Your teachers are.....
|St. James the Lesser||St. Simon|
|Class Teacher: Miss Swift||Class Teacher: Miss Wood|
|Teaching Assistants: Miss McMeekin,||Teaching Assistants: Mrs Singh|
Important dates for Term 1:
Miss Wood’s Class – 6th October
Miss Swift’s Class – 10th November
Jeans for Genes Day – 17th September
Macmillan Day – 24th September
St Michael’s Day – 29th September
Black History Month - October
Harvest Festival – 21st October
Half term starts on Thursday 21st October
Remember to complete your Dip and Do's to get extra house points
PE: Tuesday and Friday
Please ensure PE kits are in school with all items being CLEARLY NAMED. Also remove any earrings and ensure long hair is tied back. Please check your child's PE kit at the end of each term to ensure all parts fit.
**Children are allowed to bring their PE kits home weekly or at the end of each term. If your child brings their PE kit home on a Friday, please ensure it is washed and returned to school on the Monday.**
Please read with your child for a minimum of 10 minutes every day and sign/comment in your child's learning journal. This is a time for your child to read and show off their reading skills to you.
Each Monday and Thursday your child will receive a new reading book. Please listen to your child read and ask them questions about what they have read to enhance their understanding of the text. In school we check the children's comprehension through a quiz using the program Accelerated Reader. You will see a score in your child's journal to show how they did with this. If your child needs further practise to pass the quiz then we may ask for you to continue reading the same book for a little longer.
Books will be changed on a Monday and a Thursday
We will be sending new spellings home every week (these will be recorded in your child's Learning Journal). Please help your child practise their spellings throughout the week to ensure they are ready for their spellings quiz on a Friday.
Jotter Learning Platform
At St Michael’s we subscribe to Jotter; the learning platform designed with primary schools in mind. Children are growing up in a fast-changing online world and we strive to ensure that they gain the essential skills both within and beyond school. Your child will be able to download and upload work and complete tasks. There will be pages where much of what you see has been created by the children themselves. This is their chance to shine as they write content and collaborate on research.
We hope you enjoy using Jotter as much as we do. To log in please type in your child’s username and password. To obtain this information please speak to your class teacher.
Dip and Do's:
At the beginning of each new term you will find several learning tasks on jotter that you can complete over the term. Please see this term's Dip and Do's below. Each task completed will earn the children an extra 20 house points.
If you would like to contact your class teacher:
Please write a comment in your child's learning journal. These are checked daily and any non-urgent messages will be replied to.
If your message is urgent then please do contact the school office to arrange a return phone call or an appointment.
Collective Worship Term 1
As a Catholic School, we attach the greatest importance to Collective Worship in the life of our school. We give our children opportunities to grow in faith, love and compassion to Jesus by reflecting the true meanings of Jesus' words.
This term our Collective Worship will be based on knowing the God who helps us to be wise. We will be covering a variety of topics including: thank you prayers, wise words, harvest gifts and people who keep us safe.
We will also be celebrating the Harvest festival and Saint Michael's Day.
Wednesday 6th October 2021- St Simon's Class Assembly
St Simon presented an amazing class assembly to their parents/ carers and peers in KS1.
The theme of our class assembly was The Creation Story. We used our children's bible and references to Genesis scripture in our RE lessons to understand the importance of how we and everything around us was made and the order in which God created the Earth.
Children used props they had made during lessons and done extremely well in their first ever assembly!