Our News items

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?


Wow Moments!, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 19th Oct 2015 @ 11:03pm

We would love to hear more about the exciting, new or clever things your child gets up to at home! We call these moments “Wow Moments” - when your child does something that makes you feel proud and really shows their developing learning and understanding.

These moments are totally individual to your child, and can be as simple as “Tom put his socks on all by himself”, “Carla rode her bike without any stabilisers”, “Emily read number 57 at the bus stop” or “Charlie wrote his full name without any help”. They can be quotes from your child that really impressed you, e.g. “Gemma said, ‘Mum, it must be Autumn because those leaves are turning browny-yellow’”” or just a simple description of something lovely that your child has done.

We would love to share and celebrate these moments with you, so please find attached a page of “Wow” stars. When you would like to share a “Wow Moment” with us, just fill in one of these stars and send it into school with your child. Please feel free to e-mail us with your child’s “Wow Moments” too!

Foundation Stage Topics, by Mrs Fitzsimons

Date: 21st Jan 2015 @ 11:32pm

Here is the Yearly Overview of the topics we cover in our Nursery and Reception classes. This year 2015-16, we are following Cycle 2.

Macmillan Coffee Morning, by Mr Lavin

Date: 9th Sep 2015 @ 1:32pm

Please join us in the school hall as we take part in the Macmillan Coffee Morning to help fight cancer!

Success: Macmillan Coffee Morning, by Mr Lavin

Date: 25th Sep 2015 @ 11:45am

**Success at Sacred Heart**

Our Year Six pupils hosted our very own Macmillan Coffee Morning! We had cakes for sale, books to buy and lots of fun games for parents and children to participate in! 

In total we raised £325.00 - we are so proud of this fantastic achievement and know the money will be put to great use.

Thank you to all the support from our wonderful parents, children and staff! 

Cubs at Sacred Heart, by Mr Lavin

Date: 7th Sep 2015 @ 9:15pm


****** SACRED HEART CUBS ******

We meet on a Thursday evening between 6.00pm and 7.30pm in Sacred Heart school hall. Cubs is open to both boys and girls between the age 7½ and 10½ years old. If you would like more information or to arrange to join the group contact: 07734 882 685 

School Meals, by Mrs Ramsey

Date: 8th Sep 2015 @ 4:30pm

Please can we remind Parent of children in Nursery and Year groups 3,4,5 and 6 are required to pay for their lunches which is £11.00 per week. This is payable in advance on a Monday morning, please send your child's dinner money in an envelope with your child's name and class on the front.  Cheques should be made payable to Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School.

If you wish your child to change their meal requirements i.e. School Meals to Packed Lunches you must speak to the school office and complete a form, we require one week's notice for any changes. 

Unfortunately we cannot cater for adhoc meal changes unless in an extreme emergency, in this instance please contact the school office and send £2.20 in with your child to cover this meal. 

If you think your child may be entitled to a free school meal, please download and complete the form.

Thank you

Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, by Mrs Ramsey

Date: 8th Sep 2015 @ 4:18pm

All parents are welcome to come and pray before the Blessed Sacrament in Church throughout the month of September between the hours of 3pm and 4pm.



Boys Football News, by Mr Lavin

Date: 1st Jul 2015 @ 9:41pm


Our boy's football team have made in through to the FINALS of the Manchester Primary Football League!! What an amazing achievement!!!

This evening, they knocked out St Catherine's in a nailbiting match! Mason started the scoring with a wonder goal (it should have been 4-0 by this time). Soon after, St Catherine's won a goal back bringing the final score to 1-1. The draw meant a penalty shoot out was next! The boys, parents and spectators were all feeling angsious, but with the 'Slaniator' in goal, who needed to be nervous! He saved every single penalty that was taken, seeing us safetly into the finals! I am so proud of the boys as will be the whole school! Keep an eye out for the final dates soon!!

!!! 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.

Year 4 Swimming - 30/6/15, by Mrs Whelan

Date: 23rd Jun 2015 @ 8:36pm

Next week's swimming lesson sounds sure to be an exciting one! Children have been asked to bring a pair of pyjamas to wear for their lesson! These should preferably be long trousers and a top, but shorts are suitable too. No onesies or nighties please! Children still need to bring along their usual swimming kit (to wear underneath) and towel, and we also ask that you bring a large carrier bag or bin bag so that the children can put their wet things into it for the rest of the day. I can't wait for what sounds like it will be a super fun lesson!



Cricket Afterschool Club Cancelled, by Mrs Ramsey

Date: 18th Jun 2015 @ 9:27am

The Cricket Club hosted by LCCC on Monday 29th June has been cancelled this includes the Afterschool session.

Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.

First Holy Communion, by Miss Opdam

Date: 15th Jun 2015 @ 5:03pm

Congratulations to all of Year 3 for receiving the Sacrament of Holy Communion. You were reverant throughout and your behaviour was outstanding. What a wonderful occasion it was! 

More photos will be uploaded following our celebration day on Friday. 

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!


!Kwik Cricket Cancelled Today!, by Mrs Ramsey

Date: 6th May 2015 @ 2:39pm

The Kwik Cricket scheduled for today after school for selected Year 5/6 children has been postponed until next Wednesday 13 May.

Sorry for any inconvenience.

Football Update!, by Mr Lavin

Date: 1st May 2015 @ 7:39pm

Congratulations to the lad's football team who beat Baguley Hall in a nail biting 2-1 game! 

Next up, St Anthony's in the quarter finals - date to be confirmed! 

Year 4 Swimming, by Mrs Whelan

Date: 24th Mar 2015 @ 3:59pm

There will be no swimming lesson for Year 4 next week, and there is also no swimming lesson during our first week back after Easter. Our next swimming lesson will be on Tuesday 21st April as normal.            



Chicken Club Starting!, by Mrs Whelan

Date: 12th Mar 2015 @ 7:50pm

'Egg'citing news! We are starting our 'Egg'cellent new CHICKEN CLUB next week!

We have decided that our certificate winners will be helping us to look after our feathered friends each week on Tuesdays and Thursdays at lunchtime. If you are the certificate winner that week you will be helping to feed, water and care for our school chickens, as well as collecting the eggs!

It will be cracking fun! Mrs Whelan can't wait to see you there!

Lacrosse Afterschool Activity Club, by Mrs Ramsey

Date: 3rd Mar 2015 @ 4:22pm

Just to inform you that the last session for Lacrosse is 24th March.

Thank you.

Year 4 and Year 1 Cake Sale, by Mrs Whelan

Date: 13th Mar 2015 @ 5:13pm

Today we held a cake sale to raise money for our Lenten Charity Collection - The Good Shepherd Charity - which promotes children helping children.

The Year 4 and the Year 1 children kindly brought in lots of lovely cakes for the sale, and the other classes in the school brought in a 50p donation for a cake.

Special mentions to Ruby, Timothy and Erin from Year 4 who were excellent at running the cake stall!

Thank you to all of the families who supported this charity collection.



Year 3 and Year 4 Class Mass, by Mrs Whelan

Date: 13th Mar 2015 @ 4:37pm

On Friday 13th March 2015 the Year 3 and Year 4 children celebrated Mass at 9.30am in Church.

The children prepared readings and hymns, and also sang some parts of the Mass. The children's behaviour was excellent, as was their reading and singing.

Well done to all of the children, and thank you to the parents that were able to join us for this celebration of Mass.




Contact the School

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

Floatshall Road,
M23 1HP

Tel: 0161 998 3419
Fax: 0161 945 6507