Science Week was an enormous success with children of all ages looking at and handling animals many had only experienced in pictures whilst learning new interesting facts about the animals.
Groups of children shared experiences of different aspects of sciences with their peers, working with scientists in a range of fields like extracting DNA from strawberries.
Children across the school worked together using various locations in the grounds, utilising the science room and classrooms looking at different branches of science to develop their breath of skills and knowledge.
Our science week culminated in a celebration of the work achieved across the whole school.
What another great week for the school's tag rugby teams. Our boys and girls' teams entered the Haringey Tag Rugby League tournament at White Hart Leisure Centre, the home of the London Skolars rugby team. Both teams completed against 11 other schools across Haringey. The standard of rugby was noteably higher than in previous years. The girls were outstanding throughout in teamwork, skill, and organisation and won all of their 5 games in Pool D to reach the final against Coldfall Primary School. In a close encounter St. Michael's fell 1-0 behind but soon drew level. Then Natasha took advantage of a lack of concentration in the Coldfall defence and scored the try that crowned us CHAMPIONS!! All the girls were absolutely delighted; especially Aislinn who was voted girl player of the tournament. Congratulations to the girls!
The boys faced a very tough draw and were up against the likes of Rhodes Avenue, St. Pauls, Muswell Hill, and Tetherdown; all very strong teams. The boys' attitude was first class throughout and they won 2, drew 2, and lost 1 against the eventual champions Tetherdown. Well done boys, you were fantastic.
Look out for more details and photos from this event on our PE/Sports page soon.
The whole school gathered in the hall last week for the unveiling of our extraordinary school book bench. The book bench was launched by a very special guest; internationally bestselling author Cressida Cowell, creator of the How to Train your Dragon series. Cressida spoke to us about her adventures as a child on a forgotten island off the coast of Scotland and her inspiration for her wonderfully imaginative stories. An astonishing number of children, from Reception to Year 6, brought books along for Cressida to sign and we couldn't believe how many fans she had at St Michael's! After we met Cressida at the launch of her very own dragon-themed book bench last year, it really was a a privilege having Cressida back to do the same for us. If you want to escape to a peaceful part of the school to read or share a story, you will find the book bench situated near the allotment. Have a look at the intricate illustrations and see if you can find your class author. You might even find your own designs tucked away there! See more photos >
Are you looking for a new book to get stuck into that you won't be able to put down? Are you searching for a book for your child to either help them read or to show them the pleasure of reading? Well, if that's the case then I have just the thing! I have compiled 3 separate book lists for children in Nursery and Reception, Reception to Year Two and the Juniors. You will find short book reviews, and my personal recommendations to help you find the right book for you. Copies of the Book Lists can be found in the library. If you would like your own copy or would like to discuss a book review, please speak to Miss Austin. Find the Book lists on the Curriculum Page
The spring term clubs timetable in online now. You can sign-up and pay using the 'Pay Online' button at the top right of this page. A contact sheet for club leaders is available on the Noticeboard. Log in at the left of this page.
Are you available to volunteer with a club at St Michael’s?
We are always looking for parent volunteers to assist with running our clubs at St Michael’s. If you are available to assist a club leader for a whole term, half a term or even just the odd week or two, please let us or the club leader know. We really appreciate all the brilliant support all our parents offer at the school. If you have any questions regarding clubs at St Michael’s please contact us.
When I heard that the Scottish nurse Pauline Cafferkey was diagnosed with Ebola, and then she was transferred to the Royal Free Hospital for treatment. I thought that I must do something to help the fight against the deadly virus.
Anti-bullying week involved the children in learning about: 'What makes a good friend for all?' Some children in KS1 looked at the story of 'Humpty Dumpty', and how he could be helped after his fall from the wall. In KS2 the children looked at all the different types of bullying. How we prevent them, and who we seek help from? The children presented their ideas in a variety of imaginative ways. The Anti-bully Ambassadors visited and helped each class working with the children. All the classes presented their impressive work confidently to the whole school in assembly. See more photos
Many parents and carers were recently welcomed for an evening of maths at school, at which teachers were able to demonstrate the ways in which we teach maths. Thank you to all who came along! The handouts from the Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 evenings are now available. They clearly show the progression in written methods accross the Key stages in all four operations.
St. Michael’s Film Club has yet again produced some national film review winners. Last month we told you in our school newsletter about Georgia, Maya, Rozalia, and Aurora all being chosen as national winners. 10 children nationally are chosen every week to win DVDs, badges, pens, and a special certificate.
Well St. Michael’s has done it again. Since the last report Felix, Adam, Delina and Aurora once again have all come out as winners for November. An incredible achievement! Well done to all these pupils. We are very proud of you. All of winners can be seen pictured with some of their prizes. If you would like to join Film Club please contact the school office.
The Harvest Festival was enjoyed by all, and presided over by Revd. James P Yeates. A number of Year 6 children led the celebration with music, plays and prayers. Thank you all for your generous contributions.The representative from Haringey Food-bank who collected the food was astounded by your generosity and extremely grateful. Thank you to the group of parents who kindly gave up their time to pack up all the food.