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Message from the Head of Learning

This week

We have enjoyed another busy week of learning at Holy Cross. Julia Donaldson class enjoyed an exciting visit to ‘Pets at Home’ as part of their ‘People who help us’ topic. Thank you to everyone who helped with this trip.

Children and staff alike enjoyed a music themed assembly this week. Tom from Rocksteady Music School led us in a rock band music and singing session. We have many talented singers at Holy Cross! This event was part of our drive to further enrich the arts curriculum. It was a huge success.

Miss Heaton, our Read Write Inc. lead, was very pleased to welcome so many parents to her phonics screening information talk. Thank you for supporting this; and thank you to Miss Heaton for providing this session. Please contact her if you were not able to attend this meeting.

We are delighted to see so many children following up their learning by practising new skills and researching topics at home. Thank you for supporting your children with this. We value this home-school partnership. There are homework clubs available each Monday lunchtime and Friday 3.15-4.30 if you would like your child to be supported to complete home learning. Please contact the school office or me directly to book the after school homework club.

Next week – (W/C 22/01/18)

Please join us for whole school liturgy at 9am on Monday in the school hall. Mrs Confue will be ready to greet you with tea and coffee. Everyone is welcome.

Miss Bailey has organised an exciting science assembly for key stage 2 children. I am sure they will have plenty to tell you about the ‘Fizz Pop’ experience on Wednesday!

Have a lovely weekend.

Mrs Potterton


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:


Christ Jesus, you call us all to follow you. Help us to answer that call and live our lives as you have asked us to.

Following an on the spot inspection earlier this week we would like to congratulate Karen and her team on receiving the top rating in food hygiene standards for the kitchen here at Holy Cross.  Well done and Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who gave so very generously to the Catholic Children’s Society (Plymouth) Advent Appeal.  We received lots of very full boxes back here into Holy Cross.  A special mention goes to Erin in Year 6 who was the winner of the ‘heaviest box’ competition and raised £14.64.  The Catholic Children’s Society have now collected the money raised and we will let you know as soon as they advise us of the total. Many thanks to for your generosity.

We have received an Early Years Safeguarding Alert from Plymouth City Council regarding a number of products that are being recalled.  For more information on the products that have been recalled due to safety issues, please see the Notice Board in the Top Playground.

Wonders of the Week

JD (F) – Amelia and Rosaleen

SJ(Y1) –  Talia

EC (Y1/2) - Olivia

H (Y2) - Jeroen

 RD (Y3) - Joel

DKS (3) – Filip

MM (Y4) - Martin

JKR (Y5) - Sophie

RMK (Y6) – Natalie


On Time Heroes

Being on time for school is crucial for learning.

Our ‘On Time Heroes’ this week are:

Eric Carle (Y1/2)


J K Rowling (Y5)


Top Table Award

JD (F) – Mahi

SJ(Y1) –  Pison

EC (Y1/2) - Olivia

H (Y2) - Julia

 RD (Y3) - Adrian

DKS (3) - Alice

MM (Y4) - Erin

JKR (Y5) - Sophie

RMK (Y6) – Heba


1st St Teresa

2nd St Julie

3rd St Judes

4th St Andrew



Helpers are needed for the forthcoming school discos.  Please let us know if you are able to help by e-mailing

We are still looking for a volunteer to become our secretary.  The role will consist of taking minutes at meetings and helping to

produce general letters. If you think this may be something you are interested in please contact Justine:

The PTFA AGM will take place in February.  More details will follow shortly.

For a full list of clubs available, including details of how to pay for any of them, please either contact the School Office for more information or see the Notice Board in the playground.


Remember your Parentpay account is to remain up to date and in credit at all times.   If you are having trouble making payment on your ParentPay account please contact the School Office.  Your co-operation would be very much appreciated.


Dates for your Diary

Here is a list of some important dates confirmed for this year. All information is available on our website calendar.

  • 8th February

School Disco

4:30pm – 5:30pm

– FS and KS1

5:45pm – 7.00pm – KS2


  • 9th February

Non-pupil day


  • 12th – 16th February

Half Term


  • 1st March

World Book Day


  • 20th and 21st March

Parent Evenings


  • 28th March

Tempest Photography – Class photos


  • 13th July

Summer Fair


  • 19th July

School Talent Show


  • 20th July

Year 6 Leaver’s Assembly


Thank you all for your support as always.

Have a wonderful weekend.


Mrs Potterton and Mr Cotter