St. Michael’s Weekly Post – For Week Beginning 6th December 2019

6th December 2019

PTA Christmas Fair at St Michael’s School

Saturday 7th December 11.30am to 1.30pm

Meet Santa, enjoy lots of games and prizes, food and drinks

Raffle prizes include Roves Farm tickets, £50 Boden voucher, Cotswold Wildlife Park tickets, Jungle Kingdom Tickets and much more!

The PTA will be selling tickets on the playground after school on Friday.

If you can make some cakes, please bring them into school on Friday or on the day from 9am.

Thank you for your support and hope to see you there!

 Year 5 and 6 Mayan Day:  Next Thursday we will be holding a Mayan themed day for Years 5 and 6. On the day we will bring together all our learning from terms 1 and 2 having a focus on the food the ancient Maya ate, the role of astronomy in their civilisation and ceremonies they took part in.

For the day it would be brilliant if children could create their own headdress using a strip of card and attaching things such as feathers and strips of paper or card to it.  In terms of Mayan attire, it would be great if children could adapt or re-use their previous Ancient Greek or Ancient Egypt costumes, otherwise they could come to school wearing bright colours.

We can’t wait to immerse ourselves in all things Maya!

If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to ask Mr Jarvis and Mr Pavey

Message from The School Council:  Thank you to everyone who provided chocolate oranges/selection boxes. The food bank were thrilled with how many we had collected.

Parent Workshop (20th December 2019):  Each year we invite you to come along to this fun workshop from 9am to 11am.  The Teachers share a story, and the children and adults solve the problem in the workshop.   This year the workshop will be to make an Angel.  Please come along with siblings, grandparents, aunties, uncles and carers, bring any craft materials you may wish to use to make your Angel and join us for a fun morning!

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.

Whole School trip to the Wyvern Theatre:  On the 18th December the whole school will be travelling to the Wyvern Theatre to see Sleeping Beauty.  Please check your ParentPay account to give consent for your child to attend.

 Messages from the PTA:

 Burns Night Ceilidh Dance:  On Saturday 18th January 2019 Aldbourne PTA are proud to present the 2019 Burns Night Ceilidh Dance at the Memorial Hall.  BYO ‘posh picnic’, cash bar, live band and caller. Tickets are £12.50 Tickets available from the post office or online at https://www.tickettailor.com/events/friendsofstmichaelsschoolaldbourn/324799

Have you started your Christmas shopping? Download the FREE Shop&Give reminder to your desktop and raise even more for the school. Find out more and download the reminder here: https://www.thegivingmachine.co.uk/shop-and-give/

Message from Aldbourne Book Group:  Stories around the Christmas Tree, Aldbourne Children’s Book Group’s annual event in St Michael’s Church will be on Friday 13th December starting straight after school at 3.30pm until 5pm. There’ll be mulled wine, mince pies, soft drinks, and readings of warm and funny Christmas stories. Also, we’ll have a craft table for children to make a little present for a busy adult in their life. It’s all free for ACBG members, but you can always join up at the event.

Weekly Homework

Last homework of the this term

Year 1 Maths


Pages 32


Year 2 Maths


Page 25
Year 1 and 2 Phonics and Spellings Phonics book 4 – pages 18 & 19

Phonics book 5 – pages 21 – 23

Phonics 10 min workout – autumn workout 10

Spellings – page 15

Year 3 Maths


Page 9

Page 13

Year 4 Maths


Page 9 Q1 & Q2 only

Page 26

8 times tables

Year 5 Maths


Page 11

Page 14

Year 6 Maths


Page 11

Pages 22 & 23


What’s on Week Beginning 9th December 2019

Monday 9th  December Year 2 Forest School 1pm Forest School
Years 2–6 12.30 School Choir
Reception Mrs Adey will be in school to change the children’s library books.  Please ensure your child has their library book in their book bag.
Tuesday 10th   December Year 6 1pm Forest School
Year 1 Mrs Hanlon will be in school to change the children’s library books.  Please ensure your child has their library book in their book bag.
Wednesday 11th December Reception 1pm Forest School
Thursday 12th  December Invited KS2 1pm Forest School
Brass Players 2.30pm Brass Ensemble
Friday 13th  December No Celebration Assembly
Volunteers 9.45am Thank you Coffee and Mince Pies
Invited KS2 1pm Forest School
Saturday 14th  December Brass Ensemble Performing in Aldbourne Brass Band Christmas Concert.  6pm in St Michael’s Church.  Please can children be at the church for 5.45pm in their school uniform. The Choir are not taking part in this.

Dates for Term 2 2019


No Forest School this week


17th December Whole Community Nativity play in St. Michael’s Church

2pm and 6pm

18th December Whole School Trip to the Wyvern Theatre to see Sleeping Beauty (morning performance).
19th December Whole School Christmas Lunch
20th December Whole Community Parent workshop 9 -11am Tea & Coffee provided
Whole School School closes at 1.15pm
6th January 2020 School closed for TD Day
7th January 2020 School re-opens for Term 3



Diary Dates

For the latest , visit the School Diary