28th February 2020 Newsletter

Dear all,

Welcome back to term 4. We have had a really busy first week back.

On Tuesday a group of year 5 children entered a competition to present to the Mayor of Medway and a panel about how ethnically inclusive we are as a school. We came 2nd in the competition and the children were excellent, speaking very eloquently about our school, really speaking from the heart about what we do for all of our diverse community here at St Michael’s: our Language Ambassadors, our themed weeks, our Black History work and lots more. I was really proud of them. Well done to the children and to Mrs Collins who supported them.

We are now in the holy season of Lent, we all went to mass and received our ashes from Fr Baker reflecting on how we can be more like Jesus in our lives especially in Lent—thinking about being kind, giving to charity and praying more. We will be doing more about this in the weeks to come and talking about the new charity that we will be supporting in Zimbabwe to aid the school children there-more to follow next week. We will also be supporting the Catholic Children’s Society

Next week is Book Week and we have lots planned, a letter has gone out to already by Miss Smart. The children can dress up as their favourite book character on Thursday of next week ( World Book Day) if they wish, but I know that this can be expensive both in time and money for parents so please do feel free to dress up but there is no obligation this year– we have lots of other book activities planned on that day too.

I have already sent home some guidance regarding the Coronavirus. We are following the advice from Public Health and are washing our hands regularly to avoid spreading of germs.

Have a good weekend

Mrs Katharine Sexton

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