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
Mrs. L. McGuigan - School Administrator/Clerk to Governors
Mrs. E. McMahon - Deputy Head/ SEND Co-Ordinator

01706 654573

office@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk

 

Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                     22nd October 2021

 

HARVEST DAY

Thank you very much for all the donations to the Rochdale Foodbank. If you would like to continue to support this fantastic cause, donations can be taken to:

 

Smallbridge Methodist Church                 or                       Rochdale Foodbank

1 Wesley Street                                                                   8 South Parade
Smallbridge                                                                        Rochdale
Rochdale
OL12 9RW

 

 

MORRISONS – ‘ITS GOOD TO GROW’

We are now collecting ‘It’s good to Grow’ tokens.  Here is how it works….

  1. Morrison customers download the MyMorrisons app
  2. Sign in or register and select Crossgates School
  3. Scan the app at the checkout or use online when shopping
  4. For every £10 spent you will receive a Grow Token to donate to school.

After the collection period we can then exchange the tokens for free equipment for school.  Thank you.

 

SPECIAL MENU DAYS

On the following day there will be a change to the published menu, usual price £2.40:

Friday, 5th November – Bonfire Lunch

Dynamite Dogs (Sausage in a roll)

Jacket Embers (Jacket Potato)

Treason Chips

Firework Cake

 

 

               CROSSGATES COOKS FOR KIDS  

Our next cycle of 4 weekly lunch menus for after half term are now available.  You should have received an email copy today. The first week back after half term will be week 5. Menus can also be found on the school website:

http://www.crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk/parents/school-meals

WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL, PLEASE CHECK THE CONTENTS OF YOUR CHILD’S PACKED LUNCH AND ENSURE THERE ARE NO NUT INGREDIENTS.

 

SEPTEMBER 2022 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2022.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 17 January 2022.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate in contacting the school office on Tel: 01706 654573. We have resumed tours of school for parents only for the new intake. If you wish to book a tour, contact the school office.

 

GOLDFINCH CLASS

After half term Miss. Mamman will be joining Crossgates to teach the Goldfinch class.  Miss Mamman taught in school last year. Miss. Bradley is leaving to start a new job at a school nearer home. We wish her the best of luck.

 

COVID

Masks are now voluntary in the playground, please feel free to wear one.

If your child has Covid symptoms, a PCR must be carried out, not an LFT.

If somebody in your household has Covid, you must all book A PCR.  If you have a positive LFT, you must book a PCR.

I am asking that your child doesn’t return to school until they have a negative PCR result. They do come back very quickly. If you can, then please do a daily LFT with your child for 10 days.

If somebody in your child’s class tests positive, then the class and teachers must go for a PCR, they can return to school as normal. If your child’s result is positive, then they must isolate for 10 days.

We will always inform you via email if there are any cases that affect your child. Many thanks to the parents who have informed me immediately about their child’s results. Over the weekend please use my email – head@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk

 

NEXT TERM

Unfortunately, I will not be here after half term. I have to have an operation and will be out of action until January. In my absence, Mrs. McMahon and Mr. Patterson will be leading Crossgates. Everything will carry on as normal and they will monitor my emails throughout. They are both Deputy Designated Safeguarding Leads, so they will take over this role too.

So I will wish you all a great half term holiday, Happy Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

 

Reminders:

  • If you are contacting the school by email about your child for any reason, please use Pupilline@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk stating your child's full name and class - except for Covid cases over the weekend. Thank you.
  • 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.
  • School Meals, breakfast and after school clubs– could we please remind parents that payments should be made in advance, either on the day or for the week/month. As a school we cannot afford to amass any debt.  Could we also remind you that we are now a cashless school and all payments must be made by card either via the app or over the telephone with the office. 
  • Clocks go back one hour on Sunday, 31st

 

School closes for half term today, and reopens on Tuesday, 2nd November.

 

Have a great half term.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                                                          15th October 2021

 

MILNROW AND LITTLEBOROUGH ‘PINK’ HEY DAY - NON UNIFORM DAY

October is cancer awareness month. Milnrow & Newhey have decided to join

Little PINK’ Borough (6th year running) and  raise money for cancer awareness.

The event is called Milnrow ‘PINK’ Hey and it will be for the whole of October,

Next Friday, 22nd 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/unite/littlepinkborough-milnrowpinkhey

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

Tuesday, 19th and Wednesday, 20th October. Appointments will be online and you should have received a text message/email to book a slot via the online system. Every parent will receive a 10-minute slot. Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you need assistance booking an appointment. Please note: due to Parents Evening, extended school is cancelled all week.

 

COVID

Masks are now voluntary in the playground, please feel free to wear one.

If your child has Covid symptoms, a PCR must be carried out, not an LFT.

If somebody in your household has Covid, you must all book A PCR.  If you have a positive LFT, you must book a PCR.

I am asking that your child doesn’t return to school until they have a negative PCR result. They do come back very quickly. If you can, then please do a daily LFT with your child for 10 days.

If somebody in your child’s class tests positive, then the class and teachers must go for a PCR, they can return to school as normal. If your child’s result is positive, then they must isolate for 10 days.

We will always inform you via email if there are any cases that affect your child. Many thanks to the parents who have informed me immediately about their child’s results. Over the weekend please use my email – head@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk

 

HARVEST DAY

On Tuesday, 19th October, we will be having a Harvest day.  Once again we will be supporting the Rochdale Food Bank and we ask that children bring a donation of packaged food with a use-by date on please.  The green collection boxes will be outside school on the morning. Thank you

Rochdale Food Bank is in URGENT need of:

  • Tinned Soup                                     Tinned Meat                                     Tinned Fish
  • Tinned Tomatoes                              Cuppa Soup                                      Long Life Milk
  • Noodles/Instant Meals                     Tinned Vegetables                            Tinned Fruit
  • Jam                                                   Beans/Spaghetti                               Crisps & Snacks
  • Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate                Fruit Juice/Cordial                             Tinned Potatoes
  • Biscuits                                            Cleaning Products                             Toiletries & Sanitary Products

 

MORRISONS – ‘ITS GOOD TO GROW’

We are now collecting ‘It’s good to Grow’ tokens.  Here is how it works….

  1. Morrison customers download the MyMorrisons app
  2. Sign in or register and select Crossgates School
  3. Scan the app at the checkout or use online when shopping
  4. For every £10 spent you will receive a Grow Token to donate to school.

After the collection period we can then exchange the tokens for free equipment for school.  Thank you.

 

SPECIAL MENU DAYS

On the following days there will be a change to the published menu, all usual price £2.40:

 

Tuesday, 19th October – Harvest Festival

Meat & Potato Pie with Peas/Mushy Peas

Jacket Potato with various fillings

Oat cookies/Ginger Sponge & Custard

 

Friday 22nd October – Buffet Lunch

 

Friday, 5th November – Bonfire Lunch

Dynamite Dogs (Sausage in a roll)

Jacket Embers (Jacket Potato)

Treason Chips

Firework Cake

 

WE ARE A NUT FREE SCHOOL, PLEASE CHECK THE CONTENTS OF YOUR CHILD’S PACKED LUNCH AND ENSURE THERE ARE NO NUT INGREDIENTS.

 

SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS

On Thursday, 21st October, Tempest School Photographers will be in school to take individual and sibling photo’s – (please note this only applies to siblings who attend Crossgates).  Please ensure your child is in full school uniform. At the end of the day your child will be issued with a proof and order instructions for you to order any photograph’s online, directly with Tempest Photographers.

 

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 Monday, 1st November 2021. If you need help with this, please contact school. Late applications can result in your child being offered a place away from their friends.

 

SEPTEMBER 2022 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2022.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 17 January 2022.

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

 

Reminders:

  • If you are contacting the school by email about your child for any reason, please use Pupilline@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk - except for Covid cases over the weekend. Thank you.
  • 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.
  • School Meals, breakfast and after school clubs– could we please remind parents that payments should be made in advance, either on the day or for the week/month. As a school we cannot afford to amass any debt.  Could we also remind you that we are now a cashless school and all payments must be made by card either via the app or over the telephone with the office. 

 

School closes for half term on Friday, 22nd October, and reopens on Tuesday, 2nd November.

Have a lovely weekend.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                      8th October 2021

 

KARATE TASTER SESSION

After half term, Kaizen-Do Karate will once again be starting their Karate club. It will be an after school paid activity organised directly by Kaizen –Do.

On Wednesday, 13th October we will be having ‘taster sessions’ for children in Reception, Years 1, 2 and 3 to introduce them to Karate.  Children should come to school dressed in their P.E kit. 

Information leaflets will then be sent home with all the children in school.

 

MILNROW AND LITTLEBOROUGH ‘PINK’ HEY DAY

October is cancer awareness month. Milnrow & Newhey have decided to join Little 'PINK’ Borough (6th year running) 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 22nd 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/unite/littlepinkborough-milnrowpinkhey

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

Tuesday, 19th and Wednesday, 20th October. Appointments will be online and you should have received a text message/email to book a slot via the online system. Every parent will receive a 10-minute slot. Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you need assistance booking an appointment.

 

COVID

Masks are now voluntary in the playground.

If somebody in your household has Covid, you must all book A PCR.  If you have a positive LFT, you must book a PCR. I am asking that your child doesn’t return to school until they have a negative PCR result. They do come back very quickly. If you can, then please do a daily LFT with your child for 10 days.

If somebody in your child’s class tests positive, then the class and teachers must go for a PCR, they can return to school as normal. If your child’s result is positive, then they must isolate for 10 days.

We will always inform you via email if there are any cases that affect your child. Many thanks to the parents who have informed me immediately about their child’s results. Over the weekend please use my email – head@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk

 

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 Monday, 1st November 2021. If you need help with this, please contact school. Late applications can result in your child being offered a place away from their friends.

 

SEPTEMBER 2022 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2022.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 17 January 2022.

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

 

MORRISONS – ‘ITS GOOD TO GROW’

We are now collecting ‘It’s good to Grow’ tokens.  Here is how it works….

  1. Morrison customers download the MyMorrisons app
  2. Sign in or register and select Crossgates School
  3. Scan the app at the checkout or use online when shopping
  4. For every £10 spent you will receive a Grow Token to donate to school.

After the collection period we can then exchange the tokens for free equipment for school.  Thank you.

 

HARVEST ASSEMBLY

On Tuesday, 19th October, we will be having a Harvest Assembly.  Once again we will be supporting the Rochdale Food Bank and we ask that children bring a donation of packaged food with a use-by date on please.  The green collection boxes will be outside school on the morning. Thank you

 

Rochdale Food Bank is in URGENT need of:

  • Tinned Soup                                                    Tinned Meat                                     Tinned Fish
  • Tinned Tomatoes                                            Cuppa Soup                                      Long Life Milk
  • Noodles/Instant Meals                                    Tinned Vegetables                           Tinned Fruit
  • Jam                                                                 Beans/Spaghetti                               Crisps & Snacks
  • Tea/Coffee/Hot Chocolate                              Fruit Juice/Cordial                           Tinned Potatoes                               
  • Biscuits                                                           Cleaning Products                            Toiletries & Sanitary Products

 

 

SPECIAL MENU DAYS

On the following days there will be a change to the published menu, all usual price £2.40:

 

Tuesday, 19th October – Harvest Festival

Meat & Potato Pie with Peas/Mushy Peas

Jacket Potato with various fillings

Oat cookies/Ginger Sponge & Custard

 

Friday 22nd October – Buffet Lunch

 

Friday, 5th November – Bonfire Lunch

Dynamite Dogs (Sausage in a roll)

Jacket Embers (Jacket Potato)

Treason Chips

Firework Cake

 

Reminders:

  • If you are contacting the school by email about your child for any reason, please use Pupilline@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk
  • 21st October – individual and family photographs in school. We can only photograph the children who attend Crossgates.
  • 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.
  • School Meals, breakfast and after school clubs– could we please remind parents that payments should be made in advance, either on the day or for the week/month. As a school we cannot afford to amass any debt. 

 

Have a lovely weekend.

                                                                                                                                                                                                           

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 Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                       1st October 2021

MILNROW AND LITTLEBOROUGH ‘PINK’ HEY DAY

October is cancer awareness month. Milnrow & Newhey have decided to join Little PINK’ Borough (6th year running) 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 22nd 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/unite/littlepinkborough-milnrowpinkhey

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

This term they will be on Tuesday, 19th and Wednesday, 20th October. Appointments will be online and you should have received a text message/email to book a slot via the online system. Every parent will receive a 10-minute slot. Please do not hesitate to contact the office if you need assistance booking an appointment.

 

SCHOOL COUNCIL AND RIGHTS AND RESPECT ELECTIONS

On Thursday, 7th October, we will be holding School Council elections. If your child would like to be a School Councillor, please encourage them to prepare a short talk for their class about what they would like to do for school, make posters and maybe badges to wear on Election Day.

 

COVID

Please ensure you are wearing a mask in the playground until further notice. Thank you. 

If somebody in your household has Covid, you must all book A PCR.  If you have a positive LFT, you must book a PCR. I am asking that your child doesn’t return to school until they have a negative result. They do come back very quickly. If you can, then please do a daily LFT with your child for 10 days.

If somebody in your child’s class tests positive, then the class and teachers must go for a PCR, they can return to school as normal. If your child’s result is positive, then they must isolate for 10 days.

We will always inform you via email if there are any cases that affect your child. Many thanks to the parents who have informed me immediately about their child’s results. Over the weekend please use my email – head@crossgates.rochdale.sch.uk

 

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 Monday, 1st November 2021. If you need help with this, please contact school. Late applications can result in your child being offered a place away from their friends.

 

SEPTEMBER 2022 INTAKE

Application forms will be available online at www.rochdale.gov.uk/schooladmissions for children who will be starting school in September 2022.  The closing date for applications is Monday, 17 January 2022.

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

 

CLOTHING/BELONGINGS IN SCHOOL

Please ensure that your child’s name is in all their clothing and belongings in school.  That way it is easier to return any misplaced belongings.  Thank you

 

MORRISONS – ‘ITS GOOD TO GROW’

We are now collecting ‘It’s good to Grow’ tokens.  Here is how it works….

  1. Morrison customers download the MyMorrisons app
  2. Sign in or register and select Crossgates School
  3. Scan the app at the checkout or use online when shopping
  4. For every £10 spent you will receive a Grow Token to donate to school.

After the collection period we can then exchange the tokens for free equipment for school.  Thank you.

 

CROSSING, STOPPING/PARKING OUTSIDE SCHOOL

As you know, we have a Crossing patrol outside school and on Wildhouse Lane. We ask that you use this service to cross the road; it is extremely dangerous to cross the road between parked cars.

Also, 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.  The same rules apply to taxis dropping families off, tell the driver where to park please.

This week 2 cars reversed into our carpark entrance and nearly reversed into a child. Surely, 2 minutes driving up the road and turning around is better than injuring a child. Please make outside our school a safer place for all. Thank you.

 

Reminders:

  • 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 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.
  • School Meals/BASC – could we please remind parents that payments should be made in advance, either on the day or for the week/month. As a school we cannot afford to amass any debt. 
  • Extended day until 4pm:

Monday – Finches and Owls

Tuesday – Sparrows and Wrens

Thursday – Falcons, Eagles and Kestrels.

The theme of the extended school is well-being – sport, art, creative activities and mindfulness. Please encourage your child to attend.

 

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

MONDAY       -           Wrens, Owls 1 & 2, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels (Yoga)

TUESDAY       -           Robins

THURSDAY    -           Finches

FRIDAY          -           Sparrows, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels

 

Have a lovely weekend.

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 Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                       24th September 2021

 

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 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 – Finches and Owls

Tuesday – Sparrows and Wrens

Thursday – Falcons, Eagles and Kestrels.

The theme of the extended school is well-being – sport, art, creative activities and mindfulness. Please encourage your child to attend.

 

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

MONDAY      -           Wrens, Owls 1 & 2, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels (Yoga)

TUESDAY      -           Robins

THURSDAY   -           Finches

FRIDAY         -           Sparrows, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels

 

MILNROW AND LITTLEBOROUGH ‘PINK’ HEY DAY

October is cancer awareness month. Milnrow & Newhey have decided to join Little PINK’ Borough (6th year running) 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 22nd 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/unite/littlepinkborough-milnrowpinkhey

 

PARENTS’ EVENING

This term they will be on Tuesday, 19th and Wednesday, 20th October. They will be held virtually as last year. You will receive a message closer to the time to book a slot. Every parent will receive a 10-minute slot.

 

SUMMER READING CHALLENGE

Wow! What a fantastic response, the children have been telling us all about the weird and wacky places they have been reading.  The winning classes were Sparrows, Rosefinch, Eagles and Owls 2 - well done to everyone. 

 

ROCKSTEADY

Would your child like to play in their very own rock band?

Rocksteady in-school band lessons are the perfect opportunity for your child to learn new skills, develop friendships and have the time of their life.

Watch this short video to see what learning in a band could do for your

 child’s well-being:

https://www.rocksteadymusicschool.com/watch-video

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                        17th September 2021

 

COVID

We do have a high number of cases already. Please ensure you are wearing a mask in the playground until further notice. Thank you. 

 

If somebody in your household has COVID, you must all book A PCR.  If you have a positive LFT, you must book a PCR. I am asking that your child doesn’t return to school until they have a negative result. They do come back very quickly. If you can, then please do a daily LFT with your child for 10 days.

 

If somebody in your child’s class tests positive, then the class and teachers must go for a PCR, they can return to school as normal. If your child’s result is positive, then they must isolate for 10 days.

 

We will always inform you via email if there are any cases that affect your child.

 

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 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.
  • Thursday, 23rd September – Year 6 Bike-right starts. Please ensure you have completed and returned the consent form.
  • Extended day until 4pm:

Monday – Finches and Owls

Tuesday – Sparrows and Wrens

Thursday – Falcons, Eagles and Kestrels.

 

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

MONDAY      -           Wrens, Owls 1 & 2, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels (Yoga)

TUESDAY      -           Robins

THURSDAY   -           Finches

FRIDAY         -           Sparrows, Falcons, Eagles & Kestrels

 

 

PERSONAL BELONGINGS

Please ensure that your child has their name clearly written on all of their belongings. We have already had several instances of lost clothing and it is far easier to return them to the right person if they are labelled.

 

DINNER MONEY/BEFORE, AFTER SCHOOL CLUB/GUITAR TUITION PAYMENTS

Could we please remind parents that payments for school meals and Before/After school club and guitar tuition, MUST be made in advance.  As a school we cannot afford to amass any debt. If for any reason payment cannot be made, please contact the school office or myself.  Thank you so much for your co-operation.

 

HOLLINGWORTH ACADEMY OPEN EVENING

On Wednesday, 6th October, 5.00 – 8.30pm, 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

If your child is moving to high school next year, please be advised that the closing date for applications is Monday, 1st November 2021. If you need help with this, please contact school. Late applications can result in your child being offered a place away from their friends.

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

 

Have a lovely weekend.

        

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Dear Parents/Carers,                                                                                                                                                                                       10th September 2021

                            

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.

 

COVID

We do have cases already and there seems to be high numbers in the community.

If somebody in your household has Covid, you must all book A PCR. I am now going to ask that your child doesn’t return to school until they have a negative result. They do come back very quickly. If you can, then please do a daily LFT with your child for 10 days.

If somebody in your child’s class tests positive, then the class and teachers must go for a PCR, they can return to school as normal. If their result is positive, then they must isolate. 

We will always inform you via email if there are any cases that affect your child.

 

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.
  • Monday, 13th September – Year 5 Bike-right starts. Please ensure you have completed and returned the consent form.
  • Monday, 13th September Extended day until 4pm starts:

Monday – Finches and Owls

Tuesday – Sparrows and Wrens

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.

 

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, year one and two are entitled to a carton of free milk per day.   Following guidelines, all children will receive semi-skimmed milk.  If for any reason you do not wish your child to receive milk, please speak with their class teacher.

 

LATE ARRIVALS

If your child is late, you must sign them in using our electronic system at the school office. Thank you.

 

CROSSING, STOPPING/PARKING OUTSIDE SCHOOL

As you know, we have a Crossing patrol outside school and on Wildhouse Lane. We ask that you use this service to cross the road; it is extremely dangerous to cross the road between parked cars. Also, 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.

 

BREAKFAST CLUB AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB

Breakfast club is open from 7:30 am and costs £4 including breakfast and activities. The after-school club is open every night until 5:15pm.  3:15pm – 4:15pm costs £4.00.  After 4:15pm £7:00. Children must be collected no later than 5.15pm and lateness will be charged at £1 for every 5 minutes.  There are lots of activities for the children to take part in and there is a snack available for the children.

Both clubs are in the school hall.  Places must be booked and paid for in advance through the school office.

Payment is made using our online system. If you need some assistance with this, please contact the school office. If you want to pay by card over the telephone at the school office, then this is an option too.

 

FREE SCHOOL MEALS

If you are in receipt of benefits and think you may be entitled to Free School Meals, please contact Mrs. McGuigan or

Mrs. Richards in the office – this is not the same as the Universal Free Meals which all children in reception, year 1 and 2 are entitled to.  Please still apply if your child is in reception, year 1 or 2.

 

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.

 

DINNER MONEY

Dinner money is £2.40 per day, £12 per week.  Please note, dinner money must be either paid in advance for the week or on a daily basis, as the school cannot afford to carry any debt. Payment is made using our online system. If you need some assistance with this, please contact the school office. If you want to pay by card over the telephone at the school office, then this is an option too.

Please pay in multiples of £2:40, this helps with our record keeping.

For example:

£2:40                    -             1 day

£12.00                  -             5 days

£24.00                  -             10 days

 

Thank you so much for your co-operation.

 

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

Have a lovely weekend.