Back to School!

WELCOME BACK!

We can’t wait to see you all enjoying your new classrooms and teachers!

A special warm welcome to the new members of the St Michael’s family joining us in Reception and Nursery. We ask for God’s blessing on them and pray that they feel loved and treasured as members of our academy.

Thank you to all of our wonderful parents and carers who always put a great value on school and education.  We hope you have enjoyed a fun summer with your children and are now ready to wave them off on the 4th September! All of the staff have all been very busy over the holidays preparing for the new academic year both in the classrooms and around school.

Children, we know that your family members will have helped you continue using our Gospel values over the summer holiday. For example; treating everyone with respect, being grateful and generous, loving and compassionate. We will help you more with these value this term.

But for the start of term, look forward to being on time and in school every day, praising our Lord in work, play and prayer, wearing the correct uniform and working hard in class (and giggling lots at play times!) so that you develop all those wonderful skills God has blessed you with.

We hope the sun shines in September again for more fun learning!

Nursery & Reception Sponsored Scoot

A big thank you to parents for sponsoring our youngest children for their sponsored scoot on Friday 28th April. Together, they have raised over £150 for our Lenten charity ‘Father Hudson’s Care’ which will be presented at the annual Mass on 19th May. The children did so well on their scooters and were so proud to show their skills by doing 5 or 10 laps of our playground! Well done everyone.

Confirmation Retreat Day

Recently, the Confirmandi of St Michael’s Catholic Primary Academy spent the day with the Confirmandi of Ss Peter and Paul’s Catholic Primary Academy and St Bernadette’s Catholic Primary School. There were lots of games, and opportunities to reflect on how we can all invite the Holy Spirit to work in our lives.

Sacrament of Confirmation

On Tuesday 24th January 2017, several of our Year 6 children received the Sacrament of Confirmation at St Michael’s Church. This year was the first year that children from St Michael’s Academy, Ss Peter and Paul’s Academy and St Bernadette’s school were confirmed together.  It was a very joyful occasion, celebrated by Bishop David McGough.  Many thanks to all those who worked hard to make sure the occasion was very special.

St. Michael’s Leap into City Finals

St. Michael’s Athletics Team put on a powerful performance to qualify in first place for the City finals in January.  Both girls and boys were on top form in all disciplines to claim victory. With a team made up from years four, five and six, competing against predominantly year 6 competitors, it made the success even more exceptional. Well done to all concerned and again a huge thank you to parents for your continued support in our competitive endeavours.

MATHS NO PROBLEM!

Year 1 & Year 2 have made an excellent start to their new maths scheme. You may have heard them talking about Singapore Maths or ‘Maths, No Problem’. A curriculum 2014 endorsed way to ensure early confidence in mathematical concepts. All St Michael’s and SS Mary and John’s staff attended a full training day on 6th September 2016 allowing us to plan ahead for each year another cohort beginning to use this fantastic scheme.
Please use the link below to watch a short video about the fundamental idea behind this award winning scheme.
http://www.mathsnoproblem.co.uk/parent-videos

You can also watch the video using our curriculum drop down menu from our home page.

Gold Medal on Sport Relief day

On Friday 18th March 2016, our Sport Relief fundraising was bought to a brilliant close as Donald Brown joined us to share his inspiration in sport as well as his artisitc talents.

Thanks to Mr Landa, St Michael’s now proudly own a beautiful framed print of Donald Brown’s fantastic sculpture titled ‘A Sporting chance for Peace’

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Collaboration Gives Academy New Dimension

Another first for our Academy – SS Mary and John’s with St. Michael’s jointly entered the City athletics multi skills competition. Such was the pool of talent, we entered two teams of 10 (5 boys/ 5 girls) to compete. Jude, Nathan, Shay, Calvin,Brodey, Millie, Thelma, Tia, Gabriella and Holly were on one mixed team. Faye, Kareena, Gracie, Niamh, Keira, Tarell, Gareth, Tegan, Aidan and Jake were the other team. The children competed fantastically across a number of disciplines from sprinting, throwing, jumping and speed bounce! Everyone gave their all and when the final results were tallied, we finished 1st and 5th respectively. A massive achievement considering they had never worked together before. Mrs Dawes was extremely proud of all the kids and supported them throughout the competition. A massive thank you to all parents and family for helping with transport, it was really appreciated.

The week ended with even more success, with the football team putting 7 past Woodthorne Primary without reply. Nathan got the first and hotshot Declan weighed in with 6 more! That’s 64 goals in 5 games with none conceded, a record for the Academy.

St.Michael’s put St.Michael’s to the sword!

St.Michael’s Academy played St.Michael’s C of E  in the first ever game against our namesakes. As in the previous league games we were too strong in every department for our gallant opponents. From kick off the lads were attacking with force and skill, culminating with a goal within 50 seconds – Declan the scorer. This continued for the whole of the first half with Finlay, Nathan, Brodey,Declan and Jude chipping in more goals to make the score 8-0 at half time. At half time Byron,Luke,Kye,William and Tommy  came on to great effect and were all playing extremely well. Moreover, Harry also came on and scored – the youngest ever in the school’s history! The goals were raining in and the standard of our play was of the highest quality. This was epitomized by Rian and Haiden marauding down the left creating havoc for the opposition. At full time the team had amassed 17 without reply. the scorers were Declan(4),Jude(4),Brodey(3),Finlay(3),Nathan(2) and Harry(1). Man of the match went to the tireless Rian.