October 2021 Newsletter
Throughout Term One, Cherry Class have been learning all about Castles, Knights, Princesses and Dragons and focussed on the history of Lewes Castle.
In October, Reception and Year One visited Lewes Castle itself! They climbed countless steps to reach the top and looked out across the whole of Lewes. They learnt about the history of this Norman Castle and explored the adjoining museum.
What an excellent trip it was!
Thankyou to our parent volunteers who helped us on the trip.
Steve from Sports Cool is running a club with us at Holy Cross. The children can take part in Tri-Golf or Ultimate Frisbee on Fridays after school!
To sign up, follow the steps below:
1. Please visit www.sportscool.org
2. Click on locations and click on BRIGHTON, this will take you to the booking system.
3. Log in to your account (first time users will need to register and provide the required details).
4. Select the School, followed by the club you wish to book for.
5. Select which child/ren you wish to attend.
6. Follow the payment process.
7. Once paid you will be fully booked onto the course.
Holy Cross CE Primary School went on their annual pilgrimage to St Margaret the Queen’s Church in Buxted.
The theme of this year’s pilgrimage was ‘Our Beautiful World’. Each class organised their own presentation for the rest of the school. Cherry Class performed a song with actions, Oak Class created posters and Willow Class created speeches.
Our wonderful oldest pupils buddied up with the youngest pupils in the school to help them on the journey across the fields to Buxted.
Well done to all of our amazing Holy Cross pupils for their courage to perform and the determination to keep going on the journey.
All classes at Holy Cross took part in the Dogs Trust Workshop ‘Be Dog Smart’. The aim was to ensure we can all live together safely and happily at home and in the community. Whether children own dogs or not, it is important that they learn how to respond to dogs they see out and about, learn what to do if they are scared, and develop respect, compassion and appropriate behaviours towards the dogs they know and live with.
The Education Team at Dogs Trust have some top tips for you all to ensure that dogs and children stay safe and happy in the home together:
1. Choice and Freedom to move away - Ensure that your dog can always move away from any interaction without being followed, whether that be with you or your children.
2. A safe space and sleeping place – Just like us, dogs need their own space to escape to and relax whenever they need to. Creating a doggy den is a great idea, but if that isn’t possible then create a ‘dog only zone’ where they can go to sleep/rest and be left undisturbed.
3. Playing and eating undisturbed - Allow dogs to enjoy their resources without being disturbed, whether that be when they’re eating their dinner, or playing with a toy by themselves. No one likes to be disturbed when eating their favourite meal!
4. Have suitable games for your dog to play – It’s important that your dog stays active mentally as well as physically.
Our Harvest Festival this year took place at Holy Cross Church.
It was a delight to be able to celebrate Harvest this year with parents and carers of Holy Cross CE Primary School.
We gave our thanks to God and performed some of our favourite songs: Beautiful World, All Creatures of Our God and King, We Need to Build Eachother Up, Everybody Praise Him and Sussex by the Sea.
Thankyou for your donations of food which have gone to the Uckfield Foodbank.
We harvest the fields,
we harvest the trees,
we harvest the gardens,
we harvest the seas.
We gather the blessings
that God freely gives
to you and to me
and to each one who lives.