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Cross Lane Primary and Nursery School,
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This week we have had a series of Tour de France activities taking place
in school with baking
and making as well as
research by the older children. Nursery, in particular, had a fabulous time taking part in our mini Tour de France morning. The children raced against each other on their bikes in a knock out tournament leading to a grand final. Congratulations to Harvey Robinson our winner, Max Okezie who came second and Ezrah Wooding who was third. !
Sunday is the big day and we hope all the children will get some chance to be part of this once in a lifetime event
We have won a coveted Food For Life Award for our work in helping children understand about the importance of healthy food, growing food and cooking. We are one of only fifteen schools in Calderdale to receive the Bronze Award. Last Friday afternoon six children were guests at a presentation ceremony in Halifax where they heard about the work of all other schools and received their certificate.
On 16 July representatives from Overgate Hospice came into assembly to receive the cheque for £744.05 raised as a result of the Enterprise Day organised by Years 5 and 6. It was great to hear how our money will be used for such a superb charity.
Zoolab returned to visit the children who attend Nursery at the end of the week. The children listened to the story of Speedy the Snail and his adventures. They met Posh and Becks, two cockroaches, Petunia the snake, Hershel a hermit crab, Sidney the scorpion and Big Wig the rabbit. The children were very brave and stroked and held most of the creatures. Their favourite was Big Wig, who despite his size was actually a very young rabbit.
We are pleased to announce the school’s best ever attendance! Over this term we have152 children who have not missed a day - a new record! In addition we have another record-breaking 33 children who have not had a day off all year! Amazing! Two children, Sam Hesmondhalgh and Alex Kaye, get the biggest accolade, however, as they have not had a day off in their whole time at Cross Lane - that is truly astonishing. Very well done to all the children and to yourselves for getting them here.!
As we closed for the Summer Break we said farewell to a number of staff: Miss Priestland has decided to take a break from teaching and is going travelling the world for a while. Although she has only been with us for three years, Miss Priestland has been a key part of Y5/6 and will be missed by all.
Another change is in our kitchen where Sarah Angus, our Catering Manager, is leavingto take up a totally different role. Sarah was key to us becoming an independent kitchen and has worked tirelessly to ensure that it runs smoothly. We wish her well in the future. We are pleased to announce that a new Cook in Charge has been appointed to take over the day-to-day duties and Mrs Angela Southwell will begin work in September.
Some staff are joining school (or staying at least). We are very pleased that Miss Isles and Mr Dickinson will become permanent members of staff from September along with Mrs Gillian Foy.Another addition to the school is Mr Efthimiou, better know to the children as Mr E, who will be working with us to deliver Computing and Music next year.
We have reached the end of another year and it is better to describe this event not as crossing a finishing line but as crossing a winning line. We have made huge improvements since last summer and this will continue next year. Your support has been key to this, not only helping your child at home with their school work but helping us in our quest to improve by giving advice. Thank you all very much indeed!