St. Michael’s C of E Primary School, underpinned by its Christian Foundation, seeks to balance the importance of high academic expectations with providing a happy and ordered school community where children of any race, ethnicity and culture have equal opportunities to excel. Within such an atmosphere all children are enabled to develop and thrive as they prepare to face the later challenges of teenage years and adulthood in a rapidly changing and challenging world.
Governors and staff are together ambitious for the school. They vigorously take up the challenge of new initiatives, whether they are school or government led, in order to provide a school that is positive and forward thinking.
Mandy Short, Headteacher
On Monday 8th June, St. Michael's hosted their own celebration of the BBC's 10 Pieces music project.
The children performed beautifully, including the reading of their own poems which had been inspired by the music. The hall was also decorated with artwork based on the pieces of music Britten's "Storm", Stravinsky's "Firebird" and Holst's "Mars".
Have a look below at the videos of the children's dances.
Our Foundation Stage classes both took inspiration from Grieg's "Hall of the mountain king" and turned this into their own dragon hunt:
Year 1 took a modern, lively piece by Adams "A short ride in a fast machine" and created the idea of a theme park with all the fun and excitement of the rides:
Year 3 were really taken by Britten's "Storm", and although this is a challenging piece, created a wonderful dance which captures the feelings of being lost at sea:
Year 4 had chosen a classic piece, Stravinsky's "Firebird" and recreated scenes that were inspired by the ballet of the same name. Earlier in the year, both classes had had the amazing opportunity to visit the Royal Opera House in London and worked with some of the artists there.
Finally, Year 5 chose the power of Holst's "Mars" from his planets suite to inspire their work on "A planetary adventure". Look out for their amazing lifts and the way they recreate the movements expected in space: