Autumn Term 2017-2018
What a busy start to our new school year we have had! To begin with all the staff shared a collective worship on September 1st as a time for reflection and hope for the year ahead. We welcomed the new children into our Reception class 2017-18 as they were given a St. Michael's Prayer Book to share with their families, so that they can worship together. We welcomed two new teaching staff – Miss McLaughlin to Year 3 and Miss Grundy to Year 5. We were also joined by Mrs Robinson as our new executive head while Mrs Bowes is on maternity leave.
School continues to promote the word of God within the family, by buying a ‘Wednesday word’ for each home. Parents are asked to share this with their children. The Sunbeams and Rainbows provision started in November.
To prepare for full membership of the Church, the Sacramental Programme for Year 3 pupils began on September 24th. A joint celebration with the Year 3 pupils from St Bernadette’s was held at St. Michael’s Church on Wednesday, Dec 6th. The children socialised afterwards by meeting their prayer partners and sharing cakes!
On St. Michael’s feast day, we celebrated Mass in Church. After mass, parents and friends joined us for a Macmillan Coffee morning.
The creative displays around school informed us of the importance of remembering in November and the period of waiting in Advent. On 1st November, Mass for All Saints was shared with the Parish community.
A number of staff joined colleagues from other catholic schools in Bury at St. Mary’s Church to celebrate the annual ‘Catholic Education’ Mass on 2nd November.
The Mini Vinnies have had another busy term. They sold their ‘Children in Need’ badges. Then at the end of term, ‘Christmas Santa Sacks’ for the homeless were generously filled, with various items donated by particular classes.
We have enthusiastically worshipped God in many ways over the term. A class assembly by Year 6 had the theme ‘Remembrance’ which was well attended by the children’s families. ‘A Christmas recipe’ was the performance by the KS1 children, explaining how Jesus is the centre of Christmas. EYFS have also performed the ‘Wriggly Nativity’.
The term will be completed with a whole school Mass celebration on the last day of term, December 21st, which will set the tone for a wonderful Christmas break.