End of Year Letter (July 2017)

July 19th, 2017

Dear Parents and Guardians

I am writing to you to wish you all an enjoyable and peaceful holiday and I hope all our children, staff, and parents return back to school safe and refreshed!

School finishes on Thursday 20th July (tomorrow) at 1.30pm.

We return on Monday 4th September 2017.

We wish Year 6 all the very best for the future, as they have all worked extremely hard, and are a credit to their families. They have made a huge impact on our school, with the progress they have made, and their achievements in sport, drama and music. We are especially proud of their excellent SATs results, which will give them a significant advantage when starting high school.

Congratulations also to all of the staff who work in the Infants, with excellent progress made by our Reception Class, a record 90% of children achieving the pass mark for Year 1 Phonics, and excellent Year 2 results. Thank you to all of our staff for working hard to achieve excellent progress across school in all areas of the curriculum.

Congratulations again to our school Athletics Team for winning the District Schools Athletics tournament, and to our school Rounders Team for winning the District Schools Rounders Tournament, for the first time ever (in 50 years!); it was an excellent way to finish our sporting year, in which we have won a record number of events for any of the local schools, winning the Rounders, Outdoor Athletics, Indoor Athletics, Cross Country, Tag Rugby and Swimming.

We have seen much progress by our children this year, both in and out of the classroom. We have seen many children participate in so many activities offered by our staff, a hugely successful Mary Poppins production, wonderful performances at the Opera House, excellent music performances and lots of sporting success as individuals and teams.

Congratulations to Pre-school and especially to Aunty Michelle and the children, for winning the Silver Gilt from Wyre in Bloom, for their transformation of the greenhouse and beds in school. They receive their Gilt at the Wyre In Bloom award ceremony in October.

Thank you also to the amazing generosity of our families, raising an incredible £2275 with our Race For Life, for Cancer Research.

And finally, we wish Mrs Porter and Miss Holden all the very best for the future with their career changes, and we thank them for all of their hard work and dedication to our school and children.

Have a wonderful summer!

Yours sincerely
Mr P. Eaton
Headteacher

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July Newsletter

July 5th, 2017

On behalf of the staff of Sacred Heart, we would like to thank all parents, grandparents, volunteers, Governors and parishioners for their help and support throughout the year. I would like to thank all the children for all their hard work, and we intend to keep up the achievement next year.

I hope everyone has a wonderful summer holiday, and we finish at 1.30pm on Thursday 20th July!

Mr Eaton

SPORTS DAY
Thank you to all the parents and family members who supported the children for our sports day. We appreciate you giving up your time to support your children.
The children produced some exciting races, and thank you to our staff for preparing for the sports day. Every child tried their best, and that is the only objective for everyone!
Thank you also to all competitors in the parents’ race, and for being good sports!

CHOIR
Congratulations to our school choir for singing so beautifully at the 150th Anniversary celebrations of St Marys church in Fleetwood. We appreciate the time given up by the children, their parents and staff, and we would to thank Mrs Bowden for working so hard with our talented singers.

TENNIS
Congratulations to the children in Years 3 and 4 for competing well in the Wyre Tennis Tournament, which was our best ever result. Thank you to Mrs Johnson and Miss Churms for helping the children.

YEAR 6 RESIDENTIAL
Year 6 recently attended Borwick Hall outdoor activity centre. Their behaviour was impeccable, and they had a wonderful time with the activities and being away together. We would like to thank the staff for giving up their time to accompany the children.

RIBBY HALL
As a reward for their achievements and huge contributions to our school over the last seven years, we tookYear 6 to Ribby Hall for a day of sport, to experience the facilities, and hopefully continue with a love of sport and fitness.

COMING SOON….
30/06/17 Reception Class assembly 9.05am
30/06/17 Race For Life 2pm
03/07/17 1.15pm Girls’ football / 2pm Rounders v TPS
3/4/07/17 Bikeability Y5/6
05/07/17 Athletics competition at Northfold 4-5pm
07/07/17 Y1/2 trip to Spaceport 8.15-5.30pm
10/07/17 A/B Rounders matches at Larkholme 3.30pm
11/07/17 KS2 Boccia at Cardinal Allen
11/07/17 Summer Music Concert 3.30pm
12/07/17 Rounders competition at M. Beach 4-5.30pm
13/07/17 School summer fair 2.30pm
14/07/17 Mass for school leavers 9.15am church
16/07/17 Roger Federer wins Wimbledon
17/07/17 Y5/6 trip to Lancaster Castle / park 8.15-5pm
18/07/17 Y3/4 trip to Bolton Abbey 8.15am-4pm
20/07/17 Leavers’ Assembly 9.05am
20/07/17 School finishes 1.30pm

04/09/17 School returns
04/09/17 Football club for Y4-6 (boys and girls) 3.30pm!
28/09/17 Cardinal Allen Open evening 6.30pm

SPORTING COMPETITIONS
We are competing in several upcoming tournaments, including several football matches, girls’ football matches, athletics, and several rounders competitions.
Thank you to all the staff for preparing the children for these events, and thank you to the children for trying their best at each tournament. Thank you to all parents who come to support and give lifts to the children.
Our Girls’ Cricket teams also competed extremely well in the girls’ cricket tournament, and we will be having a house tournament this month to build on their enjoyment of the game.

FOOTBALL
Good luck to our A team at the Football League Finals, joining Stanah, Chaucer and Flakefleet at FTFC’s Highbury Stadium.

SPORT PERFORMANCES
Thank you to all of our staff and parents involved in supporting our children in recent events. We are the only school locally to attend all of the events available, but we also host events with local willing schools and clubs!
Thank you to all of the children involved, and for trying their best and being a credit to the school. The recent events included: girls’ football, girls’ cricket, cricket, tennis, golf and football.

MOVING UP AFTERNOONS
Our moving up afternoons have been very successful, especially with our new Reception class settling into school and getting used to us!

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.
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.

SCHOOL TRIPS
We have a number of school trips planned:
17/7/17 Y5/6 to Lancaster Castle 8.15am to 5pm
7/7/17 Y1/2 trip to Spaceport 8.15-5.30pm
18/7/17 Y3/4 trip to Bolton Abbey 8.15am to 4pm

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Congratulations to all of the children who prepared for their First Holy Communion, and for committing to the Church. Thank you especially to our Catechists who gave up so much time to prepare and guide the children.

REMINDERS
Book bags are available from the school office for £5.
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.

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

SCHOOL CAR PARK
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.

HAIR
At Sacred Heart, Mohican hairstyles and shaved patterns into hair are not acceptable. Also, please do not wear fashion bows. Bobbles and small clips are preferable, thank you for your cooperation.

MEDICINES
Please make sure that the medicines permission form has been completed if your child needs prescribed medicines in school. If you need a form please contact the school office or Mrs Bowden.

ADMISSIONS FOR FUTURE YEARS
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.

FRIENDS OF SACRED HEART
We are planning for the summer fair, with a very special theme planned this year, to celebrate 20 years of Harry Potter! Our next meeting is Tuesday 4th July at 3.30pm.
If you can’t make the meeting but can help, please see Mrs Johnson or the school office.

MUSIC
If there is any child from Y1-6 in September 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.

SCHOOL MEALS
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.

SCHOOL CLUBS
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)
Change4life: Y1/2 Fri 3.30pm-4.30pm
Athletics Club (Wed 3.30pm-5pm Y4/5/6)
Wake up Shake Up (Mon/Wed/ Fri before school)
Homework Club Thursday 3.30-4.30pm
Running club: break times
cricket: KS2 most lunches
Golf: KS2 Mondays 3.30-4.30pm
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am
Football: Y4-6 Mon 3.30-4.30pm
Rounders: Mon, Fri lunch, Tue 3.30-4.30 Y5/6
Cricket: Tue 3.30-4.30pm Y5/6

Clubs change each half term.

RACE FOR LIFE
We will be hosting a Race For Life again on Friday 30th June, following the hugely successful race and fundraising last year. We will run over a similar course, so feel free to practice!

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