Crossgates Primary School

Kiln Lane, Rochdale, Lancashire, OL16 3HB
Contact: Mrs. J. Norton - Headteacher
Email: head@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk
Mrs. L. Richards - Business Manager
Deals with queries from parents and other members of the public
Mrs. L. McGuigan - School Administrator
Tel: 01706 654 573
Email: office@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk
Mrs. E. McMahon - Deputy Head/ SEND Co-Ordinator
Email: emcmahon@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk

Weekly Newsletter

 

Please click on the date of the letter to view:

 

30th September 2022

23rd September 2022

16th September 2022

9th September 2022

 

 

 Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                30th September  2022

 

Reminders:

  • WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL, PLEASE CHECK THE CONTENTS OF YOUR CHILD’S PACKED LUNCH OR SNACKS AND ENSURE THERE ARE NO NUT INGREDIENTS.
  • If you have moved house over the summer or changed any of your contact details, please notify the office immediately.
  •  Extended day until 4pm:

MONDAY       -           Wrens Year 1, Sparrows, Finches and Owls

THURSDAY    -           Falcons, Eagles and Kestrels.

  •  PE DAYS – Children should come to school dressed in their outside Kit:

MONDAY                   -           Wrens, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels

TUESDAY                   -           Finches

WEDNESDAY -           Robins, Wrens & Sparrows

THURSDAY                -           Finches, Owls 1 & 2

FRIDAY                      -           Sparrows, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels, Owls 1 & 2

 The PE hoodies bought look fabulous, but they can only be worn on PE days, thank you.

 

I just wanted to remind you about safeguarding leads in school. Safeguarding is everybody’s responsibility in school, but leads in school are:

Mrs Norton – Designated Safeguarding Lead, DSL and Designated Teacher for Cared for Children.

Mrs McMahon and Mr Patterson – Deputy Safeguarding Leads, DDSL

We are always here to help and support.

PARENTS AND FRIENDS EVENTS

Sunday, 27th November – car boot/table sale. A chance for a good clear out and to buy gifts before Christmas. Set up at 9:30 to start at 10:00. £20 per car or table in the school carpark and playground. If you want a place, please pay at the school office before 21st November.

 

Monday, 5th December – football cards will go out – more details to follow.

Monday, 12th December – a raffle for the children will be held in school - £1 a strip. Lots of prizes to be won.

Sunday, 23rd April 2023 – car boot/table sale. Set up at 9:30 to start at 10:00. £20 per car or table in the school carpark and playground.

Friday, 23rd June 2023– summer fun night at school.

 

Parents and friends have a Facebook page – Parents and Friends of Crossgates. If you would like to join us, our next meeting is on 24th November at 5pm in school.

  

PARENTS’ EVENING

This term they will be on Tuesday, 18th and Wednesday, 19th October. They will be held virtually via zoom. You will receive a message to book a slot. Every parent will receive a 10-minute slot. If you need longer, then another meeting can be arranged.

  

EXTENDED DAYS

During the week beginning 10th October, all parents and carers are invited to the extended day. This is so that you can see the classroom, look around school, look at your child’s work and meet the staff.

This will be on the day your child normally attends extended day, other than Owls1 and Greenfinch, which will be on the Thursday due to a meeting. Reception children don’t stay for extended day, but all reception parents are invited to come into school on Monday 10th October, at 3:15.

 

MONDAY       -           Robins, Wrens, Sparrows, Goldfinch, Rosefinch and Owls 2.

THURSDAY    -           Falcons, Eagles, Kestrels, Greenfinch and Owls 1

 

Arrive at school at 3:15, instead of children going home, you will come in! We won’t make you work!

I hope you take the opportunity to come into school and look around. Please can I ask that just one adult attends per child due to space.

 

HOLLINGWORTH ACADEMY OPEN EVENING

On Wednesday, 5th October, 5.45 – 8.15pm, Hollingworth Academy will be holding an Open Evening for parents of Year 6 pupils.  All parents and Year 6 children are invited to attend. 

 

MILNROW AND LITTLEBOROUGH ‘PINK’ HEY DAY

October is cancer awareness month. Once again Milnrow & Newhey have decided to join Little PINK’ Borough and raise money for cancer awareness. The event is called Milnrow ‘PINK’ Hey and it will be for the whole of October, raising money and bringing the community together.

On the last day of term, Friday 21st October, Crossgates children can come dressed in pink or their own clothes and we ask for an online donation to help support this fantastic cause. 

Donations can be made online at:

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/littlepinkborough-you-and-milnrowpinkhey-second-year

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

If you are in receipt of benefits and think you may be entitled to Free School Meals, please see Mrs. McGuigan or Mrs. Richards in the office – this is not the same as the Universal Free Meals which all children in reception, year one and two are entitled to.  Please still apply if your child is in reception, year one or two. If in doubt – complete the form!

 

 SPECIAL MENU DAYS

On Monday, 3rd October we will be having a special Harvest Lunch and there will be a change to the published menu. The choices will be: Meat & Potato Pie or Jacket Potato.

Then on the last day of term, Friday 21st October we will be having a Buffet Lunch.

 

YEAR 6 APPLICATIONS TO HIGH SCHOOL

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting high school in September 2023. 

 

If your child is moving to high school next year, these are the key dates that you need to be aware of:

 

Thursday, 1 September 2022

The online admissions system opens for secondary school places.

Monday, 31 October 2022

Closing date for applications
Ensure your secondary school application is submitted before this date. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a late application.

Friday, 16 December 2022

Last date for any changes to the address in your application.

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

National offer day. 

 

 

SEPTEMBER 2023 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2023. 

This is the timetable for applying which shows the important dates you need to know about.

Monday, 19 September 2022

The online admissions system opens for primary school places.

Monday, 16 January 2023

Closing date for applications
Ensure your reception class application for a primary school is submitted before this date. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a late application.

Friday, 17 February 2023

Last date for any changes to the address in your application.

Monday, 17 April 2023

National offer day.

 

 

Robins Class

:

Theo

Wrens Class

:

George

 

Sparrows Class

:

Maddie-Rose & Caitlin  

Rosefinch Class

:

K’Tayah & Archie

 

Goldfinch Class     

:   

Amy

Greenfinch Class

:

Bobby B

 

Kestrels Class

:

Ben & Aaron

 

Eagles Class

:

Alfie C

 

Falcons Class

:

Finn

 

Owls Class

:

Amelia AB

 

Owls 2 Class

:

Sophia

 

 

 

Headteacher award – Scarlett – Kestrels

Oscar – Falcons

 

Attendance winners from last week – EAGLES & OWLS 1 with 100%

 Congratulations Eagles and Owls 1 classes.

 

 If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate in contacting the school office on Tel: 01706 654573.                                     

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 Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                       23rd September 2022

 

Reminders:

  • WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL, PLEASE CHECK THE CONTENTS OF YOUR CHILD’S PACKED LUNCH OR SNACKS AND ENSURE THERE ARE NO NUT INGREDIENTS.
  • If you have moved house over the summer or changed any of your contact details, please notify the office immediately.
  •  I have attached the attendance policy with this newsletter. Please ensure you read it. Attendance of pupils in school is statutory and it is everybody’s responsibility to ensure children attend school every day, unless they are poorly. If you have any questions, please contact me in school.
  •  Musical instrument tuition fees are due now please and must be paid in advance, either on the Monday of that week or for the half term. Please note: if you have not paid for the lesson by the Friday morning your child will not receive a lesson.  Thank you.
  •  Extended day until 4pm:

MONDAY       -           Wrens Year 1, Sparrows, Finches and Owls

THURSDAY    -           Falcons, Eagles and Kestrels.

  •  PE DAYS – Children should come to school dressed in their outside Kit:

MONDAY                   -           Wrens, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels

TUESDAY                   -           Finches

WEDNESDAY -           Robins, Wrens & Sparrows

THURSDAY                -           Finches, Owls 1 & 2

FRIDAY                      -           Sparrows, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels, Owls 1 & 2

 

PARENTS AND FRIENDS

We met last night, only two of us!! Never mind. We have organised some events, which we hope you will support and even find helpful:

 

Sunday, 27th November – car boot/table sale. A chance for a good clear out and to buy gifts before Christmas. Set up at 9:30 to start at 10:00. £20 per car or table in the school carpark and playground. If you want a place, please pay at the school office before 21st November.

Monday, 5th December – football cards will go out – more details to follow.

Monday, 12th December – a raffle for the children will be held in school - £1 a strip. Lots of prizes to be won.

Sunday, 23rd April – car boot/table sale. Set up at 9:30 to start at 10:00. £20 per car or table in the school carpark and playground

Friday, 23rd June – summer fun night at school

Parents and friends have a Facebook page – parents and friends of Crossgates. If you would like to join us, our next meeting is on 24th November at 5pm in school.

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

This term they will be on Tuesday, 18th and Wednesday, 19th October. They will be held virtually via zoom. You will receive a message closer to the time to book a slot. Every parent will receive a 10-minute slot.

 

HOLLINGWORTH ACADEMY OPEN EVENING

On Wednesday, 5th October, 5.45 – 8.15pm, Hollingworth Academy will be holding an Open Evening for parents of Year 6 pupils.  All parents and Year 6 children are invited to attend. 

 

MILNROW AND LITTLEBOROUGH ‘PINK’ HEY DAY

October is cancer awareness month. Once again Milnrow & Newhey have decided to join Little PINK’ Borough and raise money for cancer awareness. The event is called Milnrow ‘PINK’ Hey and it will be for the whole of October, raising money and bringing the community together.

On the last day of term, Friday 21st October, Crossgates children can come dressed in pink or their own clothes and we ask for an online donation to help support this fantastic cause. 

Donations can be made online at:

https://fundraise.cancerresearchuk.org/page/littlepinkborough-you-and-milnrowpinkhey-second-year

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

If you are in receipt of benefits and think you may be entitled to Free School Meals, please see Mrs. McGuigan or Mrs. Richards in the office – this is not the same as the Universal Free Meals which all children in reception, year one and two are entitled to.  Please still apply if your child is in reception, year one or two. If in doubt – complete the form!

 

YEAR 6 APPLICATIONS TO HIGH SCHOOL

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting high school in September 2023. 

If your child is moving to high school next year, these are the key dates that you need to be aware of:

 

Thursday, 1 September 2022

The online admissions system opens for secondary school places.

Monday, 31 October 2022

Closing date for applications
Ensure your secondary school application is submitted before this date. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a late application.

Friday, 16 December 2022

Last date for any changes to the address in your application.

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

National offer day. 

SEPTEMBER 2023 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2023. 

This is the timetable for applying which shows the important dates you need to know about.

Monday, 19 September 2022

The online admissions system opens for primary school places.

Monday, 16 January 2023

Closing date for applications
Ensure your reception class application for a primary school is submitted before this date. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a late application.

Friday, 17 February 2023

Last date for any changes to the address in your application.

Monday, 17 April 2023

National offer day.

 

SURPRISE READER

If any parent would like to be a ‘Surprise Reader’ on Friday afternoon at 2.45pm, please come and speak to me.  Thank you to all those parents who have already read to the children, they have really enjoyed it.

 

 

Robins Class

:

Eden

Wrens Class

:

Penelope

Sparrows Class

:

Oliver & Grayson

Rosefinch Class

:

Sophia

Goldfinch Class

:

Bennie

Greenfinch Class

:

Sebastian

Kestrels Class

:

Georgie & Evie

Eagles Class

:

Elsie

Falcons Class

:

Harry

Owls Class

:

Sam

Owls 2 Class

:

Lacy-Mai

 

Headteacher award – Isabella – Sparrows

 

Attendance winners from last week – OWLS 1 with 100%– congratulations Owls 1 class

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate in contacting the school office on Tel: 01706 654573.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

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 Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                      16th September 2022

 

Reminders:

  • WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL, PLEASE CHECK THE CONTENTS OF YOUR CHILD’S PACKED LUNCH OR SNACKS AND ENSURE THERE ARE NO NUT INGREDIENTS.
  • If you have moved house over the summer or changed any of your contact details, please notify the office immediately.
  •  Just to remind you that school is closed on Monday, 19th.
  •  Emergency contacts – please ensure we have 2 emergency contacts for your child(ren).  
  •  Musical instrument tuition fees are due now please and must be paid in advance, either on the Monday of that week or for the half term. Please note: if you have not paid for the lesson by the Friday morning your child will not receive a lesson.  Thank you.  
  •  Extended day until 4pm:

MONDAY      -           Wrens Year 1, Sparrows, Finches and Owls

THURSDAY   -           Falcons, Eagles and Kestrels.

 

  •  PE DAYS – Children should come to school dressed in their outside Kit:

MONDAY                  -           Wrens, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels

TUESDAY                  -           Finches

WEDNESDAY           -            Robins, Wrens & Sparrows

THURSDAY               -           Finches, Owls 1 & 2

FRIDAY                     -           Sparrows, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels, Owls 1 & 2

 

PHONICS EVENING

On Wednesday, 21st September at 6.00pm in the school hall, we will be holding a ‘Phonics Evening’ for all parents of children who have just started in Reception. This is an introduction into how we teach Phonics in school and how you can help at home. 

 

AUTHOR VISIT

On Thursday and Friday next week, an author will be visiting school to work with the children.

 

PARENTS & FRIENDS MEETING

On Thursday, 22nd September at 4.30pm in school, we will be holding a Parents & Friends meeting.  This will be our first meeting for quite some time and would be great to see some new faces, especially of those parents whose children have just started Crossgates.  It is a very informal meeting where we discuss different ways of how to support school with fun events and activities.  Everybody welcome.

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

If you are in receipt of benefits and think you may be entitled to Free School Meals, please see Mrs. McGuigan or Mrs. Richards in the office – this is not the same as the Universal Free Meals which all children in reception, year one and two are entitled to.  Please still apply if your child is in reception, year one or two. If in doubt – complete the form!

 

HOLLINGWORTH ACADEMY OPEN EVENING

On Wednesday, 5th October, 5.45 – 8.15pm, Hollingworth Academy will be holding an Open Evening for parents of Year 6 pupils.  All parents and Year 6 children are invited to attend. 

 

YEAR 6 APPLICATIONS TO HIGH SCHOOL

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting high school in September 2023. 

If your child is moving to high school next year, these are the key dates that you need to be aware of:

 

Thursday, 1 Sept 2022  

The online admissions system opens for secondary school places.

Monday, 31 October 2022      

Closing date for applications
Ensure your secondary school application is submitted before this date. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a late application.

Friday, 16 December 2022

Last date for any changes to the address in your application.

Wednesday, 1 March 2023

National offer day. 

 

SEPTEMBER 2023 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2023. 

This is the timetable for applying which shows the important dates you need to know about.

Monday, 19 Sept  2022                

The online admissions system opens for primary school places.

Monday, 16 January 2023

Closing date for applications
Ensure your reception class application for a primary school is submitted before this date. Otherwise, you will need to apply for a late application.

Friday, 17 February 2023

Last date for any changes to the address in your application.

Monday, 17 April 2023

National offer day.

 

 

Robins Class

:

Alexander

Wrens Class

:

Jesse

Sparrows Class

:

Connie

Rosefinch Class

:

Luca

Goldfinch Class

:

Emily

Greenfinch Class

:

Hudson & Robyn

Kestrels Class

:

Ted & Sophia

Eagles Class

:

Gracie

Falcons Class

:

Jacob

Owls Class

:

Michael

Owls 2 Class

:

Dylan

 

 

 

 

Head Teacher awards

Summer – Owls 1

Also, Ollie, Skye, Jacob, Tyler, Ivy, Bobbi, Karl, Alexander and Jack have a class award from Mrs Norton.

Attendance winners from last week – ROBIN CLASS – congratulations Robin class.

 

If you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate in contacting the school office on Tel: 01706 654573. See you all on Tuesday.

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 Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                   9th September 2022

                       

After such sad news yesterday of the Queens passing. I will hold a special assembly on Monday with the children. Today year six go to Robinwood, which is quite fitting as she loved the outdoors so much. If your child is sad, remind them of the great things she achieved and the wonderful Platinum jubilee celebrations we had in May and June. The tree we have outside is now even more special and we have lowered the flag.

We have had a great start to the new school year; all the children have settled into school extremely well, especially the new reception children. There is a lovely calm feel to school and the children are working extremely hard. It is great to have them all back in school.

I apologise for the amount of information below.

 

Reminders:

  • New Starters Individual Pupil Information Pack – Please return to school as soon as possible. It is very important that we have up to date emergency contact details.
  • If you have moved house over the summer or changed any of your contact details, please notify the office immediately.
  • Musical instrument tuition fees are due now please.
  • Flu Vaccinations - Please ensure you have completed and returned the form by Tuesday, 13th Every child must return the form regardless of whether they are having the vaccine or not.
  • Monday, 12th September - Extended day until 4pm starts:

Monday              – Wrens Year 1, Sparrows, Finches and Owls

Thursday – Falcons, Eagles and Kestrels.

 

READING

It is really important that your child reads at home for at least 10 minutes every day. They can read to anybody or just to themselves.  Bedtime stories are enjoyable and a great way to enhance your child’s love of books. A child is never too old for a bedtime story, even year sixes!

SNACKS

Children are allowed snacks at playtime - fruit, cheese, breadsticks or veg. Cereal bars are also allowed, but please look at the sugar content. Chocolate biscuit bars are not allowed. If you are sending cherry tomatoes or grapes, please ensure these are cut length ways as these are a choking hazard. Quarters are even better.

 

ABSENCE

If your child is absent from school for any reason you must telephone the office before 9.00am every day of absence.

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 passing around school. Thank you for your co-operation.

HOLIDAYS DURING TERM TIME.

Children must not be taken on holiday during term time. Please ensure that holidays are booked during the school holidays. Children are only in school for 190 days per year. There will be no authorised holidays and fines will be issued.

 

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. This way we can try to keep on top of them by telling other parents.

 

FREE MILK

All children in reception