The children have been working really hard on their production of the Lion King. Here are some sneaky pictures of their rehearsal today. If you would like tickets for either Wednesday or Thursday please let the School Office know.
St Michael's school held a World Sports Day at Figheldean Recreation ground on Tuesday 10 July 2018. The children took part in lots of different sports, including boxing, archery, dancing and curling. Everybody enjoyed themselves. Thank you to Mrs Palmer for organising a fun morning.
KS2 children have been working really hard on their production of the Lion King. Tickets are now available from the school office, price £5.00. Performances will take place on Wednesday 18 and Thursday 19 July at 7.00pm, Avon Valley College.
St Michael's sports day took place on a very hot day on Tuesday 26 June. This year it was won by Silbury Blue. Well done to everyone who took part and thank you to Mrs Palmer for organising the event.
St Michael's Summer Fayre took place on Friday 29 June in the school playground. It was a lovely hot sunny afternoon and fun was had by all. Thank you to the PTA for organising the event
Many of our Friday Enrichment activities are moving outdoors now as the weather improves. Mrs Morgan is running an outdoor ‘crafty’ sessions with the help of Ms Brown; the results have been stunning!
The pupils started collecting and painting sticks, and used these to make into a frame. The next stage was to wrap thread around these frames, and weave in pieces of plant and flowers. I think you’ll agree the finished pieces of work are fabulous and have certainly enhanced our school site!
Our Easter Service was led by some of the children from Class 4 and the Rev Philip Bromiley. Each class contributed with their own Easter message. Five Little Chicks from Class 1, Class 2 told us all about Passover, we heard about Jelly Beans from Class 3 and Class 4 told us about some of the superstitions and quotes linked with Easter.
It was a thought provoking and thoughtful service, with many thanks to all involved. Wishing you all a happy and peaceful Eastertide.
On Thursday 15th March, children from KS2 travelled to Wembley Arena to take part in Voice in a Million.
On the week beginning Monday 26th February 2018, all the children and staff at St. Michael’s Primary School enjoyed celebrating books and reading through a whole week of book related activities. The children completed a wide range of fun and educational activities focused on the picture book ‘A Child of Books’ by Oliver Jeffers.
To develop a LOVE of reading is something that we value highly at St Michael’s as the benefits are far reaching to children both academically and personally. The success of our first book week, where the children were immersed in reading activities, has gone a long way towards developing a positive reading culture in our school.
The children loved taking part in a wide range of activities focused on ‘A Child of Book’, from art to drama, geography to science, storytelling to composing music. Each task enabled the children to deepen their understanding of the text and express their thoughts, feelings and imaginations. The children were also challenge to complete a piece of writing based on the book. The best writers from each year group were invited to a ‘Writer’s Tea Party’ where they got to discuss their writing over cakes and squash.
“I was very pleased to win the writing competition and enjoyed taking part in the Writer’s Tea party.” George, Class 4.
Due to the snow, the school postponed their ‘World Book Day’ to the following Monday when the children arrived at school dressed as their favourite book character. We had ‘Where’s Wally’ to spot, ‘Matilda’ reading books, ‘Charlie’ giving out chocolate and a ‘Gangster Granny’ to avoid as well as many others. Parent’s stayed in the morning to share their favourite stories and during the day the whole school stopped when the bell rang to ‘drop everything and read.’
“Book week was amazing! I loved that we had to stop and read when the bell rang,” Annabelle, Class 3
“The fact we were all working on the same book was superb. It was great that we got to dress up as our favourite book characters to finish our book week.” Elli, Class 3
All in all, the children had an amazing week developing a LOVE for books and reading!
The children all looked fabulous in their costumes and we were visited by so many colourful characters in school to take part in our World Book Day.
Teachers at St Michael's have been taking pictures of themselves reading and enjoying books with their children.
Parents enjoying reading with their children.
On Friday 2nd February the children took part in NSPCC Number Day raising awareness of Maths whilst collecting some money for a very worthwhile cause. The curriculum was collapsed for the morning and the children took part in a range of activities that were all related to number.
The children in Class 1 and 2 joined together to play board games, make a human number line and try and get the highest score on a target board. In Class 3, the children wore football shirts and solved various problems such as making the biggest possible number. Mr Elliott designed a quiz for the Class 4 children, and they had to race to get the answers. They then took this back to class and played a challenging game on count down.
Mrs Lafferty, Maths Coordinator, said ‘This has been a fantastic day to raise the children’s awareness of Maths and help a worthwhile cause! The children were all extremely engaged in a wide range of activities across the school.’
Ms Phillips visited the site on Wednesday 7 February and took these photos to share.
On Tuesday 19th December we held a Darkness into Light Day. The aim of the day was for children to understand the importance of Light as a symbol in the Christian religion, Jesus is known as the Light of the World. All through Advent the children at St Michael’s have been getting themselves ready for Christmas; they have been little lights too. They have been carrying out Random Acts of Kindness each day to make a difference to those around them and make our school community an even lovelier place to be!
Other faiths also put an importance on light as a symbol, the Jews at Hanukkah and Hindus at Diwali’. At Christmas we celebrate Jesus coming into the world as a light to show us the way; a bit like a St Michael’s shining example. The day was about getting ready for Christmas, looking at ways we can make a difference in the world, what we can do to be little lights in our home, school, community and world community.
Padre Birch started the day with collective worship focussing on light in the world. The children were then involved in a range of activities, making paperchains in order to think about their strengths and how they can offer these to our community; creating pipe cleaner people to represent people in the community who need their thoughts over the festive period; making wishes for the world and writing these on stars which opened up to offer up their wishes; nightlight holders to represent how their lights shine out and make a difference to others around them. We finished the day with a Christingle Service at St Michael’s Church led by Rev Philip Bromiley.