Our News items

Meet your School Council, by Miss Barnes

Date: 17th Oct 2017 @ 3:24pm

Meet your school council:

We have held elections and the school council have been chosen. The school council will work on projects with Miss Barnes to improve our school.

Congratulations to our KS1 councillors: Leroy, Carmen, Gabriel and Thea.

Congratulations to our KS2 councillors: Lacy, Aidan-James, Summer, Charlie, Christo, Ore, Ubong and Hannah.


We look forward to working with you all.

Nursery Newsletter 18.09.17, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 17th Sep 2017 @ 10:28pm

Welcome to Nursery 2017-18! Here is the first edition of our Nursery Newsletter!

What To Expect, When - Advice for Parents, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 19th Oct 2015 @ 11:15pm

In our Foundation Stage classes at Sacred Heart, we get to know your child's knowledge and understanding through setting up play-based activities, adult-led focused activities and through observations of your child accessing and demonstrating their learning in our continuous provision (the resources and activities your child chooses themselves in the classroom).

Here is a very useful document from 4Children that outlines the developmental stages and age-related expectations that your child will be experiencing at each age.

How Can You Help Your Nursery Child With Their Learning?, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 20th Oct 2016 @ 10:39pm

This is a fantastic page from the 'What To Expect, When' publication, with some excellent ideas about how parents can help and support their children during this age at home.

Summer Library Fun, by Miss Barnes

Date: 20th Jul 2017 @ 3:33pm

School is nearly out for the Summer ... but let's keep reading!

You can have so much fun at the local libraries, see the flyer for more details.

Meeting Gobi - the little dog with the huge heart, by Miss Barnes

Date: 12th Jul 2017 @ 2:40pm

Meeting Gobi:

Today Miss Barnes and four year 3 pupils (Summer Peters, Oscar, Felicity and Alec) went to the Madeleine Lindley Book Centre to have lunch with Leon and Gobi.  We had a delicious lunch (see the pictures) and we bought copies of the book to read in September. We cannot wait for the film to come out! Gobi is already a star in our eyes!

In 2016, Dion Leonard, an ultramarathon runner, stumbled across a little stray dog while competing in a gruelling 155 mile race across the Gobi Desert. The pup earned the name 'Gobi', as she went step for step with Dion, keeping pace with him for nearly 80 miles. What Gobi lacked in size, she made up for in heart. Dion had always focused on winning, but as he witnessed the incredible determination of this small animal, he felt something inside him change. 


Manchester Airport Reading Challenge, by Miss Barnes

Date: 26th Apr 2017 @ 1:21pm

Manchester Airport Reading Challenge - Can you read 6 books this half-term?

We are delighted to be taking part in the Manchester Airport Reading Challenge for children in years 1, 2 and 3. The children will take home a reading diary and book mark this evening to start their challenge! 

We love reading at Sacred Heart so we are sure to meet the challenge!

Happy Reading everyone!

Cubs at Sacred Heart, by Miss Barnes

Date: 24th Apr 2017 @ 2:53pm

Cubs at Sacred Heart


As the weather is getting better and brighter, why not come to Cubs at Sacred Heart? You can come along on Thursday evenings between 6:00pm and 7:30pm. All girls and boys between the ages of 7 & a half and 10 & a half are welcome to join. We have lots of fun and you can try new challenges and it all takes place at school!

For more information, please call 07734 882 685.

Year 2 make seed balls!, by Mr Lavin

Date: 23rd Mar 2017 @ 1:35pm

This week Year 2 had a fab time making our very own Seed balls, which are now drying in a secret location in school (not to be mixed up with Deliciously Ella style Energy Balls!)

Apologies if some of the children got a bit messy but they had a great time mixing all the ingredients and learning about why we are going to grow the seeds in this way rather than just scattering them on the ground.

Take a look at the report below!

Well done Olivia, by Miss Barnes

Date: 20th Mar 2017 @ 11:28am

Well done Olivia Beharrie (year 3)

I think we may have an author in year 3! Olivia has written an amazing story called 'The Adventures of Olivia and Gerald.' We are always very excited when children carry out extra writing activities at home. I am sure that everyone will enjoy this amazing story. Look how proud Olivia is with her book!

Many Thanks to Matthew, by Miss Barnes

Date: 14th Feb 2017 @ 2:53pm

Many Thanks to Matthew (year 6)

We would like to thank Matthew and his family for donating so many of their picture books to our school. I am sure the children here at Sacred Heart will love the books as much as Matthew did! We all know what a difference reading makes to a child's life so thank you once again for our new books. 

NSPCC Childline Assembly, by Miss Barnes

Date: 1st Feb 2017 @ 1:50pm

NSPCC Childline Assembly

On Monday 13th February, there will be no Good News Assembly as we are having 2 special Childline assemblies for KS1 and KS2. Years 5 and 6 will also have workshops delivered by the NSPCC Childine throughout the morning.

World Book Day and Steve Antony, by Miss Barnes

Date: 31st Jan 2017 @ 12:06pm

Steve Antony is coming to Sacred Heart - Thursday 2nd March

We are so excited that the award-winning author, Steve Antony is coming to celebrate World Book Day with us. He is a famous illustrator and author so he is going to share his expertise with us. 

We are all going to dress up as pandas for him so that he is blown away by a school of happy pandas!

Let the cound down begin to this exciting day.

Have you questions ready about 'Please Mr Panda', The Queen's Hat or 'Monster in the Hood.'

Readathon, by Miss Barnes

Date: 31st Jan 2017 @ 12:01pm

Readathon Reminder

As we are in week 2 of Readathon, let's check how close we are to our reading targets. It's not too late to get sponsors. Remember you have until the week beginning 13th February to bring your sponsorship money.


How fantastic that we are helping children in hospital by reading!

Rising Stars film at Sacred Heart, by Miss Barnes

Date: 31st Jan 2017 @ 11:55am

Film stars for the day!

What a great time we had on Thursday when Rising Stars came to film us here. A huge well done to:

  • Reception for their guided reading session
  • Year 1 for their shared reading session
  • Year 2 for their speech rhythm performance
  • The parents who were interviewed
  • Miss Caldwell, Mr Lavin and Mr Martin Bird for interviews

We hope you are all reading about Rav, Asha, Finn and Tess!

City Cooks in the Community, by Miss Barnes

Date: 20th Dec 2016 @ 2:24pm

Many thanks to MCFC (City Cooks in the Community) for our weekly cooking sessions after school on Wednesday evenings. We have had great fun cooking in the staff room and learning about what makes a nutritious meal. Look at how we cooked with our families!

Proud of Robyn, year 2, by Miss Barnes

Date: 20th Dec 2016 @ 2:28pm

Well done Robyn from year 2 for winning 'Most Improved Dancer' in her troop. She also picked up 12 medals to sew onto her dancing jacket! Wow Robyn, what a wonderful dancer you are!

Macbeth meets Queen, by Miss Barnes

Date: 20th Dec 2016 @ 1:54pm

What an amazing treat we had last night! A huge 'Well done' to all of our year 5 pupils who transported us to the barren moors of Scotland and told the story of Macbeth through the lyrics of Queen. We were rocked in our seats!

All year 5 children are taking home a DVD of the performance that can be purchased for £3. If you would like additional copies, please see Miss Barnes.

Many thanks for your support- it was wonderful for the children to have such a fantastic audience.

Christmas Dinner, by Miss Barnes

Date: 16th Dec 2016 @ 3:38pm

Hmmmmm we could smell our Christmas Dinner cooking all day and when we got to the dining room we were not disappointed! We had delicious turkey or cheese and brie parcel with all the trimmings including sprouts, roast potatoes and stuffing. We also had snowball cakes and reindeer biscuits. We really got into the Christmas mood wearing our Christmas hats and singing along to our favourite songs. Have a look at the great time we had!

A huge thank you to all of the kitchen staff and lunch time organisers for such a lovely Christmas treat.

Santa comes to town, by Miss Barnes

Date: 20th Dec 2016 @ 2:21pm

Ho, ho, ho! Santa visited us on Friday and brought some chocolate treats. Let's hope he comes back on Christmas Eve!

Christmas disco EYFS & KS1, by Miss Barnes

Date: 20th Dec 2016 @ 2:14pm

Wait til you see our dance moves and party clothes! 

We had a wonderful time with the DJ- dancing away to all our favourite Christmas songs and Uptown Funk!

Look how cool we are...

Reading Ambassadors, by Miss Barnes

Date: 9th Nov 2016 @ 5:47pm

Our year 6 'Reading Ambassadors' have been really busy this term. They plan reading sessions using picture books, puppets, masks and other props with younger children. These sessions take place at lunchtimes. The Reading Ambassadors usually have a swarm of children running behind them hoping to be chosen to read! This half term they have been reinforcing phoincs sessions from the morning by using our letter cards. We have been very impressed by their ability to lead these fun and educational sessions. Well done year 6. Have a look at them in action!

BBC Radio, by Miss Barnes

Date: 9th Nov 2016 @ 5:43pm

BBC Radio visited Sacred Heart today to record children from years 3-6 (Francis Fletcher, Maxi Hoffman, Maxwell Bilango, Mariel Mapa, Noel Sabu, Martha Phoenix, Charlotte Brown, Rianna Ogena, Timothy Gina and Katie Lou Dunne) talking about prayers and reflections. The children were amazing and both presenters, Catherine and Zaffar, said they were natural professionals. We are so proud of them and we are looking forward to hearing how they sound on the radio in the next few weeks! Watch this space for a link!

Year 4 Recorders, by Miss Opdam

Date: 20th Oct 2016 @ 4:58pm

Year 4 have really been enjoying their recorder lessons. Please have a watch of our video! 

Matt Goodfellow visits Sacred Heart, by Miss Barnes

Date: 14th Oct 2016 @ 2:21pm

WOW! What a day we have had here at Sacred Heart!

All pupils from Reception to Year 6 have watched Matt Goodfellow, a real poet, perform his poems in school today.

Matt also worked with some classses to write their own poetry! He was really impressed with our sense of rhythm and use of language. Ask us about 'The Caterpillar Cake' and we will perform it for you!

A huge thank you to Matt for making poetry so much fun.

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