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Phil The Bag

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The Friends have organised another Phil The Bag fundraising collection for Wednesday 24th February. This is after half term, so please get sorting and collecting your old/unwanted textiles over the break and bag them up. Please only bring your bags on the day, and drop them off at the top end of the carpark by the pedestrian entrance to the school.  Everyone is welcome to take part.  Please use any type of bag - but black sacks are best! Or why not fill up an old pillow case..?  The more we weigh, the more we get paid. Any/all textiles are welcome, e.g. unwanted clothes, shoes, household linen, belts, hats and handbags. Thank you. The Friends.

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The Friends Need a New Treasurer...

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Could you be the new Treasurer for The Friends? The Friends of St Michael's School committee is in need of a new Treasurer. If you feel that you have the time and inclination to be part of this enthusiastic group then please get in touch with a member of the committee. Please see the Friends web page for contact details. Thank you.

 

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Welcome to Mrs Parker

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We would like to welcome Mrs Parker to the staff of St Michael's. She will be working 3 days a week alongside Miss Cunningham and Mrs Wright who is remaining with us 2 days a week. We hope that she will be very happy with us.

 

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Welcome back!

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We hope you have all had a lovely break.

School starts again on Tuesday 5th January.

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Monies raised this Christmas

A whopping £152.33 has been raised this year for the Children's Society (the charity chosen by Yr 6 and the School Council) from the Yr 6 postal service and the KS2 carol service collection. £154.50 has also been raised for and by The Friends from the Christmas Jumper Day.

 

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KS2 Carol Concert

KS2 treated us to a wonderful carol concert on Wednesday over in the church. The service was conducted by David Munchin and led by all the Year 6 pupils. The Year 6 children said their lines confidently, read prayers and sang a super new version of "While shepherds Watched Their Flocks by Night" accompanied by hand bells. However, many will agree that the highlight was the whole of KS2 singing the song Kuyimba, with musical accompaniment (directed and led by Mrs and Mr Wadey!), which was hauntingly beautiful. Many thanks go to all of the KS2 staff, especially Mrs Wadey, for all of their hard work in putting this service together.

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LEGO Workshop

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Yesterday the whole school enjoyed a fun session on a grand scale as two brothers organised a fabulous LEGO workshop for the children's Christmas treat. The children built houses, fun parks, wind turbines, beach scenes and many other things that were eventually combined together to make a huge village. The only limit was their imagination. Great fun was had by all.

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KS1 Nativity

IMG 1129On Tuesday KS1 performed their delightful nativity "Away In a Manger". The children were confident and had learned all of their words perfectly. They looked as if they were having as much fun performing as the audience were watching them! Well done to Sycamore, Willow and Cherry Classes, as well as all the staff who have worked so hard to organise the performance.

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First Choir Performance!

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Last week we enjoyed the first performance from the newly formed St Michael's Choir. The choir cuurently consists of pupils from Years 4-6, although we now hope to extend it down to year 3 also. Watch this space! The children sang beautifully and confidently, performing renditions of 'Food Glorious Food' from Oliver, a funny action song "With My Hands On My Head" which had all of the school laughing and joining in, and also a round for which the words had been written by a choir member. It was a huge achievement in such a short space of time, and the enthusiasm of the children has been overwhelming. Huge thanks go to Mrs Hewitt and Mrs Wadey for all of their time and effort.

 

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Music Assembly

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This morning parents and carers were invited to come and watch the children performing in the school hall. We were treated to pieces played on the flute, clarinet, recorder, violin and piano. The children were amazing and should be very proud of themselves. 

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Christmas Wonderland Fun!

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Congratulations to The Friends for an amazing festive event on Saturday. Everyone had a wonderful time. Thank you to all those who got involved in any way, as it's only by getting all hands on deck that these occasions are able to continue and be enjoyed. Particular thanks must go, though, to The Friends, whose huge organisational effort has enabled the event to go ahead. The amount raised will be announce by The Friends in due course. 

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Early finish Friday...

Don't forget that school finishes at 2:15pm on Friday this week to begin the Christmas break. 

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Friends' Christmas Jumper Day

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The Friends are inviting all children to wear a Christmas jumper/top to school on Friday 18th December (the last day of term). They are asking for a £1 donation to participate please. If children do not have a Christmas jumper they could wear something else Christmassy, e.g. a Santa hat.

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Speed Stacking Club

This half term Mrs Gloyn has led a very successful speed stacking club.  The children have learnt the basics of speed stacking including the 3-3-3 and the 3-6-3.  For the first time they have also learnt the very complicated cycle which involves stacking the cups into a 3-6-3, a 6-6 and then 1-10-1. Mr Mallon was impressed with how hard the group worked, and was surprised when Isabelle, Mimi and Amy were able to beat him on the 3-6-3 with their very impressive times!

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Date for your diary - Christmas Wonderland!

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The Friends' Christmas Wonderland will be on Saturday 12th December this year from 12-4pm. Do come and support the school and enjoy some festive fun in the school hall.

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Samaritans Purse - Operation Christmas Child

Thank you so much for the donations of filled shoe boxes. We were able to send 55 parcels to the poor and needy children in remote corners of the world. The organisers send their very grateful thanks for your generosity. 

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Poppy Appeal

A huge thank you to all who donated to the British Legion's Poppy Appeal this year. A generous total of £363.32 was collected!

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Remembrance Poppies

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Poppies, and related bits and pieces will be on sale every day in the hall at break, organised by year 6 pupils. Children will also visit classrooms to collect donations throughout the week. Suggested amounts are a minimum of 50p for a paper poppy, £1 for a wristband etc. Other items are priced individually. We will be observing a 2 minutes' silence at 11am on Wednesday 11th November to commemorate the ending of the First World War.

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Au Revoir to Lucy...

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As you will probably all know the lovely Lucy Dallas, vicar of St Michael's Church, and friend, church link and governor to the school, is moving on to a new and exciting role this week. Lucy and her family are moving to Elstree where she will be embarking on a new adventure which she is very much looking forward to. However, as with all new adventures, it also means leaving behind people and places that you love. She will be very sadly missed, but we all wish every happiness and success to her and her family in Elstree, and would like to thank her for all her tireless work, support and love over the years that she has spent in Woolmer Green. Lucy gave a final Collective Worship service at school last week, during which classes presented her with cards that they had made, and the school gave her some beautiful flowers too. Lucy kindly presented the school with an icon of St Michael's which will see in the school in due course. 

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Thank you to Mrs Webber

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Jean Webber has finally hung up her lollipop, and will no longer be guiding our children safely across the B197 in the mornings and afternoons. She will, however, continue to play an active role in the school in other ways. We would like to thank Jean for looking after us all for so long, and wish her many happy lie-ins! The school presented her with some flowers and a fabulous cake made with love by the Holden girls. 

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