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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dressing up for World Book Day Friday 3rd March (18 images)
Reading in Special Places - March 2nd (30 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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Grandparents Assembly 2016 (14 images)
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.
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