs. Nolan

                   Learning Support

        Mrs. Gibbons




Welcome to Robins!

 In Reception, we base our learning around both high quality texts and the interests of the children. Please let us know what your child's interests are so we can include them in our planning.

How to help at home - 

Practise your sound cards each day 

Read a bedtime story

Encourage your child to get dressed independently

Teach your child how to use a knife and fork



On a Wednesday, your child should come to school already dressed in their outdoor P.E. kit with a school jumper/cardigan on. 

They will remain in their kit all day and do not need to bring their uniform to change into.



We use the Read Write Inc. scheme to teach phonics. This video shows you how to pronounce pure sounds.

We are learning our set 1 sounds and how to blend the sounds together. This short video shows how you can support your child with this at home.

Here are our Favourite Five for the next half term. Can you spot any of your favourites?

We read the story Astro Girl and then learned about the astronaut Mae Jemison. This inspired some of us to design our own rockets! Aren't they fantastic?

We read these texts many times and become very familiar with the stories. We retell these stories and discuss the characters, plot and setting. Our favourite five texts change each half term.