News and Events
Citizenship Tea March 2018
School council and a few 'honorary school council members' (selected for setting a good example for others due to efforts in class and around school) enjoyed afternoon tea on Monday 26th with some very welcomed guests.
This was the first meeting (organised by School Council and with a lot of help from Mrs Halliwell using her Church links) as part of our project to create links between generations and was part of our celebration for 200 years of St Michael's School.
Our guests came prepared to speak about their schooling experiences, some of which were at St Michael's School, and to highlight how things have changed. The children delighted in the opportunity to draw comparisons and to ask questions.
Everyone enjoyed themselves and gained a lot from this opportunity.
From Monday 19th to Friday 23rd February, St Michael’s will be running a Wellbeing Week. This is a fantastic opportunity for us to focus on the positive emotional wellbeing of each child in the school. We have successfully won funding from CAMHS (Child & Adolescent Mental Health Services) and the PTA have kindly donated some money, to ensure a jam packed and fun filled week! Not only will there be activities to promote positive well being, there will also be opportunities for children to consider their network of support and who they can talk to in times of need. Please look at our PSHE folder on the website for more information.
Wednesday 21st February 2:40 – 3:15
Supporting a child with anxiety
What happens in your child’s brain when they are worried or scared?
How can you support your child to build resilience and cope with anxiety?
Sharon Lawton, Director of Natural Flair coaching will be running a lite bite overview of supporting children with anxiety. Sharon is a trainer in emotional health and well-being. This is a free of charge workshop which will take place in the school hall. Please contact the office to let them know if you are interested.
RE Day January 2018
An international triple-jumper - Daniel Lewis - visits us on Tuesday 23rd January 2018!
Daniel Lewis, international GB and Jamaican triple jumper, visited St Michaels Primary School this Tuesday as part of a scheme run by the social enterprise company Sports for Schools. SPORTS for SCHOOLS encourage young people to live a healthy life by challenge, surprise and excitement. By giving primary school pupils an opportunity to enjoy pushing their physical limits, they help turn “I can’t” into “I can”.
Daniel started off the afternoon by running a fitness circuit for every class from Reception to Year 6 where the children were challenged to try star jumps, press ups, leg drives and spotty dogs.
Daniel then led an assembly where he talked about his pathway to becoming a top class athlete and encouraged the pupils to challenge themselves to achieve their goals in life and to persevere even when things don’t go to plan.
This was a sponsored event and our school will gain a percentage of all money raised for purchasing new PE equipment and also many athletes will receive financial assistance towards their future training expenses and development. We are very much hoping to replace our football goals and also to replace some of the mats for gymnastics to be able to maintain the high standards of PE we set in our school.
Anti-Bullying Week 2017 - All Different, All Equal
Monday 13th - Friday 17th November
Well done everyone who remembered odd socks! Thank you to the School Council and Miss Gibson for their assembly on the Anti-Bullying Theme of 'All Different, All Equal'.
The School Council talked about how we want to be able to express ourselves as individuals without fear of ridicule and appreciate everyone's differences. They also talked about direct and indirect bullying (leaving people out, talking about others, watching or standing by when someone is being treated badly and not doing anything) and cyber-bullying.
They created a short drama piece to illustrate these points and launched a competition to design an Anti-Bullying Superhero! All entries need to be in by Friday 24th November for the School Council to pick a winner and create a display. The winning entry will hopefully be able to be published on the website, too.
Fun in the snow Dec 2017!