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  • Smith's Wood End of Term Message

    Published 01/04/21

    Please find attached the school’s Spring 2 newsletter summarising some key points from this half term. We wish you all a Happy Easter holiday; enjoy the break with your families and keep safe.

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  • Smith's Wood Easter Celebrations

    Published 01/04/21

    We have had a fantastic day day at Smith's Wood. All pupils had the opportunity to participate in our decorate an egg eggtravaganza and this year the standard of entry was eggtremely high! We were blown away by the eggcellent creativity demonstrated by pupils. Well done to all who took part. Please enjoy the cracking photos of their work in our gallery.

    Please see below for our winners from each class:

    Nursery AM Group - Brooke
    Nursery PM Group - Jack
    REB - Alannah
    RHP - Arianna
    RPT - Daniel
    1SG - Emilia
    1RC - Meila-Rae
    2HB - Alanna
    2CS - Ethan
    3LB - Alexandra
    3CP - Mia
    4JC - Harvey
    4PW - Isabelle
    5NW - Tiana
    5ES - Lewis 
    5MH - Isaac
    6AM - Harvey (Boris Johnson's eggdress to the Nation)
    6RO - Ryu
    6ST - Charlie (Sir Tom Moore egg)
     

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  • Red Nose Day at Smith's Wood

    Published 01/04/21

    This week in school we have been raising lots of money for Comic Relief by hosting our own Red Nose Day. Pupils and staff were invited to dress up following the theme of 'My Hero'. We saw an amazing variety of costumes from Spiderman to doctors and even our pupils' own parents and grandparents. We held a variety of activities within our class bubbles including a design a red nose competition and a dance-a-thon.  Everybody thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the day's activities and most importantly, we managed to raise lots of money for Comic Relief!

    For more pictures from our Red Nose Day Celebrations, please see our gallery

    A massive thank you to everyone for taking part, we managed to raise a total of £340.01!

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  • Geography Projects at Smith's Wood

    Published 31/03/21

    During this half term Smith's Wood Primary Academy, have been taking part in a whole school Geography project. The children worked with their teachers both in school and during remote learning to explore countries from around the world. Each year group picked a country to research and have discovered some new exciting facts. The children have completed some fantastic work such as, 3D maps, artwork, report writing, transport design and have also explored different languages.

    For more pictures from each project, please see our gallery

    See below for videos of some some of our exciting projects:

    Year 4 Video Project

    Year 5 Video Project

     

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  • Solihull Council COVID-19 Support

    Published 24/03/21

    Dear parents & carers, 

     Please find details below which summarises some additional support available from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council during this difficult time. 

    If you’re asked to self-isolate, it’s really important that you do so for the full ten days.

    Solihull Council understands that this can be difficult and has local teams who can arrange help and support.

    This could be anything from financial help to shopping vouchers and priority delivery slots to fuel top ups. Even help with dog walking!

    If you’re experiencing financial hardship we can help with white goods like fridge replacements too.

    We can also provide emotional support and have people on hand for a friendly chat if you’re struggling with self-isolation.

    As lockdown eases over the coming months it’s going to be even more important to self-isolate when asked to. It’s not easy, but by self-isolating you’ll be helping everyone to get back to normal as quickly as possible.

    So please – if you need help, just call 0121 704 6793 or visit the council website: https://www.solihull.gov.uk/COVID-19/here2help

    And if you need help with something we don’t currently provide, please let us know at contacttracing@solihull.gov.uk and we’ll see what we can do to increase our support.

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  • Welcome Back

    Published 12/03/21

    Smith’s Wood welcomes back all pupils this week. It has been wonderful to see so many happy children (and parents) back at school!

    This week marks Year 2’s pirate-themed topic day, with all students swashbuckling their way through the curriculum! All students celebrated the occasion by donning their best Pirate costumes and attitudes!

    Year 4 began their new art club this week, creative delicious Jackson Pollock themed chocolate masterpieces.

    Science has taken over Smith’s Wood this week with all year groups creative innovative ideas to shape the future. With so many different creative ideas it is difficult to pick out any one idea, but below are some examples of innovative ideas from each year group:

    • Year 1 have explored bridges and durability
    • Year 2 have thought up innovative ideas for ways to use and promote ‘Wonky’ vegetables
    • Year 3 have designed and tested new ideas for prosthetic limbs
    • Year 4 have investigated eco house and junk modelling instruments used for a Viking video linking to their new topic
    • Year 5 looked at alternative technologies to create artificial hearts linked to their literacy topic ‘Pig Heart Boy’
    • Year 6 have created their own books chocked full of innovative ideas and inventions

    As well as thinking up innovative ideas all pupils this week have taken part in various different Science Assemblies completing experiments and learning about Science.

    For more pictures, please see our gallery

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  • Lockdown Learning Week 8

    Published 05/03/21

    It has been an action-packed week here at Smith’s Wood! The children enjoyed dressing up in their cosiest pyjamas, onesies, slippers and dressing gowns and they took part in a range of exciting activities for World Book Day. Lessons were themed around books and our love of reading with pupils at home taking part in fun quizzes with a ‘fetch’ twist. All pupils have been given the opportunity to take part in the ‘Masked Reader’ competition where they had to guess the mystery reader… Winners will be announced next week.

    Reception have monitored and observed a range of mini-beasts both in and outside of the classroom focusing on ant, worms and butterflies.

    Year 4 have once again been a beacon of inspiration with children taking on the role of a Viking crossing a perilous and treacherous sea to find new land.

    A big thank you to everyone involved both at home and in school for all of our lockdown learning.

    For more pictures from Week 8 and stunning examples of work from pupils learning at home, please see our gallery

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  • Solihull School Nursing Service - March Newsletter ​​​​​​​

    Published 03/03/21

    Please find attached our March Newsletter from the Solihull School Nursing Service. This newsletter provides parents with lots of useful information and contact numbers.

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  • Return to School

    Published 03/03/21

    Please find a letter, from the Local Authority, in preparation for the full opening of schools in Solihull, from March 8th.

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  • Lockdown Learning Week 7

    Published 26/02/21

    It has been an unbelievable week here at Smith’s Wood with continued high quality provision for both our learners in school and at home.

    Year 6 celebrated the start of their new topic ‘Amazing Americas’ by putting a new spin on an American classic delicacy, the Hot Dog. Each student designed their own hot dog, with some wonderful combinations created, a tasty start to their new topic.

    Focusing on Geography this week, Year 5 have researched and created a fact board all about their chosen country Brazil.

    Linking to their new topic ‘Vicious Vikings’, Year 4 have explored the Nordic country Iceland. During their lessons they have experienced the Northern Lights and created a home for Trolls and Elves which are believed to still inhabit the countryside in Iceland.

    Representatives of the anti-bullying campaign ‘Wellbeing Warriors’ met remotely this week for some online training in their new roles.

    Year 1’s topic ‘Festivals Around the World’ got off to a colourful start this week, with pupils creating their own festival style masks.

    For more pictures from our learning this week please see our gallery

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  • Join DAVID WALLIAMS for his AMAAAAAZING ASSEMBLY FOR WORLD BOOK DAY!

    Published 26/02/21

    Join David Walliams for a very special and FREE schools event on 2nd March to celebrate World Book Day 2021! Recommended for Years 3-6.

    David Walliams will be in conversation with Blue Peter presenter Lindsey Russell for an AMAAAAAZING ASSEMBLY for World Book Day!

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  • Smith's Wood End of Term Update

    Published 12/02/21

    Please find attached a newsletter for the end of Spring Term 1

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