News - April 2019 Newsletter

April 2019 Newsletter

The children are starting to benefit from the warmer weather with more activities outdoors, particularly using our extensive grounds for science, PE and art activities. We have lots of sporting activities next term, and several competitions to participate in. Thank you to our staff for their hard work with this term’s extra activities.

We hope everyone enjoys the Easter holidays, and we return on Tuesday 23rd April, after finishing school at 1.30pm on Friday 5th April.

Mr Eaton


03/04/19 Dodgeball competition C. Allen 2.30pm

03/04/19 Stations of the cross 9.30-11.30am

03/04/19 Chocolate Bingo 6pm

04/04/19 Day of Judo!

05/04/19 Close for Easter 1.30pm

23/04/19 Return to school (the day after Bank Holiday Monday)

24/04/19 Thornton Netball League—Match 1 @ 4pm

29/04/19 Day of Fencing!

01/05/19 High 5 Netball Tournament 1pm

03/05/19 Year 5 Assembly 9.05am

03/05/19 Orienteering competition 1pm

08/05/19 Netball league – Match 2 @ 4pm

10/05/19 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am

13/05/19 Year 6 SATs Week

16/05/19 Wyre Netball Finals B/P sports centre

17/05/19 Y3/4 Girls Football Poolfoot Farm 1pm

19/05/19 First Holy Communion Mass 10am

24/05/19 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am

24/05/19 Finish for half term 3.30pm

10/06/19 return to school

13/06/19 Sports Day at Poolfoot Farm 1pm

19-21/6/19 Borwick Hall residential Year 6

21/06/19 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am

28/06/19 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am

05/07/19 Reception Assembly 9.05am


On behalf of all the staff involved with the Peter Pan production, we would like to congratulate all the children involved in the fantastic performances.   The children have utterly excelled, with superb acting, singing and dancing, particularly with all the songs and dances they learned.

Thank you to all of the adults and staff who have supported the children. Their dedication and commitment is mirrored in the efforts of the children, who have thoroughly enjoyed this wonderful experience. Thank you to everyone for their incredible contributions in preparing the children for the performances.


Well done to our School Choir who performed at the Marine Hall in the annual Last Choir Standing competition. The children were exemplary with their performance and conduct, and they held their nerve to perform in front of so many people. Congratulations to Mrs Bowden and the choir for winning the Artistic Expression Trophy!


Thank you to Mrs Rae for all her hard work, with support from Mrs Hargreaves, Mrs Scaife and Mrs Urmston, for the extremely successful performance at the Opera House. We have lots of wonderful feedback regarding how well the children performed, and the audience clearly loved their performance. Congratulations!


Well done to our children competing in their first football event for the school. They competed well against the other local schools, with some excellent performances– which bodes well for the future!


We have two special days coming up in school, before and after Easter, with a day of Judo and a day of Fencing planned, led by professional coaches to give the children different experiences of the sports.


We are competing in several upcoming tournaments, including Dodgeball, Orienteering, several football matches, girls’ football matches, a Hockey competition, the Wyre netball tournament and the Wyre Netball League.


Congratulations to our Sportshall athletics team, who represented Wyre at the Lancashire Sportshall athletics Final. The children finished 12th overall, out of 450 primary schools in Lancashire


Congratulations to Dominic Birch for running so well at the Schools’ Cross Country competition at Stanah, finishing 5th overall.


We have recently had some overdue tree surgery on the boundary of our school, and we have several painting projects planned, storage work for the library and laying a new surface on our sports court.

 PHOTOGRAPHS: We can no longer allow photographs and videos to be taken during any performances, including any concert, assembly, sports day or Nativities.

Thank you to everyone for their understanding with this issue. This does allow the audience to relax and enjoy the performances more!



If you need childcare before or after school, please see the school office, or ring Mrs Porter direct on 07538924508. We have extended opening until 6pm.   The cost of the morning session is £2.75 and the after school session is £5.50.

The Breakfast Club is open from 7.30am until school time, and children receive food and drinks at both the breakfast and after school clubs. The children also get access to our new TV / Relax room!


In addition to no longer being allowed to authorise holiday absences, we are now expected to see evidence of appointments, if your child requires a medical appointment during school time. Please contact school before 9.30 a.m. if your child is absent, otherwise the absence could be deemed unauthorised.


Articles of jewellery are not allowed in school, as they could cause injury to the wearer or another person. Earrings have been a constant source of argument and injury in the past. The Local Authority bans them for P.E. and swimming. The Governors of this school have ruled that no jewellery, other than a wrist watch, can be worn in school. Shoes must be worn as standard uniform. Nail varnish is also not be worn by children.


Please can all property and clothing belonging to your children have their names written or sewn in.


Please use plain hair bands and clips for children’s hair, fashion bows or headbands are not part of our school uniform. At Sacred Heart, Mohican hairstyles and shaved patterns into hair are not acceptable.


Please make sure that the medicines permission form has been completed if your child needs prescribed medicine in school. If you need a form (for prescribed medicines only), please contact the school office or see Mrs. Bowden


If you would like to add your child to the admissions list, please see Mrs Porter or Mrs Bird. If you have a sibling of a child currently at Sacred Heart, it is still worth registering with us. We also hold registers of interest for 2020 and 2021!


We have several events planned over the next few months, including the Mother’s Day event and the Chocolate Bingo on Wednesday 3rd April at 6pm.


Please could all parents refrain from using the school car park at all times. This includes when collecting children from clubs that finish at 4.30pm, as we do not have the space for all cars, and to protect the safety of parents and children.


Please do not drive up the school drive at all during the beginning or end of the school days. Please can parents refrain from walking on the drive, as it is dangerous, potentially life-threatening and a terrible example to children.   We have a barriered pedestrian path suitable for everyone. If you use a taxi company to collect or drop off children, taxis are also not allowed in the school car park. We have very limited space, so we cannot have parents, grandparents or taxis on the school drive and car park.


We are continuing to retain our school meal price at £1.65 per meal, which we will continue to keep for the foreseeable future, still the lowest of all the local schools. School requires two weeks notice if you change from school dinner to packed lunch or vice versa. The children who have regular school dinners are eligible for a prize draw later this term.


Thank you to all the staff who have given up their time to start clubs for the children already this term.

Dance for infants (Mrs Rae) (Mon 3.30-4.15pm)

Change4life: Y5/6 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm

Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)

Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)

Football Y4/5/6—lunchtimes

Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm

Tag Rugby 12.40pm lunch times

Choir: Y2-6 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)

Art will resume in the Summer term

There will be other running opportunities in school time.

Chess – Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm

Netball—Tuesday lunchtime


Just to remind everyone, we finish for Easter on Friday 5th April at 1.30pm, and re-open on Tuesday 23rd April.