Office Blog

Head Teacher: Mrs Jan Martin | Deputy Head: Miss A Prentice                          
London Road, Woolmer Green, Herts. SG3 6JP | Email: admin@woolmergreen.herts.sch.uk | Tel: 01438 813267 | Fax: 01438 815623                      

Speed Stacking - Elm Class

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Elm Class had a lot of fun this week at their Speed Stacking competitionl. Well done to the Elm teams, and also to Miss Prentice for organising it and taking children there. Please see the Gallery for more photos.

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KS1 Nativity Play

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Key Stage 1 entertained us beautifully today at the dress rehearsal of their Nativity. They performed confidently and were word perfect. Well done to everyone involved. We look forward to the final performance and a lot more photographs! Please keep an eye on the Gallery towards the end of the week. 

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Elm Class Greek Day

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Last week Elm Class enjoyed a wonderful Ancient Greek-themed day. They dressed up and took part in various activities including pottery making, tile painting, mosaic creating, medicine concocting, acting and dancing! In the afternoon they had a feast of Greek foods after which they enjoyed a performance of the dance and tragic/comedic acting that they had been previously rehearsing. The entire day was completely immersive, with the children being part of a continuing story whilst they conpleted their activities. Please see the Gallery for some fabulous photos.

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School is OPEN on Tuesday

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School is open on Tuesday 12th December. Please leave plenty of time for your journey to school and take good care. Please can children wear sensible footwear to school and bring their school shoes with them in a bag. Thank you. 

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SCHOOL CLOSED MON 11th DEC

St Michael‘s School will be closed on Monday 11th December.

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Winter Wonderland Fun!

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Winter Wonderland was a rip-roaring success, with huge amounts of fun had by all! Over £2000 was raised, so thanks must go to Victoria Whelan, Sarah McGuinness, Mel Rothwell, Clare Byles and Emma Bird for their tireless efforts to organise the event, and to the many other parents and children who helped in the run-up, the set-up, on the day and of course clearing up afterwards! Please see the Gallery for photos. 

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Author Visit

On Wednesday last week, Jack Trelawney visited and presented a short assembly on what it is like to be an author and how he gets his inspiration from everyday experiences. He has written a series of books based around an alternative world in Cornwall (where he grew up). He inspired the children and many enjoyed the book signing after the assembly. Please see the Gallery for some photos of his visit. 

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St Mary's Church Christmas Activities

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Sunday December 10th 4.00pm - Christingle service. A special service where each child will receive a Christingle Orange and we make a collection for the Children’s society, which works to protect vulnerable children. Saturday December 16th 10.00am -12.pm - Children’s Christmas Craft Morning. We will make Christmas Decorations and decorate the Church Christmas Tree. If your child would like to attend please complete the permission slip that was sent via Parentmail and return it to school no later than Tuesday December 12th . Please send £1.00 per child towards expenses. Sunday December 24th - 3.30pm Crib Service. An informal service for younger children when we tell the nativity story, and place the figures in the Christmas crib. Monday December 25th 9.30 am Family Communion A Family communion service for all the family to Celebrate Christmas day. We look forward to seeing you at some, or all of these events, and wish you and your family a Very Happy Christmas.

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Quesadillas - Beech style!

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Beech Class had great fun making Quesadillas, Guacamole and Salsa last week. See the Gallery for a few more photos. 

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Sycamore walk to Mardley Woods

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Sycamore enjoyed a wonderful Autumn walk to Mardley Woods this week with the Pre-School. They had great fun discovering the seasonal changes.

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Children in Need

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Thank you for helping to support the children’s first charity event. We have been raising money all week by selling wristbands and keyrings, and asking for donations on the gate this morning in exchange for the children wearing their own clothes. Thank you to Miss Tobin and the School Council for organising this. See the Gallery for a few more photos.

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Harvest Festival Deliveries

After a fabulous Harvest Festival service at St Michael's Church, led by Year 5, Oak Class went out delivering. They walked around Woolmer Green, taking with them all the goodies that they had brought into school over the last week. The children gave their Harvest gifts to various residents of the local community, and they were very gratefully received. Please go to the Gallery to see some photographs.  

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Book Fair

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Our book fair starts after school on Friday 29th September, finishing on Tuesday 3rd October. Do pop in to have a look, and remember that St Michael's receives commission on any books sold which in turn will go towards buying new books for the school. 

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New Playground Equipment

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The school has purchased new playground equipment for the children to use at playtimes. It has been a huge success and has created 'zoned' areas where the children can skip, balance, play basketball, play football or create structures with the large shapes that you can see in the photograph above. There is also, of course, the quiet area based around our fabulous mosaic and the benches that surround it. The children like to read, chat or draw here. Please see the Gallery for some photos of the children enjoying their new equipment.

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The World's Biggest Coffee Morning

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Monday 25th September at Datchworth Sports Club, 10.30am-1.00pm. Please come along and give your support. If you can bake a cake or donate a raffle prize it would be much appreciated. Bring your friends! Contact Fran franattrill@gmail.com  or mobile 07902452330. Charity No: 261017. Cake tastes better when you're together! 

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Hot Coal Walk!

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Saturday 21st October - sign up to the Hot Coal Walk at Tewin Cowper School. 5pm training, 7.30pm fire walk. £25 entry and spoonsorship required. Sign up before 30th September. This is organised by the Welywn Group of Churches and is in aid Isabel Hospice and The Refugee Council. 

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Governors' Welcome

Welcome and Welcome Back!  At the start of the new academic year, the Governing Body extend a warm 'welcome back' to all our all parents, children and staff. We hope you have all had an enjoyable summer break. We look forward to welcoming Mrs Martin, our new Headteacher, back to St Michael's this week and we wish her well in her new position.  We also welcome Mrs Fekete, who will teach Year 6 alongside Mrs Leake, and Mrs Wallace-Poultney who will be working in the school office. We hope our new Reception class children enjoy their first week of school and we look forward to meeting all our new families.

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Sports Day Photos...

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Please go to the Gallery to view lots of happy photographs from Sports Day today. 

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Choir Sings "Noah"

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On Thursday this week St Michael's School Choir gave a mini 'taster' to the rest of the school of a cantata that they have been working on. They performed two parts of a cantata called Captain Noah and His Floating Zoo by Joseph Horovitz. The children were enthusiastic and full of vigour and we look forward to hearing more of the cantata in due course. Thank you to Mrs Hewitt and Mrs Wadey for their hard work rehearsing and accompanying the choir each week. 

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Easter Egg Competition

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What an incredible display of egg creations today! Thank you and well done to all who took part, and congratulations to the winners in each class. Please have a look at the entries in the Gallery. 

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