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!
This week all classes will be learning how to keep themselves safe whilst online. Please look out for our tweets and information about how you can support them with this at home too. Key Stage 2 children will also be working with Debra Robson PCSO in workshops.
The children in school are loving our new style school council. All of the children are part of this and get to have their say each week in a dedicated slot on the timetable. All around school children are getting together to share ideas such as setting up a running club, healthier choices at breakfast club and creating a reading group. It’s brilliant to see them working together and contributing to the daily life of school.
Last week Key Stage 2 worked with Animate to Educate and used apps to learn all about the body. They had a brilliant time and learnt so much in such a fun way. We all had a chance to make pasta and learn all about the history of it. Class 2 visited Beamish as part of their project on World War 1. What a busy but brilliant week!
Happy New Year to all our families. I hope you had a wonderful, peaceful Christmas. A big thank you from Mrs Clark for your generous donations last term. Baby Reuben has his operation on Monday 9th January to remove his tumour – please keep him in your prayers.