St Michaels School Stewkley

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Buckingham Schools Sports Partnership Awards 2017 (4 images)

We are pleased to announce that St Michael's Year 6 pupil, Megan Paul-Thomas has been awarded the Cottesloe Family's Gifted and Talented Award for her dedication and achievements in football inside and outside school. For those of the school community who don't know Megan; she is on the England Talent Pathway for U15, despite being only 11. So far in her career she has played for MK Dons and Oxford Utd at the highest level for her age. This year she has been an inspiration to many girls in the school who have started playing football and led the Year 5/6 team to a famous victory in the Aylesbury Vale Cup. An outstanding sports person, the school wishes Megan all the best with her future footballing career and congratulate her on this well-deserved award. During the Partnership's annual Celebration Evening, St Michael's was also awarded with the Cottesloe Family Primary School's Achievement Award for the third time in 5 years. This was awarded to the school who has shown a commitment to the provision of PE and school sport through the year which has been measured by participation, opportunity and achievement.

Public Speaking Competition 2017 (4 images)

Many congratulations to all our finalists at yesterday’s KS 2 Public Speaking Competition – Poppy and Max in Year 3, Chloe, Ellis, Noah, Charlie in Year 4, Sam and Ethan in Year 5, Lulu and Ben in Year 6. All the presentations were outstanding. After some tricky deliberations by our guest judges- Mr McClellan, Mrs Dickens and Mrs Woodcock (Deputy Head of English at The Cottesloe School) the Debbie Walton Public Speaking Cup was awarded to Ben in Year 6 with a talk on ‘How to win a Public Speaking Competition’. The Highly Commended Salver was awarded to Sam with a talk on ‘Crazes through the Ages.’ Thank you to our judges and to all KS 2 pupils who worked so hard on their presentations, through to the class heats and then the final.

Year 5 6 Production - Hoodwinked (166 images)

What a great performance Year 5 and 6 put on this week - from the dress rehearsal to the two performances for parents. It was a slick performance, funny and beautifully performed. The children clearly enjoyed themselves and we were proud of them all. Their singing was incredible, particularly the last song which brought a tear to my eye. Thank you to all the parents who supported their children. As you can probably appreciate an enormous amount of effort had been made by all the pupils to learn their lines and songs and by all the teaching and support staff who helped with the production, costumes and props. Well done everybody and thank you. A collection was made at the end of the performances for The Friends Association Playground Make Over Project, £205 was donated – many thanks. Another £50 can be added on as a generous donation from the parents of the Year 6 Leavers.

Afternoon Tea with Mrs Peacock (3 images)

Well done to Ruben and Tommy in Year 6, Florence and Nataniel in Year 5, Chloe, Sanchia, Eloise and Ellis in Year 4, Lucy and Isobelle in Year 3, Connie and Jacob in Year 2, Constance and Oliver in Year 1 and Seth and Azura in Foundation who have all demonstrated excellent attitude to their learning and adapted themselves consistently this half term. We were joined by Mrs Farran and Mrs Kemp.

Year Foundation trip to College Lake (4 images)

On Friday 14th July, our Foundation class together with Mrs Brakels, Mrs Bush and volunteer helpers Ms Ball, Miss Kent, Ms Woolley, Mrs Lea, Mrs Gold Senior, Mrs Smith and Mrs Johnson set off to College Lake near Tring for a day of outdoor learning with a first-hand experience of nature and wildlife. The weather was kind to us and everyone had a most enjoyable time. One of the highlights of the trip was at lunchtime - the teddy bears hid everyone’s picnics but luckily there were some footsteps the children could follow into the woods to find them! The teddy bears also enjoyed joining in with the picnic! Thank you to all the volunteer helpers who made the trip possible.

School Games County Finals - Year 5 6 Quad kids (3 images)

On the 7th July some Year 5 and 6 (and 4) pupils went to Stoke Mandeville Stadium to compete in the Quad kids finals. We were competing against different counties. We had 7 girls and 8 boys – Lulu, Megan, Izzy, Cass, Florence, Anna, Eloise, Reuben, Alex, Paolo, Ben, Callum, Tommy, Logan and Owen. It was extremely sunny but it made it a lot harder for us. All together we came 4th overall out of 8 different counties. Out of 64 boys participating Reuben came 5th, Alex 14th, Paolo 15th, Ben 27th, Callum 31st, Tommy 38th, Logan 41st, Owen 42nd. Out of 64 girls Lulu came 14th, Megan 15th, Florence, 30th, Cass 32nd, Izzy, Anna, Eloise joint 33rd.

School Games County Finals - Year 4 Hockey (1 images)

Taking place at the Meadowcroft astro in Aylesbury the hockey event included 8 tournament-winning teams from all areas of the county. Our Year 4 team of Harry, Dylan, Joshua, Sinead , Sophie and Chloe got off to a nervous start against Gateway School but still managed to snatch a 2-2 draw. Following a narrow 2-1 loss to Mk school, Middleton, they bounced back to beat Great Kingshill 3-2. Another fine win followed, 3-0 against Haddenham, before they suffered another narrow defeat to Gerrards Cross 1-2. St Michael's then came up against an organised Oxley Park team , eventual winners of the tournament , and lost 3-0. However they picked themselves up magnificently to win the final game against Holy Trinity and finish in a fantastic 4 th place overall. Well done to the whole team who coped well with some tough games on very hot day and were a credit to St Michael's throughout.

Stewkley Village Hall Flower and Vegetable Show and Fete (1 images)

This annual event is always an enjoyable afternoon. I am always amazed at the vast array of produce which is grown and displayed at the show. I am also full of admiration for everyone who enters an exhibit as I am not yet a successful gardener and my efforts are usually rather pathetic. However, I will persevere and not give up ! Our entry this year was based around wheels; Gardening Club have painted tyres and planted them with flowers and tyres are becoming a feature in our playgrounds. We called our entry ‘Wheeling to Success’ as this is what we are doing. Many villagers have commented on the fantastic entry we displayed and we won 1st prize for our section. Thank you to Mrs Clarke and her enthusiastic gardening club. The tyres are currently at the front of the school for all to admire. Please do come and have a look at them. Last week, a very pleasant lady and gentleman visited our school and photographed the courtyard area at school. They are organising the Stoke Hammond Show at the beginning of September. Unfortunately we are not able to display fresh produce in the show but they wanted to photograph some of the great things we are doing .The gardening club also created a beautiful basket of herbs, early apples , flowers, rhubarb and plums – all from our grounds. Our visitors were very impressed and left with lots of photographs. We certainly are a green fingered bunch at the moment!

Aylesbury Vale District Athletics Championships (3 images)

Twenty four pupils from KS2 travelled over to Stoke Mandeville stadium after school on Monday for an exciting evening of track and field athletics . Competing against 7 other schools in Group C of the championships (where groups are set based on the KS2 pupils numbers) St Michael's started the event well with some excellent long jump and shot results , with some children taking part in their very first athletics competition. Throughout the evening there were numerous notable performances with everyone doing their best to accumulate points which would contribute to the overall team result. The relays were particularly successful with St Michael's winning 3 of the 4 races, thanks to the wealth of great sprinters we have at the moment, as well as the practice the children have put into their changeovers. At the end of the event St Michael's were rewarded for their efforts by winning the overall team competition by 20 points from Bierton School. Individual event winners included Lulu Woodward-Harris (LJ and 80m), Reuben Simister (80m) Ollie Scott (60m) Eloise Simister (60m) Sanchia Kirchin (LJ) Cassiopeia Kirchin (SHOT) but there were numerous outstanding performances from the entire team that ensured such an incredible result. Therefore well done to all of the above athletes plus Mason Stanmore, Isabelle Massey, Stuie Joy-Young, Bobby & Kirsty Roadnight, Megan Paul-Thomas, Emma Hughes, Harry McKenna, Dylan Mansfield, Ruben Martins-Miranda, Paolo Gray, Callum Meader, Sophie Ford, Frankie Joy-Young, Emily Axten-Blackwell, Izzy Vaile, Ben Ryan and Thomas Dooley on a brilliant performance and thanks to all the parents and staff who turned up to support on a great night of athletics.

Sports Day Friday 30th June 2017 (130 images)

The weather was perfect for us – cloudy but warm so I did not have to worry about children dehydrating or getting sun burnt! Both the key stage 1 and 2 activities went really well and it was lovely to see all the children active and working as a team. The drummers then opened up the more traditional part of our sports day with a parade around the field. The drumming was excellent as usual and my thanks go to Mrs Handsley Jones for organising this. The school followed the drummers holding flags of different countries and then sat down in their year groups. The whole event ran very smoothly and my thanks go to all the staff for being so efficient. Special thanks must go to Mrs Munday who organised the event, getting the equipment in the right places at the right time and judging at the end of the track. Thank you! I think it was a fantastic morning. The children were excellent both in their running and their support for each other. It was a close end result, but there has to be a winning team and the results were as follows; Durham 938points York 911 points Lincoln 894 points Exeter 878 points. Sky Pusey and Tommy Meader as Durham house captains led the lap of honour for their team around the track . The family picnic afterwards was relaxed and enjoyable. Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, friends and relatives who supported the event. It was fantastic to see so many of you and made the event even more special.

National School Sport Week (11 images)

Wake and Shake every morning for National Sports Week. In worship on Monday morning, I spoke to the children about the benefits of regular exercise and healthy eating. The whole school and staff then went out onto the field and started the week with a warm up to a favourite song of mine. On Tuesday Miss Emery and the sports leaders led the warm up and so the week has continued. Children have been encouraged to join us and warm up their bodies before going into class. We would be most interested to hear if your child has enjoyed the warm up sessions. Do drop in and tell us if you have a spare moment.

Buckingham School Sports Partnership Quadkids Athletics Festival – Friday 23rd June 2017 (1 images)

For the 3rd year running St Michael's played host to 3 other schools, Buckingham, Newton Longville and Whitchurch and organised the Quad kids festival, on behalf of the Buckingham Schools Sports Partnership. Quad kids is a team event where athletes all complete over 4 events; 70m, 600m, long jump and howler throw . The points are then accumulated by the top 4 boys and girls from each school are added up to give a team total. It was an exciting afternoon of high quality performances with numerous personal bests finishing with the gruelling 600m ! Out of 20 girls and 20 boys participating , the St Michael's pupils finished in the following positions - Lulu (2nd) Issy (7th) Cass (8th) Anna (11th) Hannah (13th) Reuben (2nd) Paolo (4th) Callum (5th) Ben (6th) Alex 9th . This fantastic result meant St Michael's emerged as winners of the event for the second year running meaning they now qualify for the County Finals on 7th July. Mrs Munday would like to say a huge thank you to parent governors Gillian Evans and Susie Brister for calculating the scores and the numerous parents, teachers and ex-pupils for assisting with time-keeping, officiating, tidying up and providing refreshments .

Year 3 & 4 Egyptian Day - Thursday 8th June (201 images)

What a smashing successful day Year 3 and 4 had last Thursday all dressed up for an Ancient Egyptian experience in school. History off the Page were superb and managed to transform our school hall into Ancient Egyptian times. The pupils had dressed up and were all engaged while discovering what life in Ancient Egypt was like. As well as visiting the activity tables – which were manned by parent volunteers – the children enjoyed a banquet, music, storytelling and dancing. They took home some handmade artefacts too. We need to say a huge THANK YOU to all the helpers who, without them the day would not have been possible.

Buckingham Schools Kwik Cricket Tournament – Monday 19th June (1 images)

Sixteen pupils from Years 5 and 6 enjoyed a beautiful (but hot!) summer's day down at Stewkley's Recreation Ground on Monday whilst taking part in the annual Kwik Cricket Tournament organised by the Bucks Cricket Board. The Boys team of Sam, Alex, Ruben, Charlie, Owen, Tommy , Callum and Paolo played some brilliant cricket, taking some great catches, scoring multiple boundaries and bowling tightly, ensuring three fine victories against Long Crendon, Quainton and Bourton Meadow. This meant they qualified for the final, where they narrowly lost a nail-biting game in the final over. The girls team of Kirsty, Megan, Naina, Natalia, Lulu, Sky, Issy and Hannah secured a fine victory against Roundwood but suffered two narrow losses to Bourton and Buckingham to finish in 4th place overall. Well done to all the players who behaved impeccably and patiently all day despite the waiting around between games and searing heat. Thanks also to the parents who supported the children and helped to supervise the children.

Aylesbury Vale FA Girls League & Cup FINAL 2017 (1 images)

This year St Michael's entered a team in the girl's football league for the first time . 16 teams entered the competition and matches began in the autumn with a round robin mini league format where each team played 3 other schools. Finishing 2nd in their league St Michael's progressed through the knockout stages to meet Haddenham School, winners of the Aylesbury Vale Girls tournament at the start of the year and unbeaten this season. Whitchurch School very kindly offered to host the game and on Friday the team of 10 girls from Years 5 & 6 travelled the short distance to meet their opponents. The game started well for St Michael's with Megan converting one of several chances, but Haddenham evened the score just before half-time. Another goal by Megan made it 2-1 but the opposition grabbed a second equaliser with 6 minutes to go. With 2 minutes of normal time left St Michael's were awarded a penalty. Unfortunately the 'stand-in' goalie tipped Megan's attempt over the bar meaning the tie would go into 6 minutes of additional time. With the score still at 2-2 after extra time penalties loomed. In a nail-biting contest where most shots were saved or put over the crossbar, it was Kirsty who scored the decisive winner with a well taken strike into the top left hand corner of the goal. St Michael's were Aylesbury Vale Champions!

West Bletchley Carnival – Drummers (2 images)

The School Jubilee Drummers, performed at West Bletchley Carnival last weekend (10th June). The children, along with their friends and families, joined to form a massed band with players from the Water Eaton Samba band. Together they made a fantastic sound, and were very impressive as they paraded through the streets. The crowds lining the streets were dancing along to the rhythm as they played, and it was just like being famous, with so many cameras pointing at them as they performed. It was along walk and lots of playing, but everyone kept going right until the end, when the band played until the whole procession had finished. The players from the other band were very impressed with our performance, and have invited us to play with them again in the future. Well done everyone. Parents Mrs Norfolk and Mrs Allen said “They did so well - it was really tricky, new beats and rhythms that they hadn't heard before but they kept trying and didn't give up! We managed to get roped in to the fun and we found it hard to keep up!!

Year 6 Games at The Cottesloe School – Wednesday 7th June (3 images)

On Wednesday, all of our Year 6 pupils, along with four Year 5 children, travelled the short distance to The Cottesloe School to participate in the annual Buckingham Schools Sports Partnership Year 6 Games. Six schools from the local area enjoyed a busy and blustery morning of competitive games across a range of sports: football, netball, rounders, mini tennis, table tennis, tag rugby and hockey. The children enjoyed several hours of intense but enjoyable competition and should all be congratulated on their effort and sporting behaviour throughout. They were rewarded with some fantastic results gaining top 3 places in most competitions. With 6 or 7 teams competing in each sport, St Michael's finished 2nd in football, 3rd in tennis, 2nd in Table tennis, 2nd in Tag, 5th in rounders and 3rd in netball . Special mention should go to the hockey team of Megan, Natalia, Holly, Ben and Sam who won every game to win the competition with Sam (Year 5) being voted player of the tournament by the Cottesloe sports leaders. Overall St Michael's finished in a fantastic 2nd place overall. Congratulations to all the pupils who took part and thank you to all the parents who transported the children which made our participation in the event possible.

Year 6 Tag Rugby Festival – Thursday 25th May (1 images)

On the Thursday before half-term, 10 of our Year 6 pupils attended a Tag Rugby Festival at Buckingham School. Nine teams took part in the event and were divided into 2 pools. St Michael's were in Pool 1. Our opening game proved to be tremendously fast-paced against Steeple Claydon, with a blinding first try from Reuben S followed swiftly by one from Alex and a second from Reuben. Each side, matched try for try, ending the game in a 3-3 draw. Over the next couple of games our team's performance got stronger and stronger with 3-1 wins against both North Marston (Paolo 1, Reuben 2) and Roundwood (Reuben 1, Paolo 1, Alex 1). In their final game however, St Michael's met their match in Bourton Meadow, ending in a 5-1 defeat (Cass 1). As the runners up in Pool 1, St Michael's were in the play-offs against Grenville from Pool 2, to battle it out for 3rd and 4th position. It was another very evenly-matched game which could have gone either way. Unfortunately, Grenville pipped us at the post with a 3-2 win, despite terrific tries coming from Owen W. and Lulu.Well done to all our participants who battled hard on an extremely hot afternoon - Owen W, Sam,

Jubilee Drummers - Sunday 21st May (1 images)

On Sunday the Jubilee Drummers played at the Stewkley Village Fair. They played enthusiastically to a delighted crowd of supporters. The sun shone for them, as they performed their favourite samba rhythms. At the end the children invited the audience to join in, and they all played very well together. Well done everyone who attended!

Cricket match v William Harding School – Monday 22nd May (1 images)

There was a Year 5/6 cricket match against William Harding School at The Rec on Monday 22nd May. St Michael’s had a victorious win, scoring 252 runs whilst William Harding School scored 159. Both teams started with 200 runs. When you get out, your team loses 5 runs. St Michael’s had a total of 13 wickets. William Harding School had 4 wickets. Ruben M, Owen M, Alex, Callum, Sam O and Sam B all got at least one wicket. St Michael’s also batted well. Participants : Year 6 – Ruben M, Owen M, Alex, Tommy, Callum, Sam O and Paolo Year 5 – Bobby, Sam B, Ethan. Player of the Match – Ruben M for his excellent wicket keeping.

Buckingham Triathlon Sunday 21st May (3 images)

We had a fantastic time on Sunday at the Buckingham Triathlon, the challenge consisted of a swim (between 2 and 6 lengths), a cycle (between 800m and 2k) and a run (between 600m and 1.2k). This is no mean feat at any age but our competitors were between and 7 and 10 years old! There were lots of children competing and all did so with a smile on their faces, for most of the time at least! The sun stayed out and everyone completed the course. Big congratulations to Anna, George, Sophie, Sam and Jacob for taking part!

Year 5/6 Tennis Festival – Thursday 18th May (1 images)

On Thursday 4 pupils from Year 5 and 6 travelled to Aylesbury Tennis Club to participate in a Mini Orange tennis tournament against 7 schools from both the Buckingham and Stoke Mandeville School Sports Partnerships. St Michael’s first game proved to be a tough one against Bourton Meadow but as the afternoon went on the team of Sam, Owen, Megan and Florence got better and better and gained wins against Overstone and Turnfurlong schools and a narrow loss to Bedgrove. Considering the pupils were up against some excellent club players they equipped themselves well and gave their opponents some tough games. Well done to the team on their final position of 2nd in their group as well as their fantastic behaviour, positive attitude and support for each other.

Wingrave Netball Club Hi5 Netball Tournament – Friday 12th May (2 images)

On Friday afternoon 12 of our Year 5/6 pupils participated in Wingrave Netball Club’s latest friendly primary schools tournament. 16 teams from 9 local schools as well as a Wingrave club team played a total of 56 games during two and a half hours of exciting match play. The St Michael's Stars of Sam, Ruben, Lulu, Issy, Hannah and Cassiopeia (all from Year 6) won 6 out of their 7 games and finished top of their group , with Issy being awarded 'player of the team' for her incredible energy, great passing and moving into space. The Rockets team of Leah, Kirsty, Niamh, Imogen (Year 5) Owen & Michael (Year 6) were playing their first tournament and equipped themselves brilliantly against older , more experienced and in some games much taller opposition. They narrowly lost most of their games by a single goal but two goals by Imogen in the game against group winners Ashmead earned them a 2-2 draw. Leah was awarded ' player of the team' for great support play, finding space and relentless effort throughout. Well done to all the players and thanks to all of the parents who stayed to support.

Happy’s Circus came to Stewkley ! (15 images)

A very big thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday. I hope you enjoyed the whole afternoon as much as I did. The circus arrived that morning, weaving through the village and settling on our school field at about 8am. The circus team worked quickly and efficiently and before we knew it, there was a big top in front of us . It was all very exciting! The Friends Committee then worked tirelessly to prepare food and drinks, a cake stall, raffle, seating and other activities. At 12 o’clock the gates opened and families wandered in to enjoy a snack and have a chat. Despite looking like it might rain , we were lucky and the sun actually shone later in the day. The circus was very entertaining and it was lovely to see the children so enthralled by the different acts . We were laughing one minute then oooh-ing and aaah-ing the next. It was all good fun!

Charlotte Edwards visits the School (21 images)

On Thursday the school was lucky enough to receive a visit from ex England cricket captain Charlotte Edwards, arguably one of the best global female cricketers of all time. As part of her role as ECB ambassador she visits schools and clubs around the country with the main aim of 'inspiring the next generation’. The ECB's main focus this season is the new 'All Stars' initiative for 5-8 year olds and The Chance To Shine programme in schools, but they continue to work towards encouraging all age groups to pick up the game, especially GIRLS. During the afternoon Charlotte assisted The Bucks ECB coaches with fun cricket activities across all age groups finishing with an after-school session for Year 5 &6. She also delivered an assembly on the ECB initiatives where pupils were given the opportunity to ask questions about her career.

Girls Football: Semi Final Cup Match v Bearbrook – Friday 5th May (2 images)

In the first half, St Michael's created numerous chances to score but were thwarted by a quick Bearbrook defender and their nimble goalkeeper. 5 minutes after the break they were finally rewarded by an accurate strike from player-of -the -match Megan to go 1-0 up. Both teams survived several goal chances in a nail-biting 10 minutes until Kirsty powered the ball into the back of the net with the final kick of the game to ensure a 2-0 victory. Despite the fact that most of the girls hadn't played a game of football back in the autumn they have progressed enormously during the season thanks to the effort they have put in , their enthusiasm and desire to improve and the inspiration they have gained from their experienced and talented captain Megan. The team now look forward to an Love, Hope, Respect, Forgive exciting Cup Final against Haddenham or Overstone. Well done to Megan, Lulu, Cass, Hannah, Sky, Kourtnee-Jai, Leah, Kirsty, Niamh and Imogen on another great performance, to Mr Jones for refereeing and the many parents and siblings who came along to support.

Year 1 and 2 Trip to Coventry Museum – 25th April 2017 (38 images)

As part of their topic work covered last term on The Jolly Postman and transport, Year 1 and 2 visited Coventry Transport Museum and had a smashing time. The children in Year 2 wrote recounts of their visit. Matilda wrote “…Arriving at the museum the first thing I saw was a motorbike it was old and fragile. Next I strolled through the corridor and I saw a Penny Farthing and a Bone Shaker tricycle. When I saw the tricycle I said “This is my favourite!” Lottie wrote “…After the first group had lunch we went to look around the galleries. I liked looking at all the simulators downstairs. There was a pretend simulator that made you feel as if you were in a real one. But I didn’t go in. Then unfortunately it was time to go so we went into our room to get all of our things, lined up ready to go home on the coach…”

St-Michaels London Marathon Runners! (1 images)

Both Miss Emery and Mrs Kirchin completed the London Marathon on Sunday! Very well done to both of them. Despite having a heavy fall at mile nine, Miss Emery still finished under 4 hours ! Mrs Kirchin, who was running her first marathon finished after 5 hours 45. Amazing achievements. If anyone would still like to donate to their respective charities please see them direct or via the school office.

Maths Day – Friday 21st April (27 images)

Last Friday we had a fantastic day enjoying ‘Maths Across the Curriculum’. Each class started the day by reading a book with their teacher. The books were all starting points for a day of maths. The range of different activities was amazing; some children were calculating area and perimeter with crackers and shreddies, some children were weighing and measuring bags of carrots calculating the mean weight, length and so on. One class were estimating and counting shoes, others multiplying penguins, another investigating remainders . M and M’s were used to measure the length and width of a desk and Lego to construct legs and feet. It really was an incredible range of creative ideas which every class seemed to thoroughly enjoy. Thank you to all the staff for planning such an exciting day and to Mrs Cockroft who researched a fantastic list of books to use.

Buckingham School Sports Partnership Year 2 Athletics Festival – Wednesday 26th April (5 images)

twelve pupils from Year 2 enjoyed an afternoon of fun athletics activities organised by the Cottesloe School for the Buckingham Schools Sports Partnership. Alongside pupils from seven other local schools, the pupils participated in a variety of disciplines including hurdles, javelin, shot , discus, standing long jump, speed bounces, balance beams and sprints which encompassed the KS1 PE fundamentals , Agility , Balance & Co-ordination. Well done to Archie, Jarred, Daniel, Sam, Jenson, Zach, Connie, India-Rose, Sophie, Anna, Harper and Violet on some fine athletic performances, and to the Year 6 Sports leaders Callum and Thomas who helped Mrs Munday to supervise and encourage the children .

Year 4 Quicksticks Hockey Tournament on Monday 24th April (2 images)

On Monday afternoon 24 pupils from Year 4 participated in a Quicksticks Hockey tournament at the Newton Longville astro. Seventeen teams from High Ash, Overstone, Brill, Bourton Meadow, Brookmead, Whitchurch and Buckingham schools as well as 4 teams from St Michael's, played 45 matches in the initial round robin stage of the competition. The St Michael's teams were ably managed by Year 6 leaders Thomas, Sonny, Owen and Megan and all matches were competently umpired by Year 6's Paolo and Sam alongside ex -pupils Thomas McKenna and Sam Munday. After almost 2 hours of exciting hockey Brill emerged as the tournament winners with the St Michael's Comets team (Noah, Sam, Alice, Sanchia, Elena and George) finishing in joint 3rd position. The Rockets team (Archie, Ellis, Phoebe, Eloise, Emily Joshua O) the Stars Team (Dylan, Harry, Josh P, Sophie, Sinead, Chloe G) and the Comets teams all finished runner -ups in their groups, a fantastic St Michael's achievement and the Jets (Cody, Chloe H, Ruby, Thomas, Charlie, Emily ) did well in their first tournament to finish 6th. Many thanks to all of the staff and parents who assisted me with the running of the tournament. With the numbers involved it was an ambitious project but resulted in a positive experience for all players and just as importantly the schools' leaders who made it such a great success.

Afternoon Tea 2nd Half Spring Term (5 images)

Last half term the whole school focussed on perseverance as our learning behaviour. I am sure you will have seen images of Perseverance Percy around the school. At the end of the half term two pupils were chosen from each class to join me for afternoon tea. These children were chosen by their teachers because they had shown a fantastic effort and demonstrated perseverance in all their learning. We had a lovely afternoon joined by one of our Governors, Ms Brister. Again the children managed to eat everything on the table and chat about their holiday plans and achievements last term. Well done to Ellie S, Oliver H, Isobel M, Matilda R, Harper C, Jack B, Sam D, Hannah W, Maisy P, Cody C, Riley H, Archie M, Imogen H, Logan D, Nicole H, Izzy V.

Visit by Pip and Squeak last term to Foundation (3 images)

Foundation staff and pupils would like to say a big thank you to Mr and Mrs Blackwell for bringing along their sheep - Pip and lamb - Squeak to visit our Foundation Unit. Part of their topic work last term including ‘Growing’. The children really enjoyed being in close proximity of the sheep and lamb and asked lots of questions. All were well behaved !

Year 5 & 6 Greek Day (104 images)

Easter Competition (13 images)

Thank you to everyone who took part – what a fantastic display we have had! The winners have been given an Easter egg and mug, the runners up and Easter egg and everyone who entered the competition was given a chocolate treat. Look out on the school web site for some photographs!

Girls Football match v Edlesborough away – Monday 27th March (1 images)

On Monday 27th March some Year 5 and 6 girls went to Edlesborough to play a football match against them. In the first 3 minutes of the game, Edlesborough scored a goal and we all thought that they were going to beat us. We didn’t then score a goal until the second half when Megan, in Year 6, scored a fantastic goal. From then on we all played very well and went on to score two more goals, scored by Megan. This made the final score 3-1.We were very proud about that and Megan got man of the match. We would like to thank Mrs Munday for taking her time out of lunch to let us practise. Because of our accomplishment we are now through to the semi-final.

Aylesbury Vale Cup Football semi-final match v Bierton – Friday 24th March 2017 (1 images)

It was an exciting game with many scoring opportunities created at both ends of the pitch but it was Bierton who finished their chances and emerged as 5-0 victors. The score did not represent the game played, St Michael's played one of their best games of the season and each player should be proud of the way they battled right to the end of the game. Well done to Man of the Match Ruben in goal, Paolo, Alex , Tommy, Sam, Rueben , Callum, Thomas and Megan on an excellent performance against tough opposition.

PE Leadership Conference – Thursday 23rd March (1 images)

The conference at Stoke Mandeville ran a series of workshops to train the selected children, enabling them to go back to school and train other pupils to support them in their roles. Running concurrently was a workshop for staff which Mrs Munday and I attended, focusing on running a Change 4 Life club within our school. Over the coming weeks, our young leaders will be setting up a Change 4 Life club to encourage children to become more active, helping them take steps to developing sports skills through a variety of games and activities. All of our leaders came away from the conference buzzing with ideas and brimming with enthusiasm to get the activities up and running.

Hockey Tournament at Vandyke School - Sunday 19th March (2 images)

For the fourth year running St Michael's entered teams in the Leighton Buzzard hockey tournament at Van Dyke School, where they came up against club teams from Aylesbury, Olney, Leighton Buzzard, Luton and Shefford & Sandy.

Bucks Primary Schools Basketball Finals – Thursday 16th March (1 images)

As St Michael's were recent runner-ups in the Buckingham Schools Basketball Event the team were invited to take part in the County Finals at Stoke Mandeville . Here they came up against teams from 6 other schools in the Wycombe, Chesham , Aylesbury and MK areas. Competition was stiff and there were some very experienced, talented and TALL players on court. However the St Michael's team equipped themselves well in some tough and sometimes physical matches. Despite not securing a victory they gained several draws and lost some games by single goals. Well done to Megan, Sky, Lulu, Cassiopeia, Isabella, Olivia, Ben, Alex, Reuben, Ruben, Paolo and Sonny for their determination and commitment throughout the tournament.

KS 2 Cross Country Championships at Waddesdon 18th March (8 images)

Every child running for St Michael's turned up on time eager to run and every child made it up and down the hills to complete the course. Every one of them should be extremely proud of their performance as their determination and effort ensured that St Michael's were able to secure 3rd place in both the girls and boys competitions. This meant an overall position of second place ! There were so many fine performances but special mention should go to our two medalists - Rueben who finished 10th in the 5/6 Boys and Sophie who came 8th in the 3/4 girls.

Echoes 7 Concert ‘Songs for Life’ - Monday 20th March (2 images)

The concert started at 7pm. For the first half of the concert we watched a different group of schools perform. We were seated up high - it felt like we were almost touching the ceiling but we had a great view and had lots of fun trying to identify parents in the audience. After the first half it was St Michael’s turn and we moved to the stalls to perform. The children’s drumming was spot on and they sang beautifully. I know my favourite song was the Life Song which was the finale. All the schools sang together and almost raised the roof. It really was a fantastic experience for our children and one I know they will not forget. It was a long day and we had some tired children and adults on the coach home but it was a super day. All the children were beautifully behaved and a pleasure to be with.

Buckingham School Sports Partnership Year 5 Badminton festival – Wednesday (1 images)

Both the girls and boys teams of six participants each played timed matches against Overstone, Edlesborough, Brookmead, High Ash and Newton Longville Schools. Both teams started the competition well with 2 wins against Brookmead and Edlesborough but came up against some stiff competition from Overstone and Newton Longville. All players improved their skills as the event progressed and should be proud of the way they played with great determination and concentration. Well done to the St Michael's team of Leah, Florence, Niamh, Anna, Millie, Kirsty, Marcus, Sam, Bobby, Tom, Ethan and Ben who finished the competition in a fabulous 5th Place overall. Thanks to the parents who transported the children to Cottesloe and stayed to support their children.

Year 6 Boys League Match v Brookmead- last Monday 13th March (1 images)

Brookmead School from Ivinghoe were St Michael's final league opponents of the season. The first half turned out to be a bit of a goal spree with St Michael's leading 3-2 at half time thanks to goals from Paolo and Alex. It was a nail-biter of a second half with St Michael's creating numerous opportunities, however it was Brookmead who scored the only goal of the half with an unstoppable strike from outside the area. Well done to man-of-the match Thomas, Alex, Paolo, Tommy, Callum, Michael, Ruben, Rueben, Sam and Sonny on a great final match and retaining their undefeated record for the 6 match season.

Year 3 and 4 Spring Production – Monday 13th March and Tuesday 14th March (55 images)

Well done years 3 and 4! This week years 3 and 4 entertained us beautifully with their performance of ‘The Pied Piper of Hamelin ‘ It really was a fantastic show and I am sure all those who came to see it will agree with me. The singing was excellent. Every song was clear and sung with enthusiasm, including 3 super solos too. The children spoke with confidence and we could hear every word. Thank you year 3 and 4 – you certainly showed everyone what talented year groups you are. A very big thank you must go to all the staff who worked so hard to put it all together. A lot of time and effort goes into producing a performance and all your enthusiasm and dedication is much appreciated. Mrs Deverill, Mr Jones and Mrs Cockroft were so proud of the children too!

Wendover Cross Country 4th March (4 images)

On Saturday morning, for the fourth Year running, St Michael's participated in the annual cross country event at Wendover School. These races are open to all children who have regularly been to Cross Country sessions over the winter and is an ideal introduction to cross country running as the courses are relatively short and quite flat. Miss Emery and Mrs Munday were thrilled that 21 pupils decided to come along and run, many competing in such an event for the very first time. Well done to all those who took part!

Year 3/4 Basket Ball 2nd March (1 images)

After school on Thursday, 12 pupils from Year 3 and 4 made the journey to The Royal Latin School in Buckingham for the Partnership Basketball Finals. This was a festival open to all 36 schools in the Partnership and mostly attended by the larger schools in the Buckingham Area. The whole team should be congratulated on their fantastic attitude and perseverance throughout and special mention should go to the Year 3's who were selected for the tournament thanks to the tremendous effort and determination they show in their PE lessons. Well done to Sophie, Alia, Eloise, Maisie, Olivia, Sanchia Archie, Harrison, Max, Matthew and Stuie and Mason who were all a credit to their school and thank you to the many parents who transported and supported and stayed right to the end despite the very late finish.

Buckingham School Sports Partnership Years 3/4 Tennis festival Wednesday 1st March (1 images)

Four pupils from Year 4 and four from Year 3 travelled to The Cottesloe School to take part in the annual Mini Red Tennis festival. 14 teams from 6 schools attended the event meaning each of our teams played girls then boys doubles against 6 other schools in their pool of 7 . All players improved their play during the tournament and should be congratulated on their positive attitude and support for each other. This resulted in some fine wins and some narrow losses sometimes by a single point. Overall, the Year 3 team finished 3rd in their group and the Year 4 team also finished 3rd. Well done to George, Elena, Ollie and Emma from Year 4 and Freddie, Filip, Poppy and Darcey from Year 3 . Thanks to the many parents who transported, supported and helped Mrs Munday to supervise the children throughout the event.

Girls away football League Match v Overstone Wednesday 1st March (1 images)

Driving rain and a muddy pitch in Wing didn't dampen the spirits of the 5/6 girls football team as they played their second league match of the year against an experienced and organised Overstone school. It was closely fought contest with both teams showing great determination and resilience in terrible conditions. Five minutes into the game Overstone scored and frustratingly the score didn't change, despite some dazzling runs from player-of-the-match Megan and some great performances form first time players Cassiopeia, Imogen and Leah. The whole team should be congratulated by the fact they never gave up looking for that elusive goal and never once complained about the wet and freezing conditions. Well done to Megan, Cass, Lulu, Kirsty, Kourtnee-Jai, Leah, Issy, Imogen and especially Hannah, who had the toughest job of all in defending a very slippy, muddy goal! Thanks also to the numerous parents who braved the elements to support the team.

Dance Extravaganza – Friday 24th February 2017 (2 images)

Last Friday afternoon, ten Year 6 dancers represented St Michael's in the Dance Extravaganza Festival at Waddesdon Secondary School. Flawlessly, the children performed a Rock and Roll routine to a packed hall. It was a fantastic display, full of enthusiasm and we were all very proud of them. From the outset, every single one of these pupils was focused, performing impromptu dances in the playground and practising tirelessly to perfect their routine. Most important was how they helped and supported each other. The judges took some time to deliberate, commenting on how high the standard was amongst the teams and how difficult their decision was. The teams were awarded points for different aspects of the dance, interpretation of the theme, overall dance, linking movements, etc. In the end, only a few points separated the teams. St Michael's took 4th place but in our eyes they were the winners. Well done to all our dancers: Lulu, Cassiopeia, Holly, Hannah, Izzy, Ben, Callum, Tommy, Reuben and Paolo. A special mention to our fantastic understudy dancers, Sophie and Joe who attended all the practices and perfected the moves. Thank you to all our parents who transported and came to support the children.

Afternoon Tea 9th February (5 images)

Just before half term I had the pleasure of sharing afternoon tea with 16 pupils who had been chosen by their teachers because they had shown consistent engagement in their learning. Our guests were Mr Crawford and illustrator Ian King who created our superhero designs from our ideas.

Year 6 Football Match: St Michaels v St. Louis Fri 3rd Feb (1 images)

Report by Paolo and Reuben S. On a wet, dreary, Friday afternoon some Year 6 pupils travelled to St. Louis to play a re-match in the cup because when St. Louis last played us in the cup, we drew 2-2. The team consisted of nine players which included: Callum, Paolo, Alex, Ruben, Reuben, Megan, Thomas, Tommy and Samuel. Stunning performances from the team resulting in a 3-1 win to us, the game and a place in the semi-final. All the team contributed. Alex scored twice and Megan scored once. This meant Paolo got two assists and a throw-in assisted Alex for his second goal. Many thanks to Mrs Munday for being a brilliant manager and to all the parents and supporters that urged us on to victory.

A Doctor and Vet visit Foundation this week (2 images)

As part of Foundation’s topic on ‘People who help us', Dr Peel and Vet Hannah Lyon with Noah her Springer spaniel visited the Foundation Class this week. Dr Peel explained to the children different ways to keep healthy, including eating fruit and vegetables, exercising, sleeping and the importance of washing their hands! She also told them about the things she has to do in her job at the doctor's surgery. It was a very interesting morning; the children listened really carefully. The children are really enjoying dressing up and pretending to be doctors! We are very grateful to Dr Peel for taking time out of her busy schedule to come along and talk to Foundation. The children welcomed Hannah the vet and Noah very enthusiastically and had lots of questions about her role as a vet and the animals she cares for. She has given them lots of ideas for their role play in the Vet’s Surgery. Hannah was really impressed by their knowledge and gentle manner with Noah. There was lots of discussion about care of pets and how to stand like a statue if a dog bounds up to you! We are very grateful to Hannah and Noah for coming along and talking to Foundation.

Theme Fortnight - Around the World (56 images)

A very big thank you to all the parents and carers who joined us last Friday afternoon for our ‘All Around the World’ open afternoon. We were delighted with your support and I know the children were too. It was so lovely to see the children sharing their learning with you and to hear them talking with such enthusiasm. I know a lot of parents chose to walk around the displays between 3-3.30pm on their own and then came back with their children at 3.30pm .What a super idea!

Buckingham Schools Sports Partnership Years 5/6 (1 images)

On Monday eleven pupils from Years 5/6 travelled to the Buckingham School to participate in the Basketball festival.The team played brilliantly to win their matches against Brill, High Ash, Roundwood and Bourton Meadow B, and gain a score draw against Grenville A. By winning their group they then went on to play an exciting final against an experienced and very tall Bourton Meadow A team. Despite their best efforts and great play the opposition won the final, meaning St Michael's finished as overall runners up in the festival.

Buckingham Schools Sports Partnership Years 3/4 Quicksticks (1 images)

Eleven pupils from Years 3 & 4 travelled to The Cottesloe School for the annual Quicksticks hockey festival. The A Team of Harry, Chloe, Sinead, Dylan and Joshua played well in their pool matches and won all 4 games to merge as group winners. The B team of Alice, Charlie , Oliver, Sam , Phoebe and Evie came up against 4 of the schools' A teams but equipped themselves well and made great progress as the competition progressed. After 3 narrow losses against tough teams they gained a well-earned draw in their final game. After a victory in the semis against Overstone, St Michael's A then played a well fought final which finished at 1-1. This means they were joint first overall and now progress to the Partnership Finals in June.

Police visit Foundation (19 images)

As part of Foundation’s topic on ‘People who help us', PC Smith (Alfie’s daddy!) visited the Foundation Class yesterday. He told the children about police cars, their uniform, how the police look for clues and how they keep people safe. Without doubt, the highlight of the visit was getting up-close to the police car in the playground. The lights and siren were most impressive! Thank you very much for taking time out of your busy schedule.

Street Dance Club (1 images)

It was fantastic to see so many pupils from all classes enjoying the school's first street dance session last night. They certainly had plenty of exercise and looked like they were having fun.

Year Foundation ‘People who help us’ topic this term (17 images)

Today we welcomed Bletchley Fire Brigade. They gave us very important information about what to do if there is a fire in a building. The children were very excited to see the equipment on the fire engine and learn about the types of emergencies that fire fighters attend. The children held pieces of equipment too. Thank you to Fire-fighter Jones and her crew who were all dressed in full protective gear for us!

Foundation Christmas Assembly (1 images)

Our Foundation children told the Nativity story through a short play and carols. It was their first performance on their own and they did brilliantly.It must be daunting to perform to a hall full of adults at their age and yet they spoke and sang clearly and confidently. Well done Foundation children. You told a very important story so well.

Christmas lunch (31 images)

Thank you to all the staff and parent helpers who made our two sitting Christmas lunch go with a swing. Even the sunshine came out at lunchtime play too. The Christmas jumpers looked super – we have raised £191.70 for Save the Children from your donations. Thank you.

'Lights, Camel, Action’ (49 images)

‘Lights, Camel, Action’ was the title of Key Stage 1’s Christmas Production and what a hoot this was! The children from year 1 and 2 entertained us from beginning to end whilst giving a clear message about the importance of Christmas. Once again I was amazed by the confidence of all the children, how clearly they spoke and with such obvious enjoyment. I would like to say a huge thank you to all the staff involved in preparing these performances. An awful lot of work goes into the planning and organisation of them. We are very lucky to have such a committed team – thank you staff. Needless to say, I am very proud of all the children who were involved in these performances. They really are superstars!

Key Stage 2 Music Concert (24 images)

The evening was filled with enthusiastic children wanting to sing, play instruments individually or play in a group. The hall was packed! It always amazes me how much talent we have in this school and this evening highlighted just one area. Thank you to all the children who performed so beautifully.

Buckingham School Sports Partnership Skip to be Fit Festival (1 images)

Three pupils from Year 2 represented the school at a Skip to be Fit festival last Monday held at Buckingham School. Very well done to Violet, Lily and Harper and according to Violet’s mummy, they all did extremely well and came 3rd! Many thanks to the parents for their support and ransportation.

Year 5/6 Hockey Tournament (1 images)

To give hockey club pupils the opportunity to play 'proper' hockey on astro , St Michael's hired the Newton Longville MUGA yesterday and invited local schools to play them in a series of 7 aside In2 hockey matches. The two teams from St Michael's seemed unaffected by the freezing conditions and the slightly slippy surface and enjoyed some competitive games against teams from Whitchurch and Newton Longville Schools. The St Michael's Stars team of Alex, Ruben, Issy, Bobby, Kirsty Joe W, and Owen M emerged as tournament winners thanks to fine wins against the Rockets and Whitchurch and an exciting 2-2 draw with Newton Longville. The Rockets (Sam, Paolo, Lulu, Olivia, Owen W, Joe C, Tommy & Callum) enjoyed a great win against Newton but narrowly lost to the other two teams to finish in 3rd place. All games were played in tremendous spirit and all children should be congratulated on their fabulous attitude , enthusiasm and great play. Thanks to all the parents for braving the conditions and supporting the children.

Buckingham School Sports Partnership KS1 Multiskills Festival (7 images)

For the first time ever we took two teams to the annual KS1 Multiskills festival at the Cottesloe School this week. The 12 enthusiastic and excited Year 2 pupils enjoyed participating against 12 other teams from local schools , where the eight rotational activities tested them on their speed, accuracy , agility , co-ordination and balance. During the afternoon all children tried their best at every activity and were supported and encouraged by two of our Year 6 Sports Leaders Cassiopeia and Ben. Well done to Ava, Lottie, Matilda, Belle, Scarlett, Sarah, Charlie, Pacian, Zachary , Jacob, Lew and Jack and thanks to the numerous parents who transported and supported the children.

Year 3 and 4 Visit to Chiltern Open Air Museum (10 images)

Year 3 and 4 had a fantastic time at the Chiltern Open Air Museum. We lit fires, made dens, made jewellery and made paint to ward off evil spirits! Thank you to all the parents who accompanied the trip as helpers and supported us on a very chilly but dry day.

Year 6 Football Match v St Louis (1 images)

Report by Thomas and Reuben S. On the18th November St Michael’s football team played a match against St Louis. Within the first half St Louis scored their first goal from a header in the box from a throw in. After that, in the second half, Paolo scored an equaliser which raised St Michael’s sprits. Then Megan scored a goal making the score 1-2 to St Michael’s. At the last minute of the game Paolo accidently scored an own goal from a corner. That meant we had to play extra time. After two halves of extra time it was still a 2-2 draw. Thank you Mr Jones, Mrs Munday and all of the people who came to support St Michael’s Football Team. Mrs Munday would like to say big thanks to the many supporters and staff who turned up to support the team in the cup quarter final last Friday. It was a nail-biting match right to the very end and the players should be proud of how they played with such great etermination during extra-time after the disappointment of St Louis equalising at the end of full-time.

Year 4 BISI Badminton Festival – Wednesday 23rd November (5 images)

Yesterday eight Year 4 pupils enjoyed an exciting and competitive badminton festival at The Cottesloe School. The pupils tested their racket and ball skills over 8 rotational activities where they were awarded points for accuracy and speed across a range of badminton activities. This year there was some very stiff competition and the final scores were extremely close, with our team emerging in 6th place out of 9 teams. The team were chosen to take part not just for their racket skills but also due to their enthusiasm, determination concentration and ability to work in a team and they certainly showed all of these skills throughout the event. Mrs Munday would like to say well done to Joshua, Daniel, Sam, Noah, Emily, Emily, Chloe and Ruby on a terrific performance.

Aylesbury Vale League Football Match v Cheddington away Wednesday 16th November at Cheddington School (1 images)

Report by Owen M and Alex - On Wednesday 16th November St Michael’s played a football match against Cheddington. We were victorious by winning 6-0. Alex scored a hat-trick being our man of the match. Charlie, Owen M and Sam all scored one goal. Michael, Sam, Charlie, Alex, Sonny, Reuben S, Owen M and Thomas all deserve big thanks. The team would like to say thank you to Mrs Munday for arranging the opportunity of playing.

Aylesbury Vale Primary Schools FA Year 5/6 Girls Football League Home Football match v Swanbourne Village School Monday 14th November 2016 (1 images)

Report by Lulu and Megan - On Monday the 14th November St Michael’s girls football team played against Swanbourne Village School. We won 5-0. Megan scoring one, Lulu scoring one, Kourtnee-Jai scoring one, Kirsty scoring one and them scoring an own goal! We all played really well and so did Swanbourne. Thank you to Mrs Munday for the training. We would also like to thank Cassiopeia for supporting us. The players were Megan, Isabella, Sky, Hannah, Lulu, Kourtnee-Jai, Kirsty, Florence, and Niamh.

Aylesbury Vale League Football Match v Bierton AWAY Friday 11th November at Bierton School (1 images)

On Friday the 11th November, St Michael’s played against Bierton in a nail-biting match. The victors turned out to be St Michael’s winning 2-0! Paolo scored the first goal and Ruben M scored the second from a corner with an open goal to shoot in. St Michael’s were very lucky as the opposition had a lot of shooting opportunities but couldn’t get any on target. The players were: Sam, Ruben M, Reuben S, Alex, Owen M, Michael, Paolo and Sonny.

Buckingham School Sports Partnership Hi-Five Netball Festival (2 images)

two teams from St Michael’s took part in the Bucks Partnership Hi-Five Netball Festival at Cottesloe School. All of our players performed exceptionally well, with both teams making it through to the semi-finals and one team to the finals. There were 2 pools, A and B, made up of 5 teams. In Pool A, our Year 6 players were: Alex, Cassie, Hannah, Lulu, Megan, Paolo and Sonny. Their play was fast-paced and exciting to watch and demonstrated impressive skills in both attack and defence. They were unbeaten in all their matches except one against High Ash A’s, which meant they made it through to the Semi-Finals to play the Winners of Pool B, High Ash B’s. This match they won 2-0 to take them through to the Final. In Pool B, our Year 6 team was made up of: Callum, Olivia, Sam, Sky, Sophie, Tommy and one Year 5 player, Imogen. Again, St Michael’s players were fantastic, winning every single one of their games. Their teamwork and support of each other was terrific. This team also made it through to the Semi-Finals to play High Ash A’s. Unfortunately, they lost against the team that was to win overall. However, getting this far in the competition was a fantastic achievement. In the Final, High Ash A’s met our team from Pool A for a second time and what an exciting match it was. A closely fought six minute game, which could have gone either way. Both teams had opportunities to take the lead, with the ball flying from one end to another. It wasn’t to be for St Michael’s, as High Ash managed to sink one goal and just pip us at the post. However, these two teams will still go through to the Partnership Finals at Stoke Mandeville later next year. All our players were outstanding and a credit to St Michael’s School. Well done.

Multiskills Club Oct 2016 (1 images)

On Tuesday all pupils who attend Multiskills enjoyed a fun Quicksticks hockey tournament . This was played in great spirit throughout with the Blue team emerging as winners. The yellow team were given the Fair Play award for excellent sportsmanship, team work and never giving up in all of their games.

Football Tournament - 15th October (1 images)

Mrs Munday would like to say a huge thank you to all parents who attended the tournament on a chilly and damp Saturday morning. All players were a credit to the school and their parents, thanks to their determination, adaptability and ability to work together as a team.

Aylesbury Vale Schools 1st Round Knockout Cup (1 images)

Monday 10th of October St Michael’s, Year 6 football team of Sam (captain) Alex, Ruben, Paolo, Rueben, Megan, Tommy, Thomas and Callum played a football match against Whitchurch. St Michael’s won 3-0. Alex scored two goals and Paolo scored by crossing the ball into the 6 yard box but their defender tapped the ball into their own net. A very solid defence and goal keeper kept us with a clean sheet and the midfielders and attackers were consistent as usual. This game was a cup game so if we lost we would be out of the tournament but we won so we will continue to fight in the cup. Many thanks to Mrs Munday for managing the team and thank you to everyone who supported the team. Paolo was man of the match. Let’s hope this form continues!

Superhero Day and Macmillan Coffee Morning (22 images)

What a fantastic day this turned out to be! The support from all parents and carers was amazing and much appreciated. Delicious cakes arrived during the week and by 9am Friday morning the kitchen was full of a vast quantity and variety of tasty treats. A steady stream of visitors came and enjoyed a coffee and choice of cake and gave very generously to this worthwhile cause. Thank you to Mrs Clarke who decorated the hall with bunting and balloons and the mums who worked so hard serving hot drinks in the kitchen.

Hudnall Park 2016! (189 images)

A photo from river study Wednesday morning.