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DIARY DATES

Wednesday 17th July to Friday 19th July - Robinwood Residential 

Thursday 18th July - Friday 19th July - Forest School Residential

Friday 19th July - School Closes

Tuesday 3rd September - School Opens

 

 

 

 

NOTICES 

Photos of the Forest School Residential can be found here.

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Photos of Robinwood can be found here.

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If your child leaves school unsupervised, please ensure you complete this form.

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On Friday 19th July, our after school provision will be closing at 5pm. Please collect your children promptly. 

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There will be no Science Club on Friday 19th July.

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There will be no Rugby Club on Thursday 18th July..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum

 

At Kirk Smeaton we are dedicated in developing an enjoyable and varied curriculum.  We have a member of staff who is committed to sharing great strategies and experiences with children.

We follow the National curriculum from Y1-6.  Please see our class pages for termly planning.

 

Languages- we teach French throughout R-Y6. 

Art- we love to express ourselves through art, we have lots of art lessons and often subjects such as Literacy and RE to develop artistic designs and drawings.

Science- we teach Science weekly and depending on the topic we have Science weeks. 

Geography and History- we love to teach lots of geography skills within all our lessons and wherever possible we like to add curriculum subjects such as History and Geography within our Literacy planning.  We read lots of non fiction texts which give Historical information too.

IT- we have lots of different technology which we have developed over the years.  We have IPADs and laptops and staff have had training to use them.  We like to use technology in every lesson we do.  We teach a range of skills such as typing, editing, saving, Microsoft programs, apps and coding. 

PE- PE is taught at least two hours per week, we do the golden mile throughout the week too, we access maths4theday, which incorporates Maths and PE.  We have lots of playing equipment at play times, the children are encouraged to run, dance, sing and be happy. 

Drama- We teach drama through Literacy as well as in collective worship with the weekly whoosh. Each class share a show too.  Reception and Y1/2 do a Christmas Nativity, Y3/4 share a play at Easter, this is usually related to the bible stories and Y5/6 share a end of year play. 

Music-  We have a bought scheme for music, but we also have weekly singing sessions and  where possible we offer wider opportunities to come and tutor guitar, piano, brass instruments too.

RE- we are committed to our Church Ethos, we teach RE through a range of medias and all staff support and deliver the RE curriculum.  We have collective worships daily and these incorporate drama, child led praise and our vicar to support us in prayer. 

Forest schools- we promote the outdoors in all lessons, we often go outside for drama, maths, art etc.   At Kirk Smeaton we have invested in a Forest schools teacher.  We have a specialist teacher who comes to us each week and takes groups of children to work on team building and life skills.