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  • Enjoying the Outdoors with Smith's Wood

    Published 18/06/21

    This week Smith’s Wood have had a wonderful time celebrating the fantastic summer weather, several clubs have made the most of the sunshine and managed to get outside to enjoy their learning.

    Years 4 and 2 have both enjoyed reading outside with book club and reading club both taking outdoor lessons this week.

    Year 1 Apprentice club have taken their creative designs to the outdoor classroom to pitch ideas for their own inventions.

    Year 3 outdoor learning club is off to a fantastic start planting seeds and sketching different plants around the school.

    For more pictures from the last week please see our gallery

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  • Weekly Attendance

    Published 18/06/21

    Our overall attendance this week was 93.1%

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  • THE ACTIVE TOGETHER PARKS CHALLENGE With Smith's Wood

    Published 18/06/21

    Smith's Wood Primary are excited to be taking part in ACTIVE TOGETHER PARKS CHALLENGE!! 

    What is ACTIVE TOGETHER PARKS? 

    · The ACTIVE TOGETHER PARKS Challenge has been developed by Solihull School Games Organisers and partners to encourage schools to support their whole school community to get active beyond the school day, and to support the chief medical officers guidance of 60 active minutes a day. 

    · There are 39 parks/open spaces specific to this challenge, where individuals can get active and earn points along the way. (map attached) 

    · Each park/open space has a banner or poster with a QR code. When individuals scan one of the QR codes whilst getting active in one of these locations, schools earn points. More scans = more points! 

    Why take part? 

    · A great whole-school opportunity to encourage Physical Activity through using the parks and open spaces in Solihull. Let's build on the positive use of parks and open spaces encouraging Physical Activity. 

    · £2,250 worth of PE/sports equipment is up for grabs. 

    What do YOU have to do? 

    The challenge runs Monday 21st June to Friday 16th July we would love you to get active and visit the park, scan the QR code and nominate our school to win the points 

    Share this information with friends and family to encourage them to visit the park and they can also scan the QR code and nominate our school to win the points. 

    We will keep you updated with how many points we have collected and how we are doing on the leader board each week. Let’s enjoy our local parks and be active! 

    Come on Smith's Wood Primary, we can do this!

    See the below video and attachments for more information

     

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  • Smith's Wood Clean Air Zone

    Published 16/06/21

    Here at Smith’s Wood Primary Academy, Pupils have been helping to support Solihull Council’s anti-idling campaign, asking motorists to switch off their car engines when waiting outside the school gates at school collection time to improve the local air quality.

    "Our pupils noticed how many cars were left running outside the school so were really keen to be part of this campaign.  Pupils have been busy designing posters and parents have been given leaflets to highlight the issue, we also have a banner as an active reminder on our school gates. We have all noticed and appreciate the impact of cleaner air as a result of this campaign" - Mr Mills

    Councillor Andy Mackiewicz recently visited Smith’s Wood Primary Academy ahead of Clean Air Day (17 June 2021) to find out what pupils are doing to highlight this important issue.

    Councillor Andy Mackiewicz, who is responsible for the borough’s Air Quality Strategy, said: “Air pollution is real, it is the top environmental risk to human health in the UK, so, it is lovely to see local young children getting involved in this very important issue.

    Well done to all our pupils who are continuing the campaign to help promote a cleaner Solihull!

    For more pictures from the visit, please see our gallery

    See interviews from the visit here and here

    For the Solihull Council press release, please see here

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  • Language Learning at Smith's Wood

    Published 11/06/21

    Today, Smiths Wood celebrated the start of the Euros competition, each year group chose a qualified country and the children had the opportunity join in with our Language Learning Day. Children were asked to dress up in a way that relates to their country, we had some fantastic costumes and outfits and all the children had a wonderful time!

    Throughout the day, pupils engaged in many activities themed around their chosen country. Some examples of this included recalling numbers and phrases, completing maths problems with food linking to their country and experiencing poetry in the native language of their chosen country.

    Thank you to all the parents, staff and pupils who participated and helped to make our Language Learning Day a success. 

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  • Public Health Directorate Update

    Published 11/06/21

    Please see the attached updated from Solihull Health regarding an Increase in Covid-19 cases in schools/settings in Solihull

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  • Weekly Attendance

    Published 11/06/21

    Our overall attendance this week was 94.2%

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  • Smith's Wood Summer Half Term Update

    Published 28/05/21

    Please see the attached newsletter for the latest update from the last half-term

    Many thanks to all our parents, pupils and staff. Enjoy the half-term break and stay safe!

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  • Outdoor Learning at Smith's Wood

    Published 21/05/21

    It has been another fantastic week here at Smiths Wood. The rain didn't hold us back as this week, we celebrated National Outdoor Classroom Day across each year group in the school. Every class bubble had the opportunity to take one of their lessons outside. Year 3 took their data handling in Maths to the pond area where they counted which animals and insects could be found. Building on their Maths skills, year 4 used coordinates to move around the playground, and also went outside during Literacy to get inspiration for a setting description. Year 6 linked Geography to Art and created a map of Smiths Wood using materials from their outdoor surrounding areas. As well as this, KS1 joined in the fun! Year 1 made bird's nests through an outdoor Design & Technology lesson during their forest school session, whilst year 2 mind mapped adjectives surrounding Florence Nightingale using their bodies as an outline. 

     

    For more pictures from our wonderful week here at Smith's Wood, please see our gallery

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  • Solihull Council Update

    Published 21/05/21

    Please see the attached letter update from Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council

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  • Weekly Attendance

    Published 21/05/21

    Our overall attendance this week was 91.9%

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  • Weekly Attendance

    Published 14/05/21

    Our overall attendance this week was 93.8%

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