May 2019 Newsletter
The children are finally enjoying better weather, and getting to use the field most days. We have lots of events taking place in and out of school, and we are also preparing for Sports Day and the Summer Fair, which take place after half term. We have also said goodbye to Mrs Hopwood from our lunchtime team, and we wish her all the very best for the future! Mr Eaton
01/05/19 High 5 Netball Tournament 1pm
02/05/19 Opportunity to see your child’s work 34pm
02/05/19 Millfield Quiz y5 7pm
03/05/19 Year 5 Assembly 9.05am
03/05/19 Orienteering competition 1pm
06/05/19 Bank holiday
08/05/19 Change4life Beach Party 1pm
08/05/19 Netball league matches 4pm
10/05/19 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
13/05/19 Year 6 SATs Week
17/05/19 Y3/4 Girls Football Poolfoot Farm 1pm
19/05/19 First Holy Communion Mass 10am
23/05/19 Y5/6 Hockey tournament 2pm
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
28/06/19 Race4life 2.15pm
05/07/19 Reception Assembly 9.05am
19/07/19 Year 6 Assembly
SUMMER EVENTS: Listed above our the key dates coming up, including Sports Day and Race 4life .
FENCING AND JUDO – Our children had a great experience with our Judo and Fencing days, with many trying and enjoying the sports for the first time.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
Thank you to all of our staff for contributing to our stations of the Cross event in school, which was experienced by all of our school community, and the children were extremely reverent when reflecting on the key moments of Holy Week.
OPPORTUNITY TO SEE YOUR CHILD’S WORK
We are giving the opportunity for parents to come into school between 3-4pm on Thursday 2nd May, to look at your child’s work and progress this year.
Thank you to so many children and family members for attending the Chocolate Bingo, we hope everyone had a good time, unfortunately not everyone can win!
Y3/4 GIRLS’ FOOTBALL
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!
Congratulations to Benji Walker for winning our school chess competition. Benji will be attending the Northwest Megafinal. Thank you to Mrs Pagen, Mr Santamera and the 26 chess players who have made the club such a success.
We are competing in several upcoming tournaments, including Orienteering, several football matches, girls’ football matches, a Hockey competition, the Wyre netball tournament and the Wyre Netball League.
Thank you to Mrs Rae for taking the Year 6 Dodgeball team to Cardinal Allen for the first ever Dodgeball competition. The children finished fourth in the Wyre competition, and competed extremely well against all the other schools.
Thank you to Miss Bradley for taking the Year 4 Aquasplash swimming team for the event at Fleetwood YMCA. The children really enjoyed the events and gained valuable confidence from their time in the water.
WORK AROUND SCHOOL
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 and events more!
BREAKFAST AND AFTER SCHOOL CLUB 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!
ABSENCES AND APPOINTMENTS
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
ADMISSIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
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!
FRIENDS OF SACRED HEART
We are now planning ahead to the Summer Fair, and considering stalls, games and activities for the event.
SCHOOL CAR PARK
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.
SCHOOL DRIVEWAY—PLEASE DO NOT WALK ON IT!!!!
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.
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: Y3/4 Fri 3.30pm—4.30pm
Athletics (Wed 3.30pm-4.30pm Y4-6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Tag Rugby 12.40pm lunch times
Choir: Y2-6 Thur 8.20am (Mrs Bowden)
Art Club Yr5/6: Monday 3.30-4.30pm
There will be other running opportunities in school time.
Chess – Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm
Bootcamp (Yr5/6)- Tuesday 3.30-4.30pm