News - November Newsletter

November Newsletter

We are heading in to one of the busier half terms, on the lead up to Christmas.

We have several events coming up over this half term, including the Infant Christmas Nativity and the Junior Christmas Concert, led by our Junior children, and the Dance Festival.

Mr Eaton


06/11/17 School Re-Opens
08/11/17 Sports Hall Athletics 4-6pm
09/11/17 Girls’ Football Tournament at Fuse 9.30am—1.30pm
10/11/17 Y3/4 Football/Hockey at Rossall 2pm
12/11/17 Remembrance Sunday service 10.30am
17/11/17 B Team Football Tournament Fuse 1pm
17/11/17 Year 1 Assembly 9.05am
24/11/17 Reception Class Assembly 9.05am
26/11/17 Church Christmas Fair 10am in school
28/11/17 Thornton Lights Switch Pn
28/11/17 Dance Festival Opera House 6.30pm
07/12/17 Swimming Match at Rossall 3pm
13/12/17 Infant Nativity in Church 6pm
14/12/17 Infant Nativity in Church 2pm
19/12/17 Christmas Fair 2.30pm
20/12/17 Christmas Dinner
21/12/17 Panto trip!
22/12/17 School Finishes 1.30pm

On Thursday 16th November, the classrooms will be open for parents to see their child’s work, from 3pm to 4pm.

We will be attending the Remembrance Sunday service at the War Memorial in Thornton, meeting in the Library Car Park at 10.20am on Sunday 12th November.

Congratulations to our children for their performances at the FRUFC tag rugby tournament, winning the competition for the second time. The children produced some astonishing performances, winning all five matches, scoring a record 50 tries in the process. We are very proud of their skill, speed and sportsmanship.

Congratulations to the children who represented school at the Northwest Biathlon Championships. The children came first in the boys team event under 12s. Congratulations to Jonathon Fielding and Reece Hughes (and Rafael) who all achieved personal bests in the swimming and running.

Congratulations to our Year 2 Multiskills team, who won the multi-sports event at Millifeld, by a huge margin! We hope they continue to enjoy sport and inspire others to take part in sport.

Thank you to everyone who attended the bingo night, it was very successful and enjoyable. We will be holding another Bingo night near Easter. Thank you to all the staff, parents and friends of Sacred Heart for helping to organise the event.

Congratulations to our school football team for the following results:

Sacred Heart 9 v 0 Breck
Sacred Heart 4 v 3 Copp
Sacred Heart B team 3 v 0 St Hildas
Sacred Heart Girls 6 v 2 St Hildas
We are currently preparing our children for the Indoor athletics competition, the girls and B team football competition and the fixtures at Rossall.

Congratulations to Grace Oates for finishing 5th at the Lancashire cross country at Cuerden Valley, and winning the team event for under 11 girls (for Blackpool, Wyre and Fylde Athletics Club). It was an excellent run in treacherous conditions, with several steep hills to negotiate!

We have our next meeting on Tuesday 14th November, and all parents and grandparents are welcome to attend, and share new (and old) ideas for our school and fund raising events, including the Christmas Fair.

The children have been working hard to prepare for the concert, with Year 3 performing Samba and singing, and Year 5 will be performing the ukuleles with Mr Smith.
Every child who has tuition from school will also be taking part in the performance, for their parents. The event is not ticketed, and will take place for parents at 3.30pm on Tuesday 12th December 2017 in the school hall.

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.

he Breakfast Club is open from 7.30am until school time, and children receive food and drinks at both the breakfast and after school clubs.

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, 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 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 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 2018 and 2019.

Sacred Heart B 2 v 4 St Wulstans
Sacred Heart B 4 v 2 Fleetwood Charity
Sacred Heart B 4 v 3 Anchorsholme
Sacred Heart B 2 v 3 The Breck
Sacred Heart B 5 v 3 Hambleton
Sacred Heart A 13 v 2 St Williams Pilling
Sacred Heart A 8 v 5 Hambleton
Sacred Heart A 12 v 7 Larkholme
Sacred Heart A 9 v 7 The Breck (semi-final)
Sacred Heart A 9 v 8 St Wulstans (Final)

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.

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.

All of our infants are performing in the Nativity in Church, starting at 6pm on Wednesday 14th December, with a matinee on Thursday 15th December at 2pm, and all family members are welcome to attend (no tickets needed). There will be a raffle for a hamper at each performance.

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 3.30pm to 4pm)
Change4life: Y3/4 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm
Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Football, Tag Rugby Y4/5/6 (Mon)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Dance Festival Rehearsals Y3-6 Tuesday 3.30 to 4.30pm
Girls Football: Fri lunch
Tag Rugby 12.40pm most lunch times
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)
Change 4 life y5/6 KS2 Thur 3.30-4.30pm
Netball Y5/6 Thur 3.30-4.30pm
Art KS2 Mon 3.30-4.30pm

There will be other running opportunities in school time.

And rehearsals will begin soon for The Lion King….