Working Together Valuing and Nurturing Children

We are a very busy school and hope that the information on this page gives you a flavour of how we learn at Shaw Cross.

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Tel: 01924 325319


Christmas Activities

Christmas Fayre - Friday 2nd December 2.30pm to 5.00pm

Click on Santa to see what is happening in School and Nursery in the next few weeks.

Children in Need - 18th November 2016

We have all enjoyed working with many families to take part in a range of activities for Children in Need.  Everyone braved the cold, snowy weather to have a ‘spotacular’ time. Children followed clues to find Pudsey, made ‘spotty kites and took part in a ‘jump on spots’ challenge. Families were also able to enjoy the chance to share books and reading activities inside as a way of promoting a love of reading.

Many thanks to all the families who came in and helped make our day a successful one and those who donated money.  We raised £261.98.

Remembrance Day - 11th November 2016

Please click on the poppy to read the prayers our children have written for Remembrance Day.

Settling In!


Our Reception Children have settled in really well and are enjoying their time at school.

Harvest Festival - 20th October 2016

Children in Year 1 and 2 really enjoyed sharing their harvest songs with parents during our harvest festival.

Many thanks to Vicar Val Keating and Mrs Moseley for their hospitality at St Paul’s Church, Hanging Heaton. Without them our harvest would not have been possible.

We would also like to thank Joan Haywood from the Salvation Army for attending our celebration. Many families kindly donated food items which will help to supplement the Salvation Army food store in Batley. This will provide much comfort to those in need in our local area.

Click here for a thank you from the Salvation Army

Visit by Olympic Diver, Jack Laugher - 20th October 2016

Jack Laugher, the Olympic gold and silver medallist for diving visited us at school. We got into the Olympic spirit by wearing red, white and blue and decorating the school.

We were inspired by Jack’s determination, hard work and achievements.

Many thanks to one of our pupils, Phoebe, and her Aunty Jessica for making this visit possible, and thanks to Jack for being so generous with his time.

Thank you and Well Done! 18th October 2016

Congratulations to Mrs Parry and our team of cooks for winning an award in recognition of the fabulous work they do to prepare and cook our delicious school meals.

Well done!

Active Week and Culture Week

Click here for Active Week                                        Click here for Culture Week

Den Building Day - Friday 17th June 2016

Year 1 children enjoyed a fabulous morning of outdoor learning which linked in with National Den Building Day.

They took part in 5 activities which required them to co-operate, communicate and work well as a team.

As well as den building they developed their geography skills through map reading to complete an orienteering course.

In addition to this they were able to undertake scientific enquiry skills through a minibeast hunt and flower hunt, looking at habitats and the plants and animals found there.

The Queen's 90 Birthday Celebrations - Friday 10th June 2016

Children in school enjoyed a day of celebration to commemorate Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday. Wearing red, white and blue children took part in activities throughout the day themed around our Royal family and the Queen, along with a ‘street party’ themed lunch.

A celebration was held to coincide with Kirklees Birthday Sing. Thanks to Mrs Chapman and Mrs Pedlow for organising our music so that we could sing old and new songs and celebrate the Queen’s life. This also gave us the opportunity to look at the role the Queen has within our country, the commonwealth and the world.

We had a fabulous response to our competition to design a birthday mug for the Queen. The entries were so good that we had to randomly select winners!

Past Activities

If you would like to see some of the things we have done in the past, please click on the Happy Place logo and look in the galleries of the different year groups: