Our News items

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.

Year 2 Gardeners, by Mr Lavin

Date: 12th Oct 2016 @ 7:18am

Year Two!

Wow what a fantastic afternoon Year 2 had! They were so lucky to spend the afternoon planting in school with a special visitor called Mandy! She was super impressed with their knowledge of plants and how well they behaved! Rumour has it, a prickly animal also joined them for the afternoon too!

Take a look at the report below!

Sacred Heart visits to the library, by Miss Barnes

Date: 28th Sep 2016 @ 8:00am

Class Visits to Brooklands Library

Exciting news! Children in years 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 have been invited to a class session in Brooklands Library. The librarian will show them around the library, explain how the library works and read a class story or hold a quiz based on their topic! We are all really excited about these trips as we know how important reading is. The children will be visiting the library on the following days:

  • Monday 3rd October - Year 2
  • Tuesday 4th October - Year 6
  • Thursday 6th October - Year 4
  • Friday 7th October - Year 3
  • Monday 10th October - Year 5

We will arrange visits for our younger classes in the Spring term.

Lari Don visits Sacred Heart, by Miss Barnes

Date: 28th Sep 2016 @ 7:54am

Lari Don, award winning author, is visiting our school tomorrow. She is the author of the 'Fabled Beast Chronicles,' 'Spellchasers' and many more amazing titles. The children in years 3, 4 and 5 will have an opportunity to hear her talk about how she writes for an hour and can have books signed and dedicated. This will be a wonderful experience and we look forward to telling you all about it!

Year 4 Gardeners, by Miss Opdam

Date: 11th Oct 2016 @ 8:10pm

Year 4 have had lots of fun taking part in gardening sessions. Please read our report! 

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!

Celebrating the life of Mother Teresa, by Miss Opdam

Date: 5th Sep 2016 @ 1:08pm

We had a special assembly today where we found out about Mother Teresa and how she helped the people of Calcutta in India. We were amazed to hear that she had sacrificed her life to help so many people. Isn't it wonderful that she was made a saint yesterday?

As a school we are going to try and follow two of Mother Teresa's most famous quotations as a guide:

  • "Do you want to do something beautiful for God? There is a person who needs you. This is your chance."
  • "Not all of us can do great things. But we can all do small things with great love."

We would like to share two news stories about pupils at Sacred Heart who have already done something beautiful for God.

Evie and Amelie Scott (in years 5 and 3) decided to have their hair cut and donate their plaits to a charity called 'Little Princess Trust' where their hair will be used to make wigs for children.

Katie-Lou Dunne (Year 6) has been creating beautiful artistic drawings for people over the summer. She painted a picture of her cousin's gerbils to give to her whilst in hospital.


We are really proud of all the children here who we know think greatly about others. We hope you enjoy the photographs.


Celebrating 100% attendance, by Miss Opdam

Date: 20th Jul 2016 @ 11:16am

We are so proud of all the pupils who had 100% attendance. A special mention to Pharrell Wimbleton-Ackun in year 2 who missed the trip, but, chose a very exciting book about sharks as his treat. I am sure he will tell you all about sharks if you ask him. Well done everybody!

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!

Early Years and Year 1 Chefs, by Miss Barnes

Date: 29th Jun 2016 @ 10:49am

We have had great fun cooking with Miss Carr. Look at our photographs where we are slicing apples for our tasty apple rose twists and preparing pizzas. We love using our cookery room to make delicious treats!

Sunday's Family Fun Day, by Mr Lavin

Date: 23rd Jun 2016 @ 2:21pm

Share a book with Africa, by Mr Lavin

Date: 20th Jun 2016 @ 4:28pm

Sister Ann came into school last week to collect the many, many books you have donated to the needy in Africa. What a fantastic act of Mercy! You will have brightened up the lives of so many. When I say 'many books' I actually mean it - hundreds in fact. You have been so generous as always. 

Thank you to the Mini Vinnies who helped to organise and sort out the books - we couldn't have done it without you!

Year 6 Precepts, by Mr Lavin

Date: 14th Jun 2016 @ 4:26pm

First Holy Communion, by Miss Opdam

Date: 15th Jun 2016 @ 3:54pm

Congratulations to Year 3 who have received Holy Communion for the first time! What a wonderful occasion it was! 

Friends of Wythenshawe Hall , by Mr Lavin

Date: 8th Jun 2016 @ 8:48am

Please do take a read of the attached letter regarding Wythenshawe Hall.

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. 

Our Alien Friend!, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 10th May 2016 @ 12:26pm


This week, we have been using the large construction pieces outside to build our own rockets and imagine a journey to space. Somebody must've been watching because Mrs Fitzsimons received a very unusual e-mail the next day...

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