News - February 2019 Newsletter

February 2019 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 Peter Pan performances later in the month, as the children and adults are working hard in rehearsals.

Mr Eaton



31/01/19  Wyre Athletics Finals 6-8pm

31/01/19 Y5 Maths Quiz 4pm

01/02/19 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am

05/02/19 Class photographs

06/02/19 Football v Staining  4pm

11/02/19 Reception visit to Thornton library

13/02/19 KS1 multiskills competition C. Allen

13/2/19 Swimming Gala at Fleetwood 3.45-5.45pm

14/02/19 Year 3 class Mass 9.15am

14/02/19 Lancashire Games launch– Leyland

14/02/19 Y3/4 Sportshall athletics – C. Allen

15/02/19 Year 2 Assembly

15/02/19 Finish for half term 3.30pm

25/02/19 Return to school

27/02/19 Champions League 6-a-side—Poolfoot

27/02/19 Parents’ Evening 3.40pm to 7pm

28/02/19 Dodgeball competition at C. Allen

04/03/19 Peter Pan Week

15/03/19 Reception Assembly

18/03/19 Music Festival at the Opera House

22/03/19 Year 1 Assembly

03/04/19 Chocolate Bingo 6pm

05/04/19 Close for Easter 1.30pm



Good luck to our children in the Athletics team who are now preparing for the Regional Finals, held at Blackpool Sports Centre, on Thursday 31st January, with a place in the Lancashire Finals at stake!



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.  We hope the children enjoy the event, as it is always an exciting event to be part of.



We are holding our parents’ evening on Wednesday 27th February at 3.40pm to 7pm.  The letters and boards in the office will be out on Monday 4th February.



Father Peter will be announcing the dates for the Holy Communion programme shortly.  Baptised Catholic children in Year 3 or older who have not yet taken their First Holy Communion will be welcome to take part.  Please look out for the information at Church.



Rehearsals are underway, taking place on Thursdays, after school.

Thank you to the children for the commitment, and to Miss Darville, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Saraswathy, Mrs Urmston, Mrs Johnson, Mrs Ball, Miss Collins, Mrs Porter, Mrs Rogerson, Isabella, Emily, Mia and Safron for their hard work in preparing the children.

The performance dates (in school) are as follows:

Tuesday 5th March 6.00pm

-Thursday 7th March 6.00pm

-Friday 8th March 1.30pm



We have several events planned over the next few months, including refreshments and a raffle at each Peter Pan performance, a Pancake Day event and the Chocolate Bingo on Wednesday 3rd April at 6pm.



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 18th March, at Blackpool Opera House.



Congratulations to our football team, who resumed their excellent form by beating Staining 6-2 and Hambleton 3-2.  The team then played in the Danone Lancashire Football Finals, and impressed with their determined performances, battling qualities, and playing some excellent football.





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!



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: Y1/2 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 (Mon) – to re-start later in the term

Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm

Tag Rugby 12.40pm lunch times

Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)

(Art will resume in the Summer term)

Peter Pan rehearsals: Thur 3.30-4.30pm

There will be other running opportunities in school time.

Chess – Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm

Netball—Tuesday lunchtime