Our overall attendance this week was 93.8%
Our overall attendance this week was 93.8%
This week we have made the transition period back to year group bubbles. Everything is running smoothly, with children retuning to ability-based learning. Children have seamlessly adapted to yet another change to their year, demonstrating our pupils extremely high levels of resilience and determination. We are so pleased to see their friendships reignited and children responsibly mixing within their respective year group bubbles, respecting each other's space.
We would like to thank you for your continued support during this time, for more pictures from our exciting week of learning, please see our gallery
At Smiths Wood Primary Academy, we would like to thank all parents for the support they showed towards our Captain Tom 100 Challenge. With your help, we were able to raise £303.21 for Young Minds, a charity which helps young children struggling with their mental health!
Please see the attached letter regarding an update for Smith's Wood Primary Academy
Please see the attached flyer for details of a free online workshop exploring techniques and strategies to support your child to better manage emotional wellbeing run by Solar.
Today, Smiths Wood Primary Academy participated in the Captain Tom 100 challenge! His simple message of hope – “Tomorrow will be a good day” –inspired millions around the world and brought hope and joy to so many. The whole school, from Nursery to Year 6, took part in completing 100 laps of the school MUGA. We skipped, hopped, ran and walked our way around the MUGA in support of Captain Tom's achievements! Some of us even balanced cones on our heads and passed rugby balls to each other whilst doing so! In a year where our school has been learning apart, the Captain Tom 100 challenge offered a fun way to come together and celebrate his life!
Thank you to all pupils, parents and staff or making the first week back, after the Easter holidays, a very successful one.
Not only has the sun been shining for a lot of the week, but it has been so good to see all our pupils, back in their classrooms, learning with their teachers and friends. The staggered start and finish times continue to be in place and this has meant that there is a swift and controlled way for our pupils to come to school.
Could we please ask that any parents, who are using the parking spaces outside the doctor’s surgery, pay careful attention to pedestrians and pupils, who may be crossing the road to get into school. When reversing out of these spaces, please take care and be mindful of the large volume of people walking to and from school.
Please take a look at our gallery, which gives a snapshot of some of the exciting learning which our pupils have taken part in next week. We have had a fantastic week of learning and look forward to continuing this journey as we move into the rest of the summer term.
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.
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)
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!
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll see what we can do to increase our support.