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Cross Lane Primary and Nursery School,

Cross Lane,




Phone: 01422 372614 Fax: 01422 373847


Email: admin@crosslane.calderdale.sch.uk

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

Cross Lane Honey

A reminder that KT’s shop at the corner of Victoria Road is an exclusive supplier of Cross Lane Honey (along with all sorts of other gifts). If you need some honey from our own bees, extracted and bottled by our own children, then KT is the place to be.


Down On The Farm

On Wednesday the Reception class children went on a visit to Staups Lea Farm near Todmorden. We had a great day and the weather was lovely as we found out about life on a farm. We met cows, sheep, horses, chickens and pigs and even got to feed the animals. We had an exciting ride on a minibus and visited the farm shop to find out what types of food the farm provided.


Next week Years Five and Six go on their trip. It is spread over two days and is to the Star Centre at Keighley. There will be photos and a report next week.

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Leading Parent Partnership

The Leading Parent Partnership Award is an exciting national award that Cross Lane is hoping to achieve within the next 12 months. It will mean that we will be able to more fully involve you as parents and carers in your child’s learning experience.

In achieving the award, we are hoping to promote the learning of both you and your children and support you in developing your own skills and knowledge so you are better able to support your children.

The award will benefit the school as we hope to build on our already strong relationship with you as parents and carers.

The children have already been told about the award and we thank Alex Park in Year five who won our logo design competition. The logo you will see attached to all future information about the award is all her own work.

China Week

We will be having a special week beginning on Monday 8th June when the whole school will be learning all about China. This is in preparation for Cross Lane linking with a Chinese school. On Wednesday 10th June the children on the bottom corridor will be taking part in an exciting dragon dance workshop, whilst the children on the top corridor will be trying their hand at Chinese calligraphy. As part of the celebrations we would like all the children (and staff) to wear red/yellow on our workshop day.

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Farewell Mrs Gray

After nearly 34 years of service in school Mrs Jean Gray has taken the big decision to retire from her post as Nursery Nurse. Due to her long service, Jean has been the most familiar face in school for two generations of children and is known to many parents who came here as well as our current children.

Jean has not been in school for some time as she has been recovering from a serious illness but even then the decision to retire has not been an easy one, such is her dedication to the school and the children.

On Wednesday we celebrated Jean’s time in school with a special assembly where the Governors and staff presented gifts and recalled the influence she has had in getting children ready to learn when they first start school.

I am sure that many parents will join us in wishing Jean a very happy, long and well-deserved retirement.

We Are Winners!

Well done to Joseph Michnik, Mark Rice, Annabel Walker and Sammie Owen for getting through to the final of The Rotary of Calderdale Primary Quiz competition. Mrs Dodd and Miss Rostampour were very proud of their efforts as they worked as a team. To qualify for the finals they had a nail biting tie breaker against Siddal Primary School but came out on top! We look forward to supporting the bright sparks at the Shay Stadium on the 4th June!

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