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Head Teacher: Mrs Jan Martin | Deputy Head: Miss A Prentice                          
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Remembrance Day/Poppies

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We will be observing 2 minutes of silence to commemorate the First World War which ended at the eleventh hour on the eleventh day of the eleventh month 1918 (11 o'clock on the 11th November 1918). This year we have a large selection of items for sale. Children in Year 6 will go round this week to classes to collect your kind donations. Suggested prices are: Poppies for a minimum donation of 50p.  Bands £1 and other items are individually priced subject to stock. We are grateful for your support.

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Operation Christmas Child/Samaritans Purse

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All the flatpack boxes have now gone from the office, so, if you are interested in embracing this wonderful scheme, please now use your own shoe box(es). Go to the Samaritan's Purse website using the link below to see how to pack your box. These gifts bring a huge amount of joy to the children who receive them, and your generosity is very much appreciated. https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/how-to-pack-a-shoebox/

 

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Pumpkin carving competition...

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Well done and thank you to all who brought in Pumpkins for our competition, organised by The Friends. There were some fantastic entries and a really high standard, making the judging very difficult. However the judges would like to commend the following children. Oak class; Isabella: Beech class; Louisa: Elm class; Ella: Redwood class; Olivia: Cherry class; Keira: Willow class; Benjamin: Sycamore class; Abigail.

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Welcome back...

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Welcome back to the second half of the Autumn Term. We hope that you have all had a good break and are ready to enjoy all that the seasonal festivities have to offer over the coming weeks. The children will be working hard preparing for their nativity service and the KS2 carol service at the end of term.  

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Harvest Festival

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Thank you to all who joined us at the church today to celebrate Harvest Festival. The church was packed, and Beech Class led us in a wonderful celebration of prayers and poems that they had written themselves. Thank you for both the Harvest gifts that you contributed, and also to our wonderful parent helpers who sorted out the food and distributed it with amongst our local community with the help of Oak Class.

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Operation Christmas Child

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We will, once again, be taking part in this year's collection for Operation Christmas Child, which is organised by Samaritan's Purse. Flat packed boxes are available from the school office for just 40p. Please visit www.operationchristmaschild.org.uk for details on what to put in boxes. Filled boxes will be needed by 2nd November (the week we return after half term). https://www.samaritans-purse.org.uk/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/

 

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Phil The Bag on Wednesday

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It's Phil the Bag time again this Wednesday 12th October. Clear your wardrobes and cupboards after Summer hols. Please remember to bring in your bags of unwanted clothing, curtains, bedding, bags, shoes and any other textiles. The more we collect, the more money we make for the school; KGs = £££s! All bags can be left on Wednesday morning. Please place the bags in the top part of the pedestrian entrance, thank you. Many thanks from the Friends.  
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Harvest Gifts...

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Football and Netball news...

Football:

Well done to the team for representing St. Michael’s in the first 'fixtures night' of the year at Monks Walk. We played two matches on the astro turf pitch. The first against Holy Family ended in a 1-0 defeat. The second was a 1-0 victory against Oaklands in a nail biting penalty shoot- out.
The team spirit was excellent and all the boys gave 100% in terms of effort and application. Well done! Tom, Dylan, Elliot, Oliver, Philip, Charlie, Matthew and Thomas, and a big thank you to our drivers.

 

Netball:

Mrs Fincham led our Hi-5 Netball Team out at Stanborough School in three friendly fixtures against Watchlytes, Panshangar and Springmead. The girls performed really well drawing two and narrowly losing one. They all enjoyed the experience as they became more familiar with the rules and changes of position. Top scorer was Imogen and all the girls tried hard and equipped themselves very well. Well done! Leah, Tilly, Summer, Sophia, Imogen, Layla and Isabella.   

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Year 5 Running Festival

The annual running festival took place today at Monks Walk with all of Beech class taking part. Overall we finished 3rd in the boys' race and 3rd in the girls' race. Congratulations to Tabitha Greenwood and Mimi Lewis who both finished in the top ten and qualified to represent Monks Walk Family at the district championships at Stanborough Lakes on October 12th. We wish them both the very best of luck. Many thanks to Mrs Woods for organising the children, and well done to all the children for completing the course.

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Welcome to the new Term

A warm welcome back to the Autumn term and to all our new children and to our new staff members: Ms Prentice, Year 4 Class teacher and our new Deputy Head. Mrs Dean, Year 1 Class teacher and Mrs Baxter, TA in Year 3 class.

We hope you have had a wonderful Summer break.   We have lots of good news to report:

Congratulations to St. Michael’s Pre-school who received “Outstanding” in their recent Ofsted conducted last term. This is a fantastic achievement for Debbie May and her team.  Well done.

During the holidays we had new internal doors replaced throughout, and the school looks like new. It has made a real difference.  In addition the Ladies Cloakroom has been refurbished. 

Parents may have noticed the superb Astro-turf surface laid outside Year 3 classroom. This will provide a safe environment for play and sport and our very grateful thanks go to Mr Corke who spent many hours of hard labour fitting this for us.  Thank you also to the Friends for the funding of this.  We hope it is admired and appreciated by all. 

We look forward to welcoming new prospective parents to look around our school for the Primary Admissions intake for September 2017.

Please contact the school office to make an appointment.

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Welcome!

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Welcome to all staff and pupils, as well as new starters, at the beginning of this new academic year. We wish you all a happy, healthy and successful term at St Michael's School.

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Latest news from Chair of Governors

Both committees (LPP and FRC) and the Full Governing Body met at the end of the Summer term when the Head's Report to Governors and the School Self Evaluation were discussed and approved. Rachel Wadey presented to FGB a report on her work as SENCo, Sarah Holden as Inclusion TA, and the work of the class teachers. This included the current arrangements for inclusion of all children in the classroom setting.  The new Pupil Profiles are working well. Progress of our SEND pupils is good.
 
Neil Gammon has completed a review of Safeguarding.  No issues were raised
 
Our finances are in good shape, new admissions are up to 27 children, and a recent Health and Safety Audit conducted by County clearly showed that our premises are in very good condition and our Policies and procedures are sound . 
 
The SATs results continue to be analysed.  On a recent visit to school our Hertfordshire Improvement Partner congratulated us on these results and on our current progress data.  Both look healthy. Further analysis will inform the School Improvement Plan for next year.

The Governor's Review of the Year (2015-16) has been communicated to all Parents by Parentmail and is also on the website.
 
All that remains is for me to wish you all a very happy holiday and I look forward to meeting you again in the new school year.
 
Sue Gray (CoG)
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School Choir to Perform...

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In addition to all of our wonderfully talented musicians, the St Michael's School Choir will also be performing 3 of their favourite songs at the special assembly on Monday 18th July. The musical celebration will begin at 9.15am in the main hall. We look forward to welcoming many of you to join us.

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Don't Miss St Michael's Choir...

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St Michael's Choir will be performing some fun new songs at the beginning of the Campfest next Saturday (25th). Please make sure you arrive promptly at 2pm, if you can, so that you don't miss them! The children have worked really hard this term and would love to show off their achievements to you. Mrs Hewitt.

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Calling all bakers!

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This year at the Summer Campfest there will be a tea room. All donations of cakes and biscuits would be greatly appreciated. Thank you so much. Ready, Steady.......BAKE!

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It's Campfest time!

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Fingers crossed for the weather next weekend. Everything is hotting up now for the annual St Michael's Campfest on Saturday 25th June - all systems go! Class Reps will be in the playground this week asking for your help setting up the stalls from 10am on Sat, and also to man the stalls throughout the festivities. Don't forget to book your camp night space for the evening - forms went home this week in bookbags. We look forward to seeing you all there on Saturday, and thank you in advance for all of your help. The Friends.

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Loose Change Challenge!

Dear Parents, thank you so much for your support with the “Loose change challenge” held on Wednesday. The following monies were collected: Sycamore, £11.05; Willlow, £27.70; Cherry, £42.98; Redwood, £16.65; Elm £49.29; Beech £5.28; Oak £5.90. Congratulations to Elm class for raising the most for us and are our Winners.  Thank you to all who took part, it was a fun event for all. The Friends.

 

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History Day Success!

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Key Stage 2 had a wonderful day on Monday 13th June as they went back in time to find out about the history of Woolmer Green and its surrounding area.  The children experienced and learnt about life in the Roman times, living as a highwayman / highwaywoman, what it was like in the trenches of World War One, and how it would have felt as an evacuee in World War 2. With the help of parents from the school, history was brought to life with costumes and original artifacts, as well as a special visit from Aunty Bel, who was evacuated during the war aged 5. Following the day, children will be writing about one of the eras in History, as well as completing a whole school timeline with KS1, showing key dates in history from when the school was first built. Many thanks to all the parents who gave up their time in order to make this a special day for the children, with special thanks to Mr Harris (George’s Dad in year 6), and Mrs Gloyn for organising the event. 
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Revd David Munchin rides for charity

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Congratulations to David and his team for successfully cycling 990 miles from Lands End to John O'Groats in 8 days finishing on Sunday 29th May!
Here is a message from David: "
Through Virgin Money Giving, you can still sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Christian Aid. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on the charity's behalf if you are eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations. Christian Aid is an international aid charity that seeks to help the poorest people in the world by sustainable development. It helps people regardless of their religion, race or nationality. The Welwyn Team Churches are committed to raising £5000 by the end of 2017 in order to support the project detailed below. Total raised incl. Gift Aid so far is £4,131.25. Thank you."

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