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Class 7

Welcome to Class 7


Mrs Simpson  &  Mrs Sansom

Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - Mrs Sansom
Thursday and Friday - Mrs Simpson



This week's statement to live by is:
I try to forgive people when they hurt me.

Welcome to the Summer term!

Week commencing 12th May 2014


The Key Stage 2 'Statutory Assessment Tests' are taken during this week! 
These tests are designed to establish children’s knowledge and understanding of specific elements of the Key Stage 2 programmes of study. They provide an understanding of a child’s attainment at the end of the key stage.

The Tests!

Maths, Reading Comprehension and the new SPaG test (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar) are taken at the end of Year 6. Level 6 tests are also now part of the Key Stage 2 SATS tests - these, however, are optional and are only aimed at very high attaining children. 

Throughout Year 6, teachers also assess children’s attainment in writing; this replaces the old 'writing test'(which the children previously took during SATS week). Here, at Holy Cross, we keep an Independent Writing Assessment Book - which is a collection of writing that the children have completed, on their own, throughout the whole year. Towards the end of the year, assessment judgements  for writing are reported to the Local Authority, as well as to parents.

I have put a range of websites below, for both parents and children; they offer information for parents on supporting and helping your child at this time, as well as fun games and activities to help the children revise (great for during the Easter break!). We are also more than happy to speak with individual parents (about their child's progress and how they can help them prepare for this time) should you feel it would be of benefit.

The school will provide a hot breakfast for the children during this week - to ensure that they are not only well fed, but have the opportunity to relax and speak with their friends, prior to the day starting.

We wish all the children the very best of luck during this time and, as ever, we only ask them to try their best.

They have worked so very hard
and we are incredibly proud of them!

Our class topic for the summer term is..



We will be learning all about our wonderful, vibrant, capital city!
It will be the foundation to lots of exciting project work for your final term at Holy Cross.

We would like to give a warm welcome to Miss. Lynch, who will be teaching in Class 7 this term. Miss Lynch is a student teacher (currently studying at Nottingham Trent University) who is undertaking her final school placement. She will be teaching lots of wonderful lessons as part of our 'London' topic. 

 Class trip to The Briars!
On Monday 28th April 2014

On Monday 28th April 2014, Class 7 will be visiting the Briars.
Set in the Derbyshire Dales, The Briars is the residential youth centre for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Nottingham.
This is a trip which is kindly paid for, in full, by the school.

 The Briars offers the opportunity for people of all ages to come away from their usual environment for a period of reflection and spiritual renewal - perfect for us all in the lead up to a very busy SATS week.

Have a look at this video to see some of the activities you could get up to!

The Briars 2012

Congratulations to our appointed School Councillors Rohan and Melissa (Chair and Vice Chair), and to our class Eco Warriors Bill (Chair) and Elliot and Bella (Vice Chairs).