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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                      

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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Red Nose Day!

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Wow - thank you so much to all those who contributed to the success of Red Nose Day at St Michael's School. With voluntary contributions and the amazing cake sale organised by Beech Class we managed to raise a whopping £502 for Comic Relief!

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More Mosaic Madness Photos!

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Have another look in the Gallery for more photographs of the children helping Dave create our school masterpiece!

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Mosaic Madness!

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Our school mosaic is coming on really well already! The children are hands on, and - under the guidance of David Bowers from Mosaic Madness - they are creating a wonderful lasting floor sculpture for our playground. Here you can see some Year 4 children putting together one of the 'Peace' sections. Thanks, again, to the Friends for this fabulous venture.

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World Book Day photos in gallery

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Please have  look in the gallery for lot of wonderful, colourful photos of the children on WBD!

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World Book Day Winners!

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Well done to all the children (and staff!) for coming to school today in such wonderful character costumes, and thank you to all the parents/carers who had a hand in making it possible. Special congratulations go to the 14 winners - two from each class - who you can see in the photograph above. The time, imagination and detail that has gone into the costumes that we have seen today is incredible. The children spent the rest of the day doing activity work relating to their book theme. A lot of fun was had by all.

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Welcome Back!

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We would like to welcome everyone back to St Michael's School for the beginning of the Spring Term. We hope that you all had a lovely break and are ready to begin 2017 with renewed energy!

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Hey Ewe! - KS1 Nativity

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On Friday Key Stage 1 enthralled us with a delightful Nativity play called "Hey Ewe!" All of the children entertained us with their acting, dancing and singing as well as word perfect spoken lines. We would like to say a huge thank you to all of the children, to the parents who supported them at home, and of course to the staff who put the whole production together. Well done to all!

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Donations of Cakes Welcomed for Nativity

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The Nativity Service (Years R, 1 & 2) will be held at Woolmer Green Village hall on Friday 16th December at 2.00pm, with refreshments afterwards served by The Friends BACK AT SCHOOL.  Donations of cakes would be most welcome on the day please. Bought or homemade options will both be very gratefully received. Thank you.

 

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Badminton tournament

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Beech Class competed in a Badminton competition for local schools at Stanborough on Thursday. The team played well and won most of their matches, but the overall winners that took home the cup were Applecroft School.

 

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Children in Need

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Thank you so much to those who donated to this worthwhile charity. So far we have collected £170, which is wonderful. The Friends.

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District Basketball Champions!

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Congratulations to the Year 6 basketball team! They won the first round of the basketball championships 2 weeks ago, and then went on to compete in the district games last week. They won again, and so are the district champions! They are now through to the county championships in December. We wish them all good luck and look forward to hearing how they get on.

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RE Thinking Day

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This week, across the school, the children will be focussing on a new document called "Understanding Christianity". They will be discussing and writing about Christianity as well as other world religions, and doing linked practical activities. This time will give them opportunities to reflect on their religious understanding.

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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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