Archive 2017 - 2018
Year 6 Rugby Mega Fest Finals at Aylesbury Rugby Club 21st June
The overall standard of rugby was fantastic from all the schools and St Michael's did not let the side down. Each team member managed to score one or multiple tries! At the end of the festival, awards were handed out to particular teams voted for by their peers. These awards were for Honesty, Teamwork, Determination, Passion, Self-Belief and Respect. 19 schools were involved and St Michael's were awarded the trophy for Respect. Both Mrs Peacock and I are immensely proud of this achievement. Our team members also were awarded individual medals. These were as follows; Kourtnee -Jai - Respect, Florence - Teamwork, Kenzie -Teamwork, Kirsty - Passion, Eto - Passion, Sam - Self-belief, Logan -Self-belief, Bobby - Determination and Leah - Determination. Congratulations to all the children. By Mrs Grant
Y 5 6 Kwik Cricket v Bushfields School 26th June played at Stewkley Rec
A very close competitive game well done everyone!
Year 5 Cricket Match v Edlesborough 14th June
St Michael's reached a total of 261 resulting in a 39 run victory. This was one of the first hardball games the children have played and should be congratulated for the way in which they played the game, supported the opposition and themselves and played the game in great spirit. Well done to George, voted player of the match by Edlesborough for his batting and fielding and Chloe voted player of the match by her team-mates for her fantastic all round play , to Harry and Tom for great captaincy and the rest of the team Noah, Sam, Archie, Cody, Dylan & Josh for a great performance. Without Bobby & Kirsty playing for the opposition the game may not have been played so a big thank you to them for mixing in with the other school
BSSP Finals Monday 18th June
Throughout the school year St Michael's have attended more sporting events than ever before and some of these are organised by the Buckingham School with five of the festivals feeding through to the Partnership Finals. To reach the finals the school has to finish in the first 3 positions in a competition out of 8-9 participating schools. For the first time this year the St Michael's teams won through to the finals in every competition - Year 5/6 netball, Year 5 Badminton, Year 4 hockey, Year 4 badminton and Years 3/4 tennis., one of only 3 schools out of 35 school across the area. Well done everyone!
BSSP Year 6 Tag Rugby Festival at the Buckingham School 7th June
Now through to the Finals on 21st June - Well done!
Sports Day 22nd June 2018
Lovely weather ! A great time was had by all! Well done to Durham!
Scarecrow making in Year 4 June 2018
We are entering the Scarecrow competition for the Stewkley Open Gardens Weekend!
French Cafe for Year 6 Wednesday 6th June
Last Wednesday, Year 6 were invited to attend a French cafe organised by Mrs Grant. The children were able to put into practice their French-speaking skills by requesting a table; ordering their food off a menu and paying for the bill using Euros. A selection of breakfast food and drink was available such as croissants, pains au chocolat, jus d'orange etc. The class was fantastic and really entered into the spirit of things.
Year 4 Quicksticks Hockey Match v Whitchurch Wednesday 6th June
In preparation for the KS2 School Partnership Finals on 18th June, the Year 4 Hockey team played a practice match against Whitchurch School on Wednesday afternoon. After a slow start, where the team conceded several goals, (they were 7-1 down at one point!) the team really started to work together and thanks to goals from Fin, Stuie and Max , got themselves back in the game. With Lucy and Tilly becoming more confident in defence as the game went on and Annabel battling for every ball in midfield, the improvement in their play was evident in the results as the game finished 10-8 to Whitchurch. The team now look forward to the rematch at Stoke Mandeville on the 18th. Well done to Max, Stuie, Fin, Annabel, Tilly & Lucy on a great performance against a very strong and successful team and thank you to the parents and grandparents who came along to support the players.
Buckingham School Sport Partnership Quadkids Festival Thursday 24th May
Out of the 11 teams St Michael's finished in a fantastic 4th place. Well done to Florence, Kirsty, Sinead, Emily, Maisy, Eloise, Chloe, George, Harry, Ollie, Dylan , Logan, Bobby & Kenzie and thank you to the parents who transported the children over to Buckingham once again.
Buckingham School Sports Partnership Rounders Festival Monday 21st May
Final Position - 1st. St Michael's 1, 2nd Buckingham 1, 3rd Great Horwood, 4th Roundwood 5th St Michael's 2, 6th Overstone, 7th Buckingham 2, 8th Newton Longville Congratulations to all our players and many thanks to the parents who transported and supported the children.
Buckingham School Sports Partnership Tri-Golf Festival Thursday 17th May
Well done to Jack, Matthew, Max, Stuie, Jamie, Daria, Hannah, Phoebey, Ella & Olivia on a fantastic performance and thank you to the parents who transported and supported the team. The team will now compete in the School games County Final in Aylesbury on Thursday 5th July, a wonderful event where over 1000 pupils of all ages from all over the county get together to compete across a number of sports.
Aylesbury Vale Football League - Girls Cup Final Thursday 17th May
A superb performance by our team narrowly loosing 1-2. Well done everyone!
Buckingham School Sports Partnership Year 5/6 Girls Football Festival Thursday 10th May
On Thursday May 10th members of St Michael's Years 5 and 6 Girls football team enjoyed a football tournament on the astro at Buckingham school, competing against 12 other schools from across the Partnership. In their pool of 4 teams the girls got off to a great start with a 2-0 win against Waddesdon thanks to two great strikes from Kirsty. This was followed up by an exciting but goalless draw with Winslow and a comprehensive win against Roundwood school. Despite not conceding a goal or suffering a defeat St Michael's narrowly missed out on a place in the overall final but earned another battle against Winslow in the 3rd place play-off. Once again it was a tight game with both teams having a chance to secure the win but it was St Michael's who got the goal, through a close range effort from Chloe right on the final whistle, therefore giving the team a well-deserved bronze medal. Well done to Kirsty, Niamh, Florence, Imogen, Sanchia, Sophie and Chloe on another fine team performance and thanks to the parents and grandparents who transported and stayed to support .
Wingrave High 5 Netball Festival Friday 11th May
Our Year 6 team came 1st and our Year 5 team came 3rd . Well done all!
Year 5/6 Girls Football v Ashmead School in the Aylesbury Vale Cup Semi-Final 2nd May
Well done girls win 4:3. Finals here you come!
Year 6 Football match AWAY v Overstone School 26th April
A well played match despite our team loosing 4-1.
BSSP Year 5 Cycling Festival Monday 23rd April
All six - Harry, Oliver, George, Eloise, Alice and Sophie- Year 5 pupils did really well and are a credit to the school. Alice came 3rd overall in the girls race !
BSSP Year 6 Dodgeball Festival 19th April
Our team came a very respectable 11th out of 16 teams! Well done!
Change4Life Festival Tuesday 17th April
For the first time the Buckingham Schools Sports Partnership organised a Change4Life festival offering pupils in Year 6 a chance to try out a few sports and activities they may not have experienced before. This opportunity was offered to those pupils who aren't always able to access extracurricular sports or would like to experience something a little different from what we offer in school. Therefore on the first day back three excited children from Year 6, Megan , Millie and Leah enjoyed an enjoyable afternoon not only trying out several activities including trampolining, table tennis, tenpin bowling, and Zumba, but also meeting pupils from other schools, some of whom would be joining them at secondary schools next year. Well done to the girls for having a go at everything with great enthusiasm and thank you to Mrs Tofield for transporting us all there and back. Carrying on with this theme to engage all pupils in activity and create healthy habits for exercise and well-being once they leave primary school, Year 6 will be enjoying a few taster sessions of new activities and sports alongside the curriculum activities we normally teach during the summer. These will include lacrosse, cycling, korfball, volleyball and orienteering.
Golf in school with Russell Phillipsfrom Aylesbury Vale Golf Club
Wednesday 18th April Year 4 enjoyed a second session with coach Russell Phillips from the Aylesbury Vale GC. Year 3 have also been doing some golf with Russell and both classes will continue with their golf for the next couple of weeks. This year the Sports Partnership are running a Tri-golf event which will enable more pupils to enjoy a competition outside school, details for those pupils selected will be sent out next month. Russell's after-school club is currently running on Tuesdays; please speak to the office for further details.
KS 2 Cross Country event at Waddesdon Manor Saturday 24th March 2018
More photos to follow!
Year 3 and 4 Spring Review - Spring Term Celebration 15th March 2018
On 15th March Year 3 and 4 pupils, Reverend Derbyshire, Parents and staff spent a lovely afternoon in St. Michael’s church. The children entertained us beautifully with poems, dance, music, stories and singing. They gave us a snippet of all the wonderful work they have been doing. I thoroughly enjoyed my afternoon and I know many of the parents did too. I think one thing that really struck me was how happy and relaxed the children were. They were confident, clear and very proud of what they had achieved- and rightly so. Well done year 3 and 4 and thank you for a most enjoyable afternoon. A very big thank you to all the staff who worked so hard with the children . Thank you to Mrs Hayhurst who taught our year 3 children how to play the dood. They were fantastic! Thank you to Mrs Wiseman who runs the lunchtime choir each week. The choir were a joy to listen to. All your hard work, support and enthusiasm is much appreciated. This was a new venture for us and one which I think was a great success.
Milton Keynes Schools Sports Partnership (MKSSP) Year 3 and 4 Quicksticks Tournamant 8th March
World Book Day Books for Breakfast and Potato Book Characters
Thank you so much for supporting our Books for Breakfast this morning Thursday 1st March 2018 – considering the weather we had phenomenal support. The ‘Book Character Potatoes’ the children have brought into school have been amazing – well done everyone!!
Year 5 6 Hockey Tournament 9th February
Report by Megan and Imogen in Year 6 On Friday night, some year 5 and 6 girls took place in an all-girls hockey tournament at Newton Longville after school. We all were split into teams of 5 and played 5 matches each. All of the teams were allowed to substitute any player at any time. Once we had finished all of our matches we were told who would play in the finals but only two teams could participate. In the end it was St Michael’s Green Team and Buckingham School Team that made it to the final. Five minutes passed of cheering and clapping but no goals were scored. A couple of minutes later, our school were all up at the other end of the pitch when the ball was hit and unfortunately Buckingham scored, streaking into first place with St Michael’s coming second. No one was disappointed though as we all had so much fun and tried our hardest. Teams – Blue – Sophie, Ruby, Niamh, Olivia, Emily AB Red – Sinead, Anna, Megan, Imogen, Chloe H Orange – Kirsty, Alia, Elle, Chloe G, Elena. Green – Anna, Maisy, Sanchia, Emily O, Leah
Year 4 Racket Pack Badminton Festival - 5th February
This year England Badminton have launched a new resource for teaching badminton in primary schools - Racket Pack. The activities include a range of team and individual activities to progress pupil’s skills in catching, throwing, forehand & backhand strokes and serving and is measured through their speed and accuracy. A team of eight pupils took part in the festival at The Buckingham school against 9 other teams. After a bit of a shaky start in the competition, the team grew in confidence and put their preparation into practice as they worked hard to improve their skills and gain as many points as possible. After a brilliant performance the team finished in a fantastic 3rd place to earn themselves a place in the Partnership Finals at Stoke Mandeville in June. Well done to Freddie, Matthew, Filip, Jamie, Aimee, Lilianna, Charlotte and Emily on another inspiring Year 4 performance. Their success was mainly due to the fact that the children were keen to practice their skills over the weekend and asked to take rackets and shuttlecocks home with them. Thanks to the parents who supported them with this and came along to cheer them on during the event.
Year 4 Quicksticks Hockey Tournament 29th Janaury 2018
Buckingham School were once again the host for the latest Sports Partnership festival - the Year 4 Quicksticks Hockey. Both St Michael's teams got off to a great start with wins against Grenville Academy and Buckingham Primary. St Michael's 2 (Jack, Finlay, Finley, Emily, Annaleigh and Honor) played some tough games drawing 2 and losing 2 to finish in 8th place out of 12 schools. St Michael's 1 (Stuie, Max, Matthew, Tilly, Lucy and Annabel) remained unbeaten ,topped their group thanks to a last minute equaliser against Grenville1 and gained a place in the grand final. Their winning streak came to an end in the final with an excellent Buckingham Primary team taking the gold medal, but as runners-up, the team now progress to the Partnership Finals at Stoke Mandeville in June. Well done to all the players and the many parents who voiced their support from the balcony.
Girls Football League Match v Cheddington School 25th Janaury 2018
On Thursday afternoon 10 girls from Years 5 & 6 travelled over to Cheddington School for the second league match of the season. With some of the girls experiencing their first ever football match, the whole team worked well together and had a good portion of the possession throughout the game. After conceding 2 goals in the first half they fought back with Kirsty scoring a late goal but the team couldn't quite break down a solid Cheddington defensive wall to gain the equaliser they so deserved. Well done to players of the match Chloe and Alice, debutants Sinead and Emily and the rest of the St Michael's team, Kirsty, Imogen, Niamh, Sophie, Sanchia & Florence on a great 'fight-back' and remixing positive after such a frustrating 2-1 defeat. Many thanks to the parents for transporting and supporting.
Homes Theme Fortnight - Open Afternoon 8th February 2018
WOW what a brilliant display in our school hall . What amazing imagination and creative ideas our school has!! Well done everyone!!
'People Who Help Us' Topic Foundation Class Spring Term 2018
Our Foundation children and staff would like to say a massive ‘Thank you’ to all the lovely people who have given up their time to come along and talk to the class about how they help people in their profession this half term. Thank you to Dr Peel, Bletchley Fire Brigade with parent Mrs Handsley-Jones, PCSO’s Tina Hobson and Jackie Dodson, Reverend Donna and Vet Hannah Lyon and Noah her adorable springer spaniel.
Year 5 and 6 Basketball Festival Tuesday 16th January 2018
See newsletter 17 for full report After a thrilling game Buckingham emerged as 4-2 victors meaning St Michael's finished in a fantastic 6th place out of the 18 taking part. Well done to Bobby, Ben , Logan, Seb, Imogen, Florence, Sophie and Kirsty on a brilliant performance and to the parents who once again stayed to support , despite the very late finish.
New Hig Viz Jackets
We had a lovely surprise on Tuesday afternoon when parent Mrs Pierce brought a large box full of high viz jackets to the office. The jackets are brand new and are a range of different sizes. They also have the school logo on the back of them. They will be used by all our children and we are delighted that the logo is on each one. We will not only be safe but smart too! Very many thanks go to Mr Pierce who donated the jackets to the school. Also, very many thanks to Mrs Pierce for arranging everything.
Year 3 and 4 Basketball Festival Tuesday 9th January 2018
See newsletter 16 for full report. Congratulations to the entire team of Filip, Finley S, Jacob, Emily, Isabelle, Baylie, Darcey, Freddie, Sam, Evie, Poppy and Matthew E on an amazing team performance. They may not have been the tallest and most experienced basketball players at the competition but they were certainly the most motivated, focussed, co-operative and energetic team at the event and were rewarded with a great win and a place in the County Finals at the Fremantle School on TUESDAY 13TH MARCH.
Choir singing at St Michael's Church Carol Concert Sunday 17th December
A big thank you to Olivia, Ella, Tilly, Poppy, Baylie, Eloise, Izzy, Olivia, Lottie, Riley, Kirsty, Alia, Phoebe, Isabelle and Connie who sang beautifully at the Carol Concert. A big thank you to Mrs Deverill too!
Bucks and MK Sports Awards Evening 1st December at Aylesbury Theatre
St Michael's School was winner of Best Primary School !
Buckingham School Sports Partnership KS 1 Multiskills Festival 4th December
Well done everyone!
Year 5/6 Hockey Fixtures v Whitchurch and Overstone Schools 27th November
St Michal's teams emerged 1st and 2nd over all.
Year 5/6 Aylesbury Vale Girls Football League Match v Swanbourne 21st November
Score 6 : 1 to St Michael's
Year 5/6 Aylesbury Vale League Home Football Match v Newton Longville 1st November
Score 1 : 1
Buckingham School Sports Partnership HiFive Netball Festival 30th October
Well done to both Yellow and Blue teams. Yellow team has qualified for the Partnership Finals.
Talk for Breakfast Friday 24th November 2017
We all know the importance of talk but how many times do we sit down and discuss issues or interesting topics without interruption? Talk for Breakfast will be held in the hall. On each table in the hall there will be a collection of questions to look at. Choose one which interests you and your child and have fun discussing it. There are no right or wrong answers and you can choose to answer as few or as many as you have time for. Share a drink and a croissant with your child or children at the same time.
Year 1 and 2 visit to Warwick Castle 15th November 2017
Year 1 and 2 had a fabulous time at Warwick Castle. Their current history work about parts of a castle was well and truly brought to life! The children also have brought back a decorated paper shield and wooden shield to decorate in school from the day. Many thanks to parent helpers Mr Gold, Mrs Dyer, Mrs Pusey, Ms Morrison, Mrs Vaile and Ms Holmes.
St Michael's School's Got Talent
Mrs Clarke and our School Council have organised a very successful non-competitive talent show for the children on Friday 13th October from 6.30-8.00pm to show case the many talents of the children. Over £230 was raised in donations for our School Council funds - they are saving up for a new team points system in school. Well done children, Mrs Clarke and Mr Jones and thank you parents!
Year 5 6 Trip to The Planetarium in Geenwich London Tuesday 3rd October 2017
As part of this term’s topic ‘Space’ for Year 5 and 6, a trip to London on Tuesday morning was arranged and the children along with Mrs Peacock, Mrs Clarke, Mr Jones, Mrs Bryant, Mrs Corkett, Mrs Sareen, Mrs Lai-Kit and Mrs Fewing visited The Greenwich Planetarium. We must say a big thank you to parents Mr Allen, Mrs Simister, Mrs Honan, Mrs Drohan and Mr Hughes who accompanied the trip as helpers this time.
Macmillan Coffee Morning Friday 29th September 2017
The total amount raised is an amazing £1110.00. A huge thank you to everyone who baked or bought a cake/ biscuits and to everyone who came along last Friday. Many of you did both – thank you. This is a charity which is close to many of our hearts and your generosity was amazing. It was lovely to chat to so many of you too whilst supporting Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you to the parents who served endless cups of coffee and washed up afterwards. Thank you also to Mrs Clarke and Mr Bradbury who helped to make it all happen so smoothly.