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Money Raised - Phil The Bag

The Friends are delighted to announce that the school raised a wonderful £122.50 from Phil The Bag contributions after half term. Thank you very much to all those who donated unwanted textiles.

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Sport Relief - get involved!

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Sport Relief is back, from the 18th-20th March. People all over the country will take part in sporting events to raise money for very worthy causes. Of all the money raised by the public through Sport Relief, 50% is used to make a difference right here in the UK, and 50% goes towards transforming lives across the world’s poorest communities. On Friday 18th March children MAY come to school dressed in Red (NO face paints or dyed hair please) in exchange for a minimum of £1. The School Council will collect donations from each class.

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World Book Day Assembly

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Our World Book Day Assembly will be at 9.15am on Thursday this week when children will parade in their costumes. All are welcome to join us.

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Bunny Hop Disco

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Ticket price tbc. The Friends.

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The Friends Bring You...Oliver Twist!

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The Friends have organised a theatre production of Oliver Twist as an Easter treat for the whole school. The performance will take place in the school hall on Thursday 29th March.

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Welcome Back!

We hope you have all had an enjoyable and restful week, and we welcome you back to the second half of the Spring Term!

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Happy Holiday!

We wish you all a happy and safe half term break. School resumes for all children on Monday 22nd February.

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World Book Day...

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On Thursday 3rd March (World Book Day) we will be celebrating the pleasure of books and reading. All children are invited to appear as characters from books by each class’s chosen author as follows:

Sycamore class – Bedtime stories; Willow class – Traditional Tales; Cherry class – Dr Seuss; Redwood class – Beatrix Potter; Elm class – Roald Dahl; Beech class – Lewis Caroll – Alice in Wonderland;

Oak class – Carrie’s War by Nina Bawden. Our World Book Day Assembly will be at 9.15am on this day. All are welcome to join us.

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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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