13th July 2018 Newsletter

Dear all

This will be the last newsletter of the 2017/18 academic year and what a year we have had! Last night I ,alongside many of our parents, watched the most amazing production of “ The Lion King” performed by our year 6 children. They were outstanding, the acting, props, costumes, lighting and singing were all spectacular. A huge well done to all of the year 6 team and the children involved. I would also like to congratulate our Y6 children again, this time  for their key stage 2 Sats results. 80% of our children attained “the expected standard” in reading, writing and maths! To give you an idea of how good this is, the national average for this year is 64% combined. We are all thrilled and this result is testament not only to our Y6 children and teachers, but also to the solid teaching that the children have received throughout their time in the school. Our key stage 1 results, phonics screening tests and results from our Reception class are also very pleasing. I am very proud of our wonderful staff team!

Other fantastic achievements for the school include winning the Dance Fusion competition in March, attaining the Platinum Travel Mark, the Silver Eco Mark and just yesterday the Infant Active Mark also at Silver level. We have just submitted our science portfolio for assessment and I am looking forward to being able to tell you about our achievement of the Science Mark next year. On Wednesday we won the Deanery Schools Football Tournament  and had other sporting successes in the Medway Mini Youth Games especially for our infants. We had an amazing sports day!! Our themed weeks especially our All Faiths week and British Icon week were excellent! Our entrepreneurial activities proved very successful ,enabling the children to go on such dream trips as Legoland, and Harry Potter World. Year 2 are having their inflatables afternoon today in the church field!

A year to be proud of- onwards and upwards for St Michael’s!! Have a great break when the holidays come, stay safe and we will see you all on Tuesday 4th September.

Mrs Katharine Sexton

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