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Head Teacher: Mrs Jan Martin | Deputy Head: Miss A Prentice                          
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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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New Twitter sport feed...

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Follwing on from the success of our School Games page (see blog below), Mrs Deane has set up a Twitter sport feed for those parents who prefer this medium. St Michael's sport information will be uploaded onto our School Games page, and then will automatically be transferred into our Twitter feed where parents can login to their accounts and follow us @StMichaelsScho2. You will be able to find out about new fixtures, team lists, results, sport blogs and photographs.

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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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Football Friendlies...

On Thursday 25th February the football team played two matches against local schools at Monks Walk secondary school. We won one and lost one scoring five goals in total. The team was captained by Jonathan Whiteway and we had two boys who made their debuts for the first team. Tom Cox was excellent in goal and pulled off an incredible penalty save in the first match. The local press were invited to take photos of the event so look out for some action shots in this week’s paper. Team sheet: Tom Cox, Dylan Dhesi, George Harris, Dylan Taylor, Ieuan Bryant-Fowler, Jonathan Whiteway, Billy Currell and Harry Phillips.

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Indoor Athletics District Event Success

As the St Michael's boys and girls indoor athletics teams both qualified for the District competition, they travelled by mini-bus to Sir Fred's school on Thursday 4th February 2016.

 

The teams represented Monks Walk family against seven other area teams. The children had been training hard and practicing regularly in preparation for the harder competition.

 

Individual results are yet to be received but notable outstanding performances were:

  • 1st place for the boys under/over relay,
  • Elliot C, Iuean and Jonathan W's baton changeovers,
  • Maya's 70 in 30secs speedbounce and 12m javelin throw.

Every competitor fought hard for the best result in their events and with great anticipation the results were announced. Unfortunately the girls were pipped with the top three schools being Oak View, St Mary's and winners Applecroft. Then the boys results were announced, and after a very noisy hall all afternoon, there was not a sound to be heard....

Third place - Applecroft (gasp!), second place - St Mary's (shock, gasp, hope...) and the winners ....ST MICHAEL'S!!!!! Raptuous applause.

 

The boys therefore go through to the County final at Wodon Park, Ware in March.

 

Thoroughly WELL DESERVED!

 

Mr Mallon & Mrs Deane

 

 

 

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Indoor Athletics Event, Wed 27th Jan.

Elm class attended an Indoor Athletics event as Gosling which was run by Year 7 Sports Leaders from Monks Walk School. The afternoon comprised of track and field events with six other local primary schools (Oaklands, St John’s Digswell, Templewood, Harwood Hill, Homerswood and Welwyn St Mary’s).

The track events consisted or 5x1 obstacles, 2x2 and 5x1 Hurdles relays. The field was multi-disciplined with throws, jumps, balance and speed bounce activities. Each child rotated around every event gaining skills and experiences of all disciplines. The afternoon finished with a dream team children’s team competing against the sports leaders. Special mention goes to Archie Breakwell and Harriet Utting for representing St Michael’s. The afternoon was lots of fun with lots of energy expended and very loud with lots of cheering throughout. Matthew Lewis and Abbi Dowett achieved the awards for being the most involved, encouraging and supportive team members. Mrs Cox and Mrs Deane.

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Speed Stacking Success!

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St Michael’s Woolmer Green had huge success at the recent speed stacking competition held at Knightsfield school in Welwyn Garden city. Our team consisted of 4 girls and 4 boys, and all of the team tried so hard as they competed in the 3-3-3 and the 3-6-3, as well as girls, boys and whole team relays. They did St Michael's proud and qualified for the district final which was held on Friday 22nd January where the mixed team (all 8 team members) triumphed! They came first out of 8 schools in the district and will now go on to represent Welwyn/Hatfield in the county final sometime in March. Watch this space! Huge congratulations to all the winners, and a big thank you to Mrs Gloyn whose after school club created the winners! Please see the Gallery for more photos.

 

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Aviva Sportshall Primary Indoor Athletics Triumph!

10 boys and 10 girls represented St Michael’s in the Aviva Sportshall Primary Indoor Athletics competition at Gosling. They competed in Track and Field events against 7 other schools. Events included obstacle relays, speed bounce, over/under relays, javelin, chest push, triple jump etc! The team spirit was tremendous with a huge amount of cheering and encouragement occurring in abundance throughout the whole afternoon. All competitors competed to the best of their ability and some extremely high calibre performances were accomplished particularly in the field events. A special mention goes to Harry Phillips who won the javelin event plus Oliver Wheeler and Imogen Draper who were selected to run for the dream team against the sports leaders in the final relay.

I am proud to announce that the boys team were the winners and the girls team came runners up. Therefore both teams will go through to the district finals at Sir Fredric Osbourne School on 4th February 2016 to represent our family of schools Monks Walk. Mrs Deane.

Team   Sheet
Boys Girls
Ieuan Bryant-Fowler Evie Smith
Jonathan Whiteway Georgia Andrews
Asher Garnham Ellie Rose Taylor
Harry Phillips Caitlin Wornham
Elliot Greenwood Maya Behzadi
Oliver Wheeler Imogen Draper
Thoams Howrd Leah Hardy
Tom Cox Amy Barfield
Elliot Clifford Summer Little
Dylan Dhesi Isabelle Lowne
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Speed Bounce Club

Leah Hardy and Amy Barfield are the managers of Speed Bounce Club which takes place in the school hall every Wednesday break time from 10:30-10:45a.m.

We count how many bounces children can do in 20 seconds and record their weekly scores and then print off their personal best scores and display on the P.E. board in the hall.

All key stage two children are welcome to join after Christmas.

The top five scores this term are:

  1. Amy 50; Morgan 47; Isabelle 47; Mimi 46; Leah 45.

Keep bouncin’

Report by Amy Barfield and Leah Hardy (Year 5)

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Hertfordshire Service to Sport Award

St. Michael’s, Woolmer Green School has been nominated: School of the Year in the prestigious County Awards ceremony at the University of Hertfordshire on Wednesday 16th December. School Games Organiser, Michelle Salter, put forward the nomination from all the schools in Welwyn and Hatfield District. We will be up against 9 schools representing each of the districts in Herts so fingers crossed. To be recognised amongst the very best schools in Hertfordshire for P.E. and School Sport is a terrific achievement and one which the school community is justifiably proud. Mr. Mallon has been invited to the Awards Ceremony organised by Herts Sports partnership and he will write a report on the event.

Good luck St. Michael’s!   

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Skipping Results!

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St Michael’s children took up the district challenge of how many skips can be done in 60 seconds. Over 80 children volunteered to take part from years 3, 4, 5 and 6.

The results of the top 10 skippers in each year and the top 10 skippers in the whole school are displayed on the Sports noticeboard in the main hall. The standard was amazingly high and if the top 10 skippers skipped for the same minute that would be 1364 skips in 60 seconds! This result is submitted to district and entered into the competition with all other primary schools – I’m sure St Michael’s will fair really well against the other schools. The top 3 boys and girls are:

 

Boys Girls
Name Year Score Name Year Score
Asher Garnham 6 187 Isabelle Whelan 4 151
Elliot Clifford 5 131 Leah Hardy 5 140
Jonathan Whiteway 6 130 Lola McGuinness 4 130

Well done to all the skippers who took part! Mrs Deane.

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Year 6 Sports Leaders

Sports Leaders from Year 6 run Huff n Puff clubs at lunch time for Years 1 to 4 to make our playtimes fun and active. All Year 6 children have been trained by Miss Walsh from Monks Walk School to plan and deliver activities. Resources such as Change for Life bags provided by The Youth Sport Trust are used and enjoyed by all children. The Year 6 leaders have a log book that they update outlining their leadership capabilities and can earn certificates at bronze, silver and gold. Our weekly timetable looks like this:

Mon: Year 1 Sports leader captain- Jonathan

Tue: Year 2 Sports leader captain- Georgia

Wed: Year 3 Sports leader captain- Evie

Fri: Year 4 Sports leader captain- Ieuan

We have fun and are active at lunch times.

Written by Evie and Mr. Mallon

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Badminton success!

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On Wednesday 25th November our Year 5 badminton team competed in the District championship at Stanborough School. Matthew McGinty, Elliot Clifford, Amy Barfield and Caitlin
Wornham were chosen and came 3rd. overall. 
They received certificates of participation and impressed Mrs.Wiper from the School Sports Partnership with their positive attitude

and teamwork. Their photo is also proudly displayed on our P.E. board. Well done children! Written by Georgia Andrews and Mr. Mallon (Sports Council). 

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Sports Council

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St. Michael’s, Woolmer Green School is pleased to announce that we have formed a Sports Council consisting of four Year 6 pupils: Jonathan Whiteway, Evie Smith, Ieuan Bryant-Fowler and Georgia Andrews, Mrs.Deane and Mr.Mallon. Our aim is to report on all the successful school sport and physical education initiatives we have adopted and come up with even better things we can do to keep us all healthy and active. We hope to produce a weekly blog, meet at least once a month and listen to any ideas any pupils may have and so hope to liaise closely with school council and Mrs. Gloyn. Yours in sport, School Council.

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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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Congratulations to the Yr 5 runners!

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Beech Class took part in the Monks Walk Family fun run event today and finished 2nd overall. Imogen Draper came 2nd in the girls race and Oliver Wheeler came 3rd in the boys race. Six children finished in the top 10 so will represent the Monks Walk Family in the District Finals at Stanborough Lakes in October. Well done to: Imogen, Amy Barfield, Leah Hardy, Oliver, Tom Cox and Dylan Dhesi. Go to the Gallery to see more photographs.

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Congratulations to the girls' football team!

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Congratulations to the year 3 and 4 girls' football team! Mr Mallon will be covering their success and other sporting achievements on the website next week. Watch this space! More football photos in the Gallery...

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Sports Day today...

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Sports Day was a huge success, and great fun was had by all! The Yellows were the victors this year with 298 points. The red team gained 291 points, green 284, and blue still got a very respectable 251. Thank you to The Friends for providing the cream teas afterwards, and to all the staff, in particular Mr Mallon, for organising the events for the children. Please see the Gallery for more photos. 

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