Our News items

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...

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?


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.

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! 

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!

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.



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