Massive congratulations to our Y3/4 Swimming Squad who won the County Finals as part of the Lincolnshire School Games and to our Y5/6 Squad who came an excellent third in their age group!
Our Y3/4s pushed St Andrew’s, Woodhall Spa into second place with Malcolm Sergent School, Stamford in third. Our Y5/6s were third behind the much larger schools of Horncastle Primary in second and winners Westgate Academy of Lincoln.
We love swimming at St. Michael’s as it is great for health and fitness, builds confidence, raises self-esteem and is a valuable life-long skill. Becoming County Champions is the icing on the cake!
Well done to all!
A big WELL DONE to our Year 4 Basketball Squad who entered a four school / twelve team tournament at Monks’ Dyke Tennyson College and emerged victorious finishing first and second.
Young Voices Triumph!
Wow… amazing night… just wonderful… fantastic night… such enthusiasm… brilliant… massive well done Y5/6… you sang & danced your hearts out!
Just some of the comments from parents after the Y5/6 visit to Sheffield Arena last night.
A big thank you to all the staff involved in rehearsals and taking the children and to all the parents and grandparents who managed to get there to support them. A truly memorable occasion!
Those were the days…
Y5/6 spent a day at Wilderspin in Barton where they recreated what it was like to be a child at school in Victorian times. The children experienced class object lessons, playground drill, but had chance for some fun and games too! Getting into the spirit of the time, the children were divided into boys and girls, checked for clean fingernails, forced (if necessary) to sit up straight and writing left handed was not an option! For those who failed to conform, there was the appearance of the Dunce’s Cap and the cane!
Then there was the outside toilet..!
Surprisingly, they all had a great time!
A ‘Special Place’
To end a busy Term 1, we wanted to give our children the chance to stop for a moment and reflect on the things they care about or are concerning them. Winnie-the-Pooh had a ‘Thoughtful Spot’ to go to and we turned the Music Room into a ‘Prayer Space’ for the week.
All of our children had the opportunity to explore any or all of the eight activities designed to help them ‘Be Still’. Many wrote a ‘Thank You’ on a leaf for our ‘Friendship Tree’ and all contributed to a giant ‘Friendship Flower’. Some used the ‘Sorry Sand’ and ‘Fizzy Forgiveness’ to put behind them times of upset and others said ‘Let it go!’ to worries or fears. Some simply sat quietly watching the ‘Bubble Tubes’, wrote prayers or read the letters from the children of the AES in Jordan as we thought about our world. One of our youngest children, in Foundation Stage, summed up the activity perfectly in what he told his Mum:
“I got to do a lovely thing today. I went in a special room, and it had special lights. It had lots of special things for us to play with… Not toys, special things. I put rocks in water and they went away! There were fishes in a tent, and flowers, and you could draw a picture of the person you wanted to say sorry to. In my classroom, there was green sand where you could say sorry. You say sorry to the person and then you go in the sorry sand. Today was a good day”.
Roald Dahl Phizz-Whizzing Day!
To celebrate what would have been Roald Dahl’s 100th Birthday, the children (and staff) had a whoopsy-splunkers day either dressing up as characters (with some winning his books as prizes!), making ‘Dream Catchers’, inventing new BFG words or simply learning all about the stories found in his wonderful books.
To end the day, Y5/Y6 performed some of Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’ to the rest of the school and beautifully sang ‘Pure Imagination’ from the film version of ‘Charlie & the Chocolate Factory’. Can you name the books from the photos?
A really whoopsy-wiffling day!
Lacey Gardens + St. Michael’s = Fun Maths!
Mr Sandy brought his Year 6 Class from Lacey Gardens to take part in a Maths Challenge activity with our own Y6s this morning. The children tried to solve a range of maths tasks together including six digit place value yahtzee, word problems and shape. Best of all, the children enjoyed making new friends and all are looking forward to us visiting Lacey Gardens in the near future.
Year 5 had lots of fun on their day out at the beautiful Hubbards Hills. The weather was perfect and, with plenty of shade available, the children had a great time den building, playing and cooling down in the Lud!
After a wide range of activities we all agree that Maths can be fun! Over the course of the week children made maths games, Top Trump Cards, giant 3D structures and even ate Numicon Biscuits!
The children also went on number searches and followed Maths Treasure Trails around the town designed by Mrs Cass and the week culminated with a design a Maths Hat Competition.
We all learnt that numbers and shapes are all around us and some parents and grandparents found Maths can be fun too!