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Head Teacher: Mrs Jan Martin | Deputy Head: Miss A Prentice                          
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Au Revoir Mrs Renouf!

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On Friday the school bade Farewell to Mrs Renouf, at least for the timebeing, as she goes home to 'rest' for a couple of weeks before the birth of her first child. We would all like to send Charlotte and Dan our most sincere best wishes for a smooth delivery. There is a lot of excitement and deliberation in the school as to whether they will have a boy or a girl and we look forward with eager anticipation to hearing their good news in due course. To say our 'good-byes' the whole school gathered in the hall and each class presented Mrs Renouf with a handmade card, each of which had been put together by the whole class. Cherry Class stood at the front and read a few pages from Green Eggs & Ham (Dr Seuss), which is her favourite children's book. They had changed some of the words appropriately for the occasion. Au revoir Mrs R! Love and best wishes from all at St Michael's School. 

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Staff changes...

It's all happening this term; a welcome return, a sad departure, a happy departure (and hopefully eventual return!), and two fabulous new recruits!
We are so pleased to see Mr Mallon back from sick leave and our thanks go to Mrs Rawson who deputised in his absence. Mrs Rawson will sadly be leaving us at the end of this term to take up a new post at a school nearer her home. We are currently in the process of recruiting and will inform you of her replacement as soon as possible. We would like to express our thanks for all her hard work over the past 13 years and wish her every success in her new school. We also welcome two new members of temporary staff: Miss Thomson in Reception class working Thursday and Friday, and Mrs Bokmans in Year 2 who will be covering Mrs Renouf’s maternity leave. We hope they will find St. Michael’s school a wonderful place to teach. Mrs Renouf’s last day will be Friday 29th April, and we all wish her well with the birth of her first child. Watch this space!
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Choir end the term with a superb al fresco performance!

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The St Michael's School choir finished off the school term with a triumphant performance that sent us all off to begin the holidays with a smile! With the glorious sunshine beating down, they sang "Dona dona", "This Train is Bound for Glory" and "Lily the Pink" to much applause from the audience. Well done to all involved. Happy holidays!

 

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Wishing you all happy holidays...

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From all the staff at St Michael's we would like to wish you all a very happy break. School resumes on Tuesday 19th April.

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Redwood lead the school Easter Service

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Earlier this week the whole school walked across to St Michael's Church for our annual Easter Service. Redwood led the service this year and did a fabulous job. Well done to all the children in Redwood class, and thank you to Mrs Gloyn, Mrs Wadey and Mrs Underwood for their wonderful organisation and hard work.

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Easter Egg Decorating Competition

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The children had great fun, as always, producing some incredibly imaginative decorated eggs. The results were speggtacular. They were on display in the hall all day for people to have a look at, and were judged by our expert panel. The winners this year were as follows: Reception: Lenny J & Tabitha H; Year 1: Lottie J & Finlay S; Year 2: Emily J & Benjamin D; Year 3: Ella B & Jonathan S; Year 4: Matthew L & Kitty A; Year 5: Thomas H & Caitlin W; Year 6: George H & Heather R. Congratulations to all who took part, you should all be very proud of your designs.

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Al fresco choir performance...

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Weather permitting, St Michael's Choir group will be singing in the playground to all at 2.05pm next Thursday 31st March. Please all arrive early for pick up if you can (end of school 2.15pm) so that you can hear this Easter treat.

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Bunny Hop Disco

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A great time was had by all at the KS1 Bunny Hop disco.The children were all given an exciting bag of goodies on arrival and had lots of fun dancing & playing party games together.There was the option of having tattoos, face painting, nail painting and there was a lovely buffet tea to enjoy. The photograph above shows the two winners of the fancy dress competition - Lenny and Josie - congratulations to them both! A huge thank you must go to The Friends for all their hard work preparing and organising this event, and also to the parents who helped on the day.

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Book Fair Commission...

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A huge thank you to all of you who supported the school and bought books at our recent book fair. The resulting commission of £310 has allowed each class a sum of money to spend on their own books.

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Easter Service

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We will be holding our usual Easter Service across the road at St Michael's Church on Tuesday 22nd March at 9.15am. This year it will be led by Redwood Class. All parents are welcome to join us.

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Decorated Egg Competition 2016!

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That time of year is upon us and it is time for the Easter egg decorating competition! Your only limit is your imagination so get those creative juices flowing over the weekend. Bring the finished result to school on Thursday 24th March and put it in the hall on the tables that have been set up for display. Do not bring your eggs in before Thursday as we will have no space to store them. Either hard boil or blow your eggs and decorate/accessorise at will! Please make sure that all entries have the name of the creator clearly written on them. Judging will be by year groups and there will be a prize for winners. Parents are welcome to call in to the hall on the morning to view the colourful display!

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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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