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.

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

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.