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Head Teacher: Mrs Jan Martin | Deputy Head: Miss A Prentice                          
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School Blogs

Blogs from St. Michael's Woolmer Green School.

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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The Welwyn Festival

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This year the Welwyn Festival is taking place from Friday 24th June to Sunday 3rd July. There will be lots of events for the local community aimed at raising money for local good causes. This year’s Welwyn Festival is number 42. As any fan of Douglas Adams and science fiction knows, that’s the answer to life, the universe and everything. So, this year’s Festival will have a space theme. This includes an admission-free presentation at 7.30pm on Friday 24th June at the Small Hall of the Civic Centre by local space expert, Jerry Stone FBIS – “Nell, Esther and Aunt Effie: The story of the world’s first liquid-fuelled rocket”. There will be plenty for all the family, including fun runs, a street market, The Welwyn Oscars, a street parade, a Roman day and a classic car display.Throughout Welwyn Week shops and businesses in the village will be taking part in the annual ‘Cuckoo in the Nest’ competition for children. Mystery objects will be in windows throughout the village and the challenge will be to identify those out of place – or the ‘cuckoos’. For more details please go to the welwyn festival website: http://www.welwynfestival.org.uk/.

 

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Dear Parents/carers

 

Thank you to everyone who responded to the Parent Questionnaire.  We received 100 responses in all, which was very pleasing.

 

These have been collated and the results appear on this Website under “Office” – “Statutory info” tab for you to look at. 

 

In most categories your responses were very positive and show a genuine satisfaction with the education your sons/daughters are receiving.

 

I would also like to thank those parents who took time to express further comment. Many of the comments were positive and illustrate the hard work, commitment and skill that is evident on a day to day basis when visiting the school.  Some comments direct us towards areas for future development and going forward I can assure you that these will be carefully considered by The Finance and Resources Committee and when action points are planned they will be communicated to you via the monthly Newsletter.

 

My best wishes to you all.

 

Sue Gray Chair of Governors

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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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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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School Games

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In January of this year St Michael's launched a new School Games page. The School Games is a 'community' supported by many partners including The Department for Culture, Media and Sport, Sport England, Department for Education, Department of Health, Paralympics GB and the Youth Sport Trust. More than £100 million of Lottery and Government funding is being invested in the School Games over the next three years. At the heart of the School Games is the understanding that competitive sport needs to be made accessible and enjoyable for all young people. The School Games also presents some excellent opportunities for young people to become sports reporters, leaders, officials and volunteers. In 2012 The School Games Mark was launched to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community via club links. Schools are assessed across bronze, silver and gold levels of the Mark, each of which require the school to meet a set criteria. St Michael's has been awarded a silver Mark, and is striving towards gold. By setting up our page in January this year we can now deliver sports information such as fixtures, results, blogs and photographs, providing a fast and effective link to parents of children who have taken part in sporting activities for their school. Please follow the link on the homepage of this website to take you to the St Michael's School Games Page (or else go to www.yourschoolgames.com and search for our page using the school postcode -SG3 6JP). As of this week Mrs Deane has linked the School Games page to the St Michael's sports Twitter feed, so those of you who already use Twitter may find it easier to access our school's sporting information by logging in to Twitter using your own password and following StMichaelsScho2.  

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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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World Book Day...

Thank you to all those who came to our Assembly. What a fantastic show by our children and staff finishing with a VE Day Tea party with our Year 6 children (food provided by parents – thank you). For those who could not make it, Teachers chose the following winning characters:

Sycamore class - Daisy Byles & Lenny Jex; Willow class - Rachel Hewitt & Tim Stuart; Cherry class - Jessica Grimwood & Samuel Black; Redwood class - Gracie Broughton & Joseph Pugh; Elm Class - Isabelle Whelan & Sacha Loi; Beech Class - Sophia Bradbury, Summer Little, Dylan Taylor; Oak class - Heather Roper & Edward Barrow. Each winner received a £5 gift voucher to spend at our Book Fair next week. Photographs will be uploaded into the Gallery on Monday. Please do have a look.

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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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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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