Leigh Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School

‘Live And Learn With Jesus’

Windermere Road, Leigh, Lancashire WN7 1UX


01942 674226

Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School –

Weekly Newsletter 1

W/B Monday 24th February 2020

Dear Parents/Carers,

As promised Father Kieran has started the 2019/20 Sacramental Programme for all children in Year 4 (and any children in Year 5 and 6 who have not made these Sacraments). Please see a list of the dates of the sessions – the children need to be accompanied by an adult – all sessions will start at 3.45pm in Sacred Heart Parish Centre...


Tuesday 24th March

Session 5 With You Always

Tuesday 28th April

Session 6 and 7 With You Always

Father Kieran has given the following dates for year group masses – all parents and children in each year group are invited to attend the 11am Mass at Sacred Heart Church, Leigh

Year 1 and Year 5 (Classes 3, half of 4, 9 and half of 10)

Sunday 8th March

Year 4 (Classes 8 and half of 7)

Sunday 29th March

Year 2 and 3


Many thanks to Class 4, Miss Sixsmith and Mrs Loynd for helping us to reflect how important books are during their assembly. We look forward to Class 9 helping us celebrate our RE topic on the Eucharist - Tuesday 10th March at 9.30am. This will be in the school hall. Everyone is welcome to attend.


This Wednesday – 26th February is ASH WEDNESDAY – I will be leading a reflection in the hall at 9.10am – everyone is welcome to stay. Ashes will be distributed following the service.


Thank you very much for your kind donations for the charity Place2Be. We sent £180 to the charity before the half term holiday.


We are having a special dinner to celebrate Pancake Day – this will be on Tuesday 25th February. If you child does not normally have a school dinner they are more than welcome to have one on that day. Please send a note with £2.20 into school.


School photographs will be on Monday 2nd March, Tuesday 3rd March and Wednesday 4th March. The photographer will be in school during the morning and will start with the oldest children on Monday 2nd March and work his way down to Reception by Wednesday 4th March.


Thursday 5th March is World Book Day – we are inviting all the children to come in their pyjamas/ comfortable clothes and bring their favourite book in to school. The Friends of Sacred Heart will be having a café in hall after school. They are currently saving money to help us buy much needed iPads for the children to use in class.


Dates for your diary

Wednesday 26th February – Stay and Pray for Ash Wednesday.

Thursday 5th March – World Book Day.

Friday 6th March – World Day of Prayer 2020 at 7.30pm in Sacred Heart Church, Leigh – all welcome.

Sunday 8th March - 11am at Sacred Heart Church Year 1 and Year 5 children are invited to take part in the family mass.

Tuesday 10th March – Class 9’s Assembly at 9.10am in the school hall helping us to celebrate our RE topic on the Eucharist/Relating.

Sunday 29th March - 11am at Sacred Heart Church Year 4 children are invited to take part in the family mass.


Families in the school are involved with the Parkrun which takes place each Sunday at 9am behind Leigh Sports Village. Everyone is welcome to join - for more information (why not consider being a volunteer?) see the posters in the office window or register at parkrun.com


Governors have asked that we introduce a reward each Friday for the children in Classes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. If they have their reading record/planner signed each day to show that they have read for 20 minutes their name will be put in a draw. Each Friday a child’s name will be drawn out and they can choose a book as a prize. Well done to Joshua and Silas who won a prize recently.


We now have a tradition within the school that when it is a child’s birthday they are invited to come into school for the day in their own clothes. If their birthday is in the holidays or at the weekend they are invited to come into school on the day following the holiday or weekend in their own clothes. Many thanks.


Polite notice – I am unable to authorise any holidays in term time for children, the Governors of the school are concerned by our attendance figures. The school doors open at 8.45am for children in classes 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and 11. Children in classes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 are welcomed into class at 8.55am Registers are taken at approximately 9am – any child arriving after this will be given a late mark.


Thank you for your continued support,

Mrs H. Ahmed