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Holy Cross Primary

Catholic Voluntary Academy

Loved, Valued, Challenged


We are excited to launch our new whole school curriculum at Holy Cross for September 2021! We are providing a Curriculum based on our Motto of Loved, Valued, Challenged that is rooted in Gospel values, Catholic Social Teaching principles, is knowledge rich and ambitious for all our learners. Our new curriculum follows seven themes that will allow our children to develop deeper knowledge and understanding in as they progress through each year group. 


On each Class Page you will find a class newsletter outlining what your children will be learning each term - please have a look at these and see how you can support at home!


If you would like any further information about our school curriculum, please contact our Headteacher - Mrs McNamara. 

Phonics Information


From September 2020, we will be following the Sounds-Write Phonic programme. This programme has been selected because it ensures that children develop their phonic understanding in a coherent and systematic way. There is direct teaching of phonics using this programme from Reception upwards. 

Children in Key Stage Two will receive additional phonics support if they did not pass the screening check in Year 1 or the re-take in Year 2. 

Children who are still developing their phonic knowledge take home a phonetically decodable book matched closely to their phonics phase. 

It is one of our school priorities that our children develop confidence in phonics to enable them to become confident readers and writers. 

You can find additional information about the Sounds-Write programme below.