Our News items

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!!

7:45am:

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

Aliens

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...

Internet Safety, by Mr Lavin

Date: 26th Apr 2016 @ 11:44am

We continue to provide children with up-to-date information regarding the internet and how to keep themselves safe - especially concerning social media. Click here to find out some more useful information and how you can help to support and keep your child safe!

Email System, by Mr Lavin

Date: 24th Apr 2016 @ 3:15pm

Monday 25th April 4:30pm

The email system is now running correctly - parents should have received the weekly newsletter email from last week. If you have not yet provided your email address, please see your child's class teacher or the office as soon as possible.

Sunday 24th April: 3:15pm

We are aware that there is an issue with parents receiving our first email newsletter. 

We are currently looking into the problem and hopefully this will be sorted by tomorrow. Further updates will be posted when we have more information. 

Summer Uniform, by Mr Lavin

Date: 24th Mar 2016 @ 1:21pm

**Summer Uniform**

The children may return wearing summer uniform on Wednesday 6th April. 

White polo shirts for boys and the usual red checked summer dresses for girls. 

Please ensure that your child/children wear sensible full shoes for school. Trainers should only be worn for P.E. and open sandals are not appropriate for running or skipping at break times. 

Easter Holiday, by Mr Lavin

Date: 24th Mar 2016 @ 1:23pm

School closes today at 2:30pm and reopens on Wednesday 6th April.

We will soon be celebrating the joy and wonder of Easter - a time of hope and rebirth. We hope all our families enjoy this Easter break.

Year 4's Roman Experience in Chester, by Miss Opdam

Date: 4th Dec 2015 @ 10:13am

Year 4 had an amazing day in Chester. We did the following: walked like Romans; dressed like Romans; fought like Romans; ate like Romans; drank like Romans and partied like Romans! From gladiator fights to walking on the Roman walls; from handling Roman artefacts to eating chocolate dormice and of course marching through the streets of Chester as a Roman army! Have a look at the photographs of our wonderful day...

Superhero Day!, by Mr Lavin

Date: 20th Nov 2015 @ 4:34pm

Superhero Day! 

Thank you to all children for a wonderful day! All children helped to raise money to support our Mission Together appeal. 

Pictures to follow!

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!

Reading Books, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 3rd Nov 2015 @ 11:41pm

Thank you for all the fantastic reading you are doing at home! It's been great to hear all of your comments about how your child is getting on with their reading books and library books!

Just a  reminder that your child has a set day that their reading books will get changed. Their reading book will not be changed until it has been signed off and at least one comment has been written in their reading journals. It is also very important that your child brings their reading book to school everyday so that we can read with them if there is any spare time.

If you are finding that your child is becoming very familiar with their reading book, you could ask them to try and put the words in another sentence or write them out for spelling and handwriting practice. And of course, read your own books or library books in addition!

Year 1 Receive A Royal Reply!, by Mrs Whelan

Date: 3rd Nov 2015 @ 3:58pm

Year 1 had a very exciting delivery to class today! We received an envelope with the royal coat of arms on it that had come from Buckingham Palace! The Year 1 children received a very special letter addressed to them, thanking them for the cards which they sent to the Queen to congratulate her on being the longest reigning monarch. She enjoyed looking at and reading them very much! We are now going to find somewhere special to display our royal reply in class!

Big Talk!, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 19th Oct 2015 @ 11:05pm

We do not set homework as such in Reception, as we believe that it is important that families have plenty of time after school to be together, to read together and also to enjoy each other’s company! Each week we will send home, as part of the newsletter, a picture, photo or image for you to look at with your child. These photos have been sourced from Google Images and Pinterest. They are interesting and unusual images chosen to encourage, develop and increase children’s vocabulary and listening skills.

Ask your child questions about the picture – What do you think is happening in the picture? Who? Why? Where? How? When? Tell them your own opinions about the picture and then ask for their opinions and how it makes them feel.

We hope you enjoy this week’s image - a fantastic Autumn picture by J. Petra. Can you think of 2 sentences to say about this picture?

 

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Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Floatshall Road,
Baguley,
Manchester,
M23 1HP

Tel: 0161 998 3419
Fax: 0161 945 6507
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