News from St. Michael's

Year 5 and 6 ‘The Fiver Challenge’

Dear Parents, Now that we are well into the final term of this academic year, we would like to take this opportunity to tell you about an exciting project that the children in Years 5 and 6 will be embarking on shortly – ‘The Fiver Challenge’. The Fiver Challenge, a Young Enterprise Project, has been running for a number of years now. It provides a highly interactive, fun way of introducing financial education, enterprise and the world of work to primary school

St. Michael’s Weekly Post – 18 June 2018

St. Michael’s Weekly Post – 18 June 2018 Notices Four Barrows House Event – Incubator Appeal:  We are proud to announce that we are holding our house event next Friday (22nd June) in order to raise money for new incubators to be bought helping poorly children who have just been born. If you were at Celebration Assembly this morning, you will have heard Dr Bates, Consultant Neonatologist from the Great Western Hospital speaking about the project. On Friday, we ask that you pay

Aldbourne 5k Fun Run 2018

What a fantastic weekend! The fun run entries crept up exponentially towards the start time and people flocked to enter that morning but the wonderful volunteers from the Friends of St Michael’s School let people register up until the last minute and managed a wonderfully organised registration. Our lovely teachers donated much of their Sunday to cheer on their pupils and parents alike as they marshalled the route, smiles on faces and we are all so grateful to them for this.

St. Michael’s Weekly Post – 11 June 2018

St. Michael’s Weekly Post – 11 June 2018 Notices Year 4 Great British Outdoors Day:  Thursday 7th June, Year 4 will spend the day in the Forest.  Children come to school in forest school clothes which are weather appropriate.  If you can volunteer for part or all of the day, please sign up on the sheet on Mr Pavey’s classroom door. Reception Roves Farm Trip:  Reception will be visiting Roves Farm on Tuesday 19th June,.  Please provide consent for your child to attend

Help us bag funds for St Michael’s!

We are delighted that St Michael’s School has been chosen as one of three local community projects for a Bags of Help grant from Tesco, raised from the sale of carrier bags in store. During July and August this summer Tesco will be donating money to our school from their blue and red token scheme. This means that every time someone is given a token at the checkout (in the Marlborough Tesco) and they vote for our charity we will get a donation!

Forest School Clothing

Need help with what clothes to provide for Forest School? For Forest School each child needs named clothes as follows:- Long trousers – both in summer and winter. Long sleeved top – both in summer and winter. Layers of clothing appropriate to the temperature and the season. In winter the children will need at least three layers to keep warm. Waterproof top and trousers or a waterproof all in one suit. Winter – warm socks, hat and gloves. Summer – long trousers, and long sleeved tops are

Friends of St Michael’s School Funding Match

Friends of St Michael’s School – Company Match Funding/Giving. How can you help? What? Match giving or funding is a simple way of maximising funds raised. It is a corporate arrangement where companies pledge to donate to a voluntary or charitable organisation, such as the Friends of St. Michael’s School charity, a sum relating to the amount their employee donates to or raises for the organisation. How? Organisations may match funds in a variety of ways, the most common being: time donated by their staff for

Safeguarding our children

Resources for parents (NSPCC) Working together to help prevent abuse and keep children and young people safe. The NSPCC offer a wide range of resources to help parents, carers and others members of the community, to ensure that they are able to meet their safeguarding responsibilities: NSPCC Helpline – Parents , carers and members of the public can contact the NSPCC helpline whenever they’re worried about a child by calling 0808 800 5000, emailing help@nspcc.org.uk, texting 88858* or contacting us online at nspcc.org.uk/helpline. The helpline

The end of an epic adventure! 

Sadly, the final day arrived. As the sun rose, illuminating the beautiful view we had become so fond of waking up to each day, tired children and adults awoke from their slumber to begin the dreaded packing! Roll? Fold? Chuck it all in and hope for the best? Some people couldn’t quite decide on the best method… could they, Alex!? After another delicious breakfast we hopped on the bus and headed for Portland to tackle our final activity – kayaking. There are not

Reaching new heights! 

This morning we were greeted by a terrible storm and even worse than that, Mr J woke us up at 6.45am because we had the early breakkie slot!  He even took photos of us in our ‘just got out of bed’ look!   Our first activities were orienteering and Jacob’s ladder in the wind and rain but the good old British weather was no match for us… we made the most of the views of the rugged coastline, wrapped up warm and