St. Michael’s Weekly Post – 12th March 2021

12th March 2021


It has been a wonderful first week back in school and it has been so special to see our St Michael’s family back together. It is a pleasure to see so many happy children eager to learn. School has been full of laughter and friendship.


Teacher Development Day

Friday 25th June will now be a TD day and no children will be in school, this is following the postponement of the TD day back in February. As a reminder, Monday the 28th June is also a TD day so we hope you can enjoy the long weekend.


Comic Relief/ Red Nose Day – 19th March

Next Friday is Red Nose Day and House Captains have planned a fun day to raise money for Comic Relief. On the day children will come to school in non-uniform with ‘A splash of red for comic relief’ – this could be a single red sock or lots of red! They would like children to pay a £2 minimum donation on ParentPay (for those who can’t access this, they can bring in the money). During the day children will have a number of missions to undertake in their classes.

Rowan and Oak Classes walk – Wednesday 17th March

This term, Rowan and Oak Classes are exploring Extreme Environments and in particular, we are thinking about mountains over the next few weeks. Although not quite a mountain, on Wednesday 17th March, Rowan and Oak classes will be walking to the highest point in our local area – just outside Baydon – to take measurements such as temperature and wind speed ready to make comparisons with an extreme environment like Mount Everest.


Each class will be out on their walk between 11:30 and 2:30 so they will arrive and leave school at the normal times. In line with COVID guidelines, we will be walking as two separate groups and remain distanced at the destination.


They will need to come to school in clothing appropriate for a day outdoors including a coat, appropriate walking footwear such as trainers or walking boots, and plenty of layers in which to keep warm. They will also need to bring a rucksack to school in which they can bring a packed lunch and plenty of water. If your child normally has a school dinner, Lataca will provide a packed lunch to take with them. We would ask that the children are ready for all eventualities with the weather and be prepared for it to be muddy and slippery underfoot.


We are really looking forward to spending some time taking our classrooms outdoors for the day! If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to get in touch with either Mr Everitt or Mr Pavey, via ClassDojo.


Thank you to Green Machine Computers – The Big Tech Amnesty

We wanted to say a huge thank you to Green Machine Computers who have donated IT equipment to the school, following The Big Tech Amnesty. So many people have generously donated unused IT equipment around Wiltshire which will now be used by our pupils.


Request from Acorn/Hazel/Birch classes

We would love some junk modelling items and spare non-uniform (for forests school days), particularly jogging bottoms, please. We can then quarantine and then use for the children in KS1 (Reception, Year 1 & 2).


Message from Broad Hinton Primary School – Easter Camp

PHSports will be running an Easter camp at Broad Hinton Primary School. Please see attached for further details.



Diary Dates


Date Details Class
Monday 15th March Forest School Birch
Wednesday 17th March Walk – clothing appropriate for a day outdoors including a coat, appropriate walking footwear such as trainers or walking boots, and plenty of layers in which to keep warm Rowan & Oak
Thursday 18th March Brass Ensemble restarts Brass Ensemble
Friday 19th March Forest School Elder
Friday 19th March Red Nose Day – non-uniform ‘A splash of red for comic relief’ Whole School
Monday 22nd March Forest School Hazel
Thursday 1st April Last day of Term 4 – Early finish – If normal collection is at 3:10pm then please collect them at 1pm. If you normally collect your child at 3:20 then please collect them at 1:10pm Whole School
Friday 2nd April Good Friday – Start of Easter holidays Whole School
Monday 19th April Start of Term 5 Whole School
Monday 3rd May Bank holiday – School closed Whole School
Wednesday 19th May Donations of second hand clothing to be collected (more details to follow) Whole School
Friday 28th May Last Day of Term 5 Whole School
Monday 7th June Start of Term 6 Whole School



Teacher Development Days

Friday 25th June 2021

Monday 28th June 2021