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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                      

Redwood - Celtic Harmony Trip, Thurs

Dear all - don't forget our wonderful trip on Thursday this week. Please bear in mind that the children will be outside all day long, so remember warm clothing and wellies in bags please. See the letter that has already gone home for more details. Thank you.

 

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Oak Class - bring in your research tomorrow (Thursday)

Dear children in Oak Class, please don't forget to bring your research on the Andes into school tomorrow (Thursday). Thanks. Mrs Harry.

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Governor News...

Our first meeting of the year involved the election of Chair and Vice- Chair, and I am pleased to say that Sue Roberts agreed to continue to act as Vice–Chair and I agreed to continue as Chair. The two Committees (Learning and Pupil Progress, Finance and Resources) will meet over the next few weeks and our ‘Roles and Responsibilities’ for the coming year agreed. Janice Allen continues as Clerk to the Governors and with her help and support we hope to continue to lead the school into the next phase of our development. We welcomed Dr Stephen Long onto the Governing Body at our first meeting in September. He is to join the Learning and Pupil Progress Committee.  His experience in the field of Education and Science will be very much valued and appreciated by Governors and the School.

Our theme this year is very much about continuing to create and develop a culture sufficiently aspirational to enable pupils of all abilities to forge ahead.  To this end we have agreed on 5 Main Priorities for the Year:

  • To embed new Leadership roles to drive forward effective school improvement in the light of the national changes in education so that the school continues its journey from Good to Outstanding
  • To ensure all teaching continues to be good and increase the number of outstanding lessons
  • To enhance the provision for most able pupils from Reception year across the School. To extend opportunities for independent enriched learning
  • To ensure all pupils make substantial and sustained progress in writing by the end of the academic year
  • To continue to develop the distinctive Christian Ethos of the School.

Mr Mallon has presented to the Staff and Governors a detailed plan of how these priorities are to be achieved.  Governors will use these as our focus during the year.

 

As I write this the sun is streaming in the window and my wish is for this continue, if only in a metaphorical sense, throughout the year through the work that both the Staff and Governors do for the School.

 

Regards and best wishes, Sue Gray, Chair of Governors.

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Cardboard for Elm please!

Elm class will be making Ancient Greece-inspired models next week and require lots of cardboard for their creations!  Please save any cardboard that you have at home tomorrow and over the weekend, and bring it in on Monday. Cereal boxes would be ideal, but any will work. Also plastic milk bottle tops would make excellent wheels for the Trojan Horse! Thank you very much. Mrs Thompson.

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The Friends: Phil the Bag, Wed 14th Oct

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Dear all, The Friends are organising another Phil The Bag collection to raise money to help our children and their school. Please search your cupboards and drawers for old linen (clothes, curtains, towels, bedding etc), materials of any kind (incl belts, shoes etc) and put them all in a black sack and bring them to school first thing on the morning of Wed 14th October. The greater the weight of our donations, the more we get paid. Get collecting...Thank you.

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Year 4 TAG Rugby event at Monks Walk

Don't forget that Elm Class have a TAG Rugby event at Monks Walk School this Friday, 2nd October. Please make sure that you have returned the permission slip before then. On Friday all the children will be registered as usual, have their photographs done by Tempest in the hall, and will then be taken straight off to Monks Walk for a 9.30 start. They will return in time for lunch. They will all need their outdoor PE kits and rugby/football boots or trainers. Thank you to all the parents who are helping with lifts. Mrs Thompson.

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Individual/sibling photos in school this Friday

Individual and sibling photos will be taken throughout the morning on Fri this week (2nd October). Please ensure correct uniform is worn. Children with

long hair should have it tied back. Uniform dress code is in the Parents Handbook for reference. Thank you.

 

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Year 3 Multisports Event

Redwood had a great afternoon of sport at Welwyn St Marys last week.  Run by year 7 students at Monks Walk, the children were able to take part in a wide range of activities and sports including tag rugby, basketball, football, and even an obstacle course which included running to put on various fancy dress head wear!
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A painting of the school is given to Mr Mallon

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This week Mr Mallon received a very unexpected and wonderful gift from a lady called Christina May. The gift is a painting of our school, and with it was a card from Christina. Her mother taught at St Michael's Woolmer Green from 1971 until July 1991. The painting was painted by a relative of the Head Teacher at the time and was presented to Jean Harvey (Christina's mother) on her retirement. Now all we have to do is find a suitable place in the school to hang it. For more details of this lovely story, and to see the card that Christina sent, please see "The History of St Michael's" page of this website. 

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Netball success

Our St Michael's netball team won both of their matches: 4-3 against Harwood Hill, and 3-0 against St John's Digswell. Well done to the team; Skye, Lucy, Evie M, Maya, Evie B, Isabella and Georgia. A huge thank you to Mrs Fincham for coaching the team to success!

 

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Girls 5-a-side football challenge

We took 14 year 5 girls to a 5-a-side football event at Monks walk school.  There were three other teams and the girls were very excited. They all played well and enjoyed themselves, especially when they had to play each other! Well done girls.

 
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Football victory!

Thurs 24th Sept: Our year 5 and 6 footballers beat Holy Family 7-0. Well done Tom, Dylan, Douglas, Harry, Ieuan, Jonathan, Billy and Oliver. Our scorers were Billy (3), Jonathan (2), Ieuan (1) and 1 own goal! 

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Year 6 reminders

Please may we remind you all that outdoor and indoor PE kit must be kept in school, and that reading records must be signed by an adult daily. Thank you. 
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Year 6 leavers video...

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Breakfast club stacking skills!

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This mountain of cups, carefully stacked by the members of breakfast club, greeted Mrs Allen when she arrived at school the other morning, and she just wanted to share it with you all as it made her smile! 

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Arts Week photos in the Gallery

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Each class chose their own film on which to base their Arts Week projects. Sycamore chose Finding Nemo, Willow chose Paddington, Cherry 'Monsters Inc.', Redwood 'The Philosopher's Stone', Elm 'Up', Beech 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory' and Oak chose 'The Wizard of Oz'. Thanks must go to Mrs Corcoran for some fabulous organisation and a wonderful collection of photographs. Please look in the Gallery to have a look at some of them.

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Camp Festival

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The Camp Festival was a wonderful family/community occasion. Thank you to all those who took part in organising the festivities. Everyone had a great time and the weather held out for us all. The Friends will publish monies raised in due course, but in the meantime please have a look at a few photos in the Gallery. 

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Arts week photos and videos

Arts week was a huge success, filled with art, film making, music and dance based on a film chosen by each class. The children have been excited to learn and have impressed their teachers with their imagination and creativity. Thank you for your help and support with providing resources and do keep an eye on the website for Arts Week film showings and photos which will be uploaded this week on class pages and in the gallery.

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Camp Festival this weekend...

Please come along and support the school at the Camp Festival this Saturday. There will be a live band, animal petting, bouncy castle, stalls, slushy drinks, popcorn, face painting and much more. Tents can e pitched any time after 5.30, when there will be a BBQ and bar, and much toasting of marshmallows! There will also be popcorn, crisps and glow sticks to purchase. Join in the fun and help to raise money for the children.

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Our school movie...

Have a look at our wonderful new school movie, taken by Mrs Renouf and her very able and enthusiastic helpers from Cherry Class. Click on the photo on the homepage, in the LHS column, to view it on Youtube. 

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