Crosscanonby St John's C of E Primary School News Day 2<p>Sun is shining on the residential and they&#39;re all having a great time. They&#39;re well underway with Day 2 activities which included the &#39;Piranha Pool&#39;.</p> <p>A small selection of photos are below:</p> <p>{gallery:Residential Day 2}</p>, 18 Jul 2017 12:14:40 GMTResidential Day 1<p>The children have enjoyed Day 1 of their residential. Latest news is that activities were great fun and dinner was lovely. They&#39;re off out for post-dinner activities now! Hopefully they&#39;ll all sleep well!</p> <p>{gallery:Residential Day 1}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 17 Jul 2017 17:38:19 GMTWhinlatter<p>ALL of the children in the school enjoyed a trip to Whinlatter on Tuesday. Despite the rainy start, things brightened up and children in Year 2 to YEar 6 enjoyed a walk to the summit of Lord&#39;s Seat. At 522m above sea level, it was quite a pull but they all managed and enjoyed the views (and biscuits) at the summit. Following a quicker walk back down we all had a lovely picnic lunch and they they had a great play on the huge adventure play area. Well done to all. It was a great day out.&nbsp;</p> <p>Children in Nursery, Reception and Year 1 enjoyed a walk around the new interactive Gruffalo trail where the story really comes to life!&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Lord&#39;s Seat}</p>, 13 Jul 2017 12:22:24 GMTSafety Day<p>Year 2 pupils had a great time at The Wave centre on Thursday afternoon when they listened&nbsp;to talks from Maryport Inshore Rescue, the Police and the fire service about how to stay safe over summer.</p> <p>It was a hands-on and fun session and children got to use a fire hose, look in vehicles and wear all of the gear that our emergency services use. They also climbed aboard the inshore rescue boat!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Safety day 2017}</p>, 06 Jul 2017 18:49:21 GMTBrockhole 2017<p>Year 6 had a fabulous day out at Brockhole on Monday. The weather stayed fine for the trip and children enjoyed the Treetop Nets attraction in the morning. The HUGE trampolines and tunnels suspended in the trees make for some great (but very tiring) fun!</p> <p>Following the bouncing session, children had a lovely picnic lunch in the grounds followed by a good charge around the large adventure playground. We then&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; re-fuelled with a large ice cream before heading back to school. The PTA always fund a Year 6 leavers trip so thanks to everybody involved.</p> <p>{gallery:Brockhole}</p>, 29 Jun 2017 11:58:22 GMTSports Day 2017<p>Luckily the weather stayed fine on Thursday for our re-arranged sports day to go ahead. Led by sports coach, Andy, the children enjoyed lots of classic races and multi skills events. For the first time in 14 years (according to reports from children), the Yellow team emerged victorious.</p> <p>A great time was had by all. Thanks to Andy.</p> <p>A selection of photographs are in this gallery - apologies for the poor quality.</p> <p>{gallery:Sports Day 2017}</p>, 23 Jun 2017 09:11:42 GMTYear 6 Leavers' Service<p>Year 6 pupils visited Carlisle Cathedral today for the last time as a pupil at Crosscanonby St John&#39;s CE Primary School. The service was put on especially for Year6 children as they leave their church schools to move onto their chosen secondary school.&nbsp;</p> <p>Canon Michael led the very energetic service that had all children (and staff!) up singing and dancing. The church wanted to say goodbye and say a prayer for those children leaving.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/news/Leavers'_Service_2017_2(1).jpg" style="width: 1224px; height: 1632px;" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>'_Service_2017(1).jpgThu, 15 Jun 2017 14:53:49 GMTIndian Dance<p>Maryport Extended Schools Partnership (MESP) have organised a Cultural Learning Week for all of the Maryport schools.&nbsp;</p> <p>As part of this week, Priya, an Indian dance teacher, visited school and spent time showing the children of class 2 some traditional Indian dances&nbsp;and traditional dance dress.</p> <p>They all enjoyed the session.</p> <p>Class 3 will visit The Wave centre on Friday to experience more or cultural learning week.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 14 Jun 2017 10:02:30 GMTTullie House<p>Nursery and Reception children enjoyed a trip to Tullie house ths week to continue their work on castles. They enjoyed castle activities and enjoyed looking around the museum. They then had a lovely lunch out in the park before returning home. Thanks to those that helped out.&nbsp;</p>, 26 May 2017 11:22:03 GMTRubbish Rebels!<p>Frankie visited school today to work with Class 3 on the important topic of reducing&nbsp;and re-using waste. Children enjoyed looking at items that were and were not recycleable, what happens to waste when the bins are collected and how we can help by making different choices.</p> <p>Children also enjoyed making music from different waste products!</p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>{gallery:Waste}</td> </tr> </tbody> </table>, 19 May 2017 14:26:11 GMTEaster Cafe<p>Thanks for the great response to the Cafe on Thursday. Despite nobody taking up my offer of free chickens, we had a great afternoon! It&#39;s lovely to see parents coming into school to look at work that their children have been doing. We will look to offer more opportunities in the future.</p>, 07 Apr 2017 09:50:46 GMTCrosby on the map!<p>Class 1 have put Crosby on the map! Following on from their brilliant work with Paul Mooney (BBC weatherman), he thanked the class by putting Crosby on Monday night&#39;s BBC weather forecast! Brilliant!</p> <p>{youtube:vjWk2gxFqBc}</p>, 07 Apr 2017 09:40:20 GMTClass 1 on the telly.....kind of!<p>Paul Mooney from BBC weather visited Class 1 today. He had been invited by Class 1 when they wrote letters to him a few months ago asking him to visit to teach them more about the weather.</p> <p>He visited school today and used green screen technology to teach the children how to make weather forecasts. It was a brilliant session and the children enjoyed it.</p> <p>He promised that on Monday he would put &#39;Crosby&#39; on the weather map on the BBC weather map. Look out for it!</p> <p>{gallery:Weatherman}</p>, 31 Mar 2017 14:38:54 GMTCrosscanonby at the MESP Clip 'n' Climb challenge<p>We represented the school very well at Clip&#39;n&#39;Climb on Thursday at the MESP organised climbing challenge.</p> <p>All Maryport schools sent 10 climbers to the event and children had 30 mins to climb. Climbers were then awarded certificates for their achievements including &#39;natural climber&#39; and &#39;most fearless&#39;.</p> <p>We drew names from a hat for our 10 and they all had a great time.</p> <p>{gallery:Climbing2017}</p>, 31 Mar 2017 14:18:53 GMTDaisy climbs great heights!<p>Daisy Fallows has made her way through to the BMC National Youth Climbing Finals by finishing 2nd in the North West regional rounds.</p> <p>Daisy&nbsp;has been working hard at climbing for years and her hard work is paying off.</p> <p>The finals are being held in Edinburgh on April 29th. Good Luck Daisy!</p>, 31 Mar 2017 14:15:22 GMTChick update!<p>The children have really enjoyed the chick hatching this week and the final total is 18!</p> <p>The children will now nurture them for a couple of weeks before they&#39;re re-homed.</p>, 29 Mar 2017 17:19:01 GMTAncient Egypt comes to life......again!<p>I wondered what the interesting music was coming from Class 3 today so i popped in to have a look. The music was ancient Egyptian music and was the background to the children making ancient Egyptian pots from modelling clay. They were having a fantastic session and were all keen to tell me about their work. Great work Class 3 - Keep it up!&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Ancient Egypt Pots}</p>, 29 Mar 2017 17:11:38 GMTTHE CHICKS HAVE ARRIVED!!<p>The children have been really excited this morning as they have watched chicks hatching. They have been studying life cycles and have been waiting patiently for today. They have been popping out all morning and we are up to 8 fluffy little chicks!</p> <p>Check out our hatching videos!</p> <p>{youtube:dehApUaG38Q}</p> <p>{youtube:mPv3lUtTCw4}</p> <p>{youtube:Me09f9V6C1w}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 28 Mar 2017 13:39:01 GMTFootball<p>Our Y5/6 football team headed down to Holme St Cuthbert&#39;s for their first match in Andy&#39;s football league on Monday. It was a beautiful day for playing football and the children had a great time. Congratulations to HSC that ran out 8-2 winners after a close first half.</p>, 28 Mar 2017 08:17:02 GMTThe Big Pedal - Extreme Bike Show<p>The children were absolutely stunned by Danny Butler and his extreme bike show today. We invited the British and&nbsp;European trials champion into school to show the children his skills. He really motivated them about cycling and how to work hard at whatever you choose to do.</p> <p>This event was in conjunction with the big pedal which, despite the weather, is being well supported. Thanks to all those that have pedalled or scooted in!</p> <p>{youtube:Hp4Ex8ZCVJ8}</p> <p>{youtube:fl6E6B-TaP0}</p> <p>{youtube:o_Jl9h-4jfM}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 22 Mar 2017 12:05:58 GMTEYFS Phonics morning<p>Thanks to Mrs Mogford and the team for leading such a great phonics morning this week. Parents came into school to learn about how we teach phonics and how they can help at home with different activities. The children then joined their parents to work around a carousel of phonics activities to gain some hands on experience.&nbsp;</p>, 16 Mar 2017 10:57:13 GMTAncient Egypt comes to life!<p>Children in Class 3 were able to bring their ancient Egypt topic to life this week by cooking lots of dishes that were popular in those times. They had studied&nbsp;what foods were available and popular and, with the help of Mrs Bowe and Mrs Brew, they made honey omlettes, houmous and tiger nut sweets!&nbsp;</p> <p>They had a great time and it really helped them to understand life in ancient Egypt.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Egyptian Cooking}</p>, 16 Mar 2017 09:57:48 GMTThe Big Pedal - Next Week!<p>The Big Pedal event starts on Monday and runs all week. We are hoping that as many children and adults will ditch the car and use a bike or scooter to get to school. Each person that arrives on a bike or scooter earns us a point.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you live a long way from Crosby then a part-journey by pedal power will count too.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 16 Mar 2017 08:00:39 GMTEYFS Cafe Trip<p>The children in the EYFS department had a brilliant trip on Wednesay to Wellington Farm Cafe at Cockermouth. They all hopped aboard the minibus and visited the lovely staff at the cafe and were learning about how cafes work. Children were able to serve one another their drink and biscuits. They then had tim to have a look around and enjoyed one of the famous Wellington Farm ice creams!</p> <p>Thanks to all of the staff and the parents that helped make the trip a success.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Wellington Farm}</p>, 16 Mar 2017 07:57:13 GMTHabitats Assembly<p>Mrs Mogford very kindly arranged for a speaker from Natural England (through Tullie House) to come to school and talk to all of the children about habitats. She had lots of exciting things to show the children and some amazing facts about the animals that live around us.&nbsp;</p> <p>Ask your children to tell you about&nbsp;a woodpecker&#39;s;s amazing!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 09 Mar 2017 13:16:39 GMTSpring is in the air!<p>As we rapidly approach spring the children in EYFS have started looking at lifecycles again and have &#39;set&#39; lots of eggs in an incubator. The chil;dren are learning about the lifecycle of a chicken and are carefully watching and patiently waiting for the chicks to hatch!&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Chicks}</p>, 09 Mar 2017 13:11:58 GMTWorld Book Day<p>The children all enjoyed World Book Day. We had some fabulous characters and the children did lots of nice activities with a book theme. Class 3 focussed on The Hobbit, Class 2 looked at Roald Dahl and Class 1 &amp; EYFS focussed on Traditional Tales. Good Luck washing off the face paint!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:World Book Day}</p>, 02 Mar 2017 16:10:11 GMTUniversity Visit<p>Year 5 visited the University of Cumbria on Friday last week. Whilst there we had a brilliant tour of the facilities and listened to talks about what University is for, how it is different to school and what you can do whilst you&#39;re there.</p> <p>It was a day that was designed to help children think about the future.</p> <p>It also involved a forensic science activity that the children enjoyed. I particularly enjoyed that session as it meant I got to eat lots of Jaffa Cakes!</p> <p>The children were brilliant all day.</p> <p>{gallery:University2017}</p> http://www.crosscanonby.cumbria.sch.ukThu, 23 Feb 2017 12:18:25 GMTWorld Book Day<p>We will be celebrating World Book Day on Thursday. The themes have been set this year to tie in with our library renovations.</p> <p>EYFS/Class 1 - Traditional Tales</p> <p>Class 2 - Roald Dahl</p> <p>Class 3 - The Hobbit</p> <p>Please help your child dress for the occasion!</p> <p>Thanks</p>, 23 Feb 2017 12:14:02 GMT5 Star Hygiene Rating!<p>As with any other establishment that produces food, the school had an unannouced visit from the Food Standards Agency on Friday. The FSA officer checks the cleanliness of the kitchen, the process and protols that are follwed to ensure safe food preparation and a range of other things.&nbsp;</p> <p>We are very lucky that Mrs Stamper and Mrs Melton run a very tight ship and they were awarded another &#39;5 Star&#39; rating for the kitchen.&nbsp;</p> <p>This is great news for the school and thanks must go to the kitchen staff. Well done!&nbsp;</p>, 18 Feb 2017 09:06:02 GMTHeating Update<p>Over the last week i have been working hard with Cumbria County Council and a local engineering firm to try to reinstate the heating at the school.&nbsp;</p> <p>Sadly it is not a simple job. Not only did we suffer boiler failure but the pipework failed too. This pipework is all sunken underground so cannot be accessed.&nbsp;</p> <p>We have some temporary heating within the classrooms at the moment but it is not ideal. It is not adequate when the weather is very cold as it is at the moment. We will be installing some more robust temporary heating on Monday and Tuesday to try and alleviate the problem in the short term. Things are made more difficult as our electrical network is at capacity so we cannot use anymore electrical heat sources.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have a meeting on Monday with several members of the CCC buildings team to look at how we can re-pipe the whole school whilst the school remains open. This will require very careful planning but i am confident we can do it with minimal disruption to the school day.</p> <p>Re-piping a whole school would ideally be done in summer as, even with the school closed, it would&nbsp;take up to 6 weeks. An open school slows down the work.&nbsp;</p> <p>I will keep you up to date as and when i have more information.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 11 Feb 2017 15:31:19 GMTInternet safety<p>Class 3 visited the Wave Centre on Thursday to listen to an Internet Safety talk by local PCSOs and Nicola Woolley.</p> <p>It is very important that we discuss online safety with children regularly and keep them up to date with developments.&nbsp;</p> <p>In this session children were interested to learn about the age restrictions that are on some very common internet services including Facebook and Twitter.</p> <p>{gallery:Internet Safety}</p>, 10 Feb 2017 10:21:10 GMTNetherhall Sports Camp - Half Term<p>On Wednesday 22nd February, children can take part in a sports camp at Netherhall Sports Centre between 10am and 2pm. Places are &pound;10 per child. To book ring 01900 813434 ext 259</p>, 08 Feb 2017 19:33:58 GMTLet's Get: Active!!<p>Barnados are running a free activity session for children between 5-12 on Thursday 23rd February at Netherhall School (10.30 -1pm). Activities include trampolining and games and lunch is included!</p> <p>All you need to do to book a space is phone Sarah Scott on <a href="tel:016973 23401">016973 23401</a></p>, 08 Feb 2017 19:23:08 GMTPTA Quiz Night - CANCELLED<p>Due to low ticket sales the PTA have regrettably decided to cancel the Quiz night on Saturday. It is difficult to organise such events as a lot of money has to be spent in the lead up to the event (food, drink etc) and if the event is not supported we lose money instead of making it. With low ticket sales by Wednesday morning we were not able to risk running the event at a loss.</p>, 08 Feb 2017 19:07:45 GMT7-a-side Football<p>The Year 5/6 football team we&#39;re back in action today at the Netherhall 7-a-side tournament. The team played some brilliant football and enjoyed their matches. They were big pitches and long games so there was a lot of running to do. I imagine they all enjoyed their dinner tonight!</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Well done to you all you always work really hard and play well.</p>, 08 Feb 2017 19:04:13 GMTNursery Open Morning<p>We are holding a Nursery open morning on the 14th February. The Crosby Tots and our Nursery is really thriving at the moment and we are keen to show off what we can offer in EYFS department.&nbsp;</p> <p>If you know anybody that is keen to have a look around then please let them know. Details are on the events page.</p>, 06 Feb 2017 20:31:55 GMTSchool Open - Monday 6th February<p>The boiler cannot breakdown now.....because we don&#39;t have one anymore!</p> <p>Engineers spent Thursday, Friday and Saturday removing the school&#39;s boiler and associated plant and installing temporary heating and hot water supplies around the school.</p> <p>It is a far from ideal but we can now work safely within school.</p> <p>Cumbria CC are now working out how they will install new heating in the school during the summer break.</p> <p>Again, I apologise for the inconvenience of the closures.</p> <p>We are open as normal on Monday morning.</p> <p>Thanks</p> <p>Mr C Steele</p>, 05 Feb 2017 07:27:34 GMTSCHOOL CLOSED - UPDATE - 2nd & 3rd FEBRUARY<p>It is with great regret that I&nbsp;have to report that we will remain closed tomorrow (Friday 3rd Feb) due to heating/water issues.&nbsp;</p> <p>The school&#39;s heating system was originally installed nearly 30 years ago and has been suffering many technical issues througout this winter. Sadly, yesterday it suffered catastrophic failures leaving the school without heating or hot water.&nbsp;</p> <p>Cumbria County Council have informed me that due to the size and complexity of replacing the boiler/heating system/pipework this will have to take place in the summer holidays and is being scheduled.</p> <p>In the meantime their engineers are working hard to provide the school with temporary heating and hot water and this work should be completed by Monday. There will also be major disruption to the school&#39;s mains water supply tomorrow whilst they install new systems.</p> <p>I apologise for the inconvenience that this causes but rest assured I am working hard to ensure we are open and safe as soon as possible.</p> <p>Mr C Steele&nbsp;</p>, 01 Feb 2017 19:22:12 GMTSchool Open<p>We are open again today! We have engineers on site working away in the plant room to get our heating systems back online. Hopefully work will be completed today.&nbsp;</p> <p>We have temporary heaters running in classrooms but they&#39;re not as effective as the central heating so make sure you wear your jumpers!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 24 Jan 2017 11:28:29 GMTSCHOOL CLOSED - 23RD JANUARY<p>Due to heating problems we are required to close the school today. We will be open tomorrow (Tuesday 24th) with temporary heating installed whilst the issue is fixed.&nbsp;</p>, 23 Jan 2017 09:37:56 GMTPrivate Fostering - New Guidance **SAFEGUARDING**<p>Private forstering is defined as looking after somebody (that is not a close relative) for 28 days or more. If this is the case then you are eligible for support. Please look at the file below for more information.&nbsp;</p> <table> <tbody> <tr> <td>{document-group:private-fostering}</td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 18 Jan 2017 13:51:06 GMTFamily Fun Quiz - Community Centre<p>There is a family fun quiz being held at the village hall on Saturday 21st January at 7pm. All proceeds to St John&#39;s Church.&nbsp;</p>, 16 Jan 2017 12:15:22 GMTIpads!<p>The children worked incredibly hard to raise funds in the Autumn term to improve technology within the school. They raised &pound;3900 in total (including a community fund donation) and we were able to order a full class set (16) of iPad minis and a two storage/charging units!&nbsp;</p> <p>The ipads are currently being configured and should be in action accross the school later this week!&nbsp;</p> <p>Well don to all involved!&nbsp;</p>, 16 Jan 2017 12:13:45 GMTFoodbank<p>I was overwhelmed by how much food was collected on Friday for the Foodbank through the non-uniform day.</p> <p>I am sure that the folk at Foodbank will be equally pleased and the beneficiaries will be really grateful, especially at this time of year.</p> <p>Thanks to you all for the support.</p>, 17 Dec 2016 06:27:01 GMTFood bank visit<p>The North Lakes Foodbank visited school today to talk to children about the work they do and how they support the local community. This charity is based upon very similar Christian values to ours in school and the Foodbank help us too. This Friday we are holding a non-uniform day in aid of the Foodbank and in return for non-uniform the children can bring in a food donation.</p>, 14 Dec 2016 10:30:56 GMTAll Saints' Community Rock Choir Evening<p>A HUGE thanks must go to the All Saints&#39; Community Rock Choir for coming to our school last night. They performed some brilliant songs for a packed audience and everybody had a great time. The event raised over &pound;500 for the iPad fund so we&#39;re are ever so grateful to Mr Melville for bringing them to our school.&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks to all of the people that supported the event and to the PTA for all of their help in organising.</p> <p>{youtube:BP0dddbv9Io}</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 13 Dec 2016 14:39:30 GMTCathedral Visit<p>Children in Class 3 had a trip to Carlisle Cathedral today. With Ronnie as their tour guide, they were given an insightful talk about the history of the cathedral and how it has changed over the years. They really enjoyed listening to Ronnie and looking at all of the different parts of this magnificent building.</p> <p>The children learnt a lot and we hope to visit again in the near future.</p> <p>{gallery:Cathedral 2016}</p>, 13 Dec 2016 14:20:19 GMTChristmas Production<p>WOW! What a performance! The children have worked so hard this year on their Christmas production and it has really paid off. They performed to 2 packed audiences over 2 shows and were brilliant both times. It has been lovely to hear the feedback and positive comments. Thanks to all those involved and to the children for working so hard.&nbsp;</p> <p>Well done to everybody!&nbsp;</p>, 08 Dec 2016 15:04:00 GMTChristmas lunch<p>Donna and her team excelled themselves in the kitchen once again! The children shared a fabulous Christmas lunch today and thoroughly enjoyed it! It was turkey and all the trimmings &nbsp;with traditional Christmas crackers and other things. It was all followed up by a good helping of Andy&#39;s PE out on the yard!</p>, 08 Dec 2016 13:43:36 GMTAladdin<p>The children really enjoyed the show on Monday. We visited the Carnegie Theatre, Workington to watch Aladdin being performed in a very theatrical, pantomime style.&nbsp;</p> <p>It was incredibly noisy as all of the children were encouraged to get involved and they were all singing along with the very familiar songs.</p> <p>A great time was had by all. Remember that the PTA fund this trip so please support PTA events where possible to ensure we can continue to provide these opportunities.</p>, 06 Dec 2016 15:42:16 GMTSports Hall Athletics<p>Class 3 really enjoyed the Sports Hall Athletics tournament held at Netherhall this week. They worked as a team to score points in many different running and track and field events including jumping, speed bouncing and even javelin!</p> <p>Well done guys, great to see you all trying your hardest.</p>, 01 Dec 2016 14:27:31 GMTSanta is watching!<p>Class 1 received a very special delivery from the North Pole today. They were super excited when it arrived and opened it to find a special &#39;Santa Cam&#39;.&nbsp;</p> <p>The Santa Cam has been sent directly from the North Pole to allow Santa to check in on Class 1 to make sure all is well.&nbsp;</p> <p>The children are very excited by this new addition to the classroom!</p>, 01 Dec 2016 14:23:39 GMTCommunity Centre Christmas Disco<p>The Community Centre are hosting a Christmas Disco for children aged 12 and under. It is going to be held on Friday 16th December from 6pm - 9pm. Entry is &pound;1.50 and includes a snack and drink.&nbsp;</p>, 28 Nov 2016 15:45:50 GMTAll Saints Rock Choir Concert<p>If you plan to come to the All Saints Community Rock Choir event on Monday 12th December, then please buy your tickets at the office ASAP. Remember it is open to any members of the community, young or old, and promises to be a fun evening of entertainment.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please support the event as all proceeds are going to the children&#39;s iPad fund.&nbsp;</p> <p>Tickets are &pound;5 each - Refreshments available on the night.&nbsp;</p>, 24 Nov 2016 11:32:10 GMTMulti Skills<p>Children in Year 1 &amp; 2 thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Netherhall School Sports hall this week for a Multi Skills Festival. They enjoyed lots of activities including running, jumping, throwing and &#39;tidying the bedroom&#39; (ask the kids!).</p> <p>The whole event was run by pupils from Netherhall and they provided some brilliant activities and led the children very well.&nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Netherhall Multi Skills}</p>, 24 Nov 2016 11:27:06 GMTLego Club Fun<p>The children have been really enjoying our KS1 after-school Lego club. This week they have been building their dream houses! We had some brilliant models including features such as swimming pools and diving boards!</p> <p>{gallery:Lego}</p>, 17 Nov 2016 16:06:00 GMTCommunity Events<p>The Community Centre is a very valuable asset for the local community and is hosting lots of great events. Please visit the &#39;Community&#39; page to read about their upcoming festive activities.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">Click here</a> for page (link is always top right of the screen)</p>, 14 Nov 2016 14:51:05 GMTNSPCC Visit<p>All of our children enjoyed an assembly and workshop delivered by the NSPCC today. It explained about how to stay safe in life and how to access support through child line if they need to. The sessions discussed different kinds of abuse and helped to dispel myths about contacting child line.</p>, 11 Nov 2016 14:08:18 GMTOfsted Letter<p>We have recieved a letter from Ofsted giving feedback from our recent 1-day inspection.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">Please click on this link&nbsp;to visit the Inspections Page</a>.</p>, 11 Nov 2016 13:20:15 GMTJudy Hayman Visit<p>Judy Hayman, author of the Dragon Tales series of books, visited Class 2 today. Mrs Hayman talked to the children about how she looks for inspiration in her writing and how to turn an idea into a book. The children really enjoyed the insightful talk and had lots of questions for her. Mrs Hayman was also happy to sign copies of her books for the children and give them lots of advice for their writing!</p>, 08 Nov 2016 14:59:13 GMTTesco Trip - From Farm to Fork<p>Children from Nursery to Year 2 visited the Tesco store in Whitehaven this week and enjoyed their Farm to Fork tour. We had a brilliant tour of the store including behind the scenes and did lots of activities. Children were learning about how food is produced, pakaged and sold in stores. The highlight of the trip was the tour of the bakery. Children looked at how bread is prepared, baked, sliced and packed and even got to taste some bread!</p> <p>Thanks to Tesco for such an enjoyable trip. &nbsp;</p> <p>{gallery:Tesco}</p>, 04 Nov 2016 13:49:48 GMTAfter School Clubs<p>The list of after-school clubs has been updated for the run up to christmas (Autumn HT2). Please take a look at the after school clubs page under the &#39;Curriculum&#39; menu.&nbsp;</p> <p>Look out for a letter about after school clubs on Monday (31st October).&nbsp;</p> <p>Thanks</p>, 28 Oct 2016 11:15:16 GMTSIAMS Inspection Report!<p>Two weeks ago the school received an inspection visit from the Church of England. The Statutory Inspection of Anglican and Methodist Schools (SIAMS) inspection not only looks at the effectivness of the school and outcomes for learners but ensures that schools are catering for&nbsp;the students social, moral, spritiual and cultural development needs. It delves into the effectivness of RE teaching and assesses the effectiveness of leadership and management within the school.&nbsp;</p> <p>I am really pleased with the report that has just been released and several quotes really stand out that i think sum up our school. <em><strong>&quot;Distinctive Christian values permeate relationships across the school community and result in the school being a happy and secure learning environment.&quot; </strong></em>This is something we are very proud of here and we also have always worked hard on making sure&nbsp;that &quot;<em><strong>The school&rsquo;s highly inclusive character has a positive impact on pupils&rsquo; spiritual development and well-being.&quot;</strong></em></p> <p>During the inspection the inspector spoke to the children and she was very impressed by their responses. <em><strong>&quot;Children say, &lsquo;We are like a big family. Everyone is really happy and gets on well together.&rsquo; Staff and parents agree that the school&rsquo;s core Christian values encourage children to be tolerant, kind and caring towards others.&quot;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_self">CLICK HERE TO READ THE FULL REPORT</a></p>, 20 Oct 2016 08:38:14 GMTHalloween!<p>The children had a visited from local PCSOs today and listened to a talk about Halloween.</p> <p>The talked covered topics on how to stay safe whilst out at night, what to think about if you&#39;re making your own costume and trick or treating in a responsible way.</p> <p>The children are really looking forward to the Halloween disco on Friday evening!</p>, 18 Oct 2016 10:13:12 GMTCreepy Crawly Art!<p>Children in class 3 are once again being treated to some expert art lessons by Marion Martin. Marion is an expert artist with a science background and often helps out in school to tie the two subjects together. This week children are studying beetles and using modelling clay to create models with very fine detail!</p>, 14 Oct 2016 13:46:36 GMTBig Readers!<p>Several of our children entered a reading challenge over the summer and today they received their certificates. The big reading challenge was a nationwide challenge for children over summer. Children had to read at least 6 books over the summer to achieve the certification. The challenge was run by the local library and was in conjunction with Roald Dahl&#39;s 100th birthday.</p> <p>Well done to all of those that took part!</p>, 14 Oct 2016 13:43:10 GMTHalloween Disco<p>The Halloween disco that is on Friday 21st October is now going to be held in the SCHOOL HALL.&nbsp;</p> <p>All other arrangements are the same - please see the EVENTS page.&nbsp;</p>, 11 Oct 2016 11:05:00 GMTAttendance Policy Update<p>Here at Crosscanonby St John&#39;s CE Primary we realise the importance of good attendance. It is very easy for the total number of days off to creep up and children can end up missing a significant part of the school year.&nbsp;</p> <p>We have been working hard in school and celebrating good attendance with lots of fun competitions.&nbsp;</p> <p>Myself and the Governing Body have recently reviewed the school&#39;s attendance policy and it can be found on the &#39;<a href="">Policy</a>&#39; page on the website.</p> <p>The policy&nbsp;details the expectations regarding a child&#39;s attendance and defines &#39;authorised&#39; and unauthorised&#39; attendances. It also explains more about holidays in term-time.&nbsp;</p> <p>We will be reporting your child&#39;s attendance to you each half-term through the use of our new reports system that will be introduced at next week&#39;s parents&#39; evenings.&nbsp;</p>, 10 Oct 2016 09:27:41 GMTThe sponsored walk!<p>Despite the blustery and often wet weather, the children enjoyed their walks today. Nursery, Reception and Year 1 headed to Whinlatter and complete the Gruffalo Trail and Year 2 - 6 completed the 4 mile walk around Buttermere!</p> <p>The Whinlatter gang managed to avoid the rain and found the Gruffalo (but not the mouse!) and enjoyed their adventure!</p> <p>The Buttermere gang had to endure a bit of wind and some VERY heavy downpours but soldiered through as they know it&#39;s for a great cause.</p> <p>Please hand any sponsor money into the office as soon as possible and we will let you know how much was raised as soon as we can.</p> <p>{gallery:Sponsored Walk 2016}</p>, 29 Sep 2016 17:02:33 GMTSafeguarding our children<p>Here at school we work tirelessly to keep all of your children safe. It is the most important part of our job. We spend a lt of time keeping our training up to date and a lot of time working with other agencies in children&#39;s services.&nbsp;</p> <p>The job of safeguarding children is not the sole repsonsibility of the teachers or myself. IT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF US ALL.&nbsp;</p> <p>Please visit our safeguarding page for more information.&nbsp;</p> <p>Mr C Steele is the Designated Safeguarding Leader of the school, Mrs Rothery is the deputy Safeguarding Lead and Mrs L Richardson is the SAfeguarding Governor.&nbsp;</p> <p>You can talk to any of us if you have any concerns but most importantly,&nbsp;<strong>IF YOU HAVE SIGNIFICANT CONCERNS ABOUT A CHILD THEN RING THE CUMBRIA LSCB SAFEGUARDING HUB ON 0333 240 1727</strong></p> <p>You can also find more information about their work by <a href="" target="_blank">clicking here</a>.&nbsp;</p>, 28 Sep 2016 13:59:11 GMTREACT Science show!<p>Class 3 visited Lakes College this morning to see the REACT Science show. The Science Museum provided the show and taught the children all about &#39;Glorious Blood&#39;.</p> <p>The fascinating show taught the children about what blood is for, what blood is made of and how blood clots when we cut ourselves.</p> <p>It was a hugely entertaining and factual show that the children really enjoyed (so did the staff!)</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 28 Sep 2016 11:57:24 GMTSchool library to get a revamp!<p>I am delighted to announce that we have recieved a &pound;2000 grant towards improving our school library! The Foyle Foundation&nbsp;is an independent grantmaking trust that distributes grants to UK charities, schools and libraries.</p> <p>We put together a bid to improve the reading resource and library space last year and have just receieved news that we have been successful.&nbsp;</p> <p>We hope to now put together plans to revamp the library and buy lots and lots of new books for children to enjoy.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 28 Sep 2016 11:40:24 GMTSimon Lawson Parade - Friday 30th September<p><strong>Below is a note from the town council RE the Simon Lawson Parade on Friday - If any parents wish to take their children to the parade then please speak to Mr Steele if you haven&#39;t already done so.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p>******Please note slight traffic delays in Maryport during Friday morning, please can we also ask that you do not park on Senhouse Street between 9.30 am &amp; 11am this will obstruct the view of Simon for School Children who will be coming to watch.****<br /> &gt; **********Your co-operation would be greatly received************<br /> Maryport people can congratulate Simon Lawson, Maryports own Paralympian during a parade to give recognition &amp; congratulate him in his achievements at the Rio Paralympics recently.<br /> Simon will run from St Marys Church grounds, onto Curzon Street &amp; up Senhouse Street to the Town Hall.</p> <p>This event will be held on FRIDAY 30th SEPTEMBER 2016 at 10.30am.<br /> <br /> Schools &amp; Community Groups have been invited to line the Streets, wave flags ang give a generous round of applause.</p> <p>Look out for the Banners which will be in place early next week.<br /> <br /> &nbsp;</p>, 27 Sep 2016 10:04:04 GMTSponsored Walk - UPDATED!<p>The children are looking forward to completing their sponsored walk next Thursday. I&#39;ve heard that children are doing well with their fundraising but we have 1 week left to raise as much as we can. Remember the aim is the purchase of iPads. Please help your child to attract sponsors.</p> <p><strong>ANY PARENTS THAT WISH TO JOIN US ON THE WALK TO BUTTERMERE MAY DO SO - THERE IS PLENTY OF ROOM ON THE COACH.&nbsp;</strong></p> <p><strong>PLEASE SPEAK TO A MEMBER OF THE TEACHING TEAM OR MYSELF (C.STEELE)</strong></p>, 22 Sep 2016 10:50:32 GMTTennis!<p>Children in Class 2 enjoyed their second visit by an experienced tennis coach this week. They have been thoroughly enjoying working on their tennis skills in a fun and engaging way.&nbsp;</p>, 20 Sep 2016 16:05:31 GMTComputing Club<p>Children have been really enjoying our new computing club. Last week we dismantled a computer to learn about the internal components. We have also been doing some coding and we have plans to build our own computer!</p> <p>Perhaps the next Bill Gates or Mark Zuckerberg will come from Crosby!</p>, 20 Sep 2016 14:48:42 GMTDiary Dates<p>I have been adding lots of dates to the events calendar - please have a look and add them to your diary at home. Please try to support PTA events where you can.&nbsp;</p>, 20 Sep 2016 08:30:01 GMTMrs Connor completes the Great North Run!<p>The children will be very proud of Mrs Connor for completing the Great North Run today (Sunday). Lots of children have been excited to hear about her training and build up to the big day.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It was a warm day for running but Mrs Connor finished the iconic running event in style. The first of many i hope!&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>Well done to Mrs Connor and her husband James who also completed it. They were raising money for The Children&#39;s Liver Disease Foundation, a charity close to their hearts.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>If anybody else would like to sponsor Mrs Connor then please pop in to see her.&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="/images/images/image2.JPG" style="width: 800px; height: 1067px;" /></p>, 11 Sep 2016 19:41:50 GMTWANTED - Stair Gate<p>Our EYFS Department need to a stair gate in their classroom. If any parents have one that is now obsolete that they wouldn&#39;t mind donating then please take it to Mr Steele, Mrs Mogford or Mrs Walling. It would be very much appreciated!&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>, 09 Sep 2016 19:41:21 GMTBreakfast Club<p>The Breakfast Club service begins on Monday (12th). Please <a href="">CLICK HERE</a> to read more about it and access the booking forms.&nbsp;</p>, 09 Sep 2016 19:38:16 GMTWelcome Back!<p>It has been really nice to welcome the children back into school today. There are lots of exciting things to look forward to in the next few weeks. There will be more information in the newsletter on Friday.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="/files/documents/Starting_School_2016.pdf" onclick=", '', 'resizable=no,status=no,location=no,toolbar=no,menubar=no,fullscreen=no,scrollbars=no,dependent=no'); return false;">Click here to read the letter sent home today.</a>&nbsp;</p>, 05 Sep 2016 14:29:17 GMTHave a great summer!!<p>I sincerely hope you all have a wonderful holiday and enjoy lots of exciting adventures. We will look forward to welcoming children back to school at 0850 on Monday 5th September.&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 26 Jul 2016 11:01:02 GMTFrench Cafe<p>This afternoon saw Class 3 turn into a French Cafe! The older children&nbsp;had jobs such as waiting tables, preparing food, taking cash (euros of course) and working in the kitchen. All of the children and staff in the school had chance to visit and place their order in French and enjoy some French food.</p> <p>Children enjoyed baguettes, crepes and Bon bons amongst other things.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>It was a great afternoon that was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Mrs Douglas for providing such an enriching opportunity for the youngsters.</p> <p>{gallery:French Cafe}</p> (65).jpegWed, 20 Jul 2016 16:24:43 GMTYear 6 Leavers<p>We as a school said a fond farewell to our beloved Year 6 children today as they move on to pastures new. Some are Netherhall bound, some are off to Nelson Thomlinson, some are going to Cockermouth and one is off to Beacon Hill. Wherever they go, they will all be successful as they are a cracking bunch of kids that have worked really really hard.</p> <p>Mums and Dads enjoyed a music-filled leaving assembly and laughed at all of the pics we have of the children over the years.</p> <p>Good luck in the future guys and girls. You will be missed by all.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 19 Jul 2016 19:38:13 GMTSkiddaw - A BIG challenge<p>WELL DONE to those Year 6 children that walked up Skiddaw today! It was an almighty hike in the warm weather to the 3054ft summit. They all did really well today and enjoyed lunch at the summit.</p> <p>Enjoy the pictures...</p> <p>{gallery:Skiddaw}</p>, 14 Jul 2016 16:09:49 GMTSOB - Meeting - Please Support!<p>The SOB team will be holding a meeting this week for the community. It will be on 27th July 7pm in the community centre and everybody is welcome. They are hoping to get as much support as possible.&nbsp;</p> (4).jpegMon, 11 Jul 2016 08:38:02 GMTWe have achieved BRONZE award!<p>We are pleased to announce that we have achieved the BRONZE award in the School Games Mark. This award recognises all of the really hard work that all of the pupils and staff put into physical activitiy here at school. We have an amazing PE teacher in Andy Conkey who really gets the best from ALL of the children regardless of how confident they are and&nbsp;we compete in lots of different competitions. We have sport at the top of our agenda and always encourage children to be active in many different ways.&nbsp;</p> <p>We will be aiming for the SILVER award next year! Well done everybody!&nbsp;</p>, 06 Jul 2016 13:26:47 GMTAdventurers Assembly<p>The Adventurers club have spent several years of after-school clubs studying the bible. I was shocked at the depth of understanding of the children and they were event reciting passages from the bible in Hebrew, Greek and Latin! They have produced some amazing work over the years and&nbsp;it was all on display today for parents, staff and pupils.&nbsp;</p> <p>A huge thanks must go to Rosemary, Marion and their team for such amazing hard work with the children.&nbsp;</p> <p>The children were presented with a book each for their efforts and they will take it away as a keep sake from their time in the club.</p> <p>Well done guys and girls!</p> <p><span style="font-family: 'Open Sans', Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%;">{gallery:Adventurers}</span></p>, 05 Jul 2016 13:49:38 GMTSafety Day<p>The Year 5 pupils (and a few year 6 pupils) spent the day at The Wave centre today for a &#39;Safety First&#39; event.&nbsp;</p> <p>They spent time with:</p> <ul> <li>the police learning about road safety (and having a play in their van!)</li> <li>the fire service looking at&nbsp;house fires and how to help prevent them as well as some first aid.</li> <li>the Maryport Inshore Lifeboat crew demonstrating their kit and showing the children their boats</li> </ul> <p>We also spent time walking around the harbour and identifying potential hazards.</p> <p>As part of the day we had a impromptu campaign for &#39;Save Our Beds&#39;. Look North were there and it will be shown at 6.10pm on BBC 1</p> <p>Thank you to all those involved in organising. The children had a great day and enjoyed learning about the different things.</p> <p>{gallery:Safety Day}</p>, 04 Jul 2016 18:29:44 GMTSummer Fair 2016 - A great success!<p>A huge thanks to all of those that supported the summer fair this year! All of the PTA put in a huge amount of effort to organise it, parents baked lovely cakes, people donated prizes and lots helped out in lots of other ways. I have been really impressed by the support that is given to the school. It is greatly appreciated by the pupils, staff and governors.</p> <p>It was a great evening despite the grey and overcast skies. It did stay dry so the outdoor games were a success and there was a lot going on inside too.&nbsp;</p> <p>I will let you know how much was raised in the near future.</p> <p>DON&#39;T FORGET IT IS THE PTA AGM ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND WE ARE LOOKING FOR NEW MEMBERS!</p>, 03 Jul 2016 20:29:40 GMTCrosscanonby 2016<p>As it is Euro 2016 at the moment the children are all football crazy. We decided we would organise a football tournament in school and have mixed aged/gender&nbsp;teams. The children have thoroughly enjoyed it and we were hoping to play the final this afternoon or at the summer fair. We are waiting for a break in the weather but in the meantime, here is a gallery of images from the semi-finals.</p> <p>It&#39;s team 10 vs 9 in the final.</p> <p>{gallery:Football 2016}</p>, 01 Jul 2016 14:22:06 GMTIndustrial Action - WE ARE OPEN<p>You may hear of industrial action next Tuesday (5th June)&nbsp;by the NUT in the media which is imapcting upon some schools in the local area. Crosscanonby St John&#39;s CE Primary will be OPEN all week as normal.&nbsp;</p>, 30 Jun 2016 16:47:40 GMTSOB Campaign<p>The children in class 1 have been campaigning today at the Community Centre. They are working together with the SOB campaign through their persuasive writing to help save Maryport Hospital. They&#39;re writing letters, making posters, designing t-shirts and trying to gain support at their demonstration.</p> <p>Good work guys and girls!</p> <p>{gallery:Sob}</p>, 30 Jun 2016 15:09:26 GMTBreakfast Club<p>I am currently planning a breakfast club for the school. The provisional plans are:</p> <p>Open from&nbsp;8am - 8.50am 5 days per week.</p> <p>&pound;2 per day (includes breakfast) to be pre-booked in advance.*</p> <p>*free to pupil premium children</p> <p>If this is something you&#39;d be interested in or have any comments then please see Mr Steele.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>, 29 Jun 2016 16:17:18 GMTCookery Club<p>The KS1 club are busy cooking cheesy vegetable pasta bake! They&#39;re having great fun doing all the washing, chopping, mixing and cooking!</p> <p>Thanks to Mrs Mogford.</p>, 29 Jun 2016 16:01:36 GMTEYFS Sports Day<p>The EYFS department enjoyed their sports day on Thursday this week. The children enjoyed lots of different running, throwing and multi-skill events with Andy and parents enjoyed watching them compete. It is lovely to see the progress children are making with Andy across all sorts of different sports and activities.</p> <p>{gallery:EYFS Sports 2016}</p>, 24 Jun 2016 11:27:25 GMTDress up and Dance<p>WELL DONE! The children all dressed up as their hero on Friday and had a dance session with Moky Laura last Friday in aid of Mc Millan Cancer research.&nbsp;</p> <p>They managed to raise &pound;68 towards the fund. McMillan Cancer research do some amazing work and their charity is well worth supporting.&nbsp;</p> <p>Photographs to follow.&nbsp;</p>, 22 Jun 2016 16:14:43 GMTClass 2 - first blog!<p>Class 2 started their class blog this afternoon with Mr Steele.</p> <p>They wrote about their recent entry into a national writing competition.</p> <p>Check out the Class 2 page to read it.</p>, 22 Jun 2016 14:16:25 GMTGolden Apple Award!<p>We are proudly displaying a &#39;Golden Apple Award&#39; in the school entrance hall. The school are part of the Maryport Extended Schools&nbsp;Partnership (MESP) and it involves us working closely with all of the other schools in the Maryport cluster to deliver curriculum enhancing projects.</p> <p>MESP, and all of the schools involved, won the &#39;Community Involvement Award&#39; at the CN Media Education Awards last year.</p> <p>This award comes from a lot of hard work in engaging with other schools and the local community. We hope to continue to fill the trophy cabinet!</p>, 22 Jun 2016 11:53:51 GMT