Archive for May, 2017

May Newsletter

Tuesday, May 9th, 2017

The children are benefiting from the better weather, being able to use the field for sport and break times. We have lots to look forward to this term, both in and out of school.

Thank you to our staff who created such moving and thoughtful Stations of the Cross, which the whole school experienced just before Easter.

Our children and staff also welcomed Imran, who helped the children to learn about the Five Pillars of Islam, and the asked lots of thoughtful and intelligent questions to understand more about the religion.

Mr Eaton

SPORTS DAY
We have been planning ahead for our sports day, and this year we are holding it again at Fuse Football. The advantage is the 3G surface is flat, as our field has more undulations than ever. This proved successful last year.
The date is confirmed as Thursday 15th June, 1pm. There will be a parents’ race, over a longer distance this year (if you wanted to start your training earlier…). There will be a men’s race women’s race, separate to the children, as they are too fast.
If the weather is poor, the reserve date will be the first available date that Fuse can accommodate us (possibly the day after).

BASKETBALL
Congratulations to our Basketball teams for performing well at the Wyre competition at Blackpool Sixth Form, and winning most games. The standard of basketball was very good, which followed the practice sessions in school.

BIATHLE
Congratulations to all of the children (and parents) who got up early on Sunday 23rd April, to compete in the NW Biathle. This consisted of a 400m run, straight to the poolside, where the children dived in and swam 50m, then got out wet and ran another 400m. Well done especially to the children who won medals in their age category races–Grace Oates (Under 10 girls), Taylor McCarron (Under 10 boys) and Rafael Eaton (Under 12 boys).

NETBALL
Our netball team participated in the annual Wyre netball tournament at Fleetwood High, and produced our school’s best ever performance, finishing 2nd overall.
Thank you to Miss Green and Mrs Boulton for their commitment to the children, and congratulations to the children for their brilliant performances.
Well done to: Lilly Hook, Saffron Williams, Emily Hardcastle, Grace Wilkinson, Harry Grant, Daniel Colluney and Tyler Heaton.

COMING SOON….
01/05/17 MAY DAY SCHOOL CLOSED
02/05/07 Y3/4 Girls Football at Fuse 1-4pm
03/05/17 Gymnastics competition Y3/4 at Preston
03/05/17 Deanery Mass 7.30pm followed by refreshments
05/05/17 Year 4 Assembly 9.05am
05/05/17 2pm Mass Y5 / Reception in Church
08/05/17 SATs week
10/05/17 Reception trip to Tesco Marton
12/05/17 Year 3 Assembly 9.05am
12/05/17 Y3/4 Football competition at Fuse 1-4pm
16/05/17 Girls’ football competition at Fuse Football
17/05/17 Speedstacking at C. Allen 2-4pm
19/05/17 Year 2 Assembly
24/05/17 New parents induction evening 6pm
26/05/17 School closes 3.30pm for half term
12/06/17 School reopens after half term
12/06/17 Tri-golf tournament at Fuse 1-4pm
13/06/17 Wyre cricket tournament at Norcross 1-5pm
15/06/17 Sports Day at Fuse Football
19-21/6/17 Year 6 residential trip to Borwick Hall

SPORTING COMPETITIONS
We are competing in several upcoming tournaments, including Y3/4 Gymnastics, several football matches, girls’ football matches and a Hockey competition before half term.
After half term, we are participating in events such as Cricket, tennis, girls cricket, 8-a-side football, rounders and outdoor athletics. We will be holding House tournaments too, which help us to pick our teams!

CROSS COUNTRY
We competed as usual at the annual schools cross country championships at Stanah Park.
We are delighted to announce that Rafael Eaton became the cross country champion, our team finished third overall and the boys won team gold. Individually Harry came 5th, Daniel 9th and Grace 5th out the girls, all of which were great achievements. This was our best ever performance and the first time the champion has come from our school.
The children ran brilliantly on the day, with conditions slippy under foot, a howling wind and driving sleet at times.
Congratulations to our team members: Rafael, Harry Grant, Daniel Colluney, Grace Oates, Lilly Hook and Emily Mitchell.

EASTER BINGO
Thank you to everyone who attended the Easter Chocolate Bingo. It was a very enjoyable social occasion, and I hope everyone enjoyed playing, sorry not everyone can win!
We will hold the next bingo event in the autumn term, and everyone is welcome again.

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.

GYMNASTICS
Good luck to our children in Years 3 and 4 who are representing school at the annual Wyre Gymnastics event in Preston, on Wednesday 3rd May.

FIRST HOLY COMMUNION
Thank you to the children and families who have committed to the Holy Communion programme. The children will receive excellent support from the parish, the Catechists and Father Peter as they prepare for their first Holy Communion on Sunday 18th June.

REMINDERS
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.

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
Our next meeting is in school at 3.30pm on Tuesday 2nd May.
We will be discussing the summer fair and spending money!

MUSIC
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.

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
Music Festival Y3-6 Thursday 3.30 to 4.30pm
KS1 Football Club: Y5/6 Tuesday 3.30pm-4.30pm
Running club: break times
Tag Rugby, cricket: KS2 most lunches
Choir: KS2 Thur 8.20am
Football: Y4-6 Mon 3.30-4.30pm
KS2 Boccia Thur 3.30-4.30pm
Rounders: Mon, Fri lunch, Tue 3.30-4.30 (from 9/5/17)

Clubs change each half term.

RACE FOR LIFE
We will be hosting a Race For Life again after half term, 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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