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St Michael in the Hamlet 
January 2015 News 

Welcome Back
A very Happy New Year from us all at St. Michael in the Hamlet and a very warm welcome back to the new term. We are looking forward to working closely with you throughout 2015.

 
Sing Song/Christmas Truce Statue
Thank you to all our Parents /Carers for joining us for our Christmas Sing Song on the Junior Playground on Friday, 19th December.  What a wonderful experience for us all to see the brilliant Christmas Truce statue before it went on its journey to Flanders in Belgium where it will be displayed.

Christmas Fair
A huge thank you to everyone who came to our Christmas Fair.   We raised £1164.74.   Thank you to the PTA and our staff for their hard work and support. You were brilliant!  Thank you also to all parents, carers and friends who came along to one, or more, of our Christmas events. As always, we were delighted at how many families came along to support the children. Your support is invaluable and means so much to the pupils and the staff. We hope you enjoyed them as much as we did!

Copies of our Infant Celebration DVD ‘Little Angel gets her Wings’ will be available to purchase shortly at a cost of £1.00. We will inform you as soon as they are available.
 
Ten Pieces Project News
We launched the exciting BBC project, ‘Ten Pieces’ last term.  Excitingly, the BBC came to visit 5B to find out what they have been doing with the project! 5B will feature on the BBC website at some point this term so watch this space.

A reminder that all KS2 children can enter a competition using any of the Ten Pieces as inspiration.  Their work can be in the fields of dance, digital art/animation or their own composition and musical performance.  The deadline is Wednesday, 18th March.  For more information visit the BBC Ten Pieces website.  http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p01vs08w
 
School Milk
From 1st January 2015, The School Food Standards Agency has advised that schools are now required to make available for all children lower fat milk or lactose reduced milk each day.  We will be making milk available during lunch time for all children should they wish to have some.  This includes children who have packed lunches.  At this stage we do not plan to add a charge to parents who are not entitled to FSM (free school meals), although we may have to review this in the future.  School will also continue to provide milk to Infant children during their morning break.
 
Athletics
Well done to our Athletics Team for their recent achievement at the Indoor Athletic City Championships.  We were City Champions last year and achieved 2nd place this year but we will strive to regain our title again next year.   As always, our wonderful Athletics Team have represented the school brilliantly. 
 
Spring Concert
We are immensely proud of the musical talents of our boys and girls and are planning an evening Spring Concert to celebrate the many different musical groups and activities. St. Michael’s Church has kindly agreed to allow us to stage the concert there. The acoustics in the Church are superb and it’s a wonderful venue to experience the varied menu of events. We are awaiting confirmation of the date and will inform you of this as soon as it is known.
 
Extra Curriculum Activities
We are in the process of finalising the calendar of ‘After School Clubs’ and will update this on our Website very soon. In line with our no-charging Policy, we will continue to fund the total cost of the clubs, to enable them to be accessible to all our pupils. We are incredibly proud of the wide repertoire of clubs available, which are designed to meet the varying interests, skills and needs of our pupils. We continue to review this to maximise the time available to us and are continually looking for creative ways to do this even more effectively! A huge thank- you to our staff, who work so hard to ensure that we can continue to offer such a vast range of experiences for our pupils.
 
 
A reminder of some important dates for your Diary
 
 
School will CLOSE for Half term holiday on Friday, 13th February at the usual time.
 
School will RE-OPEN on Monday, 23rd February at the usual time.

School will CLOSE for the Spring break on Thursday, 2nd April at the earlier time of 1.30 pm.

School will RE-OPEN on Monday, 20th April at the usual time.
 
Inset day School Closed on Friday, 19th June 2015
 
Reminder School finishes on Friday, 17th July 2015 at 1.30 pm as the last 2 Inset days will be
Monday, 20th July and Tuesday, 21st July 2015.
 
 
Thank you for your continued support.
 
Kindest regards,
 
 
 
Mrs. Ruth Town
Head Teacher 

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