Oak Class has been given a serious makeover thanks to some excellent work by Brandon Hall. Gone is the rather dated and, we have to admit, somewhat scruffy, building. We now have a beautifully clad cabin. It really looks fantastic and complements the lovely environment of the school.
Yes, officially OFSTED agree, Michaelchurch Escley Primary School is a GOOD school. Well done to everyone: governors, staff, children, parents and all our friends in the community. Thank you all for your significant efforts. Please click on the ‘key information’ tab to read the full report.
KS2 Cross Country – Hereford Athletics Club Very proud of Grace, Poppy, Jack and Tobi for brilliant performances in the HAC Cross Country race on Sunday. They were amazing. Tobi must win the prize for ‘most casual and chilled race entrant ever’ as he sidled casually up to the start and set off on a… Read more »
Spring is on its way so thoughts are turning to growing food to cook and eat in school. With this in mind we took some children to collect some top soil from Permaculture specialists Looby and Chris. The children worked very hard and we brought back nearly 2 tons of soil to school. A big… Read more »
We had a lovely World Book Day breakfast this morning as a prelude to our World Book Day celebrations. The school was filled with parents and fabulously dressed up children, sharing books and munching croissants and pain au chocolat. The parents also joined us for a special assembly where the adults shared their own favourite books… Read more »
On Friday afternoon in Forest Schools, Sapling Class, assisted by Acorn Class and some children from Oak Class, took their science investigation outside. They set out to find out what natural materials could be used to fire-proof a medieval siege tower against flaming arrows! The children built a card tower then ‘fire-proofed’ it with materials… Read more »
The end of term is nigh and what better way to finish the year off than with a celebration of our little school’s musical talent. The wonderful performances by the children; cello, violin, recorder, dance, percussion, piano and singing were topped off by a surprise performance of ‘Let it Go!’ by the staff. I don’t… Read more »
On Tuesday 15th December, Oak Class spread some Christmas cheer when they visited the Dulas Court Care home. They performed a mixture of carols, nativity songs, bell plates and solos. They were amazing and both the residents and children had a lovely time.
A big thank you to Isla Hampson for photographing our Walking Nativity. The pictures are wonderful and really capture the magic of the event. You can purchase 7″ x 5″ prints of any of the images for £7 by going to Isla’s website, islahampsonphotography.
Once again, Michaelchurch Escley Primary School celebrated Christmas with a very special Nativity play. The weather stayed dry and calm for the evening as we sang our way from The Bridge Inn to the barn behind the Bridge Inn Farmhouse B and B. It was a truly beautiful occasion and a wonderful way to celebrate this… Read more »
Christmas really got going today when Mr Crocker and three children, one from each class, set off in to the (Christmas Tree) forest to choose and cut down the school Christmas tree. The plantation was at the top of a hill between the school and Hay and the children, whose names were drawn from a… Read more »
Today was one of the most looked forward to days of the year at Michaelchurch Primary, our annual Christmas decoration making day. Miss Brockwell and Mrs Lane had prepared a great selection of Christmas craft activities for us and the children had a brilliant day. They sewed and painted and glued and cut and there… Read more »
No! Not that sort of fencing, we’re talking sword fighting! On Wednesday 25th November a fencing coach visited the school and gave all the children in Years 3 to 6 an hours fencing lesson. The children loved it. They worked in two groups, Years 3 and 4 and Years 5 and 6 and each group… Read more »
Netball tournament for small schools Last Wednesday (18th November) was an exciting day because we went to a netball tournament at Weobley High School.It was exciting and nerve-wracking but we over came that and tried our best. It was amazing what we can do together. The team was Sam B, Sam R, Ned, Poppy, Maisie,… Read more »
It was lovely to see so many people join in the fun at the Escleyside Hall on Sunday November 1st. There was so much going on, from craft activities to science challenges and to top it all, a fantastic cafe run by the the preschool which served some delicious cream teas. Thank you to everyone… Read more »
Although it rained heavily on Thursday night and early Friday morning, by 9am the wind had died down a bit and the sun, unbelievably, came out. It was still rather chilly however as we set off down the hill towards Elke’s woods for the first half of our outdoor learning day. Our first stop was… Read more »
Another visitor to the school this week was Jade Beresford, an archaeologist who has been working on the amazing excavations at Dorstone Hill. The world famous ‘Halls of the Dead’ discovered at the site have been one of the greatest discoveries in UK archaeology in recent times. Jade talked passionately about the discoveries and brought… Read more »
We were extremely pleased to welcome Ian and Mary Roberts, from Hereford Open Door project, to our assembly last Thursday. Ian and Mary had called in to tell us about the work the Open Door project does in Hereford to help homeless people and other people in need. They were also collecting the food donating… Read more »
A two-minute silence has been observed at Michaelchurch today as a sign of remembrance on Armistice Day. During a special assembly, the children learnt about why this is such an important day and the significance of the poppy. Click on the title to enjoy looking at the stunning poppies Acorn class made in the afternoon.
At Michaelchurch we celebrated the festival of Diwali, the Hindu festival of light. The children were excited to find out about Rangoli patterns, which are colourful, symmetrical decorations and Divas, small pots for holding lights that are placed outside homes during Diwali to guide good fortune into their homes. The children learnt about the story… Read more »
The day before our Harvest Festival, the whole school got down to work producing the meal for our Harvest Supper. Vegetable soup and home-made bread rolls! The children worked in small groups within their classes to produce some lovely bread rolls. They then came together outside and prepared the vegetables for our delicious soup which… Read more »
Thank you to everyone who joined us at St Michael’s church to celebrate harvest and give thanks to all those in our community and around the world who work so hard to place food on our tables. It was a lovely event and the children, as usual, were brilliant. View all of the photos in… Read more »
Click on the link to view photos of our super day! Caerleon Trip
On the 1st October we were very pleased to welcome John the Potter to school. John worked with all the children throughout the day to produce a piece of ceramic art which will form the basis for a new school sign. The project was funded generously by the Michaelchurch PTA.
The school year had a very wet end for the children of Michaelchurch as the annual water fight raged for 90 minutes on the school field. It was great fun and the whole school had a smashing time playing together with water-bombs, water canon, water pistols and sponges and in some cases, buckets! What a… Read more »
Well done children from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 for a fantastic end of year production, The Michaelchurch Treasure Hunt. You were brilliant and really entertained us. A big thank you to Mel Williams for writing such a fantastic play for us.
A big thank you to everyone who turned out for the Forest School Fun Open Afternoon today, Sunday 5th July. The weather mostly behaved and when it did rain on us, we gathered under the shelter and toasted marshmallows and crumpets and drank fresh mint tea with mint from our school garden.
The weather was perfect for the 2015 Michaelchurch Escley Primary School Sports Day. Watched by family and friends, the children battled through the obstacle course, sprinted, bounced in sacks and wobbled their way to the finish in the three legged race. And at the end, Welly Wanging, a highly appropriate Michaelchurch finish! There was plenty… Read more »
Phew! A really busy day today. Cardiff castle in the morning. We ate lunch at the castle then we took the water bus along the river and into the bay and headed for….The Doctor Who Experience. The children were extremely excited about this! After that it was an ice-cream outside the Welsh Assembly then back… Read more »
Well what a day we have had! A lovely drive down to Big Pit and a tour of the coal mine almost 100m underground then on to the YHA in Cardiff, though it actually feels more like a luxury hotel than a youth hostel. After that, karting! It was fantastic fun and we definitely have… Read more »