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21 February 2024

Year 1 Phonics Screening check

Phonics screening check - information for parents

The phonics screening check has 40 words. 40 real word and 40 nonsense words it will happen during the week of the 10th June 2024

These are words that are phonically decodable but are not actual words with an associated meaning e.g. brip,…

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6 February 2024

Internet Safety Day 2024

As part of safer internet day, KS1 and Reception looked at different scenarios and offered solutions.
Should we watch things on YouTube before asking a grown up? No, but a few children were honest and admitted to not always asking. So we talked about what could go wrong if they watched something…

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2 February 2024

Cross Fell's DT project

We have been making vehicles in our DT sessions this half term, we are extremely proud of how hard everyone has worked on this project- from our research looking at a range of vehicles to our designing and testing phase before the final big make, making sure that we had wheels and axles that we…

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22 January 2024

The Jolly Postman

We have really enjoyed sharing the book ‘The Jolly Postman’ during our Literacy sessions over the past couple of weeks.

The book ties in beautifully with our journeys topic and has allowed us to explore familiar and unfamiliar rhymes and stories, perform rhymes and poems, take part in some…

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22 January 2024

Programming fun!

In our computing sessions we have been learning all about programmable toys. We focussed on sequences and considered the importance of the order of instructions within a sequence.

We investigated creating sequences using the same instructions in different orders and tested these sequences to…

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19 January 2024

Sharing a love of reading- reading buddies in Cross Fell

In school reading has a high priority and we involve pupils from different classes by giving them responsibilities to contribute to the life of the school by becoming a reading buddy.

Our buddies are proud to be part of the scheme and help to share their skills and expertise as readers with…

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16 January 2024

Snowy Fun!

The children had a great time at lunchtime making snowmen and snow pets of all sizes- thankyou to Mrs Humphrey for sharing the picture.

It was lovely to see everyone having so much fun and the weather provided us with a great opportunity to keep revisiting our seasonal changes topic in Science…

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16 January 2024

Geography fun in Cross Fell

This afternoon we have continued our work in Geography by looking at the continents. We looked at where they are in the world, the sizes and some key features about them.

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8 January 2024

Map skills in action

We have started our new topic this afternoon - a wonderful world. We were looking at the continents and oceans using great map skills!