Year 6: News items

Letter from the Bishop regarding Catholic Education, by Mrs Doherty

Date: 4th Dec 2017 @ 2:52pm

Please take time to read the Bishop's letter regarding Catholic Education.  You can read it by clicking into  the Religious Education Section of this Website under Diocese of Shrewsbury.

Christmas Diary Dates, by Mrs Doherty

Date: 29th Nov 2017 @ 2:33pm

29 November 2017

Dear Parents and Carers

CHRISTMAS FAIR - I would like to thank you for your generosity in sending into school the various items for our Christmas Fair, which will take place on Friday 8 December at 4.00pm.

This Friday 1 December is Toy Day and will be an Own Clothes Day, please send in Toys that day and the following Friday 8 December is Cake Day will also be an Own Clothes Day, we hope that you will be able to send in cakes for the Cake stall, either home-made or bought on this day in time for the Fair!

We look forward to seeing all the children with family and friends for an evening of fun during this festive season.

CHRISTMAS NATIVITIES - Just a reminder of the Christmas performances.


Wednesday 13 December


A Christmas Carol Service

School Hall

Key Stage 1

Thursday 14 December



School Hall


Friday 15 December


‘Ralph the Reindeer’

School Hall

Key Stage 2

Monday 18 December


Carol Concert



  1. 3 FIRST FORGIVENESS – Our Year 3 children will be making their First Forgiveness on Wednesday 13 December at 6.30pm in in Church. As part of their preparation for this Sacrament the children will participate in a Retreat Day at the Marist Centre on Tuesday 5 December. A letter has been sent home, if you haven’t already sent back your consent form please do so, thank you.

RECONCILIATION FOR THE OLDER CHILDREN – Father Michael will be visiting the school and will be working with the older children as part of this Advent Season giving them the opportunity to take part in the Service of Reconciliation Year 4 and Year 6 will have the opportunity on Tuesday 5 December and Year 5 on 11 December. These services will take place sometime during the school day.

INVITATION TO OUR PARISHIONERS AND GRANDPARENTS to come to school at 1.30pm on Thursday 14 December for Mince Pies and Sherry where entertainment will be provided by Key Stage One (Infants) performance of ‘Baubles’ and the Key Stage 2 (Juniors) Carol Concert.

ADVENT PRAYER TRAIL – on Tuesday 19 December the children will take part in an Advent Prayer Trail to help them focus on the true meaning of Christmas.

END OF TERM THANKSGIVING MASSWednesday 20 December at 9.30am – As the term draws to a close the children will be celebrating Mass. This will provide us with the opportunity to reflect on the Term and give thanks for all our achievements and to look forward to celebrating the feast of Christmas.

Please note school will close for the Christmas break at 2.30pm on Wednesday 20 December 2017

Yours sincerely

Mrs J Bramhall

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.

Year 6 Love Reading, by Miss Barnes

Date: 14th Sep 2016 @ 12:24pm

Year 6 have started their year with a bang! Today we went to visit Madeleine Lindley, The Book Centre in Oldham. The children had the opportunity to browse the latest releases, speak to experts and choose their very own book to keep. We had a wonderful day and found it hard to choose just one book as there were so may amazing titles there.


We hope that year 6 will always remember this special day. Most of the children started reading on the coach home! This was wonderful to see as we are committed to every child leaving Sacred Heart as fluent readers!

Summer Reading Challenge, by Miss Opdam

Date: 12th Jul 2016 @ 10:21am

Pop along to any Manchester library and register for the 'Big Read Summer Challenge.' There are so many amazing activities going on in your library this summer including: mask making, lego, music making, puppets, story telling, rhyme time, craft tables and many more. 

We would love to see everybody with a certificate from their local library in September to say that they successfully completed the reading challenge!

Year 6 Precepts, by Mr Lavin

Date: 14th Jun 2016 @ 4:26pm

PGL Updates, by Mr Lavin

Date: 18th May 2016 @ 7:44am

Children have had a great nights sleep and are ready for their day full of adventure! Breakfast next, then off to our morning sessions! They enjoyed a campfire with marshmallows last night too!


We've arrived safely, ready to start our activities! All children happy with their rooms and ready to begin!!


If you enter school through the top door, Mr Lavin will greet you and collect children’s suitcases and store them in the school hall – please ensure that you have attached the luggage label onto the case.

Medical needs:

If your child requires any medicine during our trip please seal this in a clear sandwich bag with a note detailing times and dosage. Please see Miss Buckley and Miss Opdam after dropping off your child’s bag where you will be required to fill in a form giving permission for staff to administer. This does include inhalers.

The forecast for the weather doesn’t look the greatest so please ensure children have suitable clothes for rain and a coat is a must. Children do need to bring a packed lunch with them tomorrow but from then onwards all meals are provided.

The coach is scheduled to depart school at 10:00am if you would like to wave off your child. 

What a performance!!, by Mr Lavin

Date: 13th Nov 2015 @ 4:07pm

We are so proud of our Year 5 and 6 children who performed at the Contact Theatre for the Shakespeare festival! It was a fabulous evening and greatly enjoyed by parents and staff. 

Pictures and videos to follow!

!!! Joseph and his Technicolour Dreamcoat Tickets !!!, by Mrs Ramsey

Date: 30th Jun 2015 @ 2:28pm

Tickets are now on sale and going fast! These are on a first come, first served basis.

We have tickets available for both nights, although Wednesday is running low.

Adults £2.50

Child £2.50

Please ensure you have the correct money as the office does not have much change.  Thank you.

Boreatton Park Update, by Mrs Ramsey

Date: 15th Jun 2015 @ 4:06pm

All the children and staff have been enjoying their activities and having lots of fun, all slept well and are on course to leave after lunch and arrive back at the end of the school day.

Singing Festival, by Mrs Whelan

Date: 20th May 2015 @ 4:12pm

Great news from our Junior choir - they took part in the Greater Manchester Primary Schools' Singing Festival today and won 3 awards!

They collected trophies for;

1st Runner Up,

Best Feature Song,

Excellent Contribution To Music Development.

Take a look at our gallery to see some photos of the event!


Year 5 and 6 Class Mass, by Mr Lavin

Date: 13th Feb 2015 @ 12:53pm

On Friday 13th February, Year 5 and 6 children celebrated their class mass.

The children prepared the readings, choose the hymns and participated in each part of the mass.

If was the first time that children sang the new mass - this was met by great appreciation by Father Chris.

The comments the children received after mass were outstanding! Many asked if the children could come each day! 

It was great to see so many smiling faces around the school and I know Mrs Bramhall and Father Chris were very proud and pleased with the children.

Feel free to have a look at the Mass Booklet below.

Y6 City in the Community, by Mr Lavin

Date: 4th Feb 2015 @ 7:46am

Last week, member of the Manchester City in the Community team came to work with Year 6 and develop their football skills. They had the chance to shoot with great speed, see who could head the ball the highest and they also completed some agility circuits. 

Great fun was had by all!

Y6 Literacy 'Wonder' , by Mrs Freer

Date: 8th Jan 2015 @ 4:08pm

Year 6 have began to read to the book 'Wonder' in Literacy. We have explored some of the characters, considered what beauty means to us and also used the text to complete some grammar activities!

The book is based on a song. Have a listen below. What does beauty mean to you?

Children of the World Christmas Performance, by Miss Opdam

Date: 19th Jan 2015 @ 4:40pm

Manchester Airport Christmas Celebration, by Miss Opdam

Date: 19th Jan 2015 @ 5:13pm

Contact the School

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Floatshall Road,
M23 1HP

Main Contact: Mrs A Lane

Tel: 0161 998 3419
Fax: 0161 945 6507

SEN Contact: Miss K Caldwell