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St Michael's CofE Primary School

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Mr Freeman's Page

I hope that everyone is having a good summer break. It is so important for our wellbeing to have a proper break, even if many of our planned holidays may not happen. There are lots of wonderful places to visit in our own country, many within easy reach of Bristol. I may well bump into you if you visit the Forest of Dean as there are many fabulous walks there.

There is lots of work going on in school. A number of classrooms and shared areas are being redecorated. The MUGA is approaching completion, and you may have seen some new fencing appearing at the front of school. The Reception play area is being enlarged, and a new garden area created. Soon all we will need are the most important items: the children!

Best wishes to you all, and see you in a few weeks

Mr Freeman (updated 6/8/2020)

A bit more about me...

Did you know?

I've been Headteacher here for 17 years.

I have 3 children, aged 20,20 and 17. (Yes, I'm part of the twins club!) Our house is quite full right now!

We have a dog called Noah (see next column), a cat called Oscar, and a tortoise called Tuppence.

My wife is a nurse. She is a neuroscience specialist and works at Southmead hospital. 

My favourite things at home are music, reading and making my children play board games. To hear me play the melodeon, go to the home music page of the website.

My favourite food is anything Italian. I love pasta!

Here's a picture of our dog, Noah. He's a cocker spaniel, nearly 3 years old. He's very affectionate and has almost endless energy. He loves going for walks, playing with his ball (see video clip) or with someone's shoe or wellie, and he is always looking for food!

Here's our first picture: Mia and Bella's guinea pigs!

We don’t have a dog because Daddy is allergic to them but this is us having a cuddle with our guinea pigs called Tilly and Pop. They are twins and sisters. They are really cute and their favourite food is lettuce. They are white so they can be camouflaged in snow.

Here's Mrs Murray's gorgeous dog, Winnie. Another cocker spaniel, of course, the world's greatest breed!

And just to show we love cats too...here's Lisa and Amy with Burton the cat (great name!) 

Burton is 12 years old and he likes to sleep on his own little bed, which Lisa made for him, in her room.  He is quite a large cat, much bigger than his 'cousin' cats.  

He is quite naughty, often helping himself to any leftover food he comes across or drinking from the kitchen tap. He has quite adventurous tastes for a cat, having sampled coffee and mustard and once even took an olive from a bowl, which he devoured!! 

He can even do tricks: https://photos.app.goo.gl/fG6KPHUiSg4peTgy7.

Interesting links or facts

If you like the book series 'How to train a dragon', there's an excellent talk by Cressida Cowell including clips from the 3rd film CLICK HERE. Enjoy!

Favourite songs

Here are a few of my favourite songs and clips that I show every so often in school.

 The first is one of our school favourites with great pictures - and the words are there as well for you to sing along to. Or you can sing with Mr Love who plays the same song on the music page.

My next song is another one we play going into assembly: 'Over the Rainbow'. Sing along!

This drumming group is absolutely brilliant! See below for the link.

Here's one of our favourite ISingPop songs for you to sing (and dance) along to. See if you can teach your parents the actions! Fighting for Love.