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Liturgy in School Parents and parishioners are invited to join us for liturgy, 9am, Monday mornings. The theme for our prayer and worship next week is: Follow Me Help me Jesus, to listen to your call. I want to follow you just like the first disciples. Help me to be quick to do what you ask me. Amen.
Message from the Headteacher
Dear Parents, Week 3 has just finished - with it being such a short term, every day seems so important to the children’s learning. I mentioned that we had an Inspection Review of RE last week. I wanted to share a comment that one of our youngest children told the inspector that made me very proud. When asked what makes our school special, she said ‘because you can feel the presence of God.’ We are working on making even more explicit the gospel values that we see as important and this week we have been talking about humility. We will soon be giving awards to those we see practising those values. We continue to work on what it means to be a pupil at Holy Cross, as distinct from other schools. One of the lines that the children are learning is: “I want to be the very best I can be, so I can do what God wants me to do. I want to be the very best I can be so God can do His work through me.”
Our Pupil Chaplain training with Sister Judith Rossi was a highlight of the week and those children are now trained and fired up to lead the school in many ways. We will be working on an Action Plan that will allow them to take responsibility for areas of our Catholic life. Year 6 have enjoyed rowing in school this week. Our Year 5 classes attended Plymouth University for a Science showcase. And I hear that some Key Stage 1 classes are investigating a dragon making Holy Cross its home!
Next week sees Year 6 taking part in more rowing - this time out of school. Bikeability is back and I think the School Coun-cil might be doing something with Big Schools Birdwatch. Have a lovely weekend! Mr Cotter Headteacher
On Wednesday, all Year 5 children explored the Science Exhibition by Plymouth University’s Faculty of Science and Technology. In the exhibit, children explored various stands about engineering, life sciences and biological sciences including looking at robots, completing a dinosaur run, creating a facial profile for the police and extracting DNA from bananas. All children said how much they enjoyed it. They acted in such a mature manner while out of school. 
Here is a list of some important dates con-firmed for this year. All information is available on our website calendar. W/C 27/01/20 Bikeability for years FS, 3 & 6 W/C 03/02/20 National Storytelling Week W/C 17/02/20 Half Term Monday 24/02/20 Non-pupil day Tuesday 25/02/20 Term Begins Wednesday 26/02/20 Ash Wednesday Whole School Mass Friday 13/03/20 School Discos Thursday 26/03/20 Whole School Mass Friday 27/03/20 Last day of term Tuesday 14/04/20 Summer Term commences Friday 8/05/20 Early May Bank Holiday for VE Day Friday 22/05/20 Non-pupil day
Wonders of the Week: Julia Donaldson (FS): Dawson Simon James (Y1): —— Eric Carle (Y1/2): Alex Roger Hargreaves (Y2): Johan Roald Dahl (Y3): Zakk David Walliams (Y3/4): Iris Michael Morpurgo (Y4): Alexander Emma Carroll (Y5): Alice Anthony Horowitz (Y5): Daragh J K Rowling (Y6): Elliot & Lily
EACH WEEK, WE RECOGNISE AND REWARD THOSE WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE FOR ATTENDANCE AND PUNCTUALITY. THIS WEEK THE AWARD GOES TO: - Eric Carle Class (Y1/2) & David Walliams Class (Y3/4) Well done on your excellent punctuality Remember school opens at 8.30am Be an on time hero!
Thank you all for your support, as always. Have a lovely Weekend. Mr Cotter, Miss Buscombe and all the staff at Holy Cross.
Coming soon….. Safer Internet Day 11th February World Book Day 5th March British Science Week 6th to 15th March
Reminders for next week….. Change of Menu on Monday—Chinese New Year (see page 1) Bikeability—Foundation Monday to Friday Bikeability—Year 6 Monday to Thursday Bikeability—Year 3 Friday only Rowing Competition KS2—Tuesday Multiskills Competition KS1—Thursday