St. Michael’s Weekly Post – For Week Beginning 29th November 2019

29th November 2019



Message from the School Council & Sue Rodd: 


This year’s Christingle Service is on Sunday 1st December in the church at 4pm. It‘s a lovely way to start the run-up to Christmas, as we celebrate Jesus’ light coming into the world!  Some of the children will be helping make the Christingles in school, so there will be plenty for all.  We will also be blessing the chocolates and chocolate oranges brought by the children instead of Christmas cards that we’ll be sending to the Food Collective to make someone else’s Christmas brighter.  The cash collection goes to support the work of the Children’s Society, so it’s a good way of having fun that also benefits someone else less fortunate.  Finally, the Posada figures (Mary, Joseph and the donkey) will be starting their house-to-house journey round the village, ending at the Crib Service on Christmas Eve.  Sign-up sheets will be in the church.



Year 6: On Thursday 5th December Year 6 will be attending a Chemistry Demonstration at Marlborough College.  We would like some parent volunteers to provide transport there and back where possible.  Please consent for your child to attend the demonstration and indicate if you can help with transport by completing the form overleaf.

Studs and School Shoes:  Please can you ensure that if your child has pierced ears they wear small studs to school.  If possible, please can children refrain from wearing boots and have school shoes. Thank you for your co-operation.

Reception Forest School:  At this time of year the forest is a muddy place. We firmly believe that playing in nature is beneficial for children’s well-being and social skills. We want the children to spend as much time in the forest as possible so they will be coming home in their forest school clothes. They may be very muddy. Parents are more than welcome to change children in the reception outdoor area after school.

Message from Miss Mearns:  We would like some boxes for the children to use to build with – shoe boxes and larger are ideal for them to make boats, rockets, castles etc. We would also like some magazines with photos that appeal to children: cars, wildlife etc. for them to ‘read’ and maybe cut out some of the pictures.

Cake Sale:  On Friday 13th December Liam Munday will be holding a cake sale after school to raise money for Dorothy Hospice at Winsley who looked after his Grandad.  Come along and support such a great cause.

Message from the Aldbourne Heritage Centre: Operation Nightingale will feature on Digging for Britain in their WW2 special on the 11th December 2019.  For more details see https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000c5yk .  More background information can be found at:https://aldbournearchive.wordpress.com/2019/11/18/digging-for-britain-in-aldbourne/

Messages from the PTA:

Bag2School:  Thank you to everyone who brought in bags for Bag2School.  We raised £170!

 Festive Wreath Making Evening
We have a few last places for the Festive Wreath Making Evening at 7:30pm on Thursday 5th December. Tickets are £25 and can be booked by emailing aldbournepta@gmail.com All materials provided. Bring your own drinks (soft drinks provided). If you’re able to help with foliage collection on Wednesday 4th December, please let us know. 

Christmas Fair:  We need some cakes for the Christmas fair, if you are able to make or donate us something yummy, can you please bring it into school on the day before (6th December) or on the actual day. We will be there from 9am to set up so any time after that

If you can’t make the Christmas Fair or you just want to get in there early! A member of the PTA (wearing antlers so you know who they are) will be selling raffle tickets every day next week after school on the playground £1 a ticket.

We would still like some Year 6 Volunteers to help with the fair.  If they would like to help please complete the form overleaf.

School Calendar – Pre-order now!
Today is the last day to pre-order the school calendar for the discounted price of £6 each. Please complete an order form and post in the blue postbox outside the office, along with payment. Calendars will be ready for collection in December. You will also be able to purchase the calendar at the Christmas Fair for £7.50 each.

Have you started your Christmas shopping? Download the FREE Shop&Give reminder to your desktop and raise even more for the school. Whenever you search for shops and products online, you’ll see TheGivingMachine’s ‘giving’ heart next to participating retailers. Click these retailers and you’ll raise a free donation for St. Michael’s C of E School, Aldbourne when you make a purchase – it’s as simple as that! Find out more and download the reminder here: https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/  The Shop&Give app is free to download from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

  Weekly Homework


Year 1 Maths


Pages 24 & 25


Year 2 Maths


Page 24
Year 1 and 2 Phonics and Spellings Phonics book 4 – pages 14 & 15

Phonics book 5 – pages 18 & 19

Phonics 10 min workout – autumn workout 9

Year 3 Maths


Page 33

Page 12

Year 4 Maths


Page 12 Q1 & Q2

Page 25

8 times tables

Year 5 Maths


Page 10

Page 13

Year 6 Maths


Page 10 (Questions 2 to 5 and Q1 if you fancy a challenge!)

Pages 26 & 27

Diary Dates

For the latest , visit the School Diary