Top Table Awards
Julia Donaldson: Rosie for her beautiful smile and her excellent behaviour.
Allan Ahlberg: Piran for always being so polite to the adults.
Simon James: Ruby for playing so happily with her friends.
Judith Kerr: Iantis for always being polite and helpful in the hall.
David Walliams: Lucas for his excellent behaviour - a great role model for others!
Cressida Cowell: Ania for being such a wonderful role model.
Roald Dahl: Grace for her impeccable manners in the hall.
Louis Sachar: Harry for his good manners and his good ‘restaurant’ behaviour!
Emma Carroll: Bartosz for always being so polite and helpful.
Malorie Blackman: Esme for her lovely smile and excellent manners.
The following children have achieved the next level of Numbots, increasing their fluency of recall of number facts
Nikola Jaworska- Iron
Bartosz Kolecki-Copper, Steel and Chrome
Fahad Alanazi- Steel and Chrome
Ishan Baral- Iron
Tommy Barker-Wells- Iron
Thomas Cheshire- Iron
In TTRockstars the accuracy of the recall of times tables facts is just as important as the speed of response.
A rock hero is able to answer questions in 1 second (60+questions a minute) and a rock legend is able to answer questions in 2 seconds (30+ questions a minute. A rock star is able to answer a question in 3 seconds (20+ questions a minute). These children achieved the status this week
Joshua Gins-Rock Legend
In KS2 we use a programme called Accelerated Reader and when we have read a book we take a quiz to check our understanding. The following children have reached a new level.
Words read this week
Congratulations to our new Millionaire Readers
Year 6 Events
We are now in the final term of the academic year and, for our lovely Year 6s, their final term at Holy Cross. There is plenty to keep them busy. Our focus is still very much on learning as we strive to get our Year 6s ‘secondary ready’ so they have the best possible start at their new schools in September. We must remain mindful that we are still mitigating the impact of the pandemic and that our children missed important learning during the lockdowns.
That said, there is plenty for them to look forward to and lots of dates for you to put in your diaries as we mark this important milestone.
13th-17th June: Bikeability for Year 6s. The booking link was shared by Mr Boyle on Class Dojo.
22nd June: Sports Day (see Sports Day section in newsletter)
4th-8th July: Year 6 Residential. Deadline for all consent forms, medical and dietary information and full payment : 10th June 2022
18th and 19th July: Performance - There will be an afternoon show at 2pm and an evening show at 6.30pm on both days. Each child will have two tickets for each show. These will be available at a later date.
19th July: Plymouth CAST Leavers’ Mass at Cathedral. This is a diocesan event for schools only - at present there is no plan for parents to attend as there will be children from all six primaries.
20th July: Holy Cross Leavers’ Mass at 9.30am followed by refreshments. Each child will have two tickets.
We hope you will be able to join us for some of the events and hopefully, sharing this information with you now, at the start of term, gives you plenty of notice to make arrangements to do so.
Holy Cross Sports Day
Venue: Tothill Fields (Enclosed), Lanhydrock Road
I’m extremely happy to announce the details of our first sports day in 3 years! There will be activities taking place in school and at the venue:
KS 2: Children will register as normal and then walk to the venue under adult supervision. You are more than welcome to walk with us from school to Tothill Fields. We will leave once the children have been registered as close to 0900 as possible.
KS1 & EYFS: Children will register as normal and then undertake a number of activities within school in the morning. After their lunch they will walk to the venue under adult supervision. Again, you are more than welcome to walk with us from school to Tothill Fields. We will be leaving at 1130am
Lunches: Children in EYFS & KS1 will have lunches as normal. However, it will be at a slightly earlier time - 1100am. Please provide further snacks for the afternoon - let’s keep those energy levels up.
KS2 those who are entitled to Free School meals will receive a packed lunch. They will be offered a variety of sandwich fillings: Ham-Red; Cheese-Green; Egg-Yellow; Blue- Tuna.
Supporters: An area has been provided for parents to come along, support and cheer the children in their endeavours. It is important for the smooth running of the event, that parents/guardians remain in the allocated area at all times.
Presentation of the House cup is due to take place at 2:15pm
As a school, we will depart the venue no later than 2:30pm. Once we have returned and registered, the children can be collected as normal - from school.
Six year 3 and 4 children took on the challenge to compete against other schools in a tennis tournament. They showed great resilience and sportsmanship throughout. We were very proud of how they represented Holy Cross!
Commonwealth games board visited Holy Cross
We had the opportunity to learn about the Commonwealth games from the board visiting lots of different schools in Plymouth. We can’t wait to watch the games in the summer!
Friday 10 th June 2022 – Saw another chance for the children of Holy Cross to experience another different sport - Archery. 6 teams from PSSP schools across the city came along to take part in an Archery festival. Children from Plympton St. Maurice, Woodfield, Hyde Park, Holy Cross, Yealmpstone Farm and Morice Town all came along to learn new skills and compete against each other.
A big thank you to the sports leaders from Old Priory and the Holy Cross Staff: Miss Chafer and Miss Friend for accompanying the children.
Well done Mia, Summer, Theresia, Alvin and Sarah.
TICKETS NOW AVAILABLE ON PARENT PAY
Plymouth Science Summer Camp!
Please see the poster for all details regarding this excellent opportunity for our budding scientists at Holy Cross. There are free places for children who are eligible for free school meals.
SEND Event for Parents
On Wednesday 15th June, Plymouth Parent Carer Voice (PPCV) will hold their annual SEND & Celebration event at the Guildhall. Over 30 local groups and companies will be showcasing groups and activities that are available for children and young people with SEND. You will also be able to book to attend presentations and workshops with advisors and professionals or catch up with them for an informal discussion. This event is FREE and includes a light lunch (if you book your place before Sunday 12th June).
Further information about the event and presentations can be found on the PPCV website here: https://www.plymouthpcv.co.uk/send-conference-2022/
Everyone who wishes to join the conference must be a member of PPCV. It is FREE to join as a member. You can do it online here: https://www.plymouthpcv.co.uk/join/
Breakfast Club/After School Club
Please ring or email the office at firstname.lastname@example.org to book places one week in advance. We cannot take bookings on the day.
We will no longer be taking bookings for Breakfast Club/After School Club if payments are outstanding. If you are a regular and payments are outstanding, your session will be cancelled so please check your Parent Pay account.
I apologise for the inconvenience this may cause and for the flurry of email reminders but the school is owed a significant amount of money. DFE money cannot be used to subsidise Breakfast/After School Club and the school cannot cover these costs within its budget.
Breakfast Club runs from 7.45am and children need to be in by 8am. Arrivals after this time will not be admitted.
After School Club finishes at 6pm.
Please ring 07398477727 when dropping off and picking up.
Drop off and collection to Breakfast Club/After School Club is at the main red doors to the church.
Have a lovely weekend.