St Michael’s RC Primary School is a Catholic family
of faith, following the teaching of Christ.

We strive to create an environment where all members of our school community
respect the values of: Church, Independence, Resilience, Caring, Learning and
Enjoyment for all. Belief in these values will nurture all as individuals and instil
in them the confidence to meet their full potential, providing them with the best
grounding for their future place in an ever changing world.


Closure Notice

The school is closed and open only to vulnerable children and those of key workers.


Announcement from the Prime Minister – Planned Lifting of Lockdown Restictions

Safeguarding Policy Addendum for Corona Virus

From 20th March 2020 parents were asked to keep their children at home, wherever possible. Schools and all childcare providers were asked to provide care for a limited number of children – children who are vulnerable, and children whose parents are critical to the COVID-19 response and cannot be safely cared for at home. This addendum contains details of our individual safeguarding arrangements.


Elevenses with the World of David Walliams

David Walliams is releasing a FREE audio story every day for the next 30 days. Children could listen to a story whilst parents get a few jobs done.

Covid-19 Time Capsule

Distributed online, this time capsule download is the creation of a team of teachers, and aims to get your child’s perspective on the pandemic and life in quarantine during social distancing.

Dave the Dog is Worried about Coronavirus

A nurse has written a book to help children feeling worried about the coronavirus outbreak. You can read it to your child here.

Molly Watts, an intensive care nurse at Southampton Children’s Hospital, wrote the online picture book Dave the Dog Is Worried About Coronavirus after a nightshift last week.

Time to Come in Bear

A children’s story about social distancing.

Tiny Happy People

Some great activities and info around mental health and well-being in the current climate.

Welcome to St Michael’s Catholic Primary School and Nursery. We serve the local community providing a Catholic education within our whole school ethos embedded in Christian values. Our school values are called CIRCLE values and stand for Care, Independence, Resilience, Church, Learning and Enjoyment. We encourage our whole school community to follow these values to ensure that we all conduct ourselves with respect as individuals created by Christ.

Our whole staff, whether teaching or support, strive to provide our children with a world class education to equip them with the tools that they will need to lead successful and aspirational lives – always striving for the best that they can be.

I am honoured to be the Head Teacher of this school with its atmosphere of learning, fun and enjoyment. I hope you find this website helpful and informative. However this is only a snap shot of what we provide for our children and for all the adults working in our school community. Please do feel free to come and visit our vibrant school by contacting the school office by phone 01634 832578 or email office@stmichaeslrcp.org and Mrs Cleall Harding, Mrs Hurst or Mrs White will only be too happy to help.

Mrs Katharine Sexton


22nd May 2020 - Update 8

Dear Parents and Carers

I hope you have all had a lovely week and enjoyed the sunny weather, following the social distancing rules of course!  I am writing this in school,  but it doesn’t seem like the usual St Michaels’s as we would know it. There are signs reminding us all to wash our hands, a screen at the reception area, markers on the playground for adults to stand on, hand sanitizer stations. We have moved the desks so that they are 2m apart, toys have been removed from the classrooms as they are difficult to clean, leaving out only surfaces or items that can easily be wiped down. The main corridor has been cordoned off in two so that we can only go in single file in one way. It has to be done, there is no choice- its school, but not as we know it!

Thank you so much for getting back to us in regard to whether you will be taking up a place for your child in YR, Y1 and Y6 from 1st June. We are busy sorting out our “bubbles” of 15 children. I do have to stress that as our staffing has been arranged we cannot accept children in for an odd day off or odd day on. The expectation is that if you would like your child to come to school in those year groups then they are in every day. We will review this on a weekly basis as we have to adhere to the bubble of 15 children. To add more children would mean an extra bubble and reorganisation of staffing which can only be done on a weekly basis not a daily one. YR (reception classes) will be in on alternative weeks as we need the use of the whole unit for each bubble as the children need room to move, need to be with the adults that they know and we need to try and encourage social distancing. To have every YR child in every day of every week would mean over spilling into the Key stage 1 classrooms which are not suitable for 4 and 5 year olds and they are being used by Year 1 children anyway. Again each arrangement will be reviewed every week as numbers of children change. Indeed, the Directive from the Government might even change so we wait and see…

This is not about socialising or seeing friends, the children will be in self contained bubbles and may not be with their friends or their teacher!  I don’t envy any parent having to make the decision that you are being asked to make.  My children are grown up now thank God but I still worry for their safety! I do understand how difficult this must be for you all but we will respect whatever decision you make and know that safety will be yours and our priority. Safety comes first both for your children and for your families.

Stars of the week

  • Mrs Brown- Hubert
  • Miss Holmes- Karol
  • Miss Thompson – Teanne
  • Miss Smart- Daniella
  • Mrs Sliney- Zaya
  • Miss Green-Maisie R
  • Miss Daniels- Salvia
  • Mrs Stanczyk –  Anastazja
  • Mr Seale- Caleb
  • Miss Ryan-   Lucas
  • Mr Donnellan- Ola
  • Mrs Morgan- Kyan
  • Miss Harding – Dominykas
  • Mrs Fenton- Finnley
  • Mrs Dix- Jakub

Thanks again for all the work that you are completing with your children. From 1st June we will be scaling down the home learning. We are still doing it but it will be more consolidation of basic rules to prepare the children for next year. There will be more practice and consolidation. Maths and spellings and SPAG will be included which will be quite worksheet based and repetitive but it will be easier for the children to work independently and “relearn” rather than tackle new learning.

From 1st June some of the teachers may be asked to supervise the children of key workers so that means that they will not be able to monitor and mark the work that you submit to them via email. They will of course still do it, but not as promptly as they would normally as they will be in school and not working from home

There will be no “on line learning” for next week as it is half term and we all need a break, please have a good rest and again don’t forget “stay alert, control the virus, save lives”.

Katharine Sexton

headteacher


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School Tour for September

Welcome to the new pupils starting in reception in September here is a tour of your new classrooms. We can’t wait to meet you all.


See what we have been getting up to over Easter

Our new Noah's Ark and Timeline Corridors



New School Entrants for Reception Class for September 2020

By now each child who indicated St Michael’s as their first choice of school for their child in Reception class this September would have received their offer letter. We would ask all parents to accept the offer and return it. This can be done by contacting the school at office@st-michaels.medway.sch.uk and that way we will have contact details and an idea of final numbers.
Our office staff will be gathering together packs to send out to you as well as details on how we can best induct your child to school in the current unprecedented situation. Hopefully this will be in person but initially it might be via video or presentation e-mailed to you with a chance to meet your child’s teacher and be able to come into school in person to have a look round whenever we are able to safely do so.

Parent View

Parent View gives you the chance to tell Ofsted what you think about our school. The survey can be completed at any time; you don’t have to wait until the school is being inspected.

GDPR

The new GDPR legislation determines how people’s personal data is processed and kept safe, and the legal rights that you have in relation to this data. Please visit our page on the Parents menu to find out more.

Easyfundraising

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Site Bookmarks

At St Michaels we subscribe to a number of websites for learning and services. Access them quickly and easily from this website.


CEOP Safety Centre

CEOP helps any child or young person under the age of 18 who is being pressured, forced or tricked into taking part in sexual activity of any kind. This can be something that has taken place either online or in ‘the real world’, or both. The CEOP Safety Centre has clear information and advice on what can be reported to CEOP, how to tell us and what will happen if you do tell us. You can visit the CEOP Safety Centre and make a report directly to CEOP by clicking this Click CEOP button.

If you are experiencing online bullying or something else online has worried you please speak to an adult you trust, or you can talk to Childline at any time on 0800 1111 or at www.childline.org.uk.


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