News - February 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 Newsletter

The children have been making the most of the opportunities across school this term, with countless clubs taking place!

Lots of children are participating in the clubs, sporting and musical clubs.

We are looking forward to the Mary Poppins performances later in the month, as the children and adults are working hard in rehearsals.

Mr Eaton

We are holding our parents’ evening on Wednesday 22nd February at 3.40pm to 7pm. The letters and boards in the office will be out soon.

For the first time, we had a Y2/3 football match in January, and congratulations to the children who played against Rossall, representing school so well. We also had two teams at the FTFC Kids cup, reaching the semi-finals.

Year 4 will be working with Mr Smith after half term, to develop their ukulele skills. Year 5 have really enjoyed their lessons and have developed good skills, and we hope they carry on playing for enjoyment.

We have chosen a team for the swimming gala, and the children have been training hard during our swimming lessons in preparation for this and the biathlon. We hope the children enjoy the event, as it is always an exciting event to be part of.
Following winning the Wyre Hockey tournament last May, we are representing Wyre in the Lancashire Hockey tournament, at UCLAN in March.
Thank you to all of the children who have been running in school regularly, helping with their fitness and bringing down their own times.
This is helping prepare the children for the cross country competition in school.
Congratulations to the top 3 girls and boys who will be representing school:
Lilly Hook, Emily Mitchell, Grace Oates.
Rafael Eaton, Harry Grant and Daniel Colluney.

03/02/17 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
8/2/17 School Photographs from 8.30am
8/2/17 Swimming Gala at Fleetwood 3.45-5.45pm
10/2/17 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
10/2/17 Finish for half term 3.30pm
20/2/17 Return to school
22/2/17 Parents’ evening 3.40-7pm
24/02/17 Year 2 Assembly 9.05am
28/02/17 Mary Poppins 6pm
02/03/17 Mary Poppins 6pm
03/03/17 Mary Poppins 1.15pm
06/03/17 Music Festival at the Opera House 6.30pm
17/03/17 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
17/03/17 Non-uniform day (bringing in a gift)
21/03/17 Cross Country tournament at Stanah Park 4pm
24/03/17 Reception Assembly 9.05am
24/03/17 Mothers’ Day event (in school day)
30/03/17 Easter Chocolate Bingo 6pm in school
31/03/17 finish for Easter 1.30pm

We are competing in several upcoming tournaments, including a Hockey Tournament at UCLAN, the Swimming Gala, the cross country at Stanah, Y3/4 Athletics, several football matches, the netball league and the Wyre Tag Rugby tournament.

Our children also took part in the Multiskills inclusion festival at Cardinal Allen, and our Year 2 children proceeded to win the whole tournament! Congratulations to all of the children who participated.

Thank you to all the children who auditioned for Mary Poppins, with over 100 children showing an interest in participating in our next show. Congratulations to the children shortlisted for acting parts, and there will be a role for every child in the show who auditioned.
Thank you to the children for the commitment, and to Miss Darville, Mrs Bowden, Mrs Porter, Abbie Heatley, Mrs Heatley, Mrs Urmston, Mrs Rogerson and Mrs Porter for their hard work in preparing the children.

The performance dates (in school) are as follows:
-Tuesday 28th February 6.00pm
-Thursday 2nd March 6.00pm
-Friday 3rd March 1.30pm

Tickets will be distributed soon, and they will be free. There will be a raffle and refreshments at each performance (payable!)

If you need childcare before or after school, please see the school office, or ring Mrs Porter direct on 07538924508.
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 Athletics team gave up their Wednesday evening to take part in the Regional Finals at Blackpool Sports Centre. The boys finished 2nd on the day out of all the schools in the two districts (12 schools qualified).
The boys long jump team were overall winners, as the boys speed bounce team, and Harry Grant had the longest jump in the competition.
Congratulations to all the children who participated and worked hard to practice their events. Thank you again to the parents and staff who gave up their evening to support our children.

Articles of jewellery (including earrings) are not allowed in school, 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. Please ensure all nail varnish is removed before attending school.

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

Please could all parents refrain from using the school car park when collecting children from clubs that finish at 4.30pm, and especially dropping off at school time in the morning.

At Sacred Heart, Mohican hairstyles and shaved patterns into hair are not acceptable.

Thank you to Mrs Rae for all her hard work, with support from several staff, as she prepares the children for the Blackpool Music Festival on Monday 6th March, at Blackpool Opera House.
Mrs Rae is also preparing Year 5 to take part in the inaugural Wyre Dance competition, later in March.

If you would like to add your child to the admissions list, please see me or Mrs Fairclough. 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 2017 and 2018.

We have recently donated money to fund costumes and props for Mary Poppins, and contributed to paying for the Panto trip and coaches. We have the Mother’s Day event in March, and the Easter Chocolate Bingo on Thursday 30th March at 6pm in school.

If there is any child who would like to learn to play the violin, guitar, keyboard, clarinet, flute or brass, please speak to Mr Eaton or Mrs Fairclough, and we can arrange this for you.

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 week notice if you change from school dinner to packed lunch or vice versa.

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) (Tue 8am)
Mary Poppins Rehearsals (Mon 3.30-4.30pm)
Change4life: Y1/2 Fri 3.30pm-4.30pm
Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y3/4)
Netball (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Music Festival Y3-6 Thursday 3.30 to 4.30pm
Multisports Club: KS2 Tuesday 3.30pm-4.30pm
Running club: weather dependant
Tag Rugby: KS2 most lunches
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am

We are collecting vouchers in school for the Active Kids voucher scheme being run by Sainsburys, if you or any family members shop there, we are collecting the vouchers in the school office, thank you if do collect any.