Please join us in church on 10th February at 9:45am as we thank our retired Principal Mrs Williams. The children will be walking to church on this day, please speak to class teachers if you can accompany us to and from church.
Join our toddlers and mums every Friday morning for craft, play, singing and exploring.
Place: Hall, St Michael’s Academy
Cross country team achieve success
Congratulations to our cross country team.Our boys team became the winners of the Penn area boys competition .Well done Luke who was a gold medal winner.Well done AJ for winning a bronze medal .One of our girls Mia also won a bronze medal in this inter school cometition.Well done team!
On Wednesday the 19th March 2014 Pupils in Key Stage One represented the Academy in the City Finals of the multi skills Athletics competition.The children from St Michael's won a bronze medal and represented our Academy so very well.We are very proud of your achievements children
On Monday 24th March
Our Tag Rugby team took part in the finals of City competition.The team competed against pupils from 13 other schools in the city who had become sub city champions for their area of the city.For the third consecutive year St Michaels have become THE CITY CHAMPIONS.Well done team !!!
What next to look foward to.
Mr Blaney is alread preparing to enter our pupils in cricket ,rounders and tennis competitions.
Watch this space for news of our year 1 and 2 pupils taking part in a mini pentathalon .This event is scheduled to take place prior to the close of the Spring term.
We are very proud of the way pupils represent our schools and so clearly enjoy taking part in a full and varied range of sporting challenges.Well done everyone.
On Wednesday 5th March the season of Lent begins.Pupils will attend Mass at St Michael's Parish church at 10.00 Am this morning.During the service ashes will be blessed and distributed to all in attendance.
During the season of Lent we turn our thoughts to how we might work together to raise funds for those in need.
This year school council members from each of the Academies have met to discuss what focus there should be for our joint fundraising activities .The school council members from each of the Academies reached a concensus that each of the Academies would hold a series of fundraising activities to raise funds for the charity Father Hudson's Homes.Father Hudson's Homes cares for the elderly and for young persons who can no longer be cared for by their families.The Archbishop has asked each Catholic school to consider how we might support this charity.We are pleased to be a part of the joint fundraising projects that will organised by pupils.
School council members have also agreed that each Academy will also engage in raising funds for a second nominated charity and this charity to be one chosen by the school council members.School Council members of St Michael's Academy have determined that this year we will raise additional funds to support the work that is undertaken by those involved in cancer research.
This year pupils will also support the Brothers of the Good Shepherd who care for the needy and the homeless people of Wolverhampton.We will be attempting to create a metre mountain of tinned food that the brothers can then use to feed the hungry and the needy people who turn to the Brothers for help.(In any given month the Brothers of the Good Shepherd provide 4000 food parcels to those in need)We are proud to support the Brothers in the great work that they do.
On Friday 28th March children who attend Catholic schools within Wolverhamprton will take part in interschool sporting competitions that will be hosted at Our Lady and St Chad's secondary school.During the course of the afternoon children from each of the Catholic schools will compete in Football and Netball competitions.Congratulations to pupils who have been chosen to represent St Michael's Catholic Primary Academy in this afternoon of sporting events.Good Luck teams!
On Monday 10th March Pupils in year 4 will take part in an Ict project where they will explore using ICT animation programs.We look foward to visiting year 4 to see the great work that they will complete during the day.Thanks to the Local Authority ICT team for supporting us in organising this training for our pupils.
Wednesday 5th March to Friday 7th March pupils in year five will take part in a residential visit to Alton Castle.Whilst they are at the castle the children will take part in a full range of activities which will include rock climbing,bike riding,orienteering and team building games.We look foward to hearing news of the activities that the children have most enjoyed when they return to school.Have a good time everyone!
World Book Day
World Book Day is designed to help children explore the wonderful world of reading,
to develop their love of books and to celebrate books in general.
At St Michael's we will be celebrating World Book Day on Friday 7th March.
Children are to bring in 50p to come dressed as a character from a book.
The money raised will be used to promote reading even further.
Throughout the day the children will be undertaking a range of book based activities
including sharing their favourite book with other children in the school.
The children will also each receive a £1 World Book Day token which can be swapped
for a free specially produced book or used against the purchase of any book
valued at £2.99 or more.
Week commencing 3-9th March 2014
During this week our pupils will be learning about the
climate and the effect that global warming has on our world. During the week
pupils will be undertaking research based projects to underpin the studies that
they have begun to explore at school.
As you aim to support your child in furthering their studies
about this topic you may find the following website addresses useful.
Climate change for kids_Tiki the penguin_one world
Children may also borrow books from the school library to
assist them in their studies.
Information to parents about forthcoming events at St Michael's Catholic Primary Academy and Nursery.
Wednesday 17th September 2014 Catholic Schools Mass 4.30 pm St Joseph's church Willenhall road.This afternoon staff from each of the Catholic schools in Wolverhampton gather together to ask for God's blessings on our schools,our pupils,their families and the Parish communities that each of the schools serve.Parents are invited to join with staff as we pray together at the start of the new academic year.
Thursday 18th September 2014.This morning we will welcome the Principal of St Edmund's Academy who will talk to pupils in our year six class.
Friday 19th September 2014 Today we commence our 50th Anniversary celebrations .Pupils will attend a 10.00 Am Mass in church as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the official opening of St Michael's Primary School.Parents are most welcome to join with pupils ,staff,Academy committee members and former employees as we celebrate this momentus occassion in the school's history.
Friday 26th September
Our 50th Anniversay celebrations will continue today as we commence a day of celebrations for the pupils of our Academy.
This morning we will hold a special assembly which will remember some of teh special events that have occured in the history of the school from the time when the doors of the school were first opened to welcome pupils in.We will be delighted to welcome Mr Clarke the schools first Headteacher back to St Michael's School this morning.
This afternoon we will dedicate an area of our school site to create a grotto in honour of Our Lady.The grotto will be officially blessed by Father Stephen at 1.30 Pm today.Parents are invited to join us for this special event which will mark the 50th Anniversary of the Schools Openeing.
Thursday 2nd October.Today we will celebrate our Harvest Festival.Parents are invited to send harvest produce into school on the day of the festival.Any goods sold will be used to raise funds for the charity CAFOD.Any foods remaining will be fowarded to the Overnight shelter for the homeless people of Wolverhampton that is a shelter run by the Brothers of the Good Shepherd.
Monday 6th October CAFOD Mass 7pm St Anthony's parish.We trust that many of our pupils will attend this service as focus is given to those in need throughout the world.(Further details to follow)
Thursday 16th October St Michael's Academy Committee will meet this evening at 7.00pm.
Wednesday 22nd October This evening pupils in our Year two class will take part in a residential stay at Kingswood Nursery and infant centre.Parents of our year two puils have received further information about this residential visit and have been invited to attend a meeting at which further information will be given about the trip.
School Closes for half term on Friday 24th October
Monday 3rd November is an Inset day for staff from the Bishop Cleary Catholic Academy .Pupils should not attend school on this day.
Tuesday 4th November School reopens for pupils.
Tuesday 11th November Open Evening Parents are invited to meet with your child's class teacher to discuss matters relating to your child's progress,attainment and welfare.Time 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm (Further details will follow.
Thursday 13th November Open Evening 6.00 to 8.00pm (As above further details to follow)
Monday 17th November Anti Bullying week Focus
Friday 21st November PTA Christmas Fair( Further details to follow)
Week commencing Monday 8th December Christmas productions will take place (Further details to follow)
Tuesday 16th December Foundation Stage Christmas party
Wednesday 17th December Infant Christmas Party
Thursday 18th December Junior Christmas Party
Friday 19th December End of term Mass 9.15 pm
Pm 2.00 Pm Christmas carols and readings.
The school closes for the Christmas vacation at 3.15 Pm On Friday 19th December.
School will reopen to pupils on Tuesday 6th January 2015.Monday the 5th January is an inservice training day for staff of the Bishop Cleary Academy and pupils should not attend the Academy on this day.
Future Plans for our extended schools programme of activities
From 2013, as part of our continued extended schools development programme, St Michaels will be introducing table tennis with a view to offering Key Stage Two children the opportunity to experience a fast growing school sport. We also hope to begin to develop a badminton and tennis programme during the coming year.
It is our schools policy to constantly and regularly review our extended schools activities with a commitment to get all children involved in extra curricular sports and activities.
To date children have had the opportunity to take part in a wide range of activities including:
11 a side football
4 a side football
Indoor /Outdoor athletics
Key stage One Multi Skills
Arts and crafts
On Tuesday 4th December 2012 53 of our pupils performed in a choir of thousands at the LG Arena. The children took part in the Young voices concert.
During the academic year the children have had the opportunity to attend an extended schools activity which has focused on developing their singing skills.
The children who took part in this event all really enjoyed both preparing for this special performance and also performing in front of an audience of hundreds of people.
Well done choir!