A group of children from Y3/4 had the opportunity to try the paralympic sport of New Age Curling at Cordeaux Academy competing against other local schools. The children had a great time, behaved impeccably and finished third!
Well done all!
Disability Sport Awareness Day
Year 5 had the wonderful opportunity to try out a range of disability sports at the Meridian Centre whilst meeting local coaches and participants. The children have previously played the disability sports of Boccia, Goalball and New Age Curling at school, but they were able to try Wheelchair Basketball, Walking/Blind Football, Archery and Table Cricket at this event especially laid on to raise awareness of disability in Louth.
The children had a fantastic time with our good friend Scott (known as ‘Wheels’ to all) who has cerebral palsy, but still enjoys cricket and wheelchair basketball. ‘Wheels’ introduced each of the activities to them and shared information about disability and how it impacts on his life.
St. Michael’s Lets Talent Shine!
We had a super night at school for our ‘Let It Shine’ Talent Variety Show! We had marvellous performances by the children with singing, dancing, instrumentalists and even comedy (and then there was the Staff act..!)
Well done to Eloise & Martha, ‘The Matilda Twins’, who won on the night and a big thank you to everyone who auditioned and helped out – lots of fun and we raised £330 for the School Fund too!
As for the Staff, ‘Grease is the Word!’
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.