In May we will be celebrating the life of Mary the mother of Jesus. The Mini Vinnies are organising some activities in the Chapel for the children and adults. We will host a May Procession on Wednesday 9th where the children will process around the school grounds and crown our statue of Mary. Please could each child bring a flower to add to the statue.
As you are aware we have reviewed our Safeguarding procedures and will be using the intercom system on the main door during the school day to make the school even safer.
We have made changes to the arrangements for breakfast and tea club and have provided the children with a space to leave their bags and coats. This will improve our safeguarding and fire procedures.
We ask that parents contact the main office if they wish to speak to a member of staff from 8:30am. If you are using Breakfast Club and need to speak to a member of staff, the breakfast club staff will pass on the message to the class teacher and the class teacher will contact you as soon as they are available. I am available from 8:00 am if needed.
Myself and the Deputy will be on the school perimeter and playground each morning.
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We will be holding a Science Week in school from Monday 19th February until Friday 23rd February.
We are looking for volunteers to come in and either, talk to the children about their job that is related to science, or conduct experiments with the children. We also need some engineers who would let the children pitch their design to them.
If you can help please contact Mrs Bruton ASAP
This week our children from Class 2 – Class 6 will attend the pantomime Robinson Crusoe at the Gala Theatre on Thursday.
Next week Class F and Class 1 will visit the Gala to meet Mrs Claus again. They really enjoyed her visit this week and have created some pictures to share with her.
This week we see our Class 6 pupils visit Robinwood Outdoor Centre. This is an excellent opportunity to develop their teamwork; independence; fitness; stamina as well as overcoming their fears. They are joined by Mr Storey, Miss James and Miss Ward. Follow their exploits on our school twitter page @stmichaelsesh.
We will be holding a coffee afternoon on Friday 20th October in the Sports Hall at 2pm. This year we will be dividing any funds raised between Macmillan Cancer Care and Click Sargent in memory of baby Reuben. Children are invited to dress as superheroes or racing car drivers or just in bright clothes in memory of Reuben, who was a super hero due to his braveness and had a love for cars.
Donations of cakes are needed, some items for the raffle and some volunteers to help please. Let Mrs Bruton know if you are available to help. We will also be displaying some of the art work that the children have made that week as part of Art Week.
We have started our new year with lots of exciting things. We have welcomed our new children and their families to school, its as though they have always been here. The Kidz r Fit team led a Hoopstarz day for all classes, Adam Bushnell the author came into school to lead workshops on writing, Key Stage 2 have taken part in a Cafod workshop, listened to a music concert and we have launched the year of Science. Busy busy!!
It’s hard to believe this is our last term – this year has flown by! The summer term is extremely busy, sports week, class trips, Key Stage assessments, transition days, summer fair and many more things. The May newsletter has a list of the relevant dates in June and July for you to check and to ask for time off work if needed.
As we lead up to Easter the Mini Vinnies will be selling tickets for an easter egg raffle. The money raised will be split between Reuben’s ward at hospital and CAFOD. The eggs have been donated by the staff. Tickets will be 50p each.
This week we are celebrating World Book Day with a range of activities throughout the week. On Monday all classes will work with the author Adam Bushnell, creating exciting pieces of writing linked to their topic. On Thursday children are invited to dress as their favourite book character. Older children will be reading stories to the younger children whilst enjoying a biscuit and a hot chocolate. There will be lots of other activities taking place throughout the week. Keep an eye out for the staff theme this year – it’ll be a popular one amongst the little ones!