New Intake 2021

Welcome Year 6!

Throughout the school year, we will be adding activities and resources to this page to give you a better idea of what life is like at Holy Cross, so keep checking back for updates.

On this page, you can expect to find many resources, including: virtual lessons to help give you an idea of what you will learn in your first year with us; messages from our staff and pupils; a Transition booklet full of activities from each curriculum area and handy guides and tips to help you to prepare for September.

We hope that you enjoy what we have here and that you will get involved. You can send your work and photos/videos to  We will use these to make a fantastic display for when you start in September and we will share them on our school Twitter page.

We look forward to meeting you in September.

Transition Guides

Transition Guide for Parents

This guide contains all the information that you will need to support your child with their Transition to Holy Cross.

Download the Transition Guide for Parents

Transition Booklet for Pupils

This booklet contains activities from every curriculum area at Holy Cross to give you a taste of the subjects you will study when you join us here.

Download the Transition Booklet for Pupils

Sky Hawk

It is our pleasure to welcome your child to Holy Cross Catholic High School’s English Department in September. To aid the seamless transition to KS3, your child will soon receive a copy of the novel Sky Hawk and accompanying materials which will support their first unit of learning in Year 7. We hope they enjoy reading the novel and completing the various activities provided. Please find attached a letter including more details about the Sky Hawk programme and an electronic resource to aid the reading of the novel.

Sky Hawk Letter
Sky Hawk Transition Booklet

Harry Potter Graphic Design Competition

Calling all Year 5 pupils! Miss Bentham has put together an exciting Harry Potter themed Graphic Design competition to give you a taste of what your Design and Technology lessons will be like at Holy Cross.

All details of the tasks and competition are included in the attached PowerPoint.

We look forward to seeing your entries! Good luck!

Harry Potter Design Technology PowerPoint

Designing a Mars Rover Competition

The science department are running a competition for Year 6 pupils to design your very own Mars Rover!

Watch Mrs Lucas’ virtual science lesson to find out more and to get involved.

Algebra Maths Lesson

Mrs Cull has recorded a virtual maths lesson on algebra for Year 6 pupils to give you a taste of what your maths lessons will be like at Holy Cross. We hope you give it a go and enjoy the lesson!

Watch Mrs Cull’s algebra lesson

Lancashire Adult Learning – Moving to Year 7 Maths

Is your child heading to high school or already attends one?  Do you stuggle to support them in Maths?  If you answered yes to either of those questions why not enrol onto Moving to Year 7 Maths. 

Easter Garden Competition

Year 4 and 5 pupils at our feeder primary schools were challenged to create an Easter Garden depicting the scene of the resurrection of Jesus. Here are some examples of the fantastic entries we received. A huge well done to everybody who entered!

Gothic Writing Competition

The English department are currently running a Gothic Writing competition for year 6 pupils.  The deadline for submission is Friday 23rd April to

Watch our Gothic Writing lesson to learn more and take part:

Book Competition

Year 5 and 6 pupils were set a challenge to tell us about their favourite book and to design an original book cover for it.  Here are just a few examples of the many excellent entries we received.  We are so impressed with how creative the book cover designs are and it is great to see how passionate you are about your favourite books. Well done to everybody who entered!

The winner of the competition was Barnaby from Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School! Barnaby submitted this outstanding original book cover design for Wonder by R.J. Palacio along with five reasons why we should read this book. We were so impressed with Barnaby’s idea to include quotes on his book cover and we thought his five reasons to read were very insightful. Congratulations Barnaby!

Barnaby’s Five Reasons to Read Wonder

Making Mince Pies with Mr Callander

In the build up to Christmas, Mr Callander gave us an online lesson in making mince pies.  Check out the video below to see what your Food Technology lessons will be like with us at Holy Cross.