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DIARY DATES

Thursday 21st March - Lions Netball @ Campsmount

Thursday 21st March - World Down Syndrome Day (Wear Odd Socks)

Friday 22nd March - Non Uniform Day (Mothers Day Gift Donations)

Tuesday 26th March - Parents Evening

Tuesday 26th March - The Secret Room Opens

Thursday 28th March - Parents Evening

Thursday 28th March - Eagles Multi Skills @ Campsmount

Friday 5th April - Y3 Swimming Lessons Start

Thursday 11th April - Dolphins Gymnastics @ Campsmount

Thursday 11th April @ 14:00 - Easter Service

Friday 12th April - Y3 Swimming Lesson

Thursday 2nd May - Went Valley Pre School Closed

Wednesday 8th May @14:15 - Lions Play

Wednesday 5th June @ 9:00 - Class Photographs

Wednesday 12th June - Sports Day

Wednesday 19th June - Reserve Sports Day

Friday 28th June - Careers Day

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

 

 

 

 

NOTICES 

Admissions for starting in Reception from September 2019 have now closed. If you are yet to submit an application, please contact your home council to submit a late application.

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

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 Bookclub leaflets have now been sent home. Please return any orders, with payment, to the school office by Friday 29th March

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Our Y6 parents should now of received this years SATS information. If not copies can be found below:

SATS Dates

SATS Survival Guide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 have recently been awarded a bid of £10000 to support Science teaching and learning.  We have been fortunate enough to have specialists teachers to train staff and also updated resources. 

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 are a small school and therefore we don't always have the money to buy the most recent things.  However, 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- We use PE all the time, we all teach 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 and the children are encouraged to run, dance, sing and be happy. 

Music-  All our staff have some experience of playing instruments and this is encouraged throughout the school day.  We often have 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.  Each class has an ethos book where we show case all the wonderful team building and spiritual things we do.

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 Forest schools for all.  We have a specialist teacher who comes to us each week and takes groups of children to work on team building and life skills.