Musical Youth!

Is it a guitar? Is it a violin? No – it’s a cello! We love music at St. Michael’s and were delighted to have our cellists play us into worship this week. They practise hard in their Monday lessons and at home so it was good to give them the chance to perform in public! Our youngest children were a little unsure on what instrument they were playing, but got there in the end! We look forward to hearing more from them and our other musicians as the year progresses.
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Awesome Athletes!

Our successful autumn sporting calendar concluded with the Wolds Sports Partnership Sports Hall Athletics held at Monks Dyke Tennyson College. On the ‘track’ there were sprints & relays alongside soft javelin & chest push ball throwing and speed bounce, standing & vertical jump events in the field. Competing in the larger schools event against Lacey Gardens Junior, Holton-le-Clay Junior, Grimoldby Primary and Caistor Primary our team of mixed Year 5/6 produced an outstanding performance to come out on top for the first time in many years! Having lost the Wolds Area Football Final to Caistor last week we explained to the
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TAG Team Triumph!

Another Tournament – Another Win! Competing against North Somercotes, Holton-le-Clay, Lacey Gardens and Grimoldby, our budding Tag Rugby players came out victorious at the Wolds School Sports Partnership Rugby Festival at London Road. With the thirteen teams divided into two leagues St. Michael’s (1) were unbeaten in the ‘Blue League’ and Lacey Gardens (2) won the ‘Green League’ with our two other teams winning at least one game. In a close fought final we ran out 2-0 winners and now head off to Lincoln for the County Finals. Well done to everyone who took part and a big thank you
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Shoebox Appeal

A big thank you to everyone who sent in a shoebox of gifts. Altogether we collected 64 boxes and these were received by Mr Brian Wood, on behalf of Louth Rotary, who was delighted by the number of boxes donated. These boxes will now be heading their way to the Ukraine or Romania in Eastern Europe. We all give gifts to family or friends at Christmas, but this is a wonderful way of showing we care for others – especially as we don’t even know who will receive it. Rotary say they will still receive any late boxes for one
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Be Still…

The last few weeks have been packed full of events and the school seems to have been going on full speed. This week we decided it would also be good to find time to slow down and reflect on what we do and how we treat each other. Our new PSHEE theme is ‘Getting On and Falling Out!’ To help us think about this we created a ‘Thinking Place’ or ‘Prayer Space’ depending on how the children chose to use it. We thought about how individual and special we are, what things we should say thank you for and wondered if
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Party Time – Forties Style!

How would children have celebrated VE Day and the end of the war? To finish their Autumn topic studying WW2 and the children’s book “Carrie’s War”, Y5 & Y6 shared in a party day dancing the jitterbug, baking cookies and playing games of yesteryear like conkers, pick-up sticks, skipping and hopscotch. (Some of us thought these were very modern playground games!!) Lots of fun was had by all and what a great way to finish Term 1!
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Star Wars Reads Day!

From a galaxy far, far away… Ewoks in the classroom & Storm troopers in the corridors – the children had an out-of-this-world day enjoying all things Star Wars whilst sharing books from home, creating giant murals, playing Galactic Football and baking Yoda bread! A big thank you to the publishers DK & Scholastic for the free workbooks, bookmarks and door hangers which all took home and to all the parents for helping with the amazing costumes. Can you identify the different characters? The Force was strong today!
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Fantastic Footballers!

Our Y5/6s entered the Louth School Games Football Tournament at a wet Cordeaux and were delighted to emerge victorious. The A Team proceeded to dominate their group winning all their matches. Their final match was against close rivals Lacey Gardens who, up until that point, were also unbeaten. However, our boys soon took the upper hand and ran out 4-1 winners finishing with a total of 28 goals scored and conceding just the 1! The B Team also had a successful tournament winning three of their five matches to finish third in their group. Well done to everyone for coping
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Phoenician Phonics?

    As part of their Ancient Civilisation topic, Year 3 & Year 4 have been learning about the Phoenicians (who lived around the coast of the Mediterranean 3200BC to 300BC ) and how they used to trade and create a written record of their transactions. The children have also learnt how to ‘barter’ for goods without money like exchanging animal skins for a sack of corn! As a run-up to harvest, the children have also been writing the names of fruit and vegetables in the Phoenician alphabet – but they discovered the Phoenicians didn’t use vowels! Can you crack the Phoenician Code?
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